The Most Boring Subject in the World (For True)

Hey! I’ve been on a holy crusade to blow up my “Personal P™” word.

Productivity. I think I figured some things out, so…

I made a video for you about it. I make no representations or warranties concerning it’s entertainment value. Even the part with the Beat-Box music.

BTW, I shot the entire thing on an iPhone with a little widget called a Swivl. Let me know in the comments what you think of the quality.

XOXO

Andy

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  • Jos

    So recognizable. In that way I watched this video and subscibed to accelerate….

  • Jos

    So recognizable. In that way I watched this video and subscibed to accelerate….

    • greg

      what video there is only a blank space

  • Merv Nash

    Video keeps stalling. You proper ones never did that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      Sorry about being Disgusting. I was born that way.

      • Malcolm Ross

        Merv – I think you are missing the point. Boss Andy has been doing this a long time. He is giving truly amazing insights into how to be successful at doing this stuff. Goodness knows I have a whole hill to learn.

        Mal

    • ChipE

      Merv – you need to get a life! It is your connection, not the video. Andy is the boss – how shallow of you to comment on facial hair…you need help.

  • liam

    film quality was really awesome andy… the video was a bit boring though… i really love the different ways you promote affiliates. but i think i prefer email – its shorter and quicker to read.
    You’re email about your mums book when promoting brendan burchards Experts Acadamey at the start of the year is still one of the best JV emails ive ever read!

  • stewkelly

    Hi Cuzin Andy, great discussion on productivity. There is a wide gap between creating a vision and getting things done. Looking forward to more insight on systems and execution. Thanks.

  • Concerns_of_a_Father

    cool vid.

  • http://lemonarian.com Linus Rylander

    That is cool. Gotta get me one of those.

    Excellent video. Usually I ignore video content because it usually bores me to tears. Usually. I watched the whole thing.

    Good stuff, keep it up.

  • Mike

    wow you look lean dude. Can you share the diet? and yes, I’m serious

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      LOL Mike! I’m doing 100% plant-based diet. Check out the Engine 2 diet to get you started.

      • the Tropical Lady

        awesome! Plant-based diet – good for people, animals, and the earth. It’s a win-win-win for everyone!!

      • Very Misunderstood

        Sure, but what type of plant-based diet? Plant-based a or plant-based b? I think I remember a friend of mine sent me a relevant email, let me check my email…

  • David

    CA,

    I always come away with a couple of nuggets and this time was no exception. I’m going to move next door to you and Frank so I can really scab some intellectual property!

  • Joanne

    Andy, that was a great video! Not only was your message fantastic, but the way you shot it proved your point. And you look great by the way…keep it up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lengles3 Lisa Engles

    I always enjoy watching your videos- great content. You summarized the problem and gave an actionable solution. Half of the reason I watch your videos is to learn how I should be doing my videos :) Thanks for your awesome expert advice!

  • Hans Anderson

    Excellent, the only thing is I don’t remember being interviewed for that vicious vision circle that I’m obviously a part of…mmmmmm.

  • Hans Anderson

    Excellent, the only thing is I don’t remember being interviewed for that vicious vision circle that I’m obviously a part of…mmmmmm.

  • Hans Anderson

    Excellent, the only thing is I don’t remember being interviewed for that vicious vision circle that I’m obviously a part of…mmmmmm.

  • Hans Anderson

    Excellent, the only thing is I don’t remember being interviewed for that vicious vision circle that I’m obviously a part of…mmmmmm.

  • Michael Cantone

    Thanks Andy I needed that.

  • Tom Freudenthal

    Cool video – but how does the swivl work with the teleprompter I wonder…would you be willing to shed some light on that?
    Or did you really memorize all that? gasp!

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      Tom, that was all off the cuff. I used the layout of what was on the whiteboard to keep me on topic, and did the rest on the fly in one take. I know this topic pretty well (having wrestled with it for the last 14 years), so it was relatively straight forward to talk about.

  • http://randipierce.com/ Randi Pierce

    You always deliver stellar content. Thanks :)

  • Merl

    Great Quality

  • http://twitter.com/novamegafitness Nova Mega Fitness

    On point as always Andy – great content. One comment on the iPhone video: not always on focus but on the whole an acceptable quality. I still prefer to create it using the Video Boss “system” :)

    Family life must have been your secret to success; you’re looking healthy. Congrats!

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      Fo sho Nova. I just wanted to remove another barrier for people that are having trouble getting started. If they have an iPhone or other smart device, then they’ve got what they need to start making marketing videos – IMHO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.hanover.9 Bill Hanover

    Thanks A Ton Andy!

    I’ve been caught in that very loop many times. Spun my wheels for years before finding a system and platform that allowed me to move on. Yeah, I learned a lot along the way but delayed my financial success and increased the “hassle factor” ten-fold in the process! It’s good to be free!

    It has been a blast watching you over the last several years! You seem to have arrived at this “I’ve been blessed and I’m the richest man in the world” kind of place. You just give and give and give! You put a lot of effort into lifting others… it seems simply because you can and it’s the right thing to do.

    Sure, you’ll make an offer on occasion but I always feel like you do it just to sorta break-even or something. You repeatedly and freely give more value than any 10 marketers combined.

    BTW, I’ve been using 1AutomationWiz for several years now and Don Schnure is a customer service pro and a really great guy! He and 1AW get my strongest endorsement! Note to the cynics… no, I was not paid to say that and have no affiliate code.

    Thanks for mentoring us along Andy. Your generosity seems boundless and inspires many of us to do likewise.

    All the Best,

    Bill

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.sase.7 John Sase

    Descent video resolution and values. As long as your fonts are large, it will produce a good result. –John

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.sase.7 John Sase

    The shiny green thing hanging around your neck on your chest produces a distracting glare. Lose it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.rush Tony Rush

      Y’know…when you consider that Andy Jenkins pretty much puts out the best quality video/audio in the industry……

      …it’s always a little amusing to me when people come to his blog (hint hint) and leave comments here telling him what he should have done better. LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.rush Tony Rush

      Y’know…when you consider that Andy Jenkins pretty much puts out the best quality video/audio in the industry……

      …it’s always a little amusing to me when people come to his blog (hint hint) and leave comments here telling him what he should have done better. LOL

      • Brian

        So Andy says, “I’m trying something new, tell me what you think” and John does. Now you leave a condescending remark for John? I think THAT is amusing. ;-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      John, that green gizmo around my neck is part of a device called a SWIVL. It’s also a wireless microphone that sends audio directly to the iPhone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivian.gregory.169 Vivian Gregory

    Andy, as usual Great Content! I was wondering about using my iphone with Swivl, and having YOU using it with such a good result makes me think I will also use it. Question: which microphone did you use? I’m sure it was not the one built in the iphone… And yes, you look grrreat!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      Viv, that green gizmo around my neck is part of a device called a SWIVL. It’s also a wireless microphone that sends audio directly to the iPhone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cape3015 David A. Neff

    You are one smart Dude Andy !! Great video.

  • Diane

    Great content as always, Andy. Thanks for getting me “unstuck.!” and love the board, trimmed in white. Haven’t seen one like that. :-)

  • ronny

    hey Master How did you lose all that weight ? please share your secret !

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      Ronny, I went 100% plant-based. No animal food AT ALL. Check out the Engine 2 diet for a good start.

  • Ed P

    Thanks Andy, some good thinking there.
    I like the video. The quality was pretty good even when you cropped in tight. Is that and iPhone 5? BTW waht was the gizmo you had around your neck?

  • Ed P

    Thanks Andy, some good thinking there.
    I like the video. The quality was pretty good even when you cropped in tight. Is that and iPhone 5? BTW waht was the gizmo you had around your neck?

  • Ed P

    Thanks Andy, some good thinking there.
    I like the video. The quality was pretty good even when you cropped in tight. Is that and iPhone 5? BTW waht was the gizmo you had around your neck?

  • Ed P

    Thanks Andy, some good thinking there.
    I like the video. The quality was pretty good even when you cropped in tight. Is that and iPhone 5? BTW waht was the gizmo you had around your neck?

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      Boss, that gizmo was part of the SWIVL robot camera. It tracks where I am, and provides a wireless microphone to send good audio directly the the iPhone. Plus, it makes me look like Iron Man.

  • Angela Wills

    GREAT video Andy. I teach people how to build WordPress websites and I am often asked ‘what’s the best theme for X’ or ‘what’s the best plugin for Y’. It’s hard to get through to people sometimes that’s there’s no ‘best’… just pick one that works and go with it.

    Really appreciate the Execution and Optimize stages in the video, I think I have a few more steps to go and could improve my own products.

    Thanks!

  • Sharon

    GREAT video content!! You asked about quality… the sound was awesome, deep and resonating, but the focus was slightly off on your face and the board was more in focus. Not problematic enough to deter the value of the information though. I thought it was awesome. Thanks for your care in creating it!

  • Sharon

    GREAT video content!! You asked about quality… the sound was awesome, deep and resonating, but the focus was slightly off on your face and the board was more in focus. Not problematic enough to deter the value of the information though. I thought it was awesome. Thanks for your care in creating it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/andyjenkins Andy Jenkins

      Sharon, yep – the ‘focus hunting” but the iPhone is a pain – but there’s a new version of SWIVL software that will let me lock it in place for future videos.

  • http://twitter.com/ProfitsGrowth Richard Linn

    The vid looked very good, and the content was excellent as well. The pans and zooms added a lot to the watchability. I suppose you shot it wide and then did keyframe stuff later. WELL DONE, CUZ!

  • Ellie

    Already shared this link on my fb page. Perfect timing as I’m caught in the ‘I need to learn one more thing’ syndrome. geesh…. thanks Andy! As always – fun and functional! Love it… sent it to my friends who are ‘stuck’…. thank you!

  • Meg

    I was literally bouncing between email, chat, facebook, and product research when I was loading this video. Excellent point, Cousin!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DonSchnure Don Schnure

    Super smart as always Andy. Awesome video!

  • http://SaneSuperWomanClub.com/ Carole

    hmm, so here’s the benefit of being broke – you get what you can afford and make it work.

  • Jim

    Hey Andy, thank you so much for the straight from the shoulder shot. I
    needed the talking to and it made me do some serious thinking about a
    lot of my actions (or should I say non action crap) I’ve been engaged in
    with my own off line business. Four years ago I started doing things
    the way you’ve suggested, and then gradually over time gotten bogged
    down with stuff that really hasn’t help move my business forward. I
    could see what I was doing wrong until I watch your video, and then the
    lights came on. I love it. You are the boss. Thanks, thanks and thanks
    again.

    James Bond

    • gjcody

      Wow can I relate to what you said Jim. I needed a shot of energy and I knew you, Andy could put me back on track. Definitely going back to just go do it !! Have not listened to you for a long time and knowing I needed that “go do it” push I searched you out on google tonight to inspire me..you are the one that inspired my online business and website ..as you were my mentor from the time you did your SEO training Needed this. Thanks! Super job as always.

  • ryan hightower

    you had me at…”rabbit hole” (faces), Cuz lol I thought it was a periodical table….but now after watching the video…I think i would like to go ahead and buy that vowel…or maybe solve the puzzle…All kidding aside tho…great video, Andy…Thank You! =)

  • Beckon

    Andy, the video quality is pretty good for a puny little iPhone–and your content is right on the mark. It’s too easy to get burned out trying to set everything up perfectly and never get around to launching the product.

  • Jillaine

    Great video Andy…love the simplicity of it! :-)

  • Malcolm Ross

    Yes I did notice the annotation Andy, “Coming up..Marketing loop of ..Death”.
    This seemed to keep my attention level up.

    I’ve tried messing about with annotations in Youtube but not really mastered them yet. Mal

  • http://JavitaCoffeeMLM.com Jon R. Patrick

    Hi Andy,
    Great, great video. Sad part is, we all do it, and that was a lot like a ‘checklist’ of mistake I make and struggle with all the time!
    Being aware you’re in that Paralysis of Analysis is the key to breaking out of it.
    Oh, love the swivl idea – looking for something similar for my Nokia 920. Finally broke free from the iPhone. :)

  • http://www.ihelpbloggers.com/ QueenGeek

    I literally laughed out loud as I saw myself in the endless loop. Time to get off this merry-go-round—they make me dizzy!! Great video!!

  • john doe

    Andy, you look old! You were cool back in 2005.