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5 Steps to Optimizing Your Processes

Systems and processes are CRITICAL to helping your business scale and your life run. In this episode, we discuss 5 steps to help you optimize them.


Key Insights

  • Creating processes for your business doesn’t have to be daunting
  • Consider the 1 thing that causes you the most pain in your day to day and think about how to optimize it
  • Reach out for help, sometimes using a 3rd party and walking them through your routines will help you better create a system for them


  • [00:10] – Welcome
  • [00:41] – Tom – “The Process Guy”
  • [03:17] – A process is really just a routine. We all use processes in our daily lives, whether or not we realize it
  • [04:38] – How to start - Brain dump! Get everything out of your head by writing it down
  • [06:33] – Pick the 1 thing that causes you the most issue
  • [07:13] – Optimizing (Analyze, Add and eliminate, Consolidate, Automate , Delegate)
  • [16:38] – Tips (Start with your core processes, Use weekly reviews to help guide you toward what needs the most attention. Seek help. A 3rd party can offer a lot of insight into creating the right processes for your business, Delegate if needed.)
  • [23:22] – Action Items
  • [25:29] – Bookshelf

Resources Mentioned

Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Take 1 thing in your business and create a process for it. Step back and think about you can improve the others, as well
Ariana Sylvester
  • Take 15 minutes to do a brain dump all of the processes you use

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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