33 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!

    #31: 3 Must-Have Communication Tips for Remote Teams

    #31: 3 Must-Have Communication Tips for Remote Teams

    A lot of people are working on remote teams for the first time. It can be frustrating to find new communication rhythms. Remote communication is hard because it lacks context. If you follow the three guidelines we present in this episode, you’ll have seamless communication with your work-from-home team. You’ll quickly adapt to the new normal, be less frustrated, and develop stronger relationships.
    In this episode, you will discover—
    The importance of increasing communication in times of transition How communicating should be different when done virtually versus in-person Suggestions for establishing a new team rhythm that works for your unique circumstances Why it’s so important to assume positive intent from your co-workers’ messaging (emojis are helpful) Tips on clarifying availability, expectations, and other rules of etiquette For more ideas on how to work with your teams remotely, visit www.focusonthispodcast.com/remote.

    • 27 min
    #030: 5 Tips for Staying Focused While Working from Home

    #030: 5 Tips for Staying Focused While Working from Home

    The novel coronavirus has created a new normal in which many people are working from home for the first time. Sounds great! But how do you keep your focus and keep connected in this new environment with all it’s distractions. It can seem overwhelming. 
    Not to worry. We’ve been working remotely for years, and we’ve got the advice you need to make a smooth transition from the office to the home office. Follow this advice, and you’ll see no letdown in productivity. You may find that you’re even more productive than ever!
    In this episode, you will discover—
    Why daily rituals are still valid in the midst of a crisis—perhaps even more so Which components of your rituals can stay the same and which ones need to change Ideas for how to replace workouts and family activities when your schedule is thrown off The one practice you need to maintain to help avoid distractions Suggestions for finding a “focus spot” in your home This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by the Remote Work Handbook. If you’re struggling with remote work in today’s crisis, download this free guide at focusonthispodcast.com/remote.

    • 30 min
    #029: Too Tired to Crush Goals? Here's How to Fix That.

    #029: Too Tired to Crush Goals? Here's How to Fix That.

    You dive into the day with a burst of energy—and you get stuff done! Until lunch, that is. Afternoons are a different story. You’re tired. You can’t focus. Your productivity goes into the tank, so you wind up working in the evening and on the weekend. 
    It doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, we’ll show you how to manage your energy, just like your time. When you do, you’ll quit feeling spent every weekend and regain the energy you need to be more productive. Better yet, you’ll finally have the vitality to invest in your other interests and most important relationships. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover:
    How to overcome the cultural assumption that you’ll be constantly running tired if you’re going to succeed. Practical tips on managing your energy and not just spending it.  What happens to your mind and body when you don’t get sufficient rest. The effect of nutritional choices on your daily workflow—and what to do about it. How to conserve energy and avoid decision fatigue by eliminating, automating, or delegating choices.   

    • 31 min
    #028: How to Start and Stop Your Workday

    #028: How to Start and Stop Your Workday

    You love your work, and you can’t wait to get started! But somehow, the day never goes as planned. You get derailed by low-leverage tasks, and half the time you don’t start your big project until after lunch. By the end of the day, you realize you’ll have to finish up at home. By Friday, you’re totally exhausted—and still not done! 
    Nobody knows rollover like we know rollover. After more Saturdays at the office than we care to remember, we’ve found a way to end the rollover problem once and for all. You can do that by bookending your day with workday startup and shutdown rituals. 
    When you do, you’ll finally quit leaving the office with a laptop full of take-home work. You’ll get your margin back and be more productive than ever before.
    In this episode you will—
    Find out why you never seem to “get finished” for the day.  Learn the best way to stop rolling tasks over to the next day.  Understand how the never-ending to-do list is undermining your productivity. Identify the simple fallacy that causes us to take on too much work.  Gain the simple trick that will help you start and stop work in a controlled way.  Start to feel a sense of completion at the end of the day. This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by Compass, a monthly program to help Full Focus Planner users stay on track with their goals. Learn more at leadto.win/compass.

    • 38 min
    #027: Two Rituals to Start and End Your Days

    #027: Two Rituals to Start and End Your Days

    As a high achiever, you have the ability to laser focus and put out huge productivity. But it can seem like your life has no boundaries. Work bleeds into personal time. Your personal habits get erratic. Good habits slip away and unproductive ones take their place. 
    It’s time to ditch that feeling that you’re always a step behind, and start beginning and ending each day relaxed, in control, and knowing that you’re taking care of the things that matter most. In this episode, Courtney and Blake show you two simple hacks that will get your personal habits under control and set you up for a win every single day. 
    You’ll discover:
    How to structure the beginning and end of your day so you consistently accomplish your daily targets. The relationship between our feelings and rituals—and what we can do about it. Two questions to ask yourself if your rituals aren’t currently working for you. Practical steps to avoid getting sucked into your phone or Netflix. How to identify the activities that will leave you rested and rejuvenated. This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by Compass, a monthly program to help Full Focus Planner users stay on track with their goals. Learn more at leadto.win/compass.

    • 34 min
    #026: How to Leverage Rolling Quarters

    #026: How to Leverage Rolling Quarters

    Keeping your goals and projects moving is not about time management—it’s all about visibility. We’ve got a foolproof hack for keeping your big rocks visible before they tumble down on you. It’s called rolling quarters. 
    In this episode, Courtney and Blake give you tips that will help you start working ahead of schedule, and avoid always playing catch up. Rolling quarters will get you out of crisis mode for good and put the margin back into your life. 
    In this episode you’ll discover—
    Ideas for navigating a mid-range view of your planning so you can see what’s coming on the horizon. How to avoid being surprised by deadlines ever again. The power of visibility for accomplishing goals. Practical ways to filter out low-leverage commitments. Confidence that your time and energy are always being used to their fullest.  This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by Compass, a monthly program to help Full Focus Planner users stay on track with their goals. Learn more at focusonthispodcast.com/compass.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

Annemary2000 ,

Wonderful

This is one of my favorite ways to start my Monday. There are so many good tips for improving how you work on goals and routines, and I always finish the episodes feeling inspired.

sparkleschneider ,

More tangible material, please!

I never write reviews, BUT because I really do love the meaning behind this podcast, I feel strongly that the developers of this show listen to us who are asking for more content. I want more tips on *how* to do something, not just why, and what mindset is needed. I know this is a podcast and not a video, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be more in-depth about what goes into your own planner, and what kinds of things you focus on.

notRobertFromFlorida ,

The podcast hosts from next door

I felt compelled to balance out the other comments that are trying to compare this to some professionally produced talk show... IT’S A PODCAST PEOPLE! The info is great and if you don’t have anything up your bum while you listen, the hosts come across as down to earth, real people that are easy to relate to!

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