Why I Hired A Girl On Craigslist to Slap Me In The Face -- And How It Quadrupled My Productivity

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Maneesh:
Why I Hired A Girl On Craigslist to Slap Me In The Face — And How It Quadrupled My Productivity

Just to clarify, I, Joe Mobley am not the person in the blog post. I did not have room in the thread title to put Maneesh's name.

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  • Profile picture of the author soulglazed
    Wow...that's all I can say! Clever though and...interesting in a strange way.
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  • Profile picture of the author wnatc1
    Just like you said. It went viral. Sometimes you can use controversy to create and generate buzz. It's obviously worked
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    • Profile picture of the author ujubo
      Its funny to read this while I'm at work and "wasting" my taime on the WF hehehe.
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  • Profile picture of the author wilhb81
    It's a brilliant and shameless self promoting idea, but it always work in the end... lol
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Congrats All I can say is WOW! I didn't expect that content to go viral. Anyway, i guess you have given us a priceless lesson.
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  • Profile picture of the author tiny1
    weird ideas are always the centre of attraction! there was this guy that made a million dollars from selling pixels space for ads on his webpage. I still can't believe his idea worked.
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    • Profile picture of the author paj_mccarthy
      Originally Posted by tiny1 View Post

      weird ideas are always the centre of attraction! there was this guy that made a million dollars from selling pixels space for ads on his webpage. I still can't believe his idea worked.
      Yeah that surprised me too -http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/

      $1 per pixel! As soon as it started getting some press coverage, companies were all over it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        I will slap some people and they don't even have to pay me...
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
          Some people might like it. :rolleyes:

          Not me of course, but you know, some people.

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          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          I will slap some people and they don't even have to pay me...
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          • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
            Just to clarify, I, Joe Mobley am not the person in the blog post. I did not have room in the thread title to put Maneesh's name.

            Still an interesting topic.

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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    Really mad idea! Dont told this to HR guys otherwise they will hire girls to slap employees
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbean
      Originally Posted by K Mec View Post

      Really mad idea! Dont told this to HR guys otherwise they will hire girls to slap employees
      I reckon an good professional slapper could control the productivity for an office of 20-30 workers - but would be a HR nightmare.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjshgl
    Well how exactly it increased sales ? explain please.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by vjshgl View Post

      Well how exactly it increased sales ? explain please.
      Well, the guy who is getting slapped increased his personal productivity to well over 90 percent. This means he could get more done, and sell more quickly.

      And then, in his story about it which he shared, it became a hot story - which will be responsible for driving a ton of traffic to his blog, hence giving him great opportunity to monetize (some how) on that traffic and also gain some credibility.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
        And then some clown :rolleyes: post a thread on the Warrior Forum which has had 124 clicks (bitly) to his blog so far.

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        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        Well, the guy who is getting slapped increased his personal productivity to well over 90 percent. This means he could get more done, and sell more quickly.

        And then, in his story about it which he shared, it became a hot story - which will be responsible for driving a ton of traffic to his blog, hence giving him great opportunity to monetize (some how) on that traffic and also gain some credibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnoyedu
    This is interesting
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  • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
    Wow, that was incredibly dumb. But he went viral. So props to him.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Rosa
    haha, thats great, i might need one of those!
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    I think you only need to do that if you have a very weak self-discipline.
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  • This was a great post Joe with a very practical idea to boast productivity!

    I like the bit about how having a social element increases productivity. I am going to experiment with that. You got my head spinning

    Also love how you mentioned Rescue Time. Never head it before but sounds awsome!

    Dude I'm going to start reading your blog. You just won a new fan!
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  • Profile picture of the author maxaurelius
    LMAO your title is awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author priyankeshu
    lol.. well i had actually thought of a similar thing
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  • Profile picture of the author Royce Space
    Crazy but I know this stuff works. Great share man!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkTrueman
    wow, this is ridiculously interesting..

    "Hack The System is a site about unconventional techniques to improve your productivity and your life" Well this is definitely unconventional.

    hahah and she looks rather happy to slap him.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greige
    The idea of hiring someone to make you become more productive is excellent! Woah thanks for recommending this blog!
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  • Profile picture of the author vaibhavm1
    Had to thank you for this, this is a very interesting post.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Oh this has viral written all over it. I consider this a well crafted piece of "art". So stupid simple, but so innovative and personal at the same time. If I had someone to smack me in the face everytime I logged on WF, I'd definitely be a millionairre by now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      I would need surgery. :rolleyes:

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      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      If I had someone to smack me in the face everytime I logged on WF, I'd definitely be a millionairre by now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Strasburgo
      He ended up NPR's wait wait don't tell me this weekend.

      Maneesh is one of the many Ferris Acolytes.

      (his brother Ramit, is the financial guru)

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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    I am stuck! I couldn't have done that in return of anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
    Seems like a promotional stunt, or a bit dramatic at least. I am sure the people around him thought it very odd for the gal to haul off and smack him every once in a while.

    Here is a substitute for all the rest of us: Wear a rubber band around your wrist. Every time you should be working but instead you are at WF or on a social site: Pull that rubber band back and let it smack you.

    Works pretty well for most bad habits, which take about 3 weeks to make solid changes in habits, and the thoughts that led to them.

    Jeannie
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Girl? Slapping?? Craigslist???
    A nice combination for attention therefore viral.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonBCT
    Amazing! lol!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author markwilson4074
    I don't see any thing "amazing" or "interesting" in this stupid idea!

    Are you so weak to not take actions on your own will. Pretty weird approach to gain media attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    Super Clever.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    What an AMATEUR!

    Here's the craigslist ad *I'M* writing...

    [WANTED]: Someone to kick me in the nuts...

    -- TW
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  • Profile picture of the author The Rainmaker
    This is ridiculous... yet hilarious!
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  • Profile picture of the author MattNic
    That is awesome. I seriously believe it because I know how much time i waste when im on my computer. I should definitely consider doing the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author flesterking
    lol. it had all the hot keywords on the title itself. Thats why it went viral very fast.
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