productivity

SPI 140: Productivity and the Early Morning Routine with Hal Elrod

I've always been a night owl. I work after the kids go to sleep (because my WHY is to spend all day with my family as much as I can), and I've found the evenings to be when I'm the most creative. Recently, however, after recording this interview with Hal Elrod, I've added a small early morning routine to my day, and the results have been amazing. Check it out!

SPI 115 : 9000 Unread Emails to Inbox Zero: My Executive Assistant Shares How We Did It (And How You Can Too!)

I used to answer every single email. Then, as my business grew, my inbox eventually spiraled out of control to a tune of over 9000 unread emails. That is NOT good. So - I did something I never thought I would do: I hired someone to help me clear and manage my email. In this session, you'll hear directly from my executive assistant about how she cured my disease (and how you can too)...

SPI 110 : Tim Ferriss on Podcasting, Productivity, Experimentation and If He Had to Start Over

Tim Ferriss joins us for a second time on The Smart Passive Income Podcast! In this session, we talk about Tim's new top ranked business podcast, including his strategies (and struggles) with it. We also discuss split testing and experimentation on his website, formulas for becoming more efficient today, and what he would do if he had to start over. It's always great to chat with Tim, and I'm glad you can be a fly on the wall for this conversation.

A Post about Post Vacation Blues – How to Quickly Get Back into Work Mode

I just got back from an AMAZING vacation with my family that we've been planning for over a year - a 7-Day Disney Cruise to the Caribbean preceded by a day exploring Universal Islands of Adventures, where the new attraction, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter exists. My wife and I are both Disney freaks [...]

SPI 080 : Your Habits and Unlocking the Human Potential (with Lift Co-Founder, Tony Stubblebine)

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm very happy to welcome Tony Stubblebine, co-founder of Lift - an iPhone and web application that was first mentioned here on SPI by Tim Ferriss in Episode 51, and a tool that I've since been using every day to help me create and stick with habits [...]

SPI 068 : The Most Powerful (and Toughest) Productivity Tip to Implement

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I talk about an incredibly powerful productivity tip that can help you get more and better results faster - however, it's one of the toughest strategies to implement, especially for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset, like myself. What is this tip? Work in small, but complete batches, taking [...]

So THIS is What Happens When Your Server Goes Down for a Week

Imagine this: You own a brick and mortar business in your hometown, and business is good. One morning you wake up, take a shower, put on your work clothes and grab a coffee and a blueberry muffin on your way out, just like every other day. You drive towards your store and as you pull [...]

Mastermind Groups and Mentors – Why You Need Them and How to Find Them

With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away here in the U.S., I wanted to talk about something I'm extremely thankful for - being in a mastermind group. A mastermind group is a small group of people who regularly meet, online or offline, to talk about goals, growth and success and provide support for each [...]

The Sad Truth About Your Half-Finished Projects

Here is a common experience: You get incredibly excited about a new business idea or project. Maybe you've had it in the back of your head for a long time and something finally clicked inside of you to start working on it. Or, maybe it's something you just thought of and you want to get it up [...]

SPI 043 : How to Have Laser-Like Focus and Stress-Free Productivity – Summer Marketing Mashup 2012

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I have not one, not two, not three, not four - but five guests in what is known as the Summer Marketing Mashup. This is a round table session with myself and some of the top podcast hosts and online business minds, including: Jason Van Orden [...]