It told me SO much about her & Shelfie as a company. It said that she was paying incredible attention to the Shelfie tribe, what they're doing, how they're using the platform and the app, and everything else. Quite impressive!
In a time when so many people would feel either too busy, too overwhelmed, or would prefer to place their attention on things that they feel are more important to the "bottom line," it's refreshing to know there are people like her who go way above and beyond for the people that use their product/service.
A lot of them say they were hesitant to start because they didn’t want to feel restricted, but once they did, they couldn’t imagine their businesses without them...
Here is how you can ensure that your systems work for you: http://systemsrock.com/correcting-system-mistakes/
Re-reading this today...and still nodding my head!
Thanks for letting me share, and be in touch if you would like to talk further about your business. I work with startups mostly, but am starting to work with individuals too.
- SystemsRockFounder & CEO, present
White with envy… that’s what most of my friends were when I told them that I’d made the decision to start working from home for a law firm.Who wouldn’t be?
I was making excellent money, in almost total control of my schedule and getting to be home with my baby son.As it turned out, managing my time and work responsibilities at home was far more difficult than I ever imagined. In fact, I soon found myself craving the structure of the office environment and even started entertaining the idea of returning to the corporate world.MY FORMER LIFE AS A CORPORATE SYSTEMATIZER
Call me a nerd… a perfectionist… a control freak, but I’ve always loved creating systems for managing information, and that’s just what I did for my former employers.
In the corporate world, I always gravitated towards organizational projects even if it meant going above and beyond my duties.
For instance, when I worked as a legal administrator at a Cyproman – the offshore company department of KPMG, I insisted that the company needed to scan the 5000 files that were caving in on the employees. It seemed totally insane that everyone was always running around looking for files, and then, when they finally found the right file, they had to lug that 2- kg monster around and worry about whether or not a family of cockroaches was going to come out of it.
In the end, my boss gave in and—apparently to punish me--made me the project manager in charge of transitioning the company to a new database-oriented management system. But being the organizational geek that I am—I considered this new role a present rather than a punishment, and just a few months later we were hooked up with an efficient filing system.
MOVING BACKWARDS WASN’T THE WAY TO GET AHEAD
I soon realized, though, that going back to the traditional work environment wasn’t the solution. What I really wanted was to master the art of systematizing my out-of-the-office professional life.
The road was rocky at first. I kicked off the journey by following the established formulas of setting up goals to keep myself motivated, creating traditional to-do lists, and asking friends to keep me accountable. This haphazard arrangement of outdated methods would work for a while, but then my baby would get sick or there would be some sort of emergency.
None of these plans worked efficiently, and I always felt like I was on the verge of burning out. So, I began searching.MY NEW SCHOOL MENTORS
I devoured Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich and Jonathan Fields’ The Career Renegade, reflected on Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and The Tipping Point, got totally inspired by Danielle LaPorte’s The Spark Kit, soaked up the brilliant advice offered by Marie Forleo and the other speakers at Rich, Happy & Hot Live, was deeply affected by Simon Sinek’s Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and jumped into Laura Roeder’s Creating Fame and Ramit Sethi’s Earn 1K on the Side courses.
Everything began to shift—in a really positive way—as I began drawing upon the amazing expertise of my mentors to create and implement the systems that would take my productivity to the next level.
I was once again in charge of my life, and tasks were getting accomplished—fast and almost effortlessly. Amazingly, things were getting taken care of even without my direct involvement, which meant I had more time to take care of myself and enjoy my family.SYSTEMS ROCK
The success I was having with the new systems I created to run my home-based business inspired me to tackle the challenge of designing productivity systems for other entrepreneurs working outside the traditional office world.
Now I develop programs that revolutionize the lives of other entrepreneurs who are starting and running their own businesses and trying to remain on top of their game while also having rewarding personal lives.
- Baruch CollegeMBA in International Marketing, 2001 - 2003
- Philips CollegeBA in Public Relations, 1995 - 1999
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