112 - Your Big Ideas with a Side of Pancakes (w/ Arseny Kostenko)

112 - Your Big Ideas with a Side of Pancakes (w/ Arseny Kostenko)

Maybe you have a big idea…maybe you need to turn your big idea into a plan and you don’t know how? 

My guest this week can help you…his name is Arseny Kostenko and not only is he a self-proclaimed pancake enthusiast...he’s also an expert in turning your big ideas into actionable steps. There are a lot of people out there, you may be one of them, who just don’t know how to put together action plans that work and Arseny not only helps put these plans together but he eliminates the WASTE in the plan.

111 - Growing Your Platform & Rockstar Days (w/ Dr. Rob Garcia)

111 - Growing Your Platform & Rockstar Days (w/ Dr. Rob Garcia)

So are you ready for some REAL accountability?  Why does accountability not work in the early stages of Entrepreneurship?

Because you need an employee and a boss and early stage Entrepreneurs who are solo have to be both so who holds who accountable?  

110 - What Should I Be Working On, Really? (with Jeff J Hunter)

110 - What Should I Be Working On, Really? (with Jeff J Hunter)

Have you ever felt a little stuck? Like you’re not working on the right things? If there’s ever been anyone I’ve known in my life who knows how to spend his time working on only the 10% of things that actually matter it’s Jeff J Hunter.  He’s the founder of the 9010 Life program, because it’s not 80/20 anymore, it’s actually 9010, where 90% of the things we do, we shouldn’t actually be doing…

109 - Beauty in the Beta Test

109 - Beauty in the Beta Test

Have you ever had one of those weeks? The launch of the second beta test group for my Real Accountable platform was filled with dramatic missteps. Yet, we made it! What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and there is plenty to learn from here.

If you dig productivity and you want some real hacks on how to launch a startup, you’ll learn quickly from my mistakes this week!

108 - How to Leverage LIVE Events

108 - How to Leverage LIVE Events

How can you make the most out of a live event you’re attending? This episode is jam-packed with tips from the pros. It includes a snippets from my experience at the best live event I’ve ever attended, Podfest Multimedia Expo and my lessons learned not only from Podfest, but on how to deal with a storm of adversity the week before launching a product.

Are you ready for some REAL accountability? Why does accountability not work in the early stages of Entrepreneurship? Because you need an employee and a boss and early stage Entrepreneurs who are solo have to be both so who holds who accountable?  

107 - Trials & Tribulations of the Beta Launch

107 - Trials & Tribulations of the Beta Launch

Launching a beta test comes along with a very unique set of challenges.

If you want to learn about what it's like to be in the fray, listen to this episode of how Nick is launching the Real Accountable platform and how he is (or is not) doing it productively. There are ton of productivity nuggets in here that you can learn from listening to his story and experience.

106 - A Mind for Productivity (with Mike Vardy)

106 - A Mind for Productivity (with Mike Vardy)

So are you ready for some REAL accountability? Why does accountability not work in the early stages of Entrepreneurship? Because you need an employee and a boss and early stage Entrepreneurs who are solo have to be both so who holds who accountable?  

That is why this new program, Real Accountable, is going to be the new norm for those early-stage solopreneurs, they will take that "boss" role to our founders and hold them accountable to processes like an employee.  It's a crazy concept, create a business for yourself where you are the actual boss but you need to actually be the employee and outsource for that "boss" role.

105 - How Not to Start a Business Productively

105 - How Not to Start a Business Productively

I've never done anything like this before and it's scary...

I want you to first learn how not to start your business by listening to my story. The Make it Snappy Productivity Show is transforming into a documentary of how productive or unproductive I can be at building something out of nothing. What you'll hear is happening real time, for you to follow along. We’re building my company, RealAccountable.com from scratch, and I want you there with me every step of the way.

104 - The Art & Science of Failing Fast (with Tom Sylvester)

104 - The Art & Science of Failing Fast (with Tom Sylvester)

Dr. “Let it Flow” Clem Harrod and I decided to do a co-interview today with our guest, serial entrepreneur, husband, father and computer scientist, Mr. Tom Sylvester. Tom’s the founder of SerialStartups.co, among several other businesses, including a real estate firm and wine/liquor store, that he and his wife Ariana own and operate out of the Rochester, New York area.

So Clem and I talk with Tom in depth about the idea of failing fast and how productive this can be for new businesses: we share stories and talk about what it’s like to do it all, the RIGHT way, with a family by your side. We present to you Clem and I’s interview with Tom Sylvester.

103 - Innovative Ways to Test Your Business Idea

103 - Innovative Ways to Test Your Business Idea

"What's the one action you took that yielded the biggest results for you in terms of validating an idea?"

I was blown away by the high levels of insight I received in response to this question. This episode of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show gives you first-hand experiences of how to test and validate your business idea without wasting a lot of time and money.

102 - Stop Thinking Like an Employee (with Jeff McDermott)

102 - Stop Thinking Like an Employee (with Jeff McDermott)

If you think you’re ready to scale your business you need to listen...

If you think you’re an entrepreneur, you need to listen.  Jeff McDermott, founder and Chief Visionary Officer at The Lights on Lab, a private membership based Entrepreneurship Ecosystem based out of Southern California.

101 - Goals, Accountability & Idea Validation (with Nazach Snapp)

101 - Goals, Accountability & Idea Validation (with Nazach Snapp)

Don’t lie…have you abandoned your New Year’s resolutions already?

Well you’re not alone... 

Nazach and I touch on New Year’s resolutions and some of the pitfalls people fall victim to in not following through.  We also dig into some solutions for how we've overcome them in the Snapp house.  The biggest pitfall?  Lack of accountability!

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or not you need it…you need it bad.

100 - The Very Best of Make it Snappy

100 - The Very Best of Make it Snappy

The Best of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show!  

Our team picks their favorite moments!  Where do we even begin?

There have been so many snappy moments these first 100 episodes and The Make it Snappy Productivity Team all pitched in to reflect on their "BEST OF” moments to share with all of you listeners.  We also had a few very special listeners contribute and share their perspective as well.

This is a really fun episode hand-picked by our fantastic team here at Make it Snappy that took A LOT of work!

Much love Snappy Nation for hanging with us 100 strong!

99 - Tool Geeks Talking Productivity Tools (w/ Michael Potter, Anna Cragin & Clem Harrod)

99 - Tool Geeks Talking Productivity Tools (w/ Michael Potter, Anna Cragin & Clem Harrod)

The force is strong with the productivity geeks...

I joined forces with the productivity geeks today, myself included mind you, to answer your questions about productivity tools & apps and we have a great discussion as to how to get the right things done more efficiently.

98 - The Tools You Need for Maximum Productivity (with Alex Miranda)

98 - The Tools You Need for Maximum Productivity (with Alex Miranda)

Is it really possible to launch a business in two days?

My guest today Alex Miranda pulls this amazing feat off regularly and he shows us how to leverage productivity tools to get the job done, to execute the systems and processes he’s put together that have made his business thrive. 

You’ll be able to tell as soon as you start listening to this episode how passionate Alex is about what he does and what it takes to be productive.  He’s definitely a productivity junkie and he presents us with the tools and apps you’ll need to satisfy your craving and get prepared for 2017.

 

97 - Doing, Not Just Talking (with Debbie Williams & Jeff Page)

97 - Doing, Not Just Talking (with Debbie Williams & Jeff Page)

Accountability is the most productive productivity tool…

Of all gadgets you have in your arsenal of productivity tools, you’ll learn why you need to leverage accountability to get things done effectively.  Our guests today on The Make it Snappy Productivity Show are Debbie Williams and Jeff Page, otherwise known in certain circles as Team “Doing, Not Just Talking." 

If you’ve been listening for a while you may remember Mr. Jeff “Hectic-Dad” Page from Episode #31  where you heard him fascinate us all with his systems and tactics for running a household with eight kids in the house.

96 - Home Productivity (Christmas Bonus #2: Celebrating One Year)

96 - Home Productivity (Christmas Bonus #2: Celebrating One Year)

It’s the ONE YEAR Anniversary of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show and we’re giving you TWO bonus episodes this Christmas Day as our gift to you in celebration.  This one’s number 2 of 2 and again from back in the Blab.im days.

This is a really fun episode because we bring it back to home productivity.  

95 - Finding Clarity (Christmas Bonus #1: Celebrating One Year)

95 - Finding Clarity (Christmas Bonus #1: Celebrating One Year)

Ho ho ho Snappy Nation we’re giving your TWO bonus episodes of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show this Christmas Day.  This one’s from back in the Blab.im days when I went through the process of “Goal Setting to the Now,” which is a really powerful exercise from The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan.  

 

It’s interesting because it I really put myself out there with my goals and here we are, end of 2016 and at the end of the day this episode actually makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.   

94 - Let Them Tell You How to Do it (with Geoff Woods)

94 - Let Them Tell You How to Do it (with Geoff Woods)

What are you struggling with the most?  

If there’s something you just can’t figure out rest assured there’s people out there who can.  My guest today showed me an easy, tangible approach to not only finding these people efficiently, but also to develop a relationship with them.

His name is Geoff Woods, the Vice President of KellerINC, a super-efficient guy who’s massively adept at focusing on his ONE Thing…he’s a true walker of the talk, because he's mentored under Gary Keller and Jay Papasan!  Every time I talk with Geoff I come out with some true nuggets of wisdom.

93 - Productivity Tools & Hacks for Side Hustlers (with Shawn Razek)

93 - Productivity Tools & Hacks for Side Hustlers (with Shawn Razek)

There’s only so much time in the day when you’re side hustling…

So leverage every moment using tools that actually help you, rather than distract you from what needs to get done.  My guest today, Shawn Razek, is an electrical engineer, aspiring entrepreneur and productivity hacker who’ll show you a thing or two about productivity tools.