What I Learned From Online Marketing Superstar Gavin Mountford!

December 14, 2010 by  
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Are you productive in your daily online activity?  Most of us would probably answer yes to that question without hesitating.  However, if you really look at how you are spending your day, how much are you really getting done?  Do you have days where it seems like you were busy but you didn’t get anything accomplished?  You may be busy, but not productive.  Those are two entirely different things!

I recently watched a webinar given by Gavin Mountford called “Doubling Your Online Productivity and it definitely opened my eyes.  You see, I thought I was extremely productive until I tuned into Gavin and listened to what he had to say on the subject.  In this video, I share a few of the tips from Gavin that have already made a big difference on how I plan my day.  He also taped the webinar and you can view it here.  Also be sure to check out Gavin at http://gavinmountford.com/ for more great marketing ideas and information.

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I hope you picked up a few tips on how you can make your online time more productive.  The information in this video is only a small bit of what was shared on the complete webinar which I would encourage all of you to watch when you get a chance.  Please leave me a comment and share some of your time saving ideas, and as always, feel free to share this with all of your friends.

To Your Success,


61 Responses to “What I Learned From Online Marketing Superstar Gavin Mountford!”
  1. Val Wilcox says:

    Such great, easy tips that easily can be implemented. I thought you were going to have ideas that would be more difficult to follow. These tips on distractions & writing things down are definitely ones I can get behind. The taking of breaks I already do. Yeah, I’m winning! LOL

    I look forward to hearing more in Gavin’s webinar. I appreciate you for being willing to share that when it becomes available.

    Val 🙂
    The Past is the Past – http://www.valwilcox.com/the-past-is-the-past/
    P.S. my Comment Luv is not working properly – 🙁

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Val – Yes this was an awesome webinar with so many more tips than I mentioned so I will be sure to get that link for you when it is ready! Thank You!

  2. David Paul says:

    Simply Brilliant Glyna,

    You can’t go wrong when sharing idea from top notch trainers like Gavin.

    One tool that I have used to really Make Sure I am focused and effective in my daily routine is Simpleology.com. The pros of this program are that the 101 course is free and it is all about taking full control of your #1 assest, your time. The drawbacks are that you are going to get pitched to buy more (lots more), and you will get many emails.

    Take Care,

    David Paul
    the Follow Your Bliss guy
    David Paul´s last blog post ..6 Steps to Finding Your Bliss following your bliss

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – Gavin is awesome! Thank you for the tip about Simpleology – I will have to check it out!

  3. John Million says:

    As someone who spends all day with online marketing these are some very helpful tips. Often it’s the simplest tips that make the biggest impact. Turning everything else off is extremely important, as is taking breaks, though neither are always possible depending on company policies. Writing things down, however, is something anyone can do no matter the situation. Something you or your readers might want to try is an experiment I’ve been doing lately: not only do I write everything down, I’ve been trying to write down tasks. If I have an idea, it’s one thing to just write it down, and I find I often leave that idea sitting on a sticky note or in a notebook. Instead, I’ll rethink it as a task and drop it in my Google calendar a few days from now on a day that’s not too busy. Suddenly a general idea like “maybe I can get some sales with this keyword group I hadn’t thought of before” becomes an actionable task like “research new keyword group feasibility” or “start new keyword group with $50 test budget.”

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You know – you bring up a very good point John! It sounds like you have a great system there and is something I am going to keep in mind in the future. If it is scheduled it might stick more:) Thanks

  4. Aloha Glyna,
    Great tips! Sometimes it’s the simple ones which we forget to mention. Thank you so much for sharing. Much aloha 🙂
    Kellie Hosaka´s last blog post ..The Greatest Gift You Can Give To Yourself

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are welcome Kellie! Yes – sometimes a little reminder is all we need:) Thank you!

  5. Aloha Glyna, I enjoyed your post and your video clip. Gosh.. a 60/30 plan, I better start backing off my work time..Lol glad I came by and thanks for sharing. Lanikee.com 🙂 I’ll check Gavin site, thx for the referral.

    PS..come by sometime. Mahalo and Happy Holidays!
    Lani Kee – Mind Mapping Techniques´s last blog post ..3 Free Online Tools By Camtasia- Google And Microsoft

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Lani – thank you for your comment and I will definitely check out your website!

  6. Hey Glyna,

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information on Gavin. I am cheking him out right after I finish writing this post.

    Thanks for sharing
    Eldridge DuFauchard´s last blog post ..I Love Inspiring You!

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are welcome Eldridge! Gavin is awesome – I have learned so much from him:) Thanks

  7. I remember visiting a friend who has written many books. He would typically work 50 min and take 10 min off while writing. He literally left the house and went out in the yard, ate an apple, and looked at the flowers for several minutes before going back in and resuming work. Whether that, or the 60-60-30, I wonder if I have the discipline?!! I tend to be a one-track-minder although I know it’s not so healthy. Oooops just had an idea… better write it down. Maybe there is a business in a Readers Digest Newsletter of condensed one page summaries of of guru webinars. Now wouldn’t that save all of us a lot of time?
    Richard Goutal´s last blog post ..Passion Plus a Pinch of Collaboration The Power Behind The Home Entrepreneur

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Haha – yes it definitely would Richard! Thanks for your comment.

  8. Curt Bizelli says:

    Hi Glyna, I pray you had an excellent birthday the other day. Yes, Gavin is an intelligent man. I’ve yet to get to know him well, but I have seen some of his videos via TSA, and he knows what he’s doing. Its funny you don’t write things down because I’m the complete opposite. I grew up being a “writer at heart” so I learned quickly to write everything down. I’M WARNING YOU: There is a downside to that too. You can become to cluttered with notes everywhere. I have notebooks coming out of my ears (lol), and I think it makes me a little “less” productive sometimes. I’ve found using a simple note tool in the computer is usually a better bet, but even there I end up with a lot of notes. Thanks for the tips. Keep doing whatcha doing! God Bless, Curt
    Curt Bizelli´s last blog post ..The Power of Syndication! How To Receive More Traffic- Comments and Sharing on-of your Blog!

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Curt – Thank you for the bday wishes! I also appreciate the tip on using the note tool on the computer – you are right – sticky notes everywhere can get overwhelming too. I appreciate your feedback:)

  9. Linda G. Cox says:

    I really enjoyed your movie!
    I am going to follow your (Gavin’s) advice! It’s not the first time I’ve heard it, I must be ready or maybe you trimed it down to do-able! Only 3 simple things –
    Thank you!
    Linda G. Cox´s last blog post ..Fiverr- A Place Where Creativity is Available for only 5!

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are welcome Linda! Thank you for stopping by.

  10. I appreciate Gavin’s words of wisdom too.I didn’t get on this webinar but it looks like I missed a great one.I agree with turning things off.When I forget and I am making a video…Phone rings every time.Thanks for sharing Glyna.
    Beverly Monical´s last blog post ..Why Do You Work From Home

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Oh – I know! Making videos is the worst! You are right – if everything isn’t turned off you are guaranteed you will have “ringing” right before you finish the video:) Thanks Beverly!

  11. I need to turn things off, especially my instant messages. I have Yahoo and MSN Messenger. Those are my biggest disruptions. Email too. I am good at writing things down and making lists. That helps a lot. I like the idea of blocks of time for focus, then taking breaks. Thanks to you and Gavin for giving us these reminders.
    Melodie Kantner´s last blog post ..What Abundance Have You Attracted In 2010

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    It is so easy to get distracted when we have all of those ways of communicating. I feel like I must be missing something if I don’t keep looking at it – but that is the problem for me:) It makes concentrating on important things almost impossible. Thank you for your comment Melodie!

  12. Glyna,

    Gavin is an expert at helping people and your video tips are easy to understand and implement. It is so easy to think you are being productive until you pay attention to how many things take you off focus on your goals.

    Lori Robertson´s last blog post ..How Much Money Have You Made In You Network Marketing Business

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I know! I always thought I was organized and pretty productive until I listed to this webinar! Gavin really opened my eyes and helped me make great strides! Thank you Lori

  13. Hi Glyna,

    You know, I missed Gavin’s presentation and now I’m sorry! I will be sure to listen to the recorded webinar! I really do need to write things down Glyna and I am sure that would help tremendously! Another thing I don’t do is take breaks…..I eat at my desk and go to bed way too late!

    Boy, Mentor Mama is a mess! I will work on implementing this advice!

    Mentor Mama

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are so funny Mentor Mama! Yes – you need to take breaks! I know how easy it is to work 24/7 on all this network marketing stuff – it is addicting! Thanks

  14. Helen Peart says:

    Great information. So simple but most of us do not do it. I know I need to make my time be more productive. I will be differently taking notes. Thanks for sharing the information.
    Helen Peart´s last blog post ..Want to share Learn WordPresscom

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are welcome Helen! Thank you for your nice comment!

  15. Christina says:

    Hi Glyna,
    This was a great video with so many good tips… thanks for sharing with us! I’m going to write them down and put them to use.
    You have a great blog and I will be coming back to visit!
    Thanks a bunch,
    Christina´s last blog post ..Jing It! Free Screen Capture Tool That Rocks!

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I am glad you like it Christina – and I will definitely take a look at what you have going at christinayork.com too. Thank You!

  16. Linnea says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Great post and yes, these are tips that work really well. Especially the 60-60-30. I’ve done that for a while and find that it gives greater concentration during the work intervals and provides a refreshed brain due to the breaks. You might even find that using a simple kitchen timer (e.g. egg timer) will further accelerate this plan. It allows you to totally let go of watching the clock to stay on track. Just “set it and forget it”.

    Also, regarding notebooks; (I have notebooks or paper pads everywhere!) Quite some time back I purchased a few of the Moleskin books (found in most bookstores or online) in various sizes. My faves are the little ones that can easily go everywhere including my purse. Now I have a place to capture thoughts no matter where I am. Check out those little books, they are truly wonderful!

    ~ Linnea

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Linnea – I will definitely check out the moleskin books because I definitely need some smaller notebooks to carry around:) Thank you for the tip

  17. Hi Glyna,

    Thanks for sharing Gavin’s tips. They were great! I missed that webinar. I am hot on the trail for becoming more wisely productive instead of just productive! These tips will fit in great! Thanks!
    Lesly Federici´s last blog post ..If You Train Yourself

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Gavin’s webinar is a great place to start then Lesly:) I highly recommend it! Thank You

  18. It is hard for me to turn my e-mail off but I do this sometimes. I missed this webinar but I think I read a recap or something on his blog. I agree, Gavin is pretty amazing. Lists are very important! I have to make lists or nothing gets done. I wonder how many good ideas are lost every day because they don’t get written down.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I wonder the same thing Nicole – or in my case – how many sleepless nights. I tend to keep things swirling in my head and can’t go to sleep! Looks like I need a notebook by the bed! Thanks

  19. Great tips Glyna. You can never have enough productivity advice!! I’ve seen this advice with scheduling your day in three 90 minute blocks. I’ll have to catch Gavin’s webinar as I missed this one somehow.

    Thanks Glyna,

    Wendy Hewlett´s last blog post ..Getting Started in Network Marketing – Module 1

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – take time to watch the whole thing if you can Wendy – great stuff! Thanks

  20. Glyna, I LOVE the law of attraction, and I’ll tell you why! First of all, I came to your blog and everything LOOKED SO GREAT that I didn’t know where to start! However, I suddenly saw the name of Gavin Mountford and thought, I have to read that post as I JUST came from his blog!

    I too was on that original webinar, and it is still resonating with me! Just watching your video now reminded me to TURN EVERYTHING ELSE OFF while I’m working on a specific project, and I had already forgotten that! Thanks so much for the reminder!!

    You have a great video presence! I’m so glad you’re using it!! 🙂

    Till the next time…

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thank you so much for all of your kind words Lorri! I really appreciate you!

  21. Susan Redmon says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Thanks for sharing Gavin’s tips! Staying focused and reducing distractions…making a list…and taking breaks certainly makes the work of online marketing run more smoothly.

    Jim Rohn advised people to keep a journal of thoughts. Clearing one’s mind of random thoughts by writing them down is another great way to reduce distractions. Simply park your ideas in a journal until it’s time to turn them into projects. That way you can remain focused on the project at hand.

    Enjoyed your video!

    Have a great day,
    Susan Redmon´s last blog post ..Free Article Marketing Training- How to hit the 1st page of Google

  22. Thanks for sharing Glyna; I totally agree with you my friend. Gavin is an awesome productivity coach; and a great marketer. I loved that webinar, and I came away with that thought as well about writing things down regularly and time blocking for high productivity.

    Thanks again for sharing my friend.

  23. Hi Glyna,

    You’ve really spurred some interest with this post. Great topic and post I must add. Gavin is a good influence and person to follow when it comes to time management. Time is our most precious commodity in life. Mastering how we best use it, really is key.

    Mike Sweeney – TSA
    MIke Sweeney Talks Legitimate Home Businesses´s last blog post ..Legitimate Home Businesses 6 Myths To Niche Research

  24. Glyna,
    What great tips. Thank you. Actually, I was happy to see that I actually do 3 of the 4 items you listed. I do turn off the phone or not answer it. I do not work on emails while I am involved in a project, e.g., writing an article or blog post. I do take breaks.

    But I have not scheduled my time in 60, 60, 30. I find that difficult because something I get so involved in something that it takes longer than expected. Sometimes I read my emails and I am invited to schedule an interview, write my profile, respond to a new or potential client – and that suddenly takes priority over whatever I had been planning to do because there is an immediacy to it.

    And no matter how organized and productive I attempt to be, sometimes (like the past few days) some sort of fiasco just devours my time. For the past few days my time was usurped by my new computer crashing. All my productivity plans went out the window as I spent hours on the phone with a SONY tech, an HP tech, Comcast – not to mention all the time I spent by myself re-installing programs and websites, etc.

    This online world is sometimes like a whirlwind of activity and sometimes overwhelmingly frustrating where I just want to sit and cry – but I know I have to handle the current dilemma.

    Dr. Erica Goodstone´s last blog post ..The Now Habit – Do YOU Have It

  25. Hi Glyna
    I am the master of distraction! You have found some great tips that will help us to focus on line….I remember a seminar when the guy said he had a commitment to write a book…had an advance and everything…but took some great procrastination time out to buy a new desk, a new chair, a new computer….preparing the physical things so he could concentrate on writing his cool new book. What happened…he became so distracted he missed his deadlines!

    There is a different discipline in working from home. There is no boss around to keep an eye on you. You are the boss! So hsving personal discipline, getting things in perspective, focussing on what needs to be done, is absolutely essential to make it work.

    Thank you

    peter chapman´s last blog post ..Linking Your Blog With Facebook

  26. Rick Lelchuk says:

    It is sooooo important to either take care of something immediately before it’s replaced by something else. If I think I’ll remember it an alarm goes off in my head to grab a pen.
    I like the scheduling part. As a matter of fact when I finish this comment I am off TSA and on to a new course I just purchased.
    Have a great day and thanks for your informative post.
    Rick Lelchuk´s last blog post ..Comment on Diabetes and the Body by Hazel-Ann La Fortune

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are so right Rick. That is one of the most important things I do now too. I have to write everything down or it gets lost in the mayhem:) Thanks

  27. Trevor says:


    I think that you have summed this up very well. It is so difficult to get the balance of everything right. Especially with all the distractions of email etc. There often seems to be something wrong with the PC that needs to be sorted out too.

    As most of us work from home that can be a major distraction as well. The telephone keeps ringing, normally someone trying to sell me something; there is some news I want to watch about on TV; I am also sure that I go and make myself a drink more often.

    A friend of mine had to rent an office for a couple of weeks whilst he had some work done at home. He assures me that he got twice as much work done as he would have done at home. I believe him.
    Trevor´s last blog post ..My Solution To Global Warming If It Exists

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I really believe that Trevor! LOL Working at home has its perks but can also be very distracting too. Thanks

  28. Aidan Gibson says:

    I could not agree more Glyna! I am loving this industry and everything in this wonderful blogosphere.

    I owe a lot to such blogs and training like yours and Gavin’s. Great content!


    Aidan Gibson´s last blog post ..How To Record Your Computer Screen

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Aidan – I feel the same about you:)

  29. Andy Nathan says:

    Writing down information is crucial. There is so much information online that if you do not record it in a usable system you will be wasting way too much time.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – writing things down has changed my life. I used to let things build up in my brain all day and then it was impossible to go to sleep. Thanks

  30. John Gaydon says:

    HI Glyna,

    These are great tips. I need to keep reminding myself not to look at emails all day long! I find if I take time out to walk in nature and meditate in the morning my life goes much better. I definitely find allocating blocks of time to one task gets more things done. A few years ago I changed to a day book. Since then I am much more diligent in writing things down, and it works. Now I can actually find inspirations!
    John Gaydon´s last blog post ..I’ve Had It With Internet Marketing!

  31. They’re great tips Glyna! I remember a long time ago, when it was “Swot Vac” time before Uni exams. This was 2 weeks, just before the exams, so we had time to cram everything in. I used to do something similar to what Gavin recommends, except I was very strict because I had deadlines. They were my MOST productive days ever, I didn’t even think about other stuff, I just focused entirely on the subject for 50 minutes, then had a 10 minute break.

    I don’t think we need to be that strict every day, but it IS a great way to get work done! bye for now, Julieanne
    Julieanne van Zyl´s last blog post ..More traditional network marketing business or not

  32. Glyna, this is the first time I’ve visited your site, and I love what you’ve put together here. One of my favorite places for writing everything down is a free site called http://www.toodledo.com/ I’ve also got the app on my iPhone that syncs it all together. It’s how I keep track of everything that ‘pops into’ my mind. I also like the 60/60/30 rule, but I have to work my focus span up to the first 60 minutes 🙂
    Steve-Personal Success Factors´s last blog post ..You Can Find The Death Of Cowardice Here

  33. Loren Greig says:

    Awesome post and great tips! Thanks for sharing Glyna. Gavin is brilliant and so giving – a great influence and certainly the guy to follow when it comes to time management! Since time is money and our most precious commodity it’s imperative to leverage everything we’ve got to be the most productive! There are some things I already do like turning everything off and focusing in on the most important tasks first thing; taking breaks after 60-90 minutes; etc. but I can certainly learn a lot more. So, I’m really looking forward to Gavin’s webinar on Saturday and will see you there! Thanks again for sharing! Loren

  34. Bill Cowan says:

    I really need to focus more on online marketing and you and others like Gavin and Dave and THuen and Edward and Kim are all doing so great. Thanks for the tips and motivation

  35. Glyna,
    Thanks for sharing Gavin’s information. I haven’t seen this webinar. I look forward checking it out.
    I have to say, I thought I was productive, but I did leave some distractions on…phone. I would turn everything else off, and I never realized how much my phone really distracts me.

    Thanks again,
    Jaden Daniels´s last blog post ..Magical Creation Box To Manifest Your Desires

  36. Rick Salas says:

    Thanks for talking about Gavin Glyna, He’s somebody that I’ve come to know that always over delivers and is a great person. He really connects well with everybody. And the tips you gave were really helpful and it’s true. A lot of people think they are applying them correctly but when applied correctly it could really move you towards a totally new level. Allowing yourself different ways to have a better living for the family while spending more time with them is always good. It’s what keeps your team in buisinees for years and how to take advantage of what so few have a chance to do.

    Rick Salas
    Rick Salas´s last blog post ..Does Your Home Business Opportunity Meeting Give You Credibility How To Get Credibility In A Work From Home Business


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