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Set yourself some goals…

Did you ever consider setting goals?  Not just for achieving what you want to achieve, but to improve on efficiency in your business too? I set goals often.  On a weekly basis I sit down and work out what goals I need to achieve in the next week.  This doesn’t just apply to my business, but it also applies to my personal achievements too. When set right, a goal gives you direction. A goal gives you a pathway to achievement. A goal gives you focus. With direction, a pathway and… Read more Set yourself some goals…

Where do you want to go?

Pause for a moment and think… Where do you want to take your business? Do you have a plan in mind?  Or are you just winging it and taking whatever opportunity comes your way? What if I told you that you could operate more efficiently if you had a plan in mind? Would you know where to start in making a plan for your business? While it might seem more exciting to just take whatever opportunity comes your way, how will you know if it is the right opportunity for… Read more Where do you want to go?

The value of a procedure

I have worked most of my career in the highly regulated areas where procedures are part of every day.  We literally have a procedure for everything that we do. I won’t suggest that you need to do the same in your business.  But a procedure does have value and it does have a place. I knew this way back in the nineties, before I hit the world of regulations, as a ticket seller at the front entrance of the Perth Zoo.  When it was time for me to leave this… Read more The value of a procedure

The power of a checklist…

Never underestimate the power of a checklist in improving efficiency. When used correctly, a checklist is invaluable. I’m sure that you have activities in your business that you do over and over again. I am also sure that there will be days when it seems that something is always getting forgotten or overlooked in a task that should be second nature.  This leads to frustration and needing to make time to correct something that should have been done the first time.  Productivity goes down and costs go up. The trouble… Read more The power of a checklist…