Firdaus Kharas on Creativity as a Key to a Remarkable Life
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Firdaus Kharas is an Author, Speaker and Founder of Chocolate Moose Media. His new book is 'Creativity: The Key to a Remarkable Life'. In this conversation, Firdaus talks with Erik about what creativity is and is not, how to tap into it, how to use it through focus and distraction, and how to lead a creative life.

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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/).
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The Working With... Podcast
The Working With... Podcast
Carl Pullein
Should You Automate Your Time Management and Productivity?
This week, I am answering a question about automating your productivity and time management. 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 166 Hello and welcome to episode 166 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. These days we hear a lot about automation, AI and machine learning, but what does all this mean for our personal productivity and time management? And can the current state of automation work for us by helping us to improve our productivity and time management? That’s the question I am answering this week. Now, before we get to the question, I just wanted to give you a heads up about a special offer I am running at the moment. During my end of year break, I came to realise that the key to seamlessly being able to get your work done is a combination of good habits and workflows—or routines. I know this can sound a little boring—doing the same thing day after day—but it isn’t really about doing the same thing day after day. The tasks and projects you work on every day will be different, but what does make a significant difference to your ability to get your important work done is to develop a workflow that you habitually follow every day. And that is what my Productivity Masterclass course is all about. It teaches you how to build you very own workflows so you have a structure designed to keep you focused on what’s important that you eventually unconsciously follow every day. It is the key to building amazing productivity habits and goes a long way to putting you back in control of your time, So for the next few days, I am offering 20% off my Productivity Masterclass: Building Your Very Own Workflows. It’s an amazing course and one I am sure you will get so much value from. Full details of this course are in the show notes. Okay, time for me to hand you over to the Mystery Podcast Voice for this week’s question. This week’s question comes from Ruth. Ruth asks: Hi Carl, I read a lot about automation, AI and machine learning and it seems everyone is using it. But I don’t really know what it means or how to set it up and use it. Do you have any tips on getting the most out of this technology? Hi Ruth. Thank you for your question. Now the first thing we need to establish is that AI is a long way from being what a lot of people understand by the term “artificial intelligence”. It is not ‘real’ AI yet. All supposedly AI apps and tools are still based on basic algorithms and binary code. We are still a long way from achieving true artificial intelligence. Machine learning is different to AI in that your device is watching what you regularly do and uses that information to present the best options for you. Machine learning is heavily used in your mobile devices these days and can be very useful. However, the real problem with the current iteration of AI and machine learning is they will never know how you are feeling, what your current mood is, whether you had a fight with a coworker or how much sleep you got last night. Humans are not machines, we are emotional beings with varying levels of energy based on our sleep, mental wellbeing and the food we have eaten. So what can you do to automate your work that does understand your current energy levels, mood and wellbeing? Well, that comes down to you and the workflows you set up. One of the things I realised last year is when you develop your own workflows and use the technology we have today to do the organising for you, you develop systems that work for you and because you retain complete control over what is shown to you, you can take in account how you are feeling on any given day. Let me give you an example. Many people have a morning routine. Now, morning routines are a great way to start the day with consistency and to build a great structure for your day. For some people, a morning routine may include exercise, for others, it might simply be a healthy breakfast and ten minutes of meditation. The beauty of starting building a workflow with a morning routine is that you can experiment a little with this. If you are using a task manager, such as Apple’s Reminders, Microsoft’s ToDo or Todoist you can create a recurring set of tasks that pop up in your today view every day. What you want to be doing is making sure they pop up at the top of your list every day. To do that, all you need do is add a time to the task. Tasks with times will generally be at the top of your list. If you are a Todoist user, I would recommend you use labels to denote your morning routines. You can then create a filter from that label to show you only the routines that are due today. Now the goal here is not to rely on your task manager to remind you every day what you want to be doing for your morning routine. Hopefully, after a few weeks, you will automatically wake and begin your morning routine. When I developed my morning routine, I had each part of the routine in Todoist, but as the weeks went by I soon no longer needed Todoist to remind me and I removed the tasks from Todoist. I now habitually start my morning routine the moment I get out of bed. I have taken this automated workflow further now. I use my task manager to build a daily workflow that starts with my morning review—that’s a two-minute review of my tasks and appointments for the day and then I move into my important work for the day list and that is where I stay until the end of the day when I go through my closing down list that reminds me what tasks I should do to close down the day and prepare for tomorrow. What you will find is that there are some things you need to do every day, others perhaps three times a week and some just once. So adding the appropriate dates to these and setting them to recurring when they need doing allows you to create your own automation. Task managers are designed to show you what you need to see when you decide you need to see them. To do that you add dates and where necessary times and you can set these to recur. Another way to create automation is in your calendar. Again, you set them up and make them recurring. For example, you may decide you want to exercise four times per week. So you set a recurring event in your calendar to exercise. That could be Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Just put them in your calendar at the appropriate time and set them to recur. The same can be for studying or taking a course. Decide when you want to do your study and put it in your calendar and set it to recur. Doing things this way means you can easily change things around if you are not feeling too good, or for some reason or other things change and you are unable to follow your workflow. I’ve found the best automations are the ones you set up for yourself. Doing it yourself allows you to mentally prepare for the task or event and as long as you have some self-discipline you will start to do it. I’ve had a lot of problems with automation services such as IFTTT or Zapiers. These services can be used to join different apps together. For example, if you star an email in Gmail, it will be added to your task managers’ inbox. Or if you add a task with a date and time to your task manager it will be added to your calendar. There’s a lot of little automations like this and in theory, they are great…when…
13 min
The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders
Accelerated Productivity, Planners, and Systems with Arthur Worsley
Episode Show Notes jeffsanders.com/376 . 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 Does Highly Efficient Productivity Look Like? Getting things done at a fervent pace is exhausting and unsustainable, but what if you could be highly productive with less energy and more efficiency? In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I chat with Arthur Worsley, founder of The Art of Living, about tracking your habits, planning your time, and boosting your ambitious pursuits. . Resources Mentioned in this Episode Gusto [Get 3 Months Free!] You’re Too Good to Feel This Bad [Book by Nate Dallas] LinkedIn Talent Solutions [Post a job for free] Pill Pack [Amazon Prime Members can save on prescription medication when not using insurance and get free 2-Day delivery] The Art of Living [Arthur’s website] Tracktion Planner [Planner by Arthur Worsley] . Arthur Worsley Arthur Worsley studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology at Oxford, where he specialized in brain chemistry while moonlighting bar jobs, managing two start-ups, and investing in property. Arthur now works full-time thinking and writing about learning and living well. You can see the fruits of those labors on The Art of Living, where he collects the ideas from mentors, colleagues, clients, and hundreds of thinkers and authors.
44 min
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
635: Shifting your Team from Survival to Performance through Psychological Safety with Dr. Timothy Clark
Dr. Timothy Clark discusses the specific benefits and behaviors associated with high-performing, psychologically safe teams.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) How to combat the culture of fear  2) Why to encourage intellectual friction  3) Tips that boost your credibility at work  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep635 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT TIM —  Tim is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Tim ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is the author of five books and more than 150 articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has worked with leading organizations around the world.  • Book: The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation  • Guide: Behavioral Guide  • LinkedIn: Timothy R. Clark  • Twitter: @timothyrclark  • Website: LeaderFactor.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker  — 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  • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME.
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