A Productive Conversation
Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, A Productive Conversation is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.
Business
Careers
Management
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Eric Partaker talks about The 3 Alarms
Your alarm can literally help you succeed. Coach and mentor Eric Partaker shares how the simplest system of setting three alarms can transform your health, wealth and relationships.
40 min
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Pamela Slim talks about the Widest Net
Pamela Slim uncovers how to connect with potential clients and customers using the true breadth of the marketplace.
40 min
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Lisa Erickson talks about the Art and Science o...
There is a true art and science when it comes to meditation. Meditation teacher Lisa Erickson shares how to build a sustainable practice once and for all.
43 min
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Perry Marshall talks about Detox, Declutter, Do...
Business strategist Perry Marshall has benefited hugely from the 80/20 principle and having more free time to create. He shares a clear path forward that will help you eliminate wasted effort.
48 min
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A/J Jackson talks about Music, Glasses and Colo...
Best known as the lead singer for the band Saint Motel, A/J Jackson has taken on another exciting endeavour – AVIEW, an innovative new eyewear brand. Find out how he schedules time to be an artist.
35 min
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Mike Michalowicz talks about Getting Different
Most things have been done before – it’s about adding your ‘flavor’. Business expert Mike Michalowicz reinvents the way marketing is done through a radically simple marketing system.
36 min
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Stephen Warley talks about Self-Awareness, Refl...
True productivity comes from slow down. In this conversation with Stephen Warley, we explore the importance of self-awareness and putting aside time to reflect.
37 min
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Jeff Brown talks about Reading To Lead
Jeff Brown joins the show to share what the most successful leaders have in common: reading. Find out how it unlocks limitless creativity and influence.
44 min
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Adii Pienaar talks about Measuring Life Profita...
You don’t need to sacrifice your life to run a business – you can have both. Adii Pienaar shares how to measure your Life Profitability to live an extraordinary life.
43 min
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Yvonne Heimann talks about ClickUp, Project Man...
It’s personal building the right process for your business. ClickUp expert and business coach Yvonne Heimann shares how choosing the right tool will shift your business.This episode is sponsored by Canva Pro. It’s the easy-to-use design platform that has everything you need to design like a pro. It has all you need in one place, including a collection of over 75 million premium photos, videos, audio and graphics. As a Canva Pro subscriber, I love so many of their features including the brand kit, which makes it really easy to collaborate with my team. Claim your FREE 45 day extended trial by signing up via https://www.canva.com/affiliates/TIMECRAFTING/?_branch_match_id=764460006028471630 (Canva.me/timecrafting).This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).From having been a German pub owner to now being a Californian business coach, Yvonne Heimann “sees systems everywhere”. I discovered her work on YouTube when I wanted to move over from Asana to ClickUp – and she massively helped me with this transition. Yvonne helps digital entrepreneurs increase profits and reclaim lost time by teaching how to implement proven processes, systems, using project management tools like ClickUp.As you can tell from our conversation, Yvonne knows her stuff when it comes to simplifying systems and building processes. Listen to find out more about her ‘Daily Method of Operation’, building a successful YouTube channel, why ClickUp is her favorite tool, using visual flow charts – and what it was like being brought up near the Berlin wall. Talking PointsBe clear on your ‘Why’ and ‘What’ (03:48)Being a woman in the productivity industry (06:40)How to find common values within your workflow (09:12)Having patience with setting up your process (11:31)Defining productivity across the US vs European culture (19:01)Journaling and daily routines (28:50)Tips on moving to a different project management tool (30:53)Having a bigger picture with your process (34:33)Quote"Look at the bigger picture, then drill down."Helpful Linkshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQvOnl6ReknBr44YLDKxsFQ (Ask Yvi YouTube)https://www.facebook.com/AskYvi/groups/ (Ask Yvi Facebook Group)https://askyvi.com/ (AskVi.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Vernon Foster II talks about the Soul Manual
It’s time to take a pause. Athlete, author, podcaster and mentor Vernon Foster II shares his steps to mindful living.This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit https://textexpander.com/lp/podcast?utm_source=productivityist-podcastandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=textexpander-Mar-2021 (TextExpander.com/podcast) for 20% off your first year.This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.What’s clear from my conversation with Vernon Foster II is that living a fulfilling life is a lifelong journey. There is no silver bullet or magic pill. Through Vernon’s own personal hardship, and working closely with others, he’s put together all that he has learnt in ‘The 7 Laws of Mindful Living: A Soul Manual’. I first met Vernon a few years ago at the Podcast Movement, so I couldn’t wait to learn more about this latest book. Join our reflective discussion as we spoke about Vernon’s ‘laws’ of mindful living, the power of taking a break, overcoming limiting beliefs, how to not get caught up in the doing – and a potential 8th Law...Talking PointsThe Law of Letting Go (03:23)Limiting identities (05:39)The art of embracing experiences (07:19)Removing judgement (09:55)The Law of Abundance (20:13)The impact of releasing ‘The 7 Laws of Mindful Living: A Soul Manual’ (24:27)Overcoming overwhelm with where to start (29:32)Quote"Craft the narrative that supports who you want to become."Helpful Linkshttps://lnk.bio/vernonfoster (VeronTFoster.com)https://www.the7lawsbook.com/ (The 7 Laws of Mindful Living (Book Website))https://www.amazon.ca/Laws-Mindful-Living-Soul-Manual/dp/B08H6NL5WB/ref=sr_1_1?camp=1789andcreative=9325andcreativeASIN=B08H6NL5WBanddchild=1andkeywords=The+7+Laws+of+Mindful+Living%3A+A+Soul+ManualandlinkCode=gs3andlinkId=33835f10ccd13575a331f69ea0b9c316andqid=1628760623andsr=8-1 (The 7 Laws of Mindful Living (Amazon / Audible))https://podcastmovement.com/ (Podcast Movement)https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-bestselling/dp/1848549253/ (‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Greenlights-Raucous-stories-Academy-Award-winning/dp/1472280830/ (‘Greenlights’ by Matthew McConaughey)https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/put-up-a-pretty-light-w-matthew-mcconaughey/id1510058141?i=1000509628854 (Put Up A Pretty Light (w/ Matthew McConaughey))https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eat-That-Frog-Important-Things/dp/1444765426/ (‘Eat That Frog’ Brian Tracy)https://productivityist.com/podcast351/ (Episode 351: Eating Frogs with Brian Tracy)https://productivityist.com/podcast359/ (Episode 359:...
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Marli Williams talks about Retreats, Transforma...
Master facilitator Marli Williams shares what you can get out of a retreat – and the real-life transformations you can expect from connecting with the right people. This episode is sponsored by Sovereignty. Sovereignty creates game-changing supplements to take your workouts to the next level, make your endless to-do list feel like a cakewalk, and falling asleep and staying easier than counting sheep. Feel unmotivated or lacking focus? Have the best day, every day, with PURPOSE+ – a blend of CBD, CBG (a mood-enhancing hemp-derived ingredient), 7 clinically studied ingredients with the world’s best adaptogens to deliver results you can feel almost immediately. Visit https://sovereignty.co/ (https://sovereignty.co/) and use the code timecrafting for 20% off your purchase.This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.The episode is sponsored by Streak. It’s a CRM designed to help you stay on top of each part of your email process, without ever leaving Gmail. Streak gives you the tools for tracking, mail merges and snippets, to save you time and scale up your email efficiency. What’s more, you can set up pipelines right inside your inbox to start tracking your email process – in just a few minutes. Go to https://www.streak.com/podcast?utm_medium=podcastandutm_source=v_toneandutm_campaign=timecrafting (streak.com/timecrafting) to get 20% off your first year with the Pro plan, their most popular option. This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).Marli is a master facilitator of transformation who creates magic in beautiful epic places. She’s the founder and director of Camp YES! – a summer camp for women entrepreneurs, leaders and change-makers. She is also a wilderness guide, educator and mentor. Her mission is to create epic, transformational experiences. Join our productive conversation as we discuss the power of taking a retreat, how to stay energized as a facilitator, being creative with virtual retreats, having informal hangout time – and sharing bourbon with Neal Pollack. Talking PointsThe tipping point for taking a retreat (04:00)Retreats vs conferences (07:16)What makes a retreat stand out from the rest (10:46)Co-creating experiences (21:01)Manufacturing transformational experiences online (24:23)Quote"Pay attention to what captures your attention."Helpful Linkshttps://camp-yes.com/ (Camp YES!)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/more-fun-in-done-with-marli-williams/ (Episode 187: More Fun in Done with Marli Williams)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/361/ (Episode 361: Being a Multipotentialite with Vanessa Tharp)https://productivityist.com/thebigready/ (The BIG Ready)https://worlddominationsummit.com/ (World Domination)http://www.maxfuncon.com/ (MaxFunCon)https://thinklivebetter.com/ (Think Better, Live Better)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jewball-Neal-Pollack/dp/1612187234 (‘Jewball’ by Neal Pollack)https://www.instagram.com/marliwilliams/ (Marli’s Instagram)https://www.facebook.com/marli.williams1 (Marli’s Facebook)https://www.marliwilliams.com/ (MarliWilliams.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast?...
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Mike Sturm talks about the Wabi-sabi Way
Buddhism and Taoism expert Mike Sturm joins the show to uncover how to develop a deep personal relationship with yourself – the Wabi-Sabi way.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).Mike Sturm has taught philosophy at college level for several years and researched Buddhism and Taoism extensively. He writes about self-improvement and productivity from the perspective of spirituality and first principles. In this reflective conversation, we focus in particular on ‘Wabi-Sabi’, an ancient Japanese philosophy that centres on appreciating​​ the beauty in imperfection and accepting the more natural cycle of life.Join us as we explore some of the key insights from his book The Wabi-sabi Way: Simple Principles to Bring Calm, Meaning and Authenticity to Your Daily Life. We discuss personal authenticity, reviewing habits, the power of validation and embracing imperfection – and Captain America. Talking PointsWhat is Wabi-sabi? (02:06)The Western challenges with meditation and stillness (11:07)The notion of time (17:41)Ease vs. easy (24:27)Where to get started with the Wabi-sabi mindset (27:45)The practice of impermanence (34:00)Simple steps to live the Wabi-sabi way (41:42)Quote"Accepting where you’ve been is the only way of getting to where you want to go."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/Wabi-sabi-Way-Principles-Meaning-Authenticity/dp/1641528265/ (‘The Wabi-sabi Way’ by Mike Sturm)https://choosemuse.com/ (Muse Headband)http://www.bopsecrets.org/gateway/passages/chuang-tzu.htm (“The Dexterous Butcher” by Chuang Tzu)https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Day-Circle-History-Meaning/dp/0226981657/ (‘The Seven Day Circle’ by Eviatar Zerubavel)https://productivityist.com/podcast354/ (Episode 354: How To Decide with Annie Duke)https://www.amazon.com/How-Decide-Simple-Making-Choices-ebook/dp/B07TRJB3S3 (‘How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices’ by Annie Duke)https://productivityist.com/podcast243/ (Episode 243: The Art of Noticing with Rob Walker)https://productivityist.com/podcast203/ (Episode 203: The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen) https://productivityist.com/podcast360/ (Episode 360: A World Without Email with Cal Newport)https://productivityist.com/podcast286/ (Episode 286: Doing Project 333 with Courtney Carver)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyxvMxE8Hyg (Captain America video essay)https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Assistance-introduction-Handler-Epilogue/dp/B0032G3F0G/ (‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ by by Alex Haley and Malcolm X)https://mikesturm.medium.com/ (Mike’s Medium)https://twitter.com/APerfectSturm (Mike’s Twitter)https://mikesturm.net/ (MikeSturm.net)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song:...
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Jeffrey Shaw talks about The Self-Employed Life
Small business expert and former photographer Jeffrey Shaw unpacks how live the best self-employed life. This episode is sponsored by Canva Pro. It’s the easy-to-use design platform that has everything you need to design like a pro. It has all you need in one place, including a collection of over 75 million premium photos, videos, audio and graphics. As a Canva Pro subscriber, I love so many of their features including the brand kit, which makes it really easy to collaborate with my team. Claim your FREE 45 day extended trial by signing up via https://www.canva.com/affiliates/TIMECRAFTING/?_branch_match_id=764460006028471630 (Canva.me/timecrafting).This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).Jeffrey Shaw became one of the most preeminent portrait photographers in the United States. He decided to share his knowledge of business, branding, and marketing to support self-employed and small business owners as well as progressive-minded companies. I had a great time learning more about his strategies that have helped small businesses scale their big dreams. We unpack the insights from his latest book The Self-Employed Life: Business and Personal Development Strategies. We also explore personal development, redefining what we mean by ‘niche’, owning your area of expertise, and lessons from sea kayaking. Talking PointsWhat’s needed to be successfully self-employed (02:40)The ecosystem analogy (07:31)The business model of multiples (12:26)Daily habits for small business owners (22:30)‘The What’s Going Right’ journal (27:15)Being clear with your meaning and marketability (32:00)Quote"Set up your business for the capacity that is to come, not for it currently is."Helpful Linkshttps://www.jeffreyshaw.com/podcast (The Self-Employed Life Podcast)https://www.themembershipguys.com/ (The Membership Guys)https://www.jeffreyshaw.com/self-employed-ecosystem-coaching (Self-Employed Ecosystem Coaching)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0999518704/ (‘LINGO’ by Jeffrey Shaw)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/why-you-need-atomic-habits-with-james-clear/ (Episode 227: Why You Need Atomic Habits with James Clear)https://www.baronfig.com/tools/confidant/guided?edition=clear+habit+journalandjournal=flagshipandrecurring=One+time+purchase (Clear Habit Journal)http://selfemployedassessment.com/ (SelfEmployedAssessment.com)https://www.jeffreyshaw.com/the-self-employed-life (TheSelfEmployedLife.me )Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Erin Meyer talks about No Rules Rules
From virtually no spending controls to ‘just take some’ vacation, Netflix’s innovation has stemmed from a simple set of rules. Erin Meyer uncovers how you can foster a culture of freedom and innovation. The episode is sponsored by Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service. Shopping for new clothes can be needlessly stressful so why not let Stitch Fix make it easy by doing the work for you so you can spend time doing the things you love instead. Stitch Fix offers clothing hand-selected by expert stylists for your unique size, style, and budget. Every piece is chosen for your fit and your life and it's the easy solution to finding what makes you look and feel your best. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/men?utm_source=timecraftingandutm_content=Podcastandutm_medium=Podcastandutm_campaign=podcast%7Ctruenativemedia%7Cmens%7Cm%7Cfix%7Cpros%7Cweb%7Cus%7C (StitchFix.com/timecrafting) and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix!This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.Erin Meyer is an author and professor at INSEAD Business School, based in Paris. She is most known for writing the book, The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business. Her work focuses on how the world's most successful leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a multicultural environment.Erin joins the show to share how we can all lead with a culture of innovation. In this conversation, I go through her latest book that she co-authored with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Tune in to learn more about what frameworks foster freedom, how a workplace can operate with no policies, and what you can learn from the ‘Keeper Test’.Talking PointsThe kind of ‘no rules ethos’ Netflix follows (05:39)The impact of freedom and how it fosters high density talent (09:14)Having thick skin (12:26)Building a culture of candor and feedback (21:35)The ‘take some’ vacation policy (24:37)How to build a culture similar to Netflix (33:28)Quote"Feedback is rarely comfortable but it helps us in incredible ways."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Rules-Netflix-Culture-Reinvention/dp/1984877860 (‘No Rules Rules’ by Erin Meyer and Reed Hastings)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Culture-Map-Decoding-People-Cultures/dp/1610392760/ (‘The Culture Map’ by Erin Meyer)https://erinmeyer.com/ (ErinMeyer.com)...
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Mike Kim Talks About You Are the Brand
Mike Kim joins the show as I rebrand the podcast into ‘A Productive Conversation with Mike Vardy’. Find out how and why your brand evolves over time.This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit https://textexpander.com/lp/podcast?utm_source=productivityist-podcastandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=textexpander-Mar-2021 (TextExpander.com/podcast) for 20% off your first year.The episode is sponsored by Streak. It’s a CRM designed to help you stay on top of each part of your email process, without ever leaving Gmail. Streak gives you the tools for tracking, mail merges and snippets, to save you time and scale up your email efficiency. What’s more, you can set up pipelines right inside your inbox to start tracking your email process – in just a few minutes. Go to https://www.streak.com/podcast?utm_medium=podcastandutm_source=v_toneandutm_campaign=timecrafting (streak.com/timecrafting) to get 20% off your first year with the Pro plan, their most popular option. This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. It’s the easy-to-use Virtual Private Network service that has over 5,300 servers in 59 countries. It means no more bandwidth throttling. NordVPN encrypts all your traffic, so your internet service provider can’t slow down your streaming speed. And if you come across a platform that isn’t available in your country, simply change your virtual location. Go to https://nordvpn.com/creator/?coupon=timecraftingandutm_medium=affiliateandutm_termandutm_contentandutm_campaign=off614andutm_source=aff57609 (NordVPN.com/timecrafting) or use the code timecrafting to get a 2-year plan plus a bonus gift with a huge discount! There's a 30 Day Money back guarantee if it's not for you.This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).I’m super excited to announce the rebrand of the Productivityist Podcast as ‘A Productive Conversation With Mike Vardy’, and in the spirit of this change I bring on brand and marketing strategist Mike Kim. Mike specializes in personal branding, product launch strategies, and copywriting. In his latest book, You Are The Brand, Mike shares his proven 8-step blueprint that has helped build the brands for some of today’s most influential thought leaders — as well as his own personal brand.I set out to find out from Mike how to best approach changing your brand. We discuss finding ways to express yourself, logging your progress, his successful (and failed) business pivots, and campfire moments. Enjoy my productive conversation with Mike Kim! Talking PointsLosing control vs influence of your brand (04:14)Why you should not rebrand at all once (06:14)The PB3 framework to get business clarity (13:16)Being a how-to-preneur vs idea-preneur (21:19)How to build meaningful relationships through your marketing (33:00)Quote"Attention is not owed, it’s earned."Helpful Linkshttps://youarethebrandbook.com/ (YouAreTheBrandBook.com)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-effective-clutter/dp/0091955106 (‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo)https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/the-five-minute-journal (The Five Minute Journal)https://mikekim.com/brandyoupodcast/ (Brand You podcast)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast?...
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The Athlete’s Mindset with Dre Baldwin
Former professional basketball player Dre Baldwin shares how you can build repeatable success through systems he learnt from his athletic career.This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s team chats with Zendesk leaders, founders, and CEOs in a coffee-shop style conversation about starting up when the world is upside down. Catch weekly fresh new episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify. Head over to Sit Down, Startup https://www.zendesk.co.uk/campaign/sitdownstartup/ (here).This episode is sponsored by Setapp, a large collection of 200+ powerful Mac apps, for almost any task, available by subscription. It’s the best way to discover new, quality apps so you can get all the tools you need to be productive. Plans start from $9.99 per month. With this flat monthly fee you get access to full-featured pro versions of apps, including Ulysses, MindNode and CleanMyMacX. Head over to https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorshipandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=productivityist (Setapp.com) for a one week free trial today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. It’s the easy-to-use Virtual Private Network service that has over 5,300 servers in 59 countries. It means no more bandwidth throttling. NordVPN encrypts all your traffic, so your internet service provider can’t slow down your streaming speed. And if you come across a platform that isn’t available in your country, simply change your virtual location. Go to https://nordvpn.com/creator/?coupon=timecraftingandutm_medium=affiliateandutm_termandutm_contentandutm_campaign=off614andutm_source=aff57609 (NordVPN.com/timecrafting) or use the code timecrafting to get a 2-year plan plus a bonus gift with a huge discount! There's a 30 Day Money back guarantee if it's not for you.After having played basketball professionally for nine years in eight different countries, Dre Baldwin is now a full-time entrepreneur, author of 27 books, and has done four TEDxTalks on topics ranging from mental toughness to discipline. I catch up with Dre to learn more about his work ethic and his latest book The Mirror of Motivation: the Self-Guide to Self-Discipline.In this interview we explore Dre’s mental tools, why he chronicles his journey, documenting your systems, what non-athletes can learn from professional basketball – and what I have in common with Dre’s dad. Talking PointsThe athlete’s mindset for non-athletes (02:41)Journaling and chronicling your journey (04:21)Systemizing success (07:32)Establishing your foundations to be working from (12:36)Building mental toughness and resilience (23:15)The power of documentation (30:10)Quote"Who do I need to be?"Helpful Linkshttps://www.mirrorofmotivation.com/ (MirrorOfMotivation.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to...
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Hypnosis and Being Productively Present with Er...
Hypnosis is a powerful way to reprogram how we think and feel. Erika Flint uncovers how being in the present moment boosts productivity. This episode is sponsored by Canva Pro. It’s the easy-to-use design platform that has everything you need to design like a pro. It has all you need in one place, including a collection of over 75 million premium photos, videos, audio and graphics. As a Canva Pro subscriber, I love so many of their features including the brand kit, which makes it really easy to collaborate with my team. Claim your FREE 45 day extended trial by signing up via https://www.canva.com/affiliates/TIMECRAFTING/?_branch_match_id=764460006028471630 (Canva.me/timecrafting).The episode is sponsored by Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service. Shopping for new clothes can be needlessly stressful so why not let Stitch Fix make it easy by doing the work for you so you can spend time doing the things you love instead. Stitch Fix offers clothing hand-selected by expert stylists for your unique size, style, and budget. Every piece is chosen for your fit and your life and it's the easy solution to finding what makes you look and feel your best. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/men?utm_source=timecraftingandutm_content=Podcastandutm_medium=Podcastandutm_campaign=podcast%7Ctruenativemedia%7Cmens%7Cm%7Cfix%7Cpros%7Cweb%7Cus%7C (StitchFix.com/timecrafting) and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix!This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. It’s the easy-to-use Virtual Private Network service that has over 5,300 servers in 59 countries. It means no more bandwidth throttling. NordVPN encrypts all your traffic, so your internet service provider can’t slow down your streaming speed. And if you come across a platform that isn’t available in your country, simply change your virtual location. Go to https://nordvpn.com/creator/?coupon=timecraftingandutm_medium=affiliateandutm_termandutm_contentandutm_campaign=off614andutm_source=aff57609 (NordVPN.com/timecrafting) or use the code timecrafting to get a 2-year plan plus a bonus gift with a huge discount! There's a 30 Day Money back guarantee if it's not for you.Erika Flint is an award-winning hypnotist, best-selling author, speaker, and a co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center in Bellingham, WA, and the creator of the Reprogram Your Weight system. I can’t wait to speak with Erika to learn more about how hypnosis can help you with your productivity.Join our conversation as we discuss micro meditations, being in a flow state, her new book ‘Academy of Eternity: Unlock the Full Potential of Your Heart-Mind, Now and Forever’, and learning from a kid’s perspective.Talking PointsThe common misconceptions with hypnosis (05:21)Being productive by managing your inner state (08:21)The ‘Heaven State’ (14:02)The power of incremental success (22:36)The difference between hypnosis and meditation (24:32)Where to start with hypnosis (26:36)On neuro-linguistic programming (29:01)Quote"Our internal state is our internal operating system."Helpful Linkshttps://productivityist.com/podcast351/ (Episode 351: Eating Frogs with Brian Tracy)https://productivityist.com/podcast203/ (Episode 203: The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen)https://productivityist.com/podcast332/ (Episode 332: Getting Productive With Astrology with Jill Blumenstock)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Quest-Questlove/dp/0062670557 (‘Creative Quest’ by Questlove)https://choosemuse.com/ (Muse) https://productivityist.com/podcast356/ (Episode 356: Get Out of Your Head with Ian Reed Kesler)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prophet-Kahlil-Gibran/dp/9562910318 (‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran)https://academyofeternity.com/ (‘Academy of Eternity’ by Erika Flint)https://cascadehypnosistraining.com/ (CascadeHypnosisTraining.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the...
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Create Your Clean Home Nirvana with Becky Rapin...
Approach your home with some mindfulness and find out how some simple cleaning routines can go a long way with cleaning expert Becky Rapinchuk.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is sponsored by Setapp, a large collection of 200+ powerful Mac apps, for almost any task, available by subscription. It’s the best way to discover new, quality apps so you can get all the tools you need to be productive. Plans start from $9.99 per month. With this flat monthly fee you get access to full-featured pro versions of apps, including Ulysses, MindNode and CleanMyMacX. Head over to https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorshipandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=productivityist (Setapp.com) for a one week free trial today.From a messy kitchen to ‘junk’ drawers – ever find your home is not the nirvana that you would like it to be? Today I’m joined by Becky Rapinchuk, aka the Clean Mama, who is a cleaning expert, a wife and mom, a successful entrepreneur, and a former art teacher. I find out what it takes to create a home that’s effortlessly peaceful.We dive into her book Clean Mama's Guide to a Peaceful Home: Effortless Systems and Joyful Rituals for a Calm, Cozy Home, and unpack some of her key insights. We explore the power of rituals, keeping your home clean alongside a busy family, and her seven peaceful home guidelines we all need to follow.Talking PointsWhy creating a peaceful home needs to be effortless (02:07)Identify your pain point and happy tasks (04:14)Maintaining a peaceful home as a family (09:35)The Clean Home Reset Checklist (14:39)The Seven Peaceful Home Guidelines (33:51)Quote"I’d rather do a task well than do it half-way."Helpful Linkshttps://cleanmama.com/ (CleanMama.com)https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Mamas-Guide-Peaceful-Home/dp/0062996126 (‘Clean Mama’s Guide To A Peaceful Home’ by Becky Rapinchuk)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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How to Be Time Smart with Ashley Whillans
Once again, I’m joined by a fellow Canadian! Today’s guest is Ashley Whillans, a Behavioral Scientist and Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School in Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets. She’s the author of ‘Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life’, which I can’t wait to unpack in this interview. This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit https://textexpander.com/lp/podcast?utm_source=productivityist-podcastandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=textexpander-Mar-2021 (TextExpander.com/podcast) for 20% off your first year.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.In this conversation, Ashley provides a very holistic view on how to value our time. Find out more about the Day Reconstruction Method, qualitative time tracking, rough scheduling, and why so many of us avoid being (or feeling) idle. Talking PointsWhat is ‘being time smart’? (02:57)Our relationship with time tracking (04:00)The idea of rough scheduling (05:51)How to slow down more (10:18)How Happiness Dollars can help you become more time smart (17:24)The simple first step to becoming time smart (27:46)Quote"You can make changes on an everyday basis to help you take control of your time."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/Time-Smart-Reclaim-Your-Happier-ebook/dp/B0842X6L2C/ (‘Time Smart’ by Ashley Whillans)https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleywhillans/ (Ashley’s LinkedIn)https://www.instagram.com/drashleywhillans/ (Ashley’s Instagram)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Finding Clarity with Jenna Britton
As a self-proclaimed “soulful storyteller”, Jenna Britton is a writer, coach and speaker. Finding Human Design was integral to helping Jenna find — and begin truly living — her life with clarity and ease. So in 2020, she began offering coaching sessions designed and aligned to help people like you understand how parts of your Human Design chart can clarify your purpose — what you’re here to do (and how you’re here to do it).The episode is sponsored by Streak. It’s a CRM designed to help you stay on top of each part of your email process, without ever leaving Gmail. Streak gives you the tools for tracking, mail merges and snippets, to save you time and scale up your email efficiency. What’s more, you can set up pipelines right inside your inbox to start tracking your email process – in just a few minutes. Go to https://www.streak.com/podcast?utm_medium=podcastandutm_source=v_toneandutm_campaign=timecrafting (streak.com/timecrafting) to get 20% off your first year with the Pro plan, their most popular option. This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.This episode is brought to you by OTIS, a digital marketing assistant to help you target, optimize and measure campaigns. From the easy-to-use app you create Facebook, Instagram and Google ads, and OTIS’ A.I. technology intuitively optimizes your daily budget to whichever platform is performing best. It will analyze your existing customers to retarget and find other people like them to target your ads to. I love how you can see results from as little as $10 per day, and track results all in real time. As a listener to the show, get a 14 day free trial plus $50 in ad credit. Visit https://www.meetotis.com/timecrafting (MeetOtis.com/TIMECRAFTING) to take advantage of this offer today.As a fellow writer, I enjoyed discussing with Jenna about the writing process. Tune in to this episode as we unpack internal processing, looking back through old journals, the comedian’s mind, and goosebump moments. And this conversation is by no means just for writers – it will help give you direction if you feel stuck in any area. Talking PointsWhat you get through clarity coaching (04:18)Finding harmony with clarity and communication (07:50)The value of journaling (09:37)Writing creative non-fiction (16:07)Having a clear intention (29:38)How to lift the fog of resistance (34:19)Quote"Clarity comes from action."Helpful Linkshttps://productivityist.com/podcast361/ (Episode 361: Being a Multipotentialite with Vanessa Tharp)https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Found-Pacific-Crest-Oprahs-ebook/dp/B005IQZB14 (‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed)https://www.baronfig.com/ (Baron Fig)https://www.netflix.com/title/60024976 (Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian)https://braveenoughtobe.com/ (BraveEnoughToBe.com)https://www.jennabritton.com/ (JennaBritton.com)https://www.instagram.com/jennabrittonwrites/ (Jenna’s Instagram)https://www.instagram.com/braveenoughtobe/ (Brave Enough To Be’s Instagram)https://productivityist.com/tbr2022/ (The BIG Ready 2022)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a...
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Your Energy Level Formula with Michelle Cederberg
Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg has captivated audiences across the world with her messages about how to set worthwhile goals and get energized for success. As a coach, consultant and professional speaker, Michelle educates busy, driven professionals about purpose, productivity – and the pursuit of better.The episode is sponsored by Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service. Shopping for new clothes can be needlessly stressful so why not let Stitch Fix make it easy by doing the work for you so you can spend time doing the things you love instead. Stitch Fix offers clothing hand-selected by expert stylists for your unique size, style, and budget. Every piece is chosen for your fit and your life and it's the easy solution to finding what makes you look and feel your best. Get started today at https://www.stitchfix.com/men?utm_source=timecraftingandutm_content=Podcastandutm_medium=Podcastandutm_campaign=podcast%7Ctruenativemedia%7Cmens%7Cm%7Cfix%7Cpros%7Cweb%7Cus%7C (StitchFix.com/timecrafting) and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix!This episode is brought to you by OTIS, a digital marketing assistant to help you target, optimize and measure campaigns. From the easy-to-use app you create Facebook, Instagram and Google ads, and OTIS’ A.I. technology intuitively optimizes your daily budget to whichever platform is performing best. It will analyze your existing customers to retarget and find other people like them to target your ads to. I love how you can see results from as little as $10 per day, and track results all in real time. As a listener to the show, get a 14 day free trial plus $50 in ad credit. Visit https://www.meetotis.com/timecrafting (MeetOtis.com/TIMECRAFTING) to take advantage of this offer today.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.Tune in to this candid conversation as we uncover some key insights from Michelle’s book The Success-Energy Equation: How to Regain your Focus, Recharge your Life and Really Get Sh!t Done. We also discuss how to recognize when your thoughts are becoming unproductive, the “How might I...?” question, the power of repetition, and making plans (weather permitting). Talking PointsFactor in energy into your equation (02:14)Understanding your energy levels (03:43)The Motivation Matrix (05:04)The 4 Rs for managing negative self-talk (07:19)What we can learn from will power (24:43)Why you need to be more hydrated (28:36)Quote"Everything we do that drives our success is better when we manage our energy."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/Success-Energy-Equation-Regain-Recharge-Really/dp/1774580209 (‘The Success-Energy Equation’ by Michelle Cederberg)https://www.netflix.com/title/81305757 (History of Swear Words)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/your-motivation-code-with-todd-henry/ (Episode 340: Your Motivation Code with Todd Henry)https://medium.com/about-time/3-pm-weather-permitting-6922a7e663f3 (3 PM, Weather Permitting)https://www.amazon.com/Power-Full-Engagement-Managing-Performance/dp/0743226755/ (‘The Power of Full Engagement’ by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz)https://productivityist.com/getthedailydriver/ (The Daily Driver)https://www.amazon.com/Do-Work-Overcome-Resistance-Your/dp/1936891379/ (‘Do The Work’ by Steven Pressfield)...
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Find Your ONE Thing with Geoff Woods
Geoff Woods is the Co-Founder and President of ProduKtive®, the training company behind The ONE Thing and the host of The ONE Thing podcast. He’s an advisor to executives ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 500, helping them design the future of work, and create cultures where people are clear on what matters most so they achieve extraordinary results.This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.This episode is sponsored by Setapp, a large collection of 200+ powerful Mac apps, for almost any task, available by subscription. It’s the best way to discover new, quality apps so you can get all the tools you need to be productive. Plans start from $9.99 per month. With this flat monthly fee you get access to full-featured pro versions of apps, including Ulysses, MindNode and CleanMyMacX. Head over to https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorshipandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=productivityist (Setapp.com) for a one week free trial today. This episode is brought to you by OTIS, a digital marketing assistant to help you target, optimize and measure campaigns. From the easy-to-use app you create Facebook, Instagram and Google ads, and OTIS’ A.I. technology intuitively optimizes your daily budget to whichever platform is performing best. It will analyze your existing customers to retarget and find other people like them to target your ads to. I love how you can see results from as little as $10 per day, and track results all in real time. As a listener to the show, get a 14 day free trial plus $50 in ad credit. Visit https://www.meetotis.com/timecrafting (MeetOtis.com/TIMECRAFTING) to take advantage of this offer today.I loved geeking out with Geoff in this episode, as we muse over the ultimate currency: time. Tune in as we explore having clarity, how to invest more in our time, disabling notifications, when it’s time to switch priorities – and couples goal-setting.Talking PointsThe ONE Thing in the nutshell (02:02)Master the 3 C’s to invest more in your time (04:22)Why productivity is beyond just efficiency and effectiveness (11:01)Our relationship with email (13:58)Getting on the same page with people around you (22:03)How tools can (and can’t) support your productivity (31:19)Quote"Don’t confuse busyness with business."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776 (‘The ONE Thing’ by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan)https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives (Why time management is ruining our lives)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyaQsm2HyneP9CsIOdihBw (Keep Productive Channel)https://www.the1thing.com/podcasts/ (The ONE Thing Podcast)https://www.the1thing.com/ (The1Thing.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Scale Your Services with Shawn Dill and Lacey Book
With a background in chiropractic steeped in neurology, Shawn Dill and Lacey Book help support service professionals grow their business. Through their principles of success in marketing, sales and mindset, I had to bring them on to the show to learn more about how they help small businesses run productively.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is brought to you by OTIS, a digital marketing assistant to help you target, optimize and measure campaigns. From the easy-to-use app you create Facebook, Instagram and Google ads, and OTIS’ A.I. technology intuitively optimizes your daily budget to whichever platform is performing best. It will analyze your existing customers to retarget and find other people like them to target your ads to. I love how you can see results from as little as $10 per day, and track results all in real time. As a listener to the show, get a 14 day free trial plus $50 in ad credit. Visit https://www.meetotis.com/timecrafting (MeetOtis.com/TIMECRAFTING) to take advantage of this offer today.Join our conversation as we explore neuroplasticity, midday routines, our shared love for simplicity, practical insights from their book ‘None of Your Business: A Winning Approach to Turn Service Providers into Entrepreneurs’ – and what it’s like working with your partner.Talking PointsMastering a midday routine (1:58)How to not lose track from your routines (3:48)Finding the harmony between work and home life when you work with your partner (7:46)The impact of investing in great people (18:38)Why we need to step back in order to move forward (24:35)Quote"Implement infrastructure before growth."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/None-Your-Business-Providers-Entrepreneurs/dp/1544513712 (‘None of Your Business’ by Shawn Dill and Lacey Book)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/beyond-the-e-myth-with-michael-e-gerber/ (Episode 121: Beyond the E-Myth with Michael E. Gerber)https://shawnandlacey.com/ (ShawnAndLacey.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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The Patreon Process with Steve Dotto
Steve Dotto is an expert in helping people master tech to live the life they want. For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve has entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology.A big revenue stream to his business is from his supporters on Patreon. He currently generates over $6,000 per month from his Patreon fans, and he’s generated over $400,000 in revenue to date. I had to have my good friend Steve back on the show to learn more about his success, and his Patreon Boot Camp that I’ve signed up to. Join us as we discuss the 80/20 rule with email subscribers, why relationships are so unique on Patreon, the lessons learnt from my first Patreon launch – and exit strategies. Talking PointsPatreon’s origin story serving the musician community (03:53)How to build a dialogue with your podcast community (10:00)Steve’s success on Patreon (14:00)Leverage your email subscribers (20:19)What kind of perks to offer to your Patreons (21:24)What you’ll get from Patreon Boot Camp (23:23)A special assignment to do after this episode (27:36)Quote"Customers aren’t vested in your success – they’re vested in purchasing the value it gives them."Helpful Linkshttps://access.wearethegreywave.com/patreon-webinar-12th-may/?affiliate=mikevardy (Webinar: How to Succeed on Patreon and Monetize Your Content)https://mikevardy--dottotech.thrivecart.com/patreon-boot-camp/ (Steve's Patreon Boot Camp)https://www.patreon.com/dottotech (Steve’s Patreon page)https://productivityist.com/podcast-steve-dotto/ (Episode 115: Protechtivity with Steve Dotto)https://www.patreon.com/saidthewhale (Saidthewhale)https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/ (1000 True Fans)https://productivityist.com/podcast238/ (Episode 238: How to Keep Going with Austin Kleon)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Big Picture Planning with Janet Murray
Through a fascinating career journey in teaching and journalism, Janet Murray made the big switch to run her own business that helps business owners build and engage their online audience. Janet and I go way back, and we’ve met through various places around the world, so I’m excited to finally have her on the show to learn more about how content planning plays such an important role to business success.This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit https://textexpander.com/lp/podcast?utm_source=productivityist-podcastandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=textexpander-Mar-2021 (TextExpander.com/podcast) for 20% off your first year.This episode is brought to you by OTIS, a digital marketing assistant to help you target, optimize and measure campaigns. From the easy-to-use app you create Facebook, Instagram and Google ads, and OTIS’ A.I. technology intuitively optimizes your daily budget to whichever platform is performing best. It will analyze your existing customers to retarget and find other people like them to target your ads to. I love how you can see results from as little as $10 per day, and track results all in real time. As a listener to the show, get a 14 day free trial plus $50 in ad credit. Visit https://www.meetotis.com/timecrafting (MeetOtis.com/TIMECRAFTING) to take advantage of this offer today.This episode is sponsored by Setapp, a large collection of 200+ powerful Mac apps, for almost any task, available by subscription. It’s the best way to discover new, quality apps so you can get all the tools you need to be productive. Plans start from $9.99 per month. With this flat monthly fee you get access to full-featured pro versions of apps, including Ulysses, MindNode and CleanMyMacX. Head over to https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorshipandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=productivityist (Setapp.com) for a one week free trial today.Tune in as we explore embracing bigger picture thinking. We discuss daily emails, visual planning, writing with ‘the hook’, learning from journalists, and how Janet time crafts. Talking PointsHow to plan the bigger picture (6:42)How our personality types and planning work together (13:55)Setting structures so you can be flexible (27:51)Creativity that comes from consistency (30:13)Finding patterns for your content (36:55)Quote"The wider your view, the more patterns you see."Helpful Linkshttps://www.janetmurray.co.uk/shop/2021-social-media-diary-planner-pre-order/ (2021 Social Media Diary and Planner)https://www.amazon.com/Your-Press-Release-Breaking-Heart-ebook/dp/B01H2KXLMY (‘Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart’ by Janet Murray)https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/category/podcast/ (The Janet Murray Show)https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/2021sorted/ (Sorted Event)https://productivityist.com/getthedailydriver/ (The Daily Driver)https://systemssavedme.com/podcast (Systems Saved Me podcast)https://productivityist.com/podcast354/ (Episode 354: How To Decide with Annie Duke)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/consistency-over-authenticity-with-seth-godin/ (Episode 343: Consistency Over Authenticity with Seth Godin)https://thenextweb.com/ (The Next Web)https://productivityist.com/thebigready/ (The BIG Ready)https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/how-to-create-a-content-batching-week-with-jordan-gill/ (Jordan Gill on The Janet Murray Show)https://lifeskillsthatmatter.com/podcast/manage-yourself-more-effectively-jordan-gill/ (Jordan Gill on Life Skills That Matter)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/the-big-ready-week-stephen-warley/ (The BIG Ready Week: Stephen Warley)https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/ (JanetMurray.co.uk)...
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Being Time Rich with Steve Glaveski
Steve Glaveski joins the show again to talk about his latest findings from his book ‘Time Rich: Do your best work, live your best life’. Steve is the CEO of Collective Campus, an innovation accelerator based in Melbourne and Singapore, that works with large organizations around the globe. As an entrepreneur, author and podcast host, his mission is to unlock the latent potential of people so that they can create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. This episode is sponsored by Setapp, a large collection of 200+ powerful Mac apps, for almost any task, available by subscription. It’s the best way to discover new, quality apps so you can get all the tools you need to be productive. Plans start from $9.99 per month. With this flat monthly fee you get access to full-featured pro versions of apps, including Ulysses, MindNode and CleanMyMacX. Head over to https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorshipandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=productivityist (Setapp.com) for a one week free trial today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is sponsored by Care/of. They provide personalised vitamins created just for you, powered by nutritional science and technology. Your recommendations come in daily individually wrapped packets that are perfect for getting back into (or starting!) a routine. Their in-depth online quiz asks you questions about your diet, lifestyle, and health concerns to help address your specific wellness goals. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to https://takecareof.com/ (TakeCareOf.com) and enter the code timecrafting50.Where “just working” is a socially validated activity, it’s time to switch things up. In this thoughtful conversation we explore time lessons from stoicism, delegating tasks, and how to experiment with shorter workdays. Talking PointsCompanies that run like C.R.A.P (4:22)Defining ‘Time Rich’ (11:05)Automating versus outsourcing (33:24)The shorter workday experiment (39:41)Setting metrics for shorter workdays (41:39)Quote"We are predisposed to follow the path of least effort."Helpful Linkshttps://productivityist.com/podcast225/ (Episode 225: Going from Employee to Entrepreneur with Steve Glaveski)https://www.amazon.com/Time-Rich-Your-Best-Work/dp/0730383873 (‘Time Rich’ by Steve Glaveski)https://hbr.org/2018/12/the-case-for-the-6-hour-workday (The Case for the 6-Hour Workday - Harvard Business Review)https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692/ (‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport)https://www.amazon.com/Shortness-Life-Seneca/dp/1941129420/ (‘On The Shortness of Life’ by Seneca)https://www.amazon.com/Top-Five-Regrets-Dying-Transformed/dp/1401956009/ (‘Top Five Regrets of the Dying’ by Bronnie Ware)https://woven.com/ (Woven)https://www.nofilter.media/ (No Filter)https://www.timerichbook.com/ (TimeRichBook.com) https://www.steveglaveski.com/ (SteveGlaveski.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the
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Peak Performing Flow with Steven Kotler
Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective. He is the author of thirteen books, including The Art of Impossible and The Future is Faster Than You Think. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Wall Street Journal, TIME and the Harvard Business Review.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is sponsored by Setapp, a large collection of 200+ powerful Mac apps, for almost any task, available by subscription. It’s the best way to discover new, quality apps so you can get all the tools you need to be productive. Plans start from $9.99 per month. With this flat monthly fee you get access to full-featured pro versions of apps, including Ulysses, MindNode and CleanMyMacX. Head over to https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorshipandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=productivityist (Setapp.com) for a one week free trial today.In this conversation, we explore his latest book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer. We talk about outcome versus process goals, what is the flow state and why it’s trainable, running towards yourself – and Steven being an old school punk rocker. Talking PointsWhy you need to be more specific with your goals (11:34)Stepping away from ‘hacks’ (17:54)The habit of ferocity (20:33)Work schedules and autonomy (34:36)Gmail frustrations (44:58)Embrace your creativity in all situations (49:01)What is a flow state and its primary activities? (54:57)Quote"People can’t make work for you before you do your work first."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/Art-Impossible-Peak-Performance-Primer/dp/B087D7QC2Q/ (‘The Art of Impossible’ by Steven Kotler)https://www.amazon.com/Flow-Sports-optimal-experiences-performances/dp/0880118768/ (‘Flow in Sports’ by Susan Jackson and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11916302/ (Derek DelGaudio's In and Of Itself (2020))https://profiles.stanford.edu/andrew-huberman (Andrew D. Huberman)https://frontapp.com/ (Front)https://www.amazon.com/The-Rise-of-Superman-audiobook/dp/B00I9IGP68/ (‘The Rise of Superman’ by Steven Kotler)https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/ (FlowResearchCollective.com)https://www.stevenkotler.com/ (StevenKotler.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Be Productive with Uncertainty with David Neagle
David Neagle is the best selling author of The Millions Within, and is one of the architects of the coaching and personal growth industry, having worked alongside well-known mentors like Bob Proctor, Marianne Morrisey and Tony Robbins for decades. I brought David on to learn how we can all thrive alongside uncertainty.This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.This episode is sponsored by Setapp, a large collection of 200+ powerful Mac apps, for almost any task, available by subscription. It’s the best way to discover new, quality apps so you can get all the tools you need to be productive. Plans start from $9.99 per month. With this flat monthly fee you get access to full-featured pro versions of apps, including Ulysses, MindNode and CleanMyMacX. Head over to https://setapp.com/?utm_source=sponsorshipandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=productivityist (Setapp.com) for a one week free trial today.We explore understanding people’s agendas, the power of stepping away, morning reflections and verbal journaling. Tune in so you can step back and review your thoughts and beliefs that help (or hinder) you as you navigate through uncertainty.Talking PointsHow to avoid being caught up by uncertainty (4:54)Why we seek certainty (6:35)How to leverage your mornings to best set yourself up for the day (12:27)End-of-day reflection exercises (20:18)The uncertainties David deals with (27:14)How to accept more responsibility (30:52)Quote"How certain we feel inside ourselves determines our productivity."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/Millions-Within-Manifest-Exactly-What/dp/1614482772 (The Millions Within by David Neagle)https://successfulmindpodcast.com/ (The Successful Mind Podcast)https://davidneagle.com/ (DavidNeagle.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Purposeful Play with Gary Ware
I’ve known Gary Ware for over 10 years now. He’s a true expert when it comes to play – it’s not just associated with kids. In this conversation, I pick his brains to find out how play can help boost productivity. Day-to-day, Gary helps professionals level-up their confidence, creativity, and happiness using play. He is the Founder of Breakthrough Play, a corporate facilitator and keynote speaker with a decade of experience as a performer in improv theatre.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit https://textexpander.com/lp/podcast?utm_source=productivityist-podcastandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=textexpander-Apr-2021 (TextExpander.com/podcast) for 20% off your first year.In this interview, we explore how so many of us have been conditioned to play after we work, purposeful play activities, cliffhangers, and the hustle culture.Talking PointsThe productive power of play (1:54)The different forms of play (5:46)Some distracting play ‘traps’ (13:04)The infinite versus the finite mindset (24:11)Practical applications of play you can do today (29:52)Quote"Play is an advantage."Helpful Linkshttps://productivityist.com/podcast-adhd-kirsten-milliken/ (Episode 90: Productivity and Play with Dr. Kirsten Milliken)https://www.amazon.com/Playdhd-Permission-Prescription-Adults-ADHD/dp/0997004509/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-textandie=UTF8andqid=1456003135andsr=8-1andkeywords=PlayDHD (‘Playdhd’ by Dr. Kirsten Milliken)‘https://www.amazon.com/Finite-Infinite-Games-James-Carse/dp/1476731713/ (Finite and Infinite Games’ by James Carse)https://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Game-Simon-Sinek/dp/0241385636/r (‘The Infinite Game’ by Simon Sinek)https://www.amazon.com/Unmistakable-Only-Better-Than-Best-ebook/dp/B016JPTK9G/ (‘Unmistakable’ by Sriniva Rao)https://www.amazon.com/SuperBetter-Living-Gamefully-Jane-McGonigal/dp/0143109774/ (‘SuperBetter’ by Jane McGonigal)https://productivityist.com/thebigready/ (The BIG Ready)https://worlddominationsummit.com/ (World Domination Summit)https://www.breakthroughplay.com/ (BreakthroughPlay.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Collaborating with Nature with Darren Virassammy
Collaborating with nature has been a catalyst for the success of Darren Virassammy. He’s the Co-Founder of 34 Strong, an organization which provides expert team development resources and leadership coaching. He’s also the host of the Nature Advantage Podcast, where he interviews living legends to explore how they collaborate with nature to cultivate excellence in their work, life and organizations.Check out the Productivityist Playbook – a framework to up your personal productivity game, no matter if it's your first attempt to level up or you've tried countless times before. You get an ebook, audio files, videos, a base series of "plays", and a formal introduction to The NOW Year™ Method, a personal productivity approach that I've designed. I've added a ton of value to this product because I want you to take your productivity to the next level. Get your copy of the Productivityist Playbook today by visiting http://productivityist.com/playbook (Productivityist.com/Playbook). It’s undeniable that pausing and being in nature helps boost our productivity, creativity and ability to problem solve better. Darren is a real opportunist and I loved hearing how nature has really impacted his life. We deep dive into the impact of walking meetings, simple exercises to be more present with nature, some insights from his podcast – and how to pronounce his last name. Talking PointsThe essence of his new podcast The Nature Advantage (3:35)Being in ‘attunement’ with nature (8:59)How to start your collaboration with nature today (13:36)What a maple tree can teach us (21:57)Journaling with your eyes closed (24:19)Quote"What can you do with what you have?"Helpful Linkshttps://34strong.com/category/podcast/ (Leading Strong Podcast)https://www.darrenvirassammy.com/podcast (The Nature Advantage Podcast)https://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Good-Life-Surprising/dp/1401948413 (‘How to Live a Good Life’ by Jonathan Fields)https://www.amazon.com/Art-Noticing-Creativity-Inspiration-Discover/dp/0525521240/ (‘The Art of Noticing’ by Rob Walker)https://productivityist.com/podcast243/ (Episode 243: The Art of Noticing with Rob Walker)‘https://www.amazon.com/Fix-This-Next-Change-Business/dp/0593084411 (Fix This Next’ by Mike Michalowicz)https://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Plan-Strategy-Remarkable-Business/dp/1591844886 (‘The Pumpkin Plan’ by Mike Michalowicz)https://productivityist.com/podcast166/ (Episode 166: Standing Up with Rob Jacobs)https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02942/full (Minimum Time Dose in Nature to Positively Impact the Mental Health of College-Aged Students, and How to Measure It: A Scoping Review)https://www.darrenvirassammy.com/ (DarrenVirassammy.com)https://34strong.com/ (34strong.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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Meaningful Online Connections with Misha Gloube...
Misha Glouberman helps people communicate better. He teaches communication skills, runs meetings and conferences for organizations, hosts live events, and speaks at conferences. He is the author, with Sheila Heti, of the book ‘The Chairs Are Where the People Go’ – which the New Yorker named as one of its top nonfiction books of 2011. He relays everything he knows about communication, conferences, relationships, making friends, monogamy, playing charades and more.This episode is sponsored by Canva Pro. It’s the easy-to-use design platform that has everything you need to design like a pro. It has all you need in one place, including a collection of over 75 million premium photos, videos, audio and graphics. As a Canva Pro subscriber, I love so many of their features including the brand kit, which makes it really easy to collaborate with my team. Claim your FREE 45 day extended trial by signing up via https://www.canva.com/affiliates/TIMECRAFTING/?_branch_match_id=764460006028471630 (Canva.me/timecrafting).This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.I’ve put together a FREE challenge that will forge the future that you want. It’s called the Forge Your Future Challenge. Hosted by me and I’ll be livestreaming the event with a wide variety of activities leading up to the challenge. Simply go to https://productivityist.com/forgeyourfuture/ (Productivityist.com/ForgeYourFuture) and sign up to this free challenge today.10 years on from writing the book, I catch up with Misha to find out what has been going on in his life. In this episode, we discuss what 99% of conferences aren’t doing, how to make meaningful online connections and the social and technological design considerations for good online networking.Talking PointsMisha’s focus on building connections during the pandemic (4:43)Dissecting the problem with remote events (9:34)Why so many conferences fail to deliver a true experience (11:09)Lessons from improv (30:32)Innovation from uncertainty (32:06)The power of vulnerability and reconsidering your social networks (37:03)Quote"There are things that are really important to us as humans, so why do we make them hard to say?"Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/Chairs-Are-Where-People-Go/dp/0865479453 (‘The Chairs Are Where the People Go’ by Misha Glouberman)https://stevenpressfield.com/ (Steven Pressfield) https://worlddominationsummit.com/ (World Domination Summit)https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/why-you-need-atomic-habits-with-james-clear/ (Episode 227: Why You Need Atomic Habits with James Clear)https://productivityist.com/thebigready/ (The BIG Ready)http://www.mishaglouberman.com/ (MishaGlouberman.com) https://twitter.com/mishaglouberman (Misha’s Twitter)https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/misha-glouberman-57564/ (Misha’s LinkedIn)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out...
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Writing at Middle School with Kristina Naydonova
Kristina Naydonova is hands down the youngest guest I’ve had on the show. Aged 13, she’s already published a novel, The Black Sisterhood Files, and writes for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. She’s also a Sunday Times bestselling mystery author, regular podcast speaker, and occasional contributor for Buzzfeed-Books – all while she’s at middle school. This episode is sponsored by NuCalm. It’s the only stress management system of its kind, clinically proven in over 1 million sessions to improve your sleep, reduce your stress and boost your recovery without drugs and side effects. It’s imperative to your health and happiness to be able to manage stress and not be managed by it. This is why it’s part of my daily routine, and their programmes leave me feeling recharged and energised. As a listener, check out the exclusive link http://timecraftingnucalm.com/ (TimeCraftingNuCalm.com) and get 50% off your 30-day subscription of NuCalm and their money-back guarantee.This episode is brought to you by The New Yorker. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, quality writing, and compelling reporting and storytelling. I love reading their time and productivity thought pieces. And there’s something for everyone: politics, news, international affairs, climate change and the environment, popular culture, the arts, fiction, food, humor and cartoons. It’s the daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage, publishing 10 to 15 exclusive site-only stories every day. You can also read from the online archive dating all the way back to 1925! For a limited time get 12 weeks of The New Yorker for just $6 – saving you 50%. Plus, listeners of my show will receive an exclusive tote bag for free. Go to https://subscribe.newyorker.com/subscribe/newyorker/133107?source=cm_paid_other_podcast_12f6_TIMECRAFTINGandpos_name=TIMECRAFTING (NewYorker.com/TIMECRAFTING) and use the promo code TIMECRAFTING at the checkout. I’ve put together a FREE challenge that will forge the future that you want. It’s called the Forge Your Future Challenge. Hosted by me and I’ll be livestreaming the event with a wide variety of activities leading up to the challenge. Simply go to https://productivityist.com/forgeyourfuture/ (Productivityist.com/ForgeYourFuture) and sign up to this free challenge today.I’ve always had a passion for reading and writing from a young age, so it was great to connect with this kindred spirit and fellow night owl. Join our conversation as we explore bullet journaling, handling peer pressure, and how she’s achieved so much success from such a young age. Talking PointsSetting time aside to write whilst still being a kid (3:26)Handling peer pressure (4:27)Simple ways to practise mindfulness (7:18)Navigating social media and leveraging its strengths (8:48)Mastering TikTok (11:13)Kristina’s daily routines that balances her education and writing (19:54)Kristina’s long-term to-do lists (21:37)Her favourite book genres (26:45)Seeking inspiration from the likes of Stephen King and Gretha Thunberg (30:14)Quote"Take time to experiment and figure out what you really want in life."Helpful Linkshttps://thriveglobal.com/authors/kristina-naydonova/ (Thrive Global)https://www.amazon.com/Black-Sisterhood-Files-Kristina-Naydonova-ebook/dp/B088NPDLWS (‘The Black Sisterhood Files’ by Kristina Naydonova)https://thriveglobal.com/stories/5-easy-ways-to-implement-mindfulness-into-your-daily-life/ (5 Easy Ways to Implement Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life)https://twitter.com/KNaydonova (Kristina’s Twitter)https://instagram.com/kristinanaydonova_ (Kristina’s Instagram)https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bookstagram/?hl=en (#bookstagram)https://productivityist.com/podcast213/ (Episode 213: The Bullet Journal Method with Ryder Carroll)https://kristina.co/ (Kristina.co)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast?...
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Being a Multipotentialite with Vanessa Tharp
Vanessa Tharp has over 15 years of education, leadership, community building and event planning. She collaborates with people to help create epic events, conferences, retreats, business strategies and product launches. And I would know – she works with me. As Chief of Staff, she’s assisted the growth of The Productivityist in numerous ways, including the BIG Ready. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.I’ve put together a FREE challenge that will forge the future that you want. It’s called the Forge Your Future Challenge. Hosted by me and I’ll be livestreaming the event with a wide variety of activities leading up to the challenge. Simply go to https://productivityist.com/forgeyourfuture/ (Productivityist.com/ForgeYourFuture) and sign up to this free challenge today.I found this interview really energizing as we uncovered how to build actionable roadmaps and why she’s not one to niche down. Join us as we discuss being a multipotentialite, leveraging relationships, how she plays an integral part in the business – as well as cupcakes and quicksand trainingTalking PointsVanessa’s involvement with the development of The Productivityist (7:50)How to scale without getting stuck (13:35)Vanessa’s approach to taking action with big business tasks (21:18)How to leverage relationships (30:05)Why we need to be more ourselves and embrace the ugly parts (34:50)Quote"Through your failures you get data points to work from."Helpful Linkshttps://productivityist.com/podcast250/ (Episode 250: 5 Days with John Poelstra)https://productivityist.transistor.fm/episodes/efficient-writing-with-jim-woods (Efficient Writing with Jim Woods)https://productivityist.com/tbr2022/ (The BIG Ready)https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200276/ (The West Wing)https://www.expressvpn.com/ (Express VPN)https://www.vanessatharp.com/two-day-soiree.html (The Two Day Soirée)https://www.amazon.com/Ego-Enemy-Ryan-Holiday/dp/1591847818 (‘Ego Is The Enemy’ by Ryan Holiday)https://productivityist.com/podcast354/ (Episode 354: How To Decide with Annie Duke)https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Clean/dp/1544507852/ (‘Can’t Hurt Me’ by David Goggins)https://www.amazon.com/Greenlights-Matthew-McConaughey/dp/0593139135/ (‘Greenlights’ by Matthew McConaughey)https://www.vanessatharp.com/ (VanessaTharp.com)https://www.facebook.com/vanessa.tharp.1?ref=bookmarks (Vanessa’s Facebook)https://www.instagram.com/vanessajeantharp/ (Vanessa’s Instagram)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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A World Without Email with Cal Newport
Email simply doesn’t scale – its back and forth nature is what drove Cal Newport down the rabbit hole of finding a better way to work. This includes all methods of communication, be it Slack, WhatsApp, or Facebook DMs and so on. These tools should just be used as shorthand, and not become your work. In his latest book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload, I had to unpack my good friend’s insights.This episode is sponsored by Green Chef. Green Chef is the first USDA-certified organic meal kit company. Ingredients come pre-measured, perfectly portioned, and mostly prepped, so you can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying delicious, home-cooked meals. Whether you’re Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, or just looking to eat healthier, there’s a range of recipes to suit any diet or preference. Go to https://chef.greenchef.com/plans?ct=90TIMECRAFTINGandutm_campaign=45201510andutm_content=90timecraftingandutm_medium=cpmandutm_source=podcast (GreenChef.com/90timecrafting) and use code 90timecrafting to get $90 off including free shipping!This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit https://textexpander.com/lp/podcast?utm_source=productivityist-podcastandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=textexpander-Mar-2021 (TextExpander.com/podcast) for 20% off your first year.Join us today as we uncover why we need to change our relationship with email. In this brave new world, we touch on how email came about accidentally, finding solutions as a team, context switching, and the fascinating research path that led Cal to writing the book.Talking PointsThe main elements of email that we need to move away from (1:46)Why email has taken over our work (6:14)On Merlin Mann and Inbox Zero (11:05)The Attention Capital Principle (15:31)Changing our view on email in all parts of the business, from managerial to admin and customer support (19:28)How you can stop relying on email today (39:45)Quote"Don’t explain to people what you’re doing, just do it."Helpful Linkshttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525536558/ (‘A World Without Email’ by Cal Newport)https://productivityist.com/podcast-73-cal-newport/ (Episode 73 with Cal Newport)https://productivityist.com/podcast229/ (Episode 229: Exploring Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DBRBP7G/ (‘Digital Minimalism’ by Cal Newport)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X47ZVXM/ (‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport)https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/cal-newport (The New Yorker articles by Cal Newport)https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-rise-and-fall-of-getting-things-done (The New Yorker: The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done by Cal Newport)https://productivityist.com/podcast203/ (Episode 203: The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen)https://woven.com/ (Woven)https://www.calnewport.com/podcast/ (Deep Questions Podcast)https://www.calnewport.com/ (CalNewport.com)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen (here).
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The Common Path to Uncommon Success with John L...
John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire. He’s interviewed thousands of entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. So I’m excited to find out more about what he’s learnt through these interviews.This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.In the run up to the launch of his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment, I wanted to find out what you can do to stay ahead of the game. Listen to find out more about producing a daily podcast, how JLD themes his days, keeping the money you make – and butchering Jim Carrey’s commencement speech.Talking PointsHow to follow a path without being constrained by it (2:33)Understanding the difference between simple and easy (3:53)Implementing practical exercises in JLD’s new book (8:53)The podcasts that inspired JLD to launch his own show (11:08)Having a mentor for any area of life (20:32)JLD’s tactics to help you avoid burnout (24:25)After Action Reviews and backwards planning (28:31)The FOCUS acronym (32:50)Quote"Choose your hard."Helpful Linkshttps://uncommonsuccessbook.com/ (UncommonSuccessBook.com) (GET YOUR PRE-ORDER BONUSES BEFORE 3/23!)https://productivityist.com/podcast343/ (Episode 343: Consistency Over Authenticity with Seth Godin)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80-gPkpH6M (Jim Carrey's Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation)https://www.richroll.com/podcast/jedidiah-jenkins-582/ (Jedidiah Jenkins on the Rich Roll Podcast)https://solopreneurhour.com/category/guests/john-lee-dumas/ (John Lee Dumas on the Solopreneur Hour)https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/listen/ (Smart Passive Income Podcast)https://mixergy.com/ (Mixergy)https://therisetothetop.com/podcast/ (Rise To The Top)https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money (Planet Money)https://freakonomics.com/archive/ (Freakonomics)https://productivityist.com/podcast351/ (Episode 351: Eating Frogs with Brian Tracy)https://productivityist.com/podcast264/ (Episode 264: How to Build Yourself More Time with Jaime Masters)https://productivityist.com/the-productivityist-podcast-episode-15-with-jaime-tardy/ (Episode 15: Jaime Tardy)https://productivityist.com/podcast289/ (Episode 289: The Vision Driven Leader with Michael Hyatt)https://productivityist.com/podcast239/ (Episode 239: Free to Focus with Michael Hyatt)Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes...
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Calm Your Chaos with Nicola Taggart
Nicola Taggart is a life and leadership success strategist, coach, consultant, speaker, and author. Nicola helps people discover a more centered and conscious approach to life that increases their presence both in life and in their career. Through her well-being programs, Calm Your Chaos journal and cards, Nicola helps you take stock of what’s going on in your life.
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Your Data-Driven Diet with Angelo Poli
Angelo Poli is the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm-based weight-loss engine, which is fueled by the data you feed into it every day. He’s worked with the likes of NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, among other elite athletes, celebrities, to physique models, entrepreneurs, and politicians. He’s also a speaker and a serial entrepreneur.
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Get Out of Your Head with Ian Reed Kesler
This episode's guest, Ian Reed Kesler, is an actor and director best known for Sydney to the Max, Suits and 500 Days of Summer. From a serendipitous conversation on Twitter, I managed to get Ian on the show so I’m super excited to learn how he stays productive as a creative.
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The BIG Ready Week: Jenna Britton
Jenna Britton is also one of the speakers for The BIG Ready, joining us for the Communication panel. In this final bonus podcast episode leading up to The BIG Ready, Jenna shares more about clarity, delimiting yourself, and communication.
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The BIG Ready Week: Marli Williams
Marli Williams is going to be part of the "Retreats" panel discussion at The BIG Ready. In this EPIC episode, Marli shares how to create an EPIC retreat for your tribe.
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The BIG Ready Week: Gary Ware
Gary Ware will be delivering a workshop called "The Productive Power of Play" at The BIG Ready. Gary is here to chat with me about the different forms of play that will make you more creative and more efficient.
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The BIG Ready Week: Stephen Warley
Stephen Warley isn't just my good friend... he'll be facilitating the first workshop for The BIG Ready. In this bonus podcast episode, Stephen talks about being a solopreneur and the three components of reflection.
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The BIG Ready Week: Janet Murray
Janet Murray will be delivering the opening keynote for The BIG Ready – which is exciting on its own. But I'm also excited that she agreed to chat with me on the podcast about certainty, consistency, and commitment.
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The BIG Ready Week: Vanessa Tharp
Vanessa Tharp, Chief of Staff at Productivityist and one of the organizers of The BIG Ready, shares how she helped create clarity for Productivityist as a company and how she levelled it up by creating a safe space with the right boundaries and limitations.
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Productive Conversations with Therese Huston
Therese Huston’s mission is to help conscientious, growth-minded professionals bring out their best at work. She’s a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, as well as a speaker and author of Let's Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower. Her expertise lies in helping you say what needs to be said, and – even more importantly – say it in a way that can be heard.
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How To Decide with Annie Duke
Annie Duke is an American former professional poker player and author in behavioral decision science and decision education. She holds a World Series of Poker gold bracelet from 2004 and used to be the leading money winner among women in WSOP history. Annie is also the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education.
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Thinking Time with Natalie Sisson
Natalie Sisson is a New Zealand entrepreneur, author, speaker, lover of handstands and triathlete. It’s taken a lot of incremental micro steps for Natalie to pivot from her Suitcase Entrepreneur identity to the Natalise Sisson she is today. Since late 2018 she has been focused on helping everyday people in jobs, freelance careers and with their own business to monetize their sweet spot and get paid to be them.
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A Catalyst For Hope with Thane Marcus Ringler
This episode's guest is Thane Marcus Ringler, the former professional golfer turned speaker, writer, development coach and podcast host of The Up & Comers Show. It’s his mission to help people get unstuck and overcome the self-limiting beliefs we all tend to carry.
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Eating Frogs with Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy has been on my list to speak with for a long time. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, Brian has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5 million people through talks and seminars worldwide. He has also published over 90 books, most notably the best-selling Psychology of Achievement.
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Being Nice with Dave Delaney
Dave Delaney joins the show, creator of the NICE Method™. He’s a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and the author of the acclaimed book, New Business Networking. He’s worked with the likes of Google, LinkedIn and UPS.
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Virtual Event Conversions with Liam Austin
Liam is the co-founder of Entrepreneurs HQ and Virtual Summit Academy, which organizes many virtual summits and publishes marketing tactics of top entrepreneurs. When he had over 15,000 people register to attend his first virtual event in 2015 – Liam knew he had to share what he did to the wider business community.
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Questions To Ask Yourself with Tripp Lanier
Tripp Lanier is a professional coach, author of This Book Will Make You Dangerous: The Irreverent Guide for Men Who Refuse to Settle, and host of The New Man Podcast. I loved interviewing Tripp as he’s an honest guy who asks thought-provoking questions.
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The Transparency Wave with Paul Pagnato
Paul Pagnato has spent much of his career managing capital as a wealth advisor. From studying so many companies, he came to the realization that society has grown through massive waves of transformation over the last 500 years. And we’re going through one now – The Transparency Wave.
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Fostering Clarity with Doug Fraser
Doug Fraser, a creator, producer, and host of NPR’s What We Do. He’s a true expert when it comes to storytelling… be it the history of rats to kitchens. He’s not afraid to ask questions, which makes him a very exciting guest to have on the show.
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Frame Your Week with Racheal Cook
Racheal Cook is a business strategist and business development consultant. Through her signature online mastermind The CEO Collective, Racheal helps women entrepreneurs start and scale businesses without the hustle or burnout. Being a mother herself, I was fascinated by her approach to being a productive CEO.
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Stop Planning with Greg Reid
Greg Reid is a fascinating character, and he’s testament to achieving great things despite the odds. Even with dyslexia, he is the ultimate master storyteller. He has been published in over 78 books, 32 best sellers, five motion pictures, featured in many magazines, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He’s a highly sought-after keynote speaker, entrepreneur, with a strong win-win work ethic.
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Consistency Over Authenticity with Seth Godin
Seth Godin is a consistent player in the entrepreneurial space, influencing millions to embrace their inner-creative and best serve their audience. In this episode, we uncover how to make an impact that you can be proud of.
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Master Delegation with Barbara Turley
Barbara Turley, CEO of the Virtual Hub, is a true expert when it comes to hiring and on-boarding staff for small businesses. Barbara is an investor and entrepreneur with a keen interest in scalable business models, systems, processes and automation, content marketing and the power of inspired and empowered teams.
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Undaunted Doers with Kara Goldin
As Founder & CEO, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and mother, in this episode's guest Kara Goldin wears many hats. Kara founded the flavoured water brand Hint in 2005, and has seen it grow exponentially over the years. She’s also worked at Time Inc., AOL and CNN. With her insatiable drive, how does she do it all? As we find out, it’s curiosity.
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Your Motivation Code with Todd Henry
In this episode's guest Todd Henry has helped identify the unique ways that we are motivated. It’s fascinating: there are 27 potential ways and it’s different for all of us. Todd is a self-proclaimed “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, who is a writer, speaker, and helps facilitate people and teams generate brilliant ideas. He’s written four books and has recently released his fifth book, The Motivation Code: Discover The Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work, co-authored with Rod Penner, Todd Hall and Joshua Miller.
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Focused Writing with Adam Leeb
Adam is an award winning product designer and mechanical engineer who is obsessed with product design especially in relation to user experience and user interaction. Join us as we explore mechanical keyboards, removing distractions, failed crowdfunding campaigns, and 3D printing over quarantine.
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Escape From Boring with Joe Barnes
So I was excited to have Joe Barnes on the show to hear more about his Three Paths to pursuing your dream job. He set up Escape The System - a resource for entrepreneurs, dreamers, and world changers. He’s also the author of ‘Do The Work You Love’. By freeing your mind from society's conditioning and finding a passion, you’re on track to living the life you want.
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Working Deeply with Cristina Roman
In this episode's guest, Cristina Roman has taught her clients this very philosophy. She’s a Certified Life Coach, deep work extraordinaire, and coaches clients on overcoming procrastination.
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Visibility Bias with John Meese
In this episode's guest John Meese has found something liberating: removing social media from his marketing equation. When done well, social media works, but it’s easy to get distracted by vanity metrics. After a social media detox, John discovered the best places to serve his audience online.
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Mind Map Your Writing with Daphne Gray-Grant
We all need to write more crappy first drafts – that’s the way to truly get unstuck from writing. In this episode I learn from Daphne Gray-Grant about her inspiring writing process.
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Endless Curiosity with Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers is best known as a writer, musician, programmer and the founder of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. For the past 12 years he’s been living a nomadic lifestyle and pondered a lot about what makes a good life.
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Happy Now Year!
On this solo episode of the podcast I talk about I'm ending one year and starting another – as well as everything that comes along with that.
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Getting Productive With Astrology with Jill Blu...
In this episode's guest, Jill Blumenstock, is a certified Yoga Teacher and Vedic Astrologer, and has seen firsthand the impact of tuning into your own natural rhythms. It’s a time guide that’s beyond just your horoscope; you learn how to best manage your time. In this episode we uncover how to chart your astrological patterns, how to apply it to your daily life - and hear Jill’s live reading of me... I look forward to my upcoming ‘rest’ months!
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It's Time to Slow Things Down
On this solo episode of the podcast, I talk about the importance of slowing things down and how that can make your productivity even better than before.
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Making Time For What Matters with John Zeratsky
How do you manage your time? There’s no one-size-fits-all tactic, but John Zeratsky's latest book ‘Make Time’ runs through tried and tested approaches for us to cherry pick, so I was super excited to catch up with him and run through some of these exercises. Tune in as we discuss reflection time, the power of default settings and breaking bad habits with friction.
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This Amazing Adventure Called Life with Lex Lat...
Lex Latkovski's work is featured over at The Lexpedition and he's the author of Passport Forward: Moving from Regrets and Routine to Freedom, Passion, and Adventure. He's also a serial traveler and adventure seeker – something that isn't as easy to make happen in 2020. Nonetheless, Lex's message and sense of vitality were on full display during our conversation. I hope you enjoy it and it helps you - even in some small way - get more out of this amazing adventure called life!
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Being Brutally Honest with Peter Kozodoy
In this episode's guest, Peter Kozodoy, has seen time and again how much transparency and honesty in our work and personal lives lead to lasting results. Peter is an Inc. 5000 entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author of Honest to Greatness.
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August: The Methodical Month
On this episode of the podcast I talk about the importance of planning – and why August is the month that I give planning my overarching focus.
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The Power of Process with Justin DiRose
On this episode I'm joined by Justin DiRose, a productivity expert and remote work consultant from northern Minnesota. He has a passion for becoming better, the distributed workforce, being a great dad and husband, and music.
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HEY! I'm Talking Email with Phil Simon
On this episode of the podcast, special guest Phil Simon sticks around with me to talk about our thoughts on Basecamp’s foray into the world of email, HEY.
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Let's Zoom with Phil Simon
Phil Simon returns to the program to talk about a service that more people have started using in 2020... some whether they wanted to or not: Zoom.
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3 More Things with Benjamin Spall
Benjamin Spall returns to the podcast to share three more things. Check out his original appearance on Episode 196 of the podcast.
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The New Corner Office with Laura Vanderkam
On this episode I'm joined once again by Laura Vanderkam, a fellow productivity specialist. Laura is the author of several books, including "The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home."
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An Appetite for Apps
I've had an "on again, off again" relationship with apps during my career as a productivity strategist. Right now, it's back on again. I share some of my insights on apps during this episode.
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You and The Internet of Things with Vicki McLeod
Vicki McLeod joins me on this episode of the program. Vicki McLeod is a writer, author, coach, consultant and an award-winning entrepreneur. She is an advocate for mindful business, everyday happiness and living a life rich with meaning. She's here to talk about her book "You and The Internet of Things."
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The Quest for Simplicity
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity." I couldn't agree more. So I decided to share my thoughts on the quest for simplicity on this episode.
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Growing Young with Marta Zaraska
My guest is Marta Zaraska, a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more. She's the author of the book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100.
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The Analog Way with Jeff Sheldon
On this solo episode of the podcast, I'm doing something a little different: I'm hosting a guest. Jeff Sheldon joins me on the program to talk about simplicity, productivity, and the story behind Analog.
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It's Go Time with Jill McAbe
My guest this time around is Jill McAbe. Jill is a business coach, high-performance expert and Amazon best-selling author of It’s Go Time: The ALL-IN System For Unstoppable Success in Business and Life.
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I Took a Clarity Day
I took a Clarity Day this week. Not sure what a Clarity Day is? I explain its value on this episode... as well as how I know it's going to help me with my productivity and prioritization moving forward.
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The Only Skill That Matters with Jonathan Levi
On this episode I'm joined by Jonathan Levi. Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and podcaster born and raised in Silicon Valley.
32 min
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Three Big Days
Three big days that happen over a three-week period are incredibly meaningful to me: World Productivity Day, Father's Day, and my birthday. I share my thoughts on all of them in this episode.
29 min
89
Curating Your Life with Gail Golden
This episode of the podcast delves into the concept of curation with the author of Curating Your Life, guest Gail Golden.
33 min
90
3 More Things with KC Procter
KC Procter returns to the podcast to share three more things. Check out his original appearance on Episode 206 of the podcast.
19 min
91
Trying Times with Bosco Anthony
My guest for this episode of the program is digital strategist, renowned speaker, and good friend Bosco Anthony. When we decided to have this conversation initially, we had a different set of topics in mind. But based on the current climate of the world when we recorded this episode – early June 2020 – the discussion went in a different direction.
36 min
92
3 More Things with Judy Machado-Duque
Judy Machado-Duque returns to the podcast to share three more things.
16 min
93
Talking Slack with Phil Simon
Phil Simon joins me on this episode to talk about his book, Slack for Dummies. If you've ever wanted to get more out of Slack then you'll get a lot out of this conversation.
23 min
94
This is The Most Productive Thing I've Done Today
I'm taking imperfect action with this episode. I know that I've got plenty to learn and a lot of listening to do. But I wanted to start somewhere. This episode is that.
22 min
95
Leading Without Authority with Keith Ferrazzi
I'm beyond thrilled to bring you this episode of the podcast featuring guest Keith Ferrazzi. Keith is the author of the best-selling book Never Eat Alone and our conversation centers around his latest book – a book I had the pleasure of devouring in advance – Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration.
36 min
96
3 More Things with Matt Bodnar
Matt Bodnar returns to the podcast to share three more things.
19 min
97
How to 10X Your Content with Amy Woods
On this episode of the program, I'm joined by Amy Woods. Amy has become known as a leading expert and true visionary when it comes to content repurposing, and is the author of Content 10x: More Content, Less Time, Maximum Results.
46 min
98
3 More Things with Erin Acton
Erin Acton returns to the podcast to share three more things.
8 min
99
Think Do Say with Ron Tite
My guest for this episode of the program is Ron Tite, the author of Think Do Say: How to Seize Attention and Build Trust in a Busy Busy World.
42 min
100
Happy Days
On this episode I share and further explore the insights on productivity that I gathered through watching a rather unlikely source.
23 min