The Value of a System

Well, here I go again, sharing random thoughts with unsuspecting souls who happen to have clicked on this article …this is your lucky day! Because in the next few short paras I will be putting across the single most important learning I’ve had in 20 years of business and industry. And here it is…

If you are in business, and you are not operating a System, you are indulging in a criminal offense against your family, your personal life and the future of your kids. Sorry if that’s harsh, but indulge me on this.

A System is a process by means of which work happens without constant need for direct personal interference. It may not have occurred to you, but the most successful and profitable business empires in all of the world are all built around ‘Systems’ otherwise they fail… miserably.

McDonalds – System
Starbucks – System
Subway – System
(800) Flowers – System
Dominos Pizza – System

So if you are in business and ‘doing it your way’, here’s what you are missing… the hidden code…

S.Y.S.T.E.M. = Save.Your.Self.Time.Energy.&Money.

A team-mate of mine thought this acronym was SEXY and that’s when it occurred to me… that as a T.E.A.M. (Together.Everyone.Achieves.More), by following the S.Y.S.T.E.M., we Save.Everyone.Xtra.Years… and that is indeed S.E.X.Y.!

So how about you? Would you still do it your way or subscribe to a System? Whether your work is online or offline, there are Systems that make work more effective and efficient and you need to pay a price for them… but you receive exponentially larger realizations from your work output.

For those still skeptical, I would recommend the book, “Cashflow Quadrant” by Robert Kiyosaki. For me this book is like a bible for it changed my entire approach to realizing my dreams through my work. What will it take for you to realize your dreams?