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The majority of working professionals use to-do lists, and yet according to a LinkedIn survey only about 11% of people are actually accomplishing everything on their lists daily. 

Why is that? Are those 11% of people more productive than we are? Are they working faster? Longer hours? 

I’d venture to say the answer is much simpler than that… Their to-do lists shift them into action

If you’re a working professional who can never seem to accomplish everything, we’ve compiled a list of the top mistakes people make while creating and using their to-do lists.

1. You’re spending too much time planning.

Making a to-do list can feel productive in and of itself – you’re consolidating all of the tasks you hope to accomplish in the day into one place. But if you find yourself writing out your list, then re-planning your day, then rewriting your list over and over again – you might be using it as a form of procrastination. 

A good rule of thumb is if you’re spending more than two hours a week planning, it’s too much. You’re not taking action on the stuff you actually need to get done. 

We recommend time boxing your weekly planning. Set aside an hour on Sunday to get aligned on your priorities for the week – and then don’t second guess those plans! 

2. You’re not focusing on the right items on your to-do list. 

The danger of a list is that each item takes up one line – regardless of its level of importance. 

Your list might consist of a mix of any of the following:

  • Low priority, quick tasks
  • Low priority, time consuming tasks
  • High priority, quick tasks
  • High priority, time consuming tasks 

But if you’re not taking the time to mark the items on your list that are of high priority – and carving time out in your calendar for those important tasks – they’re probably not going to get done! 

You’re not wrong for gravitating towards those easier, quicker tasks on your list. Our brains love little victories. (Helloooo, dopamine!) But in the case of the to-do list, you should be aiming for quality over quantity. 

3. You’re scheduling too many tasks into one day.

Have you ever gotten to the end of a work day and thought to yourself: “I just didn’t work fast enough today!” or “there weren’t enough hours in the day today!” 

Let’s get real here: we don’t have enough energy to do EVERYTHING. It’s just not possible.

You’re stacking the odds against yourself when you make a to-do list that’s 60 tasks long that you expect to finish in an 8-hour work day. 

You’ve got to be honest with yourself about what you’re going to get done in one day. Which involves marking out work blocks dedicated to your highest priority tasks. 

We here at the Lifehack Method love the 1:4:5 rule for our daily to-do lists: 

  • 1 super important, high priority task
  • 4 mid-level tasks 
  • 5 low priority, simple tasks 

Anything beyond that, and we find ourselves struggling to get everything done.

4. Your tasks are not actionable. 

Take a moment right now to look at your to-do list. Is everything on the list glaringly clear? Or are there a few items on your list that you’ll need a minute to decipher? 

Here’s an example of non-actionable to-do list: 

  • Grocery store items
  • Bills??
  • Lifehack Bootcamp homework
  • Meeting @ 11 
  • New website homepage layout 

This list is a total mess. It’s a jumbled list of things that need to get done, but have no clear actions that need to be taken. 

Now here’s an actionable list: 

  • Record screencast for web designer giving feedback on current homepage layout 
  • Attend sales training at 11
  • Watch Lifehack Bootcamp Week 3 videos
  • Pay car insurance bill (and activate autopay going forward) 
  • Go to Trader Joe’s on the way home from work

Your to-do list needs to be extremely clear. And the easiest way we’ve found to ensure that is to start each item on the list with a VERB. Notice the list above – record, attend, watch, pay, go – they’re all tasks that will immediately spur you into action.

(We walk you through this idea in greater detail in our Lifehack Planner, which you can grab here!)

5. You haven’t consolidated your to-do list into one place. 

The 168 hours of time you have a week all come from the same place – you. It is dangerous to fracture your to-do list out into personal, work, inbox, and beyond. 

One of the most common examples we see of this is people coming into work with a full task list prepared and thinking: “first, let me check my email.” But then they go into their inbox and get completely overwhelmed by all of the emails they need to respond to. 

Your inbox should not dictate your day, it should merely be an item on your to-do list! Because even if you end your day with hundreds of unread emails, it was probably still a very productive day.

You should be keeping track of everything you need to get done in a day in one place. We recommend a task manager like Asana or Monday.com

6. You’re not looking at your to-do list with a critical eye. 

Many of us – especially those of us who run our own business or hold a management position – feel like we need to do it all. Our to-do lists are miles long, and everything seems to be of equal importance.

Truth is, there are probably items on your to-do list that can be either totally scratched, automated, or outsourced. 

We call this the TACO Method – what can you Terminate, Automate, Consolidate, or Outsource

We recommend doing a once-over of your to-do list. Is there a member of your team who you can pass low-level tasks off to? Is there a service you can hire to help you accomplish a project more swiftly? 

We talk a lot about this method in our membership program, the Lifehack Tribe – so if this idea is resonating with you, definitely check us out! 

7. You’re not closing open loops. 

Let’s say you’ve got an AWESOME to-do list. It’s perfectly consolidated, it’s actionable, it’s short and sweet. 

…But you also have a slough of sticky notes all over your desk; reminders about places you need to be, or small things you need to get done. 

These are open loops – or commitments you’ve made that have not been completed or resolved yet. They float around in your brain, picking away at your energy and attention all day.

If the reminder is for somewhere you need to be, that should be in your calendar. If it’s for something you need to do, it should be in your to-do list. Simple as that! 

Downloading EVERYTHING you need to get done into a task manager – a much more reliable system to keep track of things than your brain – ensures that all open loops are closed, and you can focus on what’s most important. 

 

Finishing your to-do list daily isn’t something that is going to happen by chance. And it’s definitely not out of reach! Incorporating just a few of these things into your planning routine is going to radically change the way you interface with your to-do list.

Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? Let us know how you’re going to level up your to-do list game in the comments below!

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The joke’s on us:  Technology was supposed to simplify our life, but it’s clearly making our life more complex!

A million things demand our daily attention (most of which add no real value to our lives). We don’t know which direction to turn our focus.

We even created a brand new word to reflect our need to direct our attention to multiple important things: priorities. Seriously, we pluralized the word ‘priority’ as a way to justify our inability to focus on one singular task.

“The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years,” author Greg McKeown explains in his book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

Now that our priority lists are 30 items long, it’s no wonder we’re struggling to allocate our focus to all of them!

This inability to truly prioritize is happening across the professional spectrum. Top level executives are only spending about 12% of their time on their top priorities, according to a Harvard Business Review study. That means they are spending a whopping 88% of their time doing everything else! Ping-ponging emails, putting out fires, giving the green light to the company’s Christmas party menu – these lower-level tasks are sucking up the majority of the day.  

How can we flip the script, and start spending 80% (the majority) of our time on our highest priorities?

The roadmap to 80% focus isn’t complicated, but it does require you to swim against the current of today’s “distraction culture”.

STEP 1 IS TAKING EXTREME ACCOUNTING OF YOUR TIME.

Think about it: time is our only finite resource.  We audit our money to figure out where it’s going, so why not audit our TIME to understand where it’s going as well?  Then we can create a “time budget” based on reality, not fantasy.

Thankfully, you can time track quickly and easily with just a pen and paper. Laura Vanderkam is the time management wizard and author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. She spent 3 years collecting hour-by-hour time logs from the busiest people on planet earth.  The results were earth-shattering: we DO have enough time to get it all done, if we use it wisely!

Here are our 3 favorite tools for tracking time*:

  1. The humble spreadsheet:  Spreadsheets are great for time tracking, and they allow you to add up categories, like time spent with family, cooking, or in transit.  
  2. Harvest: This is what we use for our own company! We especially love it because it seamlessly integrates with Asana – the task manager we use to manage our business.
  3. Toggl: This is a crazy simple option for tracking your time that can be especially helpful for freelancers with multiple clients or managers looking to track employees’ time.

*For an even bigger list, click here.

STEP 2 IS GETTING STARTED TODAY (EVEN IF IT’S THE WEEKEND).  

We suggest starting by tracking one week, in 30 minute increments. That’s 168 hours of your time.  Simply make note of what you spend your time on.  In our experience this takes a paltry 10 minutes a day.  Pro tip:  set a recurring alarm for 3-4 times a day to remind yourself to keep track.

STEP 3 IS USING YOUR “TIME AUDIT” TO CREATE A “TIME BUDGET”.  

At the end week 1, take 2 hours to analyze your results.  Decide on some buckets to add up larger categories.  Then ask yourself:  What categories pop out?  Studies indicate that we OVER-estimate our time spent really working, and UNDER-estimate time spent to ourselves.  With real data in hand, it’ll be easy to discern what needs more of your time, and what gets the cut.

Studies indicate that we OVER-estimate our time spent really working, and UNDER-estimate time spent to ourselves.

STEP 4 IS TO TRUE UP YOUR TIME AUDIT TO YOUR TIME BUDGET ON A WEEKLY OR MONTHLY BASIS.  

Just like with our financial budget, there’s what you SAY you’ll spend, and what you ACTUALLY spend.  Keeping a close eye on these gaps will help you close them over time, and get real time back.

In the end, it’s is all about paying attention: studies show that people who are trying to diet lose twice as much weight if they keep daily food tracking diaries.  Once you start tracking your time, you’re going to have a much clearer picture on your top priorities, and you can double (or even triple) the amount of time you’re spending on them!

FINALLY, USE WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED TO GET ON OFFENSE AND OFF OF DEFENSE.   

Once you’ve gotten radical clarity on where your time is going – and how much time it really takes you to do tasks – it’s a lot easier to start allocating it better. 

This is when you start pre-planning your weeks and managing your to-do lists on Asana (or your online task manager of choice). When you start to take back control of your time. Remember – it’s not about getting every single thing on your list done in a week… It’s about getting the RIGHT things done!

Let us know down below – have you tracked your time before? 

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If you had to ballpark it… how much time do you think you spend on your phone every day? Half an hour? 90 minutes? 

Turns out – the average person is spending closer to 4 hours a day on their device! And on average, about 2 of those hours are spent mindlessly scrolling through social media. 

On its own, that statistic isn’t very startling. But if you add it up, that means we are spending more than 720 hours a year just checking our socials… or over 90 working days a year – a staggering 4.5 months of productivity.

The first time I read that statistic I nearly threw my phone into a volcano – how terrifying!

It’s no secret that we’re pretty dependent on technology. Our devices have become like extra limbs to us! But the real issue is what we’re doing while we’re on those devices. 

The Problems 

So why exactly does being addicted to our technology pose an issue? Let’s break down some of the main problems our devices can pose for us: 

They’re a time suck

Have you ever had a lull in your day, thought to yourself “let me just check my notifications,” and come to three hours later having watched 8 YouTube videos, scrolled through Instagram’s Explore page, and ordered a few things on Amazon? 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Our phones are designed to suck us in. Everything about them – from their shape to the shade of red of a notification badge – has been designed to keep us hooked

They’re SO distracting

From social media, to Netflix, to the constant barrage of news articles… It feels like the distractions are limitless! 

But as we’ve talked about before – multitasking does not exist. Even the most minute of distractions – like checking your email before a meeting – can derail you for hours! It can take up to 23 minutes to get back on track, regardless of the size of the distraction.

Negativity bias

For a lot of people, scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites invokes some negative feelings

As you browse your feed, you see a curated look into the lives of everyone you know – and it appears as though everyone is happier, more interesting, and has a more exciting life than you. As humans, we naturally compare ourselves to those we see around us. So if you’re spending hours scrolling through your socials and everyone you’re seeing appears to have a glamorous, fulfilling life… You’re bound to feel snubbed. 

Exhaustion

The fast-paced world we live in just keeps getting faster – and we feel an instinctual need to keep up. We’re overwhelmed by it! And for many of us, that means we’re scrolling through our phones late into the night – disrupting our sleeping patterns. And to top that off, the blue light our phone screens emit tricks our brain into an alert state – making it harder for us to fall asleep.

Digital Dementia

“Digital Dementia” – a breakdown in cognitive abilities that comes as a result of the overuse of digital technology – has the ability to turn us into grumpy old folks! 

Here are some of the tell-tale symptoms of dementia: 

  • Memory loss or issues with short term memory
  • Increased confusion, decreased concentration
  • Behavioral changes – anger, impatience, apathy, depression, etc. 
  • Everyday tasks feeling harder or insurmountable 

Do any of these sound familiar? Turns out, Digital Dementia has a lot of the same symptoms. 

Time to Detox

So how do we shake our digital dependency? The same way we reset our bodies after a particularly fun night out – with a detox! 

We here at the Lifehack Method definitely did not come up with the idea of a Digital Detox. In fact, we were directly inspired by Cal Newport and his book Digital Minimalism.

In his book, Cal stresses that it is impossible to completely detach yourself from technology. But he advocates for a more intentional, minimalist approach to your digital consumption. 

The Detox

We recommend doing a 30-day detox period. During those 30 days, you are to remove ALL non-essential technologies from your life. 

“Non-essential” is going to look a little different for everyone, but there are some clear no-no’s that everyone must abide by – like checking your email on the toilet or scrolling through Instagram before bed. We recommend making an exhaustive list of all of the tech you interface with on a regular basis, and creating “approved” and “non-approved” columns.

What’s most important is intentionality. Keep the tech in your life that feeds you somehow. Whether that be checking Facebook Groups that you positively engage with, having a Netflix date night, watching YouTube videos that can teach you something – you get the picture!

I did a 30-day digital detox and documented my whole journey – click here to check it out!

The DO’s of Detoxing 

  • Re-engineer your space. Be proactive in removing as many distractions as you can. 
  • Get more sleep. It’s normal to find yourself getting tired earlier for the first week or two.  If you’re tired at 8pm, embrace it. Take this as a chance to catch upon your sleep. It will pass. 
  • Cultivate a hobby. You’ll be surprised how much you throw yourself into a hobby to avoid boredom. (I designed my entire house in 60 days!)
  • Plan more social events. You might feel like you don’t have the energy now… believe me – you will when you detox! There’s nothing more fulfilling than being around other people. 
  • Look for ways to change your state without technology.  Baths, hot tubs, running, cold shower (my favorite!)… The possibilities are endless.
  • Get some accountability. Even if it’s just a post on your social media! Your Facebook audience will love this – believe me. 

The DON’TS of Detoxes 

  • Filling your newly-found free-time with more work. You will be tempted… anticipate and avoid this common pitfall. This can prevent you from realizing all the benefits of a digital detox!
  • Entering a Digital Detox without a plan. You can’t just hope for the best! It won’t work. Preparation wins the battle every time.
  • Expecting anyone else to do it with you. Accept that your spouse, family, friends are not going to do this with you. Don’t try to convince them. 
  • Getting mad that everyone else is still in the digital world. Focus on the positive effects it’s having on you, instead!

The Drawbacks of a Detox… And Why They Don’t Matter

Let’s just say it: a digital detox won’t be as bad as you fear – but there will be some bad moments.

It’s going to force you to get BORED. And I mean really bored. 

What do you currently do when you get bored? Scroll through your phone? Flip through the channels on your tv? Check your email? 

Forcing yourself to deal with boredom is like living life without anesthesia. Choosing digital minimalism is foregoing that anesthesia! Which can be tough. Digital distraction takes the edge off of life. It gives us the semblance of everything we want without the substance: we feel connected without the obligations of community; we feel knowledgeable without having to work for it;  We feel entertained without being provoked.

Living more intentionally isn’t an easy transition to make – but it is so much more rewarding. 

The Bloom

About halfway through your 30-day detox, you’ll start to feel a shift. Things that weren’t working for you before will start to fall into place. You’ll feel more rested, clear-headed, motivated and present. Your productivity is going to increase exponentially. Your relationships will deepen. 

This is what I call “the bloom.” All of the parts of your life that weren’t getting enough nourishment seem to come back to life.

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When we met Jenn, her life was a disaster. The last few years had shaken her to her core!  

She got a divorce, was hating her job, and just had this gnawing feeling that something bad was about to happen.

She found herself freaking out about things she used to feel in control of, and dropping the ball all over the place.

She needed to figure out how to support herself before she fell into a hole that would be too deep to climb out of.

Her biggest concern was maintaining a healthy dynamic with her son.

She was worried that being excessively stressed and busy was negatively affecting the way he was experiencing her, and wanted to spend more dedicated time with him and not feel her mind wandering to everything else she had on her plate.

Jenn went all-in during our 60-Day Lifehack Bootcamp.

Her big goal was to be able to work with one of her “hero organizations” by the time of graduation.

She pushed against her fear and negativity and started reaching out to the companies she loved and admired…

… and one of those companies got back to her with a big fat YES!

She landed a job at the forefront of her dream industry. And as a bonus – she got the ability to work from home.

Now she gets to have her cake and eat it too – working her dream job and spending amazing quality time with her son.

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We share a lot of epic success stories with you guys – usually of people who have done massive overhauls of their lives and got big results.

But what about those of you out there who are doing “just fine”?

What about people who are comfortable, but feel a gnawing to do more…

Agatha worked at a bank. It was a great job – she made enough, enjoyed it enough.

But she’d always dreamt of being an entrepreneur.

She had the perfect idea… but hadn’t taken the plunge.

In other words – she just needed a kick in the pants!

She came to our 60-Day Lifehack Bootcamp for that “kick in the rear” – and boy did she get it!

In just 2 months she bought a truck, hired groomers, and was collecting MONEY. Her side business was finally off the ground.

Today, Agatha is still a rockstar with her current employer – but she’s also making $20,000 a month from her side hustle.

Agatha used our bootcamp to FORCE herself to step up.

What would it look like if someone came and forced YOU to live up to your full potential?

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Sean is a manager for one of the largest animal shelters in Canada.

He’s not only responsible for the well-being of all of the animals that come through the doors, but for a team of more than 10 employees and countless volunteers.

It’s a high-intensity line of work where lives are on the line, but he wouldn’t change it for the world. (We need more folks like this!)

But in pursuit of saving lives, he was sacrificing his sanity. He had hollowed himself out through constantly putting everyone’s needs in front of his own.

He loved his career, but wasn’t enjoying his life. He was in the thick of massive burnout.

It was November 2017 when I first watched a Lifehack Bootcamp video on YouTube. It was about the F.A.S.T. Time Mastery framework – and after watching a couple of preview videos, the price for the course (now available for members of Lifehack Tribe) was ridiculously affordable given what it promised. I signed up and watched the F section before I went to bed that night!

Within ten days, I was well onto the “T” section – and began what was pitched as “a week of time tracking” to find out where my time went. After all, the course promised to get me back TEN hours of my time and by tracking where it went, I could decide, next time, if I want to invest or not. It was a habit that stuck and the week of time tracking turned into a six-week measure until December 31, 2017.

He went on to take our 60-Day Lifehack Bootcamp, and almost immediately started making massive changes to his life.

He finally saw how much time he WASN’T spending on himself.

He wasn’t exercising, had very little time in his life for play. He was in complete imbalance.

Sean’s biggest challenge coming into our community was that he had lost faith in planning ahead. He used to love checklists and planning, but the more times he showed up for work only to have those lists pushed aside as he focused on putting out fires, the more discouraged he became.

During his time in the 60-Day Bootcamp, he rediscovered the power of planning ahead, getting organized, and creating solid routines.

Time tracking has transformed the approach I take to life. I don’t wait for it to come to me but rather make use of my God-given gifts of choice and will that propel me toward being my very best self each and every day.

It had such a profound impact on him that his husband took notice as well.

Now, the two of them use Asana together and have incorporated a lot of Lifehack Bootcamp methods – like pre-planning their grocery shopping and meals – into their home life!

How amazing is that?!

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When we met Aiden, he was being pulled in a million directions.

He was a virtual assistant and business consultant for artists and creatives that work in the digital space, as well as a creative himself.

Though he had been working remotely for years, he was really starting to feel like he wasn’t fully feeling the benefits of having such a flexible career.

“I felt like a chicken with my head cut off – both at work and with my passion projects. I was constantly stressed out, and not feeling like I was making progress anywhere – because I was just too busy to see it or enjoy any of it.”

He felt unsure about the direction his life and career seemed to be headed in, but felt incapable of making any decisions around it.

He hopped on a call with one of our assistant coaches Freda – and immediately found clarity on things he’d been struggling with.

If this much progress can happen in a 10 minute call,” he asked himself, “what could the full bootcamp do for me?

He joined our 60-Day Lifehack Bootcamp in desperation.

Nowadays, Aiden – who struggled with anxiety and used to start nearly every work day in a panic – feels calmer than ever.

He works with his “dream clients”, gets paid premium rates, and lives in the city of his dreams. His stress levels have all but evaporated.

He’s even been able to blend his career with his passion project – something he never even conceived as possible before.

One small shift in his mindset changed his entire life.

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CASE STUDY: JESSA HARGROVE https://lifehackmethod.com/2019/12/30/case-study-jessa-hargrove/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=case-study-jessa-hargrove https://lifehackmethod.com/2019/12/30/case-study-jessa-hargrove/#respond Mon, 30 Dec 2019 20:04:28 +0000 https://lifehackmethod.com/?p=12810 The post CASE STUDY: JESSA HARGROVE appeared first on Lifehack Method, Inc.

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Conventional wisdom teaches us that in order to be successful, we have to out-work the competition.

We’re told that working ourselves to the bone will eventually pay off.

But what if that’s just not true?

What if conventional wisdom isn’t so WISE?

Jessa and her family lived in Brooklyn. Both her and her husband were a part of the overworked-and-underslept culture.

She had a dream of running an online business, but was struggling to get it off the ground – mostly because didn’t have the time or energy needed to grow the business.

That’s why she joined our 60-Day Breakthrough Bootcamp in late 2016. Jessa decided to level up her game, and create enough time and focus to turn her side hustle into a full-time career.

While working the Lifehack Method process, she and her husband made a completely counter-intuitive decision:  They would move their family to the Caribbean.

Talk about the OPPOSITE of conventional wisdom! Aren’t you supposed to struggle and suffer while you build your business?

But Jessa found a solution that actually made WAY more sense than conventional wisdom: moving to a lower cost country effectively gave her a runway to get her business off the ground, even as the family lived the good life!

Now, not only has her online business taken off… but check this out ?

“My success means we can actually go BACK to Brooklyn and live even BIGGER lives there (even with the extra expense). And we’re keeping our home here on the islands. Now we get to lived the “best of both worlds” option – without breaking myself.”

Thank you Jessa, for showing us that there are more solutions out there than conventional wisdom would lead us to believe.

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CASE STUDY: ALEXIS COURTNEY https://lifehackmethod.com/2019/12/30/case-study-alexis-courtney/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=case-study-alexis-courtney https://lifehackmethod.com/2019/12/30/case-study-alexis-courtney/#respond Mon, 30 Dec 2019 20:03:09 +0000 https://lifehackmethod.com/?p=12806 The post CASE STUDY: ALEXIS COURTNEY appeared first on Lifehack Method, Inc.

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Alexis left her entire career to purchase and run a handful of children’s haircut shops. 

After growing her 5 salons she had the opportunity to buy the entire Franchise… 

… At first it was momentous and exciting, but pretty soon she started to feel trapped in her work.

She had inherited a stable business with a lot of potential, but very little structure. She knew she needed processes and procedures in place to ensure the success of the franchise.


But where was she going to find the TIME to build those systems?

She already felt like she had no life; no time for the things that mattered the most (like her daughter’s water-polo games).

Instead of scaling her business, she was just scaling her overwhelm.


Her question is probably your question:  “How do I find the time to work ON my business when I’m always working IN my business?”

Alexis joined our 60-Day Breakthrough Bootcamp with a goal to create systems that would enable her business to run efficiently without her micromanaging it. 

The results speak for themselves: Alexis just recently opened the 108th store in her franchise! 

Her franchise is on the Inc. 500 list as one of the fastest growing franchises, and is now the #1 Children’s Hair Salon in the world! 

How incredible is that?!  All from 28 stores.

Wanna know something even MORE incredible? She created enough time to do all of this even while she coached her daughter’s water-polo team! 

Talk about a super-mom!

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CASE STUDY: TIM MILEY https://lifehackmethod.com/2019/12/30/case-study-tim-miley/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=case-study-tim-miley https://lifehackmethod.com/2019/12/30/case-study-tim-miley/#respond Mon, 30 Dec 2019 20:01:25 +0000 https://lifehackmethod.com/?p=12802 The post CASE STUDY: TIM MILEY appeared first on Lifehack Method, Inc.

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We have a tendency to want to take shortcuts.

Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing wrong with taking the shortest path to success! 
But when optimization turns into cutting corners… it’s a surefire way to get stuck in reactive modeShort cuts are not the answer to working smarter not harder!

Take it from Tim, a well-known attorney.

He had reached a ceiling on growing his business. He couldn’t for the life of him figure out how to break through. He thought maybe if he just worked more – pushed himself further – the breakthrough would come. He felt like his time was constantly wasted chasing “busy work”.

He took the leap and joined our 60-Day Breakthrough Bootcamp.

Tim knew that working with us meant tackling his tendency to get stuck in busy work. He’d have to sit down, reflect, plan ahead, and stick to those plansAnd as soon as he stopped creating his own chaos – the breakthrough came.

In just the last few months, him and his employees have created over 100 new SOPs!! ? 


Tim was able to franchise his business, creating huge revenue upside for his business!

And the cherry on top?

Creating systems, getting organized, and staying focused made him a better manager. Not only was he having more fun leading his team – his employees were having more fun working for him!

Talk about a win-win.

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