SIMPLICITY IS POWER & PROFIT
As I write this, I am attending a 5 day Aikido seminar being taught by several world famous, high ranking teachers. One theme that keeps emerging is that of simplicity. Power comes from simplicity. Each Sensei at the seminar showcases how the most simple actions and minimal movement can yield the greatest returns in a martial way.
Verne Harnish in his book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits breaks down business into a simple model for us to consider. He notes that all businesses under $10M in revenue consist of 3 sole functions:
- Selling Products
- Creating Products
- Keeping Good Records
If you are an employee of a business or an organization, I suggest that your 3 sole functions for being an effective contributor to the organization are as follows:
- Promoting your company’s products (revenue)
- Knowing why you are on the payroll (value)
- Supporting the effectiveness of back office systems and procedures (efficiency)
Think about areas that may not be working as best as you would like in your business or job. Which category does your challenge fit into? Your answer will lend clues as to how you can go to work on a solution right away.