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How to Be The Action Hero of Your Own Life.
How to overcome procrastination, build stronger habits, have more willpower and self-control, and increase your ability to focus so you can be more productive and efficient and effective with your life and your business.

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  1. 1. WORDCAMP MSP 2018 Ellen Goodwin HOW TO BE THE ACTION HERO OF YOUR OWN LIFE
  2. 2. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com SUPER HERO VS. ACTION HERO EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com
  3. 3. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com ACTION HEROES ALL LEVERAGE THE COMBINATION OF ACTION FOCUSENERGY
  4. 4. • Born and raised in Brainerd, now live in San Diego • Former Graphic Designer (20+ years) • Co-host of “The Faster, Easier, Better Show” podcast • Co-founder of the Dive Bar of the Month Club @EllenEGoodwin EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Ellen Goodwin Productivity Trainer, Speaker, Full-Time Action Hero Tools for Motivation on Unsplash EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com
  5. 5. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com ACTION FOCUSENERGY
  6. 6. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Billy Huynh on Unsplash ACTION
  7. 7. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Ricky Kharawala on Unsplash ACTION VS. MOTION
  8. 8. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com MOVE FROM MOTION INTO ACTION
 DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND
  9. 9. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com ENEMY OF ACTION

  10. 10. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com PROCRASTINATION
  11. 11. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com LIMBIC SYSTEM VS. PRE-FRONTAL CORTEX
  12. 12. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com 2 TYPES OF PROCRASTINATION
  13. 13. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com 2 TYPES OF PROCRASTINATION LOW VALUE, LOW PRIORITY
  14. 14. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com 2 TYPES OF PROCRASTINATION LOW VALUE, LOW PRIORITY DISTRACTIONS/SHINY SQUIRRELS
  15. 15. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com LOW VALUE, LOW PRIORITY
  16. 16. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Fotolia LOW VALUE, LOW PRIORITY MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT
  17. 17. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT
  18. 18. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT DICE, DICE BABY
  19. 19. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT DICE, DICE BABY GRAB AND GO
  20. 20. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT DICE, DICE BABY GRAB AND GO PIN THE TAIL ON THE TO-DO
  21. 21. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com DISTRACTIONS/ SHINY SQUIRRELS
  22. 22. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Fotolia DISTRACTIONS/SHINY SQUIRRELS BECOME ACCOUNTABLE
  23. 23. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Storyblocks DISTRACTIONS/SHINY SQUIRRELS PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
  24. 24. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Billy Huynh on Unsplash ACTION
  25. 25. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Raw Pixel on Unsplash ENERGY
  26. 26. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com WILLPOWER AND SELF-CONTROL
  27. 27. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com RADISHES VS. COOKIES
  28. 28. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com ENEMY OF ENERGY
  29. 29. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com DECISION FATIGUE
  30. 30. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com STOP MAKING DECISIONS
  31. 31. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com HABITS
  32. 32. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com HABITS
  33. 33. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com HABITS HABIT STACKING
  34. 34. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com HABITS HABIT STACKING MICRO-HABITS
  35. 35. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Raw Pixel on Unsplash ENERGY
  36. 36. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Raw Pixel on Unsplash FOCUS
  37. 37. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EXPAND TIME ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS
  38. 38. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com ENEMY OF FOCUS
  39. 39. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com MULTI-TASKING/ CONTEXT SHIFTING
  40. 40. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com ALWAYS KEEP YOUR BRAIN IN THE SAME ROOM
  41. 41. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com TIME YOUR FOCUS
  42. 42. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com USE A STING
  43. 43. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com S: SELECT A TASK
  44. 44. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com S: SELECT A TASK T: TIME YOURSELF
  45. 45. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com S: SELECT A TASK T: TIME YOURSELF I: IGNORE EVERYTHING
  46. 46. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com S: SELECT A TASK T: TIME YOURSELF I: IGNORE EVERYTHING N: NO BREAKS
  47. 47. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com S: SELECT A TASK T: TIME YOURSELF I: IGNORE EVERYTHING N: NO BREAKS G: GIVE YOURSELF A REWARD
  48. 48. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com TIME YOUR FOCUS (QUIET THE 3-YEAR-OLD)
  49. 49. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com TIME YOUR FOCUS (QUIET THE 3-YEAR-OLD) 10 + 2 X 5
  50. 50. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com TIME YOUR FOCUS (QUIET THE 3-YEAR-OLD) 10 + 2 X 5 BATCHING
  51. 51. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Raw Pixel on Unsplash FOCUS
  52. 52. EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com ACTION HEROES ALL LEVERAGE THE COMBINATION OF ACTION FOCUSENERGY
  53. 53. @EllenEGoodwin EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Thank You
  54. 54. @EllenEGoodwin EllenGoodwin.com Ellen@EllenGoodwin.com Thank You

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