Productivity

126 - Practical Ways to Make Small, Incremental Improvements

126 - Practical Ways to Make Small, Incremental Improvements

The show is back, and we have a new co-host!  We start this episode by talking about why incremental improvements are so important. It’s easy to get caught up what’s the latest and greatest fad in productivity, but in reality, it’s those small 1% improvements that end up moving the needle and creating real lasting improvements in productivity.

125 - The Big Comeback - Make it Snappy is Here to Stay!

125 - The Big Comeback - Make it Snappy is Here to Stay!

There’s no better way to celebrate two years of making it snappy…

Then to re-lauch the show! it’s been six-months since we’ve been on hiatus and TWO YEARS since we first launched at midnight on Christmas Day of 2015. It’s been a really interesting year and I’m super-excited to kick off the podcast and keep it going for good! 

122 - The Gauntlet Throwing Hiatus - Is This the End? (Feat. Ralph & Carol Lynn Rivera)

122 - The Gauntlet Throwing Hiatus - Is This the End? (Feat. Ralph & Carol Lynn Rivera)

Is this the end of Make it Snappy?

I’ve been podcasting for over 18 months and this episode unpacks my lessons learned from the tremendous experience. We’re taking 90 days off to regroup and comeback stronger than ever, so what will this look like for The Make it Snappy Productivity Show?  Listen to find out...

120 - From Near-Death to Mindful Life (w/Dan LeFave)

120 - From Near-Death to Mindful Life (w/Dan LeFave)

Near-Death brings life…

Dan LeFave transformed his near-death experience into an entirely new way of experiencing life. Would you gain value from reading a book 30 times?  From stepping into uncertainty? From redefining your boundaries?  Dan gives us practical examples of applying mindfulness to the every day.  

After surviving a fatal car accident at the age of 7, Dan LeFave received what he calls “a warning shot,” life’s second chance. Inspired by his near death accident, Dan began to see the world differently and understand people at a deeper level.  At the end of each day, Dan recommends we ask ourselves “Did I love, Did I laugh, Did I learn, Did I serve?”

119 - Building a Routine that Sticks (w/Romain Derrien)

119 - Building a Routine that Sticks (w/Romain Derrien)

You’ve tried again and again to develop new habits…

What’s the issue? What do you need to make them stick? I could go on and on for hours but I really like the approach my guest Romain Derrien takes in the frustrating world of creating habits that sticks.  Romain has developed one of the best apps on the planet for making your morning routine, or any routine for that matter effective! It’s a brand new way to look at routines and I’m excited to share the knowledge with you.

118 - Automate Anything with Bots (Special Guest Seth Louey)

118 - Automate Anything with Bots (Special Guest Seth Louey)

Did you know you can automate almost anything with these things called “bots?”

Make it Snappy guest Seth Louey is on the cutting edge and is showing us how to do it.  Seth is the CEO and Co-Founder of BotList.com, connecting humans to bots. He’s a lifetime entrepreneur and the 2016 Product Hunt Maker of the Year Nominee.

116 - How to Stop Slacking Off at Home (w/Nazach Snapp)

116 - How to Stop Slacking Off at Home (w/Nazach Snapp)

Why do we avoid taking action on important stuff at home?

My wife Nazach and I dissect how we think at home and get to the bottom of what it’s taken us to move things forward at home that could easily get neglected for months on end. Our goal is for you to stop getting caught up in the trap of talking without doing on our commitments at home.

115 - How to Save an Unproductive Content Creator (w/Brian Musial)

115 - How to Save an Unproductive Content Creator (w/Brian Musial)

Do you create content? Any kind of content at all?

So today is a really cool episode…you know how I’ve been talking about how much time the podcast has been taking since I changed to this new format? Well, if you create content of any kind, and you really want get the most out of all your hard work then storyboarding is your answer. My guest today is Brian Musial of the Health Geeks podcast, he’s not only a health expert but a true renaissance man, a jack of all trades who’s mastered the art of storytelling through video and now, he’s helping people tell better stories whether they’re blogging, podcasting, posting on social media or writing a landing page…Brian will get you where you need to go.

113 - A Super-Easy Delegation Tool That Actually Works (Solo-pisode)

113 - A Super-Easy Delegation Tool That Actually Works (Solo-pisode)

I have the tool you need…a Google Sheet will simplify all your problems. It will help you stay organized and delegate tasks to you Virtual Assistant or to your team exceedingly well (click here to grab it absolutely free).  It’s a little “how-to” solo-pisode that I’m really excited to have you listen to…I’ve been talking to A LOT of online entrepreneurs lately, especially with all the influence I’ve had from Jeff J Hunter and there are A LOT of you, entrepreneur or corporate, who just DON’T KNOW how to delegate tasks effectively. 

Listen to this episode and I’ll give you some ways to simplify things, because here’s the thing…

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?  

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.

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.

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.

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.

90 - Fine, I'll Talk About Tools & Apps (with Nazach Snapp)

90 - Fine, I'll Talk About Tools & Apps (with Nazach Snapp)

It’s not about the tools, it’s about the process…

I’ve never been the guy to go on-air and talk all about tools and tech and geek-out about all the gadgets that can help make you more productive because for me, it’s not about the tool, but the process.  Yet, when you’re in this space it comes with the territory so I had to own it!