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Monday is approaching and unlike Mondays in the past, you’re pumped because you’ve vowed to make some changes.
You were recently inspired to take control and start a new morning routine and your start day is Monday!
Monday rolls around and you’re ready. You went from sleeping in till 8:50AM to committing to a 5:00AM wake up call. It’s a little rough, but your adrenaline kicks in and you roll out of bed to start the routine you borrowed from a book.
As you matriculate through the morning, you feel really great. You have this innocent little smirk on your face because you feel like you’ve cracked the code to mastering your mornings, and there’s something satisfying about the fact that the people in your world are still sleeping.
As you begin to wrap up your morning and start your day, you feel accomplished. You did it!
The next morning comes and you do it again, this time feeding off the energy of yesterday. Then, midweek hits, your alarm goes off and you’re like…
”Just a few more minutes…”
The steam is definitely cooling off and you know it. A few minutes past, then an hour, and before you know it you’re back at the wake up time from last week and it’s disheartening.
Today feels like a failure and so you grant yourself permission to abandon the whole goal because of one setback…
Maybe you can’t relate to this exact scenario, but how many times have you committed to a new way of doing things only to falter a few days in?
It’s so incredibly common. You’re not alone.
I’ve seen good, ambitious, goal-oriented people with the best intentions fall victim to the challenges of implementing new routines.
While there can be many factors at play, I’ve found there are 3 common reasons why people can’t seem to stick with new routines:
SN: This is based on my observations as a Productivity Coach, not on scientific data.
Listen, I’m a fan of books like “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod and “The 5AM Club” by Robin Sharma. Those books have transformed millions of lives. I love the occasional blog post or podcast about some famous person’s routine just as much as the next person, BUT…
And there is a BUT. Just because these books and articles shine light on what works for other people, doesn’t mean it will work in the same way for you. What got them there will not necessarily get you there.
People share the routines that have helped them become successful, but what we don’t see are their teams, systems, and budget. All of which will differ from yours. There are aspects of their lifestyle and business that are different from yours and if you know that then you know why copying everything they do can’t possibly work for you.
This doesn’t mean we can’t look up to these people or take a page out of their book. It simply means we have to take the time to ask ourselves:
”What do my personality, passions, and purpose tell me about how I should design my daily routines?”
It’s about self-reflection and awareness. They likely have a strong WHY attached to their routines and you should too. A “WHY” for a routine can’t be, “because it works for Warren Buffet.” That why is not strong enough to weather the struggles of the how.
Instead of blindly adopting the routines of people we admire, the best thing we can do is design and customize routines that match our personality, passions, purpose, and overall natural rhythms.
That’s what will get you there.
Talk about self-sabotaging behavior. I’ve been guilty of this so many times in my life (mainly when it comes to establishing new eating habits and routines).
Setbacks should be treated as one-time events from which we strive to quickly recover. They are not meant to be a period, but rather a comma in our journey.
So many of us grant ourselves permission to throw the whole damn goal away when we mess up once or twice and that’s not okay.
Progress over perfection should be the goal. When consistency becomes difficult to maintain, we should ask ourselves:
”What can I do to make consistency achievable?”
You’ll find that solutions like built-in accountability and anchoring new habits to existing ones is a great start.
What we want to avoid is having this reflection time turn into a pity party or a sparring session. There is nothing to be gained from beating ourselves up about falling short. The best thing we can do is make a plan to reduce the odds of it happening again. That’s a far more productive use of time.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Allowing setbacks to constantly hijack your goals is a recipe for continued stagnation. You’re better than that and giving up on becoming the best version of yourself is not in the cards. Not today SATAN! Not TUHDAY!.
”I’m coming in hot, hot, hot, hot…” that song is stuck in my head as I contemplate this reason.
Here’s the thing:
When we’ve made the commitment to implement a new routine or habit we fall drunk in love with the end result. That vision of what could be if we just stick with it leads us to biting off way more than we can chew.
Before you know it, we’ve abandoned old routines and habits col turkey and replaced with our new one, but truthfully only a small percentage of the population can just quit something cold turkey.
I’ve found that those who can have strong ass “whys” that sustain them. Beyond that, cold turkey approaches are destined to fail due to our inherent nature. Again, my opinion, not backed by science. Although, I’m sure there are studies that support my claim.
Instead of going all in and implementing drastic changes all at once, why not ease into it. Make it a process.
I know why we don’t do it.
We live in a world of instant gratification. We believe the quicker we implement change, the faster we’ll reap the benefits of said change. I get it, but when we choose NOT to pace ourselves we fall much harder.
Perhaps, now is the time to start glorifying incremental progression over instant transformation. There’s no magic pill or potion for anything we want in life.
Allow yourself to slowly transition into your new routines and habits and celebrate the small wins along the way.
That’s much more sustainable long term and quite frankly, a lot less painful.
All that said, implementing new routines and habits can work for you. You just have to avoid blindly adopting the routines of others, stop allowing small setbacks to hijack your goals, and choose incremental progression over instant gratification.
It’s obviously easier said than done, but it can be done.
If I can add one more tip for ensuring you’re successful with new routines, it would be to get yourself a bombdotcom Accountability Partner who truly wants to se you win.
Accountability can be a secret weapon for a lot of people.
If you’re ready to start customize your rebel routines and stay consistent, enroll in The CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course Test Drive. It’s the first step to reclaiming your time, energy, and attention so you can get the right things done, at the right time, for the right reasons, in the right way for you.
As cliché as that saying may be, I’ve found it to be profoundly accurate.
Over the past 3 years, I’ve invested thousands of dollars in my personal and professional development. Some investments yielded a higher return than others, that’s just the nature of the beast.
While I don’t technically regret any investment, there are some that helped me move the needle so much in my business, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share them with you.
To be clear, I’ve made numerous great investments but the one I’m going to share today, just hit different.
I don’t make this statement lightly but:
WAIM Unlimited was the best investment decision I made last year in my business, and it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
I think it was the underlying WAIM ethos that sold it for me.
The Wandering Aimfully (WAIM) ethos is the idea that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for designing a business and life you love; there is only experimenting intentionally until you find the right answers for you.
If that’s not in perfect alignment with the overall sentiment of Miss Unconventional, I don’t know what is!
Caroline & Jason believe in wandering, exploring, and being open to the evolution of yourself and your business—while also striving to define and embody the values that aim you in the right direction. They say, “While you wander, do it AIMFULLY (not aimlessly) based on your own personal goals and your unique definition of success.”
Whew! That gives me chills every time.
Here’s a private message I sent to Jason and Caroline Zook (The Founders) at the end of 2021:
“Happy New Year Jason! Please give Caroline my love. I just wanted to hop on here to say THANK YOU! I may not be active in the Slack community, but if you remember when I first started with WAIM, I shared very specific goals with you.”
👉🏾 I wanted to have a fully-functioning website that showcased all the ways to work with me
✅ I have that now
👉🏾 I wanted to launch a Productivity Quiz with unique avatars and an email course
✅ I have that now
👉🏾 I wanted to launch an evergreen course on Teachery
✅ I have that now
👉🏾 I wanted a blog with 8-10 foundational articles like you suggested
✅ I have that now
👉🏾 I wanted to enhance the quality and increase the frequency of my content on IG
✅ I did that
👉🏾 I wanted to launch a solo-workshop style podcast
✅ I did that*
You know I’m not sharing all of this with you to brag. I have a LONG way to go in my business. I’m sharing this because I firmly believe that having you and Caroline as my Business Coaches last year gave me so much clarity, confidence, and endurance.
I can’t really believe everything I’ve been able to accomplish in such a short period of time! You both helped me lay such an amazing professional foundation. I feel on top of the world as I enter into 2022. Thank you for the way you show up and serve. I pray God blesses every single move you both make this year and beyond. Please share this with Caroline.”
I share this private message with you to give you context for why I’ve decided to be a WAIM Affiliate. It is because I believe in this program and its Founders. They have done wonders for my business and I’m still amazed by how much they OVER DELIVER, which is a core business value of mine.
I’d be remiss if I only shared my products and services when I know full well that it was investments like WAIM and others that have led to so many of my biz accomplishments.
Before I discovered WAIM Unlimited, I was STRUGGLING. I really didn’t know what to focus on and when, but the Un-Boring Business Roadmap was everything I needed and more to help me gain clarity on my next bold business move.
For those of you who’ve never heard of WAIM Unlimited, here’s an overview:
WAIM Unlimited is Caroline & Jason Zook’s comprehensive coaching program that helps online business owners learn everything they need to know to create a business that meets their individual goals—without burning out in the process.
For this enrollment period, March 21 – April 5, WAIM Unlimited will include:
At no additional cost!
You read that right! Once you’ve paid off your membership, you have access to everything they create for the LIFETIME of the membership. I was in awe when I saw this. I felt like I got my money’s worth with the first 2-hour training I watched!
This is hard because I love so much about this program/membership, but here are a few trainings, templates, and articles that have had a PROFOUND effect on my business:
From organizing my daily life and business systems to implementing ethical, sleaze-free marketing strategies, these trainings have equipped me with the tools I need to hit the ground running as a professional and profitable entrepreneur.
I joined WAIM in April of 2021, but had access to all the trainings they had done before and will continue to have access to every new training long after my last payment post. In a world that’s favoring the “Limited Time Access” model I found this to be refreshing and extremely valuable.
I’d invested in other business courses prior to WAIM Unlimited, but if I recall, none of them focused on the life-changing magic of slowing down and building at your own pace, prioritizing work-life harmony.
Most of what we see today is “Learn to hit 6-Figs in 3 Days!” Haha, I’m exaggerating but you get my point. The courses inside of WAIM Unlimited teach you how to build the business of your dreams in a chronological, strategic way that leaves the burnout and overwhelm at the proverbial door.
While the articles are available to anyone outside of the program, I wanted to include them because they are a prime example of how much Caroline and Jason love and care about the people they serve and the content they create. When the free content alone can provide so much value, you can’t help but be intrigued by the paid offers.
I remember reading a few of their articles and thinking to myself, “This right here is truly an UNCONVENTIONAL brand if I ever saw one.” Not to mention, there’s a catalogue of over 200 articles in the WAIM Unlimited Library, carefully categorized and curated for whatever you need to focus on in life and business.
The ideal customer for WAIM Unlimited is as follows:
✅ They own their own online business
✅ They are currently making some revenue with their business
✅ They want to grow their business, but want to do it intentionally (not just in it to hustle-to-the-bone to get rich, but want to live a spacious, balanced life along the way)
✅ They see themselves as creative in some way and are willing to do the work it takes to reach their goals
✅ They know it can feel lonely to own your own business so they’re looking for a community and group of like-minded people
✅ They value being inclusive, kind, curious, open, honest, and willing to ask for help
A person is NOT a good fit for WAIM’s products if…
❌ They don’t have a business at all
❌ They are looking for overnight success or silver bullets
❌ They think they can outsource every part of their business
❌ They think “passive income” means you can set it and forget it
❌ They want the easy way out and don’t want to do work or take action
❌ They want to make “6 figs” with no reason as to why
❌ Their business is affiliated with an MLM company
❌ They are only focused on growth (more customers, more money, etc)
❌ They are not okay with business owners talking about or supporting social justice initiatives promoting equality on behalf of marginalized groups
❌ They aren’t willing to laugh or have fun with biz
❌ They don’t like emojis 🤷🏻♂️
If you meet the criteria, I encourage you to enroll using my special affiliate link here.
Here’s why you’ll want to use my affiliate link:
To sweeten the deal, I’ve decided to add a bonus for anyone who joins WAIM Unlimited using my affiliate link.
Everyone who joins using my link will get FREE access to : CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course TEST DRIVE which includes:
💻 Welcome Module & Module 1: Customize Your Routines of the CYCCC
📕 Chaos CONQUERED! Book – Digital Version
🎧 Chaos CONQUERED Audiobook
📔 CONQUER Daily Planner: Digital Version
🖥 CONQUER Daily Notion Template
📜 30 Resources Every Productive Boss Needs
📆 7- Day Customize Your Routines Challenge
📓 20-Day CONQUER Daily Journal Prompts
📋 CONQUER Daily Exercise Routine Checklist
📝 CONQUER Daily Meal Plan
📌This is not a drill. This is not a joke. This CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course: Test Drive is valued at over $500! and all of these bonuses can be yours when you enroll in WAIM Unlimited using my Affiliate Link.
Access to these bonuses will begin on April 4, 2022, but the enrollment period for WAIM Unlimited starts TODAY.
If you have any questions, simply contact me on Instagram.
Do any of these statements strike a chord?
If they do, you’re the reason I created The CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course.
CYCCC is an eight-week self-paced coaching program where we reliably help our clients ruthlessly reclaim their T.E.A. AKA their time, energy, and attention, so they can
This 7-Step Conquer Method stands:
C– Customize your routines- that means morning, evening, and daily routines.
O– Overcome your overwhelm by establishing non-negotiable boundaries and setting up your self-care.
N– Narrow your focus which means prioritizing your needle moving task and zone of genius tasks.
Q– Quit prioritizing shallow tasks and learn how to delegate defer, delete or do.
U– Uplevel your systems and the three type of systems every Productive Boss needs.
E– Evaluate and elevate your environment and the three elements of your environment that you should be elevating and evaluating on a regular.
R– Record your efforts daily where you learn how to use data to drive your decisions and growth.
She feels frustrated and overwhelmed with her lifestyle and workload. She struggles to get her most important tasks done because the truth is she has no… you guessed it, boundaries.
She’s constantly allowing other people’s agendas in emergencies to take precedence over her tasks and self-care and when it comes to family, there’s nothing she won’t do. While that may sound noble, it’s not because this feeling of obligation to be available to any and everyone who needs her leads to chronic burnout, resentment, and goal abandonment.
Taking irrelevant calls in the middle of the day, answering emails as soon as they come in, and abandoning her needle-moving tasks to assist others with theirs is just a part of her daily routine; This routine is slowly dimming her light and stunting her growth.
She has tried to ignore or cut people off in the past, but the guilt always creeps in and sends her right back into their demanding arms. Before you know it, she’s right back to operating in a stress-induced coma with no sign of relief. Her resentment grows like a cancerous tumor and she’s on the brink of letting some poor unsuspecting soul HAVE IT.
Can you relate to No BOUNDARIES Barbara?
Do you know someone like her?
Barbara is who I created this course for. Specifically module 2: Overcome Your Overwhelm.
Why am I here?
She’s overwhelmed by all the ways she can show up in life and business. Her lack of self-awareness means she doesn’t have a grand vision for her life or career and this is frustrating on a visceral level. To Cara, it feels like everyone has life figured out but her. She’s constantly reading personal development books, listening to podcasts, and investing in courses and programs, hoping it’ll reveal the answers she so desperately seeks. Again and again, she comes up empty-handed or with only one piece of the puzzle.
Most of her personal and professional development investments lead to disappointment and dissatisfaction. Mainly because she’s looking for the answers in all the wrong places. Her mind races with new ideas and she entertains every single one. When the enthusiasm for the idea wears off and a new idea emerges, she jumps on it immediately abandoning the previous goal without remorse.
As a result, she never quite moves the needle far enough to gain any traction towards her goal.
Can you relate to No CLARITY Cara?
If so, the CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course is also for you. Specifically, Module 1: Customize Your Routines and Module 3: Narrow Your Focus.
She wears what feels like a million hats and is constantly distracted by her environment. It could be a neurochemical situation like a DD or ADHD but for the most part, it’s more likely a compilation of bad habits and lack of discipline.
Fiona falls victim to distractions like social media, Netflix binges, text messages, phone calls, and new hobbies or programs. These things drain her most precious commodities: her time, energy, and attention. Every time she begins to gain momentum on a needle-moving task, some distraction pops up and derails her progress. Next thing you know, month-long projects turn into year-long projects.
While we all have moments where we lack focus, No FOCUS Fiona tends to start and end each day never really knowing what will happen in between. Goals fall by the wayside, excuses start to roll in and discipline goes out the window. She struggles to stay on task and her self-confidence suffers.
She’s tried planners, productivity apps and alarms (seemingly everything), but nothing seems to work for long. Eventually, she chalks it up to being “just the way life is” and as a result, her schedule remains consistently chaotic.
If we’re being honest, we’ve all been No FOCUS Fiona at some point in our lives.
If you’re currently No FOCUS Fiona CONQUER your Chaos Crash Course was designed for you.
Specifically Modules 1, 3, and 6: Customize Your Routines, Narrow Your Focus, and Evaluate and Elevate your Environment.
She feels like if she doesn’t do it herself, it won’t get done right or at all. She struggles with relinquishing control, and this causes her to constantly operate outside her zones of genius. We all have certain basic tasks we’re forced to take care of ourselves, but No HELP Halle has trouble asking for and accepting help when it is offered. This leaves her with very little time, energy, and attention to focus on her needle-moving zone of genius tasks.
I feel bad for Halle because she sometimes misses or forfeits amazing opportunities that come along. While she’s swamped doing things that could have been delegated to others. She’s tried hiring and accepting help when it is offered, but she’s been burned so many times before that homegirl has major trust issues now.
I’ve met many entrepreneurs and stay-at-home parents who would tell you themselves that they are a carbon copy of No HELP Halle. I’m sure if you browse the mid-level management floors of your local corporate companies, you’ll find some No HELP Halles there too.
If you resonate with No HELP Halle CONQUER Your Chaos is also for you. Specifically, Modules 3, 4, 5, and 6: Narrow Your Focus, Quit Prioritizing Shallow Tasks, Uplevel Your Systems, and Evaluate and Elevate your Environment.
She’s goal-oriented and ambitious, but she has no systems in place to support her ambitions. She has no consistent routines, no self-care systems, no professional and business-related workflows, nothing.
She’s just winging it every single day. As a result, she suffers from exhaustion, her lack of systems often leads to burnout, demotivation, and inconsistent or non-existent discipline. What kills me is that Sandra doesn’t even know that shit doesn’t have to be this hard. For her, the thought of setting aside all this time to put better systems in place to support her lifestyle and business sounds like a waste of time. She doesn’t realize yet how making time on the front end to set up herself for success will ultimately lead to copious amounts of time saved on the back end.
If you resonate with No SYSTEMS Sandra, CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course is absolutely for you. Specifically, Modules 1, 5, and 7: Customize Your Routines, Uplevel Your Systems, and Record Your Efforts Daily.
1. How productive are you at work on a scale of 1 to 5?
1- I end the day wondering what the hell got done and the answer is a whole lot of nothing
2- I feel like I worked but I have no idea if what I did move the needle and I feel exhausted.
3- I get things done occasionally, but there are times when I just get distracted.
4- I get the right things done consistently.
5- I get the right things done at the right time for the right reasons and still have time for self-care.
2. How productive are you at home on a scale of 1 to 5
1- I start the day building hurried and unorganized in the day the same way. It’s exhausting!
2- My mornings are a little hectic, but it feels normal.
3- I have solid routines but they do get interrupted more often than I’d like.
4- I have a solid morning routine that gets me ready for the day.
5- I have solid morning and evening routines and systems for all of the household chores.
Now with online entrepreneurs and corporate professionals who have side hustles we have found that the average score tends to hover between 1.8 and 2.5. Keep in mind that’s BEFORE enrolling in CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course.
But when you enroll and CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course, we can reliably raise this score by at least 2 points in both professional productivity and personal productivity.
Let’s address these questions now.
When it comes to the investment or how much money it will cost you currently on March 7, 2022, the current enrollment rate is $1,000.
That’s less than a coffee a day for an entire year.
Or you can opt for the payment plan which is $400 per month for 3 months.
Keep in mind this price expires April 4, 2022, as additional features will be added and the price will increase to reflect those upgrades.
This means those who enroll before April 4, 2022, will still receive all of the upgrades to come at the current rate. The people who enroll before April 4, 2022, will NOT have to pay extra for the additional features being added.
How will you know you’ve gotten the results? Well, you will complete a pre-registration form which is required for everyone to gauge their starting point. Midway through the course, you will complete a satisfaction and performance survey, and at the end, you will share your reflections and progressions in a feedback survey. You will also have a compilation of all of the work that you’ve done with 8 challenges and the answers you provide will be used to determine your overall growth.
Trust me you will know if you gotten what you came for.
Will the results last? Well, CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course helps instill game-changing habits that will remain long after the course concludes. The time you’ll spend customizing systems and routines will save you tons of time and energy. The boundaries you’ll learn to establish will be the benchmark for every interaction moving forward. The environment you’ll cultivate will be one fit for a Productive Boss.
If you can’t identify with any of the personas, then this course is likely NOT for you.
If you’re thinking to yourself: Is this the real deal, Kierra?
All I can do is share the feedback that I’ve received from people who have gone through the course.
For example, Kayla said,
I’ve been enjoying the different formats of information you provide for each module. I can tell that you’ve put your heart and soul into this. I love the simplicity of your platforms too. It’s so obvious where everything is even someone not so tech savvy, such as myself can figure it out. Everything feels clear and organized. Even at this stage. I can tell this course is going to help me look at my productivity in a brand new way and make me deal with things I didn’t realize I was trying to avoid. It’s going to be challenging, and I’m glad I’m not doing it alone.
I’ll tell you one more. Laurelle said,
Thank you for helping me focus and become more consistent. You’ve actively listened and allowed me to give you a backstory on how I’ve ended up here. I’m excited to have someone like you who understands exactly where I am and knows how to help me make a difference in other’s lives without feeling clueless as to what tasks I should be tackling. I appreciate your transparency and the energy that you bring on every call in every video. I’m excited about my new productive lifestyle. I now know that things can be simplified and my overwhelm can be conquered.
I have more testimonials at https://missunconventional.com/course
This course has changed the game for so many.
I have clients who I worked with more than a year ago who are still screaming from the rooftops about not only me as a Productivity Coach but the content that I shared with them and the work they did along the way.
They’re still implementing everything that they learned to this day!
So, why wait? If this feels right for you, don’t delay another day. Believe in yourself. Make your next investment your best investment and enroll in the CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course at https://missunconventional.com/course
Do you have that one friend or colleague that seems to be running circles around everyone?
Every time you turn around they’ve hit yet another major milestone.
Wrote a book.
Discovered a cure for cancer.
Increased their revenue by 30%.
I’m being dramatic, but you get the picture.
This is about that friend who has their shit together.
They properly plan.
They have boundaries.
They get the RIGHT shit done at the RIGHT time for the RIGHT reasons.
Do you want to be able to say the same for yourself?
Try adopting some of their habits…
I’m not saying adopt their routines or schedules. We all are unique so the way you do what you do can and should be different, BUT you can adopt some of their daily principles and habits:
Well, I’m sorry to disappoint, but this is not what I was going to say. I don’t believe in a blanket statement, one-size-fits-all platitudes.
Whether this places them in the 5AM club is neither here nor there. The key here is they are not rolling out of bed and directly into someone else’s agenda.
They are giving themselves the time and space to fill up their cup (in whichever way works for them) before diving into other people’s emergencies and demands.
They’re not afraid or apologetic about being selfish with the first hour of their day.
2. Choosing to meditate, exercise, and eat at the most appropriate time for them.
I know quite a few productive people (including myself) who skip breakfast altogether. Again, not recommending you do the same. I’m simply pointing out that most Productive Bosses eat when their body is ready to eat, exercise at the time of day best for their rhythms, and reserves meditation for a time that’s most beneficial for them.
Point being, they do all of these things, yes, but it doesn’t always happen at the top of every day and that’s okay. Your productive friends understand the power of making sure their routines match their natural rhythms.
3. Scheduling their “to-do” items directly inside their calendars.
Many of your productive friends are not deciding the day of what their needle-moving tasks are going to be. They have likely set goals and targets for the month, broken those goals down into actionable tasks, and placed those tasks inside their calendar.
If they do review the day of or the night before, it’s likely to refresh their memory or move things around if any part of their schedule has shifted since setting the goals.
In other words, they knew what needed to be done before the day it was due arrived.
4. Breaking when necessary, but remaining in a flow state when the situation warrants it.
Maybe you’ve heard of the famous Pomodoro Technique which encourages people to work for 25 minutes and break for 5 minutes consecutively for 4 rounds, then take an extended 15 to 20-minute break and start again.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…come closer….Your productive friends do not do this shit. They’d likely never get anything done if they did this.
Instead, most of them would rather remain in a flow state for an hour to 90 minutes and then take a break. I have yet to meet a high performing, productive boss who interrupts their flow state every 20 to 25 minutes. It’s nonsense.
5. Completing their most needle-moving task first which is not always the “hardest” task Brian Tracy coined the phrase “Eat That Frog” in his book of the same title.
He was saying when you wake up in the morning, you should complete your hardest, most difficult task first.
Let me just say this, I LOVE Brian. He’s my mentor! I’ve learned so much from him, but I respectfully disagree and I think your productive friends will too.
While it is important to complete your most important, needle-moving tasks first, those tasks are not ALWAYS the hardest or most difficult. In fact, I’ve experienced the opposite to be true. It’s the shallow tasks (the tasks outside of our zone of genius) that prove to be the hardest.
Our needle-moving tasks (the tasks WITHIN our zone of genius) are not only most important, but also easier than the shallow tasks. To respectfully disagree even further, the needle-moving, zone of genius tasks shouldn’t necessarily be completed first thing in the morning.
Instead, those tasks (which require lots of brain power and focus) should be completed at the time of day when your energy is at its peak! If that’s first thing in the morning for you, great! But, that’s not always the case for your productive friends. We’re all different.
I say all this to say, ignore all the cliché productivity advice you hear and start paying attention to the actions and principles your productive friends live by.
If you want to properly plan, establish boundaries, and get the RIGHT things done, at the RIGHT time, for the RIGHT reasons, in the RIGHT way for YOU, I highly recommend enrolling in CONQUER Your Chaos Crash Course where I walk you through the 7 steps to ruthlessly reclaiming your most precious commodities: Time, Energy, & Attention.
You’re one 8-week course away from becoming a Productive Boss just like your productive friends.
After facilitating over 200+ breakthroughs with course creators and hosting luxe VIP Day experiences with entrepreneurs at the top of their game, I was able to create a system that hits all the right spots for someone like you striving to build a profitable, productive, and unconventional business.
My clients are reclaiming their time, energy, and attention, designing unique business models that fit their ideal lifestyle, and creating signature systems that get their clients results, ditching programs and toxic thought patterns that no longer serve them, and finally enjoying the entrepreneurial journey.
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