In other words, anything that they do
in every moment -if there is a possibility that they may do it
again, they begin to create a system out of it. They do this
so they will know where they put their coat. They will know where
they put their check-book. They will know what the BALANCE of their
checkbook is. They will know who the person is that will balance
their checkbook. They know the limitations of the person who is
balancing their checkbook. And his strengths. Everything is
systematized so that it will eventually operate on its own. If
the system breaks down, they make corrections and start again. They
also systematize the corrections. For example, they know where the
coat is because they have a system for the coat rack, they know
where the checkbook is because they have a place for that, but one
day the person who balances the checkbook screwed up. No worries!
They also have a system that records errors. They have
accounted for that possibility and create a system to marginalize
errors. But that's not all! They can sell you the coat, the coat
rack, the checkbook, the paper its printed on, the bank the money is
in, and a few other things along the way. In fact, they can sell
you the entire system for a hansom fee. This is called a franchise.
They may even recommend a good accountant, and you will find they
own the accounting firm!
Tony Seruga was
especially systematized, yet non-linear. I could not understand it
until much later. Jirka Rysavy, Jay Abraham,
Robert Kiyosaki and
others have manifested similar patterns! In fact
Matt Gagnon, CB
Schottland, Tim Altvater and my other advisors have very non-linear
systems that they are 'running' either knowingly or unknowingly.
Begin to create systems! The best
systems teacher I know is Michael Gerber who wrote the book called
'E-Myth Marketing', but this is step 7 in the SOS system. Step 4 is
to simply beginning looking for things that can be systematized.
Start paying attention. Get ready for an automated business. Begin
to develop systems. Begin to understand the value of systems. Remain
FLEXIBLE in the systems that you are creating: This is yet another
system! Include adaptability and change into your systems. This is
why I call my system the 'SOS' or system of systems, because it is
all inclusive. There is nothing that cannot be systematized,
including the 'letting go' of the system itself. (Commonly called
'Selling your business'). But lets not get ahead of ourselves in the
SOS system. We have not yet started a business. Remember, if you do
not have a plan, your are part of someone else's! What do you want?