If you saw my last message you know that if you’re not getting great results from your systems…it’s because you didn’t build them to great results. So that brings up the question, “Well how do I build a system to get great results?” You might be figuring out bits and pieces of your ops… You might have started mapping out a system… You might have even written a few SOPs… Heck, you might have even outsourced to a Systems VA or even OBM to document your process… You’ve done all these things but your systems still end up sitting in a Gdrive folder and your business definitely DOES NOT feel like it’s running any smoother. If this is where you’re at (or what you want to avoid), then know that the issue is not the systems themselves, but the way that you started building them.
I know you’re trying to make the best decisions for your business. But how often do you feel like you’re NOT sure if you are making the right decision in your business? That you’re building systems to scale…but have no idea if you’re building the right systems in the right way… That you’re trying to get organized and get the right tech in place…but you’re not sure if you picked the right tools or set them up in the right way… And you definitely need a VA…you think… you’re pretty sure…or maybe you need an OBM… The uncertainty and doubt when it comes to running your business can be so frustrating and keep you on edge.
Do you have growth on your mind? Maybe you want 5 new clients… To launch a group program… To make another $25k, $50k, or $100k and wrap up the year on a high note. So you’re launching, making reels, networking, and doing all the right things to make your growth goal a reality… But as the year winds down your new client goal, your group program goal and your money goal feel like they are drifting out of reach because… You’re always behind trying to make reels, write content, and market. Your launches are hectic and stressful x 10. You’re constantly behind in your business. You’re in constant go-go-go mode and you feel like you’re doing all the things and NOTHING all at the same time.
You might know that you need systems to be able to grow your business, but how many times have you thought, “I’m not ready for systems yet…”? Maybe because systems seem so big and complex. Maybe because you don’t have time to build systems. Maybe because you’re focused on selling and growing your business. I’ve been there, thought that, and delayed building my own systems too.
Have you been building your systems based on what the other successful coaches and services providers use? No shade. You’re not alone and I’ve done this myself. It’s great to have a reference and a starting point for your systems, BUT if you’re using the EXACT same tools that other service providers or coaches use, does that guarantee the success of your own systems? Not exactly. Or maybe definitely not from what I’ve seen.
We’re all thinking about it… We all want to do it… I’m talking about scaling our businesses! You’ve crushed some major business milestones along the way - you’ve zoomed past your $100k milestone with ease, conquered hiring your first freelancer or VA, and now your sight is on keeping the growth going, but this one is not as clear or straightforward… Maybe because making your next $100k suddenly seems harder than before.
Have you been looking for a shortcut? Or a cheat sheet? Or just a straight-up EASIER way to grow your business without having to do the heavy lifting of building systems?? If you’ve been seeing ads and messages promising a shortcut floating around your feed too, I get why they could be enticing Because you’re dropping balls left, right, and center. Because what was ok for you to do manually when you had 3 clients is sucking the life out of you at 4, 5, 7, or more clients. Because you don’t know where to start and you have more important things (like growing your business) to work on… But here’s a truth bomb for you: A multi-6-figure business WITHOUT systems is IMPOSSIBLE…
I have a tech VIP day scheduled to set up my tech… I hired a VA to help me build my systems… I’m working with an Ops Agency to build my systems + tech for me… I know so many business owners who want to outsource building their systems and tech. And I get it. I know exactly how logical and attractive it is to outsource your systems and tech when: It’s not your area of interest. When you don’t really know HOW to do it. When you just don’t have the time between serving clients and growing your business to do it! Because for a long time, I WAS the person business owners were outsourcing their systems and tech to.
How EXACTLY do your system and tech help you grow your business? And how exactly do you use them to make your next $100k? You might be wondering as you think about your next investment to grow your business. Your systems and tech might even be lower on your list because investing in strategies, coaches, and programs that help you market or sell better just make more sense. You can SEE them working like when you create a piece of content and gain a new follower or have someone book a discovery call. Since you can’t see the exact results that your systems and tech are producing at any given time, it can feel like they don’t actually help you grow your business. Or do they?
When is the ‘right’ time to work on your business ops? When should you work on your ops? Now or a year from now? When you sign another client? Or when you make another $25k, $50k, or more? I hear this question all the time because it IS hard to know when is the right time. From managing clients to creating content so you can grow, and tons of advice, strategies, and services bombarding you, you have a million things coming at you and it can be really hard to pick your focus. I get it and I won’t leave you hanging so here are a few red flags that make it more than obvious that your ops need some love right now.