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The Lever #050 - Productive Prolific and Profitable



If you want to be profitable in the online help industry you need to become prolific.


And becoming prolific means you need to use your time productivity - especially if you are still working a 9-5.


Let's dive in:

 

But first:


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Productive


The only three variables you control in life are Tasks, Time, and Attention.


​Everything you do is a Task, from the biggest endeavor to the smallest activity. The largest projects are simply a series of connected tasks.


Tasks are the actions you take to accomplish your goals. Results take work, and tasks are the shape of that work.


​All tasks take Time. There is an optimal amount of time on task that results in maximum efficiency.


​Time is your most precious resource, and is totally finite. What you choose to spend it on shows your priorities.


Attention is the multiplier. When applied in full it minimizes the time needed to complete your tasks to an optimal level. Time on task is determined by your attention. Full focus results in optimal time on task.


​Your results are a function of focused time on task.


Attention applied to the right task for a period of time is where results come from.

Peaceful Productivity breaks down each of these three variables and provides tools to:


  • Prioritize the most effective tasks to focus on

  • Focus your attention with intention

  • Manage your time efficiently

And it does this not just for your work, but for all aspects of your life.


This lets you achieve results in a balanced, unrushed manner.


A strong productivity practice will make you more effective, efficient, and will help create the only true wealth you can have - discretionary time.


​But time for what?


Becoming Prolific


Everyone has a strong desire to create. It lives within all of us, and makes you feel bad when ignored.


​You can scratch that itch with a hobby, fill it with family, or dive all the way into your career.


​But I propose a better option.


​Self actualization is our ultimate calling and is deeply rewarding. Creating something personal and working on yourself will then give you the satisfaction and self confidence that will carry over to all other aspects of your life.


I'm a writer. I freelance for magazines, am a published author, and a prolific content creator. And I do all this while working full time in a consulting business.



The space I create with my productivity system gets filled with these creative pursuits.


​Good writing equals good thinking. Good writing is persuasive, clear, and powerful.


The ultimate point of these creative efforts is to help you become…


Profitable


The final piece of the puzzle.


​A productivity practice creates space to create prolifically.


​That creation, structured properly, can be leveraged into a profitable business.



Whether you want to escape your 9-5 (I don't) or just want to build a diversified revenue stream from your efforts, the key to doing either lies in creating Smart Systems.


Systems create leverage. And with a lever long enough you can move the world.


​The ultimate leverage comes from creating assets once that earn forever.


To quote Jack Butcher, build once, sell twice.

​Once created, the final step is to plug that in to an optimized system that runs continuously in the background, with minimal maintenance requirements.


With a Smart System implemented you come back full circle - to an optimized productivity system that creates space so you can focus on your highest leverage work.


 

When you are ready, here are a few ways I can help:


1. Subscribe to The Lever (if you haven't already)


This covers a science-based productivity concept each week, in about five minutes. Try a free chapter of my new book when you subscribe. And if you like it...



Peaceful Productivity outlines the time-management system I've created over the years as a ship's Captain and business executive. It will help you plan, prioritize, and get more of the right things done. Also available on Amazon



This short course will teach you the fundamentals of a powerful timeblocking system to make sure you never miss an obligation and always show up prepared. Give yourself the space you need to create the life you deserve.




Smart systems to make you productive, prolific, and profitable | Find me on Twitter @SeanPHogue | Sign up here for the weekly newsletter, The Lever, and create some leverage in your life.


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