Simplicity. Unnecessary complexity. Overthinking things.
Applying the KISS principle to our business lives can pay dividends. Originated in the 1960s by US Navy design engineers, it emphasizes that simplicity should be the key goal in design.
Carry that over from fighter jets to business, think about all of the things that could benefit from being looked at from an uncomplicated point of view: operations, marketing, sales, finance.
That last one really could benefit from simplicity. And actually pay dividends.
Uncomplicating things could mean simplifying processes. Do you have the latest software that manages your?
- Project management
- Email campaigns
- Social media
Having plug-and-play options makes your implementation of things work more smoothly and efficiently. Fewer steps can eliminate work and even reduce errors.
While getting to simple could be harder in the beginning, once you get there, it could (and will) pay dividends. The process to get there will uncover things and reveal simple options to you.
We love simplicity. If you are looking to simplify the financial aspect of your company, call or write to us. TFO Solutions is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and business owners with their financial strategy from the back office to the boardroom.
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Set Yourself Up for Success
We all want to be successful—in life, our career, business, relationships. It is a desirable state and one that is quite achievable.
And, like just about everything, it is either a process or the result of a process.
What are you doing to set yourself up for success?
To get to be where you want to be, try taking these steps. You can make up the order, but the individual elements are important, so you can reach the success you want. Usually to be successful, we each need to:
- Set a goal or goals
- Make them achievable and quantifiable
- Know your strengths
- Stay healthy
- You can’t get there if all systems aren’t working
- Be a risk taker and be fearless
- It is impossible to live without failing at something
- Think long term, be methodical and process oriented
- Take small steps in a well-thought out order
- Follow your gut
- “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant,” –Albert Einstein
- Use your network; ask for help
- It really is who you know in addition to what you know
- Do what you love, and the money will follow
- What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Success is within reach for all of us. Sometimes it is one thing, sometimes it is the culmination of many things. Success powers us. Be empowered.
We’ve worked with many successful people and we’d like to work with you. Call or write to us. TFO Solutions is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and business owners with their financial strategy from the back office to the boardroom.
**photos courtesy of Unsplash (Chris Curry and the blowup, photographers)