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The Motivation Mindset hosted by therapist, writer, and book author, Risa Williams, features successful people who share how they get stuff done and achieve their goals. Find your balance, keep your calm, and get motivated with coffee-break sized episodes that can help you tune up your daily mindset. Risa Williams is the book author of three self-help books including, "The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit," and she's a therapist and productivity coach in Los Angeles. She collects productivity tools to help people create more time for themselves to enjoy. In special Time Lab episodes, listeners of the show test out the time management tools for themselves. In special Brain Boost episodes, guest co-host Erica Curtis joins Risa Williams to break down neuroscience nuggets for you and to answer questions from listeners of the show. View upcoming episodes at http://risawilliams.com/motivationmindset.

The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams Risa Williams

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The Motivation Mindset hosted by therapist, writer, and book author, Risa Williams, features successful people who share how they get stuff done and achieve their goals. Find your balance, keep your calm, and get motivated with coffee-break sized episodes that can help you tune up your daily mindset. Risa Williams is the book author of three self-help books including, "The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit," and she's a therapist and productivity coach in Los Angeles. She collects productivity tools to help people create more time for themselves to enjoy. In special Time Lab episodes, listeners of the show test out the time management tools for themselves. In special Brain Boost episodes, guest co-host Erica Curtis joins Risa Williams to break down neuroscience nuggets for you and to answer questions from listeners of the show. View upcoming episodes at http://risawilliams.com/motivationmindset.

    The Motivation Mindset: The Time Lab - The Task Intensity Meter and The Rewards Planner

    The Motivation Mindset: The Time Lab - The Task Intensity Meter and The Rewards Planner

    In this special Time Lab episode, listeners of the show test out tools from previous episodes. In this show, listeners Darrell Langolf, a writer from Los Angeles, Dulcie Yamanaka, a graphic designer and editor, and Cara Dolan, a public health administrator, test out two tools from Risa's book (The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit) called: The Task Intensity Meter and Task Rewards.  Find out which tool worked out well for them, and which tool they struggled with!

    Tools discussed in this episode: The Task Intensity Meter, The Rewards Planner and The Brain Warm-Up from Risa's book, The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit.

    Previous episodes mentioned: Episode 4 (Task Intensity Meter), Episode 5 (Rewards with Ezra Werb), Episode 3 (The Time Lab: The Brain Warm-Up).

    Host: Risa Williams, LMFT, (risawilliams.com, @risawilliamstherapy).
    Guests: Darrell Langolf, Dulcie Yamanaka and Cara Dolan.


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    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams and Erica Curtis: The Brain Boost - Color

    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams and Erica Curtis: The Brain Boost - Color

    In this special episode called The Brain Boost, guest co-host Erica Curtis joins host Risa Williams to discuss how to use color more effectively in everyday life to find your focus, get creative, and get more organized. Have you ever wondered about the impact of color on your mood and motivation? Here's what science tell us about accessing color's power to transform our thoughts, feelings, and energy... 

    Tools discussed in this episode:

    The Color Coder (from Risa's book: The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit), Calm Colors (from Erica's book: The Innovative Parent), Time Blocking, and Mindfulness techniques.

    Previous episodes mentioned: The Time Lab - Morning Pages & Appreciation Journal (Episode 6), Journaling with Mike Sonksen (Episode 2), Mind Modes with Erica Curtis (Episode 4).

    Hosts: Risa Williams (risawilliams.com, @risawilliamstherapy) and Erica Curtis (therapywitherica.com, @ericakcurtis).
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    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams: Time Intentions - Dr. Tamara Soles

    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams: Time Intentions - Dr. Tamara Soles

    In this episode, Risa Williams talks to Dr. Tamara Soles about setting time intentions for your to-do list as well as establishing clear boundaries throughout your day. If you've ever wondered about how to be more assertive when you're upholding your time boundaries, Dr. Soles has great tips and advice on how to communicate these needs to others. 

    Tools discussed in this episode: Timers, Time Blocking, The Weekly Post-It  and Time Sinkholes (from Risa's book The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit), Reflective Listening, and BlockSite (Chrome Extension).

    Guest: Dr. Tamara Soles (drtamarasoles.com, This Hour Has 50 Minutes Podcast).
    Host: Risa Williams, LMFT (risawilliams.com, theultimatetoolkitbooks.com).
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    The Motivation Mindset: The Time Lab - Morning Pages and The Appreciation Journal

    The Motivation Mindset: The Time Lab - Morning Pages and The Appreciation Journal

    In this special episode of The MM Podcast called The Time Lab, listeners Dulcie Yamanaka, a copy editor, and Julissa Padilla, an archivist, test out journaling tools discussed in Episode 2. For three days, they test out Morning Pages (from The Artist's Way) in the morning, and The Appreciation Journal (from The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit) at night.

    Episodes Referenced: Episode 2, Journaling with Mike Sonsken.

    Books Referenced: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit by Risa Williams.

    Host: Risa Williams (theultimatetoolkitbooks.com, risawilliams.com).
    Guests: Dulcie Yamanaka and Julissa Padilla.
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    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams: Rewards - Ezra Werb

    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams: Rewards - Ezra Werb

    Risa Williams talks to educational therapist and book author, Ezra Werb, about rewards and how to use them to motivate yourself and to help you feel proud of tasks that you accomplish in everyday life. Ezra Werb is the book author of "Teach for Attention: A Tool Belt of Strategies for Engaging Students with Attention Challenges" (Free Spirit).

    Tools discussed: Planning Rewards, Executive Functioning, Delayed Gratification, "Non-preferred" Tasks, The Task Intensity Meter (from Risa's book, The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit), The First Step Finder, (from Risa's book, The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit).

    Episodes mentioned: Episode 6 and Episode 2.

    Guest: Ezra Werb, M.Ed. (www.freespirit.com/gifted-and-special-education/teach-for-attention-ezra-werb).

    Host: Risa Williams, LMFT (risawilliams.com, @risawilliamstherapy).



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    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams: Mind Modes - Erica Curtis

    The Motivation Mindset with Risa Williams: Mind Modes - Erica Curtis

    Risa Williams interviews Erica Curtis, art therapist and book author of "The Innovative Parent" and "Art Therapy Activities for Kids," about how to switch mental gears, what "mind modes" are,  and how to become more mindfully aware of how you're actually spending your time each day. They discuss how to transition from "work mode" to "rest mode,"  time blocking, and new ways to incorporate mindfulness as a way to regulate your emotions.

    Guest: Erica Curtis, LMFT, Board-Certified Art Therapist and author of "The Innovative Parent" and "Art Therapy Exercises for Kids" (www.therapywitherica.com, @ericakcurtis).

    Host: Risa Williams, LMFT, therapist and book author of "The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit" and "The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit" (JKP Books) (www.risawilliams.com, @risawilliamstherapy).

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Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Oldhollywood39 ,

Risa Is Always Delivering Positivity and Great Advice!

Risa was one of my professors in college and she was and is fantastic! She is so passionate about connecting with others. She is so easygoing and is always willing to hear about your problems. She is compassionate and understands everything you are telling her. She is the best!

luniacat ,

Love it

Am a big fan of Risa Williams’ books especially the time management toolkit which really helped me get more organized and focused and so glad I can now listen to more of her advice now.

rmsbx ,

Love she has a podcast now!

I have read all her incredible books and follow her on Instagram. It's great to be able to now hear her incredible advice on this podcast!

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