I believe that the end goal of every human being is to be happy; no matter the path we choose to take, most of us have that same destination. Likewise, we could say that every entrepreneur has the same goal. We all want to build a successful business that allows us the privilege of living our best lives, whatever that may entail. So how can streamlining your business processes help with that?
Over the last decade we’ve been spoon-fed the hustle culture. “Sleep when you’re dead. Work hard 24/7. After a few years of high stress levels and no sleep YOU TOO could be living your best life”. Well I don’t know about you guys but I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to spend the next 5 to 10 years of my life working myself to the bone with the hope that it will all be worth it in the end. I want to enjoy life with my friends and family RIGHT NOW!
We all see the dreams they sell us on social media; everybody’s poolside, travelling or at brunch and they’re doing it all while making money. That’s what we all want isn’t it? So how are they still making money while they’re having fun? Well they’ve likely streamlined their business processes to the point where things still function whether they’re working or not.
A business process is any series of steps you take to accomplish a task or goal within your business. Anything that has to get done in your business carries a process with it. For example, what you do to carry out a particular service or to create a special product is a process. Streamlining a process means that you have fully identified the steps in that procedure from start to finish; you have assessed their functionality; and have utilized tools and/or personnel to improve the efficiency of that process to it’s highest possible level.
So how can streamlining each process of your business contribute to living your best life? Let’s get into it.
Maybe you’re paying for two different programs to execute your process when you can get the job done using just one. Maybe you’ve been outsourcing to a consultant something you could automate using software at a quarter of the price. The exercise of streamlining calls for you to fully understand every step of the process which leads to a more cost efficient way of doing business.
Process streamlining will also lead to an efficiency in service and product output, which will in turn manifest as increased client satisfaction and sales.
Running a business is a stressful endeavor but streamlined processes will do their part in alleviating as much of that pressure as possible. So let’s say you’re a solopreneur and you’ve fallen in and suddenly need a friend to fill in for you at the last minute. Or maybe you have a small staff and one of your best employees decide to quit out of the blue. Having streamlined business processes will result in a more simplified training that still allows things to be done at the standard that is expected of your company.
Having clearly documented procedures and greater visibility into processes will also allow for higher employee accountability, a reduction in error, missed deadlines and delays.
This one is easy to understand. You’ve automated your business processes and have increased your productivity by removing all of the redundant and inefficient tasks. This reduction of menial work now allows you to not only focus on the more engaging and enjoyable aspects of the job, but also to spend some of that new-found time actually enjoying yourself. This is where the brunch, the poolside and the travel come in. It’s time for you to have some fun.
You don’t have to suffer and slave for the next few years to reach that goal. By streamlining your business processes you can rest assured that your company is running at it’s best without your 24/7 presence.
If you’re ready to take your business and your life to the next level then book your consultation call HERE and let’s start streamlining together.