What’s the difference and why each are crucial for your business
I don’t know anyone who started their business because they love the technical side of entrepreneurship. I’ve never met a creative entrepreneur who says, “I love managing my inbox!” or “I love tasking out projects!” or “I love invoicing and bookkeeping!”
Am I right?
As creatives, many of us started by just doing it, we didn’t step back and think about the how. You didn’t spend hours thinking about the process of writing your book or photographing an event or coaching clients. Instead, you sat down and wrote. You showed up and shot, listened and coached.
Additionally, you didn’t have a system for securing new clients, they just seemed to find you. You didn’t create a system for clearing your inbox or managing your calendar or on-boarding new clients. You just…did it.
Because of that, you’re feeling overwhelmed.
In the world of entrepreneurship, you’ve probably heard things like, “You have to create a process.” “You have to systematize.” “You have to automate.” But it’s difficult to do those things if you’re not crystal clear on what they mean and how they apply to your unique business.
In today’s episode, I shed light on the differences between processes, systems, and automations, and how each can positively impact your business.
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