3 Critical Ingredients to Make Things Happen in Your Business

Can you believe that we are down to only 4 weeks left in the year?  I know I can’t. It feels like the year has flown by.  On December 31st will you be able to say that you accomplished your business or financial goals for the year? If so, that’s great. If not, you’re definitely not alone.

Many entrepreneurs wind up at the end of the year feeling like they really didn’t get things done.  They were no match for their never-ending to-do list.

Aside from not being crystal clear on their desired goals, one of the biggest reasons entrepreneurs fail to get the outcomes they want is because they don’t know what to do each day in order to achieve them. They might have the big picture vision of where they want to go but when they set out on their destination they get lost and default to what comes easy.

When entrepreneurs default to what comes easy they aren’t doing the things they need to do in order to move their business forward.  They are focusing on busy work instead of truly “getting down to business.”  It’s nearly impossible to run a highly profitable business when the CEO spends most of the day in the admin department, IT, or housekeeping.

I have a concept I teach my clients called “Productivity for Profitability.” It’s about leveraging your time, money, energy, expertise, and any other resources you have at hand in order to increase your profits and enjoy more time freedom.  But don’t be fooled, Productivity for Profitability isn’t just about “getting things done,” it’s about doing what it takes to make things happen.

In order to truly make things happen in your business you need 3 critical ingredients:

  1. Time Mastery. You have to be able to get focused, prioritize based on your goals, and  follow through with action.  You have to know the right things to work on to make things happen. If you’re wasting time, you’re wasting money (and the reverse is true, as well).
  2. A team to support you.  There are so many things that need to be done in order for your business to run smoothly and profitably; you can’t possibly
    do it all alone.  If you’re trying to, you are really stunting your business growth and possibly sabotaging your success.
  3. Seamless systems for seamless success.  Systems liberate you.  Systems free you up to focus on doing your great work and they ensure that your business runs smoothly and profitably.  The 3 most important systems for you to streamline and improve are your marketing, sales, and client care systems (aka customer service).

Take a moment and examine each of these three ingredients and see where you might need a little tweaking.  If you want to learn more about “6-Figure Time and Productivity Secrets” so you can make things happen in your business click here.

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6 Response to “3 Critical Ingredients to Make Things Happen in Your Business ”

Linda Pucci
November 29, 2011
1:59 pm

Comment :

This posting is so true, Tiffany! I’ve had glitches with my support and systems this year and it has really made an impact on what I’ve been able to accomplish. At long last I feel like I’m on the road to resolving these issues (with some dead ends along the way), so I hope to start 2012 in a good position to move forward. A bit disappointed, but much wiser!

Sue Painter
November 29, 2011
7:47 pm

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I like your term “productivity for profitability” and am making some fairly massive changes in my business to do just that. Thanks for the encouragement and the inspiration, Tiffany.

Mary Ellen Miller
November 30, 2011
4:49 am

Comment :

Excellent advice as usual Tiffany. I just completed my annual strategic planning process and I will definitely be working on these areas!

Jeff Brunson
November 30, 2011
6:09 am

Comment :

“Systems liberate you.” So very true. Systems drive behavior. And in the case of your post, those behaviors are the ones that give us what we most desire. Thank you for brining this to my attention at this very specific time!

Bill Painter
November 30, 2011
1:01 pm

Comment :

Very timely as I am planning for the year and one of the questions was what procedures do you need to write to make your business run more smoothly and those three items were at the top of the list.

Kristina Shands
December 5, 2011
9:30 am

Comment :

I *LOVE* this post. It is exactly what I need as I evaluate my 2011 accomplishments and set goals for 2012. I have to remind family and friends that while I work from home, my time is still very precious and valuable. “Productivity for profitability” is my new motto. Thanks!

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