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Smoothie Operating Procedure

This morning, as I wandered into the kitchen, still half asleep, I remembered that there were pre-made smoothie bags in the freezer from this week’s meal prep.

For a delicious berry + greens protein smoothie, all I needed to do was:

  • Pop the bag out of the freezer
  • Dump it into the blender
  • Add soy milk
  • Turn the blender on
  • Enjoy!

(Spot the critical missing step yet?)

I followed my remembered process, prep my smoothie, turn the blender on, and smoothie promptly coats my kitchen cabinets and counter.

I forgot to put the lid back on the blender.

You donโ€™t ever think to yourself:

I should write down the steps I follow to make my morning smoothie

or, for the business equivalent:

I should write down the steps for how I use my budgeting software

Or Google Analytics. Or add a page to your website. Or send an email to your list. Or invoice a client.

And then, when you donโ€™t expect it, smoothie flies up into your face.

No matter how small the action or project, if itโ€™s something youโ€™re going to do more than once, write the steps down. Create a Standard Operating Procedure you can follow. Future you will thank you for taking the time to write down the steps:




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