This crazy, mixed-up world is, in fact, highly ordered, consisting of countless interrelated and interdependent systems. Our success at anything—family, business, or personal pursuits—comes in understanding and managing the underlying systems that govern results. Only by applying established principles, laws, and best practices can we elevate those systems to improve our world, our work, and our families.
Consider this: everything you and I do is part of one system or another—whether we recognize it or not! Family systems help us to earn money, manage the household, teach children, and accomplish personal goals. Business systems are created to find customers, make products, perform services, collect money, and so forth.
Your phone is a system. Your golf swing is a system. Your language is a system. You depend on the postal system, highway systems, and the twelve amazing systems in your body.
Everything is a system!
Some of our personal and business systems are well-planned and efficiently accomplish their objectives; others are haphazard, seat-of-the-pants solutions that bring problems and disappointment. Simply put, if you understand the principles for creating good systems, you have the power to accomplish anything; you can consistently get the results you desire in any endeavor. And truthfully, there is no other way!
The purpose of this blog is to improve the world, one system at a time. Pretty ambitious, I know. But if not us, who? If not now, when? In this blog, we’ll talk about everyday problems, with emphasis on business operations. We’ll discuss how a “Systems Thinker” goes about making a better world, and making money along the way. Come join me. Your experience and insights are invaluable to our discussion.