When it comes to all things business, my personality is a rare combination. I thrive on both process and structure within creativity. Due to some of the larger projects I have taken on over the past few years, my business has lead to consulting and helping other creative entrepreneurs build their business. Whether it’s conversations about planning, branding, or launching something to the public, many struggle to make and stick to systems. I’ve found that many systems can be quickly adapted and modified to something that works for you, your life, and your business.
Over the past year of listening to entrepreneurs, here are 5 tips on how to create systems that work.
Laundry and dry cleaning completed in an hour and a half. Writing for Instagram in an hour for the whole week. Cooking meals for the week in three hours. Sometimes in order to live the life you want, radical and free, to have a mobile office and lead a life of adventure, we must put systems into place. When I ditch my systems, I find myself behind and overwhelmed. Maybe you’ve been there too. The redesign and branding project started out as fun. Instagram and Periscope started out as fun, but now feels like a chore. You long to grow as a creative and continue to push yourself in your craft, but are finding yourself too deep in the daily grind to get ahead.
We need systems to keep moving forward in our businesses and craft.
Can I tell you something?
I used to hate systems.