Taking your time is a podcast series hosted by Jacques Fu, author of Time Hacks. You will learn tips and strategies of practical time management and discover what it means to make the most out of the moments you have. In this show, we also seek to explore the feeling and reality of never having enough time.
Jacques's books, and businesses he's co-founded have been featured in news outlets such as Spectrum News, the Orlando Sentinel, and Inc Magazine, Forbes, and USA Today. Jacques will draw from his experiences balancing home and work life as well as interview guests from all walks of life that have had unique and impactful results on their schedules.
Gregg Pollack on Coding to Professional Cuddling
In this episode of Time Hacks, join host Jacques as he interviews Gregg Pollack, a successful entrepreneur turned psychology enthusiast and professional cuddlist.
Gregg founded several companies, helping to launch the startup community in Orlando and leading into his journey into psychology. Code School which was acquired by Pluralsight for $36 million, Envy which builds web applications, and Starter Studio which is Orlando’s first tech business accelerator.
Gregg shares his story of personal growth and self-discovery, from building companies to delving into the world of psychology and unlearning societal conditioning.
Throughout the conversation, Gregg emphasizes the importance of attending workshops and therapy sessions to facilitate personal growth. Gregg also shares his insights on healing childhood trauma, understanding the brain's mechanisms, and building loving relationships by acknowledging and expressing emotions authentically.
Luis Garcia on Making Virtual Reality More Accessible
On this episode of Time Hacks, we dive into the world of Luis Garcia, a fractional executive and founder of Collectiva. Luis shares his journey from a successful career at Full Sail University to pursuing his goals of creating his own organization and working in technology.
We explore Luis's work as a fractional executive, partnering with tech startups to tackle various problems that they may not have the time or experience to handle. Most of his clients are software developers working on SaaS products using gaming technologies. We also delve into Luis's expertise in VR, where he believes that current predictions of mass adoption are too optimistic. He discusses a new technology that takes a different approach to VR by enhancing the user's surroundings, leading to a more immersive experience and potential for wider adoption.
Luis also shares their time management strategies and productivity hacks. He emphasizes the importance of planning, from yearly goal setting to quarterly milestones, and weekly staff meetings. He even involves his co-founder and spouse in their weekly planning meetings to ensure alignment. We also discover Luis's routine of writing a letter to himself, reflecting on the past year, and setting goals for the next.
In addition to his professional life, Luis discusses his personal routines and habits. We learn about his morning routine, from waking up at 6:15 am to enjoying a cup of coffee while watching the news. He shares how running becomes a time for deep thinking, listening to podcasts, and finding inspiration.
Join us on this episode of Time Hacks as we explore Luis Garcia's journey, from fractional executive to VR enthusiast, and uncover his time management strategies and productivity hacks.
Matt Dupree on The Changing Landscape of AI and Machine Learning
On this episode of Time Hacks, Jacques talks with Matt Dupree, AI enthusiast and CEO of AI Startup Atlas, about AI and machine learning. They discuss concerns around AI adoption and usage, specifically the potential for companies to swap out human customer service representatives for AI chatbots. They also dive into the work of OpenAI and how they're using unstructured data to train their models. Matt shares his experience in founding his own company, Atlas, which aims to change the way people use software by creating a map of the software to generate user directions, similar to Google Maps. They also discuss time management strategies, including a trick called "reverse procrastination" and maximizing productivity by tackling unpleasant tasks early in the day.
Mason Dorner on Marketing at Disney, Stax, Ascenditt and Winning by Doing Less
Mason Dorner is the co-founder and chief ads officer at Ascenditt, and he helps e-commerce and SAAS founders build billion dollar brands. He's worked at all kinds of companies from unicorns startups, valued at over a billion to large brands, such as Disney.
Ken Laroe - Eco-entrepreneurship and racing against the climate crisis
Ken Laroe is an award-winning sustainability, professional and eco-entrepreneur. Ken has dedicated his life to environmental activism and building businesses as he actively works to address the existential threat to humanity, the climate crisis.
Dr. Laura Gallaher - NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster and Scheduling Pressure
Dr. Laura Gallaher has worked in the field of professional and personal development since 2005. She is an organizational psychologist, speaker facilitator, and executive coach. She's the founder and CEO of Gallaher Edge and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's and PhD in organizational psychology.
She's also the host of her own podcast called the evolved leader. Her noteworthy career began after the space shuttle. Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003, killing everyone on board. Following the tragedy, NASA had hired Laura and a team of organizational psychologists to change the cultural influence.
Worth your time!! 👍🏾
Listened to episode “Time is Not the Enemy”. Learned a lot about different perspectives of time and how to use it. Did not realize I could experience and absorb so much in so little time.
This allowed me to analyze the way I spend my time and encouraged me to be more intentional. The contrast between microtime and macrotime. These concepts are insightful and thought provoking.
Thank you for publishing such creative content. Recommend this to anyone who values their time and wants to learn more about how to manage it.
Time is not the enemy segment was fabulous!
I resonated with the math process that can show owners how quickly profits can vanish if you do not master the value of time. Looking toward to listening to more great show guests to come from Jacques!
A MUST LISTEN
Jacques does a great job at explainining and giving actionable tips on how to get things done! I like many struggle with time management and being able to tune into these episodes has helped me tackle the day with much more ease.