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Your Free Book: Easy Steps to Organization

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coverHere it is. This is by far my best selling book on Amazon Kindle and soon it will be turned into an audio and video series. Now you, and your friends, can have it for free (usually $2.99). Spread the love far and wide. It is my pleasure to gift this to you in exchange for only an email address where I can send it to – just enter your email into the form below.

What’s the catch? – there isn’t one. But, of course, if you have any feedback on ways I can improve it, or things you think I need to add, then this will help me when I deliver my audio and video series. But, you can have the book and do nothing more if it pleases you – just enjoy and act on the contents for a more organized life.

Here is the form and below it you can read the published details of the book.

Why do we often hear of people feeling “stressed”, “disorganized” or “under pressure”? What is it in today’s life that makes us appear to have less time than ever before even though we have machines to do much of our legwork? What makes our time melt away and cause us to feel closed in, agitated and out of control?

The answer often comes when we take a step or two back and look at things from a bird’s eye view. It appears we are so wrapped up in all our minutiae that we forget to look at the bigger picture. We focus on the small parts without considering the wider view.

Today we consume almost 3 times as much information than our peers did 50 years ago. We check more correspondence and visit more websites than ever before and all of this consumes our time and attention. There is even evidence that our IQ reduces the more we become distracted by our activities – even to a greater extent than mild drug use.

“Easy Steps to Organization” will help you to:

– Stay in control at work and at home
– Be less stressed and more in control
– Become more effective and productive
– Do more in less time
– Declutter your work and living space
– Delegate more appropriately

Staying in control of our lives requires us to organize ourselves better and this, in turn, requires us to look at the individual parts of what we do and develop a system to turn them into more effective and efficient processes.

Becoming organized takes much less effort that you might think. Thereafter you can reap the benefits and stay in control of your life. Dr Mark Clayson has witnessed this phenomenon in his daily medical practice and now shares the fundamental principles of successful organization.

Project Group Power – Actionable Sharing

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We use the term “teamwork” lightly these days. I can’t remember how many resumes I have read which have stated how the candidate values the concept of teamwork and works well as part of “a team”. Hell, I have even used this concept loosely myself. As I write this I am a little over 24 hours away from meeting a great group of people who are all interested in joint venture partnership. I have to present how I, myself, have worked as part of a team. I wonder if the following account would have any value?

I am currently in the middle of working with another fantastic group of people in developing and promoting a series of self-help guides which are already published on the Amazon Kindle platform. The whole concept started shortly after I joined a private forum group led by Brian Kumar in which, subsequently, a good acquaintance, Dr Mani, headed the Kindle experiment.

15 of us showed interest and were accepted into the project and 10 of us continue to thrive and survive. Our mission was to produce a series of self-help guides under a branded umbrella (the Warrior Guides series). We each chose an area of interest and expertise and set to work writing on Kindle books – a learning curve for many of us even at that stage.

We recognised not only the huge power in numbers together with the beauty in teamwork but also the value that we each give to various parts the project. One of us leads by example, one of us has skills in design. One member knows the intricacies of website programming and one has the credibility and vision to glue the whole process together. I, for my part, deliver the ability to focus and work towards deadlines in lieu of intelligence or technological wizardry.

The result? 11 self-help guides written by individuals as part of a series and uploaded, ready for sale, on the Amazon Kindle platform. Add to this a perfectly designed and executed website collating the efforts of us all together with a high-class professionally produced video on YouTube and I hope you can get a glimpse of the relative enormity of what we were trying to achieve.

The teamwork doesn’t end there. Oh no. Doctor Mani has already developed, written and distributed an agreed marketing plan to us all whereupon we will each take responsibilities and roles in different areas to help the marketing concept of the series as a whole. Article marketing, link developing, social media exposure and a whole host of other interactions will, in time we hope, promote the branding of our series and lead to a healthy and satisfying income.

We have the belief, as yet unproven, that the skills and efforts of us all will multiply the value of the project. Whether we succeed or not is dependent upon a number of factors other than teamwork itself. But I believe we have developed a blueprint of action that is repeatable and transferable to other projects.

Could each individual achieve the same name without the power of the team? I expect so, but experience has shown me in the past that the work required by the individual far surpasses the momentum generated by the team. Furthermore, by working together we developed a common aim and vision which allowed us to focus on our individual responsibilities whilst at the same time trying, where possible, to avoid letting other members of the team down.

The project itself is one of reasonable magnitude. Could any individual develop each and every part themselves? Could the sole worker maintain an overall bird’s-eye view? Could a single person maintain the focus needed to succeed at each stage? I’m certain that the answer is “no” to each of these questions but even so the effort needed for the lone worker is too much.I have come to learn that things always take longer than expected. With individual members of the team working to their strengths we have speed, accuracy and dependability on our side.

Using just speed as an example, how long do you think it would take you to accomplish the following: writing 11 books, formatting the books, designing 11 covers, loading each onto the Amazon Kindle platform,developing a marketing plan, developing a prominent video, listing the books on various Kindle websites, developing an advertising program,arranging for individual reviews of the 11 books, developing a central web hub, collating and evaluating results?

So, thinking back to my initial question regarding the presentation I am to give at my forthcoming joint venture workshop, would my Warrior Guides project serve as useful proof to the power and value of teamwork? I will let you be the judge of that but the answer for me is a resounding “yes”. Has the project itself proved value? Financially, we are still in the early stages of marketing and promotion. But I have already met nine other wonderful people that have proven themselves to have definite skills in a wide range of areas and who have the ability to collaborate in a positive way on a complex project.

You can check out our amazing video here:

and you can find out more about the project by visiting the Warrior Guides website. My own book in this series is Easy Steps to Organization

Social Media and Business – 7

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When I put a message on Twitter (www.twitter.com) it doesn’t just stay on my Twitter page. It is transported throughout the world to currently 73,000+ other Twitter pages. If I don’t like you and I feel like saying so, then at least 73,000 other people could get to know about it with the press of a button.

It isn’t all bad. Luckily there are plenty of evangelists for your products and services that are happy to say good things about you as well. They may be less frequent. But the success of products such as the Amazon Kindle or the Apple iPod is partly due to the user reviews shared the throughout the world.

Not only that (sharing of views via social media) but there are specific social media platforms that are entirely devoted to these products and genres.

A brief scan of the internet landscape will show thousands upon thousands of niche forums and social media platforms that are being used constantly.

You are likely to find the evangelists here. These people say good things about your products where they can. The product or service must, of course, stand up to the scrutiny that is warranted. Evangelists are not prone to blindly promote services for no reward. They do it because they feel the product or service that you provide has been worthwhile enough to share with others.

And, just as they would do if they met you in the street, evangelists will promote your services and other offerings, via social media, given half the chance.

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