#057: 5 Ways To Simplify Your Business [Podcast]

Maybe the best way to grow your business if to do less. I’m not encouraging laziness, but rather suggesting something very different. It’s time to speed up… by slowing down.

Interior office with system office desks and TV.

Interior office with system office desks and TV.

Here’s what else is up in this week’s podcast episode:

  • Scrivener is my new writing tool of choice.
  • The value of comrades in arms.
  • Stu McLaren is back from a dog sled adventure with a talk on sprinting.
  • Plus, our feature presentation… 5 Ways To Simplify Your Business

Tip Of The Week

Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.

Spiritual Foundations

But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God… For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
Hebrews 10:12,14

It’s about time we stopped confessing our sins. Why are we so caught up in the idea that we need to remind God of something he has said he has forgotten?

You don’t need to become more conscious of your sin. You already know when you sin.

What we need to become conscious of is our righteousness.

Being conscious of how imperfect we are is not humility. It’s a failure to understand what Christ has extra done for us.

In fact, the Bible tells us that being conscious of our sins means we haven’t “evil conscience” (Hebrews 10:22).

God sees us without spot, without imperfection, and he sees us wearing his own robes of righteousness. We are righteous, not because of anything we have done, but because of what he has done.

Lifestyle Business Segment

Stu McLaren,  superstar entrepreneur from WishList Products And RhinoSupport, brings us our Lifestyle Business Segment. This week, Stu tackles the subject of sprinters vs. marathoners.

Feature Segment: 5 Ways To Simplify Your Business

From last week’s podcast, here are 3 good reasons to simplifying your business.

  1. Simplifying helps you to focus more on the most profitable elements of your business.
  2. Simplifying helps you get paid more for what you sell.
  3. Simplifying helps your customers feel as if they are clear on what you do.

The question this raised was, how do we do that? Here are five ways to simplify your business.

  1. Eliminate 80% of what you are doing.
  2. Renegotiate your agreements.
  3. Increase output, decrease input.
  4. Build intentional constraints into your schedule.
  5. Ruthlessly practice “The Art of No”.

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3 thoughts on “#057: 5 Ways To Simplify Your Business [Podcast]

  1. Awesome!

    The most radical idea for me, ELIMINATE 80% of what I do.

    I struggle with doing a lot of stuff! At the end of the day, I feel I haven’t accomplished anything.

    The hardest for me to implement will be to increase output and decrease input. I love to read, anything.

    One thing that I have done this year to put a constraint into my life is to not buy any books, at all. I kept finding new books I wanted to read and never reading the books I already have. This has allowed me to focus on the resources I already own. While I want to continue to grow as a person, I want to be a good steward of the resources I already own.

  2. “Simplify. Imagine. Be.” Those are my 3 theme words for 2013. I like this post.

    One of my goals for simplifying my business is to try to narrow my pc’s/electronic devices down into as few as possible. I have a lap top, a desk top, an ipad, an iphone, etc. I sometimes find myself wasting more time trying to figure out what device to use than actually being productive.

    Sometimes, too much convenience can be distracting.