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TPS97: Planning in 90-day Periods w/ Kendra Wright Kendra Wright is back on the podcast to talk about why planning in 90-day periods is good for your professional and personal life. We chat about the advantages of not setting yearly goals, scheduling in time for rest and relaxation, and executing over planning. Cheat Sheet Why the 12-month timeline isn't designed to move you towards action (and what you should be doing instead of setting annual goals) The advantages of planning in 12-week cycles and how this can help you hit your goals more consistently The key difference between setting goals and actually executing them How we romanticize getting started (and what it really looks like to show and get things done) Why assessing where you are at more frequently than once a year can help you stay on track Why it’s so important to rest and take breaks (and how this makes you more productive in the long run) Why you don’t have to earn your breaks (and how you can overcome feeling guilty about taking them) How to schedule an effective 90-day sprint while integrating rest and recovery How to schedule your day to integrate breaks so that you can make sure you are functioning at peak efficiency Links Goal-Setting Exercise The 12 Week Year The Now Habit The Willpower Instinct TPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra Wright TPS83: How to Plan Your Week w/ Kendra Wright HeyKendra.com Connect with Kendra Wright @FreeHighFives If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
Jun-27-2016
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TPS96: Setting Up Your Dashboard in Evernote w/ Stacey Harmon Most people love Evernote for its ability to store reference files like recipes and notes, but Stacey Harmon is here to show us how to organize your entire life on Evernote. Stacey will explain her system for performing task, project, and process management all in one place, making Evernote a dashboard for her life. Cheat Sheet How you can use Evernote to systematize your business and help it run more efficiently How you can use Evernote as your dashboard for getting work done How Evernote can be used to effectively deploy the Getting Things Done methodology The important difference between process and project management and how you can use Evernote to meet the requirements of both The many ways applications of Evernote for both personal and professional use (it's WAY more than just a reference file) The four key software needs all digital entrepreneurs have and how you can use Evernote to meet these needs Why you should create both active and reference stacks and how you can do this in Evernote The difference between Evernote Stacks, Notebooks, and Notes (and the best use cases for each) Why Stacey doesn’t use tags to organize her Evernote system and what she does instead Links Evernote Webinar Harmon Enterprises Evernote David Allen Evernote Settings screenshot The Secret Weapon (Evernote methodology) Gaming The Naming (Stacey's blog post) TPS58: Getting Things Done w/ David Allen Book, tool, ritual Book: Getting Things Done Tool: Untethered with Evernote Ritual: The Pomodoro technique Connect with Stacey Harmon @StaceyHarmon If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
Jun-20-2016
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TPS95: Personality Types w/ Scott Beebe Scott Beebe is a business coach who loves productivity, systems, and personality tests. We explore the DISC personality model in this episode and discuss why it can be a powerful tool for interacting with people and hiring within a business. The DISC Model Cheat Sheet The ins and outs of the DISC model and the types of insights you can gain from knowing how to analyze the results The history of personality types and the weird superstitions that were used in the past to identify them Why Scott prioritizes the DISC profile over the Myers-Briggs How you can use DISC profile results to improve your communication with people of different personality types The reasons why Zach and Scott both love systems (hint: it has a lot to do with their personality) The important difference between a project manager and a process manager Why hiring costs businesses so much money (and how you can use the DISC model to hire more effectively) How you can identify people as extroverts or introverts by their actions (there's a couple easy tells) and how you can use this information to communicate more effectively Links Business on Purpose Kolbe personality test Myers-Briggs Dan Sullivan - Strategic Coach Book, tool, ritual Book: The Checklist Manifesto and Deep Work Tool: Google Drive Ritual: Morning Bible reading & prayer Connect with Scott Beebe @ScottBeebe If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
Jun-13-2016
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TPS94: Reinvent Your Life Through Productivity w/ Brad Simon Brad Simon wants you to know that he is not a productivity expert like many of the guests on this podcast. Rather, he’s a fellow traveller on the path to efficiency and productivity, and he shares his story of getting out of debt and losing weight in this episode. Cheat Sheet How Brad was able to pay back $200k in personal debt The profound impact implementing the Getting Things Done methodology had on Brad’s life Why Brad joined the AE Dojo and how he uses it to make constant progress on his self-improvement journey The detailed framework Brad created for mapping out his personal and professional life (and the impact this has had) Why he changed to the paleo diet and how doing so has shifted his food paradigm Why energy management is so critical to productivity (and why it's more effective than the traditional time management approach) Why tracking is so important to your personal progress and how you can use this to change your habits How to hear your "inner voice" (and why you should listen to it) The reason why Brad created a 15-page personal values document and how he uses it to consistently take action on his goals Why relying on coaches will help you with motivation and accountability (and how Brad uses the AE Dojo to fill this role) Links Getting Things Done (GTD) Ways of Being infographic The Power of Full Engagement The Willpower Instinct Living Forward Book, tool, ritual Book: Mastery and The War of Art Tool: Audible Ritual: Morning ritual - stretching, 5 minutes of strength, 10 mins of meditation If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
Jun-06-2016
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TPS93: 3 Steps to a Better Memory w/ Brad Zupp Record-setting memory athlete Brad Zupp is on the podcast this week to talk about how you can get your memory to perform better for you. We discuss proven techniques for remembering names, numbers, and just about anything. You’ll learn the 3 steps to memory, what stress has to do with memory, and how you can practice every day to improve your memory. Cheat Sheet What you can do if you feel like you have a bad memory (you're not hopeless) Brad's experience with competing in memory competitions and why he chose to do it in the first place How the three-step process to memory works Why staying in the moment is vitally important for memory recall and tips on how to do this Simple techniques you can use to remember people’s names better The step-by-step process you can use for translating things you want to remember into pictures Practical tips on what you can do to practice better memory every day Why you should be selective about what you want to remember Links TPS51: Executive Thinking w/ Jan Johnston-Tyler How to Develop Super Power Memory How to Win Friends and Influence People Free ebook from Brad: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Memory Unlock Your Amazing Memory Book, tool, ritual Book: The Miracle of Mindfulness and How to Meditate Tool: A journal, a pen - journaling every day Ritual: A morning ritual - reading, meditation, running Connect with Brad Zupp @BradZupp If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
May-30-2016
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TPS92: No More Underpants w/ Steve Kamb Steve Kamb started NerdFitness.com because he was playing too many video games all day - and has now built it into a successful blog, book, and more. He’s reached his goals of traveling the world and having new experiences by applying the practices of gamification in his own life. Learn how you can gamify your life in this intriguing interview. Cheat Sheet How Steve turned his life into a video game and the benefits he realized from the process How you can stop "collecting underpants" and actually start taking action on your goals Steve’s individual hero’s journey and how gamification has helped him achieve his life goals An inside look at how Steve gamified his bucket list and made his "Epic Quest of Awesome" Why he bought the domain nerdfitness.com before he launched his business What Steve does to make sure he meets his writing goals every day and the tools he uses to do so What Steve does to eliminate friction when establishing habits and rituals How you can use rewards to avoid stagnation and help your rituals stick How you can make your own "Epic Quest of Awesome" and achieve your goals Links Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb Nerdfitness.com Freedom.to Scrivener Create your avatar: LevelUpYourLife.com Book, tool, ritual Book: The 4-Hour Workweek Tool: PMVibes.net and Facebook News Feed Eradicator Ritual: Making his bed every morning (video) Connect with Steve Kamb @SteveKamb If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
May-23-2016
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TPS91: Master The Art of Podcasting w/ Erik Fisher Erik Fisher hosts one of the most popular productivity podcasts in the world, and he is back on this show to discuss how he mastered the art of podcasting. From discovering your passion to honing your skills as an interviewer, we cover the many facets of being a podcast host in today’s media landscape. Cheat Sheet How Erik stumbled onto podcasts in 2005 and his journey to becoming one of the top productivity podcasters in the world The inside story on how Erik started his first podcast (a comedy show) The steps Erik used to improve his podcasting skills and what that did for the success of his podcast Why it is important as a podcaster to listen to other podcasts and improve your craft Why evergreen podcast content is so important for your podcast How to develop your skills as an interviewer and why it is so important to feel comfortable when talking to your guests Erik's story of how deliberate practice helped him improve his podcasting skills (and how you can do the same) The important reason why you should use experiments in your podcast The positive byproducts of doing a podcast How to choose a unique angle for your show that is interesting to listeners Links TPS42: Working from Home w/ Erik Fisher Beyond the To Do List podcast Erik's Pat Flynn interview Erik's Zack Sexton podcast efficiency interview Mastery by Robert Greene Listen Money Matters podcast The Nerdist podcast Evernote Seth Godin Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden TPS31: Procrastinating on Purpose w/ Rory Vaden Rory Vaden on Beyond the To Do List TPS90: Become a Minimalist w/ Joshua Becker How to Launch & Automate a Successful Podcast - The Story of The Productivity Show Book, tool, ritual Book: The More of Less by Joshua Becker Tool: Apple Watch Ritual: Finding time to listen to podcasts Connect with Erik Fisher @ErikJFisher If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
May-16-2016
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TPS90: Become a Minimalist w/ Joshua Becker Joshua Becker leads a minimalist lifestyle with his family, and blogs about it on becomingminimalist.com. He is the author of the new book The More of Less, and in this episode we chat about how minimalism allows for more, how to start the decluttering process, and debunking myths about minimalism. Cheat Sheet Why minimalism can be a controversial word and what it actually means Why organizing is never a permanent fix and what you can do to reclaim your sanity instead Why minimalism actually gives people a license to to own nicer things (the minimalist luxury lifestyle) The different benefits of minimalism that can be adapted to help you meet your own goals How you can overcome the procrastination associated with starting the decluttering process How to use a system to declutter and get rid of stuff that you don't really want or need How and why Joshua moved into a smaller home with a family and what his experience has been Why finding your “why” is so important if you're thinking about embracing minimalism How to overcome the assumptions around how much stuff you need to own and redefine what you really need The value of experimenting and finding a minimalist lifestyle that works for your specific situation Links The More of Less Becoming Minimalist TPS78: Live a Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle w/ Thanh Pham TPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra Wright The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People TPS05: Organization w/ Daron Bos Book, tool, ritual Book: Tyranny of the Urgent! Tool: 3 Item To-Do List (from Melissa Camara Wilkins) Ritual: Clear the clutter - clean off your desk and clean the kitchen so you can have a clutter-free morning. Connect with Joshua Becker @joshua_becker If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.
May-09-2016

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