Okay, well maybe not everything. But, as we get busier, we’ve come to appreciate the function that systems provide. The point of having a system is to get things running smoothly, whatever the “things” may be, with a “begin with the end in mind” mentality.

Recently, Nicole chatted with Tim Hoffman about implementing systems in personal and professional settings. All good systems have 3 traits:

1) Effectual (they help reach a desired outcome),
2) Efficient (they ultimately save time/energy), and
3) Flexible (if an obstacle arises).

At Breaking Even, we’ve started systems for documenting processes that we repeat quite a bit, as well as meetings (that’s right, those can be systems, too)!

What systems do you have set up in your life, personal or professional? We’re interested in hearing what others have to say!