It’s Time To “Audit” Yourself.

by Patrick Liew on August 19, 2019

It’s Time To “Audit” Yourself.

I went to see an ophthalmologist because my eyesight was blurring.

After a quick check up, the good doctor told me, “It’s a small issue. No need for a major operation.”

“I can rectify the issue through a minor procedure.”

He led me to an adjoining room and completed the procedure – all within less than three minutes.

Subsequently, I found out that the bill came up to $950.

My doctor is well respected in the medical fraternity, and has earned my trust and confidence over the years.

I joked with him, “Doctor, how can you charge me such an indecent sum of money for a less-than-three-minute job?”

He replied without even looking up, “Well, I can operate on you v-e-r-y v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y.”

We both had a good laugh.

He turned to me and said, “When I first started years ago, there was only me and two nurses.

“Today, I have more nurses helping me and meanwhile, rentals and other costs have gone up.”

We did not continue the discussion because we had gone through it before.

I knew that he has no plan to expand his clinic and neither does he have any desire to employ more employees to grow his practice.

I respect his decision but as an entrepreneur, I can’t help thinking about how he can improve and grow his business.

When I mentor and coach other entrepreneurs, I give them a checklist of what I called the “6Es Questions” to help them improve their work and life.

Let me share them with you.

I hope they will help you improve your outcomes, results and impacts.

Outcomes are the outputs after an action.

Results are the outputs that help you generate sales, revenues and profits.

Impacts are the results that help you develop a stable, secure and sustainable business.

Ask yourself these questions regularly and you will improve your work and life.

1. End-Point Question

What are your desired end-points?

2. Effectiveness Question

What actions should you take so as to reach the desired end-points?

3. Efficiency Question

How can you take the actions in the best possible way?

4. Execution Question

How can you implement the actions so as to reach the desired end-points?

5. Enhancement Question

How can you continue to improve the actions so as to get better results?

6. Empowerment Question

How can you teach others so that they can also achieve the same results?

I hope that by asking these 6Es Questions regularly and taking massive actions, you will do a better job and take yourself to a higher level.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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