How to move forward when nothing seems to be working

Get back on track in 5 steps

When your systems are letting you down or you feel like they’re a chore, it’s time to reassess and revise.

STEP 1. Evaluate.

This is the part where you decide WHAT

First, take a look at what IS working. Why is it working? Is there room for improvement? Would improving it make other things work better?

Which leads to the second part, what’s NOT working? Does it need to be eliminated altogether? Or would revising it be the best option?

Evaluation is the DISCOVERY phase.

STEP 2. Revise.

This is the part where you decide HOW and WHO

Now that you’ve evaluated what’s working and what’s not working as well as what needs to be improved or eliminated, it’s time to figure out how to do that and WHO should do it.

Put your thinking cap and consider all the options and possible outcomes. What matches most closely to what you defined in Step 1?

Keep your thinking cap on and test the solution. What variables need to be considered? How does the process work from beginning to end? Is it repeatable? Can you build frameworks around it?

And the big question — HOW does it support the expected results? And what’s more, how does it streamline and improve the issues you’re facing?

Revise is the RESEARCH phase

STEP 3. Design.

This is the part where you decide WHEN and WHERE

At this stage, you put the pieces together and organize them into a cohesive PLAN — a solid strategy that moves you in the direction you want to go.

It’s time to create the processes, the systems, frameworks and foundations that will carry you forward, not just in the short-term, but the long-term too.

I tell my clients to “play the short game while playing the long game.”

What goes where and when does it happen? How do all the pieces create the solution and the pathway forward?

Design is the BUILDING phase

STEP 4. Challenge.

This is where you decide WHY

Why is this process the best process right now? Is it servicing the short game AND the long game? Why does it matter? Will it reach all of the situations I set out to resolve? Is it fulfilling the objectives of both the immediate goals and the longer term focus?

In other words, this is the TEST phase

STEP 5. Execute.

Just like the word means, this is where you implement everything you’ve decided and mapped out in the previous steps.

And this is where most people fail.

Oh sure — most people have some success during this phase of the process. Some of them even go on to make some (really) awesome money from it.

But the problem is they don’t really know the ins and outs of actually executing the processes and systems and frameworks so that they SCALE properly.

And so when they arrive at 2 or 3 or 5 years into their business, things start going haywire. Their growth hits a plateau. Maybe things even come to a full stop or crisis point.

When this happens, it’s really hard to see the way forward and get back on the right track. . .

Which by the way, has probably changed.

And that’s where I can help.

My zone of genius in this arena is recreating and rebuilding things

AND THEN. . .

EXECUTING them effectively and efficiently.

I am a rockstar when it comes to implementation.

And over the next few weeks, I’m going to be putting together a program to teach YOU how to do all this AND, most importantly — SCALE your biz.

While the process I’ll be teaching will help those just starting out, it’s really aimed at people who’ve been in business for 3–5 years and are making at least $100k annually. If that’s you, email me (hello@annieanderson.com) and I’ll put you on the waitlist.