367: Simplify Your Strategy, Magnify Your Results - Brian Margolis

podcast Jun 24, 2019

Brian Margolis a former scientist turned entrepreneur. He is the founder of Productivity Giant and author of the book "The Index Card Business Plan for Sales Pros and Entrepreneurs: How to use the Pillar System to Simplify Your Strategy and Magnify Your Results" He's worked with everyone from Shark Tank entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.

On this episode with Brian Margolis:

  • What does it mean to be productive?
  • Focus vs time management
  • Reactive vs proactive
  • Goals vs having a strategy
  • The power of reverse engineering
  • Moving the needle

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366: CEO and Founder of Viveka - Katja Kempe

podcast Jun 23, 2019

Katja Kempe is the CEO and Founder of Viveka and a global influencer for the professional development industry. Her ability to understand industry trends and global patterns, made the need for Viveka apparent – a hub in context for a fragmented and unregulated industry. Prior to founding Viveka, Katja worked as a Strategy Manager and then COO of internationally leading law firms, this experience was paramount preparation for her work today.

On this episode with Katja Kempe:

  • Beware of vision busters
  • The trinity of mind, body and soul
  • Reinventing yourself
  • Feeding our minds
  • Evidence boards
  • Celebrate all successes

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365: The Revolutionary WorkApp - Shane Wallace

podcast Jun 22, 2019

Shane Wallace is a present-day entrepreneur with a vision to spread prosperity and promote equality in the digital age. As co-founder and CEO of WorkApp, he has a passion for helping people solve today’s micro-moment problems with an all-in-one, free and easy to use platform that puts the user first. Over 15 years of personal development and coaching have taught Shane how to step out of the comfort zone and be creative and passionate. This is the message he empowers people with today. Shane truly believes that with the right motivation and support and with a big enough dream, anyone can create a positive difference in their world and the lives of others.

On this episode with Shane Wallace:

  • The story of how WorkApp started
  • Why we need to fail to succeed
  • Stepping out of our comfort zone

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364: How to NOT be Productive

podcast Jun 21, 2019

Suppose you don't want to be productive...for whatever reason. Well, you're in luck. In this satirical video, I give 5 strategies that assist in taking your productivity not to the next level...but to a lower level.

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9 Factors That Increase Productivity

productivity Jun 20, 2019

Everyone wants to be more productive. At least, that’s what many people I’ve come across say. 

Do they really?

And assuming the answer to that last question is yes, then do they know how?

In this article, I share nine factors that will increase your productivity almost immediately. All you have to do is implement them. 

Let’s get to it.

Factor #1

The quality and quantity of sleep. Experts recommend 7-9 hours of sleep every night. I highly recommend Arianna Huffington’s book, The Sleep Revolution. It will rock your world. People who get enough quality sleep are more productive than those who do not.

Factor #2

Be sure you are doing WHAT you love to do WHERE you love to do it. If you love what you do but you hate the long commute, your boss, your co-workers, the paint on the walls, whatever…you’ll never be the most productive version of yourself.

Note: the WHERE may involve going out on your own.

Factor #3

Your...

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363: The Power of Mastermind Groups - Ronan Leonard

podcast Jun 19, 2019

Most experts make the mistake of picking just one mode to deliver their expertise through. The secret to becoming a niche leader and having more revenue, is to diversify how you deliver what you do.

Ronan teaches niche business owners and subject matter experts how to leverage their intellectual property into additional revenue models and increase their industry profile all through the innovative concept of virtual Masterminds.

Ronan loves seeing the benefits that Mastermind groups have on both the instructors and participants and has helped 100’s of business owners increase authority, revenue and expertise.

On this episode with Ronan Leonard:

  • What a Mastermind is
  • Different types of Masterminds
  • How to find or create your own Mastermind
  • Mistakes people make when starting their own Mastermind

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5 Ways to Break Through Mindset Distractions

productivity Jun 18, 2019

Distractions are everywhere.

Social media.

Email.

Text/instant messaging.

People.

Entertainment (television, video games, etc.)

Life (traffic, construction, dogs barking...the list goes on).

Distractions also come in many different flavors.

But a distraction you might not have thought about is the topic of this article: you or your mindset.

Yes, you could be getting in your own way of getting things done. Of being productive.

Here are FIVE ways your mindset is hampering your productivity and what to do about each.

Distraction #1: NEGATIVITY

Negativity is everywhere these days.

Complaining. Anger. Hatred.

The fact is: negativity affects your productivity more than you realize.

What to do

Intentionally begin to be more positive. Think positive thoughts, speak positive or edifying words to others and yourself.

Smile! It's difficult to be negative and smile.

Avoid being around negative people as much as you can.

Don't read negative stuff online or get involved in stuff that makes you...

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362: Growing an Audience and Understanding the Market - Tara Hunt

podcast Jun 17, 2019

Tara Hunt, CEO of Truly, has over 20 years experience in market research and strategy on both the client and agency side. She wrote one of the first books on how the social web is changing business, was named one of 2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch by Entrepreneur Magazine and one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in Fast Company. She has built an engaged and enthusiastic business audience online of over 345,000 followers, including a significant number of thought leaders. Tara combines a data-centric with a human-centric approach to building an audience, leaning heavily on insights into consumer patterns and behaviors while keeping an eye on online trends and changing expectations.

On this episode with Tara Hunt:

  • Clients versus agencies
  • Growing your audience
  • Understanding your audience is about the data
  • Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora

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5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Daily Success

productivity Jun 16, 2019

If you want to be a more productive version of yourself, it's important that you intentionally set yourself up to be so.

Here are FIVE BIG ideas for doing that.

No. 1 SLEEP

How much sleep are you getting every night?

Experts recommend 7-9 hours. Yes, in a row!

If you want your mind to be completely blown, I highly recommend Arianna Huffington's book, The Sleep Revolution.

I know you might think you can get by on less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours sleep but the experts are saying that's not true. Your body works very hard when you're sleeping.

Setting yourself up for success starts before you even go to bed. What do I mean by that?

What does your bedtime routine look like?

Everybody talks about a morning routine but what's your bedtime routine? Do you even have one? How do you transition from your day to going to sleep?

Arianna Huffington recommends cutting off screen time at least 60 minutes before you go to bed (read a print book or a magazine), making your room cool and...

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7 Ways to Control Email

productivity Jun 15, 2019

Email.

Love it or hate it.

But there's no doubt that it is a fact of life.

It's estimated that 80% of the US population will use email by 2022.

Despite the growth of text messaging, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and many other options - including in app messaging like LinkedIn and Instagram (to name two), email is still very popular and used every day but millions of people around the world.

However, email can be a blessing and a curse.

It can help you achieve your goals or be a time suck for you.

I want to help you control email instead of letting it control you.

Here are seven ways to do that:

  1. Disable notifications. If you need to be alerted for email messages from certain people, see if your email client has a VIP feature and if you can enable notifications for these recipients only.
  2. Intentionally schedule time on your calendar for checking email and only check it during this time. Unless your job is to be in email all day, every day (which I doubt), compartmentalize when you...
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