#022: Productivity and Marriage: An Interview with My Wife, Tessa [Podcast]
November 24, 2013•29 min
Marriage can be tough, especially if the two of you are both high-achievers with BIG goals. In today's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I interview my wife, Tessa!Photo Credit: David OwensOf all the people I know, my wife is the only one who outworks me on a daily basis. Her productivity is astounding and her work ethic is even more impressive. That's why I invited Tessa on the podcast today to discuss how she gets it all done. Listen to Episode #022Download the Script Here you have access to the script that I use to record each episode. This is not a complete word-for-word transcript, though it does provide you with a detailed account of what I do to produce every episode of this podcast. Download the script. The Tip of the Week This is the week of Thanksgiving in the United States so today's tip is how to create a permanent attitude of gratitude. I talk about how to eliminate scarcity thinking and how to train your brain to focus on abundance. Life is meant to be celebrated, not feared. There are so many things to be grateful for that it would be a waste of a great opportunity to ignore the blessings we all share every day.The Power of Story [book by Jim Loehr]Featured Content In this episode, I interview my wife, Tessa, and we talk about:How Tessa transitioned from teaching 8th grade math into coaching new teachers. How she juggles a more-than-a-full-time job along with a Doctoral program. How Tessa manages her energy to boost her daily output. How she balances work and personal projects on a weekly basis. Which tools Tessa relies on for optimal productivity. What the ideal work environment looks like for her to get more done. How Tessa begins her day more efficiently than anyone I've ever seen.Resources Mentioned in the ShowThe New Teacher Project [parent company of the Nashville Teaching Fellows] Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change [Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN] Microsoft Outlook [calendar and task manager] Nozbe [digital task manager] The Necessity and Benefits of Sleep [blog post by Jeff Sanders] Manager Tools Podcast [hosted by Mike Auzenne and Mark Hortsman] Teach Like a Champion [book by Doug Lemov] Great Habits, Great Readers [book by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo]AnnouncementsIf you have not yet joined The 5 am Club, you can easily do so today for free. When you join the club you will get a free copy of The 5 AM Miracle eBook, which shows you exactly how to wake up each morning with vigor and make enormous progress on your biggest goals. To join The 5 AM Club AND jump-start your morning, visit 5amMiracle.com. Next week's episode will be an interview with John Lee Dumas, host of the wildly popular podcast, Entrepreneur on Fire.Subscribe to the Show To make sure you don't miss a single episode of the podcast, I encourage you to subscribe in iTunes.iTunes iHeartRadio Stitcher Spreaker RSSLeave a Voice Message If you have a question or comment that you would like me to address on the podcast itself, I highly encourage you to send me a voice message, which I will play on the show. You can also email me your questions and comments.Your Feedback If you enjoyed the show, please rate my podcast in iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out. Thanks a bunch!How you do manage your highly productive lifestyle alongside your marriage? Let me know in the comments below.