Kate Erickson: Systems that save you time and maybe even your life

Kate Erickson on the better leaders better schools podcast

Do you use systems in your school? Do you even know what systems are? I have heard the term “systems” used frequently, but I never really quite understood what they were … As a result, I brought on the systems expert, Kate Erickson, to give some very practical advice on how to start systematizing your work as a school leader.

This show very well could be a game changer.

It is sort, but filled with practical tips and resources. Kate defines systems as “saving time, and working more efficiently, and not recreating the wheel.”

Throughout your day, how may repetitive tasks do you complete (e.g. email, financial approvals, observations, etc.)? If you were able to speed up time around all those tasks, how would you spend this abundance of new time?

Kate Erickson making systems!


Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EOFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate’s Take: The EOFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Online Business. Kate is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow.

In this episode you will learn:

– definition of systems
– first step to creating systems …
– why everyone CAN be a systems person
– how to take inventory
– what Kate learned about herself after doing an “inventory”
– resources for creating systems
– what could you do if you never had to teach a system again?
– what Kate realized about herself that helped her implement systems
– how to get through mindset blocks & the impostor syndrome
– are you surrounding yourself with the right people?

Kate Erickson loves sweet process


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