145 episodes

The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

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The weekly POWER to Live More podcast from Jo Dodds is designed to give you inspiration, ideas, tips, tools and apps to help you to use your POWER (Productivity, Organisation, Wellbeing, Energy and Resilience) to Live More (to do more of the things you want to do).

    Michael Greenberg on Show #145: Why Outsourcing Has Gone Global

    Michael Greenberg on Show #145: Why Outsourcing Has Gone Global

    Michael Greenberg is the founder of Gentleman Of Technology LLC, a consultancy company that focuses on venture creation and growth consulting in the business-to-business arena.







    They specialise in advising serial entrepreneurs and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers. In 2017, Michael launched his independent venture, Call For Content, which is a full-service podcasting agency for content marketing, audience growth, and monetisation strategies.







    Michael is now excited to launch his most recent venture, South Africa Talent, which is devoted to helping small businesses outsource to professionals in South Africa.







    In his time off, Michael loves to combine working from home with baking bread and enjoys reading biographies, visiting museums, and being part of online business communities.







    Michaels joins me today to discuss how he became a serial entrepreneur due to his family background as well as his passion for taking an idea and running with it to solve his own problems and those of his network.







    He shares the importance of authority marketing and how podcasts fit into a content strategy that is focused on lead generation and making connections with other businesses.







    Michael shares why he has created his new business, which helps entrepreneurs keen to outsource to find great people, streamline, and manage the onboarding and training process. He also explains how to recognise that sometimes you’re not the right person for the job and need to outsource to someone with complementary skills. 







    “If you see an idea that’s really good, you have to act on it.” Michael Greenberg







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * How podcasts help create authority and build trust in your business* Why it takes research to create an effective content strategy * Why Michael outsources to professionals around the world * How he took advantage of spotting a gap in the market and built a location-independent business* Why he started South Africa Talent and how a difficult experience with managing a remote team inspired Michael to find a better way* The positives and negatives of working across time zones and with VAs from other countries * The importance of a bulletproof onboarding process* What kind of tasks you should outsource * Why Michael gives himself a treat on days that have been challenging * The tools and apps Michael finds useful in his business 







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Daniel Priestley* Brendan Burchard* South Africa Talent Project Management blog* Monday * Asana* Trello* a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://joi...

    • 54 min
    Grace Lee on Show #144: Getting Clear on Your Professional Purpose & Mission

    Grace Lee on Show #144: Getting Clear on Your Professional Purpose & Mission

    Dr. Grace Lee is a neuroscience expert, career mentor, speaker, and educator who relishes in helping career-driven women joyfully be more, love more and have more in their professional and personal lives.







    She is location-independent by choice and her movement Career Revision focuses on redefining modern education, unlocking vocational confidence and mastering professional destiny.







    With her considerable experience in helping professionals advance their careers, Grace has deep empathy for those navigating change and loves to share her knowledge on her YouTube Channel and her Career Revisionist Podcast. 







    Grace joins me today to share how the loss of her mother impacted her early life and how her change of circumstance was ultimately why she chose to pursue formal education.







    She discusses how her interest in converting traditional knowledge into a way to make a living and earn money evolved while she was studying for her Ph.D., and why she began to offer workshops and seminars on determining what you’re looking for from your career and life.







    She also discusses why she prefers not to talk about ‘days that go wrong’ but instead to see them as opportunities to learn as well as simply part of her journey. 







    “Have clarity. What are your career goals? Where do you want to be?” Dr. Grace Lee







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why Grace saw formal education as a way to achieve fulfillment and why her views have changed* Why she began to coach and mentor other educated, career-driven women * How she established her initial career workshops * Why it’s important to have clarity on where you’re starting from professionally, and where you intend to go * Why you don’t necessarily have to have formal education to have a fulfilling career* Why she loves helping people go from good to great not only in their career but in all areas of their life* Why it’s critical to figure out the purpose of your life* How Grace works with her clients, and her process of teaching and mentoring* Why she considers the process of mentorship so important in becoming the person that you want to become* The tools and apps Grace uses to keep on top of her day-to-day tasks * How she keeps herself moving forward professionally* Why she thinks that non-traditional career paths are on the upswing 







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Zoom* Telegram* Trello* Teachable * ClickFunnels* Google Calendar* One Note

    • 43 min
    Kate Hunter on Show #143: Living Your Purpose and Beating Burnout

    Kate Hunter on Show #143: Living Your Purpose and Beating Burnout

    Kate Hunter takes joy in helping others find their purpose and achieve success on their own terms.







    Working from her home office in Gloucester, UK, she focuses on providing coaching for high achieving professionals who are looking for balance, not burnout.







    Aside from being the founder of Kate Hunter Executive Coaching, she is a qualified teacher, trainer, and coach that is passionate about all things relating to self- development; helping others to unlock their greatest potential and define what success really means.







    Kate joins me today to discuss the importance of living a fulfilled life without succumbing to overwhelm. She shares how the ‘perfect storm’ of professional pressure and personal circumstances impacted her health and how it made her pivot her whole life.







    Kate shares her journey as an executive coach and the lessons she has learned through working with clients.







    She also discusses how people tend to keep pushing forward until they reach the breaking point and how she helps high achievers recognize when they are reaching overwhelm and act before it has adverse effects on their mental health. 







    “The point where you’re utterly on your knees is preventable.” Kate Hunter







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why she is modeling a fulfilled life* How she started her career as a coach helping women achieve success on their own terms* Why she decided that she wanted to follow the path of guiding others to balance instead of burnout* Why it’s critical to seek help and advice to revive your purpose * How she manages to achieve balance in her professional and family life* Creating space for people to discover how to balance their lives through the Japanese concept of Ikigai* Why it’s important to listen to your body if it’s telling you that you need to take time out* The top pain points and challenges for high achieving women* Why Kate values meditation, yoga, and exercise to keep her mind and body energised* The tools and apps Kate uses to stay organised* How she stays up to speed with professional development* How she deals with days when everything goes wrong* What a day of “living more” looks like for Kate







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Zoom* Acuity* Trello* Audible * Fearless Business Podcast* Entrepreneurs Get Visible Podcast* School of Greatness Podcast* Everyday Positivity Amazon Flash Briefing with Kate Cocker* Sigrun Sparks Alexa Flash Brie...

    • 53 min
    Rob Husband on Show #142: Making Intentional Choices

    Rob Husband on Show #142: Making Intentional Choices

    Rob Husband, director of Space2think, a coaching company based in the UK, works with organisations and individuals who want to improve their professional performance and make an impact in their community.







    Rob is passionate about helping people create space to think about what they do, how they do it, and how they can incorporate new ideas into their business practice.







    Rob is also pursuing an interest in the world of social action and is involved with Extinction Rebellion in London as well as setting up a local group in Banbury, Oxfordshire. In his free time, Rob is a performing musician and outdoor enthusiast.







    Rob joins me today to discuss the importance of making intentional choices in your personal and professional life and the importance of integrating your principles into all aspects of your life. He shares his motivation for both his current business iteration and his lifestyle change, why he got involved with a social activist group and how he balances it with his professional role.







    Rob also shares his thoughts on how to carve out time to think and make deliberate choices while maintaining enough energy to persevere with all of your tasks and avoid burnout. 







    “The conflict between two roles brings energy – but can be tiring.” Rob Husband







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Rob’s background and his roles* Why he decided on a complete lifestyle change* Why he gave up a career in music to pursue his interest in therapy and coaching* Why Rob believes in making deliberate choices but not worrying about the possible outcomes* Why Rob devotes his time to social activism and how he got involved with Extinction Rebellion* Rob’s tips on making room for intentional thought in your busy day* Why Rob diaries decision-making and what he gains from it* The importance of keeping overwhelm at bay* How to avoid burnout when you have several different roles* How Rob balances his passion for social activism with his professional roles and the importance of being honest with your intentions* Why and how Rob plans to go mortgage-free* How Rob delineates space in his day and ensures he remains accountable * What Rob does when life gets challenging* Why Rob treats every day as an opportunity to ‘live more’* The importance of knowing your goals and making long-term plans on how to achieve them







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Charles Handy







    Connect with Rob Husband:







    * Space2think website* LinkedIn* Facebook* Email* Telephone: 07500 046521







    Connect, Share, Inspire







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    • 58 min
    Deborah Ager on Show #141: Making Connections Through Content

    Deborah Ager on Show #141: Making Connections Through Content

    Deborah Ager, CEO of Radiant Media Labs, is passionate about coaching others on how to write content that builds their business.







    Deborah uses her vast experience in the world of content creation and marketing to mentor her clients, coaching them on how to avoid common writing pitfalls and publish content that builds connections.







    Deborah is also an accomplished author who has collaborated on over 25 books and has published articles in The Week, Narratively, and The Tablet, and enjoys attending and speaking at conferences at colleges and museums across the USA.  







    Deborah joins me today to discuss the importance of value and connection through content and how her background in marketing and creative writing helps her mentor other entrepreneurs.







    She explains how she operates as a home-based entrepreneur and how she integrates Radiant Media Labs with her personal life.







    She also shares why she values the opportunity to connect with other business owners and content creators both on and offline, her insights on leveraging past experience, as well as her techniques on cutting down the busy work in her life. 







    “People like to do business with people when they feel like they know them.” Deborah Ager







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * The work Deborah does as CEO of Radiant Media.* The evolution of content and why she values video content in addition to written content.* Her love of LinkedIn as a platform for making connections.* Tips on making LinkedIn groups work for you.* The apps and tools Deborah uses to automate processes and streamline her admin tasks.* How she keeps up to date professionally.* The evolution of her business day to fit her lifestyle.* The importance of focused time in content creating.* Deborah’s hacks for writing top quality, effective content.* What Deborah does when her day doesn’t turn out as planned.* Why she values sharing her knowledge with others.







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Dubsado* Calendly* Timetrade* LinkedIn App







    Connect with Deborah Ager:







    * Radiant Media Labs website* LinkedIn* Facebook* Email







    Connect, Share, Inspire







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    • 36 min
    Megan Clarke on Show #140: Driving Organic Web Traffic

    Megan Clarke on Show #140: Driving Organic Web Traffic

    Megan Clarke is the owner and founder of Clapping Dog Media where she puts her expertise in the world of SEO to work to ensure her clients get found by Google and get their message out there to the world.







    She is a master at growing organic traffic to websites and – using the data and her years of experience – Megan increases her clients’ digital presence and turns website visitors into mega-fans.







    Megan loves to teach entrepreneurs how to implement SEO strategies to maximise traffic to their site that converts visitors into buyers and how to build an authentic community around their service.  







    Megan joins me today to discuss why she left her creative job as a web designer to become a solopreneur.







    She shares how her business pivoted as she became fascinated by the world of SEO and how Google algorithms affect website traffic. She shares the technicalities of how Google crawls your site, gives actionable tips on how to to be found by Google, and shares apps that can help you be SEO smart.







    Megan also discusses the importance of creating scannable content that is authentic and valuable to customers and why you need to be consistent in getting your content out there.







    “If you are honest, if you are authentic, if you do what you say, users will come to your site” Megan Clarke







    This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:







    * Why Megan works from home and how she balances her family responsibilities and her work* Why she loves diving into SEO and learning how Google evolves its searches * How to nail down your niche, then embrace it* Why you need to produce content that your fans can binge on* Megan’s unique policy on responding to algorithm updates* Megan’s hacks for getting valuable guest posts* The significance of building links on your site to establish credibility* Why Megan recommends repurposing and reorganising your content to pull in more traffic* Megan’s strategies for optimising her productivity* How to set up internal and external accountability processes* Why Megan relaxes her pace in the fourth quarter* How Megan relies on grace and acceptance to get through hard days.* Why baking bread is part of her ‘living more’ philosophy







    Resources Mentioned:







    * Engage for Success * SEMRush* ScreamingFrog







    Connect with Megan Clarke:







    * Clapping Dog Media website* Clapping Dog Media on Instagram* Clapping Dog Media on Facebook







    Connect, Share, Inspire







    Thank you for joining me for this week’s episode of the POWER to Live More Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and would like to help support the show, please head over to a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/power-to-live-more-the-podcast/id1075642780?

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

Dom Brightmon ,

Love the Voice

Jo has a lovely voice for podcasting and has a great array of guests that deliver quality content that can help you live a better life.

Jordan Wavra | Health Coach ,

Inviting and Insightful!

Jo’s podcast is full of insights and tips to Live More. Each guest Jo hosts shares inspiration and tips on how to make the most out of life so you can spend your time and energy doing more of the things you want to do. Each episode brings something new to the table!

Alex Dumas- Abundance Daily ,

Live More w/More Power

Jo has a wonderful style and is very passionate about getting to know her guests. Very grateful to have been featured on her show. Top notch program!

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