Being Productive While Working at Home with 8 Kids and a Wife - Todd Westra podcast Sep 26, 2019

Todd and Mark talk about how to be productive at home with 8 kids, reactive/proactive blends, the first hour of the day, and discovery time.

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Social Media and Your Productivity productivity Sep 25, 2019

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Instagram. YouTube. SnapChat.

What words or phrases popped into your mind when you read those words?

  • Pointless
  • Black hole
  • Necessary evil
  • Part of life
  • How I stay in touch with family/friends
  • Fun
  • Keeps me informed
  • How I grow
  • The future

I promise you that if I asked 100 people this question, I would get 100 different answers.

Some would say they love social media. That it does so much for them.

Others would say meh.

And still others would react as if I swore in...

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Why We Aren't As Productive as We Want to Be - Dr Tracy Thomas podcast Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Tracy Thomas is an award winning psychologist, a best-selling author, Ted Speaker, and the world's leading expert on Emotional Strength Training. She knows how to get results, turning her clients into leaders who take charge of their own lives and change the very way they exist. She’s worked with executives, leaders, and celebrities, equipping them with the epic emotional strength they need to succeed. She’s been published in hundreds of national media outlets, and has...
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How to be Productive in the Morning productivity Sep 24, 2019

Morning is a very sacred time of your day.

You have just awoken from a (hopefully) good night's sleep and you’re presented with a brand new day. A brand new opportunity.

What do you normally do when you first open your eyes? Or when your alarm goes off?

Do you linger under the covers in the comfort of your sheets avoiding the inevitable?

Do you press the snooze button repeatedly?

Instead of that, do this: immediately get up, put your feet on the floor and make your bed. This serves two...

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10 Ideas for More Productive Meetings podcast Sep 23, 2019

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Meetings.

What emotions do you feel when you hear that word?

Or when you’re invited to one?

Anger?

Frustration?

Overwhelm?

Or maybe you experience physical issues like pain in your neck, head or elsewhere?

You’re not alone.

We’ve all been to meetings that we felt were a waste of time. And that’s because the meeting planner didn’t know what they were doing. Maybe they weren’t trained correctly.

Here are 10 ideas to...

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How to Manage Your Time Wisely productivity Sep 22, 2019

Time is the great equalizer.

It doesn’t care who you are, what color your skin, gender, education level is, whether you’re rich or poor or anything else.

Everyone gets 24 hours to spend every day however they choose.

It’s on you to spend your time wisely.

Here are FIVE ways to do that.

Determine what you need to do.

Set aside time either at the end of your day, before you go to sleep or, at the very latest, in the morning before you begin your day to think about...

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From REactive to PROactive productivity Sep 21, 2019

Do you happen to your time...or do you let others happen to your time for you?

If you answered the former, then you are operating in REactive mode. In this article, I am going to tell you why it is critical you begin to operate in PROactive mode and how you can start.

WHY REACTIVE MODE IS BAD FOR YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

When you operate in REactive mode, you spend your precious 24 hours by reacting to other people, things, or events.

This means you have next to no control of your time.

At home,...

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First Things First productivity Sep 20, 2019

There is a lot to becoming more productive. So much so that you may be paralyzed by the thought of learning how to do what you need to do in order to get more things done.

In this article, I am going to go back to the very beginning. I believe that without a solid foundation, your chances of succeeding at being more productive are greatly reduced.

STEP 1: Where are you now?

If you were going to take a road trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, you would put the address of the hotel...

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My Biggest Productivity Tip (Bar None) productivity Sep 19, 2019

I have so many tips to help you take your productivity to the next level.

To get unstuck.

But if you were to ask me what my #1 tip was, I wouldn't have to think about it.

Not even for a second.

It's such a clear choice, nothing comes close.

Curious to know what it is?

No problem! Send one million dollars in unmarked bills (no bitcoin!) to...

I'm kidding.

My biggest productivity tip

This is so simple I'm stunned at how few people do it.

Ignore this tip at your peril.

Get whatever you have to...

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The Great Debate: To Do Lists Vs Calendars podcast Sep 18, 2019

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What goes on your calendar and what goes on your to-do list. That's the great debate that I discuss in this episode. To solve the issue, I give you my rule of thumb.

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The Power of Social Accountability accountability podcast Sep 17, 2019

Accountability is a powerful ally to you achieving your goals. But social accountability takes it to another level. In this episode, I share some of my big, hairy, audacious goals (Jim Collins) or 10X goals (Grant Cardone). And then I encourage you to do the same.

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Should You Do Your Most Important Task First Thing in the Morning? productivity Sep 16, 2019

Many productivity experts suggest that you do your most critical task first thing in the morning.

I disagree.

Instead, my answer is maybe you should…and maybe you shouldn’t.

If the morning is your optimum time to work, then yes…do your most critical task first thing in the morning. 

But if it’s not, then my answer is no. 

Let me explain. 

Let’s say your optimum time is right after lunch. Then that’s the time you should be working on your...

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