home efficiency

121 - From Six Figures to Seven (and Vice Versa - w/Dave Mooring)

121 - From Six Figures to Seven (and Vice Versa - w/Dave Mooring)

If you’ve ever thought about what it takes to go from a 6 to 7-figure business…

It would help to have someone who’s been on the inside, of both sides, right? My guest this week, Dave Mooring has done just that. Dave and I dive into the mindset of both types of founders and his experience working over 18 years in marketing, management and customer service in the startup world.  

117 - Practical Tips on Showing Up 100% (with Josh Cheetham)

117 - Practical Tips on Showing Up 100% (with Josh Cheetham)

What does it take to show up 100% in all areas of your life?

It first takes a mindset shift.  Then, it takes a good look in the mirror.  My guest today, Josh Cheetham will give us some really cool insight on how to show up 100% in everything you do by learning how to be your true self.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.  

92 - "In Your Face" Productivity Tools (with Amber de la Garza)

92 - "In Your Face" Productivity Tools (with Amber de la Garza)

It’s about spending your best time on your best activities…

Productivity Specialist, Amber de la Garza hit the nail on the head with her definition of productivity because she covers the most important two elements for working productively: the right energy and the right things.  You’re in for a seriously high quality conversation that could have went on for another two hours!  Amber and I are very much aligned with all things productivity so it was a pleasure geeking out with her on the podcast.

91 - Tools for Making Every Minute Count (with Brittany Joiner)

91 - Tools for Making Every Minute Count (with Brittany Joiner)

Is it really possible to make all 1,440 minutes in your day count?  At the end of your 1,440 minutes each day, it’s all about being intentional with your time.

My guest, Productivity Scientist, tools & apps geek Brittany Joiner gives us the insight and the tools she uses to make the most of her minutes. She’s the founder of Project 1440.co, a business that helps people use their time to the best of their ability with a goal of helping one million people figure out what they’re meant to do and then make it happen.  

89 - Optimizing Your ONE Thing (with Jay Papasan)

89 - Optimizing Your ONE Thing (with Jay Papasan)

If you don’t know Jay Papasan, author of the Wallstreet Journal’s Best Selling book, The One Thing, you either haven’t been listening to this show or you’re not all that keen on reading phenomenal books on business…

Either way, author, executive, corporate speaker, Jay Papasan is not only a best-selling author, he serves as Vice President and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty International, the worlds largest real estate company. 

We took a full hour, but it was jam-packed with some truly once-in-a-lifetime content.

 

88 - ALL the One Things! (Panel w/ Steve Cunningham & Joe Girard)

88 - ALL the One Things! (Panel w/ Steve Cunningham & Joe Girard)

You can’t expect to just work 10x harder and get 10x the results…

Life and business just don’t work that way and my guests on my “All the One Things” Panel, Steve Cunningham and Joe Girard confirm this concept in a big way.

I don’t think I could have hand-picked a better ONE Thing expert panel than we put together for you in this episode.  These guys are two of the most enthusiastic ONE Thing enthusiasts I’ve ever met.  

84 - This is How You Let it Flow! (with Clem Harrod)

84 - This is How You Let it Flow! (with Clem Harrod)

How do you let it flow?

No one does it better than my guest, Dr. Clem “Let if Flow” Harrod, who I’ve been wanting to bring back on my since way back on Episode 5.  Not only does Clem join me every month on our panels to help answer your burning questions, but he’s also the video projectionist for the best of us…

Come flow with us on this monumental episode of Make it Snappy!

82 - Unleashing ONE Beast at a Time (with Benjamin Tyler)

82 - Unleashing ONE Beast at a Time (with Benjamin Tyler)

Benjamin Tyler is the man who helps you stand in your power and have the confidence to create the life you want...

I like Ben because he’s a fellow-engineer geek and process guy...he’s the creator of Unleash Yourself and the 66-Day No Alcohol Challenge.  He doesn't hold back and you can tell from our conversation how passionate he is about serving others.

81 - How to Swing Your ONE Thing (with Nazach Snapp)

81 - How to Swing Your ONE Thing (with Nazach Snapp)

Have you had enough of me talking about The ONE Thing yet? I hope not!  Because this month we’re diving into the details; we’ll be really getting into why I’m such a huge proponent of this methodology, examine how to practically apply the concepts to every day business, and learn who else is lives The ONE Thing lifestyle.

This month we’ll also be talking to entrepreneurs who are applying The One Thing to their business.  I’m excited to learn other people’s tactics, routines and the habits they have developed around The One Thing and see where I can apply these things to my own business to take it to the next level.

80 - Seriously, You're Working Too Hard (w/ Amanda Goldman-Petri & Luis Congdon)

80 - Seriously, You're Working Too Hard (w/ Amanda Goldman-Petri & Luis Congdon)

This month has been all about how to setup your business such that you’re so hyper-productive and efficient that you only have to work 4 days per week and I gotta tell ya I brought in some SUPERSTARS for this panel...

It wasn’t actually really a panel, it was more like a “virtual panel,” as one of our guests was kind enough to answer your questions virtually...and her name is Amanda Golman-Petri, and you wanna talk about efficiency?

77 - Pigs & the Productive Mindset (with Chris Whitney)

77 - Pigs & the Productive Mindset (with Chris Whitney)

Are you grinding when you should be Pig Jiggin’?

Today’s episode deviates just a bit from our 4-Day Workweek theme this month because there’s barbecue in the air, and I’m bringing my good friend, Mr. Chris Whitney back on the podcast.  It's all about Pigs and the productive mindset and it's a good one.

76 - Leveraging Automation (with Katya Sarmiento)

76 - Leveraging Automation (with Katya Sarmiento)

Entrepreneurs are getting so hyper-productive they can take one day off each week...and it’s our job to figure out how they’re doing it. 

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you my guest, 4-Day Workweek entrepreneur and proponent of avoiding burnout and building a business that supports your lifestyle Katya Sarmiento.

75 - The Non-Stop Hustle (with Nico Snapp)

75 - The Non-Stop Hustle (with Nico Snapp)

75 episodes of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show!

I decided to do something I haven’t done in a long time: to keep this episode intimate.  It's just you and I, and my microphone. Well, I also had my baby boy Nico join the celebration but that’s just because he’s awesome!

It wasn’t anything fancy; no guests, no panels, not even Nazach.  I really wanted to just broadcast my message about how I feel about the non-stop hustle, along with my story of where I’ve been, and where I’m at today with the business.  I get a little raw and real this time and give you a peak behind the curtain into what's been going on.

74 - Cognitive Science & The Fear of Impact (with Julia Vorontsova)

74 - Cognitive Science & The Fear of Impact (with Julia Vorontsova)

“Trying to make yourself work a lot is actually a fear of doing something that can make more impact.” -Julia Vorontsova

If this quote from my guest today doesn’t hit you between the eyes I don’t know if anything will! I’m pleased to present to an amazing entrepreneur by the name of Julia Vorontsova of Kakadu Media.

With a background in cognitive science and language learning, she learned how to teach students Mandarin Chinese in record time, through advertising...Julia's an innovative thinker and focuses her efforts on the right things: family first.