Wow! You Can Actually Get Some Work Done When You...

by Chris Hunter 19 replies
Close your email program.

Close your web browsers.

Close your RSS reader.

Stay off the WF.

Open your documents.

And write.

Give it a try.
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  • Lol!

    Absolutely my biggest problem in (biz) life - letting myself get too distracted too often. I keep swearing to myself:

    "Tomorrow, no forums, email in the beginning and end of day only, and take ONE project and apply myself to it SOLELY for the day"

    If I could do that even 2-3 days out of the week, my business would be worth 3x what it is today.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
      Same for me, Mark. I'd have a lot more disposable income if I did that.

      But when you work 12 hour shifts on your regular J-O-B and come home, it's hard to get back into the work mentality.

      Not impossible, just hard.
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Lundergan
        There is some truth in this When I have to focus on certain things, creative projects, etc...I physically unplug the ethernet cable so I can't get online if I wanted to.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
          I know! I actually knuckled down today and wrote five articles. That may not seem like much to some, but they are really good articles (in my humble opinion!), ones that I would like to read.

          It was really simple once I made up my mind. First I decided to do it, then, I just did it.

          Who would have thought!
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          • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
            Originally Posted by Lesley Huntley View Post

            I know! I actually knuckled down today and wrote five articles. That may not seem like much to some, but they are really good articles (in my humble opinion!), ones that I would like to read.

            It was really simple once I made up my mind. First I decided to do it, then, I just did it.

            Who would have thought!
            Same for me, Lesley. Finished 7 articles for a client and sent them off. Did that in about 15 minutes.

            15 minutes to finish 7 articles. Think about that...
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      • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
        Originally Posted by Chris Hunter View Post

        Same for me, Mark. I'd have a lot more disposable income if I did that.

        But when you work 12 hour shifts on your regular J-O-B and come home, it's hard to get back into the work mentality.

        Not impossible, just hard.
        Yeh but do enough work when you get home and you can dump the J-O-B.

        Kindest regards,
        Andrew Cavanagh
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
          Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

          Yeh but do enough work when you get home and you can dump the J-O-B.

          Kindest regards,
          Andrew Cavanagh
          Yeah, I know, and I haven't really even got started with the career yet. I definitely want to use my initial IM income to become debt free and then saving money for the transition to fulltime IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    It is amazing how much can be accomplished when we set
    aside regular time to focus on doing "productive" work. An
    important aspect of doing this is shutting off distractions
    (asking family to allow you to work, turning your phone off,
    etc). It's really about effective time management.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jakehyten
    Dude you don't even need to do all that. If I could just get off this damn forum I'd get done ten times as much work!
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  • Profile picture of the author clicklance
    Originally Posted by Chris Hunter View Post

    Close your email program.

    Close your web browsers.

    Close your RSS reader.

    Stay off the WF.

    Open your documents.

    And write.

    Give it a try.
    I have Dragon speaking software and I usually write articles while browsing, emailing and while on forums. I read a great idea, I dictate it to the writing pad and add more stuff later. At the end of it all I end up with a number of articles for my sites, hubs and lenses!

    Try it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
      Yeah, DNS rocks!

      I'm running Vista and don't have the newest version right now.

      I'm thinking that I may actually switch back to XP so I can use the version that I have.

      And it sounds like your using the right way. When I use it to write articles, I like to look away from the computer screen as I speak and get the basic ideas down, then come back to it and edit it for typos, grammar, etc. Speeds things up quite a bit!
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    Originally Posted by Chris Hunter View Post

    Close your email program.

    Close your web browsers.

    Close your RSS reader.

    Stay off the WF.

    Open your documents.

    And write.

    Give it a try.
    No way? Is that true? I'm a bit skeptical
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony_D
      The best part of all this to me is that I actually WAS working and then got distracted reading this thread...
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      • Profile picture of the author Internet Stores
        Hello everyone,

        Yes, I too find that's it's easy to get distracted! I used to read every piece of email I received and sorted everything into folders. This took a lot of time. Now I just put everything into 2 folders...either to read still folder or in IM folder. Saves a lot of time.

        My fault is that I always spend a lot of time downloading ebook, pdf's, software, and trying to keep up to date and read everything. I should be spending more time actually working and not trying to read everything that comes my way. Talk about information overload!! Sometimes, I think where does the time go?

        Also, all these guru's with their videos. I mean videos are nice, but the problem now I feel is that everyone's using videos in their promotions, so what took relatively a short time to read an email, now, we're zoomed away to look at 30 minutes or longer videos. Great information, but very time consuming!! Makes it hard to keep up with it all!
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        • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
          I have a busted up old lap top that is good for nothing except MS Word so when I need to write I copy a txt file of my research from the desktop PC and head over to the lap top.

          But it's still amazing how much more "research" I find that I have to do before turning on the lap top

          Matt
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricter
            I'm working on a document on the left monitor and watching this forum on the right monitor. In other words, I'm multi-tasking and doing a half-assed job of everything.
            : )
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            • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
              Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

              I'm working on a document on the left monitor and watching this forum on the right monitor. In other words, I'm multi-tasking and doing a half-assed job of everything.
              : )
              That's usually what happens when people "multitask". Hehe...
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