90 Minute Jam Session
The 90-minute Jam Session is your key to insane productivity. How do you get more of your most vital priorities done? Furthermore, can these 90-minute jam sessions help you level up? Not to mention help you leapfrog the average competitor and increase your revenues.
This simple technique will help you become more effective with your job, family, and other activities. I am going to show you how to become insanely productive while eliminating the things that keep you tied down. You will identify your most vital functions.
The Busy Myth
Being busy is a myth. For instance, you Do Not have to get everything done. You don't have to be “Busy”. Busyness is a form of laziness. As a matter of fact, busyness keeps you from working on your most valuable priorities. People wear busyness like a badge of honor. Don't be Busy be Effective.
I learned how to be insanely productive from Darren Hardy's, Insane Productivity Program. I invested in this program and within 90 days my productivity tripled. I became the leader in sales in the last quarter of 2017. I got more done in less time and also learned how to delegate, defer, and delete items from my daily routine.
In addition to becoming more effective in sales, I was able to eliminate social media distractions, stop interruptions, and free myself from “Multi-Tasking”. Furthermore, I was able to increase my skills in sales and marketing. The 90 Minute Jam session helped me focus on my Most Vital Priorities (MVPs) of the day. This technique was the breakthrough I needed to make it to the next level.
If you understand the Pomodoro Technique (working in intervals followed by short breaks). The 90 minute is derived from that. Here is the challenge. For the next 5 days, I challenge you to put the 90 Minute Jam Session to a test. Implement the steps below.
Your 90 Minute Jam Session
Step One: Pick Your Most Vital Priority (MVP)
Commit to spending at least 3 hours per day on your Most Vital Priority. You will break that down into 90-minute work intervals. Your MVP is the most important task you have on that day. For example, my MVP is closing sales. I focus my time on closing deals.
First, you don't have 10 priorities. If you have more than three priorities then you have none. Pick your top three, then from that three, pick your number one. Remember this is the most important task of the day. This one task trumps everything else. Those who spend time on their most vital skills destroy their competition.
Athletes spend countless hours improving their craft. Entertainers are constantly practicing their fundamentals. They spend time on their MVPs.
“If you have more than 3 priorities then you don't have any” – Jim Collins
Step Two: Schedule Your 90 Minute Jam Sessions
Schedule your Jam sessions. Write it down… make it happen. Also, get a timer. Set it for 90 minutes and get to work. Only work on one task for that 90 minutes. Do not multitask. Your mind can only do one cognitive function at a time.
Indeed you will get into a zone. At first, ninety minutes may seem like an eternity. You will look at the timer and only 20 minutes have passed. Keep going your focus will intensify and you will be amazed at how much work you can get done in that 90-minute session.
Step Three: Close The Windows
This is the most important key to your 90-minute Jam Session. You must Close The Windows at all cost. When you are in a zone and you get distracted studies show that it takes 25 minutes to get back into the zone. You just lost 25 minutes of productivity because of distractions.
Closing the windows means that you are fighting the Weapons of Mass Distractions:
- 1. Phone Calls (Unless it's your MVP)
- 2. Text Messages
- 3. Notifications
- 4. Social Media
- 5. Email
- 6. TV
- 7. Kids
- 8. Co-workers
- 9. Anything that distracts your from your MVP
Consequently, these WMD's are so prevalent that people accept it as normal. Normal equals average and if you want to be average then stop reading this article.
When you enter your jam session. Turn your notifications off. Put a put “do not disturb sign” on your door. Only work with one or two tabs open with your computer. Do not check your email or social media. Let those around you know that this is your sacred time.
After your 90 minutes is complete. Take a break. Refresh. Disengage from your work. Go for a walk, jog, do push-ups, or go drink some water. Give your mind a break. Then hop back into focus mode.
Why It Works
When you focus on your MVP with a planned strategy you will become insanely productive. Furthermore, your bottom-line results will increase. Instead of doing 10 things good you can focus on the 1 to 3 vital functions that help you succeed. Again, I challenge you to try this for the next 5 days.