374: A Powerful Conversation with Jesse Bradley

podcast Jul 06, 2019

Jesse is a former professional soccer goalkeeper (played in Zimbabwe, Africa and Aberdeen, Scotland), radio host, podcaster, author, and speaker. He didn't grow up believing in God and never expected to become a pastor. A graduate of Dartmouth College, his curiosity about faith began there. After surviving several close calls with death, he is truly grateful for every new day and opportunities to encourage people in their journey.

 

On this episode with Jesse Bradley:

  • His many brushes with death
  • Working through disappointment
  • Shifting identity
  • We is better than me
  • Be a culture changer

 

ExploringFaith.com

 

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Productivity and Working From Home

podcast Jul 05, 2019

Working from home and being productive IS possible if you set yourself up to be. In this video, I discuss 7 big ideas for you to make productivity and working from home possible.

SUMMARY

  • Have a designated work area
  • Let others know where your work area is
  • When you're working...work!
  • Keep your work area free of clutter and have what you need
  • Allow yourself time to get away
  • When do you work and for how long?
  • Have a definite end to your day

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372: How to Conquer Email - Prasanth Nair

podcast Jul 03, 2019

Prasanth Nair has been deeply interested in the productivity space and have pioneered email, meeting, and project productivity techniques for 20 years. He developed techniques for his own use in these areas in his role as a project manager. About a decade ago, he started receiving requests from clients to teach them these techniques based on the success they witnessed in his project roll outs. So he began teaching them. His journey into teaching, has taught him that improving productivity is about habit change - at the individual, team, and often organizational level. He particularly enjoy this work, because he believes that productive people do better things from themselves, their organizations, and the world at large.

 

On this episode with Prasanth Nair:

  • The power of the Stack Method
  • What 3 things email (or any process) needs to be
  • Why behavior is when it comes to controlling email
  • If email aren't messages, what are they?

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371: How to Deal with Stress - Omozua Isiramen

podcast Jul 01, 2019

Omozua Isiramen is a Certified Life and Executive Neuro-Leadership Coach, who uses emotional mastery and a neuroscience-based approach to empower & prepare clients’ hearts & heads to take the journey from where they are to where they want to be by accessing and optimizing their limitless brain potential. She works with busy professionals, entrepreneurs, teams and organizations to help them transform stress into performance super fuel and drive greatness from within by becoming brain-friendly leaders.

 

On this episode with Omozua Isiramen:

  • Negative stress vs positive stress
  • How to go from negative to positive stress
  • The big mistake people make when dealing with stress

 

Her Website

 

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Yes, It's Okay to Watch Television

productivity Jun 30, 2019

Telling you that it's okay to watch television may seem like an odd title for an article. I mean, yeah...so what?

But coming from someone like me - a productivity expert?

Well, that's just silly. Why would I basically give you permission to watch television and be unproductive?

Because the television is not the problem. You are.

Yes, I said it. You're the problem.

Time to start taking responsibility, my friend.

CONFUSED? DON'T BE!

When people find out I'm a productivity expert, they expect me to say things like "don't watch television" and "plan every minute of every day on purpose." Stuff like that.

It's not bad advice in and of itself but there are times when you can and should break "the rules".

However, having said that, watching television is not okay for everyone.

Let me explain...

If you watch television to escape the work you should be doing, then it's not a good idea to watch it.

Or play video games.

Or go to the movies.

Or hangout with your friends.

Or...or...or...

Do what...

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ODAE: Your Productivity Superpower

productivity Jun 29, 2019

How to improve your productivity with ODAE. 

What now? 

ODAE!

ODAE stands for outsource, delegate, automate and eliminate. 

Here's an exercise that give my clients, my audiences and that I'm sharing with you now.

I want you to grab a notebook and for two days, I want you to write down everything you do over the course of the day in your business. 

Why two days? Because no two days are the same. And by doing this exercise for a second day, you're going catch those outliers that you didn't catch on the first day. 

If you write something down on day one, you don't have to write it down again for day two. Do this exercise for two days. 

Then I want you to set your notebook aside for a whole day. I want you to pretend it doesn't even exist. Just go about your day as normal on day three. 

On day four, I want you to schedule a minimum of one hour as a gift to yourself to go through this process of going through every single item on your list that you...

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Productivity Tips for Content Creators

podcast Jun 28, 2019

If you are trying to grow your business or brand or bring awareness to your cause,  you have to be creating content for the world to see. But there's more than just creating content. You have to set yourself up for success in order to do it. In this episode, I talk about 7 ideas to help you be a productive content creator.

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Productivity: It's in Your Head

productivity Jun 27, 2019

Imagine for a moment that you want to learn how to swim.

You’ve always wanted to learn...but never did.

Every time you go to a party or the beach, you admire those that go swimming and you yearn to swim too.

One day, you make the decision: you are going to learn how to swim.

So, you begin to your quest of learning.

You watch YouTube videos, read books, talk to people who know how to swim, buy a swim suit and one day, you go to the pool.

You set your body down on a lounge chair and you admire those that are in the pool swimming.

I sure wish I could swim, you think to yourself.

STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP!

Don’t miss this…

There comes a time when you have to stop learning and start doing.

You can call it execution, implementation or just doing. But whatever you call it doesn’t matter.

The actual doing does!

As I spoke at events, I noticed something very interesting. I was seeing the same people year after year. They would always be glad to see...

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369: How to Maximize Your Learning - Meredith Bell

podcast Jun 26, 2019

Meredith Bell has been an entrepreneur since 1982, and she’s an expert in helping companies develop the people side of their business. Meredith is co-founder and President of Performance Support Systems, a global software company based in Virginia. Their assessment and development tools support ongoing improvements in a leader’s performance. Business consultants, executive coaches and Human Resource professionals use their products to help managers become more effective leaders.

 

On this episode with Meredith Bell:

  • Why we struggle with learning new things
  • Knowing and doing are different
  • Learning in school
  • How to learn from conferences and other training
  • 3 steps to mastery

 

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368: Embrace + Engage = Evolve - Juliet Herman

podcast Jun 25, 2019

Juliet Herman is driven by making an impact for businesses and society. She is the Chief Impact Officer and CEO of 3EEEs Impactful Transformations. She transforms concepts and visions to sustainable revenue growth with her 3EEEs strategy: Embrace + Engage = Evolve. She’s worked with award-winning innovators, Fortune 100 companies, and everything in between.

 

On this episode with Juliet Herman:

  • How and why Juliet wants to change the Apple Watch from 3 rings to 5
  • Gratitude and gratitude journals
  • Being silly
  • Stop complaining and start appreciating
  • Don't let fear stop you

 

Juliet's website

 

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