Happy Monday!

It’s another rainy day here in Central Ontario. That means it’s a good day to put my head down and get some work done. I didn’t do nearly as much work as I thought I might over the weekend, and that means I have to really focus on my list and start getting things done.

Here’s what I have for you today…

Today’s Read: 3 Habits That Help Successful People Stay Focused

Distractions are everywhere these days, and if you’re not careful, they can make it very hard to stay focused. And that means your productivity, and your overall effectiveness also suffer when it comes to getting things done.

Everyone likes to blame the internet and being connected for their distractions, but there are so many more ways we can be distracted, including other people and our own tendency to procrastinate. Someone said to me the other day that it’s like we dawdle our lives away five minutes at a time, and I have to agree with them.

It’s really amazing how quickly time can get away from you if you’re not focused. Just this morning, I sat down to create this post knowing I had an hour to get it done. By the time I’d made a cup of tea, fed the cat, answered an email that needed immediate attention, and decided what to write about, I had about 20 minutes left before my timer went off. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t write quickly enough to get a whole post done in 20 minutes.

The worst part of this example is that I know what to do to help keep me focused. I just don’t do it often enough, or consistently enough to get the results I want. And that’s become a huge issue for me.

So for me, the question becomes one of how to overcome these bad habits. For others it can be that they don’t know where to start. Fortunately, there are lots of successful examples of what successful people do to stay focused and achieve their goals.

Here are three habits that successful people have that you can adopt too…


Featured Partner Pick For Today

The Brilliant Biz and Life Academy from Leonie Dawson is open for new members, but only for the next few days. I joined this last summer and feel like I would be doing you a huge disservice if I didn’t share it with you!

In a nutshell, with The Brilliant Biz and Life Academy, Leonie is giving you everything she has created and will create this year! Here’s just a peek at what you’ll find inside:

  • Sales Star e-course (usually $297)
  • 40 Days To Create & Sell Your E-Course (usually $197)
  • 40 Days To Finish Your Book e-course (usually $197)
  • Money, Manifesting & Multiple Streams of Income e-course (usually
  • $197)
  • Marketing Without Social Media workshop (usually $99)
  • Get Organised! course (usually $99)
  • Work Less, Earn More workshop (usually $99)
  • How To Hire & Manage A VA workshop (usually $99)
  • How To Heal & Prevent Burnout (usually $66)
  • Behind The Scenes of a Multi-Millionaire’s Finances (usually $7)
  • My Brilliant Year Business e-workbook (usually $9.95)
  • My Brilliant Year Life e-workbook (usually $9.95)
  • Goal Getter To Do List Planner (usually $9.95)
  • Goal Getter Weekly Planner (usually $9.95)
  • Calm Christmas Planner (usually $10)
  • SALT romance novella (usually $3)
  • BONUS: Monthly Business Basics workshops (usually $1200)
  • BONUS: Monthly group coaching calls with Leonie (valued at $997)

You’ll also get a series of monthly expert workshops, and new essential business trackers, planners and spreadsheets every month! And these are the same templates, planners and spreadsheets she uses in her own business! Yes please!

See everything that’s included for only $99/year here. There’s only a few more days to get in before it closes to new members again, on Friday, June 16 AUS time (That works out to about 10 p.m. Thursday night Eastern Time so you’ll have to be quick if you want in!)


Partner Deals Ending Today

ENDS MONDAY!! I’m still pretty hyped about the 365 Sales System from Kevin Fahey. I bought it and have been through all the videos, and will be starting to implement this weekend.

I picked up so many little gems on email marketing, back-end monetization, and even a couple of really good tips on how to use Thrive Themes (and that’s just the beginning).

Here’s what’s included:

  • Module #1 – Introduction
  • Module #2 – The No Launch Model
  • Module #3 – The Automation Model
  • Module #4 – The Fiestas Model
  • Module #5 – The Membership Model
  • Module #6 – The Bump Offer & Multi-Network Model
  • Module #7 – The Affiliate List Module

ENDS MONDAY!! 20 Short Reports from Ekit Hub was yesterday’s featured partner pick for a couple of reasons… 1 – because at $17 (but only through Monday, June 12) that’s less than a buck a report, so it’s an absolutely ridiculously good deal; and 2 – because short reports and mini classes are going to feature so heavily in my new adventure, that it’s just too good a deal to pass up.

Not only do you get these 20 short reports, but you’ll also get the “Grow Your Biz with Short Reports” guide as well, so you’ll know exactly what to do with them. They’ve even put a list of things you can use them for right on the sales page.

See all 20 titles and grab your bundle here


Other Partner Deals You May Like

Content Accelerators Closing for the Summer – Catherine is doing some branding of her Content Accelerators site this summer. She’s offering you the chance to save 40% on anything in the shop through Friday, June 16 when you use coupon code RENOSALE. You’ll also have to download anything you want to keep from the sight by then as well as there will be no access at all during the rebrand.


NEW!! Alessandro has a new release this week. In Recipes Prompts Empire, he’s sharing with you a collection of 360 Chat GPT prompts that are specifically designed to give you a different recipe anytime you use them.


NEW!! Michelle has a new Home Canning Planner Journal available this week. Use coupon code CANNING to save 50% through Friday, June 16. This package comes with 31 pages in both Canva and PowerPoint options for easy editing. I have to tell you, as I was looking down the list of pages included, all I could see was my mom in the kitchen at our summer cottage making jams, pickles, and tomato sauce. I might have to buy this just for the memories it brings back for me.


NEW!! Jenn at Planning Addicts has a new Productivity Hacks Workbook on sale this week. Use coupon code GETITDONE to save 50% through June 14. It includes 22 pages that cover productivity techniques, getting things done, overcoming blocks, and much more.


ON SALE!! Sales Funnel Profits from Coach Glue is on sale this week. Use promo code 50 to save 50% through Thursday, June 15. In this DFY course you will get everything you need to take the mystery out of creating sales funnels for your customers and clients. The four course lessons include:

  • Lesson 1: Choose the Right Low-Touch, High-ROI Offer–and Get Rich on Autopilot
  • Lesson 2: Price Your Offer Perfectly & Get People to Snap Up Your Offer Fast–and Early
  • Lesson 3: Map Out Your Automated Profit-Boosting Funnel
  • Lesson 4: How to Effortlessly Flood Your Funnel with the Right Leads

NEW!! The Confidence Power Mindset is JR Lang’s latest mega package of DFY content. It includes an ebook, 2 reports, 28 articles, a 30-day Challenge, affirmations, and much more.


NEW!! How to Draw Mystical Star Animals Templates and Graphics from Gabby is available this week. Use coupon code STARMAGIC12 to save $12 through Saturday, June 17. The package includes:

  • 20 Mystical Star Animal Graphics in PNG, JPG, and SVG formats at 300 DPI in 2048 px x 2048 px
  • Each graphic comes with Canva ‘How to Draw’ Templates with the steps of how to draw each animal in image-by-image and steps
  • Step-by-step instructions making it easy to draw each animal.
  • Commercial use rights enabling creators to sell their products incorporating our graphics.

NEW!! Three new mini packs from Piggy Makes Bank for June. Each one includes 5 Articles, 5 Emails, eBook Compilation, 5 Social Media Posts and 5 social media images. Use coupon code 10JUNE23 to save $10 on each one.

How to Find the Right VA for Your Business

Five Healthier Ways to Reduce Stress

Powerful People Skills Everyone Needs


NEW!! Fun Summer Printables from Sue at Createful Journals.

Sue’s been on a roll lately! She’s just added two new summer printables to her shop and you can save on both through Friday, June 16.

Scavenger Hunt Pack – use coupon code SCAVENGER to save $3

Family Summer Bucket List – use coupon code SUMMER to save $3

These are both popular topics that are selling well on Etsy right now.


STILL A GREAT DEAL!! Massive 276 Product PLR Fire Sale from Alice is on this week. The price went up a little because there are now 276 products included in this huge amount of archived content from her as part of a fundraiser for a new business venture. Find out what she’s planning, and everything that’s included in this massive bundle here: Alice’s Massive Fire Sale and did I mention… it’s only $50 for the whole lot!


ENDS TOMORROW!! Content Marketing Essentials from Content Sparks. Sharyn has put 10 of her best content marketing products on sale for the weekend. Choose one, or choose them all and save 50% – no coupons required through June 13. The products included in the sale are:

  • How to Use Content Marketing to Build Your Brand – White Label Course with Sales Funnel
  • Expressing Your Brand Voice – White Label Course with Sales Funnel
  • Expressing Your Brand Voice – Upgrade Pack – Module Quizzes & Sales Page Copy
  • How to Create a Realistic Content Marketing Plan – White Label Course with Sales Funnel
  • Content Design Essentials – Workshop / Webinar
  • Content Design Essentials – Expansion Pack – Planner, Assessment, and more
  • Live Video Marketing –  White Label Course with Sales Funnel
  • Content Management Bootcamp – White Label Course with Sales Funnel
  • Small Business SEO Masterclass – White Label Course with Sales Funnel
  • Small Business SEO Masterclass – Upgrade Pack – Module Quizzes & Sales Page Copy

I’ll be checking my inventory of Sharyn’s content to see which ones I need to pick up for sure!


Coping With Your Emotions Workbook Template from MaryJo is available and on sale this weekend. Save $25 with coupon code EMOTIONS12 through June 19. This template is intended to help your audience spark positive transformations by promoting emotional wellness. The topics covered include:

  • Identifying emotions
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Cultivating self-awareness
  • Encouraging a balance mindset

NEW!! Advanced Fillable PDF Creation Course from Sasha is available now. In this training you will learn how to:

  • Create a form that can reset
  • Understand, and add Javascript, to your product
  • Embed fonts into a PDF so that the user doesn’t need to have the same fonts on their computer to use the product
  • Apply all of these techniques to create a hand lettering worksheet for kids (these are SUPER popular on websites such as Etsy and Teachers Pay Teachers)

ENDS TOMORROW!! Botanical Bliss Self Care and Affirmation Card Bundle from Roxy is on sale this week. Use coupon code BOTANICAL50 to save 50% through Tuesday, June 13. It includes 54 pages filled with prompts, activities, and exercises that encourage deep exploration and intentional self-care practices. Also includes 24 self-care affirmation cards.


Freebies

FREE!! 120 Printable Ideas That Are Popular on Etsy from Carmen – use coupon code 120PRINTABLE through June 13 to get it free.

FREE!! Magical Garden Celestial Graphic Set from Design Cuts

Free! Etsy Digital Product Mockups from MaryJo at Cool Bean Design are available now. There are 10 different layouts in the set, editable in Canva, and come with a personal use license.

Free Personal Development Newsletter Pack from Publish for Prosperity. It includes 4 articles, 3 newsletter layouts, and affirmation and quote graphics to get you started. You could easily set up the layouts with your own style and branding, and then add any of your own or other DFY content to create your own newsletter series.

10 Free Achieving Work-Life Balance Inspirational Graphics from Publish for Prosperity

Free Lavender and Teal Digital Papers from D’vorah

Free Goal-Setting Pack with Article, Checklist & Poster from Ekit Hub

Free Goal-Setting Printables Pack from Ekit Hub

6 Free Canva Templates from Kate Danielle

Free Self-Employment PLR from Cheri at Grow Your Blog with PLR includes 3 articles and 3 emails.

Freebie of the Week from The Hungry Jpeg (changes each Wednesday)

Free Design of the Week from Design Bundles (changes each Friday)

Free Font of the Week from Font Bundles (changes each week)

Daily Freebies from Creative Fabrica


That’s it for me this afternoon. It’s still pouring down rain here, so I’m going to make some soup for dinner, and get some work done this evening.

Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!

About the author, Ruth Bowers

I'm a self-styled creative soulpreneur who loves that she gets to play with words and pictures for a living. My friends call me the "Repurposing Queen" because I'm always coming up with new ways to use and reuse DFY Content. And I love sharing what I find with you too!

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