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Structure & Flow is the go-to podcast for artists, writers, photographers, designers, freelancers and other creative business owners looking for productivity tips, time management hacks, business systems, and better creative habits. We’re Creative Entrepreneurs ourselves and we understand, deeply, what it takes to get more done in your business AND make more Art. We also know what it’s like to be overwhelmed, unclear, and exhausted! We believe that doing more and working harder is not the solution to your productivity challenges. We believe in more creativity, more fun, and more profit!

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Structure & Flow is the go-to podcast for artists, writers, photographers, designers, freelancers and other creative business owners looking for productivity tips, time management hacks, business systems, and better creative habits. We’re Creative Entrepreneurs ourselves and we understand, deeply, what it takes to get more done in your business AND make more Art. We also know what it’s like to be overwhelmed, unclear, and exhausted! We believe that doing more and working harder is not the solution to your productivity challenges. We believe in more creativity, more fun, and more profit!

    Episode 128: Organizing Your Photos

    Episode 128: Organizing Your Photos

    Why is it so important for us to pay attention to how we preserve printed and digital photo content? What are some good first steps towards curating a printed or digital photo collection? How can we make the task of organizing less overwhelming?

    These are just some of the questions we answer in this episode of Structure and Flow, with our special guest Bonnie Shay.

    How does this relate to your business?

    The answer is simple: you need to have the same organizational systems in place for your business assets (images, other digital assets) to be more productive. If you’re spending hours searching for that one image you downloaded once, that’s very inefficient!

     



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    Bio

    Bonnie Hillman Shay is a Certified Photo Organizer and founder of Mariposa Photo Organizing based in Highland Park, IL.


    Bonnie helps her clients organize, edit, and back-up their printed and digital photo and video collections as well as create photo books, online photo galleries and other ways of sharing their photos. She wants her clients to have access to their family photo treasures so that they can enjoy them, manage them and share them with generations to come.


    Bonnie has been featured in numerous publications and presents for live audiences, on teleseminars, and webinars. Bonnie is a member of NAPO (The National Association of Professional Organizers) and APPO (The Association of Personal Photo Organizers).

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    Episode 127: The Connection Between Gratitude and Productivity

    Episode 127: The Connection Between Gratitude and Productivity

    In this episode, Minette and Brad dive into how important giving thanks is to our productivity.

    Gratitude can help you stay present in the moment, enjoy what’s happening now, and be less focused on worry over outcomes

    Gratitude can create a powerful ripple effect in the workplace (or at home – between the two of us) when we tell people how much we appreciate them they are happier, and happier people are more productive – go figure !

    Keeping a gratitude journal is the best way to improve productivity: writing down what you’re thankful for increases happiness, and happiness increases productivity.

    Here’s a couple of great articles for you to dive into this topic:



    * Does Gratitude Make Us More Productive?

    * 20 Ways Gratitude Improves Productivity





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    Episode 126: Productivity Hacks from a Busy Mompreneur

    Episode 126: Productivity Hacks from a Busy Mompreneur

    In this week’s episode we talk with Lisa Pezik (another Canadian!) about how to get more productive and get more done without it really taking over your life. We go deep into how our different roles as a entrepreneurs affect our productivity. It’s all about blocking time and singular focus! Lisa shares her best productivity hacks, including power pockets 🙂

    Bio

    In Lisa’s words, “In 2016, I was seconds away from being sideswiped by a transport truck. I was upset and distracted. “Enough is enough.”


    I swapped Netflix for personal development books, low calorie diets for whole foods, and learned from the best mentors in High Performance, Personal Story Power, and Online Marketing. 

    I still had a full time job. I was raising our little dude, and my business grew in the focused power pockets of my day. In two years,

    I released over 100lbs and built a six-figure online speaking, writing, 
and coaching business from my kitchen table.

    As a Registered Nurse, ACE Certified Trainer in Fitness, Nutrition, Youth Fitness, Seniors Fitness and Pain Free/ Function First Movement, I have a unique background and passion for freedom in families. Freedom of time, freedom of debt, freedom from suffering.


    I’ve been a featured expert on the Hamilton Life Show, published in Thrive Global and The Huffington Post, and I speak on stages all across the world.

    Be savage, and gritty, and eloquent, and resilient. The world needs YOU.”

     



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    * https://www.instagram.com/lisa.pezik/

    * https://www.facebook.com/LisaPezikCoach/

    * https://twitter.com/lisa_pezik

    * https://lisa135.clickfunnels.com/free-gift-15ps



     

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    Episode 125: Are You Speaking Your Customer’s Language?

    Episode 125: Are You Speaking Your Customer’s Language?

    We all see the world through our own eyes and the filters of our own experiences and environment … that’s natural

    But that’s not what our customers are seeing.

    Our customers are on their own journeys and they have their own reasons for behaving the way they do.

    If we are unable to understand, deeply, what drives our customers we will never create the connection with them necessary for them to trust that we are selling them products and services that are valuable to them.

    Jeffrey Shaw teaches businesses how to connect more deeply with their customers. He tells us some great stories that show what it is we can do to use the language that our clients understand.

    Bio

    Jeffrey Shaw is host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, a featured storyteller on The Moth, and a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker at creative and business conferences. For more than three decades, Jeffrey has been one of the most sought-after portrait photographers in the U.S. His portraits have appeared on the Oprah Show, in People magazine, O Magazine, and others.

    Having a keen eye isn’t just for what one sees, but also for what one senses. Jeffrey Shaw, a.k.a. the Lingo Guy, uses this honed intuition developed as a photographer to teach entrepreneurs how to attract their ideal customers by speaking their Secret Language. He’s the author of the book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible.

    Jeffrey is the father of three adult children and resides with his two dogs in Miami Beach.



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    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

    The 5 emotional triggers that will help your ideal client know that you are speaking their lingo:



    * You have to understand their Perspective 

    * Familiarity – We are innately drawn to things that are familiar to us

    * Style – we choose art, products, and services based on the style that we like

    * Pricing Psychology – pricing creates perception. Are you high-end or affordable?

    * Words – speak to them using their words



    Links



    * LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible

    * Jeffrey’s quick website review http://jeffreyshaw.pages.ontraport.net/websitereviewapplication



     

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    Episode 124: Generosity with Ellen Rogin

    Episode 124: Generosity with Ellen Rogin

    Do you ever find yourself saying… “Oh, I just don’t have a head for money,” or, “I’m really not good at this [money]?”

    Actually, our special guest, Ellen Rogin, has found that creatives (and yes, that means you) can be pretty darn awesome at it. Oftentimes, we’ve simply grown up learning that creative skills aren’t necessarily the ones that make you good at money.

    When you think about it, if you don’t create a vision of where you want to go or listen to your own intuition, you’re not going to be as successful with money as when focused solely on the analytical.

    For the past 30 years, Ellen has been helping people with their money as a financial advisor. During that time, she’s also written several books including New York Times bestseller, Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality.

    Early in her career, she realized that it wasn’t just about doing all the smart money moves or having lots of money that made people successful and content. A lot had to do with their mindset and approach to money that really had the whole package work.

    According to Ellen, generosity is the new currency in business. People who are going to do well are the ones out there seeing how to add value to someone’s life, and be generous with not only your clients but your team.


    Consider what’s the most generous response you can have to somebody?

    Let’s find out how to bring in more prosperity and success in your business, and make you and everyone around you feel better!



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    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:



    * How generosity and abundance leads to better profitability at the end of the day

    * What makes people successful and truly content with their money

    * Piece of lucky networking advice that Ellen learned early on

    * What’s an Abundance Activist

    * A beautiful and practical way to give from the heart



    Bio

    Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP® and Abundance Activist® is the co-author of NY Times best-seller, Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality. Ellen speaks across the globe on creating success and abundance. Chock full of “left-brain” credentials (MBA, CPA, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™), Ellen also walks on the “right” side, balancing values, big picture ideas, meditation and a sense of humor with her professional training. She’s as comfortable talking about the power of compound interest as she is the power of belief. Ellen is a TEDx presenter, and her work has been quoted in such national publications as The New York Times, Money, Time.com, Forbes.com, and The Huffington Post. Ellen is founder and president of a wealth management firm north of Chicago and serves on the Board of Directors for Metropolitan Capital Bank in Chicago and The Ghana Scholarship Fund.

    Links

    www.facebook.com/AbundanceActivist/


    www.twitter.com/ellenrogin


    ellenrogin.com/goodies

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    Episode 123: Gamification and Productivity: What Games Can Teach us about Motivation

    Episode 123: Gamification and Productivity: What Games Can Teach us about Motivation

    Think about the rush you receive on Facebook when receiving tons of smiley faces, hearts, and comments on a brilliant post that you created…

    Or when you used to receive gold stars or cash as rewards when you were in school.

    We, creators, are biologically wired to receive a dopamine hit and feel rewarded around activities that we may initial drag our feet around.

    Already studies are being done on employee engagement and really looking at how gamification can make us more productive. Earlier this year, I read this cool book called Reality is Broken, written by academic Jane McGonigal. All about how the workplace is broken and it needs to function more like a game.

    How we can bring gamification into our creative businesses to invite more play and productivity into the work that we’re doing in the world?

    Gamification is the use of game elements and game thinking in non-game environments to increase engagement and improve better targeting. This introduces game-like elements into what you’re already doing in order to get better at it and have way more fun doing it.

    Creatives, we definitely need the visual reminders and the gamification. What we wanted to share with you today was how you can gamify your own productivity, and how you can do it old school analog style or with the latest gamification apps.



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    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:



    * How the neuroscience of gaming creates a powerful form of intrinsic motivation

    * Fun ways to gamify your own productivity and implement new habits consistently

    * Jerry Seinfield’s simple and effective productivity system

    * All about bullet journals, day designers, app gamified trackers, and more



    Links



    * Blog Post Get More Done Gamify Your Life

    * Blog Post How to Gamify Team Productivity

    * Blog Post 5 Apps to Gamify Your Personal and Work Lives

    * The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

    * Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal



     

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Hi9357965 ,

So helpful and great to listen to!

Really enjoy the hosts and the great info for productivity. It’s more than just typical productivity hacks.

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This is my new favorite podcast! As a marketing consultant, I know good advice when I hear it. I love how The hosts, Structure and Flow, totally play off of each other on the topics. The advice is sound. The struggles are real. And this podcast helps you navigate both of those and continue serving peeps with your business. Thank you for your brilliance.

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Love this!

Minette and Brad are awesome and totally know their stuff!

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