If I’m already productive, will this course be helpful to me?
Absolutely yes. I designed this course specifically for people who are already high achievers
(although it would benefit you no matter where you are on your productivity journey!) Free to Focus™
is geared specifically for those in leadership positions with a high level of responsibility and
accountability for results -- and need a NEXT LEVEL approach to reclaim their hours, drive even
bigger results, and prioritize the people and projects they care about the most.
Most people who would significantly benefit from this course are those who would already consider
themselves decently productive. The truth is, the productivity system we use for one stage of our
lives, careers, or businesses don’t always scale to get us to a higher tier. The more work you accomplish,
the more work you’ll receive! Since you’re already effective, you’re a responsibility magnet —
and Free to Focus™ is the solution you need to manage life at that transformational level where you know
how to zero in on the most important things regardless of the amount of requests you receive or the level
of responsibility you attain.
How is Free to Focus different from the productivity books out there and the free content I can find on the Internet?
Free to Focus™ is an efficient, complete system that will walk you through transformational change, step by step. It’s a
total plug-and-play solution with no assembly required from you. I’ve done all the heavy lifting. The tips and hacks that you can find anywhere
for free on the Internet are not a system; with the course, you don’t have to spend time experimenting or figure it out on your own.
Unlike a book, Free to Focus™ walks you through implementation, not just a set of principles. In addition, it’s designed
to be interactive, with support built in -- such as the VIP Facebook group included in the Premium and Live! packages. It also has a 100%
30-day money-back guarantee, and the results have already been proven.
How is Free to Focus™ different from Getting Things Done (GTD)?
As you probably know, GTD stands for Getting Things Done. It is a popular productivity methodology created by
David Allen. We are often asked how Free to Focus™ differs from it.
First, GTD does work for some people. No question about it. However, in a survey we conducted last year of people
who had read the book and attempted to implement it, only 25% felt the system worked for them.
When we asked them why, they typically provided one or more of the following three reasons: First, GTD doesn’t provide a mechanism for filtering
your lists. If you think of a task, you automatically put it on a list. Before long, you end up with scores of lists and hundreds of tasks.
Second, they spent way too much time managing the system. Rather than actually getting things done, they were constantly reviewing their lists
and trying to figure out what to do next. Because this can be so overwhelming, they ended up careening from one urgent item to the next. They also
reported that they spent an inordinate amount of time searching for the perfect software tool to help them get things done.
We still contend that there is nothing wrong with GTD per se; it’s just missing some key elements that Free to Focus™ provides:
1. The Freedom Compass™ provides the missing filter. You don't have to ingest everything into your system. Tasks outside of your Desire Zone
should be automatically challenged.
2. The Cut framework—Elimination, Automation, and Delegation—provides a process for dramatically reducing the number of tasks you have to manage. No one
operates 100% in their Desire Zone, but the more you can, the fewer tasks you have to manage.
3. The Big 3 makes for a very simple system that is easy to manage and keeps you focused throughout the day. As a result, you don’t just get more done,
you get the right things done.
Do I have to use technology or adopt a new calendar or to-do list system in order to benefit from this course?
Not at all. We believe that any productivity system should conform to the way YOU choose to work, not the other way around. To implement the strategies
in Free to Focus™, you don’t have to confine yourself to any particular calendar or to-do list method. We’ll emphasize what’s already
effective for you and help you refine those methods. You're free to use only analog (pen and paper) solutions, only technology, or a combination of both. If
you want to use technology, I’ll show you what programs and apps been helpful for me and how to use them. (In fact, if you’re a tech geek, we’ve got some
in-depth screencasts available for you in the Premium and Live! bonus vaults.) But even in our lesson on Automation, using technology is totally optional!
How will this course help me grow my business or build my career?
Let’s be honest: Most leaders spend 80% of their workdays attending to the urgent, putting out fires, handling
interruptions and email, and otherwise solving issues that do not affect the bottom line. That leaves only 20% of
their workdays for high-leverage projects and priorities, such as forming new client relationships, developing new products, expanding
into new markets, and more. Free to Focus™ allows you to flip the 80/20 ratio so that you are spending 80% of
your workday on the things that matter most to the growth of your company and your career. That means
a 300% increase in results for you.
Some who have already taken Free to Focus™ are seeing 30-40%+ increases in company revenue
growth and personal compensation. Others are seeing a return of 10-20 hours per week in their schedules that they can use to prioritize
the people and projects that are most important. Especially for those of you who are concerned about the price point or feel that you
are too busy already to take the course, rest assured that you will see your investment multiply!
How is Free to Focus different from 5 Days to Best Year Ever and Living Forward?
Imagine looking at your life from 30,000 feet, then from 5,000 feet, then at ground level. Living Forward is that
30,000 foot view — it's designed to help you plan intentionally for your life as a whole, setting your vision, tackling your main priorities
and long-term goals in a global fashion. The 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever course is the 5,000 foot, annual view that
refines that even further by helping you develop your plans a year at a time -- fulfilling those annual, shorter term goals so that you continue
to live intentionally toward the vision for your whole life.
Free to Focus™ is ground-level: It’s concentrated on your day-to-day productivity, deconstructing and rebuilding your
daily work processes and helping you prioritize what matters: task by task, hour by hour. It’s like an accelerator that helps you drive results
and free up your schedule for the people and projects that matter most. But unlike other productivity systems, Free to Focus™
is not for cramming more tasks into your schedule -- it’s not about DOING more. It’s about accomplishing more by doing LESS.
All three products are designed to help you live intentionally, but they focus on different increments of time, which each require a different
Is Free to Focus™ made up of new content from Michael?
The answer is definitely yes. Free to Focus™ is comprised of Michael’s thinking and research, synthesized from over three decades of experience
as an executive and entrepreneur. In addition, the course has been updated with the latest research even since it debuted last year.
Can Free to Focus™ help me stay focused on the important priorities and goals I’ve already identified?
For some people who are seasoned leaders, your priorities may already be clear, but that doesn’t mean your path to pursuing them is. Even if you know
exactly where you should be spending your time, I bet you find it difficult to stay focused or spend as much time in your Desire Zone as you’d like (or your
business needs). (If you’re not familiar with the Desire Zone, it’s explained further in the course as the place where your passions and proficiency meet.)
In Free to Focus™ Modules 2 and 3, Michael will show you exactly how to clear the path -- and how to organize your weeks and days so your most
important priorities take their rightful place on the top of your list.
This is a big investment. What if I’m on a limited budget?
If you’re worried about the investment, remember: Free to Focus™ is primarily a business product for most users. Many companies
maintain budgets for continuing education events for their employees, such as conferences and workshops. Free to Focus™ can easily
qualify as a business expense, and enrolling in the Live! edition especially gives you lifetime access to the course and a ticket to the Free to
Focus Live! Event on November 15-16, 2017. Because of how this course will affect your revenue and work processes, this would be a great
opportunity to utilize your company’s budget for educational events.
However, if Free to Focus™ would be a personal investment for you, please remember I’ve made a payment plan available for all
editions of the course. We don’t want you left behind because you can’t swallow the initial investment in one bite -- this content is too important for
you and for your future professional success.
Will I Receive Anything in the Mail?
Free to Focus is 100% digital, so you will receive everything online. Your instant access to
all the material begins when you set up your account after purchase.
What Happens After I Purchase Free to Focus?
We’ll send you a confirmation email with details about how to set up your account. Once
you do so, you’ll be able to log into the course and start as soon as you’re ready.
What If I’m Not Ready to Buy Now?
Unfortunately, public enrollment closes on September 29. After that, the doors will shut. We do not
know when we’ll offer this product again. Of course, ultimately, the decision is yours
because only you know your unique circumstances and timing.
What if This Doesn’t Work for Me?
If Free to Focus is not satisfactory for you, let us know within the first 30 days, and we’ll
give you a full refund. We want you to feel confident about your purchase. Don’t worry—we
believe that you’ll get a lot of value out of this course.
How Do I Get a Refund?
Email our team at email@example.com, and we’ll
address your refund within one or two business days, if not immediately. Our team is very responsive and
would love to help you.
How Long Will I have Access to this Course?
You have lifetime access after purchasing the course. You do not have to renew at any point.
What if I Have More Questions?
Contact our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They will gladly assist you and answer any further questions you may have.