Productivity

UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 51: Your Productivity Toolbox with Francesca Geens

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There are thousands of apps out there, dozens for every possible task. But how do you pick the right tools? How do you put together a toolbox that fits your own work process? Our guest today is Francesca Geens, the founder of Digital Dragonfly — a technology and productivity consultancy. We review the principles of human productivity, and then discuss popular tools for to-do lists, email, project management, and CRM systems.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 48: Reverse-Engineering Your Life & Work with Drew Thomas

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Today we’ll talk about reverse-engineering. You can apply this thought process virtually anywhere — in choosing the right client or the right lifestyle. Our special guest is Drew Thomas, an ecommerce expert and seasoned entrepreneur. We talk about our agency experiences in the past, and why we can “do what we want” these days. You’ll learn how to start with the most important criteria, and work your way backwards to the desired client or lifestyle.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 46: How to Find Your Mentor with Greg Gilbert

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How do you go about finding a mentor? Today our guest is Greg Gilbert, a serial entrepreneur and founder of multiple companies. Greg shares his great story of being mentored and becoming a mentor himself. You’ll learn why mentoring is different from coaching or mastermind groups, how to find the right person, and how to start the relationship at the right terms.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 38: Building Creative Habits with Shawn Blanc

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Your creative skills aren’t worth much until you practice them regularly. But how do you find time for that? Our special guest today is Shawn Blanc — author of The Focus Course, a creative entrepreneur, and my role model from years ago. You’ll learn how to set goals, avoid distractions, build personal integrity, adopt the right habits, and live a truly focused life.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 33: Gathering Website Content in One Week with Kelsey Kreiling

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Content collection is a big, unsexy problem of every project. Our guest Kelsey Kreiling of Presence Agency (famous for their service called Week of the Website) mastered this skill to perfection. Her secret sauce is a framework that shapes the entire relationship with a client — from the first meeting to the project hand-off. Kelsey’s tips will help anyone who deals with unresponsive clients and tight deadlines!

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 18: Staying in Flow with Anders Thue Pedersen

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It’s so tough to “get into the flow” these days — with social media, distractions, calls, and alerts. Anders Thue Pedersen, author of the famous TimeBlock method, joins us today to share his insights on productivity. We discuss the best ways of getting into the flow and staying there for significant amounts of time, while making the work process transparent for clients and teams.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 15: Podcasting Workflow

In this episode we double down and explore the nitty-gritty production details of a single episode. We talk with Christopher Hawkins about planning an episode lineup, selecting and inviting guests, sticking to a topic, using intros wisely, and much more. Secret advice in the end of the episode: be fearless, keep producing, and change your thinking from “I have to do this” to “I have permission to do awesome things.”

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 8: Writing the Perfect Email

Email remains the core way of communication online. Writing emails is true art. And my co-host Kai Davis is the true artist! Today you’ll learn to line up you letters perfectly, from a subject line to a postscript, for the best results. Dive in for some hot writing strategies!

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