36 episodes

How long have you got?

Change the way you work in eight minutes. That's our promise to you, as viral productivity expert Deborah Ho and a hand-picked group of experts take you through the habits and hacks of super-successful people... fast.

Time management, organisation, emails... whatever the thing that's holding you or your business back, we have eight minutes to help you solve it.

This podcast is made in partnership with Optus Business. Great business starts with yes. 

8 Minutes To Change Your (Work) Life Mamamia

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 64 Ratings

How long have you got?

Change the way you work in eight minutes. That's our promise to you, as viral productivity expert Deborah Ho and a hand-picked group of experts take you through the habits and hacks of super-successful people... fast.

Time management, organisation, emails... whatever the thing that's holding you or your business back, we have eight minutes to help you solve it.

This podcast is made in partnership with Optus Business. Great business starts with yes. 

    Mark Bouris: There’s No Such Thing As Failure, It’s Win Or Learn

    Mark Bouris: There’s No Such Thing As Failure, It’s Win Or Learn

    Every successful person will have to grapple with failure at some stage in their career.

    Whether we choose to see this as the end of an endeavour or an opportunity to learn and grow, is up to us. 

    This episode we speak with industry leader and entrepreneur Mark Bouris about what he considers to be a failure and how he developed a process to combat future challenges. 

    And we also hear from, Optus customer and founder of AirGarden Prue Bauer who discusses her early business failure and how she turned it into a success. 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Deborah Ho

    Guests: Entrepreneur, innovator, academic & author- Mark Bouris and AirGarden and Optus Business Customer Prue Bauer

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Producer: Clare O'Halloran

    Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    COMPLETE SURVEY HERE:

    We know when making your business dreams a reality, every dollar counts.By completing a quick survey about your business, and to thank you for your time, you will go in the running to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Here

    This podcast was made in partnership with Optus Business https://www.optus.com.au/business/business-collective/author/mamamia

    Great business starts with yes. The opinions and experiences in this podcast are those of our expert guests and should not be considered an endorsement by Optus.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/: https://www.mamamia.com.au/
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    • 9 min
    Four Ways To Be A Better Leader

    Four Ways To Be A Better Leader

    Today we take a look at what makes a good boss and an effective leader in the workplace.

    We speak with Kirstin Ferguson, an award winning leadership specialist about the  difference between management and leadership, why it's important to know the difference, how to be a leader in your own role and the key skills she sees in strong leaders. 

    Before Productivity Expert Deborah Ho, breaks down some practical ways to be a better leader and create a more human-centric workplace. 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Deborah Ho

    Guest: Kirstin Ferguson, leadership expert, executive coach, writer and public speaker.

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Producer: Clare O'Halloran

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    COMPLETE SURVEY HERE:

    We know when making your business dreams a reality, every dollar counts.By completing a quick survey about your business, and to thank you for your time, you will go in the running to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Here

    This podcast was made in partnership with Optus Business https://www.optus.com.au/business/business-collective/author/mamamia

    Great business starts with yes. The opinions and experiences in this podcast are those of our expert guests and should not be considered an endorsement by Optus.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/: https://www.mamamia.com.au/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    How To Make Hybrid Work, Work For You

    How To Make Hybrid Work, Work For You

    There’s no doubt COVID challenged us to innovate, and while it may have felt like an uphill battle at times, some of the benefits like hybrid work - could be here to stay.

    This episode, we’re joined by Dr Sean Gallagher, the Director of the Centre for the New Workforce at Swinburne University, to talk about the pros and cons of a hybrid work place, and how to make it the most productive for you! 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Deborah Ho

    Guest: Director of the Centre for the New Workforce at Swinburne University, Dr Sean Gallagher

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    COMPLETE SURVEY HERE:

    We know when making your business dreams a reality, every dollar counts.By completing a quick survey about your business, and to thank you for your time, you will go in the running to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Here

    This podcast was made in partnership with Optus Business https://www.optus.com.au/business/business-collective/author/mamamia

    Great business starts with yes. The opinions and experiences in this podcast are those of our expert guests and should not be considered an endorsement by Optus.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/: https://www.mamamia.com.au/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    Can Colour Make You More Productive?

    Can Colour Make You More Productive?

    Science says colours can make us feel specific emotions, but can they make you more productive?

    This episode we're joined by psychologist and wellbeing consultant Lee Chambers, to break down how you can best use colour in your workplace to enhance productivity and spark creativity. 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Deborah Ho

    Guest: Psychologist and wellbeing consultant Lee Chambers

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    COMPLETE SURVEY HERE:

    We know when making your business dreams a reality, every dollar counts.By completing a quick survey about your business, and to thank you for your time, you will go in the running to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Here

    This podcast was made in partnership with Optus Business https://www.optus.com.au/business/business-collective/author/mamamia

    Great business starts with yes. The opinions and experiences in this podcast are those of our expert guests and should not be considered an endorsement by Optus.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/: https://www.mamamia.com.au/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    The Secret To Unlocking Your Productivity Potential

    The Secret To Unlocking Your Productivity Potential

    The saying goes "we all have the same amount of hours in a day", but how we use those hours really counts.

    From planning our day the night before, to prioritising goals and utilising your body clock global productivity authority Donna McGeorge shares with us her top ten tips to make your workday more productive. But her 11th tip - is absolute gold! 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Deborah Ho

    Guest: Productivity Coach Donna McGeorgeExecutive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    COMPLETE SURVEY HERE:

    We know when making your business dreams a reality, every dollar counts.By completing a quick survey about your business, and to thank you for your time, you will go in the running to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Here

    This podcast was made in partnership with Optus Business https://www.optus.com.au/business/business-collective/author/mamamia

    Great business starts with yes. The opinions and experiences in this podcast are those of our expert guests and should not be considered an endorsement by Optus.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/: https://www.mamamia.com.au/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    Do Power Naps Actually Work?

    Do Power Naps Actually Work?

    The age old question… to nap or not to nap? Will you wake up feeling refreshed and more productive or does napping actually have the opposite effect?This episode we're joined by Sleep Scientist Dr Kathleen Maddison to find out is "power naps" are really a thing? And the best way to hack your sleep to get the most out of your day!

    CREDITS:

    Host: Deborah Ho

    Guest: Sleep Scientist Dr Kathleen MaddisonExecutive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    COMPLETE SURVEY HERE:

    We know when making your business dreams a reality, every dollar counts.By completing a quick survey about your business, and to thank you for your time, you will go in the running to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Here

    This podcast was made in partnership with Optus Business https://www.optus.com.au/business/business-collective/author/mamamia

    Great business starts with yes. The opinions and experiences in this podcast are those of our expert guests and should not be considered an endorsement by Optus.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/: https://www.mamamia.com.au/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

ericasykes ,

Good advice, easy listening

Really enjoy listening to the episodes. Advice is helpful and I find it very relevant to my current working situation. Look forward to seeing new episode pop up.

MickeyJ112 ,

YES!!! More episodes - thank you mamamia + OPTUS!!!

8 minutes of great, helpful advice for business owners and anyone that just wants to be more productive in their working life. Deb Ho is brilliant!!

Rose171189 ,

Fantastic

This is a great show. I really hope they start it up again soon.

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