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It IS possible to be healthier, more productive, and achieve YOUR version of success in Hollywood…without sacrificing your sanity in the process. Creative burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable. Hosted by Zack Arnold (ACE), award-winning Hollywood film & TV editor of Cobra Kai, Empire, Glee, and more, documentary director, American Ninja Warrior in training, and father of two. The Optimize Yourself program helps creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and even weekend warriors more effectively ...
 
Our workplaces today are full of lingo, tools and trends promising to make our teams more efficient or in sync. But do they actually deliver on that hype? Join Atlassian's Christine Dela Rosa and a team of debaters as they duke it out over today’s most popular practices - from scaling agile, to dogfooding, to IRL offsites - and learn how you can make your team work better.
 
Welcome to Best Laid Plans -- a podcast all about planning and the planning tools we love. From planning techniques and organizing philosophies to planners and notebooks, we cover it all. Host Sarah Hart-Unger is a mother of 3, physician, podcasting pro, and a lover of lists and all things paper! Listen in weekly for conversations about planning and productivity as well as product reviews and interviews with planning experts!
 
We created Simplegration to help companies get their sh*t together. We are so tired of hearing from SME's that say running a business is hard work. It's the f**king 21st century and with a thing called the interwebs, it's now easier than ever to use technology to run your business properly, while you sip f**king mai tai's by the pool in the Maldives! Make your business work the way you want. Call us! You're welcome.
 
New to working from home? Managing a distributed team? Home-schooling your kids while trying to get something — anything — done? You’ve come to the right place. Join newbies and experts as we explore the tools, tips and techniques that will help you make the most of this new way of working. Welcome home.
 
digital, marketing and social business | podcast Follow for thoughts on: digital, social media, SEO, content marketing, branding - anything web/tech focused. Digital Marketing & Content Strategy @harcourts_int #Agile #Scrum Product Owner | build fast, learn and iterate |#INFJ| Residential Architect in another life
 
Welcome to the Tools They Use podcast. A collection of interviews and weekly episodes about the world personal and team productivity software. Every few weeks, we sit down and speak to professionals, extracting all of the apps, routines and habits they use every day to navigate their work and personal life. Past guests include David Pierce from the Wall Street Journal, Chris Messina the creator of the hashtag, Joey Cofone, CEO of Baron Fig and many more fantastic professionals. This is the p ...
 
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Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger

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Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger

Beth Anne interviews Mom entrepreneurs who are succeeding in online business. Mom bloggers, Etsy shop owners, photographers, and designers are just a few of the brilliant business moms featured here.

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Beth Anne from brilliantbusinessmoms.com interviews mom entrepreneurs who are succeeding in online business. Mom bloggers, Etsy shop owners, Shopify store owners, designers, authors, and course creators are just a few of the creatively brilliant moms featured here. This podcast is all about practical advice from work-at-home moms who are getting things done in the margins - just like you! We're not about big names or fancy accolades here, but instead celebrating big and little wins from momp ...
 
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Sarah speaks with Mike from Trello about having difficult conversations with customers. The two chat about the fine line between customer advocacy and company loyalty. Mike provides insight on dealing with pushback, building up trust with customers and your team, and understanding the importance of team policies, especially with larger teams.…
 
For this episode, I cover the basics of drop servicing and let you know about the key thing you should consider before delving into drop servicing. I also digressed into little detail about how business owners enable the drop servicing business. As someone who wants to enter the drop servicing business, you must really understand the niche you woul…
 
In this fun conversational episode, Sarah interviews LA-based writer/podcaster/creative Laura Tremaine about her planning styles, preferences, and challenges. Laura talks about how she plans around one of her greatest passions -- books! There is some paper planner discussion, of course, followed by a deep dive into family life organization + manage…
 
What I’d love to do is give you an insider’s glimpse into the world of my Optimizer coaching & mentorship program and what we call the ‘Hot Seat.’ What you’ll hear today is a recording of an actual live session with an Optimizer student where on the Hot Seat we tackle various questions about career transitions, productivity, workflows, networking, …
 
As creative professionals, we constantly have to reinvent ourselves to stay relevant (and frankly just to survive the insanity of our industry). The pressure to come up with new ideas and be daring is stressful at best, and debilitating at worst. Many of us are under the illusion that this pressure we place on ourselves gives us our edge - that it …
 
Happy new year people! In our first episode for 2022, I had a chat with Matthew Turner and we discussed his journey from how he started to write his own book to becoming confident enough to write for others and then quit his job to then become a writer for others full time working from coffee shops as well as home while being able to use his voice …
 
In this episode, Sarah reveals some planner confessions (ie, what has NOT worked well for her thus far this year -- already!) as well as a discussion about imperfect habit streaks, empty planner pages, and more. She also discusses what IS working well in 2022. Episode Sponsor: Organize 365! To learn more about Lisa Woodruff’s work and her amazing o…
 
Sarah opens this episode with a discussion of 2022 and how -- despite challenges -- she hopes we can look at the upcoming year with optimism, and still find plenty of reasons to plan and dream of the possibilities of the coming months. Then, she discusses some new products she has heard about. In the Q&A, she answers questions about planners for th…
 
We're back with Val Liberty from Balsamic, talking about having interactions with hard customers. You know...those people you can never please. One way to combat the burnout of dealing with terrible customers over and over, Balsamiq has created a culture of trust and boundaries in their employees to empower them even in the worst of circumstances. …
 
Sarah has a great conversation with Stephanie Lundberg from Abstract about the opportunities in the customer experience world. There are helpful insights about growth from support to product. Stephanie shares her own experience exploring the two paths of support, the leadership, and technical side, and speaks of the importance of all teams working …
 
Sarah sits down with Carter Gibson, an internal community manager at Google. They discuss what a community manager does, the importance of a strong community in a company, and fostering a strong culture. The two have a wonderful conversation about cultivating a strong community with consistency and transparency at the largest tech company in the wo…
 
From the outside it often looks as if the dominant factor that determines whether someone achieves their careers goals or not is luck (And you all know how I feel about “luck.”) From an insider’s perspective, having helped hundreds of people successfully make career transitions, I believe luck is simply when their hard work intersects with the righ…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
Here it comes! In this episode, Sarah goes through each and every planner she hopes to make good use of in 2022. These include a surprise last minute edition, an old standby, 2 potential reading journals, and more! Products mentioned in this episode: Full Focus Planner (use SARAH10 for 10% off) Hobonichi Techo Cousin Hobonichi Weeks Hobonichi 5-Yea…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
In this episode, Sarah reviews two books that cross over the space between planner and journal, including the JMB Living Quarterly Journal and the Oprah "The Life You Want" Planner (though despite the name -- it has more of a structured journal feel to it!). Both are beautifully illustrated, with some similarities and some differences! She delves i…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
Operating rhythms – the reoccurring processes you do with your team, like daily stand-ups or project retros – are a proven way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your team. But can they also help scale your company culture? Join host Christine Dela Rosa and debaters Marshall Walker Lee and Kelvin Yap as they debate if you can operationa…
 
This episode opens with a discussion of Sarah's current obsessions, including the Hobonichi Weeks as a wellness planner as well as the listmaking app ToDoist. She then answers a listener who is looking for gender-neutral kid planners, and shares some listener tips on focusing for obligers, a new routine-based resource, and a free end-of-year planni…
 
Logitech Wireless Charging Dock for Logitech Gaming Mice | Soar King Wireless Charging dock works on Logitech G Pro X, G502 Lightspeed, G703 Lightspeed, G893 Lightspeed. This is an excellent wireless charging dock that wll keep your mouse charged up to 90%. Since the logitech mice have a lithium battery you don't want to overcharge them. Therefore,…
 
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As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
In today's episode, Sarah chats with fellow planning enthusiast Anandi Raman Creath! Anandi is a paper lover and loves the Passion Planner and Nuuna notebooks, but in the past year or so has come to embrace Trello has her main life management system! Learn how she does it and listen for the fun planner chat between two paper + systems devotees :) L…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the new year it is so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and right off the end of the year is a loss, putting our goals and our intentions aside and telling ourselves, "We're going to start fresh again in January." But then inevitably, when the New Year hits and we create resolutions, life st…
 
A lot of people think of annual planning as a necessary evil – but after the past few years of unpredictability and torn-up plans...is it still serving its purpose? Alternative planning methods are out there, but are they really any better? Join host Christine Dela Rosa and debaters Dominique Ward and Kelvin Yap, as they determine the best ways to …
 
Today's episodes includes a Q&A segment, a fun gift-y product rec, and some musings on moving. In the Q&A, a listener write in asking for ideas for a wellness planner to track water, exercise, meals, and more. Then, a busy parent asks for a planner to help track kids' activities & babysitter schedules. Sarah shares one fun holiday gift find - the M…
 
One of the most challenging things we deal with as freelance creative professionals is the constant feast & famine cycle of either always working or always looking for the next gig. I’m sure at some point you’ve had the experience of agonizing for hours, days, or weeks debating a job opportunity (or multiple opportunities). You may have also agoniz…
 
Matt Mullengweg was a high school student looking for a better way to customize his blog when he discovered the open source software community and created the WordPress platform. A few years later, after dropping out of the University of Houston for a brief stint at CNET Networks, he founded Automattic, which he describes as a holding company for p…
 
It's OK to fail because we have all failed at one point or the other. No one has been an utter success in all areas of their lives. Just like success, failure is an indicator, a guide to help you map out and strategize on what works and what doesn't. If all you knew and understood are the things that work, how would one know the things that don't w…
 
Sarah opens with a few updates -- she discusses Hemlock & Oak as a non-Tomoe River Paper alternative to the Hobonichi Cousin Weekly Layout, plus the large-sized Portfolio Planner release from Full Focus. She also mentions the MakseLife 2022 release - finally available for purchase! Then, the episode focuses on social media (or more specifically, he…
 
Trello vs. Joplin. What app should you be using depends entirely on how you are going to use it. If you are looking for a project manager software and have only a few team members then Trello maybe the app for you. However if you need a secure note-taking app where security is your upmost concern then Joplin maybe the app for you. #Productivity #Tr…
 
"There are two kinds of people in the world - people who are burned out, and people who know they are burned out." - Greg McKeown There is an epidemic of exhaustion and burnout in not only Hollywood but globally across countless industries. The culture of overwork and exploitation specifically in the entertainment industry is beyond toxic at this p…
 
So many companies are reworking their relationship with diversity, equity and inclusion actions this year, as they should. But for affinity groups within companies, like ERGs or BRGs, developed to support underrepresented groups - what is the best role for leadership to play? Should they be the driving force, or take a backseat role? Join host Chri…
 
In this episode, Sarah takes a close look at two smaller/newer brands that you may not have seen yet. The first is Sprouted, a spiral-bound planner with both weekly and daily options. Sprouted is a small company based in the US with emphasis on intention and connection. The second is Curation, a planner by the Australian company Saint Belford. This…
 
Microsoft Fluid Is going to change the way businesses and individuals stay productive. By having live documents that update as each team member makes a change will allow all team members to stay informed and up to date. Individuals do not have to change apps as they can access all the latest within each app. Microsoft Fluid is also coming to Office…
 
Hello to all of my Optimizer readers & listeners. Today’s episode is gonna be a little different in that I’m not the host, I’m the guest. This is a recent interview I did with Michael Bauman on the Success Engineering podcast. You will hear me talk very candidly about the identity crisis I suffered several years ago while seemingly at the height of…
 
In this episode, Sarah discusses ways to make the most of the next 2 months (Quintile 5 = Reflection + Celebration season!). Then, she dives into a planner review of the Planner Pad -- which is not really a "pad" per se, but does have a die hard following! Then she discusses an Etsy find that offers daily, weekly, and monthly pages in one book.Epis…
 
Sarah speaks with Matt Patterson from Help Scout about making customer support better for not only the customer but also for the support specialists. Matt and Sarah discuss customer-centric mindsets for companies and their products. The two share thoughts on building the right team with effective recruiting and avoiding the pitfalls of building a t…
 
Sarah speaks with Natalie from Plaid about personal and professional growth, going from an independent contributor to a manager. Natalie is building a consumer-facing team at a new company and shares some insights on the trajectory of building a career in support, looking to future projects at a company, and the importance of knowing your team and …
 
There are turning points throughout our lives where we have a choice to either accept the status quo and continue being “comfortable” or take a stand to affect real change. Whether it’s change on an individual level or even on a larger scale, to take a stand requires courage and “brave honesty” (to borrow a term from today's guest), and most import…
 
The offsite is a staple – for individual teams, departments or even entire companies. A chance for everyone to get OOO, bond and get some deep work done. But today, as more and more teams are moving to hybrid or remote working, are they really necessary? Join host, Christine Dela Rosa and debaters Marshall Walker Lee and Shannon Winter and find out…
 
Alise Suanders joins us today from North Carolina. She is the owner of Tales from an untamed soul and works as a travel blogger. She shares her experience with us about moving up the ladder in the corporate world. She also shared with us the impact of workplace philosophy in how it affected her happiness in climbing up the corporate ladder. Alise c…
 
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