The 3 Primary Colors Of Business

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Do You Know The 3 Primary Colors Of Business?

Everyone knows that there are 3 primary colors from which all other colors are derived. Even white (total absence of color), and black (all colors combined), are reliant on the primary colors for their existence. So too, there are 3 primary colors of business. Without all 3 primary colors of business, your business cannot possibly be producing all the other colors ( or profit centres). I’m going to explain the 3 primary colors of business, and you will immediately see why your business is not doing anything close to the full volume of business that it is capable of.

3 primary colors of business

The First of the 3 Primary Colors Of Business

RED

Stop Label Signage by boulemonademoon,fdpToday we are focusing on RED. Red is the most dominant of the primary colors in our mind. Red means high alert, stop, danger, pay attention. Red is also the color of blood, the color we see when we have lost our cool, the color associated with firetrucks, stop signs and traffic lights. Also associated with red light districts and although that definitely is the world’s oldest ‘business’, we are skirting that topic for the purpose of this discussion. The red color in your business, in my business and in any business is

SYSTEMS

They are the lifeblood of your business. Without them any business will grow anaemic and eventually perish, or live a short contorted life without purpose or direction. Systems are absolutely essential for growth and for efficiency of production, marketing, distribution and sales.

Systems are an orderly, predictable, stable method of doing things. When implemented properly, systems represent the most cost effective and time efficient method of getting the job done. An effective system has within it the components that allow for the evolution of the system itself, this recognizing that continual improvement is part of any successful, dynamic system.

I know a construction contractor who is fond of saying to his crew, ‘don’t think you are going to invent some new way of systemsdoing things that is better.  If we haven’t found it in the 30 years we have been doing business, then it isn’t there to be found.’ In reality, this is poppycock at its finest. If that statement were true, we would still be living in caves, smelling like shower resistant sea lions. Every single improvement has come about by someone refusing to accept the status quo.

The ‘red’ in your business provides that structure that allows your business to be scalable and for it to be taught to anyone who is your employee. The best business models have strong systems where as little as possible is left to chance, and there is a predictable outcome that does not have a large component of luck. Gambling is best done in Vegas and Atlantic City, and not in the day to day affairs of your business.

If you find your business is relying heavily on your ‘skills’ or the ‘skills’ of anyone else, then you better have a close look at your systems. See what you need to do to refine or create systems so that you get the maximum quality production in the most cost effective manner.

Tomorrow we are looking at the YELLOW in your business as we carry on with the 3 primary colors of business. See you then!

Till Next Time

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10 Responses to “The 3 Primary Colors Of Business”

  1. Eric McLaughlin Says:

    Dead on about how important systems are to your business… because people fail and proven systems don’t!

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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thanks for the comment Eric. Frequently it’s when we start to work outside of the system that we run into trouble.
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  2. Nate Leung Says:

    I’m a big advocate of systems. Without it, I wouldn’t have a clear path of what I need to accomplish. Systems allow you to move forward and handle tasks and objectives each day. Thanks for sharing!
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thanks for the ringing endorsement on systems Nate!
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  3. Ryan Biddulph Says:

    That construction guy is very common….he is, like, umm…most people lol ;)

    I once read a quote that said most people would rather die than think. This is oh so true, because the majority go through their entire life without ever really thinking through why they do what they do.

    Look for better ways; all growth started with a new way of thinking.

    Thanks for sharing Sigrid!

    Ryan
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Ryan, I totally agree that very few people ever take the time to really think about why they are doing something.
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  4. Adam Payne Says:

    Systems are indeed critical. When humans try to alter it, things often begin to fall apart.

    Thanks Sigrid.
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Good point Adam! Humans (particularly guys) simply can’t leave well enough alone :)
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  5. Tom Fuszard Says:

    Interesting way to look at business, Sigrid. I’ve heard of a sales technique that color codes prospects based upon their personalities. I look forward to your two remaining columns on this topic.

    An interesting side note to your opening paragraph: As you may know, when referring to light, white and black are just the opposite. White is the combination of all colors, while black is the absence of light.
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thanks for the clarification Tom, really appreciate it…
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