The Secret To Doubling Your Productivity And Success In 2010

Happy New Decade!

If you’re truly ready to make 2010 the year for massive productivity, the video I made for you below is a must see!  With one simple technique, you can double your level of productivity, become more self-disciplined, and open yourself up to a greater level of creativity and clarity…

Rituals are the name of the game… Try it out for 30 days and if you’re getting good results, keep it going for the year!  My rituals consist of:  Yoga 3x a week (or more), meditating twice a day, dancing for an hour 3x a week, reading for 20 minutes every evening, and hopefully starting a brand new qi gong practice!  Painting at least once a week is also a goal of mine.

What about you?

What rituals are you going to put into place this year?  Please share them down below so we can all exchange ideas and help one another establish a strong foundation for our most successful year yet!  And please share this post with your friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, and others.  This is important information that EVERY entrepreneur should be exposed to…

Let’s rock 2010 together as a community!  And if there are any suggestions or ideas you’d like to contribute for my blog this year, please do so!

Talk soon…

To A Rockin’ 2010,

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Lori Robertson January 15, 2010 at 5:37 am

Katie, great video. My daily ritual for 2010 will be to also meditate in the morning and at night. Read 30 min in the morning and 30 min at night and to learn a new skill to enhance my business and to also do something nice for someone, whether it is a compliment, an ear to listen, advice, training, something to help make someone’s life better.
.-= Lori Robertson´s last blog ..Goals, Gratitude, Your Why and Vision You Must Have Them- But Do You? =-.

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Jason E. Cloninger January 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Thank you again for an amazing contribution and enrichment upon other people’s lives. Positive rituals are an integral part of any champion’s life. Whether you are an Olympic athlete training and exercising daily to peak your performance, or if you are an intellect who reads and expands you knowledge of the world on a daily basis, you would not be where you are without those positive daily rituals.

Some rituals will have larger impacts than others, however even small positive rituals can important, useful, and significantly appreciated later on. Be sure to open yourself and your mind to new experiences and rituals as you progress down this path called life. It will make the journey more enjoyable and will enrich the wholeness of your life in the end. Regret is an extremely painful emotion, especially when it’s too late to do anything about it.

Live your life, appreciate what you have, fill your day with positive rituals that will enhance your life, and do your best to contribute to our growing community. I’m sure that you’ll also, as I will, continue to return here for more up-lifting insights and information!

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Jaclyn Castro January 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Definitely, Jason!

I’m gonna try sticking to my rituals (again!) but this time I’m gonna really do as Katie suggests…for 30 days straight! I think that being really specific with a number (of days) will help me to focus more on making this something to become not just a plan…but a REAL plan, where I actually TAKE ACTION instead of only THINKING about doing it!

That’s where this quote (and you too, Katie) inspires me:
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
~Walt Disney

I’m getting my work out clothes ready right after this and writing out specific and clear goals for my next 3o days. What I hope to happen is that after my 30 days is up…that I continue on with my rituals. That IS the point of doing it for 30 days, right? To have us “practice” being consistent.

Thanks, Katie!

Smiles from Guam,
Jaclyn
.-= Jaclyn Castro´s last blog ..Get Off Your High Horse! =-.

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Dale Holmes January 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Yo KT!

When you wrote:

“Rituals are the name of the game.”

I was expecting you to discus, y’know, rituals and ceremonies like when you burned up your past memories there in Kaui.

(A question– Were you still able to find where you parked your car when you got back to the mainland? :)

Now maybe I’m just feeling a bit quibblesome today, but it seems like you’re using the term “daily rituals” interchangably with “daily routines and regimens” and I’m not so sure that passes the good old eqiviance test.

What I mean is that if two terms are equivalent then their interchangability should work in both directions. So for example, interchanably with your doing a past-burning ritual, we should likewise be able to say that you did a past-burning routine or regimen. But that’s rather awkward and misleading.

Comprende?

However, all this being said, I must confess my bias that ritual holds such a special place in my heart that, ok I’ll say it, your commonplace usage of the term strikes me as sacrilege!

So take thee to a nunnery!

Only kidding. Smiley face, smiley face :) :)

You see, when I was a boy of 12 living in Florida it was when the space program at Cape Canaveral was just starting up and routinely (not ritually) on TV they’d show rocket launch countdowns, y’know, 10, 9, 8,…Blast off!

So I had this 7th grade friend named Kirk who taught me this countdown ritual. You see, Kirk was one of those people who had a really hard time getting out of bed when his mother would wake him up for school. So he created this ritual.

Kirk’s mother would wake him up and then go back to the kitchen to fix his breakfast. So in order not to fall back to sleep Kirk would do his “Get out of bed countdown ritual.”

Ok, so mentally he’d start counting down 10, 9, 8 and as he did he told me that he would savor every waning scintilla of cozy bed pleasure. 7, 6, 5, 4, savor, savor, savor, savor,
3, 2, 1, Blast off! And then as fast as a rocket he would throw back his bed covers and bound out of bed no matter how blurry-eyed or whatever.

Ok, this is cool and it definitely works in principle, but here’s the “special place in my heart” part, and thank you for this, Kirk, I hope the years have been kind to you.

He told me that once you start the countdown you never, ever, ever, don’t follow through and not do exactly what you’ve agreed with yourself to do, Never, ever!

So basically you’re making a sacred oath with yourself.

And since this is a sacred oath, you never invoke it if there is any doubt or lack of committment in your mind because you don’t want to break your oath and profane the ritual.

So if you can use other means to motivate yourself, use them. But if you need to invoke the power of the sacred and you’re willing to commit 100% to whatever resolving the challenge may require, then start the countdown, savor the fleeting moments and then blast into action!

And over decades of use I am very pleased and proud to have never, ever broken this solemn oath to myself.

So I love ritual and when you say you want to just throw a pair of sweat pants on it and jog it around the block 3x a week, I’m sorry, must protest.

Now I use this countdown ritual sparingly to honor my reverance for it, but maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to trot it out for the occasion of taking 2010 to new levels of prosperity.

So ok, Dale, Recruit! Recruit! Recruit! 10, 9, 8,…

See ya ’round the school of life campus, Katie!

Happy 2010!

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Jeff Navarro January 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Great post, Katie!

I’ve been focusing on developing some habits myself, in particular meditation…which I’ve done pretty rigorously in the past but let go for the past year or so. I miss it!

One of the things I’m doing this year that falls into the more traditional definition of “ritual” is the peyote ceremony of the Native Americans.

This is a really intense ordeal that’s intended to set your feet more firmly on your life’s path. It takes you deeply into your inner self, shining a light into all the dark corners…it reveals your self to yourself.

Anything that you do with great intention can be a ritual…the purpose and meaning that you imbue it with makes it so.
.-= Jeff Navarro´s last blog ..Fashion Photographer Kenneth Willardt, on Fear =-.

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samuel mowe January 20, 2010 at 12:29 am

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Carina Franco January 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

Katie:

You know what, I agree, you must find the connection with yourself before you can actually be successful at anything, including your business.

We come to the online marketing world and start focusing on money, money, money and the to-do list of the business, but we go on autopilot, no really understanding the real purpose we have.

Yes, you right, we should incorporate rutines not just about our business, but about our personal deep life. (with ourselves).

Thanks again for yous post.

Carina
.-= Carina Franco´s last blog ..4 Powerful Ways To Leverage Facebook And Create Your Brand =-.

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Tone Floreal January 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Katie, I Echo That! The power of rituals derive from taking that first step in faith and allowing the pull of momentum carry the human vehicle to the direction of the Goal. Only involves the decision to anchor in the journey and keep consistently stepping and communing in each moment. Happy FUNday!
.-= Tone Floreal´s last blog ..Rhythm & Flow =-.

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Kitara Wilson February 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Great info Katie! For myself I already get up and exercise 5-6 days a week, so I am okay there, but where I falter is fitting in time for my spiritual nourishment.

I homeschool my kids so when I wake up to exercise, I’m doing it before I wake them at 6:30. I struggle with how long I’m supposed to pray/meditate (including affirmations)/practice qigong and if I should be doing all of these things or just one of them. I enjoy qigong, but sometimes feel like that isn’t enough and I still need to go and sit quietly for prayer and meditation. That’s just a mental block I need to overcome because I know that qigong can be very meditative and prayerful. So where I get caught up is in thinking that I’ve got to rise at 4 a.m. in order to get all this done so I can be showered and dressed before waking my kids at 6:30.

Since January I’ve really been putting some effort into my routine based on my concerns. I don’t have it nailed down yet, but I’m almost there. Upon waking I just began my quiet time conversation with Spirit. Doesn’t matter if I’m still lying in bed, sitting on the edge of the bed, sitting on the floor in my closet or standing on my back porch practicing qigong – just so long as that communication takes place. This usually lasts about 15 minutes and I’ve had to tell myself that is enough time without feeling guilty. Then I get up, make my bed, put on my workout clothes, work out, shower and dress, wake my kids and by 7:30 we’re starting our lessons.

Somewhere in the middle of our lessons I’d like to incorporate 30-45 minutes of mandatory quiet time. This is where we each go to our separate rooms and spend quiet time alone. For the kids they can read, color, draw or write and for me it will be a combination of affirmations and reading spiritual materials to help deepen my awareness, or just sitting quietly. As a mom who is with her kids all day long having that little slice of quiet time is golden.

Before retiring to bed I’d also like to end my day with a bedtime routine that includes turning off my computer at a decent hour, getting myself ready for bed and then sitting quietly to reflect on my day before getting into bed. I haven’t been on the mark with this one either.

On the business side of things, I’ve struggled with time management and organization, so something that has been working really well for me is that each day I do one thing to continue to move myself forward. Maybe it’s cleaning out a drawer in the office or shredding some papers. Does that make the whole office clean? No, but it is one step closer to being the way I need it to be. I typically set my timer and allow myself about 30 minutes to complete the task at hand. There’s something about that timer that keeps you focused. This has helped me a lot.

Another goal of mine is around nutrition…consume 50-75% raw foods and juices daily. Still working on that one. I’m a work in progress. ; )

I appreciate your insight on this topic.

Kitara
.-= Kitara Wilson´s last blog ..What I Miss Monday =-.

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Mike Gibson February 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Hey Katie !!!

You are awesome!!!! thanks for the inspiration that you have given me to take not only my business life but also my personal life to the next level!

My morning ritual consists of:

4:50am get up
5:00am show and then get ready for the day
5:30am Study Japanese
6:30am Meditate
7:15am go to the gym
8:15am work!!!

my next challenge is to do a blog video every morning before 9am!

YOU ROCK KATIE !!!!
keep up the great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
.-= Mike Gibson´s last blog ..100 Keyboard Shortcuts =-.

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Francesco February 9, 2010 at 2:36 am

If you’re interested in physical well-being, don’t miss this opportunity! This video will show you 5 simple exercises that will unblock your energy and strenghten your body in 15-20 minutes a day, if you do that with attention, love and purpose. Do them very slowly. I’ve been practicing those exercises every day for eight months and ……they just work! This video is in Italian ’cause this is the best visual demonstration i’ve found on the web. However, you will find many English sites for an accurate verbal explanation. Take care. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr_2sk77sZo

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buff February 11, 2010 at 9:50 am

Thanks for the wonderful reminder to take care of mind, body and spirit on a daily basis. I agree that during the times in my life when I attend to all 3, I am more at peace and more attuned to what is important.

I love it that there are so many ways to stay strong and clear. I find that I often combine things – such as an intense 2 hour bike ride becomes an incredible meditation at the same time, or a full day in my painting studio can incorporate a few hours of listening to inspiring and/or educational recordings (while I paint) followed by several hours of mediative music during which time I feel completely in tune with body/mind/spirit. There are many variations – all good.

I appreciate the beauty that emanates from your soul and wish you all the best as 2010 gets under way. You are a true inspiration!
.-= buff´s last blog ..Growing Pains =-.

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Shannon Tecson March 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Aloha Katie,
It’s already March and have only been exposed to your blogs in this month. Where have you been hiding?? Actually, it is a great mentor of mine who has suggested following in Social Media and she said that “You Rock.”
So thank you…for all that you have given me in the last 48 hours!
The rituals that I have started for myself actually began in the last quarter of 2009 and has helped in so many tremendous ways of consistency, feeling good about myself and believing that by staying true to what’s important along side of building my enterprise which is taking care of my self emotionally and spiritually that life and business flows effortlessly.
I now walk thirty minutes every morning in which I listen to inspirational music or personal development, five days a week. I am drinking the recommended amounts of water per my body weight everyday. I read for thirty minutes everyday. I’ve committed myself to studying blogs, and social media for at least an hour after hours of regular productivity. I have also started a gratitude journal, every morning and every evening. I write five things that I am grateful for and give acknowledgement to all that is great in my life now. I journal every thing I possibly can for personal reflection. It’s these things that allow me to recognize, like you said, my own “autonomy.” It is truly wonderful to have these successful habits!
Thanks Katie!

Love you much from Hawaii,
Shannon Tecson
.-= Shannon Tecson´s last blog ..Amongst Other Gifts You Can Gain Through A Home Based Business =-.

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March 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I enjoyed your post. It seems that the busier I get the more I neglect what gives me energy to make it all happen. Taking care of myself physically. Heading to Yoga tomorrow!
Thanks!
.-= Crystal O’Connor´s last blog ..5 Ways to attract a following on Twitter =-.

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Arlan Murata March 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Hi Katie:

30 days a habit makes, which is why rituals are important especially the right ones that make us productive. Your content is awesome
.-= Arlan Murata´s last blog ..UGH! =-.

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Yannick van den Bos March 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Katie really love your way of sharing your secrets, really appreciate you for that!
.-= Yannick van den Bos´s last blog ..5 Steps To Success: Believe In Yourself! (Step 3) =-.

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Nam May 8, 2010 at 4:47 am

Katie Freiling you are amazingly generous! Hope that your business will go well :D.

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Nacie Carson June 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Rituals are SO important but really need a serious commitment – I feel like I have rituals I have been trying to implement for the past 7 years and am still trying! Can never have too many reminders though about the value of rituals!
.-= Nacie Carson´s last blog ..Finding A Lucrative Niche Is the Key to Success =-.

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Gerald Gigerl June 24, 2010 at 1:02 am

hy katie,

by doing things that we enjoy doing our mind and soul will get free of any stress or worries.

commiting yourself to such a program is definitely profitable.
.-= Gerald Gigerl´s last blog ..New Theme: Koi =-.

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Jennifer May July 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Hi Katie! Truly loved this post and video. I actually used to be one of those who slept in late and got up mid morning to then feel like I never got anything done! (Go Figure)

Now that I am a “Morning Person” as they say and do all of my rituals during the morning and day, I can definitely vouch for what you are saying in this video. Rituals and consistency are so beneficial to your success and over all health in my opinion! They also give you more focus and feeling of achievement for the day!

My Top 5 Rituals Everyday Are:

1. Go to the gym everyday (I take Zumba, Athletic Training and Yoga… love all of them)

2. Learn at least two new things regarding my business and blog everyday. (Reading a post, watching a video, etc.) Just like I am now on your blog!

3. Read at least 10 pages of a book that empowers, teaches and inspires me.

4. Follow all my “Business Tasks” in the morning. (Answering emails, networking online, etc.) Gets me in the business and “Success” mind set to help flow through the day.

5. I also meditate at night before bed, which was something I started only 6 months ago. Now that I watched your video here, probably will up it to twice a day! (Thank you for that:) It always makes me feel so much better to meditate!

So happy I could share and thank you so very much for the awesome video and inspiration! A very beneficial tip to our success!
.-= Jennifer May´s last blog ..My Top 20 Reasons WHY NOT To SURRENDER To Life’s Obstacles… But OVERCOME And FACE Them =-.

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ฟีโรโมน September 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

We such as this info presented and this has given myself a few sort of inspiration to have success for some good reason, so thank you.

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Luis September 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Hi Katie,

this is great, I really enjoy it
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Carlos M. September 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

you are soo right rituals are good
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Elena J Forbes November 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Thank you for sharing… THis is a great post! I am a little late as we are nearing the end of 2010! But, this is something that I can incorporate NOW and blend into my 2011 goals.

Thanks again!

Elena
Elena J Forbes´s last blog post ..Comment on Finding Your Passion by Jane

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