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All the Hats We Wear

All the Hats We Wear

By Scott Snow
The key to a fulfilling life is to manage all of the roles you play - the hats you wear. We'll share strategies for productivity, work life balance, and peak performance so you can live your masterpiece. Become part of this self-development community so you become more joyful, productive, and fulfilled in all areas of life.
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Ep 41 - An Interview with Marcy Westcott, Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor

All the Hats We Wear

Ep 96 - What are the Characteristics of a Visionary? Dr. Paul Farmer Case Study
What does it take to be a visionary?  Visit
March 03, 2022
Ep 95 - The Most Powerful Time Management Skill You're Not Using
Which time management skill will positively affect every area of your life? Listen to today's episode to find out! Visit
March 03, 2022
Ep 94 - The Genius of the Rubber Duckie: Jessica Wang, Software Engineer, on Work Life Balance and Personal Branding in the Tech Industry
Jessica Wang shares her experiences in the tech industry in this interview. We explore trends, personal branding, creativity, and work life balance. She has a popular TikTok account that you should check out: Visit
February 14, 2022
Ep 93 - Confronting My Addiction: Sharing My Self-Development for You
Phew! There's a lot in covered in today's episode. Hear how a wide range of stories in today's news related to the purpose of my self-development company. I took a raw approach today and that was to do the episode for myself! But in doing it for myself, I'm better to do it for YOU! And there's that addiction that I had to stare down. 0.52 Break-through in my journal 1.20 Confronting my addiction 2.54 Include bits of dialogue in your journal 4.50 Steph Curry award 5.35 Doing the podcast for me, for you 6.20 Meditation in the morning 7.00 Kelp forest and the imagination 7.35 Sandy Block, Master of Wine 9.20 Russia and China 10.20 Jerry Strong, actor - role transitions 11.20 Blue Mass at church 12.52 Hymn/tornado 13.30 Crawl, walk, run 15.20 Chanel's new CEO 16.40 Campbell Soup on the rise 17.15 Learned to be an astrophysicist on Youtube 17.50 Monolith demographic 19.05 Charles Morris, economist 20.15 Transition figure 21.15 My current role list 24.15 Bonbons and purpose 26.00 Global beliefs 27.20 Willy Wonka inspiration 27.40 National Film Registry
December 20, 2021
Ep 92 - Big, Bold, & Bodacious Brainstorming
Go behind the scenes today for an exclusive look at an actual brainstorming session. Follow the wandering path of a big idea I had for my business so you can do the same! Discover how to ride the wave of your imagination and follow your inspiration wherever it decides to lead you.
October 31, 2021
Ep 91 - The Billion Dollar Woman: How Sara Blakely, CEO of Spanx, Set Huge Goals
In today's episode, you'll hear how Sara Blakely built a billion dollar company from five thousand dollars cash. We'll explore thinking big, setting huge goals, and having a vision to carry you through challenges, even though, mothers may laugh at your idea. You'll hear creativity tips gleaned from the classic film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and we'll end with a goal challenge for you that will give your life direction and momentum.    Podcast Outline: 1:00 Sara Blakely, CEO, Spanx Goalsetting 4:26 Learn from Successes Productivity Tip 5:16 Famous Pep Talk 7:18 Elizabeth Holmes - Theranos, CEO 8:49 Willy Wonka Vision and Creativity 15:49 Roles & Goals Self-Development Challenge Visit
October 31, 2021
Ep 90 - The Small Business Simplifier: Marie Leslie, Business Consultant
Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and do you have the skills you need to grow your business? In today's episode, you'll learn many tips for building your business. Marie Leslie, business consultant, for her company, Small Business Simplified, will give you unique insight into growing your company and serving the people you are meant to serve. You'll learn the following productivity tips and business lessons: * How to know if you're an entrepreneur at heart * How Marie grew her Twitter to over 20,000 followers * Incorporating affiliates into your business * Are you a broadcaster or communicator? (Hint: only one will build your business) * Recommended books on entrepreneurship * Journaling as an essential tool to your business and the vision for your company * Goalsetting and prioritization Podcast Outline: 1:40 Small Business Simplified 7:30 Productivity Skills 10:15 Social Media Tips 15:25 Getting Clients 17:00 Recommended Entrepreneurial Books 18:30 Tik Tok and Teen Entrepreneurship 24:18 Benefits of Journaling 25:30 Affiliates 27:00 How Often to Post on Social Media 28:25 Triberr 29:45 Messaging and Marketing for Your Business 30:45  Selecting Your Target Audience 33:50 How to be More Fulfilled at Work and Home Visit
October 25, 2021
Ep 89 - Peak Performance: How to Knock it Out of the Park!
Do you want to be a peak performer at work and in all the roles you play? Let's start with the fascinating quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen. He focuses on extremely detailed issues of the mechanics of his movements with his coach. He excels at distilling large amounts of information into essential shards. Josh says there are two types of players in the NFL: those who figure it out and those who get figured out.  Visit
October 13, 2021
Ep 88 - Journaling: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
Journaling is one of the greatest habits you will ever have. It will supercharge your creativity, help you to slow down and reflect more, and it's a way to sharpen your leadership skills. A journal will improve your decision-making, writing, and problem solving skills. Visit
October 13, 2021
Ep 87 - What's Your Next Big Thing?
Let's face it - if you're not planning for what you want to become, then you're planning to remain the same. We all need to assume future roles right now and begin taking daily actions towards them. When you assume future roles today, you begin to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Hear how you can take that first step towards the next chapter of your life in today's show. Visit
October 12, 2021
Ep 86 - Prioritizing Your Busy Life with Michael Woodall, Executive, Putnam Investments
Michael Woodall has extensive experience in leadership positions. You'll learn a lot from him about prioritizing your life, being an effective leader, and work life balance. Outline: 2:10 What actions do you take on a daily and weekly basis to stay on track? 5:20 As you know, there is a huge challenge with the possibility of 24/7 connections to work due to technology. How do you turn it off? 8:25 Do you have any advice for someone who works for a micro-manager? 9:55 You’ve been passionately involved with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps youth non-profit organization for over 30 years. You’ve played the role of member, instructor, and currently serve on the board. How has that experience enriched your life? 15:40 How have you taught your kids to prioritize? 18:15 How do you keep your children on track if they make decisions you don't agree with? 20:25 Lastly, what advice would you give to a professional just starting his/her career in terms of productivity? 21:40 Would you describe the life grid form you use to prioritize time in your life? Michael Woodall is Chief of Operations and President of Investor Services for Putnam Investments where he is responsible for Investor Services, Accounting, Middle Office and Control Services, Fund Administration, and Investment Operations. A 28-year financial services industry veteran, Michael also held senior management positions at First Data Corporation, Allmerica Financial & Fidelity Investments. Michael has been deeply involved with the Boston Crusaders for over 30 years. He has served on the Board of Directors for more than 20 years and is on the Executive Committee. He was a member, previously served as head of the visual program, staff coordinator, and on the management team. He is a member of the Crusaders Hall of Fame as well as the Massachusetts Drum Corps and Music Educators Hall of Fame. Visit
September 30, 2021
Ep 85 - The Golden Circle: Start with Why to Live Your Purpose
0:58 Start with Why 3:35 My book  4:58 Eagle's View 9:34 Michaela Cole Advice 13:00 Just-for-Fun Goals 14:30 Productivity Tip: Capture Notebook 16:52 Roles & Goals Coaching Offer Visit for more information
September 20, 2021
Ep 84 - The Exorcist: Creativity Lessons You Can Learn from William Friedkin, Director
0:55 Leap of Faith 7:39 Amanda Seales and Vision 10:46 Knot-tying Hobby  13:21 Color Words in the News 15:20 Janis Joplin vs. Billie Eilish 18:13 Count Me In Drumming Documentary 21:40 Free Coaching Offer Visit for more information
September 20, 2021
Ep 83 - To-Do Lists Suck: 5 Tools to Help You Be More Productive
0:58 Better than To-Do Lists 9:12 Bill Belichik’s Preparation 13:42 Captain Kirk & Deep Thinking 17.45 Blog vs. Journal 22.33 Goals & Streaks from the Twilight Zone 25.30 Level Five Leadership 29.05 Roles & Goals Coaching Offer Visit for more information
September 20, 2021
Ep 82 - Lions and Tigers and AC/DC - Oh My!
3:40 Sharing my setlist of roles 7:00 Think Like a Musician book revision update 7:40 Meditation technique and brainstorming 8:30 Inspired by nurses  9:30 U-mass jazz history 10:40 4 types of goals 12:50 Peak performance: drum and bugle corps analogy 15:20 Politicians, belief systems, core values, and fixed principles 17:00 Film, Mr, Brooks 19:00 Lions, and tigers and AC/DC, oh my!
August 30, 2021
Ep 81 - When the Suffocating Rubber Clown Suit of Negativity Begins to Dissolve
1:00 Transition from All the Hats We Wear to Think Like a Musician 1:40 Henry David Thoreau quote 2.00 Audio journal 3:10 David Lynch's analogy for transcendental meditation 4:00 Life as a masterpiece 5:20 Dr. Yusef Lateef 7:00 Professor Lew Spratlan Town Meeting of the Bugs composition 8:00 Chief fun officer 9:20 The Protege film’s star  11:50 What I love about the dentist 13:30 Skateboard park creativity 14:10 Book: 4,000 Weeks: Time Management for Mortals 15:10 Music to change your state 16:50 Sensory cues 18:00 Yoda board and themes
August 26, 2021
Ep 80 Work-Life Balance While Pursuing a Long-Term Vision with Lucas Vining, CEO, Ichosia Biotechnology
Lucas Vining, CEO, of Ichosia Biotechnology, shares his invaluable insights for running an innovative biotech company. We discuss work-life balance, productivity, and having a long-term vision to change the world. Lucas tells us how he created the non-profit company, Sa'akom, which helps farmers in Cambodia have a living wage. You'll learn a lot from this brilliant scientist, CEO, and entrepreneur. Visit
June 22, 2021
Ep 79 - Demolishing Goals and Solving Problems with Holly Zink, Research Administrator
Solving problems, goalsetting, and being purposeful at work are just of the a few subjects we'll learn about in today's episode. Holly Zink, Research Administrator, and founder of, gives us a lot to think about!   Episode outline: 1:58 I Do Grants 3:00 Getting involved with grants 3:50 Non-profit vs. for-profit grants 5:00 Holly's background and education 5:45 Identifying roles for self-development 7:10 Making goals meaningful 8:00 Conducting a life audit 8:45 Personal productivity 9:45 Problem solving 11:10 Creativity 12:45 Goalsetting and goal demolishing 13:10 Progressive elaboration in project management 15:30 Work-life balance and role transitions 17:30 Life coaching backed up with research 19:40 Researching on Google Scholar 20:40 Researchgate 22:50 Leadership and personality 24:00 Gallup ClifftonStrengths Assessment 24:40 Bullet journal and journaling for self-reflection 25:00 Write down goals for a 42% boost in achieving them! 29:00 Mission statement vs. vision statement 30:20 Business plans and business plan research 38:30 The secret to a more purposeful life is... For more information about Holly Zink and her company visit Visit
June 04, 2021
Ep 78 - Save Yourself Time by Having Great SEO with Alex Collins, Digital Marketing Expert
Learn all about setting up the SEO (search engine optimization) for your social media! As busy entrepreneurs, we wear many hats - so get better at all of your business hats. Alex shares his wealth of experience for SEO and digital marketing. He covers the biggest mistakes small business owners make with SEO, tips for keywords, blogging, videos, TikTok, Youtube, Instagram, and valuable techniques for widening your net so you can build your business and serve more customers! Get out your notebook. Visit
May 27, 2021
Ep 77 - Finding Meaning, Purpose, and Beauty in Your Busy Life
Today's episode begins with a review of the popular Netflix series, Midnight Diner - a Japanese show that focuses on the wonders of simplicity. We'll explore key components of communication and be inspired by a father's story of heartbreak followed by meaning and beauty. Also, we delve into an inspirational story about young teens that survived on a deserted island for 18 months! Apply these lessons about meaning and purpose to your life now. Visit
May 26, 2021
Ep 76 - How to Become More Focused in Each of the Roles You Play
Learn to become indistractable, make important connections between identity and behavior change, identify your role attributes, and explore how to show up as who you wish to be without first receiving acknowledgment for it. Episode outline: 1:15 Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal 2:50 Four reasons happiness is fleeting 4:00 Identify and behavioral change 5:50 My roles and identities 6:30 Essentials of a healthy human psyche 7:30 Roles in obituaries 9:30 Police reform: warrior to guardian mindset 11:20 Role attributes 12:15 Amira Alvarez interview (Ep 63) - switching between energy levels  13:25 Top self-development lesson I learned last year 14:45 Paul Stanley story Visit
May 13, 2021
Ep 75 - Around the World: Effectively Manage Your Time With a Simple Productivity Technique
Learn a simple productivity technique that will keep you current in all of the moving parts of your life. We'll explore crazy, out-of-the-box ideas so you can start thinking big. You'll decide for yourself how inspiration comes to you: quietly or like a ton of bricks. And we'll hear one more handy tip for squeezing everything you can out of your day. Episode notes: 0:30 Crazy ideas 6:30 Banana ball 8:13 Inspiration comes in shouts and whispers 10:15 San Antonio Spurs' locker room quote about perseverance 11:20 Warren Buffet's Cigars 16:25 Around the World: productivity technique Visit
May 11, 2021
Ep 74 - Steven Spielberg's Secret for Becoming What You're Meant to Be
The biggest question for today's episode is: Does our purpose come to us all at once or in tiny messages? Spielberg can teach us about creativity, intuition, and how to discover what we're truly meant to do! Episode notes: 0:50 Steven Spielberg's wisdom 9:37 Benita Raphan, experimental film director (Boston Globe, 4-12-21)   10:34 Tell me a story - Game of Thrones scene 12:30 Batching: productivity hack 15:35 Beauty of what Charles Shultz did with the Peanuts comic (New York Times, 4-28-21) 18:00 Treasure hunt in Maine (Boston Globe, 4-12-21) Visit
April 23, 2021
Ep 73 - Jane Goodall: Living a Life of Purpose
Today's episode was inspired by the documentary "Jane." It's a beautiful piece about the amazing life of Jane Goodall. Hear how her life is a model of living a life of purpose and meaning. Episode outline: 0:22 Jane Goodall and living a life of purpose 4:43 DING! Top takeaway from the episode: how we define a purposeful life 5:54 Indistractable: How to control your attention and choose your life by Nir Eyal: Why happiness is fleeting 8:34 Positive effects of daydreaming  9:34 NFT (non-fungible tokens) Connection between NFT's and journaling 10.48 Journaling tips: Book "Author Your Life" by Laura Zielen 15.05 Burn the boats!
April 21, 2021
Ep 72 - With a Pure Hear You Can Be Productive & Aligned With Your Purpose
When you come from a pure heart, you're aligned with your purpose completely. Apply this attitude to your life and see how your life will be more joyful and efficient! Episode outline: 0:30 Fred van Fleet and having a pure heart 2:56 Wahl Street - Mark Wahlburg's documentary - tips for entrepreneurs 5:57 Gary Vaynerchuk's advice for getting more done 7:06 Towel technique: peak performance without opinion or inner dialogue 8:11 Happiness research 9:54 Immediacy of art - Chelvanaya Gabiel, art activist 11:58 Extraordinary chef, Erin French 12:54 Secretary of Health & Human Services, Marylou Sudders 13:45 The Power of Subtraction - taking away can be more effective than adding to  Visit  
April 19, 2021
Ep 71 - Five Secrets Successful Entrepreneurs Know About Effective Time Management
This 5-module training will help you manage your life so you can live your purpose. Secret #1 - Identify all of the hats you wear Secret #2 - Clarify your goals Secret #3 - Unleashed your creativity Secret #4 - Effectively manage large projects Secret #5 - Have a system for living your purpose every day Visit
March 18, 2021
Ep 70 - SMART Goals Are DUMB
Today's episode is a response to a question I saw on Facebook:  How can I use SMART goals to become a better dad, husband, and friend - a beautiful question! We'll explore productivity strategies including goalsetting, project management, creativity, mission statements, and managing all the haste we wear. Episode outline: 0:48 SMART goals 1:45 Four types of goals 3:16 Passions, hobbies, & interests 4:30 Four types of roles 5:50 Manage your roles 8:25 Transitioning between roles 8:56 Unleashing your creativity 9:55 Around the world tool 10:35 Mini-mission statements 12:39 Project management 14.52 Journaling 15:45 Fred VanFleet on playing basketball with a pure heart 16:30 My first podcast episode 17:18 I.N.T.F.H motto 17:50 Tom Brady and Father Time For more info visit
February 24, 2021
Ep 69 - Creepshow! 5 Productivity Lessons You Can Learn from the Movie
We do things a little differently here at the All the Hats We Wear podcast! Let's get creative and explore productivity tips from the classic cult movie, Creepshow. You'll learn about goalsetting, the value of having simple pleasures, strategies for guarding our top resource - our time, steps to discover what's chained up deep inside you, and how to unlock a stream of inspiration to give you the best ideas of your life. Episode outline: 2:25 Metallica's James Hetfield on accepting challenging parts of ourselves 5:52 To-do lists and identifying obstacles 7:50 Are you flawsome? Strengths vs. weaknesses 10:05 Use tactile cues to be more productive 11:19 Being prepared to lose everything: Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny 14:28 Leon Spinks' colorful life 15:26 Working for the weekend? 16:55 Tiger Woods' approach to peak performance  17:36 Creepshow: lessons about productivity Visit
February 23, 2021
Ep 68 - The Thriving Hive: Creating People-Centric Workplaces with Mari Ryan, Workplace Well-being Strategist
Mari Ryan, workplace well-being strategist, shares insights on creating people-centric workplaces where employees are engaged and businesses thrive. For more information about Mari and her company, visit Also, visit for strategies to help you life your purpose!
February 19, 2021
Ep 67 - Get More Done and Do It With Ease
Learn a simple skill and mindset to get into a flow state while getting things done.  Episode notes:  1:17 Sweding (remaking a )classic movie with family/friends and no budget, seven stages of project management  5:57 Turning a hobby into a career, how hobbies become roles  8:40 Frederick K.C. Price, televangelist and his effective speaking style  10:39 Keith Hill, upstart investor who made fortune with Gamestop stocks  12:15 How to prioritize, President Biden, PDB (president's daily briefing), definition of a priority, prioritizing in your daily planner  14:25 Zorba the Greek line: The Full Catastrophe, Jon Kabat Zinn  15:34 Why I use different speaking voices when speaking with Alexa, we all need future roles! Think big!  17:04 How to build confidence  17:50 Simple technique to get more done and do it with ease, approach your week like you fold towels Visit!
February 18, 2021
Ep 66 - Daily Habits that Steer You Towards Success
1. How Covid Spurred Innovation ** 2. Jimmy Tingle, comic * 3. Amish Folks Reviving Vermont Farmland * 4. Civics Program for people who are incarcerated * 5. Brainstorm your daily habits * Boston Globe, ** Wall Street Journal, *** New York Times (12/26) Visit
January 01, 2021
Ep 65 - How to Become More Focused on Your Mission
1. West Point ** 2. White Noise *** 3. What we can learn from cats *** 4. What we've learned from 2020 * 5. Roger Berlind, Broadway producer * 6. Brainstorm a nickname for each of your roles * Boston Globe, ** Wall Street Journal, *** New York Times (12/25) Visit
December 25, 2020
Ep 64 - Techniques for Enhancing Your Creativity: Spiral Thinking, Layering, and Hovering
1. Julia Child 2. A poet's work according to Salmon Rushdie *** 3. President Xi of China ** 4. Nursing home trend ** 5. Amazon acts like a start-up ** 6. CIOs are focusing on mental health ** 7. Spiral Thinking, Layering, and Hovering * Boston Globe, ** Wall Street Journal, *** New York Times (12/22 & 12/23) Visit
December 23, 2020
Ep 63 - Achieve Any Goal with Amira Alvarez, 7-Figure Coach and Founder of The Unstoppable Woman
Amira Alvarez is the founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, a global coaching company helping entrepreneurs, empire builders, athletes, creatives, and rising stars in all fields achieve their dreams and goals in record time.   As someone who has made a quantum leap (going from barely making 6-figures to making $700k in one year, then onto 7-figures) and has lived to tell about it, she knows exactly what tactical strategies and mindset shifts are required to get out of your own way, live life on your own terms, and master the art of achieving any goal you set your mind to. She uses these strategies to help her high-achieving clients, go for their "i'm-possible" dreams and achieve them in record time, whether that be reaching that million dollar mark, building a business empire, or making an impact in the arts, entertainment, or sports. Amira is proud to have helped thousands of women (and a goodly number of men too) confidently break free of limitations and be unstoppable in pursuit of a life they are proud to have lived. When she's not helping others, she's continuing to say "yes" to her own growth and stays 100% committed to being unstoppable in her own life and business. Learn more at:
December 23, 2020
Ep 62 - Have you ever allowed one of your passions to get beaten out of you?
1. Have you ever allowed one of your passions to get beaten out of you? 2. Winter placemaking 3. A book on every bed, book recommendations 4. Wendy Eisenberg, musician (Boston Globe)  5. Military vs. civilian medical care 6. Diversity training (Wall Street Journal) 7. Mackenzie Scott, philanthropist 8. Tiger Woods and son 9. Performance evals in the work-from-home era 10. You brain's main job is not to think (11-x-20) (New York Times)  11. You can't focus on the opposite of something 12. Color words 13. Have you ever allowed one of your passions to get beaten out of you? Visit
December 21, 2020
Ep 61 - Your Day Planner Has to Help You in the Following Ways
Notes: Boston Globe  1. Henry Haller, obit, executive chef for the White House 2. Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman 3. Scott Watkins, obit 4. Karen Killilea, obit, advocate for rights for people with disabilities New York Times  5. Therapy during the pandemic 6. Chartreuse made at a monastery in France 7. Twas' the Night Before Christmas for pets 8. Outnumbered 9. Color words 10. Daily Planner Essentials Visit
December 20, 2020
Ep 60 - Brainstorm a List of Your Passions, Hobbies, and Interests
Notes: (* = Boston Globe, ** = Wall Street Journal, *** = New York Times) 
1. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Inspiration *** 
2. Gideon Gartner, obit, research guru ** 3. Book: Intimations - Zadie Smith ** 4. Fish Camouflage ** 5. Book: Mozart: The reign of love - Jan Swafford ** 6. Martinis and Civilation ** 7. The Darker Side of Christmas ** 8. Jacqueliine Novogratz, Founder & CEO, Acumen ** 9. Nothing Taboo in this church ** 10. Tony Slonim, responding to crisis as a doctor 11. Albert Berard, obit, being a Navy man was his identity * 12. Burning desire to say goodbye to 2020 ** 13. Fractional-share trading ** 14. Tech checklist before you die ** 15. Book: She come by it naturally: Dolly Parton and the women who lived her songs - Sarah Smarsh *** 16. Listening to classical music with Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster *** 17. Color words 18. What are your passions, hobbies, and interests? Visit
December 20, 2020
Ep 59 - Create Your Own Setlist and Improve Your Productivity
Notes: 1. Ten Times More Organized Course 2. New occupation: Mediatrician 3. Walmart’s TikTok Deal 4. Creepy Stories for Christmas 5. Jerrold  6. Nikki Giovanni, poet 7. Color Words 8. Create a Role List Visit
December 19, 2020
Ep 58 - Captain Kirk's Decision-Making
Notes: Boston Globe: 1. Maybe we need sages and monks to make our tough decisions 2. Rev. Liz Walker persuades Black people to take the vaccine 3. John Le Carre, obit, author of spy books Wall Street Journal 4. Painful changes we had to make at work during 2020 5. Book: Gray Matter: 71/2 lessons about the brain - Lisa Feldman Barrett 6. Dr. Jill Biden 7. C-Suite Strategies section 8. CEO Spotlight section New York Times 9. Students kidnapped in Nigeria (gratitude for what we have when you think about how difficult things are for others) 10. Book: My Struggle - autobiography by Karl von Knausgaard, fashion icon 11. Taylor Swift’s new album, Evermore 12. Queen’s Gambit causing more females to play chess 13. Color words Visit
December 15, 2020
Ep 57 - In the Next 30 Minutes, You're Going to Learn...
Notes: Boston Globe 1. Book: Red comet: The short life and blazing art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark Knopf 2. Little girl loves new vocabulary 3. New way to play chess 4. Intriguing opening lines New York Times 5. Recipes: * Rice cake soup with bok choy & edamame * Pasta with bacon, cheese, lemon, & pine nuts * White borscht 6. Convey different tones with body language 7. Tattoo artist, Mira Mariah 8. Books: Is this anything? - Jerry Seinfeld Mindful thoughts at home - Kate Peers 10 lessons for a post-pandemic world - Fareed Zakaria JFK: Coming of age in the American century - Fredrik Logevall A certain hunger - Chelsea G. Summers Group: How one therapist and a circle of strangers changed my life - Christie Tate The sun collective - Charles Baxter The Ickabog - JK Rowling Dolly Parton, Songteller - DOlly Parton Eleanor - David Michaelis 9. Creativity: A short & cheerful guide - John Cleese 10. Color words Visit
December 13, 2020
Ep 56 - Life Purpose and a Special Ten Dollar Bill
Notes: Boston Globe 1. Neil Krieger, obit, neuroscientist, bioluminescence 2. Godfather 2 3. Stella Sullivan, obit, 96, “that dirty bird virus” 4. Dad pays for son’s first legal beer 5. Joan Baez, painter 6. Massachusetts Conference for Woman Visit Wall Street Journal 7. New rule in England: can only serve alcohol with a “substantial meal” 8. Tony Hsieh’s unwieldy estate 9-10. Consumer psychology: sloppy vs neat present wrapping 11. The Lindler brothers and fishing business 12. Walter E. Williams, obit, good or bad? hold space 13. Microsoft engineer, Eric Engstrom, obit 14. Margaret Chase Smith, courageous senator 15. Autism/invention connection 16. Older people are happier than younger 17. Book: Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present - Ruth Ben-Ghiat 18. Atomic Habits - James Clear 19. Resilient systems in nature 20. Dan Ariely: make tasks manageable, peak-end rule 21. Monastery in Switzerland 22. Recipe: Delicata squash with cauliflower puree, brown butter, and hazelnuts 23. Solution for rock-hard brown sugar 24. Steven Soderbergh, director, interview 25. Jen Atkins, hair product CEO, Ouai 26. Goldie Hawn, non-profit, MindUP Visit
December 12, 2020
Ep 55 - Do You Want to be a Digital Nomad?
Notes: 1. TV recs: Pennyworth & The Wilds (NYT) 2. Documentary: Gunda (follows a family of pigs) (NYT) 3. Deb Price, obit, ground-breaking gay columnist (NYT) 4. Building homes on the moon (WSJ) 5. Amphibious homes (WSJ) 6. High-tech fresh air (WSJ) 7. Digital nomad, Alan Frei (WSJ) 8. Book: Brazil that never was - A.J. Lees (WSJ) 9. Fire-inspired artwork, Dave Cole (B. GLOBE) 10. Smoky cocktails, 11. Cigar reviews, Visit
December 11, 2020
Ep 54 - Consistency and Performance
Notes: 1. Los Angelis Rams coach, Sean McVay inspired by Patriots coach, Bill Belichick: “Consistency is the truest measure of performance.” 2. Shakespeare quote: “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions” - from Hamlet 3. Book: Breaking bread with the dead - Alan Jacobs 4. Pantone colors for 2021 5. Book: How science taught Leonardo Davinci to paint - Francesca Fiorani Visit
December 10, 2020
Ep 53 - Swiss Cheese Defense and Personal Productivity
Notes: 1. Swiss cheese defense for the pandemic: multiple layers of defense are very effective (NYT) 2. Honeypot: catching hackers by luring them in, deceptive technology (WSJ) 3. Reignite the spark in your relationship during the pandemic (WSJ) 4. Help your teenagers focus (WSJ) 5.  Ferrari lover, Chanterria McGilbra, philanthropist/founder of Prancing Ponies Foundation (leadership for young women) (WSJ) 6. Book: Friends and Enemies - Barbara Amiel (WSJ) 7. Chuck Yeager, obit, broke the sound barrier (B. GLOBE) 8. Recipes: Taiwanese beef noodle soup, latkes, spice-rubbed braised brisket, & caramelized sheet-pan French toast (NYT) 9. Barack Obama: how he became an effective storyteller and writer (NYT) Visit
December 09, 2020
Ep 52 - Overcoming Obstacles and Becoming Stronger with Nicole Brown, Professional Speaker and Life Coach
Nicole Brown shares her inspirational story of overcoming many difficult obstacles. She is an Air Force veteran, life coach, speaker, Mom, kickboxer, and occasional stand-up comic! You'll get a lot of helpful tips on goalsetting and changing your mindset so you can achieve more!    Visit
November 20, 2020
Ep 51 - Four Types of Goals
Reading the news doesn’t have to be negative! Check out our new podcast format. You’ll hear a bunch of inspirational stories from today’s news. Episode Outline: Bad Hair, movie Passions/hobbies/interests exercise Michael Powell, 60s movie director Molly Stern, editor of Michell Obama’s autobiography “Becoming” Marge Champion, dancer The Amazing Randi, magician Danny Elfman’s inspiration Olfactory Bliss, book B Mo the Prince, social media stud 4 types of goals Visit
October 24, 2020
Ep 50 - Manage Your Busy Life Like a Delicious Three-Course Meal
Do you the experience beauty every day? We’ll delve into the secret to crafting a fulfilling life. We’ll cover such subjects as: project management, creativity, the benefits of gambling, increasing self-control, the connection between innovation and imitation, jazz legend Gary Peacock and his approach to peak performance, and we’ll hear about a a yacht worth $570 million dollars. Episode Notes
October 18, 2020
Ep 49 - Your Legacy Starts Today
We’re thinking big in today’s episode! What’s your legacy? You’ll hear inspirational stories related to: the accomplishments of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a world-class puzzle-making company, a beautiful quote by actress Cynthia Nixon, poet Audre Lorde’s explanation of the roles she plays, Tootsie screenwriter on storytelling, and a quote by entrepreneur and actress Taraji P. Henson. These stories about living your life purpose and mission were curated so you can start living your legacy now! Episode Notes
October 18, 2020
Ep 48 - How to Be Inspired by the News Even When We're in the Middle of A Pandemic
Yup - I said it! You can be inspired by stories in the news every day. Scott Snow, life coach and productivity expert, shares his unique and uplifting approach to consuming the news. You'll hear 30 stories from one weekend's worth of newspapers to be excited about. I discuss articles about productivity, work life balance, creativity, anarchy, art, luxury, recipes, Rihanna, obituaries, time management, and leadership skills. The key is to have an attitude of possibility while consuming the news. Get a fresh cup of coffee, grab a pen and notebook, and focus on how you can help this crazy world of ours!  Visit
October 09, 2020
Ep 47 - Master of One Coaching with Merritt Minnemeyer, Leadership and Executive Coach
Merritt Minnemeyer, founder of Master One Coaching, shares her wonderful insights about the many benefits of coaching. Also, she shares her inspirational story that led to her powerful approach to self-development and leadership development.
October 04, 2020
Ep 46 - Kindness Starts with Me: An Interview with Amy Kraus, Motivational Coach for Kids and Parents
Amy Kraus, Founder of Kindness Start with Me, is a coach who empowers kids to love their authentic self. She shares awesome tips for self care, work life balance, time management, finding our authentic self, and much more.   Related link: Kindness Starts with Me
September 29, 2020
Ep 45 - Social Media Addiction with Johan Versteegh, Coach and Founder of Social Media Breakup
If you want to live your life purpose, you need to get control of your use of technology and social media. Many of us spend a great deal of time in front of screens. In this episode, social media addiction coach, Johan Versteegh, will share excellent strategies that will help you spend your time in the best way possible. Related link:
September 29, 2020
Ep 44 - Unleash u Now with Michael Fabber, High-Performance Success Coach
This episode explores how to build a tribe and serve them with constant value. Michael shares his effective approach to social media that creates outstanding engagement. Also, he describes life-changing experiences he’s had with mastermind groups. As a bonus, Michael was kind enough to give us some awesome business coaching at the end of the interview that you can apply today! Michael Fabber is the Executive Director of the Joseph Patrick Fabber Memorial Foundation. It has a mission to prevent suicide, drug addiction, and bullying. He is a High-Performance Success Coach, author, entrepreneur, speaker, and owner of several businesses. Related links:
September 21, 2020
Ep 43 - Live a More Fulfilling Life by Reaching Your Potential : An Interview with Trevor Lohrbeer, Serial Entrepreneur and Day Optimizer web app creator
Trevor Lohrbeer is a serial entrepreneur with a mission to help others live a more fulfilling life by reaching their potential. He does this by creating software and mental models that help people reason about the world and solve existing problems in new ways. His current project is Day Optimizer, a web app that helps freelancers and solopreneurs convert their task list into a daily schedule to help them focus on their priorities and live a more balanced life.
September 17, 2020
Ep 42 - Creating Top Performance with the Ironmind Mindset: An Interview with Dr. Richard Greene, Triathlete and Performance Expert
Dr. Richard B. Greene: Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Ironman Triathlete Dr. Greene’s experience spans more than 30 years as a corporate sales executive across many different industries. He’s an author, a business coach, and entrepreneur, a 7-time Ironman triathlete, and an ultra-distance competitive ocean swimmer. His sales acceleration training system has been highlighted on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and many other outlets. Dr. Greene has been a featured speaker and worked with companies like Oracle, JP Morgan Chase, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Nestle Foods, The Mayo Clinic, and has coached 1:1 with many of their executives. Visit
September 16, 2020
Ep 41 - An Interview with Marcy Westcott, Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor
Marcy Westcott is a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor with advanced certification in MMI Mindfulness@Work through the McLean Meditation Institute of Sedona, Arizona and Santa Barbara, California. Her company is
September 15, 2020
Ep 40 - Developing Deeper Relationships with Customers: An Interview with Arian Radmand, CEO and Founder of IgnitePost
Arian Radmand is the CEO & Founder of, a handwritten mail service that enables businesses to develop deeper relationships with customers & prospects. Prior to IgnitePost, Arian was CoFounder at CoachUp, Inc. CoachUp is the nation's leading sports coaching company. We raised $15M in venture-capital, built the category leading brand, were fortunate enough to partner with 2X NBA Champion & MVP Stephen Curry as our lead spokesman, and made the Inc 5000 list in 2018.  For this, Arian was a Forbes 30 Under 30 Award Winner in 2015.
September 15, 2020
Ep 39 - Providing Service Through Leadership: An Interview with Matt Rosenthal, Technology & Business Strategist, CEO of Mindcore
Matt Rosenthal is a technology and business strategist as well as the President/CEO of Mindcore, the leading IT solutions provider in New Jersey. Mindcore offers a broad portfolio of IT services and solutions tailored to help businesses take back control of their technology, streamline their business, and outperform their competition. Matt describes his commitment to providing customers with IT services and shares invaluable insights from a proven track record of business turnarounds and consulting.
September 15, 2020
Ep 38 - Leadership Under Pressure: An Interview with Scott McCarthy, Senior Army Officer and Leadership Coach
Scott McCarthy is a speaker and coach for his company, Moving Forward Leadership. In today’s episode, he shares amazing stories of leadership from his 20+ years of serving in the Canadian Army.
September 15, 2020
Ep 37 - Fall In Love With Your Smart, Sexy, Spiritual Self: An Interview with Lora Cheadle, Life Choreographer
It’s time to get naked! Today’s guest, Lora Cheadle, teaches us to learn the value of our naked self-worth. Her book, Flaunt! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy and Spiritual Self, will help you release self-judgment, shame and overwhelm and uncover the power, beauty and joy within. In these challenging times, Lora Cheadle is a lifeline to a new, powerful self we secretly aspire to become. Related link:
September 12, 2020
Ep 36 - Cracking the Leadership Code: An Interview with Alain Hunkins, Speaker and Leadership Expert
Alain Hunkins has a gift for translating complex concepts from psychology, neuroscience and organizational behavior into simple, practical tools that can be applied on the job. You’ll want to listen to this episode multiple times. Alain gives us plenty of rich leadership skills to add to our own business and brand. Related link:
September 11, 2020
Ep 35 - Building Top-Level Leadership: An Interview with Ken Banta, Founder of Vanguard Group for Leadership
Learn the trends of leadership development from Ken Banta. He shares twenty years of experience facilitating executives to align with their purpose and transform their companies. He outlines the full range of skills needed by today's leaders - including situational leadership, humility, reflection, and the ability to catalyze change for the organization. Ken is able to explain complex subjects related to corporate leadership in a way that we can understand. You'll glean many useful concepts to expand the tools in your tool belt, regardless of the level of leadership in your position.  
September 11, 2020
Ep 34 - A Creative Approach to Career Transition: An Interview with Chris Misterek, Web Designer
You’ll hear a moving story of renewal and reinvention that resonates with many of us during these challenging times. Chris Misterek is a highly creative musician. He shares productivity tips and offers handy insights into creating a top-notch web site for your business.
September 11, 2020
Ep 33 - The Big Bliss Blueprint: An Interview with Shell Phelps, Strategic Life Coach
Shell gives us wonderful resources for reaching our personal and professional goals. She gives us small steps that have a huge cumulative effect on our lives and highlights an over-looked benefit of keeping a journal. Shell is smart, caring, and experienced - grab a coffee and take lots of notes!
September 10, 2020
Ep 32 - Keeping Your Passion and Career Separate: An Interview with Darrin Schenck, Professional Speaker
Darrin Schenk is an inspiration. In this episode, he’ll share his incredible story of nearly dying in a head-on collision and how it shaped his destiny. Darrin talks about getting into a flow state of peak performance and has some powerful advice for separating career and passion.
September 10, 2020
Ep 31 - Leadership Skills You Need to Grow Your Company : An Interview with Henry Ma, CEO of Ricoma
Henry Ma gives us invaluable tips for running a successful business. He guides us though content marketing, customer service, and the essential productivity apps/technology that keep his organizations streamlined and efficient. Learn why you need to create a growth strategy and have a long-term vision for your business so you'll continue to thrive in our unpredictable world. This host believes Henry's many actionable takeaways will help your bottom line.   Henry Ma is a business expert who has helped over 3,000 startups and established business owners in over 150 countries grow their decorated apparel businesses in his role as CEO of embroidery machine manufacturer Ricoma. A New York University’s Stern School of Business graduate, Henry is also the founder of several online startups, including Garmeo, an order fulfillment platform for decorated apparel businesses. As the host of Apparel Academy, a show on Ricoma’s YouTube channel, he offers insights and strategies for people looking for success in the decorated apparel industry and starting their businesses with Ricoma machine and other brands as well. His advice and tips reach a loyal community of over 150,000 subscribers on email, Facebook, and YouTube. Henry has been featured in magazines such as Wearables, Printwear and Impressions, WeCan Magazine and is a return speaker at the Imprinted Sportswear Shows, a decorated apparel expo and conference, as well as the founder and Key Note speaker of the custom apparel conference, DecoSummit.
September 09, 2020
Ep 30 - Purpose, Planning, and Power: An Interview with Donna Peters, Founder of The Me-Suite
Donna Peters shares her groundbreaking idea for leading a life of purpose: applying the C-Suite mentality to our own lives. Prepare to take a deep dive into self-development with a recognized executive coach, speaker, and workshop leader with 20+ years advising senior executives and next generation leaders at the world's most admired companies. Donna challenges us to explore the following questions: Why should we identify and embody our core values? What should we know about work life balance? How do we build our own board of directors? What are ways we can use improv in business and life? What's a process for giving ourselves more options no matter how challenging the situation? What are the benefits of adopting the Me-Suite Mindset?
September 09, 2020
Ep 29 - Fill Your Cup: An Interview with Erin Engelke, Executive Director for Calm Waters
Today's episode features Erin Engelke, Executive Director, of the Non-profit Calm Waters. She shares her unique perspectives on work life balance, productivity, purpose-driven leadership, and the biggest obstacle preventing us from living our purpose. Erin gives us actionable steps that will have a profound effect on you and those you care about. 
September 07, 2020
Ep 28 - What is Your Everest? An Interview with Sara Safari, Mountain Climber and Advocate for Women’s Empowerment
Sara Safari is amazing! She is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, electrical engineer, and advocate for women's empowerment. In this episode, you'll hear her inspiring story as we touch upon perseverance, empowering girls and women, goalsetting, thinking big, having a vision for your life, and leading a purposeful life by helping others achieve their potential. The sky's the limit in this episode.
September 03, 2020
Ep 27 - How Spirituality and Creativity Serve Others: An Interview with Richard K. Pope
An uplifting and entertaining conversation with Richard K. Pope, Founder of Canvas Church and Chaplain for Coca-Cola. We discuss a vital attribute that all effective leaders possess. Richard shares the creative collaboration required to design a logo for Canvas Church. And Richard delves into the beauty of cultivating passions personally so they can be expressed professionally. 
August 31, 2020
Ep 26 - How to be Mindful and Productive
One way to increase mindful living is to notice the details and reconnect with the sensory experiences throughout your day. When you notice the beauty of everyday experiences, you will be more productive and fulfilled. We discuss authenticity, happiness, and the importance of emotional fulfillment for you and everyone around you. This show will teach you the time management skills you need to be joyful, productive, & fulfilled in all areas of life. I believe that if we want a fulfilling life, we have to identify all the hats we wear, then dedicate our lives to turning each role into a beautiful work of art. I’m your host productivity expert, life coach, and corporate trainer, Scott Snow. Productivity Tips and Mindfulness in the News 1. How to be authentic and be the best version of yourself with Lesley Everett (Speaker magazine, July 2008) 2. Sculptor, Ikuko Burns, show us how to be inspired and joyful (Boston Globe, 12/3/17, B. Marquad) 3. Einstein’s Theory of Happiness (Associated Press) 4. Analog is making a comeback over digital (NYT, 11/18/17, D. Sax) 5. Importance of emotional fulfillment in business (WSJ, 12/16/17, S. Moore) 6. Man sails a 500 pound pumpkin across Boston Harbor (Boston Globe, 10/2/17, S. Annear) 7. Mindful living despite winning the jackpot (Boston Globe, 9/27/19, D. Arnett) 8. Use you daily journal as an assessment for your level of mindfulness
July 21, 2020
Ep 25 - Surprising Leadership Traits that will Help You Become a More Effective Leader
Leaders are made up of many unique traits. You’ll learn: critical thinking skills you learn from playing bridge and how that will help you become a better leader, how we need pregnant pauses to do great creative brainstorming, excellent questions to ask ourselves to uncover our leadership style, Jeff Bezos show us who’s the most important person in every executive meeting at Amazon, and how we can become giants in leadership for the future - as told by Segun Idowu
July 18, 2020
Ep 24 - You Have to See the New You Before Anyone Else Can
One of the greatest gifts you can get from your life coach or executive coach is the space they leave for you to grow into who you wish to become. Learn how creating empowering habits can set you up for becoming a bigger and better version of yourself.
July 16, 2020
Ep 23 - Leadership Qualities in High Demand
Effective leaders need to have a wide array of qualities and skills. Hear what CEOs and other inspirational leaders have to say about effective leadership during turbulent times. This show will teach you the time management skills you need to be joyful, productive, & fulfilled in all areas of life. I believe that if we want a fulfilling life, we have to identify all the hats we wear, then dedicate our lives to turning each role into a beautiful work of art. This is episode 23 and I’m your host productivity expert, life coach, and corporate trainer, Scott Snow. Leadership Skills in the News - episode outline: 1. Diane von Furstenberg, fashion icon, and her views on: success, journaling, decision-making, taking personal responsibility, having a good relationship with yourself, and the secret to life! (Entrepreneur magazine, December, 2019) 2. Jane Goodall’s take on the pandemic and her attitude of hope. (WSJ, 7/10/20, E. Bobrow) 3. The difficulty of doing nothing: how people would rather get electrical shocks over sitting in silence. (WSJ, 5/31/20, M. Ferraresi) 4. Great Wolf Lodge CEO, Kim Schaefer, shares her views on work life balance, setting transparent priorities, Stephen Covey’s concept of the circle of influence, and similarities between parenting and corporate leadership. 5. Author Chris Widener’s insight on becoming a true leader. 6. The president of Juilliard encourages students to develop all areas of their life. 7. CEOs are relying on executive coaches more and more. They work on workplace dynamics, soft skills, managing skills, role playing, and being more confident, consistent, and clear in their communication. Also, they explore how to review concrete goals with team members and create strategies for creating alliances with other divisions. Well, that brings us to the end today’s episode. Let’s keep the momentum going. Text or email me and say you want a free consult and we’ll schedule a complementary, 20-minute consult call, to get you moving in the right direction. We’ll focus on your biggest time management challenge and I’ll help you come up with some personalized strategies to overcome that obstacle. My text number is 774-230-3928 and my email is Never under-estimate your ability to come up with your own solutions! The best way to do that is by participating in 1:1 coaching with a trained life coach. We covered a lot today: work life balance and prioritization from the CEO of Great Wolf Lodge, living a life of purpose with fashion icon, Diane von Furstenberg, the benefits of executive coaching, leadership qualities required in a pandemic, and we were inspired by the life’s work of Jane Goodall. I hope you enjoyed these strategies for managing your busy life and living your life’s purpose.
July 13, 2020
Ep 22 - Peak Performance Tips to Get You Back on Track with Your Goals
It’s never too late to get back on track with our juiciest goals - so here are some handy tips. We’ll get inspiration from Jane Goodall, Mel Robbins, and the female warrior, Shannon Kent. We’ll touch upon the secret to goal attainment, hear about the costs of overwork and hear how two quirky scientists get their creative juices flowing in their own speak easy in the middle of a museum. This show will teach you the time management skills you need to be joyful, productive, & fulfilled in all areas of life. I believe that if we want a fulfilling life, we have to identify all the hats we wear, then dedicate our lives to turning each role into a beautiful work of art. This is episode X and I’m your host productivity expert, life coach, and corporate trainer, Scott Snow. Peak Performance and Goalsetting Tips in the News 1. The life and loves of Jane Goodall 2. Charles Ruhig, author of Smarter, Better, Faster on creativity and goal setting. (Success magazine, June 2016) 3. Overwork is nothing to celebrate (4/22/19, NYT) 4. You underestimate yourself (4/7/19, NYT) 5. Two scientist pals have their own speak easy for weekly brainstorming (4/10/19, NYT) 6. Mel Robbins discusses the principle of “random rewards” - the reason we pull the arm of a slot machine endlessly and check our phones 15o times per day on average! (Success, May 2016) 7. Female warrior, Shannon Kent: worked in Navy Seal teams and was their cryptologic technician. 2/10/19, NYT) 8. Surprise performance by The Rolling Stones at a small, dingy club in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1981. (9/6/19, Worcester Telegram & Gazette) Well, that brings us to the end today’s episode. Let’s keep the momentum going. Text or email me and say you want a free consult and we’ll schedule a complementary, 20-minute consult call, to get you moving in the right direction. We’ll focus on your biggest time management challenge and I’ll help you come up with some personalized strategies to overcome that obstacle. My text number is 774-230-3928 and my email is Never under-estimate your ability to come up with your own solutions! The best way to do that is by participating in 1:1 coaching with a trained life coach. So, text me at 774-230-3928 or email me at to create your own break-throughs now. We covered a lot today. You heard inspiring stories about goal setting, peak performance, inspiration to keep us going, and ways to spark creativity. I hope you enjoyed these strategies for managing your busy life and living your life’s purpose.
July 11, 2020
Ep 21 - Innovation and Creativity Everywhere You Look
Creativity and innovation are all around us - if we know how to notice it and use it. Be inspired by the ingenuity of Jerry Seinfeld, as well as, the 3M company’s strategy that has given them their greatest products for the past 70 years. You’ll even hear about the ultimate in creative genius: Mother Nature. Creativity and Innovation in the News - episode outline: 1. Funny story about executives who tell customers at the Japanese Disneyland to refrain from screaming on the ride. (6/9/20, WSJ) 2. Jim Carrey’s fictionalized autobiography, Memoirs and Misinformation. 3. The mysterious symbiotic relationship between fungi and tree roots in forests. (11/23/17, Boston Globe) 4. Ali Reisman’s definition of fierce. 5. The 1920s is known to be a creative outrage. Will the 20s roar again? (1/2/20, WSJ) 6. Jerry Seinfeld on writing stand-up routines. (9/25/17, WSJ) 7. Jim Koch, CEO of Sam Adams beer, shares his idea of having a company with purpose. (November 2015, Inc. magazine) 8. 3M’s secret to innovation: the 15% rule. (5/16/20, WSJ) 9. Creativity according to poet, Maggie Smith.
July 10, 2020
Ep 20 - Managing Your Emotions is Essential to Getting Things Done
Personal productivity in the news! Learn how humans are awful at assessing risk, how we can be more empathetic, how we should slow down to capture our best ideas, and be inspired by the beautiful work of legendary architect, Dr. Tunney Lee.
July 09, 2020
Ep 19 - Which New Skills are Employers Looking for and How Can You Strengthen Them with Good Time Management Skills?
If you're like most, the pandemic has caused you to rethink your career. You've started asking bigger questions: Am I fulfilled at my job? Am I making a difference? Learn the skills that companies are looking for in new recruits. Are you doing everything you can to make a strong impression for job interviews? 
July 08, 2020
Ep 18 - The First Step in Self-Development is to Create Your Setlist
Learn why you need to create a setlist for your life! Just like your favorite band has a setlist, you need a setlist of the roles you play - the hats you wear. There are 4 types of roles: mind/body/spirit, giving/receiving, personal and professional. 
July 08, 2020
Ep 17 - How to Become More Mindful Using a Simple Technique Called Creative Snippets
Starting a daily journal is a wonderful habit to start. It'll improve your decision-making, critical thinking, creativity, leadership skills, and much more. Learn a simple yet powerful technique to become more mindful each day from Productivity Expert and Certified Life Coach, Scott Snow. Also, you'll hear entertaining and inspirational examples of creativity in the news. 
July 04, 2020
Ep 16 - Work Life Balance in the Training and Development Industry: An Interview with Brandon Clark
Brandon Clark is a talented marketing operations manager and expert in ELearning design. He shares excellent insights related to work life balance, working remotely, productivity, leadership, prioritization. and the value of mentoring.
June 26, 2020
Ep 15 - Interview with Trave Harmon, CEO, of Triton Technologies: Work Life Balance Challenges in the Tech Industry
Trave Harmon shares lessons learned from twenty years in the technology industry. We explore work life integration, high employee turnover, trends in technology related to the pandemic, recommended productivity software, and the pros and cons of remote working.
June 12, 2020
Ep 14 - Unleash Your Creativity: Lessons Learned from My Favorite Movies
Avoid the pitfalls keeping you from your deepest levels of creativity. Learn to disconnect from the pesky opinions of others and access the power of having vision in creativity. We'll conclude with key insights from a film that won an Oscar for Best Picture that will unleash your creativity. 
May 29, 2020
Ep 13 - How to Be Your Very Best: Lessons from the World’s Greatest Sushi Chef
This episode is inspired by the wonderful documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which focuses on the founder of the world's greatest sushi restaurant. You'll learn the power of simplicity, absolute dedication to one's craft, and the relentless pursuit of world-class standards. 
May 24, 2020
Ep 12 - A Mission Statement You'll Actually Use Everyday
This episode focuses on why you must create your own mission statement immediately! You’re going to create a mini-mission statement for each of your roles. Defining your mission is a powerful tool for keeping you on track and on purpose each day. We’ve all been told we should write a mission statement, but in most cases, they’re filled with fancy language and end up gathering dust - never to be read again. Your mission statement will be different – it will be a lifeline that will recharge you everyday
April 18, 2020
Ep 11 - An Interview with Brieanna Lightfoot Smith, Founder and CEO of Black Girls with Purpose
Brieanna Lightfoot Smith shares the powerful work she's doing as Founder and CEO of the organization Black Girls with Purpose. Subjects include: discovering your life purpose, journaling for self-development, identifying your strengths, and applying Biblical truths to yourself and your business.   
April 09, 2020
Ep 10 - The Beauty of Our Constantly Evolving Roles
We wear many hats and they change all the time. Hear how difficult experiences shape the roles we play. Today's episode shows the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on life roles. We end by walking you through the process of creating your own role list so you can get on the fast track to self-development and living your purpose.
April 02, 2020
Ep 9 - Create a Vision Statement to Help During Tough Times
We're in a very challenging time. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to reassess everything important: life purpose, daily routine, emotional and physical well-being, livelihood, and more. Writing your own vision statement will give you something positive to focus on and help you access your inner strength so can persevere. 
March 25, 2020
Ep 8 - Goalsetting for Doers, Not Talkers
In today's episode, you'll learn the answers to the following questions: Why are S.M.A.R.T. goals lame? What are the 4 types of goals? How can I make my goals and habits work together? Why should I write my goals down?
February 08, 2020
Ep 7 - Game of Thrones: 10 Personal Productivity Lessons from the Series
Just because winter is coming doesn't mean you can't get things done. Let's see what 10 popular characters from the tv show can teach us about having a vision, asking better questions, and making way for our authenticity to shine. 
February 07, 2020
Ep 6 - Become an Expert in Your Field by Scrapbooking the News
Let's face it - we're all in the idea business. You depend on great ideas to grow your company and overcome obstacles. Also, you need to be in the know in our industries. Here's a method for capturing your best ideas so you can offer the best solutions to your customers' problems.
February 06, 2020
Ep 5 - Are You Living Your Life's Purpose?
Discovering your life's purpose is a challenging yet beautiful pursuit. I will share the experiences that helped me uncover my mission and purpose. Also, we'll discuss the difference between passion and purpose so you can clarify the vision for your life.
February 06, 2020
Ep 4 - Finish Large Projects with Ease
Finally! A system for completing your large projects on time. Learn the 7 stages of project management and stay on track with all of the exciting projects you have on your plate. 
January 19, 2020
Ep 3 - Start an Audio Journal to Get the Best Ideas of Your Life
Journaling can become your secret weapon. It will clarify your thinking, develop leadership, and improve decision making. In just five minutes a day, you can unleash your creativity and begin documenting your legacy today!
January 19, 2020
Ep 2 - Jaws: 12 Personal Productivity Lessons from the Movie
You're gonna need a better time management system! Dim the lights, grab some popcorn, get your feet out of the water, and explore 10 unique insights related to running your business more effectively.
January 19, 2020
Ep 1 - The Most Powerful Time Management Skill You Will Ever Learn
Entrepreneurs wear many hats and our biggest challenge is determining how to spend our time each day. You're meant to do great things - but you need the skill we describe in today's podcast to achieve your most exciting goals. This episode will teach you an invaluable skill for identifying all the key roles you play. Make sure all of the vital roles of your life are included: mind, body, spirit, financial, hobbies, personal, and professional. Clarify all the moving parts of your busy life so you can avoid burnout and life your life's purpose. 
January 18, 2020