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This was one of those emails that gets passed around from person to person. My friend in the office forwarded it to me after receiving it from his brother-in-law, as he knew I’d love the questions.
So without further delay, below are the 20 questions to ask yourself each week. Not sure who to give credit to, but I do hope you enjoy them and review them.
1. What did I learn last week? – If you have trouble answering this, it?s time for a change. No matter how old you are, you should learn something new every week (if not every day).
2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? – Reflecting on your accomplishments is a healthy and powerful way to raise your self-confidence.
3. Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why? – It helps you keep track of special events, meaningful conversations, and important moments.
4. What?s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week? – Establishing your number one priority before the week starts helps you stay focused on your objective all week long.
5. What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? – Set reminders in your calendar, get your laundry done, fill the car with gas…organize yourself.
6. What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week? – The idea here is to learn from your struggles and better equip yourself for the upcoming week.
7. What was last week?s biggest time sink? – Knowing how you wasted time during the past week can help you steer clear of them this week as well as the future.
8. Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped? – Mental clutter,
physical clutter, an unfilled obligation weighing on you, etc…
9. What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? – Sometimes we avoid important things that must get done. Calling yourself on it has a powerful way of making you take action.
10. What opportunities are still on the table? – Was there a new opportunity that surfaced last week or earlier that you haven?t gotten around yet to seizing? If so, this question will help you not forget it.
11. Is there anyone I?ve been meaning to talk to? – For a loner like me who?d rather spend his time alone reading, researching and writing, this question keeps me focused on the importance of regular contact with important associates and ensures I solve problems before they fester.
12. Is there anyone that deserves a big „Thank You?? – There?s always someone to thank – sometimes I just need to be reminded of it. And thanking a person each week will do wonders for your relationships.
13. How can I help someone else this coming week? – It?s easy to become myopic about your own goals – this question reminds me it?s important to search out opportunities to help those around me with their goals too.
14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years? – This keeps me conscious of what really matters. It?s easy to lose focus (at least it is for me) if you?re not constantly reminded.
15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals? – This is just a check-in question. If my answer is no, I know I need to make some changes immediately.
16. What?s the next step for each goal? – If you don?t know the next step to accomplishing your goals, you can?t take any actions that will get you closer to their achievement.
17. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week? – This question keeps me motivated, and if I can?t think of anything I immediately schedule something that I will look forward to.
18. What are my fears? – By consciously surfacing my fears each week, it helps me do the personal work needed to resolve them. Often it?s about taking baby steps, small actions that help me push my fears aside.
19. What am I most grateful for? – While I do this every day, I like to highlight one thing each week that really stood out from my daily lists.
20. If I knew I only had one week to live, who would I spend my time with? – A helpful reminder for me that life is short and if someone is on my list I should be spending time with them.
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When I 1st moved to FL to work with Rich Schefren, he handed me a report he had written and told me I would have to read it if we were going to be working together & brainstorming to ensure we were both on the same wave length.
He then handed me a report he had recently written for his Founder Member clients only titled, “The Hidden Obstacles to Your Success” and sub-titled, “Negelected Knowledge, False Beliefs, And Flawed Thinking…” which also carries this Warning: “Enclosed you will find critical information on business success. It’ll quickly remove what’s stoping you from…growing your business, making more money, and ultimately building the business of your dreams. And up until now, we’ve never covered this…”
Keep in mind, I’ve been studying Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill, and most all of the top business & personal development books & authors for over 20 years so when he told me this, I will admit that I was skeptical if I would learn anything new or if it would do what another promise told me inside the introduction: “You’ll never see your life or your business the same ever again.”
Boy was I wrong!
Since completing that 1st reading on March 8, 2011, my life has changed. I know the date because I looked up a picture that was taken on that evening when Rich & I met best selling business author of “Ready, Fire, Aim: Michael Masterson at a local cigar bar.
I remember finishing the report, looking at Rich, and saying, “Holy shit! After reading this my mind & life will never be the same.”
It’s as close to taking the blue pill as I can get (for any Matrix fans). The blinds are taken off and I can now clearly see my biggest enemy to my success and all the tricks it plays on me to try and prevent me from reaching my goals and the level of success I, my children & clients, deserve and desire.
Since then I’ve read this report about once a week and tonight I took it a step further. I began dictating it into my iPod shuffle so I can listen to it during drives and downtime. Just this evening I recorded 115 minutes of it and am just over 1/2 way through it (page 62 of 109) and had to write about this to you here.
Out of the several hundreds of books I’ve read over the past 20 years none has spoken so directly to me as this report has and had as dramatic as an impact on my daily clarity, purpose, actions, motivation, analysis paralysis while helping me eliminate procrastination and many other destructive behaviors.
I cannot give a higher recommendation for a business building or personal development resource than the one I am giving for Rich Schefren’s report “The Hidden Obstacles to Your Success.”
So much so, that if you choose to take advantage of the offer Rich gives you at the URL I’ll share with you here, I’ll give you access to my audio recording of this report in addition to everything you see at the website. It will be for your listening purposes only and cannot be shared with anyone as this report is for Rich’s personal clients only. (plus I have to get his OK for me to offer this bonus to you tomorrow morning)
The Hidden Obstacles to Your Success by Rich Schefren
This special is only for new clients who take advantage of getting this from the URL above which is my affiliate URL to track who to send the audios to.
Just to be safe, send me a message here after you take advantage and I’ll be sure to get you the audios as soon as they’re completed which will be tomorrow evening.
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PS – You’ll also have an option to join Rich on his brand new webinar training, that I am one of 3 people who has seen so far as of writing this note to you this evening & it is AMAZING! Be sure to register for that as well!
PPS – My old self sabotaging behaviors, that this report eliminated, of procrastination or perfectionism would have prevented me from posting this note to you at 12:38am. The easy excuses of, “I’m too tired.”, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”, “I’d better just save it and proof read it in the morning.”, all would have prevented this from even getting out to you. Not anymore. Plus, I wouldn’t have done the audio recording of it for me to listen and learn from for many of those similar old excuses. Life is awesome, and I love my new thinking that allows me to spot when I try to procrastinate or avoid doing things I know are important! 🙂
In todays technological age it takes focus and commitment to make it even an hour without facing a relentless attack of distractions.
Things like phone calls, emails, instant messages, text messages, and voicemail are just a few of these interruptions in your productivity.
So what are some options?
You could choose to take every single incoming call as they come in, answer every email as it arrives, instant message each person who says ‘Hi!’ to you, instantly reply to every text message you receive on your cell phone, and retrieve each voice mail as it arrives…And be in a constant reactive mode all day long which would leave you very little if any time for real productivity and creativity.
Or would you rather choose to take proactive steps in handling all of these distractions and therefore reap the rewards of being as productive and creative you can be without disturbances?
Sadly this is not a rhetorical question. Why? Because millions of people choose to believe that they have no choice in this matter.
No matter how important of a situation or conversation they may be in the middle of, they choose to take any and every incoming call or text message that comes through their cell phone…even if it does interrupt the important moment.
They choose to feel that they do not have any other options or choice in this matter. Obviously that is simply a belief they have at the present time. A belief I venture to say is costing them not only in terms of productivity and creativity but also in simple peace of mind.
Enough about the problem. What are some solutions?
First and foremost, I feel you must understand from deep within yourself that you are not obligated or under some strict code that you MUST answer any incoming disturbance whether it be a phone call, a text message, an email, an instant message, or anything.
Furthermore you are not even obligated to even turn on such distractions during times you want to be creative, productive, or just have a simple peace of mind break. That includes turning off said distractions during important times.
*****Sidenote:The term ‘important’ is similar to ‘success’ and is different to each and every one of us. I feel if you are serious about reclaiming your creativity, productivity and peace of mind, it would be wise to consciously choose and write down moments that you would identify as ‘important’ to you.
Would that include: time with your spouse or children, meeting with a valued client, friend, or employee?
Think about this…How important does anyone of those people feel if and when you interrupt their precious time with them by answering a phone call (in some cases from someone you have no idea who they are before you answer).
End of Sidenote! *****
So when you choose to be in a productive or creative mood while on your computer that would entail not even turning on any of the online distractions like: checking your email, opening your instant message and skype clients (or at least making yourself appear invisible if you can’t resist turning it on), while leaving your cell phone off, and even muting your land line phone ring or unplugging it as well.
Just by realizing that all of these choices are under your control may in itself give you the clear uninterrupted foundation to begin being as productive and creative as you can be.
When you are complete with your time of being productive by all means choose to turn any and all distractions on that you desire.
After all of that the next step would be to leverage other people and services to free up more of your time to be more productive, creative, and enjoy more peace of mind.
Yes, this is the whole outsource aspect (which you all day long already whether you know it or not).
Services such as: auto mechanic, dry cleaning, lawn care, home repairs, restaurants, are basically outsourcing to the respected expert which frees up your time rather than doing it yourself.
In todays technological and information age there are a variety of services ranging from a dedicated virtual assistant, a concierge service, or tools which could simplify your life.
Speaking of being productive and creative I just noticed that I’ve rambled on enough about this message and think you got my point by now. 🙂
Will leave you with some simple resources I use that you may find beneficial to look into as well:
1) Ask Sunday
2) Longer Days
Until next time…
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Joe and I met briefly at Stephen Pierce’s house several weeks ago, and I was excited to see what he had to say.
Quick sidenote on Joe…
For those of you who don’t know Joe he is an absolute marketing genius and has helped countless people improve their marketing results exponentially throughout the years via his teachings, techniques and strategies.
One of Joe’s greatest gifts, in my opinion, is picking the minds of some of todays business legends in detailed down and dirty interviews.
When you see the list of people he has interviewed in his lifetime it is literally a who’s who of the business world.
Many of the people he has had the opportunity to interview have had me say to myself, “Wow! I wonder how he was able to land an interview with that person!”
And that’s exactly what I said to myself when I read in the personal email he sent me that he had recently interviewed Sir Richard Branson and he wanted to let me to listen to it.
I immediately replied with a, “Wow! That is cool! Thanks for thinking of me, Joe! I appreciate that! By the way, would you mind if I shared this with some of my online friends from a couple sites I have running.”
Joe replied and said, “No problem! Let me know how they like it!”
You can thank Joe Polish for this amazing interview with the one and only Sir Richard Branson, for your listening and learning pleasure. (and you’ll also thank him for not even asking for your name or email to listen to it…it’s his gift to fellow entrepreneurs)
Step #1) Go get the interview here:
Step #2) Show Joe your appreciation by posting your comment to this blog post below.
And yes, Joe will probably read your comments. Shoot, he may even jump in and make one in response to yours.
Until next time…
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