People love taking shortcuts. You’ve probably seen ads that state you can become a millionaire in a month or that you can lose 50 pounds by the summer. People have the tendency to seek out shortcuts to get to the destination that much quicker and try to skip key steps in the process. However, a shortcut is not a substitute for a process.
Anyone who has ever truly been successful has a set of processes and practices they followed to get to where they are– from artists to athletes to anesthesiologists. And it’s no different when running a business. While it’s easy to resort to taking a shortcut or two — fight that urge. Shortcuts may work in the short term but you’ll feel the pain in the long term when those shortcuts short circuit.
Here are a few things to consider to fortify your business against shortcuts:
Process and practice over everything.
A defined process helps extract greater efficiencies and creates a consistently reliable…