So if you are like me you have a certain way of doing things or like things to be handled or completed in a certain way to get the results you are hoping to achieve, NO? In my case my humans have to cook for me (I think it is because I am king and all, they say it is because I have too many allergies) and I like it done a certain way. So to make sure that the food they make for me and my sister is good EVERY time we have a set of steps that my humans follow. Now in the human life, this is called a recipe. But did you know that you can use the same principle in your business? At least that is what my moms say.
In business these are called SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) and these can help to make sure that a task that you perform daily for your clients or in your own business are completed to the standards that are expected. These can also be helpful when you need to add a team member or VA to take over that tasks. This is great even when you go on vacation and another needs to take over these tasks in your absence.
So let me tell you how this works for me, my humans also like to go on vacations. When they do, I never get to go. So they have nice people come in and take care of me, my sister and all my feathered brothers and sisters (my mom says they are my brothers and sisters because we were all adopted by them). Anyway we have an SOP of sorts that tells whoever is in charge of us how we eat, when we eat, when to give treats, when to go play and all that jazz. With this SOP, each time they leave on vacation, they can rest easy knowing that it is all running smooth and there are no mistakes or unanswered questions.
I know it seems like a lot of work, but if you do a little at a time you will be surprised how quickly these steps and be created and documented. We all know a little time spent now can save a lot time correcting mistakes and redoing things.
Till next week. Emmy