My 60 Second Rule : For Taking Action.

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Taking action on any decision you make is make or break for alot of people. I have seen it kill alot of businesses even before they have been born.

Before someone thinks "should I or should I??"...They give up all together (throw up their hands) and go and watch the TV or play the XBOX.

Delaying your decisions is also killing your business.

But I use what is called the 60 second rule to help with this.

That is : To not take more than 60 seconds to MAKE A DECISION.

It helps you take action each day and even if it is the wrong action, it does not leave you wondering, and you normally can fix the situation quickly.

Over the years, it has been easier to condition myself to TAKE CONSISTANT action using this 60 second rule. In fact I do not use it just for marketing and making business decisions. I use it for everything.... and my everyday life. I can normally get things done quickly and more efficiently as well.

But when it comes to making money, DELAYING your decision making can sometimes kill your business and can actually be worse than making the wrong the decisions all together. If you make a wrong decision 9 times out of 10 you can fix it. But you CANNOT fix Indecision.

Hope this 60 second rule helps you to make QUICKER and BETTER decisions and make more money.

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  • Profile picture of the author JKD2012
    Thanks for the tip. 60 seconds is kinda tight though. You don't want to rush into something without carefully laying out your plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by JKD2012 View Post

      Thanks for the tip. 60 seconds is kinda tight though. You don't want to rush into something without carefully laying out your plan.
      well why not try 120 second rule, or even 240 second rule.....heck....why not try the 3 hour RULE with this. :p:p

      ha ha! now you know where I am going with this, and why it is called my 60 second rule.

      Be strict with yourself and stop FUDDY DUDDING around (if that is a word)

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author imagene
        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        well why not try 120 second rule, or even 240 second rule.....heck....why not try the 3 hour RULE with this. :p:p

        ha ha! now you know where I am going with this, and why it is called my 60 second rule.

        Be strict with yourself and stop FUDDY DUDDING around (if that is a word)

        Cheers
        Ohhh, you mean "FUDDY DUDDYING"! Of course it's a word in the wonderful land of Oz

        Agreed, being strict and STOP PROCRASTINATING. Dammit..that's where I'm going wrong

        But I like it..make a decision to take action
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    There are some decisions you'd be crazy to make in only 1 minute. If you were evaluating accounting software, an SEO firm, vehicle, or other business purchases, you'd probably want to put a wee bit more time into it than that, to help ensure you made a good decision.

    I agree with you though, that you want to be always moving forward. If you have to make a decision, get all the pertinent info, then put a decision matrix down on paper. You know, a weighted list of advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. Mark each criteria with the winner, then add them all up and your decision is made.

    Good luck on your decision.......
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  • Profile picture of the author strangest
    Originally Posted by celente View Post

    . . . . . I use what is called the 60 second rule to help with this.

    That is : To not take more than 60 seconds to MAKE A DECISION . . . .

    Sounds like a good motivational idea I could use. I'll sleep on it overnight.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Patch
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    I always get distracted playing ps3 lol. It's a gift and a curse.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeeJay
    I do something similar, only it's not so much time based as motivational.

    I read something a long time ago about putting up a poster of your goals, and having it available to you to view to keep you motivated. I didn't want to just have a goal of 'make x dollars by date y' though, so I mulled over what I might use.

    A warrior I respect put it pretty simply, he said you need to find your 'why'. Why are you doing this, what are you striving to achieve, what does success mean to you?

    For some of us it is money, but I think what's an even more powerful motivator and a reminder of why we should take action is what having money means to us.

    My answer was pretty simple. I put up a photo of my wife and I on the best holiday we ever took (a recent one, happily).

    That's my why - being able to have the time and money to create amazing memories that outlast and outshine our material wealth.

    Gets me off my ass every day (hey, we all need a kick sometimes).
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    • Profile picture of the author fated82
      Originally Posted by BeeJay View Post

      I do something similar, only it's not so much time based as motivational.

      I read something a long time ago about putting up a poster of your goals, and having it available to you to view to keep you motivated. I didn't want to just have a goal of 'make x dollars by date y' though, so I mulled over what I might use.

      A warrior I respect put it pretty simply, he said you need to find your 'why'. Why are you doing this, what are you striving to achieve, what does success mean to you?

      For some of us it is money, but I think what's an even more powerful motivator and a reminder of why we should take action is what having money means to us.

      My answer was pretty simple. I put up a photo of my wife and I on the best holiday we ever took (a recent one, happily).

      That's my why - being able to have the time and money to create amazing memories that outlast and outshine our material wealth.

      Gets me off my ass every day (hey, we all need a kick sometimes).
      You just inspired me.....I like holidays and I am always looking forward to one. The thing is, I need money for it. So I am laying out plans to generate enough passive income such that I can bring my love ones to places we always wanted to go.

      This simple way of reminding me 'Why' I do what I do can be a great motivation too. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslyaviel
    I agree with you however, the problem most people have is not with decision making. The problem most people have is with productivity. They don't conduct income generating activities. There should be purpose in everything you do. Most people waste time doing things that aren't helping them reach their goals. This is were the problem lies. For example...Many people in the online marketing arena want to make money online, but are they doing scalable activities...NO! they aren't they are busy spending hours in traffic exchanges, banner advertising, free classifieds, solo ads and other types of advertising alike. Although these may help generate some income, they don't create financial freedom. Everyone is looking for a simple solution when there isn't one. Being in the top 2% of online income earners is hard work and requires some skill building. Some people just don't have what it takes no matter how fast they make decisions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blindbiz
    I just posted a video on this very topic. I sell a business opportunity and I laid out a argument for making a decision. The huge loss of potential income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Yup taking action is great.Taking the wrong kind of action is bad..Not taking any action is worse!

    Now how do you take the RIGHT ACTION?

    Based on my previous experience the right ACTION resulted from my 3 best words in the world:Research,Research and Research


    Kal...
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  • Profile picture of the author ASouth03
    I definitely agree with you on the idea that not taking action can kill a business before it is even started. Whether someone takes 60 seconds or they sleep on it, actually taking steps and moving forward is a key to success.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by James Black View Post

      I use the 30 second rule and get twice as much done. Evolve.
      Classic stuff there

      I can see that many people will read this and miss the whole point.

      That is : To actually get off your butt and get something done, as that will get you closer to your end goal.

      Giving up and throwing hands up in air, does not do this.

      Focus, focus, focus.

      The 60 second rule may or may not work for you. But I am sure it will help.

      I was sick of ummming and arrghing throughout my career and HELL YES, I made some of the stupidest mistakes. But I am glad I made the choice to take action and do something, no matter if it was right or wrong, its the quickest way to learn what simply works and what doesn't.

      The goal of my 60 second rule is to make a choice, and to get my head down and tail up and to take action. I found that if it took me more than 60 seconds to make my mind up, there would be too many questions that would circulate around my mind and I would end up not doing it. That is why the 60 seconds worked for me.

      To each and their own I guess. But You might have a 120 second rule, or even a 240 second rule. Heck....and forbid, even a 24 hour rule.....What I am simply saying is that the longer you drag this timeline out, the easier it will be for you in your own mind to say "to hell with it" ..... "not going to do anything"

      Puts everything into perspective, even if you have been wondering why you have been failing or not seeing any results.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        I like it. Great post.

        Choose your path, then get it done!

        No excuses!
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  • Profile picture of the author jdkesler
    Sounds similar to what I call my DIN method for dealing with the day to day things that come across my desk. DIN = Do It Now. Whenever something "gets my attention" I deal with it right then. If someone comes into my office with a document that needs a signature I don't put it in an IN box and wait for a week. Once it's in my hand I scan the document and sign and send the person on their way. I don't get interrupted multiple times for the same issue or concern. If I think of a task that needs doing I do it right then or add it to my TODO list if I can't do it right then. TODO gets my attention a lot.

    The DIN method lets me get a LOT more done.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Hmmm. I have to think about this
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    Ok .. sounds like a good plan. I'm on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    I absolutely agree with this 100%. All of my best decisions in life were spur of the moment just going to go with my gut type things. People always think I'm off my rocker when I tell them to pretty much do what you have posted. I life the name though. 60 second rule. Kind of catchy.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    60 seconds is fine, unless the police are asking the questions!
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  • It took me less than 60 seconds to decide to say thank you for this great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Originally Posted by HairyPoppins View Post

    I absolutely agree with this 100%. All of my best decisions in life were spur of the moment just going to go with my gut type things. People always think I'm off my rocker when I tell them to pretty much do what you have posted. I life the name though. 60 second rule. Kind of catchy.
    Thanks, yes I like how you say follow you gut instinct. That is a good tip hairy... following you gut can be very profitable on many occasions. You might not be right 100% but you will get lots of hits.



    Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

    60 seconds is fine, unless the police are asking the questions!

    LOL....ha ha. I have had many free rides in the back of the cop car. Mostly because I like to save on gasoline..yes...thats it. :-)



    Originally Posted by AuthenticHealthCoaching View Post

    It took me less than 60 seconds to decide to say thank you for this great post!

    Thanks for reading, hope it helps you make some of the green stuff in this crappy economy
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    It's true.

    Indecision and hemming and hawing can be big killers of your dreams and aspirations when it comes to making money online.

    It's the number one weakness of mine over the last year or two.

    Working on it...

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  • Profile picture of the author JustLight
    From my own understanding, it is not only about 60 seconds but whatever time that is needed for you to take action, DO IT. The bottom line is that you are taking action regarding your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    Great post, it's amazing how 60 seconds can change your life, save you a lot of time and get things done.
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  • wow... cool post..... you have written the reality here man....... its very true said..... how your world will change in just 60 seconds..... its very small amount of time but plays very crucial role....it shows how disasters comes in 60 seconds..... it showing that you have to be prepared always in life... coz a few amount of time will change your life so be ready always to face situations........
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  • Profile picture of the author magnates
    Celente ... i am loving this stuff . Decisions are incredibly powerful and we humans tend to delay it because we are concerned that it may not work out the way we imagined so we decide not to make any choice .

    You never know . regret is painful .You dont want to wonder what would happen if you did

    so i have decided , i am going to practice applying the 60 second rule .

    thanks celente
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