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The ability to focus is challenging in todays environment of high stimulation, competing priorities and mounting distractions is not easy as it is. Add ADHD on top of it and the challenge gets bigger. Studies show that many entrepreneurs and business leaders have this challenge. We wont go into why this has become more prevalent because that may open up a whole new can of worms but we will talk about how to deal with it in the most effective way. These tips and strategies discussed are for ANYONE so if you think this isn't for you, think again.
What will the listeners learn:
1)The 4 key ingredients that help your body and brain to be productive
2) How to create the optimum physical environment for productivity
3) 3 strategies To Focus on any task.
Todays Guest: Jacqueline Sinfield
Jacqueline Sinfield is an ADHD Coach, and author of the book “Untapped Brilliance: How to Reach Your Full Potential as an Adult with ADHD”
For the last 11 years Jacqueline has been coaching adults with ADHD using her 3 prong system to treating and managing ADHD. The system takes a person from feeling their life is an out of control roller coaster to being organized, productive and calm. From here it is possible to excel in all areas of life include work, home and relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT).
Last week we talked about the six steps to building a remarkable workplace, and this week we're going to talk about email productivity and a new way to work.
Really. Email productivity. We know, we know -- sounds like a contradiction, but it's not.
Email as we know it today is outdated and was invented before “Internet” was a household name. Instead of our managing email -- which really manages us -- what we need is a better way to communicate that focuses on deeper engagement and better outcomes.
Social tools, and mobile and cloud technologies have significantly changed the expectations of consumers about online communications, social interaction and other collaboration tools.
When it comes to the technology we use, we want our work experiences to echo our personal lives, while our organizations want tools with company-wide security and scalability.
It's time for email to act more like a personal assistant. That's something the world of work needs today.
Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about email productivity and a new way to work with this week’s guest: Carolyn Pampino, Design Director of Collaboration Solutions for IBM.
Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: TalentWise, Dice, Hootsuite, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent and HRmarketer Insight.
Special guest Porter Knight with Productivity Vermont, a company dedicated to empowering busy professionals to achieve more at work, joins us on this XPollination episode. They believe that productivity doesn’t just happen; it begins with a conscious commitment. It requires skill and decision-making to thrive, and may need ongoing support to sustain. Productivity Vermont sets out to create a system that fosters these characteristics in the workplace.
Their powerful strategies have helped thousands of executives, employees, and entrepreneurs acquire a greater sense of purpose, hone their decision-making skills, and achieve greater life balance while boosting their performance at work.