Entrepreneur: Get 30 Days of Inspiration with Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is the creative mind behind CreativeLive, an online portal providing live online classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors.

A few months ago he recorded a series of interviews with some of the most inspiring, successful entrepreneurs and artists on the planet. The goal, one personality a day for 30 days, and this is how 30 Days of Genius was born. As CreativeLive puts it:

In this free video series, you’ll learn about the big thinking and breakthroughs that allowed these geniuses to break the mold. They’ll share their successes and failures, and turn them into actionable insights for you.

The impressive guest list includes the likes of Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Marie Forleo, Richard Branson, Jared Leto, Adrian Grenier, James Altucher, to name a few, along with other 23 inspiring personalities—check out the entire list.

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Productivity Hack No. 1: Avoid Thinking, Assuming, & Feeling

We entrepreneurs face a challenge. With the many things required to accomplish on a daily basis we need to be as effective as possible, not just efficient, so we can successfully tackle the seemingly never ending lists of to-dos we create for ourselves at the end of the working day.

For a long time I assumed that my working system was one that was taking me to the next level, I felt that everything was as good as it could be. After many years working in the same way I finally began to realize that that shiny next level I thought I had worked for simply never came to be: I was in the exact same place I was when I had started.

I had to accept that I was not doing my very best, that I was not being effective—I pretty much stayed “busy, busy, busy” without moving one step above. I thought, assumed, and felt that things were okay, money was still coming in, but thinking, assuming, and feeling without measuring is simply a big, irreversible waste of time.

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