Your business is a system.
Maybe it operates haphazardly, or maybe it runs like a swiss watch.
Either way, it’s a system.
And anything new you take on, whether it be a client, project, activity, or task, becomes a piece in that system.
The key is to assimilate things slowly so they fit into your system. And almost nothing fits by default.
You have to be intentional if you hope to run your business (and life) like a well-oiled machine. It means considering each new input and idea, scoping it out, and seeing if it will work in your machine before taking it on.
Too often we take on new responsibilities and assimilate things that don’t fit into our business. Which then creates a system breakdown.
Your goal is to keep your system running smoothly. Doing that means being judicious about what you let into it in the first place.
Guard your system, run it smoothly.