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Fed up with ‘dusty’ ‘old’ ‘boring’ self development podcasts? Then you need SHARP! We help you sharpen your saw so you can get better at the stuff you have to do, freeing up more time to spend on the things you want to do. We do it with humour, quality, great resource and NEVER taking ourselves too seriously. Getting better doesn’t have to be boring!

Fed up with ‘dusty’ ‘old’ ‘boring’ self development podcasts? Then you need SHARP! We help you sharpen your saw so you can get better at the stuff you have to do, freeing up more time to spend on the things you want to do. We do it with humour, quality, great resource and NEVER taking ourselves too seriously. Getting better doesn’t have to be boring!

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United Kingdom

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Fed up with ‘dusty’ ‘old’ ‘boring’ self development podcasts? Then you need SHARP! We help you sharpen your saw so you can get better at the stuff you have to do, freeing up more time to spend on the things you want to do. We do it with humour, quality, great resource and NEVER taking ourselves too seriously. Getting better doesn’t have to be boring!

Language:

English


Episodes

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) have...

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: Why I'm at the kitchen table What I've been up to since the last episode Who Karl Craig-West is Moving to self-employment Helping businesses improve performance Marketing Making videos Social media Perfectionism - (It was actually episode 47!) Not working long...

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: Moving house and rebuilding the studio New jobs Building the business (have a look if you're interested): sondevelopment Doing face to face training again Creating my own digital content (have a...

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: How Aaron helps people with habits: Eating Breathing Sleeping Movement General Physical Preparedness - GPP Specific...

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: Blue socks! Smart Culture Leadership and culture Joy Communication The 5 Voices Being self-aware Understanding people better The impact of your voice Cross-cultural training...

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: Peach socks! Learning is about a journey not a destination Focusing on today Being confined unlocking joy Loads of helpful systems Trello Notion To-do ist Kanban Checklists Templates...

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: Being a parent and how his children inspire him Getting away from trading time for money Growing up with no...

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 this stuff we covered in this short episode: The YouTube video this came from Modern meditation doesn't need candles or the lotus position (unless you want them) Dan Harris and his panic attack live on air How he learned that meditation can help him A bit of science research (it's actually Martinos centre...

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: What really IS work-life balance? Why much of the advice seems to be unhelpful It means different thing to different people Three different perspectives from the 'TED' stage It is important and urgent for us to solve Work-life balance is a fallacy We could revisit our perspective Steve-In-The-Field's adverts are definitely unhelpful! What happens...

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 sharpthepodcast@gmail.com Look at all this stuff we covered: Moving houseBuilding the new studioTop tips to use ToDoIst with a big projectFriend of the show Laurie pops in to say hiOur ideas for the coming...

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: What's new for sharppodcast:Making videosNew formats for some episodesCovering current subjectsThen we do a quick visit to each episode, like a taster menu, but...

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: ProcrastinationTime chunksYour 'why' and your 'how'Mindsets and self-sabotageDamaging your brainDealing with overwhelming to-do listsRechargingTaking things personallyMeditation Here are the links to the resource where you can...

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: Why it's different from other to-do list methodsYou don't have to work long hours to be effectiveProfessor Lothar J Seiwert - who is he?Why we don't like the word 'productivity' (again)Two acronyms (depending on your language):ActivitiesLengthPlan BufferEstablish PrioritiesNote SuccessOR:AufschreibenLange...

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: Brain hacks3 daily habitsGoalsToday is uniqueStop taking things personallyCan we trust our brainStress and burnoutHabits and streaksDoing morePast present and futureStressProcess instead of...

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: What cognitive biases areHow they affect usWhy your brain is SO effective - and that's the problemHow not to make a cup of teaOur top 10 chart of biasesThe difference between sharks, selfies and coconutsTHE IDIOT (and his lockdown diary) Here are the links to the resource where you can find out more: Buster...

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: We meet Theresa - she's a 'Level 3' kind of personSharing files - so others can help you on the projectFilters - to keep track of everythingNeedless references to Findus Crispy Pancakes AGAINThe 'Teams Plan' on...

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: We meet 'Emma' who has different stuff going on in her life - work stuff, hobby stuff, home stuff - and she manages it all with todo lists on paper and spreadsheets Projects - they're not just for big things like building hospitals Preparing Lucy's birthday...

Duration:00:26:41

To do with todoist – STP061

5/20/2020
Episode 61 - Do you keep your tasks on a post-it note? Or are you happy using technology? We look at how "todoist" can help a range of people across a variety of situations. (Warning - episode features multiple references to Findus Crispy Pancakes.) Look at all this stuff we covered: Amir's story - the brains behind todoistHow a 'rootless' upbringing seems to have resulted in a great business ethosIf you're using pen and paper what could an app like todoist do for you?Freeing up your mental...

Duration:00:21:24

Help With Change – STP060

4/21/2020
Episode STP060 - With the whole corona-virus and lock-down thing going on, we wondered how we can help. It turns out there are three areas we know about that could be useful to you. How we do the 'home' thing, dealing with change, and learning new things. Look at all this stuff we covered: We chatted at the table and talked about Working from home - this is what can help: Set aside a dedicated area Plan your day with a structure Agree boundaries with the family Set a definite end time to the...

Duration:01:03:19