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Have you ever wondered if the worlds’ leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

How I Work Amantha Imber

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Have you ever wondered if the worlds’ leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

    Your Favourite Tip: Turia Pitt - How changing one word can motivate you to do anything

    Your Favourite Tip: Turia Pitt - How changing one word can motivate you to do anything

    “If you love your work, you’ll never work a day in your life.” A nice sentiment, but unfortunately, completely false. My source? Me! As someone who loves my work, I can tell you that I’m not skipping through the office with a cheesy grin on my face all day, every day. 
    So how do you learn to enjoy more of what you do? Whether you’re in a job you love but you have to endure some pretty tedious admin, or you’re working in a place you don’t really gel with, there’s gotta be a way to lean in and learn to love it more, right? 
    Right! How I Work listener Michael has seen immense improvement in his day-to-day mood thanks to the advice of athlete, engineer and author Turia Pitt, who knows a thing or two about making the best of a bad situation. 
    After being caught in a grassfire during an ultra-marathon, Turia almost died, and spent a gruelling two years in recovery. But along the way, she learned the incredible power of a deceptively simple reframe in her thinking: instead of saying “I have to do this”, she started saying “I GET to do this.” 
    Connect with Turia on LinkedIn or subscribe to her musings here
    You can find the full interview here: Turia Pitt’s Next tuesday rule, hacks for dramatically improving self-talk, and how to be useful when someone is going through a rough time
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    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 8 min
    Your Favourite Tip: Norman Swan - Everyone’s a storyteller, here’s how to be the best

    Your Favourite Tip: Norman Swan - Everyone’s a storyteller, here’s how to be the best

    Sending an email to a colleague? You’re telling them a story. Talking to your boss during your performance review? You’re crafting a narrative? Pitching to a prospective client? Yep, you’re spinning a yarn. 
    Whenever you communicate with someone else, you’re telling a story. And given how often we need to communicate with others to do modern knowledge work, we’d all better learn how to be more engaging and effective storytellers. 
    For How I Work listener Dee, there’s no better teacher for that than Dr Norman Swan, the celebrated journalist, author, and host of Coronacast.
    Find out why we all need to be better storytellers, and how we can get there.  
    Connect with Norman on Twitter or LinkedIn
    You can find the full interview here: More naps, less coffee: Norman Swan’s tips for the good life
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    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
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    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 8 min
    Your Favourite Tip: Justin Coulson - speed up your family’s mornings and make time for connection

    Your Favourite Tip: Justin Coulson - speed up your family’s mornings and make time for connection

    Building your own productivity practice can feel like a mammoth effort - so if you’re also trying to do it for your whole family, you need all the help you can get! 
    Thankfully for How I Work listener Tracey, parenting expert Dr. Justin Coulson has just the trick, and it’s broken up into four rules to follow every single day. =
    Whether you’re working on making sure you and your little ones are getting the right nutrition in before the day kicks off, or you’re just trying to get everyone out of bed on time, Justin’s “Making Mornings Magic” framework will help the whole family get out the door on time, well-fed, and ready to attack the day. 
    Connect with Justin on LinkedIn or at the Happy Families website
    Check out Justin’s New York Times article about his Making Mornings Magic process
    You can find the full interview here: Making mornings magic with parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson
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    Pre-order my new book Time Wise: www.amantha.com

    Connect with me on the socials:
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    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 9 min
    Your Favourite Tip: Laura Mae Martin - A great day starts the night before

    Your Favourite Tip: Laura Mae Martin - A great day starts the night before

    The perfect day starts with the perfect morning routine, right? Or is that too late? 
    How I Work listener Jason was struggling to juggle his workload as he transitioned from primary to secondary school teaching. A new system, new spaces, and constant COVID-induced interruptions to the status quo were making it all but impossible to always be in the right place at the right time. 
    That is, until he heard that Laura Mae Martin, Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor, doesn’t make a plan of attack every morning. Instead, she plans the night before. 
    Jason says this deceptively simple adjustment to his routine has been a lifesaver, especially when last minute classroom changes inevitably crop up!
    Connect with Laura on LinkedIn
    You can find the full interview here: Google’s Exectuive Productivity Advisor, Laura Mae Martin, on how she dramatically reduced the amount of time she spends in her inbox
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    Pre-order Amantha's new book Time Wise at amantha,com
    Connect with me on the socials:
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    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 9 min
    Your Favourite Tip: Oliver Burkeman - Cut yourself some slack, write down what you’ve done

    Your Favourite Tip: Oliver Burkeman - Cut yourself some slack, write down what you’ve done

    Do you have a cheerleader? Someone who’ll congratulate on the little wins, who’ll remind you that you’re doing well, encourage you to keep going? I hope so!
    And even if you do… I’ll bet it’s still sometimes not quite enough. After all, we’re usually our own toughest critics, and even the completely legitimate kind words of the people closest to us can’t overpower that little voice in the back of our minds: the one that says “you’re not doing enough.” 
    How I Work listener Melissa knows this voice all too well, but after listening to author Oliver Burkeman’s advice to keep a “done list”, she realised the only voice that might be able to balance out the inner critic was her own inner cheerleader.
    Connect with Oliver on Twitter
    You can find the full interview here: Get your priorities straight with Oliver Burkeman
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    Pre-order Amantha's new book Time Wise at amantha,com
    Connect with me on the socials:
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    Twitter
    Instagram 
     
    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 11 min
    Your Favourite Tip: Dan Pink - Plan your day according to your chronotype

    Your Favourite Tip: Dan Pink - Plan your day according to your chronotype

    If you’re into productivity, you’ve probably tried to become a “morning person”. Maybe you’ve tried it a couple of times. You set your alarm for 5am and go to sleep dreaming of pre-dawn yoga sessions and meditation, followed by some journaling and a bit of deep work before the office even opens. 
    And maybe it worked! But maybe it didn’t - no matter how many times you tried. If you’ve tried waking up early over and over again, and felt like a zombie over and over again, you might actually be a square peg, trying to squeeze through a circular hole.
    Whether you’re struggling to wake up all morning, or failing to power through a mid-afternoon stretch of mentally demanding work, the problem might be the same: you might be working against your chronotype. 
    How I Work listener Kristy certainly was, until she listened to Dan Pink’s advice about learning your unique circadian rhythm, and tailoring your schedule accordingly. 
    Connect with Dan on Instagram or Twitter
    You can find the full interview here: Dan Pink on coming up with great titles for projects, how he structures his working days, and why he doesn’t believe in willpower
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    Pre-order Amantha's new book Time Wise at amantha,com
    Connect with me on the socials:
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Instagram 
     
    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 9 min

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11 Ratings

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Seriously enjoyable

Stop. Listen. Enjoy. My new favourite. Five stars.

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