Productivity Straight Talk - Time Management, Productivity and Business Growth Tips

Productivity Straight Talk - Time Management, Productivity and Business Growth Tips

If you’re a business owner who wants to power up your productivity, maximize your profits, and make time for what matters most, this podcast is for you! Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist gives you the straight talk on what it takes to be productive and grow your business. In addition to dishing out her own favorite productivity tips, tools, tech, and anecdotes, Amber interviews experts and business owners just like you about their top productivity techniques, productivity challenges, and how they overcame them to take their business to new levels. Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, and speaker for business owners who are eager to excel in business. She is passionate, direct and sometimes a little sarcastic but always gives you the Productivity Straight Talk you need to succeed!

Episodes

October 18, 2021 33 min

I walk you through better ways of managing your projects and ideas so you can get unstuck, accomplish everything your business needs from you more efficiently, and achieve greater success.

What You Will Discover:

✔ 3 Reasons You’re Taking On Too Many Projects

✔ What Ripples That Causes Throughout Your Business

✔ A Big Lie You Should Stop Telling Yourself

✔ Strategies To Take Your Projects To The Finish Line

✔ So Much More!

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I sit down with a leading global expert on organizational culture, engagement, and retention, Corry Robertson, to dive into effective leadership strategies that deliver results, build strong corporate cultures, and make change work.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Intersection Between Self-Awareness And How We Show Up As Leaders

✔ How To Fill Your Trust Tank For More Effective Delegation

✔ Blind Spots Leaders Should Wat...

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If you’re a regular listener of Productivity Straight Talk, you might have noticed that no episodes have been published for a long time. I know from emails, direct messages, and reviews that many of you love listening to this podcast first thing on Monday mornings to start your week off on a productive high note. If you were disappointed by the lack of new episodes showing up in your feed, I’m very sorry and appreciate you tuning i...

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I sit down with PR and Marketing Consultant Lauren Salaun to discuss her journey from exhausted workaholic to successful entrepreneur that enabled her to fit her work into her life (instead of the other way around) while following her passion and presenting herself authentically. Lauren dives into business lessons she learned, energy tapping, pitching strategies, and all the ways your greatest visibility is found in showing up unap...

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I dive into some of my favorite task management strategies I use in my business and discuss how they can easily be implemented into your personal life to reduce stress and accomplish more.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ 5 Fundamental Task Management Strategies For Your Personal Life 

✔ What Those Strategies Look Like In Your Business

✔ Easy-To-Implement Ideas For Streamlining Personal Tasks 

✔ The 4 D’s Of Task Management

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July 13, 2021 24 min

I dive into the common mentality among business owners all or nothing, now or never and flush out how as paradigm shift on that kind of thinking can greatly serve you and your business by helping you make progress in the gray area which stands between where you are now and where you want to be in relation to your goals.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Ways All Or Nothing, Now Or Never Shows Up In Your Life

✔ How That Line O...

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I sit down with Principal Maria Viola of Viola Interior Design, to dive into what elements you should consider when creating a workspace so that it is functional, professional, and inspiring, makes you more productive, and ultimately, lights you up! We cover everything from wall colors and scents to chairs and where to put your printer.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Steps To Creating A Productive And Inspiring Space

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June 14, 2021 24 min

I dive into the idea of honoring the season you’re in and encourage you to achieve greater balance and satisfaction by allowing your personal and business schedules to work together synergistically.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How I’ve Decided To Honor The Season Of Life I’m In

✔ What You Can Do To Honor Yours

✔ How That Will Impact Your Life For The Better

✔ A Big Announcement I Want To Clue You In On

✔ So Much More!

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I dive into seven effective strategies to minimize team member interruptions so they don’t hijack your day and you can power through your work without constantly being disturbed.  

What You’ll Discover In This Episode: 

✔ Effective Leadership Strategies That Reduce Interruptions

✔ The First Step To Defining Boundaries With Your Team

✔ Quick Tips To Establishing Clear Communication

✔ Feedback Methods That Help Curb Interruptions

✔ W...

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May 17, 2021 12 min

I dive into the topic of avoiding things in your business that seem too overwhelming, too uncomfortable, or too big, and the stories you tell yourself to rationalize avoiding them.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What You’re Avoiding In Your Business And Why

✔ The Consequences Of Avoidance 

✔ An Easy Strategy To Get Unstuck And Stop Avoiding

✔ So Much More!

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I dive into 11 ingredients you might be using in your recipe for business success when they’re actually harmful ingredients that leave you hating your business and resenting your decision to become an entrepreneur.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Big Reasons You’re Feeling Frustrated, Overwhelmed, And Stressed Out

✔ What Ingredients Need To Be Thrown Out

✔ What Ingredients You Should Be Doubling Down On

✔ How You Can Start ...

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I dive into the reasons indecisiveness is the most unproductive place to be in your business and how learning to make decisions quicker and more confidently can benefit you business immeasurably.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ What Indecision Looks Like In Your Business

✔ How It’s Affecting Your Productivity

✔ The Benefits Of Being Decisive

✔ Why We Delay Decision Making

✔ Tips For Becoming A More Decisive Person

✔ So Much...

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May 3, 2021 22 min

If you don’t take time to fully prepare for the inevitable loss of employees, you’ll be forced to make time for it down the line, possibly at the most inconvenient of times. Empower yourself and set your business up for success by doing the work now.

In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I dive into ways you can take back the power in your business owner-employee relationship and I provide actions you can take so that you’...

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I invite you to journey back in time with me, all the way to my very first episode to see how Productivity Straight Talk has evolved over the past four years. You’ll find out what led me to attempt podcasting in the first place, its benefits, drawbacks, and how my favorite marketing platform has impacted my business from start to finish. This is not an episode meant to convince you to become a podcaster. Instead, it’s simply an int...

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I sit down with the CEO and Dashboard Expert of The Project Booth, Layne Booth, to dive into the world of metrics and discuss how tracking the right ones can empower small business owners to make better, more profitable decisions in their business. 

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How Metrics Can Affect Your Business

✔ Why You Should Not Be Scared Of Your Numbers

✔ Which Important Numbers To Track Diligently

✔ How Often To ...

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April 12, 2021 18 min

I dive into the mindset behind the thought “I should have known this...” which I hear from my clients a lot and discuss what you can be doing instead to empower yourself to take action, fill the gaps in your knowledge and skill sets, and grow your business.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How The Thought I Should Have Know This Affects Your Mindset

✔ How It Also Consequently Impacts Your Business

✔ The Phrase You Should Be ...

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I dive into the benefits of effective business systems, how they are the secret ingredient in every popular franchise’s recipe for success, and how you can make them yours, too!

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The True Engine Powering Every Successful Business

✔ How To Provide Clients With Consistent Experiences

✔ Why Business Systems Can Make Or Break Your Business

✔ How To Get Started With Business Systems

✔ So Much More

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I sit down with Will Henshall, founder of the science driven instrumental music streaming service Focus@Will, for an indepth look at how listening to music specifically designed for your brain type while working can help you stay focused and consistently show up at your best.

 

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How Different Types Of Music Impact Your Productivity

✔ The Link Between What You’re Listening To And Your Abili...

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I sit down with speaker and author Lara Currie to discuss productive ways to deal with difficult people, have tough conversations, and navigate conflict in your business.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Typical Conflicts That Occur In Business & Tips For Resolving Them

✔ The 4 Different Conflict Personality Types 

✔ How To Pull Yourself Back Once You’re Spiraling

✔ Specific Strategies For Preventing Miscommunication

✔ H...

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I sit down with life coach and doctor of osteopathic medicine Errin Weisman to discuss how she came face to face with burnout, what she did about it, and how she’s helping people who are crispy around the edges start respecting their guardrails so they can prevent total burnout, heal, and live fulfilling business and personal lives without overdoing it.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Contributing Factors To Burnout

✔ W...

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