About SYSTEMology (from Amazon):
Do you sometimes feel like your business is an adult daycare centre? Are you constantly repeating yourself, fixing errors and trying to hold things together? What if it were possible to create a business that runs itself?
You’ve dreamed about it – now it’s time to make this a reality!
If you’re anything like many seasoned business owners, you’ve tried and failed to systemise your business. The reality is, your shiny business isn’t as functional as it looks from the outside; it’s unorganised, inconsistent and key-person dependent.
SYSTEMology solves this problem with a proven, step-by-step business systemisation framework – designed so that even the busiest business owner can deploy it. Drawing on 20+ years of business experience and real-life case studies, David Jenyns details the path to complete business reliability.
Here are just a few of the myths we will bust along the way:
- You will need to create hundreds of systems to systemise a business.
- The business owner is the only one who can create the systems.
- Creating systems is time-consuming.
- You need to invest in expensive and complex software.
- Even if you have systems in place, your team won’t follow them.
- Systemisation destroys creativity.
- You need to systemise like McDonald’s.
The fact is, successful business owners worldwide are applying SYSTEMology every day to create time, reduce errors and scale their profits – and now you can too!
My Video Book Review:
It’s video book review time again, and this week we’re looking at SYSTEMology by David Jenyns. So David reached out to me and asked me to read and review his book. And I told him that I would do that if you also let me feature him on my blog. So I did that and we did a video interview. It was a lot of fun.
You can find the video interview with David as well as the review of the book on my blog. But just to do the review here, as well, this book is really, really great if you are a business owner. So I will say that. It’s not necessarily for somebody in company leadership unless the owners are reading the book and taking on a systemology approach, which is totally recommended. But you’re going to get less out of it as a, you know, somebody in management or leadership, if your company is not doing the systemology approach.
So David has, I think it’s seven steps in the book where he walks a business owner through every step of what you need to do to create the systems in your business that ensure that it will run without the business owner being a central piece of everything that’s happening.
So he actually tells the story and it’s fascinating. Michael Gerber, who wrote the E-Myth, the whole E-Myth series he reached out to, or his company reached out to David and asked if he would step in and help them launch the final book in the E-Myth series.
And David took them up on that and he talks about how he was running a business at the time. And that the only way he was able to do that was that he had all of those systems in place and that he could step away and pursue opportunities that came his way. And he teaches in the book how a business owner can do just that.
So really, really amazing story of his experience with Michael Gerber. You know, if you’ve read, read The E-Myth or Traction or Scaling Up, there’s a few books like that, that are out there that, that really help business owners understand the why, why you need to have systems in place, but David’s book is kind of the next step. It’s how, how to make those things happen.
So he also provides a ton of resources on his website. So as you’re reading the book, there’s also all of these resources available. And he’ll call those out so you can sign up to access those. And you know, overall, I just think that if you run a business, it’s definitely worth the read.
So check it out.