Perfection is the source of procrastination and procrastination kills productivity.
I’ve recently found an awesome way to kill procrastination, ultimately leading to higher productivity and I want to share it with you…
Recently, I was chatting with a friend on Facebook, Sandi. She is the Owner of OffHand Gear.
Her post on Facebook caught my eye, it said…
Sandi wrote this with sarcasm, of course, but she was serious.
She was speaking to a specific person. Let’s face it, you have that person in your life that is the Grammar Nazi.
Don’t let them impose their grammar nazi will on you. Instead, focus on creating your kickass product and getting it out to your customers!
Yes, being grammatically correct matters…
Producing your product is MUCH more important, and I’m not just talking about newsletters here.
Things like holsters, firearm accessories, premium coffee, gun media, and marketing systems are what keep our industry running.
100% squirrel moment, check out the awesome picture I took when I was visiting my friends at Tactical Response in Tennessee last month…
Anyway, back to my point. How do I kill procrastination in my day-to-day life?
I simply tell our audience I am going to release a product on a specific date…
… BEFORE I even start producing the product. This tactic accomplishes two things:
- Judges interest in the project
- Sets a very strict timeline for me to abide by.
If I miss a deadline then I am not only letting myself down, I am letting my best customers down. I cannot let myself do that…
And neither can you, that’s why you’re here with me.
You’re looking for the best way to save your valuable time while making sure your customers are taken care of better than your competition.
Here is a bonus for you, another way to prevent yourself from feeling the need to procrastinate.
Celebrate your successes!
We don’t do that enough. We are always looking for what we can do better. When was the last time you actually took a moment to celebrate a goal you accomplished this year?
I want to hear from you.
Here are my top 3 accomplishments from this year…
- I became a certified email marketing specialist.
- I pushed a video to viral status. I even took a moment to live stream our celebration, click here to watch it.
- I added iHeartRadio to the distribution list for Student of the Gun Radio.
Now I would love to hear from you!
Take a couple minutes to reflect on your year and then click here to share your top 3 accomplishments with me.
Jarrad T. Markel
Founder & President, Think On! Productions
Producer & Digital Mastermind, Student of the Gun
P.S. Here is a segment I did on Student of the Gun Radio about celebrating your successes (The segment starts at 13:57). Enjoy…
P.P.S. Don’t forget to share your top 3 successes with me
Here is the video that went viral:
The stupidity of mainstream media. We expected better from Fox News!
Posted by Student of the Gun on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Here is us celebrating the fact that we caught the viral:
LIVE CELEBRATION at The Cigar Shop Biloxi. Thank you for your help!
Celebrating the vitality of this video: https://www.facebook.com/studentofthegun/videos/1107456376010028/
Posted by Student of the Gun on Monday, July 25, 2016
Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA & boxing fights under his belt.
More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He is the C.O.O. at Student of the Gun and owner of Think On! Productions, with years of experience producing, directing, and distributing all manner of digital media.
As a certified email marketing specialist, Markel has turned customers into raving fans by building a community of like-minded individuals. His appreciation for community led him to become an Infusionsoft Certified Partner, leveraging marketing automation to scale the human touch in his businesses.
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