Everyone has the same 24 hours in their day.
Everyone has the same general energy output abilities per day.
So then, why does it feel like some people can get MORE done in one day than others? Well, I think it’s got something to do with this: different tasks require different mental gear switching, and it takes a certain amount of time and effort to successfully switch into each new mode. And some people have learned how to hack this.
How many times, for example, have you started up a new task but didn’t feel like you’d really ‘gotten into the swing of it’ until about 10–15 minutes into the task? Maybe it takes you 20 to really settle — maybe it only takes you 5. The point is, there’s almost always a ‘settling’ period, and even if its quick there is still an element of time and, importantly, mental energy as well. …
My team booked me 44 sales calls over the long weekend for our agency via cold outreach. Absolutely insane numbers, even by our standards. We usually book 35–45 in an entire week, this time we did it over a 3 day weekend.
So I thought I would share a few cool ideas that maybe you can take away from my “humble brag” ;) 😂
1) Consistency is everything, duh?!: We all know this but how often do we actually follow through? How often are you doing outreach, how long for, how many inbound and replies do you manage? How long is it between each touch point with every prospect you’re talking to. Just like with everything in life, outreach is amplified by the compound effect. …
As you are all aware, we are entering extremely “interesting” times for our industry and that of our clients. I wanted to share a few insights about how to continually expand your business and the work you do moving forward.
1) Focus on what is important:
We have all heard the phrase, “keep the main thing, the main thing” however I’m sure all of us have been guilty of adding a few “extra” main things to our plate over the last few months and even years.
In the current state of the marketplace, the main thing should focusing on outreach and driving sales. …
It’s hard to be productive when you have daily friction in your life. Even the smallest of things.
For example, as materialistic as it sounds, I enjoy 700mls of a ice cold oxyshred at 4am in the morning. It helps with my 20 hour fast and keeps me in the zone, hunger free until 4pm. 👌
In order for that morning routine to happen I need ice cold ice in the office. So what could I have done? Bring ice in everyday from home lol? …
With all the insane Black Friday sales going on, I watched a movie over the weekend.
With anything I read, see, hear or consume I always try to squeeze it into my own lens of reality and understand how this could apply to me.
Having driven both Fords and Ferrari’s around I got a lot more out of the movie than maybe the director had planned on.
Here was this vehicle that they had improved upon, Iterated, pushed to its limits and rebuilt multiple times over. They had crafted the “perfect” machine, the perfect product.
Sure they would have liked more time but they did the best with what they had. They designed a product, the Ford, tested it, got real world feedback and adjusted it without being attached to an idealistic views of how they wanted it to be rather, focusing how it would perform the job. …
Have you ever wanted to look back on a business week and think to yourself, “wow I spent a lot of time working ON the business this week, look at all the systems I built and people I hired”.
If you’re like most digital marketers and agency owners that is very rarely the case. In Between the flurry of daily emails, sales calls, running promotions and campaigns for our clients along with addressing the dreaded client fires — We rarely get time to actually work on our own companies and marketing agencies.
This is not anything new to you. I’m sure you’ve thought long and hard about this, becoming frustrated and maybe even taken steps towards creating time to work on the business rather than in it. …
This is by far one of the most common questions I’ll get asked when a new client begins the Dream Team Intensive program.
“Which countries should I avoid hiring from for X role”.
Which is usually followed up with a story of how they’ve tried to outsource to cheaper countries only to be disappointed with the quality of the work they received.
Before I answer the leading question I want to address the underlying problem here which is, low quality of work.
It’s not the country that is the issue. The problem is the quality of work.
There are a few reasons why outsourcing can lead to a low quality of work, which leads most entrepreneurs to think outsourcing is not for them. …
I’m sure the idea of sitting down, locking yourself in a room to build systems for your agency does not sound like a great way to spend your week.
Creating time to build systems demands our full focus and maybe the thought of “slowing down” before you can “speed up again” might scare you.
At some point every agency owner and one man band needs to take that time to slow down, sit with their business and begin designing protocols and systems.
I’ve been lucky enough to learn the skill set of building systems for my multiples agencies and over 80 other agencies that now hire me to assist them in building their systems and their dream team. …
We live in a fantastic time of agency and client work. Where the computers and internet that we have currently have ensure that a lot of the tasks we do can be duplicated and can be automated.
However, I’m consistently running into conversations with digital marketers and entrepreneurs who find it tricky to outsource their marketing funnels or their clients’ marketing funnels.
In this article, I want to explain just four secrets of how to outsource your funnel work, if it is for yourself or your clients, and how we do it at Market Titans Agency.
The way that we do it at my agency is the same process that we teach to our clients within the Dream Team Intensive Programme. All of these clients are learning how to outsource their marketing, how to automate their funnel design and really how to grow as a digital marketer and as an entrepreneur who can scale and who can outsource quickly and effortlessly without requiring to redo the work. …
I still remember those days when I started my first marketing agency. Running around my local city, seeing prospects and constantly doing meet and greets with local clients. Then when I moved online to accept global clients, my time became even more scarce. Between doing repetitive admin tasks, following up on invoices, closing new clients, fulfilling the work load and the recurring reporting — I was completely maxed out on time.
Then, today, if I look where I am. Im in Vancouver having a standard normal day while my virtual dream team of 14 run and operate my marketing agency from Australia. If I’m honest, they’ve been running the agency for the last 13 months while I’ve been travelling between about 20ish countries, however that’s a lesson for another time. …