Developing Peak Performance
One day, frustrated and beat, but unwilling to quit, a friend I know
devised a new strategy to simplify things, starting with a
mindset makeover. That strategy changed his life, and he is talking about it now about some site you make make 5 bucks per sale…
This friend hit his first $1000 14 days in of profits and 2200 28 days in by following proven,
sometimes little-appreciated, business models to receive amazing results. This is just the begining
He dedicates his time to learning as much as possible,
both in Internet Marketing and in life. He joined the
Fiverr 1 month ago.
You can read more about it on the site http://fiverr.com/jmhhacker
Developing Peak Perdormance
Productivity is the name of the game. I don’t care what you’re doing… creating products, writing
sales copy, driving traffic, etc.
If you can’t do any or all of those tasks efficiently, you will make less money. Period. If it takes
you 12 hours to set up a “money getting” site, when it could’ve taken you 2… you just lost 10
hours of “profit time”.
It gets worse. Taking a long time to do anything creates a NEGATIVE association to that task.
Therefore, next time you have to do it… you’ll naturally be resistant to it. Because you’ll think of
the last time you did it… how long and cumbersome it was… and pretty soon you’ll find creative
ways to procrastinate on it.
Put this in your mind and keep it there – developing peak productivity is one of the most
valuable skills you can cultivate in your business. And we’re going to show you how to do just
Was Today A Success?
For me yes I hit my goal and surpassed it.
Peak productivity starts with measurement… and one of the best measurements is to know if
today will be a “success” or “failure” for you.
Question: do you know if yesterday was a success or not? The day before? And the day before
that? I do
You should know the answer to that… EVERYDAY.
Here’s how you know if a day was a success or not: if you met the MEASURABLE goal you set for
that day. Set a goal every single day for that.
Developing Peak Productivity
If you follow this one practice alone, your productivity will at least triple. Simple as that.
Long term goals are dead. The chaos of the marketplace and the rapid change we all experience
these days makes long term goals ineffective.
You need short term goals. One a day. So here’s what it looks like. You wake up in the morning.
You know EXACTLY what you need to do THAT day to define the day as a success. Then at the
end of the day you simply look back at your goal…
And ask yourself – did I meet it or not? If you go day after day not meeting your goal – then who
are you kidding? You’re screwed. You either need to change your goals or change how you
approach your goals.
Now, let’s clarify – STUDYING is not doing. Reading an ebook on how to drive traffic is not
actively working to drive traffic. Get it?
See how the nature of that day’s goal practically forces us to be productive? That’s the secret.
Set a goal that will force you to be productive to get the results you need, and then work at it.
Simple as that.
Every single day – you should have a goal for that day. Then you do it. Welcome to the world of
high level productivity.
Have A High Tolerance For Imperfections
There will be times when you don’t write EXACTLY what you wanted to write when you send an
email out to your list. Who cares? As long as you got the basic point across, it doesn’t matter.
There might be a time when you’re setting up a blog LIKE NOW and you want the header to be slightly different… but you tweaked it… and tweaked it… and tweaked it… and you can’t get it there.
Who cares? Is the header really that important? No. Move on.
Tying this to your daily goal will help you out tremendously. If your goal for that day was to
spend 3 hours driving traffic, that’s 3 hours less you have to spend tinkering with other stuff. So
that helps there.
But it goes beyond that – your customers don’t want perfect. They HATE it when you try to be
perfect. Because they’d rather have “good enough” NOW than perfect 4 weeks from now. They
just want the information. They just want the technique.
Here’s what will help you to eliminate this whole “it has to be perfect” problem — you can
always improve it later.
ou can always make it better later. So put it out there and set the goal that two weeks from
now you’ll go back and spend 2 hours improving it. Better to get it out to the market place as
quickly as possible, and THEN improve it based on feedback instead of trying to make it perfect.
You do no one a benefit if you try to make things perfect. Not your customers. Not you. No one.
So work for “good enough” instead.
Here’s the best strategy to force yourself to work for “good enough” – a self-imposed deadline.
Every task worth doing in your business MUST have a deadline attached to it.
And to take it a step further – when that deadline is up, you’re done.
Let me give you an example: say you set a deadline to have a new product finished in the next
48 hours. Guess what? Whatever you have to show for when 48 hours up is what you’re
If you truly were to follow that principle, you’d make sure you had something that was “good
enough” to launch in 48 hours.
The nature of the deadline MAKES you deal with the most critical elements of a task.
If you don’t have a deadline on a task, then you can focus on ANYTHING for any period of time,
because there is no sense of urgency. I have been doing this since I was a hedge fund manager at 19
48 hours, you’re not going to waste your time on making sure every sentence is
worded perfectly… everything is formatted perfectly… and that you’ve included every single
detail, big and small, in your product.
A 48 hour deadline means that you better focus on delivering GREAT INFO first and
foremost. Then if you have time you can go back and “clean up” some sentences… or improve
the formatting… or add in more stuff.
Here’s a sentence you should put in your brain and keep there – anything worth doing in
business MUST have a deadline attached to it.
Checking email must have a deadline attached to it. Writing a blog post must have a deadline
attached to it. Setting up a website must have a deadline attached to it. Writing a sales letter
must have a deadline attached to it.
ANYTHING worth doing must have a deadline attached to it. You follow this principle, you will
easily triple your productivity. Easily.
All humans are motivated by 6 things. Use all 6 as motivators, and it will more easily propel you
to get things done… to use self-imposed deadlines… to set small daily goals… and to make
constant improvements in your approaches and systems.
These 6 motivators are…
1. The desire to obtain power
2. The fear of losing power
3. The desire to help others
4. The fear of not being able to help others
5. The desire of achievement
6. The fear of not achieving
Any time you feel like you’re burning out, or need some motivation to continue working toward
your small daily goal, just pull out the list of “6 motivators” and go through them real quickly to
give yourself a boost of motivation.
Do this enough and it will become second nature. You’ll eventually unlock your “motivation
code” so you know how to always motivate yourself to get things done.
Result – you will be an unstoppable “goal achieving” machine! I DO THIS EVERY DAY.