"Grab A Notepad And A Timer... I'm Going To Reveal To You
If you practice these three simple steps regularly, it will totally revolutionize the way you get things done in your life - guaranteed!
It's as if it awakens an unstoppable force inside you that's been asleep for way too long.
Take a look at them again, then take 30 seconds and allow the structure and purpose behind these three steps to sink in. You'll instinctively see the genius in the system.
I can say this without sounding like I'm bragging, because I didn't develop it, I'm just a true-believer in it.
Now, I can probably guess your next question...
Why Does It Work So Well?
I'm no psychologist, so I can't tell you for certain why this system works, but I can share with you what effect using it has on my brain in order to almost force it to want to take action on a consistent basis.
It boils down to fact that it uses these three key elements:
When these three elements are brought together, the synergy totally transforms the way you psychologically and emotionally look at all the things you have to do.
So much so, that after you've used it for a while, you almost feel yourself getting addicted to taking action.
I don't know about you, but that's a habit I can definitely live with!
Making The System Even Better
While the system itself is very powerful, when you use it every day, you begin noticing a few minor, pesky things about the manual approach that slow the process down a bit and make it feel clunky:
Because I personally experience the power of using this system, I knew others would benefit from it as well. But I also knew that some of these drawbacks, although seemingly minor, might either slow them down when using it, or prevent them from trying it altogether.
In addition, it's a well-established fact that the more your mind can visualize something, including your daily plan, the more real it becomes, and the more likely you are to take action on it.
Fortunately, in our day and age, all of these can be easily solved with technology - software.
So I set out on a mission to create software around the system with the following goals in mind:
Here's the very first drawing of what initially popped into my head, scribbled on a Post-it Note (which I almost threw away):
And here's the end-result...
Introducing: The Action Machine
How The Action Machine Lives Up To Its Name
The Action Machine
The story behind the creation of the original version of The Action Machine software is a case-study in itself.
It really demonstrates the kind of incredible results that are possible when using the concepts that are now built into The Action Machine.
I've got to say, I even surprised myself.
Here's the short story behind it.
NOTE: Follow-up information regarding the newest version (2.0) is below.
Day 1: The Initial Idea
Two weeks ago, on a Thursday, I decided to create a short, 10 minute video about the system you learned about at the top of this page. I created the video with the hope it would help anyone who would watch it get better results.
The next day (Friday) I woke up, went about my normal day as I always do, not really thinking much about the video I created the day earlier.
Then sometime in the early afternoon, I had a flash of inspiration out of nowhere that caused a warm feeling in my gut. It was one of those things you definitely pay attention to.
The inspiration I got is probably obvious to you; It was the idea to take the system I had shared in the video, and turn it into a piece of software, so that others could easily begin using it themselves.
I immediately grabbed a Post-it Note, and created the initial concept for the software (you saw this earlier).
Day 1 and 2: The Planning Process
With my Post-it Note in hand, that same day (Friday) I fired up my graphic software and started creating the graphical look and feel for my idea.
It's usually during this process that 90% of what goes into the final product becomes clearer to me.
As I designed buttons, and icons, and other interface elements, the actual functionality of the software 'came to life' in my mind - I began seeing what it needed to do, and how it needed to do it.
By Saturday afternoon, just 24 hours after my initial flash of inspiration, I had a fairly complete set of graphical elements that I was ready to bring to life in the form of software.
Day 2 - 5: Development & Testing
Surprising to a lot of people, all the software I develop is created using Adobe Flash. This surprises people because they had no idea you could use it this way. But having written 5 book on it for Adobe Press, it's the only way I know how to create software.
Anyway, by now, it's still Saturday afternoon when I open Flash for the first time to begin creating what is now The Action Machine.
I won't bore you with the details, but the next 3 days were spent importing my graphics into Flash, programming them to do certain things, and then testing all of it together in what you see as software.
As usually is the case when creating software, as I got into developing it, new features came to me, and every once and a while, something I had spent a considerable amount of time programming had to simply be scrapped for a better way.
At the end of 5 fairly normal days, I had a complete, tested, ready-to-install piece of software - The Action Machine.
I felt like I was on fire! I had never powered through a project so fast. But I was using the system I built into The Action Machine, and the results I was getting were astounding!
But I still had one more set of tasks to complete.
Day 5 - 11: Delivering The Software To You
With the finished software in hand, I was ready to move to the next stage of product development - getting it in your hands. So the next 6 days involved:
New With Version 2.0
Day 12 - 30: Completing A Major Upgrade
As soon as the original version of The Action Machine was released, requests for new features began to flood my inbox.
I literally received dozens upon dozens of emails with suggested improvements.
Some users wanted the software to generate reports, others wanted to be able to attach notes to actions, others still wanted to customize the look of the interface - and the list went on and on and on.
I immediately went to work on the next version, and when the dust settled 19 days later, the new version of The Action Machine had more than 25 fairly substantial improvements/new features.
All totalled, in just 30 days, The Action Machine went from an idea to version 2.0!
The overall end-result is the product you've been introduced to, and the site you're currently visiting.
In order to achieve these kinds of results, each step of the way, I had a clear idea of what I needed to do next, and how much time I had to do it. When each new task presented itself, I focused on it until it was done!
My purpose in sharing this experience with you is to demonstrate some of the results that are possible when using the productivity system that is now built into The Action Machine.
If I can go from an idea to a ready-to-use piece of software in just 5 days AND an upgraded version with dozens of new features less than 3 weeks later using this productivity system, imagine what you can do!
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