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From Digital to Analog Productivity (The Bullet Journal)

podcast Mar 06, 2020

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I have a confession to make.

When I first got into the wonderful world of productivity, I really thought it was all about calendar, to-do, and notes apps.

Yeah, I know. Silly, clueless me!

Then I came to my senses! (Thankfully!)

First, some context

At 54 years young, I can remember a time when there were no cell phones (let me know if you remember even before there were cordless phones...when the phone was hard-wired to the wall!).

And then technology came of age.

This was followed very quickly by the Internet and apps.

It's no secret that in our day and age, we’re obsessed with all forms of technology (including social media and all the other apps).

Personally, I believe technology can be a blessing and a curse. The key is we get to choose. We have to be the human and in control of technology instead of the other way around.

Tough question: how many minutes, I’m...

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Sleep Is A Skill - Mollie McGlocklin

podcast Mar 05, 2020

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Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes how people sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her own sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis not only to her sleep but also to her life as a whole. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep.

On this fast-paced episode, Mollie and I talk about the misunderstanding of melatonin, sleep architecture, sleep tracking, naps, getting too much sleep...

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How to Defeat Overwhelm

podcast Mar 04, 2020

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Overwhelm is a part of life. Everyone has experienced it and everyone will continue to. But how do you deal with it?

Here are four ideas for defeating overwhelm.

Recognize when you start to feel it

According to an article on Achievetv(dot)com, “Overwhelm is the body’s way of reacting to any type of threat or requirement. When you feel danger–whether it is real or imagined–the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a quick, automated process called the fight-or-flight” response or the ”stress response. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you.”

Symptoms include:

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to focus
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing just the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying
  • Emotional symptoms

When you are experiencing overwhelm, it’s important to avoid the temptation to push through or think that this is a weakness of you and that you should be better.

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How to Win on LinkedIn - Harrison Baron

podcast Mar 03, 2020

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Harrison Baron is the host of the Brutally Honest Podcast and runs a rapidly growing startup in the digital marketing space.

In this episode, we talk about how to win on LinkedIn, what not to do, and some things we'd like to see happen to the platform.

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Whole Life Fitness And You - Dai Manuel

podcast Feb 27, 2020


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Dai Manuel is a super dad, dating his wife, with a lead by example way of living and a contagious personality. He's on a mission to positively impact one million role models around the globe to lead a FUN-ctionally fit life through education, encouragement, and community.

Dai knows the struggle of the juggle and keeping his health and happiness a priority. He models his work based on 5 F’s: Fitness, Family, Faith, and Finances with an overarching roof of FUN, built on a rock-solid foundation of Health. Nuggets of wisdom and inspiration to take action to be your best self are guaranteed when you connect with Dai!

In this episode, Dai and I talk about diet, sugar, why Mark never wants to retire, a deep sense of purpose, the power of one small shift, and more!

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13 Ways to Be Grateful

podcast Feb 26, 2020

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How grateful are you every day?

Here are 13 ideas for how to be more grateful. Let's start a grateful movement in our world together.

When I searched for “ways to express gratitude”, it returned 58 million results!

Wow!

How grateful are you?

What does grateful mean?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary

  • appreciative of benefits received
  • affording pleasure or contentment : PLEASING
  • pleasing by reason of comfort supplied or discomfort alleviated

13 ways you can express gratitude

  1. Be an active listener. Don’t be on your phone - don’t even have it out. Don’t look around to other people. Don’t be thinking about what you have to do next. Be fully present. Make eye contact with them (but not in a creepy way).
  2. Give out sincere compliments. Give a detailed example of appreciation. Don’t go overboard here. Say what you have to say and no more. People can sense if you’re complimenting...
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The Great Debate: Can You Multitask? - with Tiffany Beverlin

podcast Feb 25, 2020

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Tiffany Beverlin is the founder and CEO of DreamsRecycled.com. After her own divorce was forced to recycle her life. She was repeatedly told she was unemployable since she was out of the workforce for so long. After a fortuitous dream about problems selling her own engagement ring, she created her company for that purpose. Tiffany has appeared on AOL News, FOX News, CBS News and dozens of national publications and radio shows, bestowing hard-hitting advice on divorce.

On this episode, we talk about multitasking plus the problems of early school start times.

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Overloaded Employees, Open Plan Offices and Dealing With Out of Control Email Inboxes - Glenn Tranter

podcast Feb 20, 2020

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As the Founder of Glenn Tranter Consulting Pty Ltd, Glenn’s passion is to help people and the organizations they work for be more effective at what they do. Glenn loves coaching his customers on how to reduce busyness which frees them up to realize their potential and achieve targeted outcomes. With 30 years’ experience in consulting, business development and senior management roles, Glenn has worked with most industries in Australia across the Corporate and Government sectors.

On this episode, we talk about overloaded employees, open-plan offices, interruptions, dealing with email inboxes, procrastination and more.

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How to Do Anything

podcast Feb 19, 2020

Learning how to do anything (well, not ANYthing) starts with having the proper foundation. Just like building a house.

Here are ideas for doing (almost) anything.

Mom was wrong.

You CAN’T do anything you put your mind to.

While it was possible for me to have become a professional basketball player or a horse jockey, it wasn’t practical.

I believe we are all called to do something.

“There has never been and never will be another you. You have a purpose – a very special gift that only you can bring to the world.” – Marie Forleo

Change your state.

Reject negativity/embrace positivity.

How’s your current attitude?

Would you identify more with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger or Eeyore?

Here's an even better question: how would others say your attitude is? ASK THEM!

A quick way to change your state: stay far, far, far away from all forms of negativity: the news!, gossip, complainers/whiners, etc.

Hang around successful people.

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How to be Consistent

podcast Feb 14, 2020

A key to being productive is being consistent. How consistent are you? Not what you think...but reality. In this episode, I give 4 ideas for improved consistency.

 

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