The SECRET to My Productivity | Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt

The SECRET to My Productivity | Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt

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5 Steps to a GREAT Annual Plan

Chris Michael Harris, Entrepreneur

02/02/2021

Did you know that by writing down your goals, tasks, or todo list, 43% more likely the chance to get it done and if I’m given 43% headstart in doing something, I absolutely gonna do whatever that thing is. I’d like to introduce to you The Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt. I’ve been using this for a very long time and you’re lucky because I’m going to review it today.

What’s inside?

The Aesthetic

Just got this new Full Focus Planner. And actually, I was able to get I’m a little bit picky. I’m a little particular when it comes to things that I like in aesthetic things, probably more so than most men. But anyway, the guy just got this is brand new, and usually it was black. And now they’ve got this amazing shade of like a navy blue, which I really really like a lot. You can also check Full Focus Planner, they’ll walk you through how to use this thing.

 

The Price

 I will go in and tell you this, this planner is more expensive than some of the planners that are out there, you can find a planner, that’s probably a fraction of the price. However, this thing from what I’ve gathered, and from my own experience, anecdotally, is worth every single penny, you’re not paying for the planner, you’re paying for the results.

 

Features:

 

List down your annual

You can write down specific goals – where your motivation for that goal, goal summary, what type of goal is it, what’s the next logical step forward, what’s your reward to yourself. You can also find habit tracker in this section

Monthly Calendar

 I’ll be totally candid, I don’t use this, Now, my wife and business partner, she uses the monthly calendar part of it a lot, she actually will write things in here, maybe you want to use in that capacity. Personally, I use my phone for this, because it can send me notifications and reminders.

Rolling Quarters

I don’t use this feature either. You can check Full Focus Planner instruction, if you want to know how they use that this is not a feature I’ve used, nor have I really understood exactly how to use that.

Daily Rituals

So one of the things that’s really interesting is they allow you to build in what your daily rituals are going to be. What are you going to what new habits you’re going to build.
So there’s a morning ritual, a workday ritual, a workday shutdown ritual, and an evening ritual.

Ideal week

I do use this feature, so you’re going to write down your hour by hour, what you’re going to do for each week, this is going to give you the opportunity to really feel out your week, I will say this is more of a theoretical the practicality on a day by day basis is really what you’re going to take advantage of most.

Key Project

So you’re gonna write down key projects you have throughout the year, maybe write down those in alignment with your goals, or the steps that are required to reach your goals, as well as due dates that probably align with your quarterly goals as well. 

Weekly Big Three

And this is the part that I think is just tremendous as far as this planner is concerned. The reason being is that it’s gonna help you focus on your big three, I call them MIT’s effectively the same thing. MIT stands for most important things.

Daily Task

This is the part that has been the biggest thing that’s helped me with this planner is next to that, what you’re going to see is, you’re going to see a breakdown of hour by hour, much similar to the one we just saw that was theoretical, this is going to be the practical one. So we’re going to do is you’re going to write down and plan your day. And I recommend doing this the night before or the morning of whichever you prefer.

Notes

Okay, so what I do here is I write my intention. So I write it down every day, I think it’s very important to do that. The other thing that I do in the notes section is actually write down three to five things that I’m grateful for.

Weekly preview

So what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna set your biggest wins three to five from the previous week, I fill out all five every single week, there’s at least five wins to celebrate after-action review. Write those things down. And then what will you keep improve, start or stop doing and it’s basically contingent upon what you wrote down prior to.

Self Care Planner This is actually a new feature with this brand new planner that I got, which is sleep, eat, move, connect and relax. 

Wrap Up

There’s probably a million other functions and features of this planner. But again, I highly recommend it’s worth every single penny of it. I take it everywhere with me and I think you’re going to be more than happy with it. We are starting another series all about productivity, so watch out for that. I hope you like this episode and see you on the next one.

-CMH

 

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5 Steps to a GREAT Annual Plan | Goal Setting 2021

5 Steps to a GREAT Annual Plan | Goal Setting 2021

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5 Steps to a GREAT Annual Plan

Chris Michael Harris, Entrepreneur

01/29/2021

Based on statistics, only 17% of people continue with their new year resolution beyond February, and the rest halted and never continue making it happen. Today, we will discuss what you can actually do to hit your goals and have an effective annual plan.

1.Break your environment

Kim and I usually spend our annual planning in Puerto Rico, the reason why I personally choose the place is it is just a stark removal from our typical environment. We get caught up in the day-to-day, all the hustle and bustle doing the same things day in and day out.

What you need to do during your annual planning is to break the pattern, getting outside of your physical environment, it doesn’t have to be fancy; you can go to your local Starbucks or your local coffee shop, or just going to a library night or a place that inspires you a place where you feel like you can kind of open up your creative thinking and really just dive into it. And more importantly, go to a place where you’re not distracted.

 

2. Write your major wins

You may think it has nothing to do with my planning for the new year, it absolutely has a lot to do with it. And the reason being is that what we want to do is we have a tendency to focus on the 5% of things that we didn’t do, not the 95% of things that we did do, right.

Moreover, it’s hard for us to assess what we did well when you are you and you don’t have the vantage point of someone else looking at you. So we tend to not recognize the areas that we did well, it’s so crucial for you to analyze and assess these things and celebrate those wins

 

3. Pull your data

This could be, obviously, primarily in your business, so maybe you had a goal from the previous year. Data is going to give you a roadmap; it will justify and validate whether what you’re doing was working or not. More importantly, what you want to look at is what type of content was actually resonating with people.

 

4. Developing your goals for the new year

This is why we did the goals for our wins first, and we did our data second, because what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna see if there’s alignment, we’re gonna see if, what if our wins led to the data. Whatever your goal looks like for the year, then we’re going to do is we’re going to reverse engineer that. We’re going to break that down into quarters.

 

 

5. Write the roadblocks in achieving your goals

 Now, what I want you to do in the last step is to write down what’s required in achieving your goals. In other words, what are going to be your biggest challenges or the resources that you don’t currently have, that are going to be roadblocks for you on that roadmap to hitting your goals for that year.

It’s more of connecting the dots rather than just making a list of goals. So it’s not this big, hairy thing that you’re trying to take on, it’s something where you literally have roadmaps, the whole thing out and it feels doable and feasible.

 

 

 

Wrap Up

You might be watching this video any time of the year but I guarantee you, it is still relevant and you can still use these steps to create a great annual plan, don’t forget to grab the worksheet I made for you, it’s a gift from me where you can list down your wins and plans to create a great annual plan this year. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this episode and I will see you in the next one!

-CMH

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The Ultimate Guide to Get Your First Client

The Ultimate Guide to Get Your First Client

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The Ultimate Guide to Get Your First Client

Chris Michael Harris, Entrepreneur

01/25/2021

We are wrapping up this series, and as you can recall, we started with the 5 Keys To Find Best Business Ideas for 2021, and if you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you check that episode because that’s very important; these were all done in order by design. One of my most important messages that I teach to my clients and my students is you can do the steps faster, but you cannot skip the steps.

In the first few episodes, we have built the foundation that we need to get our first client, from validating your offer to analyzing your market, and with the help of these tips, there’s no way you can’t sell your product to your first customer, let’s dive in:

1. Understand what people are looking for

One of the reasons that I had you early on in this series, interview at least 10 people that are potential customers for your particular product or service is because I wanted you to understand what people are looking for is the market viable test your assumptions, things of that nature. 

So if you have those people out there that are ideal customer avatars that you already built a relationship with, go back to those people have conversations with them, tell them where you’re at in the process, if they indicate that they’re interested, great, now you’ve got a potential customer.

 

2. Analyze your competition

I typically look at the competition in the sense of how we can do something that’s a little bit different than what they’re doing. I think we have a little bit of a scarcity mindset around competition. So I just try to find where’s my area of opportunity is. Another thing is collaboration. I highly recommend taking advantage of people who already have an audience that already has traffic that has already done the work.

 

3. Check online networking

What I want you to do is find a bunch of groups, Facebook groups, whatever social media platform that you prefer, find groups that are relevant to that specific space. And the reason being is that the best thing you could do is start engaging and having conversations with people in there, get involved, interact with people answer questions, and show off your expertise show.So it’s a great opportunity for you to start expanding, and if at the very least are going to start following you online.

 

4. Personal Networking

One of my favorites is BNI,(Business Network International),  Ivan Meisner is actually the founder. He’s a friend’s been on my podcast. The great thing about BNI is it’s a global network and they only allow every chapter only allows one person per industry in one of their chapters, meaning if you come in and you have a salon, you’re opening a salon and they have an opening for a salon, guess what, you’re the only slot in there. I’ve have used it with my company before and the result is amazing, it’s worth the time, money and effort.

 

 

 

Wrap Up

Alright, guys, I hope you enjoyed this episode. Don’t forget, we are doing a complete masterclass putting all the pieces together making sure that 2021 is the year you get your business off the ground, a business that you both want and deserve so you can finally kiss that nine to five goodbye if you’re still in a full-time job or it’s going to teach you how to make sure that you hit your revenue goals.

Hope you guys enjoyed this episode and I will see you in the next one!

-CMH

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How To Build A Sales Page That Converts

How To Build A Sales Page That Converts

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How To Build A Sales Page That Converts

Chris Michael Harris, Entrepreneur

01/21/2021

Before we start, don’t forget to check our previous episode. If you’re new here, I highly suggest that you go through the other episode because I created a video series for you if you want to start your business this 2021.

I’m so excited to share this topic with you guys because we will talk about the elements of a highly converting sales page. Let’s dive in.

1. Awesome Headline

So the first thing you want to have is your awesome headline, something like a video or an image that resonates with your particular audience, whatever it is that you’re specifically offering, you’re going to use that, then you’re going to have some kind of text there in the middle kind of the meat of your sales page at the bottom, you’re going to create some form of scarcity.

2. Emotion

The first core section of your sales page, so in this part, what your main focus is transformation. A lot of people jump directly into the features without connecting to their ideal client avatar. At the end of the day, most of your ideal clients will decide to buy based on their emotion not logic.

That’s why on our first topic, I emphasize how important talking to your potential customers is. If you don’t nail that emotional aspect, they’re not going to get to the second part, they’re not going to get to the logical argument, because you haven’t reel them in. Emotion is your hook. This part includes acknowledging their problem and telling them your story, creating an emotional connection between you and your ideal client avatar. 

 

3. Logic

Next is logical argument. This is the part where we’re going to make this a no brainer. So we’re going to introduce the solution and show proof. Ideally, this is where we can start putting in some objections. A lot of people jump into features, what I suggest is to focus on the benefits. And the best way to do that is there are two magic words so that, it does this so that, include benefit. Example: We do this so that you can rest easy, we do this so that you get your money’s worth.

 

4. Scarcity

This is the last part of the three core sections. Alright, so scarcity gives them a reason to buy your offer. You can use a countdown timer, or some kind of limit, even if you just say limited time only or limited time at this price. But make sure that when you set a deadline for the purchase, you stick with it. It will be unfair for people who purchase the product earlier, and it will affect your credibility. 

 

 

Wrap Up

I do build my own sales pages.  The reason being is that I think people are getting sophisticated, I think people are used to seeing temporally looking sales pages that all are constructed in the exact same manner.  I like to build mine with my own aesthetic. And we have seen our conversion numbers are higher although it does require more work. Check out my own sales page for some inspiration.

 

Don’t forget to check the topics, we’re doing a video series right now, visit my Youtube channel for more info. Don’t miss that because we will have our masterclass after we finish all the video series. See you on the next one!

 

-CMH

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Evaluate Your Competition: The 6-Step Guide You MUST Follow

Evaluate Your Competition: The 6-Step Guide You MUST Follow

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Evaluate Your Competition: The 6-Step Guide You MUST Follow

Chris Michael Harris, Entrepreneur

01/18/2021

Before you start, please don’t forget that we’re creating a video for you who wants to start your business this 2021; check that out because if you jump right this topic, you’ll definitely lose some critical value that I’ve discussed on our previous episode.

But if you have read the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd episodes, let’s not waste your time, dig in. So, here are the six steps to evaluate your competition:

1. Look for competition

I talked about this in the previous episode that we need to look at the breadcrumbs left by our competitors, their success and failures will leave tracks and that’s good stuff for you. Not having competition in your market is not a good thing. So one of the things I wanted to do is just assess the market, is there a competition? does it at least exist?

2. Narrow them into 3-5 competitors

What I would try to do is figuring out those three to five that most closely resemble what it is that you’re trying to do, the people that are selling something that’s very similar to what you’re trying to sell. It’s great to have other people that are sources of inspiration for you.

 

3. Figure out where they are on the web

Check out their podcast, social media accounts, blogs or any other resources they have right now. Once you do that, your competitors will help you locate where your target audience is hanging out. If you’re seeing a common denominator of your competitors being heavily involved on Instagram, there’s probably a reason for that. 

 

4. Study their websites

Now, the thing we can do is look at their websites, read through the copy on their sites, read the about section, a lot of them will have services have a service tab on their website, and it’ll tell you who they serve and the ways in which they do so. You can tell they’ve done a lot of trial and error and have really figured out what works in their market, you may also be able to find price points, sometimes companies will be very transparent in their pricing sort of giving you an idea of their market competitive rate.

 

5. Go through their sales process

You can go through their sales process, their funnels and even buy their own product to see how they stack their value ladder. Doing this can help you gather out so many meaningful insights, it’s taking years of experience and being able to put it right down in front of you, and being able to analyze it in accordance with that.

 

 

6. Watch their content

When you watch their content, when you listen to their podcasts, when you go through their YouTube channel, when you look at their Instagram content, or their Twitter or wherever it is they’re hanging out, you’re gonna also find out a lot more sharing the journey.  They’re gonna share meaningful insights about things that they’ve learned and things that they’ve tried and the things that didn’t work for them.

Wrap Up

Again, competition is not a bad thing when it comes to business. You’ve heard me talk about this a lot of times that if you think the market is saturated you don’t know your market that much, you just need to find your place in the market and that’s how you play it. Never be threaten with your competition.

Hope you learned a lot from this episode, if you’re new here and you want to build a profitable income this year, please please check the other episode or visit my Youtube channel here, you’ll definitely find value in it, I made it very digestible for you so you’ll never get overwhelmed with so much information. That’s it! See you in the next episode!

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4 Steps To Validate Your Business Idea Before Launching

4 Steps To Validate Your Business Idea Before Launching

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4 Steps To Validate Your Business Idea Before Launching

Chris Michael Harris, Entrepreneur

01/14/2021

In today’s episode, let’s talk about how you can validate your business idea before you launch it. And before we start digging into these ideas one by one, make sure that you’ve read the previous post. FYI we designed this topic sequentially to really help you grow your business. There are things that must be done first so that you can catch some things that we’re going to discuss now!


And here are the four steps to test your idea before building a  business. Let’s start.

1. Gather data from the people you interviewed

 In the first part of our series, one of the things that I mention in building your business idea is to interview at least 10 people that are more likely to become your client.  And you’re really just trying to gather what their single biggest problem is.  What we want to do today is we want to actually use data and use the internet to help us to be our best friend, because honestly, there’s plenty of evidence out there for us if we’re just willing to follow the breadcrumbs.

2. Check off is there competition for your market

Whatever your idea entails, one of the things that I want you to do is go find competition, what I would do personally, is I would find maybe five to six people that are in your market that serve particularly who you’re thinking about serving, maybe you have a rough idea of who you want to serve.  In checking for a competitor and inspiration, look for the hints, the clues, and some of the ways in which they have left breadcrumbs for you to follow.

 

3. Use Google Trends

Next, we’re going to use my favorite tool for this exercise, which is Google Trends.  So Google Trends will give you the ability to see actual search volume contingent upon whatever your search query entails.

When you’re using this Google Trends tool, think about the potential seasonality of your business or the potential trends, you want to find consistent stability over time because it’s probably a growing or emerging market, but you may find that it becomes saturated, and you need to niche down a little bit further and find your area where you can really appeal to a broad market, instead of trying to compete with everybody else.

 

4. Do more research on Youtube

 The last thing I would do is I would actually just go through and search things like YouTube. And I would see what are people searching for in my specific industry because that’s going to give you a ton of content ideas, but also is going to show you the actual search volume for your specific business and for your specific industry as far as what people are asking what relevant questions people are seeking.

 

Wrap Up

Now, I hope you have a clear idea of how you can validate your business idea, don’t forget to check the previous video because at the end of this we’re actually going to do an hour and a half long masterclass where I’m gonna give you even more right it’s gonna be the next steps in addition to that you can take to make sure that you get your business off the ground successfully this year.

 

See you guys on the next one!

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