Get Productive – with Tony Hawk and Chase Ink Business Unlimited?

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My team and I were thrilled to travel to NYC for the launch of the Chase Ink? Business Unlimited Card, the small business credit card designed to give business owners financial solution that offers simple rewards that are easy to understand. The event focused on the best business tips and tricks on how to increase productivity and Chase brought top speakers in to chat with local small business owners Tony Hawk, legendary skateboarder, and entrepreneur, gave the keynote speech.

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Tony opened with this quote: “The definition of success, living the dream is doing something that you love and are passionate about!”

Tony has managed his time effectively to innovate skateboarding – while embracing challenges and failures. Tony emphasized the need to LOVE your work, which helps you FOCUS on the tasks at hand. He also discussed the importance of building a team to OUTSOURCE tasks. Finally, Tony shared how PERSEVERANCE helps him succeed in life and business.

He’s created his own mega-successful brand, including Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, Tony Hawk Signature sporting goods and toys, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, a skateboarding-simulation video game. A New York Times best-selling author and the creator of YouTube’s popular skateboarding destination, the Ride Channel, his Foundation has donated over $5.8 million to skatepark projects.

Jeff Hofmann, General Manager of Chase Ink, ended Tony’s session by opening the floor for audience questions. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can still watch it from Tony’s Facebook live.

After Tony’s presentation, we broke into workshop sessions. Brent Reinhard, Chief Marketing Officer for Chase Business Banking, lead a session on how to maximize your advertising budget and tips on designing a social media marketing plan for your small business and I led a workshop on “The New Paradigm of Productivity.”

The focus of our discussion was FLOW, an optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform our best. Jamie Wheal, creator of the Flow Genome Project, states that “When you’re in flow, your performance, creativity, and problem-solving spike as much as 400%.”

I led attendees through an exercise focused on identifying their core strengths and helping them align those strengths with their core skill-set. We identified “flow triggers” – the things that will help you tap into flow – and discussed what to delegate.

Here are three tips that can help YOU get in flow:

  1. Have a clear GOAL for your tasks and make sure that your strengths line up with what you’re doing
  2. FOCUS and eliminate distractions
  3. Let go of self-consciousness as you work

After the workshop sessions, I answered questions from attendees. It was exciting to hear their ‘ahas’ and give them additional direction on building powerful businesses. I even had a chance to sit down and do a deep dive with a few business owners. That gave me the opportunity to also help business owners push through common struggles getting in flow.

For example, one business owner felt like they could never get ahead. They felt like there was always more to do than time to do it. When we went through each category of work they were doing, it became clear they were trying to accomplish way too many goals at once.

To help them move forward, I suggested they read the book Essentialism, by Greg McKeown, and focus on only the biggest priorities in their business. Essentialism helps the overworked and overcommitted do less but accomplish more.

We then talked about the difference between an “opportunity” and a “distraction” to help them eliminate the distractions so they can have more time and energy to pursue the real opportunities. Sometimes what we think are opportunities are just shiny objects distracting us from the opportunities that can help us achieve our real goals.

Like all of us, if they focus on one or even two high-priority opportunities at once, they can achieve much more success than trying to do so many things at once.

In Conclusion . . .
It was great to team up with Chase Ink and show everyone how you can become more productive in your own small business by tapping into FLOW, getting ALIGNED, and PERSEVERING! Take action on these tips today, and you’ll be moving forward in no time.

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