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Simplify your Systems

As much as we would love to say yes, the answer is that in life you will always face problems, you cannot avoid them, but you can use them as an opportunity to build a better you and a better business.  You can use them to propel you into success!

Below are a few ways that will help you deal with issues and struggles that life may throw at you and get you back on track.


  • Why not re-examine our obstacles or blockers to success.?  

Do you have a plan A and a Plan B? Is there another way around, under or over to be able to achieve our success?  

Go to your creative corner- a walk along the beach, a swim, sit in a corner of your garden, or listen to music for an hour. Empty the cup and let your brain do its own thinking.  An hour of brain rest often allows you to achieve … If your still stuck………

Why not just ask, is there someone that can help with a creative idea or resources? Remember to ask the right questions. A creative question challenges both parties to think at a higher level about the issue at hand, “Why are we doing it this way”, “Is this the best possible way we can do this”, “How do you think we can make this better?”

Be receptive to the communication and allow space for open and honest conversation.


  • Can you lose One Goal that no longer serves you to focus on another one that is a priority.  Business plans and goals help you steer your business.  

A good business plan acts as a roadmap for decision-making and informs your strategy for setting and achieving key milestones and goals. However, your business plan and goals are not set in concrete, and you should revaluate your plans and goals often (especially during change or disruption).

Doing this will help you stay relative and match the need of your business.  Take advantage of new opportunities that may arise due troubling times!

We all have a list of goals a mile long – this can be a distraction.  Focus on a max of 5 goals at a time – this might help you to achieve the ones that are a priority and help you focus on those outcomes.


  • Focus on One success you have had in the last year – revel in it. Then look at the system or process behind it that made it successful – can you duplicate or apply that same process to your next project

Now the interesting question is:  If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system that got you there would you still succeed?  For example, if you were a football coach and you ignored your goal to win the Grand Final and focused only on what your team does at practice each day, would you still get results?  I think you would.

Every Olympian wants to win a gold medal, so most Olympians would share the same goal in winning that gold medal. It was not the goal of winning just one event along the way to be an Olympian, presumably, they had wanted to win their event that would propel them towards becoming an Olympian every year before – just like every other professional individual or team.

The goal had always been there.  It was only when they implemented a system or process of continuous small improvements that they achieved a different outcome.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system or process will always win.  Having a system or process in place is what matters.  Committing to the system or process is what makes the difference.

“Our mindset controls the passion that inspires us and the determination that drives us” Helen Cowley                                                                                                                          

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Why not start your New Year with fresh eyes……

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