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010 | Defeating Your Inability To Focus with Erik Fisher

Defeating Your Inability To Focus

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!

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009 | Affirmations: Programming A Mindset Capable Of Success

Affirmations: Programming A Mindset Capable Of Success

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!

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008 | The Truth About Time Management with Mr. Work Smarter

008 The Truth About Time Management

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!

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007 | Tackling Your Goals With Tactical Precision

007 Tackling Your Goals With Tactical Precision

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!

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006 | Unselfishly Letting Go To Make Your Business Grow with Mike Rayburn

#006 Unselfishly Letting Go To Make Your Business Grow

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!

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005 | Creating BIG Goals Worth Pursuing

#005 Creating BIG Goals Worth Pursuing

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!

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003 | Your BIG Why: Not Just Another Stupid Exercise

003 Your BIG Why_Not Just Another Stupid Exercise

In this episode, I introduce the idea of your BIG Why, discuss how having clarity is vital to your success, and talk about my own BIG Why which drives every business decision I make.

I also weigh in on whether or not your BIG Why can be superficial, discuss the effects aggressively pursuing your BIG Why can have on your life, and go over the questions you should ask yourself to determine your BIG Why.

I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on your BIG Why and encourage you to make the effort to figure out your own purpose behind your determination to succeed in business. Now let’s get to the straight talk!

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2 001 | The Truth About Productivity: Common Myths Debunked

001 The Truth About Productivity_Common Myths Debunked

In this episode I introduce eight common misconceptions about productivity, discuss how believing in and abiding by those myths actually hinders your productivity, and talk about how real productivity can seriously grow your business.

I also discuss how tweaking productivity strategies to work for you can help you maximize your success and answer the question What’s your favorite productivity app?

I know you’ll enjoy my episode on productivity myths and hope you start taking the necessary actions to make effective changes in your business today. Now let’s get to the straight talk!

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The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

Jim Rohn says, “Time is our most valuable asset. Yet we tend to spend it, kill it, and waste it. Rather than invest it.” How are you investing in your time? Are you using it wisely or wasting it? Productive people become successful people because they consistently invest their time into their best activities. To be able to do that, they say no to more things than most people.

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4 Routines To Bookend Your Day: A Blueprint For A More Productive You

4 Routines To Bookend Your Day: A Blueprint For A More Productive You

Did you do the same thing this morning that you did yesterday morning when you first woke up? Maybe you made a dash to the bathroom, brushed your teeth, or checked Facebook. Maybe you leaned over to kiss your sweetie, checked your emails, or stretched. Likely, you have weaved routines throughout your day and did not even realize it. After all, routines are just habits layered on top of each other.

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