Coach Mario C

Become Extremely Productive In Your Business

by Mario Castrejon on July 11, 2012

In order for you to become very successful in your Beachbody Coaching business, you must do the 3 vital behaviors of a coach every single day. Any day that you do those vital behaviors, you will be moving closer to achieving your goals. Any day that you don’t do them you will be moving away from your goals and the day is a TOTAL FAILURE!

The 3 vital behaviors of a successful Beachbody Coach are:

  1. Invite. Invite. Invite.
  2. Be proof the products work
  3. Personal development

In order for you to make time in the day to do the 3 vital behaviors, you need to become a very productive person. So my first question to you right now is:

Are you busy or are you productive?

Busy means working on things that do not produce results. Being productive means working on things that produce results. Being productive means getting as much work done in the least amount of time possible. Productivity is determined 90% by your attitude and only 10% time management.

The 90% attitude problem consists of the following 3 things:

  1. Lack of pressure
  2. Lack of motivation
  3. Not understanding the true value of your time

Remember that everyday that you do not do the 3 vital behaviors is a TOTAL FAILURE!

If you want success in anything you do in life, you MUST be different. Successful people are different and they do what others don’t do in order to achieve the results others don’t have.

Every second you spend in a day should be spent with your loved ones, business, or your regular job if you have one. Defend yourself from all the things that want to steal your time and your dreams away.

Learn the following 7 lessons so you can become more productive and more successful:

1. Time is your limiting factor

The thing that you must understand is that time is the only limiting factor that’s preventing you from becoming very successful. Skills can be learned, but time can never be gained. Once the time goes by you will never be able to get it back. This is why is so important for you to focus on the productive things that will grow your business and don’t waste time in things that will not grow your business.

2. Focus on one thing at a time

Focus on one thing at a time and set a duration time to the task. If you are going to write a blog, then just focus 100% on writing that blog. Don’t be answering phone calls, texting, or checking your Facebook all while writing the blog. Your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. Multitasking will not let you concentrate and you will just waste your time and wont get anything done.

3. Discover your power zones

Determine what time you do your best at each task. Maybe you like to write a blog first thing in the morning because that’s when you are completely fresh. If that’s the case, then always write a blog in the morning. Don’t be wasting your time writing the blog in the afternoon because it will not be as good and it will take you double or triple the time to write it. Maybe you like to read first thing in the morning because that’s when the words make more sense and you really learn the material. Then in that case always read in the morning. Figure out what you do best at specific times and always do them at that time.

4. Determine your hourly rate

If you want to be very successful, then you must determine how much you are worth per hour. This is really going to show you why you can’t be wasting any time at all. For example let’s say you want to make $100,000 per year and you work 40 hours per week, then your hourly rate is $50.00 an hour. Figure out what you want to make in a year and write that number down. Go head do it now. So what is YOUR hourly rate?

5. Treat time like money

You probably heard the phase “time is money” before, but do you REALLY treat time like money? Everyone wants your time and that’s because time is money. Facebook wants your time because the more time you spend there, the more they can charge for advertising. TV wants your time because the more you watch, the better ratings they get and again they can charge more for advertising. Do NOT give your time and money away to those people! Remember your hourly rate? So you want to make $100,000 a year, but you just wasted 1 hour of your precious time on Facebook doing nothing. You just basically wrote a $50 dollar check to Facebook without even realizing it. Be smart about how you spend your time and money; do not give it away anymore!

6. Always look at the real cost

Again I want you to think about your hourly rate and determine how much 1-hour of your time REALLY cost. How much did it just cost you to watch TV? How much did it just cost you to watch the news? How much did it cost you to waste your time surfing the Internet? Once you realize that all those things are NOT FREE then your attitude will immediately change.

7. Identify your time thieves

Time thieves are distractions and things that are sucking up your time. They prevent you from becoming productive and successful. I’m going to cover 12 of them here:

1. Randomness Time Thief

Randomness is not having everything planned. This is when you wake up in the morning and you don’t even know what to do. You don’t have an action plan of what you want to accomplish. So you wake up and waste time determining what you want to work on today. Always plan EVERYTHING and write your action plan down!

2. Multitasking Time Thief

Your brain operates the best when it’s only focused at one thing at a time. Set a time limit duration to each task and just focus 100% on that. When the timer goes off then just move to the next task. Make a commitment to eliminate all distractions.

3. TV Time Thief

Don’t waste your time watching TV and making those people money. Every time you watch TV you make them money and you lose money. TV is the electronic income reducer. Remember it’s all about your hourly rate. So throw your TV away because you don’t need it!

4. Information Overload Time Thief

These days we have access to so much information and most of it is a waste of time. Unless that information is making you more successful and a better person, then just eliminate it. Don’t waste your time watching the news, listening to radio, watching TV, surfing the Internet, etc. The ONLY thing all those things do is waste your time and take your money away.

5. Trivial Time Thief

Don’t waste your time talking about trivial things. For example: who is the best NBA player? Who should have won American Idol? If you will not care about this answer 5, 10, 20 years from now then you know it’s just a total waste of your time.

6. Social Media Time Thief

Social media can be a double edge sword. If you are using it to build connections with new prospects then it’s a good use of your time. If you are using social media to gossip or using it without a plan and are just clicking around, then you are completely wasting your time. Always set a time limit as to how long you will be on social media per day. Go to Facebook with a purpose in mind. Build new connections everyday.  Also always turn off your notifications. Once you are done with your time limit, log off and don’t go back there till next day.

7. Email Time Thief

The problem with email is that it creates distractions. Remember that you want to get as much things as possible per day. So never open up your email first thing in the morning. Never check emails as they come in. Turn off the email notifications so you don’t get distracted. Create the expectation that any email you receive will get answered in 24-48 hours, maybe even longer on the weekends. Set a time limit to check your email. For example: 15 minutes after lunch and another 15 minutes in the afternoon.

8. Phone Calls Time Thief

Never take incoming calls outside of your phone hours. This creates distractions and prevents you from being productive. Instead always set up phone appointments so you can plan your day accordingly. Get 2 phone lines; use one for personal use only and the other one for your clients only. If your family needs to get a hold of you they can always reach you at your personal line, but tell them to only call you if it’s an emergency. Otherwise they need to know your work hours and they can just call you after that. If someone in your team really needs to talk to you, tell him or her to just send you a text message and you can call them later in the day.

9. Text Messaging Time Thief

Never check or answer text messages as they come in. Text messaging creates distractions and prevents you from being productive. Set up a time in the day where you will be checking your phone. If you are going to be reading or writing a blog, then you need to be 100% concentrated on that task. Never have your phone next to you while you are working on a task where you don’t even need the phone. Set up expectations as to how long it will take to reply to a text message.

10. Negative People Time Thief

You are on your way to become successful and along the way you will always meet someone that wants to bring you down. Avoid those people and don’t waste your time talking with them. Instead always look for positive people that you can talk to. Associate with winners, not losers. Remember that your time is very valuable and you can’t be wasting it on someone that’s not worth it.

11. Perfection Time Thief

Trying to make things perfect can often lead to procrastination, and procrastination leads to lost opportunities. Always do your best, but don’t work to make things perfect. If you are writing a blog then set a time limit. Sure you can always make it perfect and spend double or triple the time on it, but is that really the best way for you to spend your time? No it’s not, so instead just do your best in the time limit that you set up for that task and when the timer goes off you just got to move on to the next task. So always set time deadlines and just do it!

12. Downtime Time Thief

An example of downtime is when you set up an appointment with someone and that person is late. Instead of you just sitting there wasting time, open up your book and do some reading. Another example is when you go to the grocery store and there’s a long line. Instead of just wasting time, open up your book and do some reading. If you got to make administrative phone calls and you know you are going to be on hold, then make those phone calls on non-productive time. Make them late at night when you are not wasting your valuable time and energy. Remember to always carry self-development materials with you because downtime is something we can’t really control.

So what you should do next?

    1. Do the 3 vital behaviors every single day
    2. Pick 5 time thieves that you will eliminate immediately

If you are serious & ready to change your life, contact me because I’m ready to help you!

Mario Castrejon
Team Beachbody Coach

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