Productivity

blogger to ecommerce entrepreneur

7 Easy Steps to Go from Blogger to Ecommerce Entrepreneur

Total Reading Time: 11 minutes. When Patrick Foster of Ecommerce Tips contacted me about doing a guest post on helping people transition or evolve from blogger to ecommerce entrepreneur, I had to say yes. I’ve had a similar evolution myself, but sadly, had to figure it all out on my own. As a solopreneur who began as a blogger, created information products, became an expert copywriter, took on consulting, created my own physical ecommerce product, and now run multiple companies and teams — I would have benefitted tremendously from the tactics laid out below. I’m hoping this in-depth article gives you ...

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The Real Reason Why You Should Wake Up Early

Total Reading Time: 2 minutes. It’s Not What You Think The real reason you should wake up early has absolutely nothing to do with the conventional wisdom around the benefits of early rising. It has nothing to do with getting more done, or getting to the gym at an early hour, or having time for your morning ritual, or even making a green juice smoothie to be healthier. It has nothing to do with any of the attributes you might attach to waking up early and its benefits. The actual core, underlying root reason that a human being should wake ...

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Nobel Prize-Winner Richard Feynman on Learning Anything Using His Personal Formula

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ~Albert Einstein Today there is more information being created and shared than ever before. We are all trying to learn more, do more, be more and grow our minds. Yet, ironically, it has actually become more difficult to truly gain and implement knowledge. It’s become more difficult to become masters of something while also being able to retain it. In school we were taught to retain knowledge for a short period of time, just to recite it with rote ...

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REEP Challenge: How to Gamify the Art of Living

Total Reading Time: 14 minutes. I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve struggled a lot with working while traveling. Over the years I have devoured a tremendous amount of education on productivity and effectiveness and experimented with many of these various solutions. There’s always that moment in the taxi or Uber/Lyft where the drivers asks… “So are you traveling for business or pleasure?” “Umm…well, you know. It’s always kinda a bit of both!” The idealistic world of blending business and pleasure is 100% possible. I’ve done it on many occasions. Nevertheless, this blending can be the cause of much frustration, FOMO, ...

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Why a Sabbatical Can Massively Boost Your Focus

Total Reading Time: 6 minutes. I’m going on a blog publishing sabbatical. Before you get sad and feel like you just stepped in a puddle and have wet sock (worst thing ever), allow me to share some reasons why you may want to do the same. I’ll also share my own motivations for doing this toward the end of the article. I once learned from a brilliant man—Eben Pagan, creator of my favorite program for work effectiveness Wake Up Productive—that it’s critical to be deliberate with our time. Eben is the archetype of the modern-day internet entrepreneur. He has made tens ...

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habits

The True Science of Forming Habits

Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Habits. Entire blogs are dedicated to them. Scientists and psychologists pursue lifelong vocations around their study. People, like you and I, constantly strive to break the bad ones and create new habits that inspire and challenge us to live better lives. Habits, rituals, routines—they’re all part of the same ecosystem: making positive modifications. The entire idea behind habits is to make a shift, with the outcome resulting in a positive evolution for oneself. We want this growth because we’ve all tasted the good life before, even if only for a moment. We know that with a few small ...

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Morning ritual

How to Create the Perfect Morning Ritual (plus the Apps You Need)

Total Reading Time: 5 minutes. The topic of morning rituals is hotter than the Pareto principle and the center of the sun right now. God that was nerdy. Seriously though, no matter where you are on the interwebs you’ll run into yet another article on the importance of morning rituals. There’s a problem though: I find that most of the articles are either too complicated or too basic, to the point where they’re just fluff and not actionable. I’ve been studying and experimenting with productivity and effectiveness for years. With that said, I thought I would add my take on this topic ...

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personal finance

How to Automate Your Personal Finances and Stop Worrying about Money

Total Reading Time: 8 minutes. “We’re heading to Belize with some friends to go diving at the Great Blue Hole near Belize — you should come! Can you make it?” “Umm…I’m not sure if I have the funds for that. Let me think about it and get back to you.” Or… “This is a really great investment opportunity. They are multi-family apartment complexes, and you’ll receive a check in the mail every month.” “Hmm…I don’t have enough in my checking right now, and I don’t want to touch my savings for this.” Face palm. Sound familiar? What if there was a way to ...

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I Discovered What the Rich Know about Wealth and I Can’t Keep It to Myself

Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. Over the past few months I’ve discovered a big secret, and experienced a massive paradigm shift…AKA a holy sh*t moment. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been studying money, wealth, and business — yet it took me this long to figure out the secret. If you look at my bookshelf, the word “money” or “rich” appears on many of the books. The main motivation (the big why) for wanting to be rich, is probably the same as yours: complete financial freedom. The ability to do what you want, when you want, how you want…even with ...

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Weekly Review: The Productivity Secret of Superhuman Achievers

Total Reading Time: 7 minutes. If you don’t implement this weekly exercise soon, your precious texting thumbs could fall off. Okay, now that I’ve got your attention, let me give you a brief introduction to the single greatest (and most effective) productivity ritual I’ve ever discovered: The Hour of Primetime. Simply put, the Hour of Primetime is a weekly review. This ritual and exercise is something all high-performers and achievers complete in one form or another. You may have heard of people performing an annual review (I have some free templates you can download here). This is quite similar, and is a necessary ...

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