Updated: Sep 13
"A system will make anything easier. Systems move you from a decision to an intended result in the most rapid possible way. The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does".
Hey everybody! My name is Stephanie, and welcome to the Keto Mom page. We're going to talk about systems today. You might have heard me say the phrase, "You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems".
Systems are super important, and they're super powerful. The choices that you make throughout the day are super important. It helps you to be mindful, and to have an awareness.
But if you don't have systems in place to get you to where you want to go, then you fall to the level of the systems that you have in place, regardless if you put them there.
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Alright! We're going to talk about systems. "You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems"... I'm going to read something to you, which I hope will help you in any way, shape, or form.
The book is called "The Pursuit", by Dexter Jaeger. The chapter is called "Success is a System". What does that mean?
"Wherever I have been successful in my life, behind the success is a system. I create systems to create predictable results".
So he said anything that he had success in life, there was a system behind why he got what he wanted, why he reached a goal, and why he is where he is today.
"Everything I do, I do it with an intented result in mind. And then I create a system to create an intended result. I've learned that the more time that you have to take thinking about the same things over and over again, the more unproductive you are.
All my life, I've been devoted in developing, performing, and perfecting systems to make me as productive as possible".
So I wrote down some ideas, but I'm going to read a little bit more to you. And then we'll talk about what systems could look like in your life. If you are going after a goal, or if there are things that you want in your life. I'm sure all of you would love to be successful in your relationships, health journey, finances, work life, or your parenting life.
"A system will make anything easier. Systems move you from a decision to an intended result in the most rapid possible way. I have a system for almost everything".
"For where I put my keys, to how I buy, wear, and pick my clothes. And for how I bring people into my business. How to teach people, how to train people. I have a system for how I spend my day".
When you get up, it's either you have a system for your morning, or you don't have a system, which therefore is a system to fail. You must have a system if you are working on your health and fitness. If you just hope to lose the 30 pounds, that "Hoping" isn't enough. You need to have a system on how to get to where you want to go.
"Anybody that has ever had any kind of success and keeps it, has a system. A major part of the system is learning it. If you have a team, or you want to develop a team, having a system of consistency is crucial for success".
The team could be your family. It could be the people that you work with.
"To really make that system multiply, you have to keep it simple".
So there's a consistency aspect of the system that you're going to create and a simplicity aspect. What do you want? What are the goals that you want to achieve? And then we have to reverse engineer it. If you want to lose 30 pounds, what do you need to do consistency consistently?
You've got to have the systems that are consistent and simple to achieve that goal. If you find yourself in this hamster wheel every single year of constantly going after a goal, but not achieving it. Then that means you've either made it too hard, you're not doing it long enough, the systems aren't working, or you don't actually have a system in place to get to where you want to go.
"If you don't have a system for success, you have a system for failure".
That just means that you don't have a system at all, which therefore is a system of failure. If you don't have a system for success, you have a system for failure.
"Little hinges swing big doors".
It's the little consistent, simple actions every day that you put into place that might not make it seem like a big deal on a day to day basis. But on a month, and a couple of months and a year, which is a big door that has little hinges, eventually you will get to where you want to go.
TIPS IN CREATING A SYSTEM
1. Learn what to do from the best.
You need to find mentors, find people that have already done what you want to do. Talk and learn from them.
2. Learn how to do something the best that you can. Not perfect but do things the best that you can.
3. And then you have to do it.
So first, figure out what you want. Then you're going to find people that have already done it. You're going to learn from them, copy them, and emulate that system that's already worked. And then learn it, and do it the best that you can.
We've talked about your "Why", and money shouldn't be a reason, because that often comes and goes. Oftentimes, people have this fixation of making a certain amount, which isn't a strong enough "Why". We could correlate it to your health. If your sole goal is to lose 30 pounds, but you don't have a strong enough "Why", and you don't have the systems in place? Then you're not going to lose the weight.
"You've got to develop a system for setting goals and achieving them. Every time somebody rejects you, your plan or your dreams or your visions. I pictured myself as a supervisor over them in the future".
"Success is the best revenge. I want you to treat those who laugh at you with respect and love".
Knowing that you're going over goals and things that are in your heart. You've got to be okay with people that don't believe in you, and people who think that you're not going to achieve it. You've got a goal, and you're creating a system to get you to where you want to go with a simple and consistent action, regardless of what other people say.
"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you can't do. Winners learn to live on that".
"When people tell me that I cannot do something, I think to myself, "Who died made you king? How do you know more about me than I know about myself?". When I let somebody else tell me that I'm letting them make the decisions for me. Either way, winning or losing is our decision".
"The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does".
If you get up in the morning, and you're constantly running out the door.
If you find yourself running behind consistently.
If you find yourself wanting to do better, but falling into the trap of the fast food, or the vending machines.
If you find yourself making excuses for going to the gym.
If you find yourself always wanting to do these things, but not achieving them. Then there's a system glitch, which we have to fix.
"First, know that success is a decision. It has to become a commitment and then a habit, before it becomes a way of life. It's easy for you to say "Well, this must not be for me. I should quit". Give yourself time to learn a success system and then implement it".
"A struggle is where you get your knowledge. A struggle is where you get tough. Then success comes and everybody tells everybody else".
This is a constant pursuit of better. You're constantly learning, constantly implementing, and taking action every single day.
"Everybody thinks that success is supposed to be easy. Working hard is critical, but the definition of working smart is using a system for success.
A system complements my efforts, supplements my efforts and multiplies my efforts. But if I don't put forth the best effort, there's nothing to complement to supplement and to multiply".
Do you get up late?
Do you hit your alarm clock?
Are you constantly behind?
Or do you get up with enough time to read, to be thankful, to just sit in silence before the business of the day? One of the most powerful books that I have ever gone through is called "The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod. I think it's one of the most powerful books that you can go through, to help you own your morning.
If your morning isn't set up for you to win. If you're constantly behind.
If you run out the door.
If you forget to grab your lunch.
If you're constantly barking at your kids or your spouse.
Then that will define and set the pace of your day. So if there's one thing that you can do, it's to start having a better system and owning your morning. Which will then create a ripple effect in all areas of your life.
Anybody can be a morning person, but it's not a matter of being a morning person. It's a matter of your choices the night before. Did you stay up too late? Are you binge watching Netflix? Are you scrolling through social media watching everybody else's life?
That is a system. If you want to have the right mindset, a system would be reading a book, or maybe watching the Keto mom page so I can encourage you. That could be part of your system. Listening to somebody to encourage you so that your day is great. It could be journaling six or five minutes daily. Write down three things you're thankful for, to get you in an attitude of gratitude so that your day goes well.
And then there's the system for working out.
Are your shoes ready?
Do you know where your gym bag is?
Do you have an accountability partner?
There are things you put into place that can be considered as systems.
An accountability partner.
A gym membership.
Prepping your food on Sundays.
Having your food in the refrigerator at your workplace.
Not going through the drive thru because you already have your packed lunch.
Think about today, are you set up to win? Or have you gone through this hamster wheel over and over again? If you have, then I need to recreate your system.
If you have questions, send me a message and we can work on this together. Alway remember that you don't rise to the level of your goals, but you fall to the level of your systems.
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