7 Things All Successful Bloggers Do

7 Things All Successful Bloggers Do

#1 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Niche Down

Selecting a niche market is something that a lot of entrepreneurs get stuck on.

First, let’s start with what a niche market even is.

niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused.

It’s critical to choose a niche market because you can’t be all things to all people.

They say, ‘the riches are in the niches’ and it’s true!

At Tony Robbins’ Wealth Mastery Event, Keith Cunningham gave the example of two car companies: Volvo and GM.

Volvo has dominated the niche of car safety, while GM tried to be all things to all people.

Volvo is growing, while GM is bankrupt. Yikes.

Keith asked, ‘what real estate do you own in the consumer’s mind’, meaning, when they think of you and your brand, what comes to mind?

It’s crucial that you select a niche market.

What is the main focus of your blog? Can you narrow it down even more?

For example, my first blog (fitwithrachel.com) used to be just all things fitness and healthy living, plus details about my life, travel, um, it was a hot mess.

But then I realized that my best performing content was around the topic of keto (high fat low carb) and intermittent fasting.

So I got rid of everything else and my entire blog focus was keto and intermittent fasting.

My traffic exploded.

My email list grew.

And my traffic is still around 50,000 page views per month, a YEAR after I stopped publishing on it.

I still make sales from that blog (sold my keto ebook twice yesterday!).

It’s because I niched down.

What do you want to be known for? What are your gifts? How do you want to add massive value?

If you’re struggling to find your niche, then read this post.

#2 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Post Consistently 

It’s not what we do every once and awhile that matters. It’s what we do consistently.

It’s Monday morning, and every single Monday morning,  know I’m going to write a new blog post.

Your audience needs to be able to count on you to do what you said you’re going to do.

You can’t just show up when it’s convenient or when you feel like it.

Need help in this area?

Read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

The Compound Effect is one of the first personal development books I read when I started my first business at age 23.

It really helped me set myself up with small, seemingly insignificant actions that have led to my success today.

I remember reading 10 pages a day, as he suggested, and thinking: will this REALLY make a difference?

Looking back 8 years later, I can say that it ABSOLUTELY has and I’m so grateful for this book.

Darren says,

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” 

I know this can seem totally daunting at first, which is why I recommend batching content so you don’t have to necessarily write EVERY week.

For example, I’ll be going home to Chicago over Christmas and I don’t want to be working while I’m there.

I’m working harder this week to batch all my content so I can chill.

Check out this post to see how I do it =)

#3 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Add Massive Value

Going off of this last point, all successful bloggers add massive value to their audience (on a consistent basis).

Why would someone want to work with you if all you’re doing is promoting your products or offers?

Think of your business like dating.

You’re not just going to ask someone to marry you on the first date, am I right?

You’ve gotta get to know them and build a relationship first.

Are your posts just kind of skimming the surface?

Or are you going above and beyond to over deliver?

Your content should be so darn good that when someone reads it, they think:

Woah! How else can I learn from them?!

If you need help, this post about creating killer content will show you what to include and how to overdeliver on your posts.

#4 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Have a Call to Action

After the first date and you want another one, what do you do?

You ask for it!

(to be fair, I’ve been out of the dating world for 8 years haha)

If you look at any successful bloggers, they all have a call to action where you can get on their email list.

You’re building an email list, right?

You need an email list—what if your Facebook account gets shut down?

Instagram account gets hacked? That actually happened to my mom a few weeks ago!

You don’t own any social media platform, but you DO own your email list.

All the goals I help my students within Activate set have to do with building their email list.

It’s essential to your business.

You can see on this post, I have several call to actions where you can continue on with me and learn more.

It’s more than just a little button at the very bottom of my blog saying ‘subscribe to my blog’.

No offense, but NO ONE wants to subscribe to your blog.

You need to offer something juicy and full of value to them in exchange for their email.

If you’re brand new and not quite sure how to do it or what kind of freebie you should offer, this post will help.

#5 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Ask Their Audience

This is so so so so important.

If you see any successful blogger, they are ASKING their audience and LISTENING.

This will help you create content that your audience actually wants and offers they will jump on.

Please don’t skip this step. This is literally the first thing all my students within the Impact Blogging Academy do.

You’ll gain SO much clarity and truly be able to add massive value to your people.

Lucky for you, I have an entire post about market research so you can dive in and do it ASAP.

#6 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Are Themselves

Are you trying to emulate a successful blogger in your industry?

Or are you being yourself?

I’ve been there, ok?

I remember when I first started my network marketing company when I was 23.

I had NO CLUE what I was doing.

So I just followed the top leaders and my industry and did what they did.

Literally. I copy and pasted their posts. 🙈

Here’s the thing I want you to know: people will want to work with you because of YOU.

There aren’t new products. There’s nothing new under the sun.

The thing you’re offering is being offered by someone else.

Why would they pick you?

Because of WHO YOU ARE.

Be authentic and be yourself.

Yes, this means that you’ll get haters.

You’ll get unsubscribes.

You WANT those things.

Because when you are a bit polarizing, is when you attract your true tribe of loyal followers who you ADORE working with.

For real. The ladies that we have in this round of Activate are truly incredible and it’s so much fun to be able to coach them.

I was able to attract such rockstars by being myself, by speaking my mind and not being afraid of losing people for sharing my faith or being silly.

#7 Thing All Successful Bloggers Do: Have a Funnel

Ah, the sales funnel.

So there’s things that you might not see in someone’s business that is contributing to their success.

What’s a sales funnel?

Imagine an actual funnel, where at the top of the funnel, something is poured inside and it filters down to a finite destination.

The exact same thing happens in sales. At the top of the funnel, lots of visitors may arrive and enter your funnel, but not all may end up at the final destination (becoming a paid customer).

Ryan Deiss, co-founder of Digital Marketer, describes the sales funnel as a multi-step, multi-modality process that moves prospective browsers into buyers.

What I teach is to bring people into your funnel via Pinterest and knock their socks off with great content.

From there, you can create a relevant freebie, which will get the prospective customer onto your email list, where you can market your products and services.

It sounds confusing but really, it’s not.

Know what the ultimate step you want your reader to take.

Is It to buy a course? Become a paying client?

Start with the end in mind.

Then, reverse engineer it.

What freebie would attract them to you that is related to your course?

Then what kind of email series can you create that’s going to establish your authority, build the relationship, and make your offer the next logical step?

Makes sense?

To recap, there are some essential things that all successful bloggers do.

If you want to be a successful blogger, I suggest you pin this so you can reference it later, then def register for my free Pinterest class so I can teach you how to get more leads to your blog (on autopilot).

Comment below: Which of these things do you need to work on first?

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How to Live Your BEST Life (with Mindset Coach Taylor Slango): Episode 068

How to Live Your BEST Life (with Mindset Coach Taylor Slango): Episode 068

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Episode 068:

Takeaways:

  • Taylor talks about how believing you can do something can set you apart from other entrepreneurs. 
  • Limiting beliefs lie in our subconscious mind.
  • Money mindset: So many people associate money with greed. People don’t think they are worth making money…this is such a huge disconnect. What you need to do is set a foundation to break that block. The income you want needs to be aligned with what you want. 
  • Realize that things aren’t just coincidences. Things happening around you in the universe are happening for a reason. Don’t discount them for a coincidence.  
  • Life is happening FOR you, not TO you.
  • To overcome confidence issues, you need to sit with yourself. Take time and breathe, and think through it. Focus on one issue at a time, and sit with it. Prayer, meditation, whatever you call it. Make time for yourself.
  • Write down your perfect day! You will be so surprised what can happen if you think bigger, and hold onto those specific desires you have for your life. 
  • Taylor talks about how it is so important to get out of your own way. People will have expectations of you. But you have to follow your gut, and take risks to create the life you want to live.

Highlights:

  • (1:26) A little more about Taylor.
  • (2:03) The Law of Attraction, and how this ties into Taylor’s lessons.
  • (2:29) Why does Taylor thing entrepreneurs need to focus on mindset?
  • (3:02) Conscious mind vs. Subconscious mind 
  • (3:48) How can you unlock your deep limiting beliefs?
  • (4:38) An example of a limiting belief Taylor sees often, and how to overcome it.
  • (6:27) Example of manifestation.
  • (11:30) How society plays a role in limiting beliefs.
  • (12:32) Taylor’s tips for people struggling with self doubt and confidence issues.
  • (15:26) Mediation apps Taylor recommends. 
  • (16:02) The power of your perfect day.
  • (18:21) Taylors entrepreneurial journey. How did she get into mindset coaching?
  • (24:50) Moving forward is key. Keep moving forward.
  • (25:40) Taylor’s goals for 2019.
  • (27:21) The power of getting out of your own way.
  • (28:50) Surrounding yourself with people who understand your goals, and being an entrepreneur.
  • (30:49) What does it mean to Taylor to make an impact? 
  • (31:21) Where to connect with Taylor!

Quotes:

“If you pivot and change your beliefs, what can your life look like?”

“Life is happening for you, not to you”

“Focus on the stillness”

“If you don’t have 10 minutes for yourself, you don’t have a life” -Tony Robbins 

“Everyone has 10 minutes”

“We are faith filled, big thinking risk takers. We will never insult God with small thinking or safe living. We want to seek God for the impossible, believe God for the miracles, dream that God would do exceedingly and abundantly more in our lives for his glory, that generations would know who He is. We will be faith filled with all that we do.”

“I remember the days I prayed for what I have now”

“START. Do those crazy things and take action!”

Resources:

Connect with Taylor:

Website:  taylorslango.com

Instagram: @taylorslango

Mindset Freebie: taylorslango.com/simple

Mediation apps Taylor recommends:

Headspace (app)

Mantra meditation

Visualization meditation

Videos talked about in this episode:

Rick Warren Daring Faith: Building a Life of Faith (Part 1)

Craig Groschel (LifeChurch): Jesus and We (Part 1): Faith Filled, Big Thinking

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Listen to Episode 43 (Talking Money Mindset with Intuitive Business Coach Emily Aarons)

Listen to Episode 44 (Uncovering the Next Evolution of Your Brand Message with Adria Decorte)

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How to Use Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing

How to Use Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing

Today, let’s talk about how to use Pinterest for real estate marketing.

Why the heck should you care about Pinterest if you’re in real estate?

Well, to start, Pinterest will give you a steady stream of new leads for free.

When you have a strong Pinterest strategy that includes quality content for your local audience, you’re building unlimited networking and referral potential and you’re attracting both buyers and sellers who are in the planning stages of their sale/purchase.

A study from Millward Brown Digital found that active Pinterest users are 47% more likely to have a significant life event happening in the next 6 months, like a home purchase.

This means you have huge potential for your real estate marketing and your pins will be super valuable to your ideal client.

Before I dive deep into how to use Pinterest for real estate marketing, let’s start with the foundational stuff that you’ll need to do first to make sure you’re getting the most use of your Pinterest account.

Foundational Pinterest for Real Estate Tips:

  1. Convert your account to a business account
  2. Verify your website and enable rich pins
  3. Add the Pinterest button to your website so people can pin directly from your website.
  4. Always use great visuals. You can check out this post to see how to create Pinterest graphics that convert.

 

Now that we’ve got a solid foundation, let’s get into how to use Pinterest for real estate marketing.

How to Use Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing Tip 1: Create Helpful Content

Content is king! People are on Pinterest looking for valuable content.

 

Creating quality content is what’s going to set you apart as a real estate agent and build a relationship with your ideal client.

 

Take it from Hillary Farr, from Rules of Renovation.

 

“If they’re going to trust you, they have to know you. That means that you need to give them a way to get to know you, and blogging is one of the best ways to establish yourself as an expert and a trustworthy renovator.” Hillary Farr

 

Create blog content isn’t just about letting your potential buyers get a better glimpse of you as a person and a real estate investor; it’s about giving your ideal client valuable information, driving traffic to your site, and building your brand.

 

Think about who you want to attract, and create content around what they are searching for.

 

Are they looking to move into your area and maybe they’re searching for best neighborhoods?

 

You can create a post about: Top 3 Neighborhoods in the Jacksonville Area for Families

 

Think about your content as a way to attract your potential lead to you.

 

Here are some more content examples to help you brainstorm:

  • 3 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Jacksonville, Florida
  • Best Things to Do in Jacksonville Florida for Retirees
  • Top Jacksonville Neighborhoods for Young Professionals
  • Moving to Florida–Pros and Cons
  • Why You Should Move to Florida
  • The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Jacksonville Florida
  • Best Schools in Jacksonville Florida
  • Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Florida
  • The Complete Guide to Moving to Florida
  • Best Places to Live in Florida
  • 20 Reasons to Move to Jacksonville

 

Check out this post to learn how to create killer content in your biz: https://www.rachelngom.com/7-steps-to-writing-great-blog-posts/

How to Use Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing Tip 2: Use Keywords

Pinterest is a search engine, just like Google. It’s essential that you are using keywords strategically on the platform.

This free cheat sheet will really help you understand keywords and where to put them.

How to Use Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing Tip 3: Create Quality Pins

Make sure that your pins tell a story and you’re not just uploading a square image of your listing.

 

My absolute favorite site to create quality Pinterest images is Canva.com.

Include Easy to Read Text on your Images

People are scrolling on Pinterest (usually on their phones), so you need a scroll stopping image with an attention-grabbing headline. Give people a reason to stop the scroll, save the pin, and click through to your site. Use your pins to tell a story and include a call to action.

 

Reference a freebie in your image if you have one

If you have something to offer people to join your email list (like a worksheet, PDF, etc.), then reference that in your image so people know that when they come to your site they’ll be able to get something valuable for free.

When I search houses for sale in Florida, there aren’t very many great pins that stand out.

This means not very many realtors are doing Pinterest the right way…and you have a huge opportunity ahead of you.

 

See how Wellington Home Team created a pin that has text on it to let the user know what the pin is about? This is a great example of a high-quality pin that will help Wellington Home Team get more traffic.

Since I couldn’t find very many quality pins from real estate professionals, I created some on Canva.

Important things to notice about these pins: 

They have big bold text on them, they are pointing to value-added content, and they reference a helpful freebie so you can build your email list.

How to Use Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing Tip 4: Create Relevant Boards

Think of your Pinterest boards as your store front. 

 

When creating your boards, be sure to include your location in the board title and description so you appear in the search engine.

 

Adding your local business name, address, and phone number in the board description and each individual pin and board description will help people find you when they do a search, whether on Pinterest or Google!

 

Did you know that pins, boards, and profiles can be indexed in Google and show up in the search results? Super cool, right?

 

If your business serves several areas, you can have a board for any location people might search. For example, if I lived in the Twin Cities in Minnesota (St. Paul or Minneapolis), I might title my boards:

  • Best Neighborhoods to Live in St. Paul 
  • Best Neighborhoods to Live in Minneapolis
  • Best Neighborhoods to Live in Twin Cities

 

Some other Pinterest board ideas include:

  1. Create a customer favorite board and showcase your customers
  2. Create a local favorites board
  3. Create a board dedicated to your listings
  4. Create boards that are helpful for your local audience

 

To create boards like this, you can check out local businesses you’d want to feature on Angie’s List, Yelp, or Google.

How to Use Pinterest for Real Estate Marketing Tip 5: Collaborate

Find your fave local businesses on Pinterest and follow them! Repin their stuff and leave a comment!

 

When a fellow small business sees you taking the time to show them some love, they’re likely to repay the favor.

 

This is a great organic way to build biz relationships and share great local content with your followers.

 

Want to take this a step further? Create a group board with other local businesses!

You can create a group board and invite other businesses to share and contribute to that board.

 

And my bonus tip…stay consistent!

 

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is your Pinterest account. It can take quite a few months to see results using Pinterest, but when you do, holy moly! Stick with it and trust the process!

 

If you enjoyed this post and want to dive deeper, I invite you to join my next free Pinterest master class when we can hang out and I’ll teach you some more pinning secrets. Sign up here.

 

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Entrepreneur, Author, Pinterest Strategist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Email: clientcare@rachelngom.com

 

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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How to MASTER Sales Funnels (with Reelika Schulte): Episode 067

How to MASTER Sales Funnels (with Reelika Schulte): Episode 067

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How to MASTER Sales Funnels with Reelika Schulte

Takeaways:

  • Reelika talks about how when she was growing up, everything belonged to the government. Entrepreneurship wasn’t really a popular option. She watched her parents start up a company and she saw how they worked on their own terms, and that it was a different mindset, different view of the world, and she knew that life was for her.
  • She became an entrepreneur because her cubical job was making her feel so stuck. She knew that wasn’t her dream, so she acted on that feeling, and turned to entrepreneurship.
  • If you’re looking to sell at a high price point, Reelika says to get people on the phone with you. You want to be able to answer those questions. If you’re selling a course, you can totally sell online.
  • A landing page is so important. If you’re trying to drive traffic, you want to be sure people are coming to a place where everything is super straightforward. Reelika stresses how important a successful landing page is. 
  • “It’s okay to give away some really awesome content” You have to give away some key info so people have that ah-ha moment and then people will see you as an expert, and someone who can benefit from you. Don’t be afraid to give away too much!!
  • There is so much power in saying NO. You can’t say yes and commit to everything. You need to be able to say no to things that don’t suit you.
  • Client calls need to be a addressed like talking to a friend. It’s a conversation, but you shouldn’t be doing all the talking. Ask questions.
  • You have to make people remember you. You can’t email once a month! Make people remember you.
  • When you start booking calls, automate procedures. Ask questions ahead of time! This will really help people to show up. You can then decide if people are ready. If people feel like you know them, they will show up to their call. (GOLDEN TIP!) 

Highlights:

  • (2:18) A little more about Reelika.
  • (3:12) How she grew to have an entrepreneurial mindset based on her childhood?
  • (5:05) How did Reelika get started on the path of the business she’s in now?
  • (8:25) What is an evergreen business model? How do you implement it into your business?
  • (10:48) Where does Reelika get her traffic?
  • (12:34) The breakdown of Reelika’s business model.
  • (14:41) Metrics!! How Reelika breaks everything down.
  • (14:59) Landing page: why it’s so important.
  • (16:14) Where do most people get stuck in this process?
  • (18:02) Why giving away key information is a good thing, not something to be worried about.
  • (19:55) Why it’s important to say NO.
  • (21:48) Mistakes that Reelika has noticed on client calls.
  • (23:01) What questions should you ask on client calls? Remember- you shouldn’t be doing all the talking. 
  • (23:50) Why your email list is your biggest asset.
  • (26:30) GOLDEN TIP!! How to get people to show up for their scheduled calls!
  • (29:40) Market research. Use your words in your marketing message. If you use your ideal clients words, people will get clarity.
  • (30:27) Reelika’s favorite book.
  • (31:48) What does it mean to Reelika to make an impact?
  • (32:45) What’s next for Reelika?

Quotes:

“At the end of the day, I realized that time is the biggest asset that you can have in life”

“I didn’t want to miss out on my son’s life, or my life”

“It’s okay to give away some really awesome content”

“Really have the strong mindset that it’s okay to say no”

“Talk less, listen more”

“These are your people that came to you for a reason.”

Resources:

Website: designdreamlifestyle.com

Other social media platforms (where she hangs out the most):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachingbusinesscommunity/

 

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Listen to Episode 42 (How To Get In Front of MORE People and Build An Influential Online Brand with Erika Ashley)

Listen to Episode 43 (Talking Money Mindset with Intuitive Business Coach Emily Aarons)

Listen to Episode 44 (Uncovering the Next Evolution of Your Brand Message with Adria Decorte)

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Essential Strategies on How to Stay Focused

Essential Strategies on How to Stay Focused

Just can’t stay focused? I totally get you. Being an entrepreneur can be super overwhelming, if you let it be that way.

I’ve learned some awesome strategies over the years that have helped me stay focused, and I want to share them with you today.

You’ve got dreams to catch and people to help. Let’s get to it =)

How to Stay Focused Tip #1: Plan Out Your Week in Advance

Every Sunday I grab my trusted planner and schedule out my week.

I set specific goals for the week that will help me move forward towards my quarterly goals.

Since we are getting ready for the Infinite Growth Challenge that’s coming up, my goals for the week are to write the content for each day’s video and record the videos.

I put all of my appointments/client calls/interviews on the planner so I can see white space is left. Then I fill up that white space with time dedicated to work on that specific goal for the week.

There are also some non-negotiables that are always on the calendar, in addition to my goals.

I workout every day (will get to that later). Also, every Monday I sit down and write a blog post, and every Friday I schedule Instagram posts for the week. Every other Friday I batch 10 videos for IGTV and Youtube.

How to Stay Focused Tip #2: Do ONE Thing

Don’t keep a running to-do list. Rather, write down the ONE THING that needs to happen to help you move forward in your business.

Stop wasting time of stuff that doesn’t matter.

Could my website use some updating? Sure.

But right now, I’m focused on our upcoming challenge. That is my top priority, and I’ll put all other tasks on the ‘later’ list until the challenge is over.

Every week I have ONE thing that I’m focused on, and every day I have one specific task that I need to work on.

Don’t be a jack of all trades and master at none. Figure out the one thing that needs to happen to help you move closer to your goals, and work on that every day.

If you’re struggling with this, def pick up the book The One Thing by Gary Keller.

How to Stay Focused Tip #3: Power Hours

Set aside 1 hour of time in the morning to complete a power hour.

Set a timer, close out all browsers and stay focused for that entire hour.

I never work a full 8 hour day.

I am much more productive when I work in short bursts. I can probably get more done in 4 hours than most people do in 3 full days of work.

I challenge you to star working in 45-60 minute chunks. When you sit down, only have open the one thing you’re working on.

When the timer goes off, get up. Move around, go for a walk, take a 5-15 minute break before you jump into another power hour.

Close all other browsers and turn off notifications on any nearby device. (another pro tip: don’t have notifications turned on for email/social)

When you start doing this, you’ll have much more time for play!

How to Stay Focused Tip #4: Stay Away From Facebook and Email

It’s 6:44am Monday morning as I’m writing this post. I haven’t checked social media or email yet. I won’t check it until later this afternoon when I’ve completed my one thing for the day.

This is a habit, one that when you actually stick with it, will change your life.

When you open up email or social media, all of a sudden you’re bombarded with a million things that are stealing your focus.

You are in charge. You control the day.

Be intentional and don’t open up email or social until you’ve finished your one thing.

How to Stay Focused Tip #5: Exercise Regularly

As a former athlete and fitness coach, I’d be silly not to tell you to workout daily.

Some of the world’s most successful people (Richard Branson, Tony Robbins,

Working out gives you more energy and helps you stay more productive at work.

Think you don’t have the ‘energy’ to workout? Exercise GIVES you energy. Even just 20 minutes of low-to-moderate intensity exercise (like walking) 3 times per week can reduce fatigue by 65% and increase energy levels by 20%, according to a study by the University of Georgia.

Working out daily is a habit, like anything else.

Try to do it at the same time every day and soon it’ll become as routine as brushing your teeth. Put it on your calendar and treat it like an appointment that you wouldn’t dare miss.

Need some inspiration? Here are some inspiring entrepreneurs and their fitness routines.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO: hiking, cycling

Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief at Vogue: tennis

Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft: hour on the treadmill

Evan Williams, Co-founder of Twitter: works out with a personal trainer

Jack Dorsey, Co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square: yoga, runs a 5k daily, 6 sets of 20 squats and pushups daily

Mark Zuckerburg, Co-founder of Facebook: works out with a personal trainer and does walking meetings

Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup: Spartacus workouts

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group: tennis, bike riding, running, kitesurfing

You do have time to workout. You just need to make it a priority and stick with it.

In the video below, Marie Forleo shares her 4 tips to be more productive…and you guessed it! Exercise was one of them =)

How to Stay Focused Tip #6: Declutter

I don’t know about you, but clutter totally steals my focus. Could be clutter around the house or digital clutter.

For the house, I’ve gotten into a routine of cleaning up every morning so it never becomes unmanageable.

As for digital clutter, I’m kind of OCD about this. My email inbox is always at zero every single day.

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If you need some help, I love Matt’s youtube channel, as well as following the Minimalists. I’m an aspiring minimalist…I just need to stop buying new stuff 🤣

I hope these tips show you how you can stay focused in your business. If you want to work on making some of them a habit and part of your daily life, I suggest using the app Productive.

Which tip will you implement first?

 

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Sources: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/low-intensity-exercise-reduces-fatigue-symptoms-by-65-percent-study-finds/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/08/17/the-fitness-rules-of-the-worlds-most-successful-entrepreneurs_a_23117364/

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