Testing the Power of Deadlines – On Myself

Testing The Power Of Deadlines – Deadlines are that bitter-sweet thing - you can't be bothered to honor them, but feel great when you do, which makes them one of the pillars of productivity. :) Well, I'm going to test some deadlines and challenges on myself.

Testing The Power Of Deadlines – Deadlines are that bitter-sweet thing - you can't be bothered to honor them, but feel great when you do, which makes them one of the pillars of productivity. :) Well, I'm going to test some deadlines and challenges on myself.I like working under deadlines.

It’s a bitter-sweet feeling when you are faced with a deadline – you can’t find the inner motivation or strength to push through whatever it is you are doing, especially if it’s a boring task, or if you don’t see the purpose clearly.

But on the other hand, you know that if you push through and honour that deadline, you’re gonna feel great!

When I look back and analyse the stuff I did indeed complete, regardless of how boring it has been sometimes, there was always a key ingredient – his Majesty The Deadline.

Thus I use every possible opportunity to jump onto something interesting or intriguing when a deadline is involved, and so I bought the Quick Start Challenge 3.0, the product created by Dean Holland, Chris Crawford and Robert Phillips.

It’s a course on the methods used by these gentlemen to develop businesses online, and it involves 1 challenge/deadline per week, for 4 weeks in total.

I find this worth testing, one of the reasons being that Mr Holland, as the legend goes, was at this low point in life in 2008. He was $60,000 in debt, tried all sorts of businesses online, but failed. Then he enrolled into Alex Jeffrey’s coaching program, and never looked back.

Today Mr Holland has a very developed business that involves multiple sales funnels, coaching etc. and this seemed to be a nice opportunity to peek a little inside his sales funnel. And of course, to subject myself to some deadlines and weekly challenges.

So the test starts this week, and I will keep you posted. 🙂

21 Comments

  • Roy Miller

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    I could not agree with you more. I am the type of person that performs better under pressure. This Quick Start Challenge certainly is a race for me. Being a “newbie” everything takes longer for me. I am committed to finishing the Challenge!

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 19, 2015

      Thanks, Roy! Deadlines and pressure are sometimes the best combination. 🙂

  • Patrick

    Reply Reply July 15, 2015

    I hear you…deadlines should be embraced! I always do my best work when I put an end point on a project. Good luck on the QSC!

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 19, 2015

      Thanks, Patrick – all the best with the QSC to you too!

  • Eric

    Reply Reply July 15, 2015

    Deadlines work wonders, IF you have the motivation to do the work. Try and make stricter and stricter deadlines to get you to move quicker but be careful if you do too strict a deadline you may fall prey to the what the hell phenomenom, basically you give up before starting because you don’t think you can do it.

    You still need to have the desire and believe you can do it and a tight deadline to speed that up. Good luck!

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 19, 2015

      Could not agree more, Eric – the overwhelm can be huge sometimes, thanks!

  • Simon Narracott

    Reply Reply July 17, 2015

    From the blogroll it looks like there were over 350 of us that actually made it this far. I am looking forward to seeing how we progress over the next 3 weeks, especially the part that wants us to write a good post every day. And as for doing a video? still it looks like you are off to a good start here.
    Simon

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 19, 2015

      Thanks, Simon – there is definitely quite a buzz created by the QSC, I like the activity and the productivity of all out QSC friends! 🙂

  • mark

    Reply Reply July 17, 2015

    I like the look of your website/blog here. Great name–Eprofit Method. I also just finished reading this post and wanted to wish you much success with the Quick Start Challenge. I am enrolled in it too. I look forward to following your progress.

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 19, 2015

      Thanks a lot Mark, all the best with your Quick Start Challenge too!

  • Steven Brough

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Hi, its Steven here from QSC,

    Great post. We get motivated when we set goals and push ourselves to meet those goals. Good luck on your journey.

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 19, 2015

      Hi Steven, thanks a lot – good luck with the QSC to you too!

  • Kevin Barham

    Reply Reply July 20, 2015

    Deadlines are great for staying on track.
    If it’s a big task then I break it down into smaller tasks. Each time I check off one of those mini-tasks it keep s me motivated to keep moving forward.

    Good luck for week 3
    ~Kevin

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 20, 2015

      Hi Magic Finger Snap Kevin! 🙂 Could not agree more, there is an addictive sense of accomplishment of these mini tasks, thanks and all the best on your journey, look forward to sharing!

  • Colin Eade

    Reply Reply July 20, 2015

    Hi Oggie
    Great post – deadlines are great and really do help you to ‘up your game’ as long as the deadline doesn’t stress you out. Good job buddy – every success with your future.
    Regards
    Colin

    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 20, 2015

      Hi Colin, thanks a lot for stopping by – all the best to you too!

  • Barbara Dowling

    Reply Reply July 20, 2015

    Hi Oggie,
    I am with you…deadlines absolute motivate me! I feel the sense of urgency and do not want to be embarrassed by not doing what I was supposed to do. The other thing that also helps push me is having to report to a coach or an accountability partner. Great article! Good luck with the challenge and lots of success with your business!
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  • Yes, having deadlines work for me too. Otherwise I would just leave it until I have the time to get to it, but we all know the time never comes.

    I really love joining this Quick Start Challenge, because I am now learning a simple and structured step-by-step method that will actually work.
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    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 24, 2015

      Thanks Christine, and the QSC community is a great motivation booster too. 🙂 all the best for your business too!
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  • Shaneman

    Reply Reply August 25, 2015

    Hi Oggie,

    I read somewhere on another blog about the idea of using a timer that makes a sound after a certain period of time.

    This is something I think I will do as I know that when the timer goes off with its alarm – I want to be happy and feel that I did my best and focused on that one task only during that amount of time.

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