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March 10, 2021 40 min
Vanessa Tharp has over 15 years of education, leadership, community building and event planning. She collaborates with people to help create epic events, conferences, retreats, business strategies and product launches. And I would know – she works with me. As Chief of Staff, she’s assisted the growth of The Productivityist in numerous ways, including the BIG Ready.  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting ( Give BetterHelp a try today.I’ve put together a FREE challenge that will forge the future that you want. It’s called the Forge Your Future Challenge. Hosted by me and I’ll be livestreaming the event with a wide variety of activities leading up to the challenge. Simply go to ( and sign up to this free challenge today. I found this interview really energizing as we uncovered how to build actionable roadmaps and why she’s not one to niche down. Join us as we discuss being a multipotentialite, leveraging relationships, how she plays an integral part in the business – as well as cupcakes and quicksand training Talking Points Vanessa’s involvement with the development of The Productivityist (7:50) How to scale without getting stuck (13:35) Vanessa’s approach to taking action with big business tasks (21:18) How to leverage relationships (30:05) Why we need to be more ourselves and embrace the ugly parts (34:50) Quote "Through your failures you get data points to work from." Helpful Links (Episode 250: 5 Days with John Poelstra) (Efficient Writing with Jim Woods) (The BIG Ready) (The West Wing) (Express VPN) (The Two Day Soirée) (‘Ego Is The Enemy’ by Ryan Holiday) (Episode 354: How To Decide with Annie Duke) (‘Can’t Hurt Me’ by David Goggins) (‘Greenlights’ by Matthew McConaughey) ( (Vanessa’s Facebook) (Vanessa’s Instagram) Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.) Podcast Theme Song: (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)) If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking (here).
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