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Work Smarter, Not Harder - Crazy Motivation 006

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8 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Work Smarter, Not Harder - Crazy Motivation 006

    • 2. Online Work is Suppose to be Easy

    • 3. You Need The Right Tools

    • 4. Don't Be Afraid to use and Assistant

    • 5. Outsource Your Work

    • 6. Your Work Hours Should Be Flexible.

    • 7. The Wrap Up

    • 8. The Project

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Work Smarter, Not Harder - Crazy Motivation 006

In our crazy work of business and technology we should not have to be working as hard as we do.  It is time to break that cycle and get things rolling the way they are suppose to be.  This class will give you some suggestions to help you get your online business running in a smoother and more productive fashion.  Allowing more time for the things you really enjoy like traveling, spending time with your family and just relaxing.  

Below are a list of some of the suggested help we mentioned in the class. (14 Day Free Trail)

Give one or all of these a try and see how they can really help you business keep from having you tied to your computer.

Make sure to check out all the other Crazy Motivation Classes listed below.  Click on the class you desire!

Crazy Motivation 001 :  Where Do Ideas Come From

Crazy Motivation 002 :  Be Happy With Where You Are

Crazy Motivation 003 :  Mean People Suck!

Crazy Motivation 004: Attracting the Perfect Job

Crazy Motivation 005: Entrepreneurs Need Love, Too

Peace and Love,

Rob Alex, Ph.D.  

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Dr Rob Alex Alex, Ph.D.

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Dr. Rob Alex, Ph.D. is brilliant at coming up with outside-the-box ideas. He is currently creating fantastic courses available on around creative marketing and relationships. It's fascinating how the relationship skills he teaches to couples crosses over to authors and entrepreneurs with their relationships to clients and fans/readers. He had a spiritual awakening in 2010, which happened due to transcendent lovemaking experiences. This encouraged him to bring more spiritual perspectives into his work - metaphysical concepts alongside practical ideas. He teaches how to use ancient wisdom to expand your thinking while creating more personal life energy and how to direct that energy to develop amazing relationships (personally and professionally) and live the l... See full profile

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1. Work Smarter, Not Harder - Crazy Motivation 006: Hey, everybody, it's Rob Alex here again with you with more crazy motivation and today's classes on working smarter, not heart. This is an old tale that I've been told her old phrase that I've been told so many times is that we want to work smarter and not harder now. Used to not be that way. Used to be hard work. Get you where you need to be hardworking. Well, our version of hardest change. Now you don't have as much physical labor, especially for you guys out there that are working online or doing multi level marketing. You need to be working smarter and not spending hours and hours and hours in front of a computer. So we're gonna dive into how you can do that and how to best help yourself do that. In this video, Siri's 2. Online Work is Suppose to be Easy : working smarter, not harder. That's the topic that we're going to into. And let's start by looking back, you know, we used that. You know, we're not out there working in the fields. Most of you that are listening to this video Siri's air not out working in the fields, planting seeds, growing your food, working on cars, things like that. Now those people are vitally important. And I envy those people because that's not the work that I want to do in the world. But we need those people in our world. But for those of you that are like me that want to be doing something online, want to be building a business online? Maybe starting a multi level marketing company may be selling something, maybe doing information products. We've got to work smarter and not harder cause we can spend hours upon hours upon hours sitting right in front of our computer. Now, those people that are out in the fields and working on cars that might not think that's hard work, but that's taxing on your body. So we've got to start putting things in place so that we get up now. The first thing I want you to do is always have some kind of exercise program in place. Then that night, just be getting up and taking a walk around the block or something. But we need to get our bodies up because if you set all day in your chair on your but you're gonna be, you know, give thats posture. That's terrible. And your body's gonna feel awful. So you need to at least get up and walk around the block everyone store set a timer, set a timer to do that. So we need to start a limiting the time that we're on our computers. And another thing that's hard for people to get away from is, as I say, we could work the whole day and all I but only one to stop the only one to blow the whistle . It's quitting time, you know. Ah, lot of us Internet marketers and a lot of those people that are are trying to carve out their niche online, think that you know, if they just keep working but just keep working. I got one more thing. There will never be Everything will never be done. Let me just tell you that everything will never be done. So you need to put automation is in place, so we want to talk about what kind of automation is that you can put into place. To make things easier, we'll dive into that and the videos go along. But we want to start looking at this as like, OK, I want to put this on autopilot as much as I can Now we can't do that totally because there's creation. There's things that need to be done. But there's a lot of things that you're probably doing right now that you could be dishing out to somebody else to do either some kind of program that will do it for you or a virtual assistant. Nowadays, there's virtual systems all over the place, and you can get them for very inexpensive fees. And they're more than happy to do the work now. Yes, some of them might be not from the country that you're from, but who cares? We're global citizens were worldly people. If we're helping out somebody somewhere, that's awesome. So I hope you guys are ready cause we're gonna dive in even more into working smarter, not harder 3. You Need The Right Tools: Okay, let's talk about the tools. Now. There's some tools that I use that are vitally important. Toe the success of my business and one of those eyes buffer dot com. It's an auto poster, and it posts on my Facebook. My instagram are not onto my instagram, but my Twitter account linked thin, so I don't have to do that. I can create the post, load them up and it takes care of post. So I'm not spending hours a day trying to get the post on making sure they go up those type of things. So find a good auto poster and there's many out there. But buffer at buffer dot com is the one I use, and I highly recommend it. It's easy. It's simple, Um, it's relatively inexpensive to a lot of them, but it's a great program to help you get on that way to doing those type of things. Other things that you need to have in place are great ways to make images, have a great program to make images because it can save a lot of time. Canada is one that I'm using right now. There again, there's a ton of them out there. I I don't want a pitch to many of these on there because you have to find out which one works best for you. But Camber works good for me. I can go in there and decide what kind of image I'm making. Weathers for Facebook ad. Whether it's for a Facebook top, whether for a Twitter post, whatever it is, they have it all set up. All I have to do is go in there and pick which one I want droppin Imogene and create a headline. Boom, I'm done. So we want to have that. We don't want to be spending all our time looking for everything. Another great thing to have his free images. And now this has come along. Used to have to pay for almost every image used but picks obey is one that I used picks obey P I P I X a B a y dot com is the one I use, and they have a wide variety of pictures. You can find a picture on almost any subject, so, you know, go in there and get that. And then the last tool that I want to talk to you about is my funnel tool That helps me build the funnels that I create all my businesses and all my marketing efforts on. And that is click funnels. Click funnels dot com. I'm gonna put a link down in the show notes for this. But click funnels makes it so easy. It's just drag and drop and just put the wording in. I mean, it's crazy. There's no building websites. There's no setting up your are, you know, having to go to a different auto responder if you want. They have it all right there in one place for you, and that's that's amazing right there. So click funnels dot com. I will put my affiliate down here, so if you go through me, I get a commission off. If you joined click funnels and you'll get a 14 day free trial of it, so make sure you check that out. That is awesome. But you know I want you to share to in the project section down below, share any great programs or processes that you used to save some time and toe work smarter , not harder 4. Don't Be Afraid to use and Assistant: having an assistant is something that you might think is out of your reach right now. And a lot of people think that having a virtual assistant or an assistant is crazy. But you've got to get your mind out of side of the office mentality. We're working online now, and there are a lot of people overseas that speak amazing English that could help you out. There's a lot of people over in this country that will help you out to for relatively low amounts of money. So if you're wanting to help somebody out and really take some pressure off, you hire an assistant. There's a lot of sites out there. You go and find them. You can find them in the Philippines, in India, in the United States, wherever you want to do that up. Work is one that I use quite a bit to get things accomplished. But they'll take those menial tasks that you spend a lot of time on, especially if you're not very good at him. That's one of the big things. If you're not very good at making images for Facebook or creating Instagram Post or, uh, anything like that, um, this'll is perfect for you because of your spinning hours a day Doing these things that you're really stink at and really no good at you are wasting your time. And that time could be set, helping create do more creation or doing the things that you're good A. So start thinking about outsourcing that stuff to assistance and to letting them help you. Heck, if you got some, um, my kids that are wanting something to do, they can help out. You know, if that would, that works for your business. Go to the local college and see if anybody needs to do an internship. That can be a big benefit for you, too, But there's a lot of ways out there that you can get assistance and to help you strive for your business because you're the brains behind the business. You're the smarter part of the business, not the harder working, harder part of the business. So you want to be thinking you want to be thinking of that next big idea, that next big course you're going to make that next way to get your message out and letting somebody else take care of all the trivial task, if you will. I don't want to say they're trivial because they need to be done. But those tasks that slow you down that you're not good at, um, those were the ones that this is that you want to give to other people that are good at it . Your kids are probably 10 times better social media than you. Your kids are probably 10 times it better at getting a video up on YouTube than you ever thought about being. So Think about those things. And, you know, obviously give them something for that, either Maybe, you know, bump up their allowance or something like that. But, you know, use what's available to you used the assistance for the things that you really suck at. Okay? 5. Outsource Your Work: okay. Along the same lines of assistance is outsourcing outsourcing. There's a multiple, two tools out there for outsourcing. I talked about up work on hiring assistance. Up work has a lot of tools outsourcing abilities there. People that are write articles for you people. That'll do images for you, people that have build head talkers for you people. That'll do your social media posting all those type of things. Fiber dot com is another one that I use. F i v e r dot com. If I need a book cover, if I need some help with promotion, there's somebody on there that's going to do that for you. For you know, the price of started five bucks and now goes on up but relatively inexpensive that you can get a lot of these things done. So I started looking at outsourcing some of those things, you know, sending it off. Let somebody else do it. It's almost the same as the assistant having this system, except you don't have that personal communication with them. Usually you don't have that one on one communication with them, but there's a lot of great services on the, you know, out up work dot com and fiber dot com that you can get done how to be great, you know, Blonde Post or something that I struggle with. I am I have problems doing that, You know, the big research for the block posts. I've got other things that I need to be doing, and somebody will pick those up on fiber. Somebody will pick those up on up work, and they run with it that create a great article for you. And, you know, you've paid them, you know, five books, you know, and actually, they only get four bucks of it cause five or keeps about, um But those are great things. Some other things that I do is voiceovers. You know, if I need an introduction for a podcast or if I need an introduction for a video and I don't want to use my own voice, um, there's people on there that, you know, that'll do voice recordings for you. They'll even do it in style. You know that. Even mimic somebody like we did one with Christopher Walken that was introduced. Our podcast. We loved it. It was a great So start thinking about outsourcing those things that again? That you can't do that. You suck at as we talked about in the last video. But you know aren't necessarily something that you're going to do over and over again. So look for that outsourcing for that. 6. Your Work Hours Should Be Flexible. : The one thing that's very important as we're going through this work smarter and not harder is the variable of time. As an Internet marketer, as a multi level marketer, you have a lot of control over your time. You can set your schedule pretty much the way you want it. Now there's obviously things that you're gonna have to do, but you can set your things. One thing that's very important to me is my family. I don't like to miss time with my family, so it is easier for me to take off when my family is not doing things on the weekends and things like that and come back and work late at night or get up early in the morning. Start thinking about your time as being one of your most valuable commodities, and the time you spend with your family, your friends, doing the things that you love to do is the most important thing that you need to realize as far as time goes. So you need to really set that as a priority and doing the business like this. This is part of the working smarter, not harder because doing the things that you love with your family or your hobbies? What have your being with friends that lift you up and that makes you a better person that makes you work harder. That makes you refresh and everything you do. So you know, instead of saying I've got to get this done, I've gotta work all day and all night. Say no. Let me take a break. Let me go do something with my family, My friends, Go, Go play that round of golf, if I will. And then come back to this because I'm gonna be fresh because I'm gonna tell you spending 18 hours in front of a computer or working as hard as you can by the time you get past 10 maybe 12 hours for some of you. You're starting to slow down and you're not getting the bang for your buck. And so you're wasting time. You're wasting time. At that point, you're just waddling and you know your mind's wandering. You're not staying focused, those type of things, So don't do that. Don't do that. Set those limits and make sure that you are in control of your time. Because when you're in control, your time you'll get more use out of your time. You'll get better production out of your time. And that is part of working smarter, not harder being control of your time. Uh, it's yours. That's why you're doing what you're doing. 7. The Wrap Up: Hey, this class has gone really fast, and it's time for the wrap up. Now. We went through so many things here, so many wonderful tools that you can help to help you start working smarter and not harder . I want you to really dive into those. We could go a lot deeper on this subject. We could go a lot deeper into each and every one of these little hints that I gave given you today. But, you know, I want you guys toe brand this for yourself. I want you to dive in and do some research. You know, um, if you're needing auto responders, go find one. If you're needing something to create images, go find one. The one that works best for you. They're constantly involving. So the things that I tell you in this video by the time you watch it are by the time we go two months down the road, they might be obsolete. That's the way technology is. There might be something new amazing out there. You know, um, I keep hearing that somebody's gonna take down Facebook one of these times, and it'll eventually happen. You know, my space was huge. for a while, and then they had some problems, and Facebook came in and picked up the pieces and started running with Twitter trying to, you know, it went from 0 to 7 million people. In a matter of no time, technology moves at the speed of life, so always be prepared to move on and not be set on one certain thing. So that's the wrap up, you know, make your business fit. You work smarter, not harder, and you'll start to enjoy what you're doing. Ah, whole whole lot more and you'll have the time to do the things that you love to do and be with the people that you love to be with. 8. The Project: okay. It's project time. And I've got a great project for you guys today. I want you to build a funnel. You know, I talked about Click Funnel on my affiliate with Click Funnel and what they offered me toe let you guys have a 14 day free trial of click files, and I'm gonna put the link in the in the class notes there so that you can take this 14 3 day trial and just build a funnel, build a funnel and see how it works. I want you to build a funnel whether you're an author, and created a book funnel for a free book or just to get people to buy your book. Whether you're a multi level marketing person and you're trying to get leads, I want you to build a funnel for. For that, I want you to you know, if your, uh, somebody that sells clothing what is that? Lulu Row That peoples are something closer to go and build a funnel for that. Anything that you could build a funnel for building and put the link down here, so I'm gonna go check it out. I want to check out your funnel So you get a 14 free day free tile. And I'm telling you, after you go through like one training on this, it's gonna take you like, 1/2 hour to an hour to create a funnel, have it up and running and be spreading it across the Internet. Help build your email list. Help drive traffic to your website, whatever it might be. So I'm gonna put the link in the description of the class, and I want you guys to go over there. Check it out, and that's your homework assignment. Build a final. Put it down Here, let me go check it out. And I'll tell you, you know, if there's any tweaks that I think you could make to