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Podcast Episode 14 – Are You A Chronic Starter? – Productivity Article

How many projects do you have that aren’t finished right now? I’m not talking about just the ones you are aware of. I’m talking about all those things that you put somewhere with the intention of getting back to them “someday”. Today we will look at how starting projects can become a problem, a way to list all of your projects, and how to combat some of the things that can keep you from finishing. Resources:Kathy Paauwhttp://OrgCoach.netRAM…

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A Meditation for 2020 with Dr. Anna Roth – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Danielle St. Laurent for So It Goes MagazineWelcome back to The Wit & Delight Podcast! After a break over the holidays, we are getting back into our regularly scheduled programming. We have a lineup of incredible guests on the agenda for 2020 and I cannot wait to share some amazing interviews in the months to come.I am feeling rested, restored, excited, and nervous—a whole lot of different things—about moving into this new decade. I’ll be sharing details of…

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10 proven strategies to burn more body fat – Productivity Article

Takeaway: There are countless ways you can lose weight, all backed by science, as Dr. Michael Greger covers in his new book How Not to Diet. A few that I’ve expanded upon below: eat way more fiber, consume foods that contain a lot of water (like vegetables and fruit), and consume most of your calories in the morning. Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes, 27s. Podcast Length: 24 minutes, 15s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). Let me get…

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Episode 74 – Finding the Courage to Change Career Direction – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In this episode, I discuss the fears people have about changing careers and three tips to make a successful career transition. I share with you what I have been busy on behind the scenes My excitement to be participating in a TEDx Talk. What holds many people back from starting a new career? Know what it is that you don’t want to do in your work life. Think about what steps will it take to achieve your goal? Consider what…

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The ONE major thing blocking you from achieving major success in your career — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Since launching my free Career Breakthrough Coaching Sessions about a month and a half ago, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with dozens of women about their career journeys and goals. It’s been such an eye opening experience – both for me and for the women I’ve spoken with.What I’ve noticed is that although the women I’m speaking with have different goals and are at different places in their career, there are common blockers that run through each of their…

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6 Nuggets from Atomic Habits, by James Clear – Productivity Article

Takeaway: There are countless ways to form a new habit, which James Clear covers in Atomic Habits (and in our interview). A few of my favorites: sort your habits by how much they’ll help you out in the long-run; become more thoughtful about your environment; question habits that provide immediate enjoyment; make new habits take less than two minutes of your time; develop “home court” and “away court” habits; and focus on developing your identify, not your goals.Estimated Reading Time:…

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10 Great Gift Ideas for a Podcast Lover—or Someone Who Should Be a Podcast Lover. – Personal Development Article

The holidays are approaching! And that means it’s time to think about gifts. I dislike hunting for gifts, but I love buying and giving a gift when I know I’ve discovered something that a person will genuinely be delighted to receive. There’s nothing more delicious than identifying the perfect present. In case you need some ideas, here are some podcast-related possibilities: 1. The Gift of a Podcast! Go to giftofpodcast.com to download the “gift certificate” and the cheat-sheet of instructions.…

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The Key to Relaxation | A Life of Productivity – Productivity Article

Takeaway: When we have a bit of time to relax, we tend to spend time on activities that provide us with a quick dopamine hit. This is especially the case when we spend our downtime in the digital world. The key to relaxation is to invest in strategies that make your mind less stimulated. Usually this means spending more time in the analog world.Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 53s.Podcast Length: 23 minutes, 38s (link to play podcast at bottom of…

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Engineering Success – Productivity Article

How to Create with the End in Mind Leaders are responsible for getting results. Yet it seems like we’re constantly reinventing the wheel, trying to solve the same old problems. In this episode, Michael and Megan show you how to get exactly the result you’re looking for in any business process. This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Michael Hyatt Read Full Article

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A daily reflection that will make you more resilient – Productivity Article

Takeaway: There are things you can reflect on each day that will make you more resilient. It’s worth beginning each morning by reflecting on what you’re grateful for, what you intend to focus on, and what you want to let go of.Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 37s.Podcast Length: 32 minutes, 31s (link to play podcast at bottom of post).I read Neil Pasricha’s latest book, You Are Awesome, in two sittings. I’ll cut right to the chase: this book is one…

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Lessons from the Life of Dolly Parton: My Fascination Continues. – Self Improvement Article

Thanks to all the listeners and readers who wrote to me to make sure I’d heard about the new podcast Dolly Parton’s America. It explores the life and achievements of brilliant Dolly Parton, whom I admire so much. I’ve had a chance to listen to the first two episodes, and I can’t wait to keep going. I allow myself to listen only on my morning walk (that’s the Strategy of Pairing), so I can’t just binge it all in one…

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Episode 72 – How Writing a Book Can Build Your Personal Brand with Deborah Ager – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  In this episode I interview Deborah Ager, Book Mentor and Founder of Radiant Media Labs, who helps clients write books that build their businesses and their personal brands. She also shares how she balances her career with being a mum. If you are anything like me, writing a book has been on your bucket list for some time, but it has always seemed like such a huge task. Well, I am so grateful that Deborah breaks things down today…

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“Now I Don’t Think of a Quick Hike or Hour in the Gym as Torture But as a Reward.” – Happiness Article

Interview: Laurie Santos Laurie Santos is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University, and the Director of Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory and Director of Yale’s Canine Cognition Lab. She’s also the Head of Yale’s residential college Silliman College—which is my Yale college! At Yale, the “colleges” are like the Houses of Hogwarts, so it’s as if she’s my Professor McGonagall. Laurie Santos made headlines in 2018 when her class “Psychology and the Good Life” became the most…

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How to Stop Letting Fear Cripple Your Career Goals — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In part 1 of this series, episode 51, I talked all about confidence – which I believe is the #1 thing blocking your career glow-up. I broke down how detrimental lack of confidence is and why it’s the one critical skill for crafting a successful career.Today I’m unmasking the second biggest culprit when it comes to career standstills – fear.In all of the conversations I have with women, there’s a lot of fears that come up when it comes to…

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Want to join me in losing some weight? – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Over the next 13 weeks I plan on losing 20 pounds by doing three things: making myself more accountable, tracking my weight and food intake, and anticipating any weekly obstacles that might arise. Want to join me?Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 30s.Podcast Length: 25 minutes, 27s (link to play podcast at bottom of post).Between now and January 14th (the next 13 weeks), I plan on losing 20 pounds, going from 190lbs to 170 lbs. Of course, a 13-month weight…

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W&D Podcast: A Conversation on the Aesthetics of Joy with Ingrid Fetell Lee – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

This week on the Wit & Delight Podcast, we are talking with Ingrid Fetell Lee, the author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness. I’ve read the book twice, and each time it’s felt like validation around all of the work that I’ve done for the past decade plus. Ingrid’s groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and our well-being, which is really the crux of many of the ideas…

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Podcast Episode 11 – Why You Shouldn’t Put Tasks on Your Calendar – Productivity Article

For my monthly patron Q&A I was asked the question: “Do you put tasks on your calendar?” It’s such a big question that I wanted to unpack that in a single episode, but I think it’s also very important for people to hear. There are a lot of productivity experts who believe that your calendar should be your be all and end all as far as tracking. They recommend that you not only put your appointments on…

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Can drinking alcohol make you more productive (or creative)? – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Drinking alcohol can drain your energy the next day and leads to many negative health effects, but it can also lead you to loosen up, have more fun, and generate more creative ideas. It’s worth consuming alcohol strategically and with intent, rather than out of habit.Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 11s.Podcast Length: 26 minutes, 2s (link to play podcast at bottom of post).Obligatory disclaimer: you should consult with your physician before taking any advice from the internet—particularly advice involving…

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Fake Work and How to Avoid It – Productivity Article

In this episode, you will: Learn to spot “fake work” anywhere in your business. Discover the simple formula for determining which tasks are a waste of your time. See exactly how much busy work is costing your business. Identify the most common sources of fake work. Master simple strategies for ruthlessly eliminating fake work. Realize phenomenal gains in productivity by transforming how you measure output. This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Michael Hyatt Read Full…

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Audio Articles | Live and Dare – Meditation Article

Do you prefer to listen to LiveAndDare articles rather than read them? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this page you will find the blog articles that have been converted to audio, for your convenience. These LiveAndDare audio articles are exclusively available on the Instaread mobile app. They were professionally recorded by their team (it’s not my voice). You can listen to them on this page, or read the original by clicking the titles below. What is…

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The 23 Best Motivational Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 – Self Improvement Article

0 Last Updated on October 7, 2019There are times in our lives when we get stuck in a rut and need all the help and guidance we can get to move forward. Motivational podcasts can give us that much-needed push in the right direction to get moving again.Whether you’re figuring out how to set better goals, working on becoming a better person, improving your business, growing your wealth, building a rock-solid career, strengthening your relationships, or just need the proverbial…

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Podcast Episode 10: The Every Day List – Productivity Article

Life can get caught up in the day to day task list items. So much so that we forget about everything except crossing off the next item. In today’s show I will talk about an every day list. We’ll look at what they are, how to make one, and how to make sure you do them. Resources Mentioned This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Laura Earnest Read Full Article

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Which experts should you trust? – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Some experts are worth listening to, and others aren’t. To find the good ones, look for those who have dug deeply into a topic, aren’t afraid to be vulnerable about where they fail, don’t speak from a pedestal, and are further along in exploring a topic than you are.Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 47s.Podcast Length: 28 minutes, 14s (link to play podcast at bottom of post).There are a lot of people out there who call themselves experts—and as someone…

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Some ways to get (even more) energy out of caffeine – Productivity Article

Takeaway: For the greatest performance benefits, drink caffeine strategically, instead of habitually.Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 50s.Podcast Length: 24 minutes, 35s (link to play podcast at bottom of post).This week on Becoming Better, we dig into the science behind how you can extract as much energy—and productivity—out of caffeine as possible.I write about caffeine quite a bit on ALOP, and for good reason: it can give us a great boost of productivity and focus, if we consume it deliberately and…

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Episode 66 – Empowering Women in the Law with Sally Penni – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  In this week’s episode I speak with Sally Penni who is a barrister and mother of 3. She also runs Women in the Law UK and sits on various boards. We talk about the importance of playing the long game when it comes to your career. Tune in to hear some great suggestions for career advancement / development after having children. What you will learn: How Sally has maintained her career as a barrister for 20 years while growing…

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3 Ways to Calculate Your Peak Energy Time of Day – Productivity Article

Takeaway: You should work around your energy levels; working on more important tasks when you have the most energy, and less productive tasks when your energy dips. Below is how to calculate when your energy peaks (your “biological prime time”), and a few suggestions for working around your energy levels. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 11s. Podcast Length: 22 minutes, 25s. Our energy-per-hour isn’t consistent, and because of this, neither is our focus nor productivity. Luckily, though, there are a…

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How to skyrocket your career growth through community — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In the final episode of this 3 part series breaking down the 3 things you’re underestimating in your career that are keeping you from reaching the level of success you crave, I’m talking about community – which is the last foundational piece of building a successful career.So many of the women that I talk to throw networking and community to the side, thinking they can ride the elevator of success to the top by themselves.But truthfully, community means SO much…

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Ep 167 – How to Increase Your Earning Potential in HR – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreThe economy is booming. Employee retention, training, and development are some of the most pressing topics on the minds of your senior leadership. It’s a good time to be in HR. It’s also a great time to take advantage of HR’s high visibility to level up your salary either with a raise or a…

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9 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Just when I start to feel overwhelmed in the Information Age, I remember when I had to learn how to use the card catalog system and referred to a set of Britannica encyclopedias when researching a school paper. I also am reminded of what an amazing time we live in when you can listen to a super talented writer or an expert in an obscure field share their knowledge while driving to work or doing dishes. It is my favorite…

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Episode 15: Cultivating Mindful Intimate Relationships – Meditation Article

After a long time of inactivity, I have resurrected the Live and Dare Podcast in order to interview Dr. Rick Hanson. I met Dr. Rick during a conference in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2018. It was the first nation-wide meditation conference in Australia, organized by the Meditation Association of Australia, of which I’m part. I enjoyed his approach, method of teaching and message, so I decided to connect and exchange some ideas. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS,…

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