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!
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!
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!
In this episode, I sit down with Mariah Secrest-Comer, host of the Wellthy Boss Show and owner of the online wellness company. Mariah walks us through how she works to create healthy self-care and fitness practices for entrepreneurs just like you so you can have more energy for your ambitions.
We also discuss how your level of activity directly affects your productivity, the best way to work new behaviors into your paradise zone of automated habits, the effect of surrounding yourself with healthy company, and how to overcome the limiting belief and myth that any time spent investing in yourself detracts from your work, business, or family.
This was an awesome discussion with Mariah I hope you enjoy. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!
In this episode, I sit down with author, podcast host, and business mindset alchemist Holly Worton as she walks us through how she went from being an eco hotel owner to a successful business coach. She discusses her initial struggle to figure out why her business wasn’t working at first, helping people achieve their goals and release energy blocks, and her favorite method to hyperfocus and get important work done: taking workcations.
Holly further discusses what she does the day before workcations that enables her to clear her mind and prep to focus, the possible perks of using the same location each time, and the length of time workcations should last to not risk burnout.
This was an awesome discussion with Holly I know you’ll enjoy. Now let’s get to the straight talk!
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 share the power of affirmations and how they’re essential to programing your mind to be capable of success. I also talk about my own personal affirmations and elaborate on why I have chosen those specific phrases to reprogram my own negative self-talk.
In the second segment of this episode, you will receive some wisdom from an unexpected source as my young son Erik shares his personal affirmations and how they have helped him in school and Jiu Jitsu.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on affirmations and I encourage you to take action by creating your own customized affirmations to heighten your success. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
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!
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.