“Practice Makes Perfect.”
It’s a phrase we hear – and use – A LOT in everyday life.
But what’s really important when applying the idea of ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ in your business environment is that you need to be practising ‘perfect’ things.
You need to be able to identify what 100% looks like…
And amend anything that falls short of this mark.
Once you have set up the goals that you are trying to achieve and shared the vision with the people you are trying to achieve it with, you need to make sure the actions are effective.
Often the only way to achieve this is trial and error.
When I was working my flair at a cocktail bar in 1987, I’m proud to say that, while serving customers, I never ever dropped a bottle (we didn’t have rubber mats, just stone floors). It simply never happened, but in the hours before we opened the doors, and in my bedroom at home, there were many times that I made mistakes, which were quite often to the sounds of breaking glass and vanishing vodka.
When you are developing, systemising and streamlining the processes behind the product that you are delivering to your customers, you are going to make mistakes.
The important thing is to learn from the mistake, find a way to remove or manage it, and then (this is the massive learn) ensure that it is highlighted if it happens again.
If you do not have alerts in place to tell you that there is a problem in the system, then you will never get your business to a place where it can bring you perfectly executed results.
The Scalability Coach | Britain’s Top 10 Adviser 2018 | Author of #1 bestseller I don’t work Fridays | Ex-CEO of a PLC