productive entrepreneurs

129 - Unpacking the Benefits of Agile Thinking (Part 2 of 3)

129 - Unpacking the Benefits of Agile Thinking (Part 2 of 3)

In this episode we talk about the benefits of using agile and how it can help your team to be more efficient AND effective.

The biggest benefit is ensuring that you’re building the right thing and not wasting time or energy, but there are many other benefits that come along with that. You’ll find customers and employees to be more excited because they’ve got buy in.

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...

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.  

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?”

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.