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Ep93: Kevin Kruse and The 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

October 22nd, 2015 · Comments

Kevin Kruse is a New York Times bestselling author, an Inc 500 startup founder, and his newest book, “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management” is based on groundbreaking research into the habits of Olympic athletes, straight-A students, over 200 entrepreneurs and 7 billionaires, including Mark Cuban. A self-described "massive introvert," Kevin tells us why we should toss out our to-do lists and shares other productivity secrets of highly successful people.

Full show notes: http://theintrovertentrepreneur.com/2015/10/21/ep93-kevin-kruse-and-the-15-secrets-successful-people-know-about-time-management

Tags: Productivity · Entrepreneurship

Ep78: How to Procrastinate on Purpose with Rory Vaden

March 13th, 2015 · Comments

RoryVaden_Headshot_Smaller.jpgIf there’s one thing I hear over and over again from my clients, it’s that they want to overcome procrastination. The web is overflowing with posts, podcasts and X-step programs to fix the procrastination epidemic that's running rampant.

But what if the answer wasn't to "fix" it, but to find a way to shift our relationship with it? My guest is Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden. His book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory co-founded Southwestern Consulting™ and is founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD). His latest book is called Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.

Rory is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern-day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do.Rory and I talk about the secrets of time multipliers, getting over introvert overthinking, and making friends with procrastination once and for all.

Connect with Rory

Website: roryvaden.com

"Procrastinate on Purpose" on Amazon: tiny.cc/puggvx

Facebook: facebook.com/rorywvaden

Twitter: twitter.com/rory_vaden

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/roryvaden

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/rvaden1

Tags: Sales · Personal Development · Productivity · Lessons Learned · Entrepreneurship

Ep73: The One Phrase You Need to Stop Saying Right Now (Blogcast)

January 22nd, 2015 · Comments

iStock_000001009363XSmall.jpgPlease don’t take this the wrong way, but…

I don’t care how busy you are.

I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busybusybusy.

So why do we always feel it’s necessary to broadcast our busy-ness to the world?

This blogcast explores what happens when we keep saying "I'm so busy!" and why it drains our energy.

(Read the post: http://theintrovertentrepreneur.com/2015/01/22/one-phrase-stop-saying-right-now/)

Tags: Productivity · Lessons Learned · Entrepreneurship · Communication Skills · Blogcast

The Power of the Professional Accountability Partnership

May 17th, 2012 · Comments

iStock_000017161665Small.jpgSince The Introvert Entrepreneur is celebrating its two-year anniversary this month, I've been reflecting on the ways the business has evolved and what's made that evolution possible. One of the keys to success in my business has been who I have surrounded myself with. We know that as introverts, we often expend more energy than we gain from interactions with other people. That's why it's so important to be intentional about who we bring into our lives. We have to make sure it's worth that expenditure of energy.

Today's podcast is a slight departure from the norm, because I'm using it to highlight one of the relationships that has been worth the energy. You're about to listen to a conversation I had with my Accountability Partner and fellow introvert entrepreneur, Arden Clise of Clise Etiquette. Together, we share how our partnership came into being, what personal and professional benefits we've experienced, and things to consider if you want to find your own accountability partner.

Tags: Productivity · Lessons Learned

Cut the CRAP: Get More Done in Less Time with Pam Weatherford

February 17th, 2012 · Comments

Photo_PamWeatherford.jpgIf there's one complaint I hear over and over again, it's about how we all have so much to do, and so little time to do it. As introverts, our energy is our most precious asset. We have to be intentional about how we spend it and when it's best to save it. Knowing how to do that is not always easy when we're being pulled in a million different directions.

So why is it that some people seem to get so much done while others get bogged down, overwhelmed, and further behind with each passing day? It is possible to focus your energy in such a way that you are more productive without feeling burned out. Bruce Lee offers us one approach; he says, "Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own."

Today's podcast guest, Pam Weatherford of D3 Seminars, offers another approach that's similar to that advice, but uniquely hers. She calls it "cutting the CRAP," and her intention is to give you tools that allow you to get more done in less time.

You'll learn

  • Why less is more when it comes to working towards your goals
  • How the 80/20 Rule applies to time and energy management
  • The art of saying "no" gracefully (and why this is super important to introverts)
  • What Pam has identified as the Habits of Highly Efficient & Productive People

Tags: Productivity · Lessons Learned