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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).

    Jo Lamb: Getting Quiet and Giving Back

    Jo Lamb: Getting Quiet and Giving Back

    Jo Lamb is a nonprofit writer, researcher and community engagement professional. She currently works as a PR specialist for the humanitarian airline Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), founded in the aftermath of World War II using retired aircraft to fly humanitarian aid and relief workers to remote areas.

    Early in her career, Jo enjoyed travelling and worked for small charities where she learned the ins and outs of fundraising.

    Jo’s passion for humanitarian work and skills in the nonprofit sector brought her to MAF where she recently embarked on a mission to raise funds for the organisation. Inspired by her love of sea swimming, she completed a 75 swim challenge to mark the 75th anniversary of the organisation. Her coffee table book about the organisation, Above and Beyond was published in 2020.

    Today, Jo joins me to discuss her work with Mission Aviation Fellowship and why she is so passionate about third sector work.

    She offers insights into living a life with meaning while managing a career and family.

    Jo reflects on the journey that brought her to her current position and why taking on physical challenges has helped her through the pandemic. We also discuss the benefits of “unplugging” and why taking time to be quiet and reflect can lead to greater creativity and productivity.

    “Joy, when you have so little, is so authentic and powerful. We can learn an awful lot from people that live with very little.”

    Jo Lamb

    This week on The Power to Live More Podcast:

    * The intricacies of running a charity with quality work and output 

    * How the pandemic has affected the mindset of many and encouraged a move towards charitable work

    * Why Jo decided to take on a 75 sea swim challenge in the middle of the pandemic

    * How Jo organises her time to balances work needs, family needs and personal care priorities

    * The unique origin story of Mission Aviation Fellowship and why Jo is so passionate about their mission

    * Jo’s process for collaborating and creating her coffee table book Above & Beyond

    * The benefits of having a fallow time where we allow ourselves to have device-free and productivity-free periods

    Resources Mentioned:

    * Feel Better Live More Podcast 

    * Brene Brown Unlocking Us Podcast

    * Fight Hustle, End Hurry Podcast  

    Connect with Jo Lamb:

    * Mission Aviation Fellowship Website

    * Book: Above and Beyond by Jo Lamb

    * 75 Swims Fundraising on JustGiving

    * Mission Aviation Fellowship on LinkedIn

    * Mission Aviation Fello...

    • 40 min
    Mike Horne: Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically

    Mike Horne: Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically

    Mike Horne is an author, podcast host, and people and culture executive coach. He works as the Executive Director of Human Resources at Gilead Sciences, where he guides executives on complex employee issues.

    Mike also works with business leaders as a coach and mentor to spur their creativity and help them utilise their potential in every situation. Through his work, he helps people build open communication and trust for authentic relationships as well as make strides in accomplishing their goals.

    Today, Mike shares the ideas in his book, Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically, and how you can use them to build integrity and live authentically.

    He reveals his journey to becoming a people and culture executive coach and shares what authentic leaders bring to a team.

    He explores why building trust is an essential element of authentic living and how you can live authentically when society makes it challenging.

    Mike also explores whether it’s possible to make changes if you don’t like your authentic self and three observations of Jung that can help build integrity.

    “Behaviour that is patterned and predictable yields some comfort. Authentic leaders will engage with others in ways that increase comfort.”

    Mike Horne

    This week on The Power to Live More Podcast:

    * Mike’s new book and how it helps people with authenticity

    * Mike’s journey into working as a people and culture executive coach

    * What authentic leaders bring to a team

    * Why building trust is essential for working and living authentically

    * How to live authentically when society makes it difficult

    * The three observations of Jung that can help build integrity

    * Making changes if you don’t like your authentic self

    * How Mike works with people and what his workday looks like

    * How Mike keeps himself healthy and energised for work

    Resources Mentioned:

    * Book: Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em by Bev Kay

    * Google Calendar

    * Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

    * Book: Solo: How to Work Alone (and Not Lose Your Mind) by Rebecca Seal

    Connect with Mike Horne:

    * Mike Horne’s Website

    * Book: Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically

    * Podcast: Authentic Change

    * Mike Horne on LinkedIn

    * Mike Horne on Instagram

    * Mike Horne on Twitter

    • 47 min
    Deborah Ager: Making Connections Through Content

    Deborah Ager: 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

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    • 36 min
    Graham Allcott: How to be a Productivity Ninja

    Graham Allcott: How to be a Productivity Ninja

    Graham Allcott is the founder of Think Productive, a multinational provider of personal productivity training.

    He is the author of the global bestseller How to be a Productivity Ninja and co-authored his latest book Work Fuel: The Productivity Ninja Guide to Nutrition.

    He is on a mission to revolutionise how time management courses are delivered and has earned rave reviews for his innovative approach from British Airways, The Cabinet Office and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to name but a few.

    He is an experienced speaker and podcaster, focusing on productivity and work/balance.

    Graham Allcott joins me today to share how he became specialised in helping others with personal development. He explains the need to focus on taking the time to think creatively in order to maximise your productivity. He also shares how his own challenges led him to an additional way to improve wellness, combat stress, and boost his productivity.

    “Thinking is one of the most underrated business practices. Honestly, it’s the superpower of business”

    Graham Allcott

    This Week on the Power to Live More Podcast:

    Graham’s background in wellness and productivity and why he started his company.

    How to take time to think creatively.

    The benefits to all types of businesses of developing people through attention management.

    How personal health challenges drove him to learn more about nutrition and its impact on productivity.

    His recent book Work Fuel: The Productivity Ninja Guide to Nutrition and how he became the co-author for it.

    The best way of building good habits and maintaining willpower.

    The 3 key resources he uses to manage his projects

    The importance of a weekly checklist.

    Why he admires 2 particular authors who write about business productivity.

    His own podcast and why he enjoys interviewing his guests so much.

    His secret for getting over the guilt of an unproductive day.

    What Living More means to him professionally and personally.

    Resources Mentioned:





    Cal Newport

    Seth Godin

    Connect with Graham Allcott:

    Think Productive



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    • 46 min
    Joanna Kleinman: Dethroning Your Inner Critic

    Joanna Kleinman: Dethroning Your Inner Critic

    Joanna Kleinman has been working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. She is a Motivational Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Podcast Host.

    Following motivational speaking appearances, Joanna’s client base became widespread. It naturally led her to shift her practice online and offer virtual treatment to people all over the world.

    Through her practice, one-on-one coaching and group programmes, Joanne helps people rewire the intuitive ways they think and act. Her best-selling book Dethroning Your Inner Critic: The Four-Step Journey from Self-Doubt to Self-Empowerment and the Dethroning Your Inner Critic Podcast help countless people reinvent their experience and build the life of their dreams.

    Today, Joanna shares her practice journey from in-person sessions to online treatment and how her ability to build a connection with her clients works in any session.

    She reveals the inspiration that motivated her to become a psychotherapist and how she created the Dethroning Your Inner Critic Programme. She shares how you can deal with your inner critic and why so many people hold themselves back in life.

    She highlights the importance of learning to live with discomfort and how you can use it as a catalyst for building your dream life. She shares how you can learn to cope with criticism and why our inner voice is helpful to our lives.

    She also shares how the inner critic is a constant presence, why that’s OK, and why investing in others will help you build the life of your dreams.

    “The most powerful life you can live is when you know the difference between you and the voice of your inner critic.” Joanna Kleinman 

    This week on The Power to Live More Podcast:

    * How Joanna’s practice naturally transitioned to online treatment* Why the ability to connect with people works in person and online* The inspiration behind Joanna’s decision to become a psychotherapist* How Joanna created the Dethroning Your Inner Critic programme* How the programme uses the M.I.N.D method and a breakdown of this method* What we can do to stop our inner critic from holding us back and combat imposter syndrome* Why so many people hold themselves back from living the life of their dreams* How you can train yourself to sit in your discomfort* Why taking action in the face of discomfort will lead you to the outcome you want* How you can deal with criticism from others and override the primal need for other people’s approval* Why we have the inner voice, and how it helps us* How Joanna works with her clients and what her working day looks like* How Joanna organises herself to make sure everything gets done* Why the inner critic will always be there, and that’s OK* Why investing in other people will help you design your dream life* What Joanna does to make it easier to deal with tough days* What brings joy to Joanna and allows her to live more

    Connect with Joanna Kleinman:

    * Dethroning Your Inner Critic Website* Dethroning Your Inner Critic on Instagram* Dethroning Your Inner Critic on Facebook* Dethroning Y...

    • 43 min
    Laura Willis: Buddhify, Happiness at Work, Dealing with the Digital ‘Always On’ Culture and Dealing with Stress

    Laura Willis: Buddhify, Happiness at Work, Dealing with the Digital ‘Always On’ Culture and Dealing with Stress

    Buddhify, Happiness at Work, Dealing with the Digital ‘Always On’ Culture and Dealing with Stress with Laura Willis of Shine Offline.

    Listen Below and Here’s What We Recommended:

    Tools & Apps

    Using a Pad to Note Actions – “Every time something came into my head, I got a little pad and then I started writing stuff down. That would become part of my batch working, so I was there a few times a day actioning on those things by going online and dealing with them. That’s what we recommend people, to have a little pad and pen and use that to try and keep their focus whenever they’re working through the day. That’s one of my biggest tools.”

    Buddhify – “Buddhify is a good meditation app because they’ve got lots of different lists on meditation depending on what your situation is, how you’re feeling. You can choose from different lists”

    HeadSpace – another meditation app 

    Other Resources

    Controlling Tech – “We’ve got some very basic simple tips that we recommend that people try and use if they feel they’re not in control and the tech is running their day.”

    Think Productive – “Graeme Cox set it up about eight years ago. His email management is brilliant. He talks about email should be on your list of things to do, like the way that I’m managing my work is, I have a list and I have this sort of sub heading. The first one is email, the second one is calls, the next one admin, and the next one’s decisions. They’re the four that I work on the week and within that email is one of the areas of work I have to deal with so I have to send some emails and deal with some emails. What I plan to do is only go into my inbox to retrieve three times a day. When I get in just before lunch and then right around three o’clock, on the days I’ve done it I felt brilliant but I’ll tell you now, it’s really hard.”


    Happiness at Work – “It’s actually a book by a mindfulness teacher called Sharon Salzberg who is American. At my meditation group on a Tuesday night, people joke that I am probably on commission because any chance I get to talk about her, I talk about her because she’s amazing. The book’s really brilliant because it’s all about bringing what is essentially basic principles of compassion and kindness and empathy into the workplace.

    Suggestion from Jo – “Organized Mind, Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload“, by Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist.


    John Kabat-Zinn – “I was feeling really anxious so I ended up one night googling stress management or something. A Google talk came up by a meditation teacher who’s sort of the godfather of evidence-based mindfulness, meditation in the States. His name is John Kabat-Zinn. I watched the video, he was talking to Google staff at their own little conference, and it was all about living in the moment and the power of now. I was really inspired because I was someone who was always preoccupied with the future, always worrying about when the next project was going to come in, when the next money was going to come in, and this concept was just mind boggling for me. That started me on a journey through some meditation. I did an eight week course and I went to a couple of conferences and I started to meditate using the head space app on my own,

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Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

AndyLopata ,

Free-flowing conversation

I was a guest on Jo’s show and I really enjoyed the experience. Good questions and an open, responsive conversation, which is really important when you listen back.

Robin Waite, Fearless Business ,

Jo is a Fab Host

I had the pleasure of being invited on as a guest onto Jo's Podcast, she was a consumate professional and thoroughly engaging host. It was a real pleasure, I've since gone onto listen to a number of episodes and Jo had a really great way of drawing some absolute gold from her guests. Great show!!

Qsx thn ,

Great to listen to and be interviewed for!

I have enjoyed listening to Jo’s podcasts interviewing many fascinating people.
I now feel honoured to also be one of her interviewees - it was a great experience and a fab final product!

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