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101 | Cracking The Code To Optimize Yourself With Zack Arnold

101 Cracking The Code To Optimize Yourself

I sit down with documentary director, Hollywood film and television editor, productivity nerd, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program, Zack Arnold. We take a look at how he blended his knowledge of athletics and creative performance to build a business he’s crazy about and deep-dive into ways to optimize yourself and your business using productivity tools.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    Why You Should Strive For Work-Life Presence Over Balance
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    The Worst Thing You Can Do To Generate Ideas
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    Clever Ways To Problem Solve Differently
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    The 3 Things To Nail In Order To Accomplish Anything
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    How To Attain The Sweet Spot Of Staying Focused
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    Strategies To Pace Yourself And Your Energy
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    The Best Way To Reach Default Mode Where Your Creativity Is The Highest
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1 100 | My Blooper Reel From 7 Years In Business

#100 My Blooper Reel From 7 Years In Business

This an exciting episode for me because it’s my 100th episode of Productivity Straight Talk!

To celebrate, I decided to do something different and take you on a journey through some of the silliest bloopers I’ve made in my business along my 7 year entrepreneurial journey. Don’t worry though, you’ll get more than just a good laugh. You’ll also get some inspiration and takeaways to help you recover quickly from your own business bloopers.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    Some Big And Small Mistakes I’ve Made Throughout My Entrepreneurial Journey
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    Why You Might Need To Worry About Me Stalking You
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    How I’m Kind Of A Train Wreck
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    What You Absolutely Must Embrace To Succeed
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    Why Bloopers Aren’t Such A Bad Thing After All
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    So Much More!
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099 | From Paralyzed To Productive: A Strategy Session With Laura K. Cook

099 From Paralyzed To Productive A Strategy Session With Laura K. Cook

I sit down for an on-air strategy session with one of the Financial Advisors of Raymond James, Laura Cook, to tackle her challenges with productivity in the entrepreneurial space. We cover how Laura’s interactions with her clients could be systemized to decrease disruptions to her workflow while providing a superior level of client servicing and reclaim time for more productive activities.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    The Best Place To Start Creating Efficiency In Your Workflow
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    Ways To Plant The Seeds For Smooth Transitions
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    How Releasing Old Roles Can Set You Free
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    Strategies To Minimize The Times You’re Forced To Wing It
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    Tips For Leveling Up Your Client Servicing
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    So Much More!
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098 | Kickin’ Clutter To The Curb With Laurie Palau

098 Kickin’ Clutter To The Curb With Laurie Palau

I sit down with the founder of simply B organized, Laurie Palau, who empowers people suffering from clutter to give them the freedom to do what they want with the people who matter most. We navigate why clutter shows up in your life, how it affects you, practices for decluttering, and how to get organized so you can live a richer, less stressful life.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    The 3 Most Common Types Of Clutter
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    Simple Tips For Eliminating It
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    Unexpected Negative Consequences Of Clutter
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    The Margin Closet Organization Hack
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    The What If Factor Keeping You Disorganized
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097 | Productivity Pit Stops: Smart Stops On Your Journey To The Top

097 Productivity Pit Stops Smart Stops On Your Journey To The Top

I walk you through some pit stops you should consider making throughout the course of your work to kick your productivity up a notch and enable greater growth in your business.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    How Your Entrepreneurial Journey Is Like A Road Trip
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    5 Productivity Pitstops You Could Benefit From Today
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    Simple Ways To Shave Minutes To Hours Off Every Day
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    App Suggestions To Help Keep Your Productivity On Point
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096 | What It Takes To Run A Well-Oiled Machine With Chanie Wilschanski

096 What It Takes To Run A Well-Oiled Machine With Chanie Wilschanski

I sit down with the CEO of DiscoverED Consulting, Chanie Wilschanski, who helps school leaders build schools of excellence. We walk through Chanie’s well-oiled systems, processes, and routines that transform everyday chaos into teachable moments, growth, and revenue-generating opportunities.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    Best Practices For Integrating Your Business & Personal Life
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    What To Aim For In Your Work (And It’s Not Perfection!)
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    Where To Find The Biggest Catalyst For Your Growth
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    What You Must Be Keenly Aware Of When Hiring Out
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    What You Seriously Need To Load Up On Daily
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    So Much More!
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095 | Taking On Your Task Mismanagement: A Strategy Session With Kayce Hodos

095 Taking On Your Task Mismanagement A Strategy Session With Kayce Hodos

I sit down with therapist, Kayce Hodos, who specializes in providing support to moms adjusting to their crazy new life with baby. I guide Kayce through a Strategy Session to take her challenges with task mismanagement head on so she can live a less flustered life and run a more productive business.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    Insight Into Creating A Solid Task Management System
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    How To Carve Out Purposeful Time In Your Schedule And Stick To It
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    Why You Must Treat Your Task List Like Your Boss
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    Best Practices For Using Notifications
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    Tips To Maximize White Space
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094 | Remote Teams: Would Your Business Thrive Or Barely Survive? With Wade Foster

I sit down with Wade Foster, the CEO and Co-Founder of Zapier, whose mission is to help everybody be more productive at work by connecting all the different tools you use. We deep-dive into Wade’s entrepreneurial journey in the tech space, from Zapier’s inception to employing 200 productive, remote workers.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    The Pros Of Having A Remote Virtual Team
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    How To Get On The Same Page In Any Time Zone
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    What You Need To Double-Down On To Thrive
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    How To Know If Your Remote Employees Are Being Productive
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    2 Out-The-Box Ways To Build Culture And A Stronger Bond Among Employees
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093 | Disorganization: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You With Erik De La Garza

093 Disorganization What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You With Erik De La Garza

I sit down with my eight year-old son, Erik De La Garza, to discuss why he’s been having a hard time turning in his homework lately. We dissect his habits to get to the root cause of his issue and determine disorganization has been holding him back, but not in the way you think!

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    Ways Disorganization Could Be Holding Your Back
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    How Being Disorganized Comes Down To Your Habits
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    What You Can Do To Determine The Root Cause Of Your Disorganization
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    The Easiest Way To Get And Stay Organized
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    So Much More!
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092 | The Structure Residing In Every Well-Designed Business With LuAnn Nigara

092 The Structure Residing In Every Well-Designed Business

I sit down with the Co-Owner of Window Works, LuAnn Nigara, who has been in business since 1982 and is thriving in the interior design space. We discuss the ways she infused structure, systems, and processes into her company which helped her scale to become a $2 million business.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    How Structure Fosters More Freedom
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    Ways To Create Structure In Your Business
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    The Question To Ask Yourself Before Making Any Big Decisions
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    What You Must Embrace When You’re Ready To Scale
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    The Surest Way To Find Clarity
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    So Much More!
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