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These Secrets took me 2 Years to Figure Out

February 17th, 2010

If you know me well, this won’t surprise you.

Unlike so many, I’m not a floundering marketer or business owner that bounces from one shiny object to another.  I own several e-commerce sites.  I teach and do SEO, Google AdWords, and many other forms of Internet marketing. 

I don’t chase every new thing and I don’t waste a lot of time in Social Media.

In fact, about two and a half years ago, I stopped taking clients.  Why?  I wanted to work more on the businesses and training programs.  I wanted to help my students more and build my own businesses.

Overall, it worked.

My businesses are growing.  And about 100 students have come through our training programs over the last two years or so.  I still keep in touch with many of them.  A lot of them are doing very, very well.  I love hearing from them.

(It’s amazing.  This Internet marketing stuff really works!  But you can’t just learn it. You have to DO it.)

So what’s next?

I’m not satisfied. 

Over these past two years, I know for a certainty that if I could get more done (even just 10% more) each week, I could grow my business more and help my students more.

In fact, let’s think about it another way…

If I could get just 10% more done each week, I could take 10% of the week off.  I could spend it with with my wife and other loved ones, doing the things I want to do.  (There’s life beyond SEO.  At least for me.)

Think about that.  Just 10% of 40 hours per week is a half day off every week!  Do you work 40 hours per week?  More?  Want a half day off to do anything you want? 

Become more efficient!  Get more done in less time.  That’s the key.

I want to share this.

So I did it.  I got more efficient.  How? 

1.  Better processes for getting things done.
2.  Better layout & organization of my work environment.
3.  Lots of miscellaneous tools and tips.
4.  A little piece of software I found.

I’m not kidding.  I’ve been working at this for two and a half years.  I’ve been making notes along the way.  I think I have it down, although it’s not perfect.  And I want to show you.

I’ll do so on March 4.  It’s a free event at downtown Charlotte and I hope to see you there.  More details here.