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Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of World-Class Performers
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of World-Class Performers
Tim Ferriss
BJ Miller
This episode features the profile of BJ Miller from Tools of Titans, which is now available as an audiobook. This chapter's narrators are Kaleo Griffith (bio) and Ray Porter (profile). To check out the full audiobook of Tools of Titans with 100+ chapters, visit audible.com/ferriss. BJ Miller (@bjmillermd) is a hospice and palliative care physician who has worked in many settings, inpatient, outpatient, and home, and now sees patients and families at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. BJ also acted as executive director for the Zen Hospice Project for five years, learning about the administration of health care and how difficult it can be for patients and families to find the care they need. He speaks all over the country and beyond on the theme of living well in the face of death. He has been featured in The New York Times and interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Tim Ferriss, and Krista Tippett. BJ lives in Mill Valley with his chosen fur family, Maysie, the Muffin Man, and Darkness, and loves exploring nature — including human — especially from any two-wheeled vehicle (or four). *** The audiobooks of Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors can be found at audible.com/ferriss If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/email. Follow Tim: Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss
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The Working With... Podcast
The Working With... Podcast
Carl Pullein
How To Bring Balance Into Your Life
Podcast 172 This week, I have a question about creating balance in your life, something I have been writing quite a lot about this week. You can subscribe to this podcast on: Podbean | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | TUNEIN Links: Email Me | Twitter | Facebook | Website | Linkedin The 2021 Task Management & Time blocking Summit Download the FREE Areas of Focus Workbook More about the Time Sector System The FREE Beginners Guide To Building Your Own COD System Carl Pullein Learning Centre Carl’s YouTube Channel Carl Pullein Coaching Programmes The Working With… Podcast Previous episodes page Script Episode 172 Hello and welcome to episode 172 of the Working With Podcast. A podcast to answer all your questions about productivity, time management, self-development and goal planning. My name is Carl Pullein and I am your host for this show. So what do we mean when we talk about a balanced life? I think this will mean something different to all of us. For me, it’s having sufficient time to do my work, spend quality time with my wife and have time for exercise and working on myself. For others, it might be being able to hang out with friends, coach the local rugby team or playing the piano. A balanced life is all about having the time to do what you want to do each day, week and month. Now, before we get to the question, I would like to let you all know about the 2021 Task Management and Time Blocking Summit. It’s a free summit with some amazing speakers all about…well, time management and time blocking. The event takes place from Thursday 4th March and runs through to Saturday 6th. It’s a FREE event and all you need do is register. I’ve put the registration details in the show notes. There’s a lot you can learn here and well worth joining. Oh, and I have a session on managing your to-do list. Okay, it’s time for me now to hand you over to the Mystery Podcast Voice for this week’s question. This week’s question comes from Stuart. Stuart asks, Hi Carl, I have been using a To-do list for years, but what I noticed is most of my tasks each day seem to be all about work. I rarely have time for doing any personal tasks so I don’t put them on my list anymore. It makes me feel that my life is just work and more work. Is there a way to balance out a to-do list? Hi Stuart. Thank you for your question. I think this problem has come about because most books and articles about time management and productivity frequently have a business and work slant. And, let’s be honest here, work does form a large part of our lives between a certain age. It’s difficult to avoid it. There are few people left who have what used to be called a private or independent income. And we need to earn an income to be able to put food on our tables, be able to enjoy going out and meeting friends and travelling. However, life should never be all about your work. There does need to be some balance. But, how do you find balance if your work is taking up all your daylight hours and your thoughts when you finally get home? Well, the first thing is to stop allowing your to-do list to control your day. A to-do list is just a list of things you want to or need to do. It should never be used to determine how you spend the day. The tool you need to bring balance to your life is your calendar. Your calendar will never lie to you because we only get 24 hours a day and that’s it. Whatever is on our to-do list is irrelevant if you don’t have time to do it. You cannot magically make more time. The other thing about your calendar is it will show you where you are spending most of your time. Sure, Monday to Friday will be dominated by your work. Most of us are contracted to work a certain number of hours each week. The average being 40. That could change in the near future with the shift away from working in an office and working more from home, but right now that’s the standard. But it is only 40 hours. There are 168 hours in a week, so those 40 hours is 24% of your week. What are you doing with the other 76%? That’s 128 hours you get for things other than work. I know, we have to sleep and eat, but it still leaves us quite a lot of time. What are you doing with that time? That’s where you want to be starting. With that question. This is why your calendar will help you. You will see all that blank space on your calendar once your work is in. So, what would you like to do in that free time? For me, I want an hour a day for exercise. So I block that off on my calendar. I also like thirty minutes for reading. Although I don’t put reading time on my calendar, I just go to bed around thirty minutes early so I can read before going to sleep. I also like an hour in the morning for writing my journal and doing my morning routines. So, between 7 and 8 AM I have a time block on my calendar for morning routines. You don’t need to make big changes to begin feeling more balanced. Making time for yourself each day for important things like exercise, journaling and meditation can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. I also make it a point to have lunch with my wife every day and recently we’ve added a family walk with our beloved dog every morning. But if you add up all the time I have for my non-work activities, it’s about three to four hours a day and those three to four hours take care of so many important areas of life—my mental and physical health and my family relationships. So in any given day, I work for around ten hours and I spend three to four hours on my personal activities. So, let’s say 14 hours a day. Now I don’t need ten hours for sleeping and eating. I like six hours of sleep, so what do I do with the remaining four hours? I don’t know. They just disappear. If you do your own analysis, you will like to find you have more time than you think. What you will notice is you will have some lost time each day. The question is what are you doing with that time each day? Most people will tag on an extra hour or two of work, or slump down on the sofa mindlessly watching TV, or the scourge of modern society, doom scrolling through news and social media. We don’t schedule this time, it just gets lost and it can be hard to figure out what we did. Now, you don’t have to do anything with this time. If you are happy letting it go, and you feel your life is pretty balanced, then let it go. But, and I suspect you fall into this category, Stuart, if we are feeling our life is made up only of work and not much else we need to reclaim this lost time for the things we want to do. That’s why your calendar will help you. Start by scheduling the things you want to do. Work takes care of itself. It’s fixed. Monday to Friday 9 till 5—or whatever your working hours are—so the areas you want to be scheduling are the times in between. Start with your morning routine. Even if you don’t have a morning routine right now, make sure you wake up at least an hour before you need to do anything. This hour is important because this hour is for you. Nobody else. This is for you to do whatever you want. You could use it for exercise, for reading the news, meditating, learning something, writing a journal. This is your time and you must protect it. I have a rule. If I have to start my day at a given time I will wake up precisely one hour before. I often have coaching calls at 7 AM, so I wake up at 6 AM on the days I have calls at 7 AM, even though this is an hour before I usually wake up. A few weeks ago I did a training session for a company at 4:30 AM my time. I woke up at 3:30 AM so I still had my hour of “me time” before I started the day. Being able to start your day your way sets you up for a great day and you will feel a lot happier about your day. Think back to the last time you overslept and had to rush to get out of bed. How did you feel all day? Rushed, yes? It’s not a good way to start the day feeling rushed yo…
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The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders
The Hidden Forces that Drive Your Best Work with Todd Henry
Episode Show Notes jeffsanders.com/382 . Learn More About the Show The 5 AM Miracle Podcast . Free Productivity Resources Join The 5 AM Club! . The 5 AM Miracle Book Audiobook, Paperback, and Kindle . Connect on Social Media Facebook Group • Instagram • Twitter • LinkedIn . Episode Summary What Really Motivates You to Excel? Despite having access to so much information and opportunity, most of us don’t know which direction to go or what truly inspires us to reach our potential. In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I speak with Todd Henry, author of The Motivation Code, about the 27 motivational themes that cover the wide array of driving forces among us. . Resources Mentioned in this Episode Caldera Lab [Get 20% off your first purchase of The Good with code 5AMMIRACLE] Focus@Will [Start your 2-week free trial] The 5 AM Miracle [Book by Jeff Sanders] The Free-Time Formula [Book by Jeff Sanders] ToddHenry.com [Learn more about Todd and his work] The Motivation Code [Discover the hidden forces that drive your best work] Die Empty [My first interview of Todd about one of his previous books] . Todd Henry Todd Henry is an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”. He teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books: The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code. He speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. With millions of downloads, his podcast, The Accidental Creative, offers weekly tips for how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy. Todd’s book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013.
39 min
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
646: Redefining the Rules to Make Work More Enjoyable with Vishen Lakhiani
Vishen Lakhiani shares foundational principles to make work more fulfilling.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) How the most successful people find bliss in their work  2) How to keep stress from fazing you  3) Why hustling hurts your career  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep646 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT VISHEN —  Vishen Lakhiani is one of today’s most influential minds in the fields of personal growth and human consciousness. He is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley and behind several top-ranking health and wellness apps. He also has two New York Times best-selling books, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and The Buddha and the Badass. With an incredible passion and drive to unite humanity and challenge the status quo, he has built a movement of growth-seekers, spanning across 195 countries, engaging more than 15 million followers on social media, and nearly half-a-million students online each year.  • Vishen’s book: The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work  • Vishen’s book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms  • Vishen’s website: MindValley.com  • Vishen’s Instagram: @vishen  • Vishen’s meditation: The 6 Phase Meditation  • Vishen’s speech: “The Theory of Awesomeness”  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Tool: Airtable  • Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor  • Book: Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours by Shirzad Chamaine  • Book: Rumi's Book of Poetry: 100 Inspirational Poems on Love, Life, and Meditation by Rumi  • Poem: “I Was Early Taught to Work As Well As Play…” by John D. Rockefeller, Sr.  • Poem: “The Guest House” by Rumi  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME.  • Monday.com. Experience a 14-day free trial of the Work OS that boosts the ownership, joy, and efficiency of work.
39 min
People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast
People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast
Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP
PPP 316 | Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life--And How Anyone Can Harness It. Even You.
The Power of Levity for Project Teams We’re talking about humor today and I'm joined by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas. They’re the authors of a new book entitled Humor, Seriously. It’s a great read and in today’s discussion, you’re going to learn how bringing more levity to your team pays back in a big way. Learn more about Jennifer and Naomi at HumorSeriously.com/. Accelerate Your Ability to Lead We've opened up applications for this year's Leadership Fast Track Program. Join other listeners from around the world who are committed to accelerating their ability to lead and deliver. Learn more at LeadershipFastTrackProgram.com. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership Puppet Dance by Frank Schröter Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7235-puppet-dance License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Look Busy by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4000-look-busy License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Lost in Translation scene from Oceans 12, available on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=UUQd55xFbfw I Love to Laugh scene from Mary Poppins, available on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=yNHRXNvFmZ8
52 min
Negotiations Ninja Podcast
Negotiations Ninja Podcast
Mark Raffan
The Dynamics that Make a Multiparty Negotiation Effective
How do you manage multiparty negotiations? What should the preparation process look like? What kind of outcome do you strive for? Multiparty negotiations are a different beast. So how do you manage it? Mihai Isman joins me in this episode of Negotiations Ninja to share how he and his team tackle multiparty negotiations.  Mihai is based in Cologne, Germany, where he heads up I&P Negotiation Consulting. They do commercial, political, and even union negotiations. Multiparty negotiations are their bread and butter. Listen to this episode to take advantage of his wide-ranging expertise!Outline of This Episode * [1:35] Multiparty negotiations * [2:13] Who is Mihai Isman? * [3:20] What most people don’t consider * [5:32] Align with others to play it safe * [6:40] Start with one-on-one conversations * [9:11] How you move from “position” to “interest” * [11:27] Choose your location(s) wisely * [14:29] The outcomes to look for in a multiparty negotiation * [17:08] How Mihai’s team works with multiple parties * [18:04] The pre-mortem analysis + optimism * [22:09] How to work through language differences * [24:38] How to connect with Mihai IsmanConnect with Mihai Isman * I&P Negotiation Consulting * Connect on LinkedInConnect With Mark * Follow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter: @NegotiationPod * Connect with Mark on LinkedIn * Follow Negotiations Ninja on LinkedIn * Connect on Instagram: @NegotiationPod Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja
26 min
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