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061 | An Insider’s Look In My Toolbox: The Tech, Tools, & Tips I Use To Run My Business

061 An Insider's Look In My Toolbox

In this episode, I give you a behind-the-scenes tour of my productivity toolbox so you can benefit from the awesome tech, tools, and tips I use to run my business.

I also give you the straight talk on why apps don’t make you productive, discuss the important difference between efficiency, organization, and productivity, make suggestions on implementing new apps and programs, and offer tips to help you take advantage of some lesser known functions of my favorite tools.

I hope you enjoy this episode about my toolbox and encourage you to implement apps that will increase your effectiveness in your business. Now let’s jump right in and get to the straight talk!

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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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042 | How To Be Productive When Life Throws You A Curveball With Betsy Furler

042 How To Be Productive When Life Throws You A Curveball

In this episode, I sit down with speech pathologist and owner of multiple businesses, Betsy Furler, as she walks us through how she overcame struggles with productivity. She also discusses her mission to make technology as impactful to other people’s lives as it has been to her own, as well as user-friendly so people don’t get frustrated but instead utilize it to improve their lives.

Betsy also talks about the two keys to being productive after an event makes getting work done seem impossible, ways she found to be wholly productive at work so she could be fully present with her family, how she successfully reset her mind and got back to business after Hurricane Harvey devastated her neighborhood, and what is better to have on your mobile device than all the latest and greatest productivity and time management apps.

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

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010 | Defeating Your Inability To Focus with Erik Fisher

Defeating Your Inability To Focus

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!

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000 | Introducing Productivity Straight Talk With Amber De La Garza

Welcome to Productivity Straight Talk! This is my first episode of many to come and I’m thrilled you are taking this journey with me. Saying podcasting is a passion project for me would be a huge understatement. I am beyond excited to get the word out about how productivity can help entrepreneurs take consistent, massive, focused action in their businesses.

I hope you’ll enjoy my introductory episode and make the effort to tune in weekly as I post more great episodes featuring strategies and tips to help you succeed as an entrepreneur. Now let’s get to the straight talk!

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The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

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.

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How to Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

How To Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

If you’re going to construct a building, you don’t just start placing bricks on the ground, piling them up high, and slapping some mortar in between each one without a plan. You’d be sure to fail. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” and he’s absolutely correct. No matter what you set out to achieve, you must take the necessary step of creating a plan, often one with many if not hundreds of steps and components. Constructing a building is important work. You don’t want it to fall down because it’s poorly designed or haphazardly engineered. You need a plan. Well, each one of your days is important work too because they set up the foundation for your months, your years, and your life. It’s vital to create a plan for each of your working days to ensure you’re setting yourself up for success. The good news? Creating your daily plan only needs to take about 15 minutes each day if you utilize the 5 Daily Planning Pavers. They lay the groundwork for a productive day, day after day, year after year.

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Time Rescue: 3 Simple Strategies To Reclaim Your Most Precious Commodity

Time Rescue: 3 Simple Strategies To Reclaim Your Most Precious Commodity

I teach my clients that productivity is investing your best time into your best activities. Simple, right? Well, simple does not mean easy. Every day we wake up and start our day with the intention to be productive but we often get sidetracked and fail to accomplish what we had set out to do. That’s because we often fail to maximize our time even though, “Time is the single most precious commodity in the universe.” (Jupiter Ascending. Dir. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Warner Brothers, 2015.)

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Top 10 Productivity Tips For Busy Business Owners

Top 10 Productivity Tips For Busy Business Owners

You’re a business owner – a busy one I imagine, and one who would love the time to be able to grow your business. The answer is increasing your productivity. The internet is full of tips on how to lose weight, create your own hair mask, fix a computer issue, and don’t even get me started on the vortex that is searching on Pinterest for “Kids Birthday Party Ideas.” The internet is also stocked with tips on how to increase your productivity, so many though, that choosing which ones to implement could be overwhelming.

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10 Best Habits To Be Productive While Traveling

Blog 2-Productive While Traveling

Being productive is not exactly easy. Otherwise, most people would be less stressed and accomplish much more. Being productive takes hard work, consistency, and commitment which can be an even greater challenge if you travel for business. Traveling disrupts the systems you’ve established for how you normally get your work done. The key to being productive while traveling is to create good habits that enable you to continue working at your best wherever you find yourself.

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