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For busy people, the idea of spending time getting better at whatever you do can often conflict with just getting the job done. If you run a small business, manage a home, or manage a team of people - whatever you do, it can be difficult to justify spending even more precious time on getting better, or just getting time to yourself. But it doesn't have to be that way. 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.

For busy people, the idea of spending time getting better at whatever you do can often conflict with just getting the job done. If you run a small business, manage a home, or manage a team of people - whatever you do, it can be difficult to justify spending even more precious time on getting better, or just getting time to yourself. But it doesn't have to be that way. 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.
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For busy people, the idea of spending time getting better at whatever you do can often conflict with just getting the job done. If you run a small business, manage a home, or manage a team of people - whatever you do, it can be difficult to justify spending even more precious time on getting better, or just getting time to yourself. But it doesn't have to be that way. 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.

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English


Episodes

9 Best Productivity Tips – STP023 - Sharp - The Podcast

9/17/2017
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Episode 23 - In this episode, I've researched 152 different productivity and efficiency tips, to find you the best. These 9 will make a big difference to how much stuff you can get done - freeing you up to spend more time doing the stuff you really WANT to do. Enjoy! Some of the stuff in there is: How Eating The Frog will mean you actually get things done Why you should Ditch The Phone to concentrate Automate Or Eliminate - how they can save you time The Brainscape.com study on shortcuts...

Duration: 00:27:48


Sleep For Your Life – STP022 - Sharp - The Podcast

9/2/2017
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Episode 22 - We're having a look at sleep this time. We learn why sleep is important, how a lack of it can literally kill you, what happens when we do get sleep and how to achieve it. There's also a liberal sprinkling of nonsense from 'Steve out in the field' which he thought was a good idea: Some of the stuff in there is: What can happen if you don't get enough sleep There's a really interesting animation - by the Ted team here Why only a few people can survive on low levels of sleep The...

Duration: 00:21:16


Mike Broderick – STP021 - Sharp - The Podcast

8/20/2017
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Episode 21 - This week we talk to Mike Broderick. Mike is a UK based entrepreneur who specialises in Voiceover work. Mike shared with us his challenges, his solutions, and how he gets things done whilst continually revisiting how he does them. There are some practical tips in there, and I think a lovely story on Mike's frame of mind. Enjoy. Some of the stuff in there is: How Mike went from Economic Development to talking into a microphone for a living Douglas Puryer's book - Your life can...

Duration: 01:02:20


10 Tips To Stop Email Overload – STP020 - Sharp - The Podcast

8/6/2017
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Episode 20 - This week we're showing you how to get in control of your inbox. Two options for you - pick any of the tips you like and apply them individually, or apply them all and get to 'INBOX ZERO' every day. In the first few minutes we look at why email is not necessarily helping us, and then in part two we show you 10 things you can do differently. Some of the stuff in there is: PART 1 - 01:33 Who Elwood Edwards is Why e-mail is different now than it was in 1989 The Radicati Group...

Duration: 00:30:23


10 Great Ways To Track Your Goals – STP019 - Sharp - The Podcast

7/23/2017
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Episode 19 - Last time we looked at setting goals. But unless you do something about them, they end up being nothing more than good intentions. In this episode we share the resource that's out there to help you do your goals, keep them on track, measure your performance and make them happen. We feature 5 apps, and 5 'paper based' resources - so there's something for everyone! Some of the stuff in there is: Why it's no good just deciding on your goals Apps and mobile based resource can...

Duration: 00:22:17


WHY Your Goals Aren’t Working – STP018 - Sharp - The Podcast

7/9/2017
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Episode 18- We've spent some time looking at goals. No, not football goals - life goals! We've gathered together 5 KEY actions for setting effective goals, plus ONE missing thing that most of the resource doesn't tell you. It's not a secret, it's in the title! Some of the stuff in there is: The resource out there on setting goals 5 steps which many people agree on when setting successful goals 1) Visualising your goal - invoke all of your senses The brain's link between sounds, smells and...

Duration: 00:15:31


Andrew O’Neill – STP017 - Sharp - The Podcast

6/25/2017
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Episode 17 - Today we talk to Andrew O'Neill, a standup comedian, author and amazing guitar player. Andrew spent some time talking to us about how you deal with a routine, when you don't have a routine. His struggle with paying attention. Why you should write things down, and the importance of visualisation when you are deciding what your goals are. It all sounds very grown up - it wasn't. Some of the stuff in there is: A secret you didn't know about standup comedy Ritual Magick Big Bird...

Duration: 00:44:32


Don’t Worry Be Appy – STP016 - Sharp - The Podcast

6/11/2017
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Episode 16 - Two GREAT apps to make things better! In this episode, we look at Nozbe and Evernote and explore how they can make your day smoother, more efficient and help you get things done. Whether you're a complete novice, or you've used them already - we cover so much stuff that there's GOT to be something in there that's useful. Also featuring cake, pot plants, and Alan Partridge. Some of the stuff in there is: People who are listening to Sharppodcast around the world Misery in a...

Duration: 00:24:58


One Great Tool – STP015 - Sharp - The Podcast

6/4/2017
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Episode 15 - An introduction to GTD (Getting Things Done) If you only put one new tool in your box, we reckon you should make it GTD. It's not time management, or a routine - it's a way of living. Whether you like writing things on paper, using apps, or you want to develop a full blown new 'task management' system, there aren't many others which are as simple, elegant, and downright good at proper stuff. The clue is in the title - Getting Things Done. This podcast explains why WE like it,...

Duration: 00:21:19


What’s Wrong With Productivity – STP014 - Sharp - The Podcast

5/28/2017
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Episode 14 - This word 'productivity' what does it actually mean? Whether you're looking for resource to help you get better, or just working out how to improve stuff, the word 'productivity' is often bandied about as a good thing to aspire to. But where did it come from, and is it something we really want to achieve? Some of the stuff in there is: Cool people who've interacted with us this week The 'P' word - bad? Why we don't know it from Adam Productivity and what other people describe...

Duration: 00:17:44


Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – STP013 - Sharp - The Podcast

5/21/2017
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Episode 13 - Kicking 'luck' to the kerb and ending your day with intention! We follow up last week's 'start of day' routine focus, with its neighbour and bedfellow - the 'end of day' routine. These two powerful rituals can add up to making all the stuff that happens in your day manageable, easier - and leaving you more time to do the things you WANT to do. We give you ideas, pointers, places to look at and plenty of information to get you on our way to setting up your own end of day...

Duration: 00:24:13


Hello Good Morning – STP012 - Sharp - The Podcast

5/14/2017
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Episode 12 - Start your day with a killer morning routine After taking a pause so we can 'be better' - we're back this week with an episode on starting your day in the best way you possibly can. After all, if you're going to be good at things, and have a great day - you're in with a fighting chance if you start that day well. In this week's episode we look at why you should think about your morning routine, how small things can make a difference, and where to find out how successful people...

Duration: 00:21:08


Voices in Your Head – STP011 - Sharp - The Podcast

4/30/2017
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Episode 11 - The word on the street about getting YOU time In our final episode on getting some 'me-time' we turn to two books which I think you'll like. Both of these books are easy reads, clear and enjoyable. 10% Happier is more specific as it's primarily about how Dan found meditation could help cure his chattering voice, while How To Live a Good Life is broader looking at options across your life in general. Great reads, and if you prefer your resource in the form of something you CAN...

Duration: 00:14:29


You Snooze You Win – STP010 - Sharp - The Podcast

4/23/2017
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Episode 10 - Plan to get down This week we consider the idea that planning to do nothing, helps you do more. It seems weird, but there is research showing that if you achieve 'down-time' you actually get better at doing stuff. Well we're gonna be all over something that involves being BETTER aren't we? So, continuing the theme of 'me-time' we look at apps and on-line resource to help you do just that. Some of the stuff in there is: Gawking at how we've already managed to get to 10 episodes...

Duration: 00:20:14


Mayday! Mayday! – STP009 - Sharp - The Podcast

4/16/2017
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Episode 9 - Why you should take time out for yourself, before you crash. Ok, it's a little dramatic, but in reality how long should you go supporting and helping others - before you decide to spend time on yourself? Beginning with a quest set by our conversation in Ep8 with Mel Elliott to find out why we should focus on setting time aside for ourselves, in this episode we end up crashing planes, meditating and bringing it all together in a good life. Some of the stuff in there is: Why we...

Duration: 00:18:44


Once Great. Twice Automate! – STP008 - Sharp - The Podcast

4/9/2017
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Episode 8 - In conversation with Mel Elliott This week's episode is a recording of a conversation I had with Mel Elliott about her world as a successful professional voiceover artist. We talked about the challenges of being a Mum, juggling a busy job with an ever-moving landscape, and her solutions to getting better at what she has to do, in order to spend more time doing what she wants to do. Mel's many solutions are listed below with links to stuff that you can go and look at if you'd...

Duration: 00:58:13


Habits and the Write Stuff – STP007 - Sharp - The Podcast

4/2/2017
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Episode 7 - Habits and the written word In the last of our series on habits, we look at the written word and where you can find potentially life-changing advice if you're happy to spend a little bit of time diving into these excellent books. Sometimes, you can't get a quick solution or a hack. Sometimes you've got to put a bit of work in, and read a book. And BOY do we think it's worth it! Some of the stuff in there is: Even if you've already read it, it's worth re-visiting - The 7 Habits...

Duration: 00:18:21


Get Into the Groove – STP006 - Sharp - The Podcast

3/26/2017
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Episode 6 - Our second visit to the world of habits. Did you hear last week's yet? If not, I think it's worth doing that and then coming back here. This week we look at Apps to support you with the 'cue' and 'reward' steps, and some other online resource which can help when you want to change your behaviour. From presentations to party planning, a good understanding of why we behave like we do is key to unlocking the changes you really want to happen. Some of the stuff in there is: New...

Duration: 00:13:45


Breaking Bad – STP005 - Sharp - The Podcast

3/19/2017
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Episode 5 - The first in our series on habits. Good/bad/ugly? Get your habit making kit here. What are your habits? Are there any you're embarrassed about ? Would you like to share? I hope not! Habits are interesting and our subject for the next few episodes. This week we cover where there is podcast resource to help you work on your good habits and look at some alternative ways of moving away from the bad ones. (no not that one, we don't cover THAT one in this episode!) Some of the stuff...

Duration: 00:15:24


Mixed Nuts – STP004 - Sharp - The Podcast

3/12/2017
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Episode 4 - Omnibus and Interview This week's episode is a longer one, and it's an episode of two halves. The first part is a recap of the things we've covered so far in episodes 1-3. We're planning to do this monthly, to give people the opportunity to listen to one longer episode covering the key take-away's so they can get the 'facts' without the other stuff we do. It doesn't cover everything, and of course you'll miss the fun stuff, but we're trying to help you get this podcast in...

Duration: 00:44:24

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