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How to apply military precision to your business with Pete Liston

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The keys to increasing efficiency in your business

Have you ever felt that you're constantly lacking time as a business owner? Many founders start a business for freedom but find that they never have enough time to refine and iterate their marketing. They never have enough time to give enough attention to each sales call. And they never have enough time to look at their financials. It can get crazy in business, and that's something we at The Entourage can empathise with, but also help you out with!

We've asked Pete Liston, the Co-Founder of Trust The Process, a Vision Partner at The Entourage, AND an ADF veteran to help you get your time back by sharing his key lessons on how anyone can achieve military precision in business in this episode of The Make It Happen Show. Discover how you can start increasing efficiency in your team, as well as some of Pete's best strategies to start elevating yourself up and out of the business, and actually gain some time back for yourself.

There are some key lessons in here, so don't miss this one out!


Topics covered in this episode:

  • 2:36 - How to get military precision in business
  • 6:02 - The efficiency of 'speed of task transition'
  • 7:06 - How to increase speed and efficiency in business processes
  • 7:55 - Preventing micromanagement and decision fatigue as a business owner
  • 10:57 - How to improve your delegation ability
  • 14:35 - Why you should give your team 20% more opportunity
  • 15:31 - How to create time through delegation
MIH Pete Liston podcast promo feature

"Speed of decision-making will be the most powerful thing you can do as a business owner by delegating with confidence and trust."

— Pete Liston

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to use systems to gain control over your business
  • What delegation authority is and how it can improve efficiency in your business
  • Why your team members should be highly aligned with your vision, mission and values
  • How to use 'effect' and 'intent' when briefing in a task to a team member
  • And more!




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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