May 31, 2017

Email Hacks For Maximum Productivity (Part 1/6)

by Wil Schroter

Chapter 1: REBUILD YOUR WORKFLOW

Email is not your friend. Email is like your obnoxious neighbor Chad who enjoys playing the bagpipes early Sunday morning. But, worse because on top of being kinda annoying, your email is cleverly disguised as a productivity enhancing super-buddy.  It slowly drains you of all your time, focus and output by constantly distracting you with other people’s demands, no matter how ridiculous they may be.

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March 30, 2017

Building a Business with Zirtual

by Austin Fabel

An Interview with Austin Fabel, producer of The Science of Success on building his business and why Zirtual has become such an integral part.



What sparked the idea to create The Science Of Success, and how has it transformed since it began?

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January 10, 2017

Announcing Bizplan: A Modern Take on Business Planning Software

by Wil Schroter

Today we’re announcing the launch of Bizplan.com– a modern business planning platform that we think you’re going to love.

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December 6, 2016

A Simple Guide to Measuring Productivity to Fuel Business Growth

by Zirtual Team

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November 3, 2016

Interview with John Rampton: The Science of Staying Productive

by Sujan Patel

Productivity is no easy feat, and that’s speaking from personal experience. I’m constantly on the go, and despite working my butt off around the clock and even sticking to a solid routine for productivity, I still have that rare day where it’s a bit of a struggle to stay productive.

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51 Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance

November 2, 2016

What I Spend on being Efficient

by Chris Ronzio

It starts off harmless. $9 a month to store all my files in the cloud? That’s cool. $20 a month for a virtual phone service? Nice! But before long, you start to get skeptical. “Another subscription service? How many of these do I need?! Not another monthly charge.”

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October 6, 2016

Interview with Rob Walling on Delegation and Staying Productive With a Remote Team

by Sujan Patel

If we all had the opportunity to go back to where we were at just a few years ago, I imagine we would have at least one piece of advice to share with our past selves that would eliminate unnecessary mistakes and wasted time. When you’re in the moment, you don’t really think about how certain actions (or a lack of actions) are really impacting you. Hindsight is always 20/20, though.

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September 1, 2016

Done is Better than Perfect – An Interview with Jeff Bullas on Productivity

by Sujan Patel

One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs, I believe, is that we’re all trying to grow our businesses in an age of significant distraction. You carry mobile devices that have you tethered to a network millions of people deep, you’re juggling multiple applications at all hours, and pushing the limits of how many things you can track on a regular basis.

At some point, something has to give – and when it does, your productivity and work/life balance takes a hit.

We all struggle with this problem to some degree, and it can be helpful to know how others manage to grow and thrive despite constant distractions and unending task lists.

I recently sat down with content marketing influencer and social media strategist Jeff Bullas to find out how he stays productive while writing, speaking, and launching new training courses.

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August 18, 2016

Daily Routines of Fortune 500 Leaders (and What You Can Learn from Them)

by Sujan Patel

When you’re in charge of a business, you’re all too familiar with that feeling of racing to catch up. But no matter how hard you push or how much you work, you never seem to reach the finish line.

There’s always more marketing to do, more emails to send, another meeting around the corner, more prospects to qualify…

Terminal “behinderness” is an affliction that generates heart-pounding stress and makes you wonder how the most successful founders and leaders manage to be so productive while you feel like you’re constantly drowning.

A lot of it comes down to how they structure their days.

Curious about how some of the top business leaders spent their time, John Rampton (CEO of Due) and Chris Stowell (VP of the International Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness) conducted a survey of 267 C-Level Executives at 163 Fortune 500 companies to find out how leaders in the industry schedule their days to stay productive.

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July 21, 2016

12 Productivity Tips from Famous Historical Figures

by Sujan Patel

Congrats on being an entrepreneur!

The good news is - you are your own boss and you set your own hours.

The bad news is - you are your own boss and you set your own hours!

One of the reasons you wanted to be an entrepreneur was the pursuit of freedom, but as you probably quickly learned, freedom doesn’t necessarily equate to free time. 

Your days are filled with trying to get everything done while wrestling with all the things that want to steal your attention away. As a founder, you know firsthand the struggle of managing time effectively and trying to be productive.

Having a solid productivity plan is paramount to success, but it’s hard to picture what that plan looks like amidst the chaos of your day-to-day activities.

As it so happens, there have been a number of famous figures who shared the same struggle, and developed habits and routines to help improve their productivity – from King Otto’s desire to shoot peasants each morning, to Anne Rice’s schedule of only writing at night.

With the exception of trying to execute your followers, it can be helpful to take some productivity cues from well-known historical figures, both past and present, and examine how they got the most out of each day.

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