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Productivity is so much more than just getting things done. Like anything important, being productive begins with a burning desire to see something magical take place.
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I wish I could say that I have always been a productivity junkie, or that I was always great at staying focused and executing tasks on a to-do list.
The reality is that I first had the goal of doing amazing things with my life. I wanted to accomplish more. I wanted to become someone better. That’s where all journeys begin — all transformations — all massive growth experiences — all of those times where you thought life should be better than it is.
What causes someone to be great? More importantly, what stands in the way of YOU being great? In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss the enemy of greatness — that strong force holding you back from living to the fullest.
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Listen to Episode #069
David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity system is incredibly powerful and highly effective, but it can become complicated at times. Let’s break down the basics of GTD.
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In David Allen’s popular book, Getting Things Done, he says that his main purpose is, “Teaching you how to be maximally efficient and relaxed, whenever you need or want to be.”
In fact, the subtitle of the book is “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.” That’s the goal: getting your work accomplished and achieving your goals, day after day, without stress.
What does it take to look good, feel good, and have more energy? This week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast features an interview with Marissa Vicario, a health coach who wants to help you become holistically hot.
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Marissa is a health coach in New York City who knows what it’s like to eat junk food and rely on the microwave for every meal.
In this episode, I talk to Marissa about her approach to eating real foods, what it means to be holistically hot, and why accountability matters when it comes to your health.
Listen to Episode #068
For the last fours years I have relied upon a few great iOS apps to help me remember a brilliant idea when I find myself unable to type a quick note (like while driving). Now, I have a better solution.
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I finally found an easier way to not only email myself, but send a new task directly to Nozbe, my task manager, (or to Evernote) all with the help of Siri on my new iPhone 6.
What’s your ONE Thing? In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss how to discover your ONE Thing in life that makes all the difference.
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In every area of your life there is ONE goal, ONE action, ONE focus that can make or break your success and today we will break down how to figure out what your ONE thing is.
The ONE Thing concept is based off a phenomenal book that I recently read and loved. It’s called The ONE Thing and it is a must-read for all productivity junkies.
Listen to Episode #067
It’s not easy to balance multiple projects. We all have so much going on that it feels like a never-ending spiral of chaos. The good news is that there is a way to control the madness, regain focus, and get your most important work done.
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A few weeks ago I thoroughly read — no — devoured a book that has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. This game-changing book is The ONE Thing by Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams Realty.
For the past few years I have recommended Darren Hardy’s The Compound Effect more than any other book. The ONE Thing is about to take its place as my favorite personal development and productivity book of all time.
How can The ONE Thing help you balance multiple projects? Let’s dive in and I’ll show you how getting down to your ONE Thing is the only path to sanity and extraordinary results.
Do you have a stupendous marriage? In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I interview Stu and Lisa Gray, co-hosts of the podcast, The Stupendous Marriage Show.
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I had been listening to Stu Gray on the radio for years before I met him at a conference last spring. He is an energetic, passionate, and positive guy who has a fantastic podcast that he hosts with his wife Lisa.
Today, I interview both of them and we talk about how to have a great marriage, balance priorities with kids at home, and still make time for your personal projects.
Listen to Episode #066
There are some tools that improve your productivity in small, bite-sized increments. Sometimes, however, you find a diamond in the rough, a tool so effective you can’t not use it.
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For two years I listened to music through Pandora while I worked. Over time it became clear that I loved the house and electronica stations better than any other for staying focused all day long. In fact, I even wrote an article about how I used house music to focus.
Little did I know, but there was science behind my experience. I had stumbled upon music that worked synergistically with my brain. In other words, I was getting more done because I chose the right music to listen to.
How often do you feel like you are totally in control of your schedule? In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss how to consistently achieve your ideal week.
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It’s remarkable to me how many people never feel in control of their daily lives. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a part of that group way more often than I would like to be.
Thankfully, I figured out how to design my ideal week and stick to it over, and over, and over again.
Listen to Episode #065