Six Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach

Wake up happy or cranky?

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?

Do you know how many days a week you’re actually productive?

About three.

People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive

These are some very good tips that Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek wrote about in the Business Insider. Manage your mood and don’t check email first thing in the morning are just two pieces of advice. What do you think about the other ideas? Are you ready to try them?

Easy steps to getting your articles read

Revise and Proofread Your Articles

Marketing Coach Carol Naff

Gutting your articles

Searching for information should not resemble panning for gold. Your readers don’t want to wade through verbose sections of text to find the golden nuggets of information and won’t when more information is readily available.

Stop wasting your efforts with the won’t audiences! After all, what’s the point in writing articles if your articles aren’t read? Get readers engaged… read more

When writing articles, be sure to use them for multiple purposes. Post them online at various websites including ezinearticles.com, your social media sites, and most importantly, send them to your clients and prospective clients so they can read your articles, too. This will continue to build your reputation as an expert. Start sending a quick enewsletter to the people you meet to stay in touch. Constant Contact is very reliable and a good resource. They are offering a 30% discount until the end of June. In addition, as a Constant Contact Certified Expert, I’ll help you set up your template and get started quickly.

Strong conviction

Conviction is when you totally believe in the result. My daughter-in-law totally believed with all certainty that the Steelers would win the game here in Denver. She is an avid Steelers fan. We could even say that she is a fanatic Steelers fan. She was so thrilled that they were coming to Denver and convinced my son that it would be really fun to attend the game. She had such conviction that the Steelers would win that she told her students that she would wear a Broncos t-shirt to school on Monday if the Broncos won. She is a Middle School Language Arts teacher in Cherry Creek.

In this case, she was wrong in her conviction. The Broncos pulled off a win. And true to her promise, my daughter-in-law wore the Broncos t-shirt to school on Monday. The highlight of the day was when a group of students came into her room, knelt down, and Tebowed… Now she didn’t promise to Tebow herself like the mayor of Pittsburgh did. See this

Strategy: Become passionate about something that you will pursue with conviction.

Write your 25 best accomplishments

What will you do to change your outcomes to what you want? When you continue doing the same stuff, you will have the same results.

Do you know what and how to change to make this year different? Did your 2011 achievements match your vision for your life and business? Did your values impact your year?

Write down your 25 best accomplishments for the past year.

This simple exercise is extremely powerful. Time goes by so quickly that we forget to celebrate the good things that happen. It is so easy to focus on what we didn’t get done rather than what we accomplished. First, find a quiet spot where you will be undisturbed. Then write down 25 accomplishments that you achieved in 2011.

Then, taking each one in turn, read them out loud. After the last one, IMMEDIATELY make a list of 10 goals for the New Year. After truly acknowledging all the amazing things you did in 2011, you’ll feel incredibly powerful and set even higher goals!

Then as the year progresses, continue to keep track of your accomplishments. Each and every day, write down three achievements for that day. It could be as simple as went to the gym or signed a new client. This is very different from a ‘to do’ list. At the end of each day, reflect on your successes.

Strategy: Learn how to change your business structures and systems to realize your dreams in 2012.

“Marketing is not a function in a company; it is the entire being of a company.” Steven Levitt

Trends Analysis by Thomas Frey

We are in for a very exciting year ahead. It’s a year where many competing trends will collide, and through those collisions we will see new pathways emerge.

At the same time, many new trends are forming, some with enough steam to form entirely new movements, others that will run their course and splinter into other emerging ways of doing business.

The “new normal” is quickly becoming the “nothing normal,” and our daily routines, …read more at  ColoradoBiz magazine