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Talking to entrepreneurs, founders, and many others about how they improve productivity, time management, and team building in a real world setting.

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Episode 30 - Building Yourself Better, Faster, With The Right Mindsets - With Tiago Forte

Tiago Forte, author, speaker, teacher, and productivity expert, joined me for this episode of the Real World Productivity podcast to cover a wide range of topics where we covered everything from mindset shifts needed for increased productivity to the tools he uses on a daily basis (his “stack”). If you’re serious about increasing your knowledge base, easing your access to valuable information now AND later, and wondering what it takes to make sure you can take baseline productivity higher and higher - this is the episode for you! We had a great time covering these topics as well as his reasons for creating and implementing courses like Building A Second Brain and so much more. I won’t spoil it all for you - I highly recommend listening to the podcast episode and checking out Tiago’s blog afterwards. Listen to this week’s show and learn: What sorts of mindset shift propel you along increasing productivity How “real” is shiny object syndrome and how it affects productivity Where learning outside of your specialty can boost all areas of learning Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/news/episode-30-building-yourself-better-faster-with-the-right-mindsets-with-tiago-forte/ Mentioned in the episode The Rise Of The Full Stack Freelancer: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/the-rise-of-the-full-stack-freelancer-c14a375445d9/ Progressive Summarization: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/progressive-summarization-a-practical-technique-for-designing-discoverable-notes-3459b257d3eb/ Just In Time Project Management: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/series/just-in-time-project-management/ Building A Second Brain: https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com/ Busy Cal - https://productivity.academy/busycal Evernote - https://productivity.academy/evernote Things - https://productivity.academy/things Super Human - https://productivity.academy/superhumanemail Notion - https://productivity.academy/notion Hours Tracker - https://productivity.academy/hourstracker Loom - https://productivity.academy/loom Zoom - https://productivity.academy/zoom

49 MINSEP 2
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Episode 30 - Building Yourself Better, Faster, With The Right Mindsets - With Tiago Forte

Episode 29 - Radical Remote Team Building With Rob Gelb

Rob Gelb, co-founder of Kindaba, BriefingRoom, and more joined me for a great conversation about team building, remote work, and how effective communication is so important for everyone inside an organization - it’s not just a personal relationship skill...and what you can do to improve it in your business. There’s a lot more than just communication in this episode - check it out! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-29-radical-remote-team-building-with-rob-gelb/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: Why specific remote systems may not work for all How to learn & implement effective communication in your business Strengths behind having co-founders & the conversations you should be having Mentioned in the episode Kindaba BriefingRoom Radical Candor The Founder’s Dilemmas

50 MINAUG 20
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Episode 29 - Radical Remote Team Building With Rob Gelb

Episode 28 - Putting Priorities First - Interview With JCron, President Of Kajabi

Jonathan Cronstedt, or JCron, joined me for a look into his priorities, the importance of mentorship and learning, as well as a look at why an on-site team makes sense for him and Kajabi. We covered a lot of ground in the 30 minutes of the podcast recording - if you’re interested in how JCron, or someone at his level, organizes himself and where he places his time and energy to get the most out of himself, his business, and his team, do yourself a favor and listen to this episode of the Real World Productivity podcast. Check out the full post and more here:https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-28-putting-priorities-first-interview-with-jcron-president-of-kajabi/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: The power of a good mentor - and potential pitfalls Where prioritization can provide the most leverage Why an on-site team might be a better fit than going remote Mentioned in the episode Kajabi free trial & course Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility A Man...

27 MINAUG 5
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Episode 28 - Putting Priorities First - Interview With JCron, President Of Kajabi

Episode 27 - Automation With Quality Ben Dell Of MissingLettr & HeySummit

Ben Dell of MissingLettr and HeySummit joined me, Adam Moody, on the Real World Productivity Podcast to share with Productivity Academy podcast listeners more about his background as a web agency and the move into Saas development. His background has given him some unique insights and the ability to create some amazing tools (I’m a paying user of MissingLettr and recommend it for anyone doing written content production that has a social media presence). We dove into several topics as well as the role of automation in the online landscape today and moving forward and how to look at the best ways to balance content production, quality, automation, and time invested. If you produce any sort of content online, own or help run a business that has a social media presence, or are interested in behind-the-scenes with a SaaS company founder, check out this episode! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-27-automation-with-quality-ben-dell-of-missinglettr-heysummit/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: What anyone starting or running an agency should be focusing on How to best spend your time producing content as a business with an online presence Mentioned in the episode MissingLettr HeySummit Slack Things Intercom Carnegie - biography by Peter Krass

39 MINJUL 15
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Episode 27 - Automation With Quality Ben Dell Of MissingLettr & HeySummit

Episode 26 - Teams, Time, & Taking Care Of Your Self with Manuel Bruschi of Timeular

In this Real World Productivity Podcast episode Manuel Bruschi, CEO of Timeular, joins us to talk about Timeular, how important physical activity is, team building - and remote teams specifically, automation, and so much more. This is a great episode with a lot of topics - be sure to listen if you’re interested in hearing how a CEO that took an idea from concept to Kickstarter to growth stage has built his team and manages his personal life while finding time to stay focused and enjoy time away from the computer. With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Listen to this week’s show and learn: How Timeular manages onboarding new employees in a helpful and new (to me) way! How going fully remote can mean great products and services Introducing some “randomness” into team meetings for better results What Manuel does for time management as CEO that goes beyond Timeular use Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-26-teams-time-taking-care-of-your-self-with-manuel-bruschi-of-timeular/ Mentioned in the episode One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Timeular Clockwork Zoom Trello Todoist

39 MINJUL 1
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Episode 26 - Teams, Time, & Taking Care Of Your Self with Manuel Bruschi of Timeular

Episode 25 - Tracking Time For Success With Kamil Rudnicki of TimeCamp

Kamil Rudnicki of Timecamp.com joined me for a great episode about time management and the importance of tracking time - especially for managers and business owners. While we talked at length about time tracking we also dove into several other interesting topics such as balancing high productivity and performance with downtime and what you can do in those times where you’re lacking motivation or energy and aren’t sure what to do. Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-25-tracking-time-for-success-with-kamil-rudnicki-of-timecamp/ Mentioned in the episode TimeCamp Omnifocus Trello HeySpace Apple Notes Gmail Kamil Rudnicki on Twitter

26 MINJUN 19
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Episode 25 - Tracking Time For Success With Kamil Rudnicki of TimeCamp

Episode 24 - The Best Books Of 2018 To Improve Productivity, Time Management, Team Building, & More

It’s no secret that I like to read (and learn). Books have been hugely important to me in nearly all areas of my life. In the realm of productivity, time management, and team building, there are some amazing resources out there, but also a lot of information to get through. I really enjoy finding out what books and other learning sources people that I listen to, talk to, and engage with are using to improve their lives, businesses, and to help others - and my goal here is to do the same. As a bonus, Dr. Dominique Chlup joined me to discuss our favorite books (and more) of the past year. And no - it’s not just a cut and dried list of “how to” or “productivity hacks” books! We’ve got a wide range and Dominique really brought her A-game to the episode with some great insights that have added several more books to my list! Listen to this week’s show and learn: Which recommendation is NOT a book - and why you should still look into it One workbook that could be the best “reading” that you and your team do this year Why you need to consider grieving and strong emotions as a business owner and leader How to make the right choices...at the right time! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-24-the-best-books-of-2018-to-improve-productivity-time-management-team-building-more/ Mentioned in the episode When: The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing Learning How To Learn Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Unique Ability Workbook Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind Traction Tiago Forte - Praxis Blog Radical Candor Work The System Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence

71 MINJUN 10
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Episode 24 - The Best Books Of 2018 To Improve Productivity, Time Management, Team Building, & More

Episode 23 - Black and white bookkeeping with Ean Price-Murphy

Ean Price-Murphy, founder of Moxie Bookkeeping joins us for this episode to talk about her experience starting and growing a bookkeeping business that’s been successfully providing services since 2003. Ean has a lot of experience not only in starting and running a business but with finding out the best ways to find a good fit when making a hire, building a team, and providing feedback and input even when she herself isn’t a fan of meetings… Find out all about that and more with this podcast episode! With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the “3 pack” for Ean: Emyth Revisited Getting Things Done Profit First Listen to this week’s show and learn: A simple, and effective, metric to choosing a new tool, system or hire How to do meetings for owners that don’t like them The signs that you need a manager - and what to do Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-23-black-and-white-bookkeeping-with-ean-price-murphy/ Mentioned in the episode Emyth Revisited Getting Things Done Profit First Clockwork Timeular Xero

43 MINJUN 4
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Episode 23 - Black and white bookkeeping with Ean Price-Murphy

Episode 22 - Mindset or Mindfulness - Setting The Stage Internally With Christopher Sutton

Christopher Sutton of Musical-U brought up a topic that hasn’t been featured yet on the Real World Productivity podcast - mindset and mindfulness. How much does your mindset and “internal” game matter to building a business and becoming more productive? Short answer...it’s a huge part of mastering these areas and growing. It’s also an incredibly complex and deep topic, one that I will certainly be talking to Christopher about again in the future. If you’re interested in hearing about the ways that mindset and mindfulness have come about and played an important role in Christopher’s life and helping him develop and grow a successful business - this episode is for you. There’s a lot to take away and consider for use in your own life - like many important areas, it’s an ongoing conversation with ourselves and the real world application. Mentioned in the episode Meditation For Beginners https://productivity.academy/meditationforbeginners The Untethered Soul https://productivity...

41 MINAPR 24
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Episode 22 - Mindset or Mindfulness - Setting The Stage Internally With Christopher Sutton

Episode 21 - Around the world and back with Tom Morkes

Tom Morkes, the man behind dozens and dozens of big online launches, joined me for a great conversation about one of the key components of creating successful launches that don’t require tons of money - relationships. That’s right, whether you’re already at 7 figures or just starting out, building relationships now that are meaningful and genuine pays off. Taking the time to help others but doing it in a systematic way is possible and will help you and your business. If you aren't already doing this in your business, I highly encourage you to start. If you are doing it, check out this episode and see how you could take it up a notch! For those of you that are interested, you can find Tom’s Influencer Marketing Method course that he mentioned right here: https://tommorkes.com/influencer And the other resources mentioned are here: Real Time Board Contactually Google Calendar AirTable ConvertKit Influencer Marketing Method Influence by Robert Cialdini Check out the full post and mo...

44 MINAPR 9
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Episode 21 - Around the world and back with Tom Morkes

Latest Episodes

Episode 30 - Building Yourself Better, Faster, With The Right Mindsets - With Tiago Forte

Tiago Forte, author, speaker, teacher, and productivity expert, joined me for this episode of the Real World Productivity podcast to cover a wide range of topics where we covered everything from mindset shifts needed for increased productivity to the tools he uses on a daily basis (his “stack”). If you’re serious about increasing your knowledge base, easing your access to valuable information now AND later, and wondering what it takes to make sure you can take baseline productivity higher and higher - this is the episode for you! We had a great time covering these topics as well as his reasons for creating and implementing courses like Building A Second Brain and so much more. I won’t spoil it all for you - I highly recommend listening to the podcast episode and checking out Tiago’s blog afterwards. Listen to this week’s show and learn: What sorts of mindset shift propel you along increasing productivity How “real” is shiny object syndrome and how it affects productivity Where learning outside of your specialty can boost all areas of learning Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/news/episode-30-building-yourself-better-faster-with-the-right-mindsets-with-tiago-forte/ Mentioned in the episode The Rise Of The Full Stack Freelancer: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/the-rise-of-the-full-stack-freelancer-c14a375445d9/ Progressive Summarization: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/progressive-summarization-a-practical-technique-for-designing-discoverable-notes-3459b257d3eb/ Just In Time Project Management: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/series/just-in-time-project-management/ Building A Second Brain: https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com/ Busy Cal - https://productivity.academy/busycal Evernote - https://productivity.academy/evernote Things - https://productivity.academy/things Super Human - https://productivity.academy/superhumanemail Notion - https://productivity.academy/notion Hours Tracker - https://productivity.academy/hourstracker Loom - https://productivity.academy/loom Zoom - https://productivity.academy/zoom

49 MINSEP 2
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Episode 30 - Building Yourself Better, Faster, With The Right Mindsets - With Tiago Forte

Episode 29 - Radical Remote Team Building With Rob Gelb

Rob Gelb, co-founder of Kindaba, BriefingRoom, and more joined me for a great conversation about team building, remote work, and how effective communication is so important for everyone inside an organization - it’s not just a personal relationship skill...and what you can do to improve it in your business. There’s a lot more than just communication in this episode - check it out! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-29-radical-remote-team-building-with-rob-gelb/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: Why specific remote systems may not work for all How to learn & implement effective communication in your business Strengths behind having co-founders & the conversations you should be having Mentioned in the episode Kindaba BriefingRoom Radical Candor The Founder’s Dilemmas

50 MINAUG 20
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Episode 29 - Radical Remote Team Building With Rob Gelb

Episode 28 - Putting Priorities First - Interview With JCron, President Of Kajabi

Jonathan Cronstedt, or JCron, joined me for a look into his priorities, the importance of mentorship and learning, as well as a look at why an on-site team makes sense for him and Kajabi. We covered a lot of ground in the 30 minutes of the podcast recording - if you’re interested in how JCron, or someone at his level, organizes himself and where he places his time and energy to get the most out of himself, his business, and his team, do yourself a favor and listen to this episode of the Real World Productivity podcast. Check out the full post and more here:https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-28-putting-priorities-first-interview-with-jcron-president-of-kajabi/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: The power of a good mentor - and potential pitfalls Where prioritization can provide the most leverage Why an on-site team might be a better fit than going remote Mentioned in the episode Kajabi free trial & course Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility A Man...

27 MINAUG 5
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Episode 28 - Putting Priorities First - Interview With JCron, President Of Kajabi

Episode 27 - Automation With Quality Ben Dell Of MissingLettr & HeySummit

Ben Dell of MissingLettr and HeySummit joined me, Adam Moody, on the Real World Productivity Podcast to share with Productivity Academy podcast listeners more about his background as a web agency and the move into Saas development. His background has given him some unique insights and the ability to create some amazing tools (I’m a paying user of MissingLettr and recommend it for anyone doing written content production that has a social media presence). We dove into several topics as well as the role of automation in the online landscape today and moving forward and how to look at the best ways to balance content production, quality, automation, and time invested. If you produce any sort of content online, own or help run a business that has a social media presence, or are interested in behind-the-scenes with a SaaS company founder, check out this episode! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-27-automation-with-quality-ben-dell-of-missinglettr-heysummit/ Listen to this week’s show and learn: What anyone starting or running an agency should be focusing on How to best spend your time producing content as a business with an online presence Mentioned in the episode MissingLettr HeySummit Slack Things Intercom Carnegie - biography by Peter Krass

39 MINJUL 15
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Episode 27 - Automation With Quality Ben Dell Of MissingLettr & HeySummit

Episode 26 - Teams, Time, & Taking Care Of Your Self with Manuel Bruschi of Timeular

In this Real World Productivity Podcast episode Manuel Bruschi, CEO of Timeular, joins us to talk about Timeular, how important physical activity is, team building - and remote teams specifically, automation, and so much more. This is a great episode with a lot of topics - be sure to listen if you’re interested in hearing how a CEO that took an idea from concept to Kickstarter to growth stage has built his team and manages his personal life while finding time to stay focused and enjoy time away from the computer. With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the pick for this episode: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Listen to this week’s show and learn: How Timeular manages onboarding new employees in a helpful and new (to me) way! How going fully remote can mean great products and services Introducing some “randomness” into team meetings for better results What Manuel does for time management as CEO that goes beyond Timeular use Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-26-teams-time-taking-care-of-your-self-with-manuel-bruschi-of-timeular/ Mentioned in the episode One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Timeular Clockwork Zoom Trello Todoist

39 MINJUL 1
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Episode 26 - Teams, Time, & Taking Care Of Your Self with Manuel Bruschi of Timeular

Episode 25 - Tracking Time For Success With Kamil Rudnicki of TimeCamp

Kamil Rudnicki of Timecamp.com joined me for a great episode about time management and the importance of tracking time - especially for managers and business owners. While we talked at length about time tracking we also dove into several other interesting topics such as balancing high productivity and performance with downtime and what you can do in those times where you’re lacking motivation or energy and aren’t sure what to do. Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-25-tracking-time-for-success-with-kamil-rudnicki-of-timecamp/ Mentioned in the episode TimeCamp Omnifocus Trello HeySpace Apple Notes Gmail Kamil Rudnicki on Twitter

26 MINJUN 19
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Episode 25 - Tracking Time For Success With Kamil Rudnicki of TimeCamp

Episode 24 - The Best Books Of 2018 To Improve Productivity, Time Management, Team Building, & More

It’s no secret that I like to read (and learn). Books have been hugely important to me in nearly all areas of my life. In the realm of productivity, time management, and team building, there are some amazing resources out there, but also a lot of information to get through. I really enjoy finding out what books and other learning sources people that I listen to, talk to, and engage with are using to improve their lives, businesses, and to help others - and my goal here is to do the same. As a bonus, Dr. Dominique Chlup joined me to discuss our favorite books (and more) of the past year. And no - it’s not just a cut and dried list of “how to” or “productivity hacks” books! We’ve got a wide range and Dominique really brought her A-game to the episode with some great insights that have added several more books to my list! Listen to this week’s show and learn: Which recommendation is NOT a book - and why you should still look into it One workbook that could be the best “reading” that you and your team do this year Why you need to consider grieving and strong emotions as a business owner and leader How to make the right choices...at the right time! Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-24-the-best-books-of-2018-to-improve-productivity-time-management-team-building-more/ Mentioned in the episode When: The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing Learning How To Learn Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Unique Ability Workbook Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind Traction Tiago Forte - Praxis Blog Radical Candor Work The System Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence

71 MINJUN 10
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Episode 24 - The Best Books Of 2018 To Improve Productivity, Time Management, Team Building, & More

Episode 23 - Black and white bookkeeping with Ean Price-Murphy

Ean Price-Murphy, founder of Moxie Bookkeeping joins us for this episode to talk about her experience starting and growing a bookkeeping business that’s been successfully providing services since 2003. Ean has a lot of experience not only in starting and running a business but with finding out the best ways to find a good fit when making a hire, building a team, and providing feedback and input even when she herself isn’t a fan of meetings… Find out all about that and more with this podcast episode! With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is - here’s the “3 pack” for Ean: Emyth Revisited Getting Things Done Profit First Listen to this week’s show and learn: A simple, and effective, metric to choosing a new tool, system or hire How to do meetings for owners that don’t like them The signs that you need a manager - and what to do Check out the full post and more here: https://productivity.academy/podcast/episode-23-black-and-white-bookkeeping-with-ean-price-murphy/ Mentioned in the episode Emyth Revisited Getting Things Done Profit First Clockwork Timeular Xero

43 MINJUN 4
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Episode 23 - Black and white bookkeeping with Ean Price-Murphy

Episode 22 - Mindset or Mindfulness - Setting The Stage Internally With Christopher Sutton

Christopher Sutton of Musical-U brought up a topic that hasn’t been featured yet on the Real World Productivity podcast - mindset and mindfulness. How much does your mindset and “internal” game matter to building a business and becoming more productive? Short answer...it’s a huge part of mastering these areas and growing. It’s also an incredibly complex and deep topic, one that I will certainly be talking to Christopher about again in the future. If you’re interested in hearing about the ways that mindset and mindfulness have come about and played an important role in Christopher’s life and helping him develop and grow a successful business - this episode is for you. There’s a lot to take away and consider for use in your own life - like many important areas, it’s an ongoing conversation with ourselves and the real world application. Mentioned in the episode Meditation For Beginners https://productivity.academy/meditationforbeginners The Untethered Soul https://productivity...

41 MINAPR 24
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Episode 22 - Mindset or Mindfulness - Setting The Stage Internally With Christopher Sutton

Episode 21 - Around the world and back with Tom Morkes

Tom Morkes, the man behind dozens and dozens of big online launches, joined me for a great conversation about one of the key components of creating successful launches that don’t require tons of money - relationships. That’s right, whether you’re already at 7 figures or just starting out, building relationships now that are meaningful and genuine pays off. Taking the time to help others but doing it in a systematic way is possible and will help you and your business. If you aren't already doing this in your business, I highly encourage you to start. If you are doing it, check out this episode and see how you could take it up a notch! For those of you that are interested, you can find Tom’s Influencer Marketing Method course that he mentioned right here: https://tommorkes.com/influencer And the other resources mentioned are here: Real Time Board Contactually Google Calendar AirTable ConvertKit Influencer Marketing Method Influence by Robert Cialdini Check out the full post and mo...

44 MINAPR 9
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Episode 21 - Around the world and back with Tom Morkes