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Podcast Killed The Radio Star

Podcast Killed The Radio Star

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.

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010 | Defeating Your Inability To Focus with Erik Fisher

Defeating Your Inability To Focus

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!

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000 | Introducing Productivity Straight Talk With Amber De La Garza

Welcome to Productivity Straight Talk! This is my first episode of many to come and I’m thrilled you are taking this journey with me. Saying podcasting is a passion project for me would be a huge understatement. I am beyond excited to get the word out about how productivity can help entrepreneurs take consistent, massive, focused action in their businesses.

I know you’ll enjoy my introductory episode and hope you make the effort to tune in weekly as I post more great episodes featuring strategies and tips to help you succeed as an entrepreneur. Now let’s get to the straight talk!

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The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

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.

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How to Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

How To Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

If you’re going to construct a building, you don’t just start placing bricks on the ground, piling them up high, and slapping some mortar in between each one without a plan. You’d be sure to fail. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” and he’s absolutely correct. No matter what you set out to achieve, you must take the necessary step of creating a plan, often one with many if not hundreds of steps and components. Constructing a building is important work. You don’t want it to fall down because it’s poorly designed or haphazardly engineered. You need a plan. Well, each one of your days is important work too because they set up the foundation for your months, your years, and your life. It’s vital to create a plan for each of your working days to ensure you’re setting yourself up for success. The good news? Creating your daily plan only needs to take about 15 minutes each day if you utilize the 5 Daily Planning Pavers. They lay the groundwork for a productive day, day after day, year after year.

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Time Rescue: 3 Simple Strategies To Reclaim Your Most Precious Commodity

Time Rescue: 3 Simple Strategies To Reclaim Your Most Precious Commodity

I teach my clients that productivity is investing your best time into your best activities. Simple, right? Well, simple does not mean easy. Every day we wake up and start our day with the intention to be productive but we often get sidetracked and fail to accomplish what we had set out to do. That’s because we often fail to maximize our time even though, “Time is the single most precious commodity in the universe.” (Jupiter Ascending. Dir. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Warner Brothers, 2015.)

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Top 10 Productivity Tips For Busy Business Owners

Top 10 Productivity Tips For Busy Business Owners

You’re a business owner – a busy one I imagine, and one who would love the time to be able to grow your business. The answer is increasing your productivity. The internet is full of tips on how to lose weight, create your own hair mask, fix a computer issue, and don’t even get me started on the vortex that is searching on Pinterest for “Kids Birthday Party Ideas.” The internet is also stocked with tips on how to increase your productivity, so many though, that choosing which ones to implement could be overwhelming.

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10 Best Habits To Be Productive While Traveling

Blog 2-Productive While Traveling

Being productive is not exactly easy. Otherwise, most people would be less stressed and accomplish much more. Being productive takes hard work, consistency, and commitment which can be an even greater challenge if you travel for business. Traveling disrupts the systems you’ve established for how you normally get your work done. The key to being productive while traveling is to create good habits that enable you to continue working at your best wherever you find yourself.

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Out With The Old And In With The New System

Out With The Old and In With The New System

A new bride proudly cooked her great-grandmother’s brisket recipe that had been passed down generations for her husband, paying special attention to every minute detail. Although delicious, the husband questioned why his wife cut off the ends of the brisket, saying that they were the best part. The young wife replied, “Because that’s how my mother always did it.”

Curious though, the new bride asked her mother why she cut the ends off the brisket before putting it in the roasting pan. “Because that’s how my mother always did it,” she answered. The new bride then asked her grandmother who also said, “Because that’s how my mother always did it.” The new bride finally went to the source and asked her great-grandmother why she cut the ends off the brisket before putting it in the roasting pan. She did not expect her great-grandmother’s answer. “Because my roasting pan was too small to fit the whole brisket,” she laughed. Ah-ha! Needless to say, the new bride never cut the ends off a brisket again.

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The Productivityist Interview

The Productiviyist Podcast

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed on the Productivityist podcast last week. I got the chance to talk about all things productivity with fellow productivity specialist Mike Vardy. The recording is a not to be missed episode as we discuss the reason people want to be productive, how multiple screens can help or hinder your productivity, messy desks, and whether apps available on the market can make you more productive.

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