As I sit here and dictate this post into my iPhone using the microphone audio to text feature with my son sitting in my lap, The time is 9:30 AM and I’ve just finished my morning workout, showered and ready to start my work.
This is the first day of for the following a plan that I have set for myself and only begun to realize today.
This blog will serve as motivation for me to continually follow the schedule that I have been trying to follow for so long.
See, I work for myself. And this means it’s not always easy to find time and schedule things as you would a normal job.
Because of the freedom and flexibility that you get when working for yourself, sometimes you may not optimize your time efficiently.
Even if you work for a company and do a regular 9-to-5, there are still many opportunities in which time is wasted and your goals are not fulfilled.
The goal of this website is to educate people on techniques they can begin using in their life today to make better use of their time, not necessarily by working harder or putting in more time, but first and foremost working smarter and making better use of your time.
One clear example of this is right now how I am writing this post is not by wasting time sitting and typing it, every word you read is dictated and converted to text automatically using a feature on my phone.
A little about me
Over the past seven years, i’ve generated multiple millions of dollars of revenue for my businesses. After enjoying and slugging it out in online marketing, and making a great amount of money, I decided to take a couple years and focus on music.This resulted in me producing multi platinum songs and achieving billboard status rankings for my Productions as well as receiving song writing awards from accredited institutions.
But something was missing, as I got further into this world I was living more like a starving artist and focussing on perfecting my craft. However I soon got wrapped up in daily life and repetitive tasks, and realized that I had only been focussing on one thing, music.
This was great although, humans are multi dimensional and have the ability and capacity to achieve multiple things.
I neglected my body and working out, and my online businesses grind it to a halt. All because I thought that I had to just focus on one thing.
Once I had my first child it seemed as if things had gotten more focussed on only two things, Music and baby.
While I had other cool business ideas, plans to take care of myself, eat better and work out 🏋 more, I found myself continually focussing on my two main things and also rewarding myself for doing a good job on both these things.
Looking back, with the things I’ve learned, The focus I have now, and the planning and research strategies I’ve developed, I realize this was a very limited view.
It’s possible to get more done and not necessarily just have to focus on one thing.
The key to this is planning, reframing your thinking, automation, and consistency.
There are only a finite amount of hours in each day. Maximizing time where you normally wouldn’t be working is the easiest solution to achieving more.
Again as I write this I still have my son in my hands. This is normally a time where most people would consider a write-off and I wouldn’t imagine getting much done, especially a long written blog post.
This is where reframing your thinking comes in. When you reframe her thinking you ask yourself different questions. Rather than simply leaving it at, “well I’m taking care of my baby, I can’t get anything done”, you could ask yourself a question:
How could I get more done and at the same time be able to spend time with my baby?
Now it’s important that you still take care of your main goal and don’t neglect it, in this case taking care of my baby is priority, with the blog post coming second. However, Second is better than none.
Let’s get back to planning. Imagine if after reframing, you find a variety of ways that you can begin using your time more effectively. Whether it’s fitting in the task during your lunch break or waking up and doing something an hour earlier in the morning, or doing something an hour before you go to bed.
Realize that one extra hour put in each day equals 365 hours over a year, or roughly 30 hours a month or seven hours a week.
If you simply put in one hour a day into an activity that you’d like to perform, or a skill that you’d like to develop, or whatever you’d like to learn, or whatever you’d like to enjoy, this means that by the end of the year of consistently doing this every single day, you have spent the equivalent of more than nine full 40-hour work weeks, doing just that one activity!
365 hours / 40 = 9.125 40-hour work weeks
Are you starting to see how powerful this is?
With just a little planning you can begin to take control of your life in shape your destiny.
The Second component towards living more productive involves automation. Automation means automatically doing the tasks that you need to fulfill your goal. This can range from anything from hiring someone else to do something to running a computer program that takes care of a task that would normally have to be done manually. Additionally, when you plan your schedule and follow through with consistency, there is a sort of automation of the mind that occurs. You become used to doing tasks that you love and that you set for yourself, and you build good habits. When you perform these tasks that benefit you, because you change your mind and body to do them consistently every day, it feels more automatic than it would if you forced yourself to do it out of the blue.
There are many automation tricks that we will discuss and I’m covered in this blog and in our guides. I’m using one of them right now with this dictation audio speech to text feature on my iPhone and it’s helping me do more with less time and less effort, no typing necessary, just a few edits here and there.
The last ingredient of living a productive life enjoying it is consistency. It is very important that you stay consistent. If you set your sights on your goal and only put in one day a year, you only get one day of results. If you put in 365 days, you will get 365 days of results.
Whether or not the results are good or bad is not the focus. The main goal is to learn from your efforts and improve daily. If you put in the time, you will eventually start to think about things in new ways. You will get tired and outgrow things you’ve tried in the first days and move on to bigger and better things and then you will outgrow these as well or improve upon them.
On this website, me and my team will give you the tools and techniques we’ve learned, to maximize your consistency and keep you on track and always moving forward towards your goals.
I hope you enjoy my posts and get the most out of your life with the advice you learn here.
Enjoy living your dream!
Here’s to taking the first step to make them a reality!
– Living Productive
~ dictated from my iPhone 🗣📱