Greg Audino on Control, Ownership, and Mindset
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Greg Audino is the host of the Optimal Living Advice podcast.

In this conversation Greg talks with Erik about the concept of control, ownership, agency and mindset.

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How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
636: How to Advance Your Most Important Priorities with Eric Papp
Eric Papp shares foundational perspectives on saving time and prioritizing effectively.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The one question that cuts your tasks in half  2) The strategy that makes plans stick  3) The key to starting off your week right  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep636 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT ERIC —  Eric Papp has a successful history of delivering proven strategies to increase productivity and performance in a complex world.  Before becoming the success he is today, Eric earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He founded Agape leadership, LLC, an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership and sales for business performance, with the sole purpose of driving leaders and their teams to success.  As a successful author and public speaker since 2010, he has worked with thousands of managers to aid teams toward success.  Eric Papp has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America for his expertise in leadership effectiveness. His books Leadership By Choice and 3 Values of Being An Effective Person — published by John Wiley and Sons — are both top sellers and recognized for their unique impact in the business world.  Eric now lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Brieann and their daughter Elliana. In his spare time, Eric frequents his local church, engages the community, and practices the kettlebell.  • Keynote: “Better Thinking vs. More Effort”  • Planner: “Priority Planner: A Daily Process of Accomplishing What Matters To You Professionally and Professionally"  • Website: EricPapp.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear  • Book: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch  • Movie: “H-E Double Hockey Sticks”  • Practice: Lectio Divina  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME.  • NordVPN. Get a nice discount and a free month with your 2-year plan at NordVPN.com/awesomeatyourjob with the code AWESOMEATYOURJOB  • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome
33 min
The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders
Transformative Technology and Fun Gadgets with Nichol Bradford
Episode Show Notes jeffsanders.com/377 . 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 Tech is Everywhere, but Where are We Headed? Technology runs our lives, but we are only at the tip of the iceberg. In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I speak with Nichol Bradford, Executive Director and co-founder of the Transformative Technology Lab, about the integration of tech in our lives (and whether that’s a good thing or not). . Resources Mentioned in this Episode LinkedIn Talent Solutions [Post a job for free] Green Chef [Use code miracle90 to get $90 off including free shipping!] Caldera Lab [Use code 5AMMIRACLE for 20% off your first order] Focus@Will [Start your 2-week free trial] NicholBradford.com [Nichol’s website] TransformativeTech.org [Unlock the Future of Health, Work, and Human Excellence with Transformative Tech] Oura Ring [Personal health tracking] Embr [Warm up or cool down with the Wave Bracelet] Apollo Neuro [Improve your body’s resilience to stress, so you can focus, get to sleep, and stay energized] Touchpoint [Alter the body’s “fight or flight” response caused by stress] Starkey Hearing Aids [The best sounding hearing technology ever] Skill Print [A revolutionary way to understand and unlock people’s strengths] Moxie Robot [A revolution in child development] . Nichol Bradford Nichol Bradford is fascinated by human potential and technology. She is the CEO & Founder of the Willow Group and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Transformative Technology Lab, Conference, and TT200 List.
1 hr 1 min
The Working With... Podcast
The Working With... Podcast
Carl Pullein
How Workflows Improve Your Productivity and Time Management.
This week, I take you through the importance of developing your own workflows and explain why these are crucial to staying focused on what’s important to you. You can subscribe to this podcast on: Podbean | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | TUNEIN Links: Email Me | Twitter | Facebook | Website | Linkedin Get the FREE Annual Planning Sheet Get the Evernote Annual Planning Sheet Productivity Masterclass | Create your own custom daily workflow Course Carl’s Time Sector System Blog Post 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 167 Hello and welcome to episode 167 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. Over the last few weeks, I have been writing and recording videos on the importance of creating your own workflows. This was something I was working on during my end of year break and this week, I am answering a question on how to develop your own workflows using whatever tools you are using to help you with your work and manage your time. Now before we get to the question and answer, I would like to encourage you to take my FREE C.O.D productivity course. Now, for those of you who don’t know, COD stands for Collect, Organise and Do and it is the foundation of any good productivity system. You see, you need to be collecting every commitment, task and event somewhere you trust you will either act on it or remember it. You also need some time each day to organise all those inputs and to make sure they are relevant and decide what needs to happen next and when. And finally, you need to maximise the time you spend doing the work each day. This course is my foundational course and is completely free. If you have already taken it, I would recommend, as we are at the start of the year, you retake the course as a refresher, and if you have not taken the course, then please do. It will help you to understand the basics and ensure that whatever system you do decide to use personally, you have a solid foundation. Full details, as usual, are in the show notes. 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 Joseph. Joseph asks, Hi Carl, I read your essay on workflows in last week’s Learning Note and wondered if you could explain a bit more about how to set this up and more importantly what to do when you have a boss and clients who are contacting you every minute of the day. Hi Joseph. Thank you for your question. Let’s start with the philosophical thinking behind the concept of workflows. To become good at anything you need two things: consistency and discipline. There are other factors such as developing skills and deliberate practice and we do that when we perform our work. But the essentials here are consistency—doing the same thing over and over again—and we need the discipline to make sure we perform those actions whether we are in the mood to do it or not. This is one reason why morning routines when performed everyday work. They allow you to develop the right habits, give you time each day to yourself and brings a little calm in what otherwise can be crazy noisy lives. So, what does creating your own workflows mean? In their basic form having a workflow for your day gives you a structure to your day. Most of our productivity problems do not come from the volume of work we have to complete. Our productivity problems develop because we are not allocating sufficient time to the important things and that often means we are not taking any time to establish what our core work really is. When you do not know what your core work is—the work that you are actually paid to do—then you will find you are dragged off doing nonessential work that does little to move any of your essential, important work forward. So, before you go any further, ask yourself: ‘what are you paid to do?’ You are not paid to respond to email, yet how much time do you spend in your email app each day? Now it could be you are paid to take care of your clients who generally communicate with you via email, but that still does not equal you are paid to check and respond to your email all day. If you are set in front of your inbox for large parts of the day, what that means is you are working reactively and not proactively. You would be better off investing some time anticipating your client’s needs and addressing those needs before they even cross your client’s mind. I remember back in the day when I was working with clients I noticed my clients often picked up the phone or emailed on Friday afternoons and Monday mornings and the questions were always the same: ‘what’s happening with my case?’ At the time I was working with four or five corporate clients and so I produced a simple spreadsheet for each client with a list of all their cases and kept that sheet updated throughout the week. Then immediately after lunch on a Friday, I emailed my clients the updated list detailing where all their cases were and when they were anticipated to complete as well what information we were waiting for. This had the effect of reducing the number of calls I received on a Friday afternoon and Monday morning by over 80%! That’s how you work proactively. Anticipate your customer and client needs and address them before they address you about them. Other things you can do is prepare a standard email your email to all your new customers and clients outlining your procedures and timelines. This very often deals with most of the questions you will be getting. This works whether you are working in clinical trials, real estate, law or sales. Once you know what your core work is and where you need to be spending most of your working time each day you can then develop a workflow that you follow each day. Now, my workflow has gone through a few iterations over the years—usually the name I give each part—but the basics have remained the same for a very long time. I have a start to the day list which includes my morning routines and a quick review of my most important tasks and calendar events for the day. Once those tasks are completed, I move to my Focus for the day list. This is the list of tasks I have decided need to be completed today. There will never be more than ten items on this list and they are all important. Why no more than ten I hear you ask? Well, that’s because realistically I know I will not be able to do more than ten important tasks per day. These tasks do not include non-essential tasks, would like to do tasks or any new tasks that come in through the day. These are simply the most important tasks for that day. It can be very tempting to fill this list up by telling yourself that everything is important. It’s not. There is your core work—remember, the work you are actually paid to do—your project work that if not done will result in delayed projects and any work that has become urgent. By restricting yourself to allowing no more than ten items in this list you give yourself a chance to actually complete it consistently. If you are not completing this list consistently each day, then either you are trying to do too much each day or you are adding too many nonessential tasks in there and you need to go back and look at how you are prioritising your days. The final list is your closing down list. This list is for the nonessential tasks and work or the non-urgent stuff that needs doing some time but has no deadline. It’s also where you have most of your daily routines—the routines that just need doing but do not improve your life or move you closer towards your goals. And also in this list are you closing dow…
12 min
Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
Mac Prichard
How to Answer Any Behavioral Interview Question, with Gina Riley
In most job interviews, the hiring manager will lead with questions like “Tell me about a time when …” Or, “Have you ever faced a situation where…?” These are both examples of behavioral interview questions. Before you walk into an interview, you need to be ready for every possible iteration of a behavioral interview question. Find Your Dream Job guest Gina Riley emphasizes that behavioral interview questions give you an opportunity to showcase your skills, demonstrate how you work with a team, and highlight how you’ll excel in the role. About Our Guest: Gina Riley (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginariley) is an executive career coach and leadership search consultant with Talence Group (https://www.talencegroup.com/). Her experience in recruitment, interviewing, and leadership talent development led her to develop a career coaching program to help executives clarify and better articulate their career stories. Resources in This Episode: * If you’re ready for executive-level coaching or recruiting, visit Gina at https://www.talencegroup.com/. * To better understand your strengths and skills, and how your personality plays into your job search and career, check out You Map (https://www.myyoumap.com). * Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download 100 Behavioral Interview Questions You Need to Know (https://jobinterview.macslist.org/).
30 min
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
138: Managing Four Types of Accountability
For far too long accountability was measured by time in the office or goals met. As we’ve shifted to virtual work, “face-time” in the office has all but disappeared as a proxy for accountability. Focusing on goals is critical, but only part of the picture. As managers, we must consider the fuller scope of a person’s performance. Holding people accountable and supporting them to be successful is an essential responsibility for any manager. In this episode, I talk through the four types of accountability and how to best enter those accountability conversations. The full episode guide includes an overview of the four types of accountability and a suggested process for having accountability conversations. Get it when you join the Modern Manager community or purchase the full guide at www.themodernmanager.com/shop. Get the free mini-guide at www.themodernmanager.com/miniguides. Subscribe to my newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: Managing More Than Performance: The Four Types of Accountability Key Takeaways: * There are 4 types of accountability: Results, Responsibilities, Behavior, Growth * Results: Did you accomplish the goal (output or impact) you intended to? * Responsibilities: Are you managing the tasks or activities within your job? * Behavior: Are you acting professionally and in alignment with our team/company values? * Growth: Are you developing in ways that will allow you to be successful in this job and advance your career? * Accountability is not about punishment or blame. It’s about ownership and doing even better in the future. * Start by clarifying expectations. Collaboratively establish what the person is being held accountable for/to. * Have both real-time check-ins and regularly scheduled check-ins or one-on-ones to reflect on accountability. * Celebrate and offer praise when accountabilities are met. Investigate when the person falls short. * Entering the accountability conversation from a place of curiosity takes off the pressure, lowers defenses, and enables you to work together to discover the root cause and find a solution. Additional Resources: * Episode 112: How to Use Impact, Output, and Process Goals - www.themodernmannager.com/podcast-112 * Help design the Modern Manager intensive program by pre-registering for free: www.themodernmanager.com * The Modern Manager’s Guide to Effective Delegation course - www.themodernmanager.com/courses/effective-delegation (member get 20% off!) mamie@mamieks.com
13 min
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