Ask anyone their thoughts on how to double, triple, or even quadruple your income in the New Year and you’d surely find answers like: “get more leads” or “create new products and services” or “sell more.”
All correct answers by the way. But why are so few able to simply do these things year after year? Why will this time next year, for many, look and feel almost identical to the way it looks at the end of this year, with very little income change?
The answer may surprise you. And it’s the reason so few accomplish what they set out to when a New Year begins. It’s the reason so many get derailed from their New Year resolutions or their New Year goals, usually within only a few short weeks. It’s THE reason so many business fail, so fast.
The answer is: “Distraction.”
It’s the silent business killer. Like cancer in the body, Distraction slowly, quietly creeps up on us, day in and day out, and ever so discreetly takes us further and further away from what’s really important. And to make matters worse, we are now in the “Distraction Age” with more connected technology and gadgets than EVER before to take our eye off the ball. But only if you let it. Like cancer, Distraction can be prevented and fought. But only by the proactive…
So how does one proactively fight Distraction?
Today, as we near the end of 2011, I’ll give your three powerful tips to do it so you can put yourself in a position to double, even triple your income in 2012:
1) Make a list of all the devices you use throughout the day that are “turned on” and able to interrupt you from your “revenue producing” work. Ex: cell phone, email, instant message, facebook, etc. Just write down what is “turned on” throughout your day. Do this right now before going to #2. I’ll wait right here.
2) Choose one to two “one hour” blocks of time throughout your day where you turn ALL of it off. OFF. Maybe an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. Maybe only for an hour in the morning to start. But OFF. Now work, really work and focus on “one thing” during this block of time (or two) where all Distractions are silenced from your personal productivity space. One hour only, then you can go crazy and turn it all back on again. You’re off the hook.
3) Now, for the difficult accountability part that most will never do (which is why most will be no further ahead next year), track this daily “in writing.” Grab a journal. I call it a Personal Productivity Journal. At the end of each day, write down your results. Did you block out the time(s) today to work Distraction Free? If yes, write it in, if no, write it in. Now check your results at the end of the week. How did you do?
The big question is…
Would YOU want to work for you? Or should you fire yourself? The answer is right in front of you. Anyone who can’t discipline themselves to work Distraction Free for only one to two hours “per day” is in trouble. However, those who will, benefit BIG and eventually build off this and work Distraction Free for even more than one or two hours each day. Just so you know, those are the top 2% of income earners in the world.
IF you’re tough enough to do this, and track it, you will double (maybe even triple) your weekly productivity which, very often, translates to an equal increase in cash flow.
Happy New Year…
- Andrew J. Cass
A seven-figure producer in two separate Direct Sales businesses before the age of 35, Andrew J. Cass is now the Network Marketing industry’s premier Productivity & Sales Performance Expert. To find out how to get more done in less time while making more cash, get his breakthrough FREE report: “Extreme Productivity Secrets – How To Conquer Overwhelm And Boost Productivity For Maximum Profits In Your Network Marketing Business” by visiting: