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If you’re a small business owner who wants to learn effective business strategies, improve time management, and elevate productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most, this podcast is for you!

Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer and the creator of Leverage Lab®. Amber gives business owners the straight talk on what it takes to reduce stress, be productive, and grow your business.

Tune in and subscribe to get the straight talk on what it takes to be productive and grow your business. In addition to dishing out her own favorite business strategies, time management techniques, and productivity tips, Amber interviews experts and business owners just like you about their top business strategies, their toughest challenges, and how they overcame them to take their business to new levels. No B.S., fluff, or over-used jargon. Amber is passionate, direct and sometimes a little sarcastic but always gives you actionable strategies to get results and succeed in business!

Small Business Productivity Straight Talk | Strategy, Efficiency, Time Management, & Mindset Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist For Small Business Owners

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 133 Ratings

If you’re a small business owner who wants to learn effective business strategies, improve time management, and elevate productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most, this podcast is for you!

Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer and the creator of Leverage Lab®. Amber gives business owners the straight talk on what it takes to reduce stress, be productive, and grow your business.

Tune in and subscribe to get the straight talk on what it takes to be productive and grow your business. In addition to dishing out her own favorite business strategies, time management techniques, and productivity tips, Amber interviews experts and business owners just like you about their top business strategies, their toughest challenges, and how they overcame them to take their business to new levels. No B.S., fluff, or over-used jargon. Amber is passionate, direct and sometimes a little sarcastic but always gives you actionable strategies to get results and succeed in business!

    Got Operational Efficiency?

    Got Operational Efficiency?

    I dive into ways to create operational efficiency in the areas that will provide the biggest impact so you can increase profits and reduce the stress of running your business.
    What You’ll Discover In This Episode:
    ✔ What Operational Efficiency Is
    ✔ Where To Create It In Your Business
    ✔ The Link Between Operational Efficiency & Profitability
    ✔ The One Change That Will Have The Biggest Immediate Impact
    ✔ So Much More!
    To access resources and links from this episode, click on https://AmberDeLaGarza.com/264.
    P.S. If you’re a small business owner who wants to run your business more efficiently, improve your time management, build and lead your team confidently, and make the right strategic decisions to lower your stress and be more profitable, I invite you to join us in Leverage Lab® => https://AmberDeLaGarza.com/LeverageLab

    • 35 min
    ADHD And Business Ownership: An Entrepreneurial Case Study With Diann Wingert

    ADHD And Business Ownership: An Entrepreneurial Case Study With Diann Wingert

    I sit down with Business Strategist, Coach, and Mentor, Diann Wingert, for an in-depth conversation about the intersection of ADHD and business ownership. We dive into Diann’s acceptance of her own diagnosis and how she effectively manages her ADHD daily so it doesn’t sabotage her success.
    What You’ll Discover In This Episode:c b 
    ✔ How ADHD Shows Up In Your Business
    ✔ Why Unmanaged ADHD Can Prevent Your Success
    ✔ Ways Diann Has Successfully Managed Her Traits
    ✔ What Time Blindness And Time Optimism Are
    ✔ Why ADHD Is Not A Superpower As Is Often Said
    ✔ So Much More!
    To access resources and links from this episode, click on https://AmberDeLaGarza.com/263.
    P.S. If you want help managing your time, creating efficiency, making a new hire, reducing the stress and overwhelm of running a business, or making strategic decisions that will help you level up your business, I’d like to talk to you. Let's discuss how we can partner together to help you get unstuck, reduce stress, and determine a clear path to increased profits! Schedule your Discovery Call

    • 57 min
    Flip The Script

    Flip The Script

    In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I dive into areas of your business that can feel especially difficult and discuss a simple strategy to reduce the stress that often accompanies them: flipping the script. 
    What You’ll Discover In This Episode:
    ✔ What Flipping The Script Really Means
    ✔ The Tangible Benefits Of Doing So
    ✔ How To Make Running Your Business More Enjoyable
    ✔ Simple Ways To Get Started
    ✔ So Much More!
    To access resources and links from this episode, click on https://AmberDeLaGarza.com/262.
    P.S. If you want help managing your time, creating efficiency, making a new hire, reducing the stress and overwhelm of running a business, or making strategic decisions that will help you level up your business, I’d like to talk to you. Let's discuss how we can partner together to help you get unstuck, reduce stress, and determine a clear path to increased profits! Schedule your Discovery Call

    • 28 min
    261 | Hiring: The Often Missed Skill Gap With Tatiyana Cure

    261 | Hiring: The Often Missed Skill Gap With Tatiyana Cure

    I sit down with executive recruiter and talent acquisition leader Tatiyana Cure to dive into the skill set of hiring, a skill set which many small business owners lack but all small business owners need. Tatiyana shares numerous actionable hiring strategies that are easy to implement and quick to work.
    What You’ll Discover In This Episode:
    ✔ What Works To Attract The Right Candidate
    ✔ Where To Look For Them
    ✔ Why Clients Might Skip Over Your Job Posting
    ✔ How To Delegate Some Of Your Hiring Process Out
    ✔ Effective Selection Process Strategies
    ✔ Interview Process Do’s & Don’ts
    ✔ The 80/20 Interview Rule You Need To Follow
    ✔ So Much More!
    To access resources and links from this episode, click on https://AmberDeLaGarza.com/261.
    P.S. If you want help managing your time, creating efficiency, making a new hire, reducing the stress and overwhelm of running a business, or making strategic decisions that will help you level up your business, I’d like to talk to you. Let's discuss how we can partner together to help you get unstuck, reduce stress, and determine a clear path to increased profits! Schedule your Discovery Call

    • 51 min
    Shh! Listen To What Your Calendar Is Telling You…

    Shh! Listen To What Your Calendar Is Telling You…

    I dive into the strategy of tracking your time and analyzing your calendar to help you identify where you can make small improvements in your time management to see major results.
    What You’ll Discover In This Episode:
    ✔ What Your Calendar Can Tell You If You’re Paying Attention
    ✔ Strategies For Time Tracking & Calendar Analyzing
    ✔ What Effective Time Management Tool Entrepreneurs Often Overlook
    ✔ Where You Might Be Miss-Stepping
    ✔ How Hofstadler’s Law Impacts Your Planning
    ✔ So Much More!
    To access resources and links from this episode, click on https://AmberDeLaGarza.com/260.
    P.S. If you want help managing your time, creating efficiency, making a new hire, reducing the stress and overwhelm of running a business, or making strategic decisions that will help you level up your business, I’d like to talk to you. Let's discuss how we can partner together to help you get unstuck, reduce stress, and determine a clear path to increased profits! Schedule your Discovery Call

    • 28 min
    Questioning Bill Gates’ Time Management Strategies

    Questioning Bill Gates’ Time Management Strategies

    I dissect the time management strategies Bill Gates uses, uncover why they won’t work for your small business, and discuss what to do instead to manage your time more effectively.
    What You’ll Discover In This Episode:
    ✔ Bill Gates’ Time Management Strategies
    ✔ His Framework For Investing Your Time Equally
    ✔ What I Agree With And What I Don’t
    ✔ Why His Strategies Will Or Will Not Work For You
    ✔ My 4-Bucket Time Management Framework For Small Business Owners
    ✔ Tips For Planning Your Annual Calendar
    ✔ So Much More!
    To access resources and links from this episode, click on https://AmberDeLaGarza.com/259.
    P.S. If you’ve been entertaining the idea of working with me, I have good news for you… I have three spots available for January start dates for my 1:1 Peak Performance Coaching program. If you want personalized coaching, strategy, and accountability that will help you level up your business in 2023, I want to talk to you. Let's discuss how we can partner together to meet your goals! Schedule your Discovery Call

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

TC_CA ,

Great Productivity Tips!

This podcast is great specifically for busy people managers!

Conscious_Marketing_&_PR ,

Very informative!

Amazing podcast full of information, you can always take away a few valuable nuggets from each episode!

Mommy account ,

So glad I found your podcast

I love it. Best tips shared for all small and large business owners. Each episode I listen too I take notes and try to put all tips to practice. So much great advice that there’s times I have to go back and listen to an episode again for a refresher. The business knowledge shared is incredible.

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