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If you're often finding yourself overwhelmed by your to-do list, your obligations, and all the hats you wear in your career and at home, listen and learn as Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who implement practical productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. We explore all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.
 
Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs a ...
 
David Sparks and Mike Schmitz are not nearly as productive as they’d like to be. Join these fellow travelers (and a bunch of special guests) as they share the best ways to get focused, and talk though their successes and failures along the way. Hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz.
 
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. This is an interview show, spotlighting authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and whose stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
 
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Erik Fisher joins us to talk about internal and external distractions, setting up your environment for focused work, dealing with unexpected changes, and building self-awareness. This episode of Focused is sponsored by: Teamistry: The stories of unsung teams who pioneered new ways of working to achieve the unexpected. Listen now. Blinkist: Read 300…
 
Aaron James shares how to make your website a sales lead machine. He s a digital software entrepreneur and founder of Webonli, a low-cost and user-friendly website builder for small business owners. He got hooked on digital marketing after working for YellowPages.com back in 2006. He was so blown away by what he learned he decided to buy a consignm…
 
1840s America produced some colorful characters, and none more so than James Jesse Strang. After declaring himself a Mormon prophet, Strang moved his small congregation to Michigan's Beaver Island, proclaimed himself king, and created a criminal enterprise, before finally meeting his death at the hands of his own followers. My guest, bestselling au…
 
Firdaus Kharas is an Author, Speaker and Founder of Chocolate Moose Media. His new book is 'Creativity: The Key to a Remarkable Life'. In this conversation, Firdaus talks with Erik about what creativity is and is not, how to tap into it, how to use it through focus and distraction, and how to lead a creative life. This episode is brought to you by:…
 
David & Mike consider the relationship of productivity & creativity and how it shapes the work that they do. They dive into their personal knowledge management stacks and the tools they currently use, share some tips for tagging, and discuss where to draw the lines between tools for managing tasks and ideas. This episode of Focused is sponsored by:…
 
On the morning of June 10, 1937, New York heiress Alice Parsons disappeared off the face of the earth. Investigators almost immediately suspected that Anna Kupryanova, the Russian housekeeper, and Alice's husband, William Parsons, knew more than they were letting on. My guest is former NYPD detective and Hot Zone Attribution specialist Steven C. Dr…
 
Natalie Sisson shares our mission to inspire you to get paid to be you. She teaches women how to earn $10,000/month doing work that matters most to them. Natalie is also known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur, helping people work from anywhere in the world. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Practice telling your story. Getting paid to…
 
Ed Hess is a Professor of Business Administration, Batten Fellow and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is the author of 13 books and over 150 practitioner articles and over 60 Darden cases, etc. dealing with growth, innovation and learning cultures, systems and processes. The c…
 
Todd Henry wants to help you to understand your motivation, so you can unlock your hidden potential. We re excited to have him back on the show, check out out first interview with him in episode 93, when he discussed the difference between real work versus fake work. He s the host of the Accidental Creative podcast and author of several best sellin…
 
Bryan Falchuk is a Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist who has coached many people to improve their lives. In his professional career, Bryan has been a management consultant and executive in the Financial Services sector for nearly 20 years, having lead large teams, managed significant budgets, and turned around struggling ope…
 
On February 10, 1918, the Power family, holed up in their cabin in Arizona's isolated Galiuro Mountains, suddenly found themselves surrounded by a small posse. Lawmen were there to arrest two of the Power sons for draft evasion. After a few minutes of confusion, a shootout ensued, tragically ending with four casualties. Adding to the drama, the onl…
 
The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home [ https://amzn.to/3otqx9z ] by Laura Vanderkam. Dr. Frank The post The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home by Laura Vanderkam – Productivity Book Group appeared first on Productivity Book Group.By Ray Sidney-Smith
 
My guest on this episode has a very personal connection to the subject of his many decades of research. His great-grandfather was a member of one of the Peaky Blinders gangs that terrorized the city of Birmingham in the late 1800s. British historian Carl Chinn, author of "Peaky Blinders: The Real Story" and its sequel, "Peaky Blinders: The Legacy",…
 
Black women are transforming work for themselves because the conventional work system never worked for them. Do you know black women have been starting businesses at a faster rate over the past decade compared to any other group? I m joined by a guest co-host Jillian Hubbard, a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, whom I previously interview…
 
Ashley Whillans Is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and author of TIME SMART: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life. In this conversation, Ashley talks about finding time, spending time, funding time, Happiness dollars and how we can reframe our decisions around time and money to make happier choices. This episode is bro…
 
Jinny Oh provides loads of lessons about how to grow your business faster by collaborating with your team and even your clients. She s a UX designer and founder of WANDR, leading an agile team of B2B product and UX experts. And she runs her business as she travels all over the world! Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Never assume …
 
This week Erik counts down his top five personal productivity books! The Top 5 Personal Productivity Books: The Getting Things Done Workbook - David Allen Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less - Michael Hyatt Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life - Nir Eyal Atomic Habits: An Easy & Pro…
 
Bruno Richard Hauptmann was tried, convicted and executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charlie Lindbergh, son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne. However my guest, Lise Pearlman, author of "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away" believes that not only was Hauptmann innocent, but something far more sinist…
 
Michael Hyatt joins in to talk about staying focused, drift, scaling back on social media. This episode of Focused is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code FOCUSED at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. ExpressVPN: High-Speed, Secure & Anonymous VPN Service. Get an extra three months free. Ahrefs: SEO Tools & Res…
 
Nicki Krawczyk shares how to start a freelance copywriter business using her own story as inspiration. She s a copywriter and content marketer. She also helps other copywriters start their own freelance business. Learn more about her work at FilthyRichWriter. Lot of great lessons in our conversations including: Debunking the myth that you can t ear…
 
Rob Hatch is the co-founder and President of Owner Media Group, providing strategies and skills for the modern business. He is also a highly sought after business coach and advisor serving executives and owners of organizations large and small. Rob's new book is 'Attention!: The Power of Simple Decisions in a Distracted World'. In this conversation…
 
In October of 1943, socialite and heiress Patricia Burton Lonergan was brutally beaten with a candelabra by her estranged husband Wayne Lonergan in her New York City apartment. The case exploded onto the front pages of New York papers, in large part because of rumors that Wayne Lonergan was secretly homosexual, living a lifestyle considered highly …
 
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