Our instinct is to conserve (money, time, manpower). You’ve been taught that mindset since preschool.
And it makes you blind.
In our pursuit to conserve, we overlook the value of deliberate 'waste'.
Think of it like pruning a fruit tree. We remove some branches, seemingly 'wasting' them, but in doing so, we make way for the tree to grow stronger and bear more fruit.
This video explores this very concept in the realm of productivity. Unearth the areas you might be inadvertently stunting your own growth, and discover how a little intentional 'waste' can boost your speed and execution.
What should you do with new great ideas and opportunities for your business?
Don't get derailed by the shiny objects and their alluring glow all around you.
That being said... Some of them will be true goldmines.
So let's explore the framework to discern which opportunities to go after in this week's challenge.
The secret: Contain, Delay, Filter.
You are standing at the beach next to a small hole in the sand that has gathered water.
With a swipe of your hand, you carve a path in the sand, leading away from the hole. With no further effort, the water flows down the path you’ve carved, eager to fill the void.
This week's video is about precisely that: Robert Fritz's concept, "The Path of Least Resistance".
Like the water, your motivation flows naturally. It flows along the path of least resistance, created by the structures that exist within your mind.
With a clear path toward your goals, you create a compelling channel for your efforts, swiftly connecting where you are to where you want to be. Use this simple concept to streamline your efforts and fuel your motivation.
Use it to bridge the gap between where you are and where you aim to be.
Overwhelm is a word used often for entrepreneurs.
Plenty of coaches say they can eliminate your overwhelm, but what is their method?
It's time to build your productivity on the foundation of something I KNOW works.
It's time to chunk down. Listen in to the challenge to find out why this works for people.
If you enjoy learning about how your mind works and general psychology, you will enjoy this episode.
This week’s challenge is about using psychological leverage on yourself.
Specifically, disgust. We’re identifying ONE productivity improvement you refuse to skip, forget, or let slide from this day forward.
A hundred good intentions can be overwhelming, and inertia is often the result. So, let's zero in on just ONE unacceptable productivity disruptor and conquer it today!
Ideas don't generate cash.
Can you think of some great ideas you've had that never came to fruition?
I have an important tip to get an "idea" to generate revenue.
And once you get that first idea across the finish line, you can unlock cash flow to achieve even more goals.
Clear goals, full thoughts, can't lose.
This week's video grapples with a question every entrepreneur eventually faces: When you're hiring, should you buy back your own time or ramp up business growth?
It's a nuanced dilemma—like choosing between upgrading the engine versus the handling in a race car.
Both are essential, but which one needs your attention first? If you're revved up and ready to shift your business into the next gear, you won't want to miss this week’s insights.
The answer may surprise you, and it'll certainly make you think before you make your next hiring decision.
Not getting the results you want?
You might just be bored. And boredom is tough.
But let's diagnosis why the enthusiasm for your original entrepreneurial dream started to decline.
It's because your task list is disconnected from your core values. It's because your current environment is not relevant to your true goals.
In this week's challenge, we will discuss building the bridge between to-do's and the dream. Decide. Believe. Connect.
There's a great (free) resource brought to you by someone I highly regard and mention in the video.
You can catch Day 1 of the Dan Nicholson "7 Days of Certainty" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9QWITIyZcY
By adopting the mentality that you genuinely love what you do at the onset of your day, you not only elevate your mood but supercharge your energy reservoirs.
Think of it as flipping on a switch in your mind to turn on your enthusiasm for the work you were about to do anyway.
Participate in this week's productivity micro-challenge, and witness a transformation that takes less time than tying your shoelaces. Watch it here.
I was traveling when I recorded this.
And I forgot my computer power cord. It got me thinking about things that typically go wrong in my work life.
As much as I have refined my own productivity methods to work effectively, I'm still forgetful!
This is when I coach myself and you at the same time. What could go wrong? How am I going to prepare for it? And how are you going to?