Get things done in 25 minutes

David Allen, king of the Getting Things Done movement said this:

“What you’ll tend to avoid doing is probably the most important thing you need to do, because it’ll probably be the most daunting and the most potentially successful thing you could be doing.”

So, my question to you is: “What are you avoiding?”

For instance:

  • Do you want to learn how to research keywords, but you “don’t have time” – even if you know that learning how would help your website rank better and therefore potentially earn you more money?
  • Have you wanted to create a big and really important blog post and repurpose it – but you have no idea where to start, what to write about and what to do?
  • Do you want to launch a new service or product – but you’ve put it off because your website isn’t quite right?
  • Do you want to learn more about social media marketing, but things like ‘pixels’ sound too scary?

The key is to propel yourself out of overwhelm mode and make a concrete, easy-to-follow plan to get things done. Here’s how to do it.

25-minutes to get things done

I’m a big believer in baby steps. While others talk about how you can “get up two hours early to work on your passion project,” I like my sleep too much and have a cat that wakes me too early as it is, so I’m going to make this even easier for you.

Every day, spend 25 minutes on accomplishing your content creation goals. That’s it.

For instance:

  • Spend 25 minutes playing with, a very cool keyword research tool. UberSuggest is another fun tool to try.
  • Spend 25 minutes planning and writing your big, important blog post. Need ideas? Try using Answer The Public, it’s a great visual representation of what people are asking about in your niche. Then learn how to repurpose your blog by reading this.
  • Spend 25 minutes working on your “why you need this new service/product” speech, and try it out on a new prospect. If it’s well received create a simple webpage with the same language and start promoting it!
  • ​Spend 25 minutes learning about pixels and create a ‘dummy ad’ in Facebook.

If 25 minutes feels like too much time, start with 10 or 15. Just promise yourself you will spend those 10-15 minutes every day working towards your content creation goal.

It’s as easy as that.

Here’s what will happen:

The first few days will be tough. Your brain will mess with you. Attending a boring webinar, mindlessly surfing Facebook and checking email will all seem like better options.

Just stick with it.

Eventually, you’ll notice a few things:

  • You’ll find that you’re feeling more relaxed and in control. After all, things are actually getting done.
  • You’ll break through your internal blocks that previously held you back.
  • You’ll not only feel more successful; you’ll BE more successful.

All in just 25 minutes a day.

Let me know how you go.

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