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060 | The Automation Advantage: Letting Robots Take Care Of The Rest So You Can Focus On Your Best With Zachary Sexton

060 The Automation Advantage Letting Robots Take Care Of The Rest

In this app-heavy episode, I sit down with Zachary Sexton, a business productivity coach who specializes in helping entrepreneurs create simple systems to save time at work. Zachary and I discuss how you can use automation as a powerful tool to gain leverage, how to automate routine processes using simple software, and why you can’t just keep doing things with brute force, the old-fashioned way.

We also talk about Zachary’s favorite automation apps that save him time, money, and energy, the effectiveness of theme days and batching activities, and tips for using automatic scheduling, follow-up, and lead capture.

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

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058 | From Victim To Victor: Methods To Manipulate Your Time To Work For You With Jeff Sanders

058 | From Victim To Victor: Methods To Manipulate Your Time To Work For You With Jeff Sanders

In this episode, I sit down with productivity author, speaker, and host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, Jeff Sanders, as he walks us through how practicing productivity by default forced him to transition from being a “last minute guy” to a productivity expert. He dives into his mental shift that made him look at his time, calendar, tasks and projects differently, how he reverse-engineered his schedule to accomplish more, and his strong opinion on our abundance of free time.

We also talk about methods to take back control of your time, ways to take advantage of theme days, and how taking care of yourself will result in taking better care of your business and everything else in your life by default.

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

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Exploiting Your Productivity Sweet Spot To Get The Most Out Of Every Day

Exploiting Your Productivity Sweet Spot To Get The Most Out Of Every Day

If you’re an entrepreneur, you likely get caught up spending entire days engaging in fruitless activities that don’t make you money more often than you’d like to admit. You could be busy literally the entire day and not move the needle in your business at all. Living in the fire fighting mode of reacting to everything that comes your way is no way to manage a successful business. Productivity is a choice you must make consistently if you want to see the dramatic results you desire in your business.

Be proactive with your time by exploiting your productivity sweet spot – the combination of factors that make you most productive. That entails honoring your unique rhythms, being authentic to who you are, and creating a schedule in alignment with your energy levels and natural tendencies so you can show up as your best self for the high value activities that will grow your business. You will get far better results showing up and working in your productivity sweet spot for two hours each day consistently when compounded over time, than working eight hours each day but only showing up sporadically when you feel like it. Exploiting your productivity sweet spot will increase your effectiveness and help you reach new heights in your business.

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048 | Schedules: Unlocking The Key To Having It All With Katie Krimitsos

048 Schedules Unlocking The Key To Having It All With Katie Krimitsos

In this episode, I sit down with Katie Krimitsos, Founder of Biz Women Rock, as she walks us through her entrepreneurial journey and the purposeful scheduling that has led her to enjoy three-day work weeks running a phenomenal business. Katie discusses her passion for lifting women up, her low tolerance for unhappiness that launched her into entrepreneurship, and how she schedules the hell out of her life to ensure she can be fully present and achieve balance.

We also talk about task batching according to energy levels, living and breathing calendars, the value of planning, and how you can utilize time blocks to reduce worry, stress, and guilt.

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

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037 | Setting Boundaries To Grow Your Business While Keeping Your Sanity

037 _Setting Boundaries To Grow Your Business While Keeping Your Sanity

In this episode, I discuss how creating and consistently implementing business boundaries can help you reduce feeling overwhelmed and get you closer to the elusive work/life balance you crave along with so many other benefits.

I also provide help on creating boundaries during the different seasons of your life, reveal who you should convey your boundaries to, explain the importance of theme days when it comes to creating effective boundaries, and offer proven methods for implementing boundaries.

I hope you enjoy my episode on business boundaries and encourage you to start implementing the right ones for the current season in your life. Now let’s get to the straight talk!

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032 | Creating Your Own Time Management Magic With Lee Cockerell

Creating Your Own Time Management Magic

In this episode, I sit down with former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort, Lee Cockerell, as he walks us through his journey of being farm boy and college drop-out to becoming a leader of 40,000 cast members at Disney. Lee goes on to share his strong stance on time-blocking and routines, the tools he uses to stay organized, and why he is adept at technology but continues to use a paper planner.

We also discuss the agreement Lee had in place that consistently kept him up to date on his people, processes, projects, and profits, the meaningful habit he learned during a time management seminar in 1980 that he still uses today, the number one problem business owners unknowingly have, and how his fear of failure sparks his curiosity and inspires him to learn every day.

This was an awesome discussion with Lee I hope you enjoy. Now let’s get to the straight talk!

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029 | Top Time-Saving Tools I Use To Run My Business

Top Time-Saving Tools I Use To Run My Business

In this episode, I take you on a tour through my toolbox and share my top time-saving tools I can’t live without. I discuss the key functions of each program, their unique features, ways to customize them to meet your unique needs, and discuss why I absolutely love using these particular tools in my business.

I also talk about the solution to wanting to read more, the problem with Frankensteining your processes and tools, and the must-have program that can turn any small business owner into a self-sufficient graphic designer.

I hope you enjoy my episode on time-saving tools and encourage you to pursue finding tools that could level up your business. 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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021 | Digital Task Lists: 9 Reasons You Need To Make the Switch

021 Digital Task Lists 9 Reasons You Need To Make the Switch

In this episode, I lay out the top features of digital task lists that make them the right choice for entrepreneurs, discuss how they can make you more effective and efficient, share useful tips for getting the most out of your digital task list, and divulge how using one can lead you to refocus your efforts on revenue generating activities.

I also offer recommendations for productivity enhancing task management programs and encourage you to stay away from a popular one that is not worth your money.

I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on digital task lists and encourage you to make the switch to digital, or start maximizing the capabilities of your digital task list. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!

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018 | 7 Simple Tips For A Stress-Free Return From Vacation Or A Conference

018 7 Simple Tips For A Stress-Free Return From Vacation Or A Conference

In this episode, I provide insight into how I juggled being gone from my office for two weeks. I lay out seven great strategies to keep traveling from significantly disrupting your schedule, workflow, and things at home, as well as causing you an abundance of undue stress.

I also introduce seven podcasts I recently tuned in to that could offer you a wealth of incredible and relevant information, discuss the specific goals I set and attained at the Podcast Movement Conference, and divulge my investment that affords me a priceless return every time.

I hope you enjoy my episode on ensuring a stress-free return from vacation or a conference and encourage you to implement a few of the tips I laid out. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!

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