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Many Creative Warriors tend to think it’s impossible to harness the thing they are best at: creativity. They think it’s just a fountain that you let explode, and try to sort it all out later. There is a way to help with this. It’s by creating a solid system. It seems like rules would restrict your creativity, and a system would burn you out: but that’s actually not true. A good system will allow your mind to do what it does best. It’ll autonomize the tedious things that waste your time every day.

The trick is to find the right system for you. When you make that discovery, you’re going to make every moment in your life more valuable. You’re going to appreciate your work more, have more time outside of your business, and get rid of the anxiety that being an entrepreneur brings.

To dive deeper into this, I brought on an amazing expert on systems: Marina Darlow. Marina Darlow is a systems’ expert, and a productivity geek. She sees her job as helping impact-driven entrepreneurs get 10-20 more productive hours a week, stop leaking money, and prevent stress-fuel breakdowns. An engineer by training, Marina came to a realization a couple years ago: working for a conglomerate is not as inspiring as she wants her life work to be. The quest for inspiration brought her to found Vision Framework, a company that builds small, purpose-driven businesses from the inside, helping entrepreneurs run their companies with ease by putting effective, easy-to-use, and fun systems in place.

Download this episode today, and learn how you can build the right system that unlocks your creativity.


“Systems that work well for you are one of the best cures for anxiety.” - Marina Darlow

Highlights -

  • People think you need to either be creative or follow the rules.
  • It’s possible to use rules and systems to give direction to your creativity.
  • Not having systems dilutes the best of you.
  • Systems help optimize your limited resources.
  • Small business owners have to deal with a large range of emotions.
  • There are methods and containers to help optimize your system.
  • Too many people tend to neglect a project management system.
  • You don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to creating systems.
  • Let your system be your boss.
  • Just sit and right stuff down, and you will begin to see patterns.
  • The value of a system is making time more enjoyable.

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Resources -

  • 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs! A FREE tool for Creative Warriors to help you get clear on the ways you need to think differently to get the results you want. We’ve been handed a whole bunch of malarky about who we are and how business works that simply doesn’t work for us. It’s time to set it straight! This tool will give you the insights you need to think your way to success as a Creative Warrior and keep you on track.
  • Check out the Creative Warriors RESOURCE page! A collection of the best companies, hand-selected, to help you succeed! You’ll find vendors, services, products, and programs to help you Create, Serve, and Be Prosperous! All these companies have been used and approved by Jeffrey and most are used every day in his business.
  • Music by Jawn


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