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Learn to Work Smarter Not Harder

There is a trend in training lately to teach methods of working fewer hours and getting more work done. For some people, that may seem impossible.

But once you understand a few basics, it can easily become a reality. All you have to know is how to analyze your schedule and tasks to get important things done first.

Here is a great exercise that will really help you discover this vital information. It comes from  The Society of Secrets; a group that empowers people to live the life of their dreams while helping others.

1. For the next 3-days keep a journal of everything you do with your time each day.

2. At the end of the 3-day period, group each activity into a physical movement. Like the assembly line at an automobile plant, your daily schedule can be much more productive by grouping tasks into physical movements.

3. Each physical movement becomes a “Mini-day”. Spend a specific amount of time everyday on each of your mini-days.

4. See where you are wasting time and stop.

You’ll find that you spend 1 to 3 hours every day on activities that do not take you to your desired goal. Eliminate those distractions. Save them for after work or drop them all together.

Communicate, No Matter What

What if you purchased a companies product or service and never heard back from them again?

Oh, you say that happens all the time. In fact, it’s pretty much the norm in business.

No matter how good a product or service is, you’ll forget if not reminded. Here’s a communication plan to get you started.

1. Call one week after a sale is made to see how your product is performing.

2. Call again one month later to make sure the product is still performing well.

3. Send educational articles or other relevant news of interest.

4. Write an article and send it. Become the “expert” your client hopes you are.

5. Pick up the telephone a couple times a year and see how things are going.

6. Share the successes of other clients. Case Studies work exceptionally well.

7. Drop a greeting card at odd occasions. Surprise them.

8. Have a client luncheon or dinner. Introduce your best clients to one another.

9. Send a regularly scheduled email newsletter. Once a week equals 50 + touches per year.

10. Use your imagination. These are basic ideas, but there are plenty more.

Stay in contact with your clients consistently and in a relevant way by asking yourself this simple question, “How can I show my clients I care.”

Mark Joyner and Cars That Run on Water

Here's one to check out. Mark Joyner, Author of Simpleology, has found a inventor that figured out a way to run a car on 60% water and the rest waste oil of any sort.

Very interesting when you're paying over $3.00 per gallon for gas (and rising). We could run all of the cars in Arizona on water the the french fry grease the local McDonalds throws out daily.

Don't believe it. Check it out for yourself