The 80/20 rule and ultra-productivity

In the next few pages I’m going to show you how to achieve what I call ultra-productivity.

I’m talking about getting more done in a day than most do in a week.

And doing it day, after day, after day… week, after week, after week… etc.

This is a subject that’s fascinated me for years… mostly because productivity has never come naturally to me.

I can’t tell you how many times in the past I’d sit down to start work at 6am, put in a non-stop 12 hours to get things done, and then realize as I went to bed… I’ve got nothing to actually show for this.

No emails sent out. No work to publish. I just spent 12 hours running in circles all day, outlining and editing and revising… but not actually having any finished work to publish.

Then I’d struggle to fall asleep because doing that for days on end is a great way to build up stress & anxiety, which would leave me exhausted the next day, which would lower my productivity even more, which would stress me out even more because I got nothing done AGAIN – and so on.

And it drove me crazy because when I looked for tricks to help me finally get productive, all I ever found were:

Uh… I am taking massive action. Every day. Like 12 hours of it.

And while morning rituals are great, they didn’t solve any problems for me.

It was hard for me to even enjoy my morning rituals because I’d feel so much anxiety over the work I’d have to get done for the day (which included the work I didn’t get done the day before… and the day before that… and so on).

It got to the point where I dreaded going out to meet friends because a) I still had work I hadn’t completed, and b) I was afraid they’d ask me the dreaded question that most entrepreneurs struggling with productivity face: “So how’s the business going?”

I just wanted to avoid it altogether.

But then eventually I found a solution.

A solution that has allowed me to build multiple businesses over three-day weekends that have gone on to become six figure earners – with normal work hours every week.

I can turn my brain off at the end of the day and enjoy my free time stress-free… whether it’s with my wife or on my bike (bicycle… I’m not that badass).

All it took was a little 80/20 analysis of my most productive days…

As well as deconstructing some of the most productive people I’d met.

What I found are that there are just three things that matter more than anything else when it comes to achieving extremely high levels of output. I’m talking about output that forces you to overcome perfectionism and put work out into the world in record time – whether you feel like it’s “ready” or not (something I always struggled with).

You can throw everything else out – as long as you know (and actually implement) these three things.

This is how you come up with an idea on a Friday, put together the first version of the product on a Saturday, write the sales letter on a Sunday…

And have sales coming in on Monday.

I’m really excited to share all this.

If you’re seeing great results from the usual stuff like “create a morning ritual” and “drink 20 oz of water when you wake up” and “just take massive action” – then awesome. Keep doing that.

But if you do all that already, and still aren’t seeing the results you want…

Please continue reading…