52 episodes

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!

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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!

    #048: The Easiest Way to Start Difficult Tasks

    #048: The Easiest Way to Start Difficult Tasks

    You want to get that big task knocked off. It’s like a weight hanging over you every day. And every day you say, “I’m going to tackle it first thing!” But it’s intimidating! Where do you start? It’s easy to procrastinate. And when you do dive into a big project first thing in the morning, you’re worn out by noon. It seems like you can’t win. 
    In our experience, there’s a right way and a wrong way to tackle a big project. And most of us have been taught the wrong way! We’ve got a foolproof plan for getting started on your biggest task of the day that will ensure you get it done—and the other things you need to take care of. 
    Just follow these steps, and you’ll quit procrastinating, start achieving, and have brainpower to spare at the end of the day. 

    • 21 min
    #047: 4 Ways to Solve Your Willpower Issues

    #047: 4 Ways to Solve Your Willpower Issues

    Setting goals really turns your crank. But getting them accomplished is harder. Everything takes longer than it should. And it’s hard to keep the willpower going. It feels so lousy to find yourself behind on goal after goal. 
    Here’s a little secret. You don’t need more willpower to achieve your goals. You need more support. And we can show you how to get it. We’ll give you four ways any of your friends can support your goal achievement. All you have to do is ask. 
    When you do, you’ll get the encouragement, feedback, and accountability you need to stick with it. You’ll be hitting your goals again in no time!
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    The importance of surrounding yourself with encouragers. Tips for fast-tracking your growth through the experience of others. What accountability can do for your desired life. How to recruit partners for joint pursuit of your goals. This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by a free video series, 3 Tips to Equip Your Kids for Back to School. Get access by going to focusonthispodcast.com/backtoschool.

    • 26 min
    #046: 3 Easy Steps to Triage Your Calendar

    #046: 3 Easy Steps to Triage Your Calendar

    You love being focused and in control. But sometimes important commitments get dropped.  You find yourself double-booked. Or you overlook an important deadline. Or, worst of all, you let down the people closest to you because you’re too busy. At some point, you realize that your calendar is totally out of control. 
    We’ve got a solution for that. We finally got tired of being prisoners to our calendar and found a way to break free. In just three steps, you can tame that wild beast and get your life back. 
    Try it! You’ll go from overscheduled to perfectly balanced. You’ll quit missing important appointments and have room to breathe again. This will be a great leap forward in your productivity and life balance. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    How your calendar got in bad shape in the first place—and what you can do about it. The first decision you have to make before you can overcome your scheduling woes. Tips for translating your productivity desires into actionable steps. Which items should make it through your filter and remain on your calendar. How to say no to requests that aren’t in alignment with your goals. This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by the new Full Focus Kids and Full Focus Students planner, available for preorder now. Learn more at fullfocusplanner.com/preorder.

    • 28 min
    Lead to Win Spotlight: Avoid These 3 Communication Fails

    Lead to Win Spotlight: Avoid These 3 Communication Fails

    You’ve got a big vision for your business and you’re building a team to get you there. But where two or three people are gathered, there’s bound to be some misunderstanding. No matter how hard you work at it, you wind up having to repeat yourself. That costs time and wastes momentum. Why does communication have to be so hard?
    Actually, it doesn’t. Nearly every communication breakdown can be traced back to one of three problems.  Avoid them, and your team will get the message the first time, every time. And you’ll gain even greater clarity about what you want for your business.
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    The Clarity Grid—and how you can use it to assess and revive your communication. Some of the most frequent meeting mishaps and their implications on team morale. A clear path to the most important component of a healthy culture. What you must do if you want predictable results. How to avoid pitfalls related to communication shortcuts. Why the “curse of knowledge” is so damaging. How to save yourself (and your team) from embarrassing situations. This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by the new Full Focus Kids and Full Focus Students planner, available for preorder now. Learn more at fullfocusplanner.com/preorder.

    • 34 min
    #044: How to Stop Repeating Old Patterns

    #044: How to Stop Repeating Old Patterns

    You love to stay focused and achieve great results. But sometimes your work habits get in the way. You realize too late that you’re repeating the same mistakes or missing the same deadlines. It’s so demoralizing to get caught in the same time traps week after week.
    We’ve been there, for sure. And we’ve found a way to systematically make changes in the way you work. We’ve got four simple questions to ask at the start of every week. They ensure that you learn from your mistakes, capitalize on your wins, and get a little more productive every day. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    The one thing you need to be able to fix any problem. How to identify what is (and is not) working for you. Ideas for small tweaks that can make a big difference in your planning. Tips on changing your mindset so you’re ready for whatever comes your way. Suggestions for things you should stop doing right now to increase your productivity. This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by the new Full Focus Pocket and Full Focus Notebooks. Learn more at fullfocusplanner.com/pocket.

    • 28 min
    #043: How to Avoid Pointless Meetings

    #043: How to Avoid Pointless Meetings

    You pride yourself on being productive at work. But there’s one problem: meetings! They feel boring and pointless, a total waste of time. It’s so frustrating! 
    We’ve felt that pain, and we’ve got a perfect solution for you. By asking these few questions before every meeting, you can make every single one super productive. 
    No more multitasking while you wait for release from conference-room jail. You’ll have fewer, more productive meetings and feel in control of your time again. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover—
    Suggestions for bringing life and vibrance back to all of your meetings. How to determine which team members need to be in each meeting. Why consensus is not the main objective—and what you should focus on instead. Some of our best tips for making sure your meetings produce actual results. How Courtney ensures she’s prepared for every meeting in advance.

    • 26 min

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