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This is the sixth article in the series: The 7 Essential Elements of Productivity. Read the other articles and get email updates for the final post in the series.

Outside forces have a way of making or breaking you. I previously discussed the need for focus and killing off distractions, and nothing eliminates an obnoxious distraction faster than a new environment.

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I wish I could say that you and I have the ability to get work done anywhere we go and under any circumstance, no matter how distracting or unpredictable the location may be. But, that’s just not the case.

Where you are plays an enormous role in how focused, effective, and productive you are, no matter what your task is or how important it may be.

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How well do you communicate? This week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast features an interview with my wife, Tessa Sanders. We discuss dominating the DiSC Profile and how it can dramatically boost your productivity by communicating more effectively with others.

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If all else fails, kill the distractions. It can be that simple. But, we all know that focusing on one thing can be incredibly more challenging than that simple statement leads us to believe.

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About a year ago I was listening to an interview of Dan Miller, author of many books including 48 Days to the Work You Love. Dan was asked about the most effective productivity strategy he was currently implementing.

Without hesitating, Dan quickly replied, “Focused blocks of time.”

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Inversion (hanging upside down) is unique, magical, and powerful. In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I share how to get more done with gravity boots.

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We all have a lot to learn from Godzilla. To be incredibly productive (and achieve our goal of world domination), we need a plan. But, not just any plan. We need the absolute best, most thorough plan we have ever seen.

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Planning is dicey. On the one hand, we all need to do it. On the other, the planning process can consume a huge chunk of our time if we’re not careful.

In order to maximize our ability to get the most done, we have to learn how to plan with three critical ingredients.

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Are you as productive as possible? This week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast features an interview with David Allen, founder and author of the Getting Things Done productivity methodology.

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This is the third article in the series: The 7 Essential Elements of Productivity. Read the other articles and get email updates for the rest of the series.

As much as I hate being pressured to do anything, nothing causes me to focus more in the moment and execute more effectively than an important and urgent deadline. Right now, as I write this article, I have the E.gg timer ticking in the background of my browser, just waiting for me to admit defeat.

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Though it seems true that some people thrive under pressure while others simply just panic, having a hard deadline on an important task is incredibly effective for EVERYONE — that includes you.

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How do you use your precious morning hours? In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I share an effective personal development strategy using morning workshops to get the most out of your reading.

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Owls are famously known for being wise. They have a fierce facial expression, eyes that look deep into your soul, and a keen ability to hunt at night. These stunning creatures have an incredible amount of maturity, focus, and wisdom.

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Wisdom is crucial for being more productive, whether you a nocturnal hunting machine or an ambitious early-riser. Knowing what to do, when to do it, and why you’re doing it at all is foundational for making the most productive decisions when they matter most.

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Be honest, how much time do you spend on Facebook, Reddit, and the New York Times? This week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast features an interview with Warren Benedetto, creator of the StayFocusd Chrome Extension.

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