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
026 | Why Fitness For Entrepreneurs Is Essential For Success Professionally + Personally With Mariah Secrest-Comer
In this episode, I sit down with Mariah Secrest-Comer, host of the Wellthy Boss Show and owner of the online wellness company. Mariah walks us through how she works to create healthy self-care and fitness practices for entrepreneurs just like you so you can have more energy for your ambitions.
We also discuss how your level of activity directly affects your productivity, the best way to work new behaviors into your paradise zone of automated habits, the effect of surrounding yourself with healthy company, and how to overcome the limiting belief and myth that any time spent investing in yourself detracts from your work, business, or family.
This was an awesome discussion with Mariah I hope you enjoy. 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 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 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!
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.
Do you often feel inundated with tasks that never seem to get done? They could be pesky little ones that take only five minutes or colossal ones aimed at changing the course of your business, but you likely know what I’m talking about. In this digital era, we have every sort of productivity app imaginable at our fingertips and yet still, most business owners feel overwhelmed by the smorgasbord of tasks on their plate. What if I told you repurposing only one hour a week could vastly improve the extreme level of frustration and stress you feel juggling your never-ending tasks? Eliminate the Monday blues? Get back on track? Well, it can! You just have to use that hour with intentionality.
Who has time for a break? Not me! I am certain you have said some version of that phrase to yourself more often than you would like. Perhaps you may feel that to be most productive the best choice is often to work right through the day, put in a straight 8 to 12 hours consistently, eat at your desk, and work right through possible breaks.
I mean, come on, who has time for a break?
Pause. Think about it. How long have you been sitting at your desk? 10 minutes? Three hours? Did you eat healthy today or make a run to the vending machine? When was the last time you took a break? If you are like many well-meaning entrepreneurs, you push yourself to the max working as hard as you can for as long as you can. You know your time is precious and finite after all. You wind up though, not taking care of yourself as you should and your work suffers. You can’t possibly keep burning more steam without adding coal to your fire. You need to power up your body. Taking breaks is a necessary part of refueling your system and doing so causes increased productivity – exactly what you need to accomplish more and maximize your success.