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295: How to Return from Vacation

podcast Jan 11, 2019

Has this ever happened to you? You return from vacation all rested and raring to go. can't. You have the best of intentions but you just can't seem to get moving.


If you have, rest're not alone. We've all been there. Even me...Mister Productivity!


In this episode, I share how to prepare for vacation, what to do when you return and I give you 4 things to consider when you return.


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294: The Seven Point Framework for Success - Whitney Johnson

podcast Jan 09, 2019

Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world, Whitney Johnson is an innovation and disruption theorist; a framework which she codifies her books Disrupt Yourself and Build an “A” Team. A sought after speaker and advisor, Whitney is one of Marshall Goldsmith's original cohort for the #100 Coaches Project, is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, is a Linkedin influencer, and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself Podcast.


On this episode with Whitney Johnson: the seven point framework for success, silly little things that upend the world, valuing our strengths, chasing the right goal, not focusing on your weaknesses and more!


Where you can find Whitney:

Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve (affiliate link)

Disrupt Yourself Podcast (Apple Podcasts)


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293: Superfoods and Eating Closer to the Source - Chris Johnson

podcast Jan 07, 2019

Chris Johnson is the bestselling author of On Target Living and co-author of Capacity. He has presented on thousands of stages in the US and internationally. Organizations, leaders and teams have benefitted from his unique approach, which flies in the face of convention by showing us how to unleash human potential and create transformation from the inside out.


On this episode with Chris Johnson: getting back to the basics when it comes to food, why an apple a day is so important to your health, superfoods: cod liver oil, spirulina/chlorella, wheat grass, oh my!


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292: To Plan or Not to Plan

podcast Jan 04, 2019

I’ve been telling people for a long time, “tell your time where to go instead of wondering where it went.” But I’ve recently learned that the way I’ve been planning may not be the most efficient way of doing so.


Links mentioned on the podcast:

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done - Laura Vanderkam (affiliate link)

286: Why I Love the Productivity App, Things 3

222: The Power of Tracking Your Time - Laura Vanderkam 


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291: Why You Need to Take Ownership - Donnie Boivin

podcast Jan 02, 2019

At 22, right out of the Marine Corps, Donnie Boivin landed his first straight commission sales job, and for 20 years he learned what it took to be successful in sales, business & life.


At that youthful age, he thought he knew enough to survive in one of the toughest professions in the world (being a sales professional), he quickly realized sales wasn’t as easy as it looked.


At the age of 40, he discovered he had been living other peoples dream and not chasing his own. Taking the biggest risk in his life, he jumped out on his own and started a business. Although he had great success at the start, he now understood he knew nothing about being a business owner.


On the brink of failure and shutting down his business, he found podcasting and everything changed. Now a Top 200 business podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Donnie’s Success Champions is helping the world one story at a time.


On this episode with Donnie Boivin: operating in a state of...

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290: Why People Look Happier on Social Media than in Real Life - Jessica Abo

podcast Dec 31, 2018

Jessica Abo is a sought after keynote speaker, multi-award-winning television journalist and passionate philanthropist who has raised more than a million dollars for several causes by organizing her own events and running marathons. A New Yorker at heart, Jessica now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.


On this episode with Jessica Abo: why people look happier on social media than IRL (in real life), happiness is not a pie (there's plenty to go around), there's plenty of oxygen and how Phil Donahue inspired Jessica.


Where you can find Jessica:

Unfiltered: How to be as Happy as You Look on Social Media (Affiliate link)



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289: How My Apple Watch Made Me More Productive

podcast Dec 28, 2018

When I got my Apple Watch (Series 3), I had no idea that it would actually make me more productive. The reason why is very simple: the Watch gives users very limited functionality. This is by design. But it did give me enough information to keep me going AND keep me off of my iPhone. And that meant I was spending more time doing what I need to do!


286: Why I Love the Productivity App, Things 3

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288: The Difference Between Manipulation and Persuasion - Jeff Tippett

podcast Dec 26, 2018

Known to many as Mr. Persuasion, Jeff Tippett wrote the book on persuasive communications. Speaking to international audiences through keynotes and seminars, Jeff helps attendees increase their effectiveness, gives them powerful tools to help reach their goals, and empowers attendees to positively impact their organizations or businesses. His second book, slated for a January 2019 release, is titled: Unleashing Your Superpower: Why Persuasive Communication Is The Only Force You Will Ever Need. His bold statement is that we all live or die based on our ability to persuade.


On this episode with Jeff Tippett: we all live or die based on our ability to persuade, the difference between manipulation and persuasion and how persuasion helped Jeff adopt a baby from Haiti.


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287: Creating Habits for Success - Anne Sugar

podcast Dec 24, 2018

Anne Sugar is an executive coach and speaker who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor, Sanofi Genzyme, and Havas. Anne serves as an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT.


Prior to becoming an executive coach more than a decade ago, Anne served as a senior leader in the advertising industry, where she oversaw a team of 75 employees as SVP of Media at Digitas. She managed media planning for Fortune 500 clients including General Motors, Federal Express, and Delta. She draws on her extensive management experience, as well as her in-depth training in coaching methodology to advise senior executives and high performers transitioning into leadership roles.


On this episode with Anne Sugar: why you should read the Harvard Business Review, creating habits for success, embracing gut instinct, mental space, living in the uncomfortable, making decisions, values & goals.


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148: Maura Thomas, Trainer, Author, Speaker - Regain Your Time

podcast May 16, 2018

Maura Nevel Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of Regain Your Time, and author of Personal Productivity Secrets and Work Without Walls. She was recently named one of the Top Leadership Speakers of 2018 in Inc. Magazine, and she’s a frequent media expert and regular contributor to major business outlets, including Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and Harvard Business Review.


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