Aug. 6, 2020

Michelle Guinn, Entrepreneur Productivity Blueprint

Michelle Guinn, Entrepreneur Productivity Blueprint

Are you struggling with the knowledge that you know what you need to do but you’re just not doing it? You keep making excuses and not following through? You just let things slide by?

Are you challenged with distractions breaking your focus during the day? Fear that you’re not going to accomplish what you need to do? Have the feeling of not doing enough?

Are you feeling overwhelmed and can’t seem to find the time to do what you want?

The Entrepreneur Productivity Blueprint is...
a comprehensive step-by-step program to help you to reclaim your focus, increase your work-time efficiency, commit to your goals, and have more time for the things that matter most.

This program is designed to help you:
• Be able to break through the roadblocks that are preventing you from staying committed to your business and income producing activities
• Develop a plan to better manage your day and stay focused on your goals
• Create the most efficient daily routine for yourself

Michelle's program is really good! Very important for your business amd even personal life. Highly recommend coming on VCC and meet my dynamic friend.
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Transcript
Unknown Speaker
Hello, everyone, welcome to virtual coffee chat. I'm million mile Blondie, I have the great honor and privilege to introduce to you today, Michelle, Guinn. Michelle, take it away.

Unknown Speaker
Hi, everybody. Thank you so much, Monica, for having me on today. Really, really appreciate it. always enjoy getting on with your audience and speaking to everyone that that follows you and definitely appreciate the time and putting me on your space. So actually a great, definitely a great thing. So I'm going to share a PowerPoint if that's okay. And yeah, helps to keep me on task and make sure I get everything that I want to say. And so let me just get this pulled up here. First, I'll make you the host. I'm going to talk to you the ball and then you will be able to

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go ahead and share your screen. Got it. Okay. So let me

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share screen.

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There we go.

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All right. Hopefully you can see. Yeah, man, what I want to do also, let me see how I can do this because I want to make sure that I can follow. Well, I if you can follow the chats for me, if anybody you know brings anything up, then that will be great that way,

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and I'll let people in as they come into,

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absolutely. Okay, so whoops, that's too far. Okay. So hi again, Michelle Gwynn, and today I want to share with you some information that's really going to make a huge difference in your business and your life. So I recommend that you give me 100% of your attention so that you Make sure that all your distractions are turned off. No Facebook, no messenger, no emails in the background. If you're posting on Instagram, turn that off, because you're going to want to give me 100% of your undivided attention for the next hour so that we have time here. And also get a pen and paper because I've been told by some folks that they take up to 10 pages of notes. So you're going to want to take notes for sure. And you're going to want to make sure that you can write down as much as you can, so that what I share with you, you can take back and put to work right away for yourself. Now, I know I only have a short time with you all today. So I'm going to share with you as much as I possibly can. But you know, information is one thing and giving accountability and support is a whole different thing. So toward the end of my time here, I'm going to be giving you an invitation to to actually work with me one on one, or to work with me with a program that I have. So, excuse me, I just had lunch recently, it seems I have a piece of lettuce in my throat. Anyway, so, you know, and I really look forward to being able to speak with you all further on that. So now when it comes to productivity, I want to talk a little bit about what it takes to be really productive. Because many times when I talk with people about their productivity, they say, Michelle, I know exactly what I have to do, but I just don't do it. Or they tell me, I just have such a hard time focusing and there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done. I would want you to put a one in the chat box if you resonate with this, and just let me know that So I actually have to talk with people about taking a step back from your busy life, and really diving deep into understanding what is holding you back. So what are your roadblocks to your productivity? And that's what I want to dive into a little bit here today so we can kind of try to identify some of that stuff. So there's a great quote by Aristotle that says, We are what we repeatedly do. Success is not an action, but a habit. So what are you repeatedly doing on a daily basis that's blocking you from your highest success? Today, I want to share with you my exact blueprint to mastering your productivity, but before I do, I want to share with you a little bit about me and my story if that would be okay.

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So, um, I worked for 25 years in corporate America. And actually let me close this down a little bit.

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stop sharing. There we go. There we go. Okay. So yeah, so I worked 25 years in corporate America until I could no longer

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realize or see myself sitting in that corporate environment for the next 25 years. So, let me share with you I actually have a little story that I I love to share with folks. And I want to share this with this group specifically because if you remember last time I spoke, I was in my car. Speaking at my, at my farm, actually where I boarded my horse. And my horse and my question life have played a huge part in my in my recent history, so I thought it would be kind of cool to share this story. So Many things have actually come pretty easy to me. In school, I made good grades, without a whole lot of effort, learning new jobs, new skills, no problem. Sports, however, not so much. So I'm not sure what I was thinking when my sister called me up one early spring day in 2008, and asked me if I wanted to start showing with her. I watched my sister ride horses and show all of her life, but I never really took much of an interest in it. And in fact, I hated driving to the barn with her on Saturdays. We had to get up early. It was down twisty windy roads, and I would get carsick all the time, so I hated it. But really, then I started getting more and more involved and getting more around the equestrians and learning more about horses because my sister owns Expo business that is completely about horses. So every year for four days I would spend at this Expo and meeting all the horse people and getting involved and really, something started to spark in my head. So I guess you can say that I had an open mind when I didn't hesitate to say yes, when she asked me about showing. So of course, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew nothing about showing or riding, and other than like maybe the occasional trail ride that we will go on just for fun. So we took the next two couple weeks and got prepared. She got me out into the ring with her horse and so I could understand at least the basics of what they'd be looking for in the show ring and that kind of stuff. So then our first show day came I was really excited, but a little nervous but I looked good, because I had my fancy show attire on my nice purple coat to my tie.

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I looked awesome.

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So we signed up for my first class of the day. And the class was called and with the help of my sister, we saddled up the horse, and I wrote into the rain. Well, things went great the first half of the class until my horse started acting kind of funny. And being a novice, I had no idea what was wrong. So I thought she was reacting to the dust flying up from the other horses in front of us in the rain. So naturally, I just pulled back on the reins to get her to slow down, and that's when she reared straight up in the air. It almost felt like slow motion, as I slid off the back of her into the fence. She sat on me. Oh, she came back down. And once the dust cleared, I kind of sat there on the ground. A little shocked and a whole lot embarrassed. Oh, me. Needless to say, my first showing experience was a little bit skewed at that point, I guess. And I hear it was quite a spectacle and looked really dramatic. And the photographer and the ring actually even pictures of Hariri, which now I wish I had had a copy of because people came, but I was too embarrassed. I was too embarrassed to get that picture, which I wish I would have now but so people came running into the ring to check on me because they were really worried that I was hurt. And I heard later from my aunt who was actually there as well. She's like, Oh my god, I couldn't Watch like I really thought you were hurt bad. So fortunately, I got up with just a few scrapes and bruises. However, my confidence was rocked. And that incident instilled a lot of fear in me and fear that I had never had before around horses. So now, in my past, I probably would have given up write that in there. Because I said I said, things always come easily to me. So anything that didn't, I would quickly kind of just dismiss it and say is, it's not worth my effort. But with the encouragement of my sister and of course a new horse which she went out the next week and bought, so I'll have more appropriate horse for showing. I kept going. now years later, after taking many many lessons, attending Any weekend long clinics, I've since bought my own horse. And I've really become a big part of the local equestrian community. And I've also brought home lots and lots of ribbons and trophies. I mean, my whole office is actually filled with with ribbons and trophies. So I've learned that not everything in life has to be easy. And it's okay to take a fall, it's okay to fail. It's okay to get your confidence rocked and keep going anyway. And it's taught me that with the help of others, a great community and really investing in yourself investing and whatever it is that you want to do. You're going to want to invest in that training, you're going to want to take the advice and the skills and the knowledge from experts in that field. And so that the skills that you lack really can be learned. So not everything is going to be easy. And that's okay.

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So the message really of this story is that some of the most difficult challenges you face will be your greatest life lessons. Should you choose to persevere with them, they will make you appreciate those experiences and those lessons even more because they challenged you. And because you overcame that failure, and because you push through your fear. So that's kind of my story. And that's really why I do what I do today because I want to help others in a position where they are facing those fears, but they really are hesitant to move forward with the things that they really have a passion to do in life. And as I said, what you do on a daily basis, what your habits are is what are going to either make move you forward or pull you back. So it's the habits that I work on with people to help them discover what habits are really holding you back and what new habits we can put into place that are going to help you push through and push forward and really get that productivity and really move forward in the business or whatever you're trying to do in your life. So let me jump back to my

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that was a great story.

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presentation. Thank you.

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That's actually a new story. So you are the first year it was so awesome. Yeah. So all right, let me jump back over here to my PowerPoint.

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And start

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there we go. jumps back to the beginning. Okay. Doo doo doo doo. So my question is, are you leveraging your time and your focus to the fullest potential in order to grow your business, and this goes back to those habits, what are you doing on a daily basis? And I found this quite interesting that the failure rate of all US companies after five years is over 50%. So why is that? Why do so many businesses fail to to succeed after such a short period of time? And I found

Unknown Speaker
I'm sorry. Oh, it's a lot of work. It is a lot of work, right. I have my own business. A lot of work, but I've been here for six.

Unknown Speaker
That's fantastic. And besides the work, it really takes even more than motivation to keep you going when things get hard. I mean, I'm sure that you can relate to that. Oh, yes. Yes. So and I think that's what a lot of people miss. Like they get to the point where this is really, really hard. And I just I just don't know if I'm going to keep doing this, but you got to push past

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their vision and their focus or their why.

Unknown Speaker
Exactly, exactly, for sure. And these are the things that I'm definitely, I want to go into with everyone today. So with that, three biggest challenges that I've found is number one, a lot of people find themselves easily distracted. And especially in today's world, where we've got so much in our face, we've got the social media, we've got the email notifications and the messaging, no notifications. Distraction is a major, major issue when you're working on your business or anything else really, that you've committed to yourself to do. The next big challenge is there's just not enough time to get everything done. Now that you could argue is it the time or is it that you haven't made the case? commitment. And we can talk about that. And I definitely talk about some time management skills that help you move past that that thought process. And then the last thing is that people tell me is they're frustrated with the commitment to their priorities. So that goes back to also is do you first of all, understand what your priorities are? And then how do we make sure that you stay committed to those priorities? So I have some secrets that I want to share. So secret number one, is you must leverage your habits in order to optimize your productivity. What are you doing on a daily basis that's keeping you from being most productive? And you can identify those things once you identify those things. You're focus and your productivity are going to change why Once you realize on a day to day basis, the things that you're doing or not doing secret number two, procrastination may not be so much a time management problem as it is an emotional problem. And when I first read this, I was blown away. And I thought, wow, that really makes a lot of sense. And here's the reasoning behind it is when we procrastinate on things, it's typically the things that we don't want to do. It's the things that are scary, or the things that are hard, or the things that we feel like are just going to take too much time. So we push those things off to later, hoping that we'll be in a better state later on to handle this thing. And that's where the emotional side comes in, is we're instead of doing the things that are hard or difficult We fill our lives with things that are fun and easy and the things we really, really want to do. And so by putting off the hard things, we're trying to make our lives more easy. And it really doesn't turn out to be that case.

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So secret number four.

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What was that again? I do the hard things first.

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Yes. It's so important to do your most difficult things first, for sure. And that way, you get them out of the way and then the rest of your day is a breeze.

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We hope anyway.

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Yeah. And so secret number three is it's okay to say no. So we get in the habit of committing to way too much, and we get nervous or fearful about telling people No, and so it's okay to say no, it's okay to tell your family. Hey, I have to do this thing. I can't right now. Let me do my commitment. And then I'll come back to you and we can do this, or your partner or your customers or whoever it is that you need to say no, because we have to honor our commitments to ourselves first. So, through all this understanding that I've kind of gained in my journey and my learning and consulting with expertise and masterminds and everything else, I've actually developed a blueprint that I put out there that to help entrepreneurs and small business owners to develop the right processes and put the right things in place to help them move forward with their productivity, their habits, their time management and their focus. And I call that my entrepreneur productivity blueprint. And this is the entire process in one place, and I'm going to go through step by step. What this process is. So first and foremost, we have to master our thinking in order to crush our goals. And by this, I mean that, you know, positive thinking makes us aware of the fact that our problems never had a life of their own. They're simply kept alive by our fixations, our intense focus and the incredible amounts of energy that we allocate to them. And I love that quote, because it's really has a lot of meaning. So we want to make sure that our thoughts are constantly in the positive space and not in the negative space. So I have six powerful steps that you can implement in your own life to put that positive headspace into your world and make sure that you're thinking positively on a day to day basis. And the first one is focus on what you want. And not what you don't want. So what we focus on expands. So when you're constantly focusing on the bad things, the negative things, the things you don't want, these are actually the things that you're attracting to yourself. So you always want to make sure that you're focused on the positive, the things that you do want in your life, so that you consciously or subconsciously, attract those things into your life and make sure that you're getting what you want and not what you don't want. Number two is we want to transform that negative self talk into positive self talk. So these are I like to call them our inner Gremlins. These are the things that all day long people tell themselves. I'm not good enough. I'm not smart enough. I don't know enough. I'm going to fail. And when you're constantly filling your mind with these negative things, these are the things that you You're going to start to believe, and a lot of times we don't even realize that we're doing it, we've become so accustomed to hearing negative thoughts from ourselves that we just ignore them, or we don't even acknowledge that they're there. So you really have to acknowledge what am I telling myself on a day to day basis. And if you find it intends to be mostly negative, turn that into this positive. So at first, if you hear yourself I'm not saying to yourself, I don't know enough, say, Okay, I'm learning every single day. And I'm going to get this and I'm going to understand it very soon. Or if you say, you know, I'm going to fail. I'm going to have this I'm going to do everything that I need to do to make sure that this is successful. So super important that we acknowledge those negative thoughts and That we then turn them into positive talk positive thoughts.

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Number three is Don't believe everything you think. So we, our world is basically a perception of what we think how the situations are going. And I think I think Monica, Paul uses this example, in his talks, where pretend you're going into a group, and you say hello. And everyone looks up but one person and says, Hello back to you. So immediately your thoughts go to, well, what's wrong with me? Why didn't that person say hello? Is Did I do something wrong to offend them? Do they not like me? So your mind is racing with all these things of your perception? Why this one person didn't acknowledge you or say hello when you walked into the room. When the reality was, he had his headphones in, and he didn't even hear you say hello. So, we can't believe everything that we think because we start thinking all kinds of crazy things. And it's not even really the reality of the situation. So try to think more positively. Oh, he just didn't hear me. Maybe I'll go say hi to him again, instead of immediately thinking negative. So next is to definitely embrace an attitude of gratitude. So being grateful for everything that you have is going to help to put you in a more positive headspace and having that gratitude, just let the universe know that I love everything I have. I'm so grateful. And it's okay to give me more. Because why would you want to give more to a spoiled child that doesn't appreciate what they have. Whereas if you have any question vitiate what you have, you'll be likely to get more. So next is let go of that need prefer for perfection. So perfection is actually the need to constantly look for the imperfect. So everything doesn't have to be perfect. We can move forward with things as they are, and they can improve as they go. So definitely let go of that. And that will help you with your positive headspace. And next is learning to be present in everything that that you do. You don't want to constantly live in the past and be dwelling on past mistakes, past crises, things that happened to you before, and you don't always want to be living in the future. You want to be living in the present and appreciate what you have and what you've done. And not constantly be looking toward Oh, well I still have to do this or haven't yet done this. So definitely learn to be in the present. And that goes back to that gratitude piece as well and appreciate where you are, what you've done, and everything that you have today. So once we master our thinking and get ourselves into that positive mindset, we want to move on and we want to get clarity and find your why. And Kimberly, you mentioned this definitely, it's super, super important to understand your why. So the most successful people succeed because they're clear on their why the motivation and inspiration are never enough to keep you going when things get hard, or when you lose momentum or feel like giving up. So we want to make sure that we are clear crystal clear on our why. So that when we have those difficult days and we do feel like giving up or we just don't feel like moving forward We can look back on that, why and understand that, okay, this is why I'm doing what I'm doing. And it's going to keep you moving past those difficult periods of your business and your life.

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So once we've got our thought process in place, we found our y. Now we need to craft a really powerful vision. And this is super important because we have to know what is it that we're working for? What do we want our life to look like in the future? And what is it that's gonna drive us to create that life? So a vision is a dream with a plan, and it's easy for all of us to get lost in the mundane activities of our daily life. So by crafting a vision, it provides that hope for a better future and it also gives meaning to certain activities that we indulge in. Why do we do the things that we do? Oh, because this is what I want my life to be. So by having that powerful vision, it's really going to help, again, to push you forward past those really difficult times past those times where you're not focused or you're not feeling productive. And then understand, and this is what I'm working towards. This is what I'm working for. So we're going to have that, why, and we're going to have that powerful vision. Now the next step is to set those goals. And Kimberly, you said it when we were chatting right before I got started, this is what gets you going. And I think a lot of people forget that piece. Or they just don't feel that it's worth their time. Or they feel afraid to set goals because they feel that they're going to fail.

Unknown Speaker
So they're going to succeed,

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or they're going to succeed he'd write because some people they have these big dreams, but they don't realize what that entails. So

Unknown Speaker
well because I wasn't scared of failure. Mm hmm. You know that that doesn't scare me. What scares me is getting huge and being big and, and like, you know that that the scary is for me? Yeah, not.

Unknown Speaker
Yes, I agree with you on that too. It's from the other side is people are afraid Well, what if I get slammed with so much business? I can't handle it. And I thought I'd have a stroke.

Unknown Speaker
Oh, my goodness, I'm good them and so I've been slow at my business doing it at my own comfort level. That's what I like about it. Now it's starting to get a little out of my comfort zone and it's a little uncomfortable.

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But that's a good thing.

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That's again, when I'm uncomfortable,

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I know I'm growing. So yes, yes, for sure. Definitely. A great, great lesson. And then I agree with that hundred percent. I've been living out of my comfort zone for the last two years. But it's, it's definitely been a huge, tremendous growth period for me. So I know it's been a while. So yeah, so without those goals, we really don't have that real focus or the real purpose to make things happen. And I like to use the analogy of your goals being that address in your GPS system. So yeah, you wouldn't just get into your car and drive without having a destination in mind, because you'd wind up sitting there and just driving in circles all day long. So your goals are that address? Where are you headed? What is it that you exactly want to do? And once you have that, then you can put the steps in place and the daily action plans in place in order to achieve those goals or to strive for bigger goals. But without those goals, you're just spinning your wheels and you're just driving in circles basically. So we want to make sure that we are able to craft really powerful goals and put those in place. We want to visit those every day. We want to make sure that they're written down somewhere where we can see them. And don't be afraid to revise and adjust as you go. Make the goals bigger, move the dates out, pull the dates in, whatever it takes to make sure that you're working towards something just voted.

Unknown Speaker
Yes, yes. Okay,

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so now that we have our goals in place, we have to put in those time management habits that are going to really help to increase your work time efficiency, and I have some habits that I love to share. with people that really help with that time management piece. So first and foremost is you eliminate multitasking. So people have the impression that if they're able to get multiple things done at once they're being super productive. But here's the thing. When you move off task to do something else, it may be checking email, it may be answer that Facebook Messenger it may be, you know, answer that instant message from someone else or go check Instagram. So when you move off a task that you're currently working on, it can take you up to 15 minutes to get refocused back on that task at hand. So you might think it's an innocent thing to move from one thing to the next to the next. But you're really wasting so much more time by just not getting that first thing done first. So definitely eliminate that multitasking. And the best way to do that is to time block your most important tasks for the day. So you can choose to either do it at night or in the morning, put together a list of what your most important tasks are for the day. And I know this from personal experience, if I don't have a list of tasks and things that I need to get done for the day, I sit around spinning my wheels, because I might get one thing done that's in my head that oh, I have to get this done. But then I spend the rest of the day searching and really being reactive to things rather than doing productive things. So when you time block, you say okay, these Are my most important tasks. This is how long I estimate it's going to take me to work. And these are the times of the day that I'm going to work on this. So I'm going to take an hour for this first task 30 minutes for this next, and not only put in your most important tasks, but blocked out time in the day to check your email to do your social media. And stick to those times. If you need to set a timer on your phone or on your watch to say, Okay, I've got 20 minutes Facebook time, it's 1230. Hit that timer. Okay, 20 minutes, let's go. So you allow yourself the time that you need to take to be on social media, but it doesn't consume your whole day. So when you time block that those tasks, it allows you to fit in all the things that you need to get done in the day, including your social media, including your breaks, make sure you work in those breaks as well. So time blocking will definitely help you with your time management. So next and we talked about this a little bit, definitely work on your most difficult tasks first, this goes back to the procrastination piece when you do the most difficult things first. First of all, you're going to do it probably in the morning when you've got your highest energy in place. And second of all, once you get those done, the rest of your day can be a breeze. It can be fun, it can be enjoyable. And I think there's a great quote I think from Mark Twain it says Eat That Frog. So if you eat a frog first thing in the morning, nothing else worse can happen to you the rest of the day.

Unknown Speaker
I love that.

Unknown Speaker
So next thing is set a deadline for Your most important tasks, we all Well, most likely not going to generalize. But I think most people tend to work best when they have deadlines in place, dates, set the where you want to get something done by or time set. Think about when you go on vacation, how much do you get done on that day before you're supposed to leave? And the amount of things, you're packing the rest of your work things contacting the pet sitters contacting customers or at you know, whatever it is that you have to get done. You get it done, because you know you're leaving the next day. So imagine if you worked your entire schedule that way to where you've got something, you know, you have to get it done, set a date to it, and work towards that date. Because otherwise if you leave it open ended, you're going to continue to procrastinate on it Push to the next day. Oh, I'll get it done whenever you have to be able to set deadlines for yourself and and really stick to those deadlines. And then finally, and this sounds a little counterintuitive when you're talking about time management, but you want to take regular breaks. So our bodies work to 90 minute energy cycles. And when you push yourself beyond that 90 minutes, without scheduling and some break time, your body actually starts to lose that energy and it will start to produce stress hormones to keep you moving and keep you going. So we want to make sure that we're able to work in those regular breaks, whether it's just to stand up and stretch mode or it's a quick walk around the block. walk down the hallway or down the stairs to get yourself a drink or snack And we want to definitely make sure that we take care of ourselves and and work those breaks into our schedule. And you will work a lot more efficiently that way and boosts your time management because you're taking those breaks. And then you can get back with the proper energy that it takes to move forward with the tasks that you're working on. Okay, and then last, but not least, is those daily habits, those daily habits that we want to put into place every day for success. So I have a list of five habits that you can use to put in place for your daily routine that are going to help you tremendously with your productivity. So number one is respect your morning routine. Now not everybody's an early riser, we've got those five hammers that like to get up super early and start their day. And then there's other people that are just, Hell no, I'm not getting up that early. And that's, that's fine. But understand that when you do get up whatever time of the day it is, keep to your routine. Take care of yourself first first thing in the morning. So I always like to tell people don't pick up that phone first thing. Don't look at your emails, don't check your social media first thing in the morning and here's why. We crave positive things, right? We We crave those things. So there might be that one email that you're expecting to be in your inbox. That's going to be really good news. So that's why we have this like craving to check that first thing in the morning. And but here's the thing. The opposite may just be the case. There may be an email in there that is just going to ruin your whole day. You know, a bill that you didn't pay or a customer that's leaving your business or whatever it may be. So rather than first thing before you even get up and going, you pick up that phone from even before you get out of bed, and you're looking at your email and now you've ruined the tone, or your attitude or whatever for the remainder of your day, because you've saw that one email, it's now set your tone for the rest of the day.

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So rather than doing this to yourself, respect that morning routine, get up, take your shower, if you exercise, do a little bit of exercise, if you write in journal, write in your journal, whatever it is to get your mind even if it's just 10 minutes to get your mind in a space where you're prepared for the day. I love to listen to to positive podcasts first thing in the morning because it just sets my tone sets my tone for the rest of the day and says, You know what, I've got this today. It's going to be a great day. And this is really going to help me out today. So there's tons and tons of of motivational podcasts and everything else on available today. So there's no reason why you couldn't find something new every day to get you motivated. So number two is practice gratitude. And we talked about this earlier with your positive mindset. But definitely you want to take some time and write things down. If you have a journal. Write those things that you're grateful for down in your journal and do it every morning. Do it in the evening before you go to bed. And actually, it's been proven that the practice Gratitude can help you sleep better at night. Because rather than getting into bed and worrying about all the things that you didn't do throughout the day, or all the things that went wrong, or all the things that you should have or would have done, you're going to bed, being grateful for everything that you did do, being grateful for everything that you have. And it's going to help to release that stress. And it's going to help you to fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer, because you're grateful for what you have. So number three, have patience with yourself. Don't set such high expectations on yourself and then constantly beat yourself up for failing. So be patient with where you are. Okay, maybe you didn't get everything done today that you said you wanted to. Or maybe you spent the last two days on working on something that didn't serve you or didn't serve your business, instead of beating yourself up for it, understand, have patience with yourself and say, Okay, you know what tomorrow, it's going to be a better day. And I'm going to get the things done that I put off in the last couple of days. And it's okay, it's still going to get done. So definitely, definitely be patient with yourself. Number four, honor your commitments to yourself. So these are the commitments that you're telling yourself, your goals, whatever it is that you have, that you want to do. You want to make sure that you're honoring those commitments, and that you're not pushing yourself or your own commitments aside for others. And we want to make sure that we take care of ourselves and honor those commitments so that you know that self care it's it's really super important. Then number five, and this is huge is take action. Take action every single day. And it could be a small thing. But once you've decided what your goals are, and how you want to move forward, what your vision is of the future, take action every single day, take small action, it doesn't have to be huge, huge steps. don't overwhelm yourself, but do something every day that's going to move you towards your goals. Because so many people spend so much time putting things in place, putting goals in place, putting systems in place, and then they never actually do them. So, take the action, even if it's imperfect action, even if you fail, it's okay. You've taken the action. You learn from it and you move forward. So super, super important for your daily success is to make sure you're taking that action. So the question I have is if you had absolute focus and self discipline, without the procrastination without the distractions, imagine where your business or your life would be six months from now, or a year from now. So I do have a special bonus that I want to offer to folks here on the call today.

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And that is if you text the word habits 226786 you will get my brand new regaining focus ebook. And it's a wonderful, it's short, so it's quick to read through, but it's got so much information in there and so many tips that will really, really help you to regain that focus maybe that you've lost especially in the Crazy times where everything has just been completely upheaved and turned over in our worlds. So it's super hard for a lot of folks to focus. So this really is a huge help. And definitely make sure you take advantage of that.

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So I, that's the end of my instruction. And I do have a

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program that I am offering. And

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what I want to do is just explained to you a little bit about that what's involved. And, you know, if we could work together for the next six weeks or so to absolutely change the course of your business to help you to get focused master your thinking, your goals, your time management habits. You know, what would that mean to you? How How much would that be worth? to you if you were able to do that. So I do have a special offer because we are on Monica's amazing virtual coffee chat and she asked me to offer this to you all as her audience. So I have a coaching program. And it is called the entrepreneur productivity blueprints. And I'd love to go over with you what it includes and what it involves. And then you can make the decision for yourself, should you decide that this would be something that you feel would be beneficial to you? So first of all, it includes six weekly live group coaching sessions that we do via zoom. And typically they last about an hour depending on the participation and who's on the call, how many questions we get, so you get access to those six group coaching sessions. Live for The six weeks that we run the course for. Next, you get recordings of all the coaching sessions. So if something happens that you can't make it, you have to leave early, you can always go back and watch the recordings of all those live sessions. Next, you get a copy of my journal that I published, actually, and it's called Getting the habits. And it's a 30 day guided journal. So it actually gives you prompts to go in every single day to answer questions to do your gratitude, your affirmations. And then in the evening, it prompts you to kind of evaluate how your day was. And it puts you back again in that positive headspace to focus on all the things that you did do versus all the things that you didn't get done for the day. So everyone that joins the program gets copy of that. And I mail those personally to you. And so you have those to use throughout the program and beyond. So one thing that I do offer is lifetime access to our private support group. This is a Facebook community group that we have, where you can interact with other members who have gone through the course. And you're welcome to stay in that for as long as you like. I also have a really nice classroom website that everyone gets access to. And it has all of the recordings, bonus material, all of the exercises or homework exercises that we do, and you have access to that and you have access to that for the lifetime of this system. So if for some reason down the road, you feel like You want to come back and retake or you want to redo some exercises, or you just want to review the material, you have access to do that for as long as as many times as you like. And then we have a wonderful system. It's our blueprint personal accountability system. And this system allows you to set up and personalize how often you want to be contacted. It gives you an option to set a commitment to yourself for the next 45 days. And then it texts you or emails you every day at whatever time you set or every other day if you wish, just to get an idea of where your commitment level is to that commitment that you said. So this program will get you automatic enrollment into that and it's for the 45 day period. And then as a bonus I also offer unlimited re attendance to the live training. So should you decide again you know, six months, three months down the road that you want to come back in you want to retake things you're welcome to do that and no additional cost for as long as I'm running the program.

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And then finally my bonus is one hour of one on one coaching which I offer. Once we complete the once you complete the group program. Then we meet one on one to see how else that I can help you or help you move forward. Any other tools I can offer you to you know, just to give you that extra boost once we've completed the program. Now, normally this total package I sell for 997 but you know because Monica asked me to come on and you speak to her, her tribe, her people. I am offering enrollment in the entire program for only 497. And so I do have an exclusive link for you all to sign up and I can actually, we'll paste it into the chat once I finish sharing my screen so that you all can get copies of that. But it's a bitly link. So it's bit.ly and then slash e. p b, which is entrepreneur productivity blueprint special. So that's the link to join. I do have an amazing testimonial and I don't know if you remember Wendy Monica from our class earlier, but she came on with me and she said, I just finished the entrepreneur productivity blueprint. And Michelle Gwynn is awesome. I thought I knew things. I know Thought I was organized. I thought I was productive. I've been in business for 36 years and she has taught this old dog new tricks. Don't think that you can't be more productive because you can. And it really gets you thinking outside the box. Michelle gives you the tools to work with that will allow you to not only be more productive, but just more conscious of the things around like distractions, which take which you take for granted. I highly recommended. So that's my, one of my students, Dr. Wendy Labatt, who went through our last session and program. So again, you get the entire program includes the six week live group coaching sessions, recordings of all the sessions, a copy of my book, the personal accountability system enrollment for 45 days, the lifetime access to the classroom and our private Facebook community, and then the unlimited read attendance and the one on one coaching. So I mean, this is amazing value. And I don't know too many other programs that give you this much under one price. So, you know, it's definitely definitely worth it. And the enrollment again is just the 497 for for the entire thing. And we're looking at starting our next session here within the next week, I may push it the date to the following week. But that's where we are. So I'm gonna stop sharing my screen and take questions. Any questions that anybody has, I'd like to open it up and

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right, Michelle, that was awesome. Are you able to give me host control again because there's some people I wasn't able to let in and then I'll let them in and share a little testimonial. And although I do I think you'd just click on my picture and say make host like little dots and then should say make host

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Yeah, yeah.

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Make hosts. There you go.

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Okay, awesome. Thank you. And then let me let me let the girls in here real quick. They were able to listen we just weren't able to see them. Oh, okay. So let me allow them to come in real quick.

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Hello ladies and welcome.

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Welcome Welcome.

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How you doing?

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All right. Well Michelle, that was really beautiful and great information. I frickin love this book. And this is this is so one Wonderful, a great tool. I keep it right on my desk. And it's really really good habit. I love it, love it, love it, love it. And I started into Michelle's class absolutely amazing, great information, I have a few family emergencies if you remember that was during the time of my dad. So I really, really look forward to diving back in and that's the beauty about being in the program that you can do and again, so I wasn't fully present in all the activities and just being partially present on some of them was just absolutely wonderful and really helped me to get organized and be more productive. So, ladies, I was gonna open it up if anybody has any questions for Michelle or any feedback or any comments if you guys can hear us. Ma'am, are you able to pay I know Pam was at the nail salon. Not sure she she is

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Are your nails all looking? Gorgeous?

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Awesome. She's going to vacation. She's ready to get on vacation. Yeah, she's vacation vibe going on there. We can't hear you. You're muted. You're muted right now.

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I'm getting ready. I'm all fired up.

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Right?

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Yeah. When do you leave? Are you going on vacation?

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Yeah, Saturday morning. We're heading to the Jersey Shore

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is getting all ready. Did you have any feedback or questions for Michelle at all, Pam.

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Now, just another awesome presentation by z. Michelle Gwynn

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and you know, Pam, and I like to sing your praises Michelle, because we're like, we met her you know, with the pulsing, and you know, she's still you know, figuring stuff out and then all sudden, bam this girl like took off the last two years for their mission and her passion and We just celebrate your success and honor you. You're really all you get on, like, on many stages now across the country, right?

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I have I have and actually some with some other big speakers. So it's been, it's been amazing. It's been kind of scary and just, um, you know, putting myself out there, but I love it. I love what I'm doing and and I look forward to you know, keep doing it for a while. So, so proud of you.

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Really. life begins at the end of your comfort zone, right?

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Absolutely.

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Absolutely.

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Yeah, yes. Oh my gosh, I'm London. I'm not sure if you're able to be present with us or you're in hiding there. Do you have any questions on it? Are you good? She might just be other shoes.

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No, actually, I'm in the car. So, um, but it was a great presentation. I'm sorry. I was a little late. But I love the idea. You know, learning how to change, change your habits, I think is so important. Especially because we were over the last few days, we had some great conversations about setting goals and how important it was to, you know, set short term goals, which leads into long term goals. But in order for you even to set goals, you have to have good habits on and it all starts there. So, I really enjoyed your presentation. And I did send you I was trying to text back and get your evil because I think that'd be great. So I look forward to receiving

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underfall

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if you have any, if you have any difficulties with it sending just know or let Monica know and i can i can send it over

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to you. Okay, appreciate it. Thank you.

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All right. Well, ladies don't have any other questions. I'm going to go ahead and stop the recording. And shell Thank you everyone stay on a moment here and I'm going to go ahead and stop the recording.

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