Did you know summer is almost over? I realized this week that we are almost half way through July. I can’t believe summer has gone by this quickly! Can you?
Part of it may be that I have been hard at work all summer on the new systems and development of my business. Because of that, I have been thinking a lot about my purpose, my mission, and my systems. Have you been working on your systems? Does your vision drive your systems? Do you check your processes to make sure they help you fulfill your mission?
No matter your purpose for having a business, systems will help you get there. Systems help you create successes you can repeat with great regularity. Systems help you counteract your weakness as a business owner. Systems help you know what is working and what isn’t. Systems help you share your vision, mission, and values with your audience.
What systems are you working on this week? Tell me about them!
Even if you are the only owner of your business. Writing out your vision, mission, and values can help you know where you are going. It can help guide you through the process. It can let other people know what you stand for. Also, writing it out can help you in the development of your systems.
Part of this exercise is to help you be intentional in the foundation of your business. Your business can be a platform for your vision, mission, and values, but you must operate intentionally. If you want to make sure your intentionality sticks, build systems. If you build systems that help your business grow and follow your vision, you will make sure those who come behind you in business must operate according to your vision, mission, and values.
No matter what your business and your mission are, if you can’t sustain your business model, it can’t make lasting change. You must create a business that serves a need. A business that can make enough money to support your vision, mission, and values. You must be intentional about how your business does that. You must make sure your business makes money in line with your vision, mission, and values. Systems help you get there.
Don’t forget that failure is part of the process. Your business may fail, your product may fail. But your mission won’t. You must own your errors. You must learn from them, and you must move forward. That is how you will reach success. That is how you will innovate. That is how you will change the world. Whatever happens, don’t give up on your mission. Sometimes you must give up a product, sometimes you must pivot from your original plan, but once you find your mission, don’t stop.
All you need is to focus on the bigger picture of why you started your business in the first place, and create systems to make your vision a reality.
I am walking this journey with you. I am taking big steps and trying to build these systems. It is hard work. It is time consuming work. I don’t always get it right the first time. But, hopefully, it is having an impact on the community I have the pleasure to serve.
I am thankful to you for walking on this journey with me and being a part of this community. I look forward to talking with you next week, unless you talk to me first 😉