For today's profile, we have another special episode of the podcast. I'm honored to introduce you to someone who's been a mentor to me for more than a decade. More than anything, he taught me how to consistently study and apply leadership principles to my own life. Today, Ron Kitchens is the CEO of Southwest Michigan First, a team regularly recognized for their excellence in the workplace. In this in-depth interview, Ron shares his personal leadership philosophy and the unique ways he applies it to the workplace. From rugby scrums to planned cheating, there are plenty of useful surprises that you can apply to your own organization.
We've all heard the joke that when women are stressed, we either eat or go shopping. I definitely do more of the former, but if you prefer the latter, today's episode is just for you. Today my good friend Julie Shuttlesworth will share show how we can shop smarter and save lots of money in the process. Listen in, and you’ll learn how to quickly raise our awareness about shopping, how to make simple shifts to save money, why the myths of the hoarder and full-time shopper are false, and how to save money on big-ticket items.
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we'll explore the four steps to measuring your progress so you'll know when to celebrate or shift gears. If you've ever wondered when it's time to pat yourself on the back or switch to Plan B, this show is for you. And if you listen to the end of the episode, I have a special challenge to help you finish 2013 strong and tackle a big goal. Listen in, and you’ll learn how to gauge how well you're doing, how to decide when to move on to the next goal, why you likely need to commit longer, why you'll accomplish more by focusing on the process, not the event or result, how to know when to celebrate, and when to measure your progress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, you'll discover four surprising ways that you can build your idea muscle and boost creativity. Backed by science, they're all fun too. Listen in, and you’ll learn why creativity is important to your success, how exercise fuels our brains, how simply getting outdoors can free up our mental resources, how you can use daily lists to build your idea muscle, and why reading fiction is a surprising way to stretch your imagination.