TMBA 684: Personal Productivity vs. Business Productivity

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Business processes and systems have been an emerging theme on this show recently. Today Dan reflects on why, and where they fit into the entrepreneurial journey.

That journey often starts with personal growth through things like maximizing your health, reading, making connections, and maybe therapy. The second stage of advancing small businesses is frequently through different sorts of professional coaching. But, at some point, owners tend to hit roadblocks that can only be overcome by deploying systems rather than constantly fighting fires.

Today’s guest, Aaron Lynn, has dug deep on this, at college, in businesses he’s founded, and as a business systems consultant. He joins Dan to talk about the importance of quick wins as well as long term strategy, the difference between personal and business productivity systems, the importance of meeting cadence, and a whole lot more.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why looking for immediate impact is a good way to start
  • How personal productivity differs fundamentally from business productivity
  • When do business systems become vital
  • The importance of daily stand-ups

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Aaron Lynn
Scaling Up
Verne Harnish
Asian Efficiency
Michael Masterson
Ready, Fire, Aim
Mastering The Rockefeller Habits
Stephen Covey
Jim Collins
The Goal

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA543: Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap
TMBA619: Does Your Business Need an “Operating System”?
TMBA580: Mailbag: Making New Moves in the New Year

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