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Real World Productivity

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Talking to entrepreneurs, founders, and many others about how they improve productivity, time management, and team building in a real world setting.
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Episode 45 - Eating Processes For Breakfast - Pauline Malubay
Joining me this episode is Pauline Malubay, Small Business Operations Expert, & Business Growth Strategist. I like to start these podcast episodes by asking about morning routines. Although it may vary, Pauline says that she can't start her day without coffee (and I totally agree!), following this comes reading, and 5-minute meditation using the Shine app. Meditation has been a constant these past few episodes and I agree with that. It is very important but it doesn't work the same for everyone. You have to do it your way - some do yoga, some do visualization, affirmation, and many other styles and types. If you're starting and don't know what to do, there are a lot of free apps and Youtube videos that can help you with this and we both agree that starting this way can save you time and money. Moving into the business realm, Pauline noted that she didn't like startups where everything was "messy" and was given no other reason than "That's just the way things are". Now, after applying processes to her own side hustle, she works with CEOs to make their ideas turn into processes and implement them throughout the company to make things run smoothly. One thing that she mentioned and I find to be true is that you need to "slow down to speed up". What this means is that you need to slow down and implement processes and make sure team members understand and put them in place before you overload your system and it just gets harder to fix. Pauline is active on several platforms like Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, and many more. The way she finds the time to do this is by looking at what needs to be done and see if she can Automate, Outsource, Delegate or Delete them. I love this - reminds me of my weekly reviews which are super effective and over time help identify areas to improve. Favorite Books The Alchemist https://productivity.academy/thealchemist Millionaire Mind https://productivity.academy/millionairemind 12 Week Year https://productivity.academy/12weekyear Mentioned in this episode: Slack https://productivity.academy/slack
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April 19, 2021
Episode 44 - Imperfect Action For Real Results With Neha Naik
Joining me this week is Neha Naik; Entrepreneur & Founder of RecruitGyan and several other businesses. We covered a lot of ground in our conversation - including Neha’s daily routine with the importance of doing what matters first: Exercise Family Daily Planning Neha’s also a strong believer in balance - having started several businesses, built teams, and helping run the family she knows the importance of avoiding burnout. We also talked about perfectionism and how it can stop you from reaching what you really want. In her words, it’s better to take imperfect action and get results that you can iterate and improve upon. This can apply to yourself, outsourcing, just about anything, really, and is great advice for anyone that finds themself getting hung up on the details. Listen to this episode and learn: How you can deal with perfectionism in yourself and team members What you can do to improve your recruiting and hiring Why her daily planning is so important to her success Mentioned in this episode: How I Built This Becoming Importance Of A Daily Review 5 Second Rule Find Out More About Neha Here www.recruitgyan.com https://thesleepycub.us/about/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/quitmy9to5moms https://www.facebook.com/dixit.neha Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-44-imperfect-action-for-real-results-with-neha-naik/
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March 1, 2021
Episode 43 - Setting Your Environment For Success - Sydney Wong
Joining me this week is Sydney Wong; Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of VenturX, and author of “How to have a good day.” We talked about her daily routine - she has very specific routines for both her mornings and evenings and these involve things like setting the most important tasks for the day, weighted blankets, and bubble baths! (She is the second guest to mention bubble baths so I’m gonna have to try this out). Sydney’s also a strong believer that success comes from your systems, the stronger your routines are, the more successful you’ll be. Listen to this episode and learn: Why taking risks will make you more comfortable How your brain might be protecting you from getting better How to have a good day Mentioned in this episode: Calendly 4 Hour Workweek Effective Executive How To Have A Good Day: Transforming your life one successful day at a time.
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December 7, 2020
Episode 42 - Exploring the “Why” of Productivity with Robby Slaughter
Joining me this week is Robby Slaughter, workflow and productivity expert. With a background in technology and mathematics, Robby discovered that he liked best helping people overcome their problems rather than finding a solution to the problems themselves. One of the things that he focuses on is not only the “how” of productivity (that next cool to-do list that claims to help you master everything) but on the “why” of productivity. Robby thinks that human beings are at their best when they’re doing one of two things: Getting things done Or consciously not doing anything And that by mixing the two troubles arise. Productivity is about making the decision to do something or deciding not to do something and embracing the power of choice and not the mandatory nature of output. If you decide to relax and manage to do it, you’re being productive. Another thing that Robby believes in is to write down with pen and paper what’s on your mind so you can take it out of your head, focus on what’s on hand, and then address it when you need to. This is backed up by the Zeigarnik effect. Listen to this episode and learn: Why screen size matters What the best way to be accountable is How learning Gmail shortcuts can help you save time Mentioned in this episode Robby’s book - New Science of Time Management Raiders of The Lost Ark! Robby’s favorite movie :) (bonus in the podcast about a way to find the best media to consume!) Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-42-exploring-the-why-of-productivity-with-robby-slaughter/
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November 24, 2020
Episode 41 - Growing Every Day With Zeb Evans Of ClickUp
Joining me this week is Zeb Evans, founder, and CEO of ClickUp. Being an entrepreneur from an early age, Zeb taught himself how to code, dropped out of college, and created a social media firm. A lot of frustration from productivity software at the time was what inspired Zeb to create ClickUp. If you haven’t heard of it, ClickUp is a project management & productivity app I’ve been using for the past 6 months that has tons of integrations and lots of features built into it that aim to reduce the number of apps you need to use. I asked Zeb about his personal routine and the first thing he does right after waking up at 4:30 AM surprised me a lot: Taking a bath (if you wanna know his reason, listen to the episode 😉). One of the things that make ClickUp and its team stand out is their core values, one of them being “Urgency and consistency.” Having had 4 near-death experiences, Zeb puts a lot of emphasis into doing the most you can do now and not leaving things for later. We discussed a lot of topics, one of them was leadership. Zeb’s principles involve encouraging growth, sharing knowledge, and reducing red tape. Listen to this episode and learn: How being transparent with people from the very beginning will help you get the best additions to your team Why hiring the right people at the right time matters How ClickUp is quickly improving, every day - and how you can do the same Mentioned in this episode: Slack ClickUp Grow 1% Every Day - the math behind this idea
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October 19, 2020
Episode 40 - Organized For Success With Dr. Frank Buck
Joining me this week is Dr. Frank Buck, productivity speaker, author, and time management coach. His efforts towards being an organized person began back in his high school years and went on through his college years and his almost 30 years in the public education system, and now beyond. Even though Frank has been going mostly paperless and managing his organization digitally since 2001, he still uses a paper journal that’s always with him for note-taking. Of note, Frank’s days actually start the evening before when he reviews his goals for the day, checks what was done, what wasn’t done, what needs to be rescheduled, and then what’s in store for the next day. One thing that prevents people from being organized is not having a system - I’m in complete agreement with Frank here. You don’t need to have an overly complicated system, just by having a place to write your to-do’s instead of relying on your memory you’ll be way ahead of the majority of people. It’s a “stepping stone” to systems that people like Frank and I put to use and adapt over time. But, if you want to go even further, Frank shared with me the system he uses and has helped people go from an email inbox with 52,000 emails in it (this is not an exaggeration) to only 2. Listen to this episode and learn: Why having a system sets you free How to not get overwhelmed by all your to-do’s Why following the system will set you free Mentioned in this episode: Remember The Milk Time Power Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-40-organized-for-success-with-dr-frank-buck/
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October 5, 2020
Episode 39 - Creating Effective Leadership Skills With Randy Clark
Joining me this week is Randy Clark, leadership trainer, and Amazon best-selling leadership author. Over the last 30 years, Randy has helped a lot of companies and managers improve their leadership with his training; much of it based on mistakes he made in management. He shared a lot of valuable content during our talk that can help just about anyone...not everyone in a managerial position knows how to be a leader - sometimes we’re put there and need to perform. Randy showed how to hold people accountable without coming in with a hostile approach. On the contrary, showing first that you care for your teammates and you’re coming from a helpful place will yield better results - and how you can actually do this. Another helpful piece that we often forget is that you need to find what it is that drives your employees. Is it money? Is it recognition? Finding out and acting based on that will help them perform better. We talked about a lot more topics but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to know more! Here’s a little sneak-peak of what you’ll learn: Why treating others how you want to be treated is not the way to go How to delegate Why you shouldn’t multitask and definitely do not pass that on to your team Mentioned in this episode: My Stroke Of Insight Asking The Right Questions Make Peace With Your Mind The Varieties Of Scientific Experience ProfitFactory 360 Delegation Eat The Frog Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-39-creating-effective-leadership-skills-with-randy-clark/
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September 23, 2020
Episode 38 - Becoming Multi-Dimensional For Success With Joseph DiRoma
Joining me this week is Joseph DiRoma, head of The Successful Male North America and someone with almost two decades of experience in the hospitality industry and helping developing others. A good and productive day can be achieved with routines, and Joseph shared with me what he calls the CAMPV routine: C = Contemplation A = Affirmations M = Meditation P = Perspiration V = Visualization He made special emphasis on meditation and what you can achieve just by doing it 10 minutes a day - something that I’ve tried in the past off and on but will be working on creating a routine that incorporates this more regularly to get some of the benefits we talked about. Just like me, Joseph is a fan of processes, and spending time developing processes for recurring tasks so they take less time after you’ve mastered them or just getting rid of tasks that you don’t want to do anymore (by automating or delegating them) can let you gain a ton of time back. With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is – here’s the pick for this episode: Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself Listen to this week’s show and learn: How to identify a bad relationship and how to deal with it How to be your best when dealing with adversity What a successful routine can look like Mentioned in this episode: Deepak Chopra 21 Day Meditation Joseph’s Facebook The Successful Male Joseph’s LinkedIn The Successful Male Facebook Joseph’s Instagram
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July 22, 2020
Episode 37 - Developing The Best People, Effectively - With Cory Carter
Joining me on this podcast episode is Corey Carter, who has been managing people for more than 20 years and recently has been helping entrepreneurs simultaneously increase sales, traffic, and visibility through JV partnerships and more. Sometimes, while helping others grow, improve and develop, we neglect those that are next to us. With Cory frequently travelling for work and having kids at home, he missed a lot of moments that you don’t want to miss... After discovering Clickfunnels and a partner that was on the same wavelength, they started doing what they loved the most: developing people, but from home with the balance that he wanted. Not only that, Cory started helping create JV partnerships with the right people and follow what he and his partner called the “Dream 22” (listen to the whole episode to find out more). JV relationships are super powerful and great for any business if done the right way, and the best thing is that you don’t have to be an experienced industry veteran to make them work. Cory likes to plan everything, from the days he will work late night to his own training because “If we’re not learning (growing), we’re dying.” With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: Traffic Secrets  Start With The Why  Listen to this week’s show and learn: How anyone can become a good manager How caring will make you a better manager Find the right people when thinking of JV partnerships Mentioned in this episode: Trello  Freshdesk One Funnel Away Challenge  My Dream 22 Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-37-developing-the-best-people-effectively-with-cory-carter/
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June 30, 2020
Episode 36 - Jack Of All To Master Of One With Laura Rike
Laura Rike, the Rogue Pinterest Powerhouse, and content marketing expert joined me for a great discussion about Pinterest, teams, and repurposing content. Seriously - if you do any sort of online content, please listen to this episode...you’re going to get a valuable idea, guaranteed. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I think of Pinterest I don’t think of minimal work for hundreds of thousands of website impressions...right? Well, that’s exactly what Laura is doing for clients and it centers around content, consistency, and repurposing content so that viewers get value and business owners of all sorts get results. Win, win! We also discussed Laura’s background, coming from a VA “master of none” to focusing on her unique abilities to get these incredible results for clients and students on Pinterest. Laura also very generously gave Real World Productivity podcast listeners access to her Pinterest Challenge - for free: https://laurarike.com/rwp/ And if you want to get in touch directly, you can reach Laura at https://laurarike.com With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: Mastering Your Mean Girl & Girl, Stop Apologizing Listen to this week’s show and learn: How Pinterest can generate 100’s of thousands of impressions to your website Why “repurposing” is a good thing and not a dirty trick How to provide value to your business or clients without killing yourself to produce content Mentioned in the episode Tailwind Tasty Pins Zapier
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June 1, 2020
Episode 35 - Creating Your A-Team With Kris Ward
Kris Ward, author of Win The Hour, Win The Day, joined me for a great look at how important teams are to growing as an entrepreneur and business and why it’s not as hard as you think to grow your own “A-Team”. Most of us, myself included, have had our ups and downs when getting started with a team but Kris really boils it down to a few areas that you need to consider before jumping in - and make no mistake, this is an area you must jump into in order to see success in your business. We covered more topics, including basic time management - as a part of that Kris mentioned something that I really like and that we should all consider: “Treat yourself like a business athlete” This came out of a conversation about eating lunch (listen to the podcast!) but applies to so much more. If we expect to perform at a high level, shouldn’t we treat ourselves like a high-level athlete would? Food for thought… With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: Emyth Revisited Listen to this week’s show and learn: What the most important behavior for business success is Why consistency wins over a fast pace every time How you can create processes without drowning in details Mentioned in the episode Loom Descript Google Calendar https://www.comingsoonfromkris.com/ ← great outsourcing resource http://www.freegiftfromkris.com/
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May 25, 2020
Episode 34 - Early Growth For Better Results With Grant Bledsoe
Joining me on this episode is Grant Bledsoe, owner of 3 Oaks Capital - a capital management firm that he founded in 2014. Grant makes use of many practical devices to stay productive and manage his time well, including automations from tools like Zapier that let him connect his software tools in order to spend more time focused on what matters - his clients and their results. But it’s not all tactics and tools - Grant has some good high-level insights that help him achieve his goals and can certainly help you too. Time blocking, as Grant says, is simple in theory but can be difficult to implement - but the results are worth it and speak for themself. With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: Atomic Habits by James Clear Principles by Ray Dalio Listen to this week’s show and learn: When should you focus on delegating to grow Why time blocking works What to focus on as a business owner The financial advice that anyone should be doing right now Mentioned in the episode Zapier Schedule Once You can find out more about Grant on his website, or check out his Twitter feed (which I highly recommend): 3 Oaks Capital  Twitter  Read the whole podcast episode here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-34-early-growth-for-better-results-with-grant-bledsoe/
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May 12, 2020
Episode 33 - Organizing Necessity With Amy Donaldson
Amy Donaldson, real estate trainer with a strong background in sales and business development, joined me to discuss productivity from the point of view of a real estate agent and showed how many of these “issues” can apply to the rest of us - both the problems and the solutions. We touched on several areas, including finding and understanding your Most Important Task - but also knowing what that means to clients… Additionally, we discussed the importance of keeping your pipeline full and what that means to entrepreneurs, real estate agents, and anyone working with clients. Amy has a lot to share, and in addition to being a black belt in Tai Kwon Do and distance running, she’s sharing access to her book “Get Off The Cash Flow Rollercoaster” - just go here: Www.getoffthecashflowrollercoaster.com With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: Think And Grow Rich https://productivity.academy/thinkandgrowrich Listen to this week’s show and learn: Why knowing your MIT is super important What your client really wants How keeping your pipeline full pays off in more ways than one Mentioned in the episode The Push https://www.netflix.com/title/80220000 Touching The Void https://productivity.academy/touchingthevoid
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April 8, 2020
Episode 32 - Integrating For Better Results With Angela Kristen Taylor
Joining me on this podcast episode is Angela Kristen Taylor, an integrative productivity expert. We went into several topics surrounding the main issues that we all face in terms of life, productivity, and managing everything that that entails. Angie is no stranger to chaos and finding her way out - through her own experiences she has found the frameworks that work (pun intended!) and helped many others. You can find out more about Angela, including access to a free productivity challenge by going here: https://www.productivesouls.org/ With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks https://productivity.academy/thebigleapbook Listen to this week’s show and learn: Why using a calendar matters Why the root cause is often missed How adding a buffer to your schedule can save your sanity How to improve yourself in 3 easy steps Mentioned in the episode Shine App https://productivity.academy/shineapp Happiness Advantage Google Calendar Acuity Scheduling Trello Content Studio https://productivity.academy/contentstudio Slack Zoom VirBELA https://www.virbela.com/
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April 1, 2020
Episode 31 - Running Remote In A Bear Suit With Matt Barnett of Bonjoro
Joining me for this podcast episode is founder, or Papa Bear, of Bonjoro - Matt Barnett! As usual, we covered a lot of ground in this discussion but it did center around remote teams with the ups and downs that come with a truly worldwide operation. Matt and his team are located in Australia, London, the Philippines, the United States, and other locations - he’s learned both the good and bad that can come from this type of setup. Even better, he shared with us exactly what issues they’ve faced and some of the ways they’ve overcome problems like personal conflict, hiring, and “all hands” meetings. We not only talked teams and remote management, but also dove into automation, tools, and routines. From this came a great quote by Matt that I’m going to be adopting! “Automate Processes Not Relationships” I think this encapsulates a lot in one short quote - and reinforces discussions we’ve had with other guests on the Real World Productivity podcast. I won’t give away the whole interview, but we also touched on personal routines, exercise, and more… Be sure to listen to this episode if you work remote, manage a remote team, or are considering doing either in the future! Resources Mentioned: Notion Slack Bonjoro  Matt’s Book Recommendation: The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers - https://productivity.academy/hardthingabouthardthings Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/running-remote-in-a-bear-suit-with-matt-barnett-of-bonjoro/
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February 3, 2020
Episode 30 - Building Yourself Better, Faster, With The Right Mindsets - With Tiago Forte
Tiago Forte, author, speaker, teacher, and productivity expert, joined me for this episode of the Real World Productivity podcast to cover a wide range of topics where we covered everything from mindset shifts needed for increased productivity to the tools he uses on a daily basis (his “stack”). If you’re serious about increasing your knowledge base, easing your access to valuable information now AND later, and wondering what it takes to make sure you can take baseline productivity higher and higher - this is the episode for you! We had a great time covering these topics as well as his reasons for creating and implementing courses like Building A Second Brain and so much more. I won’t spoil it all for you - I highly recommend listening to the podcast episode and checking out Tiago’s blog afterwards. Listen to this week’s show and learn: What sorts of mindset shift propel you along increasing productivity How “real” is shiny object syndrome and how it affects productivity Where learning outside of your specialty can boost all areas of learning  Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/news/episode-30-building-yourself-better-faster-with-the-right-mindsets-with-tiago-forte/ Mentioned in the episode  The Rise Of The Full Stack Freelancer: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/the-rise-of-the-full-stack-freelancer-c14a375445d9/ Progressive Summarization: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/progressive-summarization-a-practical-technique-for-designing-discoverable-notes-3459b257d3eb/ Just In Time Project Management: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/series/just-in-time-project-management/ Building A Second Brain: https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com/ Busy Cal - https://productivity.academy/busycal  Evernote - https://productivity.academy/evernote  Things - https://productivity.academy/things  Super Human - https://productivity.academy/superhumanemail  Notion - https://productivity.academy/notion  Hours Tracker - https://productivity.academy/hourstracker  Loom - https://productivity.academy/loom  Zoom - https://productivity.academy/zoom 
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September 2, 2019
Episode 29 - Radical Remote Team Building With Rob Gelb
Rob Gelb, co-founder of Kindaba, BriefingRoom, and more joined me for a great conversation about team building, remote work, and how effective communication is so important for everyone inside an organization - it’s not just a personal relationship skill...and what you can do to improve it in your business. There’s a lot more than just communication in this episode - check it out! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-29-radical-remote-team-building-with-rob-gelb/ Listen to this week’s show and learn:  Why specific remote systems may not work for all How to learn & implement effective communication in your business Strengths behind having co-founders & the conversations you should be having Mentioned in the episode  Kindaba BriefingRoom Radical Candor The Founder’s Dilemmas
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August 19, 2019
Episode 28 - Putting Priorities First - Interview With JCron, President Of Kajabi
Jonathan Cronstedt, or JCron, joined me for a look into his priorities, the importance of mentorship and learning, as well as a look at why an on-site team makes sense for him and Kajabi. We covered a lot of ground in the 30 minutes of the podcast recording - if you’re interested in how JCron, or someone at his level, organizes himself and where he places his time and energy to get the most out of himself, his business, and his team, do yourself a favor and listen to this episode of the Real World Productivity podcast. Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-28-putting-priorities-first-interview-with-jcron-president-of-kajabi/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: The power of a good mentor - and potential pitfalls Where prioritization can provide the most leverage Why an on-site team might be a better fit than going remote Mentioned in the episode  Kajabi free trial & course Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market 
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August 5, 2019
Episode 27 - Automation With Quality Ben Dell Of MissingLettr & HeySummit
Ben Dell of MissingLettr and HeySummit joined me, Adam Moody, on the Real World Productivity Podcast to share with Productivity Academy podcast listeners more about his background as a web agency and the move into Saas development. His background has given him some unique insights and the ability to create some amazing tools (I’m a paying user of MissingLettr and recommend it for anyone doing written content production that has a social media presence). We dove into several topics as well as the role of automation in the online landscape today and moving forward and how to look at the best ways to balance content production, quality, automation, and time invested. If you produce any sort of content online, own or help run a business that has a social media presence, or are interested in behind-the-scenes with a SaaS company founder, check out this episode! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-27-automation-with-quality-ben-dell-of-missinglettr-heysummit/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: What anyone starting or running an agency should be focusing on How to best spend your time producing content as a business with an online presence Mentioned in the episode  MissingLettr HeySummit Slack Things Intercom Carnegie - biography by Peter Krass
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July 15, 2019
Episode 26 - Teams, Time, & Taking Care Of Your Self with Manuel Bruschi of Timeular
In this Real World Productivity Podcast episode Manuel Bruschi, CEO of Timeular, joins us to talk about Timeular, how important physical activity is, team building - and remote teams specifically, automation, and so much more. This is a great episode with a lot of topics - be sure to listen if you’re interested in hearing how a CEO that took an idea from concept to Kickstarter to growth stage has built his team and manages his personal life while finding time to stay focused and enjoy time away from the computer. With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Listen to this week’s show and learn: How Timeular manages onboarding new employees in a helpful and new (to me) way! How going fully remote can mean great products and services Introducing some “randomness” into team meetings for better results What Manuel does for time management as CEO that goes beyond Timeular use Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-26-teams-time-taking-care-of-your-self-with-manuel-bruschi-of-timeular/ Mentioned in the episode  One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Timeular Clockwork Zoom Trello Todoist
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July 1, 2019
Episode 25 - Tracking Time For Success With Kamil Rudnicki of TimeCamp
Kamil Rudnicki of Timecamp.com joined me for a great episode about time management and the importance of tracking time - especially for managers and business owners. While we talked at length about time tracking we also dove into several other interesting topics such as balancing high productivity and performance with downtime and what you can do in those times where you’re lacking motivation or energy and aren’t sure what to do. Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-25-tracking-time-for-success-with-kamil-rudnicki-of-timecamp/ Mentioned in the episode  TimeCamp Omnifocus Trello HeySpace Apple Notes Gmail Kamil Rudnicki on Twitter
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June 18, 2019
Episode 24 - The Best Books Of 2018 To Improve Productivity, Time Management, Team Building, & More
It’s no secret that I like to read (and learn). Books have been hugely important to me in nearly all areas of my life. In the realm of productivity, time management, and team building, there are some amazing resources out there, but also a lot of information to get through. I really enjoy finding out what books and other learning sources people that I listen to, talk to, and engage with are using to improve their lives, businesses, and to help others - and my goal here is to do the same. As a bonus, Dr. Dominique Chlup joined me to discuss our favorite books (and more) of the past year. And no - it’s not just a cut and dried list of “how to” or “productivity hacks” books! We’ve got a wide range and Dominique really brought her A-game to the episode with some great insights that have added several more books to my list! Listen to this week’s show and learn: Which recommendation is NOT a book - and why you should still look into it One workbook that could be the best “reading” that you and your team do this year Why you need to consider grieving and strong emotions as a business owner and leader How to make the right choices...at the right time! Check out the full post and more here:  https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-24-the-best-books-of-2018-to-improve-productivity-time-management-team-building-more/ Mentioned in the episode  When: The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing Learning How To Learn Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Unique Ability Workbook Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind Traction Tiago Forte - Praxis Blog Radical Candor Work The System Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence
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June 10, 2019
Episode 23 - Black and white bookkeeping with Ean Price-Murphy
 Ean Price-Murphy, founder of Moxie Bookkeeping joins us for this episode to talk about her experience starting and growing a bookkeeping business that’s been successfully providing services since 2003. Ean has a lot of experience not only in starting and running a business but with finding out the best ways to find a good fit when making a hire, building a team, and providing feedback and input even when she herself isn’t a fan of meetings… Find out all about that and more with this podcast episode! With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the “3 pack” for Ean: Emyth Revisited Getting Things Done Profit First Listen to this week’s show and learn: A simple, and effective, metric to choosing a new tool, system or hire How to do meetings for owners that don’t like them The signs that you need a manager - and what to do Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-23-black-and-white-bookkeeping-with-ean-price-murphy/ Mentioned in the episode  Emyth Revisited Getting Things Done Profit First Clockwork Timeular Xero
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June 4, 2019
Episode 22 - Mindset or Mindfulness - Setting The Stage Internally With Christopher Sutton
Christopher Sutton of Musical-U brought up a topic that hasn’t been featured yet on the Real World Productivity podcast - mindset and mindfulness. How much does your mindset and “internal” game matter to building a business and becoming more productive? Short answer...it’s a huge part of mastering these areas and growing. It’s also an incredibly complex and deep topic, one that I will certainly be talking to Christopher about again in the future. If you’re interested in hearing about the ways that mindset and mindfulness have come about and played an important role in Christopher’s life and helping him develop and grow a successful business - this episode is for you.  There’s a lot to take away and consider for use in your own life - like many important areas, it’s an ongoing conversation with ourselves and the real world application. Mentioned in the episode  Meditation For Beginners https://productivity.academy/meditationforbeginners  The Untethered Soul https://productivity.academy/untetheredsoul  Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-22-mindset-or-mindfulness-setting-the-stage-internally-with-christopher-sutton/
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April 23, 2019
Episode 21 - Around the world and back with Tom Morkes
 Tom Morkes, the man behind dozens and dozens of big online launches, joined me for a great conversation about one of the key components of creating successful launches that don’t require tons of money - relationships. That’s right, whether you’re already at 7 figures or just starting out, building relationships now that are meaningful and genuine pays off. Taking the time to help others but doing it in a systematic way is possible and will help you and your business. If you aren't already doing this in your business, I highly encourage you to start. If you are doing it, check out this episode and see how you could take it up a notch! For those of you that are interested, you can find Tom’s Influencer Marketing Method course that he mentioned right here: https://tommorkes.com/influencer And the other resources mentioned are here: Real Time Board Contactually Google Calendar AirTable ConvertKit Influencer Marketing Method Influence by Robert Cialdini Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-21-around-the-world-and-back-with-tom-morkes/
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April 9, 2019
Episode 20 - Building Better Teams For Your Business with Kathryn Jones
Kathryn Jones, the amazing funnel builder turned entrepreneur behind CF Design School joined us for her second interview on the Real World Productivity Podcast! It was great to touch base with Kathryn, this time in person, to see what she’s been up to over the past year (spoiler alert - A LOT) and how she’s been doing it all while working her systems and building a team to support her business and growth. As always, there’s a lot to pick up and put to use and this episode is no different - dive right in...just one word of warning: this was recorded live at a conference and there might be some background noise.  Mentioned in the episode   CF Design School: https://productivity.academy/cfdesignschool  Ego Is The Enemy: https://productivity.academy/egoisenemy   Kathryn’s first podcast interview: https://productivity.academy/podcast/automating-life-routine-success-kathryn-jones/  Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-20-building-better-teams-for-your-business-with-kathryn-jones/
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March 26, 2019
Episode 19 - Focus, Build, Delegate with Kyle Gray
 Kyle Gray, the author of The Story Engine joined me for an in depth look at how he went developing a content marketing system and build the team that helped him succeed. This episode covers a lot of ground and Kyle’s unique background lends some insights that just about anyone can put to use with their business - whether or not you write, want to write, or can’t imagine doing it! So, check out the episode and let me know if you have any comments or questions. Listen to this week’s show and learn: Why The Story Engine applies to anyone putting out any kind of content What you should be looking for when building a good team (or starting) Where to get free templates and more for producing great content Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-19-focus-build-delegate-with-kyle-gray/ Mentioned in the episode  Trello Upwork Bomb Bomb
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February 20, 2019
Episode 18 - Fire, Ready, Aim with Liam Martin
Liam Martin of TimeDoctor.com and Staff.com joined me for a great interview about his background, insights into TimeDoctor and it’s functionality for entrepreneurs, and how successfully running a remote (or not) team is one of the biggest indicators of future growth. We covered a lot of great topics that also included remote team building as mentioned and the use of KPI’s to really help manage and improve team productivity in order to build more successful businesses.  Resources Mentioned: Time Doctor - free 7-day trial: https://www.timedoctor.com/ Books: Zero To One by Peter Thiel:  https://productivity.academy/zerotoone Radical Candor by Kim Scott: https://productivity.academy/radicalcandor Check out the full post and more: here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-18-fire-ready-aim-with-liam-martin/
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January 21, 2019
Episode 17 - Simon Lau and Otter.ai
Simon Lau, the Product Manager for Otter.ai invited me to their office to do this podcast episode - it was great to meet in person and this interview has got something for everyone. We covered a really wide range of topics that started with Simon’s background and long history in the tech world of the Bay Area and dove into Otter.ai - the AI-powered app that is making life much easier for capturing and indexing audio information. In the interview, I mentioned that Otter.ai seems like a “quantum leap” in audio, specifically, human language processing, and I mean it. If you haven’t tried it yet for meetings, transcribing video content, or just about any other speech-related use you should download it and give it a spin (free for 600 minutes of use per month!). We also discussed the use of both quantitative and qualitative metrics and their use in business - an important distinction that can sometimes get lost when we dive straight into the numbers. Check out the podcast, and remember, “Take the best, and leave the rest”! Resources Mentioned: Otter - https://productivity.academy/otterai Trello -  https://productivity.academy/trello Slack - https://productivity.academy/slack Todoist - https://productivity.academy/todoist Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/diving-into-otter-ai-with-simon-lau/
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December 17, 2018
Episode 16 - Hernan Vazquez - Follow Up With An Action Taker
In this episode I’m talking to Hernan Vazquez, my business partner and friend, to see what changes he’s seen in his own productivity and processes over the past year. He’s definitely an action taker and someone that follows the “ready, fire, aim” idea of getting started quickly and adjusting as needed. However, he knows that a business needs more than just action - so listen in to find out how he’s dealt with building a team and more. Find out more about Hernan Vazquez here: https://hernanvazquez.com/ Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-16-hernan-vazquez-following-up-with-an-action-taker/ Tags: adam moody, productivity academy, productivity, time management, efficiency, entrepreneurship, hernan vazquez, building a team
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November 5, 2018
Episode 15 - Take The Best And Leave The Rest - Dr. Dominique Chlup
Dr. Dominique Chlup, a coach best described by “helping people fall in love with their lives” has an amazing background and insights into productivity and organization that will benefit you no matter what your current occupation or project is. We cover a lot of ground in this episode and one of the key take-aways should be the saying “take the best and leave the rest”. My hope is that you can listen to this episode and really listen to the conversation that Dominique and I have with the aim to see what you can take away and apply in your life starting today. A quick rundown of the major areas we covered: How she achieved her own breakthrough Why investing in yourself is always a good “bet” How you get paid in more ways than just money What to say, instead of “No” What to do during turbulent transitions in life Which apps, tools, and methods does Dominique use to stay productive, organized, and focused Dominique gave a special invitation to any listeners of the Real World Productivity Podcast - any listener that wants see how beneficial Dominique’s coaching would be can reach out via her website for a free call: www.DominiqueChlup.com just mention that you are coming from the Real World Productivity Podcast. There are a lot of great resources mentioned, I’ve listed them below for easy reference. Productivity Planner Best Self Journal Do.List app Unroll.me Repurpose.io GTD Otter.ai Tropical MBA podcast episode “First step as an entrepreneur” Unique Ability Dominique’s Book Recommendations The Exquisite Risk Getting Things Done Getting Things Done New Edition Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-15-take-the-best-and-leave-the-rest-dr-dominique-chlup/
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October 11, 2018
Episode 14 - Balancing Stats With Matt Sidhom Of StatGeek
Matt Sidhom, owner of StatGeek.com joins me to talk about balancing life, work, and entrepreneurship. Matt has an interesting background that has turned into entrepreneurship while starting a family and continuing with a full time position. As you can imagine, time is important to someone in Matt’s position, and it’s become more central to his productivity and efficiency since becoming an entrepreneur. Find out more about how he does it all, and the way he uses tools to manage a remote team developing a SaaS product. Resources Mentioned: Mailchimp https://mailchimp.com/ Hootsuite https://hootsuite.com/ Slack https://productivity.academy/slack Trello https://productivity.academy/trello Find Matt Here: https://twitter.com/WeAreStatGeeks sid@statgeek.com Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-14-balancing-stats-with-matt-sidhom-of-statgeek/
24:47
August 27, 2018
Episode 13 - Tracking Yourself To Make The Most Of Your Limited Time - Samer Abousalbi
Samer Abousalbi, creator of iOS productivity app TimeTag joins us this week to discuss how following your interests can lead you down unexpected paths that lead to more satisfying outcomes. Along the way, Samer shares his insights with being productive and organized as a Product Manager and his favorite tools and apps to use. Not only that, but we discuss the idea of a “framework” - having a plan for your day, week, or month, that lets you put tools and apps to work for you. You can find out more about Samer at his website right here: https://www.capparsa.com/ Samer’s book recommendation: The Happiness Advantage https://productivity.academy/happinessadvantage Resources Mentioned: Trello https://productivity.academy/trello TimeTag (https://www.capparsa.com/) Deep Work by Cal Newport https://productivity.academy/deepwork Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/tracking-yourself-to-make-the-most-of-your-limited-time-samer-abousalbi
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July 23, 2018
Episode 12 - Choose Your Own Adventure: Leanna McGrath, Executive Coach
Leana McGrath, an executive growth coach with a background in startups and higher education, joins us for this Real World Productivity Podcast episode to talk about the ups and downs of startups and how productivity and growth can be affected both positively and negatively. Leanna shared tons of great information on personal productivity, business growth, and more - we’ll be checking back in with her for a deep dive podcast episode in the future! Find out more about Leanna and her coaching here: https://www.coachleanna.com/ Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episdode-12-choose-your-own-adventure-leanna-mcgrath-executive-coach/
25:30
June 26, 2018
Episode 11 - Building A Productive Future: Jordan Baker
In this Productivity Academy podcast episode I'm talking with Jordan Baker about staying productive with someone who has used tools and experience to help so many others. Jordan Baker is the founder of Focuster. He has been creating web and mobile applications for startups and established corporations for over 15 years. Resources Mentioned: 12 Rules For Life - https://productivity.academy/12rulesforlife Willpower Doesn’t Work - https://productivity.academy/willpowerdoesntwork Stealing Fire - https://productivity.academy/stealingfire Obstacle Is The Way - https://productivity.academy/obstacleistheway Stay up to date, take your productivity, processes, and time management to the next level by joining me here: https://productivity.academy/more Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-11-building-productive-future-jordan-baker-focuster/
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April 25, 2018
Episode 10 - Sending Tasks Out To Get More Done: Cedric Waldburger
In this Productivity Academy podcast episode I'm talking with Cedric Waldburger, founder of Sendtask.io, about his background in productivity and time management and how the Sendtask app came to be (and why!). Cedric has led an interesting entrepreneurial life, starting at age 14, and has some insights and ideas that you can apply to your own life for better focus and results. Resources Mentioned: Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman - https://productivity.academy/surelyjokingmrfeynman SendTask.io - https://sendtask.io/ Cedric's blog - https://64things.com/
24:41
April 2, 2018
Episode 9 - Diving Deeper - Evernote And Focus With Charles Byrd
In this episode of the Real World Productivity Podcast we're talking with productivity and Evernote expert Charles Byrd to find out how Evernote can be put to use as a super powerful system of its own and how he came to be a master of this tool. Additionally, we covered insights into minimalism and focus and how online entrepreneurs can benefit from Charles' years of experience. Resources Mentioned: Discounted link to the Evernote Course: https://evernote.killthechaos.pro Perfect Day Template: https://today.killthechaos.pro Essentialism https://productivity.academy/essentialism Power of less https://productivity.academy/powerofless Ready Player One https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/0307887448/
25:05
March 12, 2018
Episode 8 - Automating Your Life For Routine Success: Kathryn Jones
In this episode of the Real World Productivity Podcast we're talking with productivity and automation expert Kathryn Jones to find out how routines help expand our capabilities and make us capable of so much more than you ever imagined. The idea of doing something ordinary but doing it extraordinarily well is the name of the game and Kathryn has some great resources and tips for us. Resources Mentioned: Automate Academy: http://automateacademy.com/ Automate Your Routines Guarantee Your Results: https://productivity.academy/automateyourresultsbook C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce https://www.amazon.com/Great-Divorce-C-S-Lewis-ebook/dp/B078QC2QXR/ Non-Fiction Tim Ferris Tools Of Titans https://productivity.academy/toolsoftitans Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/automating-life-routine-success-kathryn-jones/
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February 26, 2018
Episode 7 - Apps, Apps, And More Apps - Using Technology For Productivity With Francesco D’Alessio
This interview with productivity app expert and marketer Francesco D'Alessio has some great insights into how you can get more (or the right stuff) from using apps and technology for your productivity and time management. Find out more about Francesco on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cesidalessio Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrancescoD_Ales Resources mentioned in the podcast: Cal Newport Shutdown Ritual: http://calnewport.com/blog/2009/06/08/drastically-reduce-stress-with-a-work-shutdown-ritual/ 4 Hour Workweek: https://productivity.academy/4hourworkweek
21:41
January 29, 2018
Episode 6 - Productivity In Transition Amy Larson And Staying Productive From Grad School To Career
I'm talking with Amy Larson, a post doctoral research fellow working in the field of molecular biology - with a recent PhD and new career experience, she has some great insights into how she manages to stay organized and efficient in the lab, writing papers, and more. Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-6-productivity-transition-amy-larson-staying-productive-grad-school-career/
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January 16, 2018
Episode 5 - Interview: Taking Real Action With Hernan Vazquez
This episode is a great interview with digital marketing expert Hernan Vazquez. The title is well named, he's an action taker who prefers to do first and sort out the details later. Hernan has some interesting insights into productivity and process as well as what has worked for him that returns great results. Resources Mentioned Hernan's digital marketing Facebook group (Free): https://www.facebook.com/groups/realIMgroup Best Self Journal: https://productivity.academy/best-self-journal Zapier: https://productivity.academy/zapier 4-hour workweek: https://productivity.academy/4hourworkweek Work the system: https://productivity.academy/workthesystem Calendly: https://productivity.academy/calendly
25:54
November 27, 2017
Episode 4 - A spreadsheet that's better than a spreadsheet
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07:36
November 16, 2017
Episode 3 - Self-healing processes, NOT what you think
Self-healing processes??? Sounds like some new age productivity "hack" - it's not, watch and find out how to make your processes bullet proof. Stay up to date, take your productivity, processes, and time management to the next level by joining me here: https://productivity.academy/more
07:04
November 9, 2017