Produce Anything by Breaking it Down
No matter what happens in the world, your success depends on your ability to create and deliver a service, a product or a task that others want. They pay you money for this production so you can buy food, shelter and so on. Let’s call this service, object or task your product.
The more valuable your product the more money you earn. For example, a successful heart surgery is a product that earns more pay than a cleaned pool. Both are valuable products, but one is much more valuable than the other.
A hand-made mahogany desk is a product that pays more than a painted wall. A beautiful, compelling website is a product that is more valuable than a sales call. A perfect haircut is more valuable than a spray of perfume in a department store.
But what if you cannot produce a particular product? What if you are a car salesman who cannot sell a car? A lawyer who cannot win any lawsuits? A school teacher whose students cannot apply what you teach?
With the solution in this article, you can produce anything at all . . . IF you can produce the smaller products or subproducts.
“Things are produced in a sequence of subproducts which result in a final valuable product.” “In other words, by getting many exact minor products, you then can achieve the valuable final product.” — L. Ron Hubbard
For example, a bricklayer who works for himself has decided his product is: “Completed brick projects that exceed requirements for strength and beauty at a fair price for which I earn a reasonable profit.”
What are the subproducts that add up to this product? He needs bricks, customers, a project design, a bid and so on. Below is a list of his ten subproducts.
1. The bricklayer finds a customer who wants a brick project
2. The bricklayer gets a list of requirements from customer
3. The bricklayer works out the costs and design
4. The bricklayer presents the fee and design to the customer
5. The customer approves the design and agrees to pay the fee
6. The bricklayer gets the bricks and mortar
7. The bricklayer builds the project
8. The customer approves the job
9. The bricklayer gets paid
10. The bricklayer pays his costs and ends with a profit
Some products may have less than ten subproducts, such as a great hamburger or a haircut. Others have hundreds of subproducts, such as a series of meetings, proposals, contracts, raw materials, skilled designers and so on. Some products have millions of subproducts, such as a jet airplane.
Once you work out your subproduct list you can use it many ways, including ways that increase your pay.
Five Ways to Use Your Subproduct List to Boost Your Income
1. You can figure out why you are not making money. Simply check your list to see which step you are skipping. For example, if the bricklayer does not get his customer to approve the design or the fee, the bricklayer may not get paid.
2. You can find out why your products are poor. If you do a bad job with any of the subproducts, the final product will be poor. For example, if the bricklayer does not calculate the costs properly, he may lose money on the job.
3. You can use your subproduct list to establish a routine. For example, if the bricklayer jumps around and does not get each subproduct done in the correct order or sequence, he wastes a lot of time and may not get paid.
4. If you have problems with your job or business, you can review your subproduct list to see which ones are not being done properly. For example, the bricklayer realizes he’s going broke because he is not getting his first subproduct, new customers!
5. Using this single concept, you can manage or advise anyone. For example, our bricklayer can use his subproduct list to supervise many bricklayers. He could also become a bricklayer business consultant.
1. What is your product? What task, service or object do you produce? What will people pay you for? Write it down.
2. What are the subproducts that lead to this product? Ensure the list is complete and in the correct order or sequence.
3. Are you skipping any of these subproducts? Do any of these subproducts need improvement?
4. Produce your products in higher numbers and quality by getting the subproducts done.
If you are not getting the final product, either your list needs improving or you are not getting the subproducts. Find out which and fix it.
By creating your subproduct list, and getting each subproduct, you will get your final product, every time!