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Graham Allcott is the founder of Think Productive and author of the international bestseller How to be a Productivity Ninja.
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Beyond Busy Graham Allcott

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    • 4.5 • 27 Ratings

Graham Allcott is the founder of Think Productive and author of the international bestseller How to be a Productivity Ninja.
You can also watch the episodes on Graham's YouTube channel.

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    The way of the Intelligent Rebel with Olivier Roland

    The way of the Intelligent Rebel with Olivier Roland

    In this episode, we meet Olivier Roland, a French blogger and entrepreneur and the author of ‘The Way of the Intelligent Rebel’. The book has been a huge hit in France, and now the new English language translation brings his ideas to a wider audience.
    Oliver and I get geeky around learning how to develop your willpower and productivity to design a lifestyle to get you beyond busy, how to change your relationship with the news and lots more.

    ✔ Links:
    Buy The Way of the Intelligent Rebel:
    https://www.amazon.com/Way-Intelligent-Rebel-Yourself-Anything/dp/1788175174
    Watch Olivier Roland on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/OlivierRolandEnglish
    Follow Olivier Roland on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/olivier_roland
    https://twitter.com/olivierrolanden
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    Full Out with Monica Aldama

    Full Out with Monica Aldama

    This week, my guest is Monica Aldama, the star of the hit Netflix show “Cheer”. Monica is the multi championship-winning cheerleading coach for Nevara College in Corsicana, Texas. She's now put some of her brilliant leadership mantras from the series into a really wise and interesting leadership book.
    So in this episode, I talk to Monica about what it's been like to suddenly find herself in the centre of attention. We talk about her book “Full Out” as well as family humility and more. There are loads in this episode that I think will help you instil a winning mentality in whatever it is that you're doing. Enjoy!
    Special thanks to Little, Brown Book Group.
    ✔ Links:
    Buy Full Out: Lessons in Life and Leadership from America's Favorite Coach:
    https://www.amazon.com/Full-Out-Leadership-Americas-Favorite/dp/198216591X
    Watch Cheer on Netflix:
    https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81039393?s=a&trkid=13747225&t=cp&vlang=en&clip=81566211
    Follow Monica on social media:
    https://www.instagram.com/monicaaldama
    https://twitter.com/monicaaldama
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    • 58 min
    Ethical Business with Dave Linton

    Ethical Business with Dave Linton

    My guest today is Dave Linton. Dave is a former youth worker turned entrepreneur who started Madlug in 2015 with less than 500 quid, and the company has won hearts and wallets with its cool backpacks. Each product sold allows the company to donate a similar item to a young person in the foster care system.
    In this episode, Dave explains why it's so important for kids in care to receive these bags. We talk about kindness, leadership, and meeting Richard Branson.
    Listen to the full episode to know more!
    ✔ Links:
    Madlug:
    https://www.madlug.com/
    https://www.madlugyourbusiness.com/
    Dave Linton on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-linton/
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    • 56 min
    How to be a Calm Parent with Sarah Ockwell-Smith

    How to be a Calm Parent with Sarah Ockwell-Smith

    My guest today is Sarah Ockwell-Smith, one of the world's leading parenting experts, having written 13 books and sold half a million copies. Her philosophy of gentle parenting is hugely influential in the motherhood WhatsApp groups of Great Britain and her latest book ‘How To Be a Calm Parent’ has as much to tell us about how to look after ourselves, as it does about how to look after our kids.
    In this episode we talk about how to be calm, self-kindness and why being a busy parent isn't actually something to be proud of.
    Sarah mentions seven principles of being a calm parent in her book. I asked her about the first one, which is everybody can be a calm parent or a calmer parent:
    The number of parents I meet who believe that you're calm or you're not, they kind of view calmness as a fixed trait. So they'll look and think, "well, other people are calm". I'm not calm. It's kind of not worth me trying. So they're very much in the fixed mindset that calmness is something you have or you don't have. And if they don't have it, then it's not really worth trying. You know, that's not how they were born.But I really and truly don't believe that's true. I believe that everybody can be calmer. There are obviously things that get in our way. So what's happening in their life at the moment, depending on the sort of certain amounts of privilege you have and whatever, we can't all be like zen-calm gurus, but we can definitely improve on where we are at the moment.
    ✔ Links:
    Sarah Ockwell-Smith on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/sarahockwellsmith/
    Sarah Ockwell-Smith on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TheBabyExpert
    Sarah Ockwell-Smith:
    https://sarahockwell-smith.com/
    Sarah Ockwell-Smith’s books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Ockwell-Smith/e/B007L3YENI%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
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    Edited by Pavel Novikov:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavelnovikovf/

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    • 54 min
    Man Down with Matt Rudd

    Man Down with Matt Rudd

    My guest today is Matt Rudd. Matt is a writer, columnist and deputy editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. He's also the author of several books, his latest being ‘Man Down: Why Men Are Unhappy and What We Can Do About It’.
    In this episode, we talk about mental health, shared parental leave and taking paternity leave more seriously. We talk about the trap of busyness and why you're better off with a bronze medal than a silver one and much more. Matt's book 'Man Down' is entertaining and thoughtful just as you'll find Matt.
    Special thanks to Little, Brown Book Group.
    ✔ Links:
    Matt Rudd at The Sunday Times:
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/profile/matt-rudd?page=1
    Matt Rudd on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/MattRudd
    Buy 'Man Down':
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matt-Rudd/e/B003VN5B20%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
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    Design Matters with Debbie Millman

    Design Matters with Debbie Millman

    My guest today is Debbie Millman. Debbie was described by Fast Company as one of the most creative people working in business. She's the founder of the hugely influential podcast Design Matters. From 1995 to 2016, Debbie worked in leadership roles for Sterling Brands, leading influential projects for the likes of Burger King, Star Wars, 7up, and Campbell Soup.
    Her new book ‘Why Design Matters' taps into the brains of Tim Ferris, Brené Brown, Esther Perel and Malcolm Gladwell amongst many others and explores what it means to be creative and innovative in work and in life. In this episode, we talk about her pioneering work, who owns your logos, how to deal with internet pylons and much more.
    ✔ Links: 
    Debbie Millman:
    https://www.debbiemillman.com/
    Debbie Millman on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/debbiemillman/
    Buy the book "Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People":
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Design-Matters-Conversations-Creative/dp/0062872966
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Tubblog ,

Great host, super listening

Host Graham Allcott (Productivity Ninja) has great discussions around productivity, providing useful insights and real-world ideas to help you do your best work.

Graham has landed some amazing guests (the Seth Godin episode is worth going out of your way to listen to). Highly recommended!

Hap ATWAL ,

Great podcast

Great honest authentic podcast discussing productivity in an honest manner

Jess L Scott ,

Informal and relatable

Graham has managed to ask deep, insightful questions without making the podcast too heavy to listen to. You're able to get on the same level as the people he's chatting with and realise not everybody has figured it out yet!

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