A system is a word that is thrown around a ton. “I need to create my system” is a funny phrase that makes little sense.
A system by definition is just a way of doing things.
Now we can connect multiple ways of doing things together, to create a way of doing a bigger thing, but in a really, really simplistic model (because I’m a simplicity specialist for a reason.) It’s just the way we do things.
Systems are NOT what tools we use. If you design how you do things around a single app, you’re setting yourself up for failure. You’re making your life harder,
The system I created for myself uses Notion as a vehicle, not as the system.
A common misconception I see is that people have to be Type A to be a systems thinker.
Do you get up in the morning, do you walk down the stairs and do you eat breakfast? This is what you do each morning, this is a system.
You already do things a certain way. It’s about bringing it out into the forefront.
Here’s a practical example, This is how I create content for Ship 30 for 30.
That is a system - it’s the way I do things.
Building a system is an odd way of describing “What you do” - do you build your breakfast routine? Do you build how you get out of bed in the morning?
Now if you’re a systems designer - probably yes, but for someone who doesn’t have that much time to think about it all - you just do it!
The best way to design your system - is to pay attention to what you already do.
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