Declare Your Freedom freedom overwhelm productivity Jul 04, 2021

Today, in the United States, we celebrate Independence Day. This is when we commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the United States (from England), on July 4, 1776 (Wikipedia).

But I want to write about another form of independence.

Today, I want you to declare your freedom from:

  • overwhelm
  • negativity (including news and social media that makes you angry)
  • toxic people and things (such as video games)
  • food/drink that's not good for you (what the body doesn't need)
  • ...
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An Unexpected Benefit of the Pandemic productivity Jul 03, 2021

Before I begin, let me acknowledge that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of physical and emotional pain to many. What I'm about to share with you is by no means meant to diminish any pain anyone has suffered during these unprecedented times.

I believe that blessings can be found in almost any situation, good or bad, if you look for them.

On March 11, 2020, the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended the 2019-2020 season due to the pandemic.

The National Hockey League (NHL)...

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5 Mistakes People Make When Planning planning productivity Jun 28, 2021

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I'm talking about five mistakes you are making when it comes to your planning.

Number one, not planning.

Have you ever been guilty of saying, "I wonder why I'm not getting stuff done?" Could it be you're not planning? I'm always telling people to "tell your time where to go instead of wondering where it went". You need to plan instead of operating in reactive mode.

I remember when I was growing up there was a carnival game...

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4 Sources of Overwhelm (and What to Do About Them) overwhelm productivity Jun 27, 2021

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Overwhelm is killing your productivity. In this episode, I share 4 common sources and give you what to do about them.

Overwhelm is a big deal, but I am here to help you conquer the overwhelm. So, welcome!

Now, I was going to give you a definition of overwhelm. But several years ago, I read a story, or maybe I saw it on the news, I can't remember right now. The person was talking about pornography, and he said, I can't explain it to you,...

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FOMO and Your Productivity fomo productivity Jun 16, 2021

When most people think of FOMO, the fear of missing out, they equate it with staying connected via their devices and to social media, instant messaging, and other apps so that they are always in the know.

As someone who grew up in the 1970s and early 1980s when the public had no access to the Internet, I find this quite interesting. Back then, if something happened, you had to wait until the evening news or for the paper to be delivered in the morning.

Of course,...

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What's the Point of PRODUCTIVITY Anyway? productivity Jun 13, 2021

I've been asked many questions over the course of my ten-plus years of being in the productivity space.

But my favorite question has to be:

What does productivity mean to me? 

Understand that many people want to know tips, hacks, strategies, or whatever you want to call them to BE more productive.

So they can get more done.

I get it.

But I think it's important to dive deeper.

Mucher deeper.

I would argue that if you don't know WHY you want to be more productive, what's the...

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Unparalleled Productivity - Neen James productivity Jun 13, 2021

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Neen James is a sales and leadership coach and keynote speaker on Focus, Connecting, Attention, and Productivity using Systems Thinking. She’s also the author of Attention Pays: How to Drive Profitability, Productivity, and Accountability* and Folding Time: How to Achieve Twice As Much In Half The Time*. I hope to have Neen back on my show soon but until then, here’s our conversation from April 2019. (* - These are...

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3 Mistakes People Make When Using a To-Do List productivity to do list Jun 10, 2021

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On this episode of The Life Without Overwhelm Show three mistakes people are making with their to-do list.

Now, as I give you these three things, I want you to think about, I want you to think about if you are committing these mistakes. I will venture a guess most people that read these words, are committing one, two, or all three of these at different times of their lives.

So let's talk about the first mistake people make when...

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My Morning Routine - June 2021 Edition morning routines productivity Jun 07, 2021

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My morning routine continues to evolve. And so I thought it was time to share what I'm doing today, June 7, 2021.

The last time I talked about my morning routine, I was going to bed at nine and getting up at five. But due to my wife's changing work schedule, I had to shift that just ever so slightly. Now it's 10 till 6 am. I'm still getting seven to nine hours of sleep like I should, seven days a week.

When my alarm goes off, and I'd...

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Is the Digital Productivity Coaching Program Right for You? dpc productivity Jun 04, 2021

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Happiness, success, and abundance appear when we get rid of OVERWHELM, allowing us to reach our full potential.

Productivity might not seem the sexiest topic to focus on but let me share something with you. Success and joy daily are pretty tremendous. 

Once you are focused on the good things, more of them come your way.

Focus is a big 'YES' in the land of productivity. It may sound cliched, but what you focus on is what you move...

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How to Achieve More By Noon - Dave Ruel productivity Jun 02, 2021

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Dave Ruel is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, international speaker, and the founder of Effic.

Mark Struczewski
Dave Ruel, welcome to the show.

Dave Ruel
What's going on, Mark? How are you doing?

Mark Struczewski
Hey, you know I love talking shop with other productivity nerds like myself. And we're gonna talk a lot of shop here on the show.

Dave Ruel
Yes, sir. Are you hyped up for Tony Robbins?

Mark Struczewski
Oh yes,...

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A Hidden Obstacle to Your Ability to Focus productivity May 31, 2021

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There is a very, very sneaky obstacle to your ability to focus. This is really going to blow your mind. Maybe it won't, but I think it will.

So what am I talking about?

Today, I want to talk to you about this hidden obstacle.

I'm talking about not social media because everyone knows what a distraction it is. I'm not talking about email or people.

I'm talking about ambient noise.

Think about this: you're working on a project. It could be...

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