Day 71 was pretty standard other than staying up later to finish editing a vlog and get it uploaded! I really need to fine-tune the process so it doesn’t take soo long, because I don’t want to spend every night staying up late to edit, making it even harder to get up at 3am and start the next day!… Something else to work on…
I hope you’re having a fantastic and productive day today!
Day 64 was a busy work day, the evening just happened to be the only evening during the week that I was going to be able to spend with my partner so I made the most of it!
The rest of the weekday evenings are taken up by work and music lessons, but gotta make time for those in your corner!
I hope you’re having a fantastic and productive day today,
Every morning when I set up an online yoga class, I have to do a google search for the ONE website that I use.
Every morning I think “I should set up a bookmark for that so I don’t have to search for it”, followed by “ohhh that’s not going to fit with the other bookmarks I have and hardly ever use, I’ll clear it out and add it later”.
I never did, until this morning.
It took all of 5 minutes and it will save me plenty more than that not having to search for my chosen yoga website every morning, and being distracted with what bookmarks I did have.
As I was going through them I realised that I had been prioritising other websites that I hardly ever use (e.g. Trade Me), over a site that I used daily, benefited my mental and physical wellbeing, and was directly related to my goals.
I now have my bookmarks bar arranged by order of priority and use, with anything that trails off the end (requiring that extra click on the >> button, being of VERY low importance, and hidden where they can’t distract me from what I SHOULD be using my laptop for if I’m online. Health and wellbeing, writing, researching, and motivating.
Control your environment and what takes your focus!
Have a fantastic day guys, I hope you crush it!
Darren Hardy is an author, keynote speaker and mentor, who focuses on increasing productivity, and other common sticking points for the ambitious.
Yesterday I tuned in to a webinar held by Darren, which identified 3 techniques used by the successful to stay focused and accomplish more. The webinar itself was just over an hour before I finally tuned out, with around the last half of it being the usual “webinar attendees only” special deal for whatever follow-on product the speaker is offering (but we’ll get to that in a bit).
The first and informative half of the webinar was however very useful! He discussed 3 main strategies used by the successful to stay focused and make the most of their time:
- Have a system in place to keep distractions away from them and what they have chosen to focus their time on
- Limit the amount of decisions they have to make in a day, by creating autonomy and routine around the less important functions, and leaving them free to think critically about the important decisions
- Leverage their time, energy and focus for the important things, which will yield the highest return on their invested time, etc.
These things may seem like no-brainers, but that doesn’t mean we are doing them! This is also something Darren touched on. After all, just because we know how to get the summer body we want, it doesn’t mean we will all be strutting confidently in our bikinis next season!
The sales pitch I mentioned earlier, and which always follows a free webinar, was for a 90 day productivity training programme, along with a few other extras. Honestly, what he was offering did actually sound pretty good, but for me, I think the pitch just went on too long, much like any TV infomercial, and I tuned out. However, I’m sure it will be useful for those who purchased it!
He does send daily motivational emails and videos which are free to subscribe to (some motivational, some more sales pitch), so if you’re interested you can check out his website here.
Have FANTASTIC day guys! Go out and crush it!