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I have something to confess.
I have never shared this openly before.
I have been keeping it a secret for over 2 years…
Maybe I was feeling embarrassed to do so.
But this works so damn well, that I just have to share it with you…
A few years ago, I wasn’t very productive.
One of the reasons was that I was working alone from home, with none to answer to.
When you have another human being you “report to” (like a boss), you instinctively want to do what you know you are supposed to do, because you don’t want to be embarrassed in front of them…
So, I decided to find an accountability partner.
But, how do you find an accountability partner?
In my case, I paid for one.
Her name is Kirti, and she is a lovely lady from India (you may have come across her, if you have ever requested a product of mine from my “bonus request” or “OTO” support desks).
Anyway, I have set up a private forum, and Kirti and I post in it almost daily.
At the end of each day, I report to her if I was productive or not. I also give a list of the things I need to do the next day.
She responds with something like “good job.”
Early on, I had instructed her to “scold” me if I wasn’t being very productive.
I’m glad to say, that I very rarely report that I wasn’t productive anymore.
I was also mentioning things I had to stay away from (video games, mindless surfing etc).
This little “weird trick” has boosted my productivity by over 200%!
It’s one of the few things that has given me such an insane ROI.
I was doing more of the things I had to do, and was doing less of the things I needed to avoid.
Eventually, my brain was “re-wired” and now I have the “productivity habit.”
If you can find an accountability partner, I highly recommend you do so!
You can find someone on Freelancer.com for example
One last tip: Don’t be afraid to do something unusual, if you know it will work for you.
It’s better to do something unusual that works, rather than do what everybody else is doing that isn’t working for you.
Hope this helps!