The Done-By-Noon Podcast is a show for entrepreneurs who want to achieve more by noon than others in a full day. Serial entrepeneur Dave Ruel and his co-host Chris Lopez share the strategies that will help you optimize your Productivity, Performance and Lifestyle so you can reach new heights in your Business and Life. So if you're ready to become the most efficient and effective entrepreneur you know, you're in the right place!
038: How to Optimize your Sleep with Matt Gallant
Think about your sleep last night. Was it okay, horrible, or great? If you’re like most people, your consistent sleep schedule may be passable, but deep down, you wish it could be better. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, yet so many of us KNOW that it’s not quite there. For many folks, hitting the pillow entails a nightly battle with incessant thoughts and intrusive wakefulness. On this new episode, Dave talks with certified bio-optimizer and BFF, Matt Gallant, about how Matt dialed in his sleep after years of fighting against it. Matt lays out the big six disruptors and no-nonsense steps to avoid them for good, the TELLTALE sign of disturbed sleep, and how to structure your sleep for YOUR life, not someone on the internet telling you to wake up at 5 am because they do…or want to.
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Want to improve your sleep, and overall LIFE, in a hurry? Check out Matt’s top six “sleep disruptors” that are BIG NO-NOS if you want any semblance of a good night’s rest. Then, be sure to incorporate these TWO bedtime rituals to get your brain ready to shut down. Out of the MANY traits of disrupted sleep, figure out if you’re doing this ONE small thing when you sleep. Any time you do this, your sleep suffers. The internet is FILLED with people telling you to “wake up at 5 am!!”, but is this advice practical for everybody? Once you learn WHY the term “early” is relative, you’ll actually find a sleep schedule that works for YOU, not somebody else. Do you or someone you know suffer from insomnia? If so, then you HAVE to include THIS supplement in your daily routine, preferably an hour or so before bed, to RADICALLY improve your ability to wind down for the night and get that restful sleep you need.
037: High-Functioning Anxiety with Dr. Ellen Wong
If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be familiar with feeling anxious for most of the day. In a culture of “hustle and grind”, it’s not surprising. While you may see that as your “edge” in the business world, it’s actually harming your mental health by preventing you from relaxing and thinking clearly. In this new episode, Dave and Chris sit down with Dr. Ellen Wong, a naturopathic doctor who’s spent her career studying the effects of high-functioning anxiety. They cover what “high-functioning” REALLY means, how our family history influences our mental health, and why it’s SUPER important to define a personalized version of “success”.
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Having a successful career doesn’t mean you’re not suffering. Once you hear Dr Wong explain why “high functioning anxiety” doesn’t fit the traditional mold, you may realize a lot about yourself. Science has shown that trauma in our grandparents impacts us today, but instead of feeling powerless, listen to Dr. Wong lay out a simple plan to break the cycle. Why we need to define our OWN version of success in order to genuinely respect each other, especially if you live in a culture of “hustle and grind”. How leaders can finally SHOW UP and captain their industries with confidence AND empathy, which will lead to more profits than pushing their employees to their breaking points.
036: Biohacking for Beginners with Cary Jack
What does it mean to “bio-hack”? Contrary to what it sounds like, it’s not necessarily a shortcut to good health and performance; exercise and eating well should always be your foundation of health, period. However, for those of you who have the basics dialed it and are ready to level up, biohacking serves as a way to optimize your health even further. On this new episode, Dave and Chris talk with crowd-favorite Cary Jack about his non-negotiable methods for optimizing his body, mind, and spirit. It all sounds fancy, but as Cary explains, the pillars of health don’t require expensive equipment or a degree. It requires showing up for the basics and staying happy in your hustle.
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“Biohacking” has gained extreme popularity recently, but it’s not as simple as the name suggests. Before you go gung-ho on the “hacking” part, you NEED to get these aspects of your life in check FIRST, no excuses. Once you nail down the basics of healthfulness, Cary recommends these THREE steps to begin your optimization journey and become happier and healthier than ever. The internet is chock FULL of contrasting nutrition advice, workout programs, and some crazy supplements you’ve never heard of. If you want to avoid the noise and just move forward, remember THIS word and you’ll get farther than the people who spend too much time thinking.” Want to know the simplest but INCREDIBLY effective bio hack? It involves doing NOTHING at all and just following THIS simple rhythm, that’s it!
035: How to Have a Successful Marriage When You’re an Entrepreneur
Let’s get honest here: Is it possible to have a fulfilling marriage while running a successful business? Contrary to what public breakups or other more cynical entrepreneurs may tell you, it is! However, that doesn’t mean it happens overnight. A marriage, just like anything worthwhile, requires patience and a commitment to show up every single day, no matter how hard it feels sometimes. On this new episode, Dave and Chris invite their wives on the show to discuss the ONE thing you need to keep aligned with each other to weather any storm, how to incorporate “couple time” no matter how busy you are, and THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD in any marriage or business. No one said this stuff was easy, but that means it’s worth it.
034: Why Exercising Will Make You More Money with Dan Go
Ever felt like, in order to build your business, you had to make some tough sacrifices? If your body was one of them, you’re not alone. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the grind and forget about your fitness. However, as you’ll discover in this new episode, physical health is the key to everything else! Chris and Dave sit down with the owner of High Performance Founder, Dan Go, to discuss how Dan has helped dozens of entrepreneurs accelerate their profits AND quality of life through foundational healthy habits. Dan lays out the #1 WORST mistake that thousands of entrepreneurs make (and it’s not about their body), what fitness REALLY means to Dan, and the KEY to Dan’s (and his clients’) success.
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Dan breaks down the #1 WORST mistake entrepreneurs make for their health, but spoiler alert: It has NOTHING to do with their bodies. Once you understand the “three parts of the mind”, you’ll have your “Aha!” moment and NEVER self-sabotage your progress again. For Dan, what inspires him to be in shape is MUCH more than appearance or ego. If you nail down THIS in your life first, then taking care of yourself is a no-brainer. Losing weight is about WAY more than a number on a scale. From scientific studies to business performance, Dan lays out why exercise is the KEY to success.
033: Why Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Last with online marketing legend Ryan Lee
Is starting a business as easy as all the gurus online claim it is? Anyone CAN start a business, but if anyone tries to sell you on THEIR ebook or claim that you have to be working CONSTANTLY to find success, cover your ears. On this new episode, Dave and Chris sit down with the godfather of marketing, Ryan Lee, to talk about how Ryan has built multiple successful brands over two decades WITHOUT burning himself out or obsessing over the latest social media trends. Ryan dives into his “secret sauce” that helps him get and KEEP customers forever, what Ryan eventually realized is ACTUALLY important in life AND business, and the ONE lesson that keeps people from accomplishing anything but tricks them into believing they are. Full disclosure: We already know the answer!
All about productivity!
Dave's knowledge on productivity is so high level! I've already started to implement scheduling my "Rocks" and "Routines" first and it's been a gamechanger!
Exceptional and Unique
After Reading his book, I was so glad to have found Dave Ruel’s podcast. This podcast gives so many unique and truly refreshing business insights, this will be a daily listen for me :)
My go-to show for all things business and entrepreneurship
As a huge fan of the Done By Noon book (HIGHLY RECOMMEND), naturally I wanted to listen to the podcast next. I am hypercritical of podcasts as there is so much content out there in the space that you don’t want to waste your time trying to find a good show. Well I can confidently tell you it is worth your time to listen to this show. With so many valuable takeaways, action items, and pure business knowledge from real entrepreneurs, this podcast stands out from the rest. I look forward to each and every episode. GREAT SHOW.