focus

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.

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.

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?”

86 - Just Keep Swimming (with Dave Chesson)

86 - Just Keep Swimming (with Dave Chesson)

When all else fails, just keep swimming…

Dave Chesson is the man!  He’s an 11-year veteran who’s been a nuclear engineer, a military diplomat and even an International Arms Dealer for the US Government.  

These days he spends his time sipping tea with princesses, chasing the boogie man out of closets and running Kindlepreneur, a website devoted to teaching people advanced book marketing…not to mention being a super-cool guest on Make it Snappy!

64 - The ‘One Thing’ That Makes Everything Else Easier (with Navid Moazzez)

64 - The ‘One Thing’ That Makes Everything Else Easier (with Navid Moazzez)

Dropping out of law school was the best decision he ever made!

Navid Moazzez is a lifestyle entrepreneur who helps entrepreneurs create, promote & profit from a virtual summit to skyrocket their business and brand online. His mission is to inspire and help you live life on your own terms so you can achieve your ideal lifestyle.  Learn about how he uses the powerful concept of Gary Keller's "The One Thing," to build an amazing online business.

63 - Comedians Focus Too (Sort of...) with Mike Vardy, Law Smith & Clem Harrod

63 -  Comedians Focus Too (Sort of...) with Mike Vardy, Law Smith & Clem Harrod

We brought in the heavy hitters for this month’s “Focus Panel" for a truly value-added conversation I wish I could re-live again.  

From what it takes to focus as a comedian, to theming our days and setting boundaries, we covered a lot of ground answering our listener's questions related to improving focus.

62 - Family Focus While Running a Business (with Sarah Mastriani-Levi)

62 - Family Focus While Running a Business (with Sarah Mastriani-Levi)

You don’t have a meaningful business without your family on board...

As a Holistic Health/Lifestyle Coach and Personal Chef, Sarah Mastriani-Levi’s background is incredibly diverse; she’s lived all over the world and knows a thing or two about how to focus.

In the case of our interview today, however, we talk in-depth about how to focus at home. 

61 - Living a Focused Life (with Shawn Blanc)

61 - Living a Focused Life (with Shawn Blanc)

Delight is indeed in the details...and the details require a focused life.  

Shawn Blanc lives and teaches that focused life to a world class level.  Shawn is a husband, dad, writer, small-business owner, and creative entrepreneur. 

For more than a decade, Shawn Blanc has been teaching and learning about creativity, diligence, and focus.  His online course, The Power of a Focused Life, is about doing your best creative work without sacrificing the balance between your work and personal life.

I’ve been fascinated by Shawn and his content for months now because he’s a thinker.  He’s the creative  most creatives strive to emulate because when you read his material, you leave with either great ideas, or great questions, mostly of yourself.  I feel truly privileged to have him on the show.

60 - Focusing Your Passion (with Jonathan Milligan)

60 - Focusing Your Passion (with Jonathan Milligan)

How do you focus without knowing what you’re passionate about?

You don’t.

I was first introduced to Jonathan Milligan back in 2011, when I decided I come hell or highwater, I was going to leave my comfortable job and start my business.Jonathan didn’t know it during out interview, but here’s a fun little story for you, Snappy Nation, about how I found Jonathan and how he’s influenced my decision to become entrepreneur.

59 - Straight Up Student Focus (Coaching with Rachael Terry)

59 - Straight Up Student Focus (Coaching with Rachael Terry)

I wish I had a productivity coach when I was a student...How much better would you have done in school if you had a coach helping you optimize your study and school routine?

I’m so grateful for the ability to give one student the ability to answer this question today and I’m super-pumped to present you my incredibly unique coaching experience with Wyoming’s own, Pharmacy Student extraordinaire, Rachael Terry!

 

58 - First Focus on Changing Inside (with Jay Wong)

58 - First Focus on Changing Inside (with Jay Wong)

Until you’ve committed to making a change from within, you’re never going to achieve focus.

Jay Wong has been crushing it these days by helping and guiding people through the process of making a change from within.

Not only an Inner-Change Maker, Jay Wong is a motivational Speaker, podcaster extraordinaire, vagabonded and host of JayWongTV.  In fact, Jay’s podcast, “The Inner Changemaker” debuted as the #1 Self-Help podcast in iTunes for 2015.  Jay speaks all over the world, and he believes in taking MASSIVE action on your business and personal goals.

57 - Unimaginable Focus Through Mindfulness (with Bruce Langford)

57 - Unimaginable Focus Through Mindfulness (with Bruce Langford)

It’s easy to be productive, but it’s not always easy to be productive in the right areas...

Insightful words from my good friend, Canada’s own Bruce Langford, founder of the Mindfulness Mode podcast.  Bruce is one of my favorite podcasters because he helps people become more calm, focused, and happy through mindfulness. 

Who doesn’t want that? 

For well over a decade, Bruce has helped hundreds of students and adults around the world work through bullying situations.  Throughout his career in bully prevention, Bruce found himself increasingly using mindfulness techniques to help kids & grown-ups regain confidence and ultimately finding happiness.

56 - Return of the Focus: The Focus Trilogy (Pt. 3)

56 - Return of the Focus: The Focus Trilogy (Pt. 3)

Sustainable focus will only thrive with accountability.

In this exciting conclusion to our trilogy, "Return of the Focus,” I discuss strategies for achieving sustainable focus, which has a lot to do with developing a support network that holds you accountable to maintaining your goals, front-of-mind, constantly.

55 - Focus Strikes Back: The Focus Trilogy (Pt. 2)

55 - Focus Strikes Back: The Focus Trilogy (Pt. 2)

The Focus Strikes Back!

We dive into some tactics for focusing better right now, or the next time you decide to sit down and focus on a given task. 

There are three tactics you can implement RIGHT AWAY to focus better immediately.

Unlike Part 1, the tactics I describe aren’t so much about mindset, other than the fact that you need to COMMIT to setting up the infrastructure, but more so on how to setup an environment in your work or home office that fosters improved focus.

54 - A New Focus: The Focus Trilogy (Pt. 1)

54 - A New Focus: The Focus Trilogy (Pt. 1)

It takes just four 30-second steps to focus...

This month we’ll be “focusing” on how to focus better.  Many will tell you to start with meditation, to calm down your mind and develop the habit of focusing on your breath or a single thought.  

Meditation is great; meditation works.  Yet, it can be one of the most frustrating habits to effectively put into practice. 

53 - How My Wife Focuses Like a Cheetah at Home (with Nazach Snapp)

53 - How My Wife Focuses Like a Cheetah at Home (with Nazach Snapp)

I’ve witnessed my wife focus at home and it’s quite incredible.

So when you hear me asking her questions about how she focuses  it’s because I genuinely want to know her process!  

Nazach and I cover how to focus both at home and at work and how to utilize focus skills for either situation.  We walk you through our own Snapp household case studies and give you some great tips on how to maintained focus when your motivation is low.