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Start loving Mondays! Courtney and Blake give you practical tips and proven strategies for increasing your focus so you can be more productive than ever before. Based on the proven Full Focus method used in the Full Focus Planner™ they'll help you banish distractions and get the right stuff done so you can start loving Mondays again. They also speak with guests and listeners who share their own productivity tips to help you make the most of every day. It's the most productive podcast on the internet!

Focus on Thi‪s‬ Michael Hyatt & Co.

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Start loving Mondays! Courtney and Blake give you practical tips and proven strategies for increasing your focus so you can be more productive than ever before. Based on the proven Full Focus method used in the Full Focus Planner™ they'll help you banish distractions and get the right stuff done so you can start loving Mondays again. They also speak with guests and listeners who share their own productivity tips to help you make the most of every day. It's the most productive podcast on the internet!

    #84: Blending an Ambitious Career with a Meaningful Life

    #84: Blending an Ambitious Career with a Meaningful Life

    You’ve heard over and over that the key to success is to work harder and longer than everyone else—but you do so at the expense of your health and your loved ones. Or, perhaps you’ve determined the cost isn’t worth it. So you seek out a better sense of well-being but pump the brakes on your ambition. Can you really only have either a thriving career or a healthy personal life? Is there a third option?
    In this episode, the crew at Focus on This talk with Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller about their new book, Win at Work and Succeed at Life. They walk you through the intentional strategy that improves results both at home and at work, so you can take back control of your life and find freedom and margin and more opportunities than you ever thought possible.
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    3 nonnegotiables to set as you design your Double Win Why the issue is not quantity of time but intentionality How to create breathing room when you’re in survival mode Strategies for proposing a Double Win experiment to a skeptical boss Resources:
    Win at Work and Succeed at Life by Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller

    • 26 min
    #83: The Life-Restoring Magic of Daily Rituals

    #83: The Life-Restoring Magic of Daily Rituals

    You are in a season of change and instability. Maybe you’ve moved, started a new job, or had a baby, and you’re feeling disoriented, struggling just to get by. You need something to anchor your days. But what can you do in the middle of, well, life? 
    In this episode, Verbs and Blake welcome Courtney back from maternity leave and discuss how you can shift from being at the mercy of your life to purposefully setting the tone for your days. They show you how to leverage the power of rituals so you feel successful and energized—even in the middle of life’s inevitable chaos. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    Why rituals provide stability when everything else is in disarray The value of intentionality as seasons shift The benefits of seeing rituals as a part of your job for the day How to design rituals that reduce stress This episode is brought to you by Michael and Megan's newest book, Win at Work and Succeed at Life. Enjoy Michael and Megan exploring what it takes to achieve the Double Win, recounting stories that bring joy and some that sting, while laying out how you can win at work and succeed at life. Preorder your copy today at www.winandsucceedbook.com.

    • 30 min
    #82: 5 Steps to Refresh Your Rituals

    #82: 5 Steps to Refresh Your Rituals

    The days are starting to feel a bit off. You’re not completely sure when it started, but there’s an undeniable disconnect. It’s hard for you to start up and wind down, and the boundaries of your days are beginning to blur together. The likely culprit? Your rituals.
    Rituals are designed to be habitual, but they also need to be reexamined from time to time. Blake, Verbs, and Marissa will walk you through five steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the most out of your rituals—so you can create rhythms that set the tone you want for your days.
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    Why it’s vital to clarify the end result you’re looking for Questions for reassessing what’s working and what’s missing 2 strategies for tweaking your ritual when it’s not working for you The power of experimentation in creating the experience you want When to do reviews to regularly optimize your rituals Resources:
    Break HIIT

    • 32 min
    BONUS: 4 Ways an Executive Assistant Can Simplify Your Life

    BONUS: 4 Ways an Executive Assistant Can Simplify Your Life

    You spend your days managing details, scheduling meetings, and replying to emails—by the time you start on the “real work,” the workday is half over. Work bleeds into your personal life as you try to make up for lost time. You can’t go on this way, but it does all need to get done. How can you keep the business running without sacrificing your family and your well-being?
    In this episode, Verbs and Blake talk with Tricia Sciortino, Michael’s first virtual assistant and current CEO of Belay Solutions, and Melissa Lawrence, her executive assistant. They show you how to shift from trying to do it all to focusing your energy where it does the most good by hiring and leveraging an executive assistant. What you invest in an assistant you will get back tenfold as you find your way to the Double Win.
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    4 responsibilities executive assistants take on to empower your Double Win How your assistant can become a fierce protector of your priorities A life-changing system for managing your inbox The time-saving value of delegating prep work Resources:
    Belay Solutions Ultimate Guide to Working with a Virtual Assistant

    • 30 min
    #81: 4 Instant Fixes for Overworked Solopreneurs

    #81: 4 Instant Fixes for Overworked Solopreneurs

    The Double Win sounds great—but as a business owner flying solo, it feels out of reach. Your list of tasks is a mile long. You’re concerned about losing clients. You’re having to master new skills as you go. Is there really enough time in the day to take care of your business and lead a fulfilling life?
    In this episode, we tackle challenges that come with running your own business head-on. We’ll describe four common obstacles to the Double-Win and walk you through practical solutions you can start leveraging today. When you do, you’ll finally stop feeling burnt out and start adding hours back to your week.
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    How to set boundaries with demanding clients The connection between a lack of motivation and a lack of clarity Why offering less allows you to provide more value Strategies to drive results when there’s just not enough time How to free yourself to do the stuff only you can do Resources:
    FocusMate Free to Focus course Belay Solutions

    • 36 min
    #80: Master the Art of Follow-Up

    #80: Master the Art of Follow-Up

    In the middle of meetings, details fly back and forth at rapid speed. You agree to take ownership of several next steps. But you’ve already forgotten one before you walk out the door, or it falls through the cracks of your overwhelming to-do list. How do you keep track of what you need to do and actually follow through?
    In this episode, Verbs and Blake interview Aleshia, Michael Hyatt & Company’s execution extraordinaire, to learn her tips, tools, and hacks for mastering the art of follow-up. They’ll show you how to develop a system for capturing tasks and following through so that you can become the high-achieving colleague others can count on.
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    How to turn your actions into pro-actions The value of creating space to think and plan Why scheduling meetings with yourself keeps your mental to-do list clear The power of forethought to anticipate needs during meetings The top five tools and apps to follow up like a pro Resources:
    Full Focus Planner  

    • 32 min

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Gargieya ,

The Best Podcast

You’ll find many podcast talking about motivation and productivity and stuff and they all talk about that you should remain motivated but THIS is the only podcast that actually Teaches you how to do it !

Thank you Courtney Baker & Blake Stratton for this podcast. It means a lot to me and now you guys have become a part of my life.

The best things that has happened is that the time when I started introspecting my life and thinking in the right direction is when you guys started this podcast.

Special thanks to the producer for asking the same question in my mind.

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