Systems drive your business.  There is no quicker way to take your business to the next level than by utilizing the awesomeness of systems.

Systems may not be the most sexiest part of your business, but they are the most important.  Most people feel that systems are not creative and might stifle creativity.  Actually the opposite is true.  Creating a great foolproof system is a creative task of epic proportions.  Plus, if you have awesomely working systems, you will have more free time to be as creative as this fox.

McDonald’s fries may not be the healthiest thing for you, but they are impressive.  The fries at any of the 14,000 plus McDonald’s in the United States taste the same.  That’s amazing!  I go to some local restaurants with two locations and the food tastes different at each of them.  Why?  Systems.  McDonald’s best secret sauce is not in the Big Mac, but in their systems.

Systems are powerful and to be a successful business, you have to harness that power.  They allow your business to grow at an exceptionally fast pace by allowing you the freedom to work ON your business and not IN it.

TOTAL Tip: Take one of your daily, weekly or monthly tasks and write down all the steps necessary to complete it.  Make sure the notes and steps are so detailed that anyone can do it.  Now, hand those steps and task off to one of you employees freeing up some valuable time.

“Organize around business functions, not people. Build systems within each business function.  Let systems run the business and people run the systems.  People come and go but the systems remain constant.” – Michael Gerber from the E-Myth Revisited