Jonathan deep in Zombie Mode...
So around this time of the year a lot of personal development and Entrepreneurial podcasts I listen too start talking about New Year's Resolutions. And I've been hearing kind of a lot of the same sort of generic advice:
So this kind of advice is all good, it really does work but it's all basically stuff my mom had taught me by the time I was like 10 years old. (Thanks mom!)
So I've decided to do something different! This video is going to be concise yet complete guide to a scientifically grounded practice for productivity that you probably aren't using right now.
Getting what we want in life at crucial junctures requires applying ink to paper and when we are not in physical proximity to the other signatories of our endeavors it can be damned inconvenient. For the longest time remedying this situation was a frustrating combination of fax machines, downloading PDFs, killing trees by buying reams of printer paper, and the dreaded refilling of the printer toner. Below are several free and freeish digital tools that will liberate your valuable time permanently from this unpleasant experience.
Recently, with the help of an technology lifehack I've discovered a fascinating new side of myself, I'm a damned creative dreamer. I always had a feeling that I had very adventuresome dreams but until now I was never able to recall them with such detail.
Like just the other night I had a vivid dream that I was the dictator of an underwater society that lived in a giant submarine (with skyscrapers on it's hull). Our submarine was hit by a torpedo dropped by a Japanese WW2 zero. So the people of the underwater society decided to depose me as their dear leader and they condemned me to death by giant manta ray. So I put on my mask and snorkel (similar to the mask and snorkel I used in Nicaragua 4 months ago) and went for a swim next to the mega submarine, in the blue depths beneath me I could see the Manta Ray, it shot me with a dart (apparently Manta Rays can shoot darts!) but I was still quite able swim, the Manta Ray closed in on me and began to thrash me with it's massive wings (which didn't hurt very much). I could see it's glistening fangs. Then I woke up.
This is just one of my night time adventures, last week I battled stormtroopers while escaping from a version of hell that would put many a video game designer to shame and experienced zero gravity traveling to the center of the Earth.
Negotiation is actually one of the finest communication skills to hone. Even if you arn't in sales or business you can benefit almost every day by sharpening your negotiating abilities.
Over the years I've saved myself and my businesses thousands (somewhere in 5 figure range) in fees from my services companies. Here's the mindset, communication style, influence methods, issue leveraging techniques and lines to use.