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Five years ago, I was on vacation with my husband.  A beautiful, week-long winter retreat in Colorado.  

And… I was crying.  

I was supposed to be on vacation!  Instead of enjoying the powdery slopes, I spent most of my time inside of our hotel room working.  And my husband was not happy about it.

At that point in my life, I was a corporate cog. Fully submerged in the 9-to-9 lifestyle. My style and reputation at work were polished, my career path set, the money was good. But my health was suffering, I was working through vacations, and my perfectionism was pushing me to my breaking point.

On that snowy day in Colorado, I realized that the work that I was doing – and the way in which I was doing it – was slowly killing me. And though the realization wasn’t pleasant, looking back at it now I feel such relief for pushing this issue to the surface.

My husband had been wanting us to start our own business.  A digital company that we managed while living on the road.  A “freedom” lifestyle. 

But I wasn’t on board.  

I’m a perfectionist! In a startup, nothing is perfect.  It’s messy, and risky, and chaotic.  I couldn’t wrap my head around “starting from zero.”  There are very few absolutes in life, but I knew this:  you absolutely cannot be a perfectionist and start a business successfully.

Right then, crying over my laptop in my hotel room, I discovered a phrase that changed my relationship to perfectionism: TAKE MASSIVE, IMPERFECT ACTION.

This phrase gave me a way out of my perfectionism.  A path into the scary but beautiful future I wanted to create for myself.  We’ve all heard the saying “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”  

But this was different.  These words seem to say:  “Go ahead.  Throw it hard against the wall, and something is gonna stick.”

It gave me permission to get into a messy game and start scoring points.

What is Massive Imperfect Action?

Let’s break this phrase down a little…

Massive:

This means giving it ALL you’ve got.  Swinging hard at every pitch without judging when you miss the ball, or hit a foul.  If you think it requires 1 unit of action, throw 10 units of action at it.  Go full force.

Imperfect:

News flash:  perfection doesn’t exist!  “Imperfect” reminds us that we don’t NEED to be perfect. It frees us of the restraints of perfectionism. You know full well that you don’t need to hit every ball into the stands to be a great baseball player.  Missing two out of three balls is still great batting average!

Action:

At the end of the day, we have to take action.  A huge trap that a lot of perfectionists get stuck in is “perfect planning”:  until you know every tiny minute detail, you won’t take action. But there are a million things you aren’t going to know when taking a big risk (like starting a business).  Small actions add up to big success.

When you take massive, imperfect action, the results are instant.  You’re going to be noticeably MORE productive. You will be getting MORE done, because you’re not going to be spending time stressing about projects — you’ll be pushing them off of your plate as soon as they’re ready!

I’m not saying it’s easy:  it took a bit of reprogramming for me.

I had to teach myself to accept that not all of the ideas that I think are great are going to work out. And that there comes a point in a project where the work I’ve done is good enough, even if it’s not up to my own (impossible) personal standards.

And while these small changes were pretty painful at first, they cumulated in the massive imperfect action that helped me do a 180 on my fatiguing lifestyle, and allowed my husband and I turn our passion project into our career.

Now, instead of working through vacations, I’ve created a business and lifestyle that allows me to do both at the same time.  Instead of stressing over what isn’t perfect in my business, I’m content and satisfied with a good day’s work. 

 

Additional Resources

How We Pre-Plan Our Week Every Sunday [VIDEO]

How To Create A Productive Team [VIDEO] 

 I Don’t Have Enough Time! MYTHBUSTERS [VIDEO] 

Feeling Stuck? Practice Radical Self Care [VIDEO]

 

 

If you are looking for a diverse community of like-minded people all looking to take massive action in their lives – check out our Lifehack Tribe!

The Tribe’s content library is pumped FULL of trainings, articles and interviews about a range of topics (including but not limited to defeating perfectionism!). Not to mention our awesome monthly live trainings.

>>> Click here to learn more about the Lifehack Tribe <<<

 

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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO OUTSOURCING (2019) https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/09/09/your-ultimate-guide-to-outsourcing-2019/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=your-ultimate-guide-to-outsourcing-2019 https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/09/09/your-ultimate-guide-to-outsourcing-2019/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:43:37 +0000 https://lifehackbootcamp.com/?p=12686 The post YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO OUTSOURCING (2019) appeared first on Lifehackbootcamp.

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As burgeoning entrepreneurs, we’re taught that we need to “do it all.” That every single aspect of our new (or established) business is our responsibility. That we should be jacks of all trades. 

But do you have a degree in marketing, finance, web development and design, business management, communications, graphic design, AND sales management? 

I’m going to guess your answer is NO.  

So why should you be expected to know how best to do every task and job necessary for your business? The idea is impractical, unrealistic, and frankly, impossible! 

The greatest entrepreneurs and business owners out there are outsourcing everything that they don’t know how to do, or know that someone else can do better.

What is outsourcing, exactly?

Broadly speaking, outsourcing is the delegation of a task to someone other than yourself. 

Sometimes it’s beneficial to hire someone to your team to permanently outsource some of your tasks to, and sometimes it’s beneficial to hire a freelancer to complete a gig – a one time task or project – for you. Hiring freelancers can be especially useful if their rates are lower than the minimum wage in the country you live in.

Who outsourcing is for

You don’t need to be managing a major conglomerate to justify outsourcing work. Every business owner – regardless of the size of their business – would benefit from reclaiming the time that they spend on menial, delegate-able tasks. 

If right now you’re thinking: “Right, but I could never outsource MY work – it’s too specific,” or “it would take me longer to hire a freelancer/delegate this task than it would for me to just do it right now…”

Think again. 

Outsourcing isn’t meant for the Deep Work that helps you push your business forward. It’s meant to help clear your plate of everything EXCEPT the Deep Work. And investing an extra hour or two now to outsource the task will save you hundreds of hours over the next several years!

What type of tasks can be outsourced?

Hiring a virtual assistant is an entrepreneurial standard at this point – someone who manages your inbox, keeps track of your calendar, simple social media management, and more. 

It’s a common misconception that there’s outsourcing can only be done by very specific kinds of businesses – ones that are IT-heavy, ones that require consistent inbox management, etc. But outsourcing can come in handy for a wide range of different tasks – both professional and personal!

Here are just a few creative ways you can use outsourcing in your life and business: 

  • Birthday tracking and outreach; shopping as needed
  • Scheduling events, conference calls, meetings
  • Market research
  • Monitoring Google Analytics monthly reports
  • Graphic design, photoshop/photo editor
  • Branding
  • Blogging (as a ghostwriter)
  • Video editing
  • Boosting social engagement on social media
  • Transcribing video/audio recordings
  • House cleaning
  • Dog walking

Are you scared of relinquishing control?

We get it – your business is your baby. It’s going to be hard to take the first step in relinquishing control of every detail! Especially for us perfectionists. 

But the truth is, there are many aspects of your business that other people are able to do just as well – maybe even better – than you. That’s nothing to be ashamed of! The sooner you embrace that and start outsourcing tasks you don’t NEED to be doing, the sooner you’re going to have the time and energy to work on the big ideas that are going to thrust your business forward. 

Nathan Hirsch – co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com – has an awesome hack for deciding what to relinquish control of inside of your business: 

“Every month, I list out all of the tasks and projects currently on my plate. I go through each looking at the time it’s taking me to complete and the importance with regards to the growth of the business. I then think, “Could someone else be doing this better than me or at a more affordable rate?” If the answer is “yes” to either, I work to delegate it to someone already in my business or I look for someone new to take it off my plate. By following this monthly “clean up” routine, I find that I’m able to keep my time most focused on where I add the most value to the growth of the business.”

How to start outsourcing right now

The first step in building a solid outsourcing foundation is getting clarity on the systems that you already have in place. Block out an hour on your calendar to brainstorm all of the systems you currently have operating in your business and personal life (ie. Facebook marketing, social media maintenance, sales follow-ups, house cleaning/maintenance). 

Then you’re going to rank these systems based on their importance. This helps you gain clarity on where your priorities really lie (some of which may come as a shock to you!). 

Once you’ve ranked them, take your highest ranking system and break it down into a process outline – a detailed walk-through of a core, delegate-able process in your business. On paper (or a Google Doc), on purpose. 

This is a step a lot of people skip over and jump straight into creating a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). This is a big no-no for us – if you skip the outlining process, you’re increasing the chances of the process blowing up in your team’s face, and wasting unnecessary time in everyone’s schedule fixing it. 

Once you’ve detailed the entire process, you’re going to War Game it. This means you’re going to put it into action. You’ll find holes in your process. You’ll figure out ways to optimize it you’d never thought of before. You’ll consolidate the 30 steps it takes to finish it down to 12-15. It’s a really illuminating process! 

Only once you’ve War Gamed your process can you begin the process of iron-clad documentation and create an SOP. The point of an SOP is to make the entire process so glaringly simple that someone of average intelligence having an awful day can finish your process with 100% efficiency! 

How to find the perfect person or company to start outsourcing

It can be very overwhelming to hire your first freelancer or virtual employee. 

Here are some of tips for finding a good fit online: 

  • Freeeup.com is our go-to site for easily hiring a new contractor. They have each of their contractors go through an extensive skills test prior to being allowed on their site, meaning that you have less of a chance of getting a “dud.” Click the link here to get $25 off your first invoice.
  • Start on Googleduh! – but narrow your search by getting creative with your keywords
    • “Uber for __”  – This has become a shorthand for on-demand services.  For example: “Uber for dog walkers”, “Uber for laundry”
    • “On demand __”   For example: “On demand dog walker”
    • Filter your google results to only news outlets by clicking the “news” subtitle right under the google search bar.  This filters out advertisers and unreliable sites.
  • Search on credible websites like Quora, Techcrunch, Crunchbase for freelance companies
  • Use Fiverr for easier gigs, UpWork or FreeeUp for more advanced or long-term projects
  • TaskRabbit is great for in-person errands/projects you need help with

How to onboard your VA

Once you’ve found a Virtual Assistant who could be a good fit, it’s important to set your expectations from the jump! 

One way to ensure that they’re a good fit for your team is to start them in a one-month trial position. 

During the initial chat with the new consultant, establish a strict communication policy. Every communication policy is different, but some of the best ones we’ve seen explain how often you expect to receive updates from them, the channel of communication that you expect them to follow (email, Facebook message, etc.), and your average response time.

Another critical part of our onboarding process is getting new freelancers onto the online task manager that our company operates from (Asana, in our case). We have tutorials and walk-through screencasts ready to send to freelancers to get them acquainted with our system and task-manager etiquette.

How to troubleshoot common issues with your consultants

Outsourcing is not a foolproof process – it requires some trial and error! 

Here are some of the common issues we see clients encounter while outsourcing: 

Communication issues: 

Despite having set forth an awesome communication policy, you may still run into issues. If you’re hiring a freelancer from a country different than your own – and English isn’t their first language – they may have different communication patterns than you. Be mindful of the culture and language that your freelancers come from, and have an open conversation with them if you’re not satisfied with their communication style.

Execution issues: 

It can be a little challenging at first to explain what you want from a freelancer, especially if you’ve been doing everything on your own. You might get pinged back with an “I don’t understand your instructions” after your first few hirings. 

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be hiring freelancers, it just means you need to spend a bit more time detailing your expectations for the project. Rather than getting frustrated, recognize that they can’t read your mind and make an effort to explain your project thoroughly.

When outlining a project or creating a screencast, always err on the side of over-explanation. Including too much information in a screencast in order to ensure that the freelancer knows EXACTLY what they’re doing is better than slowing down the progress of the project by fielding a bunch of questions later.

How to know when to let someone go: 

Sometimes the person you hire just isn’t a good fit for you, and that’s entirely okay also. Here are some key indicators it’s time to look for another freelancer:

  • Poor communication: If you’ve laid out a clear communication policy that they’re not following and you’ve had a conversation about being more communicative, it may be time to cut them loose
  • Not receptive to your feedback: If they’re not following your instructions repeatedly and you’ve made your instructions as clear as possible, this is a major red flag 
  • They miss deadlines: If they’re consistently not delivering what they’ve promised in a timely manner, or they always have excuses for why they haven’t finished the project, they may not be worth investing more time into

Are you valuing your time accurately?

There are SO many managers who struggle with outsourcing. And it’s not because they’re incapable, or because their business is so unique that they couldn’t possibly get outside help. It’s solely because we as humans have a tendency to be completely irrational about time. 

Have you (or a perfectionist you know) ever said something like: 

I can’t hire a housekeeper. It’s MY responsibility to keep my house clean…

Outsourcing this task to my assistant would be impossible. I’d just have to redo it afterwards…

No one else can do this. They don’t know my special system…

This is a personal task. I’d feel uncomfortable with outsourcing this to someone else…

Are you raising your hand sullenly right now? That’s ok! Let’s talk about this from a rational point of view. 

Let’s say you work 40 hours per week and get paid $40 per hour. You’re perfectly happy and have plenty of free time.

Now let’s say your boss asks you to work nights and weekends. You start to feel starved for hours. It’s no longer enough to get paid $40 per hour, and you start to grumble. However when your boss offers to raise your hourly rate to $50 for those 20 extra hours, you start to feel like you’re being compensated fairly. You agree to work nights and weekends.

The next week, your boss asks you to work even more – 80 hours per week. Now you’re indignant. This would mean you have no time to watch TV, take care of your kids, or do much of anything outside of eat, sleep, and work.  

…But your boss raises your hourly wage to $100 per hour for these extra hours. It’s not optimal, but at least you’re making lots of money. You agree to work the 80 hours.

Your boss becomes a tyrant, and the next week he asks if you can just start sleeping at the office and working 150 hours. Hell no! You’re just about to quit, but then he tells you you’ll be paid a whopping $500 per hour to work at this grueling pace.  

You think for a minute – this is a tough one. You’re fast approaching your asymptotic breaking point – the point at which there’s no amount of money anyone could pay you to compensate you for your time because your life is so miserable. 

You can gauge the asymptotic breaking point by looking at your time in two different rates – Capacity Hours and Past Capacity Hours. Past Capacity Hours factor in the opportunity cost paid for overwork.

If you’re independently wealthy, then who cares if it takes you 2 hours for laundry? But if you’re working 40 hours a week and then coming home to take care of kids, that 2 hours might be your only 2 hours to have quality time with your kids. You should therefore be valuing that time at a premium.

You get to decide how to value each hour of your time throughout your day. For example, if you work in an office, then time spent at home prepping meals is much more scarce and valuable than someone who works from home, where they can leisurely prep meals throughout the day during breaks. 

You also get to decide how far to take it. Your Past Capacity Hours will be worth more than your Capacity Hours. But how much more is up to you – it’s different for every person. For example, a parent may have a higher past capacity rate than a single person because their time with their kids is valued higher than a single person’s time watching TV. 

When you catch yourself thinking something potentially irrational, look at it with this logical analysis and see if you still feel confident in your direction. Because while cultural and emotional arguments for the value of your time have merit, they are often the reasons your time is being wasted doing low-value tasks that you should be systematizing, automating, and delegating and outsourcing.  

So instead of thinking “I can’t hire a housekeeper.  It’s my responsibility to keep my house clean…” – think “I value each hour I spend cleaning the house at $70. If I can pay a professional to do it at or below this rate, it will be worth it to me.”

And similarly, when you catch yourself thinking “I’m very particular, and honestly it just takes me 5 minutes to do it myself, so I’m not going to delegate it…” you can replace it with “This task is too low-value for me to be doing all the time. It would take me an hour to create a detailed SOP for my assistant, so I’m choosing to invest that time knowing that I’ll see a return on that investment very soon.

What happens when you embrace outsourcing

So many entrepreneurs feel trapped by their success – unable to push their business forward in the ways that they want to because they’re bogged down by keeping their business afloat. Over time, that leads to stress, overwhelm, and burnout. Which can ultimately lead to a loss of passion for your kickass business!

If this sounds like you, it’s time to take the leap. 

We recommend starting small. Find one task that you’re doing on a regular basis that someone else could absolutely do. Create an outline of how to execute that task. Create an SOP (a detailed set of instructions) for it. Hire a freelancer on a trial basis. 

You’ll be blown away by the impact this small step has on your cognitive load! 

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Jackie and Ed Cooper are a power couple if we’ve ever seen one! Not only do they have a beautiful, growing family together – they run multiple businesses together! After years of being in the same industry, they made the jump and started working together. 

That’s why when Jackie heard about the Lifehack Method, she knew she needed to get Ed on board. They joined our membership program and started tracking their time – together. 

“I knew this stuff was a serious area of growth for me,” Ed says, “and it was time to change. As soon as we knew we had children on the way, I knew it wasn’t good enough to just skate through life anymore.”

Jackie was pregnant when they decided they wanted to shift from our membership program into the Bootcamp. They felt like needed to take massive action if they were going to manage the multiple projects and businesses they were keeping alive. 

“Taking the Bootcamp felt like a huge wave washing over us. There is so much content. But I think the trick is going in knowing that you are NOT going to absorb all of it on your first pass. And that is okay!” Jackie says. 

Their biggest takeaway from the Bootcamp? You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. Saying NO is one of the most leveraged things you can do. And also one of the hardest lessons to learn. 

Hear more about their experience in the bootcamp and beyond here:

Nowadays, not only are they Lifehackers through and through, they’ve started to integrate their productivity and time management tools with their team!

Their advice for anyone thinking of joining the Bootcamp? 

If you pride yourself in being a creative, don’t discount the value this course can bring you.

“We always thought: we’re creatives, we don’t need to be organized. But actually, we have so much more time to be creative since getting organized! It changed our world.” 

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Dietmar is a busy self-employed freelancer and owner of an LLC in the software programming industry.

He’s a lifelong learner, so he bought the Morning & Evening Routines Course and quickly got interested in the Lifehack Methodology. 

The Problem

Even though he was his own boss, he still felt “stuck.” He also had many home responsibilities with his kids and family.

“My #1 problem is I’m stuck in the rat race. I have no integrated system (different lists on different systems), no clear plan to follow. I need to balance out long term projects with my clients and also manage the minutiae of everyday life.”

When he learned about the 60-day Lifehack Bootcamp, he was immediately intrigued because of the problems he was facing with his workflow. 

He knew this was a problem he couldn’t stand to stay “stuck” in for another year.

The “Before”

Dietmar joined the 60-day Lifehack Bootcamp and came in with ambitious goals for his business and lifestyle. 

“In 12 months, I’d love to have 10K a month in passive income. I also want to have the option of working as a digital nomad with my daughters (e.g. living in Tenerife learning Spanish and taking salsa classes.) I’d work from home a lot and only need to see clients if I choose to, so creating a digital nomad lifestyle would be totally possible. I just loved travelling with my daughters. 

I haven’t created the ‘success’ I want (yet) because I need to work on my systems and get better organised. I want systems to track my income, get employees to help, outsource myself and take more of a passive role in my business. 

My values are Clarity, Freedom, Impact and Growth. I feel like the Bootcamp will really help create time freedom to increase my impact and continue to grow. I know I can add move value to my clients, my friends and mentor other developers too. I can also just have more time to think!

Staying stuck where I am 12 months from now is just not an option.”

I loved coaching Dietmar in the 60-Day Lifehack Bootcamp because he had an incredible self-awareness of what was blocking him from the life he wanted. 

Here’s the list he sent to me at the start of his Bootcamp with the specific areas he wanted to break through: 

  1. Staying focused. I have made progress in the last few months but I can be better. 
  2. I do not have the right level of accountability. 
  3. Saying NO when I need to. 
  4. Having a system where I consolidate everything I need to do. 
  5. Tactical on how to execute on my defined goals. 
  6. Getting more organised. 
  7. Having a picture view of a project. Seeing all the components of a project. 

The Results

Dietmar focused in on these problem areas in his Bootcamp, and was able to make a huge shift in his workflow. 

As his coach, I can tell you that his ability to absorb the content, be present for the coaching, and actively seek out feedback made him a star student.

In his post-Bootcamp survey, he ranked the improvement the Bootcamp has had on his life as a 10/10

He says he saves an average of 3 hours a day just as a result of the systems he built inside the program. That’s over a month of free time a year!

More importantly, he said he would be seeing a 600% return on the amount he invested in the next year alone. 

“This totally changed my life. I learned a ton of great stuff: the right mindset about time and optimization, the life map as a guiding compass to your goal, the leveraged actions, techniques for reducing cognitive load and email overload, …. TONS of things.

I simply stopped doing time consuming tasks and stopped being available all the time. I’m moving towards more passive income rapidly.

You can see that the material has gone through MULTIPLE iterations. It is based on a ton of experience in helping people to level up their game. It considers the research and implements it in a very practical way with checklists, templates … all ready to use and to adapt to your needs. 

Finally the right course to take me where I wanted to go. THANK YOU ????. Changed my life … and will continue to do. Because it changed my thinking… and I changed my actions.”

Dietmar

Interested in applying to the 60-Day Lifehack Bootcamp? 

Learn more and apply here. 

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My two favorite things about screencasting are: 

1) It enables you to do something once and never do it again for the rest of your life

And… 

2) It allows you to eliminate the frustration of scheduling and meeting with people (especially amazing for introverts!!)

This is the power of screencasting. It’s become indispensable to our business. 

Carey and I probably record 3 screencasts a day on average. 

But how exactly can you get started with your first screencast? 

The technology can seem daunting. Plus, with dozens of apps to choose from, which should you pick? 

I recorded a quick step-by-step tutorial video for how you can get started TODAY, for free, with our favorite screencasting tool – and forever change your workflow.

Check out the tutorial here (12 min)

You’ll discover the in’s and out’s of creating a screencast, and how to share it easily with others on your team.

Drop me a comment with your takeaways, I’d love to hear from you.

Demir

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Notes:

Veronica Reyna is a full time professor, associate chair of her department. She also owns a tutoring franchise with her husband in her free time.

Before finding Lifehack Bootcamp, she was using multitasking as a survival mechanism. She was juggling too many balls, and knew that she wouldn’t be able to do it for much longer. She came across the 60-Day Lifehack Bootcamp and she immediately knew it was the perfect fit. She made the space during one semester and never looked back.

Now, Veronica is less stressed, get more sleep, is more attentive at home and can say “yes” to family time a lot more more. 

She’s able to identify when she’s falling back into old habits, and knows exactly what to do about it. Even when she’s not in control of the curveballs being thrown her way, she is able to adapt and get back on track quickly. 

She’s got her husband and 12 year old son operating on Asana, and has also used what she’s learned to her students at her university. 

“It’s changed my life, truly. I’m in control, and even when I’m not, I know how to get back. That is such a relieving feeling. Of course, I would take the bootcamp again in a heartbeat!”

 

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How To Create A Productive Workplace + Team https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/02/18/10647/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10647 https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/02/18/10647/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:12:37 +0000 https://lifehackbootcamp.com/?p=10647 The post How To Create A Productive Workplace + Team appeared first on Lifehackbootcamp.

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Our theme for the 2019 is “1% better.” 

We’re on the hunt for those small tweaks that can make our team more productive and make the biggest difference for our clients. 

That’s why part 1 of this series has 6 tips that small business owners can use to create a workplace culture of productivity and low stress. 

They’re all simple tweaks to the way you lead your team that have the potential to yield huge results, like…

reducing turnover, 
managing happier employees, 
growing your business faster,
and creating more free time across the board (our favorite!).

Watch part 1 of our series for small business owners here: 

Now for Step 2:

Ever wonder how to motivate your team to be more productive…without stressing them out or cracking the whip? 

It’s entirely possible – and in fact it’s the BEST way to create a high performing team. 

So if you’re a leader who wants to develop motivated team members who…

…achieve more 
…love working with you
…are happy working in their role 
…grow the business faster
…and save you time…

Then take a peek at Part 2, How To Create A Productive Team

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Meetings Are The Devil. So Let’s Exorcise Them From Your Life. https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/02/01/meetings-devil-lets-exorcise-life/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meetings-devil-lets-exorcise-life https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/02/01/meetings-devil-lets-exorcise-life/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2019 23:52:40 +0000 https://lifehackbootcamp.com/?p=8593 The post Meetings Are The Devil. So Let’s Exorcise Them From Your Life. appeared first on Lifehackbootcamp.

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Managers spend over 50% of their time in meetings. Yet 69% of these meetings are considered FAILURES! Meanwhile, managers find it difficult to move the ball forward on their top priorities when they’re at work. It’s time to reclaim our time and sanity.

In this powerful training, Demir and Carey introduce their CAP Framework for eliminating and even upgrading the main types of meetings that managers and executives have on their calendar.

???? How to CAP your meetings – Cancel, Accelerate, and Preserve

???? How to save time and UPGRADE the meeting using their superhack

???? How to improve your team’s performance and take control of your schedule, at the same time

Demir & Carey’s Favorite Screencasting Tool, Zoom

Leave a comment when you login, and tell us what resonates with you from this training!

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CASE STUDY: CHRIS DANIELS https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/01/25/case-study-chris-daniels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=case-study-chris-daniels https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/01/25/case-study-chris-daniels/#respond Fri, 25 Jan 2019 22:53:32 +0000 https://lifehackbootcamp.com/?p=9626 The post CASE STUDY: CHRIS DANIELS appeared first on Lifehackbootcamp.

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Chris Daniels is the Director of the Slapstick Festival – a one-of-a-kind festival that emphasizes silent and visual comedy. 

The festival has doubled in size in the last 4 years. This success was great for business, but overwhelming for Chris. He was exhausted, his work started suffering, and he felt like his output wasn’t as rich as it once was, and he knew something needed to change. 

That’s when he joined the bootcamp. He was attracted to that idea of efficiency – doing the same amount of work in less time, and creating time to have fun in his life. Slapstick Festival was a hobby that grew into a career, and he didn’t have the proper training to enjoy the success that it was bringing.

“My life has been exponentially better since joining the bootcamp. It went beyond my expectations! Everything has changed for me. I feel like i got my family back, I’m more connected to my wife and kids than ever. I feel more available – like I’ve freed up space in my mind that allows me to be truly present and focused at work. And I’m ENJOYING it again – which is huge. I’ve become the best me that I’ve never before been able to access.”

Chris’s suggestion for anyone thinking of joining? If you can create the space to do it, go all in.

“I worked really hard. It’s a tough course. But it works if you truly work it. Everything stacks on top of each other, and it never feels overwhelming. In fact, quite the opposite – you learn how to handle overwhelm, pre-plan and truly switch off. So many things that once took so much effort just don’t anymore.

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CASE STUDY: CHERYL HAM https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/01/11/case-study-cheryl-ham/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=case-study-cheryl-ham https://lifehackbootcamp.com/2019/01/11/case-study-cheryl-ham/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:21:35 +0000 https://lifehackbootcamp.com/?p=9624 The post CASE STUDY: CHERYL HAM appeared first on Lifehackbootcamp.

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Cheryl Ham is a small business owner – she runs a shop called Hynotic Yarn that produces and sells high quality yarn products. It was not until recently that she was able to transition out of a full-time day job and make this business her main focus.

Before becoming part of the Lifehack Bootcamp tribe, she was so busy juggling her job and her passion project that she wasn’t even able to enjoy growing her business. She was working constantly, feeling extremely burnt out, and knew her lifestyle was unsustainable.

“It wasn’t the life I wanted for myself. I wanted freedom! I wanted to enjoy and grow my business. I wanted to scale my business so it could become my sole source of income. I felt like that was possible, but I didn’t know how to make it happen for myself. I needed a push to make it happen for me.”

Cheryl first joined the Focus and Control Time Mastery membership. After a few months of support and accountability from that awesome group of Lifehackers, she decided it was time to join our 60-day Lifehack Bootcamp course.

“While other online courses were self-paced and impersonal, I was drawn to the level of interaction that Lifehack Bootcamp offers. Not just between students, but also with Demir himself. His personal attention shook me out of my comfort zone and made me get even more involved with the course as it was going along.”

Cheryl blazed through the course, creating massive change for herself within her life. Within the first week alone she saw massive results!

“Week 1 was an IMMEDIATE ‘aha’ moment for me. I got time tracking, the Sticky Focus Game and Pre-Planning all introduced to me that week. My life changed completely. I was finding time in places I didn’t know it even existed.”

For Cheryl, Lifehack Bootcamp created massive results. She was able to:
  1. Start working ON her business instead of IN her business.
  2. She could actually relax, end work earlier, and enjoy more time with her family.
  3. She was able to gain MASSIVE clarity about how to grow her business.
“I thought I had a grasp on some of the key concepts taught in the bootcamp, but I really didn’t. I always almost felt like I was gaining clarity on my business, but it kept slipping though my fingers. Now I actually have the tools I need to efficiently tackle my job and my life!!”

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