How to Turbocharge Your Business


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To be successful without burning out, you need to work smart. I’ll show you how to find time, focus like a laser, boost your energy & distraction-proof yourself against the inevitable time gremlins.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliates/Publishers
Niche/vertical: Productivity

Aaron Dragushan, Founder, Upgrade Me (Twitter @dragushan)

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  • Green got scooped. Red never made it out of grad school. Blue got a lot done.
  • your best work. feels good. requires time to get into it when you’re there, you lose track of time
  • Your day might start later, just an example
  • REACTING TO OTHER PEOPLE NOT “what’s most important to do today” easy to wander off, haven’t even started yet.
  • take just 3 minutes decide on 3 things you’re going to do today gives a sense of structure
  • take just 3 minutes decide on 3 things you’re going to do today gives a sense of structure
  • block distractions physically get water turn off internet close door sign on door
  • phone rings, “should I answer it?” turn off phone, you don’t choose just keep going.
  • so you can lose yourself in your work if you’re kicking butt you’ll just keep going.
  • Oh! Forgot to reply to Ben about the meeting LOST IN EMAIL write ‘em down keep going
  • so you can lose yourself in your work if you’re kicking butt you’ll just keep going.
  • TENNIS BASKETBALL study found HEART RATE DROPS “ winners weren’t necessarily more talented than their competitors, but they did use their energy more efficiently.”
  • NOT email or facebook timer lets you have a COMPLETE change of focus. eg. Anna’s example of holding something heavy, don’t switch to holding something else...
  • running, shower, in bed, relaxing archimedes and the tub. newton and the apple
  • basic email expense reports travel planning reviewing other people’s papers “ gotta be done”
  • sticky note unplug monitor hide mouse
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  • How to Turbocharge Your Business

    1. 1. Affiliate Summit East 2010 How to Turbocharge your business Aaron Dragushan Founder, UpgradeMe.Org
    2. 2. What determines Success? <ul><li>Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Luck </li></ul>
    3. 4. Speed <ul><li>Start (Overcome Procrastination) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Going (Avoid distractions) </li></ul><ul><li>Reset (back On Track) </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Time and Energy (breaks, cycles) </li></ul>
    4. 5. Knowledge Work your work is to think
    5. 6. The Zone ...concentration is fragile
    6. 7. Interrupt-driven (booo)
    7. 8. Focused work
    8. 9. Let’s walk through a day...
    9. 10. WAIT! Email. Is. Deadly.
    10. 11. Quick & Practical: The “3-minute plan”
    11. 12. Trains vs Buses
    12. 13. Focused on Speed (not direction) No interruptions (walls up)
    13. 14. Constant Direction Changes Constant interruptions External Influences (traffic)
    14. 15. Morning are for Trains
    15. 16. 1. Checklist “Shields Up”
    16. 17. Avoiding Distractions
    17. 18. 2. Start Timer
    18. 19. Internal Distractions (butterflies)
    19. 21. Breaktime! (yes, even you)
    20. 22. Image Attribution: Champions & “mini breaks”
    21. 23. How to take a break
    22. 24. where do you THINK best?
    23. 25. Afternoons: Maintenance Work
    24. 26. Putting it all together
    25. 27. Night: Set yourself up for tomorrow
    26. 28. *Dancing Bears not included. http://UpgradeMe.Org/ASE10 Thanks! Aaron Dragushan http://UpgradeMe.Org
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