222 episodes

The Intentional Advantage podcast (formerly Productivity Paradox) will help you reclaim your time and make a bigger impact while being more present in your personal life.

Listen each Tuesday to learn from Tanya Dalton, a nationally recognized productivity expert, best-selling author, speaker, and CEO of the multi-million dollar company, inkWELL Press Productivity Co.

Each episode is full of research-backed, actionable productivity tips you can use right away to confidently step into leadership in your work and personal life. These are the same growth strategies and cutting-edge principles Tanya used to grow her 7-figure business in 18 months with only three employees... and she can help you to do the same.

Investing in you, making the changes you want, living the life you desire… THAT is the Intentional Advantage. Get strategies to fast-track your progress and success toward the lifestyle and time freedom you want. Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode!

The Intentional Advantage Tanya Dalton of inkWELL Press

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8, 517 Ratings

The Intentional Advantage podcast (formerly Productivity Paradox) will help you reclaim your time and make a bigger impact while being more present in your personal life.

Listen each Tuesday to learn from Tanya Dalton, a nationally recognized productivity expert, best-selling author, speaker, and CEO of the multi-million dollar company, inkWELL Press Productivity Co.

Each episode is full of research-backed, actionable productivity tips you can use right away to confidently step into leadership in your work and personal life. These are the same growth strategies and cutting-edge principles Tanya used to grow her 7-figure business in 18 months with only three employees... and she can help you to do the same.

Investing in you, making the changes you want, living the life you desire… THAT is the Intentional Advantage. Get strategies to fast-track your progress and success toward the lifestyle and time freedom you want. Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode!

    Grow Your Business by Cultivating an Effective Team

    Grow Your Business by Cultivating an Effective Team

    As a leader, you can create a strong team that works together to achieve your group’s goals, vision, and North Star. Teams are critical for reaching success, and as humans, we’re designed to work in groups. Our brains are literally wired for it! By seeking out effective people to join and grow your team, you’ll live each day fired up about the people you get to work with (not have to work with!). In this episode, I’m sharing 3 tips for growing a strong team, and why you shouldn’t fall for resume propaganda. We’ll also explore a few momentum-builders to get you started! 
    What’s In This Episode:
    Making sure your team knows and understands the boundaries The importance of being effective (rather than efficient) 3 tips for creating a strong team Momentum-builders you can start implementing right away JOIN MY FREE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY GROUP!

    • 26 min
    How The Intentional Advantage Will Change the Way You Live

    How The Intentional Advantage Will Change the Way You Live

    Welcome to the Intentional Advantage podcast! You might be wondering why I've decided to make a few changes around here. There are some shifts that I've made with the podcast and some other things within my business, and I can't wait to share those with you. As you may know,  I revisit my North Star every year to make sure I'm truly aligned with where I want to go and what I want to do. When I last visited, I knew I had some upcoming changes I wanted to make. In this episode, I'll be explaining those changes to you and my reasoning behind it! You'll hear what it means to have an Intentional Advantage, plus what's to come on this season as we embrace strategies for success to help you confidently step into leadership purposefully, intentionally, and mindfully.
    What’s In This Episode:
    Why I decided to make a shift with the podcast Revisiting my North Star to make sure I’m aligned My new purpose statement  What it means to have the Intentional Advantage JOIN MY FREE FACEBOOK GROUP!

    • 23 min
    How Unplugging from Work Will Boost Your Productivity

    How Unplugging from Work Will Boost Your Productivity

    Unplug from your job and do it often. There's this misconception in the workforce that busier is better, and it's simply not true. By unplugging from work, you'll become way more productive! The truth is, you're so much more than a worker bee. You have so much value to add to other people's lives, which you can only give if you aren't overworked, burnt out, and always plugged in. In this episode, I'm exploring why it's critical for you to regularly unplug from work. I talk about the importance of taking breaks, vacations, and time away from your job, plus how doing so can produce better, higher-quality work in less time. I also share a few momentum builders to help you unplug from work mode. 
    What's In This Episode:
    Symptoms of burnout and how to prevent it How to carve out space in your day to take breaks Focusing on being happy, healthy and productive instead of busy Tuning out of work mode regularly for a renewed sense of energy, motivation, and creativity JOIN MY FREE FACEBOOK GROUP!

    • 27 min
    Rethinking Your 9-5

    Rethinking Your 9-5

    Are the messages you’re putting out really embodying what you stand for as a business? At my company, one of the ideas that we’ve really been digging into while working to express our core values has been the “traditional workweek.” In this episode, I am diving into how the standard Monday through Friday, 9-5, came about. I touch on the benefits of reducing your working hours and explore some of the drawbacks you might expect from spending less time working. If you’ve been rethinking what you’ve been told about productivity and the 40-hour workweek, you’ll want to hear this episode!
     
    What’s In This Episode:
     
    Digging in deep to walk the walk around things you stand behind  Shifting how you look at the 40-hour workweek The benefits that come from reducing the hours you work Potential drawbacks in reducing your workweek  
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    • 28 min
    180: Pat Flynn on Growing from Failure

    180: Pat Flynn on Growing from Failure

    Stepping into leadership with confidence takes courage. That's what Pat Flynn exemplified when he was laid off during the 2008 financial crisis. He quickly decided to make a move into entrepreneurship and hasn't looked back since. Pat is the owner of several successful online businesses, a professional blogger, keynote speaker, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. In this episode, he and I talk about how he's stepped into leadership within his business. He shares how he knew when to add people to his team and the importance of letting team members step up in their roles. We also discuss using Enneagram tests for insight on your team in the workplace (and at home!) and why you need to learn to fail. 
    What's In This Episode:
    Why you need to ask for help earlier than you might think Pat's advice on knowing when to hire people onto your team Why "authentic" and "honest" are two driving keywords for life and business Why you need to learn to fail
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    • 30 min
    179: The New Way to Run Meetings at Work

    179: The New Way to Run Meetings at Work

    Let's be honest, meetings can drive everyone crazy. But the truth is, meetings are an essential part of the workplace. Knowing how to effectively run a meeting with your team can be a game changer for you as a leader. In this episode, I touch on why there's so much animosity toward meetings. I share why meetings are crucial for growth and why you need to look at what outcomes you want from them before diving in. If you're going to start creating more effective meetings for your team, you'll definitely want to hear the tips I share in this episode on infusing fun into the grand scheme of things while working on cutting down the time you and your team spend having them.
     
    What's In This Episode:
    Understanding the frustrations behind meetings The importance of collaborating with others and allowing for different ideas, opinions, and voices to be heard Examining the outcomes that you want to come from meetings Creating an environment that's conducive for your business (and team members) to flourish  
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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517 Ratings

517 Ratings

SweetpeaLifestyle ,

Effective Motivation!

Tanya is just the best! Her simple, effective words motivates me to be a better business owner, CEO, and all around person! Thanks for a great podcast that is amazing!

Ulyanafil ,

Motivating Start of My Day

I enjoy listening to Tonya. I built up my productivity system while listening this podcast. I love the Inkwell Press products, and this podcast helps me to get a maximum out them. If I feel overwhelmed, I return to the episodes that fit well with the issue I experience. Rewatching of the episodes from time to time helps me to keep focusing on my priorities and moving towards my North Star.

Christina J from Cali ,

Waste of time

Self-centered and can’t take constructive criticism. Don’t waste your time!

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