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The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

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The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

    Rob Husband on Show #142: Making Intentional Choices

    Rob Husband on Show #142: Making Intentional Choices

    Rob Husband, director of Space2think, a coaching company based in the UK, works with organisations and individuals who want to improve their professional performance and make an impact in their community.







    Rob is passionate about helping people create space to think about what they do, how they do it, and how they can incorporate new ideas into their business practice.







    Rob is also pursuing an interest in the world of social action and is involved with Extinction Rebellion in London as well as setting up a local group in Banbury, Oxfordshire. In his free time, Rob is a performing musician and outdoor enthusiast.







    Rob joins me today to discuss the importance of making intentional choices in your personal and professional life and the importance of integrating your principles into all aspects of your life. He shares his motivation for both his current business iteration and his lifestyle change, why he got involved with a social activist group and how he balances it with his professional role.







    Rob also shares his thoughts on how to carve out time to think and make deliberate choices while maintaining enough energy to persevere with all of your tasks and avoid burnout. 







    “The conflict between two roles brings energy – but can be tiring.” Rob Husband







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Rob’s background and his roles* Why he decided on a complete lifestyle change* Why he gave up a career in music to pursue his interest in therapy and coaching* Why Rob believes in making deliberate choices but not worrying about the possible outcomes* Why Rob devotes his time to social activism and how he got involved with Extinction Rebellion* Rob’s tips on making room for intentional thought in your busy day* Why Rob diaries decision-making and what he gains from it* The importance of keeping overwhelm at bay* How to avoid burnout when you have several different roles* How Rob balances his passion for social activism with his professional roles and the importance of being honest with your intentions* Why and how Rob plans to go mortgage-free* How Rob delineates space in his day and ensures he remains accountable * What Rob does when life gets challenging* Why Rob treats every day as an opportunity to ‘live more’* The importance of knowing your goals and making long-term plans on how to achieve them







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Charles Handy







    Connect with Rob Husband:







    * Space2think website* LinkedIn* Facebook* Email* Telephone: 07500 046521







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    • 58 min
    Deborah Ager on Show #141: Making Connections Through Content

    Deborah Ager on Show #141: Making Connections Through Content

    Deborah Ager, CEO of Radiant Media Labs, is passionate about coaching others on how to write content that builds their business.







    Deborah uses her vast experience in the world of content creation and marketing to mentor her clients, coaching them on how to avoid common writing pitfalls and publish content that builds connections.







    Deborah is also an accomplished author who has collaborated on over 25 books and has published articles in The Week, Narratively, and The Tablet, and enjoys attending and speaking at conferences at colleges and museums across the USA.  







    Deborah joins me today to discuss the importance of value and connection through content and how her background in marketing and creative writing helps her mentor other entrepreneurs.







    She explains how she operates as a home-based entrepreneur and how she integrates Radiant Media Labs with her personal life.







    She also shares why she values the opportunity to connect with other business owners and content creators both on and offline, her insights on leveraging past experience, as well as her techniques on cutting down the busy work in her life. 







    “People like to do business with people when they feel like they know them.” Deborah Ager







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * The work Deborah does as CEO of Radiant Media.* The evolution of content and why she values video content in addition to written content.* Her love of LinkedIn as a platform for making connections.* Tips on making LinkedIn groups work for you.* The apps and tools Deborah uses to automate processes and streamline her admin tasks.* How she keeps up to date professionally.* The evolution of her business day to fit her lifestyle.* The importance of focused time in content creating.* Deborah’s hacks for writing top quality, effective content.* What Deborah does when her day doesn’t turn out as planned.* Why she values sharing her knowledge with others.







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Dubsado* Calendly* Timetrade* LinkedIn App







    Connect with Deborah Ager:







    * Radiant Media Labs website* LinkedIn* Facebook* Email







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    • 36 min
    Megan Clarke on Show #140: Driving Organic Web Traffic

    Megan Clarke on Show #140: Driving Organic Web Traffic

    Megan Clarke is the owner and founder of Clapping Dog Media where she puts her expertise in the world of SEO to work to ensure her clients get found by Google and get their message out there to the world.







    She is a master at growing organic traffic to websites and – using the data and her years of experience – Megan increases her clients’ digital presence and turns website visitors into mega-fans.







    Megan loves to teach entrepreneurs how to implement SEO strategies to maximise traffic to their site that converts visitors into buyers and how to build an authentic community around their service.  







    Megan joins me today to discuss why she left her creative job as a web designer to become a solopreneur.







    She shares how her business pivoted as she became fascinated by the world of SEO and how Google algorithms affect website traffic. She shares the technicalities of how Google crawls your site, gives actionable tips on how to to be found by Google, and shares apps that can help you be SEO smart.







    Megan also discusses the importance of creating scannable content that is authentic and valuable to customers and why you need to be consistent in getting your content out there.







    “If you are honest, if you are authentic, if you do what you say, users will come to your site” Megan Clarke







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why Megan works from home and how she balances her family responsibilities and her work* Why she loves diving into SEO and learning how Google evolves its searches * How to nail down your niche, then embrace it* Why you need to produce content that your fans can binge on* Megan’s unique policy on responding to algorithm updates* Megan’s hacks for getting valuable guest posts* The significance of building links on your site to establish credibility* Why Megan recommends repurposing and reorganising your content to pull in more traffic* Megan’s strategies for optimising her productivity* How to set up internal and external accountability processes* Why Megan relaxes her pace in the fourth quarter* How Megan relies on grace and acceptance to get through hard days.* Why baking bread is part of her ‘living more’ philosophy







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Engage for Success * SEMRush* ScreamingFrog







    Connect with Megan Clarke:







    * Clapping Dog Media website* Clapping Dog Media on Instagram* Clapping Dog Media on Facebook







    Connect, Share, Inspire







    Thank you for joining me for this week’s episode of the POWER to Live More Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and would like to help support the show, please head over to a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/power-to-live-more-the-podcast/id1075642780?

    • 57 min
    Susan Ritchie on Show #139: Boost Your Impact as a Leader

    Susan Ritchie on Show #139: Boost Your Impact as a Leader

    Susan Ritchie is an executive coach and trainer, and the founder of Lead with Impact.







    She focuses on helping emerging female leaders to develop their leadership presence, create impact and wield influence to take their careers to new heights.







    She is the author of two books, Strategies for Being Brilliant: 21 Ways to be Happy, Confident and Successful and the recently published Strategies for Being Visible: 14 Profile- Raising Ideas for Emerging Female Leaders, which examine the issues that women face in leadership roles.







    Susan has spent 25 years teaching, coaching, and mentoring in the UK and internationally. Her clients include the BBC, Tower Hamlets Homes, and The Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as schools, universities, and charities.







    Susan joins me today to discuss why she made the decision as a single mother in her 30s to move to Borneo and how that led her from teaching and management in schools to becoming an executive coach.







    She shares why she is passionate about empowering women in the workplace and the training that she provides to help female leaders become more visible and establish their reputation.







    Susan also dives into the importance of networking and the power of making connections outside your corporate workplace to become more influential and to demonstrate your credibility.







    “The biggest constraints in our lives are ourselves and the stories we tell ourselves” Susan Ritchie







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why Susan retrained as a coach in 2010* Why you need to network to raise your personal profile* Why it is critical to voice your ambition* The importance of planning your route to a leadership role* Why you need to be intentional on social media* Susan’s three top tips to consolidating your position* Why Susan still values the traditional pen and paper planning method* Why she diarises her wellness activities* The apps and resources Susan uses to stay up to date in her industry* Why you need to manage your energy to prevent overwhelm* Susan’s method for dealing with days when it all goes wrong* How to bring a ‘kindness culture’ into your workplace* What Susan’s day looks like when she’s living more







    Resources Mentioned:







    * OneNote* Flipboard* Pocket* Zapier* Feedly* Pomodoro Technique Tracker* Power to Live More Calm* a href="https://www.associationforcoaching.

    • 57 min
    Amber Christian on Show #138: Kickstarting Your Productivity

    Amber Christian on Show #138: Kickstarting Your Productivity

    Amber Christian is the founder of Wonderly Software Solutions and creator of Bella Scena, which helps freelancers and small business owners create a unified view of their work through a calendar, to-do list, and meeting planning application.







    Amber drew on her experience of running a treasury consulting firm to build a second business devoted to providing a technical solution that addresses the unique productivity and collaboration challenges faced by freelancers and small companies.







    Amber is a regular author and public speaker on a variety of technology topics and is currently the Chair of the Managing Information Systems (MIS) advisory board at the University of Minnesota Duluth.







    Amber joins me today to discuss why she was inspired to create the Bella Scena programme, leading to her running two companies full time to bring her vision for a new productivity product to fruition.







    She shares her journey from running a service-based consultancy company to building and providing a product and the challenges she has faced throughout the process.







    She also explains why entrepreneurs need to have a roadmap of where they are going with their business, why she recommends being intentional about tasks, and how to plan your day to take advantage of the peaks and troughs of energy in your day and week.







    “There is a whole hidden benefit to being intentional about your tasks” Amber Christian







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * What Amber did when she couldn’t find an app to solve her frustrations with tracking tasks * How she envisions further developing Bella Scena* Why Amber never imagined starting a tech company* The importance of active dialogue with clients and customers* Why Amber values teamwork-centered design and how she uses it in her business* The benefits of focusing on one critical task per day* How to build a day that allows you to flex if something unexpected crops up* Why your worst task should be your priority* The importance of gratitude and reflection to mental wellbeing* Why Amber never schedules meetings after 3pm* Which apps and programmes keep Amber on track and at peak productivity* Why you need to embrace learning new skills as your business iterates* How to successfully outsource as your business develops







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Instant Meeting* Evernote* Google Calendar* The Five Minute Journal* Bella Scena* Atlassian* Coschedule







    Connect with Amber Christian:







    * a href="https://meetbellascena.

    • 47 min
    Kat McLead on Show #137: Identifying Your Perfect Business Niche as a Stay at Home Mum

    Kat McLead on Show #137: Identifying Your Perfect Business Niche as a Stay at Home Mum

    Kat McLead is the creator of Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) Entrepreneur, the proven system for niching down in your business to provide boutique products or services and landing clients while working only 2 hours a day.







    Kat has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and loves the flexibility it provides and the income she can generate while working only a few days a week.







    She is a certified Business Coach and works with clients to launch their ideal, high-profit business. Her previous business netted six figures a year, and she is now dedicated to being at home for her son and supporting other moms to unlock their potential through her programme.







    Kat joins me today to discuss why she loves being a stay at home mum but was prompted to come out of retirement as a Business Coach when her son started preschool.







    She dives into the techniques she uses to structure other ‘mompreneur’ businesses, from how to craft the right offer that attracts clients to pricing your high-end services right so you can remain full-time mums while still earning a significant income.







    Kat also shares how she found her business superpower and how she keeps her enthusiasm for business alive while being a busy SAHM by prioritising her health and wellness.







    “Take the small steps. It’s not a sprint” Kat McLead







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Kat’s method for helping clients find their perfect niche* How to craft a boutique business* Why Kat’s loves being a stay at home mum* What Kat’s working day looks like* Useful apps to keep on top of your work* Why Kat pursued a Master’s degree in Psychology* The value of outsourcing when scaling your business* How Kat learned to override her control-freak tendencies and allow others to help her* Why she values her active lifestyle* What Kat does to keep learning and developing* Why people need coaches to help move them forward* How to develop a roadmap to your dream life







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Dubsado* Basecamp* Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast* Marketer of the Day podcast* The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks







    Connect with Kat McLead:







    * SAHM Entrepreneur* Facebook SAHM Entrepreneur







    Connect, Share, Inspire







    Thank you for joining me for this week’s episode of the POWER to Live More Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and would like to help support the show, please head over to a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/power-to-live-more-the-podcast/id1075642780?

    • 44 min

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