What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How to break through from hitting the ceiling
- Why desperation is not the solution
- Knowing what does success look like
Related Links and Resources:
As a Certified SYSTEMologist, Greg's mission is to empower organisations and help them systemise their operations. If you feel like you don’t have the time to document your business processes but understand how important it is, then grab this complete, step-by-step approach that details how you can create systems consistently, without the business owner in the loop! Download the free guide -- System to Creating Systems http://bit.ly/system-for-creating-systems
Greg Gunther is an accomplished author, coach and speaker who knows first-hand the elation of business success and the desperation of failure. No overnight success, Greg has the experience behind him that can help business owners to fast-track their own success.
Adding to the knowledge gained from working with businesses over the last three decades, Greg’s role has now grown to become a certified SYSTEMologist™. Greg believes that the true and lasting value of any business can be found in the maturity and efficiency of their business systems, their ability to replicate best practices and consistently produce desired results.
Here are the highlights of this episode:
Greg typically works with 4 to 50 employees, but mostly those who felt like they hit the ceiling and they're not breaking through or just not sure how to actually grow from it. It's a question that you ask yourself "what is it that I need to do to take me away from this daily grind?" because a lot of owners are caught up in getting a lot of reliance from everyone. Then they start to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and sometimes at the point of desperation. It's that state of being lost and feeling a lot of tension. The biggest mistake Greg sees is when these folks don't ask for help. It's a mindset thing, you need to be able to shift from not having to do things the way you always did them. Some keep on doing what they've done and they just keep on rewriting history. Others are throwing more money into people and often that's not the solution at all. Also, hiring out of desperation and not getting the right people is also another mistake. Greg has shared with us what success looks like; it's not monetary reward but getting that free time back. It's like spending a month away from your business and being on the phone or checking in, knowing that the business is in good hands and being profitable while not being there. It's knowing that you put great people in place, doing the right things at the right time. And it's also a business asset when someone is willing to pay a hefty money because of your good service. That's typically what success is for Greg.
Greg’s Valuable Free Action (VFA): Start to write down or map all the tasks that have to happen in your business. The thing you need to understand what goes on in your business to know how to make it work.
“Success doesn't necessarily come from monetary reward; it's getting some time back" – Greg Gunther