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How To Get More Done And Minimize Distractions

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Increasing your productivity doesn’t take a magic wand or require you to get an advanced degree in statistics. If you are struggling with a lack of productivity, you need to take a closer look at your daily habits. Being unproductive is nobody’s fault but your own. Here are some of the top tips that you can incorporate into your daily life to learn how to get more done and minimize distractions.

Tip #1 – Learn to Anticipate Yourself

When it comes to productivity, we are our own worst enemy in learning how to get more done and minimize distractions. According to an article from Fast Company, where they studied office worker distractions, they learned how many of the distractions involve different kinds of technologies, and they ended up creating even more of a force for interruptions and different places where we can focus our attention.

“We had observers go into the workplace and we timed people’s activities to the second. We’ve been to various workplaces, all high-tech companies. We wanted to look at information workers. We had observers shadow each person for three and a half days each and timed every activity to the second. If they pick up a phone call, that’s the start time. When they put the phone down, that’s the stop time. When they turn to the Word application, we get the start time and stop time. We found people switched these activities on average of every three minutes and five seconds”.

Roughly half of them are self-interruptionsThe good news is that internal disturbances are the only kind that you can control.

Learn to know your patterns and plan for these distractions.

Tip #2 – Send Out Busy Signals

Half of your distractions are external distractions that come in the form of email, people, phone calls, and chatter from other offices. If you want to stop these external distractions before they start you have to give out the right signals. If you utilize instant messenger, set yourself too busy and wear headphones, even if you aren’t listening to music. Providing subtle queues may seem passive aggressive, but they will also save you from annoying distractions. Avoiding upfront these types of distractions is the skill you will need to learn how to get ore done and minimize distractions.

Listening to headphones

 

Tip #3 – Make Technology Work for You

At times, technology may seem like an enemy, but technology can be your anti-distraction buddy. Turn off your email alerts, create an auto-response to text messages, and set your phone to go to voicemail. Block out chunks of time on your calendar as “busy.” Unless you are dealing with life and death situations at work, your coworkers will be able to manage without you for a few hours.

I encourage you to use tools like Rescue Time.

Your dashboard in rescue time shows you how your day is shaping up. You can use it to get a quick understanding of your time, see which types of activities you are doing the most, and gauge how productive you have been. You can rank and categorize activities so you can decide what’s important to you.

rescue time

Each week, they will send you a handy summary email so you can easily keep tabs on how your days are shaping up and spot any big changes that are happening. You will learn how to get more done and minimize distractions.

 

Tip #4 – Learn to Say No

If you are already overloaded with work and you feel like you never get anything accomplished, then you need to learn to say no to new requests and projects. You can nicely let people know that you would love to help, but your plate is currently full. This will become a discipline of yours if you want to get more done and minimize distractions.

If you are starting to have more and more unproductive days, it’s time for you to determine your distractions and put a stop to them. By being proactive, silencing technology, and learning to say no, you will find that you will start to become more productive.

 

Start Today

How to get more done and minimize distractions starts with you. What will you do today to start minimizing distractions? What habits have you developed that are hindering you? Time today to evaluate and set your goals on what changes need to be done and which ones you can start on as soon as you finish reading this post.

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Leadership Talks That Will Help Develop Your Leadership Skills

People stand usually in one camp of thought or the other with – Are leaders born or made? I would say my answer with this question is, “Yes”.  Regardless of what camp you stand in, we all seem to agree that a Leader is always learning and developing their leadership skills.

I am desiring to invest in developing your leadership skills by giving you in this post some good quality videos to watch and learn from. You will see these videos taught by some who are still alive and some who have passed away, but, all teaching still has incredible value for now and the ages to come.

The Difference Between Winning and Losing. -John Wooden

John Wooden is one of those leaders who transcend beyond their own specialty, his being basketball, and because of the truthful and applicable lessons, they are able to speak into all areas of life. John is a great “coach” and has left us with ideas, systems, and processes that we are still using even after he has passed away. Like his pyramid of success.

Pyramid of success

The 5 Levels of Leadership – John Maxwell

Here is another John that all of us can learn from, John Maxwell. To only list, one of his books is one of the most difficult challenges. I encourage you to not just stop with this one book suggestion but read all of his stuff.

The 5 Levels of Leadership (posted on in more detail here with this link) is a great book that will help you identify where you are on the path of leadership, and to help show you the other stops along the way that you may be able to accomplish so you can set appropriate goals to achieve 4 levels. Yes, I said 4 levels. To achieve the 5th level it requires you do all 4 and the results outlast you. That is a huge B.H.A.G. goal.

Simple Ways to Become a Better Leader – Simon Sinek

For me Simon came on my radar with his incredible book: Start with the Why. I want to share the same teaching via a TEDtalk with you. You too may enjoy what I found to be incredibly inspiring. It challenged me to go back to the drawing board of conception with many of my ideas and methods. Hopefully, this video will pour into your leadership skills.

 

Are You A Leader? 12 Ways To Know For Sure. – Michael Hyatt

Some lessons that Michael makes in this video.

  • Real leaders don’t care who gets the credit just that the job gets done.
  • Leaders have discontent with the way things are
  • They like to tweak things
  • Don’t wait to have the perfect situations. Create and resources will follow.

Enjoy the video in full and hear more of Michaels 12 ways.

 

It’s Time to Begin

Thanks for allowing me to share snippets from leaders I enjoy. If you are like me I always enjoy learning wither it is through video, text, networking, coaching or audio, it doesn’t matter as long as I am taking in more to help me to develop leadership skills.

It is this true enjoyment of taking in info that can sometimes slow me down in getting started. I will become a consumer and not a creator. Allow me to encourage you, take the time to watch each of these short videos. Take the lessons to make your notes and goals, then go and live them out.

Start in action right here. Share a couple of your ways that you would develop leadership skills. What are some of your pillar thoughts concerning leadership?

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How Jaaxy Can Help You Lead

Jaaxy is a relatively new tool for me. I am still learning Jaaxy but, so far it has become one trusted resource for me. Jaaxy has become one tool in the tool belt of my leadership development skill building. How does technology, word search, keyword, site ranking type tool help in leadership development? Glad you asked. Let’s look and see how Jaaxy can help you lead.

Let’s look at all the components it provides straight from their website and then answer this question at the end.

Keywords

There are over 500 million BRAND NEW keywords searched every day in Google alone. That is the reality of the keyword market. To truly leverage the billions of keywords in existence, you need a keyword tool like Jaaxy that can “dig” as deep as you want.

Jaaxy will save you hours per week on your research activities, giving you more time to work on other aspects of your business in leadership.

Google, Bing and Yahoo data are pulled directly within Jaaxy, offering you a 99% keyword and associated data coverage for all of your searches. These 3 Search Engines own 99.7% of all search traffic online. You are in the KNOW. You are going to have unparalleled access to ALL search engine data. Having this data from Jaaxy can help you lead through the knowledge of knowing what is important in the minds of those you lead. Knowing what is important will help you influence and lead.

Niches

One of the quickest ways to help build influence within an area you like, such as leadership, is to use tools that give you a big voice. There is no other tool that compares with the use of the internet.

There are 100,000’s of evergreen niches out there that are ripe for the picking by using the internet. Being able to discover niches in intelligent new ways is something that Jaaxy prides itself on. From the ability to check out the hottest trends to finding “relevant” yet different searches, you will be able to generate brand new niche ideas that will help people in a matter of seconds using Jaaxy. Helping others is what leadership does. Another way that Jaaxy can help you lead.

Within Jaaxy you will also have access to a brainstorm feature within Jaaxy that is going to allow you to dissect the hottest product, information, and search trends TODAY. Having this insight from Jaaxy can help you lead in incredible new opportunities and the ability to stay in tune across many different niches.

Competition 

Sometimes the best way to WIN at SEO is to understand what your competition is doing. Then determine what “ranking factors” are contributing to their rankings. This can be easily determined through the Search Analysis algorithm in Jaaxy which will take the results from any search and uncover what the top ranked websites are doing in your Niche that is showing them to have such great influence. Jaaxy can help you lead and become one of the great influential places that people will learn from.

Want to enter into a new niche with unbelievable success without spending time doing complex and complicated market and competition research? Maybe expand from “Developing my leadership skills” into a more specific direction like “productivity with time management”. Here with Jaaxy, this is even more convenient to do so.

This is a reality within Jaaxy as you will be able to reverse engineer any successful website, right down the keyword density, meta tags, Alexa rank, content insights, and backlink insights. Plus no need to truly understand all of these words completely because of Jaaxy handles a lot of the heavy lifting so you really only need to know what ranking you want each word or niche to be ranked within and even Jaaxy tells you that. To be a “success” you have to first understand “success”.

Site Rank

Before SiteRank at Jaaxy, it was very difficult to determine where your website that you built to help you have a big influential voice was ranking in Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

SiteRank truly bridges the gap between your website and your awareness as to where it is ranked under the keywords that you choose to “track”. These insights will allow you to quickly determine what website activities are leading to rankings in search and which ones may not be.

Domains

If you are wanting to build or have built a website for this influential voice you are about to have, every search within Jaaxy will reveal which .com, .org and .net domains are available for the given keyword. An average search will reveal MANY high traffic, high-value domains with an average of 90 domains being checked with every search (3 per search term).

This the quickest and most powerful way to come up with valuable domains.

Let’s Look Back Over the Advantages

  • Jaaxy covers the 3 Biggest search engines, Bing, Google, and Yahoo and gives you access to all its search data
  • Jaaxy saves you time so you can focus more time on other parts of developing your leadership skills
  • Helps you uncover the hottest trends in your niche area
  • Allows you to see why other voices on the internet are experiencing success and allow you to reverse produce it within your own niche
  • Keeps you in the know of where your voice is being ranked amongst all the other voices in your niche area.
  • Helps you pick the best option for your own domain name

So, do you really want to wait any longer in checking Jaaxy out? Jump over to my resource page and try out Jaaxy for yourself. Take it for a ride right there on my resource page before you choose to invest much time into it. I know you will want to set your own account up, but, until then, try it out for yourself. Go and see how Jaaxy can help you lead.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO JAAXY ON MY RESOURCE PAGE.

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The Amazing You

Blue Print

I am not big on, no, actually I am completely against using prescriptions or some of the other more known type of stuff to help increase a persons’ leadership development skill of productivity. Well, the Amazing You is just the thing I was looking for that would give me the maximum gains from the minimalist efforts. All without going against my belief in God, or taking prescriptions, or even having to twist my body like a pretzel.

The Struggle Is Real

For all of my 27+ years of being in leadership roles, I have always tried to be a human sponge. Reading everything possible, listen to every tape, CD, mp3, podcast etc that I could get my hands on. I knew that to become better it was going to take new habits to be created and those habits I was going to need to learn from others who I admired and saw results that they had accomplished.

The networking would start. I took from all the resources that I used one important lesson that all would mention which was the same, Networking. I started networking with everyone I could. It seemed that no matter how many I would network with, or how many books, or audio resources I would take in or conferences that I would attend, there always seemed to be “something” that was just out of reach for me to help connect all the dots.

What else could I do? The struggle was real and remained real for many years. I just kept trying to do whatever I would learn from all the resources and tried to have patience as I went through it all. I have no patience though but remained some-what patient for years still.

What else could I do that would help me to connect the dots so that I could become the leader that Christ desired for me to become? To fulfill the dreams that I had?

I Could Do Nothing

This is and always has been an option, just never truly an option for me. I am not one who likes the status quo and I refuse to allow it to settle into my life.

if I did nothing I would never become the Amazing Me that I just knew I was to become. This knowledge of what I wanted to become and knew I was to become but always felt like I was hitting a ceiling to my growth in my Leadership Development Skills still haunted me. So I would put my head down even more and read more, attend more conferences still, and network with even more people.

So doing nothing is no option.

Figure It Out Myself

Another idea was to keep trying to figure it out myself. This strategy had me wading through so many resources that I became a taker and not a giver. I become a consumer (because that is all the time I had which was devoted to taking in information) and not a contributor.

As long as I was mainly a consumer I always seemed to be missing out on some of my God-given excitement. I wasn’t meant to always just consume. For me, mainly being a consumer always made me feel like I was missing something and I thought everyone else had “it” except me.

I believe I learned this lesson, even more, when I began to coach. I started to see myself in many of those that I was coaching. They would hire me to give them what they were missing or felt they were missing. The more people I would coach and see this come across as a general them the clearer it became to me that I was doing the same thing with others. I would network because someone had different connections than me. I would read because the authors had more and better experience than myself. I would attend conferences because the speakers had the answers to my situations.

I was still trying to figure it out all by myself and not connecting the dots the way I need them to be connected. I would become oftentimes paralyzed by the wealth of information that I had.

Try Amazing You

Then I stumbled across Amazing You. Now the dots were able to be connected.

The Amazing You is a self-improvement product based on research of a Harvard Trained Psychologist. Marion Neubronner is sharing with you the top-secret used by the executives of the top 500 Fortune companies. Through her over 13 years of research, she has proven that success has nothing to do with money, education or drugs. This product aims to bring out the gift that is within you and propel you to success. She discovered that there is a “brain gap” between the common people and the top 1% of the most successful people in the world. She is an example of the success that can be achieved by the techniques shared in this product. Marion is on a mission to bridge the gap between the 99% and the 1% that control the world’s wealth resources. She is doing this by sharing the amazing technique used by the top executives of the Fortune 500 companies to achieve maximum happiness and success.

Now What?

The Amazing You is a product that combines over a decade’s research in Harvard and the secret knowledge shared only in the top 500 Fortune companies’ executive boardrooms. Marion Neubronner wants to inspire and teach people to make the best out of their hidden abilities.

Within this 1 resource I found, the coaching I enjoy, the reading that has always been joyful for me, the audio aspect so that I can take the teaching everywhere with me, and the networking possibilities that I have always enjoyed taking part in. It is all here in one place.

Take this opportunity to improve your life now. You don’t need to go along as I did with being confused, lost, feeling like I was on the outside looking in at everyone else who appeared they were getting it. You can develop your leadership skills, and believe it or not, you have most everything you need right now.

Order your copy of the “The Amazing You”.

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