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A productivity podcast for Film Professionals and other Creatives, presented by veteran fight director/ filmmaker Carter Ferguson.

A productivity podcast for Film Professionals and other Creatives, presented by veteran fight director/ filmmaker Carter Ferguson.
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United Kingdom

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A productivity podcast for Film Professionals and other Creatives, presented by veteran fight director/ filmmaker Carter Ferguson.

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English


Episodes

NEW YEAR SPECIAL - YOUR BEST YEAR YET - Episode 16

12/30/2018
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As the current year ends, you are likely promising yourself that next year is going to be the best year of your life. Now I don’t want to burst your bubble but the chances are that you will find yourself living the same life as always and according to Business Insider 80% OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WILL GET BROKEN BE FEBRUARY. In this episode, though I’m going to discuss HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS AND PLAN FOR YOUR BEST YEAR YET. Jinny Ditzler, the author who I...

Duration:00:25:10

PLANNING YOUR FUTURE BY SETTING GOALS - Episode 15

12/9/2018
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In this, the final episode of season 1, I’ll be talking about one of the most powerful weapons in the productivity-ists arsenal GOAL SETTING. Before I go into that though, last week’s episode introduced 5 free productivity apps which I do encourage you to try. I chose to highlight 5 but I could probably have found 25 if I’d put my mind to it. For every great productivity app though there are 100 more that will steal your time and slow you down and distract you, and even with...

Duration:00:19:50

FIVE FREE APPS TO MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE - Episode 14

12/2/2018
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In this episode I will present 5 awesome apps that you should download to boost your productivity. Last week’s episode was all about habits and habit forming. One of the reasons that I started this podcast was to get back into the HABIT of creating again. It took drive, it took focus and it took vision, but once I got into the swing of it, I just kept on going and here we are. You wouldn’t be listening to this now if it wasn’t for the power of habit, so if you have a NEW HABIT YOU...

Duration:00:17:27

HABIT FORMING FOR A BETTER LIFE - Episode 13

11/25/2018
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In this episode I will be discussing the topic of habit-forming and how forming new habits and, just as important, breaking old ones - can move you into a better life, a stronger career and a happier place in general. In the last episode though I was keen to get into and raise your awareness of time wasters as I’ve been tripping over them for years – and they can really mess with your productivity if you let them. I’ve interacted with more than my fair share of...

Duration:00:16:58

DEALING WITH TIME WASTERS - Episode 12

11/18/2018
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On today’s show I will be talking about how to deal with people that waste your time and distract you from what is important. But before I go into that, on last week’s episode I explored the topic of achieving larger goals by focusing them into Twelve Week slots using Brian Moran’s productivity system - The Twelve Week Year. It was a hefty episode and covered some pretty big questions. As it ended I asked you to think about how that system could work for you and for you to start...

Duration:00:21:10

ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS WITH A 12 WEEK YEAR - Episode 11

11/11/2018
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EPISODE 11 – Committing to a Twelve Week Year “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” — Fitzhugh Dodson On this week’s show, I will be discussing the concept of the twelve week year, how I used it to get out of a creative rut and how it can be used to focus your vision and complete goals quickly. It’s a bit longer than usual episodes but it’s filled with valuable and important stuff. Before I go on to that though, in last...

Duration:00:20:03

MULTITASKING, THE MYTH - Episode 10

11/4/2018
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Show Notes EPISODE 10 – MULTITASKING (The myth) Transcript Thanks again for clocking in and listening to the show. I really appreciate the fact that you are willing to give this podcast your time from whatever hectic schedule you find yourself in. If you like what you are hearing and want to help the show then the best way to do that is to just tell people about it, subscribe to it, and to leave a great review. I want to build an audience and although I’d be happy to know that it helps...

Duration:00:11:52

FOUR HACKS TO BEAT PROCRASTINATION - Episode 9

10/28/2018
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Show Notes EPISODE 9 – FOUR COOL HACKS TO BEAT PROCRASTINATION Transcript So I’m a good bit into the podcast now and I feel that I’m doing alright. I hope you’re finding possibilities in what I’m presenting here and that they are working for you. I think that any early troubles with the Podcast feed or syndication have been dealt with now but if you ever do have trouble with it then grab the Podbean app from the link on my website. Film Pro Productivity is syndicated all over the...

Duration:00:13:13

USING THE 5 SECOND RULE - Episode 8

10/21/2018
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Show Notes EPISODE 8 – The 5 Second Rule Transcript Before that though, in the last episode, I detailed how the Pereto Principle can be applied to our lives and work, to save time and effort on the wrong things. I’d really love to hear from you so please remember that you can call into the show using the speakpipe recorder on filmproproductivity.com’s contact page or get in touch via twitter @filmproprodpod if you want to report in. THE LESSON I’ve got so many anecdotes about missed...

Duration:00:12:16

APPLYING THE PARETO PRINCIPLE - Episode 7

10/14/2018
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EPISODE 7 – APPLYING THE PARETO PRINCIPLE Before I go on to that though, thanks again for choosing to spend your time here with me. I really do appreciate it. Last week I spoke about silencing the INNER CRITIC and how to use your positive inner voice to fuel your drive and put you firmly in the driving seat. I would love to hear how you are getting on with that and any of these techniques I raise here. Also about what you are struggling with out there, so if you have a moment to spare...

Duration:00:10:09

DEALING WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC - Episode 6

10/7/2018
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EPISODE 6 – DEALING WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC In this episode, I’ll be talking about negative and debilitating thoughts and how to handle them. Last week I left you with my thoughts on perfectionism and why it’s a really bad thing. I wanted you to stop trying to be perfect and start living your lives. That was your homework. I have a feeling that for those of you who tried it will have given some real results. It’s talking to me right now, literally right this second. It’s saying....

Duration:00:14:27

PERFECTIONISM & WHY TO AVOID IT - Episode 5

9/30/2018
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EPISODE 5 – PERFECTIONISM & WHY TO AVOID IT On this week’s show, I will be talking about how PERFECTIONISM is NOT the way forward if you want to be PRODUCTIVE and HAPPY. Before we start though last week I detailed the 5 a day for good mental health system which I had attached to the acronym ALIVE. I hope that it’s been a good topic of discussion for you and its helped a few people along the way. If you missed it you can access it right now on the podcast app of your choice or at...

Duration:00:14:39

5 A DAY FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH (A.L.I.V.E.) - Episode 4

9/23/2018
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Show Notes EPISODE 4 – 5 A DAY FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH A.L.I.V.E. This week I’ll be talking about 5 simple steps to a happier life through mental well-being using the acronym ALIVE. ANECTOTE We have designated Mental Health Awareness Weeks every year. In Europe it’s in May, in North America, it’s usually the end of September into October. World suicide prevention day is on the 10th September every year. 1 in 5 people across the world suffer from some form of mental illness. It’s a...

Duration:00:09:56

PRIORITIZING IS THE KEY - Episode 3

9/2/2018
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PRIORITIZING In this episode, we will be looking at how to prioritise your tasks and gain clarity of mind that will allow you to move forward. Before we start though: have you been actioning the word NO from last week’s episode? I started with NO for good reason – it’s going to stop you sliding down whatever slippery slope you are on. Whatever time-consuming rabbit holes you have found yourself in. This week’s topic is prioritising because saying NO to the wrong things means that you...

Duration:00:10:00

HARNESSING THE POWER OF "NO" - Episode 2

9/2/2018
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Show Notes Episode 2: HARNESSING THE POWER OF NO Transcript THIS WEEKS INTRO ANECTOTE Too many commitments that do not serve your own goals and objectives in life or within a specific project only lead to overwhelm and burnout. I should know. I’ve been there – My first feature film was shot before I’d ever heard the word productivity. During that project I found myself picking up and dealing with every incomplete task that came my way. Given that I was already Exec Producer and...

Duration:00:09:45

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? & HIGH-LEVEL THINKING - Episode 1

9/2/2018
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Episode 1: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? & HIGH-LEVEL THINKING Today I’ll be talking a little bit about myself, about the show, and about why I believe that productivity techniques, consciously applied, can turn our lives around. I’ll also be discussing the concept of focusing ON your life and career, at the same time that you find yourself living and working IN it. I’m best known in the UK as a professional fight director. I’ve directed and choreographed action fight sequences in film and...

Duration:00:10:48