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Ep72 Transcript: Systems are a Gift – Top Takeaways from Tanya Smith

March 15, 2023

Systems are a gift. That is my top takeaway from episode 71. My interview with Tanya Smith. Tune in as we dive a little bit deeper into some of my top takeaways from her episode.

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Tanya Smith is getting a lot done. She has a full-time job and a very successful side hustle and a family, not to mention running her household. So how does she get it all done? She has systems. So she started a side hustle running, Get Noticed with Video a training program courses, information on how people can use live streaming and video to get their business seen more. And she is amazing with the content she puts out there. Plus the program she does all on the side.

So she started this business at, after having a long career and enjoys doing both and still gets to spend time with her family.

But my main takeaway from her was that systems are a gift. And I’d never really thought of it that way. I kind of always looked at them as little bit the enemy. I am kind of a person who likes to be just like, “Hey, we’re gonna do this and I wanna feel loosey-goosey and kind of not put anything down on paper.”

Sure I get things done, but I don’t really have these repeatable systems. And as I’ve launched this podcast, I have seen what a gift systems are. There’s no thought we have to put into it. There’s no decisions we have to make. We know how it gets done and when it has to get done by. And we are also able to automate more and more as we are discovering new tools for that and, getting it done even quicker.

So in a way, I’ve started my own side hustle here with this podcast, but I have seen what a gift systems can be and I just never thought of them in that term before.

So one of the things that Tanya said was she chooses three different things to do with something as it comes in. She puts it in one of three buckets.

She’s either going to act on it, she’s gonna automate it, or she’s going to assign it. And I love that decision tree that you get to make with that and figure out how that’s going to get done.

The other thing I really liked from the interview is talking about how she really made this decision to go big or go home.

And she made this commitment to do a weekly live video for a whole year, and that might feel like a lot because, a year of committing to something, it might feel a little bit daunting, but I love that she knew she was going to have that information from that to be able to say, yes, I’m going in further. Or, Hey, I tried it and it didn’t work.

And I love that she gave herself a long ramp of time with that because oftentimes people give up too soon. They try it for, you know, a couple of weeks or it wears off, or they don’t really, see the full benefits after just a short amount of time. So giving herself a year commitment was a great idea and really, knowing that she was gonna be all in and she wanted to make that impact.

So I am definitely feeling that same way in my midlife season, right now I wanna make big impacts in certain areas of my life. So go big or go home is a great motto. And again, if you haven’t listened to episode 71, go check it out right now.

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