Eric Twigs, Dr. Barrett Matthews, TED discussed on The Productive Podcaster


Okay, everybody. Welcome back to the productive podcaster. Once again, I am dr. Barrett Matthews and I am fortunate enough to have a very very special guest know. Why is he so very special could it be because he and I went to the same college that could be one reason but let me tell you something about this gentleman I have a name is Eric Twigs now Eric is the author of a book called The discipline of now twelve practical principles to overcome procrastination. So they you know, that's near and dear to my heart. That's subject matter right there. And what he's able to do is he's able to give a blueprint to be procrastination. Now some of you are sitting there watching this going gosh, that's me with me. So you can make more money, of course beyond that you can get more business if you can be procrastination an Eric is here to help you to do that because he feels bad as Divine Purpose now, he has led organizations of 500 km, Four people in Corporate America, and he shared his message with corporations all over and associations and congregations all across the country. He's a certified life and business coach and you conducted over 28,000 coaching sessions 28,000 Hillman Executives and leaders and entrepreneurs then they moved from Billings being frustrated cuz being fulfilled now, he's also the host. This is why I wanted them here. He's the host of a podcast with I had the pleasure to be a guest on called the 30-minute our I'm telling you guys. It was a lot of fun. If you get a chance check it out. If you get a chance to be on there, that would be even more fun cuz I had a ball with Eric but I want to bring to to productive podcast but none other than Eric Twigs Uncle Eric, welcome aboard man. Hey Barrett, thank you for having me on your show. It's really an honor man. It's an honor to have your brother said I don't have you now. I want you to talk a person off. Your book about tell us about you. But what what prompted you to write a book on getting over procrastination? Well, it just so critical. So the book is the discipline of now twelve practical principles wage overcome procrastination. So in all of my work, I've noticed, you know, like you mentioned I've had 28,000 coaching sessions supervise all these people you're going to have someone that gets good results and then you're going to have someone that get great results. And here's what I found is interesting is that a lot of cases. They have a simular know how level then they know a lot of the same things off, but I feel that the difference between the good and the great the great they just have this uncanny Habit to do what they need to do whether they feel like it or not. So I wanted to put a tool in people's hands that can help them go from good to great and really become aware of those things that trigger them to procrastinate so they can move forward with the dog. One of now that's great. One of my mentors he puts it in a simple term. He said the reason people don't do things because they just don't want to be in the great ones. There's something they just do it whether they feel like they're not they do it. And and that's the thing. I I agree with you a hundred percent on that. That's interesting. So tell me how the book done so often it's it's twelve chapters. It's a hundred pages. I wanted to make it, you know an easy read. So just mean I know of someone's got a procrastination issue. They don't want they don't want to read War and Peace it went something that simple to digest and the book is is got exercises. Oh affections to help you to be like, for example, when I talk about creating a vision is a couple of different exercises that I have in the book to help you wish that so it's meant to be interactive. But the bottom line is when you're done reading it you'll become aware of all those thoughts. Is that trigger you and you'll be able to put a plan in place to move forward now, you have a great podcast a 30-minute our was the book something that prompted you to do the podcast or the dog had cast prompt you to the book. Well not had the book first, but I was just looking at other ways to get the message out and I just happened to be the CEO friend of mine that you met Ted feels. Yeah, we would always talk. You know what we have to find a way work together. You're doing great things. Like I'm doing great things we have to work together and we literally sat out of the Starbucks wage and came up with the idea for starting a podcast and we came up with the name the 30-minute our I'm sure you're not the first one to have a meeting at Starbucks and have it turned in this so I won't be the last time you were better the blood that's right. Exactly exactly. So as far as the podcast, how did you come up with the format? Well, we we say that it's not your everyday podcast. And so one of the things with the book I've interviewed all the time on various podcasts and I listen to different projects gas and I noticed that a lot of them didn't have the personal humor element, right? Yeah, you bring the guests on you talk to them. We definitely left. Right? Right. Right, right. So that's one of the things that we wanted to make it. So Ted now, we have a great relationship, you know, as far as we're friends. Yeah, and that comes across on the podcast. So it's it's a mixed bag. It's a mix of humor. It's entertaining but we also make a point to throw in content that people can take away. Oh you do wanted to make it different from all the other podcasts are out there, and that's what you have to do. And if you're going to do a podcast if you're going to any type of broadcast any type of Any type of way to get your content out. You're going to have to make it something that people don't say. Oh, it's just like this one or just like that one. So that's good that you do that. I want to know how you come up with the name. The 30-minute. Our home was interesting. We were going our original name was going to be shooting from the hip right because we didn't want it to come across and so scripted and so she like every other podcast but then we were dead or alive shooting going on during that time. So we may want to think about that name. You have the wrong audience. We ended up deciding on the 30-minute hour is because like a funny thing is most people think that the interview is 30 minutes in most cases. It's an hour, but we we wanted to feel like it's only 30 minutes you wanted to feel like the end of the our main office ready because the entertainment the humor and then the content so that that's how we landed on the 30-minute our okay, let's let's go so when you started it what challenges did you hear me? You run into. Oh, I I have patience issues sometimes right? I like I like to see results immediately and not I'm thinking, you know, at first we need the first couple of episodes and people would tell them that these good things. So I'm I'm expecting a we have a hundred thousand followers right away, but but not seeing the same instant following I think is a challenge and I think just, you know having just we learned kind of knew this but it we were reminded of the fact that just have to stay consistent wage.

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