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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.

    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
    161: Managing Your Mood

    161: Managing Your Mood

    Have you ever had one of those days where you've woken up in a bad mood, or where you were having a good day until life presented you with a curveball that completely threw your good mood off course? Today I am sharing how to start to embrace the changes that life throws at you and how to use them for growth. Because learning to embrace change, no matter if it comes from the outside world or the inside, is crucial. We'll be discussing how to rise above negative mood shifts, how to acknowledge the choices you make, especially when it pertains to your mood. And later, we'll tap into some practices you can use to overcome internal emotional battles.
     
    What’s In This Episode:
    Rethinking your mindset and how you deal with setbacks Taking control over your moods and learning to manage them more effectively Developing your emotional intelligence and mood management muscles Pinpointing shifts in your mood to get to the root cause of what you’re feeling

    • 28 min
    160: How to Discover Your Superpowers

    160: How to Discover Your Superpowers

    Superpowers are often confused as something that's reserved for our favorite superhero characters in comic books or on the big screen. But what if I told you that you can harness your own superpowers, but it's up to you to discover them and use them for good? In this episode, I am sharing how to figure out what superpowers you have by looking at your strengths, passions, and focus, and how to use them (and why it's essential). I also dive into reasons why you should hone in on your own strengths and skills rather than looking at what other successful people are doing. Your journey is unique, and if you understand what superpowers you possess, your path to success will be filled with more ease and joy. 
     
    What’s In This Episode:
    Making use of your superpowers Blazing your own trail on the path to success Stopping yourself from comparing your journey to the journey of others Examining your strengths, passions and focus to determine your superpowers

    • 25 min
    159: Living a Fully Charged Life with Meaghan Murphy

    159: Living a Fully Charged Life with Meaghan Murphy

    Are you ready to embrace a life filled with more positivity? Then you’ll love today’s conversation with guest Meagan B. Murphy who believes that you should search for the yay every day. Meagan is a multi-platform media junkie with a 20-plus year magazine career at places like Teen People, Cosmopolitan, and Self. She is also the current executive editor for Good Housekeeping and is working on her debut novel, The Fully Charged Life, which will make its debut in 2021. We talked about how learning to be grateful and practice gratitude has changed her life for the better after tragically losing her father to cancer. She shares her practice for being more present and how learning to say “no” has helped her tremendously in her life and career. 
     
    What’s In This Episode:
    How Meaghan forced herself to look for the good in her every day How learning to say “no” has impacted Meagan’s life in a positive way Chasing what excites you in life and trusting your gut The 3 F’s Meagan uses before making any decisions Meagan’s practice of ‘stay in your day’ and how this helps her be present

    • 30 min
    158: Looking Backwards to Move Forwards

    158: Looking Backwards to Move Forwards

    Becoming the person you dream of takes a lot of self-reflection and diving into the past to figure out who you wish to be in the future. Your history holds so many pearls of wisdom that can help you map out where you want to go and what direction to take. Today I am talking all about using your past as a springboard and motivator to help you move forward. I'll be sharing the importance of sitting in discomfort and reflecting on who you've been and giving yourself permission to let go of the past.
     
    What’s In This Episode:
    Using your past as a springboard to move forward Accepting and reframing the way that you look at your past Reflecting on who you used to be and how you feel about who you want to become Deciding where you want to be and mapping out the direction you’ll take to get there

    • 27 min
    157: New Ways to Look at Goal Setting

    157: New Ways to Look at Goal Setting

    With a new year (and even a new decade) upon us, it’s only natural to be thinking about our goals and what we hope to accomplish in this season of life. There are so many ways to approach goals, but sometimes looking at them from a new lens can make them feel less daunting and more attainable. As we begin a new season of this podcast, I really want to focus on creating You 2.0 and making small tweaks to get ourselves on track to who we ultimately want to be. That’s why today’s episode is all about goal setting and finding joy in the experience of the journey toward your goals.
     
    What’s In This Episode:
    Setting goals to make sure you’re on the path to your ideal life Paying attention to lessons learned and resources gathered  Focusing less on what you want to do and more on how you want to feel Using the SMART goal method as a framework to help you achieve what you want Finding joy in the experience and journey toward the goal

    • 28 min

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