Busy is not the same as productive.  In this conversation with co-hosts Vaughn Kohler and Ben Newman, Andy Frisella shares his tips for making the most of your time - from the "Power List" to discovering "daily habits that drive success," the information in this episode will help you structure your day for maximum success.

Podcast Overview

Sixteen years ago, Andy Frisella, “The MFCEO,” and his business partner, Chris, started a company called Supplement Superstores with $12,000 they earned from striping the stripes on parking lots and now do annually over $100 million a year in business.  He started this podcast basically for three reasons.

  •      To mentor people who don't have mentors
  •      To motivate people in a real authentic way
  •      Because he has a passion for motivating and helping people

Andy’s main motivation here is to help people realize what it takes to A) be successful. B) stay self motivated and C) hopefully for people to give back to others as well.

Kill It Every Day:  Maximizing Productivity

Busy is not the same as productive.  In this conversation with co-hosts Vaughn Kohler and Ben Newman, Andy Frisella shares his tips for maximizing productivity.  He shares how to make the most of your time - from the “Power List” to discovering “daily habits that drive success,” this information in this episode will help structure your day for maximum success.

Success Comes in Phases

According to Andy, “success comes in phases.”  In other words, you will have time when you’re “hot” and maximizing productivity and times when you’re “cold” and not doing much.  Even the most successful people have their ups and downs, in terms of productivity.  The key is maximize the “hot” times and minimize the “cold” times.  The goal is consistency.

There’s a Difference Between Busyness and Productivity

Andy criticizes this notion that keeping busy is the same as maximizing productivity.  According to him, you can be active without being productive.  Just hustling doesn’t mean you are going to be successful.  You have to hustle smart.

“Putting In Your Time” Comes from “Factory Mentality”

Andy thinks that this idea that you have to work 40 hours to be productive comes from the worst part of corporate America - a faction that sees the average worker, not as a creative contributor, but as a mindless drone who just has to get certain tasks done, with no real thought involved.  It’s “the Factory Mentality.”  In contrast, Andy doesn’t see it like that - he doesn’t hold the guys in his company to set hours.  He gets them passionate about work so they don’t look at the clock.  And in many cases, they work longer hours than is expected.

The Power List:  5 Critical Tasks

Andy says most people bite off more than they can chew.  He says being effective isn’t rocket science.  It can be simple, not complicated.  Every day, he makes a “Power List” - the 5 critical tasks he needs to do - no matter what. If your list is too long, your mental sharpness and enthusiasm will be numbed down to when you’re doing less than quality work.

Ben’s “Prizefighter Day:” Finding Habits That Drive Success

Ben Newman teaches what he calls “Your Prizefighter Day.”  In other words, he teaches people to figure out what they did on their best, most productive days.  Identity those habits that drive success--and repeat them.  Ben also encourages people not to look at the results, but on the process.  If you find the right process and compound it with maximum effort, it is impossible to not be successful.  “Attack the process,” Ben says.  And you will be more productive than you can imagine.

...And More!

In addition to these things, Andy, Ben, and Vaughn share their thoughts on:

  • The “faith aspect” of productivity - will I really do the work and get results?
  • The people who are successful do the fucking work - and do it consistently
  • “Stop telling yourself you can’t be productive.  It all starts with mental toughness.  Believe you can be amazingly productive.”
  • The more you do a little work every day, you create momentum and you become exponentially more productive
  • Screw the motivational gurus who say “You have to do it this way.”  Bullshit:  You have to do what works for you
  • Focus on the process, not the results.
  • And more mother fucking insights!

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