SYS 161: Prioritizing Systems to Achieve Both Time and Financial Freedom

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🎙 In this episode, Dr. Steve Day discusses the importance of prioritising systems creation in business. He shares conversations he had with clients who were struggling to find the time to create systems and were procrastinating on the process.

Steve emphasises the long-term benefits of having a systemised business. He highlights the power of saying “No” to non-essential tasks and focusing on building systems that will ultimately lead to greater success and freedom.

He also shares his personal experience of prioritising systems creation and how it has allowed him to spend more quality time with his family.


💡 Prioritization is key: Steve emphasises the importance of prioritising system creation to achieve time and financial freedom in business.

💡The power of saying “No”: There is tremendous value in learning to say “No” to non-essential tasks and projects to focus on systemisation.

💡Long-term benefits of systems: While sales and immediate revenue may be easier to prioritise, a systemised business has many long-term benefits, including scalability and freedom.

💡Adjusting goals: Reassess your goals and focus on what is truly important to you, such as time, sustainability, and lifestyle, rather than comparing yourself to others.

💡Value of systems for personal life: Having systems in place allowed Steve to prioritise family time and enjoy a better work-life balance.


02:35 – 💬 “It all boils down to one thing, and that’s prioritisation.”

03:04 – 💬 “The systems aspect is more difficult, I think, to sell to yourself in the short term.”

05:48 – 💬 “If you build your business to a point where it’s profitable, or you’ve got money in the bank, or you know it’s got good revenue, so you can afford just to take your foot off the gas for a few months.”

06:16 – 💬 “If you can do that and, as I say, take the gas just long enough to get that stuff done, then when you put the pedal back down, you don’t get totally overwhelmed.”

07:05 – 💬 “It’s really about convincing yourself that actually going a little bit slow, creating the systems will ultimately give you a far higher return than just getting the next deal in right now.”


00:00 Prioritization is key to business success.

05:08 Systemized business allows freedom and higher returns.

06:59 Prioritize time with family- appreciate created freedom.

10:16 Prioritize what’s most important, focus and relax.


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Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve’s been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in Computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing Methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.

Most business owners are overwhelmed because they don’t know how to create systems or get the right help.

Our systems and outsourcing Courses and coaching programme will help you automate your business and work effectively with affordable virtual assistants. That way, you will stop feeling overwhelmed and start making more money.


Steve Day

About the Author

Since 2016, Steve has helped hundreds of business owners to systemise their businesses and outsource their work. In doing so, he has helped them regain control of their lives and create the businesses they set out to build.

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