I’m funny. (Stay with me. I’m not just bragging.)
Deliberately so, but not naturally. My sense of humor isn’t actually that great. I’m not super quick with a pun, and frequently things go right over my head. (Especially as an American living in Australia.)
However, my wife thinks I’m hilarious because I tailor my approach to her. My aim is to tickle her funny bone as much as possible. (Keeps/gets me out of trouble. 😎)
The Pareto Principle states that if you have, in this instance, 10 things that keep your wife happy, two of those things (20%) will do more for her happiness than the other eight (80%) combined.
So, that’s what I do.
- Make her tea.
- Make her laugh.
(Among other things… 😏)
These things make up for roughly 20% of the different ways I can keep her happy, that get me a huge return on my time/effort investment.
It’s a system. I am all about systems.
I see the world in systems. I told a client that once, and he visibly shuddered at the prospect. He was one of those big, important entrepreneur types who sees the universe in huge visions that change the world…
… and that’s fine. You might be one of those people.
Nevertheless, visions don’t implement themselves.
That is where my systems and I come in.
I have used systems to:
- Build a team from seven to 35 with no increase in operational expenses, thanks to my ruthless expense cutting.
- Clean one entrepreneur’s schedule to the point that they “found” an extra 2-3 hours each day. (That’s about two extra 7-hour days to get stuff done.)
- Turn a Facebook Ads department that did nothing but bleed into one that’s never lost money.
- Get entrepreneurs onto podcasts every other day, in perpetuity.
- Launch a whole new website with proper A/B testing capabilities so that approximately every three weeks, an extra $25k/annually was added in revenue.
I don’t mess around with my systems.