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We all have 168 hours in a week, so why is it we feel we don’t have the time to focus on the things that matter most? It’s not you - it’s the systems that are failing.

Productivity Paradox is a weekly podcast specifically designed to give you ACTIONABLE strategies and exercises to help you create a life centered around YOUR own personal PRIORITIES. Tonya Dalton is a leading expert in harnessing your productivity and streamlining systems to help you discover the strategies that work for YOUR life. Through time proven tactics, you can discover your own customized productivity system and achieve life changing results in business, relationships and personal growth.

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    • Self-Improvement

We all have 168 hours in a week, so why is it we feel we don’t have the time to focus on the things that matter most? It’s not you - it’s the systems that are failing.

Productivity Paradox is a weekly podcast specifically designed to give you ACTIONABLE strategies and exercises to help you create a life centered around YOUR own personal PRIORITIES. Tonya Dalton is a leading expert in harnessing your productivity and streamlining systems to help you discover the strategies that work for YOUR life. Through time proven tactics, you can discover your own customized productivity system and achieve life changing results in business, relationships and personal growth.

    167: Make Time with John Zeratsky

    167: Make Time with John Zeratsky

    Have you ever thought about choosing your goal for the day from the very get-go when you wake up? Think about this for a second, what if you started your day by planning what you want to be the highlight, and then worked backward to make sure it happened? That’s one of the things that today’s guest, John Zeratsky, shared in this episode. John is the co-author of Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. He shares his wisdom on not living our life by default, and how things, like the busy bandwagon and infinity pulls, are tugging away at our attention. He explores what he’s learned over the years about productivity optimization, and how he uses the four-step structure of Highlights, Laser, Energy, and Reflect to help build his day. 
    What’s In This Episode:
    How John’s boating trip taught him two tremendous life lessons The negative consequences of the busy bandwagon Cutting off the infinity pulls at the source, so we’re free to choose what to focus on John’s four-step structure of Highlights, Laser, Energy and Reflect His three strategies for selecting a highlight to concentrate on day by day

    • 30 min
    166: Quitting + Constraints

    166: Quitting + Constraints

    Quitting is one of those things that’s been given a bad wrap but in reality, can be quite great (and even necessary) on your journey toward reaching your goals. Quitting isn’t easy especially because a lot of people believe that winners never quit. But what if I told you that wasn’t accurate? What if I said that winners actually quit quite often? In this episode, we’ll be chatting about quitting what no longer serves us. I’ll be talking about using constraints to laser in on what’s most important and using those as safeguards to guide you to your goals and ambitions. 
    What’s In This Episode:
    Eliminating the negative connotation associated with quitting Filling up our days in the pursuit of not being labeled a quitter Giving ourselves permission to quit what doesn’t serve us Using constraints to laser in on what’s most important and push you toward growth

    • 27 min
    165: The Guide to Getting Unstuck

    165: The Guide to Getting Unstuck

    It’s time to turn “stuck” on its head and begin to use it as leverage to create the success and happiness you want. We’ve all had those moments where we feel like we just want to throw the covers on over our heads. In this episode, we’re talking about getting past those moments where we feel stuck. I share how to reframe how you look at low points, my tips for overcoming feeling stuck, and using the traps that can make you feel stuck as an opportunity for growth and testing new boundaries. 
    What’s In This Episode:
    Reframing how you look at low points in your life  Learning to deal with the highs and lows of life Tracking the progress you’ve made toward your goals Understanding your peak periods of productivity

    • 27 min
    164: Making Big Shifts in Business & Beyond with Kristen Ley

    164: Making Big Shifts in Business & Beyond with Kristen Ley

    You can’t pour from an empty cup. We’ve talked about this idea a few times on the show, and it’s so true. I couldn’t wait to bring on my friend, Kristen Ley, founder of Thimblepress, to chat about celebrating little wins, taking care of your wellbeing, and so much more. After dealing with a massive setback in her business, Kristen knew she had to make some huge changes. We dive into everything from getting back to her North Star (and why she decided to start mentoring and consulting other businesses) to gaining back her mental and physical health. She shares why you need to learn to say “no” to the things that don’t serve yourself or your purpose and why she’s such a big believer in having a morning routine to set your day up for success.
     
    What’s In This Episode:
    Detoxing from the lifestyle of doing everything for everybody Why she decided to scale back her product-based business and get more involved in consulting and mentorship Kristen’s thoughts on creating a morning routine to set yourself up for success Her number one rule for maintaining harmony in her professional and personal life Remembering to celebrate your wins, big or small

    • 33 min
    163: How to Be Unapologetically You

    163: How to Be Unapologetically You

    People-pleasing at the expense of yourself can be so destructive. As women, a lot of us fall victim to the collective issues of chronically apologizing, and this affects us in all areas of our lives. It’s time we start taking note from powerful women in the world who are doing their thing, on their own terms, without apologizing for it. In this episode, I’m going to talk about honing in on the confidence to be boldly and unapologetically you. I discuss being more direct, using the five-second rule to help yourself overcome chronic apologies, and starting to embrace your true self. 
     
    What’s In This Episode:
    Moving on from your people-pleasing ways Doing your own thing, on your own terms, without apologizing for it Learning to be confidently and boldly you Experimenting with being more direct and swapping out your verbiage Giving yourself space to really think before you speak by employing the five-second rule

    • 27 min
    162: How To Rewrite Your Narrative & Reveal the True You

    162: How To Rewrite Your Narrative & Reveal the True You

    The ways you tell your own story becomes your truth. Don’t allow others that power over you. Your life is your story to tell, and if you’ve been living in a way that doesn’t fit who you really are and who you’re capable of becoming, it’s time to change that narrative. Today I am talking about taking control over who you desire to be by aligning your narrative with a positive lens and writing your own story. I talk about overcoming the stories you’ve told yourself, the impact of having a positive outlook, and how to become more comfortable with the titles you claim. I also share stories about my own self-discovery and bringing my own light to the darkness that I faced.
    What's In This Episode:
    Owning the titles that you claim Recognizing that you're more than the story you tell yourself Aligning your narrative with a positive lens Leaving room for growth by not building your narrative on a single story Stepping out of our comfort zone and away from the negative stories you've been telling yourself

    • 25 min

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One of my favorite podcasts

I am a new listener, so I am catching up and listening to the older episodes. I am only in season 2 so far. There is always something useful to take from the episodes. Always a great use of my time to listen, whether or not I am driving at the time I am listening.

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Helping Shift My Mindset

Building a business is tricky - scaling can be harder. Tonya Dalton gives you the cognitive tools and brass tacks to help you change your mindset for success.

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I have enjoyed listening to this podcast and have greatly benefited from it. It has truly given me actionable steps to set and achieve my goal. Within a week I had progressed more toward my goal of buying a house than I had in the last year!

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