SO, you are the business, right?.. Everyone tells you that YOU are the business, and you are. So if you 10x’d your business and got 10 times more done, would you have to work 10 x harder?..
NO. because most tasks that we do.. take a lot longer than our actually capability of doing them. Time and time again we stretch out the completion time to fit the framework of what we have assessed to be the right time to take.
I’m going to show you a way to achieve your goals up to 10x faster in a “rapid fire” way without stressing out or collapsing from exhaustion. After all, we chose this wonderful profession of ours to gain time freedom. No one wants to be the richest person in the cemetery.
So how is it possible to achieve your goals faster without “overdoing it”?. Well, for those of you who know, there is such a thing as “Parkinsons Law”. it is in fact.
The notion that work expands, so as to fill the time available for its completion.
This particular law is how most people approach any task, and I admit, for a long time, I did the same.
I would write down all the tasks that had to be completed the following day and although I blocked out pieces of time to actually do the tasks in, and most cases I would complete the task within the time, with the odd few exceptions, where I actually took longer.
In most cases, I simply finished the task in the time I had allowed.
For instance, if I felt it would take 2hrs to do a blog posts or 90 minutes to shoot, edit, upload and syndicate a video… then that is the time I would take. Doing this shows no sense of urgency and you just take your time. This is how most people behave in their jobs as there is no motivation to complete a job earlier, as they still get paid exactly the same.
However, in online marketing, the difference between creating one video per day and two or three videos a day, over time can have a dramatic effect on the bottom line of your business. The art is to complete the three videos in the time it took you to do the one.. in other words, work smarter not harder.
Tip 1. Instead of shooting a video each day, shoot the week’s videos in one session. Spend one day of the week creating back to back videos on subject matter that you have prepared earlier. This saves on set up, edit and upload times as you are doing all of the videos together in one batch. Change clothing quickly. between takes if necessary to make them look like they were shot on different occasions. Time saved doing this could be 2 to 3 hrs per week.
Transfer that thinking to your business and before long, your business becomes a job with you expanding the hours worked to fit the days tasks.
Now, lets look at turbo charging our thinking to carry out more tasks more quickly.
When I first came online to learn marketing, one of the six figure earners I listened to was a guy called Jason Fladlien. Jason, who is probably a 7 or 8 figure earner now used to publish products as fast as we publish blog posts.
I bought one of his products once about time management and one of the nuggets he shared was that when he produced an eBook, he simply sat down and wrote it, and never got up (even to go to the bathroom), until he finished it. His products expanded in size and expanded in price as he often updated them using the same formula.
e.g. He would update existing products by extending the written content and shooting a video course alongside it. Again without taking breaks. In the end, he had trained himself to write ebooks (of decent length) in under an hour from start to finish. This is something a lot of people would take the best part of a day to complete.
Imagine what you could do if you chucked your Parkinson’s Law thinking out of the window and attacked each task as if someone was holding a pistol to your head… seriously, if something absolutely had to be done would you still Shmooze through the task as if you had all the time in the World.
This is one of the major reasons why some people never complete anything. They start the task then it’s “check the email”, check out Facebook”, answer the phone.. etc. Something that could be done in a half hour ends up taking a couple of hours.
How much time does the average person waste, doing this.
Tip 2. Turn off all distractions and decide to cut the time of your next blog post in half. Now you may only shave off 10 minutes the very next time you do this, but 10 minutes is a good start. Build up to doing things more quickly, more positively and without distraction.
Find a blog post online on a similar subject to the one you want to write about, or if you have no idea what to write about, type into Google. “Blog post ideas” and add your niche to the search. e.g Health & Fitness Blog post ideas”. . Use their content as the model. Take each of their paragraphs and rewrite them in your own words so you have completely new content based on their ideas. This is very useful if you are stuck for ideas for your own content. WARNING – Do not copy people’s content. Model it, rewrite it.
This will get more done, in the same or less time. Eventually you will double or even triple productivity. This will bring you closer to your goals more quickly and eventually you will do things in 1/10th of the time… your 10x formula.
The reason why we shy away from reducing the amount of time to achieve something is simply because the shorter the time period, the higher the pressure.
I don’t particularly like pressure.. I don’t think anyone does, but I’ve learned that if I’m willing to go through a short period of intense pressure and focus, I can uplevel my life so much more quickly and more often. When that intense spurt is over, I can then take a rest and enjoy being at a new level psychologically, emotionally and financially.
Is there some goal that you’ve been thinking about doing forever? BOOM, It’s time to kick things into high gear, sit down, and plan how you’re going to take that 1 year goal and achieve it in 3 months instead, or take that 3 month goal and achieve it in 3 weeks.
The more you keep expanding time to fit the project, the more of your life-force you are wasting. People spend money on speed reading courses, but waste the rest f they time trying to fit tasks into larger than necessary time pockets
We can all learn how to compress time and 10x our activities, but start by doing your first project without any interruptions at all, sit down and don’t get up out of the chair until the task is completed. I bet you with practice, you will become more efficient and you will produce more projects in less time.
We spend more time on completing projects than is often needed. We overestimate the time, in our mind that the task will take and then fit the task into that time. This is why a lot of marketers get stuck, they breeze along in their business with no real sense of urgency each day. They expect the video, the blog post, the capture page etc to take “x” amount of time….. and it doesn’t disappoint.
I should know, I’ve taken 3 hours to complete a blog post that should have taken less than an hour.
I hope you have found some value here. If you did please leave a comment below and if you could share the post, that would be Awesome.
Until next time..
Peace and prosperity, always