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Monthly Archives: August 2013

//August

HCP 31: Key Habits for Building Relationships

In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, I'll share an interview with Matt Kress about developing solid habits for building healthy relationships. Like me, if you've ever felt awkward at a conference or weren't sure how to follow up with someone you met, this episode is just for you. Listen in, and you’ll learn how we can use habits to help us connect with people, which simple action is the most effective habit for building relationships, how free tools can help us keep track of useful and interesting articles, why preparing and connecting before a conference is helpful, and what to do after a conference to build strong relationships.

On Redefining Success with Joshua Becker

I discovered minimalism by accident when I figured out that traveling is tons more fun with just a backpack. Then my husband and I realized the same principle applies to our "regular" life as well, so when we moved recently, we brought less than half of our stuff. One of our guiding lights in this process has been Joshua Becker. We were fortunate enough to meet Joshua at SXSW this year and visit again on our recent trip to Portland. I've been inspired by how he's united his family in escaping the typical consumer treadmill. But I was astounded to learn that he's built his platform and written a best-selling book - all while serving his community as a full-time pastor. Today, I'm thrilled to share his powerful insights and wisdom.

HCP 030: Mastering Your Email Once and For All

In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, I'll share 3 preemptive measures, 3 processing tactics, and 3 advanced strategies for mastering your email and getting to Inbox Zero. Plus, your teams will work better, and you'll accomplish more of your goals. Listen in, and you’ll learn why there's an inverse relationship between email and productivity, why email causes us so much stress, and which three proactive habits will eliminate most unnecessary email, and which three processing habits will help you organize your important communications, and which three strategies will improve your leadership and help you achieve your goals.

On Believing In Yourself with Sue Wallace

Often, we assume that the best online marketers are young. I'm delighted to share this week's profile because Sue Wallace shows us why that stereotype is dead wrong. I've known Sue for over a decade, and our conversations are always peppered with the new skills and technologies she's learning. It's been a joy to watch her enjoy year after year of success by consistently applying new ideas to her business. In this interview, Sue takes us back to the mindset and priorities that provide her foundation, and how she continues to add new layers in building her business and her life.

HCP 029: Why You Need a Family Project

In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, I'll share the surprising lessons we've learned from our accidental family project and exactly how you can get started with yours. If you don't have kids, I'd encourage you to keep listening and apply this same concept to a work team or group of friends. The benefits and principles will be the same. Listen in, and you’ll learn why we must change the way we parent to better prepare our kids, which type of project is best for learning, how to get started with the same technology businesses use, which key habits and skills are most important, and where to go for free or affordable resources and tools.

On the Risk of Having a Job with Billy Murphy (with bonus podcast)

Today, I'm delighted to share another special habit profile and interview. It's not often we get to talk to entrepreneurs while they're in startup mode, but Billy Murphy is taking us inside his life and his mind. In particular, Billy has a unique way of explaining why getting a job is very risky and starting a business may not be. We'll explore why he feels that way, what a typical day looks like, and what he's working on next.

HCP 027: Successful Habits for Home-Based Businesses

In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we'll explore how habits can be used to overcome the unique challenges of working from home. Listen in, and you’ll learn the surprising truth about freedom, why willpower is worthless, why consistency is better than bursts, and which key habits matter most in building your business.

On Living Like You Were Dying with Mike Hrostoski (with bonus podcast)

Today, I'm excited to share a special habit profile and interview with Mike Hrostoski. On June 4, 2011, Mike's life changed dramatically with the loss of his mother and the discovery of a new tribe. Over the last two years, he has transformed from a frustrated Fortune 50 executive to someone that lives exactly as he would if he only had 30 days left. Even though Mike is a men's coach and focused on being location independent, he shares several principles that can we can all apply to live better.

Progress Report – July 2013

It's a new month. That means it's time to reflect on my progress during the previous one. As hard as these are to write and share, I've realized the accountability is tremendous. Committing myself to track and document progress (or slip-ups) has become a very powerful tool in moving myself forward consistently. If you're debating doing something similar, I'd certainly recommend it. Each one is a battle, but I feel stronger with every cycle. Today, I’ll be sharing a recap of July, the month that seemed to last forever. I honestly didn't think this much could fit into one month.