Having studied neural networks and the functions of the brain, I clearly understand the importance of systems. Seeing anything in the context of a system will help you achieve your goals.

Everything exists within a system. Our planet is in a star system. Your office is a system with hierarchies, structures and a culture all it’s own. And you are a collection of systems – physical, mental and spiritual.

I was amazed at the simplicity of a question I heard a few years back. This one question allowed me to fundamentally improve my business results immediately.

Action – Next time something isn’t working the way you want it to, ask yourself this:

  • What system is missing from my business that is allowing this to happen?

Maybe your sales aren’t as high as you’d like them to be. What system is missing? Maybe customer complaints have increased or employee morale is down. What system is missing?

Even in your personal life, this question can help you refocus and plan ahead.

  • What system is missing from my social life that is allowing this to happen?

Personal power lies in your ability to recognize your desired outcome, devise the plan and take the actions to make it happen. That is the system of success.

(Agree, disagree or otherwise have a thought on the matter? Please share your ideas in the comments box.)

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