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!

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November 29, 2021 49 min

I sit down with wealth and abundance coach for entrepreneurial women, Emily King, to dive into how your money mindset blocks may be holding you back from building an amazing relationship with money, and what you can do about it to make lots of money, not feel guilty about it, and live your best life ever.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Common Mindset Blocks Small Business Owners Experience

✔ The Question That Reveals What ...

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I’m jumping in here to invite you to join me for my FREE masterclass Full Speed Ahead: How To Achieve Any Goal You Set!

Sign up =>> AmberDeLaGarza.com/FullSpeedAhead 

Finish the year strong and go full speed ahead into 2022 with my proven formula to get any goal to the finish line because… you and your business deserve it!

This is a LIVE Virtual Masterclass on Wednesday, December 1st from 9 - 10am PT.

You do not want to ...

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I sit down for a Zoom chat with my closest business owner friends to record our 2nd annual Friendsgiving episode. Join Amanda Berlin, Carol Cox, Hilary Hendershott, Jamie Lieberman, LuAnn Nigara, Jessica Rodriguez, Vita Vygovska, and me around the virtual Friendsgiving table as we indulge in a friendly conversation about all things business and different perspectives and experiences come into play. 

What You’ll Discover In This Epi...

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I sit down for an entrepreneurial case study with the owner, president, and Principal Architect for Montebello Architecture & Design, Michael Costantino, to learn about his business, discuss the lessons he’s learned, and dive into the leadership strategies he used to crush all of his 2021 goals by February. What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Challenges Experienced When He Grew His Team 

✔ How He Minimized Hiccups Durin...

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November 8, 2021 23 min

I dive into the reasons so many entrepreneurs feel alone in their businesses despite being surrounded by a team and what they can do about it to minimize the overwhelm, reduce the loneliness, and get the support they need to run a thriving business.

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ How I Know You’re Not Alone

✔ Ways To Get The Support You Need

✔ The Biggest Change You Need To Make In Your Business

✔ An Introduction To The S....

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November 2, 2021 32 min

I dive into tips for auditing, purging, and filling gaps in your tech stack so it stops overwhelming you, you stop wasting hard-earned money on apps and programs you don’t need, and you’re able to run your business more efficiently and productively. What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ The Benefits Of A Tech Stack Detox

✔ A Simple System That Will Set You Up For Success

✔ How Often You Should Audit Your Tech

✔ The Game-Changing ...

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I dive into the importance of having a vision for your business and a vision for your personal life.  I also discuss everything you need to know about creating a vision board to effectively inspire you on your good days and stressed-to-the-max days, and keep you on track toward your goals!

What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

✔ Ways Vision Boards Can Successfully Transform Into Your Reality

✔ How To Design  Your Vision Board To Wo...

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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!

To acces...

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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!

T...

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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!

To access resources and links from this episode, click on https://A...

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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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