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January, 2016

  • 28 January

    [PODCAST] #408: A Better World Starts With A Clean Bedroom

    SSP Productivity Month! Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life is back to discuss the process of upgrading and maintaining positive habits. Covered: - habits may seem trivial, but the are the most important part of a productivity system - two approaches to change: slow and steady vs. New Year's resolution - triggers for activating habits vs. friction against habits - How do we do it? morning routine, 7 Weeks (Android app), Jake uses Way of Life (iOS) - no matter what else is going on, do the simple things; even though these seemingly minor habits are the first thing that fall by the wayside when we're really busy - Jake: "Habits dramatically reduce the amount of willpower and brainpower required ...

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  • 27 January

    [BONUS] Behind the Scenes – Solving Audio Problems

    A 10-minute video walk-through of the School Sucks studio.

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  • 27 January

    [PODCAST] #407: Advanced Productivity Tools – The Secret Weapons of A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

    SSP Productivity Month! My guest is Kevin Geary, founder of SixFigureGrind.com . Kevin is a busy lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, husband and father. Impressed with his levels of productivity and success, I originally added him to the guest roster for SSP Productivity Month to explore a "day in the life of Kevin." However, we spent most of this conversation focusing on Kevin's tools and strategies - it's a highly valuable conversation for aspiring entrepreneurs. Tools & Apps: - GMAIL (web + IOS) Labeling system All email addresses routed to same place - Google Calendar (web + IOS) Keep track of appointments + automated reminders - Way of Life (IOS) Secret weapon for making sure key behaviors are accomplished/avoided in specific patterns. ...

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  • 23 January

    [PODCAST] #406: Time Mastery – A Conversation With Kevin Kruse

    SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Kruse is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs. The book is the product of interviews with and research on over 250 highly productive and successful people including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes. Kevin is also a successful serial entrepreneur and a columnist for Forbes. He joins me to discuss what he says is an extremely powerful productivity tool. And it's one I left behind long ago: the calendar. Covered: - 1440 minutes in a day - the Pomodoro Technique; work sprints ...

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  • 20 January

    [PODCAST] #405: Time Freedom – A Conversation With A World-Traveling Entrepreneur

    SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Koskella from FreedomLovin.com joins me to discuss short cuts and "smart cuts" for better time management, and ultimately more time freedom. In this conversation Kevin shares his experiences with and lessons from being a world-traveling author and entrepreneur. Covered: - Maintaining routines and getting work done while traveling - Outsourcing the urgent but not important work - Apprehension about outsourcing - Making more of mundane activities - Time Quantification - Kevin's time saving tools - Lifestyle balance This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about FEE's seminars here. New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is also brought ...

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  • 16 January

    [VIDEO] Brett’s Complete Guide To Evernote with GTD – Tutorial

    SSP Productivity Month! After spending the first half of the month looking at the bigger picture, we'll down focus down to examine specific tools and strategies. This presentation is a response to numerous listener questions and requests related to the integration of Evernote with David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity methods. Drew Sample of TheSampleHour.com joins me for this tutorial. Video Time Codes - 00:00-10:00 - Problems we'll address, how to set up Evernote 10:00-12:00 - Web Clipper Plug-In 12:00-19:00 - GTD, Input-Process-Output, Vertical and Horizontal Views of Life 19:00-22:00 - Setting up Notebooks and Notebook Stacks in Evernote 22:00-28:30 - The "In" Box and Folders - Collection, Identification, Organization 28:30-34:00 - Evernote Customization, Next Actions 34:00-42:30 - Creating and ...

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  • 16 January

    [PODCAST] #404: Brett’s Complete Guide To Evernote with GTD – Tutorial

    SSP Productivity Month! After spending the first half of the month looking at the bigger picture, we'll down focus down to examine specific tools and strategies. This presentation is a response to numerous listener questions and requests related to the integration of Evernote with David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity methods. Drew Sample of TheSampleHour.com joins me for this tutorial. Video Time Codes - 00:00-10:00 - Problems we'll address, how to set up Evernote 10:00-12:00 - Web Clipper Plug-In 12:00-19:00 - GTD, Input-Process-Output, Vertical and Horizontal Views of Life 19:00-22:00 - Setting up Notebooks and Notebook Stacks in Evernote 22:00-28:30 - The "In" Box and Folders - Collection, Identification, Organization 28:30-34:00 - Evernote Customization, Next Actions 34:00-42:30 - Creating and ...

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  • 13 January

    [PODCAST] #403: The Next Level – Horizons of Focus

    SSP Productivity Month! Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life joins me to expand upon the two previous shows about goals. In this conversation we explore how to identify visions and purpose in life, and we discuss how goals, projects and even next actions fit into that picture. The concept of "horizons of focus" originally came from David Allen's book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. GTD provides a series of tools for getting control over your productive life. And once we have some control, we are able to gain perspective. Covered: This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about ...

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  • 10 January

    [PODCAST] #402: Setting and Achieving Goals (2 of 2) – Ten Tips For Success In 2016

    SSP Productivity Month! Nathan Fraser from Anarcho-Preneur Podcast joins me to discuss how to set and accomplish our goals. This show covers specific tips and strategies. The last show focused on obstacles. Covered: -the difference between a dream and a goal -the comfort zone -overwhelm -specificity -capturing goals -reviewing goals -how goals become actions -mentors and accountability partners -share your goals selectively -the benefits of mistakes This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Learn More about FEE's seminars here. Today's Show is also brought to you by Chris H. from Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks Chris for your contribution to SSP! Bumper Music: Lupe Fiasco - "Till I Get There" Look Closer: Anarcho-Preneur Podcast - http://livefreefm.com/index.php?podcast=153 The ...

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  • 7 January

    [PODCAST] #401: Setting and Achieving Goals (1 of 2) – Attitudes, Obstacles and Mistakes

    SSP Productivity Month! Nathan Fraser from Anarcho-Preneur Podcast joins me to discuss how to set and accomplish our goals. This is an introduction to a coming discussion about more specific tips and strategies. All episodes this are intended as reviews, updates and expansions on our 2013 series Presence and Productivity. Click here to view those episodes. Covered: -Overcoming self-defeating attitudes -Monetizing a media project -Cultivating and maintaining gratitude -Define goals, milestones, habits, "next actions" -The mistakes we've made with goals -Breaking out of a comfort zone -School's impact on attitudes about goals -The magic of checklists -David Allen's Self-Management Matrix This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are ...

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