Investing in Systems: Why & When
Today Iʼm talking about investing in automated systems: why and when. So why are systems only a good move at the right time? I get asked this question a lot. And I also get asked is now the time for me to invest in my systems? Systems are an investment. It is a stepping stone that's going to build you and your business and take you to the next level, but the reason why it's important to do this at the right time is because you need to know how people move through your business and how people interact with your business on a regular basis.
When I come in and I work with my private clients that come into my automated systems program, it's a one on one program, and I work with you privately on the back end of your business. I can't deliver if you don't know what you want. And you don't know what you want if you don't fully understand how people interact with your business and how you want people to interact with your business.
So my private program is really for people who've been in the game a little while or know exactly who their ideal client is and what he or she wants from them. That way we can deliver that in an automated way.
The next thing I want to talk about is when. So we talked a little bit about this, but when things start falling through the cracks, when you know you're leaving money on the table, when you feel... this is a big one. If you feel like an employee of your business and not the CEO of your business, that is the time that you want to really start considering systems for your business. Because you cannot show up for your clients, you cannot show up for your community, and you cannot show up for yourself if you're working in your business instead of on it.
Someone that works in your business is an employee of it. Someone that works on it is the CEO. And so... wonderful thing about my work and my private program is I really get to see people transform from employee, employee, employee, employee mindset to like oh, I'm a boss ass CEO now. And they can step into that role and step into consistent 10k months plus. You know, because they know that on the back end, they're taken care of and their community is taken care of as well.
This is why I niched down. I was formerly a virtual assistant. And I did all kinds of stuff. But I niched down because this is really where I noticed my clients were finding their pain points and were really, really struggling. And I had the technical ability to say hold on a second, we don't have to manually manage this stuff.
As a VA, you're working more on the minute details of keeping the business running along, as opposed to where I'm at now as a strategist. I really zoom out and look at the big picture, and say okay, this is where we can implement here. This is where we can implement in this area. This is where we can tweak and put some automation here and really get things singing. And I love that. I mean I really do love what I do.
When you're ready to invest in your systems, you know that things are falling through the cracks, you know you're leaving dollars on the table, when you feel like an employee of your business and not a CEO, and if your VA isn't cutting it, or you have a high turn and burn rate with the people that are interacting with your business, these are the warning signs that it's time to invest in automation and time to invest in your systems.