[420] How to avoid distractions when you're building your online audience 

Are you easily distracted?

Do you feel like you could get SO much more done if you just could settle down and focus ONE thing. 

And it’s not just about the little everyday distractions, like social media, email, and text messages. 

Sometimes you get distracted by the BIG things - like opportunities/projects that take you away from the core focus of your business.

If this sounds familiar, you’ll love this podcast episode with productivity expert Mike Vardy.

In it, he talks about how to deal with distractions in your business. He also shares his unique approach to productivity - time crafting - and how this can help you do more in less time. 

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode.}

Podcast shownotes

  • About my 2021 Social Media Diary & Planner and #2021sorted (05:00) 
  • The difference between distractions, disruptions and diversions (and why it’s important)  (12:00)
  • Practical ways to prevent distractions (13:30)
  • How ‘theming’ your time and mode-based can help you avoid  - and deal with distractions (16:04) 
  • How long it takes to regain focus after you’re distracted (18:25)
  • Why awareness is the key to managing distractions (23:41) 
  • Why there is no one size fits all approach to productivity  (26:36)
  • Why you should add new productivity strategies all at the same time (30:48)
  • How time blocking can help you be more productive (35:10)
  • Why you should change up your productivity strategies from time to time (36:27)
  • The problem with being too rigid with your time management (40:25)
  • How external accountability can help you be more productive (41:27)
  • How themes and ‘modes’ can help you be more productive (41:18) 

Resources

Buy my 2021 Social Media Diary & Planner 

Mike Vardy website

Mike Vardy’s $5 guarantee 

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[Bonus] Should you join my Build Your Online Audience Programme? (podcast)

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[413] How to get more done in less time and build your audience faster (podcast)

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