What is Jerry Banfield’s secret?… I don’t know what your lineage is, but today is a special day for you! Because today I think I finally know “Jerry Banfield’s secret”, who is Jerry Banfield? And what’s the secret? Let me tell you.
What is Jerry Banfield’s secret?
We go back in time to 2015, at that time I was following a person named Jerry Banfield, Jerry is a person who offers courses and was one of the most famous presenters on Udemy before their account was permanently suspended (after he made 663,000 dollars), but I do not write to talk about Jerry It is also advised to follow courses because they are a bit primitive and superficial, and unfortunately, they have not developed much since then.
I am writing to talk about something else, something I called at the time “Jerry Banfield’s Secret.” The name is similar to the title of one of Agatha Christie’s novels, but the topic is simple, the secret is that Jerry could have seen him play in the Live stream all day, and I was surprised the next day that he came down A new course, and the next day I did a quick lesson on a topic!
Throughout this period, more than the things I have in mind all along is Jerry Banfield’s secret! How can he do all these things in very frequent intervals? And the whole time is answered by me! And how can I do that? The strange thing is that I thought today that for all this time I did not think to ask him, but this was a late idea because I did not need to ask him.
- What is Jerry Banfield’s secret? How can you be working even while you are playing?
First, let me share an example of Batching and then explain why it is a really effective way to increase your productivity.
One of the things that I do not like being a freelancer and being more creative is that I do daily or repetitive tasks because this is a need that kills creativity. This was a problem that I faced for a long time, but with time I developed a way to deal with these tasks, which is that I transform small, repetitive daily tasks into large weekly or weekly tasks monthly.
At first glance, the method may seem very stupid and inapplicable, and I would be very understanding of this if I were you because even when I am writing about it, I cannot reach a way that I can formulate it, making it look other than that, and if I were in your place, I would definitely see it as really stupid, but let me explain to you how it is the opposite. completely.
In certain parts of my work, I kept doing it in the first week of the month, meaning that I prepare the work of the whole month and start doing it in the first week, and then add it to the calendar and specify what it is supposed to be shared on any day.
This method, I discovered that despite its resistance at the beginning, on the pretext that the amount of work remains larger and therefore more difficult, it is the most effective method in fact that you do more than one thing at the same time, and it is almost the main reason that I stay as long as I manage a monthly job for 8 clients in the same time.
Customer management in a way that makes every customer imagine that he is your only or most important customer. This is a big topic that I can address later, but one of the most important secrets in it is that you prepare all or part of the work in advance, in this way the customer will be imagining that you work almost all the time, even if You were playing with your friends or watching your favorite series.
I am aware that this is not a need that is applicable to all specialties, unfortunately, and that you certainly cannot go to a restaurant and they serve you pre-made pizza, as you would go to the supermarket to buy something that was previously manufactured and stored.
But the idea is one, and that is to reduce the preparation time as much as possible so that you work in advance if you can. Let me share a quick example of a need in which I implemented this idea and it was successful.
The last project I was working on, was a visual identity design project. The client told me about his business and what he was thinking about and shared with me some details about it. Of course, what he does is select a Discovery session in which we discuss more about the business and its goals, but what I actually did was I had collected all the details I needed and also got to the Winner Concept before we even started the Discovery session!
A week after everything was agreed upon, I presented the final image of the project, thank God the project was agreed upon, but the most impressive thing for the client was the speed of implementation because it was imagining that all this was done in less than a week and that I finished the project a week before it was delivered too! But it actually took 14 days and the secret is simply that I started a job before that.
Of course, I do not need to say that this is a sophisticated need and I advise that you know it unless you know what you are doing because it is not a feasible need with any client or on any project so that you will not discover that you are working on something that is not required of you, so please do it literally and apply it by me But I will share with you the effect that you are working in advance.
But the thing that I am sure that anyone can do is that there is some part of the job that you need to do in advance, even if it is studying the business of your client and this is in relation to me, it will be the first thing to do after contacting me from any potential client because of them I know everything I need to know To determine the nature of the transaction, pricing and all these details.
I think this example has sufficiently clarified the idea that you prepare the work in advance, and how successful this method is, I have continued to apply it in most aspects of my personal work or even my personal life, as I can write so much that I write complete articles ready for publication and share them separately over time.
In this way, I really stayed like Jerry Banfield without my concern, I am currently working 15 days for a client, working day-to-day for other clients, watching my favorite series, and doing gaming sessions almost daily, all of this while I work at the same time.
But the important question remains, why will this method help you be more productive? Or how to be more precise, the secret is simply that, as I explained in a previous article, this enthusiasm and desire to work is a need to be like a battery and run out with consumption throughout the day and we need to recharge ourselves from it almost every day.
The secret here is that you take advantage of the fact that you are in the highest degree of enthusiasm and energy, that you do the largest amount of work that you can do in advance, because when days come to you when you do not feel that you are enthusiastic enough for work, you are easily able to do anything else without affecting your work And recharge your energy and come back to complete a job, and the most important thing is that while you work with full energy and enthusiasm, you will really be more productive than working at any other time.
Because you have already done your job and therefore any other thing you will do, it will seem to anyone that you do many things at the same time – but you and I know that multitasking is not a good thing – you just do the most work at the time of your enthusiasm and spend the rest The time is when you do other things that you love.
And without a doubt, it was the secret of what had puzzled me for a long time, he certainly did not play and present courses and work live in 3 days, but he did all this work behind the scenes and this is what kept me for a long time, imagining that he is great in being able to do many things in a short time!
Thank you, Ducker, for drawing my attention to a need that I’ve been doing for a long time, but I don’t care about its impact, and thank you for sharing that this is the secret that you do everything you do in a short time. You can listen to the episode here.