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  • 00:57

    What is Quantum Productivity?

    in Business

    Welcome to the first episode of Take Charge of Your Productivity! You are here because you have high standards. You want more and want to understand how to get it. To help you hit the ground running, I have focused the first show not on incremental growth in productivity, which is great, but about quantum growth in productivity.


    Today we are honored to have Bill Walsh join us to talk about his concept of quantum productivity.

  • 00:29

    Productivity

    in Lifestyle

    Our guest today is Cathy Sexton, a productivity expert who founded The Productivity Experts in 2003 after winning her own battle with workaholism and a stress-induced life threatening illness.


     


    http://www.theproductivityexperts.com

  • 00:31

    Music for Productivity

    in Self Help

    Welcome to Music 4 Life® Radio where we power your potential and build mental fitness with music to mediate the life of your senses with the life of your Spirit. Licensed music therapist Judith Pinkerton takes you on a journey during June's national Professional Wellness month, exploring music's capability of mitigating anxiety, anger, depression and grief, interviewing professionals across the country. Today she tackles how to increase productivity (in all areas of life), interviewing special guest Dr. Dennis Burkhardt, retired chiropractor, teacher, sports officiator and CEO of Music 4 Life, Inc.


    Today's music choices are explored to understand how we use music for productivity - no matter the job - and stay positively engaged in the game of life. Find our music recommendations and Judith's commentary at Music4LifeBLOG. 


    Learn how your personal music listening habits may reduce stress or build stress in Judith's TEDxTalk "Music Powers Potential: Building Mental Fitness."  Discover what your music says about your health and how to adjust listening habits to significantly reduce anxiety in prescriptive formulas choosing music from all styles in the downloadable 2-hour accredited course Music Medicine Boot Camp.

  • 00:55

    How Purpose Drives Productivity – Harnessing the Power of Personal Identity

    in Business

    Productivity is like a windmill; the smoother, more consistent, and faster the blades turn, the more productive you tend to be. In taking charge of your productivity, there are three segments – or in windmill terminology, “blades” – that are critical. They are Psychology, Strategy and Sustainability. Without all three of these, your “productivity windmill” is underpowered; it’s just not turning optimally.


    In this episode, our focus is on Psychology and, more specifically, on the importance of purpose as a driver of productivity. Today we are privileged to share the passion that Larry Ackerman brings to the topic of identity and its role in connecting us with our purpose. He will explore with us his perspective on identity as a source of energy that drives our success and fulfillment. When we tap into our true identity, Larry believes that we are unearthing the purpose we are born with.

  • 00:54

    How Toxic Are You? How Toxicity Affects Your Physiology and Productivity

    in Business

    Many of us feel that we are healthy and energetic. It often isn't until we fall ill that we begin to address deeper issues that were lurking under the surface. Understanding the role Physiology plays in to our performance is so important, and needs to be a higher priority for everyone interested in boosting productivity levels! If we aren't feeling good everything is affected. We can’t afford to wait until the effects of our lifestyle catch up with us. We have to take charge of our physiology now so that we can maintain and sustain our levels of productivity.


    Today, we will be joined by Dr. Isaac Jones to learn how our physiology directly influences our psychology, making it the simplest trigger to boost our energy management, which is the secret-sauce of productivity. Dr. Jones is the world's leading cellular de-toxicity expert with amazing programs to help people become healthful and live happier, more fulfilling lives by healing themselves from the inside out.

  • 00:59

    3 ways to avoid self sabotage

    in Business

    We all have the same amount of time. Why is it that some people seems to effortlessly successful while others cant get out of their own way? What sets the champions from the rest of the pack. Yes it is the skills they built over the years and the hard work and determination but what is behind those choices and what keeps them from choking in the high pressure game environment.


    The secret is in the championship psychology separating those that create their success and those who keep themselves from their success.


    Todays Guest:


    Connie Kvilhaug, also known as Connie K, the MindSet Mentor  is a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor in the hypnosis field, as well as a Master Practitioner in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Communications.  She develops customized programs for clients who want to increase their vitality and energy, release weight, manage stress, eliminate smoking and tobacco habits and alleviate fears. She specializes in helping people change their mindset to heal the hurts of their hearts, whether from childhood issues, relationship issues or self-worth issues.  


    As a national speaker and trainer, Connie presents keynotes and training to business people, government groups and organizations who seek innovative and unconventional ways to implement and improve their organizational health and wellness programs, expand interpersonal communication skills amongst employees and teams, acquire useful tools that increase productivity, improve morale and positively impact health, well-being and even the bottom line.  

  • 01:00

    Organization is both mental and physical

    in Business

    Organization isn’t just blocking out the clutter in your workspace but also blocking out the clutter in your mental state.  All too often we are quick to grab a tool, filing system or look for some quick fix. We don’t take enough thinking time to organize our thoughts and gain clarity around what drives us mentally so we can set up our environment to support that.


    Todays takeaways will be 5 steps of organizing any space.


    Todays Guest: Jewels Muller


    Jewels has spent over a decade as an Entrepreneur.   She launched Peace of Mind Organizing Firm in 2004 where she worked with clients organizing and creating systems for productivity in their homes and offices.  In 2006 she added coaching services to Peace of Mind through an amazing program by Laura Berman Fortgang called, Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction. Jewels is the founder of Chicks Connect which is a Global Membership for women where they connect, get into action, and hold one another accountable for professional and personal growth and development all built on a foundation of love, fun, friendship, service and support.


     

  • 01:00

    Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!

    in Business

    One of my favorite quotes from Peter Drucker is "culture eats strategy for breakfast every time"! Most people think the key to their businesses success is their strategy. The fact is the key to the success of any organization is the culture. There is a sequence that makes the difference in creating long pasting success and it starts with what I call championship psychology. Championship psychology represents culture. It is the first blade on your productivity windmill. How you manage these drivers as an individual or as a group will determine your success with creating winning strategies and sustainable result. It is my experience that culture can be broken down into 4 components that apply to you and your team. To understand more about my perspective pick up a copy of my book the productivity zone. Today we are going to learn the following



    Why organizational culture is a strategic and financial issue, not an HR topic.
    How culture develops and what you can do to take more control.
    Why behavior matters more than values.


    David Friedman is the founder and CEO of High Performing Culture, and the author of the book, Fundamentally Different.  David’s company helps organizations to create, drive, and maintain high performing cultures.  Prior to founding his consulting company, David spent more than 25 years as the CEO of RSI, and award-winning employee benefits consulting company in the Philadelphia area, known for its extraordinary culture.  In the past 3 years, David has led more than 150 workshops, taught more than 1800 CEOs, and worked personally with scores of organizations around the country.  

  • 01:01

    Productive Weightloss

    in Business

    Physiology plays an important role in our productivity. It is one of the 10 Core Drivers that supports our Championship Psychology. Many people take better care of our cars than they do their bodies. Our bodies have to last us our lifetime and provide us the mobility and based on how we take care of it will effect the brain-power we need to accomplish what we desire in life. It is as simple as that but at the same time it isn’t easy. Our lives are fast paced and often the easy way isn’t the best way to take care of our bodies. It requires our time and attention like anything we need to care for. Let's look at ways to support your body and mind to getting and staying lean, the best physical presence for our overall productivity.


    On today's show you will learn:


    1.  How to lose weight in a way that makes sense on a mind, body and spirit level.


    2.  The importance of keeping a positive mindset


    3.  How to use Positive Reinforcement


    Todays Guest: Shannon Avana and Margaret Schlesinger


    Shannon Avana is an entrepreneur, author, and compassionate problem solver. Shannon earned a double major in business and economics with honors and a CPCC coaching certification.  She provides business coaching, specializing in anxiety and depression. As a writer, Shannon delivers the leading edge in weight loss in an understandable and enjoyable way. 


    Margaret Schlesinger is a renowned transformational, holistic teacher, and coach. Margaret has twenty-five years of experience coaching clients in lifestyle change, healthy weight loss, and managing the challenges of ADHD. Margaret is a keynote speaker on the topics of weight loss and leadership who provides audiences with both intellectual and visceral understanding. 


     

  • 00:45

    Doing Less

    in Business

    Doing Less


    Many people think productivity is how to do more. Well what if it was actually about doing less. I work with many business owners who are so deep in the trenches of their business not only did they forget about why they got into the business in the first place. They are NOT having fun anymore because they are a slave to their business. We are not machines so we have to look at productivity differently. At the end of the day, I believe Productivity is a feeling. Do we feel like we made a difference by doing the most important things, the things that really matter to us, to we feel at peace and balanced. Today we will explore how to be productive doing less.


    Todays Guest: Ari Meisel


    Ari turned a hobby of productivity into a popular framework and consulting service for optimizing, automating and outsourcing of of life’s tasks. Less Doing, More Living continues to grow in popularity and has become a platform for general efficiency consulting to businesses, entrepreneurs and everyone else who could use a little more time in their life. His Achievement Architecture coaching program helps individuals and teams overcome challenges and be more effective. In 2007, Ari was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s is an incurable disease of the digestive tract. Ari’s case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits.  Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohn’s until he was finally able to suspend his medication. Eventually Ari was declared free of all traces of the ‘incurable’ disease, and competed in Ironman France in June of 2011. Ari has since spoken at seminars and at a regional TED Talk about his struggle against a seemingly insurmountable opposition.

  • 00:58

    Leadership: How to conduct your orchestra

    in Business

    One of my mentors who was a great leader in my eyes, knew just how to inspire me. He told me he couldn’t motivate me that my motivation was within and it was his job to remove the obstacles between me and my motivation. This was very impactful for me and I use this as the basis in my coaching. In my mind Leadership is more like coaching. It is knowing how to inspire and bring out the best in others through recognizing their skills and abilities, enabling them and supporting them in removing the obstacles in their way.  Leadership is at the crux of productivity. That is self leadership as well as leadership of a team. Leaders do need to lead by example. When leadership fails, the team is less effective and efficient and can cost the organization significant sums in lost profits that result from direct and indirect costs.


    Think of your team as a group of musicians. Each one plays beautifully on their own when playing the instrument of their choice. Look at the power that group of musicians has together as they become an orchestra. That is where magic is made as they play together seamlessly. Today we will look what a conductor has to teach about leadership.


    Our Guest: Hugh Ballou


    Hugh Ballou teaches leaders around the globe how to build synergy with teams and how to build effective processes that bring success to any organization - no matter how big or how small. He brings a wealth of experience as a prominent conductor of musical ensembles to his innovative leadership approach.


    He is author of multiple books on Transformational Leadership and works as executive coach, process facilitator, and strategist. As a powerful motivational speaker, he teaches the fine art of leadership employed every day by musical conductors.