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#393: Course Topic Inspiration: 6 Students Share How They Found Theirs [Video]

Listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2021/08/393/Worried they won’t buy? How to choose your best-selling, gotta-have-it digital course topic.  The first digital course I ever created was on how to launch a book using social media.And when I finally launched my first-ever course into the world…it was a huuuuge flop. I made a whopping $267 — and I cried about it. In retrospect, I can tell you my fatal flaw. I chose the entirely wrong digital course topic.Today, I’ve created and launched 8 successful digital courses that have generated over 35 million dollars in 12 years — all because I finally chose the rightdigital course topic…one that my audience wanted and got them results.And I’m here to save you from the heartache I experienced during that first launch.Because choosing the right digital course topic is foundational to making sure that your audience will buy. More specifically, the promise that you make in your digital course must get them the results that will make the most impact. But more on that in a sec…If you have zero digital course topic ideas… …or maybe you have a million topic ideas and couldn’t possibly choose one…or maybe you’re totally stuck by thoughts like, “Honestly, what would I teach? I’m no expert.”…this episode is for you. (Click for the episode and some serious course topic inspo!) In it, you’ll hear from six of my students, and they’ll break down digital course topics that are working in the online space in real life, how they came up with their course topic, any hiccups they encountered along the way… and so much more. Digital course topics like my student Braden’s. Braden’s an attorney and tax pro who chose to teach online entrepreneurs how to legally set up their business so they could get back to the things they’re really, really good at. The result? A flexible income that allows him to spend the kind of time with his loved ones.Or Hilary Kreuger who, after years as a stay-at-home mom, created her digital course teaching communication and personal development online. 5 figures in revenue later, she’s still a busy mom of 4…but now, she’s bringing home the bacon.You’ll hear about topics ranging from spirituality to marketing to travel and more.So no matter what industry you’re in, audience you serve, experience you bring to the table, or how “ready” you feel to teach a digital course, this episode is brimming with course topic inspo to get you well on your way to choosing yours.You’ve got this!Here’s a glance at this episode…• [04:56] Adia Gooden has been a licensed clinical psychologist for ten years. She wanted to help more people and have more impact, so she created the You Are Unconditionally Worthy Course. Adia made over $26,000 on her first launch. • [09:58] Braden Drake is a small business attorney who created Legally Launched. His first launch generated $8,000. He has since made more courses and revenue while being able to spend time with those he loves most.• [14:51] Hilary Krueger is a super mom who created a course called Talk Email to Me,and generated over $11,000 in revenue. She came up with the idea for the course when people kept telling her that they loved her emails. • [18:13] Sandra McLemore created the Travel Marketing Revolutiondigital course, showing travel advisors how to get new clients online. This has allowed her to build a 7-figure business. • [22:46] Scarlett Cochran helps professional women create streams of income to supplement their revenue and achieve financial freedom. She has generated multiple six figures with her courses.• [26:08] Anne Marie Pizarrio was a nurse by trade but wanted to make a change. She launched her own holistic practice, and her course about Becoming an Akashic Records Guideand generated $10,000.Click here to listen! Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy.” — If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show ! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the online life and business that they desire. Click here , scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!

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Create Online Course, LMS, Educational Website like Udemy with WordPress 2020 – eduma Theme [Video]

How to Create an Online Course, LMS, Educational Website for Online School, College & Universities like Udemy & SkillShare with WordPress 2020 – eduma Theme Tutorial★ —– Important Links —– ★* SiteGround — https://bloggdude.com/sg (Get 67% OFF Link)* eduma Theme — https://bloggdude.com/edumaNeed for this website.

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What Does it REALLY Take to Create and Launch a Digital Course From Start to Finish? [Video]

True or False: Right now is the best time to build your digital course.It’s true!Now more than ever, it’s time for you to get started. And, if you’ll have me, I’d love to help.That’s why I’m going LIVE on Facebook on August 30th at 9am Pacific // 12pm Eastern to answer an aspiring course creator’s Holy Grail question:What Does it REALLY Take to Create and Launch a Digital Course From Start to Finish? I’m beyond excited to invite you to a live training with me where I’ll break it aaaall down.I’ll be teaching you my tried-and-true framework to getting your digital course created and launched — the right way.Save your spot with the link below for my free live training on August 30th at 9am Pacific // 12pm Eastern and get ready to grab the roadmap you need to create and launch a digital course from start to finish.Don’t miss one minute of this event! Click “Get Reminder” to be notified once I’m live and click here 👉🏼 www.amyporterfield.com/workbook5 to download your workbook ahead of time and add the event into your calendar. See you there!

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How To Create an Online Course That SELLS – The 10 Step Course Creation System (7-Figure Success) [Video]

#CourseCreation #OnlineCourse #CreateCourses #SarahCordinerHow To Create an Online Course That SELLS – (From a 7-Figure Course Creation Expert).Are you ready to follow a simple 10 Step Course Creation System, to FINALLY get your online course out to the world?Get my FREE ‘Create Your Course Plan’ 5-Day Challenge here: www.sarahcordiner.com/caourseplanchallenge EVERYONE has something to share with others, that could be life-changing for them.You can very easily take all of your knowledge, expertise and experiences, and turn them into a highly profitable online course, coaching program or membership academy that your learners will LOVE!In this full tutorial, QUALIFIED Course Creation Specialist Sarah Cordiner, will take you through her 10 Step Course Creation System, showing you how anyone can quickly, simply and easily turn whatever is in your head, into a course.Get my FREE Course Creation Starter Kit here: www.sarahcordiner.com WANT TO CREATE YOUR COURSE OR COACHING PROGRAM IN JUST 30 DAYS?Join my next ‘Concept To Course’ 30-day course creation group coaching program here: www.sarahcordiner.com/c2cPrefer to take your course creation at your own pace?Then come and join my Edupreneur Academy and get my course creation program and over 40 of my online courses for just $47: www.sarahcordiner.com/academy……ABOUT SARAH CORDINER – Your Course Creation SpecialistSarah is a Postgraduate Qualified Course Creation Specialist with over 100,000 student enrolments in 168 countries – Sarah Cordiner helps organisations, experts, coaches and consultants to create and launch their own online courses.During the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Sarah donated over $1.35 MILLION of places in her education programs to help people get online.Sarah was listed by the Huffington Post as “The Top 50 Must-Follow Female Entrepreneur 2017”, has had her course creation work cited in Forbes, The Times Higher Education, EdTech Review and was listed as the Number 1 e-Learning Blog on ‘e-Learning Feeds’.She is a 14 x published author (and 5 times international number 1 best-seller), host of the Course Creators Podcast and holds the record for being the youngest University “Executive Director and Head of Campus” in Australian history – a university that was ranked number 1 in Australia at the time of her leadership.She has won multiple awards for her rapid education business growth, having gone from homeless to having a 7 figure online course business in just 18 months of moving to Australia from Europe. Find out how to create and launch your own online courses here: www.sarahcordiner.com…LET’S CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA!Web: www.sarahcordiner.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CordinerSarah Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entrepreneur2edupreneur/ Personal Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=530750272Youtube: http://www.sarahcordiner.com/youtube LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcordinerBlog: www.sarahcordiner.com/blog Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sarahcordiner/presentations Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sarah_Cordiner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cordinersarah/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/sarahcordiner/boards/FREE Course Creation Starter Kit: www.sarahcordiner.com/starterkitSarah’s Online Courses: www.sarahcordiner.com/academy Sarah’s Books: http://www.sarahcordiner.com/amazon

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How To Create An Online Course [Step By Step] [Tutorial] [Video]

Most people don’t know how to create an online course, but they’d like to.Creating an online course can be incredibly time-consuming and hard. This is why most people give up before even getting started. We created a step-by-step system that shows you exactly what steps to take when creating your own online courses. By following our proven process you’ll be able to launch your first product in less than 24 hours!If you want to create your own course sign up here: 📌📌📌https://go.digitalrealestatestrategy.com/

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#259: 7 Secrets to Talking About Your Product Like a Pro [Video]

Listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast/http://amyporterfield.omme.libsynpro.com/259-7-secrets-to-talking-about-your-product-like-a-proOne of the best ways to sell your product is to get out there and tell people about it. This isn’t always easy! After this episode, you’re going to be armed with strategies to confidently talk about your product like a pro.After an exhausting launch, I found myself mindlessly flipping through channels and stumbled upon an infomercial for Bye Bye Foundation with IT Cosmetics founder Jamie Lima. This is a woman who knows how to SELL her product to the tune of millions and millions of dollars.I noticed that Jamie talks about her product in a very specific way. The words she was using… the way she repeats herself… it was like magic! She was seamlessly talking about her product the way I’d like to talk about my own programs while on webinars and Facebook Lives.I began studying her work and really paying attention. I discovered that she has very specific strategies for talking about her product, so I broke those down for you in this episode. I also give you some tips and tricks to apply Jamie’s expert strategies when talkinb about your own products.Grab your free cheat sheet here!The Seven Secrets for Talking About Your Product Like a Pro:• [06:51] Solidify your verbal tagline. A verbal tagline is something that you say over and over again. Create an inspirational or motivational tagline that talks about your product.• [10:34] Tell what it is. You’ve got to be clear on exactly what it is you’re selling. It may seem obvious to you, but it may not be to your potential customer. You want to highlight what is most important about your product, program or service through the use of very concise phrases or words.• [13:58] Tell what it’s not. You just need one or two sentences of what your product is not. Find one or two things that you know your audience doesn’t want because that allows you to then move into what it IS in an inspirational way. This contrast can be very powerful.• [16:08] Tell why it’s unique. There are likely multiple ways your product, program or service is unique, but it’s important to highlight ONE specific way it’s very unique to set you apart from your competition.• [20:37] Identify a few core themes. Come up with verbal themes. Jamie uses the words “different” and “deserve” a lot as her theme words. A theme word I use when I talk about my programs is “doable”. It’s important to have some themes that are constant when talking about your product, program or service.• [26:09] Future pace with an intentional one-liner. Future pacing by beginning a sentence with “Imagine…” will help your potential customer look at what’s possible, or what’s ahead for them. You want them to get excited and future pacing will help them to envision a better future for themselves if they purchase your product, program or service.• [28:23] Choose testimonials that speak to all of the above. When getting testimonials from your customers, make sure to ask the right questions to get authentic answers that talk about your product in a way that mirrors how you talk about your product.I’ve created a cheat sheet that will walk you through these seven secrets in detail but will also prompt you to create each of these snippets on your own so that you have them when you go into your next promotion. Grab the cheat sheet here!Subscribe & Review in iTunesAre you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes !Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I’d be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes , too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in an read. Just click here to review , select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!Links mentioned in this episode:• Jamie Lima • IT Cosmetics • Blue Ocean Strategy

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#255: What’s Keeping You Safe Is What’s Keeping You Stuck [Video]

Listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast/http://amyporterfield.omme.libsynpro.com/255-whats-keeping-you-safe-is-whats-keeping-you-stuckWhat’s keeping you stuck? Are you in an unfulfilling 9-5 job that you’re dying to get out of? Maybe your side hustle is not progressing along fast enough. Is the business model you created just not feeling right? Or maybe you’ve been at it for a while and your revenue numbers just aren’t where you want them to be. No matter what it is, if you’re feeling stuck in any area of your business, that needs to stop and today’s episode is going to help.  We will explore the four areas that are likely keeping you stuck and my goal is for you to recognize what these areas are so you can formulate a plan to start moving forward in the direction you want to go.Following are the four areas I’ll discuss in this episode to keep you moving forward: Understanding what your safety blanket is and how it’s likely holding you back. Safe can be a good thing, but that’s not always the case in your business and I’ll explain why.  Which of your own expectations are holding you back? Setting expectations for yourself are good, but you’ve got to ground those expectations in goals and processes to get you to that goal.How to get clear on the systems that are necessary to get the results you want. I’ll share an excerpt from a book I’m reading now that has totally rocked my world when it comes to goal setting. I’ll walk you through the new mindset shift I’ve created that is going to help me to reach my impossible goal.  Why it’s important to fuel your brain by doing something different. Inspiration can come in many different packages, and expanding your horizons in what you read, listen to, and watch can get you right out of the creative rut you may be in.Are you ready to move past the feelings of being stuck or unfulfilled? Let’s do this!  Press play to listen in .  This episode is brought to you by my free masterclass , “The Ultimate List Building Catch-Up Plan. My Proven 3-Stack System For Leveraging The Most Powerful, “What’s Working Now” List Building Strategies (without the stress, tech confusion, or crazy overwhelm).   If you are struggling to get started with building your list OR if you are not attracting new subscribers to your list every single day, this is the free master class for you.

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#257: How to Sell More by Offering Less [Video]

Listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast/http://amyporterfield.omme.libsynpro.com/257-how-to-sell-more-by-offering-lessAre you making it as easy as possible for your followers to buy from you? Is it possible to put out too much content? Many of us, myself included, struggle with thinking more is more when it comes to the products, services, and programs that we offer our potential customers.It may seem counterintuitive, but offering MORE can actually make people click away!Giving people too many options can cause decision fatigue and your potential customer will click away from your blog or video without signing up or purchasing from you.We’re living in an age with options everywhere. If it takes too much brain power for someone to decide on something, they’re out. It’s your job to make it as easy as possible for your followers to make a decision. Your audience will be much more apt to buy if you present them with less offers that are better quality,In this episode, I help you determine the fine line of less is more when it comes to content. Did you know that a person is less likely to buy if given too many choices? I’ve got a study to prove it to you.I’ll also help you understand why it’s important to have flow, and a clear beginning, middle, and end. Want to become a go-to guide in your field? I’ve got that covered, too.These three foolproof steps will help you narrow down the options that you present to your audience:• Listen to your customers. Be intentional about hearing what your customers are asking for. If you listen closely, your audience will tell you exactly what they want.• Carefully watch your audience’s behavior. Where do conversions take place? Where can you narrow down your options?• You cannot fear pivoting when necessary. Notice patterns and trends with your audience and do more of what’s working and cut out what’s not working.Your next clear step: Have a 15-minute brainstorming session and write down what you offer. Ask these questions. Does it feel like too much? Is it clear?Click here to listen now! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes !Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes , too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in an read. Just click here to review , select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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#261: Membership Site Inspiration: How They Did It [Video]

Listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast/http://amyporterfield.omme.libsynpro.com/261-membership-site-inspiration-how-they-did-itHave you ever thought about adding a membership site to your business model? How does the idea of recurring revenue in your business sound? Revenue coming in every single month, rain or shine, launch or no launch… Sounds good to me!  Many of my students are course creators and the idea of adding a membership site on the backend of their course as a way for their customers to continue working with them really does seem to be the next right step in their business.My students aren’t the only ones getting on the membership site train…In fact, I’m in the process of adding a membership site to my own business and what I’ve learned over the past year about the power of combining memberships and courses is nothing short of revolutionary.If you tuned in last week , I spoke with the membership site guru himself, Stu McLaren, and we went through the 10 most burning questions about membership sites and boy have we heard from a lot of you of how helpful that episode was and how it has inspired many of you to take that next step.Well, you know I love a good story, so I wanted to hear from some course creators who added a membership site to their business mix. I wanted to hear the good, the bad and the ugly, straight from their mouths, so I jumped on Facebook Live this week and interviewed three people who’ve added a membership site on the backend of their course as a way for their customers to continue working with them and to be able to receive the post-course support that is so important to their continued success.You’re going to love hearing from these three rockstar entrepreneurs and believe me, they have the results to prove that memberships and courses go together like peanut butter and jelly.So let me tell you a little bit about each of my guests. They’re in completely different industries but they all have one thing in common…they have successfully combined their courses with memberships.Listen to your students when they tell you they want more of you…Jamie Swanson is a busy mama of six who teaches other photographers how to work with entrepreneurs and influencers who need a steady stream of images to grow their personal brand. Her course teaches photographers how to pivot their business from whatever type of photography they’ve been doing before, maybe family portraits, weddings, etc.) to this new hot market for personal brand photography. After finishing Jamie’s course, her students were constantly asking how they could continue working with her. She knew a membership site would serve them best. Listen in as Jamie shares her biggest fears about opening up a membership site (hello, content treadmill!), how she’s embraced a simple model that her students love and her whopping conversion rate when she opened up her membership site to her existing students.  Think your course is too niched for a membership site?Think again! Jesse Mencia teaches hand-lettering to Spanish speaking women, as well as how they can turn their hobby of hand-lettering into a business by selling their beautiful products. Jesse started with a six-week course, but quickly saw the need for continued support after her students finished up her course. Once again, her students wanted more and they were willing to pay. Listen in as Jesse shares her inspiring story.    From rock solid copywriting foundation to confident business building…Belinda is a copywriter who teaches aspiring copywriters how to gain confidence in working with clients, hone their craft and build thriving copywriting businesses. Now, listen carefully because we’ve got a theme going on here…Belinda’s students, like both Jamie and Jesse, told her they wanted more from her. When they gained confidence in their copywriting from her course, the next right step was to learn how to build and scale their businesses, and that’s where her membership site came in. Listen in as Belinda shares how she runs her membership site and how she’s adding some new promotional strategies to the mix.Each of these ladies has had great success and they all golden insights to share, such as…How to batch 10 weeks of content in one four hour blockHow to share your membership with your course studentsHow a membership site helps your best students to get greater resultsIf you’re curious about how you can combine a membership with your course, you won’t want to miss this episode!And if you want more of the secrets that have helped these ladies succeed, you’ll want to sign up for my dear friend Stu McLaren’s FREE workshop, Recurring Revolution.Sign up here!

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#262: Feeling Frazzled and Overworked? How to Prioritize What Matters Most with Kate Northrup [Video]

Listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast/https://www.amyporterfield.com/2019/05/262/I’ve been noticing a theme lately and it’s the idea of less is more. I have been really busy this first quarter and am looking forward to a season where I can slow down. But to be honest, this scares my entrepreneurial brain. I associate slowing down with achieving less and making less money. In spite of this, I firmly believe in my core that I can do less and still make a huge impact and hit my big goals.My friend Kate Northrup is someone who did just that. She slowed down and discovered that her earning didn’t decrease. She even discovered that by listening to her body and noticing her seasons, she could get more done by doing less. She even wrote the book Doing Less. The book goes into detail on how to do less, create a bigger impact, make more money, and create space to do those things that matter. This episode is incredibly actionable, incredibly valuable, and you will learn a lot about yourself that you didn’t know.[13:27] The 40 hour work week isn’t evidence-based and it’s not results-based. A 55 hour work week leads to a 33% increased risk in stroke and a 13% increase in risk of coronary disease. A 49 hour week is associated with poor mental health. There is a diminishing rate of return on hours put in.[15:59] Men have a cyclical experience of energy based on their hormones every 24 hours. Women have a cyclical experience of energy based on their hormones every 28 days. Productivity and time management systems assume our lives are based on a 24-hour cycle. We both have the ability to get just as much done, but in slightly different ways. The four phases line up with the energy of the seasons.[21:33] Very few people can be in a state of high concentration for more than 4 or 5 hours a day. Multiple things at the same time makes us miss things and make mistakes. Get clear on your goals. Set a timer for every hour and write down what you were doing. Then ask if they are connected to your result.[34:03] How to map out which tasks should be done and when. Ask yourself how much energy you have as you plan your week and then have 5% to 10% of your activities based on your energy and then get done what you need to get done. Listen to your body and things will work in alignment. Our bodies are our source of energy and creativity.[39:43] Simplify. Ask if things are in flow or in friction. Simplify wherever there is friction. Learn how to get results with the least amount of steps. Find what works for you.[45:37] To do lists can be overwhelming. Make a weekly list instead of a daily list. This gives you grace and space to make things happen. Ask if it NEEDS to be done. Does it need to be done by ME? Does it need to be done NOW?This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn:LinkedIn is the perfect platform to market your business. Marketing your business is all about reaching the right audience at the right time and connecting with them when your message resonates the most. So, if you want to target your customers where they’re engaging everyday and when they’re ready to make a decision, I want you to consider LinkedIn. In fact, four out of five customers who are on LinkedIn are decision makers at their companies. You can see some incredible traction with your LinkedIn ads. If you want to redeem a free $100 dollar LinkedIn ad credit and launch your first campaign on LinkedIn go to LinkedIn.com/Amy .Subscribe & Review in iTunesAre you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes !Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I’d be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes , too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in an read. Just click here to review , select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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#258: Achieve More While Doing Less with Michael Hyatt [Video]

Listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast/http://amyporterfield.omme.libsynpro.com/258-achieve-more-while-doing-less-with-michael-hyattAs entrepreneurs, we’re driven by our passion and ideas. There is never a lack of projects and things that need to get done. Even worse, we often jump from one task to the next as we try to get caught up with our endless list.Does it seem like you never have enough time in the day to get the importantstuff done? Are you frantically trying to whittle down that endless list? We all get caught up in this cycle. That’s why I’m so excited to have Michael Hyatt back on the show.Michael says:“It’s almost impossible to accomplish anything significant when you’re racing through an endless litany of tasks and emergencies. And yet, this is how many of us spend our days, our weeks, months, years, sometimes our entire lives.”Michael operated like this for years when he was an overworked and stressed executive at Thomas Nelson Publishers. Michael, now on the other side of this unsustainable and unhealthy work pattern, has cracked the code on a system of productivity and focus that is designed to help you avoid burnout in your business.  Michael was tired of working harder and accomplishing less. It’s FOCUS that drives our businesses and our personal lives. In this episode, Michael shares the principles from his new book Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less , so we can accomplish what matters.  The Free to Focus System:• [07:34] Productivity is really about freedom. Freedom is a BIG reason people get into business. The book covers four freedoms: The freedom to focus. We need sustained focus and concentration. The freedom to be present. This is the freedom to be 100% present with whoever you are with. The freedom to be spontaneous, and the freedom to do nothing.• [12:12] There are also three phases to Freedom to Focus. They are Stop, Cut, and Act. The first three chapters focus on Stop. First, you need to formulate a vision of a more productive future. Then evaluate the work you are doing using the freedom compass. And always rejuvenate and take time for self-care. Formulate, evaluate, and rejuvenate.• [14:22] Using the Freedom Compass: • True North is where passion and proficiency come together.• South is the drudgery zone. Things your not passionate about or proficient in.• East is the disinterest zone. Things you are good at but not passionate about.• West is the distraction zone. Things you enjoy doing but aren’t good at.• [18:11] Things on your freedom compass that you love and are good at are in your desire zone. This is where you should focus the bulk of your energy. Eliminate, automate, or delegate everything that’s not in the desire zone.• [30:41] Michael plays mythbuster to the objections that entrepreneurs have about delegation. Hiring a VA enables you to repurpose time for more valuable activities.• [35:46] Act also has three steps. They are consolidate, designate, and activate. To consolidate avoid context switching and batch activities.• [38:53] Designate is designing your year by identifying three goals for your quarter, week, and each day. Imagine how powerful your days would be if you accomplish three important things on a daily basis.• [43:00] Activate is about managing the interruptions. Check in before going into a deep work session, so you won’t be interrupted. Turn off notifications. Let technology serve you.• Subscribe & Review in iTunesAre you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes !Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I’d be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes , too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in an read. Just click here to review , select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!Links mentioned in this episode:MIchael Hyatt Lead to Win Thomas Nelson #101: How to Intentionally Design the Life You Want with Michael Hyatt Achieve Conference Warren Buffett The Power of a Positive No BELAY Priority VA Your Best Year Ever Full Focus Planner Jason Fried Digital Minimalism Freedom App Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less Girl, Stop Apologizing