Episode 108: Using Systems to Support Productivity


Systems

“Leaders – If you’re too busy to build good systems, then you’ll always be too busy.”
– Brian Logue

One of my first mentors and coaches used to tell me that systems will liberate me. I so used to resist her until the day I realized that she was right!

The more systems we have in place, the fewer decisions we have to make, and the easier it is to grow and scale your business.

In our seventh pillar of productivity, we’re going to share how systems can improve productivity and create more spaciousness in your calendar to do the creative work that you love. If you missed the sixth pillar on The Power of Planning, grab the link to watch after this episode.

So Brad totally geeks out on systems, and he’ll be sharing from his conductor zone of genius how to get systematized in business and life.

Brad here. Let’s take a look at your low hanging fruit…
Where do you find yourself in business and in life doing the same thing over and over again?
Where is that low hanging fruit that you could either offload to a service, to an automation system, or to someone else that you pay?
What are those things?

For example, how do you prepare for giving a talk?
Let’s say that you deliver your signature talk once a month.
Do you always prepare the same way?
Do you always have the same slides?
Are you constantly tweaking it?

Are you someone like Minette who has a slightly different talk every time, with a slightly different offer, and never gets the opportunity to optimize one great talk?
This is a great candidate for creating a system.

Ladies out there, for Minette’s Facebook Lives, it’s been a pain point for her to stare at the closet to pick something out to wear. It maximizes the amount of time it takes to prep for the video recording.

And who really cares if she shows up in the same shirt, or three different shirts?

There are a few colors that are perfect for doing video on her. They’re colors that she likes and shows up well on camera.

So Minette has moved them to a separate part of the closet with at least one of them clean at a time. She doesn’t have to think twice about it, and gets more done in less time with this simple system in place.

Here’s how the 4 Unique Productivity Types Relate to Systems:

  1. Commanders prefer to create, and then delegate systems to others.
  2. Contemplators can’t function without clear systems and processes (that’s clearly Brad). They love to create systems and share them with others.
  3. Conductors want others to create systems for them. But enjoys working within the systems once they’re created (that’s more like Minette).
  4. Creators resist systems. They believe too much structure will inhibit creativity.

For more tips on systematizing to allow for more creative flow, check out the full podcast. We’ll see you over on YouTube!

Take the Unique Productivity Style Quiz

Once You Know Your Productivity Style You Can Learn The Best Way To Become More Productive In Your Creative Business.
Take the Quiz today and get your results!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to identify low-hanging fruit and great candidates for creating systems
  • Awesome software apps that’ll give you back more time and peace of mind
  • How the 4 Unique Productivity Types play (or don’t play) with systems

LINKS:

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

You can also subscribe to this podcast on our Youtube channel.

Transcript

 

Brad Dobson

Brad Dobson is a co-founder of the Path to Profit Academy, and husband of Minette Riordan. He handles all the techy stuff and shares parenting duties. He is a 2-time marathon and 3-time Ironman finisher and for some reason enjoys endurance athletics. After 25 years in the software industry he quit his job to become an entrepreneur alongside Minette.



About Brad Dobson

Brad Dobson is a co-founder of the Path to Profit Academy, and husband of Minette Riordan. He handles all the techy stuff and shares parenting duties. He is a 2-time marathon and 3-time Ironman finisher and for some reason enjoys endurance athletics. After 25 years in the software industry he quit his job to become an entrepreneur alongside Minette.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *