In this episode, I sit down with Las Vegas REALTOR® Danny Phee as he walks us through how he leverages his time, shares his journey of hiring a virtual assistant, and discusses the lesson he learned from thinking he was the best person for every job.
We also talked about his task delegation system that works, the top three tasks he’ll never outsource, and how you can create something that will benefit others for years to come.
This was an awesome discussion with Danny I know you’ll enjoy. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
Planning your day does not have to be a huge, fully orchestrated, drawn out event. When done right, planning your day will save you hours of time and relieve loads of stress.
In this episode, I walk you through the 5 Daily Planning Pavers that will help you pave your way to a successful day every day. I touch upon why your well-intentioned plans might not be coming to fruition, what happens when you let your day depend on your feelings, and how I utilize mind sweeping and triggers to aid in my daily review.
I also clue you in to the advice you may have received from other productivity “experts” that are absolutely pointless and the secret to making your plans really stick. I go on to divulge what I keep at my fingertips throughout the day so I can swiftly tackle my daily review and the appropriate length of time you should commit to planning each day.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on the 5 Daily Planning Pavers and encourage you to start planning each of your days utilizing them. Now let’s get to the straight talk!
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In this episode, I sit down with my dear friend Linda Fogg Phillips as she walks us through her transition from consulting for Facebook to becoming the director of Tiny Habits Academy®, discusses her brother’s evidence-based, breakthrough method of creating habits without relying on willpower, and talks about exactly what you should attach to new habits to make them stick.
We also discussed the steps to creating Tiny Habits®, the maximum length a habit should be, and the affirmation Linda starts every morning with to set herself up to be a victor instead of a victim.
This was an awesome discussion with Linda I hope you’ll enjoy. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I introduce the seven steps to creating a time blocking success schedule along with my top eight tips to aid in its creation, discuss the foundational strategies to maximize productivity, and talk about why it’s important to go slow to go fast when it comes to productivity.
I also revealed the secret to not double-book yourself, what you need to hold sacred in order to be successful with time blocking, and which activities you absolutely need to plan for because they tend to creep in and take over your entire day.
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In this episode, I sit down with Erik Fisher, host of the Beyond The To Do List podcast, as he walks us through the importance of focus, the habits he’s implemented to keep his focus and energy up, and the solution that kept him from occasionally crashing.
We also talk about the productivity philosophy that keeps Erik feeling competent and confident, the lesson he learned from the most stressful period in his life, and the tool he uses to kill his fight or flight mechanism so he can maintain focus.
I know you’ll enjoy our interview on focus and hope you’ll decide to heed Erik’s great advice. To find out about and his hidden agenda to begin podcasting and more, let’s get to the straight talk!
In this episode, I share the power of affirmations and how they’re essential to programing your mind to be capable of success. I also talk about my own personal affirmations and elaborate on why I have chosen those specific phrases to reprogram my own negative self-talk.
In the second segment of this episode, you will receive some wisdom from an unexpected source as my young son Erik shares his personal affirmations and how they have helped him in school and Jiu Jitsu.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on affirmations and I encourage you to take action by creating your own customized affirmations to heighten your success. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I sit down with Denis Asamoah who is better known as Mr. Work Smarter. He is an international speaker on the topic of time management, a consultant, and a productivity coach who left the world of banking to embark on his entrepreneurial journey. Most recently, Mr. Work Smarter wrote his first book in only three weeks!
We discuss how he used a learning difficulty as a catalyst to work smarter instead of letting it hold him back, why winning a contest and Instagram gave him the confidence to build his career, and how being a fan of learning insightful and valuable information sabotages his productivity. We also talk about the well-known time management strategies of getting up early, working from to-do lists, and strategic planning and how those strategies can actually prevent you from being productive.
I know you’ll enjoy our interview on productivity myths and hope you’ll strive to only implement productivity tips, tools, and strategies that are true to your working style. To find out about the snowball effect that creates opportunities and more, let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I introduce the relationship between strategic goals and tactical plans, discuss why you may be failing to reach your yearly goals, and instruct on how to create a bullet-proof plan for accomplishing your big goals so there is no way you can fail.
I also talked about identifying what you should be focusing on each quarter, one of the most useful keys I’ve found to using a tactical plan, how I dealt with my latest bad day and turned it around for the better, and what tends to happen when you really put yourself out there.
I hope you enjoy my episode on tactical plans and encourage you to take the initiative and create your own tactical plan. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, keynote artist Mike Rayburn takes us on a walk through a day in his life and his entrepreneurial journey. We discuss how his performance and innovation-driven business turns a profit, how he utilizes a casita to increase his productivity, and the three things time management comes down to for Mike. We also talk about how majoring in minor things affects your business, Mike’s greatest personal challenge that he battles daily, and the tasks that give him the greatest payoff.
I know you’ll enjoy our interview on letting go and hope you’ll make the effort to let go a little more in your business. To find out the most important thing Mike ever learned and more, sit back, relax, and let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I expand upon the well-known SMART criteria for goal setting by introducing my SMART2 method. It addresses some variances of the easy-to-remember acronym and incorporates my top 10 characteristics of great goals worth pursuing into the SMART acronym.
I also discuss how to not overthink or overcomplicate your goals and instead, how you can easily simplify the process of goal setting.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on creating goals and encourage you take the initiative to create your own BIG goals worth pursuing. Now let’s get to the straight talk!