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Today I'm going to go get some stuff done. I've got a huge to-do list, I'm going to pound through it all. I'm really excited actually. I know that's sad, most people are like, you get home from a long trip, you want to take the day off. I feel like I've been taking too many days off. I want to go and get some stuff done, that way I can relax and have some fun when we are in the UK, where I'm taking a legitimate week off. I won't even have, I'll have my laptop, but that's about it.

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Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson, and welcome to Marketing in your Car, or Quickies in your Car. Marketing Quickies, I'm still having an identity crisis. I'll figure this out soon. Hey everybody, hope everyone is doing amazing today. I just got back from most of my whirlwind trips around the world. I think I told you guys, two weeks ago I was in New Zealand, Australia, Phoenix all in seven days. From there I had a week home, then I went to Utah. My dad got put in the Utah Wrestling Hall of Fame. Then went to Denver, spoke at a GKIC event. We closed $200,000 in sales, which is always exciting and fun. Then went to Armand Morin’s event out in Phoenix again. The groups a lot smaller and I think I did about $24,000 in sales, something like that, not too bad. $225,000 or so in sales on the week, which is fun.

Now I'm back and I've got a week to be with my family and kids, and then we are packing up and flying to London to go have some fun. It's pretty cool. Right now I'm heading to the office to get come stuff done. The kids are all at school and it's a rainy, rainy day. I'm just excited to go and actually sit behind a computer with three monitors and work. I don't know about you, but I can't stand working on a laptop. I can't get stuff done, the screen's so tiny. I'm addicted to having three huge monitors.

In fact, I remember the very first time I went and met Rich Shefren, I went in his office and he had three of the thirty inch Mac monitors. I was like, "Dude, it feels like you're in a space ship!" He said there is some study that proved that the more desktop space you have, the more productive you are. Of course I had to, because the studies proved that that's how it works, I had to go get some. Anyway, I would never go back. I think one of the best things to do to increase your productivity is buy more monitors. I've given you all permission to get three, not one, not two, three thirty inch monitors, so you can get more stuff done, and you'll love it. If you don't want to get three, at least get two. You can just switch from one to two, it will change your world dramatically. Then when you go to three, you're just like, "I don't even know how people work on laptops." I honestly can't stand it.

I haven't gotten hardly anything done in the last two or three weeks, because of that. Today I'm going to go get some stuff done. I've got a huge to-do list, I'm going to pound through it all. I'm really excited actually. I know that's sad, most people are like, you get home from a long trip, you want to take the day off. I feel like I've been taking too many days off. I want to go and get some stuff done, that way I can relax and have some fun when we are in the UK, where I'm taking a legitimate week off. I won't even have, I'll have my laptop, but that's about it.

I'm excited. I have a question for you guys. Is it just me, or if all you guys are this way. I'm guessing you guys are like me. You probably all have horrible ADD. For the last, let me walk back, for the last twelve years of my business, this is how my process has been. I get an idea, and I focus on it and make a whole bunch of money, and as soon as it makes a bunch of money, I get bored. Then I go and I want to launch like ten things, and I launch like ten things. Then one or two of those ten things will make money, but then everything else suffers because of it. We never increase our income from it.

Then it gets worse, and worse, and worse, and I'm juggling a million things all at once. Then I finally decide to cut everything except the one thing that is making me money. I focus on that and it starts growing and it makes tons of money, everything is awesome again. Then I get bored and I'm like, "I'm going to launch like twenty new things." I launch like twenty new things, and one or two of them actually make any money, but everything else drops down. Then we start losing money, and then I start spiraling down. I get stressed out and then I cut everything again. I focus on one thing and it grows.

Have you guys done that before? That's been my pattern for twelve years now. It drives me crazy, but that's how my brain works. For example, right now a year and a half ago we started cutting everything. We cut our supplement. Everything outside of my coaching program, we cut so we could focus on Click Funnels. Guess what happened? Click Funnels grew and it's growing and it's doing amazing now. It is so hard now, because the more successful it is, and the more hands off and more automated it is, the more I want to do more things.

It's just hard. I want to have a supplement line I'm designing, I have this really cool real estate thing that I think is the greatest idea of all time. Real Estate slash air b and b thing that I want to do. Then I have all these things I want to do now and it's stressing me out because I know that if I do, everything else will collapse. I keep trying to push them off, and they keep nagging at me. They are these little ideas that are really good ideas, like everyone in and of itself, if we launched it this year, would do between three and five million dollars. I have no doubt in my mind. But at what cost?

I don't know what the answer is, you guys. This is my therapy session for the day. I have so much stuff I want to do and I know that if I do, then Click Funnels will, not that it's going to struggle, but my eye will be taking off that ball. I need to focus my eye on that ball. I owe it to my partners, my team, my friends, and to all of you guys who love Click Funnels. There's my conundrum. I'm sure you guys deal with that as well. I'm trying to figure out a happy medium between the two. I don't know what the answer is yet. I'm sure I'll find it eventually.

I just wanted to let you guys inside my brain for a little bit. I'm guessing that some of you guys are the same way. Based on this, I would tell you guys this, I'm guessing that most of you, if you are entrepreneurial, you have the same issue. Entrepreneurs are really bad at focusing on one thing. I remember in school, I used to always struggle, teacher would talk and I would say, "I can't even pay attention to what they are saying." I learned that if I would do multiple things, if I tapped my pencil and moved my fingers, and flip a coin in my hand when a teacher is talking, somehow magically I could pay attention. I couldn't just be sitting there quietly with my arms folded like they want you to do. I can't do that.

Most entrepreneurs can't. That's the trick, as an entrepreneur, if you're trying to focus and you can't, grab something in your hand. Start tinkering. Start moving. Start drawing. You have to be doing two or three things for you to be able to focus on one. It's weird. It's our super power, though, right? I'm guessing that most of you guys who are entrepreneurs that are listening to this are probably the same way, right? You get excited and you start focusing on a business that starts growing and you want to start tinkering all over the place.

What I would say, what I would coach Russell through, if I was coaching me, is just focus on one thing. Find something that you are passionate enough about that you can create new front ends and new things to drive all traffic and leads into that one thing. That's how, for the last twelve months, I've been able to focus on Click Funnels. It wasn't just Click Funnels, it was what other things can I create to bring people into Click Funnels? I was able to use my ADD super power to focus it on and towards that.

Just something to kind of help you guys to know that you're not alone. I do the same thing. Even like you would think after twelve years of this, I would be like, "Oh I can just focus." No, I can't. It's impossible. It's in our DNA, it's how our brains are wired up. It's not a bad thing, it's a good thing. It's why we are all crazy successful, because of that. It's just learning to harness that which can be really, really hard. If you are in that phase right now, I would say find something to focus on. What you focus on will grow. Then use your ADD to figure out multiple ways to make that thing grow and that becomes awesome.

The only other question, I don't have the answer to, is after you've done that and it's growing through multiple facets, then what? Do you launch a new supplement line or do you just not? These are the voices in my head yelling at me. Appreciate you guys. I hope you don't think I'm that weird. I hope you guys feel the same way, because it's hard. It's really tough. I'm going to go in there and focus today on things I need to do. Then slowly push forward some of those things that I probably shouldn't be doing, but keep me engaged and keep me excited. Keep me waking up in the morning. That's what we've got to do.

I appreciate all you guys. Thanks for listening to my rants, my rambles. I hope you get some value out of this. With that said, I'm going to check off. I'll talk to you guys all again very, very soon. Thanks everybody! Talk soon.

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