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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5 Nuggets of Productivity Wisdom from David Allen – Productivity Article

Takeaway: For this week’s episode of Becoming Better, I interviewed David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done. A few of my favorite nuggets from our interview (expanded upon below): our heads are for having ideas (not holding them); mental clarity comes when we store fewer commitments in our head; we should capture every single commitment we have on our plate; that we need mental space as much as we need more time; and that we should be listening to…

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How to Conquer a Chaotic Calendar – Productivity Article

In this episode, you will: Understand why we are often at the mercy of our calendar Get clarity on your non-negotiable commitments Learn how to keep non-essential items off your agenda Recognize the obstacles to calendar management and learn to deal with them Gain confidence that you are where you need to be each moment of the day This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Michael Hyatt Read Full Article

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5 Productivity Rituals Worth Trying Out – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Some productivity rituals worth trying out: setting three intentions every day; reviewing and mapping out your week (and day); having an accountability partner that keeps you on track; and maintaining an “accomplishments list” throughout the week.Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1s.Podcast length: 26 minutes, 0s. Great productivity rituals allow you to become more productive without much thought; once you make a habit out of them, you become more productive every day, automatically. So which rituals are worth the time…

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We’re Launching the Happier Podcast Book Club! And Announced Our First Choice.

Nothing makes me happier than reading a great book — unless it’s the chance to talk to other people who’ve loved that book as well. Elizabeth and I both love to read, and we know that the listeners of the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast love to read, too. For instance, we noticed that “Read more” or “Read X number of books this year” appeared on a huge number of “18 for 2018” and “19 for 2019” lists. So…announcement! We decided…

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Encore Episode: 5 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this episode, you’ll discover: Defining characteristics of meaningful leadership How to reframe limiting beliefs and initiate change The value of rejecting the status quo and pursuing a daring vision Why we must listen to those around us and understand them before we act You can read the full transcript here. This is only a snippet of article written by Michael Hyatt Read Full Article

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