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Episode 320th November 2022 • Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart • Jonathan Stewart, Simplicity Specialist
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In this episode, I redefine what a system is and explain why it matters when starting from you. A system is a bunch of components or parts of a system that come together to do something. As a key component of a system, you gotta make sure that all the parts of you are supported! If the pieces don't fit together... your system can easily break down!

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I speak a lot about systems when I talk to people.

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and it's a really popular topic for business owners who want to scale, but

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what actually is a system, although there are multiple definitions of systems.

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The common one that I see, especially in the business world is a series

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of apps you use to do a thing.

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This is close.

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And isn't wrong, but it is a little bit of an over-simplification

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and lacks a ton of nuance.

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So I want to bring that nuance back by redefining what a system is.

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A system is a bunch of components or things that come together to do something.

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A component can be anything from an application you use to another

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system entirely and systems aren't just for business stuff.

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One of the greatest components or pieces of my system is my Kettle,

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that boils in less than 60 seconds.

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That allows me to make sure I stay hydrated whenever I'm recording

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podcast episodes or working, because otherwise I will forget.

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The business you run going back, there is a system in itself.

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It has a bunch of dynamic interacting components that come

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together to create a business.

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This includes your clients, your audience, your team, your marketing,

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and a multitude of other things.

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A system only works well when all the components are working together, when

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all the components fit together in a way that serves the purpose of the system.

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Why does that matter when starting from you?

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It matters because you are a system and you are also a

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component of a bigger system.

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The purpose of a system can change and evolve as components are added or

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removed, for example, a new team member arrives or someone leaves, but there

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is always one component that doesn't really change and that's you, you are

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a key component of the system and all of the pieces need to work together to

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support the purpose that you define.

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We are bombarded by hundreds of things every day, setting up a system that fits

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your needs is super important but it's even more important that you don't forget

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one of the key components of your system.

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You.

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Want to learn how to create a system that's built around

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the most important component.

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Reach out to me at simplicity-specialist.com / sfy

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