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Episode 425: How and When to Use Your Inner Critic
Most people prematurely cut off idea generation by immediately judging whether an idea belongs in the cabinet in the first place—by evaluating what’s reasonable, what’s probable, what’s doable. As a business coach, this is one behaviour I must quickly help them unlearn for their own benefit. In this episode, I share insights from business genius Ozan Varol, author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist which, by the way, is a really great read. Ozan is a master of weaving interesting stories from real life to support better ways of thinking and working. Here's how he explains why it’s important to shut down your mind to be better at creating.
Episode 424: About Emotional Exhaustion
Herbert Freudenberger defined burnout in 1975 as emotional exhaustion, decreased sense of accomplishment, and depersonalization. Essentially, when we burn out, we’ve been caring too much for too long, seeing a lack of impact from our actions, and burning the empathy candle at both ends. Sadly, it’s an experience many entrepreneurs know all too well as Tara McMullin knows from having surveyed and talked to hundreds of business owners about this very thing. In today’s episode I’m sharing some of her findings and thoughts about it.
Episode 423: Performance vs Work
Tara McMullin, Founder of What Works wrote todays’ thought provoking inbox inspiration. Somehow I missed the weekend Twitter post showing new toys like Fisher Prices’ My Home Office and the Vlogger Kit offered by Plan Toys. Tara sent me an email this morning discussing them in depth so, naturally, I have to share some of her Business Genius wisdom with you and I bet it’ll get you thinking about this too!
Episode 422: Lowering Productivity Stakes
Oliver Burkeman reminds us: Achieving a superhuman level of efficiency, so that you never need to disappoint anyone, or make tough choices about how to use your time? Impossible. Satisfying the contradictory demands of maddening bosses (or family members) who can’t decide what they want? Impossible. Bringing a creative project into the world precisely as you envisaged it in advance? Impossible. Find out why embracing the impossibility puts a whole new spin on productivity giving you permission to lower the stakes.
Episode 421: The Secret to Creating Change
Tamsen Webster knows that if you want people to actually act on or in favor of your ideas—you can turn the secret to creating change into a simple test the can help make all of your marketing messages stronger. Listen to this episode to find out how and why this simple test works and what to ask yourself to inspire people to take the action you want from them.
Episode 420: About Thought Leadership
Where marketing is a conversation you’re having with strangers, thought leadership can distinguish you as either the subject of the conversation or as an influential contributor to it. If thought leadership is your objective, discover the three requirements you'll need to meet (and more) in this episode.