How to Stop Procrastinating Once and For All

Do you procrastinate too much? Are you waiting for your “big break” to take the next (or first) step towards your big goal? If so, then it’s time to get rid of procrastination once and for all. Here’s how.

Tony Evans on Procrastination

The irony of this post is that I procrastinated in writing it.

I had a cooler post that I wanted to write. One that had me more excited than this post. One that was more fun to write. So I started down the path of writing that one. (It’s worth the wait, trust me.)

Then I realized I would be a hypocrite of the worst kind. So here I am; writing this post about procrastination. Talk about applying the principles I write about. Admittedly, taking my own advice is much harder than giving it.

Interview with Chandler Bolt on Being More Productive and…

What were you doing when you were 21? Well, today’s guest is truly changing the world…and he’s only 21 years old.

Podcast interview with Chandler Bolt of Productive Person

Today’s guest is a youngster who makes me feel old. He’s full of energy, doing amazing things, and is out there changing the world. You are going to LOVE his story today.

We talk about how he and his brother are helping to save 10,000 people from dying of malaria.

We also discuss:

  • How he wrote two best-selling books before he was old enough to rent a car
  • Where his inspiration comes from
  • His definition of productivity
  • His top 3 productivity hacks

Join me in a great conversation with a fellow World Changer, Chandler Bolt.

12 Proven Strategies to Get Your Focus Back [PODCAST]

Distractions and depressions are a normal part of a productive person’s life.

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A blog reader of mine recently asked:

Some weeks I’m pumped, focused, energetic, and productive. Life is good and I am checking off my goals one by one. Then I have a week when it feels like I get nothing done. I have no energy or focus. I’m watching TV, reading the news, and sleeping in. What do I do? How do I get consistent?

Have you ever lost your focus and wondered, “How can I get it back?” That’s what today’s episode is all about.

World Changer Show BONUS Episode: John Lee Dumas on One Thing and One Thing Only: FOCUS [PODCAST]

What does it mean to truly FOCUS?

Today’s guest, John Lee Dumas, is an expert on the subject. His FOCUS helped him to grow Entrepreneur on Fire from non-existent to a business doing more than $200,000 a month. In the process, he has inspired countless others to follow in his footsteps.

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John shares a bit of his journey in this episode, but in the spirit of the topic, we kept this focused on one topic: FOCUS

His acronym is:

Follow

One

Course

Until

Success

Find out what that means in today’s episode and learn how to stay focused until you reach success.

World Changer Show Episode 020: 6 Ways to Help You Get in the Zone [PODCAST]

To this day the sound of velcro tearing on a golf glove draws me to attention and puts me in a zone.

Why is that? Well, in a way, that’s what today’s episode is all about.

Today, I’ll share with you six ways to help you get in the zone.

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What is “the zone” exactly? Perhaps in 2014 terminology, we could call it a “flow state” or just “focused.”

I’ve always liked the phrase “in the zone” though because it conjures up an image of being in a physical and mental place (the zone) that I can actually go to.

So, how do you get “in the zone?” Listen below to today’s episode to find out the six strategies and techniques I use to get in the zone and really focus.

How to Boost Your Productivity to Uncharted Levels – These 10 Ways

What if you could magically have an extra half hour or more to yourself or with family each day?

And what if you could increase your productivity by as much as 50% at the same time?

Boost Productivity
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Does that sound like something you’d like? I know it sounds unrealistic, but it’s entirely possible. Let me show you how.

Before we go any further, let me make something very clear. Not one of these 10 tips is a magical productivity bullet. There is no such thing.

Let me also be clear that this list comes from my own personal experience struggling to stay focused and meet deadlines. Each of these works for me, but some of them might not be ideal for you. If you implement a good number of them, though, you really can find yourself spending less time at work and getting more done.

10 ways to boost your productivity…today

1. Realize this first

Before you apply any productivity hacks or new routines, first realize and acknowledge to yourself that you will never, I repeat never, accomplish everything in one day that you need to.

WARNING: Do You Recognize These 7 Symptoms of Sitting too Much?

My head was throbbing, my back ached, and my stomach was incredibly angry at me.

And that was just day three. Not of an illness or a trip in a spacecraft to the outer reaches of the galaxy.

It was day three of an inadvertent experiment I performed on myself. I spent five days sitting at work all day rather than standing as I normally do. In only five days, I discovered 7 symptoms of sitting too much. They are short-term, potentially long lasting, and they were killing my productivity.

Symptoms of Sitting too Much
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I’m literally dancing in place as I write this.

Seriously, I am listening to a techno music mix (it helps me to concentrate when I write) and I am constantly moving. All because I am not sitting.

Get Rid of Procrastination Once and for All

Do you procrastinate too much?

Are you waiting for your “big break” to take the next (or first) step towards your big goal?

If so, then it’s time to get rid of procrastination once and for all. Here’s how.

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The irony of this post is that I procrastinated in writing it.

I had a cooler post that I wanted to write. One that had me more excited than this post. One that was more fun to write. So I started down the path of writing that one. (It’s worth the wait, trust me.)

4 Ways to Get More Done in Less Time…#1 Seems Weird but Isn’t

What’s the secret to getting more done in less time?

The secret lies in taking the path of least resistance, which is exactly how I helped a coaching client cut his work time by 20% and increase his productivity by 30%.

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Whether you like it or not, human beings are wired to take the easy route. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s a survival mechanism ingrained in us from our days as hunter-gatherers.

Overworked and Underperforming? Distractions are Killing You

Do you ever feel like you are working more but getting less done?

Have you ever ended an eight, nine, or ten hour day scratching your head wondering what you accomplished? Or, as a coaching client of mine admitted he’d experienced, you’ve worked a full day and not eliminated one item from your to-do list?

Overworked and Unproductive
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Don’t worry. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are normal. And that is the problem. You don’t want to be normal. You’re a world changer. You want to get things done.