In this episode, I sit down with author, speaker, and contributing editor for Inc. Magazine, Jeff Haden, as he walks us through how a conversation with tennis star Venus Williams sparked him to write his book on motivation, the first step to take when you have zero motivation, and the link between accountability and motivation that can help you reach your goals.
We also dive into what you should and should not be doing during “me time,” why you shouldn’t give up for lack of a lightning bolt, and the type of addiction that can be beneficial to your success.
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In this episode, I sit down with Rachel Wenman, Co-Founder and Vice President of Urban Seed Inc., a startup that is reinventing and repositioning not just the way we grow food, but the way we provide it from produce to packaging, across the world. Rachel discusses how to activate life flows that lay the groundwork for increased productivity, her typical day wearing many hats in a startup, and ways she effectively sets boundaries as it pertains to her time.
We also talk about how feeling bogged down motivated Rachel to seek life flows activation, the morning routine she slowly cultivated over time that helps her prepare for each day, and how she utilizes intentionally programmed music to activate her motivation and energy and get in the zone.
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In this episode, I unpack the relationship between productivity and profitability, introduce the three “buckets” you need to invest your time in in order to be profitable, and discuss the big problem with living in the “other bucket.”
I also divulge why the proverb “Time is money” is not exactly true, the effects of failing to protect your mindset, and ways I keep my business in check for profitability that if implemented, could have a huge impact on your business’ ability to make money.
I hope you enjoy my episode on profitability and encourage you to take the first step toward making your business more sustainable. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I delve into why your New Year’s resolution is destined to fail and address how you can fix it so you can beat the odds and achieve your resolution in 2018.
I discuss the specific criteria a well-designed resolution should meet, why trying to accomplish your resolution on your own and your finances could be the biggest obstacles to its success, and why it’s so important to vocalize your resolution to others.
I hope you enjoy my episode on New Year’s resolutions and encourage you to transform yours to one that is destined to succeed today. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I run through many of the awesome benefits of entrepreneurship so you can run your business with the ultimate confidence that no matter how hard it gets, you chose the right career path when you embarked on your entrepreneurial journey.
I also discuss the many challenges of working a conventional job that you might have forgotten, tapping in to your unlimited potential in numerous areas, and how being an entrepreneur ultimately makes both you and your family members better people.
I hope you enjoy my episode on entrepreneurial gifts and encourage you to focus on entrepreneurship’s endless benefits when you go through rough patches in your business. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
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