How To Reach Yours Goals 10x Faster

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Here's a couple of productivity tips for fellow warriors
to help you get to your goals 10x faster.

Email Purge
What is the business modal you are currently working on?
Now 'unsubscribe' from all the marketers email lists that are not
helping you reach that specific goal. This one step will give you
a massive amount of your time back.

Producing Vs Consuming
Are you currently reading lots of emails or sending them?
The people sending the emails are making the money.

Unsubscribe and start producing and not just consuming.
Reading emails all day is stopping you reach your goals.

Start producing warrior!
#10x #faster #goals #reach
  • Profile picture of the author mekap04
    Great tips. I like the first one a lot and it does help. I just did a minor email purge a few days ago and haven't been as distracted as I used to be. Some of those emails used to send me in different directions but I've chosen to stick to one system until I master it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan2525
      Originally Posted by mekap04 View Post

      Great tips. I like the first one a lot and it does help. I just did a minor email purge a few days ago and haven't been as distracted as I used to be. Some of those emails used to send me in different directions but I've chosen to stick to one system until I master it.
      Hey mekap,

      It's a great productivity booster
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenjacobs
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    This is what you need to do. Get yourself out there. Make serivces and products.
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  • Profile picture of the author thadbong
    The email thing is HUGE especially if you're new. There's only two reasons I'd stay on anyone's list: 1. They are someone that I seriously trust, 2. They're someone that I'm spying on in the niche.

    A couple more things that I do:

    Write down my goals for the day and check them off as I complete them.

    Set deadlines and mini deadlines during the day.

    Do something to celebrate when I complete a goal.

    Invest in tools/resources that will save me time and get me to where I want to be quicker.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
    It all boils down to doing what you can to stay focused...there's so much distraction online, including the social media craze...which means you definitely need to set a timer when you're spending time in various communities.

    I like to write down my daily goals and check each of them off as I work. It's a great way to keep right before me what I need to do next. Then, reward myself for accomplishing them. Rewards are great motivations...you work better with incentives.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Create mail folders so you can save all the followup messages from specific marketers....after a few weeks/months, you'll have a fantastic swipe file you can use.
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    • Profile picture of the author spearce000
      Originally Posted by Nathan2525 View Post

      Email Purge
      What is the business modal you are currently working on?
      Now 'unsubscribe' from all the marketers email lists that are not
      helping you reach that specific goal. This one step will give you
      a massive amount of your time back.

      Originally Posted by barbling View Post

      Create mail folders so you can save all the followup messages from specific marketers....after a few weeks/months, you'll have a fantastic swipe file you can use.
      To the above I would also add: Don't keep your e-mail client open on your desktop all the time. If you stop what you're doing every time you get an e-mail to see what it is, it can derail your train of thought and distract you from what you're doing. Set aside a few specific times during the day to check e-mails and answer them.
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    • Profile picture of the author NigelJohnson
      Originally Posted by barbling View Post

      Create mail folders so you can save all the followup messages from specific marketers....after a few weeks/months, you'll have a fantastic swipe file you can use.

      Great tip! This is something that I have my VA do for me. I use Google Apps to set up a separate email address for each niche that we follow. We use that address to opt in to lists and create folders for each marketer.

      Emails are forwarded to my VAs email address and he backs them up to my project management system.

      Works for me for the following reasons:
      1. My inbox stays empty
      2. My VA can contact me with something urgent - such as a webinar that I would want to attend
      3. I have multiple backups of the messages in case an account is compromised
      4. Gmail allows me to easily change who the message is forwarded to, if my VA stopped working for me and I had to hire another.


      I learned this the hard way. I used to just tell my VA to opt in themselves, and either
      1. They would somehow forget to do it
      2. They would use their personal email address, which I wouldn't have access to when they stopped working for me
      3. They would use a company branded email address, an account I would delete after they stopped working for me, especially now that google apps comes with a much lower number of accounts.
      4. They would enter MY email address - which would defeat the purpose, which was to keep my inbox minimized


      Now, I can hire a new VA to take over that task, and they don't even have to start with the first message of the autoresponder they opt in.
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      • Profile picture of the author RLINKEN
        Couple "Time Management" things I like to do...

        Your first thoughts of the day tends to decide how your day will be.. Try to read a cool quote or a "Future goal in the current form" you may have.

        For me it'd be something like... "I've made 350,000 dollars this year" or if you have 200 clients in your service now you could say something like "I have 350 clients who I help everyday build a more quality and enjoyable life" whtevss....

        SAY IT and BELIEVE IT. It will happen as soon as you subconsciously expect it too.

        So once you have your early morning happy thought to set your day up... then either write down your action steps to do, or have a list from the night before of your action steps to do that day.

        BIG KEY: Start with the job you hate more than anything... whatever you DO NOT want to do and are just dreading.. Knock that **** out.

        You will go straight into #workmode and everything else will look so eeeezzzzzzz.

        I was so bad with time management when I first started but these keys helped me greatly.

        Also a Facebook strike on big work days/weeks make a HUGE difference! Whenever I have launches coming up, I go on fbook strike and grind
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  • Profile picture of the author mgkimsal
    Agreed on the pomodoro - I've used it in some situations and it can help (it's not for everyone, but no one technique or tool is!)

    I'd agree on the email purge, but go farther to say set up defined times to deal with email, and ignore it the rest of the time. I'm not quite there yet, but taking steps to corral my email usage.

    "Distraction-free desktops" has been a topic I've seen pop up from time to time - Zen Computing: Toward a Distraction-Free Desktop — Online Collaboration has more on it. Again, not for everyone, but you may find this helps you focus on one task at a time.

    One other thing I'd suggest, as I'm doing it right now, is trying to alter your daily schedule. I was up at 4 this morning, and am getting more done in the morning than I normally do, because there's fewer distractions. Both distractions from people in the house (well, just my wife), but also the normal flow/routine of sites I might normally check, emails that come in at particular times, etc - none of that is happening at 'normal' times, so I've got less to distract me. The danger in this is I might adapt my distractions to my new times, but it's something to try. Working later in to the night works for some people too, but often you end up with diminishing returns as you're too tired to think straight
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  • Profile picture of the author richardjagger
    Have been reading 'The 4 Hour Work Week' and the best tip I've got so far, is to check your emails once a week. I know as Internet Marketers we have to keep a certain eye on email, but most emails you receive are never that urgent and can usually be dealt with at a later stage ... If you have an auto respond message that lets people know when you check your emails, this alone can give you a huge amount of time. If you can't go Weekly straight away, at least try every couple of days, rather than every couple of hours - You never know 'til you give it a go ! My productive time for creating products has rocketed
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  • Profile picture of the author bazscourfield
    When I'm doing specific projects I very often pull out my Internet dongle from my PC and place it on a shelf across the room in my office.

    If I do deviate from the task at hand, and try to check e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, I hit a "cannot connect" wall of no Internet.

    This quickly refocus me on the project at hand and keeps me on keeping on.

    I have specific times to check my e-mails making sure I have enough time to do the necessary replies, and I never do it before lunchtime (Unless I'm waiting for something) because I am more focused in the AM.

    Great post Nathan, thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Xavier Tan
    Another tip that I always apply. Use the Parkinson's law. Give yourself 30 minutes a day to check email, and you will use up all 30 minutes. Give yourself 1 hour to check emails, you will use 1 hour.
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    • Profile picture of the author DaveWildash
      I second the pomodero technique as mentioned by Jeff Marshall above. However when I started using it I did not do the analysis steps for the first couple of weeks. Not because they're not important, but because I found it made it easier to stick to the new routine. Then I added the analysis component.

      I agree with what has been suggested about email too, though I wouldn't recommend weekly email checks if you are the only one responding to your customers.

      When I purged my emails I felt a reluctance to do so in case I missed something 'important', while at the same time was concerned at the emails taking up space on my hard drive (both irrational I know). So I set up a gmail account and forwarded the unwanted subscriptions to there. This reduced the feeling I might be missing out since I hadn't actually stopped or lost them, yet at the same time put a distance between myself and them. Within days I had stopped checking the gmail account and it now holds literally tens of thousands of messages that I know are there if I ever want to search for something but are out of sight out of mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tommy Smith
    You are right, glad I read this forum and before commenting here i purged my email. Unsubscribed to many and feeling ok right now. I need to concentrate more for this technique I am in right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Great advice.
    I used to receive about 150 emails a day. I reviewed my goals and unsubscribed from several email lists that no longer help me move forward. Now I get less than 30 a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richy Burns
    So true! I always take action (which is unwritten motto of the warrior forum)
    But that "action" can sometimes be in the wrong areas as i get side tracked! So i also did a quick email clean up. Only getting emails from relevant marketers
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  • Profile picture of the author matus37
    I made big mistake in begin of my way to succesfull im business which I have today.I was subscribed to 100 internet marketers and I receive about 50 emails daily.I was reading all of them and this was THE BIGGEST MISTAKE which I was making and I was overhelmed with informations and never master one method.After I unsubscribed from marketers which dont help me much and I receive emails only from 10 marketers.THAN I FOCUS only on 1 traffic method and master it and start receiving huge traffic.THE FOCUS ON ONE METHOD IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.
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  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    Great post.

    2 Easy to implement steps that will save you so much time.

    It's easy to get an e-mail with a video link and get caught up for the next 30 minutes. It's been tough to hit the unsubscribe button in some cases, but well worth it...out of sight, out of mind, right?

    I have been making more of an effort to produce rather than consume and let me attest to the fact that it does indeed put more $$$ in your pocket.

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author DangerousDozer
      These are all great tips, I especially like the Email tips. I am going to implement the 30 minute rule, except for certain things like registering for new sites when I need to check in quick.

      I always start with the job I hate the most, and I take a daily break for 15-30 minutes throw on some tunes and work on a typing program to improve my skill there, which in turn will save me time in the long run as I can already see my skills improving.

      Today I just set up a dual monitor system, so that I can have a monitor dedicated to video and text tutorials and the main monitor dedicated to my work, so far it seems awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleFury
    Thanks for this, got me inspired!
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