Focus and Productivity

Everyone today wants to make the best possible use of their time. And perhaps more than anyone, that is true of entrepreneurs. How effectively an entrepreneur uses their time can make a significant difference to the success of their business. These resources were created to help strategize your focus and productivity.

  • How Do You Know When You Should Be Delegating?

    How Do You Know When You Should Be Delegating?

    Learn an easy formula that will show you what you should be delegating. Pass the baton to someone who doesn’t see this as a burden but an opportunity to grow.

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  • A Unique Approach To Personal Productivity: Three Strategies For Those With Short Attention Spans

    A Unique Approach To Personal Productivity: Three Strategies For Those With Short Attention Spans

    A number of years ago, I realized that my approach to being productive needed to be quite different from what seemed to work for others. I always struggled to feel productive, to focus, to handle...

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  • Dan Sullivan’s Advice For Your Ideal Workspace: “Get Rid Of Your Office”

    Dan Sullivan’s Advice For Your Ideal Workspace: “Get Rid Of Your Office”

    For an entrepreneur, the most coveted pieces of advice are the real and effective ways you can increase your productivity.

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  • Productivity Planner: “How effectively an entrepreneur uses their time greatly impacts the success of their business.”

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  • Taking Time Off From Work: The Best-Kept Secret To Growing Your Business

    Taking Time Off From Work: The Best-Kept Secret To Growing Your Business

    Many entrepreneurs start out as a one-person show. They wear every hat, from bookkeeper and maintenance manager to salesperson and head of HR.

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  • How To Find Your Superpower In Business

    How To Find Your Superpower In Business

    In life—and especially as an entrepreneur—one of the most valuable lessons that can be learned is that we all have superpowers.

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  • How to make more money, work less: real-life entrepreneurial tips.14:42

    How to make more money, work less: real-life entrepreneurial tips.

    John Fickeworth, a successful insurance entrepreneur, used Strategic Coach strategies to make more money by working less. Watch this video for more on: Free Days, time management, delegation

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  • How entrepreneurs hide from opportunity—and the surprising solution.

    How entrepreneurs hide from opportunity—and the surprising solution.

    Over 25 years ago, I asked myself a question that turned out to be a real game-changer for me in terms of my results: “How am I actually of value to my company, and how am I actually of value to...

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  • Podcast: How To Grow Your Business And Your Free Time At The Same Time - With Guest Adam Schaeuble

    Podcast: How To Grow Your Business And Your Free Time At The Same Time - With Guest Adam Schaeuble

    Work smarter, not harder. Busyness, fatigue, and overworking are not the keys to entrepreneurial success. Just ask fitness entrepreneur Adam Schaeuble who landed himself in the hospital three...

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  • It’s Time To Stop Doing Energy-Draining Activities

    It’s Time To Stop Doing Energy-Draining Activities

    So many people believe that having to do things you don't enjoy is simply a part of life. They’ve bought into a message that life isn’t about having everything the way you want it to be.

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  • What’s The Real Reason For Procrastination?

    What’s The Real Reason For Procrastination?

    Over the past year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the secret that every entrepreneur keeps: the fact that they procrastinate. They see it as an entirely negative experience, one they feel...

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  • What Yes, No, And Maybe Really Mean4:46

    What Yes, No, And Maybe Really Mean

    Dan Sullivan shares his belief that accepting “maybe” or “I’ll think about it” as a response in any selling situation is a worst-case scenario for any entrepreneur, even worse than “no.”

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  • Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity And Better Your Company

    Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity And Better Your Company

    For decades, I’ve taken 155 days off every year.

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  • Caution! Feeling Burnt Out At Work?

    Caution! Feeling Burnt Out At Work?

    We’ve all been at the hands of performance-depleting fatigue. It’s mentally and physically exhausting and makes it difficult to deal with even the simplest of situations.

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  • Podcast: Why Entrepreneurs Need To Work Less

    Podcast: Why Entrepreneurs Need To Work Less

    Most entrepreneurs are self-proclaimed “workaholics.” It’s almost a point of pride. They feel accomplished by long hours, late nights, and the amount of time and effort they’ve put in. But with...

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  • How To Avoid The Busyness Trap

    How To Avoid The Busyness Trap

    I find that busyness is often worn as a badge of honor these days. I’m especially amazed when entrepreneurs fall into this trap. And it is a trap. It seems no matter what these individuals are...

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  • Do The “Stuff”-To-Energy Transfer

    Do The “Stuff”-To-Energy Transfer

    A new year is a great opportunity to choose what gets to come into the future with you and what you want to leave behind. Which is which? One great way to decide is to look at what gives you...

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  • What Free Days are, and how to know when you need them.

    What Free Days are, and how to know when you need them.

    If we know entrepreneurs — and we’ve coached over 18,000 of them — we’d confidently say that the majority of you are naturally driven to grow your businesses to your greatest potential. Guilty of...

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  • The 4 C's Formula

    The 4 C's Formula

    Your building blocks of growth: commitment, courage, capability, and confidence.

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  • How To Simplify Your Life And Multiply Your Results4:56

    How To Simplify Your Life And Multiply Your Results

    For their business to grow and thrive, every entrepreneur must simplify. Dan Sullivan shares his strategy for how to simplify your life to accomplish the results that really

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  • Being Present Is A Skill Every Entrepreneur Must Develop

    Being Present Is A Skill Every Entrepreneur Must Develop

    In the early 1970s, about six months before I was to graduate from college, I was visiting a friend in Toronto and was introduced to someone that I just clicked with. This man was a creative...

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