Episode 552: How to Simplify Workflow – Leah O’Connell

Sometimes one moment of chaos — in this case a muddy dog — can make you realize that your workflow needs to change!

In episode 552 of the Bokeh Podcast, Leah O’Connell explains how to create a simplified workflow that fits you — and it’s not as difficult as you would think! Listen in to hear Leah give advice and recommendations on how to create a workflow that works best for your business, and how to notice issues before a complicated workflow turns into complete chaos!

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Show Notes

Brand position (3:04)

Creating a great customer experience (8:17)

Technique for time management (11:56)

Outsourcing/Delegation (16:46)

Book recommendation (22:40)
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

Favorite piece of gear (25:10)

What does Leah think complicates a photographer’s workflow, and what is a step someone would take to simplify their workflow (5:55)

What is the most important driving principle for a more focused approach to business and workflow? (27:20)

Why you should start designing your workflow now (31:17)

Recommendations on how to simplify workflow (34:26)
1. Breakdown you process into smaller workflows
2. Find the problems in your business that need to be solved

Principles to Create a Simple and Efficient Workflow in Business (40:23)
1. Think openly when creating your workflow
2. Solve your actual problems in your business
3. Notice when a task in your workflow takes too much time

Why are photographers opposed to change and how can they get better at being flexible (47:05)

How to gauge whether it’s time to create efficiency to grow a business or to create time for other parts of life (51:21)

Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step by Edward de Bono