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David Jenyns

Create Time, Reduce Errors and Scale Your Profits with Proven Business Systems

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    Step one: Defining

    Perhaps you can relate: you created your own business or went out on your own expecting more freedom in your work and life, only to find yourself caught in an 80-hour week cycle of ceaseless client acquisition, service delivery, and relationship maintenance. For Jenyns, the impending arrival of his first child catalyzed inventing a new way of operating – for you, it may simply be the slow realization that something has to give – and soon. So, let’s make a start. 

    The first step in your SYSTEMology journey is defining the most critical systems within your business. If that sounds incredibly daunting, don’t worry – your task is only to identify them at this stage, and you’ll be aided in doing so by a process known as the Critical Client Flow – or CCF.

    The CCF is designed to delineate and streamline the essence of your business operations. You can find a template available at, but you can just as readily start with a blank sheet of paper. 

    Begin by specifying one target client and the core product or service you’d typically offer them. Write these out at the top of the page as a reminder. Next, map out this target client’s journey from initial discovery of you or your company to final purchase and, ideally, repeat business or referrals. Keep it simple – you don’t need to list every detail and detour, just the high-level progression. 

    You’ll ultimately create a few dozen of these throughout your SYSTEMology journey, but to ensure you’re on the right track, it can help to share this initial CCF with a fellow entrepreneur or business mentor. If they can follow it with little or no explanation on your part, you’re heading in the right direction! 

    The first step wasn’t too daunting after all, was it? Yet, you’ve taken a giant stride toward business systemization. This step is also pivotal in laying the groundwork for the next: assigning. And as you’ll see, this natural progression from defining to assigning is crucial for transforming the theoretical framework into practical, day-to-day operational improvements. 

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    What is SYSTEMology about?

    SYSTEMology (2020) explores the critical importance of creating and implementing efficient systems in businesses to improve productivity and ensure consistency. It provides a step-by-step guide for business owners and managers to design processes that automate and streamline operations to reduce reliance on individual team members and enhance overall performance.

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    SYSTEMology (2020) is a comprehensive guide on systemizing a business to achieve scalability and freedom. Here's why this book stands out:

    • With clear, actionable steps, it helps streamline operations and create sustainable growth effortlessly.
    • By sharing real-world case studies and examples, it offers practical insights into implementing systems effectively.
    • The book's engaging narrative keeps readers hooked, proving that optimizing processes can be both fascinating and essential for success.

    Who should read SYSTEMology?

    • Entrepreneurs looking to reduce hands-on involvement
    • Small business owners seeking to scale or sell
    • Business consultants specializing in systems improvement

    About the Author

    David Jenyns is an entrepreneur recognized for his innovative approach to systemizing businesses. After founding Melbourne SEO Services, one of Australia’s most successful digital agencies, Jenyns developed the SYSTEMology method to systemize himself out of the company. He then began working as a consultant, keynote speaker, and business mentor, introducing fellow business owners to the power of a systems-thinking culture.

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    The main message of SYSTEMology is the power of creating efficient systems to scale and streamline businesses.

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    SYSTEMology is a must-read for business owners looking to systemize their operations efficiently for growth.

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