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Breakthrough Productivity - How to Get S*!# Done (for Online Entrepreneurs)

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What really separates successful online businesses from the millions of people who TRY to make it for themselves, but never succeed?

And what about the major problem so many online entrepreneurs face: information overload and overwhelm? You get bombarded with messages (often conflicting) from all sides. How do you cut through all this noise and find focus?

And finally, does positive visualization actually help?

These are the three main points discussed in this presentation. You might find the answers shocking (but very useful).

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Breakthrough Productivity - How to Get S*!# Done (for Online Entrepreneurs)

  1. 1. BREAKTHROUGHPRODUCTIVITYhow to get s*!# done – for online entrepreneurs
  2. 2. Please Note:These slides are complementary to the full presentation andMight not always make sense on their own (without narration).To see a video of the full presentation, go to:http://imimpact.com/breakthrough-productivity/
  3. 3. Shane MelaughSells Stuff Online
  4. 4. made itdidn’tkill informationoverloadpositivevisualization?
  5. 5. MAKINGMONEYONLINEmillions try – millions fail
  6. 6. ustrated, overwhelmed, going in circles, information overload, tired, doubtEVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT SUCCESSBUT THIS IS WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING.
  7. 7. WHYGood news: I have a solution.HOW
  8. 8. “Grit is more predictive ofsuccess than IQ.”Angela Lee Duckworth
  9. 9. “World class talent is the resultof 10.000 hours of practice.”Malcolm Gladwell
  10. 10. “Elite performers engage indeliberate practice.”K. Anders Ericsson
  11. 11. THE GRIND
  12. 12. ME(as a kid)bad gradesunpopularshysocially awkwardcan’t concentrateno disciplinemessynot athleticect.
  13. 13. ALL IT TAKES ISHARD WORK!
  14. 14. FOCUSONSKILLS
  15. 15. GOALwhere I amwhere I want to bewhat are the skills I needto get and remain here?what kind of a person doI have to become?
  16. 16. 1) you have a limited amount of time.2) you get good at the stuff you do.3) you don’t get good at the other stuff.
  17. 17. WHAT IF I WAS INCREDIBLYGOOD AT CREATING &MARKETING PRODUCTS?
  18. 18. SkillApplicationService BasedBusinessProduct, Software,SaaS
  19. 19. SPECIFIC GENERAL
  20. 20. WRITINGCONTENTMARKETING FORTRAVEL COMPANIESDESIGNLANDING PAGEDESIGN FOR TECHSTARTUPS
  21. 21. FAILURE?ARE YOU SETTING YOURSELFUP FOR
  22. 22. “success is relative.”*Einstein didn’t actually say this.
  23. 23. can’t controlcan control
  24. 24. largesmallinternalexternal
  25. 25. “does this plan work?”“is this the right system?”
  26. 26. you have a bad daysomething goes wrongyou feel like giving uplife gets in the way
  27. 27. 1. does the plan work?2. how likely am I to execute the plan?
  28. 28. FOCUSONSKILLS
  29. 29. WHAT’S YOUR GOAL?“I want to make $10,000/month”“I want to make $100/day”big house, nice car, vacations, freedom
  30. 30. GOAL?SKILLS NEEDED?STEPS/PRACTICE?
  31. 31. • write 50 blog posts• create 30 videos• redesign 25 landing pages• create and test 40 ppc ads• read one book per week on my topic• contact 20 potential clients• ...
  32. 32. forward momentum
  33. 33. NO MOREBIG GOALS?
  34. 34. one more detail...
  35. 35. DYEL?how can you get strong?
  36. 36. • goals• skills• motivation
  37. 37. how long does it take?
  38. 38. How to Start Today:30-Day Challenge
  39. 39. how long before I can make money?
  40. 40. vague, non-typical, ballpark timeline:product releasegood incomebegin focusno income10 monthsno clueno incomeniche sitessome income6 monthsbegin product creation6 wk.
  41. 41. fast, easy moneyshortcutsfocus on skills5 years later:successful business?no.?
  42. 42. fast, easy moneyshortcutsfocus on skillsnoassetsskillassets
  43. 43. Tim Ferriss
  44. 44. made itdidn’tkill informationoverload
  45. 45. “INFORMATION OVERLOAD”
  46. 46. 72 hours of video uploaded every minute.
  47. 47. PERSONALINFORMATIONFILTERstuff that’s relevantand useful to you.
  48. 48. FILTER=YOURSKILL/FOCUS
  49. 49. XX
  50. 50. marketer“victims”
  51. 51. youyouemotions
  52. 52. made itdidn’tkill informationoverloadpositivevisualization?
  53. 53. think positive! believe! visualize! feel!
  54. 54. fantasizing about positive outcomescan lead to lower rates of success.fantasizing = imagining something you hope will happen in thefuture and experiencing it as if it were happening right now.Oettingen and Mayer, Journal of Personality and SocialPsychology
  55. 55. “In order to reap the benefitsof positive thinking, a clearsense of reality is necessary.”Gabriele Oettingen
  56. 56. 1. DESIRED OUTCOME2. PROCESS/STEPS3. OBSTACLES & SOLUTIONS
  57. 57. 1. Pick a big goal.2. Focus on skills and what’s measurable.3. Keep “training” and do ensure forward momentum.4. Filter information and be an observer.5. Visualize process and possible obstacles.SUMMARY
  58. 58. this is where all my other slides used to be.
  59. 59. imimpact.com/focus
  60. 60. 2.0
  61. 61. Thank you for watching! See the video with the fullpresentation here:http://imimpact.com/breakthrough-productivity/

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