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Too busy and stressed out?

There’s a good chance you’re going to be MORE PRODUCTIVE in your business and in your life starting TODAY because of the recent breakthroughs in productivity research you’re about to see.

(To peek ahead, click here)

Start by asking yourself:


Why is it that almost everyone we know seems to be running around like CHICKENS with their heads cut off — busier and more stressed than ever, but not getting enough done?

You know…

  • That exhausted feeling you get when you’re working much too hard, with too little payoff.
  • You start to work on one thing, and feel like you should be working on a million others.
  • Even simple tasks seem like they take forever.
  • Unexpected complications are always showing up at the wrong time.
  • You can’t keep a train of thought going, because you have 50 important things all trying to keep your attention at the same time.


Off Topic Personal

Your Independence

To my American friends…

I just got back to my hotel room after watching Independence Day fireworks. We’re visiting my wife’s family in Chicago, and just like the rest of the thousands of people watching this show, we had a wonderful time watching the pyrotechnic display.

It was beautiful. (That’s one of the photos we took this evening.)

But I wonder how many of these thousands of people actually reflected on the true meaning of today’s celebration.

As each firework was launched from its mortar, we heard a loud boom. Moments later, we’d see a bright light, followed by another boom as the lighted artwork filled the sky.

What ran through my mind is that we’re sitting here, in the greatest country in the world, celebrating with these huge gunshots, but 234 years ago, the bombs were real, and men who had far more guts than I ever will fought vigorously to be free from oppression in all forms — oppression of speech, of assembly, of religion, of happiness, and of prosperity.

It’s because of those men, and the brave women who fought alongside and in support of them, that we

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Best Wishes This Holiday Season

On the off chance you’re spending part of your Christmas Day in front of a computer, or have just finished lighting your Hanukkah Candles, or just spending some quality time with your family, I wanted to wish you the very Happiest of Holidays and wishes for a prosperous new year.

Chances are, you first heard of me because of a webinar you were invited to attend. You know, the one about Six Simple Sales Page secrets.

During that webinar, I told a story about how I always look for marketing lesson…and I talked about a particular marketing lesson I discovered while on a cruise on the Mexican Riviera with my family. The lesson was "start where your customer already is.

It’s an important lesson to remember, no matter what you’re selling.

If you don’t recall the message, you can go watch the replay of the webinar here: (it’s free)

Well, I was thinking about that today because I happen to find myself

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How to Get More Done in a Day

Are you a busy person? TOO BUSY?
Lots of people are. There’s lots to do, especially if you run your own business online, or as a consultant, or even a small "regular" company.
We "solo-preneurs" have to do EVERYTHING.
Let me ask you another question.
Are you productive?
I mean, being BUSY is one thing. That means you’ve got a long to-do list and are active all day long. But being PRODUCTIVE is entirely different.
Being productive means crossing off those items on your to-do list. Actually waking up with a shorter list tomorrow than you had today.
And it means that your business is GROWING as a result of your productivity, rather than stagnating because you have TOO MUCH TO DO.
About a month ago, I sent you a VIDEO about how to be more productive during the day. It’s by Eben Pagan — a man who has become so productive, his company has grown to $20 million a year and almost 100 employees.
The guy knows how to get things done — especially for people who run businesses like ours.
You can still see that free video here:
The information in the free video will definitely help you get more done every day — as it has for me.
At Noon Pacific time, 3pm Eastern, Eben will be offering his entire "Wake Up Productive" program for a very short time — just today, I think — for a select few people who truly want to turn their ACTIVITY into PRODUCTIVITY.
…And CASH.
(Opens today at Noon Pacific, 3pm EDT)
The weird thing about Eben’s program is that it’s actually EASIER to be more productive than it is to struggle with what you’re doing now.
Whether you just watch the free video, or you decide that NOW is the time to really launch your business to greater success by becoming more productive, do what Eben says.
To Your Success,
–Mark Widawer
P.S. Can you think back over the last 30 days?
Was it effective? Did you meet your goals? Did your business grow?
And most importantly…ARE YOU HAPPY?
If the answer to any of those questions was NO, then you deserve better. You deserve the success that you want — to support yourself and your family.
All you need to do is "Wake Up Productive" every day.
(The site opens at Noon PDT, 3pm EDT)

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Laptop Travel Tips

A few days ago I wrote you about how my laptop was stolen while travelling abroad. Since then, I’ve received an outpouring of support, letters of thankfulness that no one was hurt, and empathy from people who’ve had similar experiences.

Some of those letters have come with advice and suggestions about how to prevent such problems in the future. And in hind-sight, I also will now do some things differently when I travel — with our without my laptop.

I wrote the next day about some general tips on how to protect your laptop computer — whether you travel or not.

Today, we’re going to focus on some specific advice for when you travel — whether on business or for pleasure — and bring your laptop along.

And just in case you think some of these suggestions are a bit over the top or unnecessary, please remember what I said last week

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How to Protect Your Laptop Computer

Yesterday, I told you about how my laptop computer was stolen from inside my hotel room…while I was sleeping just a few feet away.

Hard to believe, but true.

I was pretty well prepared for such a disaster — better than most, but not as good as some — and my business was saved because of it. But there were other things I could have done — and had always intended to do but hadn’t that could have either prevented the theft in the first place, or helped me to recover even faster.

You might think that what I’m about to recommend to you is a bit excessive. Well I’ll tell you, “It’s always too much until it’s not enough.”

In other words, you might think that doing one or two of these techniques is enough — and you might think it’s excessive. I promise you it’s not. If you lose your computer —

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Someone Stole my Laptop

Something very bad happened to me this past week that I want to tell you about…so that maybe you can avoid the same fate.

I hope this doesn’t happen to you…whether at home or abroad.


Imagine this for a moment…

You go to sleep in your hotel room, half way around the world, after a day of sight-seeing, culture-absorption, and fun.

And you wake up in the morning to find that your laptop is GONE from the desk where you left it the night before, and your hotel door is wide open.


Has this ever happened to you?

If it has, then

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The Last Lecture, and You


Do you think often about the work your doing, and the motivation behind it?

I hope you do.

Whenever I talk about the good fortune I have to be able to share what I know with you, I almost always include something about how what YOU know, and what YOU teach, and what YOU sell is a BLESSING to those who buy it.

At least, I hope it is.

Because you're relieving someone's pain, or giving someone a path to happiness, or helping some save money or make money. Or you're helping them get healthy.

Or maybe what you do is far more important than that.

All people have dreams, and if you do whatever you can to

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Forget Your Password?

It has happened to all of us at least once.  That dreaded message: "Your login is incorrect, please try again."  That's right, you've forgotten your password once again!

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Google Maps On My Treo

Google maps on my treoThis is a bit off topic from my regular Traffic and Conversion topics, but you've just got to know about this. 

It's one of those jaw-dropping things that Google has done that causes you to marvel in amazement at their cleverness. At least, it did for me when I first learned about it. And it's not just because of what it does, but because of what it does ON MY PHONE!