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115 | Cultivating Self-Discipline One Choice At A Time

I explore the connection between the small choices you make and the results you see in your business. I go on to guide you through numerous ways to cultivate self-discipline so you can make all that time and labor you put into your business generate greater revenue.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    What Being Self-Disciplined Entails
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    How It Affects Your Productivity And Overall Success
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    Ways To Build Self-Discipline
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    When Zoning Out Is Okay
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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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    So Much More!
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091 | Stepping Up Your CEO Game: A Client Case Study With Tim Clothier

091 | Stepping Up Your CEO Game: A Client Case Study With Tim Clothier

I sit down with my long-term client and CEO of Illusion Projects, Tim Clothier, to discuss how he’s been stepping up his CEO game during our years of working together. We cover his magic power of jumping back and forth between creative and CEO, what hadn’t been working in his business, what he had to release to see better results, and what he’s doing now to stay on top of his game and run a successful international business.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    Why Your Time Blocks Need A Makeover
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    The Secret To Preventing Your Passion From Getting Pushed To The Bottom Of The Pile
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    How CEO Days Can Help You Flush Out Your IdeasPrinciples That Could Benefit Your Hiring Process
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    What Going To The “Business Gym” Can Do For You
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    So Much More!
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10 Tips To Make Your Fresh Start Last

10 Tips To Make Your Fresh Start Last

A new year can be a great thing for your motivation and determination because it feels like you’ve won a clean slate or a start-over, complete with new goals (perhaps even amnesty goals not achieved last year), a new planner, and 365 days of opportunity. But the question is, how will you sustain beyond the optimistic and hopeful feelings you’re having right now simply because you feel you're getting a fresh start? How will you stay the course, run the marathon, and get back up when the struggles of running a business knock you down? How will you make this year different? You do everything in your power to make your fresh start last. Here’s how…

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088 | Focus Is Not The F-Word With Stefanie Krievins

088 Focus Is Not The F-Word With Stefanie Krievins

I sit down with the owner of Problem Solvers School, Stefanie Krievins, who lives for coaching professional troublemakers and helping those recovering perfectionists and over-achievers show up with integrity and authenticity. We discuss how powerful focus can be in helping you achieve, well, just about anything. And as always, we dish out tips and strategies to improve yours.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    What A Professional Troublemaker Is And How To Know If You’re One
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    How To Batch Your Emotional Energy As Needed
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    Ways To Find Focus With Everything Going On In Your Head
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    Why You Need A Strategy Map
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    How Focus Can Get You Clear On Your KPIs
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    So Much More!
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087 | 10 Tips To Make Your Fresh Start Last

087 Making Your Fresh Start Last

I offer some pointers on how to keep your fresh start ignited by the new year rolling through every month of the year, so you can keep the momentum going strong and accomplish your goals.

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

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    The Surest Way To Derail Your Success
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    How To Most Easily Avoid Burnout
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    Why Your Next Hire Or Fire Could Determine Your Success
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    Tips For Staying On A Growth Trajectory
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    Ways To Stay Motivated
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    Planning Strategies That Work
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    So Much More!
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Sidestepping Distractions Dressed Up As Opportunities

069tps Sidestepping Distractions Dressed Up As Opportunities

Are you overwhelmed by the wealth of opportunities all around you? Perhaps you allow yourself to be pulled in many directions for fear of missing out on THE opportunity that could change the trajectory of your business? Are you tempted to say yes to everything because you think you should?

The giant underlying problem with saying yes to every opportunity is the opportunity cost. When you choose one alternative, you lose the potential gain from other alternatives . That’s because you cannot do it all! That is a fact. When you say yes to one thing, you’re essentially saying no to something else, and possibly something better. Each opportunity requires your time and focus or that of your team, so you must be discerning with which opportunities to take on. Filter opportunities against your strategic plan and vision of success to know if they support your goals or derail you from them.

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069 | Sidestepping Distractions Dressed Up As Opportunities

069 Sidestepping Distractions Dressed Up As Opportunities

In this episode, I lay out how many great opportunities are really just distractions in disguise. I name the main ones to watch out for and address ways to stop falling prey to such distractions, so you can stay focused on what really matters.

I also discuss what you should be doing with your ideas, which opportunities to go after full-throttle, the next step to take when you’re not getting anticipated traction, and the best ways to gracefully say no to time-wasting coffee dates.

I hope you enjoy my episode on distractions dressed up as opportunities and encourage you to be more discerning with the opportunities that pop up in your business. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!

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064 | The Biggest Cover-Up In Productivity History With Demir Bentley

064 The Biggest Cover-Up In Productivity History With Demir Bentley

In this episode, I sit down with the co-creator of Lifehack Bootcamp, Demir Bentley, as he walks us through how an illness forced him into systems, automation, and productivity which helped him go from working the 9 to 5 to working the 5 to 9. We discuss why you need all four pillars of the F.A.S.T. Time Management Model to excel in time mastery, why occasional acts of radical self-care is absolutely necessary, and why you need to lean into a scarcity mindset with your time.

We also talk about how removing distractions will help you “fall” into focus, how your attitude acts as the operating system of your day, the concept of extreme ownership, and the zombie effect you may be suffering from.

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

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027 | Pushing Past Your Breaking Point

027 Pushing Past Your Breaking Point

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!

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