If you're an entrepreneur, you need to hustle 24/7. You need to be always on. You need to make superhuman efforts and far outperform the average 9-to-5 working chump.
And getting a solid 8 hours of sleep just doesn't fit that picture, does it?
This is the kind of message I'm seeing a lot in entrepreneurial circles. More specifically, I've recently seen the spread of the idea that entrepreneurs ought to wake up at 5 AM or earlier, to get some extra productive hours in.
It fits the picture of the look-at-me-I'm-working-so-hard hustler, but it has little to do with real productivity. In this video, I explain why I think getting up super early is the dumbest trend in entrepreneurship.
Trello is a powerful tool for managing your tasks and projects. But unless you use it the right way, working with Trello can feel slow, frustrating and demotivating.
In today's video, we're looking at a key factor that can help you get more out of Trello, whether you're working alone or with a team. What we're diving into today is a psychological factor - it affects how you feel and how motivated you are. And that will have a huge effect on how much work you get done.
Check out the video to learn all about this factor, which I call "Board Velocity".
In this post, I'll share 3 tools with you, that can help you take your productivity to the next level. Actually, it's more of a 3-tools-in-one Swiss Army knife kind of deal: the first tool is the task management app Trello (which you can use for free). The second tool is a specific Trello setup that I use for personal productivity (and I'll walk you through exactly how to set it up). Finally, the third tool is a a collection of my favorite, time-saving shortcuts in Trello.
Combine all 3 and you'll be blazing through your daily tasks like never before!
Check out the video to see my exact setup and strategy.
"What gets measured gets managed." This quote by Peter Drucker hints at a powerful productivity tool that few entrepreneurs make good use of.
Think of it like this: if you measure the wrong things in your business, it's like you're trying to drive with the handbrake on. If you measure the right things, it's a free productivity boost that costs you almost no effort.
For entrepreneurs, an important way to measure the right thing is in the concept of Personal KPI (key performance indicators), which we introduced in this podcast episode about overcoming perfectionism. In today's post, I'll show you the tools you can use to put this advice into practice.
Today, I'm turning my usual approach on its head.
What I normally do is test out different tools, systems and ideas in my own business and life and then report here (in articles and videos) what worked and didn't work for me.
Today, I'm inviting you to join me in my role of being a guinea pig for a new idea. I'm sharing a simple tool that I've developed to make me more productive in 2018, so you can start using it as well, right away.
As you'll see, it's perfectly suited for the start of a new year, which is why I wanted to give you the opportunity to join me in a year-long experiment.
You've been lied to.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of such bad news, but you've been lied to. And it gets worse: you've been lied to by some of the people you admire and look up to, the most.
Specifically, you've been told that you should always give it your best. That you should always give 100%. Perhaps even 110%.
That is the path to success and excellence, is it not? That's how the rich and famous managed to climb to their position in life.
In reality, this is an idea that, if followed in earnest, will keep you small, weak and frustrated.
If you're a creator (whether you're creating written content, videos or anything else), you need to focus on creating a lot and publishing fast.
In this previous post, I've laid out why you should focus on quantity instead of quality for your content marketing and here's a mental reframe you can use if you're stuck in the perfectionist mindset.
Today's video adds another reason why publishing often and fast is so important.
The way people work is rapidly changing – especially if that work is tied to online industries.
Instead of signing up to do a manager’s bidding from a drab office cubicle, more and more people are opting in to do remote work from locations of their own choosing.
Since working from home eliminates hassles like the stress of daily commuting – or even having to put pants on in the morning – the benefits of such careers are becoming increasingly appealing.
But even as people ditch the corporate cubicle, they’re not saying goodbye to the office environment all together. Remote coworking spaces are quickly becoming the productivity environment of choice for modern day solopreneurs and freelancers.
These work locations offer opportunities for coworkers to share their skills and build networks with other online professionals in a way they can’t do from home.
If you’re thinking about leaving the comfort of your home office to work from a coworking space near you, this week’s Silver Bulletin will show you the many productivity benefits and drawbacks these new work environments have to offer.Continue reading
How much easier would your life be if you could outsource all the tedious parts of your work? Outsourcing might even be the key to an early retirement, with logic that goes something like this: if your work is worth $20 per hour right now and you can pay someone else $10 per hour to do it for you, you're home free!
Unfortunately, the reality of finding the right people to work with and outsource work to rarely matches up with lofty expectations like those.
In today's post, you'll discover the method I use to find great people to outsource work to (and the big mistake I've learnt to avoid).Continue reading
If one of the things you're pursuing with your business is personal freedom, this post is for you.
Many of us dream of living a location independent lifestyle and having the freedom to travel the world and see exotic and exciting places. Building a business is tough enough by itself, but growing a business while traveling? That presents a whole new layer of challenges.
Watch the video below to see my exact "work and travel" setup that I use to keep my productivity high while I'm on the road. Oh, and that includes a full video marketing setup...Continue reading
Do you ever feel like your business is turning into a monster and trying to drown you in a flood of work? Ever felt overwhelmed with just too many tasks and too many things that need to get done?
As an entrepreneur, your answer might well be: “story of my life…”
In today’s quick video, I present a simple method that can clear the overwhelm. Warning: you might not like it (but it does work very well).
The harsh reality is that among millions of people who try to and would like to create a successful online business, only very few ever succeed.
Most of us never really get off the blocks or maybe get to some level of success, only to get stuck again.
In this webinar replay, you’ll learn about a unique system, created to deal specifically with the challenges that face online entrepreneurs. If you want to make faster progress in your business and eliminate confusion, overwhelm and information overload, this one is for you.