All Posts by Amber De La Garza

137 | Keeping Your Business & Personal Goals Complementary

I dive into the topic of sabotaging yourself by creating goals that fail to align with each other and how you can work to create holistic goals that complement each other instead.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Why Some Of Your Goals Are Drowning
  • The Importance Of Having Holistic Goals
  • How To Create Goals In Alignment With Each Other
  • So Much More!

And now, let’s get to the straight talk!

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136 | Make This Your #1 Business Goal

I dive into the topic of topic of setting your sights on a financial goal above all else because in the end, success in business is measured by your ability to stay in business and you must have the profitability to do so.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Why Profitability Should Be Your Ultimate Goal
  • How Profitability Affects Your Impact
  • The Book That Changed My Business’ Profitability
  • Insight Into The Great Purge Of 2019
  • So Much More!

And now, let’s get to the straight talk!

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135 | 3 Presents To Gift Yourself This Holiday Season

I dive into the topic of why the holiday season can be so stressful both inside your business and out. I go on to discuss ways to create a holiday experience that feels lot less overwhelming and a lot more merry and bright.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Suggestions For Devising A Holiday Plan
  • Why Some Traditions Are Meant To Be Broken
  • Tips For Embracing The Unexpected
  • Ways To Create The Balance You Desire
  • So Much More!

And now, let’s get to the straight talk!

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134 | Hardwired To Multitask

I dive into the topic of how most of us are hardwired to multitask and how our submission negatively affects our focus and productivity. I also discuss ways to stop multitasking in its tracks and execute the antidote.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Why You’re Hardwired To Multitask
  • The Damage It’s Causing In Your Business
  • How To Recognize Your Triggers
  • The Antidote To Multitasking
  • So Much More!

And now, let’s get to the straight talk!

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133 | Ask Amber: How Do I Get My Employee To Stop Interrupting Me?

dive into the topic of managing employee interruptions effectively so you can stop getting hammered with questions throughout your day when totally inconvenient and reclaim time for the money-making activities you SHOULD be focusing on. 

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • A Necessary, Often Overlooked Element To Set Yourself Up For Success
  • Tips For Establishing Boundaries With Your Employees
  • The Underlying Reason Your Employees Keep Interrupting You
  •  How To Train Your Employees To Approach You With Questions When Convenient For YOU 
  • So Much More!

And now, let’s get to the straight talk! 

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132 | Ask Amber: How Much Time Should I Spend On Training?

I dive into the topic of what you should be spending your time on in order to maximize profits and propel yourself toward achieving your business goals. I also focus upon on how much time and effort you should be putting into training and support -  the question on everyone's mind.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Where You Should Be Spending Your Time
  • What Bucket Training And Support Belong In
  • Why I Rely On Just In Time Learning
  • How To Focus On Closing Your Gaps
  • So Much More!

And now, let’s get to the straight talk!

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131 | Make It A NO-vember To Remember

I explore the idea that you should say no to anything that’s not serving you so you can free up your time and energy for the activities that do!

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Why Embracing Opportunities Can Be Detrimental To Your Pursuit Of Success
  • How Overcommitting Outside Your Business Prevents You From Showing Up In It
  • What Activities You Should Consider Saying No To
  • So Much More!

And now, let’s get to the straight talk!

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130 | Breakin’ All The Rules And Flourishing With Maggie Patterson

I sit down with communications strategist, business growth consultant, founder of content marketing agency, Scoop Studios, and creator of Small Business Boss, Maggie Patterson. We discuss how she’s breakin’ all the productivity “rules” and lovin’ it because being her authentic self and leaning in to her uniqueness (despite what productivity gurus say), is helping both of her businesses flourish.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • When Productivity Rules Are Meant To Be Broken
  • How Maggie Splits Her Time Between Two Successful Businesses
  • Why You Might Need To Enforce An Idea Hiatus
  • How To Know When It’s Necessary To Put Your Goal On Ice
  • An Epiphany I Had About My Energy Levels
  • So Much More!

This was an awesome discussion with Maggie I hope you enjoy. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!

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About The Guest:

Maggie Patterson is a communications strategist, business growth consultant, and the founder of content marketing agency, Scoop Studios. With two decades of experience, she has spent her entire career in client services and has been a successful entrepreneur for over 14 years.

As the creator of Small Business Boss, she works with service-based business owners in both one-on-one and in group programs to help them find clients, get paid and build a business that serves them. She’s the host of the Small Business Boss podcast, has been on stage at events such as New Media Expo, Podcast Movement, and the Conquer Summit, and her work has been featured in leading publications such as Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company and Virgin.com.]

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129 | Examining The Productivity-Comfort Connection

I take a look at the close relationship between your comfort and productivity and how your output is affected. I walk you through steps you can take with little effort to eliminate your discomfort while working so you can more easily get in your zone, stay focused, and be productive.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • How Discomfort Affects Your Productivity
  • Why The Issue Of Comfortability Is Two-Fold
  • What NASA Has To Say About the Productivity-Comfort Connection
  • Why You Don’t Want To Be Too Comfortable Either
  • So Much More!

I hope you enjoy my episode on the productivity-comfort connection and encourage you to make moves to eliminate your discomfort while working this week. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!

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128 | ClickUp Unveiled: A Look At The One App That Replaces Them All With Zeb Evans

I sit down with the Founder and CEO of ClickUp, Zeb Evans. ClickUp is my preferred time management software and after tuning in to this week’s episode, it might be yours too. Zeb takes us through his journey of dropping out of college, entering the tech field not even knowing how to code, starting several software companies with over $100 million in revenue, and launching ClickUp because there was an internal need for it in one of his businesses, and scaling his new found baby. We dive into ClickUp’s functionalities, struggles, customer-focused mission, and where the program is headed.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Where ClickUp Is Going In The MarketplaceText
  • What Makes Their Project Management Software Unique
  • What New Features They’re Doubling Down On
  • My Favorite ClickUp Hack
  • Why Zeb Chooses To Only Sleep 4 Hours A Night!
  • So Much More!

This was a great discussion with Zeb I hope you enjoy. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!

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About The Guest:

Zeb Evans is a serial entrepreneur that's started several software companies with over $100 million in revenue. Currently, he's founder and CEO at ClickUp, a productivity platform where people plan their work.

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