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Systems Saved Me

This is the Systems Saved Me Podcast, where we help business owners navigate their way to success through systems. If you want an action­packed podcast with step by step chatter from a variety of industries, this is the show for you! I’m Jordan Gill, Head Honcho at Personalized Procedures, a business operations agency for overwhelmed entrepreneurs. Listen in every Monday for a shiny new episode!
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Aug 30, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

Today, I’m talking about repurposing content. My guest is Reina Pomeroy, who runs Reina and Co., which is a life and business success coaching practice.

Topics:

  • (:31) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (1:43) Meeting Reina
  • (2:57) The Verticals Method
  • (6:54) Grid steps
  • (8:31) New perspective
  • (10:37) The Verticals Method in practice
  • (12:25) Don’ t over-complicate
  • (14:29) Discipline of doing less
  • (16:15) Outline
  • (17:54) Pitching yourself
  • (20:26) Best financial investment
  • (21:45) Worst financial investment
  • (23:03) Finding Reina
  • (23:53) Client gifts

Quotes of the Week:

“The whole point [of The Vertical Method] is answering ‘ What is it that you want to be known for?’ and digging into ‘ What are the specific things that you want to be known for under that umbrella?’ .”– Reina

“When you’ re going to talk about [a topic], there are a bajillion things that you could talk about. That’ s the beauty of the verticals... Each vertical captures the different twists to the [topic].”–Reina

 

 
Aug 28, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

Today, I’m talking about naming with serious creativity.

Topics: 

  • (:31) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (2:14) Jordan’ s naming struggles
  • (4:16) Latest project
  • (7:36) How To HQ membership
  • (10:58) Don’ t stress!
  • (13:02) ‘Serious Creativity’

Quotes of the Week:

“Even if you name it something temporary, you can always change your name... So don’t feel like you have to come up with the perfect name [initially].” - Jordan

Resources:

www.systemssavedmesummit.com
Serious Creativity by Edward de Bono

Aug 23, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

Today, I’m talking about client communication inside Trello.

My guest is Lilah Higgins, who is a brand design expert and founder of The Higgins Collective.

Topics:

  • (:31) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (2:38) Meeting Lilah
  • (4:49) Business before systems
  • (7:41) The client intake process
  • (10:44) Feasibility of Trello
  • (12:03) Archiving
  • (13:42) Best financial investment
  • (16:15) Worst financial investment
  • (17:30) Finding Lilah

Quotes of the Week:

“I worked via email a long time... it was a pain. So many emails!”– Lilah

“I have a board for every client. Therefore, everything they have is in there, including comments back and forth... It all stays in one place.” - Lilah

Resources:

www.systemssavedmesummit.com
https://www.thehigginscreative.com/
http://www.waketomake.com/
Instagram: @thehigginscreative

Aug 21, 2017
 
This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.
 
Today, I’m talking about building an experience, not just a brand.
 
 
Topics:
  • (:31) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (1:45) Experience vs. brand
  • (4:38) Real-life scenario
  • (7:51) Piña coladas
  • (9:47) Brand recognition
  • (12:05) What is your experience like?
  • (12:56) Go the extra mile

 

Quotes of the Week:

“When it comes to my business, I build it based on the experience that I want my clients to have.” - Jordan

“Take five minutes to think about what the experience of being a part of your company looks like... Figure out a way to build an experience with your brand and have people remember that.” - Jordan

 
Resources:
 
 
Aug 16, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

Today, I’m talking about maximizing your Pinterest for business. My guest is Jess Freeman, who runs Jess Creatives as a graphic and web designer working with service-based entrepreneurs.

Topics:

  • (:31) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (2:16) Meeting Jess
  • (2:58) Business before Pinterest
  • (5:45) Having a Pinterest strategy
  • (11:15) What to do?
  • (15:44) Repurposed posts
  • (19:28) Benefit of pinning others’ content
  • (21:47) Benefit of having own group board
  • (24:10) Big potential
  • (27:54) Best financial investment
  • (32:55) Finding Jess

Quotes of the Week:

“You want to have boards for all of the things that your business is about [because] it’s another way for people to find you.”– Jess

“You want to constantly be re-pinning your content. You don’t just pin it once then never pin it again.” - Jess

 

 
Aug 14, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

Today, I’m talking about turning preferences into policies.

Topics:

  • (:31) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (2:32) The email
  • (4:00) Jordan’s policies
  • (7:49) What are your preferences?
  • (10:32) Making an impact

Quotes of the Episode:

“Turn your preferences into policies and your stress levels will thank the ish out of you... One of the cool things about starting your own gig is that it really is your own.” -Ash Ambirge, email newsletter

Resources:

Systems Saved Me Summit

Aug 9, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

Today, I’m talking about morning mindset routines. My guest is Kelly Atwood, who is a money mindset and sales strategy coach for entrepreneurs.

Topics:

  • (:31) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (1:53) Meeting Kelly
  • (3:17) Life before a morning routine
  • (4:59) “Frozen corn kernel moment”
  • (6:58) Experimenting to find the right routine
  • (9:19) Kelly’s routine
  • (11:22) Take time to be centered
  • (14:58) Where to start?
  • (16:46) Keep good company
  • (20:44) Best financial investment
  • (22:44) Biggest lesson learned
  • (26:01) Finding Kelly
  • (26:40) Book recommendation

 

Quotes of the Week:

“We’re human beings but sometimes we think we’re human doings.” - Kelly

“You can write your dreams into existence by doing it every single day.”– Kelly

“There are so many things outside of business that you can focus on to find positivity.”– Jordan

 

Resources:

www.kellyatwood.com

Facebook: The High Vibe Manifestation The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

Systems Saved Me Summit

Aug 7, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

Today, I’m talking about how the Kolada Group prepared for its big launch.

 

Topics:

  • (:31) Intro
  • (1:57) Concept for the Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (3:50) Creating structure
  • (4:55) The support team
  • (10:48) Holistic planning
  • (14:29) Worst case scenarios
  • (15:29) Join the Summit!

 

Quotes of the Week:

“If you aren’t seeing [something being done], then you have to create the opportunity for that.”–Jordan

“Something [unexpected] always happens during a launch... so we just want to prepare for everything that we can.” - Jordan

 

Resources:

Systems Saved Me Summit

Aug 2, 2017

This episode is brought to you by The Kolada Group.

 

Today, I’m talking about planning your events for success. My guest is Katie Hunt, who is the founder of Trade Show Bootcamp.

 

Topics: 

  • (:30) Intro – Systems Saved Me Summit
  • (2:43) Meeting Katie
  • (4:10) LIVE events
  • (5:02) Then vs. now
  • (8:51) Making money
  • (11:40) :02) Then vs. now
  • (8:51) Making money
  • (11:40) Do what works for you
  • (13:05) Format, Content, Logistics
  • (16:58) Setting attendees up for success
  • (21:29) Don’t overwhelm 
  • (23:45) Listen to audience
  • (24:58) Negotiating
  • (28:11) Pricing
  • (30:39) Best financial investment
  • (32:49) Worst financial investment
  • (33:48) Finding Katie

 

Quote of the Week: 

"There’s no one size fits all. There’s no correct way to do this. You ultimately need to build a program that’s going to fit your audience both from a format and content standpoint.”– Katie

 

Resources:
www.systemssavedmesummit.com
www.tradeshowcamp.com
Social Media: @tradeshowcamp

 

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