594 - Be lightning fast on the keyboard: Tom talks Short Keys - Screw The Commute

594 – Be lightning fast on the keyboard: Tom talks Short Keys

Today, we talk about another productivity tip that I use every single day. ShortKeys will make you far more productive and make you more money.

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[02:13] Tom's introduction to ShortKeys

[06:07] Saving over 7 million keystrokes

[08:28] ShortKeys (PC) & Keyboard Maestro (Mac)

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Episode 594 - ShortKeys
[00:00:09] Welcome to Screw the Commute. The entrepreneurial podcast dedicated to getting you out of the car and into the money, with your host, lifelong entrepreneur and multimillionaire, Tom Antion.

[00:00:24] Hey everybody, it's Tom here with episode 594 of Screw the Commute podcast? Today we're going to talk about short keys. I'm going to leave that here. The little rescue husky that sitting next to me. So. So anyway, we're going to talk about short keys. It's one of the most fantastic time savers I've been using since 1997. That's over 25 years, folks. All right. All right. Well, we'll talk about that in a minute. All right. Hope you didn't miss episode 593. That was just say no. That was where I violated my own rule, took a podcast that I had no business taking. And the the host turned out to be a nutcase. Started calling me a buzzer on through email. He didn't do anything during the podcast, but then it kind of attacked me because he's a pseudo intellectual and just, I don't know, crazy nutcase. So. Episode 593 It was Just say no and I'll tell you why and why. Because in speaking engagements, it's bad, too. All right. Just want to remind you about our program to help persons with disabilities get scholarships and Internet and digital marketing. It's one of the best things you could ever support because we're really changing people's lives for the better. One of the persons already started their own business, and he's blind. Legally blind. So. So check it out at my school website. IMTCVA.org/disabilities. Check out the go fund me campaign and you'll see a video of this guy made.

[00:02:09] He's blind and it's better than the ones I make. All right, let's get to the main event. So why do I harp on time savers so much? The big picture is that I believe in lifestyle small businesses so that you have the time to do the things you love to do. Now, recently I started learning all about tree cutting. Now, did you realize that just one tree could cost you from $600 to $3000 to remove? Now the 3000 tree is probably big and dangerous, and I have no plans to tackle such trees. Right. But the little and easy $600 ones I could do. And once I learned how to do it. Yeah, well, it still has a little element of danger in it. And I'm definitely not suggesting any of you do what I did, which was go all in with a powerful chainsaw and the helmet and the ear things and the chaps. So you can't cut your legs off and stuff like that. But. But I spent weeks studying YouTube videos, and I hired a certified arborist to teach me stuff. But the thing is, I'm a continuous learner, and I love having skills plus all the wood. Making it into firewood is contributed to my weight loss program and I'm down £39 as I record this. Do I sound any do I sound skinnier on this? I don't know. And that's just one of the things I've tackled.

[00:03:46] See, I have this fancy big estate here where I'm recording this, the great Internet Marketing Retreat Center, and we've got a swimming pool and tennis court and a giant brick house and a giant garage TV studio. And all of it is surrounded by trees. And. And I think if one more person tells me how beautiful the trees are, I'm going to shoot myself. I mean, there's nothing but pine needles and pine cones and all kinds of debris everywhere that creates mildew and algae and and everywhere. For two weeks in April, everything is covered in pollen. And so so I have a cheap harbor freight pressure washer, which it does a good job, but it's really, really slow. It takes forever. So I decided to learn all about pressure washing and I was able to buy all the equipment and chemicals for way less than one cleaning would have cost. And again, I love learning. And again, I get up from out of the computer and do physical work and I'm learning. I think I could probably put one of my relatives in the pressure washing business. It's a good business. It's not nearly as dangerous as the tree cutting. All right. But you can you know, you've got to be careful. You could damage people's properties. But anyway, I'm learning about all that and I love learning. Anyway, things were that were looking a little ragged from the trees and the weather and now looking beautiful again.

[00:05:21] So you get practical stuff out of it, too. I mean, it's it's really great. And the tree cutting and pressure washing are just two of my many inches. In fact, just yesterday I've been really stressing because I had a crazy turn signal in my older truck. And they wanted $125 an hour at the gas station just to diagnose it. And those problems can be really tricky. So jumped on YouTube, looked around, looked around, went out and fixed it. All right. I'm going to take it in this week for inspection. Yes. So. So anyway, I save a fortune on stuff. I love the skills, so I'm not ever stuck. And, you know, it contributes to my health and, you know, just win, win, win, right. So what's this got to do with short keys? Well, as you probably heard me say, 100 times or more, if you've been subscribed to this podcast that just one of the tips in my giveaway automation e-book, which you may have noticed I didn't push today because now I'm going to tell you about it. screwthecommute.com/automatefree. But anyway, we actually estimated it that it saved over 7 million keystrokes. And that was an estimate over two years ago. It's probably 8 million by now. So that one tip in that automation e-book that I give away which you should grab it screwthecommute.com/automatefree is about short keys it costs about $30 one time and it's technically called a macro program.

[00:06:58] Now, the way I got turned on to it was I was complaining to my first young geek, Ilya Posen, and he's he's the guy I've told you that now went on to sell Pluto TV for $340 million. Okay. Anyway, so back in 97, when I recruited him, he was real tech savvy. And, you know, I was complaining I had to type the same stuff all the time because many of the mentees in my program have the same questions. So he found this program for me at the time. I think it was free or 15 bucks one time where I could type in a giant answer to a question but reduce it to two keystrokes. So let's say I could explain to you how to pick a hosting service, which could be ten paragraphs worth of text. And all I would have to type is let's, let's say I made H one was the macro for that. So I type H one boom. All those ten paragraphs are in there. You're taking care of lightning fast. I'm not driving myself crazy for typing the same crap over and over and over again. And even if I had the answer somewhere and I had to go find it and cut and paste it and you know, my train of thought is ruined on whatever I was working on.

[00:08:19] So it's just it's just awesome. So. So I've said many times you are literally crazy if you don't learn to use a program like this. Now, this particular program, Short Keys, is PC only, but there's one for the Mac called Keyboard Maestro. That's like maestro that does the same thing. And I think it does even more. And you're also crazy if you don't make your employees use it, too. I mean, why should you pay an hourly rate to pay for typos and low productivity? That's just crazy. And the big reason, business wise, that you should take a couple of days to learn this program and load it up with the answers to regular questions you get. And by the way, I also use it for my common websites like a one is Antion. G five is greatinternetmarketingtraining.com and all of those kinds of things. Anyway. The big reason is that you can respond to inquiries lightning fast, which impresses the heck out of potential clients. And and also you can spend more time with them and developing products and doing your marketing and sales, which is where the money comes from, folks. So today do this. I mean, I wouldn't, you know, look what it's done for me. I mean, geez, so and money wise, just crazy because I get back to potential clients and if you get back to them first, you're more likely to get the sale.

[00:09:58] If you take care of people really fast, they're more likely to stay with you and buy more stuff, see? So, so you're just really, really crazy if this is one of the best investments you could ever make in your business. All right. If you need help with this and like a million other things you need to know to be successful online. You know, my mentor program, greatinternetmarketingtraining.com is waiting for you. It's just waiting to save you tons of money from making mistakes, which you will if you try to figure this out on your own and work years like I did. Figuring making all the mistakes. Well, good if that's the way you like to do things. But if you want the fast track to learning how to have a great online business, then this is the place to come. Greatinternetmarketingtraining.com. You've heard me talk about how unique it is and the the finance part of it. Just nobody else on earth will give you this kind of service and this kind of deal. So check it out at greatInternetmarketingtraining.com. But I got to tell you first, get over there and get short keys or keyboard maestro. Spend a couple of days, learn how to use it and you will thank me forever. All right. Catch you in the next episode. See you later.