Are you ready to jump on an opportunity when it comes around? Is your business ready for the next opportunity?
Everyone has stories about something they wanted to do but didn’t because of some reason. Sometimes it’s a good thing but sometimes it’s the one thing you regret for the rest of your life.
The thing is you have to be ready for the opportunity. Ready to invest your time, energy, and money. If you’re not ready, no matter how wonderful the opportunity, you won’t be able to jump on it.
What are some things you wanted to do that you passed up? Those “if only” moments.
Ensure your business is ready for opportunity
Opportunity knocks for a limited amount of time before moving on to the next person, business, or avenue. When it comes knocking on your door, you need to be ready.
Could you take the next week or month off to pursue something that would take your business to the next level? Do you have the people and process in place that would allow you to not be there 95-100% of the time?
If not, chances are you will never be able to jump on that next opportunity that will expand you and your business. You will stay small and overwhelmed, working your way towards burnout.
It takes a business being structured in a flexible way in order to achieve what others can’t. Having systems in place that take care of the day-to-day so the founder, owner, entrepreneur can focus on the big picture.
When the business has its foundation set, it can grow with each new opportunity. It can jump in the moment and doesn’t have to worry about things falling apart.
The business owner can take a vacation, discover a new business opportunity, or research new products without the business floundering.
Knowing Your Business and Client Road Map
In order to start building the road that you and your clients will be traveling you have to know where you’re going, the mile markers along the way, and how you’re navigating the terrain. This includes:
- Lead Generation
- Potential client conversations
- Conversion from “just looking” to “buying”
- Financial transactions
- Client Onboarding
- Product Delivery
- Client Retention
Just defining these points gives you a clear idea where to start “grading” your road. You know where the twists and turns are and have an idea of how you plan to navigate them.
From here you can dig into building the structure for the road. Defining the actions, pit stops, and milestones along the way. This is process documentation. This is building your systems. And it’s simpler than you think.
Once your road is built and your team and clients are cruising along, you can start looking at those opportunities. You can take an offramp and explore, because you know the road is taken care of.
Get ready to explore those opportunities and go F’roading (or Mudding as they say in the South). I’ll be opening registration for the Simply Systemize course soon. For more information, click HERE.
If you’re not quite ready to dive in but wish to just get your feet wet, download the First step to Cloning Yourself.