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
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 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 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 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!=> Continue Reading
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!=> Continue Reading
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!
If your business is not where you want it to be, a solid process of accountability just might be the missing ingredient in your recipe for success.
In this episode, I sit down with Productivity Strategist and podcast host of The “Make It Snappy” Productivity Show, Nick Snapp as he walks us through his entrepreneurial coaching journey, how he implements accountability in his business practices, and why he believes in productivity, but only if it’s rooted in purpose.
We also talked about selling to the wrong people, validating your ideas, version 1.0s, leveraging your big why, and the value of an accountability partner. This was an awesome discussion with Nick I know you’ll enjoy. Now let’s get to the straight talk!
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!