Scaling to a 7 Figure Level: Here’s My Productivity Secrets

Scaling to a 7 Figure Level: Here’s My Productivity Secrets

Giving Them Away: Here’s 7 Secrets You Can Use Immediately to Earn More & Work A Lot Less

I admit it… It’s unusual.

Running a 7 figure a year business in 2 hours work per day, with little desire to work more, is unusual to say the least.

I’ve dedicated a large portion of my time to mastering minimizing work.

... The lazy science: I.e. getting stuff done as good and as efficiently as possible.

In fact- People ask me all the time:

“George, what do you do? I never see you work.”

They’re wrong. Because I do work of course, I just work smart.

And many would say I have indeed got it down to a science. A science I’m about to give you.

These 7 life hacks are of use to everyone: Whether it’s an internet business you own OR group of dental practices OR setting up your first website OR providing services like photography OR even useful tips for studying through college.

Often people make the mistake of assuming this only applies to an ‘internet business’. That’s not true, these principles have helped many of my friends across many different industries… Because with the right plan and staff in place, almost any business can be run in a extremely focused few hours a day.

NOTE: I will not waste your time with buzz words like ‘10xing your business’, ’vision boards’ or ‘sticking to goals’. We all know we need goals, I won’t repeat stuff you’ve heard a thousand times over. I’ll only present real techniques I use every day.

So, how do I run a 7 figure a year business working less than 2 hours a day?

Step 1 – OFF your communication.

secret to seven figures a year

If you’re going hard (and you’ll need to focus in order to get everything done in 2 hours flat), then you’ll need to achieve a new level of focus.

So let’s cut the crap right here-

Texting, talking and working don’t mix, especially with quality work.

We all do it, and as joyful as it is to have an excuse to procrastinate every few minutes… It massively interrupts your creative process and work flow. Example:

Page written uninterrupted. Time elapsed – 15 minutes.

Page written with texting breaks. Time elapsed –  90 minutes.

The difference is staggering.

So please, turn your phone off, or put it somewhere not in immediate reach.

You can’t be texting that new girl or guy you’re seeing and expect to focus on your latest project… It’s just not going to work. Stop kidding yourself and put the restriction in place now.

Hard rule: Turn off your phone or put it on silent in a drawer when you’re working.

This one tip alone will help you IMMENSELY if you can follow it through.

 

Step 2 – Proactive first, reactive later.

books-desk

It is critical to your success that you realize the difference between proactive and reactive work.

Proactive is strategizing your latest takeover.

Reactive is replying to emails and the daily tasks that keep your business ticking over.

When your energy and focus is at it’s highest, you must use the time. It’s a gift. Be proactive. Doing ANY reactive work during this time is simply a waste.

Get to the meat FIRST and leave the filler for later. And if you’ve got so much ‘filler’ that it clouds your mind from the good stuff, then your running your company wrong- It’s time to hire an assistant or an employee for whatever is DRAINING most of your time.

I always do proactive work as a priority, and save the reactive for when I’m feeling tired. Because it requires significantly less focus, and can be done kind of ‘half assed’.

Stop taking forever to answer each email or muck around fixing things that are already ‘good enough’…

Stop procrastinating and focus on the REAL stuff you need to be doing – Whether that’s studying up on the latest techniques, building affiliate websites or getting new clients for your consulting company.

 

Step 3 – The computer is for work. Nothing else.

working

This is a big one.

In order to cut down your work day to 2 hours, your computer needs to become a tool for work, communication and nothing else.

Stop wasting time on facebook, stop messing around on Skype and for heavens sake STOP watching youtube or other more ‘adult’ videos.

Then when you do sit down at the computer, all there will be to do is get stuff done.

No more distractions. And the best part is your brain will actually become accustomed to this and you’ll become more productive.

Now I’ll admit I’m a bit loose on this one and do often get distracted watching surf clips on Youtube (my one vice) but hey… I do my best :)

Step 4- Claim back your lost hours by hiring… smart.

For the business owners among you, this is huge.

… And I’m not talking about hiring ‘good quality employees’. I think that’s an obvious one and like I said, I’m not going to waste your time with mediocre advice.

Obviously though, quick note: Be very selective when hiring a new individual. Hiring a bad (or lazy) egg can often go fully un-noticed how badly they are performing for YEARS and can cost even a small business hundreds of thousands in lost productivity.

But no, the tip I want to give you here, is hire with one goal in mind- To give YOURSELF back hours in the day.

We’re all guilty of it at one point:

That one stupid activity you find yourself doing over and over, that takes up all your time, and takes time AWAY from doing the proactive good work.

Whether it’s graphic design…
Scheduling clients…
Editing videos…
Coding websites…
Unnecessary travel…

All these things, likely pretty much EVERYTHING you do (expect big decisions and networking) can be done by someone else if you hire someone of sufficient skill.

It’s a mad concept. But think about it for a second.

And providing your business is stable and can support another staff member, then you’re only doing yourself a DIS-service by not hiring an extra person.

Why?

Because you’re spending your time doing tasks that could be done by someone else which would free up your time to do more important things, like work on new projects and ideas. Or heck, more time to sit around and do nothing, if you’re more the content-with-what-you’ve-got type.

Step 5 – Designate a ‘work time’ each day and be REALISTIC.

Did you know the first 45 minutes when you wake up is when your brain is at it’s most creative state for the day?

In fact, this is often when I like to get new projects (proactive work) underway. In the mornings.

And then there’s times when you shouldn’t work at all.

For example, I can’t work at night anymore.

… I don’t know why, I just get tired. I want to socialize or chill out in the evening. The last thing I want to do is sit staring at a screen hoping for pages to come to life.

So now, unless it’s an emergency, I don’t.

And it’s that simple! Pick the times of day you feel most inspired and most full of energy and designate THAT as your work time. The morning is great because your mind is fresh and you get it out of the way ready for an enjoyable rest of the day.

At the same time, be STRICT with yourself. Like the last point, If you’re sitting down for 2 hours to work, then you better work. Don’t sit there for half of that time browsing Facebook.

Step 6 – Getting inspired by increasing your alone time.

alone

Creativity and inspiration have been the life blood of my business.

I’m not talking about painting. Coming up with new ideas is the key not only to the growth of your business, but it’s very survival.

Whatever your game is, you need to stay on top of it. Ahead of the curve.

And this is my number one secret for getting inspired and being creative right here. Every one of my business ideas have stemmed from alone time like this.

Without question, uninterrupted longs stints alone are when I get my absolute BEST work done. These are great inspirational and reflective times for any business owner.

There are numerous ways you can achieve this:

A few days away from your ordinary life can have a phenomenal effect. New surroundings and none of your usual distractions can give you some great ideas.

Go for a walk. So simple but so effective. There’s no better way to break procrastination like this. Exercise triggers the brain and allows the mind to focus much clearer when you do find yourself once more in front of the computer.

Or you can do this without going anywhere. Spend at least an hour in your own office or at home on your own each day. This is critical to you analyzing and running a successful business.

Don’t underestimate this, you need to be strict and give the mind ROOM to wander, only then will it present you with new ideas and opportunities.

Step 7 – Reward.

surfreward

Yep, you’ve worked a solid 2 hours…? If it’s been 2 hours of intense brain activity with no breaks… Then you’ve earned it. Seriously.

Even though it might seem ridiculous, 2 hours of PROPER work can be a long time. And it’s important you reward yourself.

Try something outside too.

I can’t tell you how hard it is to sit around watching movies and then to transition back to working, especially if you’re still at home.

You need to get out, in order to be focused when your sitting down.

Exercise if you can. It really does help IMMENSELY with work. It doesn’t have to be an all out 2 hour triathlon. But even a walk in the park will help with your mental clarity, so that when you do sit down, you’ll be focused and ready to kick the days ass.

 

These are the seven simple every day principles I always try to utilize to enable me to run my businesses in just 2 hours a day.

They may seem simple on paper, but have the discipline to actually put them into action and your business will reap huge rewards.

It’s all about the discipline:

You must actually use these for them to have an effect.

Go ahead, try one or two of them out. If it helps, just commit to doing it for a week at this stage. But start it now, and I guarantee you’ll notice an effect quite profound.

 

About the Author
George Montagu Brown

76 thoughts on “Scaling to a 7 Figure Level: Here’s My Productivity Secrets”

  1. Jonathan
    June 17, 2015 1:59 pm

    George a lot of your blogs do inspire me. But me bing the smart 22 year old buisness owner myself I know their is a little more to your success and I am interested I am a fellow surfer myself born and raised here in florida I would like to talk more about possibly having lunch and learning some more info from you I have a smart mind huge in creativity and all around filled with great ideas with nobody to bounce them off of I need a partner who would benefit from me as much as I benefit from them my long time mentor moche an Israeli millionaire who died when we were on the brink of starting a multimillion dollar business and since I’ve been lost without a partner to invest within me and these great ideas I’m just an extre amply smart guy without the capital to creat these million dollar ideas get with me sometime 912-577-3608

  2. Blake
    June 17, 2015 2:02 pm

    Great post! Great Tips! What beach is that in the photo under reward, Love to surf there!

    Blake

  3. Donald
    June 17, 2015 2:07 pm

    I have learnt a lot from your lesson,keep it up

  4. Susan Brown
    June 17, 2015 2:08 pm

    Great post George! I always have to write stuff down in the morning for what I need to achieve each day. If I don’t, I simply will not even get half of my work finished for that day. By the way, great last name!

  5. Rob
    June 17, 2015 2:13 pm

    One word… Awesome… Thanks George…

  6. Harry Wright
    June 17, 2015 2:15 pm

    George, This is definitely what we all need and I think you have hit on something to support your own future success.

    The wisdom stitched into each of your 7 solutions is evident – it comes from your own experience and it works for you… it works for anyone and everyone too. This is what I have been meaning to say to myself and do for myself for ages, now you have taken the lead and you deserve the credit.

    Congratulations of a great blog post.

    Harry

  7. Edwin
    June 17, 2015 2:15 pm

    Really appreciate this article man! I’ve been trying to figure out more ways to get more done without having to stay up till 3AM every night lol.

  8. phil mehl
    June 17, 2015 2:15 pm

    thanks —all good stuff we need to be reminded of, however we all do not all have the knowledge or the finances we need to gain the time, or be as efficient as we would like.

  9. George Montagu Brown
    June 17, 2015 2:39 pm

    First post guys, been a long time in the works… And so excited to have it out there, thank you for being with me for this first one!

  10. Tumelo
    June 17, 2015 2:48 pm

    I totally agree with you on every thing u wrote about, expecially on the social media once. We spend too much on social media and we shortcut our future

  11. Mary Chemin gen
    June 17, 2015 2:50 pm

    Thank youforyour great inspiration

  12. marc
    June 17, 2015 2:50 pm

    Hi George,

    Nice page again :-), you did it again!
    Congrats!!!

    Feel free to contact mee, i’m just from Belgium :-)

  13. prince n
    June 17, 2015 3:05 pm

    Great blog mr. george brown
    I like your work lessons.

  14. Ted Southworth
    June 17, 2015 3:25 pm

    Nice blog! Everyone of your 7 tips is rock solid and I am going to start implementing them right away. There is no other way I will be able to reach my goal of building 30 affiliate marketing websites if I don’t!

  15. douglas eledan
    June 17, 2015 3:37 pm

    Highly inspiring and resourceful, looking forward to working with you George.

  16. Eliot Green
    June 17, 2015 4:28 pm

    not a bad article

  17. Jo Condrill
    June 17, 2015 4:47 pm

    Very timely for me. Thank you very much!

  18. Ray Topia
    June 17, 2015 5:19 pm

    Sounds good

  19. Lyn
    June 17, 2015 6:34 pm

    Hi George,

    Love the new blog! Great to be here. I’ve been following you for quite a long time (years) while I’ve been learning the crafts associated with all things online.

    Launching some good stuff this year…starting a new life(style) at 60+…and lovin’ it! WOOT!

    Just wanted to tell you I appreciate your mind & spirit.

    Cheers,
    Lyn
    (born & raised @ Bondi am a surfie at heart so love your baord riding shots, keep em coming!)

  20. Chris
    June 17, 2015 8:35 pm

    Hey Jonathan, “smart 22 year old buisness owner”, please enroll in a remedial writing class.

  21. damera harish
    June 17, 2015 8:44 pm

    Good principlles which help in working and making a success of your life.

  22. Teiko
    June 17, 2015 8:46 pm

    George- thanks for these insights your are sharing here.

  23. Kevin Ross
    June 17, 2015 11:37 pm

    George, man!

    You’ve hit on quite a few of the challenges I experience each day working in my business. And some of which I was aware of, but haven’t quite been able to address them. I’ve also procrastinated [over the years] when I first came across the Google Sniper and should have invested then.

    Now, I’m learning more about GS since I’ve purchased it, and really love the program. I’ve also admired you and your work for quite awhile, and supper glad to get an email to find you now have a site I can follow and learn more.

    Thank for Google Sniper, and thanks for the email letting me know about your hub.

    PS: Love the post, and AWESOME advise.

  24. Luc Bernouin
    June 17, 2015 11:53 pm

    Hi George, setting up this blog will take more of your time I guess.
    How will you deal with this ?

    Kind regards,
    Luc.

  25. Mark Kooijman
    June 18, 2015 2:36 am

    For years a follow George Brown from snipper one till now i love his training this get me in making websites and getting affiliate commisions…Thanks George…Feel free to contact Lokaal vindbaar in The Netherlands :-)

  26. Manoj Kumar
    June 18, 2015 3:35 am

    Hi George,

    You have been my inspiration right from the day you launched your first course on WF, since then i have watching you growing to some greater heights. The best part about you is that, you don’t spam your subscribers email with some crap affiliate promotion or products. You have done a very few products, all are high quality products. You hardly email 2 or 3 times in the who year that to for good reasons.

    Now coming to this blog post, first i like the new design of the blog. The post is well articulated and am going to try apply the most in my day to day life. Expecting some good and regular blog post George :)

    Cheers,
    Manoj

  27. phung huu hat
    June 18, 2015 4:08 am

    Voice and his language in writing are cute. I feel his inner triangle very peaceful.
    I suggest you give a program to stop people love something you like us, we can make something common, but not large enough to connect us together. Age offered us very naturally separated but I sympathize with him in a strange way. Phung Huu Hat

  28. Bruce Frazer
    June 18, 2015 5:54 am

    Hi George,
    Over the last 35 years I have been seeing these lessons ,in various forms…
    But, not as precise as your post.
    Thank you for posting this. Sometimes we need to be reminded of these Facts…After all, we do this for free time? Right?

  29. Ned Kelly
    June 18, 2015 6:59 am

    Great post George, informative and inspiring, a fellow surfer myself who spent some time in HK too back in the late 90’s. Had a great time in that mad city! I have shared the post to get you even more fans!! See you on a beach somewhere my man. Peace.

  30. Sinath Kong
    June 18, 2015 7:15 am

    Wow I now see what I’m doing wrong! Thanks George! Feeling inspired now!

  31. Takele Teshome
    June 18, 2015 1:43 pm

    I like it and would like to be part of your team. How can I start

  32. Ian Davis
    June 18, 2015 3:48 pm

    Hi George

    Great to see your venture into personal blogging. Some great tips already I can’t wait to see more (nice design by the way.)

    I’m a firm believer in behavioral change. It’s only by changing what we do that we can make a difference to what we achieve. I know that working smarter is something I need to do. I do get bogged down with the technicalities when I should be, as you said, being proactive.

    I need to stop the procrastination and start doing. I look forward to hearing anything you have to say about effective outsourcing. I’ve been burned a couple of times so learning from a successful entrepreneur like yourself is something I think will be very valuable.

    You are well and truly bookmarked .

    Take it easy :)

  33. David
    June 19, 2015 2:35 am

    Brilliant post. Really makes a difference! the moment i have the money to join you bro i will :D

  34. Eric Mortimer
    June 19, 2015 3:19 am

    Thanks for the Blog. Look forward to learning more!!

    Many thanks
    Eric

  35. Chris
    June 19, 2015 4:18 am

    Hi George, I really enjoy your blog.I am from Berlin, Germany and follow you for two years now. And: it´s definitely worth it. Waiting for more posts to come… But there is one thing: I tried to contact the support center for the Predator software twice in the last week. No answer so far… Can you help? Thank you Greetings from the German capitol Chris

  36. Kevin Barham
    June 19, 2015 7:51 am

    Hi George – Quality content and great actionable steps.
    Step 2 is probably one of my biggest time-drains. Great advice – Thank you.

  37. Randy Wardle
    June 19, 2015 7:55 am

    Very insightful..great information…really hit home for me.

    Thanks, again.

  38. Ant
    June 19, 2015 8:02 am

    Great blog re-boot George, loving the new energy.

    I have always been better in the mornings, my brain wakes me up regularly at 5am and for years I tried to fight this. To listen to your body and react to what it is telling you is sage advice indeed.

    I find the pomodoro technique of short bursts of intense concentration works for me, and I totally agree with your productivity and creativity in alone time.

    A creative life is a happy one. Good luck on your new(ish) path :)

    Ant

  39. Maurizio
    June 19, 2015 8:19 am

    Hi I am on your subscribe for so long , I got few years back gsniper/2.
    Your blog is inspiring , but could you make me grow to 7 figure busines ,even in more than 2 hours a day.
    Sincerely
    maurizio

  40. Nitin mohan sharma
    June 19, 2015 8:56 am

    well genuine guidelines geroge..i have seen one thing that you have used your whole three name as your domain name i’m also having three name once i thought about registering a domain with my name but later i dropped the idea

  41. Robert Wilson
    June 19, 2015 9:07 am

    Good Post. I like the idea of doing 2 hours work with proper concentration without any distraction. Thanks

  42. Ray Parks
    June 19, 2015 9:16 am

    I read your 7 steps to a 7 figure business sounds great can’t wait to start

  43. Rocky
    June 19, 2015 9:44 am

    very good but how do I get stated

    Rocky

  44. cyril.k.h
    June 19, 2015 12:01 pm

    Hi George………….Great content. Its inspiring. Love to read it again and again. Thanks so much.

  45. uddhab
    June 19, 2015 12:05 pm

    thx for great post

  46. fred worley
    June 19, 2015 12:41 pm

    very interesting 3 yrs never made a dime. fred

  47. Nighat
    June 19, 2015 2:52 pm

    Congratulations George for the great Article! I will start implementing all the 7 steps you have mentioned! Keep it up!

  48. Si
    June 19, 2015 3:01 pm

    Wise words George, wise words. The trick is having the mindset and self discipline to stick to these mantras!

    Meditation seems to help me these days…

    Keep these up!
    Si

  49. cliff
    June 19, 2015 3:18 pm

    Great blog that helps me out alot considering all the things I do wrong thanx for keeping me up to date and on track

  50. clymans hugo
    June 19, 2015 4:36 pm

    i am 70 y and still learn very intresting article from you at 3h in the night in belgium
    thanks a lot
    all the best for you
    hugo

  51. tracey brigham
    June 19, 2015 5:52 pm

    Is this totally free?

  52. Edmund
    June 19, 2015 6:13 pm

    Hi George, these are indeed very practical and useful tips. I am glad that you started this blog and I look forward to learn more from you.

  53. Sussan Anozie
    June 19, 2015 8:08 pm

    Hi George,

    This is awesome, only that I have not been able join in gsniper / predator. I have the hunger to join but I was surprise that my country (Nigeria) was not listed in the order page why?.

  54. Joe
    June 19, 2015 8:16 pm

    To be part of your team. How can I start! wow thanks Joe

  55. Vikrant
    June 19, 2015 9:27 pm

    Inspite of having 30 yrs of experience in Sales n Marketing had almost forgotten the basics of improving one’s business, Maybe because one takes it for granted a few processes in life. Your 7 ways article was a eye opener n rejuvenator. Thanks for that.

  56. Vikrant
    June 19, 2015 9:29 pm

    An eye opener after a long time. Thought knew everything but sometimes the basics take a back seat n its people like you who help understand once again. Thanks George.

  57. Jimmy
    June 20, 2015 8:20 am

    GREAT STUFF Georgie boy!!! Thanks!!!

  58. George Montagu Brown
    June 20, 2015 11:25 am

    Thanks Ant, glad you like it, I appreciate that

  59. Siyabonga
    June 21, 2015 2:18 am

    Great work George,love it a lot.

  60. Johann Human
    June 23, 2015 6:37 am

    I think that this can work

  61. Danny Test
    June 23, 2015 5:46 pm

    Hey,
    Need an update on Prediator…and if you’re going to share a few more copies….And I like the fact that you’re giving something priceless back to everyone…
    God Bless

  62. William A. Rivera
    June 23, 2015 7:37 pm

    This 7 secrets could be used as a base to write a best seller, called “The Procrastinator”.

    Thanks,

    W

  63. Navjot singh
    June 26, 2015 4:17 am

    great job thanks

  64. Amuro Wesley
    July 7, 2015 2:57 am

    Thank you, George for your helpful tips and advice on how to work and live life productively.

    Been an active student of your Google Sniper 2 and now 3 since 2011.

  65. neobux
    July 7, 2015 11:27 am

    lifestyle marketing at his best. Good job.

  66. rob
    July 8, 2015 5:27 pm

    For 2 years I’ve been trying to get work done just the way you outlined it above. One thing stands in my way, ADD. Do you have any way around this other than trying the meds for it.

  67. Julie
    August 12, 2015 4:23 pm

    Thanks George for reminding us to stay focused. You’re so right about everthing. To be successful we have to keep at it until we get things rolling.

  68. Ben McPherson
    October 21, 2015 8:16 pm

    Good stuff! Have you got any new courses going apart from Ye Olde Google Sniper :) ?

  69. Tom @ Math Vault
    December 28, 2015 12:51 am

    For me, procrastination is my biggest stumbling block. I would sometimes see myself doing passive tasks like reading and emails instead of the production-related tasks that I know I need to get ahead. Needs some serious head-shaking here.

    Tom

  70. Shaun Archer
    January 4, 2016 7:23 am

    A really simple and effective approach. I’ll will be implementing this immediately! Thanks George!

    Shaun Archer

  71. Danniel crichlow
    February 11, 2016 7:35 am

    Great blog George….how are you?? Are you hiring??

  72. Joe
    February 8, 2017 3:04 am

    Thanks for this George,
    I am a complete newbie to the internet and I mean all of it,I hope I am able to pick up some of your ideas and implement them to my advantage.
    I would seriously appreciate any help you can send my way regarding email marketing..good luck George in your future projects although I have this feeling you wont need much luck..

    Joe.

  73. SAGAR
    March 16, 2017 2:05 am

    BEST

  74. Sande1676@gmail.com
    March 19, 2017 9:40 am

    Great article. Thank you for your time in helping me understand about this.

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  76. Jessy
    April 3, 2017 12:42 am

    Hi George,
    I really want to make money online, can you advise me the easiest and fastest way like any systems please?

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