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Episode 19: Dashboards and Project Planning - Tools for Solopreneurs

2/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:25

Episode 18: Fundamentals of Product-Market Fit

2/13/2018
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Show notes: 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 [...]

Duration:00:25:02

Episode 17: Standing Down From Crisis Mode

2/6/2018
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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?

Duration:00:30:40

DEALING with EXTERNAL vs. INTERNAL CRISIS WHAT’S DIFFERENT?

2/2/2018
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In this episode we’re talking about our (very different!) perspectives on dealing with crisis, whether external or self-imposed. Show notes: 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 [...]

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 15: Getting Back to Normal After “Crunch Time”

1/23/2018
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How to get back to normal after a “crunch time” 1:00 How Shanna handles the post-crunch collapse3:00 Marina talks about her own “crunchiest crunch time collapse”5:00 How to return to normal “RPMs”

Duration:00:28:26

Episode 14: Choosing YOUR Coach: What to AVOID

1/17/2018
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In this episode we talk about our coaching experience: warning signs, finding the right match, and hilarious experiences in-between Show notes: 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) [...]

Duration:00:23:22

Season 2 Premier E13: Why Do New Year’s Resolutions Never Work?

1/9/2018
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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 [...]

Duration:00:32:49

E 12: Charlie Gilkey - Lessons in COURAGE for the functionally delusional, like us

9/21/2017
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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. Show Notes: 1:23 The power of...

Duration:00:40:42

Ep. 11: Discussing Failure and What Constitutes “Successful Failure”

9/14/2017
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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 18:15...

Duration:00:38:32

episode 10: The unexpected power of PLAY with Dr. Kirsten Milliken

9/7/2017
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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…)

Duration:00:39:40

Ep 9: Ever thought of DECADENCE as a Planning tactic?

8/31/2017
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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 [...]

Duration:00:36:11

Ep. 7: How We Sew Our Systems and Tools Together

8/17/2017
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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 [...]

Duration:00:27:24

Ep. 6: Michelle Nickolaisen - The ‘Secret’ Everyone KNOWS but nobody DOES

8/10/2017
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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 [...]

Duration:00:48:01

Ep. 5: Transitions as Part of Your Personal Time Structure

8/3/2017
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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 [...]

Duration:00:38:00

Liv Sagan: Obsessive Automation, Networking on Steroids, and Letting Go, step-by-tiny-step

7/25/2017
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Show Notes Automation - The magic of IFTTT (If This Then That) (1:05)Build an Automation or outsource to a VA? It depends (3:14)The Love Affair with Data is making you a CONNECTOR (5:14)

Duration:00:35:11