In this episode, I sit down with business growth strategist Kelly Roach of Unstoppable Success Radio as she talks about why she quit her corporate job as a Sr. Vice President with a huge income to start her entrepreneurial journey. Kelly goes on to offer hacks to get on the fastest, most efficient path to making gigantic leaps in your business without compromising your quality, sanity, relationship, or bank account in the process.
We also discuss why hiring untapped and untrained talent may be wise for your bottom line, the challenges of acquiring a support team who can become masters of their craft, and ways to easily attract the right clients without having to chase them down.
This was an awesome discussion with Kelly I hope you enjoy. Now let’s 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.
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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 talk about the correlation between daily routines and experiencing productive, efficient, and organized days. I lay out my top tips for creating productive routines that align with your goals, maintaining focus, and achieving consistency and success with your routines.
I also address the biggest challenge to having routines take hold, the rewarding habit that can make or break your following day, and the solution to failing routines that breed inconsistent results.
I hope you enjoy my episode on routines and encourage you to make the effort to consistently incorporate productive routines into your schedule. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I sit down with content machine Steve Scott who has authored more than 70 books, including more than 20 on the topic of habits! Steve shares his concept of habit stacking, how he built a following writing about his interests, and how to overcome the initial resistance and procrastination all people have when they have a goal that seems too daunting to tackle on a regular basis.
Steve walks us through the 13 steps for building successful habit stacking routines, talks about his favorite career habits that have helped him move mountains, and discusses his worst habit and how he finally broke it.
This was an awesome discussion with Steve I know you’ll enjoy. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
The first radio news program was broadcast in 1920 by a station in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly thereafter the first public entertainment broadcast aired in the United States, followed by a sporting event. Radio became mainstream within a couple of years. Families spent their evenings huddled around their single radio listening to the news, an entertainment program, or a sports game. A few short years later televisions were introduced into American homes and by 1947 thousands upon thousands of households enjoyed family time in front of their TV. Just prior to the year 2000 it was believed that 98 percent of homes in the U.S. had at least one television set – and many of those sets were on for over seven hours a day! Yes, as technology advanced throughout the twentieth century, more and more people gravitated to boxes of wires, tubes, receivers, antennae, and computer chips for their information, education, and entertainment needs.
When you decide to become an entrepreneur, you sign up to venture out on the business battlefield. Not the kind strewn with ammunition and camo fatigues but you still wind up hanging around in some pretty dark and lonely trenches – the trenches of exhausting work, little sleep, make it or break it deadlines, and intellectual combat.
All of that stress can make it especially tough to reach the goals you have set for yourself. Do you have what it takes to win on the business battlefield by accomplishing your most lofty business goals? Will you be able to outshine, out-recruit, and outsell your competition this year and the next? If you start tackling your goals with tactical precision as a well-trained soldier approaching a battle would, you’ll accomplish your goals and win in business.
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 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