1:00 How we use (and don’t use) paper planners
3:00 Drawbacks of a pure analog system
5:00 When daily planning becomes project planning and the necessary tools required
9:00 Marina breaks down when Gantt charts are the most suitable tool
10:30 Shanna discusses why the ability to hide the things you can’t work on yet in Workflowy
12:00 Different apps for different types of work
13:00 Why a perfect “business dashboard” doesn’t exist
15:00 Dashboard workarounds
20:15 How dashboard...
01:30 Where to begin?! Figuring out product or service to market fit
05:30 When do you decide you have a business rather than having an idea? When people PAY you money. This is the first test to your product-market fit
8:30 Apprenticing – work for a business in your field before inventing a business for yourself
10:16 A shining ex [...]
Episode 17: Standing Down From Crisis Mode and Getting Back to “Normal Productivity.”
1:20 Switching from a ‘wartime footing’ to a ‘peacetime footing’ (and Marina has the best real life example of this)
4:30 Why it’s not about ‘flipping a switch’ to go back to the way things were.
7:30 Chilling with your autonomic nervous system!
10:30 Dealing with the guilt of doing nothing
14:30 Ramping back up - tips and tricks
25:00 What IS your normal, anyway?
In this episode we’re talking about our (very different!) perspectives on dealing with crisis, whether external or self-imposed.
1:37 Why is “War Footing” so seductive, to the point of being addictive?
4:34 External crisis vs. internal crisis – the difference in coping strategies, availability of support, and the legitimacy of asking for help
9:47 Shanna’s tactic to make the plan to “just tumble out of you [...]
In this episode we talk about our coaching experience: warning signs, finding the right match, and hilarious experiences in-between
00:45 How Shanna chooses her coaching clients3:11 Stages of Business: Baby, Emerging, Established: the difference in confidence levels, navigation, and challenges. (There’s a wealth of detailed examples in the following minutes) [...]
We discuss New Year’s Resolutions. Are they important? Aren’t they? What works?
1:30 Shanna talks about the risks associated with “winning” at your New Year’s Resolutions.
3:00 What is a New Year’s Resolution anyway?
8:00 How habits tie into resolutions. How good are you at habits?
8:30 How big changes cause so many follow-on shifts that you can’t predict what will happen.
10:00 Marina uses parenthood as an example of m [...]
Today, for the Grand Finale of our first season, we have a guest we’re both super-excited about - Charlie Gilkey!
Charlie is the founder of Productive Flourishing, that’s been enabling Creative Giants realize their impact on the world for over a decade. He’s a speaker, author, Business Strategist and Podcaster. His work has a way of validating your actions, calming your deepest fears, and moving you to push and reach further that you thought possible.
1:23 The power of...
Discussing Failure and What Constitutes “Successful Failure”
1:45 - Shanna’s “superhuman” reaction to failure.
3:05 - The correct ‘philosophy of failure’.
5:44 - How to avoid the feeling of failure when comparing yourself to others.
8:50 - Marina’s Hebrew catchphrase that encapsulates the philosophy
9:30 - Shanna’s thoughts on how to avoid the paralysis that can be caused by the fear of failure (or the fear of success)
13:00 Hedging as a technique for avoiding failure
This week we interview Dr. Kirsten Milliken of PLAYDHD fame. She’s a phychologist, and ADHD Coach, and Author and a champion for PLAY.
3:51 Working better and playing better - alone or with another person?
6:26 Play beyond ball and sandbox - the playful mindset and why it’s so powerful
9:21 Does “play” always equal “fun”? What’s the difference, and how to use this to your advantage?
14:15 Geeking out on efficiency and what’s the federal government thinks about it (ahem…)
Ever thought of DECADENCE as a Planning tactic?
0:25 Why Decadence in the first place?3:01 The Framework for using Decadence as means of Getting Things DoneMarina’s blog post about Decadence as a tactic (and a #MomWin)6:10 what happens when you give yourself permission to think decadently7:50 the edge Decadence provides over l [...]
How we sew our systems and tools together
01:10 - How Marina plans and her favorite tools06:30 - Marina’s physical workspace09:45 - “Once you know the trick, it’s not a trick anymore” - As true of Gantt charts as it is of shoes10:45 - Shanna’s physical workspace — Austin Kleon’s two-workstation method14:45 - How Shanna realized that working by hand made her more productive15:15 - Marina and Shanna discuss the pros and cons of Gdocs and why it works for [...]
With us this week is Michelle Nickolaisen of Bombchelle.com, freelancer, creative and woman-about-the-internet.
0:30 Michelle’s favorite nerdy thing: D&D live play podcasts. The Adventure Zone, Friends at the Table, Godsfall for th [...]
Two polar Opposite approaches to time management (0:36)
Losing momentum from task to task - how to transition better (5:06)
Building Personal Transition rituals (11:07)
“Clear to Neutral” ritual - what’s the most important part? (13:24)
Building a time-structure: where to start? (hint: with your personal Focus Patterns) (17:06)
Allow and plan - both time and energy - for processing NOVELTY [...]