Have something nagging at you that you need to get done? Here’s a bootcamp way to approach it.
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Slaying the Dragon
I am fired up right now. Why is that? It’s because I’ve just knocked off the biggest project on my to-do list… a behemoth that has hung over my head for months, the launch of not 1 but 2 online courses on Udemy. One is called The Negotiation Mindset and the other is How to Get a Raise or Promotion, but I’ll talk about them a bit more in a future episode.
Today I want to explain how I got it done, because it wasn’t easy. Seriously, it was almost as hard as writing my book, but then after that needing to produce and act and edit a movie.
Like going through bootcamp or doing an extreme diet and workout plan, this was a concentrated effort.
So if you’ve got a major task that’s been weighing you down, here are some tips for maximum focus. These worked for me, so make any adjustments to your lifestyle and apply what works for you. Here we go.
Get incredibly focused on one goal
It’s been said many times before that one of the main challenges of an entrepreneur is having too many scattered ideas. That was certainly the case for me, as I have this podcast, a book, 4 articles a month, and am teaching 2 online classes simultaneously among other things.
But as I tried to lay out my goals for the next few months, whether it was speaking or consulting or internet marketing, it always came back to one thing: Finish your online course.
So I made a specific decision to make this priority #1 above anything and everything else.
Invest in the best
In the creation of this course, I made some key hires. The first was Eric Pearson to shoot and produce all the video. I had worked with Eric before when doing my book trailer, and we really got along. Next was Justin Farrar to do the editing. From my loose knowledge of the film industry, I knew that anything video-related is immensely tied into the skill level of the editor.
So despite being a control freak (I prefer to call it having a specific vision on the project), I really tried to defer to them as much as possible as the experts. This project was far from cheap to produce, but I think it would have been even more as expensive, and not as well done, had I cut back.
So whether you’re writing a book or building a website or doing an iPhone app, make sure you’re working with skilled people.