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The Positively Living podcast offers specially curated content to help you prioritize your passions and achieve more without the burnout. Designed for multi-tasking creatives and caregivers, the mix of solo and special guest episodes covers topics like productivity, self-awareness, personal development, habits + systems, decluttering + organizing, positivity, stress management, entrepreneurship, and more. You’ll find actionable advice, wrapped in humor and hope, dedicated to helping you do less, live more, and breathe easier.

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The Positively Living podcast offers specially curated content to help you prioritize your passions and achieve more without the burnout. Designed for multi-tasking creatives and caregivers, the mix of solo and special guest episodes covers topics like productivity, self-awareness, personal development, habits + systems, decluttering + organizing, positivity, stress management, entrepreneurship, and more. You’ll find actionable advice, wrapped in humor and hope, dedicated to helping you do less, live more, and breathe easier.

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English


Episodes

Seek Happiness to Be More Productive

2/19/2024
We all want to be productive, but at what cost? Often people place mastering productivity as their #1 priority, which can actually limit happiness. We need to reverse this order to get the most benefit. This week, episode 197 of the Positively Living Podcast is about seeking happiness to be more productive! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing how prioritizing your happiness actually makes you more productive in the long-term and giving you simple steps to take right now to seek more happiness in your life. If you focus on being productive, you may or may not be happy. However, if you focus on being happy, you’ll get happiness and an amazing byproduct called productivity. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Intentional Happiness with Julie Leonard | Positively Productive Systems LLC Work Smarter Not Harder with Loubna Zarrou | Positively Productive Systems LLC Freedom from the Hustle | Positively Productive Systems LLC How a Joy List Can Make You More Productive | Positively Productive Systems LLC Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:13:43

The Magic of Whole Life Decluttering [Round Up]

2/12/2024
Through my experiences, both as someone dealing with clutter and someone who’s helped hundreds of clients deal with it, I know that decluttering is one of the most beneficial habits we can incorporate into our lives. This week, in episode 196 of the Positively Living Podcast, I’m featuring 10 episodes that feature the topic of decluttering, in every part of our lives. The episodes I cover today include: It’s essential to take a whole-life approach to decluttering because it connects to all aspects of life. Focus on decluttering and see how freeing it is when you release what doesn’t serve you. Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Declutter Episodes Playlist Tim Lucier- The Habit Reset Liz August- Simplify, Simplify Katie Zurawksi- The Decluttering Queen Danielle Bettman- Parenting Wholeheartedly Ep 34: My Caregiving and Clutter Story | Positively Productive Systems LLC

Duration:00:14:14

Meditation as a Direct Path to Life Harmony [Re-release]

2/5/2024
Incorporating meditation into your life is effective for stress management, focus, and so much more. But it only works if you practice it in a way that works for you. This week, episode 195 of the Positively Living Podcast is about using meditation as a direct path to life harmony. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I share the benefits you’ll receive when you start incorporating meditation into your life and I give you actionable steps to take right now to implement a meditation practice that feels good to you. I cover the following topics: Progress, not perfection is key here. And the good news is that you’ll benefit from each and every session, no matter how poorly you think your meditation time went. If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Headspace Insight Timer Calm Ten Percent Chopra Center Meditation Ten Percent Happier Podcast PLP How to Meditate Easily through Creative Expression with Jennifer Faye Colombo PLP 3 Simple Steps When you Need a Mental Reset PLP How Your Body Responds to Stress with Christa Bevan PLP How to Tap Into Your Wisdom with Kavita Melwani Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:18:52

Why Simplifying Is More Important Than Organizing

1/29/2024
It’s my goal in every podcast episode to keep things simple because no matter who we are or what our situation is, simplifying can help, especially in a world that offers us plenty of complexity. This week, episode 194 of the Positively Living Podcast is about why simplifying is more important than organizing! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I share why we so often resist simplicity, embracing complexity instead and I give you actionable steps to take right now to begin simplifying areas of your life. I cover the following topics: Simplifying your life not only eases stress and speeds things up, it creates that space for you that you deserve. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) [Strategy Call] Decluttering and Habit Management for Multi-Passionate Creatives with Katie Henson | Positively Productive Systems LLC Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:12:02

How to Make Your Network Work for You with Sara Lowell and Dana Johnson

1/22/2024
Your network is not only built from potential clients, but also potential investors, collaborators, and connectors that can take your business to the next level. Building a strong and diverse network is key to your personal and professional success. This week, episode 193 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how to make your network work for you! Both lifelong learners and business owners, Sara Lowell has a professional background in workforce advocacy and Dana Johnson has a BS in Hospitality Management that she has used in various areas of event planning. Together, they are the hosts of the Entrepreneur Encounter podcast and community where they help business owners elevate their services with simplicity through soft-skill training. They create a clear path to improving client relationships and building consistent referral streams. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Sara Lowell and Dana Johnson share the benefits of building a network and give you actionable steps to take right now to connect with others in an authentic, genuine way. Sara, Dana, and I cover the following topics: The point of networking is first and foremost to connect with others to build trust and community. And if you do it right, the revenue will follow. Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH SARA AND DANA: Entrepreneur Encounter Podcast Entrepreneur Encounter FB Group CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Entrepreneur Encounter Podcast: Boosting Productivity for Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs w/ Lisa Zawrotny Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:38:50

Simple Email Automation That Will Generate More Business Leads with James Allen

1/15/2024
What if I told you that you could make more money by doing less work? Today’s guest has done just that for himself and now helps others take what they’re already doing and turn it into passive income using a simple, automated email sequence. This week, episode 192 of the Positively Living Podcast is about a simple email automation that will generate more business leads! Originally a productivity coach, James Allen was obsessed with how to work fewer hours while simultaneously growing his income, which led him to learn about creating passive income with digital products. As the founder of Profit Your Knowledge, James has a passion for helping people turn their knowledge, ideas, and skills into an automated income that not only gives them more money but also more freedom and fulfillment. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, James Allen shares his formula for generating passive income and gives you the actionable steps you can take right now to connect with more qualified leads, without doing more work. James and I cover the following topics: Remember, like any habit, start small and start simply. Once you get things in place, you can add more bells and whistles if needed. CONNECT WITH JAMES ALLEN: Website YouTube Download his FREE guide: 50 Plug & Play Title Formulas CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Listen to Lisa’s episode on the Profit Your Knowledge Podcast PLP: Creating a Client Journey with Devin Lee PLP: Streamlining Your Business with Melissa Morris PLP: Comparing Mailerlite and Mail Chimp with Monica Pitts Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:39:42

What You Need to Get Organized and Write That Book with Judi Harrington

1/8/2024
Like a high percentage of the population, I’ve always wanted to write a book. And also like a high percentage of the population, I haven’t… yet. But my guest today has and she’s helped others do so too. Our conversation today will not only guide you on how to write that book you’ve been thinking about, it will encourage you to consider when to write it so you can join the small percentage of people who succeed in getting their book out into the world! This week, episode 191 of the Positively Living Podcast is about what you need to get organized and write that book! Judi Harrington is a business storyteller, author, and writing coach who believes we all have a story to tell. She writes website copy, blogs, newsletters, and email funnels for solopreneurs and business owners, ensuring their message speaks to their ideal customer and inspires them to take action. She's the author of "Fuckery: The Life and Times of a Legend (In Her Own Mind)," a humorous memoir in essays celebrating her family's credo of "putting the 'fun' In 'dysfunctional'" which was released in October 2022. She is also a sought-after editor and writing coach for business owners who want to write a book adjacent to their business. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Judi Harrington shares the shocking statistics of people who want to write a book compared to the number of people who get their publication out into the world and gives you actionable steps to take right now to get organized so you can finally write your book! Judi and I cover the following topics: We all have a story to tell but we have to put in the effort to decide how and when we want to tell it. If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH JUDI HARRINGTON: Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:42:39

3 Simple Steps When you Need a Mental Reset

1/1/2024
We are constantly plugged into our world through the handheld screens that tell us everything we need to know instantaneously. As a questioner and a researcher, I adore being in an information age but recognize the downsides. This constant flow of information you once found helpful can become harmful in certain situations and can snowball your stress and anxiety, never giving you a chance to catch a break. This means you have to create a break for yourself and disconnect. This week, episode 190 of the Positively Living Podcast is about 3 simple steps when you need a mental reset! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I share the importance of taking a step back to reflect on whether the things in our lives are supporting or sabotaging us and give you 3 actionable steps to take right now to disconnect, giving yourself a mental reset so you can come back better than before. I cover the following topics: There are endless ways you can perform a mental reset.Try not to get overwhelmed by all these options. Pick ONE thing from each step and try it to see what works for you. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) For a full list of episodes mentioned, head over to the blog post for this episode. Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:17:37

Why Compassion is Essential to Be More Productive

12/25/2023
A recent event happened that caused me to pause my work and be there for my family. This challenged me to walk my talk, redefine what it means to be productive at this moment and in this season of life, and practice compassionate productivity on myself. This week, episode 189 of the Positively Living Podcast is about why compassion is essential to be more productive! In this episode, I share how I’ve come to teach what I once needed to learn, guiding clients with compassionate productivity, and I offer you actionable steps to take right now to seek more compassion so you can avoid burnout. I cover the following topics: I encourage you to embrace more compassion in your life. Think about the types of compassion and check in with yourself to see where you need support and focus. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) What Being Productive Really Means for You (3) Deeper Purpose of Productivity | LinkedIn Forgiveness and Resilience with R. Patryce Bryant | Positively Productive Systems LLC How To Ask For Help When You’re a Giver | Positively Productive Systems LLC Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:16:02

How a Joy List Can Make You More Productive

12/18/2023
Among the many things I wish for you, joy is at the top of the list. It may seem obvious why, but there is so much more to it than your happiness and, unsurprisingly, productivity is part of it. When you integrate more joy into your daily routine, you not only experience pleasure and positive emotions, but you give your brain and body a much-needed break from stress and monotony. These breaks enhance your focus and problem-solving, making joy a catalyst for enhanced productivity. This week, episode 188 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how a Joy List can make you more productive! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I encourage you to make a list of everything, big or small, that brings you joy in life (your Joy List) and I give you the steps needed to use that list and easily integrate more joy into your life. I cover the following topics: Do not underestimate the power of joy. Seeking it is not a frivolous pursuit to be seen as optional, it’s a strategic tool for living your best life. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Why the Simple Act of Pausing Will Make You More Productive | Positively Productive Systems LLC Manage Stress through Rest and Play with Gary Ware | Positively Productive Systems LLC Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:13:31

How to Figure Out Your Planning Style with Kylie Ota

12/11/2023
Countless frameworks exist and even overlap one another to help us gain self-awareness and uncover why we work the way we do. Today we’re exploring yet another way to use self-awareness as a planning and productivity tool to help you get organized and avoid burnout. This week, episode 187 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how to figure out your planning style! Kylie Ota, is a NLP-certified life coach and business strategist specializing in burnout recovery for high-achieving female entrepreneurs. With a background in Army Behavioral Science and oil + gas management, Kylie helps entrepreneurs find their business personality type and create a balanced life and successful business without compromising their well-being or relationships. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Kylie Ota shares how understanding your personality type helps remove the shame and guilt that comes up when comparing yourself to others and actionable steps to take right now to tweak your planning style to your archetype and increase your productivity. Kylie and I cover the following topics: Keep in mind the archetypes we talk about today were created by one coach and are not intended to limit you, but rather to encourage you to self-identify, appreciate what you are doing and how you work best, and find freedom in the process. If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH KYLIE OTA: Website Instagram Take the Quiz! To Find Your Own Archetype + Receive Specific Guidance on Business Management Tips CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) PLP 94: Tips to Avoid Burnout Based on Enneagram Type with Sarah Lynn PLP 181: How to Improve Your Productivity Using the Four Tendencies PLP 29: Trauma Informed Life with Mallory Jackson PLP 160: Seasonal Planning for Neurodiverse Entrepreneurs with Erik Fisher

Duration:00:41:17

How Mind Mapping Helps All Brain Types Focus Better with Jamie Chapman

12/4/2023
As we continue to explore tools that will work best for you, it’s time to feature a classic called mind mapping, a tool you can use to diagram your thoughts and ideas. If your brain is overwhelmed and making lists isn’t helping, mind mapping may be the tool you need to help you focus and plan. This week, episode 186 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how mind mapping helps all brain types focus better! Jamie Chapman is a Consultant for Small Business Owners. She takes a holistic view of life and business and loves working with compassionate, empathetic human beings who want to thrive in all areas of their lives and grow strategically and systematically. Jamie doesn't believe in cookie-cutter solutions for business, so she takes an individualized, multifaceted approach to problem-solving so you can move forward in a way that’s unique to you. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Jamie shares how our creative entrepreneur brains challenge us to stay focused, and she gives you actionable steps to take right now to try mind mapping. Listen and let’s see if you want to add to your productivity tool box. Jamie and I cover the following topics: Small steps truly make a huge difference. I encourage you to try mind mapping. Keep it as simple as possible with just one idea to start. Then, you can work your way up to bigger, more complex brainstorming projects. If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH JAMIE CHAPMAN: Website Instagram LinkedIn Entrepreneurs Brain Trust CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Advantages of Visual Thinking with Brandy Agerbeck How to Navigate New Ideas as a Multi-passionate Creative with Laura Livingston Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny

Duration:00:31:28

How To Ask For Help When You're a Giver

11/27/2023
Asking for help is a challenge for many of us, especially those of us that are givers. But while the reasons we deny ourselves may feel noble, the results can be problematic. This week, episode 185 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how to ask for help when you’re a giver! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I share that while the message of giving over receiving is well intended, it may discourage asking for help. I also give you actionable and manageable steps to take right now to ask for help and feel good about doing so. I cover the following topics: If you are a giver, I honor you and your heart and thank you for making this world a better place. But I urge you to focus on receiving too, because both are essential. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Am I Codependent with Mallory Jackson | Positively Productive Systems LLC The Most Important Boundary for People Pleasers | Positively Productive Systems LLC (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:13:30

How to Meditate Easily through Creative Expression with Jennifer Faye Colombo

11/20/2023
What I love most about being a productivity strategist is finding unique ways to achieve our goals that fit with who we are and how we work. Today’s guest helps us do just that as we explore how we can use art as a form of meditative practice. This week, episode 184 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how to meditate easily through creative expression! Jennifer Faye Colombo is an artist, creative guide, and designer of card decks and journals. She believes we are all creative and have the ability to use art to gain insights, for self-care, to tap into the creative flow and more no matter one's level of experience. In addition to empowering others to tap into their creativity, Jen helps coaches, energy healers and other entrepreneurs to create products to support their client's journeys outside of sessions. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Jennifer Faye Colombo reminds us that we are all creative beings–no matter how we choose to express it–and she gives actionable steps you can take right now to use creative expression as a supplement or a replacement to common meditation practices. Jennifer and I cover the following topics: If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH JENNIFER FAYE COLOMBO: Website Instagram CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) PLP 169: Advantages of Visual Thinking with Brandy Agerbeck PLP 47: Accessing Creativity through Mindfulness with Izolda Trakhtenberg PLP 131: Manage Stress through Rest and Play with Gary Ware PLP 137: How to Create a Vision Board That Works Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzspr

Duration:00:39:10

No Fail Gratitude Journal Approach for Your Busy Life

11/13/2023
While tapping into your gratitude and expressing it can be achieved in many ways, there is a reason gratitude journaling is so popular. It’s incredibly effective so I would be doing you a disservice if I didn't expand on the benefits of this particular practice. This week, episode 183 of the Positively Living Podcast is about no fail gratitude journal approach for your busy life! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I share why journaling is a powerful tool for mental health and business for self-discovery and development. I also give you actionable steps to take right now to go deeper with your gratitude practice through journaling. I cover the following topics: As you move forward with this practice I hope that when you read back what you’re grateful for it surprises and delights you, as well as fills and heals your heart. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) PLP Ep 4: The Power of Gratitude PLP Ep 132: 4 Ways You Are Already Practicing Gratitude PLP Ep 159: Why You Must Savor and Celebrate Your Success Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:17:59

Internal Family Systems As a Proven Treatment for Burnout with Katie LaCelle

11/6/2023
As we’ve discussed in past episodes, burnout is all too common, and that is all the more reason to focus podcast content on healing. It’s time to explore another tool from our personalized productivity toolbox–Internal Family Systems (IFS)–an evidence-based approach to tackling burnout as well as other chronic conditions. This week, episode 182 of the Positively Living Podcast is about using Internal Family Systems as a proven treatment for burnout Katie LaCelle is a somatic IFS practitioner who is passionate about helping people uncover their own internal wise leaders and reconnect with their deepest embodied intuition. IFS, or internal family systems, is a trauma-informed therapy modality that can help you get present, rewire your brain, and regulate your nervous system. In her spare time, Katie coaches others to and performs herself on the flying trapeze. In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Katie helps us understand IFS and how this trauma-informed therapy model can help you get present, regulate your nervous system, and even rewire your brain. Katie and I cover the following topics: If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH KATIE LACELLE: Website Instagram Book a discovery call to learn more about IFS & see if you might be a good fit to work together CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) PLP Ep 53: Am I Codependent with Mallory Jackson PLP Ep 29: Trauma Informed Life with Mallory Jackson PLP Ep 7: The Impact of Stress and How to Manage it for Good PLP Ep 79: How Your Body Responds to Stress with Christa Bevan PLP Ep 99: Emotions, Intuition, and Authenticity with Kristen Kubik Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music

Duration:00:34:12

How to Improve Your Productivity Using the Four Tendencies

10/30/2023
Assessments like Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies are the key to living a happier, more productive life. That's because these types of assessments allow us to become more self-aware, letting us evaluate who we are and what we do, manage our emotions, align our behavior, and understand how others perceive us. Self-awareness also leads to finding self-acceptance, nurturing self-compassion, becoming clear on our limits and boundaries, and, as such, improving our productivity. This week, episode 181 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how to improve your productivity using the Four Tendencies! In this episode, I’m sharing how you can use the Four Tendencies Assessment to better understand why you do (or don’t do) something and how unlocking this understanding can help you with self-mastery, influencing others to do things, reduce frustration and even improve relationships when you better understand yourself and others. I cover the following topics: Keep in mind that no assessment is foolproof and many aspects of your character come into play when you determine how you work best. The Four Tendencies Assessment is a jumping-off point that is especially good for helping you take action in a way that suits you best. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/. If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Assessment Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:19:18

What Stress Really Is and How to Manage It [Re-release]

10/23/2023
In early 2020 I became a certified stress management coach because I believed that stress was both an underlying cause of my clients’ problems as well as a distracting symptom blocking their progress. I’ve come to find out that stress can be a double-edged sword, being helpful, hurtful, or both! Stress can simultaneously push you towards achieving your goals or have harmful impacts on your health. That’s why episode 180 of The Positively Living Podcast is about what stress really is and how to manage it! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of stress management (not always stress reduction) and actionable steps you can take right now to manage your stress for good. I cover the following topics: free checklistWhen you become aware of what your stressors are and how they shift depending on what you do and what you think, you will become much more effective at managing your stress. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 10 Steps to Stress Less - Checklist Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:18:06

The Best Way for Creative Entrepreneurs to Build a Business with Lisa Robbin Young

10/16/2023
Whether we’re building a business, creating art, loving family and friends, or exploring the world, the quality of our lives is what matters most. Positive psychology helps us understand that leaning into our strengths will yield a more fulfilling life. Taking this same principle and applying it to our business yields tremendous results and today’s guest, Lisa Robbin Young, helps us see how we can do just that, especially as creatives. This week, episode 179 of the Positively Living Podcast is about the best way for creative entrepreneurs to build a business! Lisa Robbin Young is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, and accomplished musician with multiple albums to her credit. Lisa is the host of Creative Freedom and founder of Ark Entertainment Media - a growth consultancy for maverick micropreneurs who want a business that works for how they're wired to work. She believes that the best way to be successful is to be yourself - warts, sparkles, and all - so that you can Own Your Dreams Without Selling Your Soul (TM). In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, my guest Lisa Robbin Young shares how working in alignment can make your experience be less “effort full” and more “effort less” and she offers you actionable steps to take right now to build a business and life that you love based on your creative entrepreneur type. Lisa and I cover the following topics: Find what you love and what you do well (which are often the same) and do more of that. Productivity, success, and fulfillment will follow. CONNECT WITH LISA ROBBIN YOUNG: Website Instagram Facebook Take the Creative Entrepreneur Type Quiz CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) PLP Ep. 121: How Your Personal and Business Brands Connect with Karley Cunningham PLP Ep. 160: Seasonal Planning for Neurodiverse Entrepreneurs with Erik Fisher PLP Ep. 128: How Our Current Brand Culture Leads to Burnout with Rachel Kay Albers PLP Ep. 123: Serial Entrepreneur Superpowers with Nicole Schmied PLP Ep. 119: How Productivity is Impacted by Seasonal Energy Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:41:24

7 Techniques and Tools Used by a Productivity Expert

10/9/2023
I’ve avoided making an episode where I share the tools and techniques that help me keep my life organized because my focus as a coach is always to help you find what fits YOU and your life. Today I decided to offer a more detailed view of the systems that work for me in hopes that these details might inspire you and encourage you to see if they might work for you as well. This week, in episode 178 of the Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing 7 techniques and tools I use as a productivity expert! In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing productivity techniques I use regularly, the tools that correspond with them, and I explain WHY they work for me to help you determine if they might work for you too. The 7 tools and techniques I cover in this episode include: Just because a technique or tool works well for someone else doesn’t mean it is going to work for you. But you can take what others do as inspiration for what to research and try out as you explore what works best for YOU. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/ If you’re a DIY dynamo looking for simplicity and productivity support, you’ll find it in the Positively Productive Resources Vault. It’s packed with the worksheets, checklists, workbooks, and recordings I use with clients. Go to http://www.positivelyproductive.com/podcastvault where the promo code PODCAST will give you a special listener discount. CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.) Trello Todo List Tech/ Tools Episode Playlist PLP Ep. 140: How to Declutter Your Mind in One Simple Step PLP Ep. 156: How to Reduce Mental Load as a Parent or Caregiver with Roxanne Ferber Simplify Simplify Dance Song Playlist V1, V2, V3 Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

Duration:00:31:16