What Motivates Your Drive to Be More Productive?

Ever since I began blogging, productivity has been one of my most popular topics. But I’m convinced we’re not always productive for the right reasons. Maybe this is why many people are productive but miserable.

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Over my career I’ve been entrusted with a lot of responsibility. At one time, I was responsible for the well-being of over six hundred employees and a company legacy two hundred years in the making.

I am excited to be speaking at Donald Miller’s Storyline Conference this coming fall, along Shauna Neiquist and Bob Goff. I hope you can join us!

Date: October 29, 2014—November 1, 2014
Event: Storyline Conference
Topic: TBA
Sponsor: Storyline
Venue: Willow Creek Community Church
Location: 67 Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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Which Veterans Would You Like to Thank?

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For many, this simply means an opportunity to take the day off, relaxing with family and friends. But there’s more to it than that.

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Memorial Day is a day we set aside to commemorate those veterans who have died in the service of our country. It was first enacted to honor those in the Union Army who died in the American Civil War. After the first World War, it was expanded to include American casualties of any war or military action.

I am really excited about the upcoming Platform Conference. Mark your calendars for November 9-11, 2014. I will be hosting the entire conference but will present two sessions.

Date: November 9, 2014—November 11, 2014
Event: Platform Conference
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Dynamic Communicators International
Venue: The Broadmoor
(855) 634-7711
Location: 1 Lake Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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4 Strategies for Cutting Your To-Do List in Half

Whenever I ask a friend how they are doing, they inevitably respond, “Busy. Crazy busy.” It seems like all of us have more to do that we can possibly get done.

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One of the most helpful time management principles I’ve ever found is David Allen’s Two-Minute Rule. The basic concept is that you take immediate action on anything that can be done in two minutes or less. This is the key to becoming more productive.

#095: How to Make $150,000 This Year from Your Platform [Podcast]

In this episode I share a recent interview I did for Platform University with Dan Miller on the topic of monetizing your platform. Unlike so many others, Dan shows you exactly how to do it.

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If you don’t know Dan Miller, he’s the author of the New York Times bestseller, 48 Days to the Work You Love. He is also a popular podcaster and blogger. You can find out more about him at his 48 Days Website.

If you fall into one of the following categories, this episode is for you:

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How to Use Templates to Get More Done in Less Time

For years, I have used templates to improve my productivity. I create a template for any task I find myself doing repeatedly. So instead of reinventing the wheel every time, I do it once, save it as a template, and then reuse it.

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For example, before speaking engagements, I always have a conference call with the event sponsor. Initially, I found myself asking the same questions. Sometimes, I would forget to ask something important, so I decided to create a reusable template in Evernote. (You can see it here.)

Don’t miss my free webinar, “My Secret Formula for Building a Massive Email List: Step-by-Step Instructions for Growing Your Most Valuable Online Asset.” Nothing is more important to your success as a platform-builder or your ability to positively impact the lives of others. Monday’s session is full, but we still have a few seats available for Tuesday. You must register to attend, but it’s fast, easy, and free.

#094: 15 Amazing Lessons I Learned from Bad Bosses [Podcast]

I have had over twenty bosses in my career. One was great, most were average, and more than a few were downright terrible. Surprisingly, I learned the most from the bad ones.

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The problem is that the bad bosses make you so miserable, sometimes you fail to appreciate how much you are learning. While I wouldn’t want to work for those bosses again, I wouldn’t trade what they taught me—even if it was unintentional.

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Have You Fallen Out of Love With Blogging?

Remember when you used to actually enjoy blogging, back before it became something you dreaded? Back then, sharing your message was all that mattered, and you couldn’t wait to get the word out, hoping to impact others with your story. But then something got in the way.

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How I felt as a blogger before using the Get Noticed! Theme™ for WordPress.

I know the drill. Here’s how it happened to me.