Top 10 Ways To Dramatically Increase Your Personal Productivity

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Everybody wants to be successful, everybody wants to make a million dollar per month. Nobody wants face failure and live below their standards. To pursue these ambitions, people try hard to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Here are the 10 ways that can increase your personal productivity, right away.

[blockquote align=”center”]“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle[/blockquote]

1. Get out of the grey zone

 

Grey zone means mixing things up, it kills our personal productivity. If you try to mix things up, you lose your focus and momentum and ultimately fail. In an order to achieve your goal, you just got to get clear an stay focused.

Outsource the stuff you hate.

Don’t like copywriting? Outsource it, Don’t like managing your website? Outsource it.

My point is that: outsource all the head banging stuff. I do it and there are lots people in India and Philippines who will love to do your head banging stuff for cheap. I do it and it helps me to focus only on the stuff that has maximum outcome.

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2. Build up a result driven plan

This will boost your personal productivity by a significant amount. Creating a result driven plan is a key towards achieving peak performance, you get the idea?

So here is the thing, write down all the things on a piece of paper (or use this) that you have to do and arrange everything in the order of the results you expect from them. You see where it is going?

Whenever you’re creating a personal growth plan, it is important to focus on outcomes from specific actions.

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3. Hire a peak performance coach

Okay this one is the easiest and I personally recommend you to get a peak performance coach. Everybody needs a coach. The one who don’t need are people like Mozart because he is the creature of some other planet. Okay let’s not talk about Mozart, but you get the idea, right?

Okay let me make it clear, even Bruce Lee had a coach, his name was Yip Man. We need somebody to stand behind us and yell RUN!

So, unless you are Mozart who had written several symphonies before the age of 12, you NEED a coach. A Coach will provide you a new perspective and he see you from an achiever’s perspective.

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4. Get a Peak Performance program and GO THROUGH IT!

I did a survey recently and found that many people who buy a premium product like Igniter™ Frameworks, Personal Power 2 or any other peak performance and productivity product, don’t complete it. Even the people who buy expensive products like elite marketing training programs don’t complete it.

Now here is the big picture, if you can get a high quality peak performance program and go through it as it says then you will increase your performance. I’m talking about credible and result driven complete coaching programs. I remember I went through some of the Tony’s stuff like Ultimate Business Mastery and it gave me a new perspective and changed the way I used to think in terms of business growth.

I’ve been through many peak performance coaching programs and they are some of the best ways to achieve our desired results. I know this because I have been in this industry and struggled to achieve perfection, which isn’t a good idea, you know, trying to be perfect in everything.

If you’re looking for a peak performance complete coaching program then go and get Igniter™, I created this product and it’s a complete package to get you the type of results that you want to achieve.

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5. Do some number crunching

 

This is one of the basics of high performance. Calculate the results you got when you took a particular action. Know what type of outcome you want to achieve and which  action steps you should execute to achieve it. Calculate the time required to take those action. Write down the goals that are logically achievable and be specific. Emphasize the action step from its dedicated outcome and return.

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6. Develop a persuasive perspective

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Your perspective is the key towards your way of perceiving information. Your perspective can demoralize you or motivate you, it can get you the results you want or even snatch the opportunities from you. Your perspective is shaped by the influence you had or still having over yourself and this is why the tip below is important.

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7. Stop injecting poison in your brain!

You can determine the amount of poison in your brain by measuring the time you spent watching Fox news. TV and general news is one of the biggest sources that injects negativity in your brain followed by dumb gossips and back biting. There are 1 out of 10 things that are negative, but nine are positive. General news shows this content because that is what they do for money.

 

 

If you continue this than you’ll develop a perspective that people are bad. A good perspective and a helping character will make you feel awesome emotionally. This will reduce stress and ultimately leave an impact over your performance and productivity.

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8. Watch specific news NOT general news

Watch the news of specific category like start-up news, tech news or try the oat meal’s comics. This will increase your knowledge in your field and boost your productivity as you’ll be clear about your action steps and way of perceiving new information and executing action steps.

But the conclusion is that avoid negativity around you and focus on things that inspires and motivates you.

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9. The Secret …but it doesn’t work that way

You may have heard about this book called “The Secret.” Its a good book but what it tries to tell us is not to focus on the things that you don’t want and focus only on the things that you want.

This is complete true but there is a problem, it doesn’t work that way. We humans are naturally programmed towards wasting 2 times more energy and stress to avoid the things we don’t want rather than achieving the things that we want.

You’re only human and it is hard to do things that way! I recently did a conference call (which is available for free, subscribe and I’ll send it to you) in which I emphasized this thing.

I believe it is a skill and you really have to be passionate about what you do in an order to stop focusing on the worst. Start imagining the life you’ll have after you took action over your plans to achieve your goal? How will it change your life, describe and write down the exact emotions and moments that you want to create, do this exercise for about an hour to get clear.

You got to have a reason why you do what you do. You’ll see that you’ll start inclining towards the things that you want a little more and boost your productivity of course.

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10. Take the damn action!

Okay, this is the time to make a decision and create a moment to get serious. What is stopping you from taking the damn action? What’s causing that friction?

Here is the thing:

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people focus on being perfect, BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT! Perfection is a friction, you become perfect as you move forward and take continuous action.

“Imperfect Action is better than no action.” – Giovanna Garcia

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Bonus: Use apps to measure your results

I use various productivity apps, for mac you can use iProcrastinate, it is free and available on the mac app store. For PC, you can use mind manager, one note or just use web based tools like tadalist.com.

Read this post, I wrote about increasing productivity using apps.

So what’s your favorite productivity app?

Have any questions? Post it in the comments below.

 

 

 

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How To Increase Your Personal Productivity

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“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

For the last time I’m saying this: Get a journal! Personal productivity is all about measuring your results and how you manage your lists. If you are not tracking how much productive you are, then chances are that you will lose your momentum or have variations in your performance, specially mental tasks. Achieving peak performance is all about how to set up your tasks that has highest outcome into your routine. Are you working with your lists? I use ta-da-liststo create my small lists. Now once you’ve set yourself up about what outcomes you want, start creating lists.

There are 4 types of lists (you can have as many as you can)

  1. Daily Lists
  2. Weakly Lists
  3. Monthly Lists
  4. New Year Resolutions

So, write all the achievable tasks that has the highest possible outcome in them. What do you want from yourself? Do you want to achieve peak performnace? What steps you have to take to achieve peak performance? What is peak performance according to you? Do you want to double your business this year? What steps are necessary for it?

If you’ll ask yourself these types of questions, you’ll get some great answers about your “to do tasks.”
I maintain my personal productivity and performance by maintaining a good list.

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Here is an example of my new year resolution’s list:

  1. Invest in a start-up and get involved with product development team (done)
  2. Buy a building in an order to own an asset instead of paying rent (pending)
  3. Buy a sports car (pending)
  4. Build a new iPhone game. (done)
  5. Host the best personal growth event you can ever think of . (pending)
  6. Launch a Mastermind Group (done)
  7. Launch an intense personal growth product. (done)
  8. Go Kashmir for vacation (done)
  9. Create a short film (done, pending release)
  10. Meat some of the biggest names in personal development, growth and NLP field (scheduled)
  11. Go to Tony Robbins seminar (scheduled and booked, 2 September in Fiji, 14 September in San Diego and Business mastery in Las Vegas, 12 January 2012)
  12. Meet Tony Robbins (pending)
  13. Sell 5000 copies of Igniter. (half done)
  14. Volunteer for someone (done for RDF)
  15. Get your teeth corrected (pending)
  16. Gain 20 pounds (half done)
  17. Stay at most expensive hotel in the world (pending)

All these tasks are doable and specific.

All the tasks you put on your list must have a strategy behind them. And these strategy should be scheduled in chunks. So suppose if you want to lose 20 pounds this year, what strategy are you going to create to make that happen? Once you’ve got the killer strategy, you plan to schedule it. That result oriented schedule will help you move forward towards achieving your goal. But don’t procrastinate, and if you are really passionate about what you do, you’ll make it. I tell these things to companies that hire me, help them set this thing in their system and they pay me a lot to do this. (can’t reveal the numbers, companies don’t allow it). Accenture takes 6 figure fees to do the same thing. Master this technique, it will change your life. Result oriented strategies works. Follow this strategy to make lists that actually works. If you follow it like this, this will dramatically influence over your personal productivity. It is mostly not about how we manage our time, but how we manage ourselves. [blockquote align=”right”]”Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.“ –Bruce Lee[/blockquote]

Some Personal Productivity Apps

If you are an iPhone user, you may want to check out Tasks, Lists, and Notes app. If you use Google Chrome then check out evernote, quick note, read later and listthings apps in Chrome webstore. These are some great productivity apps. [divider]

Hire a Peak Performance Coach

Okay, this tip is a big one. This is not a tip but common sense. If you are facing constant procrastination and lack of interest in taking action, then it is time to look out for a peak performance coach. This will change your life, you may have thoughts that you don’t need a coach but trust me, everybody needs a coach. Personal productivity is the first pillar of peak performance. So if you are serous about increasing your performance then hire a coach. If you cannot afford one, try some personal growth product, do a Google search or get igniter!

Measure Your Results

Knowing your outcomes isn’t enough, you have to know how you are performing in an order to rate your productivity level. Productivity is all about your efforts towards desired results. So beign productive is all about the speed of implementation. [divider] In the conclusion, I just want to mention that in an order to boost your productivity, you need to focus on the importance of results that comes out of various tasks. If you can master this thing, you will see an improvement in your personal productivity as well as performance. If you actually want to boost your personal productivity you need to figure out the reason of your procrastination, sometimes our work lacks excitement and interest which mostly results in procrastination. But actually there are many factors attached to it. You have to figure them out.

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How Great Leaders Inspire People

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There is a difference between a leader and those who “Lead.”

The people who lead, are the once who actually inspire people. While the leaders are just there to tell people what to do and how to do. Great leaders share their beliefs, connect directly and share their own inspirations.

They have a reason that, “Why they do it.”

This is what inspires people. It’s not about “What,” it’s not about “How,” but the “Why.”

This is what Tony Robbins used to inspire people, it’s what Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King and Write brothers used to inspire people.

I was watching an interesting Ted Talks by Simon Sinek and he caught my attention in just first few seconds. This guy definitely knows what he is talking about.

Why do people buy Apple’s products like crazy? It’s not because iPad or iPod or IPhone or a Mac is unique. It’s because there is only one Steve Jobs. You may find many reasons, some may say it’s all the hype, some will say their products are simple and elegant, some may say it’s cool and so on.

But the actual reason why people buy from them is because they “believe” it’s one of the best products out there in the market and Apple is innovative. They share their beliefs about how a product should be with the guy who leads the apple.

Your actions should be directed by your passion, if your actions are not directed by your passion then you can be a little bit successful, but not great.

This is what Google shares with us. Their famous “Don’t be Evil” motto, which shows what they believe. Most of the people believes that corporate jackasses have only one motto, make more money.

What is their purpose?

Of course, Profits. Don’t let hunger for money drive your decision making system.

And that is kinda true. In many big companies that I have seen, they all have Harvard or Stanford educated executives to lead their company. But they can never understand that their degree won’t help them becoming great.

Write brothers have NO college education. They funded their project by their own savings via their bicycle shop. They have a passion that they can do something that can change the world around. And so, they did!

Many people at that time were figuring out how to make an airplane, heavily funded with highly educated people around them. But they don’t have their “Why.” The only why they had was that they wanna be rich.

Steve Jobs was also a drop out and almost didn’t have any college education. Richard Branson is Dyslex and a dropout too. Frank Kern, the legendary internet marketer is dyslexic, and didn’t went to a college.

They all believe in sharing and creating the value. They believe in working hard to create that value, which makes a difference. This is what separates the “Leaders” from “The ones who lead.”

This is what separates the politicians from M.L. King, Gandhi and Lincoln.

So, why you do what you do? If you can’t find a clear and an instant answer, then you gotto work on it.

 

So until we meet again, Be Good, Get Clear and Get Charged.

Talk Soon,

Wayne

 

Lessons from World’s Coolest Cult of Secrecy – Part II

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Now you have seen Jobs’ role in the company, you might be getting the idea why there was a dramatic shift in the growth of Apple since he returned.

Apple is called “Jobs’ Cult of Secrecy” because of his attitude towards making things super surprising.

In 1980s when Apple was young, Jobs had a painting in the office, it says “Lousy Lips, Sinks the Ships.”

Lessons from World’s Coolest Cult of Secrecy

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Steve JobsThis morning I was sitting in my lawn swapping some pages of a book (I was trying to read), I went through an incredible chapter. The book called “Inside Steve’s Brain.” I forgot who wrote it but it has some killer lessons.

I’m gonna share some lessons which I accidentally learned from the book.

BTW is a short book, not some 1000 pages pain in the ass, if you are thinking of buying it, then go get it. It’s really good and worth investing your time.

But still read this post because I know 90% of people don’t go through the whole “informative book.” I mean people never leave books unreaded if they are some crap like harry potter, but if they are some good shit like this one then daah!

They hardly go after 2nd chapter. You know what I mean?

It’s about business life of our mean old turtle neck Steve Jobs.

We all know who he is.

He is our planet’s one of the coolest marketer or say CEO ever. He knows how to sell stuff. His taste of picking product is so awesome that no product of apple actually sucked like hell in his years of activeness.

We can learn some of the best marketing lessons from Jobs’ marketing campaigns and his cult of secrecy.