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Living a Nomadic Lifestyle - Carey & Demir Bentley

podcast Jan 21, 2019

Demir and Carey Bentley are the husband and wife team behind Lifehack Bootcamp, the productivity and lifestyle design company for high performing individuals who want to bring sanity back in their lives. They’re members of the Forbes Coaches Council and Influencive Top 25 Influencers. Their work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, WSJ, HuffPo, and on podcasts like Forbes 30 Under 30, Amy Porterfield's Online Marketing Made Easy, The ONE Thing, and Don’t Keep Your Day Job. Carey and Demir live the nomadic lifestyle, living up to 3 months at a time in cities around the globe.

In this episode with Carey & Demir Bentley: lessons learned from living the nomadic lifestyle, their favorite and least places they've lived, pre and end of work routines, and why you should be dumb and care less!

 

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How to Have an Unproductive Life

productivity Jan 18, 2019

How would you like to know the secrets to have an unbelievably unproductive, miserable and frustrating day, week, month, or year? 

Well, I got you!

Here are 21 things you need to in order to your most unproductive self.

But if you'd be productive, happy, and fulfilling, I've got you covered too!

Let's do this!

  1. Stay in REactive mode. Being proactive is for the strong.
  2. Subscribe to as many newsletters you can. The goal: clog up your inbox. Make a game of how many unread emails you can get. Invite your friends!
  3. Encourage people in your office to always CC you. Even on emails that have nothing to do with you.
  4. Don't plan. In fact, just delete that calendar app you love so much and/or throw away your paper planner. Remember, stay in REactive mode.
  5. Say yes to every request you get. It doesn't matter what the request is, just say yes!
  6. See how many YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or other videos you can watch in one sitting. Again, make a game of it and invite your friends.
  7. When...
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Making the Most of Your Walt Disney World Trip - Len Testa

podcast Jan 16, 2019

In this episode with Len Testa: advice for first-timers to Walt Disney World, the biggest mistakes visitors make, the myth about "free dining", FastPasses explained, the power of the Crowd Calendar, what happened when Mark deviated from the Plan and so much more!

 

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Productivity is Highly Personal - Kat Boogaard

podcast Jan 14, 2019

Kat Boogaard is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer who specializes in career advice, as well as productivity and self-development content. Her work has been published all over the web, including outlets like Forbes, Fast Company, TIME, Inc., Business Insider, Mashable, Trello, and more. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, you can find her talking in an obnoxious voice to her two rescue mutts, Bert and Gracie.

In this episode with Kat Boogaard: blocking tasks for work tasks when most inspired, productivity is highly personal, we're all human and mapping out what you want to do.

 

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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.

But...you can't.

You have the best of intentions but you just can't seem to get moving.

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

Not too long ago, I returned from visiting my parents.

For the first time in a few years, it was just me and my parents.

I had a great time but…as an entrepreneur…

I returned ready to get back to work stronger than ever.

That's when reality hit.

I scheduled a half-day to catch up - which was my first mistake. It took far longer than that to catch up.

But once I did catch up, my motivation wasn't there.

For the rest of that week!

Why does this happen?

I mean, I knew what needed to be done.

That wasn't the problem.

Getting back into the swing of things was.

Let’s talk about BEFORE you leave for vacation

Thing #1: make sure your calendar is clear.

Put your time off on your calendar as soon as you...

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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 in 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.

In 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!

 

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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.

In 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, wheatgrass, oh my!

 

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To Plan or Not to Plan

planning time management 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 what does that mean anyway?

It means to plan...but it's more than that.

PROactive vs REactive

When you don't take the time to plan your time, you'll be much more likely to be in reactive mode rather than proactive.

In other words, you'll be doing what other people want you to do throughout your day instead of what you need/want to do.

Proactive people are more productive than reactive people are. It's not even close.

Which begs the question...

How do you plan?

Here is my 4-step process for planning my time.

STEP ONE: Start with a list 

Perhaps one of the most common mistakes people make when they are planning their time is they are at a loss of what to put on their schedule.

There are probably already events on your calendar for tomorrow, next week, next month, etc. These may include coaching clients, interviews, seeing clients, doctor's...

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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 people's dreams 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.

In this episode with Donnie Boivin: operating in a state of chaos, entrepreneur is...

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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.

In 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.

 

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