Darren Hardy is an author, keynote speaker and mentor, who focuses on increasing productivity, and other common sticking points for the ambitious.
Yesterday I tuned in to a webinar held by Darren, which identified 3 techniques used by the successful to stay focused and accomplish more. The webinar itself was just over an hour before I finally tuned out, with around the last half of it being the usual “webinar attendees only” special deal for whatever follow-on product the speaker is offering (but we’ll get to that in a bit).
The first and informative half of the webinar was however very useful! He discussed 3 main strategies used by the successful to stay focused and make the most of their time:
- Have a system in place to keep distractions away from them and what they have chosen to focus their time on
- Limit the amount of decisions they have to make in a day, by creating autonomy and routine around the less important functions, and leaving them free to think critically about the important decisions
- Leverage their time, energy and focus for the important things, which will yield the highest return on their invested time, etc.
These things may seem like no-brainers, but that doesn’t mean we are doing them! This is also something Darren touched on. After all, just because we know how to get the summer body we want, it doesn’t mean we will all be strutting confidently in our bikinis next season!
The sales pitch I mentioned earlier, and which always follows a free webinar, was for a 90 day productivity training programme, along with a few other extras. Honestly, what he was offering did actually sound pretty good, but for me, I think the pitch just went on too long, much like any TV infomercial, and I tuned out. However, I’m sure it will be useful for those who purchased it!
He does send daily motivational emails and videos which are free to subscribe to (some motivational, some more sales pitch), so if you’re interested you can check out his website here.
Have FANTASTIC day guys! Go out and crush it!