A Business Odyssey - Nat Bruno

Musings of an entrepreneur's roadtrip throughout the U.S.

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Rules Equal Revenue

Restricting certain things in your life creates more of the important things in life - less distractions = more attention, less possessions = more freedom, less choices = more productivity and the list can go on and on… If you set rules to restrict yourself to fewer things to interact with and fewer decisions to make, you end up with more time, attention, and ultimately money.

Lately, I had been feeling overwhelmed and frustrated at my lack of progress on certain revenue goals for my businesses. I felt like I was treading water versus growing the business into what I envisioned. That was before I implemented my daily ritual (particularly the aspect of setting the top three tasks that I must complete that day). I was answering emails, creating spreadsheets of prospect lists, checking social media, and completing lots of tasks that did not generate revenue. One of the biggest time-wasters was social media, both on my phone and on my laptop (checking Twitter, Feedly, Pocket, Facebook).

I set the following rules for myself:

The 2009 Nomad Packing List

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Our most popular Life Nomadic article last year was our complete packing list. Since then we've learned a lot, made a lot of changes, and managed to pack a lot more into the same tiny amount of space.

There are a few areas where slight improvement could be made, which you'll hear me talk about in the video, but overall this collection of stuff represents everything a traveler needs to travel through just about anywhere on the planet, live comfortably, and keep connected.

I've consolidated most of the stuff I pack into an Amazon store, which you can access here: Life Nomadic Store. If you use that link, or the Amazon links below, I get a commission. Other good places to buy this sort of gear are ebay and outdoor shops like REI and MEC, although neither store carries most of the gear.

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