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"Her magazine is going further into membership. They've been doing membership for a little over a year and small pockets of their publications. The concept is they want to rely less on advertising and create more of a revenue stream that isn't reliant on that. The latest is cosmo unlocked. From Cosmopolitan magazine it's unlimited. Digital Access adds an exclusive newsletter for two dollars a month. They said it's cheaper than chicken nuggets. That is true. I appreciate that that's a good reference point for me. I detect zero lies. For Twenty dollars a year, you can get access to the website, the print magazine and the Newsletter Sarah for twenty dollars they throw in the print version to without any membership you can access up to four free articles a month, and they've put the rest behind a firewall. So you could still access some reporting, but they're starting to kind of go in this general membership direction not across all their banners they're just kind of experimenting with a few. Lisa. Is this a good idea? I hate it. Oh No tell me why Well look if I'm thinking like a magazine executive I, love it because in the olden days like twenty years ago you would just by subscription to a print magazine and that was it. I mean this is a similar price point. This is not offensive in terms of. Your pay walls that I have seen right so that's fine. The problem is that me as a consumer, I'm getting totally subscription to out like the biggest part of my budget in terms of just simple line items is just like subscription subscription subscription it's the music streaming it's the TV streaming. It's you know the tech tools that I use online it's the publications that I subscribe to and. I think if you can get people and have them forget that they're paying every month and it's just a little bit like two dollars and it dings and it just goes through I think you're GonNa get a reasonable amount of money. But? I don't think it's. A replacement right now for finding advertiser dollars because I think a lot of people especially in this economic environment right now don't have a lot of. Emotional bandwidth to be tracking all their subscriptions. I like us idea I disagree with you. Because I went journalists to get paid. That's true and I hear you that all of the subscriptions were kind of subscription. Doubt Idea agree with that but they're kind of getting more into a few youtubers have patriotic levels and I've been thinking about subscribing to that because I think that they're putting out great content and there is I, think an advantage to being a member where you get closer to those creators you get just more of what they're putting out because it does something really great if phil something or it. Gets you excited about something or you just think about this great people doing like time management projects that help keep you on track but the thing is the membership has to be worth it yes and I'm personally going to be very selective about. Who I want to latch onto I don't know personally if cosmo appeals to me to be a member, I really want to latch on to a personality versus a corporation. I would like to support an independent artists or a group of artists that are putting something out to the world or some. VEGGIES and entire company that I do not know. Yeah. You you make an interesting point there because I do want to clarify that I. Don't hate this because hearst is doing with Cosmo I hate it because it's hard to manage for me as a consumer but use something interesting, which was you're supporting several creators on Patriots and Patriots a platform that aggregates your subscriptions. So you make one payment amount which I appreciate I do and I think I think the I think what publications should be doing. Working with other publications to build a platform to manage to bundle my subscriptions and be able to buy one off articles for the ones that I don't subscribe to all time bundle that. That is a free idea. Also, why didn't they start this ten years ago like the seems like such low hanging fruit that. Two dollars a month you're a member you get exclusive whatever why wasn't this happening ten years ago I don't understand. Like late teens, early twenties. Lisa it would have been a really easy birthday or. Whatever gift to give me the cosmos subscription to the exclusives Done Twenty Bucks I don't think it's a bad idea. I think it's a good idea but people are going to be selective about who they want to align themselves with or spend that like Doug it money with which I understand I get it. We only have so much attention. We only have so many dollars especially right now
Stephanie Fleming on organization, life hacks, and how she built 'The Happy Planner' and 'Me & My Big Ideas'
"Are so excited to. To introduce incredible Stephanie Fleming. She is a creative entrepreneurs speaker of and wellness seeker. Most notably, she is the CO founder of me and my big ideas creator of the happy planner, and what began twenty years ago as a tiny garage business is now an industry leading lifestyle brand and offers a wide variety of products that inspire customers to live creatively and plan a happy life. Please welcome Stephanie to the show. Okay, we'll Stephanie. We are so excited to have you on the here for her podcast. Thank you so much for joining us. And we are so curious about everything that you've created and your and so I think. Our audience is going to be very very interested in the business aspect of. Everything that we're about to talk about some super excited cool. I'm so excited to be talking to you. Guys for those who don't know. Tell us a little bit about your health. I'm Stephanie. Fleming and I'm a creative entrepreneur. I actually call myself like an accidental entrepreneur. I started my business me and my big ideas with my mom twenty actually over twenty years ago started in my garage with an idea of just one idea for making stickers for the scrapbooking industry at that time and. And really just kind of wanted to do it too. I needed a creative outlet. Yes, but I needed to pay the bills like I. was you know a young mom and struggling to make ends meet, and just really wanting to like. Go out there and I would do anything because I you know I wanted a better life for myself, and for my kids and and so I was definitely you're. You're? The definition of a hustler like I was like I have no money, but I will put in the sweat equity so. We been hustling with me and my big ideas for. Over twenty years now, and we've created everything from paper stickers and now planner, so planners is our latest the happy planners, our latest product line and It's just been such a a wonderful thing for us to get into because we get to share a love for creativity for positively, and that's been kind of where I have fallen in the last probably five or six years which. Not only being an entrepreneur in a business person, but also being able to be the spokesperson for our product and our brand, and that's something that I've been totally passionate about. It's amazing. I'm curious. So, what did you do before you started your business? Were you a stay at home? Mom? Did you have have a job, so I was? I was pregnant when I was eighteen. Not Married had had a baby, and when immediately from high school to I need to find some way to take care of my son and I did in home daycare for eight years, and was daycare provider for six kids usually at one time and it was you know it's honest work? It's hard work. It's eleven hour days for you know for eight years and you know all I to do is be a good mom, and and so I didn't have a college education. I grew up in the craft industry though my. My parents had a manufacturing and distributing business so I grew up from picking orders in the warehouse. To you know watching my parents who are entrepreneurs basically navigate the craft industry and come along with them to trade shows and things like that so I always had that creative bug, and and even as an entrepreneur as a kid I was making little catalog, so you can buy these cards here, my designs and so, but then life hits, and then you have to go out, and you know and do the best you can and and so at the time. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eight. My mom and my mom had sold that business, she and my stepdad divorced and they sold their business, and so she was kind of at this place in her life where she was like okay. I'm ready to start over, I need. She was probably my age now, and it was like thinking I need to start over and figure out what life looks like for me. Now and I was saying I just I want to start something something I want to do anything and so my mom had some seed money and. Like I said I would do. You know so. I stayed up all night trying to find just hustling to find hair. Competitors are advertising in this trade magazine. So that's a potential a mailing list for so anything possible. I was willing to do so. Yeah so it was not like I had this pedigree of an MBA, and I'm going. Go start a business, and that's why I say I'm definitely. An accidental entrepreneur, but I've I've loved it. We'll story. It is very very cool. It seems like you had it in your blood like raped in the beginning. Though like it was something that you're meant to do. I, think so. I think without knowing that that's what it was like. I was just cleaning out. One of the things we've done in quarantine is cleaning out our garage and so all my memorabilia. That's where I found my card. Catalogue of here are the things you combine I'm like I always was. Experiencing entrepreneurship right in front of my is growing up but I never really knew it. In fact, my mom was in charge of all of the creative side of the business, and was the one in charge of new products, and out there trying to find out what creative women were doing next, and so when my mom would go on an rnd shopping trip and take all of us with her. We didn't realize what we were doing was watching her shopping trends and seeing what was out in fashion, and how we can bring that into the craft and creative industries, so when it just seemed like something natural, and now I'm trying to identify people go. Where do you find your trend Mic-? Just Watch I. Just look and so yeah. We were Kinda groomed without knowing that that's what was happening. So cool and so. You had your first business you? You began doing that twenty years ago. And then you landed to the happy planner, which has been a huge success and It's a it's a beautiful book. It's something that you want to. Hold in your hand, and just like carry with you all the time. It's so cute and fashionable. Where did that idea come from? And how? How did you of get to that point? Where like I want to be in this market of making planners? Happy like honestly we've had a lot of great products that of sold weller mckellen's pretty cool, but the happy planner is like it's so me. It's totally me so the the way we came up with. It was pretty much the same process that we did it with anything. As we and my sister is heavily involved in product about men in our company as well, but we watch in decide okay. scrapbooking was huge for a while, and so we were able to kind of ride that. That wave and we've kept coming out with products and line extensions and and then you kind of see that it was kind of starting to taper off. It was not as popular and the products weren't as weren't selling and going doing the having the sell through that they did before, so we're like okay. We need to know what creative women are doing next. which is what my mom did, so we would always be looking for what. What what do i WanNa do what is something that's interesting for me. and and then also kind of searching pinterest looking around water, creative women doing so for some reason on pinterest people were taking just regular planners from staples, or whatever and they were putting our scrapbooking products, stickers and things and making them cute but the scrapbooking don't really fit like they don't fit size-wise. They didn't fit if you're you know the stickers we were. Were to commemorate memories and things, and that's not necessarily the things that you need for planning so I kind of just you know, and they were boring to staples like office supply things. They have black brown different color bays. You know really great. You know what I think. Someone would would think the businessmen would like. And then there was like three designs that were like purple. Paisley or some ugly grandma color. You know I'm a woman, I. I don't want that, so we thought definitely we could do better in design. We could get them more affordable. We could create accessories that would go specifically for them, and then you could put in those accessories like things that are positive so that every single day when you're planning when you're having fun putting stickers out ever, there's this creative positive message that makes you happy that keeps you going, and so it was just a kind of another. Offshoot into what we normally do. What are creative women doing? And at this point? It was like people are busy, and they want to be creative, but they need that little bit of licensed to say it's okay when you're planning your schedule. You can kind of put a sticker downer. Says you can do it or just. Those little positive affirmations make a make a big difference. I love that so much were all about positive affirmations and There's something that I still love about having a planner in front of me like an organizational planner. Where where I. Can you know touch the pages and I can mark things off. It's so different than a calendar on Google you know and I've always I've i. still have a planner, so I love that, but I'm curious because you have built such a successful brand and obviously. You've separated yourself in so many ways by having something very unique You offer as something that's very I would say year to the millennial woman. But how how have you separated yourself with your branding? I'm just so curious about like where your sales come from utilizing social media, you have a huge social media following. So, how what kind of what was your? What was the method to your madness at that point when you started thinking ahead? Yeah, so at that point. We had we had a very successful company in the craft industry and up? Until that point, we had what I figured successful products. We didn't really have necessarily like brand. Following social media was just coming up, but you know there was something about the happy, and I think my own personal passion for the product helped in planning it. No Pun intended. because. I feel like we got to this place or like this product line. I just feel like we need to be able to have a brand. There's gotta be a message behind because the message of the product is so powerful and so really. What happened I mean there wasn't? A Master Plan I love this product so much. That I just started talking about it and sharing on social media back in the periscope days. You remember, periscope yeah. Remember. About it and I just said you know what I would anytime we would come up with something, or we had something new exciting happening in office. I'd like I'm just GONNA share. It's just going to be I wanted to our product and the brand to feel like like we were just friends sharing like. If I was you know to call you up and say Oh, my Gosh I'm so excited. We just got this prototype in, and here's what it looks like. Here's how I'm going to use it and every. Every new products came in. We previewed it on periscope did live Q. and A. is, and and that's before people really doing that and we were sharing the process and the product, and sharing my excitement, geeking out over stickers and a paper planner you know, so. It became I thought there was really no plan other than to share authentically, and that was really before, but you know everything authenticity be authentic was just such a overused catchphrase, but that's what it was because I didn't actually want to be the spokesperson. For our company, and because it's such a team effort, and so I'm not. I'm not maybe maybe I wouldn't had the idea for. Let's let's look into to paper planners, but I didn't create designs, and I not the artist, and I'm not the one who source the product and sold it in such a team so but. In order I felt so passionately that. Don't have relationships with companies. They don't have relationships with products, but they have relationships with people and brands, and if I could be that conduit. To Give A. Personality to our land our company then. I'm like all right. I'm willing to do because I was the one before it was like no, I don't really want to know I'm just I'm fine to not do it, but when I was sharing something, I was so passionate about the following just came. We did not say hey. We want to get to I. Think we're over six hundred thousand on instagram. We didn't have a plan for that. I mean eventually to grow. It takes you get to a certain point. It's like okay now. You have to plan, but we grew our numbers very very organically, and by just engaging with them. You know true engagement and it's. It's not even just the number in the plan, but it's like. Are you engaged? Do you care about your followers? Do you care about your customers and deal you know? Are you engaging that way? Are you doing it for the rise near following? Are you doing it for the sale? Are you doing? Are you doing it because this? Just feel so right to you know. Yeah while you're on that topic, too. Because so cool that you grew organically because. I mean it's such an easily marketable product, but also like how how do you stand out amongst your competitors are? There's other planner companies out there. So what's your differentiating factor with your product? So at the beginning? We were the only ones pretty much doing what we did, so we stood out really quick, and it's almost like I. Always say like it was like. Like when I had my first when I said WHO's very well behaved typical. I am such a good mom. And then my daughter came a second, and she is like great, but she's you know totally like wild spirit and I'm like oh my gosh. I need to to work at this little more. So when we did when all of a sudden you're like It's growing and you're thinking. Oh, my gosh is great. People are just listening, and then all of a sudden when you're onto something, people and other brands and other companies go. They're onto something I. Think I'm going to try that, too. And then what you were doing so authentically is being duplicated right so. So what we have always done I think and even back in the scrapbooking and paper. Crafting days was just advice. My mom gave me is just really don't worry too much about what other people are doing. Find out what you uniquely do. What is it that your company or your brand do what do you? How do you stand out and for US There's a lot of people who have high end stationary and people. People that are saying a professional and I want it to look like this or I. Don't like this about your as well. This is who we are. We are colorful and fun and were affordable. We have a disc bound system where you can change things in and out, and those are some things honestly and with the brand that will turn people off when you really claim like who you are. Some people are going to say. Well, I. Don't know but I. don't like that well, but this is who we are when you can really find that those are the things that just kind of narrowed down, and you nail it down so much that these are the things that make us unique, and so for us. We embraced all of that. That is who we are fun and colorful, positive and an interchangeable, and all these things about the product and about our messaging. That's what we focused on, and I think even especially going forward when it becomes harder and you. Maybe at this point, we're going like you see a slowing in not just gaining followers as fast when you get up high. And there's more people in the space so for us it's how can we find? What, we, what is it that we offer? That's unique whether it's the message product. And, you kind of have those pillars of our being authentic. Is it something that's different or are we just white noise in the space? Should we be making a change? We be pivoting. Right now do. Is there something we need to be doing to be more aware of the surroundings of the economy of this of society so You're constantly looking for you have to just be aware. Of who you are where you're going and not being paying too much attention to. The competitors and the people aside. It's really hard though it's hard to do because you find yourself looking. They're doing so good over there. Maybe I should change and go that way so knowing who you are is a huge part of that success for us. And, I love how you really made an emphasis on. Being okay with not being a good fit for everyone, and you know we talk about this even on social media. How you know people always give us questions on. You know my Gosh I I lost if I don't post for three days. I'll lose one hundred followers well if those people want on, follow you because you haven't posted three days. They're not your people. Like they were never people anyway, so I love that you have you have a focus and you understand your branch so well. The you know who you're catering to, and also you mentioned pivoting when you need to because. You know I think that people get so focused on the end goal, and if it's not if it doesn't turn out exactly how they anticipated that it would be, they give up right, so I think that's I. Love that so much and it kind of brings me to my next question on. The hardships entrepreneurship because I think that when people look from the outside, they see this beautiful brand that you've built a successful mom who's who's doing it all, but it takes so much work and behind the scenes that the people don't see. Can you walk us through some of those hardships that you faced in how you've kind of gotten through them? Oh yeah and I think. I'm so glad you brought that up because you especially on social media, people will see their, so they'll say. Where were you because I'm pretty active on my own, and then also I with the happy planner, but it like where were you? We Miss John there. I'm like you guys like if I would have shown. What I was doing for the past seven days, it was get up in the morning. Go to work. Stay there till seven o'clock have like meetings altay come home barely figure how I'm going to get the door dash before I wanna fall asleep, and then you know over it over and over again and I'm like it's not glamorous. It's hard There's a lot that goes into it. You know and you have to love it if you are somebody who has your own business or your own brand? You have to love it because it is not I mean I would say. Ninety, eight percent of it's not glamorous, but it's rewarding. You know it's something that you love, but you're GONNA have failures. You can't be afraid to work hard and fail. Because, you're GONNA. Do both of those all the time? And you know and learning from your from your failures for me. It's like you know we've had products that the ones that you've mentioned like happy planner that quadrupled the size of our business in the matter of two years But in the in between, and we had already had like a pretty successful company, and we were like well, but what you don't see, are all of the things where you come out with the product and you're like that's a dog. You Know Kate next. What do we? Can we learn from that? You know that's what you can't. You can't shy away from it, but nobody wants to see that nobody, but those are the lessons. Are you know what you're seeing? When when you see the happy planner is our success of you know Gosh over twenty we did that. It was fifteen years. I think into the our business before we hit that like Grand Slam, we'd had several. You know that was. This product was a triple. This one was a strikeout. This one was a base hit. And then you know, we never know we not. Even we're not even. Promise that we were going to have that big of a success that we just kept going and every time we did we learned something like Oh we didn't do. The packaging wasn't right or you know. Maybe we rent to too early into that trend, or maybe we didn't research it enough or maybe we learned something every time but I mean we've had. We've had product failures. We've had really difficult times in the economy I've been around here through September eleventh through the two thousand eight crash where the business was doing great, and then all of a sudden we've had were having to like have layoffs and figure out how to make the hard decisions. To keep your business healthy and around and surviving, and that's really hard. I mean that's something that right now we're going through. You know we have. Luckily we've got a great basin. We've had a very successful business, but this is a gut punch, and for a healthy business like ours. This has been really difficult and I can only imagine if you're struggling before this, but you just have to figure out you. It's almost like a business as almost like being a parent. You've got to make those tough decisions. Decisions you know that not everyone's going to understand. That's going to be hard. It's going to keep you up at night. and those those you don't see those on social media. No one's sharing like we had to really hard today and or have been meetings all day, and if they are, they're showing you the picture of themselves looking really cute, and you know here I am with my thing and it's. It's just not always like that victims hardly ever like that, so I think it's sometimes i. I've shared lots more real version especially on my own personal social media on instagram. Especially because I, think we do a disservice to. Everybody but to women's in general specifically where it's like if you're trying to be an inspiration and trying to share with other women, this is what if I can, we can all be here for each other. You, know in business, and this is how we can succeed. We are doing a disservice if we are just showing what our lives really never looked like And how how then do those? How'd you push through? How do you push through at the worst times for people that are listening that are entrepreneurs have launched their business or not seeing success right away. Like what have you learned to cut has kept you going. I think i. mean this sounds like something that my husband would go. No, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it because he's. My husband was our CFO CEO and. But for me, I, it's so much into an instinct. And then pushed through because I believe in my instinct very strongly. There's a thing like I feel like you know for us. We were very fortunate that the business that we started stayed healthy, and was viable forever, however I. Kind of look at our product launches in our product releases and different product types almost like many businesses, because there comes a time when you know this isn't working, you know there comes a time when you're like. We just need to let this keep going. We need to work at market. We need and you just you kind of. If you're really being honest with yourself, you know when it's like am I pushing too hard for something. That's not really making. Any headway or do I just need to keep working harder and I feel like You know if we ask ourselves how we done everything. HAVE WE EXHAUSTED EVERY OPTION? That's what I think. We need to kind of listeners, though because I just feel like if you are sitting here like. With a struggling business, let's say whether it's from the economy or just like I'm just not going anywhere It's hard because some people will say just keep going. Just keep going all the time. I don't think you should do that all the time. Sometimes you want maybe need to move onto. Something different doesn't mean you're not going to be. In business or start your own company, or but maybe this, isn't it? Maybe it is? Maybe you're just sitting there going. You know what this is going to be tough times, but I believe in this business i. know we have and we're going to keep going, so you kind of have to listen to that. You know you're got to say. Where are you? Are you? You know? Do I need to keep pushing through this, or is there something else that I need to be? Doing are exploring. It's such a weird time to because with everything going on I. Mean People are obviously doing less news less really to plan but I think there's still an opportunity and it's great that the product isn't just a manner planning out your daily activities that can also be used for intentional set goal setting in just writing down thoughts that you have journaling so I love that it's it's I town that regard Have you guys thought of ways to during this tough time? Kind of still sell your product in different ways or maybe thinking about different product lunches. Were you know what kind of has been brewing in the last few weeks, so it's like a perfect example of. Of evolving and pivoting right so like. Yes, when you're when we're looking at people that are planning your days just filled. My days were just like I couldn't even have the whole damn thinking. How tiny can I right because there's so much going on, but you know one of the other things we have in our product, minus positively journaling and guided journals, and then when you you know for us, it would be so tone deaf to be talking. Talking about we know you're busy. Let's just talk about busy busy busy schedule Hustle. Let's go because this is not the time for that, so we had to look at. What do we have in? You know in our offering. And what do we have What do we think is important or is there something else we can offer so for us? you know slowing down journaling 'cause for me. It's all about putting the pen to paper. I Love I love my. Technology and I. On my computer as well, but there's something to me about writing stuff down whether it's my schedule and prioritizing key efficient or whether it's like you know just journaling what I'm grateful for writing that down I did a whole like wellness like year in two thousand eighteen, where every single day for the entire year I journal. Like what am I feeling I thought it was going to be like more. Of a fitness thinks I like. My cholesterol is high, and I needed to lose weight, and I was going to do all these things I'm going to travel the stuff and what it became was. Oh my gosh, I'm realizing that I'm tagging my emotions now like when I would write things down the journaling became the biggest part for me is what I was feeling like I was really I felt very marginalized that meeting today, and I came home, and I think like I was going into hibernation. You know and I was angry and I was, but I was identifying my feelings. Why was I instead of just going like writing down my food log? You know it's like it wasn't helpful for me. I. Know How to eat healthy. But to realize that when I feel angry, I don't know what to do with those feelings and to eat them you know, or and I'm like an eye stuff them and I. Try and do anything in Canton. and that was like a realization for me, so we're kind of leaning into that and saying hey, right now when you're stressed or you're afraid or whatever it is that you're going through. What can you lean into? And how can you get in touch with your feelings whether it's do journaling or if you really do maybe you're a mom who is trying to work fulltime at home and also. Also home school your kids to the distance learning the. Maybe you need to be really efficient, so you need to you know. What is it that you need and listening to that? Do you need to be productive? Do you need to be kind of moving a little more inward, and then just writing it down and really getting out of your head and onto paper, so you can help process it. Yeah I need to start journaling. That is something that. I know he's for the whole year. Did you notice that it had a huge impact on? It changed the way I thought it totally and I'm the same way because I'm like I'm so famous for starting a journal. And then it's really good for like a couple weeks, and then it's empty, and I keep it and all these like you know journals that have a little bit done in the beginning, and then like I wish I could combine them all. And are they now? It's like so I just said I have never made like a year long commitment to myself I. Will I mean I will do anything for my kids. My husband, my family, my, you know the team of me me and my big ideas, but for me. It'd be like I'm always the first one to get shoved off the list and so I, said I need I was stressed because just like what you were saying. Our business was. Wildly successful that year, and the year before that but I was so stressed out. Because when you quadruple the size of your company, and you're trying to do the same things that you did before scaling it and learning how to do that so quickly is really stressful for a for a creative person who likes to do things like. As I'm inspired. And so. So dealing with that was huge, so all of these things that I saw which were gaining weight having high cholesterol, not sleeping at night, having hiring Zaidi I was thinking, it was because I'm out of shape or this and I didn't really realize accepted the journaling. which that's not what I started to do. That it was more than just that and so this journaling process just gave me. Such clarity and insight into my own feelings that I had no idea and I don't think if I if I just tried to do that at the very beginning for just a little bit I, don't think I would have. Gotten as deep because like doing it every single year someday the destroy today sucked. He knows the worst day ever and I didn't know how to see it through, but then as I got used to journaling just as an exercise every day. I learned to go. You know to just kind of. I guess like look a little deeper. Really. Shed light on stuff that I had no idea I was looking for. I feel like now. I'M GONNA. Go buy one of your journals because I'm so inspired by that by just what you said and I think that I'm someone that just keeps everything in my head and I talked to myself all day every day just. All the things that have to do all the things that should you know that are behind me? That I should have done yesterday it's that's great. I love that with you. You know you don't realize that when you're not like kind of emptying out. It's like for me I was not able to. I was not able to like think of I was kind of creatively blocked, and then I was like even motion. Lee blocked and they just didn't realize because I'm the same. I am an over thinker. I like I process everything and I just I kinda hold onto it and I get very wrapped up in my own head, and so it was just almost like an emptying of it and helps me sleep. Helped me do all that stuff, so my guys. I think you'll love it. Okay. I'm sold. journaling. Borsch, now let's talk a little bit about living intentionally, which is very much related to what we're talking about now, bite. What does it mean for you to live intentionally? And how can people cultivate a more meaningful life? Because obviously you found your passion, you work really hard at you. Know keeping your mind rate, and it seems like you're a very self, reflective person, but how how have you gotten there? I think. I've always been somebody who really likes. Growing looking inside I ask a Lotta questions of myself and. Other people like I. Try and tell my husband like I'm not really trying to psychoanalyze you. Even I would love to just get into everybody's head, but I think that there's so much we can learn. And one of the things that I have learned just by trying to grow as a person and being teachable. Has Been You. Know there's nobody in the world that is going to take charge of my life, my happiness, the things that I want that me. Matt what happens around me it doesn't you know we can all we can all be complaining about what's happening in the world with your job with your relationship, but when it really comes down to it, you're the one that's responsible for what it is. You want in your life and how happy you are. And so for me, it started with number one. I needed to. Learn how to love myself because I didn't love and accept yourself believe you're worthy of all those things, and then once you believe that those things started kind of coming into my life and a realize it's like you know. That was something that I had to really focus on. I had to work on with myself I am. We're a project, so if you go out there, and you really want a job, or you really want to start a business, or you want a relationship. You have to almost I think. Go for the life that you want with that same passion and I mean for me. It's just been about really starting to identify. What is it that you want? What is it that makes you happy? And how do you need to get that? I think that's why I'm a planner at heart, because living intentionally as really planning, you're trying to like you have to identify something first and then figure out how you're going to get it right, so it's like for me. Identifying. What makes me happy? What the name of our podcast plan? Happy Life at the Tagline for our company. Or for the for the happy planner, because really feel like you know if if for me, I need to identify what it is, that makes me happy right, and so I'm not somebody who is an Adrenalin Junkie I'm not someone who needs a lot of activity in my life, I need I need serenity a need. Calm I need a place to be creative I want to go travel I want to be with my family so when I. Start to really identify Granular Li, like what it is, that makes me happy and what I want I can easily say you know okay well. Then I am intentionally going to make the choices that get me closer to those things that I want and. It's really a responsibility. You know it's really taking responsibility for For the actions that we take and you know and I think it's empowering I actually feel like instead of going like Oh. My Gosh I'm responsible for all of these things in my life and no one's going to do about me that makes me. I think it just gives it gives me the power back to say you know. Stuff can happen all around me. Crap can just be going on like everywhere and internally I can live intentionally with what makes me happy, which what? And I can be. Responsible for especially this stuff that's going on in my head. You know so setting intentions of you know whether it's daily whether it's setting an intention for a year or whenever you're feeling like you need a little more clarity into. What am I working for I think it's a really powerful thing to do and I know sometimes when things get more popularity. They gained that whole like people in Oh. Yeah, okay. Setting intentions are doing all this, and it sounds a little Wu, and all that and I'm like it, but it really really makes a difference in how we live our lives, and the decisions that we make yeah, and it's all it all goes back to taking accountability, right and totally nine I. always talk about this on the podcast where a lot of people struggle with that I. Think they kind of have this. Poor me, mentality or you know I could never accomplish that I'm not ex- enough. I'm not educated. Enough I'm not. You know fast enough smart enough pretty enough whatever it is, and I just do I. Hope that if pe- when people listen to this episode, they really if they take anything from it. I really hope that they listen to what you just said. Because it's so powerful, that's such a like. I can't I've had a lot of things. People will ask me like well. Of course, it's easy for you to be happy because where you are today, you know and I said, but but here's what you don't understand is that? The reason I'm happy is not because I have all the things that I have the reason I have all the things that I have is because a happy positive person who believes that I have. that. What happens in my life is a result of you know of the way that I go about it and what I believe I deserve and how and then I can have those things I'm happy. And I'm positive period. Doesn't necessarily. Happy happy I just mean like I'm going to be content and positive and optimistic in my life. No matter what is going on and I have lived through a lot of things I've had like I said I shared with you. Guys had some traumatic things in my childhood that have happened I was had a child eighteen I had a lot of money issues. I'm growing up. I was in an abusive relationship with physically and mentally, and there's a have been drug abuse them I mean lots of things that I've had to deal with and. I could very easily any of those instances been. Why did this happen to me? I could never start a business because I don't have a college education and they don't have any money, and they don't have this and you know. What will people think of me and you know a? Growing and believing that you can do something, no matter what like having that resilience and having that. Like I'm just going to figure it out like I said I. It pretty much anything now I'm probably going to be more of a of a jack-of-all-trades master of none but that's okay. That's who I am, and that's really has gotten me where I'm at, but yeah. I just I think if anything I totally agree with you. If I share anything, it would be that no matter what your circumstances are in life. I think optimism and. And believing that no matter what happens to you, you will get through this, and you make something of yourself, and you can get the things that you want in life If you know if you're working, you work hard. You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be teachable if to learn to be confident, but all those things are things you can control. And it doesn't really matter what your circumstances are. So that would be something I mean. Yes. I love the product. Yes, I love our brand. Yes, I love all these other things, but that's just something that I think everyone can take with them throughout their lives. Such great life advice, and it's so true I feel like there's been looking back and reflecting on my own experiences to and the hardships that you know everyone has different forms of adversity, but how you respond and react to that is I think all the difference and I think it was a murray furlough that said everything is figure out. That just. When you said that because it's true like if you have that drive and that hustle enough to do what it is that you WanNa, do you can figure that all out and I think Alex also reiterated several times. There's this concept of just start now. Figure everything else out along the way as you go. Otherwise, you're never gonNA start. You're never going to achieve those goals but in terms of goal, setting and just organizational tips. I mean I feel like the ideal buyer of the happy planner is a very organized individual, or maybe they're aspiring to be more organized. So what are some good organizational tips just in general that people can start practicing and then apply to the happy planner. And I am not a naturally organized person. At like what you see back there on this video that we're recording over is not what it normally looks like I'm a creative person so I'm very like. Just kind of scattered and I will follow an idea like if I have an idea, I'm like I'm down that rabbit hole and. There's a chaos and mastic usually follows so being organized and using happy planner and using organizational tools is actually been essential for me to be like a productive society member of society or running a business, so one of my favorite tools and I think we kind of alluded to this a little earlier was getting things out of your head in getting him down I use a master What I call him Master Action Item List, so it doesn't matter if like you are thinking of I've gotTa. GotTa do cupcakes the Kids School I've got empty. The dishwasher I have a huge project that I'm working on. That's do every little thing. Take space up in your head and It doesn't really you know you're not really. They all have the same weight, so you're thinking constantly of the Dishwasher, the cupcakes and all of these things and you don't have the space to really think about Give yourself like. Hey, now. I'm really focusing on the project because there's so much stuff spinning in your head. And, so I think David Allen I think is his name he said you're. You're headed for having ideas, not storing them so like for me. It's like Oh, my gosh, that is so perfect so I take and had this one massive list actually I have to, but it's ones home in one's work, but usually for most people one will do and. If everything that comes out of my head is something that I have to do if it's an action item. I put it on my list and then I work from that list. Would plan my weeks when I plan my days, so I look at Monday and I think okay. I've got five meetings not lot. Stuff's going to be coming off that to do list, but on Tuesday I have one meeting in the morning and I had the whole day that I. have so I'll go off of my master list and then start working from there. I'M NOT GONNA forget my tasks that way. It's not going to be like oh shoot cupcake sting it. You have your your things that have due dates and everything so when I'm working from it I don't have fifteen sticky notes everywhere and a piece of paper that I wrote over there. That I got lost cause. I left it in my car and you're constantly then figuring out. How do I remember where it was that thing so keeping everything kind of in one place has been a big tip for me. the second organizational tip that I use I plan every Sunday I plan my week out every Sunday so or whatever the day before the start of week.' In for me. Mondays the start, so I sit down I. Take a look at what are all of the to the must do's appointments. The the deadlines that have to happen that week and get all those things in there and I. I plan everything out from date night with my husband every week. we're putting that in their first wins the time that I need one of my GonNa. Go exercise. When am I going to those put in appointments, and then I start to fill in again with things from that master to do. If I don't do that, then you know, there's things that come up and they're just time. Thief's and they come in to take in all of a sudden. You look and you've spent. Monday and you're thinking I've done nothing you know. It could be a week and you're going like shoot. There's nothing off my list. conversely you can take a look at that, and if you've been really productive, there've been times. I had no idea I could get that much done. So those are two tips for me to stay on and just to contend me. Being organized means being productive, because if I'm not productive, my stuff's all over the place. I get very easily overwhelmed, and that is not a good place for me to be. I was GONNA ask as well with with your master. Master list you add everything from like emptying the dishwasher doing laundry like every task so usually I have like if those are ongoing I will have just started doing this, which helped a lot, but all I kind of assign like if something that occurs every week for me I have a list. That's basically recurring tasks, so if you're if it's a cleaning thing, it's like an you know you've got changes sheets. You know the bathrooms or whatever I've got empty Roomba. because. Just, all those little things that are like take the trash out. Those are of things that I put off to the side which are more recurring tasks. And then when I sit down. Unday, I think you know empty room by the today's the in the evenings and do my meal planning here and those things happen all the time. The the Master List for me is you know the things that are their projects or their like like for me for my work one. It's like every time like I need to talk to him about this Call up this person and make sure I return this thing and check out on. All of the let's marketing meetings scheduled out. Make sure to reach out and so then I can cross them off. On Cross them off. And then when they're done, they're done, and of course you know once it gets to about halfway marked off at create a new list because it's prettier. And I like doing that, but yeah, the reoccurred things I keep separately. Of It, so we're GONNA. Get this all in. Your home about really what you're saying is it comes down to time management skills right, and yes, you know like you said there are some days ago by and I'm like. How did I just spent two hours scrolling through instagram? Checking emails bearing bearing myself in emails that really don't I don't need to get back to these people right away and you self reflect and go like that I see I'm busy, but to hours of that time was wasted. Time management is huge, and that was another thing that I uncovered in my memorabilia box that said think I was in like fourth grade and the teacher says like Stephanie needs to learn time management. Because it is true, because I do the same thing and I feel like there's so many times when people say I just don't have enough time and I'm thinking i. just spent four hours binge-watching. Whatever I. We. Do have the time and that's okay. If you're going, you know what I'm going to. It's going to be a binge party like I am going to be watching and It's fine but I think we need to be aware like you don't WanNa miss out on the things that you either want to be doing our need to be doing because you're not managing your time well and like I said it's a constant struggle. This is going to be something that I'm GonNa be. Be doing for my whole life. Because you know because I'm just not naturally inclined to be that way even, but it's a habit you know, and it's easier for me now, but managing your time well and scheduling it out is is a habit that we form you know, and it's just like it just becomes easier and then yeah, you find him. There's nothing to me like when I look at a list I'm like. Oh, my gosh look! How productive I was this week! That is such a good feeling when you even when you finish the day, and you're like man I was on point today like I knocked this off the list and I. Did this and you just feel good? There's just this feeling it brings. There's something about they say like an actual like I don't know what gets release, dopamine, or whatever that when you cross things off your list. That, yes, go. It is what? What are some other resources that you? You've enjoyed yourself or that? You would recommend to listeners in terms of time, management or building, good habits, organizational tools and practices. I think that like to meet. Okay decluttering. Making sure that you like you don't have because again. The more clutter at the worst and I know they say you know a messy desk or whatever they say, but the MESSI dozen. Beans or whatever and it is, but it's probably one who's just driving themselves crazy 'cause they can't find anything so developing somewhat of. Of A protocol for how you're GONNA. Plan your weeks and then also. One of the things I don't know if it's not really a resource, but it's something that I learned that. I kind of tend to first thing in the morning. I want to like answer all like you're saying I. Want to answer all my emails, and then of course I go down. Somebody's asking you know unsubscribe to all these things now and then I started subscribing, and then I go down, and so somebody told me to block off your days and at the beginning. Do the most important thing for you that you need to. To get done in the morning or whenever it is that you work I work best in the morning and freshest van, and then about three o'clock, I'm looking for anything else. I'm looking for something to snack on or any distraction and it, but some people are not also if you're like going, this is when I do my best work. Then make sure you can identify those times because you're gonNA. Find that you have. You're going to get more done. You'RE GONNA feel more efficient more. More productive and I think that's going to help I. Definitely, figure think that if you can figure out how technology and productivity work for you. I am kind of a hybrid between outlook and all of the technology that we can't. We have that really does keep us I've got when I have meetings. All my stuff is stored. I, don't WanNa. Right down the zoom. Call Identification Number and the password, and all these things you know, that's all stored in my outlook and I have a really good relationship between paper planning and my tech, you know. And then but I have a process every time I have like a nice system. I think I think that works I've been I've used a lot of productivity tools into honest with you. Nothing's really kept me more productive than just keeping it simple and planning things out and getting stuff done I mean it. It starts off great, but then it's just something else for me to. Keep track of so having something just right in my face whether it's my outlook, calendar or or my paper planner I just like I, said I've tried I've tried them all I've tried. And I know they were really well for some people, but for me it's just all about keeping it really simple and just getting stuff done. Yeah, and you know what I love the realness because we get questions, sometimes of like. How do you have a business and you work fulltime in your mind like? How do you do all the things? And I always kind of self reflect in its and I always think you know. You make time for what's important to you. That's the bottom line. We all have twenty four hours a day. I think that that hustle mentality isn't always helpful and isn't always positive, but at the same time if you have something that you want to accomplish. You just have to do it. You have to figure it out and do it. That's the bottom line. So Yeah? I love what you said on that. You know what I'd like to ask you Stephanie. If there's some sort of book or podcast or resource that you'd recommend for our followers, I don't know if you have any in mind that something that is is really impacted you in some way. Yes, so two different two different things so a book that basically just changed my life completely were was the gifts of imperfection by Bernard Brown. And it was one of those things where I just realized I don't have to be perfect I'm worthy of just the way I am, and that just really kind of just her whole. I love her so much that book. When I started to believe those things about myself, things change. They think changed in my life. They changed in my business That's why I think that no matter what you're looking at doing that. Inner work is I. Don't don't try and like. Get the promotion or getting the relationship, because you think that's GonNa make you more successful or happier, or whatever, because if you're not okay with that first step I it's all going to be empty. You know you're going to get the promotion, but it's not gonNA. Feel as great as you thought it was. Because you're. There's there's that whole in there that you're trying to fill so. That personally was amazing for me and then I love how I built this by Cairo's and. The podcast and for business. That's something that I listened to and I just. If, you're ever wanting to start a business and you think well I don't fit the typical either entrepreneur or business owner, or whatever I don't fit that mold listen to those stories there from every walk of life and every kind of story. It's so empowering to listen to them, but it's also really interesting to see how some of those people dealt with you know the setbacks, and how they how they innovated, and how they funded their businesses, and it's really interesting, and so, and they've covered just about like every aspect of business so I love those, too. Such third-rate episode actually heard how I built. This I've never listened to it, but I've heard it is great good, so that'll be one that'll that'll be added to my podcast list. podcasts our life right now in quarantine. Basically do anything and just have headphones on and listen to podcasts. For sure so good. Well this has been great. We are so happy that we have had the chance to chat with you and an answer all of our questions. Where can people find you on on social media? And where can they purchase happy planner? So they can find a me personally and INSTAGRAM's. Where is my John? That's what I love the most. People over it Instagram, so you can find me at Stephanie Score, Fleming. And then you can find the happy planner, which on Instagram, as the underscore happy, underscore planner or the happy planet Dot Com. I also have a podcast called planet. Happy Life that host with my daughter, sharing tips about how you can choose to be happier and planned to be happier and. And we love that, so that is planned a happy life. You can find that. At Planet Happy Life Dot Com so and then the happy planner you can buy at craft stores all over Michael's Joanne. Hobby Lobby Walmart and that'd be planner DOT COM, so we're all over. Love it. It's awesome. That is so great. We will link everything in the show notes, and it has been such a pleasure Stephanie you offer so much wisdom. As it relates to not only business but life so thank you for sitting down with us today. Thank you appreciate it. It's been fun talking to you.
Time Is Money? by Chris Guillebeau on Productivity & The Inherent Value of Enjoying Life
"But for now, let's get right to our post for today as we optimize your life. Soon Time is money by Chris Kilo of Chris. Globo DOT com. I came back into Seattle last night after two weeks traveling around the world in the morning, I went up to my local starbucks on forty fifth street in Wallingford, these corporate guys were sitting there, wearing suits and carrying briefcases in Seattle. You don't see people dressed like that as much as you do. In other cities over here. A shirt with a collar is considered dressing up. As they were talking. One of them said well, we should go. Time is money. I looked up from my nearby table. Time is money Have, you heard that one before hold on, we'll come back to it I think about something. Amazon.com has at least two hundred seventy books on time management, but most of them fail to consider basic question. How can someone actually managed time? When you manage people, you give them tax to complete and check in on them once in a while. When you manage a project, you make neat little spreadsheets and break out the getting things done book and Chart Your progress along the way, but with time none of those things apply. You can't tell time what to do. You can't give time a raise when it performs well and fire time when it doesn't meet your expectations. nope, you can't manage time too bad about all those books. Someone should have said something. Before the two hundred seventieth authors started writing. Like it or not time just marches on. More bad news. Unfortunately. There's more bad news about time, sorry. Like money time is limited, but unlike money once time has gone, there's no getting back. You can't earn back. What has been spent? Time is closely related to the concepts of regret, inaction, indecision and wistfulness all those things we left behind some point. Don't you hate that? Time cannot be managed, and when it's gone, it's gone forever, but if you're waiting for good news, you won't be disappointed here it. Is there still enough time for what you need? There's still time to start that business. Take that trip. Start running those two miles that will help you run the marathon six months from now or better yet filling the blank for yourself based on what you've always wanted to do, but if kept putting off for some reason. Ready there is still time for me to blank. Got It if not, you may need more than a few seconds to think about it. It's worth full consideration, even though time is money. Whatever you choose, hold it close to you. Make it your focus and don't let anyone take it from you. Any number of people will try to. Back to starbucks. Gays in the suits have left still thinking about what they said. Time is money. cording to the time is money people I've been wasting a lot of time this year I traveled to Iraq Mongolia Pakistan and twenty other countries, all without an agenda or anything, really important I had to do there I spent an absurd number of hours, standing in line or sitting on park benches, waiting for train or bus stations to open up all over the world I, opted out of the next phase of graduate school, and worked toward building a career as a fulltime writer before that I spent four years working for free in West Africa, so you can probably guess what I think about the link between time and money. No, there's nothing to that idea so much for that right. But wait maybe I've got it partly wrong to. Time is not the same thing as money, but it does have tremendous value I don't WanNa be like the awesome. Andy s that Percy Shelley wrote about quote. Look on my works year mighty and despair nothing beside remains round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, the Lone and level sands stretch far away and quote. Nope don't want that. Instead I wanted to treat valuable time with the respect. It deserves I want to do something really great with a valuable time I have how about you? The best strawberry. Oh and by the way research shows that the average user clicks away from blog posts somewhere around the three hundred word point. Since. You've broken the curve and made it further than that. Here's an old story that always makes me smile. The story is about Zen. Student who is running from a tiger in the forest. The tiger is catching up to him and the only way out is to jump over a cliff that leads to certain death on the rocks below. With no real options. The Zen student jumps over. The cliff just manages to grab onto a branch halfway down. Beside the branch is Bush wild strawberries, and the student reaches over with one free hand, and takes one with the tiger above him and certain death on the rocks below him, he slowly enough the strawberry, and as he
Organization Expert Declutters 150+ Homes
"My name is Lisa Hobie I live in Seattle. Washington and I was featured on episode three hundred fifty. Three. Yoga teacher cleans up and I'm also in the one hundred side Hustles Book My side. Hustle is as a home organizer I like to say. My superpower is my ability to create beautiful functional, highly personalized spaces for my clients. I got the idea for my hustle kind of like a bolt from the blue during an interview with Chris. Gilo I was at a live taping for Gretchen. Rubin Liz Crafts podcast happier. And of course I was sitting right in the front row because I'm a superfan. And Gretchen interviewed Chris About his book born for this how to find the work you were meant to do. And I had this epiphany. I love decluttering organizing and making things beautiful. It's what I do to play. I lose track of time when I do it. Because I'm so focused, I'm like a dog with a bone plus I twenty five years teaching experience. So at that moment, it dawned on me. People actually pay me for. This skill was featured on the show in December two, thousand seventeen, and since that time. A side Hustle of home, organizing became my full time job. And my full time job of Yoga, teacher Yoga decreased down to a little side. Hustle so in that time I am I worked in a hundred and forty nine homes for a total of one, thousand, eight, hundred and seventy five billable hours. This is pretty much a three year span. and delivered three hundred and fifty two carloads of my clients donations to places like the refugee women's Alliance, where I volunteer, and to the local food banks to goodwill as well as delivering specialized recycling, so things were going great. I was working five days a week. In clients homes, I was booked out weeks in advance with a wait list. And I love my work and then the pandemic hits. And everything changed and I. AM recording this on Day. Ninety of Seattle stay at home order so I'm right in the middle of a lot of uncertainty and change. I would characterize these past three months at home as a time of service and experimentation right away when the pandemic head I knew I wanted to serve my clients because this. Is US super stressful time for everybody so right away. I started teaching Yoga every morning on zoom, and so I went from my group twice a month to teaching seven classes a week. I knew I wanted to serve my organizing clients. And I have been working with clients virtually op zoom throughout the stay at home time. I wrote an e book as a thank you for joining my mail list I rewrote my Introduction ladders. I added online scheduling option I gave a few talks on zoom for a couple of different companies. I wrote and sent out three newsletters to my mailing list as constant contact. So all of this. All of it felt like a pretty steep learning curve actually. Feis I get to someone who's thinking about becoming a home organizer. This is a really good time to do a lot of reading I would read books on organising home design housekeeping habit change. Time Management Paper Management, digital management I actually pretty frequently. Get requests for informational interviews so I have a pdf of my favorite resources. I'm happy to yet email it to anyone who's interested. You can just reach out. I guess the last thing I would say is in this time of. Such huge transition. Happen All I can do is keep offering excellent service to my clients between home, organizing and teaching Yoga and getting donations to people need them and keeping stuff out of the landfill. I feel like I'm living in integrity with my values, and that I'm being of service to people in ways that are easy and enjoyable for me and beneficial for them, so we'll just take breath time.
"time management" Discussed on The Playbook
"It may seem like overkill, but very rarely do I miss. All right next. What is the best way to eliminate bad habits that are entrenched in your daily routine eating poorly substance use etc.. Will number one is to lower the bar. Number one is to lower the bar. Don't try you know if a habit is ingrained in your conscious. That's one thing it'll take at least twenty one days minimum if it's in your sub-conscious will taking longer, and if it's quantum incessantly inherited. If it's part of you may take lifetimes. So what do we have to do? You got to start the change. We have to start being what you WanNa be you start being the change you WanNa be, and so what we WANNA do is number one lower the bar. To, stop doing that and replace it with a habit that may be more productive in align with your values. And so, but you have to have one thing you must be what you can be. You have to have the desire. You could practice the skills. You can acquire the knowledge. You get lower the bar in start. The Stop in stop the start. But until you tell yourself and I use the trigger word capability in my mind when I have something that I don't want to do in your. If I'm getting tired if I'm doing I, tell myself capabilities capabilities capabilities. WHAT CAPABILITIES DO I have? WHAT SKILLS DO? I have what knows do I have? What desire do I have in order to affect the discipline in the habit that I need to stop creating interferences voids in shortages, my life to stop creating interference to the greatest source of inspiration, power, light love and lessons that I can allow to come through me for others and I started thinking about those things. The hardest habit I ever had to break was June tobacco because quantum Lee I'm addicted to nicotine. It's very strong addiction genetically within me. That's moved three packs of cigarettes a day till almost the day he died. And I. Controlled by nicotine, and it took me years and years until I started telling myself I have the capability. I would lie to myself I. DON'T WANNA quit I..
"time management" Discussed on The Playbook
"Thirty to nine research time again. I study my calendar for the next day I. Studied for interviews books that I'm writing whatever it may be study study study, paying attention to giving intention to the coincidences that I want, and then furthermore nine o'clock start my wind down routine I will be passed out by nine five definitely before eleven to wake up the next day at four. We will publish that for you next question. Does life get repetitive if you plan your day every single day, if not, do you ever have days where you don't have a single event plant? So that's the funny thing. When you tell people your students allender now. They think you're obsessive. Compulsive that every single minute is planned and. I didn't say. Right I. said I study what I have planned. And what have planned might be water skiing. What I have planned might be lying by the pool. What had planned might be hanging out thrown pitches to my ten year old son or teaching, my sixteen on how to drive, or whatever it may be in what I have planned. Maybe nothing and I only have unplanned things and to look at that now there are certain things I do every day because I love the exponentially -ality like a minimum of our day on my health, a minimum amount of time with each of the. The people that I love a minimum of time studying my calendar. Get the most out of life the most out of that time but you know that consistent persistent pursued is not a joke to me. I learning to find the light, the love and the lessons in all the minutes that I've been given whether the man minutes relativity minutes I'm utilizing them and efficient effective in statistically successful way to be as happy as I. can help empower more people to be happy as well. Hopefully that answered that question, so any events that are planned are in my calendar. What is the biggest thing that changed in your relationship with your mom when you started connecting with her consistently?.
"time management" Discussed on The Playbook
"Personal values are experiential values are giving values in receiving values every single day because we are changing, we are growing. We are accelerating. We have faith in the back that we're going to get the results that we want. And in order to do that. We need to know our values in order to prioritize what is important to us. To that day's time of being present. Sometimes seem so urgent, but they're not important, and we allow them to get in the way. We have no construct or no consideration of what our values are. Our personal values experiential, giving and receiving valets, and we ended up not making the most important calls during the day or not doing the most important things during the day getting distracted by something that seems to be urgent or some time suck or emotion sock that ends up, not only taking up our time, but sucking our energy or creating interference or voids are shortages for ourselves. So many times people ask me. Hey, can I go over this with you? I have something that I. Need to talk to you about. Well I make sure that I utilize the right timeframe in order to do so every once in a while I make the mistake and I'll try to squeeze in an emotional. Interaction where I should know better that one what if it needs to go over and I can't withdraw from the conversation, or to what if the conversation takes place and it sucks? My emotions and I need more time in order to what stop dropping role to be a ferocious Buddha to get down to center. which ends up to be the last thing in time management, which most people don't think about? It is quite obvious to be productive. Accessible Gracious, it's quite obviously to create the power of sixty four to be more efficient effective in statistically successful. It's obvious to do things now. It's obvious to use your calendar and study what you had planned with attention plus intention to equal the coincidences that you want what you don't have planned in of course sleep and one of the magical things about planning for sleep is to have a wind down routine. Everybody worried about the wind up. Routine of I meditate for twenty minutes I stretch before I work out I work out I get going I. Get warmed up, but everyone's forgetting about the wind down to the big event, which is sleep. The big event that exponentially catapults you to what you want in a more rapid and accurate manner. So create a down turn for yourself. Create creative system to allow yourself to slowly, but surely unwind. Every night by nine, o'clock I in my my down by downturn in my unwinding routine. And that routine allows me to make sure that every night that I pass out before eleven o'clock, so I can wake up at four. Sometimes, it's by nine zero five. Sometimes, it's before eleven ten, fifty nine, but I get at minimum five hours of very very good sleep with no interference. With. My Ego connected to that great source of light lesson so I can plateau and grow every day. Now how do we eliminate distractions? How can we stay on target with all of these things? My favorite rule to practice ending fear. What are distractions? Distractions are the ability to think that we can do two things at once the ability to not prioritize, but mainly it is the acceleration in the wrong direction. That's what a distraction is. A distraction distraction is an acceleration in the wrong direction caused by something that has created interference, corrosion, shortages, voids, and obstacles from what we want. The truth are potential. And so even if we follow all of these instructions by taking him into our values, and being efficient, effective, statistically successful, being with a lens.
"time management" Discussed on The Playbook
"Now that's completely turned upside down now that I spend a minimum amount of one hour a day on my health, a minimum of thirty minutes a day with my wife, a minimum of thirty minutes a day with my ten year old saw a minimum of two minutes a day with each of my teenage daughters I wanted five minutes. They gave me two. And a minimum of one minute a day with my mom. By the way best advice I still give is how to build your relationships, or your parents is simply every single day. Tell them number one that you're happy to that. You're healthy three that you love them in for that, you appreciate them. These times are all minimums. Of course I spend more time where I can, but every single day. One of the ideas of time is exponential. D two minutes. A day is worth more than two hours on a Saturday. The consistency within those relationships and relativity of time allow us to get acceleration, growth and exponentially. By using time effectively efficiently with statistical success, you're much better off doing things consistently persistently in the pursuit of whatever objectives there are, and that's why the power of sixty four so important. That's why having two separate routines are so important. A set routine mind ranging from today now am to nine pm, and moreover an adaptable routine which is based on the values that I have and those values. Consistently and persistently allow me to have acceleration growth, etc.. Now moving forward from there looking to see how we do that, one of the best ways the efficiency, so many people don't look at what they're doing to figure out how they could do better. And I created what I call the four minute rule, and the idea of the four minute will started from when I started looking at. What do I do every hour? What do I do every day every week every month? Month I found patterns in my lives of things that I did, and what I found was for example I started with the easy thing of brushing..
New York Times says senator’s op-ed didn’t meet standards
"And the new York times management is distancing itself from a not bad that advocated for deployment of the U. S. military to address the quote orgy of violence on quote supposedly engulfing cities this week a spokeswoman for the paper says the op ed by Arkansas senator Tom cotton did not meet its standards dozens of journalists at the times have taken to social media to criticise their employer for publishing it saying it placed black staff members in danger the head of the editorial board reportedly had not read the column before it went online yesterday but he took to Twitter to defend his decision to publish it
Starting to Write with Louise Tondeur
"Hello Welcome to season two episode twenty, two of the rookie writer show I'm Robin. Cable and I will be your host today you can find me on twitter at Lacan twos and on Instagram as Robin Canadial I wanNA dedicate today's review to all the new writers out there who are listening Kudos to you. Forgetting started a lot of the time. PODCASTS or videos that discuss writing are talking about submissions, queries, getting an agent or polishing the manuscript. You've been working on for the past few months or longer. So, today's review is going to go over the basics. I'm going to tell you about starting to write a free class offered by Louise Thanh Dur Unu- to me for beginner writers. Her focus is to get a new riders started with the basics, though there are a few helpful reminders and tidbits in there for season writers or writers who have gone astray who are in need of regaining some focus and getting back to their craft. The entire course is only an hour long, and it is broken up into eight sections Louise does a great job giving detailed synopsis at the Individ- Section as well as instructions, if needed for the activities, she suggests. She is extremely engaging and likeable, and if I were a new writer, she would be an excellent first teacher. Louise has. Two novels has been teaching for twenty five years. She offers six classes on Unani two of which are free of charge. She also has published a book on Time Management, a short story, collection and several writing guides. If you enroll in starting to write, you will be eligible to receive two of Louise's e-book writing guides free of charge. This class is a total win for new writers. She has a variety of resource pages to pull up and a variety of exercises to get. You started as well. I'd also like to admit something. One of my favorite parts of this class was just enjoying Louise's beautiful accent and some of the British. British lingo that I. Don't get to hear every day. It made it even more enjoyable not to mention her generous gift of two free e books is great. I look through my copies and feel like they have a lot of good information. I do have three tips and a hack. That will be sharing today. The first tip is to start where you are. Don't wait until you feel like it. Everyone has moments. Moments when they say I'll do such and such when this happens or when that happens or when my desk area looks like a writer's desk, or when everything is just so louise encourages you to start now. Don't wait for the perfect conditions because they never happen also right down why you want to start writing and be really specific if you have written in the past, but haven't in a while be kind to. To Yourself, also you can still start again. You can carry your notebook with you and build time into your day to right when you have free moments. Perhaps you get some writing in while you're on a bus or a train. Maybe you can take a few minutes to jot down. Some of the word sketches Louise Talks about in her class. While you're sitting at your favorite cafe, the second tip is turning up. As. The most important piece of writing advice she can give is to turn up. Show up and start writing. Establish a habit that works for you with a time you can identify some people enjoy being part of the five am writing club. That's not me yet, person. Some people prefer to work at night. When everyone else is asleep, whatever works for you, put it in your calendar. And as Lewis says, turn up, the third tip is to collect writing prompts as you're starting out a great way to get story ideas is to collect those problems. You can even make a scrapbook of it helps you collect images postcards things you might usually throw away like bus tickets or advertisements gather objects from nature anything that you can think of. Of that's GONNA. Kick off your writing. You can also get books of writing prompts or find websites online. One of the free e books from Louise has prompt ideas in it as well once you have some prompts, sit down with one of them and a lot yourself an amount of time to work on some of the exercises she shares. Then you can try another the next time with prompts. The possibilities for creating stories are endless. Today's hack is something called. Habits stacking. Each of us has something that we do every day. Perhaps a multitude of things may be in the morning or even throughout the whole day you enjoy a hot beverage. This is where you can stack a habit that you want to start onto an existing habit for instance. Put a notebook beside your tea kettle, or maybe your coffee pot, and as your drink is brewing, you can write while you're waiting. Perhaps you have to use the laundromat when it's time to do your laundry. Put your notebook in your basket and use that time to your advantage. Make you writing a habit by stacking it on top of your current habits whether they are daily or weekly. Find whatever works for you.
Reducing Your Stress By Increasing Your Hope
"How are you and happy Monday? Did you have a great mother's Day if you're a mother or if you if Allah mother or no matter whether his mother's here not if you thought about your money you take your mother? It's a great day day. Did you think about what's really important in life mistake? One of those nice days. It is the daily boost from motivation to move dot com. I know right now you might be thinking Scott. I had all these things that were going so well always since I want to do with these dreams and desires in these ambitions in life is going pretty darn good and then and then and then. Now I'm GonNa do it to stop really a detour. It's been caused me. The Path is now different member. You'll be flexible to get what you want you. And seven billion people on this planet kind of in the same spot right now so if you sit down and you're feelin lonely. Feel like oh my gosh. What's going to happen this this? This has been something. That's the Torque for me here in the past coupla months as I as I just take a very practical look at the world I think well you know. It's like seven billion folks and all kind of in the same. Oh the same spot are we. This too shall pass. Have you noticed something that whenever change happens in your life have you noticed it? Because do you like change? A lot of people don't like good change but but but if you just mentioned the word change most people go oh my God. What are we going to do more? When this whole thing started a couple of months back the change was overwhelming. Then it was every single second of the day and now it's it's still changing but it's a little bit more normal than it used to be in the now. We settling find a way you see. There is a way when you're flexible. And you think about it and you take just a few minutes to the pause about what's important and remember where you were Heddon. We're going to work on that today. A little bit for us. Well how are you? My name is Scott Smith founder. Chief motivating officer here at motivation. Move Dot Com. I have to remind you this week. We're get getting can do it. Wednesday night eight o'clock or going to an operation reinvention call it will do that At eight o'clock and I know the the folks in Europe are going to Scott. Come on we don't WANNA stay up to one o'clock in the morning. We'll do one for you the week following in the afternoon and give you chance to get on the phone with join myself and a whole bunch of MTM. I'm around the world is Kinda Shanteau about what's going on. It's a very very cool experience because there's really no agenda show are the call. It's all about just kind of checking in with folks and it's very neat place to be. You'll be surprised how so many people are in the same spot as you and yours be sprays optimistic and wonderful. These folks are so it's Wednesday. Look for that. It'd be sent an email to join us on that. Call it get more information and motivation and move dot com by the way if you're not a member of motivation who dot Com. You should do it because for the first time in. Gosh you've done the since two thousand and six. I drop the price by fifty percent during this pandemic just nine ninety five a month for the daily podcast commercial free the daily Doug e mail the daily. Click text message. I send out face your passion. The coaching programs doing everything else. It's been a big hit. All kinds of new folks are coming innocent. Thank goodness somebody's here every single day to help me get through this thing every single day. Just go to motivation who've DOT COM and get your sign up today. I think you're going to really love being there. And you're gonNA love being someplace else as well linked in learning now. Everybody has a different perspective. These days about what's going on in the world certainly here the daily Beast. I have it but all of us are trying to adjust more to remote work and I'm a guy who's done it for years but things are different these days. I was so happy to hear that linked learning is whether here to help you and your teams they want you to be more productive at home and they wanNA support your wellbeing as well. So Lincoln learning is offering a wide variety of their most popular courses right now for Free. Real world experts. They share tips on how to cope with stress managed. Remote team even look great video conference call. That's big with his of courses for salespeople recruiter small businesses and a whole lot more. And you might want to share these with your team. I'm sure they'll appreciate the extra support that the link to learn. We'll give them. And if you want to learn more there are always linked in learning consultants right there on chat and I jumped in because I wanted to get perspective on how folks are handling the cove in nineteen crisis and I really enjoyed the discover your strength course. It's free and they have a section entire section on remote work including time management could use that one. You'll check it out from the very minute. I promise the very minute you log into Lincoln Learning Hugo well as all kinds of things right here on this page. I need to see right now. It's going to help you with your business or your professional life. So go do it. Visit linked in learning dot com slash boost to export dozens of free courses. That's linked in learning dot com slash boost. So Monday cannot begin without me without me asking. Have you done your homework? Did you sit down and ask where your life is right now? Where it's going. Where was he yesterday? What am I GONNA do? I don't might be a little bit confusing but until you sit down and just pay some attention to where it is. You really can't get to where you want to go. We'll talk about that here in just a little bit as well so when I say. Have you done your homework? You really checking in on your life and a lot of. It's a little bit upside down right now but You look in ny spiritually and your family and your job and everything else. Where is it do you like it? You don't like it are the things you just WanNa hang onto right now and keep things you want to change. It's really good time to make some adjustment. You can get the perfect week planner. It's at the website motivation dot com under the resource section. That'll help you figure this stuff out. You might want to do that. But do your homework. Pension to where you are it helps you get to where you WANNA go so today. I don't often do this but I am going to do it. Because it had some folks Scott. Can you do this okay again? A lot of time on the phone this week folks all over the world reducing stress so when it comes to reducing stressors some standard ways of doing it. But I don't tend to do standard. I tend to do things a little bit differently because I tend to sit down and go what actually works only for me but what I see work around the world or what do I feel work. When I'm working on myself. I can literally feel it on the inside. And that's where I go. I don't I don't go to books and all that kind of stuff. I don't make stuff up. It is what works. And that's what I deliver to you so I wanNA reduce your stress but I want to do it a different way by increasing your hope if that's okay because unless you're living in a cave you may have noticed. There is more stress these days. There is less hope around in your life today. Probably maybe I h there. You're just not noticing it. A short time. It goes very different. Pandemics can do that so can life. By the way I've said for years life gets in the way it does. It doesn't always get in this big away but but holy moly. Did anybody see this coming while I guess most of his dead at some point with the Fancy Dancy smart scientists? Someday it's going to happen. Well it did but we weren't thinking about that. We were too busy going into chick-fil-a eaten at right. Too busy with life. Life gets in the way all the time over the years. I've learned a little bit about stress. If had like most folks have had areas in my life that have been stressful. A lot of itself induced. By the way I'm kind of adventuresome kind of guy that likes to push do different things. I put myself in stressful situations and I didn't know I didn't do it on purpose but I got there. What am I doing but swelled volunteer? Here I am as some of the things that happened in my world that were well. You'll not great deaths in the family and loss jobs and things like that over the years. That were very stressful. And I kinda learn but you're usually in every case when this has happened. In retrospect looking back on it and really taken some time to ponder were. The fear in the stress came from it did come from fear. That's where it came from. In almost every case the feeling of stress came from fear feeling stress over. Maybe never getting off the hamster wheel people role in to fast. Sometimes that's gone away these days for pace by different kind of hamster wheel. I guess feeling stressed from uncertainty. Why are they gonNa Right now? But you know it's been going around before your entire life. You been uncertain at certain times. It's kind of funny uncertain at Certain Times that of course some stress wanted a big one for me is lack of adequate information these days. We probably have more information than we want. It's always been that way but now we're kind of hyper focused on it. But we don't need more do we? It's information overload. We know that doesn't work. We need adequate information. We need enough to know in every single case whenever I have enough to know I find myself calm. And what's really neat about? It is if you understand this that that that adequate information to me is the biggest one. You can really avoid a lot of stress that comes with not knowing against you. It doesn't matter where your fear originates. The solution is is really a very frame of your mind and reform that is right changing how you think a little bit kind of coming at it from a different direction. An P. Concept. You may have heard about this before programming. Concept is easy to see things as they are. It's difficult to do. Sometimes seeing things as they are a lot of folks say Scott amount of work as Democrats scared to death. I'm seeing things as they are very very clearly as when not really. Is it uncertainty as like a money is having some issues with maybe your food or your family? What is it if you see things as they really are? You got to go deep. Don't you have to dig down inside? I know it's scary too. But that's where the adequate information is so the only way to see things that is the rs not to look on the surface. You gotta go a little deeper. And what's really driving the impact on you? What's causing that fear and that stress? It's scary sometimes. But it's eye opening. It's it's freeing it's liberating so you see things as they are not superficially but has a really truly ours is the truth that you actually don't want to. I want to pay attention to because only when you see things exactly as they are with one hundred percent clarity. Can you see things as they can be if you don't have clarity if you haven't completely grounded yourself what's really going on in your world? And what the impact is on you trying to think yourself out of that is well. It's difficult at best and it does create stress. Because you don't know what to do which in a fearful state and it doesn't give you a chance to bring back at home. What would you do see things as they are? You will notice instantaneously as you look at things can be this feeling of hope comes inside of you and when it does you'll notice it you'll feel it feel the stress quater your shoulders at your Chesterfield. Go Away that re frame of mind said well you for just a millisecond? Click in time. That's all it takes to realize all is well all is well. I used to have clarity of Barium. Were going stress will go away the whole full arrive and you will in fact become available because that's the we are right now right unless something stops you physically. You're still going to get up and and keep going it means. You're actually unstoppable already if you just recognize that all right. I'm going to get out of your back tomorrow. Chat about why plan B is not even necessary. All you need is plan to get through just about anything. Show hope here and hope on Wednesday honor. Operation had mentioned call at lluhvision moved up Tom. I'll see you tomorrow.
7 Tools That Will Help Push Through Tough Times
"Super committed to your success online. We've worked with them. To a special offer just remarking school listeners. All you have to do is go to dream. Host DOT COM slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome onto a another episode of marketing. School I'm Eric. Su and I'm tell- and today we are going to talk about seven tools that will help push you through the tough times so these tools specifically because we talked about a lot of different tools but we wanted to give you a couple options that we think will actually be helpful specific to right now so the first one is APP sumo so this is from our mutual friend Noah Kagan an APP sumo is. Let's say it's groupon for deal? It can be deals on courses. It could be deals on software but especially right. Now if you're looking to get started or you're looking to cut costs on your software APP. Sumo's a really good place because they're looking out for the small business entrepreneurs another one is Eric's click flow in his click voto. He has a content decay feature right now in marketing. You probably have less resources. So look at the pages that are decaying the most in focus on them. I with your Seo. Because if you folks on him I recover your traffic. The quickest which will hopefully impact your sales and help you generate some extra revenue. You can keep more employees all right number. Three is profit well profit while this is from Patrick Campbell and he had a subscription type business. It's a free tool that will allow you to see how your business is doing in terms of revenue growth churn rates and all that good stuff around SAS absolutely free to use probably dot com. Another one is said Fox so send Fox is a Email marketing tool. It's not one hundred percent free but it's quite a bit generous compared to some other tools out there check it out. It's up and coming. It's funny enough by the guys who also created APP Simao. It's worth checking out because it will help you reduce your email. Marketing costs in the short run. All right number HIVE IS UBER SUGGESTS SO LUBERS. I mean obviously free. Seo toll from Neil. He's been working on for years and years. We talk about it a lot on this podcast and I think Neil you've offered a free deal the people right now as wall right yeah. I'm giving away more for free. So a less people have to pay just so it helps them out during these hard times number six rescue time. You probably don't have all the time and energy in the world to get stuff done especially now with less resources. Rescue time helps you optimize each and every single minute of your day so that you can get more out of it. You'll need less staff to get similar results. Check it out. It's a really good product for individuals or teams to figure out how to get the most out of Helps you with your time management without really having to do much all right number seven last but not least so actually I was gonNA say Zoom but a lot of people are already using zoom so I think they went from ten million daily active users to two hundred billion something like that or I think the release something yesterday which is crazy right but instead of things zoom. I'm going to say loom. That's Elo and loom allows you to basically create screen casts really quickly so I want to explain something to my team. I just make loom real quickly and it just makes things move a lot faster right communications. Great obviously you combining
Write fast, edit slow
"When you're working on a project that requires making something new aim to create I without questioning yourself. Then once you've gotten your ideas down you can be more disciplined about turning the something into something better. This council to write fast and at slow will be familiar to writers who are often encouraged to treat writing and editing as separate processes. They require different kinds of thinking. Just as we can't really multitask by checking email while running a conference call. We're better off writing and editing successively rather than oscillating between them in one sitting in her classic Book Bird. By bird some instructions on writing and vice author. An Lamont urges would be writers to pen crummy first drafts. Well crummy isn't the word she uses but it's will use for this family friendly show and not very good first draft paves the way she says for. Good second drafts and terrific. Their drafts Lamont discourages perfectionism. Which she writes means that you try desperately not to leave so much mess to clean up but avoiding mess may not be advisable. According to Lamont Clutter is wonderfully fertile ground tidiness. She writes suggests. Something is as good as it's going to get. Tidiness makes me think of health breath or suspended animation while writing needs to breathe and move. I love that description. When we write fast in free we give our writing breathing room and space for movement. We don't stifle it with premature criticism. Only after we've gotten our ideas on paper. Are we ready to shift to slow painstaking editing? Right fast at it slow could be the mantra for national novel writing month. Or Nino. Ramo the month-long challenge in which hundreds of thousands of people try to write a fifty thousand word manuscript during the month of November that works out to an average of sixteen hundred sixty seven words per day across the thirty days of the month. You can't write sixteen hundred sixty seven words per day and do everything else you do if you stop to critique yourself every time you've written ten words you have to keep going and save the editing for December and beyond I wrote the first draft of my time management fable Juliet School of possibilities during no rhyme. Oh 2017 Yep I wrote in an entire draft of a book during November but the book wasn't published until March of two thousand nineteen my editors than I spent big chunks of that time more than a year improving the novel. Honestly I think that was about the right pace. The underlying principle of right fast at it's slow works for other endeavors besides writing and many contacts generating ideas freely allows you and your team to have a lot of content to work with then you can refine the ideas with rigor and discipline. You're better off generating a ton of ideas for how to market your new product and then analyzing what will work verse analyzing each idea as you come up with it. That's a great way to get bogged down being with lots of crummy stuff allows us to sort through the rocks to find the gems and get those gyms polished to share with the world. In the meantime this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.
"time management" Discussed on Creatives And
"It sounds like. It does freeze up your time. Your schedule allows you to see the day for what it is. Not what you think it is once you are able to visualize your day. You can start adding up all those wasted minutes and turning them into productive hours and it doesn't have to be anything fancy either you can start with a piece of paper you can start with the time that you wake up or want to wake up and go from there make sure you give yourself some breaks to avoid creative burnell working from sunup to sundown and then not working at all for the next three days. We're not GONNA do that. Give yourself breaks include meals and a lot time for children pets spouses and other things that will at some point require your time not need or want but require as in. There is no way that you can ignore it or them. Let's look it to do lists in project management tools. When I was in high school there was a girl in my economics class. Who would carry a sheet of loose leaf paper person every single day? She will wear Oxford shirts instead of our normal uniform polo so that her paper and highlighter live in the shirt pocket throughout the day. And I actually had two classes with our so one day. I just ended up asking her. What the paper was about? And why she kept it and the highlighter in her pocket all day so she took it out and showed it to me. Y'All it was almost like how people open up the treasure chest in the movies and the people are just all the ones who are seeing it for the first time it was like bet I mean. This was the most organized neatly written list of tasks that I had ever seen. Actually probably the first I've ever seen. She had homework and various projects for all of our classes color coded by class. The highlighter was used to mark off the tash she had completed. I know that I was going to be stealing her method and I did. I'm now twenty nine and I was in the ninth grade then but I've been using her method ever since and it's changed my life no lie. I'M TELLING HIS STORY TO HIGHLIGHT. Get it highlight. I'm going to help you get used to that but I tell the story to highlight. How simple your to list or task lists can be of courses. I've gotten older. I've formed the G. NOTEBOOK PAPER TO DO LIST TO FIT my own lifestyle. I don't call it co because my brain doesn't work that way but I do write everything down. There is power in writing things. Down is a tangible representation of the things we have to accomplish big and small. So you know whether you have a notebook piece of paper or planner or dollar store notebook just writing down. Sit and think about everything you have to do. A right. That shit down this to do list can also help you with your schedule. Because then you can play on your projects better and if you don't like to write stuff down they use the notes feature on your phone or other apps like evernote wunderlist speaking of projects into project management tools. I recently fallen in love with something called Cameron and Gant style boards for project management. So much so that I might even read a blog post. How is crazy and honestly I have to give it up for. Asana in this respect because I've only been using it for about two weeks now but I've been able to manage my work in time better by being able to see my schedule as we talked about and also see my tasks. This is not an ED promise but I swear by. Asana that much that I'm willing to promote it to you guys anything on the back end for it so but for those of you who maybe starting out you can use. Click which I've also tried. Asana does come at a premium price and it may be a little expensive for someone who is just starting out for me. You know anything that has been on my business. I see as an investment instead of just something that I have to spend my money on so for me. Asana was the obvious choice but click up. It's great it has the same can ban against style of doing tasks and projects plus some other fun features in his free Here that Trello and Monday dot com are good as well. But I haven't used them before so I can't tell you anything about them and I simply just wouldn't talk about something. I don't know about another way that you can manage. Your time is to know that. Do not disturb can be. Your best friend is not just from Union a group Text Combo with twenty two people in it. Y'All I know on the iphone. You can schedule your. Dnd hours so they're notifications won't go off for that specified amount of time. I'm not sure about other devices but I'm sure they have. Something similar is well for iphone. You can make sure that your phone rings. If any of the context in your favorites try to reach out in case of emergency or something so that that's a cool little feature the whole point of D. and D. or do not disturb is to shut out the frigging noise. If you're like me then one little notification can easily turn into that our of scrolling on instagram before you realize what just happened and let's prioritize y'all less knockout those big projects in the morning when your brain it's French. I was reading an article in studies. Show that your brain performs at his best for about three hours after you wake up. No Shit once I learned that I started prioritizing my schedule and to do list so that I get off those hard tests I then I break and get back to the small easy one tasks. Let's automate our lives at this point in my life. I need as many things to be handled without my hands involved as possible. But you know I'm I'm no beyond say so. I have to find things that are willing to work for me when I tell it to and do so for free introducing Alexa. My Alexa was a gift. But God's love it. I've actually created a skill where Alexa keeps me on schedule by announcing when I need to do what she does. A whole bunch of other things that I would love to get into Amazon rights magic. No but seriously even Google assistant is dope for helping you to remember not to forget thus saving you time in a headache to boot another automation APP that I like is i. F T T T which stands for if this then that so essentially a. I want you to send an email to my every Monday when the alarm goes off at nine o'clock then the APP will do that for you. You can set up tasks for two auto tweet posted an email like I said and some other cool things that way you don't spend time sending out messaging that could otherwise we've done hands-free and y'all do not multitask. Just please don't do it. It doesn't work. You aren't more productive. Your brain is not happy about this. Don't multitask stick to the schedule. And if you absolutely have to switch tasks than do that completely switch tasks and complete the new task to the end. You aren't octopus. So stop trying to be one as freelancers. We need work. Some of us are not in salary position so every little bit counts. I understand that. But what use are you when you're burned out? I'm literally asking you curve your client because that'd be rude but learning how to say no thank. You is what I'm saying if your plate is full stop trying to get more food because you assume that you still won't be full after you eat all your cabbage. Truth is you'll have too much and then your brain is going to be like. Wow this looks like a challenge how we watch TV instead. Innoncence out of ten. You'll probably say yes only to find yourself in a stressful situation later when the project is due but it's not done don't go down the rabbit hole. Let's get into organizing our computer files searching your computer. Files is such a drag. It takes up time and is not conducive to working towards being better managers of our time. If you know you'll be working on something for a while or have specific elements and assets that you'll need to use every month or a couple of days. Hello Return Clients Label that folder dropped those assets and worry less? Your mother was right when you put stuff where it belongs than you won't have to look for when you need it again. You hate to hear it. But it's true and finally guys just do it. Buckle down and show some self disciplined you chose this profession whether you want to admit that or not. Don't complain about the bad side of it because everything has a bad side just as much as it has a good side with your schedule in hand. You should be able to get ahead of things that you want. Couldn't even remember. Shakespeare wrote a best better three hours too soon than a minute too late. Of course this was a play about a jealous has been planning to take revenge on a man who was trying to seduce his wife but even out of context. You understand the point. Meet or beat those deadlines so that your client can be happy. You can reduce your stress and be a time management warrior. You can do it all right now. We are going to wrap up this episode. I hope that this information was helpful. If you guys have any questions please feel free to email me to ron at nineteen ninety-one that agency. That's T. A. R. O. N. At one nine nine one that agency. If you're looking to be featured guest on the show you can email me at creatives at one thousand nine hundred one dot agency. That's creatives at one nine. Nine one that agency. Thanks for listening. Y'All and I'm looking forward to next week. We'll be talking about this Monday. Creatives in pricing billing in the money mindset check my. Id for details on our guest for next week's episode until Wednesday guys stay creative. Thanks for listening to us. On the creative and design calves follow us at creatives and on all platforms email questions or submissions to creatives and at Nineteen ninety-one dot agency or jump into the conversation on twitter using.
"time management" Discussed on Creatives And
"Manage your time in a more efficient way in the first half of this segment. We will focus on the many creative ways. We all come up with to waste our time and subsequently stress ourselves out. Let's start with procrastination. Only because it is the number one reason intro failure to properly manage time I think out of all the crazy things I put myself through. Procrastinating is the worst kind of self inflicted crazy thing. I do myself it. Really unnecessarily stresses me out and is never worse. The free time that I think I have when I'm putting my tasks off what I've learned. Is that a lot of us procrastinate for different reasons. I've got a cute troubled artists procrastination syndrome. I'm sure there is a scientific name for that but acute troubled artists. Procrastination Syndrome is what I call it. This unique ability to waste time comes from me convincing myself that I have to find the right inspiration before I can start a project each and every time I'm stuck wants to two days before a project is due and literally pulling my frigging hero. Y'All when I finally finished the task I usually end up killing it then. I swear to never do that. Procrastination thing again. Because is way too stressful. But that's a lie. Obviously I like to live life on the edge of stress like some of you are. I'm stuck in a vicious cycle of time wasting. Don't forget those guys. I mean this can be fixed and if any of US take ourselves our businesses seriously than we will get our shit together right right. Let's get to the meat of procrastination because the mysterious men and women in the white lab coats just joking. Psychologists say that we procrastinate is are not lazy but we need to get behind the behavior to find the reason why we procrastinate in order to manage it. There are six styles of procrastination according to Dr Satan. Who is a psychologist and author of how to beat procrastination? In the digital age there is a perfectionist. Who can't get shit done because they are setting the bar too high and in their heads trying to make sure that they get the project and every single detail perfect then you have the dreamer whose head is in the clouds about the project in their heads. The Sky is the limit. But when it's time to put all those details on paper they lose interest and go back to dreaming. The warrior fears the unknown and risk. So they live inside of their comfort. The crisis maker me spoke loves to live on the edge. They claim to work best under pressure but only ended up stressing themselves out in the process. The fire wants to live live on their own terms so defying a deadline assures them that they are in control in not. The deadline won't share last lease. There's the overdue were. This type is the one that is more susceptible to burn out because they can't say no so their work piles up until it buries them do any of these types or short scenario. Sound familiar if so you should probably keep on listening working as a creative with any of these. Procrastinator traits will prove difficult in manifest as an ugly monster in your freelance business. What I've come to find is their right brain. People can have so much creativity that it doesn't even make sense yet. When it comes to self-discipline a lot of us do not have the skill down pat like at all the free flowing create a brain tells us to let inspiration find us but what we realized is that when a project is on the line we need to grab inspiration by the collar and dragon into adobe creative suite or whatever before we have to find another job or client for some of you. Procrastination may not be the issue but you may be one of those hustler. Creatives where you got the job and side-hustle at different times of the year being this kind of creative improved to be super lucrative but then there are other times asking yourself. Why DEFEC- did you sign yourself up for all of this? Maybe you're a single parent. Maybe your college kids saving up for your own place. Maybe you just like money. Whatever the reason just note that if your schedule stress you out and you always seem behind. There is a better way to do it. I promise you some of you may have good intentions in have developed self discipline but still you find yourself working backwards. Maybe you would sold as students and knock out the easy tasks first so you can be done with those and spend the majority of the time on the big fish yet. How many times have you taken a break after knocking those small tasks only to decide to purposely or inadvertently sign off for the rest of the day slave? The Dragon I in all of those smaller monsters won't seem so scary. Oh and don't get me started on the multi-taskers now the multitasker who have kids you can get a break. But the ones who have seven hundred tabs open and one browser. Yeah I'm talking to you and when I say you I am included in that. Some people claim to work better when they're jumping from task to task but our call bullshit. That is busy work. By definition. If you're creative than your mind moves around nine hundred thousand times in one second fun fact though multitasking decreases your IQ by seventeen percent. Doesn't sound like such a good idea anymore does it? Less will want to distractions. Social Media is a huge distraction. But you know this and you're totally lying. If you saying that social media doesn't get in the way there have been times that I've had to alert my family and friends that I was cutting off my phone will work deadline and I did exactly that. Your phone notifies you about almost everything and if you're like any person living in twenty twenty right now you've been knowledge that your phone kind of runs your life that can be good and it can be at the deans. The Bells Chimes the whistles. They all backing us. Pick up the phone and answer then without even noticing your mindlessly scrolling instagram forty. Five minutes later. Your Photoshop project is still blankets foot. And you're beating yourself up. There is a time for everything if you schedule correctly and it can still be fun as to this quick break. We will move onto solutions. Because I think I've done enough hot seating for the episode. Hey Guess what. Your audience is listening. Yep you heard me. Your audience is tuned in right now. And you've got no advocate for them so instead they're listening to me and your kicking yourself for not taking advantage. Did you know that sixty nine percent of listeners agree that podcast? Ads alert them about new products and services still commencing now problem. Email US advertise at nine hundred ninety one that agency for details on this thirty second mid roll at flood so before the break. I was reprimanding. Everyone about their time management skills. Now we're going to move on to talk about solutions and things. We can all do to get better with an eventually master. Managing our time more wisely. You know I've always been creative. A bit heart is shown through everything. I've done small flex but it wasn't until I actually got into graphic design that I realized how management was an issue for me. If I had a task I will focus on perfecting with small details and then spend the little time I had left trying to piece them all together. This almost directly relates to something I was reading about called the Parkinson's law of triviality which suggests that people tend to give an uneven amount of weight trivial or small tasks to avoid the the more difficult and complex ones. This is a big issue because when we jump around with our tasks we procrastinate if focused energy into also meaningless tasks then were when it's time to put the work in for the things that count we feel burned out. This can cause us to damage your reputation in client relationships which ultimately will put a ceiling on our income so we want to make sure that that's not happening. Especially in these times their stimulus check on run out a successful creative is strategic with their time and efforts so I think the first way to begin battling time management problems is to think about where we put our energy from the time we get up to the time we go to sleep. I'll speak from personal experience as I'm actively trying to monitor how I spend my time. Especially now there were all home for the most part what has worked for me. The best is spending time creating schedule as a creative. It's almost a turnoff to deal with anything. That seems limiting schedule. But seriously guys. It works schedule actually does the opposite of what.
"time management" Discussed on Creatives And
"The creatives and podcast is sponsored by anchor. The number one industry tool for podcasters everywhere. In my opinion guys. This APP is super user friendly and helped myself and others jump right into podcasting confidently. There are tons of helpful resources for podcasters at any level and the creation tools inside of the APP. Allow you to record and edit your podcast right from your phone or computer. When you're done putting your creative touch on your podcast. Leave the heavy lifting to anchor. They'll distribute your podcast for you on platforms like apple podcasts. Spotify and many more anchors everything you need to make a podcast in one place and best of all. It's free. Download the free anchor APP or go to anchor dot. Fm to get started. You're listening to the creatives and design casts with your host Theron Joyner creatives and is a podcast for individuals with the love for design art and business combined. This is an ADC guide for those trying to balance and navigate life through the creative perspective from personal to business and everything in between be sure to subscribe and catch new episodes every Wednesday available. Wherever you get your podcast and follow us at creatives and on all platforms. Have a topic in mind. Submit your ideas to create jobs and at Nineteen ninety-one dot agency. Here's your host Theron. Join our Iran. Joyner hosts of the creative and design cast? I'm a mom inborn creative. I have been in the graphic design industry for a little over eight years. I started this podcast because I wanted to highlight some of the things that happened within our industry and seem pretty common to most creatives. I wanted to shine a light on. These topics discussed them with other creatives. Improvise Solutions. Sometimes different points of view from the clients of the bad to scaling. Your Business and working more efficiently. There will always be some story to tell that can help someone else. Avoid costly mistakes or confidently make the best decisions for their freelance business brand me. I'm the kind of creative. Who's always interested in hearing someone else's story and I'm always looking for new things to learn as well that will make me better in my craft. This episode specifically a solo cast because I wanted to connect with my listeners. I as a move forward with future episodes there will be guest creatives to listen and learn from not everyone who comes on as a guest here will be from the design industry though creatives are everywhere and in order to really cover the creative tribe as a whole our creative tribe. I wanted to keep the guests their backgrounds and experiences as diverse as possible. I'm really looking forward to connecting with future guests in you the listeners. My Fellow creatives out there follow me on Instagram at Theron. Joyner I follow back. Okay enough about me. Let's get to the show all right guys so today. We're discussing creatives and time management. I made this topic the first topic because I think this is something that we all struggle with. I think time management has become an even larger obstacle since most of our governments have implemented some form of shelter in place in efforts to flatten the cars for corona virus. Kobe nineteen has completely ground. A lot of us and indefinitely changed our work environments suddenly. We're working from home and your place needs a whole bunch of things done to now. You see things around the house that needs to be cleaned up your favorite streaming services calling your name and you end up in the throes of a five or more our binge-watching session now familiar from my parents. That kids are home all day if you have partners or spouses than they are home all day and you're being pulled in so many directions that you don't know which way is which trust me. You are not alone as a celebrity say these days from their twelve bedroom mansions. We are in this together right. The reality is that those of us who still have work are doing our damnedest to keep it so we have to find ways to make this new normal work. The thing that I've seen people struggle with most is separating work from home while we're all staying at home now for those of you who have master time management frigging Kudos to you because you are rocking it seriously. I WanNa make sure that while we are addressing the issue of time management and you guys are able to walk away with some solutions that may help you.
Mark Irvine on the State of Marketing
"Good Morning. Welcome to marketing over coffee. I'm John Wall today. Our guest is Mark Irvine. He's the director of strategic partnerships. At Word Stream. GonNa talk to us about what's going on in the advertising space and we are going to focus a lot on cove nineteen in what's going on. He's done a bunch of research on how this has affected searches. And what's going on with all the ad networks so we're excited to have him with us here today. Mark thanks for joining US John. Thanks for having me. This really exciting. Let's take a step back. Talk to us about Word Stream. What do you do and how did you get there? So Word Stream is an online advertising software that agencies and advertisers alike use to manage their advertising across Google search display Microsoft Bing facebook and instagram and so effectively. A lot of what people do online is a lot of repetitive tasks. In terms of how you go about managing ad campaigns what we do is we try to supply. Yeah that's really the big thing for me when finding out about you guys and talking about what you do is just that as a marketing department gets bigger. You reach that point where you've reached the first milestone where you have one person that you're just kinda like okay you become the ads guru and they're the ones that are doing the testing and learning what's working and not working but then they hit a point where they have to roll them across all the different networks the different channels and it reaches this point where it's completely unmanageable you know. They're spending like an hour of each day in each of the tools and you guys are an alternative to that. Did you see a specific point when somebody finally just cries uncle and comes to talk to you? Is there any specific place where you tend to see people give you a call? Yeah you know. It's really interesting. Because a lot of the businesses we primarily work small businesses and a lot of the people who are working with. They're not just in charge of that one ad campaign but they're also doing email and they're also doing seo and quite frankly a lot of these small businesses they're oftentimes the owner or someone who's out in the field at the same moment in time what you can't do as you operate business what. I've learned I can't do effectively. I can't manage. People manage business manager ad campaigns and do a task all at the same time. If you're just learning paid search or if you're just learning online advertising we specifically focus on okay. Here are the seven things that you need you every single week to be successful on Google Bing facebook and as you go about adding to that yes of course google and being or Google and facebook. They all share similar concepts online. But how you go about making sure. That your touching all of your advertising equally in effectively is a learned task. Yeah I do love that idea of. It's not just. It's not a system for experts where it's a power tool that someone would go in and do all of this kind of stuff but it's really an expert system in that it's reaching out proactively using okay. Here's the things you gotta get wrapped up this week if you want this to work and and it kind of puts people on the right track. That's interesting to me though that it does go all the way down to kind of smaller businesses and people who that's not their whole job so I actually Kinda come in a lot earlier in the cycle that I thought was the case. Are there any guidelines as far as spend or like how much of the marketing mix is coming from advertising? Are there any stats there? As far as when somebody can reach this point you know we often see. We do have people who've never advertised before we have agencies who are just beginning to offer paid search to their Seo clients or what have you. They're just beginning to get in the paid search space. Broadly across the board. When I talk about thirty thousand accounts we see an average spend of about a thousand dollars a month so it's still relatively small across all of their networks but beyond that we take small businesses and we also have some some larger guys as well who use the platform for for time management just for honesty and credibility. It's one of those things that paid searches so simple to get started at so simple to feel like you know what you're doing and in that same process just dangerous enough to be bad at one of my favorite hobbies to do a google search for hotels and in your local city and then go and do the same search on bing and you'll see like expedia or priceline or these large brands off have very different ads across those two networks oftentimes inaccurate ads between the two. So it's very easy to have a large budget and still be unsuccessful on a network. Yeah Yeah I can understand that you are kind of all over the place and it's interesting to me to that it's great. That is all the way down at that thousand dollar a month price point. Because that's definitely doable for for small businesses. Especially if they're able to get a return it only a thousand dollars then. Yeah it seems like you WanNa get up and running as quickly as you can and get to the point where you're not worried about the logistics. But you're actually you know testing ads and getting some useful tweaking exactly. Logistics isn't the thing that gets anyone who has a bed in the morning. So whatever you can do to make sure that you're going in and making changes that are effective in your ad copy rather than just pressing a series of buttons and Google ads or facebook. How can you go about making change? That's GonNa Affect Your Roi. Okay now another interesting thing with your background that I wanted to touch upon love to hear about just kind of how you got to where you are but a big part of it. Is You know your data scientist for a number of years. So you have the background that that we love to talk about people kind of getting in playing with the number so tell us a bit more about your role as data scientists and how you got over there. Yeah it's really interesting. I at ridgely had no interest in marketing when I first started my career. I actually majored in math because my mother told me that. If you'd be willing to do people's math you'll always have a job. And so lo and behold I found my holden in marketing a world where traditionally people were not mathematically your data and I joined word stream about seven years ago and at the time word stream had a still a whole lot of thousands of individual clients. We had a lot of data. But what were we doing with? That data was unique to the individual account. My role as it is. Scientists was really investigating not just the role with an individual accounts. But what was going on across thousands of accounts win at change happened when the Google Surp- changed when new ad copy was tested. When they google start running out with new tests or started watching new ad formats. There are changes that people see in terms of the numbers and anecdotally. Everyone has some sense of what's going on their own account but what's going on at large. We suddenly became the largest data repository outside of Google to begin to run those numbers so I spent six seven years at word stream really just running the numbers under saying the trends in terms of what made someone successful with their online advertising our own client set and as a had all that data as I understood all of that started working closely with the individual ad networks with our partners at Google with partners Microsoft with their partners that facebook. And so now. I'm having Lengthy conversations about the changes that they're having and how I think it's going to impact our SNB's sweet
"time management" Discussed on Love Your Work
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"time management" Discussed on Love Your Work
"He's now getting less output over all per additional worker for each worker Taylor ads. He'll get less output than he would have if that worker had just stayed home. Scientific Management is simple enough when you're moving. Chunks of iron simply experiment with the amount of iron moved in a given amount of time. Eventually you'll find the right formula but creative work is different in a number of ways there are three one. Some ideas are more valuable than others to. It doesn't take time to have an idea. Three and creativity actions don't link to results I. Some ideas are more valuable than others. I imagine you right to fifty thousand word novels in parallel. Let's say you work equally as hard on the first novel as you do on the second novel you spend just as much time typing the first novel as the second. The first novel Cells Zero Copies. The second one sells a million copies. They're both free of misspellings. They're both quality writing. Why does one sell a million copies while the other cells zero if the performance of the traditional publishing industry tells us anything is that nobody has any idea why one novel falls flat? And the other takes off. But you can know this. Not all ideas have equal market value. In fact the difference in market value for the same amount of work can be infinite so words typed while a worthy unit of output to track. If you're trying to convince yourself that you're a writer it's not the only thing to optimize for the quality of ideas matters. The second thing that makes creative work different from moving chunks of iron is that moving chunks of iron takes time yes all the things leading up to having an idea take time. We'll talk about that next but the act of having the idea takes almost no time at all. Neuro-scientists can look at people's brains and give them a creative problem that people can go from being nowhere near solving the problem to solving the problem in an instant again. Sitting yourself down and forcing yourself to come up with ideas is a worthy exercise. It will increase the output of ideas..
"time management" Discussed on Love Your Work
"Quadrupled their productivity. Only a few decades before taylorism most people's concept of time was more closely linked to the movement of the Sun than it was the Stop Watch hand availability of daylight the height of a stalk of corn or the Day of First Frost that signal becoming of winter ruled the work of farmhands. Many of Taylor's workers objected to having their movement so closely watched and tined down to the second actually more accurately than that Taylor's stopwatch timed according to the hundredth of a minute but scientific management as it was called swept through the industrial world. Companies couldn't stay in business without adopting it. The goal of Taylorism was to produce the most work possible in the minimum amount of time. As Taylor watched the movements of the workers. He was trying to reduce waste. He wanted each motion to be as quick and efficient as possible. He wanted each hundred of a minute to bring the job closer to being done but Taylor discovered. There was a limit logically. There's no point in a worker sitting idle logically. If the worker keeps moving iron hill move more iron than the worker who stops for a smoke break intuitively if he wants to get the highest output possible out of the minimum amount of time. Take your efficient movements and feel all the time with those movements but Taylor discovered. It didn't work that way. There's a concept in economics. Called the point of diminishing returns we can see the point of diminishing returns in action. If we imagine. Frederick Taylor filling the yard of Bethlehem steel with workers. Imagine Frederick Taylor. Has One worker. Moving iron in the yard of Bethlehem steel thanks to following Taylor's prescribe movements. That worker is moving. Forty eight tons of iron a day then Taylor adds another worker now. The workers are moving ninety. Six tons of iron day. Taylor can keep adding workers and the productivity in the yard will keep going up by forty eight tonnes for each worker Taylor ads until until they start to run out of space. There's just not as much room in the yard for the workers to pick up the iron and move it from one place to another they get in each other's way they run into each other or one worker. We'll have to wait for another worker to finish his job before that first worker can finish his job at I. It's not a huge problem. Taylor has nearly reached the point of diminishing returns the point of diminishing returns is the point at which each additional production unit in this case the production unit is workers. Each worker doesn't return as much benefit as the previous production. Units did the return is diminishing at some point. Taylor adds a worker and doesn't get an additional forty eight tons of production. He gets only forty like I say. It's not a huge deal. They're still moving more iron than they were before they added that worker their margins are high enough on the labour costs. They're still making more profit. Now let's apply this concept to a single worker only now. The production unit isn't the workers themselves the production unit there were optimizing is time and has Taylor filled the available time with motion. The output of a worker rose but at some point Taylor hit the point of diminishing returns as he failed the available time with efficient optimized motion. At some point the additional time failed didn't bring the returns that previous units of time did. Maybe he tried instructing. The worker to move three chunks of iron in ten minutes then had no problem adding a fourth chunk of iron within that ten minutes. He could string together. These ten minute units one after another. He could fill up a day with those units and get the output he expected but then at some point moving and additional chunk of iron and that same unit of time didn't bring Taylor the returns he expected in this case. Let's say that number was five chunks of iron within ten minutes. Maybe the worker could keep it up for an hour but soon the worker would get tired eventually. The worker couldn't move that fifth chunk of iron within a ten minute unit. The worker got too fatigued. Taylor had reached the point of diminishing returns. Now let's go back to the steelyard. We're Taylor is adding workers at some point after the point of diminishing returns Taylor isn't getting forty eight tons of output per additional worker. Nor is he getting forty tons of output per additional worker at one point workers were waiting for one another or getting in each other's way once in a while but now the yard of Bethlehem steel is near the gridlock? The workers are constantly in each other's way they're getting fatigued holding the chunks of iron. Injuries are skyrocketing productivity in the steelyard. Collapses Taylor is way beyond the point of diminishing returns not only is he not getting the output. He expected from adding an additional worker. That would be the point of diminishing returns Taylor has now hit the point of negative returns..
"time management" Discussed on A Slob Comes Clean
"They're all autistic There I don't like the term high functioning. A lot of people really have a problem with that kind of do too. But they are considered high functioning. Okay so they each held their jaw jobs. Well my oldest is not. He's still homeschool but my older to hold jobs and they go to college. My youngest eventually will also but they require a lot more support than say your narrow. Typical young people would if my oldest is twenty eight and he is just now getting to the point where he's going to get his driver's lessons. That's exciting though if extremely exciting and scary yes. But it's going to be more time home for me said. I'm hoping that means they'll actually get to get more accomplished around here. That's because currently I drive him down to his college. Which is a forty minute. Drive one way so that he can attend classes and I stay because it seems silly to me the dry D race gas and time guitar back home and then back again so. I'm not here a whole lot. I'm always on the road. The best way to put it is that I have my car for a year and I have managed to put over twenty five thousand miles on in one year. That's amazing so can I ask you what what? What is it about the term high functioning? I don't know enough to know either way but can you just explain. I'm just curious if you can explain. What is it about that? That just doesn't sit well with you. So when people think of high functioning they tend to think of somebody who has autism but autism doesn't really impact their life very much. Because you know they're high functioning got means that they can move through things pretty well with just a minor. Ill Minimum amount of support. Okay if facts of actually really not the case a lot of times. My daughter would be a highest functioning of my three kids. And I'm going to say that she's the one who struggles the most interest She has depression that are all their consider co Morbid diagnosis along with the autism. Okay but when you add everything in together. She has such a difficult time and a lot of times. The kids that are considered higher functioning part of the reason why they have a harder. Time is that they. They're aware of the fact that they come across as socially awkward that makes they're aware of the fact that they have difficulty in different areas and so it impacts in even greater than someone who would be considered lower functioning who might not be aware of the fact that. Oh Wow I seen really awkward. Is You know it doesn't affect them because they don't even realize it see what I'm saying I do. I do it does and I I just I. I like to hear things from the people who are actually living it and so you know. I've heard that term La and so I'm really interested to hear writer experience with that. So thank you for that kind of all time but but okay so you're unique. Life situation is that I I mean I know for me. The whole driving people everywhere stuff makes me feel like it's very hard to get started on anything because it's like the minute I get started. I've gotta just leave you know. And it's the leading in the not being in control of my name and all that and I mean I'm sure it's the same way for you. I'm thankful for those times. Like I love those times with my kids but it is a real challenge to get things done in the home especially for those of us who struggle anyway in the home. Right right exactly. Yeah okay. So that's where you're coming from. I'm curious on your was. Your husband deployed much. When he was in the military he was so he came back in one thousand nine hundred eighty he had been in back in the eighties. Kennedy was out for the first I about eight years of our marriage and when he came back in ninety eight is when it came in two thousand one was right around the corner so then he began to have back to back deployments. Tie Rack and his deployments would be anywhere like this. I was fourteen months and was gone for a year and he was confident. Fifteen months so yes. And then we had other deployments to Kosovo for nine months Bosnia for six months. Yeah so you thought yeah he's GonNa be home and guess what we're now in some ways. Exactly yes I get to talk to him every day. Which is really nice. Yeah Yeah but like. I said he's only here. I figured it out here about a month out of the entire year. Wow Yeah hey well. I'm impressed with all that you have to deal with. So that is that gives us a lot of framework for what we're talking about so tell me okay first of all. Here's a question. I haven't been asking people but that I should and that is. How long would you say you have been in like? How long have you been sounds weird to say? How long have you been listening my podcast or whatever it is like? How long have you been really focused on working on your home and trying out? Some of these strategies actually been a year this month. Okay now last January. My daughter actually introduced me to you and your podcasts. A really she was trying to make some improvement in her room. While how interesting. That's so you do have some support there in thinking of things the same way and working. That's great okay. So what strategy has made the biggest impact on your home definitely dishwashing? Okay it really has because we had not to eat until my kids work till seven at night. Okay and so we don't get to eat dinner until then but then my daughters Her her day starts at eight. Am well she has to be at work at eight am so she? And I are both up at six fifty so when you're eating dinner till seven it's really hard to keep your kitchen clean at least for me. It is no. We're kind of in that phase of life right now to where it's more much more you know. I used to when the kids were little I was really passionate about eating at six o'clock or whatever and now it's everybody has different things going on and so it's usually well after seven by the time we're all home and I you know I want to stay together as much as we can. So so. Yeah right just as far as it being late and you're already exhausted. Is that what you're talking about is? Oh yes definitely and then of course we are a non dishwasher family. So it's all don't have any room for our effort dishwasher in our kitchen at all so it was taking. Us quite a while to adjust. And we've been here. It'll be six years this. May in this house so without that dishwasher until very recently we struggled with the dishes thing and we could have days upon days of dishes piled up in that kitchen and then I don't feel comfortable cooking dirty kitchen right which sounds so snooty to me but I feel normal. I think that's normal. Yeah so even though you are handwashing it's still the same principles cracked as far as yes them. Everyday dishes mathworks the same way. Yes yeah having. A routine is more important than having a dishwasher. It really is and then something that you told me in your Air Patriot group. I had asked because we struggle with getting them done at night. Because we're just so tired right so we ended up getting them done in the morning. And you a comment that as long as we're getting them all done at least one. Sergei and when we thought about that and we we accepted that we feel a lot better about it. And we're doing it more that's great. I don't know why but it's like because we had that affirmation I guess what I feel like. It's the same concept. Is the five minute pickup. What I'm so big on with that because assigning a task to a certain time of day when that time of day may you might hit it some days and you might hit other might not hit other days. There's something for me about when I say this has to be done before bedtime now. Ideally I know that is what works the best but right if I tell myself that that's been the dishes have to be done and then I miss it then. For some reason with my personality I ended up saying okay tonight. I'm going to do better instead of just doing the dishes the next morning. Do you know what I mean. So instead the dishes have to be done every day. It doesn't matter what time they happen but they have to be done every single day because setting up a time for those of us with tea pods. Do you have T- pad definitely okay for those who might not know to pad his time. Passage awareness disorder but You know sometimes it's like life just goes on and Oh my goodness. How long has it been since I did the dishes? But for those of us with tea pat I think that setting a specific time is so It can be really damaging because of that tendency to go K then tonight. I'll do it. And then you forget and then tonight. I do it and then all of a sudden overwhelming so I'm excited to hear that that has been helpful for you to just let go of that it really really has and so we've been keeping up with our dishes so much better and now a will eat more meals at home which is awesome because I I would be eating meals cooked rather than junk from other places so it's been a really nice thing because the four I would feel like I was a failure if I woke up in the morning my kitchen was you know the dishes weren't completely done at Cetera et Cetera. Now now we have the idea that we can get them gun in the morning. We're making sure that before we go to bed. At least somebody rinses the dishes. Wipes the counter so it doesn't look awful? Just have dishes that need to get washed and now that does not wedding evert. Yes yes and I'm not waking up to a kitchen. That looks like an explosion happened. Yes you know. It still looks halfway decent. It just hasn dishes that need to get washed and also. I'm washing the dishes mark in during the day because for some reason before I used to look at the dishes as this thing that was preventing me from getting everything else done so I would not work on the dishes during the day. I would let the breakfast dishes in lunch. Dishes all pile up so that by the time we went to we ate dinner and added those dishes to it. Wow we had quite pow going in there. Now I'm going ahead and looking at the dishes as my priority so knocking them out during the day and it doesn't actually take that much time I know isn't that crazy. It really is so then when we wake up the next morning. We're only really dealing with the dishes from dinner. And not even all of them because we using another one of your concepts which is to have a dish pan of soapy water going in the sink while in cooking so. I end up washing several of the dishes that I'm using to cook and they're clean also so there's not nearly as many dirty dishes in the morning when we wake up if any sense it does I do want to clarify. I don't think I've ever said that. But I think that's something that fly lady recommends. I remember that from when I used to follow her years and years before I started my own the Guy Yeah and that's incredibly helpful and I think here's what I feel like because we're about to talk about laundry day too because you put on your questionnaire. I think it set having a goal of finishing the dish for some reason that knowing that I'm going to finish the dishes at a certain time then shifts in my brain and lets me like get ahead on that as like feeling like I'm always and forever doing the dishes..
"time management" Discussed on THE BRENDON SHOW
"I'm always trying to automate. How can I automate a process that matters to me so for many of you know books matter to me? So we automated the process of selling books. Just all day long. We're just selling hundreds or thousands of books. I'm here hundreds of thousands of books sold all around. I don't have to do anything we set it up. I automated that process with online tools with team. And so you gotta figure out what are the processes that matter the most and can you set them up to just run versus you. Maintaining it someone else maintained or system to automate it so high performers are always automating. Those things my yoga friend. Who said Oh my gosh. I'm so busy and under what I said. What do you do? Well you know I gotTa do this and this and this turned out. She was going to costco every Saturday. Spend two three hours of Costco. Because you gotta go up every aisle if you did not no. I'm not allowed there anymore. My wife took me one time and she was like never again. I went up every aisle. I need to know what's in there. Man Oh my God I gotta go up every single aisle. I'm the worse you want to go to shop with me to get blueberries. Oh no I'm going. Go look up at everything. Look at the packaging on this. Oh my Gosh I told you. I'm easy to distract these like you are not going. I walked in there so look at all these things. We need she goes. We don't any of those I said we're looking at. Tv is bigger than ours but our TV is fine. I'm like they have one. I'm a terrible shopper. I'm totally not allowed to do that. Might my staff when we went down to Puerto Rico took me because going toward Rico. Oh they did know. It'd be the whole day. They had no idea to look at all of it. Just terrible that. I can't do it so I've got to say. Oh what's the best use of my time and get the support and the team and the tools to automate things and not be a browser on these other things? It's so important for you to decide what matters. I can't tell you what it is but you already know. And how can you automate things that they're running running running back to the story of the woman at Costco? She's there every Saturday. What are you doing there? We'll have to go by all the supplies for my four Yoga Studios. I go do you own the four Yoga Studios? She goes. Yeah I go do other. People work there. She goes yeah I say well. Why do you have to go get the supplies? Why don't you send somebody? I can't ask people to do that. Do you pay them. Well yes I do. Well why is going on with you? Why do you have to control what you are controlling? Maybe write it down. Why do I have to control what I'm controlling? Look at all the things. You're controlling in your life. Why does it have to be you? Why does that have to be you so one of the most profound questions in all of achievement? Why does that have to be you? Who said that had to be you? Why does she have to go to COSCO? Because she said she had to control it but does she have to control it. Yes or no no no I think of all the exclusive but if I give my credit card to them they'll go buy everything in that story I said no I would but most people were responsible people. You're paying probably aren't going to do that. And they give you a receipt too. So that's good and it shows up on your card you'd know right away right. Why would know right away if they take advantage of it and you fire them right? Yeah okay so we're good. Bases are covered. Bases are covered. You need to look at all things you're controlling and ask what if I removed automated or delegated that what if I removed automated or delegated what if I removed automated or delegates what if I removed automated delegated and the second question then what if I removed automated or delegated that you get to ask yourself okay if removed automated or delegated like that shirt? What's the worst that could happen when they do this in her situation? They're going to buy too much toilet paper. What's the worst it's GonNa Happen? They're going to buy them. You know one of those things of buckets of things that lasts seven months that what what what what's going to happen. What's the worst that happens? If you let go of some control who's ever quit a job in this room before ever quit a job job with other team members on it. Who's ever acquitted? Raise your hand. Did any of you ever. Who's ever GONNA fired from a job? Okay you ever noticed fired. People make a different sound. There's that weird laugh. They're kind of happy. It happened but kind of like should I raise my hand about this. I don't know what the says you've got fired. What does that say about you? They always make a different noise. So have you ever been fired or even quit? Has Anyone in the room. Ever be honest ever been ever quit and left and everything ran fine without you and you were hurt by that raise. Our hand is and tall. Look around the room. You quit and everything went. Just fine. The organization like you hope the use this place is GONNA burn. This place is GonNa call laps without me. Go on a week later. Hey what are you doing? Hey has been. They didn't even know you quit. They didn't even know. You showed up there like I didn't even notice you were gone is not the worst. They don't even know you were gone. It's ego that feels. It has to control ego. You need to find things to only listen to this. Here's a crazy idea for your productivity and I hope you guys are all with me on this because I know I'm being a little silly but here's a crazy thing about my life. Everything that I control is my art and I love it. See New members coming sometimes. Brennan why are you still writing your email to all the people every week? I love the people every week. And I'm a writer I like it. Well sometimes you're not on schedule. I love the people and I'm a writer. Well what somebody else could do it. Yes I like this part. But how many entrepreneurs the room are doing stuff. You don't like say oh no way less. Ono's so everything I have control and lots of things that I really enjoy and I really love and everything else I hand over here. I really think that could change your life that question. What are all these things I control? And why do? I think I have to control them. What if I could automate that delegate that or removed that so that I can focus more on the things that really moves the needle? I will tell you it's how I got promoted faster than everyone else in corporate America. It's how by the end of my third year. My third year in the industry by the end of my third year I created more online instruction than any of my peers combined. Now you go. What how is that possible? Because that's all I did because I loved it. I knew that was the P Q. Oh the second or third peer after me might have at you know at our levels if you will in our industries. I plan they might have one to on average maybe five online courses. That might be pretty short. I've got thirty five hundred online courses. People like what the number of our millions of all nine students around the world. What how what? What was so special about Brendan? Well one two three and four matter. If you're ready to take your life to a whole new level make sure you grab my book. High Performance Habits. How extraordinary people become that way? It's available on Amazon right now and when you order your copy you're really supporting my channel and the message and you're also getting a book that will reveal to you twenty years of my research into what is it that helps people go to a new level of success in their life. What is it really take? What habits are to help you reach long term success in your career your health your personal life your relationships. It's called high performance habits. How extraordinary people become that way? It's available on Amazon frightened now..
These Animal Crossing Switch Console Skins Are Too Cute
"March twentieth animal. Crossing new horizons comes out on Nintendo switch. An animal crossing is one of my favorite games. I have a lot of fun with it I collect all the MINGO. Because I've tried and I don't get it. It's it's definitely depend. It depends on like your what you enjoy playing very much a time management kind of game where you go in you collect little things and you craft things and stuff like that so it's not for everyone it it's not. It's not a universal game. It's definitely for people who like certain types of people love it they do and I do and what what I WanNa talk about right now is that you can preorder a Nintendo switch. Animal Crossing New Horizons Video Game Console in. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen this just a punk by seventeen year old boy. Who So revolted Pastel Blue Green? It's yeah it has all these cute little like the little characters from animal crossing on the outside of the colors. Absolutely adorable I you should see how hard it was for me to not by this. I already haven't intendo switch. I cannot justify buying another one but I wanted to so bed so cute. Do you plan will crossing primarily in the switch at this is going to be the first game to come out. Unintended SWITCH I have new leaf online intendo Diaz which I actually have not played in a very long time since I got a nintendo switch. Actually but I've been playing animal crossing pocket camp on the iphone since it came out. And so that's kind of been satiated my desire for more animal crossing until this game. That's coming out on March Twenty House. I should give it a try. You think this'll be the best version to play Not necessarily it's definitely got some new gaming features. That might be appealing. But I I again like I wouldn't be surprised if you don't like this type of game. It's very low maintenance. Slow go around collecting things and building little little houses and talking villagers. It's very calming and relaxing in Star. Valley isn't it L. Little. Yeah Yeah Yeah. I don't like that which is also another huge game for the for similar reasons just kind of this joyous life in someone else's world kind of experience. I WANNA kill something. I don't know it's just me slow a game if I don't know I'm kidding. Actually that's one of the Nice things about. This is very
Interview with Tommy Breedlove : Become Legendary by Participating in Your Own Rescue
"I'm joined today by Tommy breedlove. Thank you very much for joining me here today. Welcome Tummy carry. I'm excited to be here and I will enjoy enjoy. Every drop of Maple Syrup have from here on out due diligence absolutely and tell me where are you calling in from I know thank you. Where are you today? I am in Atlanta Georgia outside so called Roswell and this is where I call home and it's my office but I spent a lot of time. All were the country and planet very fortunate to do that. I guess so well thank you again. Tell me for joining me here for the podcast for those. Who Don't know Tommy? Let me give you just a a little bit of an introduction tummy. Breedlove is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. He's atlanta-based as he said but he focuses focuses on business relationship and mindset coaching. He's regularly featured as a keynote speaker at global events. After twenty years of a corporate pro-career Tommy now guides people to discover a life of significance while building a lasting legacy. Welcome again Tommy. I'm so thankful to be your carry when I'm talking about seven questions. In seven minutes. The topic you gave me was to become legendary by participating in your own rescue. Are you ready to do that. In seven minutes. Let's crank it out. I got it so timing number one. Who's your ideal client? My ideal client is business. Owners is entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Who Don't have anyone to lean on lean into who are struggling with time management struggling to balance between life live in wanted to run a successful company and all of the things that come within bishen where we carry the success in burdens of our life? Because we're constantly driven to do more her and as I am I and has I have been my whole life and so I helped people lead a life of significance with time management with balance with since the film at but without compromising their financial success or their ambition. That was so detailed. I love it so number. Two what problem are you solving perfect. Then when it comes to business owners. I think the biggest problem we solve is a feeling that I'm alone that I have to make all these decisions. Asians and I have these pressures on me from employment to profitability to scale to vendor management. And how do I do this. And how how do I lead. And how do I control my company. But I don't have anyone to lean on and leaned into an so. I serve as a outsource Boorda director for them to help them with all things things profitability time management but also doing that without compromising their relationships at home in the human they were born to base. I'm one of those people that do believe you can have. Alan live without compromising. I love it so building on that. My third question is what are the typical symptoms that you see as experiencing or that you hear the high level amounts of stress. You know the balance again between time at home and when we're at home we're thinking about our companies and we're we're companies companies. Were thinking about home but also all of the things that come within the business itself is managing debt. Managing profitability is our system sufficient enough competition and a lot of times. We feel like we're a corporate executive in our businesses is that we're alone and we don't really have anyone to help us through the big times and the big topics and so it's a lot to carry as ambitious driven executives and managers owners of these companies. And so we you need to know that we're not alone. And all great leaders have leaders in their life. Alright coaches coaches in that. We need people to help us step in step up and be the best entrepreneur person that we could possibly bake absolutely. We can't be the best at everything that our business requires we needed to ourselves with those experts and as soon as people start realizing that their whole oh business and their life excels and flourishes stronger and farther faster indeed across the board regardless of the size of your business. It really does. It's proven true. So the fourth question I have that you must see a lot. What are the most common mistakes of owners who are trying to not look outside and trying trying to do it all internal he too fast? You answer the question for me. It's control issues. It's control and perfectionism and thank you have to carry the burden burden of leadership finance operations administration customer sales and everything in between and so one of the biggest things that I preach to corporate executives entrepreneurs and leaders of these organizations as you need to stay in zone brilliance. And that's why you got in the business. To start with their you stay in your zone brilliance and if you just just do that Zona brilliant sure God given talent for at least three to four hours a day and outsource the rest to your great team who has the same mission and passion that you do do you will ultimately be one hundred x more successful in the long run but the biggest issue is control and perfectionism and also trying to do it it all ourselves because at the end of the day our businesses are babies and not everybody has the same love for our businesses as we and so we try to do it all ourselves into burn out disasters. There's on multiple fronts. Absolutely I am going to take from you. Giving you credit the phrase your zone of Brilliance. Because that's exactly it. They need to focus on that. Do what you do best rest. I've changed my life exactly well. Therefore you are a testament to what you're trying to share with others. That is not just a theory. Something you've lived and you've seen the benefit from the results of the fifth question then is with that as a foundation. MM Dacian of what you're recommending. What's valuable free action that you suggest to our audience that they can implement right now? That indeed is going to help them increase the whole value. The business I would say you have to participate in your own rescue and so so many of us put ourselves last. I see so many of us ambitious types doubling down investing in the stock market will invest in our businesses will invest in our networks but we want invest in ourselves in order for us to be the best leaders in people that we can possibly possibly be. Is We have to invest in ourselves. I I'm talking about your professional education. Your mental education your emotional education in your relationship Education Gatien because once you become the best person in leader you can possibly be than all from your success to your network to your money but also to your happiness awesome fulfilment so in order to do that. There's a million ways to participate in your own rescue but you have to double down and do the metalwork physical work emotional work in the business work. You have to build those muscles each and every day of your life says spin at least an hour a day on some type of emotional mental professional and physical self-development. Because you're no good to anyone burned out stress and even worse not here. That's just it exactly. That's the bottom line definitely definitely. That's where you end up even if it's not your plan it's GonNa Happen to US hopefully later than sooner. We take care of all these areas exactly and you can't ignore any of them. You need to address all of them in their own balanced way so on that from you. What's one one valuable free resource? Tommy that you can direct people to is actually going to help them further solve this. I have a one page building and living legendary in daily life. It's everything from time management to all of the things we talked about. How do we regain our power? How do we become you know the master of our mindset because we all have that self critic Nick and so this is how I live my life every single day and it's a one page document and also offer a blank one so that you can fill it out and create one of your own so is that you can truly build and live that legendary life and also as a free resource related to that? There's a one page purpose exercise. A one page core value. Where you build your own personal mission statement not your corporate mission statement? And that's all things that help us hold ourselves. Accountable help us find more fulfillment life and ultimately more happiness and success. And so it's three very simple one page documents that you can you can take and fill out on your own one or all of them and so that's what I would love to give away to your audience in what's the web address for them defined goals. Yes you can go to Tommy breedlove DOT COM and just sign up and we'll send you all three of them. It's really powerful as cool. I was an advertising firm recently and I saw my my legendary live plan hanging up on all their cubicles. I thought that was really humbling and cool to see
The Chiefs Win the Super Bowl and the Niners Blow It, With Cousin Sal
"Did the chiefs witness or did the niners lose this. And if the answer is both what is your percentage split. Okay well it has to be both. It has to be both because it's no coincidence. That now mahomes five and in games that he's been down double digits so you got that but it's also no coincidence that Kyle Shanahan in his last fourth quarter Super Bowl drives that he's called. Yeah as gone three and fumble six and pont. I'm stealing this off the Internet him. Sorry for whoever did this foreign pont five point three and pont seven turnover downs to an interception. ooh though I wanNA say San Francisco some as a sixty forty San Francisco right there is that fair. Well you left out the part that in his last two fourth quarter overtimes. Where's the offensive coordinator for the Falcons Against Patriots? The other time outscored forty six to nothing. Yeah I look at it this way you know. I had the big bet for plus three seventy five before the playoffs on San Francisco. It's twenty ten. They get a pick. There's twelve minutes left. They have a phenomenal running game that ends up finishing the game running for seven yards a carry. Yep like twenty twenty one carries the one hundred forty plus yards. I felt like the game was over. And I know Mahomes is on the other side line and they've come back twice but they have literally literally the perfect team in the league to run out a game like that up ten with more with momentum with everything you want and the play action was working And they had really figured out a way to control the pace and when you look at those last three drives it felt like that she switches sending the house and and like screen passes. Were there just all kinds of things that were false starts in the manner side not running when they should have one Bad plays as and I. I don't I never liked to use the word choke with sports because these guys are much better than we are but they've really blew it. That is one of in one of the all time and we blew it super bowl losses. In my opinion I thought they right. They kept their foot off the gas and first of all it happened at the beginning. The end of the first half an in what happened with that time management there will chant ended. DidN'T WANNA use a timeout. Looked like he was just happy content to go in the locker room ten ten yet but then gets a first down like to the forty about right and then as timeouts and then the drives fizzles but who knows if you start that drive. What one one twenty seven instead of like thirty seven? It's a different story. So yes we hold that thought right but so it's a key moment for a couple reasons. One they don't call time out before the chiefs chiefs punt so another forty seconds runoff by the time they get it. There's a little under a minute. Left there on their twenty. I was watching it thinking. They're so afraid of the chiefs chiefs. They they don't even want to leave a scenario where mahomes might get the ball back with thirty seconds left to reverse but at the same time if you look at the way they played pretty much this entire Gabe it was really kinda playing not to lose you. Know they had feel goes over and over again and they had a lot of like third and five and third and four zero where they you know they technically. If you're really going for the jugglers down territory at least a couple times. They're always happy to settle settled for three. The fourth in two was pretty egregious in the second half just because I don't know that I never felt like they try to grab the game by its throat. And and you need points to beat the chiefs team but when you think about the first forty eight minutes of that game it could have gone better for them because they didn't try to grabbed game by the throat but they're still sitting there with the lead up ten with the ball with the running game. That's gashing the chiefs and I think it's a colossal. We blew it lost. Like even if you go back to the Seattle pats game where Where the Malcolm Butler pick Seattle was still making plays to win that game? You know the pats came down. I'm from ten same way but Seattle is still like throwing haymakers back. They got that huge pass on the on the crazy long ball down the field that set up the Lynch played. You know I I just felt like the niners really rolled over the last ten minutes. And that's before we get to the defensive side of thing. It was really rough. I kind of in disbelief. That they'd when Super Bowl. I know you're bummed but I'm thinking about this from the other way. I think like I think he'd wake up tomorrow. Morning more bummed if Jimmy G. drove his team down the field this guy you got a second round pick forward we added for and won that game. You would've won money but all the Jimmy Jeez better than Brady. What's Brady doing? Brady inserts himself. In commercials is yeah. The Patriots are pathetic. I think we would have heard that would have been the narrative if the forty niners at one that starts a you know either way. I think we're going to start talk about starting earning a dynasty and I feel like we'll get we'll talk about odds next year's odds men and I'm sure but Patrick Mahomes is starting that right when you have a quarterback that just comes comes back. It doesn't really matter what's going on. Seems to not get flustered at all. Yeah that's a scary scary team. But I wanNA give the chiefs a little credit their running game the the biggest Sucker bat was like the forty niners minus thirty three and a half yards. I think it was thirty. Six thirty three right in there over the Chiefs it ended up one forty one to one twenty nine San Francisco and that's misleading. Because Patrick Mahomes in one of the worst Super Bowl bad had beats I can remember had forty four yards before he kneeled down has over on the twenty nine and a half for loss. Fifteen yard three kneel. Downs ended up with twenty twenty nine. So they really did have more rushing yards and San Francisco and you never ever would've thought that and that that's why they won the game that and the third and fifteen play I thought in the fourth quarter. It was why they want. I WANNA go back later to all the things the niners did wrong. And you're right. We should praise the chiefs. They had an awesome come for behind victory. They think were what the fifth team to win a super bowl. Where at some point in the playoffs they were down ten? I remember seeing that that tweet somewhere hold on. Let me find that ten three times. Scott Scott Caz Mar he said Only four out of fifty three super bowl. Oh winners trailed by ten in the playoffs until tonight. Nineteen seventy six raiders. Down Eleven to New England. The Sugar Sugar Bear Ham at the game. The first horrible horrible football US ever had two thousand one patriots snow game. Some people got Tuck rule game called Snow Game. Two Thousand Fourteen Patriots Seattle Two thousand hasn't Sixteen Patriots Atlanta Down Nineteen the Patriots. Were somehow involved all four times. This happened until Nice until today. So now we're talking five out of fifty three where they've trailed by ten plus and the chiefs became the fifth team to do it. So there you go so I They deserve it. They're the best. I think they're the best right. Ravens got picked off bad job by them chiefs to the best
Find More Hours in Your Day with Bob Mulhern
"Hey what's going on I'm Stephen Miller and and this is a point if I was GonNa put you on the spot and ask you about how you manage your time. What would you say? It's not a trick question when it comes to determining how you spend your time you're part of a bell curve with the rest of society so take a second to imagine it. The left side of the bell curve is send slowly and includes about thirty percent of the people you know. These are the people who can't help feeling like there just aren't enough hours in a day because well they or serial procrastinators while at the opposite end of the curve. You've gotta quickly declining finding slope. Were just about every high. Performer is found. These people set apart for each of their priorities and are highly productive but they only make up about fifteen eighteen percent of the curve. The remaining forty five percent of people are smack DAB in the middle. They're always trying to find a groove. So they can power through the distractions but oftentimes. They're inefficient with their time. So the honest with yourself. Which group are you in and more importantly are you willing to do what it takes to move further further to the right of the bell curve and become more effective in the UCLA time? If your answer's yes you're in for a great show today because in a second of or three episode arc on setting yourself up to achieve your goals I'm highlighting some of the best productivity tools and time management strategies that can give you a real edge. Make sure you follow this show wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts to be we notified when the third installment drops next week but to set you on the right path. Today I'm joined by another one at Phoenix business. Journal's most admired leaders the managing director of Colliers International for Greater Phoenix Bob Mulhearn day-to-day Bob Overseas brokers team of over one hundred. But as he'll tell you managing that multi-million dollar business business isn't his sole focus in life quite to the contrary by making effective use of his time and using the skills he's picked up over his career he's been able to maintain the type of healthy work life balance L.. Instant many people dream of but few ever get to enjoy together. Bob And I are going to share some of our favorite productivity boosters but remember we can't make you use them. We can spark the fire but you have to keep it lit. So let's get after it here to share how you can make better use of your time and find more hours in your day. This is Bob Mulhearn time right now in. The world is such a scarce resource and so many people's minds. And what I really hope to do is actually we save you a one hundred hours by just providing some very practical tips to help you be more efficient and then of course give you some thoughts on how to use that time. I'm so that once you have it you use it in a way that believe leads to your success and happiness. I like to tell people a little bit about what I call Bob's deeply satisfying life. I have a wife of thirty one years nine wonderful kids for grandkids. I ran a big operation. Thirty million dollars plus commercial real estate business I one of the founders honors a great hearts academies and. I'm the president of the board. So it's great for me is that I'm usually by four thirty. Because they're going to get the kids up at six and I get an hour and a half of my own time and in that window of time I reflect on who I And I get my exercise in and so then the kids get up now. Family take time right is when it come into work. I have a different energy about me. Really what fires me up. Every morning is to take advantage of that time and to enter my day that way. I've made time an abundant resource in my life. But I've also been at this a long time so if you're just getting if you're a high schooler you have a whole different set of have responsibilities. I know because I have high schoolers. If you're just starting your career again you have different opportunities or even less freedom. Run your schedule that I do as somebody who's been my career for a long time. So what am I going to urge you to do is take one step at a time and hopefully today by the time Dan that'll be a couple of steps for you to take and one of them is if you're not always he's plugged in so to speak to. You're gonNA miss out on things and if you're not played in all the time you're gonNA miss but you're gonNA find over time that really. There's nothing really significant that you tend to miss out on and I think that another trap is that people don't find a way to stop their work in begin their lifetime. A lot of people like to say that does have to blend together and think crazy if you try to separate them I say that separating them as the only way to go and then I think there's another trap which feeling obligated to answer all these requests that come our way. There's so much data coming at us that people take the data turn into what they call information. People try to gather information together and call it knowledge. And I'm saying that all all that we fiercely compete to give away for free but what I'm talking about now kind of goes beyond all those and what I'll call the timeless wisdom on how life can be happy the and balanced no matter what the circumstance. So maybe we'll say my phone is killing me especially emails and I'm just going to say that I used used tool called sane box dot com S. A. N. E. B. O. X. dot com. It cost nine ninety nine a year and it can be used these two with whatever you're using it works with outlook it works with g mail. It works for the office three sixty five and what it does is allows issued to tell your emails where they should go some of them go straight to the trash. That's called the black hole and just to give you a sense. Every week I get about fifteen hundred emails and over seven hundred and fifty of each month are automatically deleted. They go right to the black hole so sandbox sends me an analysis of every week in thinks mm saving eight to nine hours a week. Let's say it was only five hours a week. I remember the first time it said one hour couldn't believe it. I'm thinking well that's fifty hours a year five hours again times fifty weeks and that's two hundred and fifty hours another easy tool that easily saves me an hour. A week is Calvin Lee. Dot Com C. A. L. E. The N. D. L. Y.. Dot Com in. It's a great thing somebody calls me says I'd like to get together. I invariably send them back. Link that says used as linked to find a time on Mike Calendar and you can set parameters on that so in other words I could send somebody a link that they couldn't make something on Mondays Fridays or nothing before ten or nothing after four. Four I can send a twenty minute link a thirty minute an hour a lunch and I will tell you that easily saves me an hour a week. So there's another fifty hours just by using the simple tool I also use upward dot com or tasks crab at her fancy hands dot com or grew dot com. The price is low. The turnaround around is fast and the results are reliable. So I'd encourage if you haven't used one of those to take a look at it. I remember one time saying I need someone to come to. My Office is to teach me a particular program and found out that the resource for that was literally across the lobby from me which I had no idea about and I found out by going online. So you never know what the solution is gonNA come from. But it's easy to post it and against save as much time as you want. And there's a lot of just time-saving mindsets one one of the most important mindsets is to actually pass on things. That are very good. I mean I was invited for example yesterday to a really good reception that was down but it was sandwiched between two things. Were very important to me was recreated and one was a family birthday dinner that same night and so you just have to say Gosh I. I don't care how good that was. I'm not gonNA just rush down there be apart and rush back and just those simple decisions have cleared me up to do what's most important and so the things I do work on. I think people say all the time. Gosh for guy. That's busy as you are. You're sure an easy guy to get an appointment with or busy as you are. You sure sure don't seem worn out when we're talking and you seem focused on me not distracted. I think all that comes from me just refusing to take on good things. That just just aren't as good as the most important things. But if you're tired you know you're not doing it because there is time to do things that are really good and time consuming consuming and still be able to have plenty of time for family time for reading time for reflection another one. I like. Don't lose by your own rules. So many people Samina train for whatever whatever this is and be ready by this date and usually the timeframe is not realistic and so they ended up losing because of a rule they said and they're afraid to change the rule I will constantly I say to myself. Hey that's something I decided I can change that in. It's simple mindset but it does save lots of time I just would look for progress not perfection. I've I've gotten to where I am one step at time and I'm older than probably most people listening to this but I will tell you day after day week after week. I've been serious about these things and and it's all based on a number of small steps I've taken and habits I picked up overtime. You need to start with something that you want to do. That would encourage you to take take one of the tools or one of the ideas and get that down master. Look at the list. Don't say I'd have to do this without say I would love to do that. Get down and then add the the second thing I think if you add two or three away three weeks from now you won't be doing any of them if you just add one and focus on it and it'll start you off in a path that will go on and on to great things.
"People often say I just want things to go back to the way they used to be. It's a common but impossible. Wish because everything is constantly changing things can improve or get worse but they can never go back to the way they were for example. It took me a very long time to heal when I kept trying to return to who I was before the hurt but that person is long gone. Only after breathing life into a new me. Did I start developing into the person I am today? Even if you bake an apple pie using the same recipe is always. Each comes out a little different. Because the apples aren't the same. If you want your dessert to taste exactly like when your grandma used to make it you might be disappointed with a perfectly delicious pies simply because it didn't turn out identical. When we hit a snag in relationships we want to smooth things over by trying to get the relationship back to the way it was before the bump in the road but since each experience changes everything and everyone involved. We cannot recreate yesterday's outcome with today's ingredients. Real growth can only come when we embrace the newness of one another. I can't tell you how many years the only pictures that my parents how to me on their walls were from when I was child. All of their disapproving sentences start with you used to be such a good kid but heck I used to be a lot of things yet of them. Define me after playing a lot of volleyball in my twenties. For example I took a break for a couple of decades and then decided to play again in my forties. I was shocked and disappointed. That couldn't jump as high as I used to. Instead of having fun on the court without comparing myself to how it used to be I made the mistake of trying to keep up with the younger players I just ended up with a bruised ego and a busted knee. My hair is turning gray. Metabolism is slowing down. But I do have more patience and tolerance than ever before better time management skills focus and inner peace. We can never be we once were and I think that's a good thing. If we can celebrate who we are becoming in this moment we already know that happy people focus on what they have while unhappy
Empower Your Productivity with Attention Management - Maura Thomas
"Thomas I'm here to share a little bit of information from my new book. Attention management how to create success improve productivity every day. I was asked to share a little bit about how I got started. And I spent many years in that the personal productivity industry is committed souls paper-based planners and my last role with them was in As Director of marketing and as marketing it was my responsibility to know everything that was being taught in the productivity industry so so everything from all the other productivity systems out there so I had to go to every training and NC every speaker and then I left and started my business and I was able to take the best. I had learned that enroll it up into into the system that I teach now that I call empowered productivity and as I studied productivity I began to realize that really people kept talking about productivity in terms of time management but when I was frustrating me is that I was realizing that time is our problem in our problem. Is He's really distraction. And so I started writing about this concept that I called attention management. Because you can't solve so a you can't solve a time a distraction problem with the time management solution and so I started writing in Cusak. Act an about attention managements and that got some interest from my publisher I wrote my first book the current Presumptive Judy Secrets in twenty twelve. And then I wrote my second book in two thousand Seventeen and now my new book is all about attention in management even though it was a team of the first two books. So what I want to share with you is if you've ever had an experience where you're driving to work in the morning new thinking. Gee South Self. I gotTa do that thing. I have to get that thing done soon as I get to work and definitely going to do that thing but you get to work and the bond is ringing in the emails downloading and people are coming up to talk to you and you realize at three o'clock four o'clock oh my gosh. I haven't I still haven't done that doc thing if you've ever had that experience then you might be frustrated and most people will try to saw. AWW that with a time management solution but the truth is there is no amount of time management. That is going to change that situation even if you decided even if you manage your time even if you said at nine am I'm GonNa sit down and I'm GonNa do that thing and if you do sit down and do that thing being at nine. Am But then you look at that email that just comes in and then okay. Where was I back to that report that I was doing? Oh look there's a text message on me. Get Ah okay I know. Where was I back to that report? And then somebody interrupts you. If the time that you set aside in your calendar goes by like that with you switching your attention attention then you will have a very different experience than the one that you intended. That thing probably won't be done or will be so full of mistakes so what I would say is that what matters more today than time management. How you manage your time is only relevant to the extent that you also devote more attention so much more relevant today than time? Management is attention management and the more I studied productivity and effectiveness and the secret to live a life of choice rather than a life a ration and distraction. The more I studied this the more I become convinced that the secret it is all about control in specifically control over your attention ability to manage. Your attention is like taking that tidal wave of information and communication mutation that is threatening to drown us at any moment in turning it into a marriage all that we can control so there was a twentieth century philosopher often known as the father also of modern psychology in. He said he had many interesting things to the say on the topic of attention one of the things he said was that my experience is what I agree to attend to now. I wish I could see if if you agree with that or not. My experience is what I agreed to a Hindu. I think it makes sense because if you think about it there are many things in this world that you are interested in and so because you're interested in you give your attention to them. You attended to that and so you have experiences around for for example. My husband's He gives his experience. He gives his attention to talk until he goes out into scuttle walks and he talks to people about August is lots of equipment and so he has experiences around photography. I'm not into so I don't have any of those experiences so I think this sentence my experiences when I agreed to attend you is useful more useful than when we combine it with this statement statement from Dr Guillevic that we are the sum total of our experiences and if called upon writer memoirs it it is our experiences we would would right about now when you think back when you're like it's really just a string of the experiences that you have had remembering all the major movements and sometimes sends non the less than major moments in your life the experiences that you had so to me we need to recognize that if our attention engine determines our experiences in our experiences determine our life it then follows that our attention determines infant's drew your attention determines your life what is too often. You don't control where your attention goes you just inadvertently certainly allow it to be stolen by all of the millions of things that are constantly demanding it then you know what happens in a day. Hey the day gets by you and you feel like you were busy all day but you didn't actually get anything done. The problem is those days add up in the weeks into months into year since since increasing. You might find yourself at some moment of reflection. If you've ever had an experience we set yourself. I still haven't made very much progress on that. I still undone. That thing still haven't gotten that promotion or started that side business or written a book or gone back to school or bill that dream home or moved to that city ever said to a friend. My Gosh how long has it been since I've seen you if you've ever had that experience than that I think is the cumulative effect that having your attention stolen is having on your
What I achieved through podcasting in 2019
"I've been thinking about the end of the year. I've had some thoughts but it really kind of came together today when I was on a consultation call earlier and I mean really really early I was on a consultation call with another podcast. He was wanting to make sure that he was using Hindenburg. And some of the plug ins that he had as best he could. He had some isotope. Oh products waves plug in the stuff. That comes standard on your apple computer. We were talking about all of that stuff and it was. It was a real delight to talk with him about what he's doing about about the work there that he's got and then I had a few and I do mean just a few tips and suggestions but it's just so much fun to see a podcast or doing well and I really really liked to do more of that. which got me thinking about this past year and then what? I'd like to see in the year to come to dominate share. Some of the things that I've been able to did you over the past year or so and then a couple of tweaks that I'd like to make for next year and I also have a question for you. I'd like your feedback on because it involves this specific acidic show so as I entered twenty twenty. I had some goals for myself and for what I'm doing with my show as well as for building a business business that sustains itself and provides income for my family it's not replacing my day job but it does provide income and so I really kind of focused first on building a stronger foundation in particular. I was focused on editing and over the past year including my show and some other shows I've been able to to be involved in the production of over two hundred sixty two episodes. That's the engaging missions show this show one thousand podcasters now coming in at episode ninety one. Then I've ended a couple of shows my friend Scott McClellan. I've got a few shows that I can't talk about that are over a hundred episodes just between those and then a new lunch that I was able to do a couple of episodes four and I think I've got a couple more coming but in total. That's two hundred sixty two episodes that I've been able to edit. I've also been. I was able to take a sponsor for the engaging missions show a couple of different sponsors covering a total of six months. I was able to work on an audio book for my friend Michael and then it was also able able to consult with at my current. Count eight different podcasters directly in some fashion whether we were helping them get started or helping with fixing audio problems. That kind of thing. Eight consultations also guest on three different shows. The podcast engineering show just podcasting and start to finish podcasting all all told not counting facebook and one off chats and things like that I was able to help eighteen different podcasters whether it was by editing. A show or a consultation Asian or any number of other things. And that's what I enjoy doing is knowing that what I'm doing is helping other podcasters get going and keep going whether it's something that I'm doing directly or something that I'm helping by helping provide some guidance or something like that however there were also some things that I didn't get to that I thought were maybe high leverage things I said I just I just couldn't get to our just didn't whether it was fear that held me back or lack of time management or whatever. There are some things that didn't get to. And if you're like me there's probably some stuff you you didn't get to as well. I was wanting to get a hindenburg starter. Course going and I didn't get that done was also wanting to be involved in more podcast launches and I wasn't able to do that and then also. I wanted to add another editing style to the editing packages that I
"time management" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"One right now. How are you guys acquiring leads facebook through job boards understood so indeed job? We don't do Google or facebook the reason why it's great. I'm glad I'm glad because it's great. Those are great legions because its intent based but if we can focus John being regional with our lead Gen from Google facebook environment it gets real. Good Yeah Yeah so one thing is to stop in those regions where we just. Don't get much if you can. I'm not familiar enough with job boards regionality capabilities and part of the struggle. Trying to figure out as you know when the operation you know your job is testing learning all the time but pulling back from job boards visits works so well it's fueled growth sprite. Now you're talking about why everybody goes out of business. The number one reason people go out of business is the romantic about the thing that got them there. I understand that in a minute in building the brand this podcast thing. It's real for you because you could just Mar Ev- everybody's like Oh my company's got a purpose and we're doing things for now we've got all be woken amazing people so every fucking startup is like we give back a dollar to the rainforest or we really give him up about snails in Portugal or like we care about people hangnails like everyone's got to have something. I actually think the right way to do that is to actually have a content arm of every business that acts like complete church and state editorial I predict that fifteen years every single business. We'll have an editor in and chief who can not be touched by anybody. If you had a content arm that had no intent of being a top of the my friend and the reason I believe I win is because when I make content there is absolutely no thought of how it trickles down to these moments. That's the punchline performance follow. It's just contacted. A former employee. tweeted out yesterday that there is no such thing as free content content and somebody jump. Didn't like this person is always giving me good accolades that I've helped them. Like what about Gary V and this person was like even him and I laughed. Like you didn't hang out long enough to actually get it. Of course there's something that happens but it's I know I know who I am as a human. I know when I make a video. I know what's happening. People understand that. That's actually the punchline if you can stay disciplined flint and actually try to bring entertainment value and information value to every employ. You'll get business because people are going to want to be on your fucking podcast. After a year mark my words yours has more more like there's a lot more shows for like going into the workplace. Ace HR millennial workers. Now your your in the game of being best. You have to do what these guys did on instagram interim was that scale year ago. Enough upscale that if I'm getting all these results they were good at it now. I'm trying to get them to get what he has. which is like Tick Tock? You don't have to be good at it. Just go hard. Yeah because there's more of a by their he's GonNa win just on actually creating it. He only needs forty seven. People listening to this podcast for two inches business. It's cool while to be marketing. He generally. There's no joke because you guys on the citizens like me like he actually needs fucking four hundred people actively we listening for it to double his business overnight actually.
"time management" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"Skills commodity. So the past year Yes I've heard of it. It's so fun to talk about what I talk about because I know it's one hundred percent right because I've already lived it. I'm guessing so makes me happy like you know this people. Don't call me on my bluff guys actually. Did you actually just did it like tomorrow. I'm putting up the stack the whole thing alluding to on my social gift for everybody. We're putting out a jason. How big of a deck is it? Putting on a two hundred fifty page page deck that we put like it probably. I don't even want. It probably cost me one hundred thousand dollars to like make if I looked at all the hours like I don't even WanNa look. It's it's going to be. It's almost like if I baptize DNA. It's titled how to Make Sixty. What's the final number fifty? Let them make it route. I think it's sixty three gets basically sixty three pieces of content in a day but for real like Gary Be Content Pyramid amid which was a great great deck and like everybody lost her mind. This is like on some free. Oh one level shit. I'm so pumped for tomorrow anyway. Nonetheless good yes so Russian Russian not stuck on anything because I think the answer a lot of just doing more yet put it all back into can answer a couple of things we made over a thousand posts that was and now. It's time to start building which going on dirt. I'm like running through video guys like crazy by what's your intuition Bush let's play. Let's take on the accountability. Instead of the part that is like our hirings. Those good this by the way that little moment is everything. If you want to know actually I think by the New York jets. It was that forty five seconds the world says because nobody wants to work and I say because my hiring hiring sucks and I love you for going there quickly. Now you start hacking. You've got to be way more front of the expectations like when I hired hired my team and deal knows this. It's like you're going to do what I did. You're going to eat dirt. This is terrible like I'm story. Do you give amy want. Give me I want to hear. I always unpaid date months. I paid one dollars a month to commute savane or I got on a train from the beach in New Jersey and it took me two hours and forty five minutes door to door for six months And that was just like upfront expectation. Then I got a room with him and he said give me sixteen exte- more months. They'll be exactly where once you and I gave him a sixteen like that was the first three years of my career. Pretty much we can actually the gauntlet type south eligible. Because we'd have money. That's exactly right so I think one of the things you need to think about this rag caught to and I see myself is when when you didn't have anything to offer it kind of worked out because almost expectation upfront was better communication where you have a little fluff. Now you can get caught. This is so like cliche. I think you have to your point. I think you should almost probably make video. That's funny and cool and brand. That completely communicates if if you want to do video for us like this is what it's about gotta make the promise more upfront. It's on us. I used to fire people and even during Nick's time he knows that there's people here that I did so well by who don't like me because I didn't communicate well enough that they weren't doing the job so they were flabbergasted when they got fired. And that's the post game version of what you guys in the pre game. You need to over communicate expectation like over communicate you know and and not do the. We walked fifteen feet in snow for four miles. Like the thing that we all do like I fucked like these kids. Don't even your kids and you're like these kids. Don't want to work you know like that's not the actual truth. It's that you painted the wrong picture. And so another thing we have is. We have a worldwide brand. And there's there's like die hard to move out Atlanta in two seconds. I believe I believe that. I have a slight prompt this. We've had a situation people coming in and then once you let them go you're like they got okay. More lease we up rooted then they will feel really fair. The mets fans scare to like fish out. That's far. There's two ways to handle that one over communicate that upfront to.
"time management" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"He's really been forced to heart the culture. What do you look for when you're hiring particularly your top talent that folks reporting to you? The ones that are the emerging talent in that top humility. The big one I so competent competent and I love people so much that the great mistake I've made over the last decade which I think I'm just back to being in your prime i. I'm just on the cusp of finally fixing was I was attracted to people that were insecure. Because I wanted to help them so the real answer is people that are deeply confident in who they are which then manifest some very good behavior if you're wildly confident. You're actually extremely humble as I've gotten to know myself self better of like. Why am I so weird like so much conviction and confidence but like if you really get to the people like humility absolutely my superpower and so I'm starting to look for more? It's all emotional intelligence. It's already confident. Are you kind. Are you capable And I'm doing a better better job of really communicating to people like my big thing to people is like look everybody is saying in today's world. What I'm I'm saying so you're going to think I'm kind of joking and you're going to be able to get away with being a Dick? I'm like I'm saving you a lot of time. You will be fired if you're not good to the other. The boys and girls do have the capability of being the bigger girl or guy in every situation. Every time you're one hundred percent right yet you still roll roll with empathy and compassion. And then you can come to me and be like Karen Dick face. Can we fix this to them. So you rock the boat communication capabilities are you. Are you the kind of person that one go and gets roughed lashes out. Don't join here because I'm the kind of person wanted to go and gets rough. I'm in my come and happiest unkindest state. I'm a wartime general so I'm trying to communicate those virtues. The skill is a commodity skills commodity. So.
Interview With A Special Boy, Arlee Di Bella.
"You're listening to fill Dibella and this is flash costs by PAYDAY bay today I've got a special little guest has been on the show before and he's my number one little man it's my little son Ali Dibella his nine years old Ali welcome to the show allied always great to have my children on the show and I I like to do these splash costs with children to lend a little bit of different sought because as I say it's a lobster all about family personal and professional said today we're GONNA do a Flash Koster and family and I'm going to ask some questions and they'll just be random questions that are not script it'll rehearsed and let's see what comes out of the the mind of a nine year old plays if you've got children feel free to share this or his parents to learn from because my my kids are often my best teachers I've learned so much from my nine year old son Ali in a lot from my eleven year old daughter Anika said today we've got early on the show Anna Stop by asking him a question here in Queenstown on holidays and we know that all kids love holidays Ali number one question what's the best things about holidays the best things about holidays is probably just being free knowing that you don't have to have anything on your back and probably get Matt Yeah Well You love your ipad and explain what do you mean by on your back because obviously you go to a great school being Cherchi and it's pretty full on so when he explain a little bit further what you mean by not having anything on your back and being free how does it actually feel like example if you don't have any homework the holidays and you really have to feel the weight of it like you don't have to feel the weight of it as in knowing that it's Jewison that you have to do it it went off to noon and it's going to be painful so obviously homework can be quite pressure and all the rest of it so you understand oversee why you get homework right tell me why what do you think teaches give you guys maybe it's because we need to learn in the real world as well not just in a classroom great answer tell me Ali what's something that stands out you just finish term three at school what stands that from the time what was something that really standing your mind in terms of schooling something that I'm looking forward to it hasn't happened yet is probably school camp but even fun things at school stewart requires something like after practice packing at tens back in in a sleeping bag into a bag like done just shove it in there so you learnt that this term they've been teaching you and ready for campus era yes tell me what was the hottest thing term that you did at school probably going from grade three to four because it's kind of a big leap going from the Loa of school to the more higher grades prep school you find that the workloads increasing and there's a lot more workload in the works getting a little bit hotter yes so how do you cope with this extrovert I guess Chai to worry about it just think about a positive ending positive ending what his mum talk about in terms of your mindset gene positive and never being negative because I can be negative negative what do you think you're negative sometimes maybe because I'm being a bit hard on myself and where do you think that comes from that probably comes from my experience from school about how ed one tiny little saw can come to negatively so what do you do when you feeling those negative thoughts what are you as a nine year old boy what do you do Kumba those sorts maybe just think of a again and positive ending to use the power of positive mindset to lead you in the Direction yes tell me at sort of school what are you doing what's your favorite sport and I love spending time with my family and that's Soka face what do you love about Soka maybe because many people who support football just think it's can pretending we heard but it's not like that it it's what you desire you might not like soccer that's right you can try this thoughts it's not forcing you to do things but what do you like about soccer I like about Soka how you get chance you get chances is that you that you train you can get better you can get really pedal and someday be is good is Cristiano Renaldo something that is is that what you aspire to be what do you want to do in terms of soccer we talk about being the best you can be what do you want to do with yourself maybe take it into the pro leagues I'm not so sure about Latte as facing reality but maybe well what you dream and where a win goes energy funds is what we talk about right yes now tell me about family we know that you love spending time with family yours very cuddly and always wanting to come to have great conversations and I have to say you one of the best conversationalist I've ever come across and I'm proud that you my little boy but tell me what he loves so much about spending with family maybe because today we did the escape room and that was family bonding so that's probably what it is family hang builder building a stronger relationship and when we're building a family strengthen family relationships how do you feel how does it make you feel I feel together not learn the opposite of one I you can say and what else tummy what what comes to mind so you know those feeling better today when we did the escape room which was fantastic something different at a company sign we did it as a family you know what came to mind what now reflecting today what what what are thoughts that come to your mind about it what did you love about it or what did you find hide anything what comes to mind about it got my dad and my sister and my family a great detectives because daddy gets things done he's he is time management on ACC is really good at solving things mom is really good at thing it together so everyone is not doesn't explode and I'm the person who carries things that's pretty cool but I have to I am very proud of you that's a very good analogy You know I let great things today are letting how important it is that we all communicate effectively That we made sure that everyone comes along for the journey and the ride and Geez we had an amazing time in the skype broom if anyone that has never tried it can I say get your families and go and try these room there's places all around Australia we did it here in Queenstown New Zealand we had an absolute bowl but Ali told me what's it like to be nine year old boy probably starting to Ni- nine and ten year olds can get a little bit down as in because a grade three to four is it's dots Jihad but when you free it feels like heaven like aw you can can do anything you can fly you can lift causes with your pinky anything and free meaning when you're on as you feel free yes so you know but without holidays you don't get the hardware without the hard work you don't get holidays right yes and what is Dead Essay the best you can be now listen my friend the world's GonNa throw really difficult things that you at times and we talk about the our what's the I would resilience and what is resilience main to you probably perseverance pushing eh trying your best and getting it done and what about when you four down what do you make sure you do get back up again that's me friend it's always about getting back up because you know what life's going to throw some crazy things at you like it has for me has up and being the best you can be might I'm going to hand over to you feel final words Tony wants something you'd like to share with the listeners navy if your parents pay it's you're always on your final something pay more attention to your kids because they might be struggling with something you don't know about maybe trying in family wanted is a good idea because kids you can know you'll parents can help you it's not it's not fully independent you've got to do some things independent but what you're struggling with parents feared that said job USO was new year's and blue. That's why I say that my kids have been my best teachers until next time you've been listening to fill Dibella and Ali Dibella and as I say be conveyed
"time management" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"Hey, Joe asks what's your best tip for time management? Pixel. Actually, I don't know my tip for time management is to have an assistant who you make the czar of your time. And let's go find that the mayo actually let's let's get out of the Cuba little bit. Let's see if we can find to male. So for me, the time management is humanly scaled what I basically do is. I find a human being that allows me to do it. And so in this scenario. That dude is my that's my answer for time management putting human being who actually is the Dr not would you say, you're the czar of time. Much, but I'm good with. And so he knocks on the window and says your next meeting, and he text means like are you on this call? So that's what I do. I I use human beings. Obviously using human being to manage your time is not very practical for most of the audience. So I'm going to try to give some practicality, which is I really don't know. Because prior to using the human being I didn't really have a great system. Obviously, we have technology now like phones that buzzy you and glow calendars. I don't know how people do it. I just think it becomes a religion. I decided my time was worth a lot to me. And I created infrastructure around it for me was humans for you. It's got to be something that reverse engineers, your actual behavior clip two from June twelve two thousand sixteen in this clip with Office Depot, Gary talks about how he manages his time on a day-to-day basis despite having so much to do what's up everybody. You know, I was giving some thought here, and I was thinking what can mean the one piece of tangible advice that I could give to you that I've seen worked for me in the last two decades of business and seen all the startups. I've invested in that one what's worked for them. And I would say as you go into the fall and the back half of twenty sixteen. I have a huge huge idea time management. Right. You hear about it all the time. But let me go even more specific instead of typically in theory. Yes, I know Gary, I know every pundit that wants to talk time is important. We get it. How about this direct tactic? No question. One of the biggest impacts on my business in my life, and definitely new organization here at bainer media has been is cutting down meetings. I bet you if you sit right now at the end of this video if you sit an open your calendar app or work with assistant and cut sixty percent of your meetings directly in half. You will have a more successful business fall. And winter I believe that humans fold the amount of things they have to into the time slight that they allocate so one huge time management. Big big big idea is the following take sixty percent.