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When you depend solely on your own effort to scale your business, you’re capping your influence, income, and impact. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s NO limit to systems and support you build into the back-end of your business so you can step forth as the Visionary Leader you were born to be. Listen in as Courtney Elmer, business systems expert and Founder of The EffortLESS Life®, shows you how to simplify your workflows and get the right systems, structure, and support in place so you can spend more time in your zone of genius. Ranked globally among the top shows in Business and Education, the SYSTEMS MADE SIMPLE™ podcast is the best business podcast for everything you need to know about streamlining your business systems, hiring and growing your team, scaling beyond six figures, and stepping fully into your role as the Visionary Leader of your company. It’s time for a new way to live + work: welcome to SYSTEMS MADE SIMPLE™.

The Systems Made Simple™ Podcast Courtney Elmer

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When you depend solely on your own effort to scale your business, you’re capping your influence, income, and impact. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s NO limit to systems and support you build into the back-end of your business so you can step forth as the Visionary Leader you were born to be. Listen in as Courtney Elmer, business systems expert and Founder of The EffortLESS Life®, shows you how to simplify your workflows and get the right systems, structure, and support in place so you can spend more time in your zone of genius. Ranked globally among the top shows in Business and Education, the SYSTEMS MADE SIMPLE™ podcast is the best business podcast for everything you need to know about streamlining your business systems, hiring and growing your team, scaling beyond six figures, and stepping fully into your role as the Visionary Leader of your company. It’s time for a new way to live + work: welcome to SYSTEMS MADE SIMPLE™.

    How to Stay Motivated Through Adversity in Business w/ Kristi Brocato

    How to Stay Motivated Through Adversity in Business w/ Kristi Brocato

    There’s really no sugar coating it...the reality is the last couple of years have been tough for all of us. And despite any amount of the generic work-life balance tips you’ve tried to implement as a business owner, you’re motivation and zest for your work are fizzling!
    So let me ask you... Are you ready for something better? Are you ready to learn the REAL work-life balance tips you need to thrive — even in face of adversity?
    Are you craving business systems and processes that will actually help you lean into the growth that’s possible despite the world being turned upside down? (You know, instead of going through the motions as though it’s all “business as usual.”) 
    If this has you saying, “YES!!! THIS IS WHAT I NEED!”, then you’re gonna LOVE our Systems Made Simple guest today!
    BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO MY CONVERSATION WITH KRISTI BROCATO, YOU’LL DISCOVER: 
    How to stay motivated in your business when things get roughWhy it’s okay for things to feel chaotic and the work-life balance tips that will make ALL of the differenceA step-by-step plan for reigniting or redefining your love for what you do when you’re struggling to find motivationThe truth about your back-end business systems and processes and why they aren’t meant to be static If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.
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    • 48 min
    How to Optimize Your Sales Process & Convert More Leads to Clients with Mark Colgan

    How to Optimize Your Sales Process & Convert More Leads to Clients with Mark Colgan

    Does the selling side of being a business owner overwhelm you?
    Do terms like “customer journey” and “sales process” instantly give you a gnawing ache in your stomach?
    Are ready to finally understand how to get the RIGHT people on calls with you WITHOUT feeling icky or overly salesy...BUT also knowing that those leads are going to convert into loyal clients or customers?
    My guest this week is going to help you with all of this and SO MUCH MORE!
    BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO MY TALK WITH MARK, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH: 
    A deep understanding of his company’s “sincere sales” philosophy and the inside scoop on their 4-step customer sales processThe mistakes most people make when it comes to their sales processThe #1 reason more of your leads aren’t converting to clients and when to stop following up with prospectsWhat you should include in every single sales email you sendPLUS, the secret to closing more sales without being icky or “salesy”If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.
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    • 58 min
    Where are the Time-Leaks in Your Business? with Michelle Thompson

    Where are the Time-Leaks in Your Business? with Michelle Thompson

    Are you on the brink of burnout and KNOW you need to outsource...but deep down you kinda feel like it's cheating on your business?

    Do you struggle to identify where you should even begin when it comes to delegating and automating?
    Are you grappling to pinpoint the specific tasks that are sucking so much of your time and energy as they pull you away from your true role as the visionary leader of your brand?
    Trust me, I’ve been there and my guest today, the amazing Michelle Thompson, is here to help!
    BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO THIS INSPIRING INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH: 
    How to identify the time-sucking tasks in your businessThe top 3 reasons why people struggle to delegate3 things you can automate in your business today PLUS, an understanding of why doing it all yourself is not a badge of honor, and why failing doesn’t mean you’re a failure Also, here are a couple of game-changing resources that we talk about on today’s show that you should definitely check out after you tune in...
    Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell MaltzTime Audit Spreadsheet: awesomeoutsourcing.com/task-discovery If this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.
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    • 48 min
    What NOT to Outsource w/ Meredith McCarty

    What NOT to Outsource w/ Meredith McCarty

    Are you currently drowning in tasks for your business? So much so that you’re left feeling less like the Visionary Leader of your brand and more like the doer of #allofthethings? 
    Are you ready to finally spend some quality time ON your business rather than focusing every spare moment IN your business? 
    Chances are you KNOW it’s past time to outsource, but you're still unclear about where to start or what specifically to take off of your plate. Thankfully, that’s where our guest today, outsourcing and systems strategist Meredith McCarty, comes in!
    BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING TO TODAY'S INTERVIEW, YOU’LL LEARN: 
    The first thing you should outsource as a biz owner — PLUS, the thing(s) you should never outsourceWhat a time audit is and why you need one ASAPHow outsourcing can hold you accountable to spending more time in your role as the Visionary Leader of your brand AND how you should be spending the majority of that timeIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more daily tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.
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    • 44 min
    How NOT to Start Your Workday with John Sherwin

    How NOT to Start Your Workday with John Sherwin

    As the CEO and visionary leader of your business, do you find it challenging to prioritize your own needs? 
    Imagine what it would feel like to be as committed to caring for the human being behind your business as you are to your business itself. 
    Building healthy rituals and healthy lifestyles into your day is one of the biggest secrets of highly successful entrepreneurs who are able to sustain their business, their well-being, and their sanity.
    This is something you can start today with the help of my guest, John Sherwin. He’s here to share with us the number one cause of foggy brain in entrepreneurs...and what you can do about it!
    BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL DISCOVER: 
    How to enhance your quality of life and your focus so you can do more of the things you've been put here to do

    Practical ways to overcome some of the challenges that come with running a remote company

    Best practices for how to start your day 

    How to come back after a failed launch and prioritize yourself and the values of your company to scale more consistentlyIf this episode inspires you, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway on how to have a healthy lifestyle. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.
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    • 40 min
    6 Reasons You Should Revamp Your Morning Ritual

    6 Reasons You Should Revamp Your Morning Ritual

    Have you gotten so focused on your business that you’ve forgotten to prioritize your own needs along the way?
    Have you considered that the most important “system” in your business may be how you treat yourself — the visionary leader and driving force behind your company?
    Are you ready to revamp your morning routine so you can truly maintain and build your business momentum long-term? 
    BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL COME AWAY WITH: 
    Some insight I gained through my own experience of neglecting myself and the detrimental effects it had

    The 6 ways I’m revamping my morning ritual right now, and why you should too

    An understanding of the most often neglected part of your morning ritual and why it’s the foundation of everything else you're capable ofIf this episode inspires you in some way, leave us a review and let us know your biggest takeaway about starting your morning routine. And while you've got your phone out, make sure to follow us on Instagram @theeffortlesslife.co for more quick tips on how to simplify your workflows so you can spend more time in your zone of genius.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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99 Ratings

Wsforever ,

Courtney speaks to me!

Every podcast that I listen to, I feel as though Courtney is speaking to me! She has a way of really speaking to my heart and leaves me with so much to think about in my day to day.

As a business owner, I can get really caught up in the chaos. She reminds me to focus on my “Zone of Genius” and stay in the lane that brings me joy!!

Wendy21* ,

Excellent podcast!

Systems Made Simple is a delightful and insightful podcast. Courtney Elmer shares her own valuable ideas and interviews entrepreneurs about actions and strategies for success. If you have your own business or are thinking of starting one, this is a great podcast for you.

Kaytee Godiva 2020 ,

Love podcasts from Courtney!

I love her podcasts! Very inspiring!

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