3 Powerful Steps to Automate Redundant Activities to Generate Massive Results
Learning how to automate redundant activities is a game-changer.
When you automate certain activities, it frees you and your team to focus on higher-value activities. It’s these activities that create massive, sustainable, and compounding results. But, they’re unachievable when you’re stuck in the daily whirlwind of simple tasks.
Unfortunately, many people fail to understand this because they don’t invest the time to take a step back and audit what they do — they just reactively go, go, go.
The best leverage against time is technology.
There are many reasons why people don’t learn how to automate their daily tasks, and it comes down to a few simple excuses:
- I don’t know how.
- I’m too busy (too busy to find a way to be less busy?)
- I’m not good with technology.
- I don’t know where to start.
That’s okay. I’m going to give you a few areas to start with:
Step 1: Find routine tasks to automate.
These are typically one-and-done tasks that happen regularly.
They’re not usually a part of a project or procedure. Automating your simple, daily tasks frees your energy to be invested in more important areas.
Every week, I had to remind my sales team to update their quarterly sales scorecards, as it’s an important tool to help them focus on varying priorities for the next week.
Instead of having to remember or schedule the time to craft the email (or copy and paste a template), I created a simple automation that sends an email every Friday at 10 am.
You can do this with many of your simple, repetitive tasks.
Step 2: Find areas of your Standard Operating Procedures to automate.
Procedures are an essential component of any successful business.
But, often, procedures rely on humans to execute. So, instead, evaluate your core procedures and find areas that can be automated, which frees…