Thanks to everyone for completing the survey that I posted last week (â€œJust One Questionâ€). And welcome to all the new members on this listâ€”weâ€™re up to 3,019 and climbing fast!
The results of the survey are clear; I asked you to tell me what you would like to learn first and the most popular category was â€œGetting Search Engine Trafficâ€ (selected by 71% of you). A close second was â€œA Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Building Profitable Web Sitesâ€ (selected by 63%). Going down the list, I see â€œFinding Keywordsâ€ at 31%, â€œBeing More Productive Overallâ€ at 30%, â€œChoosing Affiliate Networksâ€ at 28%, and â€œChoosing Products to Marketâ€ at 28%.
This is great news because the system that Iâ€™m going to reveal on March 11th is focused on doing ONE thing: Getting Search Engine Traffic. When you get your hands on this tool youâ€™re going to feel a little sorry for the rest of the webmaster universe (Iâ€™ve been testing it out for weeks and I still have feelings of guilt).
Anyway, remember March 11thâ€”thatâ€™s the day everything changes for you.
Now, as for â€œA Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Building Profitable Web Sitesâ€, the timing couldnâ€™t be better; Iâ€™ve scheduled my next message to cover the industryâ€™s absolute best â€œout-of-the-boxâ€ web building and traffic generating package. Thatâ€™s coming this Thursday.
As for today, Iâ€™ve got two things to share with you: a book and a Windows productivity tool. Both have transformed my life in numerous ways.
First the book; itâ€™s David Allenâ€™s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.
The book is only $9 at Amazon and is a must read for anyone (like I was) who feels overwhelmed by all the information being thrown at them today. I will summarize my biggest takeaway from this excellent book; when reviewing your pile of e-mail or things to read or whatever, categorize each piece as follows:
1. If you can deal with it in 2 minutes or less, do it (thereby you get rid of it)
2. If it relates to information that could be useful in the future, file it under â€˜Referenceâ€™ (I now have an e-mail folder that contains all sorts of documents that I MAY refer to in the futureâ€¦.but NOT NOW)
3. If itâ€™s a business idea or proposal but itâ€™s not ESSENTIAL to your high priority, focused task(s) file it under â€˜Somedayâ€™ (just like my â€˜Referenceâ€™ folder, my â€˜Somedayâ€™ folder is a storage tank for things I MAY consider in the future but NOT NOW).
4. If itâ€™s related to a task that will take more than 2 minutes, then place it in your â€˜Actionâ€™ folder and/or delegate the task to someone else. This is the folder that you will check at least once a week and itâ€™s the most critical folder for your short-term success.
Thatâ€™s just a snippet from this extraordinary book by David Allen. I donâ€™t care what you do with your life (personal or business), this book will help you to breathe, think, and act in ways youâ€™ve never been able to do so previously. Find it here.
As for the Windows productivity tool, all I can say is that Iâ€™m shocked this little gem isnâ€™t on every Windows computer in existence. Itâ€™s called Activewords and it enables you to assign one or two keystrokes to a task that would otherwise take several keystrokes. That is a gross simplification but, trust me, you must get Activewords and see for yourself how unbelievably powerful it is. Thereâ€™s no need to search for files or websites any longer, just assign a keystroke or word to those files or sites that you repeatedly use and Activewords will bring it to you. No searching, no frustration. Activewords is currently available as a fully loaded 60-day free trial. Get it now, youâ€™ll thank them later. Don’t wait on this one, click here.
Thatâ€™s all for today. Look out for my post on Thursday. You’re in for a treat.
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