How to automate your way to happiness.
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Today, we are going to talk about automation.
I want to reveal how automation can help you bridge the gap between where you are right now and success.
More importantly, I want to reveal how automation can help you pave the way towards happiness like a boss
I will give you precise examples of automations that I personally use in my business every single day.
They help me save so much time AND they help me make a lot more money (I will explain how and why)
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Automation is a thing of beauty. So basically in this episode, I'm not necessarily going to tell you something very philosophical or something. I'm just going to tell you about something that I've been trying to do for a year.
And yesterday I was finally able to do it. So it took me. Yeah, it took me quite a while to do it. So that's why yesterday it was no episode because I was focused on finishing now and it's finally done.
I'm very, very happy. So in order to understand what I've been able to do, you just you need to understand automation. Right? So, I mean, if you're following this podcast, I guess you're interested in getting more time for yourself and getting businesses that work without you and for that, you need some automation.
OK, so the principle behind it is, is this is you know, there is some task that you will have to do in your business, OK? Because people some people misunderstand what the automation is and what businesses that will run without you are.
So the tasks in question, they're still there. They still have to be done for the business. And the first thing is identifying those tasks and the ones that are actually moving the needle.
And then once you have identified them, then you come up with some sort of workflow on how to do them. And then afterwards you try to automate that, OK. So why would you want to automate it?
So there are there a few reasons why you want to automate it. First of all, is your time, you know, because it doesn't look like much, but a task that will take you, I don't know, 10 minutes a day to do. At the end of the year. That's a lot of hours.
That’s time that you could have gotten for yourself to do other stuff. You don't know. Enjoy something else. I mean, we only have one life, you know, I don't know what you believe in, but I believe that I only have one life and I want to make the most of this life.
So if there are things I can avoid doing way too much, it's imperative that if I can get rid of it, if there is a way to do it, why would I do it manually?
So it doesn't matter how small the task is, you might think that is just two minutes. I could do it. Well, no, the best thing for you will be to figure out a way to do it for the last time.
So, for example, I have this podcast here. What happens once I upload this podcast? I've recorded this podcast on a recorder, then I will upload it online. OK, so what happens after that?
How to automate your way to happiness
These are things that I used to do before and these are things that you probably do if you have your own podcast or if you're creating content or something. Right.
Once you have uploaded that, then you need to go and syndicate it to other platforms. You're taking it and redoing the same thing again, which I don't want to do.
And then afterwards, once the podcast is on, then in the in the past, I would have had to go to my blog and then create a post, take the subject line, you know, off of the podcast to the link of the podcast and that kind of stuff.
So I automated that. So now it's fully automated. I don't have to go and create the actual post on my website. So my automation's are going to pick up everything I need from the podcast or the subject line. So, you know, creating a post, it might not seem like much. I mean, for me, I am not the best at WordPress and stuff.
What happens is the now that the blog post is created, I have an automation that will take the blog. The blog post will take all the details, the URL, the subject and everything. And it's going to put it in a spreadsheet for me, a Google Docs.
So I have the list of all the posts that I've done with the date, the subject and all that kind of stuff, the link. So if I ever need to find an episode or whatever, I can just go there.
OK, so again, that would have taken me maybe five minutes to go and copy all the details and fill that form. I don't have to do it. So I just saved a good thirty minutes already by creating my post and then listing that stuff on a spreadsheet.
OK then from there it's still not finished. From there it's going to take the post and it is going to connect to my email tool and it's going to create an email for me and send it to the list that I predefine. And it's going to create the whole content, the subject line and all that kind of stuff. It's never the same. And this will have taken me another ten minutes, ten, fifteen minutes.
Right now we're at like forty five minutes, maybe forty five minutes. And then afterward it's going to take the post and it is going to connect to my LinkedIn and it's going to create a post over there, select a random image around the subject line and put it over there. OK, so that would have been another five minutes.
So just imagine if every single day, just by creating a post like this, you know, doing my podcast, it would have taken me another hour roughly to do all these things. And I do a podcast every day. So every single month I will save 30 hours on just this one task. And at the end of the year then it is three hundred and sixty hours, maybe 12 days or something. At the end of the year I have saved 12 days!