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How to Eliminate Distractions and Have a Sense of Urgency

By on Oct 5, 2015 in Productivity |

Followup to my article on Sense of Urgency, now comes the strategy on how to implement the Sense of Urgency into your life. The best thing to do is to setup your day to be awesome by prioritizing your tasks (needed to hit your goals), then pick a task and focus all your efforts on completing it as fast as possible. Reason For Urgency First important thing is to have a reason for why you are having the sense of urgency.  Maybe it’s to buy a home, maybe it’s to take a vacation, maybe it’s to start a business, whatever your reason is, you should be aware of why you have the sense of urgency.  When you have a solid singular focus it gives you the fuel to work at a fast pace.  Connect with this underlying reason and you’ll have the needed fuel to work at the pace you need. Body Language After you have the fuel, it is key to have the body language in a way that supports this intense work focus.  How does someone look when they’re unmotivated, tired and lazy?  They’re usually slouched over, and the body language is obvious.  You should have a good posture, straight back, feet squarely planted, and arms resting nicely on your keyboard.  Once you have this position your mind will trigger you to be in work mode. Music A great way to get you juiced up and working fast is with music.  Select a playlist that inspires you, gets you focused, preferably upbeat to match your motivation.  There’s plenty of free playlists on 8tracks, YouTube, or SoundCloud.  Choose what that you resonate with and soon you’ll be block out sounds and working fast. Pomodoro Find a Pomodoro application that works with your computer (plenty of them online), and have a goal to complete X number of them per day.  For me I aim to have 10 Pomodoro’s completed per day.  This tool will enable you to work very fast (because you can see the timing going down), and the breaks are after 25min.  See my article here. These 4 strategies will get you dialled in, eliminate the distractions, and get your work done with a sense of urgency. Have any other strategies or comments?  Have an awesome and productive...

The Secret To Making Virtual Income From Anywhere

By on Sep 21, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle Design |

Meet David, he’s an inspiring entrepreneur who wants to live anywhere and make money from any cafe, co-working, or home office in the world. He feverishly tries everything he can to contact people to buy his fancy consulting services. He reads everything he can about how to “push” his services onto unsuspecting prospects. Relentlessly he works as hard and as fast as he can, but gets minimal results. Then one day something clicks.  And it all changes. Instead of “pushing” his services onto other people, he does a complete 180′ and does what a “pull” strategy, and his world changes and he gets more business then he can handle…now he works all around the world, stress-free, getting clients with minimal effort. How does he do this? Using “pull” marketing, instead of “push” marketing, with a combined strategy of “channel marketing”. What is this you ask? Push marketing is when you PUSH your services onto other people, and if you push enough times they’ll be someone who buys.  The opposite is PULL marketing, where you focus on people who want your services, and you PULL them into you.  Very different.  Very different results. The kicker is that David decided to do Channel Marketing.  This means that he’s found Channels that already have a ton of buyers and then positioned himself effectively within those channels.  Examples would be Clickbank, Airbnb, Upwork, Elance, Amazon, Ebay, and other well known platforms.  With a steady stream of buyers, David can now focus on optimizing his presence within those channels and then the buyers find him! 🙂 Overtime David finds ways to position himself better on those channels, to the point where he is the go-to person for his services.  David now wakes up in the morning with invitations for new work everyday.  Without having to contact people cold. This is the power of getting positioned well on Channels, using Pull marketing. Now David can focus on building his Virtual Empire wherever he is.   Hopefully this simple concept helped you out.  Let me know any questions.  Look for upcoming strategies on how to position yourself on those channels and become the dominant player who gets never-ending customers. If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

Sense Of Urgency: How To Get Beyond Your Stuck-State and Achieve Your Goals In 5-10x Faster – Part 1

By on Sep 7, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Mindset Hacks, Productivity | 0 comments

Without a sense of urgency desire loses its value. Jim Rohn This is a 2 part series because I consider sense of urgency to be a cornerstone of success. Perhaps you’ve done lots to improve yourself, maybe you’ve worked on your beliefs, your goals, your values, or worked through some other area of your life.  Your life is still stagnating and you get seem to get beyond being unstuck. If only there was a much simpler way that would get you unstuck and allow you to move your life forward faster and quicker then before?  Well you’re right…there is. The most successful people have issues in their own life as well.  There lives are not perfect either.  However, despite them having issues, they operate with a sense of urgency that overcomes their issues.  By moving forward with a sense of urgency, they don’t get stuck on the pressing issues and they move forward with purpose and tenacity.  They know that there’s no time to make excuses, that it’s better to move forward with a sense of urgency. It’s this sense of urgency that you’re missing in your life.  You simply have no urgency to get things done, to achieve your goals, and go after your dreams with purpose, determination, and belief.  It’s a cycle, because by operating slowly, results come slow, belief comes slow, and everything moving at a snails pace until there’s a point where you can’t handle it anymore.  If only you could have a spark under to get you on your purpose and achieve goals rapidly.  There’s no excuses with your past, we all have patterns that continually repeat itself over and over again.  Well now it’s going to be different.  With this one habit of sense of urgency, you will transform your life and your business. There’s two ways a sense of urgency is forced upon us.  One way is by external events, people and circumstances.  For example, you have rent due next month and without rent you’ll be homeless.  Or it could be health reasons, for me having colon cancer was a wakeup signal and create a sense of urgency to get my health into peak state. The other way is internally.  Maybe you want to achieve a charity goal of helping cure cancer, like our Greenhouse Superfoods is out to do.  This internal drive creates a sense of urgency to improve the world, leave a mark, and create lasting change that will impact lives forever. How you get your source of sense of urgency is up to you.  Maybe it’s spending time around people that raise you up and inspire you to be your best self.  Maybe it’s going to fancy car dealerships, seeing nice homes for sale that you would love, being around people that have a purpose in their life, or you’re just plain pissed about how you’ve been living your life, and want more in life!  As long as it creates a strong desire to attack your goals with purpose and get things done as effectively and efficiently as possible. In part 2 of this sense of urgency post, I’ll describe how to get this habit and soon you’ll have the life you’ve dreamed of.  For now, just continue to develop the awareness and get to a point where you have so much sense of urgency that operating at your typical daily speeds makes you upset.  We’ll soon channel that into powerful forward setting intentions 🙂   Have any input, comments, or suggestions?  I would love to hear them.     If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

Book Summary: The One Week Marketing Plan

By on Aug 24, 2015 in Book Summary | 0 comments

Powerful marketing campaigns aren’t just for big corporations with large budgets. The One Week Marketing Plan shows that small business entrepreneurs and solo-preneurs have the potential to have powerful marketing campaigns, the trick is having interconnected capture systems and messaging. Properly executed you’ll pull in a specific market, capture their contact info, build a relationship, and convert them to customers. In one week you can have a powerful marketing system working in synchronicity with your business! Let’s take a closer look: Day 1: Define your niche market. While niche marketing may appear to limit your options, your specialization will pay off when you’re standing out from the competition. Finding your niche gives you visibility. To get new customer you need to get attention, and focusing on one area of expertise can help. You want to give specific info that speaks to a specific market. A niche can also improve your business by making your employees work faster and more efficiently, since they focus on less. Day 2: Convert customers by offering something for free. There’s low prices everywhere, by giving away something for free you’ll stand out from the crowd. Decide what to give away. For example if you’re an online fitness coach, and lots of people wonder about your diet methodology, you could give away a report called “20 Ways My Diet Will Guarantee Life-Long Results”. Write content that will be around for years. Focus on things your customers are particularly curious or afraid of. Your readers should be satisfied but wanting more – and willing to pay for it! So tell them what to do and not to, but hold out on how to do it. Day 3: Build a website to deliver your free offer. Beging by building a page on your website that delivers your free offer. This page should have a header that hooks visitors, and entices people to sing up by giving their contact info. Remember asking for too much info and your visitors will be less likely to sign up, so an email or name and email is preferred. When writing, try writing just to one person, when doing so, you’ll connect more to them and convert better. Day 4: Create your drip marketing campaign. Once your visitors enter their contact information, you can set software up to automatically deliver the report as well as ‘drip’ a series of messages over a short period of time. This technique will develop trust and credibility while engraining your business in the mind of your subscribers. The messages should show your expertise and personality, while communicating that you’re competent and a pleasure to work with. Remember people must Know, Like, and Trust you. Try writing to just one person in mind. Day 5: Increase your website traffic and start advertising. Once your website is setup and your drip marketing software is installed with your messages, it’s time to start sending visitors to your website. You can do this with PPC (Pay Per Click) Advertising from Google, Bing, Facebook, Linkedin or other websites. Focus on benefits instead of features in your ads. Day 6: Boost your marketing strategy with well-timed social media postings. You can use social media to redirect people to your website and turn them into customers. Write a good tag-line is your bio with a link to your website. When posting it’s key to use a different hook each time, like cost savings, mistakes to avoid, ideas, etc. To make it easier you can post schedule your updates using a service such as HootSuite. Day 7: Boost your online presence. Strengthen your presence with blogging. While it may require lots of time, the payoffs can be good. As well, Google loves new content so you could start getting SEO ranking for your articles. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with your contacts by emailing them your posts. You could also expand your reach through media coverage and direct mail. Doing these will make you stand out from the crowd, since not many are doing it. And lastly, look to build joint-ventures an partners in a win-win situation. Perhaps it’s getting a message delivered to their email list, speaking and a related industry event, or joint coupon deals. There you have it, a 1 week marketing plan to get your business dialed in, so you can capture their info, build a relationship, and convert them into customers. Remember it takes commitment to keep your system running, but once you see the results you’ll be hooked!       If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

The Secret Behind Psycho-Cybernetics (and how you can apply it too)

By on Aug 10, 2015 in Mindset Hacks | 0 comments

Look around you.  Your clothes, your home, your career…everything you have in your life started out as a single thought. The biggest secret of all mental secrets, however is NOT the law of attraction. The most powerful attractor of all is something called your self-image. This is different from law of attraction because all your mental pictures, thoughts, and feelings cannot defeat it. Your self-image, good or bad, is what sets the level of your success. If you see yourself as a success, you’ll become one.  If you see yourself as a failure you will continue to fail. The mental picture you have of yourself is what defines you as a person. The good news is that this belief can be changed. It’s called the Theatre of the Mind. Motivational and self-help experts in personal development, including Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy have based their techniques on this concept from Maxwell Maltz. As you consistently rehearse your mental movie in vivid detail and emotion, you’ll find yourself eventually living those moments in reality, if done correctly. This is the secret of Psycho-Cybernetics.   Every morning play a mental movie of your new self-image, and you’re raised self-image will start to appear.   Here’s how:   Step 1. Write out a brief description of the mental movie you intend to construct, experiment with, and develop in the view of the mind. Step 2. Set aside 15 minutes a day, at the same time everyday, relax, close your eyes, enter your theatre and begin playing, editing and replaying your movie. Make the images as vivid and detailed as possible. Approximate actual experiences as much as possible. Do this by paying attention to small details (sights, sounds, objects in your imaginative environment). Details are important because you’re creating a practiced experience. See yourself acting, feeling, being as you want to be. This builds a new image of self. Visualize these things in the theatre of your mind. Project everything on the screen in an exciting, moving way, like the best movie you’ve ever been to. That creates a strong emotion around them. Then tell yourself, “I want to” — then get off your couch and make it happen. Step 3. Gradually massage your movie so that its star (you) performs exactly as you desire, and achieves the experience and results you desire (strive to arrive at this point within the first 10 days). Step 4. For the remaining 11 days, play and enjoy that movie without change. As you watch this future success movie, recall and re-experience the “winning feeling” from the previous movie. As you watch yourself doing something successfully that you intensely wish to accomplish in real time, expand the “winning feeling” from the previous movie. In fact, expand it many times over! Remember, the unconscious mind delivers results much more rapidly when the request is imbued with powerful emotion. So let your mind “cut and paste” the “winning feeling” into your mental movie of future success. By thinking about a past success and intensifying that feeling, you’ll draw your future vision into your world.     Have you applied this secret self-image daily practice? I’d love to hear about your results!   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...