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Time Vampires are all those things in your life that work to interfere with your productivity and focus. Use these little tips and tricks to slay the time vampires

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  1. 1. February 25th, 2012 Published by: ClintAButlerClintAButlers eBook latest product or service. You may even buy a few things that This eBook was created using the Zinepal Online eBook you just have to have to succeed on the internet. Creator. Use Zinepal to create your own eBooks in PDF, So to kill this particular set of time vampires your going to need ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats. to use a tool. Its called the unsubscribe link. I know, you spent all that time signing up for these lists and your getting some Upgrade to a Zinepal Pro Account to unlock more great information. But how is it really helping you. I bet you features and hide this message. emails in your inbox right now that your going to read later. From a month ago. Go check, I’ll wait. Unsubscribe or changing your notification settings is the key toTime Vampires And How To keeping you focused on what really matters, working for yourSlay Them business.February 25th, 2012The Time Vampires AreEverywhere!Forget about the zombie apocalypse for now, the United Statesmilitary actually has a plan drawn up just in case it actuallyhappens. But there is a viable threat to you that I have to makeyou aware of. And no its not Edward there, but something farmore sinister. Its the freaking time vampires that are in yourlife. Time Vampires In Your SkypeYou know what I am talking about. Its all those things that I still attacked by these time vampires from time to time. Ikeep you from working on your business on a day to day basis. will be writing a post and someone will ask a question or make This elusive little creature spreads like the plague all around a statement in one of the eight groups that I belong and Iyou. And more often then not you don’t realize that the time just can’t help myself. I stop what I am doing and go read thevampires have stuck you until its too late. But there is a comment. Or worse yet, I end up chatting it up for a half hourway to keep the time vampires safely away from so that you really about nothing. The thing just beeped at me while I wascan accomplish some more important tasks, like making one writing this, and yes I looked.million dollars (say it the Dr. Evil way) But if you just can’t live without having your Skype on that is Unprintable Content (Video, Flash, etc.) ok. There is this cool little feature in the status setting called Do Not Disturb. Your messages will continue to come in butIn order to defeat the time vampires you have to understand you won’t get distracted by the notification noise. Optimallywhat leads to them. Overwhelm, Procrastination, Distractions while your doing something for you business your going toall bring time vampires to your life. All of these bring the the want to just shut off Skype. But I understand that Skypetime vampires to your life and if you have the tools to defeat is an important business tool. So you really can’t kill thesethem, you will have the tools to avoid the big three above. particular time vampires, but you can put a muzzle on him when you need to.Time Vampires In Your InboxYou all know this particular set of time vampires. These timevampires go by the names Frank Kern, Ryan Deiss, ToddFalcone, David Wood, the list goes on and on. Now don’t getme wrong all of these fine time vampires send out some greatinformation on their lists. That’s why we all signed up forthem. But over time you start following so many top producersin our industry and what happens is we end up with over 40emails in our inbox before noon. Yeck, when I wake up in themorning and I already have 40 emails.Plus you add in all the emails from Facebook, LikedIn, and allthe other sites that want to keep you coming back. Of coursethat is when the time vampires strike. You end up spendingtwo or three hours a day reading your emails, checking out theCreated using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 1
  2. 2. February 25th, 2012 Published by: ClintAButler Time Vampires On Your Browser Time to kill the browser time vampires. They are called Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIN, and forums. Don’t get meTime Vampires On Your Phone wrong these places all have their purpose in life. I love everyThese time vampires are the most dangerous for a network one of them and the traffic that they can bring when usedmarketer. Have you ever called a prospect to interview them correctly. But, if you let yourself slip you will be one of themto see if they are right for you? I hope the answer is yes. But for an hour reading stuff and chatting away before you evenduring this call, the time vampires start talking to you about know it.their business. Or worse yet, they ramble on about the latest Use a timer when you get on these sites to keep the timeand greatest thing they signed up for and why its going to make vampires back. Set it for 30 minutes, I like this amount of timethem rich. because I have found I am both productive and can play at theI feel sorry for these particular time vampires because I know same time. Plus after 30 minutes a day what else do you reallythat 95% of them are going to fail at their business. I also have to do for your business on them. I know sometimes if Iknow that I have the tools that they need in order to succeed. am not watching myself, I could end up spending two hours But they won’t take me up on my offer, because their are star watching funny videos. That’s two hours I could have used tostruck. I don’t kill these time vampires because I truly do want write another blog post and call ten leads.to help them. I simply get their attention, make sure they There are many obstacles in your way when your just startingare listening and tell them that “the purpose of my call is to out building your network marketing business. Don’t letinterview you to see if they are the type of person that want to the time vampires add too that list of reasons of why peopleinvest my time in.” That usually puts these time vampires at fail. Don’t let them get in your way, because if you do you willrest and more open to an effective and short conversation. end up being one of the 95%. There is a way to get yourselfThere is of course another version of this particular breed motivedof time vampires and they are the ones in your downline. You have a team site with all the information they need to A 4 Step Way To Get The Time Vampiresget started. Its actually quite duplicatable and effect. You Out Of Your Headknow it works. But like any good upline would you call to Step 1see how they are doing. What happens next will cost you Be in a quite place by yourself with nothing else going onan hour. They dump on you about how they couldn’t figure around you.something out. They ask you for your opinion on the latest andgreatest shiny thing they just bought. They talk to you about Step 2the compensation plan for something they just signed up for. Close your eyes and think back about past moments in your life But never once do they mention what they have done today that you were fired up, engaged, incredibly motived, or whenfor their business. The stupid time vampires got to them. you were taking massive action. If you never have been inYou can slay these time vampires by simply stopping them those states, just imagine if your were.mid-conversation by say “like I said when I called, I am Step 3checking to see what your progress is in the training. I can’treally talk long because I have some work for my own business Take yourself back to that place in time. What were you seeingto get done. If you run into any issues please send me an email around you? See the things that you saw at that time. Turnor Skype me and I will address your issue as soon as I can.” on your ears and hear the sounds around you. What were you hearing? What were the smells around you at that time? Feel those feelings of what it felt like to be really really motivated. Step 4 Grab ahold of that feeling. Use an “anchor,” meaning once your in that state gently pinch your earlobe. Eventually your mind will associate that positive feeling with you pinching your earlobe and those feeling will rush back whenever you need it most.Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 2
  3. 3. February 25th, 2012 Published by: ClintAButlerNow that the time vampires are quite its time to get to work Thanks for the great advice. It is truly a time saver and a greatby taking massive action. In know that the time vampires with time management way to follow.show up again, they always do, but now you have tools to stopthem. DonnaRegards, Donna Merrill recently posted..Success Is Built OnPS: If You Do Not Have a Step-By-Step Blueprint For Success EncouragementTo Generate Leads Online, Check This Out (Unless YouAlready Have Too Many Leads) – Click Here For Instant Hey Clint, exactly what I teach also! Time Vampires suck awayAccess at your time and most people don’t even realise they exist!Follow Me On Twitter – Clint Butler’s Twitter Feed I have a whole module in Double Your Business Productivity about how to eliminate all the noise in order to FOCUS.Check Out My FB Page – Clint Butler’s Facebook Page It may also be a resource you’d like to reference in this post asCheck Out My Youtube Channel – Clint Butler’s Youtube it will help online business owners eliminate email overload inChannel 10 minutes or less per day, guaranteed?This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put Hello Clint, very creative and attention-grabbing post here! Iyour keywords with your name if you have had 5 approved can relate to many of those time vampires myself. It is SO easycomments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords to get on too many lists and pursue TOO much information – I(maximum of 3) think it happens to all of us. As you noted, you have to cut back,Hey Clint, way back, and focus or you end up drowned in good intentions.Lots of time vampires here..I can relate to each one Eldon Beard recently posted..Online Video Marketing forDoing things one a time in a quiet environment is a good Home Business Successsolution. CLINT!!!! NICE!!! I absolutely love this article on slaying the Time Vampires! Absolutely kept me glued to the bottom of theRegarding the prospects and team members..30 min page. Thank you for these tips and the reminded to focus onmaximum is enough and yes as you said, keep the emails you what’s really important.read..for the rest much love and unsubscribe PennyThanks for sharing buddy. Useful thing.I know all about the time vampires and the time that I have Penny Turko recently posted..5 Habits Leaders Need towasted. Just by switching everything off and getting on with Succeedwhat you need to do makes all the difference but it is tempting Great post Clint! I spent nearly a decade in direct sales and hadto open your email or check Skype while in the middle of 1,000+ Reprs in my district – many of them felt that it wassomething. Thanks for sharing this great post. my job to be there for them 24/7 and went out of their wayNice post Clint. I admit that I do get caught up in these Time to prove it by calling all hours of the day or night. The veryVampires. They are hard to avoid sometimes. best thing I did came from a Bryan Clark seminar I attended. IKent Smith recently posted..Network Marketing: Diversify had three business lines – one for colleagues in the field, otherYour Contacts managers, company personnel, etc., a second for prospects and the third was for my Reprs with very specific directionsGreat post, Clint! I am working on dealing with my e-mail as far as my office hours, and the information I needed invampires right now. I’m getting to that point where I dread a order to be prepared to help them when I returned the call –day where I can’t check my e-mail because of just how many and then I gave them 3 times during the day that I would bemessages I have to check when I get back to it, which leads to returning calls and asked them to let me know when was thedespair, which leads to the number on the inbox getting bigger most convenient for them. It worked like a charm.and bigger. Slowly but surely, I’m getting rid of these e-mails marquita herald recently posted..What Would You Miss if Youthat I don’t think I’ve ever read, and I’m using the stake that is Could Not Read or Write?the unsubscribe button. You have some great tips to continue Great post, I have read several post and seen a few videos onon vampire slaying that work even better than Buffy these same Time Vampires, I must say your’s has been theSteve Nicholas recently posted..Know Your Role most entertaining so far.Awesome advice. There are vampires everywhere. It is up to I really enjoyed it. I do a lot of those things you mentioned, buteach individual to clock themselves to see where they are instead of putting up a Do Not Disturb in Skype, I go invisiblespending too much time on. I like things going Fast, fast, fast! so no one knows when I’m around, They automatically thinkSo, I become invisible on Facebook, twitter, etc. I have them I’m offline. I’ve also turned off my notification noise so I don’ton, but what gave me this idea is that I kept getting pop-up hear the skype pinging. That way if someone does show upmessages on Facebook, while I was syndicating. Now that’s a that’s important I can reach them.vampire. Hi how are u? I had to turn things off. I don’t want to Michelle James recently posted..WHAT IS SUCCESS. HOWget into chit chat while I’m on a time sensitive day. DO YOU MEASURE IT?They ARE vampires everywhere, I used to be stuck onFacebook, but now I am healed lol. Clint,Created using Zinepal. 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  4. 4. February 25th, 2012 Published by: ClintAButlerI practice yoga for a minimum of 30 min. each and every day.That seems to help to keep the vamps. away.Very valuable for steps!Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 4

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