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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).

    Angela Durrant: Less Is More

    Angela Durrant: Less Is More

    Angela Durrant is a vocal and performance coach and the founder of Making Singing Easy.

    She is an author and a mentor who works with clients in-person and online and is currently working on singing and speaking retreats while making time to pause and appreciate life in the moment.

    Angela joins me today to share how she realised that the smallest things are the ones that make the most significant impact on her personal and professional life. She explains how the trials they experienced as a family changed the way she looks at success, business, and self-care. She also shares why you should invest in others and yourself as well as the factors that contribute to the biggest breakthroughs.

     “When you’ve got a desire and a love for something – it doesn’t really die down.” – Angela Durrant

    This Week on the POWER to Live More Podcast:



    * The turning point that made her focus on music

    * The parallels between music and life

    * The journey that led her to prioritise her family first

    * Present-focused versus “Future mode”

    * How she found a way to tick things off her list

    * The difference between a task and a project

    * When is the right time to hire a virtual assistant

    * Why she invested in her own learning, training, and development even from the beginning

    * How her perspective on self-care changed from self-indulgent to a necessity

    * How the phrase: “There’s something I’m not seeing here” helps her change the way she evaluates her circumstances



    Resources Mentioned:



    * Today List

    * Paper List

    * Online List

    * Journalling

    * iPhone

    * Notes App

    * Asana

    * Gmail

    * Google Drive

    * Dropbox

    * Teachable

    * Get Things Done Book by David Allen

    * A Little Peace of Mind Podcast by Nicola Bird

    * Michael Neill Books

    * Space Within Book by Michael Neill

    * The Inside Out Revolution Book by Michael Neill

    * Creating the Impossible Book by Michael Neill

    * Virtual Assistant

    * Group buddies



    Connect with Angela Durrant:



    * Angela Durrant Website



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    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 iTunes or Stitcher, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review! You can also help me reach even more amazing business owners and leaders by sharing your favourite episodes on your social media channels.

    • 51 min
    Mindset and Habit Formation with Fred Stuvek Jr

    Mindset and Habit Formation with Fred Stuvek Jr

    Fred Stuvek, Jr. is a high-achieving professional with multiple talents.







    He has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for several achievements in baseball, basketball, and track. Following his career as a lettered football quarterback for the Midshipmen, he graduated as an Officer for the U.S. Navy.







    After offering his services to his country, he entered the business world holding senior leadership positions in private and public companies domestically and abroad.







    In addition to his unique background, distinct perspective, and results-oriented mindset, he is also the author of It Starts With You, a book that collects his experiences and insights on transforming goals into tangible successes.







    Fred joins me today to share his insights on forming the right mindset and habits for success. He explains what drove him to collect his thoughts and write the book, and touches on various topics included in the book.







    He tackles the importance of the “right fit concept,” emotional quotients, discipline, and determination in the face of adversity. He also discusses the process of actually creating the book — including his intense desire to make it as perfect as possible — framed from the perspective of someone eager to self-examine and learn from his mistakes.







    “If you believe in what you’re doing, and if you believe in yourself — those two ingredients are crucial for success.”Fred Stuvek







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * What prompted Fred to write a book with a unique and comprehensive approach to successfully achieving one’s goals.* How his approach focuses on three things: what’s important, why it’s important, and how you do something about it.* The significance of the terms “mindset” and “habit,” and why those words are key terms in his book.* Why the key to dealing with the “I can’t do this” mindset is by believing in what you’re doing and believing in yourself.* Doing something that goes against the core of who you are versus something that requires a skill that you don’t have and can’t develop.* The importance of learning how to read signals from people, as well as assessing how much you can learn and develop under a prospective supervisor.* What are emotional quotients and how they impact your success? * The concept of “learned behaviour,” nurture vs. nature, and skills that are ingrained and developed over time.* The significance of having a mentor to guide you and provide you with a different view on things.* How you can determine your connection with another person by simply communicating.* Why the way you deal with adversity could very well be the single biggest challenge of your life. * How it’s really all about routine and patterns — and why we want to be creatures not just of habit, but of good habits.* The “default mode” that comes out when you’re faced with adversity.* Why discipline is a necessary trait for success and what happens if you don’t have enough of it.* Taking a critical view of things and learning to look at yourself to identify mistakes and to learn from them and move on.* The rigorous process he followed in writing the book.* His plans for promoting the book.







    Resources:







    * Wrike* Hootsuite







    Connect with Fred Stuvek:







    * Fred Stuvek’s website*...

    • 47 min
    Tommy Breedlove: Choosing Goodness and an Intentional Life

    Tommy Breedlove: Choosing Goodness and an Intentional Life

    Tommy Breedlove is a writer, coach, featured speaker and author of From Pawn to King.

    From a life of mental struggle and turmoil to a life of abundance and security, he has changed his outlook and now helps others to change theirs.

    Through the Choose Goodness movement and life coaching, he teaches individuals and business organisations to search for unmet human needs that create a transformational impact on themselves. His mission to empower people with the tools and skills to become the person they have always dreamed of being.

    Tommy joins me today to discuss his journey, how he reconfigured his life and how to prioritise yourself in your life journey.

    We cover his best tips and processes for optimising your time, working in positive and thriving environments and how to simply live more.

    He explains, with reference to his personal journey, how you can gradually implement new mindsets into your business and personal life that will encourage dramatic change and a better quality of living.

    “Until you serve yourself, you cannot truly serve others. Until you love yourself first, you cannot unconditionally love others.” – Tommy Breedlove”

     This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:



    * Why he turned his career and life around

    * How he fell into life and business coaching

    * The moment he decided to change his life

    * The danger of men not showing emotion

    * How he finds balance and prioritises his work and personal life

    * The power of ‘hell yes’!

    * How to be intentional in your life and in your business

    * How he schedules his day

    * What and how to outsource in order to grow your business

    * What to look for in people you bring in to your business

    * The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make

    * How he practices self-care and relaxation

    * The power of choice and how you choose to see the world

    * The Choose Goodness Movement

    * How to avoid anger through meditation

    * How to have more good days and less bad days

    * What ‘living more’ means



    Resources:

    The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

    Connect with Tommy Breedlove:



    * Tommy’s official website

    * Choose Goodness

    * Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn

    * Connect with Tommy on Instagram

    * Connect with Tommy on Twitter

    * Connect with Tommy on YouTube



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    • 51 min
    Soti Coker: Making Information Easier to Absorb

    Soti Coker: Making Information Easier to Absorb

    Soti Coker is on a mission. Fueled by his passion for information, he seeks to help people learn how to use digital tools effectively in telling stories and creating uniquely memorable experiences.



    To achieve this, he founded DataChronicle, an infographics and visual communication agency.



    As the man in charge of strategy and marketing services, he helps clients create powerful visual content and marketing plans, and shares everything he knows about presenting data in a clear, compelling, and easy-to-understand manner. 



    Soti joins me today to discuss the long and colorful history of infographics and how the field has changed in modern times. He discusses his responsibilities at DataChronicle and shares how he operates as a home-based entrepreneur.



    He also shares how his compulsion for cleanliness has helped him to appreciate the beauty and value of data presentation, his insights on outsourcing, as well as his techniques in getting his work done on time.   





    “People have been looking at infographics since the dawn of time.”

    Soti Coker 





    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast: 





    * The work he does at DataChronicle. 

    * The history of infographics, and how they’ve evolved in the digital age. 

    * His constant urge to “clean things up”, and how that led him to his current career. 

    * His love for using information and creativity to tell easy-to-understand stories. 

    * His “regimented yet flexible” working setup at home. 

    * How he makes the mental switch between work and personal affairs through journalling. 

    * How he uses bullet journalling to make sure he gets work done. 

    * The tools and apps he uses. 

    * Outsourcing, and why people outsource. 

    * The classic mistake that people make when they outsource. 

    * How his back problems affected his active lifestyle – and how he solved it with stretching and meditation. 

    * His philosophies and attitudes towards work as a business owner. 

    * How he approaches days when things don’t go right. 





    Resources Mentioned: 





    * Bitrix24 

    * Google Drive 

    * Slack 

    * Basecamp 

    * Beyond Homo Sapien podcast 





    Connect with Soti Coker: 





    * DataChronicle website 

    * LinkedIn 





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    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 iTunes or Stitcher, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review! You can also help me reach even more amazing business owners and leaders by sharing your favourite episodes on your social media channels. 



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    • 51 min
    Yann Toutant: The Joy of Experiences Over Possessions

    Yann Toutant: The Joy of Experiences Over Possessions

    Yann Toutant, CEO of Econocom NL, is a great believer in the ‘location independence’ movement and the associated focus on experiences versus possessions.

    Yann believes that businesses can take advantage of this shift in mindset to create new solutions for their clients. His company does exactly that by providing subscription-based digital transformation services so clients can focus on their core business.

    Yann is also the President of the French Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.

    Today we discuss the ‘Netflix’ philosophy of prioritising the ease of customer experience and how this frees the client to concentrate on their core business.

    We dive into the processes that Yann has in place to make his life simpler and more productive.

    We also discuss how to create headspace for the important issues in your personal and professional life and why he makes that a primary focus in his self-care routine.

    “Routines mean you preserve your energy for what you’re good at.”

    Yann Toutant

    Today on the Power to Live More Podcast:



    * Why Yann downsized his life and how that impacted his business decisions

    * How routines can help you be more productive

    * The power of self-care

    * Why you should be making conscious decisions about how you spend your time

    * The importance of delegating and outsourcing tasks

    * Why he always sets objectives for the day

    * How he manages and categorises information flow

    * Why he hates lists

    * The resources that allow him to focus on the priorities of his business

    * Why he loves listening to audiobooks and podcasts

    * His view on how to deal with problems when they arise



    Resources:



    * Excel

    * Outlook

    * Evernote



    Connect with Yann Toutant:



    * Blackwinch website



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    • 38 min
    Ade Oduyemi: Finding Relaxation in Mundane Tasks

    Ade Oduyemi: Finding Relaxation in Mundane Tasks

    Ade Oduyemi has made a successful career out of helping families manage and transfer their wealth and finances from one generation to the next.

    Aside from being an expert inheritance planner, he also maintains a podcast series that features successful entrepreneurs. Given his liking for sharing his knowledge in order to help others, it isn’t surprising that he is also the author of Maximum Inheritance: The Easy Way To Write the Will That’s Perfect for You.

    Ade joins me today to discuss planning for the future while enjoying the present. He shares his riveting story of how his career took an unexpected turn early on and reveals his not-so-secret secrets to maintaining a healthy and fulfilling work-life balance.

    He also shares his insights on saving time, maximising productivity, maintaining a routine, and choosing the best people to work with as a busy entrepreneur.

    “If you’ve chosen the right person to work with, forget the money. Whatever they charge would be worth it.” –  Ade Oduyemi”

     This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:



    * What an inheritance planner typically does — and how Ade goes the extra mile (or five) to make his clients feel special.

    * The story of how his career path went from planning houses to planning inheritances.

    * How he integrates his work life, and everything he has learned from it, into his personal life.

    * How and why he is liberated from doing the things that he doesn’t want to do but has to.

    * Why you should never, ever write things on bits of paper.

    * How he stays perfectly organised.

    * The most effective and useful apps for a busy professional.

    * The best and simplest rule in working with other people.

    * The perks of working with someone you like and trust.

    * Why he doesn’t have a copywriter.

    * His preferred working style.

    * The one question that automatically tells him whether or not he would work well with a particular person.

    * Finding relaxation in seemingly mundane tasks and his surprising relaxation task of choice.

    * His outlook on learning.

    * The last-minute “mini-disaster” that taught him a valuable lesson in podcasting.

    * His two key activities to maintain his routine.

    * What he does on a bad day, or when things go wrong.

    * His definition of a perfect day — and the four statements that he believes reflects all human emotions.



    Resources:



    * Xero

    * Office 365

    * Simplecast

    * WordPress

    * Netflix

    * Unstoppable Referrals: 10x Referrals Half the Effort by Steve Gordon



    Connect with Ade Oduyemi:



    * Maximum Inheritance Specialists

    * Twitter

    * LinkedIn

    * Request a complimentary copy Ade’s book



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    • 41 min

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