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The right systems set your company up to thrive—even when you're not there.

Want a better business? Find what lights you up

Oh no . . . This is my life. Diana and her two partners had a business that served the skateboarding community. When they first began coaching with me, the wheels were starting to come off for Diana. She was on the verge of quitting. “I want out,” she said, “of all of it. Everything feels like it comes down to me....

Judith Lerner - EMyth

Judith Lerner

What's your real job in the company?

Many business owners struggle to make the shift from working in their business to working on their business because they’re so used to running the day-to-day operations that they don’t realize what’s required to do things differently. It’s not about tactics or to-do lists, it’s about the owner’s mindset and how th...

Matt Carle - EMyth

Matt Carle

How to work ON it while working IN it

Have you ever found yourself emptying the trash at the end of the day? What about printing shipping labels, cleaning dishes, packing boxes, entering receipts or customer data, or loading trucks? (Or maybe all of these things?) And all this is on top of the work you do selling, responding to customers, completing t...

Janet Beatty - EMyth

Janet Beatty

How’s business? It depends on which hat You’re wearing

One of the things we really care about at EMyth is helping business owners Work On it, not just In it. By “it”, we mean the business. Most owners spend most of their time and energy In the business—involved in the day-to-day “doing it”—when the most powerful thing they can do as leaders is work On it—things like c...

Judith Lerner - EMyth

Judith Lerner

The system to achieve your goals in 2017

Have you ever stepped back from your business for a few hours to think about what you want this company to give you? Maybe it's the dream you started with, the one that gave you the momentum and courage to quit a job and venture out on your own. Maybe it's the time and support you want to dedicate to your family a...

Jed Bickford - EMyth

Jed Bickford

Frustrations are guaranteed. Success isn't.

Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be. - Unknown Show me a business owner who hasn’t felt frustrated and I’ll show you someone who is only a few hours into running their business. All business owners know w...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

A proactive approach to creating your hiring system

So you’ve found yourself doing a better job of hiring and retaining the right employees. The last key point in my blog post, “Hiring and Keeping Rockstar Employees,” referenced documenting the system. You’ve spent a lot of time understanding and strategizing, and it would be a shame if you didn’t take it a step fu...

John Guanci - EMyth

John Guanci

Business Systems

1 min read

You and the system are the solution

Systems are the solution, right? We’ve all heard this before, and even EMyth has promulgated this partial truth. But somewhere in all of us is a sense that something deeper must be present to make systemization come alive and create a business – not a bureaucracy. If you believe systems are going to save you, thin...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

The impact of pricing on profits

How do you decide what to charge for your product or service? The specifics will be different for every business, but it comes down to one thing: VALUE. If your customers can see the value of buying your product or service, they'll happily pay the price. If they don't see that value, it makes little difference how...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Business Systems

6 min read

Systems fail

Systems—a structured way of doing something so that it can be done the same way consistently—can be a great support in our lives and businesses.  But they have to be monitored and nurtured.  They are not an end in themselves; they are a means.  So what does it mean when a system fails?  I’ll tell you.

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team