You might have seen montages of vloggers who get paid to document their travels in exotic places, or daily photos of Instagram bloggers who always seem to be somewhere gorgeous (though all those images might just come from the one trip they went on a few months ago, just saying.).
Don’t these make you want to drop out of school and get on a plane? I know I do.
So how do they do it?!
Do you like me?
If not, than congratulations! If I’m ever trying to sell you a used car for some reason, you will be more resistant to my persuasive trickery.
However, if the opposite were true, we’d be much more likely to strike a deal — even if you ended up getting the short end of the stick.
When it comes to removing regular tasks and processes from your life, you have four choices: Do, Delegate, Delete, or Automate.
Today, we’re focusing on that last one. In this discussion, Martin and I talk about things we’ve automated in our own lives and share practical tips for identifying automation topics in your own life.
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This week’s episode is sponsored by:
- MissionU – a modern, career-focused approach to higher education. Learn more about MissionU and earn $500 upon completion of its one-year program by visiting MissionU.com/CIG.
Other things we mentioned in this episode:
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- 0:00:52 – Thoughts on tea and staying hydrated
- 0:09:22 – General view of automation
- 0:17:47 – Automating the studio setup
- 0:27:06 – Martin’s automations for the website
- 0:29:42 – Sponsor: MissionU (Different approach to higher education)
- 0:34:50 – Martin’s automations for the website (continued)
- 0:40:41 – How Tom automates his video making process
- 0:47:27 – Tom’s favorite automation story from his internship
- 0:54:06 – Tips for tasks you might want to automate
- 1:04:09 – Conclusion
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The time has come to jump back into Robert Cialdini’s Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. This time, we’re talking about the wisdom of the crowd.
Oh hey there. Apparently it’s 2018 today, so it’s time for all sorts of resolutions and whatnot.
In an attempt to help some of these live past February, we’re talking about the art of cooking — a fantastic foundation for anyone looking to bulk up, lose weight, save money, eat healthier, or just learn a new skill for parties.
Happy New Year, almost!
I suppose this is also going live on Christmas, so Merry that as well.
Anyway, we’ve decided to break a bit from our normal list of topics this week to reflect on what we’ve been up to this year. 2017 has been a bit hectic, but on a personal level, we’ve had quite a few big things happen this year, good and otherwise.
Starting a business can seem daunting.
Between taxes, expenses, marketing, business types, and creating actual value for your customers, it’s pretty easy to decide that your million-dollar idea is just too hard to think about.
But clearly, some people actually follow through on their ideas, or I wouldn’t be writing this on a MacBook Air on a Roost stand in a local tea shop.
Humans are predictable. Sometimes, too predictable.
We’ve been reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, and it turns out that many of the same social patterns that have helped humanity flourish have a dark side.
In part one of this series, we talked about reciprocation.
Today, we’re talking about consistency, and why sticking to your guns isn’t always the smartest thing to do.