Navigating Business Bottlenecks: A Personal Journey to Streamlined Success

Why hello there! I’m glad to see you here! 

Today, I’m excited to share a transformative approach that has significantly impacted my business operations. It’s about tackling those pesky bottlenecks – the hurdles and obstacles that slow down our business growth. 

I’ve been there, and I know how frustrating it can be. 

But don’t worry, I’ve developed a formula to identify and eliminate these bottlenecks, and I’m eager to guide you through it.

Lets jump in. 

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Identifying Your Business Bottlenecks

First, let’s talk about what a bottleneck is. It’s anything that currently slows down or could potentially hinder the growth or operations of your business. 

The key to overcoming these bottlenecks is first to identify them. I recommend doing this exercise once a quarter to stay ahead of potential issues.

Step 1: List Your Top Five Bottlenecks

Grab a piece of pape and list the top five bottlenecks in your business. These could be anything from avoiding sales calls, struggling to complete a course, ineffective Facebook ads, or that one task you keep pushing to the bottom of your list. 

Remember, only list five – we can’t tackle everything at once.

Step 2: Understand Why They Exist

Next to each bottleneck, write a one-sentence summary of why it’s happening. This step is crucial as it helps you understand the root cause of each bottleneck.

Analyzing the Bottlenecks

Once you’ve identified the bottlenecks and their causes, it’s time to categorize them. This is where my formula comes into play.

Step 3: Categorize Each Bottleneck

Based on the reasons you’ve identified, categorize each bottleneck into one of three categories: 

  • lack of skills 
  • lack of interest
  • lack of confidence. 

This simplification helps in addressing the issue more directly.

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Addressing the Bottlenecks

Now, for the most critical part – resolving these bottlenecks. Depending on the category you’ve assigned to each bottleneck, you have a few options.

Step 4: Decide on a Course of Action

  1. Lack of Skills: If a bottleneck is due to a lack of skills, you either need to learn the necessary skills or delegate and outsource the task to someone who has them.
  2. Lack of Interest: If the bottleneck is due to a lack of interest, delegation is your best option. It’s okay to admit that some tasks are not in your wheelhouse.
  3. Lack of Confidence: Here, you can either choose to work on building your confidence, perhaps with a mindset coach, or delegate the task.

The Final Option: Defer

1. Time Management

Sometimes, you might encounter a bottleneck that isn’t mission-critical. In such cases, it’s perfectly fine to defer it. 

For instance, I’ve been contemplating starting a podcast for a while, but I realized it’s not essential for my business’s success. So, I’ve deferred it to focus on more impactful areas.

Putting It into Practice

Now it’s your turn. Take a moment to list out your bottlenecks, understand why they’re occurring, categorize them, and then decide how you’ll address each one. 

This process is a powerful tool to streamline your business operations and focus on what truly matters.


Tackling business bottlenecks is an ongoing process. It requires regular reflection and a willingness to make tough decisions. 

Whether it’s learning new skills, delegating tasks, or deferring non-critical activities, the key is to take action. By doing so, you’ll pave the way for smoother operations and accelerated business growth.

I hope this method helps you as much as it has helped me. Remember, identifying and addressing bottlenecks is not just about solving problems; it’s about creating opportunities for your business to thrive. 

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work on streamlining our businesses for success!

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