As a business owner, you probably jumped into your business of choice because you’re good at it. You love the business, being your own boss, creating your own schedule and you quickly become knee-deep into building your business.
Before you know it, you are experiencing feelings of drowning in work but not making progress, and suddenly you have way more demands than time to fill them. Do you have a business strategy for overcoming this, or are you merely staying afloat?
Today, I’m going to be sharing about ‘EOS,’ the Entrepreneurial Operating System, a system that helps you have clear direction on how to run your business. With over 10 years of EOS business experience, education, and earning my certification as an EOS Integrator, this system has renewed my way of thinking about business.
The creators of EOS, Gino Wickman & Tom Bouwer, recognized that businesses needed a way to organize all its human energy to meet, prioritize goals, solve problems, plan, follow processes, organize, communicate, measure, clarify roles, and continue to break through ceilings of their business. In other words, get TRACTION.
As a business owner, is your business structured around your family or your family around your business? In the EOS system, we want your business to reflect these 5 points:
- Doing what you love
- With people you love
- Making a huge difference
- Being compensated appropriately
- With time for other passions.
Each of these categories is different for each person, but the goal is to have a healthy, balanced business by measuring these factors against your desires, but how do you get there?
How to Use EOS in Your Business
The EOS Model breaks down any business into 6 main components. The goal is to have each of these components running at 80%, 100% of the time. This helps achieve the goals you’re looking to overcome.
I’ve found that having each component running 80-90% is just as good because it means you’ve found a level of balance within each component that keeps you from fighting against the process. If one or more of these components is taking up all your time, the other components suffer and could cause you prolonged problems. Here are a few steps you can take by using the EOS Model:
- Take a clarity break: Take a moment to look at your business. Using each category, where do you see your biggest pain points?
- Write it Down: What are some possible solutions to the pain points?
- Take Action: With a new vision for your ideas, what are some steps you can take to achieve that 80-90% goal?
Whether you work for yourself or have a team behind you, EOS is meant to enhance your forward movement and support your life, and you’re not alone. We’re here to help you along the way on how to use it and make it the lifestyle for your business.
If you’re ready to take the leap, you can schedule a complimentary call here to discover how you can do that yourself!