sharppodcast

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Fed up with boring self-development podcasts? Then you need SHARPPODCAST! We help you get better at the stuff you have to do, freeing up more time to spend on what you want to do. We do it with humour, quality, great resource and NEVER taking ourselves too seriously. Join us and sharpen your saw, with a smile on your face. In fact, spending time sharpening the saw can reduce the time it takes you to cut down the tree. This podcast takes that principle and shows you how to be intentional about what you do, apply a little structure, and actually spend less time - but get more done.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Fed up with boring self-development podcasts? Then you need SHARPPODCAST! We help you get better at the stuff you have to do, freeing up more time to spend on what you want to do. We do it with humour, quality, great resource and NEVER taking ourselves too seriously. Join us and sharpen your saw, with a smile on your face. In fact, spending time sharpening the saw can reduce the time it takes you to cut down the tree. This podcast takes that principle and shows you how to be intentional about what you do, apply a little structure, and actually spend less time - but get more done.

Language:

English


Episodes

Every Customer Wants STP080

12/11/2022
Episode 80 – The final episode in our trilogy talking to Nick Drake-Knight about the origins of his work. If you have customers, have a team who helps customers, or in any way engage with customers in your organisation – you need to know what Every Customer Wants®. It will give you remarkable solutions to all those problematic challenges you face every day. Hospitality, healthcare, call centres, after-care, retail, web support (the list goes on). Customers have high expectations and,...

Duration:00:08:11

Meerkat Selling STP079

12/4/2022
Episode 79 – Our second in the trilogy where we look at the work of Nick Drake-Knight, and how it can help you and your team. Last time we checked out – Continue & Begin Fast Coaching. This time, it’s the turn of Meerkat Selling®. If you (or your team) are helping customers to buy things, this one is for you. Look at all this stuff we covered in this full episode: All the resources we discussed: The Meerkat Selling bookMeerkat SellingMeerkat Selling ONLINEMy website –...

Duration:00:07:54

Fast Coaching STP078

11/27/2022
Episode 78 – Yes, we’re back! (Unless you’re listening to this in the back catalogue – in which case, we never went away!) This is the first in a trilogy where we share a conversation I had with Nick Drake-Knight about the origins of his fabulous work. Nick helps people with a wide range of skills, from selling to service and all sorts in between. In this short episode, we learn about the origins of Nick’s fabulous coaching model – Continue & Begin Fast Coaching®. If you (or your team)...

Duration:00:08:31

Smashing Self Employment STP077

4/27/2022
Episode 77 – I was invited to join Karl Craig-West on his podcast. It’s all about being self-employed, and we’ve decided to share the episode here, so you can listen to it too. Look at all this stuff we covered in this full episode: It was actually episode 47 All the resources we discussed: How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale CarnegieKarl’s websiteThe Smashing Self Employment PodcastHis LinkedIn ProfileKarl’s YouTube channelMy LinkedIn Profilesondevelopment.comThe...

Duration:00:51:18

Xmas 2021 Review & Resolutions STP076

12/22/2021
Episode 76 – I promised you an episode to listen to at Christmas – and here it is! We’ve taken a look back at what happened in 2021, the episodes, the stuff. Then, we look forward to 2022 and I give you an alternative to New Year’s Resolutions. Look at all this stuff we covered in this full episode: sondevelopmentsondevelopment – YouTube channelLooking Ahead – STP069Work-Life Balance – STP070Meditation Benefits – STP071Casanova Brooks – STP072Quick UpdateJoy & Deadlines with Suzy The...

Duration:00:32:52

Physical and Mental Fitness with Aaron Morton – STP075

11/15/2021
Episode 75 – This is a great conversation. We spoke with Aaron Morton not only about his approach to fitness, nutrition and psychology but also so much more! We learn why, for Aaron, being a personal trainer is not only limited to physical fitness, how to look at your wider lifestyle, and why you may need a crisp strategy. Look at all this stuff we covered in this full episode: Here are the links to the resource we talked about: Aaron’s website – AMTInstagram – @aaronmortoncoYouTube...

Duration:00:53:37

Resilience & Smart Culture with Mark Billage STP074

10/10/2021
Episode 74 – This is a JAM-PACKED conversation. We chatted with Mark Billage from Smartculture.UK about resilience, communication, leadership and loads more. Listen to the end, where we talk about his brand-new book. This one is WELL WORTH an hour of your time! Look at all this stuff we covered in this full episode: Here are the links to the resource we talked about: Smart CultureMark’s course on resilienceMark on Linked InThe Book – I See YouSawubona – The Zulu greetingNelson Mandela’s...

Duration:00:55:47

Joy & Deadlines with Suzy The Casual Birder STP073

9/12/2021
Episode 73 – In this episode, we chat with Suzy from the Casual Birder podcast. We cover so much stuff and get into a really rich conversation about how Suzy has found herself ‘stuck’ with her productivity and look at some solutions. It’s a great chat! Look at all this stuff we covered in this full episode: Here is the resource we talked about: The Casual Birder websiteCasual Birder on InstagramThe Twitter accountThe Trello appNotionTo-doistThe Kanban systemThe Checklist...

Duration:01:10:22

Quick Update

8/6/2021
Quick update - Not an episode, just an explanation! Yes, we've been gone TOO long. Have a listen to find out more. As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: Buy me a coffee (I'd be ever so grateful) Rate or subscribe on apple podcasts by going here - apple podcasts Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ Share with at us on Instagram -...

Duration:00:04:15

Casanova Brooks – STP072

5/16/2021
Episode 72 – We chat with Casanova Brooks. Casanova has driven himself from poverty and difficulty to significant success. We find out about his inspiration, his world, and how his frame of mind has helped him achieve that success. We get a different perspective here to many of the areas we’ve looked at before. Inspiring stuff! Look at all this stuff we covered in this full episode: Here is the resource we talked about: Dream Nation – Casanova’s community to help you build your dreamDream...

Duration:00:57:07

Meditation Benefits – STP071

4/18/2021
Episode 71 – This is the audio from my recent YouTube video all about the benefits of meditation. It was recorded on location, so the audio is different to the regular episodes. Look at all the stuff we covered in this short episode: The YouTube video this came from Here is the resource that we use and you may find helpful: Dan’s panic attack10 Percent Happier App and PodcastCalmHeadspaceJack KornfieldA YouTube channel we use for guided meditationThe Martinos Centre research As always,...

Duration:00:11:30

Work Life Balance – STP070

3/21/2021
Episode 70 – We investigate the idea of work-life balance. What is it? Is it really a thing? How do we get it? Look at all this stuff we covered: Take up Shawn Achor’s DAILY challenge for 21 days Take stock of your life Set goals for the two or three you want to improve Work out the little things Here are the links to the resource where you can find out more: Wikipedia’s unhelpful definitionMental Health Foundation’s studyReed’s articleForbes and the evolving definition of work-life...

Duration:00:41:25

Looking Ahead – STP069

2/9/2021
Episode 69 - We look ahead at what's coming this year and what our thoughts are for making the podcast EVEN BETTER than it is now. Tell us what you think; we're gonna do a Q&A episode in the future. So ask us your questions in the comments on the website, on social media or by e-mail at steve@sondevelopment.com Look at all this stuff we covered: As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this, you can: Buy me a coffee (I'd be ever so grateful)apple...

Duration:00:42:24

Reflecting on 2020 – STP068

12/27/2020
Episode 68 – We have a look back at 2020. An awful year for many. So we decided to focus on what’s happened with the podcast. There are 3 sections: we look at what changed for ‘sharppodcast’ in 2020, we quickly revisit each episode with a tiny sample, and then end with Steve and Lisa at the table. Look at all this stuff we covered: STP058 Mind MapsSharing Is CaringSTP059 Laurie JefferySTP060 Help With ChangeSTP061 To Do With TodoistSTP062 To Do With Todoist 2STP063 Todo Level 3 and Top...

Duration:00:47:30

Resource Roundup – STP067

11/30/2020
Episode 67 - We've collated the best of the resource we've shared on social media in the past few weeks. We're aiming to give you a selection of things to look at for yourself, and hopefully, you'll find something that works for you. Look at all this stuff we covered: Here are the links to the resource where you can find out more: 8 Steps to Overcome ProcrastinationProcrastination a Friend Without BenefitsTime ChunksWork on your 'why' to help your 'how'Stop Self Sabotage7 Modern Lifestyle...

Duration:00:17:23

The ALPEN method – STP066

10/30/2020
Episode 66 - If you struggle to get things from your to-do list actually done, then ALPEN is for you. We have a look at this great method... Look at all this stuff we covered: Here are the links to the resource where you can find out more: OECD stats working hours across the worldHow to prioritiseEpisode 7 - Habits and the Write Stuff (featuring Eisenhower Matrix)Professor Lothar J Seiwert talking about what he doesFind out more about Lothar J Seiwert

Duration:00:29:27

Resource Roundup – STP065

8/30/2020
Episode 65 - A different approach in this episode. We've collated the best of the resource we've shared on social media in the past few weeks. We're aiming to give you a selection of things to look at for yourself, and hopefully you'll find something that works for you. Look at all this stuff we covered: Here are the links to the resource where you can find out more: Brain Hacks to boost motivation/beat the work from home blues3 things successful people do dailyWide awake at 2 am?4 ways...

Duration:00:18:31

10 cognitive biases spoiling your thinking – STP064

8/3/2020
Episode 64 - Your thinking isn't as rational or balanced as you think. Let us tell you why, and how you can be more aware of what's stuffing it up. Look at all this stuff we covered: Here are the links to the resource where you can find out more: Buster Benson's image showing 200 cognitive biasesThe Visual Capitalist - 24 Cognitive Biasesarticle on the role of luck in success"Thinking Fast and Slow"The excellent VeryWellMind article on biasesTed-X talkJust World hypothesisVicky and her...

Duration:00:44:57

todo level 3 and top tips – STP063

6/18/2020
Episode 63 - The final episode in our kind of 'trilogy' on using Todoist. We briefly explore how to use Todoist at an advanced level. We also share great disciplines for managing tasks regardless of whether you use paper, Todoist or something else. Look at all this stuff we covered: The resource and links to find out more  Real people doing real things with todoistUploading files in todoistUsing SlackDavid Allen on projectsWhy using 'contexts' is a good ideaThe benefits of journaling...

Duration:00:15:19

To do with todoist 2 – STP062

5/29/2020
Episode 62 - This is a great episode! In our second look at todoist, we move up to Level 2. Our survey said most of you use paper to manage your tasks. Todoist Level '2' could really help YOU too! Look at all this stuff we covered: Here are the links and the resource we used:  Todoist's video on labelsFoundations video - including viewing tasks in contextAn overview of what you can do with PremiumA good article on batching

Duration:00:26:41