Unless you know what to look for…
Are you not getting the results you want in your business or life?
It’s amazing how much of our world and even our mind runs on auto-pilot doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing.
It’s not usually until something breaks do we think about it.
What do I mean by that?
Take a moment to think of what the world would look like from outside your body.
From this position, you’ll start to notice that the world is a collection of interconnected systems.
Start small and work your way up…
Look outside at the flower in the yard
The leaves the flower is connected to
The bush that grows from the ground
The trees on the edge of the property
The creek that runs beyond it
The mountain far away where the water for the creek comes from
Or take something closer to home and look in your pocket
Open an app on your cell phone
The collection of apps on the home screen
The different buttons and cables connected to the phone
The cell phone tower near your home
The data center your phone connects to
The internet that connects it all together
There are many other examples of independent systems in your life that you may not have noticed until now.
The washing machine in your home
The car in your garage…
The roads you drive the car on…
The schools you attended…
The grocery story…
The airplanes you fly in…
Each one has a purpose and in most cases is tied to something bigger.
Your life and your business are no different.
All outcomes are the results of the systems in place, even the bad ones.
So if you’re not happy with the results you’re getting right now take a moment to look at the systems in your business and life.
Maybe you have seen these but just did know what they were caused by. Here are some common symptoms of poor performing systems:
1. The feeling of stress that there is never enough time to get everything done.
2. The need to micromanage your staff because you feel they just won’t be able to do things correctly or the way you would do it or worse deciding to redo everything yourself.
3. Unexplained high staff turnover.
4. Reoccurring missed deadlines or customer problems.
5. The feeling of fire killing and that you can never seem to stay on top of all the problems that come up during the day.
Does this make you think of any systems in your life that could use improving?