I live in a continual state of distraction. I think many of us do.
In fact, I’ve gotten so used to it that I actually push for it even more, because part of my brain sees it as a necessary component of success.
Ultimately, it’s been a huge wakeup call for me as I’ve discovered how poorly I’ve been managing my time. Here are the errors of my ways. Perhaps some of these will resonate for you.
Over the past several years, I’ve built four service businesses from scratch into companies that have produced $1.6 million in revenue. I’ve done this by applying a consistent model / process:
The process has proven successful for me, and I’m applying it to my latest venture — building a profitable sales organisation from scratch.
Here’s our 3-month on 3-month rankings:
Business owners are constantly improvising.
The evidence demonstrates that.
No two days are exactly the same and there are constantly new challenges.
To that degree, I guess you could argue that anyone in any position of responsibility or independence IS improvising — which is probably true.
Which is actually why it’s so damn important.
My HR and General Manager Noemi and Federica did a round-robin for what people wished to learn on our Friday training session, and the subject for the day was supposed to be project and team management.
They asked me to prepare accordingly.
Anyway, upon getting onto…
I’d like to run through the concept of Soap Opera Sequences, what an amazing concept they are, and how they work.
What are they? Simple, but not easy.
They’re 5-step email sequences that are designed like soap operas.
Soap operas keep us tuning in with lots of mini-climaxes and tension and theatre to keep bums glued to seat at the same time each week — or even each day.
We’re trying to do the same with email, but with soap opera sequences that ultimately drive subscribers toward an offer.
Here’s how to do it. Feel free to copy and paste…
It seemed pertinent to write a guide on how to deal with feeling overwhelmed in work and in life right now because that’s literally what I’m feeling at the moment.
And I wanted to share with you my real world’ i.e coping mechanisms I’m instilling whilst I type in the hope that you can take some insights from it.
I conducted a business process analysis to try and determine where there are holes in my business.
The ultimate endgame of going through everything that pertains to Pearl Lemon initially is to try and understand what is stopping the business from running itself.
Pearl Lemon running itself is quite an ambitious goal, but through this process, we’ll go through together right now — I’m hopeful it’ll make the beginnings of a template/model you can follow as you look at your own business.
I’ve just put down my phone with the audiobook I’m listening to (Dotcom Secrets by Russel Brunson) — and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, so instead I’m choosing to write.
Fundamentally — listening to this audiobook is making me realize my marketing and sales funnels are totally wrong.
When you think about the word marketing (i.e engaging in activities in order to raise the profile of something and…
I recently read a book called ‘How To Focus’ by Anthony Heston, and it had such a powerful statement in it that I want to share.
It goes something like this:
‘In the end — action always unlocks perfection’.
I think this is such a sublime statement and is a bona fide way of thinking about success.
If you focus on being perfect with the execution of tasks and waiting for the right strategic moment — you’ll ultimately suffer from not experiencing the 101 variables that can arise from simply being ‘out there’.
How can anyone derive the perfect plan…