Time management expert interviews.

PSD Podcast [PSDP 005]: Habits with Jonathan Milligan

PSD Podcast [PSDP 005]: Habits with Jonathan Milligan

expert time management interview

If you want to change your life, you have to change your habits as well.
In this interview with Jonathan Milligan, we talked about habits, how to form them and what are some great habits you should implement in your daily life.
Check out the interview as Jonathan has a lot of great information to share about this topic.
Also, please leave a comment and ask Jonathan a question regarding habits. He checks the comments and replies back to them as soon as they appear.

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Key Takeaways

  • Sharpening the saw: Improve yourself physically, spriritually or mentally on a daily basis
  • Understand that whenever you are starting a new habit, there is always a internal resistance
  • Use implementation intentions to create new habits (see shownotes for more info)
  • “Your direction not your intentions helps you get into a destination”
  • You should know your “why” behind your habits
  • If you are doing habits long enough, you can feel the rewards
  • Get yourself an accountability partner
  • Implement an early morning walk habit

 

Jonathan Milligan of SimpleLifeHabits.com

 

Shownotes and Resources

 

  • Podcast length (26:32)
  • Transcript (Not yet available)
  • Subscribe to my show on iTunes (and rate it too!)

PSD Podcast [PSDP 004]: Handling Multiple Priorities with Ann Max

PSD Podcast [PSDP 004]: Handling Multiple Priorities with Ann Max

expert time management interviewOur lives are getting busier and busier and that’s why it becomes extremely important to identify our true priorities and manage them well.

I interviewed Ann Max of Productive To The Max about this topic and she shared great advice on how to manage your priorities effectively.

Check the podcast and leave your comment regarding priorities and goal setting. Ann will answer your comments and questions as soon as they show up.

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Key Takeaways

  • Technology has changed our lives – we have more information to process than earlier
  • We end up taking on too much
  • We have to be aware of what is important to us both personally and professionally
  • The most important priorities affect our bottom line, our relationships or our health
  • Put your passion as your number one priority
  • Don’t let others to define your priorities
  • Create a process after you know your goal
  • You can’t measure a total goal
  • Learn the organization habit, manage your the time you got and communicate well
  • Write down your priorities and create action plans for each one of them

Ann Max

Shownotes and Resources

PSD Podcast [PSDP 003]: Goal Setting For the Not-Your-9-5-Office Cubicle-Types with Jeff Doubek

PSD Podcast [PSDP 003]: Goal Setting For the Not-Your-9-5-Office Cubicle-Types with Jeff Doubek

expert time management interviewYou have probably heard many experts talk about goal setting and why it’s so beneficial to you. In this podcast I also talking about goal setting but with a twist: instead of talking about it on a general level, I discuss how to set goals when you are working from home.

I was pleased to interview Jeff Doubek of DayTimer and he shared a lot of valuable advice on how to set goals when you work in a home office.

Check out the interview and leave a comment. Jeff will answer your comments and questions as they show up.

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Key Takeaways

  • Goals give you a roadmap
  • You should be able make progress towards your goals – on a daily basis
  • Break a goal into smaller milestones
  • Try to have 3-4 goals related to various parts of your life
  • When you are working from home, you don’t have the benefit of having a structure behind you (like when you work in a normal day job)
  • Review your goals on a daily basis and make sure that you are in alignment with them
  • You are accountable to yourself and to your clients
  • Have a goal sheet and list your goals with milestones and dates (deadlines)
  • Make your goals “portable”, in other words have your goal sheet in a index card and carry it in your pocket
  • Use a vision board to support your goal setting
  • Have a journal related to your goals and write it on a daily basis
  • Build the bridge: Set the goal, set the milestones and figure out how to actually reach those milestones on a daily basis

Jeff Doubek

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PSD Podcast [PSDP 002]: Guru Addiction Syndrome with Carmelo Bryan

PSD Podcast [PSDP 002]: Guru Addiction Syndrome with Carmelo Bryan

expert time management interviewMy current podcast guest has written an e-book which is very important for every blogger out there. The e-book is titled: “Defeating the Guru Addition Syndrome – The Ultimate Guide to Seizing Control of Your Life.”

Now, I don’t know about you but I have spent way too much money and time when it comes to information products. I just wish his book would have been available when I went through the craziest period of buying info products.

Anyway, the book is available now, so you can take advantage of this wisdom and tackle the potential Guru Addition Syndrome.

Check out what Carmelo has to say and leave a comment. Also, listen to the show and find out how you can get your copy of the book (via email)!

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Key Takeaways

  • Guru Addiction Syndrome = When get caught up in the habit of expecting a guru or an expert or their programs to hand us our future
  • We are looking outside ourselves for answers – even for our purpose
  • It’s chasing other people’s successes and making it our own
  • When you start looking for solutions, there is no end to experts who are willing to help you out
  • If you find switching your goals and tactics with each new expert that you come across, that’s a strong sign of Guru Addiction Syndrome
  • We are trying to justify one purchase after another and after another and it never stops
  • You need a right guru at the right time
  • Don’t buy products when you are not ready for it – buy only when you are ready to implement the lessons right now!
  • When you are ready, the right guru appears
  • Get to know you!

Carmelo Bryan

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PSD Podcast [PSDP 001]: “25 Tips for Productivity” with Augusto Pinaud

PSD Podcast [PSDP 001]: “25 Tips for Productivity” with Augusto Pinaud

expert time management interviewJust recently I got an email from Augusto Pinaud and he proposed that I should interview him.

All I knew that he was featured on Michael “Nozbe” Sliwinski’s Productive! Magazine and also that he had written a best-selling Amazon book called “25 Tips for Productivity” (affiliate link).

After I went through his book, I was happy that Augusto approached me. His book was full of great ideas on how to improve your personal productivity. In fact, I learned a new way that I’m implementing in my daily life right now.

This interview focuses on the lessons found in his book. Be sure to check out the interview and grab his book from Amazon!

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Key Takeaways

  • Minutes add up – don’t overlook them
  • You might think you are the cheapest resource – and that’s why you do the stuff yourself
  • A “not to do list” is a way to remind yourself of all the ways that can kill your freedom
  • Split your task list into important tasks and non-important tasks
  • Have a key list for things that you’ll need regularly (like what type of ink to buy to your printer)
  • Common sense is based 100% of your experience – don’t assume that everyone else knows the same things as you
  • Use music (or any other way) to help you out with thinking (portable thinking environment)
  • Have one hour per week for thinking (“The Extraordinary Hour”) to think about impossible things but yet something extraordinary and achievable
  • Your chair has a much bigger effect on your productivity than what you think
  • The tools that doesn’t work for you, the best thing is to get rid of them
  • “Productivity and efficiency can’t be found by looking hours to save but eliminating the wasted minutes”

Augusto Pinaud

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