In this episode, I take you on a tour through my toolbox and share my top time-saving tools I can’t live without. I discuss the key functions of each program, their unique features, ways to customize them to meet your unique needs, and discuss why I absolutely love using these particular tools in my business.
I also talk about the solution to wanting to read more, the problem with Frankensteining your processes and tools, and the must-have program that can turn any small business owner into a self-sufficient graphic designer.
I hope you enjoy my episode on time-saving tools and encourage you to pursue finding tools that could level up your business. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
028 | Productivity Amplified: Doing What It Takes To Put Butts In Seats The Smart Way with Jeff Civillico
In this episode, I sit down with successful entertainer and show producer Jeff Civillico as he walks us through his journey from doing shows for his parents in their kitchen to headlining on the Las Vegas Strip and offers insight into his creative thinking process and productive routines that enable his numerous skillsets, passions, and projects to functionally overlap.
We also discuss how Jeff leveraged his network to found and manage the non-profit Win-Win Entertainment, the top three activities he does on a regular basis that move the needle, and how he creates balance between all of his task-oriented and relationship-oriented activities.
This was an awesome discussion with Jeff I hope you enjoy. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I dive into why it’s so important for entrepreneurs to take breaks even when you feel like you don’t have the time, how breaks actually increase your productivity, and ways you can fit breaks into your schedule.
I also discuss the types of breaks that best serve your energy levels and divulge my top tips and creative techniques for taking productivity-increasing breaks. As a bonus, previous Productivity Straight Talk guest Mariah Secrest Comer chimes in to offer some actionable ideas for simple work breaks that can improve your health.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on taking breaks and encourage you to start scheduling them into your routines. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I reveal the truth about multitasking, introduce the concept of switchtasking, and offer suggestions to complete your workload with the utmost efficiency.
I also talk about the effects of multitasking, the best way to power through your tasks effectively, and how to combat natural triggers that lead you off a productive path.
I hope you enjoy my episode on multitasking and encourage you to examine your methods of maintaining efficiency to see if changes are needed. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I sit down with Brianna Berner of Spiked Parenting as she unpacks the different 16 personality types, unfolds what we don’t know about how they influence our time management, and shares how she uses Myers Briggs as a tool in her business.
Brianna also dissected my personality type and instructed how to use your personality strengths and weaknesses to obtain the results in time management you desire.
This was an awesome discussion with Brianna I know you’ll enjoy. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I lay out the top features of digital task lists that make them the right choice for entrepreneurs, discuss how they can make you more effective and efficient, share useful tips for getting the most out of your digital task list, and divulge how using one can lead you to refocus your efforts on revenue generating activities.
I also offer recommendations for productivity enhancing task management programs and encourage you to stay away from a popular one that is not worth your money.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on digital task lists and encourage you to make the switch to digital, or start maximizing the capabilities of your digital task list. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I sit down with author, podcast host, and business mindset alchemist Holly Worton as she walks us through how she went from being an eco hotel owner to a successful business coach. She discusses her initial struggle to figure out why her business wasn’t working at first, helping people achieve their goals and release energy blocks, and her favorite method to hyperfocus and get important work done: taking workcations.
Holly further discusses what she does the day before workcations that enables her to clear her mind and prep to focus, the possible perks of using the same location each time, and the length of time workcations should last to not risk burnout.
This was an awesome discussion with Holly I know you’ll enjoy. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I introduce my top 12 time management strategies that can help you improve your productivity, increase your profits, and provide you with more time for the people and things you cherish most.
I discuss ways to best tackle incorporating these Time Maximizers into your work, how creating boundaries can help you improve your productivity, and what you absolutely must do every day to help you refresh and rest.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on Time Maximizers and encourage you to make the effort to incorporate them into your routines. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I introduce a strategy I use every week like clockwork to clear my task list so I can have more focused time to invest in my highest value activities.
I dive deep into how you can keep low-value tasks from inundating you and running your week, discuss the immediate, positive effects of completing your weekly Rapid Fire Power Hour, and walk through the three questions to ask to determine which tasks should be completed during your Power Hour.
I hope you enjoy my episode on Power Hours and encourage you to start scheduling your own on a weekly basis. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
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!