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The Productive Woman

English, Education, 1 season, 494 episodes, 37 minutes
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A podcast intended to help busy women find the tools and the encouragement to manage their lives, their time, their stress, and their stuff so they can accomplish the things that matter most to them.
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Managing Expectations – TPW493

Disappointment (and worse) can result when we aren't clear on our expectations. Today we’re talking about managing expectations for less stress and more productivity. 
5/15/202426 minutes, 33 seconds
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Crafting a Life That Matters: 10 Essential Questions – TPW492

Self-reflection is always time well spent, especially if it's helping us grow as an individual. In this episode we’re talking about questions we can ask ourselves to help us create a life that matters
5/8/202452 minutes, 43 seconds
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Productive Living: Financial Wellness, with Tamara Dias – TPW491

Certified financial social worker Tamara Dias joined me to talk about financial wellness and making a life that matters.
5/1/202449 minutes, 35 seconds
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From the Vault: Working from Home – TPW490

Working from home has its benefits--and its challenges. This week I talk about both--and some solutions for the challenges
4/24/202445 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mental Load and a Life that Matters – TPW489

How do you manage the mental load that's part of managing a household, a career, relationships, and a life in general? And how do we get others to share that mental load?
4/17/20241 hour, 19 seconds
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The Art of Balancing Solo and Social Time – TPW488

A meaningfully productive life includes a balance of solo and social time--but that balance is different for each of us.
4/10/202422 minutes, 6 seconds
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My Tools for Efficient Work – TPW487

The tools we use can make all the difference. In this episode I discuss some of the tools I use for efficient work.
4/3/202440 minutes, 30 seconds
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Productive Reading: Switch Craft, by Elaine Fox, PhD – TPW486

This week features an installment in our recurring “Productive Reading” series, looking at key takeaways from Switch Craft, by Elaine Fox, PhD, and the tools that can help us thrive in a constantly changing world.
3/27/202451 minutes, 33 seconds
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Swedish Death Cleaning – TPW485

Swedish Death Cleaning offers a thoughtful approach to decluttering that benefits us in the present and our loved ones when we're gone.
3/20/202435 minutes, 24 seconds
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Productive Living: Having It All, with Brooke Bentley – TPW484

Former NFL journalist Brooke Bentley chats with me about choices she's made over the course of her life and career, and the pressure to have it all.
3/13/202455 minutes, 28 seconds
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Work-Life Integration – TPW483

What's work-life integration and how is it different from (maybe better than) work-life balance?
3/6/202429 minutes, 17 seconds
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Resources for Making a Life That Matters – TPW482

There are tons of resources that can help us make a life that matters. Let's look at a few of them.
2/28/202427 minutes, 28 seconds
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Productive Living: Reimagining Success, with Anna Lundberg – TPW481

What does success mean to you? In this week's installment of our Productive Living series, I chat with author, podcaster, coach, and former marketing professional Anna Lundberg about how to make the most of our professional and personal lives.
2/21/202447 minutes, 57 seconds
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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome – TPW480

We all have moments of self-doubt and insecurity. Today we’re talking about imposter syndrome, also know as the imposter phenomenon, and a few things we can do to prevent it from hampering our productivity and our life.
2/14/202441 minutes, 6 seconds
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Harder Than It Needs to Be? – TPW479

We can make life (and productivity) harder than it needs to be by our own thoughts and actions--but we can also turn that around.
2/7/202446 minutes, 1 second
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My New Year’s Wish for You – TPW478

In this week's short episode I share a brief update on TPW plans and my wishes for you in the coming new year.
12/27/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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6 Elements of a Productive Day – TPW477

We all lead incredibly busy lives, but it's important we don't neglect ourselves or those who matter most to us. In this episode I’m sharing some elements I think are necessary for a truly productive day (and life).
12/20/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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10 Gifts to Give Yourself for the New Year – TPW476

Not all gifts can be wrapped and put under the tree, especially the ones that are the most valuable. This week let's consider some gifts you can give yourself during this holiday season and for the coming year...which could be your most productive ever.
12/13/202335 minutes, 28 seconds
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Twenty 2-Minute Habits to Keep Your Space (and Life) Organized – TPW475

Here's quick rundown of a few habits that take only a few minutes but can help you be more organized and productive every day. What can you add to the list?
12/6/202343 minutes, 4 seconds
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Productive Reading: Dopamine Nation, by Dr. Anna Lembke – TPW474

In this installment of our Productive Reading series we look at Dr. Anna Lembke's fascinating book, Dopamine Nation. (Spoiler alert: I recommend it!)
11/29/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Productive Living: Sacred Rest, with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith – TPW473

This week's episode features my conversation with physician Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, author of Sacred Rest, about the 7 types of rest we all need to maximize our quality of life and our positive impact on the world.
11/22/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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Preparing for a Joyful Holiday Season – TPW472

Let's talk about preparing for joy in the upcoming holiday season, all while remaining productive and keeping our most important priorities in mind.
11/15/202339 minutes, 39 seconds
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Productive Living: Productive Business Communications, with Elizabeth Pearson – TPW471

This week's episode of our Productive Living series features a conversation with author, speaker, and executive career coach Elizabeth Pearson about productive management of business communications.
11/8/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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Seasonal Productivity – TPW470

Let's talk about ways to stay productive in different seasons and how to show up at our best year-round.
11/1/202332 minutes, 37 seconds
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Productive Living: Hormones & Productivity, with Lahana Vigliano – TPW469

Let's chat with clinical nutritionist Lahana Vigliano about the importance of gut health and hormones for our health and our productivity.
10/25/202358 minutes, 15 seconds
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Productive Living: Mindful Financial Independence, with Emily Guy Birken – TPW468

This week I talk with financial writer Emily Guy Birken about overcoming financial anxiety and confidently achieving mindful financial independence.
10/18/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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Productive and Low-Stress Travel – TPW467

What are your best tips and tricks for productive and low-stress travel? That's what we're talking about in this week's episode.
10/11/202348 minutes, 40 seconds
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Productive Living: Finding and Using Your Voice, with Jessica Doyle-Mekkes – TPW466

Professor, vocal coach, and author Jessica Doyle-Mekkes talks about finding your voice (and your power) by speaking up with confidence in your message.
10/4/202358 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cultivating Flexibility and Resilience – TPW465

Intentionally cultivating flexibility and resilience can boost our productivity as we better navigate change and bounce back from adversity.
9/27/202336 minutes, 31 seconds
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Productive Living: Creative Self-Care, with Mary Adkins – TPW464

Creative expression is an important component of a productive life. This installment of our Creative Living series features my conversation with lawyer, novelist, and writing coach Mary Adkins about creative self-care.
9/20/202350 minutes, 12 seconds
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Productivity Slumps and What to Do About Them – TPW463

This week we’re talking about productivity slumps, what we can do to avoid them, and how to manage our minds to be our most productive when they inevitably happen.
9/13/202333 minutes, 33 seconds
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Productive Living: A Holistic Approach to Productivity and Impact, with Angela Shurina – TPW462

This episode of our Productive Living series features my conversation with coach, nutritionist, and author Angela Shurina about a holistic approach to productivity for maximum positive impact on the world.
9/6/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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Getting It All Done, Part 2 (Some “Best Practices”) – TPW461

Following up on last week’s episode, this week we talk more about getting it all done, looking at some of the "best practices" recommended by experts.
8/30/202328 minutes, 19 seconds
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Getting It All Done, Part 1 (How I Do It) – TPW460

This week we’re starting a 2-part series about getting it all done, with Part 1's focus on some of the things I personally do to accomplish what matters most to me.
8/23/202335 minutes, 13 seconds
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Overcoming Productivity Obstacles – TPW459

Overcoming productivity obstacles is possible with the right steps. In this week's episode we discuss ways to overcome productivity roadblocks.
8/16/202328 minutes, 52 seconds
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From the Vault: Back to School Routine Review – TPW458

The back-to-school season (or any change in seasons) is a great time to re-evaluate our daily and weekly routines to make sure they're serving us.
8/9/202337 minutes, 30 seconds
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Productivity Myths – TPW457

Let's talk about productivity myths: "productivity" beliefs that can actually make us less productive.
8/2/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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Making the Most of Today – TPW456

Tomorrow isn't promised to us, so let's make the most of today.
7/26/202327 minutes, 41 seconds
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9 Reasons to Declutter – TPW455

This week we do a quick review of some good reasons to declutter your space, your calendar, and your mind.
7/19/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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Productive Reading: Indistractable, by Nir Eyal – TPW454

This week features the next installment in our recurring “Productive Reading” series, this time talking about key takeaways from Indistractable, by Nir Eyal.
7/12/202337 minutes, 55 seconds
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From the Vault: Saying No Gracefully – TPW453

This week we're revisiting an episode from the TPW archives in which I talk about saying no without feeling guilty.
7/5/202331 minutes, 20 seconds
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Making Time for What Matters Most to You – TPW452

This week we’re reviewing some of the basics for making time for what matters most to you, essential to a meaningfully productive life.
6/28/202330 minutes, 49 seconds
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Productivity When You’re Exhausted – TPW451

How can we get stuff done when we're exhausted and a nap isn't an option?
6/21/202326 minutes, 15 seconds
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Productivity in Chaotic Times – TPW450

How can we stay productive even when we’re surrounded by chaos?
6/14/202338 minutes, 33 seconds
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Organizing Your Digital Life – TPW449

This week we’re talking about organizing our digital life--why it matters and some suggestions on how to organize key areas of our digital life.
6/7/202337 minutes, 40 seconds
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Managing Distractions in a Digital Age – TPW448

Technology can be a double-edged sword when it comes to our productivity. We're discussing how to manage distractions in a digital age.
5/31/202334 minutes, 9 seconds
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Small Changes Today for a More Productive Tomorrow – TPW447

As we enter into a new season of the year, let's talk about a few small changes we can make today to create a more productive tomorrow.
5/24/202333 minutes, 43 seconds
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Productivity Tools for Getting Things Done – TPW446

All the planning in the world won't help if we don't actually do the stuff we plan. In this episode we'll finish our mini-series about the GTD® method and talk about some of the tools we can use to implement the method and get stuff done.
5/17/202331 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Deeper Dive Into GTD Reflect and Review – TPW445

This week we continue our mini-series about the GTD method and talk about a crucial step in any productivity system: reflect and review.
5/10/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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Balancing Work, Family, and Self-Care – TPW444

A lack of balance in our lives can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and burnout. Let's talk about healthy ways to juggle the multiple roles most of us fill in life.
5/3/202338 minutes
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A Deeper Dive Into GTD Clarify and Organize – TPW443

This week we’re continuing our GTD short series by talking about the clarify and organize steps.
4/26/202333 minutes, 13 seconds
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Boundaries – TPW442

Sometimes we "bite off more than we can chew," so to speak. Setting appropriate boundaries in our personal and professional life can protect our productivity--and our mental health.
4/19/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Deeper Dive Into GTD Capture – TPW441

Last week we discussed David Allen's GTD™ system. Today we’re taking a deeper look at the first component of a functional productivity system: capturing all the things.
4/12/202324 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Quick Refresher on GTD – TPW440

David Allen's GTD™ system includes important concepts and tools for a productive life. This week we're reviewing the fundamentals of Allen's system.
4/5/202329 minutes, 52 seconds
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Getting Things Done When You Don’t Feel Like It – TPW439

How can we get things done when we just don't feel like it?
3/29/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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9 Guidelines for Productivity at Work – TPW438

This week we're talking about things we can do to maximize our productivity and effectiveness at work.
3/22/202343 minutes, 42 seconds
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Taking Better Care of Things That Matter – TPW437

Important things can get overlooked in the daily hustle. As we approach the end of this year's first quarter, let's pause, think, and commit to spending just a little of our time, energy, and attention taking care of what matters.
3/15/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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Time Anxiety – TPW436

What is time anxiety, how does it affect us, and how can we manage it?
3/8/202331 minutes, 5 seconds
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Boosting Productivity – TPW435

Many of us feel like we need to be more productive. This week we're considering why we feel that way, and some ways we can boost our productivity.
3/1/202333 minutes, 17 seconds
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Procrastination and Regret – TPW434

Do you procrastinate? (Hint: We all do sometimes.) This week we're talking about why we do it, and about how to let go of regret and move forward.
2/22/202336 minutes, 29 seconds
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Adjusting to Change – TPW433

Change can be hard, especially for those of us who thrive on routine. Let's talk about ways to adjust to change and minimize the stress when change disrupts our life.
2/15/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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Productive Focus – TPW432

Our ability to purposefully focus on what matters to us plays a key role in creating a more productive and meaningful life. Let's talk about how we can cultivate our ability to manage our attention and energy.
2/8/202337 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Meaning in Life – TPW431

What is the meaning of (our individual) life? This week we consider the “meaning” part of a meaningfully productive life and why identifying that meaning can benefit us.
2/1/202336 minutes, 47 seconds
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Planning for Productivity – TPW430

Let's talk about the value of planning for a productive life and tips for planning in a way that works best for you.
1/25/202348 minutes, 15 seconds
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Goal-Setting Refresher – TPW429

The beginning of a new year is a good time for a refresher on the goal-setting process--how to set goals that are meaningful and achievable.
1/18/202338 minutes, 50 seconds
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Quick Check-In – TPW428

This week's episode will be a quick check-in so I can share a couple of updates and ask a small favor!
1/11/202313 minutes, 11 seconds
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Getting Your Stuff in Order: 8 Areas to Organize for a Productive New Year – TPW427

This week we're looking at various areas to get organized in order to set ourselves up for a productive new year.
1/4/202341 minutes, 53 seconds
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Countdown to a New Year: Love – TPW426

As we continue our countdown to a productive new year, this week we consider how love can help us manage our lives to maximize not only productivity, but also our own joy and peace.
12/21/202232 minutes, 57 seconds
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Countdown to a New Year: Peace – TPW425

As we countdown to a productive new year, may we manage our time in a way that promotes peace in our hearts, our lives, and our world.
12/14/202243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Countdown to a New Year: Joy – TPW424

This week we’re beginning a countdown to a productive new year, starting with a conversation about joy.
12/7/202237 minutes, 26 seconds
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We Need Each Other – TPW423

Whether because of generational differences or doctrinal disagreements, no woman should ignore--or worse, seek to silence--another. We need each other. Each of us is made stronger by listening to the others. This week on The Productive Woman podcast we’re talking about the value of relationships among women of different ages and generations.
11/30/202225 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Few of My Favorite Things – TPW422

I'm sharing a few of my favorite things--items that make my life more productive, more pleasant, or just more fun. Some could be great gift ideas--or pick one up for yourself!
11/23/202240 minutes, 16 seconds
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Productive Conversation – TPW421

With holiday gatherings coming up, this week we're talking about how to have productive conversations with people we disagree with.
11/16/202234 minutes, 45 seconds
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Productive Reading: Tranquility by Tuesday, by Laura Vanderkam – TPW420

In this installment of our recurring “Productive Reading” series, we're talking about key takeaways from Laura Vanderkam's newest book, Tranquility by Tuesday.
11/9/202245 minutes, 46 seconds
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Clean & Tidy – TPW419

Keeping a clean & tidy space sets the stage for a peacefully productive life. Let's talk about how (and why) to make that happen.
11/2/202239 minutes, 16 seconds
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Productivity with Purpose – TPW418

Purpose for our productivity, and productivity with purpose, make for a meaningful life. This week we're talking about the purpose of our productivity, and how being productive can serve our purpose in the long term and in the more immediate term.
10/26/202236 minutes, 9 seconds
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10 Rules for a Peacefully Productive Life – TPW417

A peacefully productive life is possible. I'm sharing a few of my "rules" for creating just such a life.
10/19/202234 minutes, 30 seconds
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Creative Productivity (and Productive Creativity) – TPW416

Don't think of yourself as creative? This week we’ll talk about creativity and where it fits into our lives as women who care about productivity and making lives that matter.
10/12/202251 minutes, 36 seconds
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4th Quarter Reset for a Productive Year End – TPW415

This week we’ll talk about doing a meaningful reset as we head into the last quarter of the year and the coming holiday season.
10/5/202230 minutes, 56 seconds
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Women, Stress, and Productivity – TPW414

This week's episode is a refresher on the causes and effects of stress, as well as some techniques for minimizing its negative impact on our lives and our productivity.
9/28/202237 minutes, 1 second
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Quality vs. Quantity – TPW413

There are good reasons to choose quality over quantity--but sometimes quantity matters too. This week we’re talking about evaluating quality versus quantity in various areas of our productive lives.
9/21/202232 minutes, 31 seconds
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Don’t Wait – TPW412

There are many reasons why we put off doing certain things, and many times those reasons seem to make sense. This week I'm encouraging us all to rethink those reasons, and suggesting that maybe we don't wait.
9/14/202224 minutes, 35 seconds
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Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day – TPW411

We can improve our productivity by asking the right questions of ourselves.
9/7/202227 minutes, 47 seconds
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8 Books I Recommend and Why – TPW410

Looking for a good read to help you on your productivity journey? This week I’m sharing 8 books I recommend and why I think they’re worth reading.
8/31/202244 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rethink and Refresh Your Productivity System – TPW409

Is your productivity system still working for you? This week we talk about evaluating and tweaking our productivity system to make sure it's helping us in our quest to make a life that matters.
8/24/202238 minutes, 40 seconds
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Doing It All vs. Doing Enough – TPW408

Being a productive woman doesn't mean doing all the things all the time. Meaningful productivity--making a life that matters requires us to consider -- when is enough enough?
8/17/202237 minutes, 2 seconds
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Transition to a New School Year – TPW407

Whether or not school is a part of your current life, the end of summer feels like a time of transition, which makes it a great time to pause and consider intentional changes to make this next season a productive one.
8/10/202225 minutes, 53 seconds
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Favorite Productivity Advice & Tools – TPW406

This week I’m sharing some favorite productivity advice and tools & how I use them to make the most of my time. I'd love to hear your recommendations, too.
8/3/202244 minutes, 29 seconds
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Take it or Leave It: Productivity Advice That Might or Might Not Work – TPW405

This week we're talking about common productivity advice that might or might not work for you--and ideas for how you can modify it to meet your needs.
7/27/202241 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lightening the Load – TPW404

No matter how much we love our life, sometimes our commitments and obligations (and our thoughts) can weigh us down. This week we're considering ways we can lighten our load and make our days more manageable and enjoyable
7/20/202230 minutes, 49 seconds
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Productive Reading: Life Makeover by Dominique Sachse – TPW403

In this latest episode of our recurring Productive Reading series, I share my favorite quotes and key takeaways from TV news anchor and YouTuber Dominique Sachse's new book, Life Makeover.
7/13/202240 minutes, 45 seconds
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Halftime Break, Mid-Year Review – TPW402

This week we discuss the importance of taking time for an effective mid-year review and how it can benefit us throughout the rest of 2022.
7/6/202239 minutes, 37 seconds
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Make a Difference – TPW401

By taking even small actions in our home, our workplace, and our local community, we can make a difference in the world. This week we're looking at some ways to do that.
6/29/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Do the Next Thing – TPW400

Planning is an important part of a productive life and a frequent topic of discussion on this podcast. Sometimes, though, we just need to do the next thing.
6/22/202229 minutes, 53 seconds
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Getting Past Monotony – TPW399

When routines turn to monotony, it can derail our productivity. Let's talk about some ways we can overcome the monotony, reengage, and stay productive
6/15/202233 minutes, 5 seconds
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Productive Use of Our Time – TPW398

What is a productive use of time? This week we're looking at that question and offering some suggestions about how to use our time more productively.
6/8/202241 minutes, 24 seconds
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Personal Mantras for Personal Productivity – TPW397

Words matter--especially the words we say to ourselves. We can retrain our thinking in more productive directions by adopting personal mantras.
6/1/202230 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Manifesto for a Life that Matters – TPW396

This week I'm sharing thoughts from my personal manifesto for living a meaningfully productive life--a life that matters as I define it.
5/25/202232 minutes, 14 seconds
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When Life Isn’t Fun Anymore – TPW395

What do we do when life feels monotonous and predictable and our work becomes drudgery? Let's consider ways to renew our energy and enthusiasm.
5/18/202232 minutes, 35 seconds
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Lessons from My Daughters – TPW394

This week I'm sharing some of the things I've learned from my own daughters about the qualities we need in order to make a life that matters.
5/11/202224 minutes, 2 seconds
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Productivity by the Numbers – TPW393

This week we're looking at productivity by the numbers--including some numbers-based tools and techniques that can help boost our productivity.
5/4/202235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dealing with an Unexpected Monkey Wrench – TPW392

What do we do when life throws a monkey wrench into our carefully designed plans? We're looking at how to deal with unexpected disruptions.
4/27/202230 minutes, 10 seconds
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Creating a Functional To-Do List – TPW391

This week we're looking at practical ways to create a to-do list that actually helps make sure you get the things done that matter most to you.
4/20/202235 minutes
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Dream Big, Act Small – TPW390

Dream big? Yes! This week we're talking about how we can achieve big dreams by taking small actions consistently.
4/13/202233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Workplace Productivity – TPW389

Whether you work for yourself or for a company, workplace productivity is as important as productivity in our home. This week we're considering some ways to maintain your motivation and stay productive in your job.
4/6/202237 minutes, 13 seconds
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Time, Energy, & Attention: Making Good Use of Finite Resources – TPW388

Making good use of our time, energy, and attention is essential to a meaningfully productive life.
3/30/202235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Quick Reset Process for When Life’s Out of Control – TPW387

Whatever the reason, when life gets out of control, this simple reset process might just help you regain a sense of control and confidence.
3/23/202234 minutes, 19 seconds
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Food for Thought for a Life That Matters – TPW386

This week I’m sharing some thought-provoking ideas from books I’m reading that inspire and motivate me to think differently about life and productivity.
3/16/202239 minutes, 16 seconds
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4 Personal Productivity Problem Areas – TPW385

Productivity problem areas? This week I share my current top 4, along with some plans to "fix" them! Maybe some of the tips I found will help you, too.
3/9/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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Serenity in Stressful Times – TPW384

This week we're looking at ways to keep our worry and anxiety under control and our minds serene and focused.
3/2/202241 minutes
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Making the Most of Time Off – TPW383

Time to rest and recharge is an essential component of a productive life. This week we discuss how to make the most of time off.
2/23/202230 minutes, 43 seconds
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Getting Organized, Part 2: Your Time – TPW382

In this week's episode, we continue our conversation about getting organized, this time looking specifically our time and how we can better use it.
2/16/202246 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Few Tips for Getting Organized – TPW381

Getting organized brings big productivity benefits. This week we consider some tips for getting our space and stuff organized.
2/9/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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6 Ways to Make This Year Better than Last Year – TPW380

Coming out of my January podcasting sabbatical, I'm sharing 6 simple ways we can make this year better than last year.
2/2/202237 minutes, 37 seconds
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Who Will You Be This Time Next Year? Setting Goals that Matter – TPW379

This week we're looking at a simple process for setting meaningful goals for the coming year.
12/29/202150 minutes, 11 seconds
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Laying a Foundation: Lessons Learned – TPW378

This week we look at one way to conduct a year-end review that can lay the foundation for setting meaningful goals for the coming year.
12/22/202128 minutes, 45 seconds
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Laying a Foundation: Primary Values & Guiding Principles – TPW377

Before we dig into setting ambitious goals for the next year, let's lay a foundation by identifying our primary values and the principles we live by.
12/15/202133 minutes, 35 seconds
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Making Space for the New Year – TPW376

These last few weeks of the year are a great time to clear out some clutter--physical & mental--and make space for good things in the new year!
12/8/202136 minutes, 10 seconds
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Favorite Productive Gifts for Yourself & Others – TPW375

Looking for some gift ideas (or productivity tools for yourself)? Here are a few I can recommend!
12/1/202142 minutes, 31 seconds
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Thanksgiving and a Life that Matters – TPW374

The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to remember the ways giving thanks contributes to a meaningfully productive life.
11/24/202136 minutes, 2 seconds
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Saying No (and Yes) in “No”vember – TPW373

"No"vember is a great time to think about when to say no, when to say yes, and how getting it right contributes to a meaningfully productive life.
11/17/202144 minutes, 59 seconds
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Countdown to Year-End – TPW372

It's nearly the end of the year (if you can believe it). Let's look at a few things we can do in the coming weeks to end the year on a productive note and set ourselves up for a successful 2022.
11/10/202127 minutes, 10 seconds
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Personal Retreats: Getting Away to Move Forward – TPW371

Have you ever gone on a retreat? This week we're talking about how taking a step back can help us move forward toward more productive lives.
11/3/202137 minutes, 41 seconds
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Productive Living: Wardrobe Wisdom, with Geralin Thomas – TPW370

An organized closet and a functional wardrobe can be a part of our meaningfully productive life. This week Geralin Thomas and I talk about building a wardrobe that is versatile, organized, and stress-free.
10/27/202153 minutes, 50 seconds
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Inspiration for a Meaningfully Productive Life – TPW369

Other people's thoughts and writings can provide inspiration for our own meaningfully productive lives. 
10/20/202133 minutes, 37 seconds
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Buying Ourselves Time – TPW368

Sometimes spending money on the right tools and carefully chosen resources can buy back time for what matters most.
10/13/202131 minutes, 4 seconds
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Obstacles to Productivity – TPW367

This week we're talking about ways to overcome some of the most common (and frustrating) obstacles to our productivity.
10/6/202131 minutes, 12 seconds
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Productive Reading: Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport – TPW366

In this episode we continue our recurring “Productive Reading” series, this time talking about my key takeaways from Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport. (Spoiler alert: I HIGHLY recommend this book.)
9/29/202142 minutes, 49 seconds
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Productive Living: Span of Control, with Carey Lohrenz – TPW365

In this latest episode of our 2021 Productive Living series, Navy fighter pilot, bestselling author, and mom Carey Lohrenz and I talk about formulating a plan for success by focusing on your span of control.
9/22/202147 minutes, 45 seconds
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Productivity for Free – TPW364

Productivity doesn't have to be costly. This week I share ideas for free productivity tools that can help you accomplish more of what matters to you.
9/15/202143 minutes, 18 seconds
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Back to School (as an adult) – TPW363

In this episode we discuss returning to school as an adult student and how to balance your studies and other responsibilities, while still making time for yourself.
9/8/202140 minutes, 5 seconds
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Creating Productive Routines – TPW362

Developing intentional and purposeful routines can make a big difference in our day-to-day productivity.
9/1/202133 minutes, 6 seconds
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Using Words Productively – TPW361

Using words productively calls for intentionality but can maximize our positive impact on the world around us.
8/25/202134 minutes, 32 seconds
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Productive Living: Mental Health, with Scout Sobel – TPW360

In this latest installment of our 2021 Productive Living series, Scout Sobel and I talk about mental health & productivity--feeling safe in your emotions, living in alignment, and going after your dreams.
8/18/202143 minutes, 49 seconds
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15 Productive Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less – TPW359

We don't always have big chunks of time to devote to particular tasks or projects. Let's look at some ways to be productive when we only have a few minutes.
8/11/202144 minutes, 22 seconds
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Recent Finds – Productivity Resource Discoveries – TPW358

This week I'm sharing some recently discovered productivity resources that you might find helpful as well!
8/4/202136 minutes, 13 seconds
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Productive Living: Self Care, with Jaime McLaughlin – TPW357

Self-care matters! In this installment of the Productive Living series beauty expert Jaime McLaughlin and I talk about quick and easy daily self-care that helps us be productive, efficient, and present for what matters most.
7/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to Enjoy Rest – TPW356

We can give ourselves permission to rest, relax and recharge without feeling guilty about it. It's possible to make time for rest, enjoy it, and still be productive.
7/21/202129 minutes, 34 seconds
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Simple Way to Manage To-Dos – TPW355

Looking for a simple but effective way to get your to-do list under control? That's our topic on this week's episode of The Productive Woman podcast.
7/14/202134 minutes, 17 seconds
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Getting Back on Track – TPW354

No matter the reason, when you've let things slide for a while, getting back on track can feel like an overwhelming task. Let's talk about some tips that can help tame the chaos and reestablish some control.
7/7/202130 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mid-Year Checkin – TPW353

Mid-year is a good time to pause and reflect. Are you happy with how the year has gone so far?
6/30/202138 minutes, 7 seconds
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Productive Living: Lifestyle Medicine, with Sarah Keyes – TPW352

Join Physician Assistant Sarah Keyes and me in this latest episode of the Productive Living series as we talk about how to taking care of our health by making simple but meaningful lifestyle choices--and giving ourselves grace along the way.
6/23/202145 minutes, 21 seconds
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Doing Things Badly – TPW351

This week I discuss our fears surrounding trying new things and why doing things badly can be very productive.
6/16/202134 minutes, 13 seconds
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Prioritizing Your Passions, with Mary Sutton – TPW350

Multi-published mystery author and full-time technical writer Mary Sutton and I chat about committing to your passions and finding time for “your” stuff amidst the things you “have” to do.
6/9/202148 minutes, 13 seconds
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Productive Reading: Effortless – TPW349

The most essential things don't have to be so hard. In this newest installment of our recurring Productive Reading series I'm sharing my key takeaways from Greg McKeown's new book, Effortless.
6/2/202142 minutes, 51 seconds
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Productive Living: Getting Dinner on the Table, with Kelly Senyei – TPW348

In a continuation of the 2021 Productive Living series, I talk with chef, cookbook author, and mom Kelly Senyei about feeding our families, maximizing our productivity, and giving ourselves grace.
5/26/202142 minutes, 23 seconds
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10 Unproductive Things to Stop Doing – TPW347

Sometimes in order to make space in our lives for the good and productive things, we need to weed out the unproductive things--things we do habitually that don’t serve us.  In this episode we're talking about 10 unproductive things we can stop doing to be more productive.
5/19/202141 minutes, 25 seconds
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Productive Living: Women and Leadership, with Lydia Fenet – TPW346

Author, auctioneer, and NYC mom Lydia Fenet and I talk about leading with confidence, negotiating for what you're worth, and networking like a pro.
5/12/202155 minutes, 54 seconds
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Personal Productivity: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Me – TPW345

Since productivity is such a personal thing, I thought it might be fun to share a few things you might not know about me and how they affect my productivity. I invite you to do an inventory of the personal factors that affect your productivity. 
5/5/202148 minutes, 50 seconds
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Productive Living: Finding Peace In Our Parenting, with Lynyetta Willis – TPW344

Psychologist Dr. Lynyetta Willis and I discuss parenting, productivity, and family empowerment.
4/28/202149 minutes, 10 seconds
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Five Ways To Get Started – TPW343

How do you get started when faced with paralyzing overwhelm? In this episode I share 5 tips that can help.
4/21/202125 minutes, 24 seconds
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Building Meaningful Relationships in a Virtual World, with Betsy Hays – TPW342

Author and college professor Betsy Hays and I talk about how we can build and nurture professional and personal relationships through virtual networking.
4/14/202145 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Be Happy – TPW341

Studies show happy people are more productive. This week we're talking about things we can do to be happy.
4/7/202145 minutes, 42 seconds
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13 Apps That Help Me Manage My Life – TPW340

This week I'm sharing some apps that help me manage my life, get things done that are important to me, and stay productive throughout my day.
3/31/202146 minutes, 42 seconds
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Productive Living: Managing Your Money Well, with Alaina Fingal – TPW339

In this installment of our Productive Living series, I talk with accountant and certified financial coach Alaina Fingal about money and productivity--including how you can overcome fear related to your money, learn how to establish a budget, and save for your future.
3/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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Habits That Help Me Stay Productive (and a Few I Need to Work On) – TPW338

This week we’re talking about habits, specifically looking at some habits that help me stay productive and a few that don’t. We also discuss how to replace "bad" habits with ones that will really serve you in your daily life.
3/17/202141 minutes, 48 seconds
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Productivity While Living Abroad, with Sarah Tulen – TPW337

Newlywed, Gen-Z'er, and small business owner Sarah Tulen and I talk about balancing and growing a new business (and a new marriage!), all while living in a new country. 
3/10/202152 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Choose and Use a Planner – TPW336

This week we're talking about how to choose and use a paper planner to be more productive.
3/3/202148 minutes, 51 seconds
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Productive Living: Prioritizing Health and Fitness, with Jennifer Nagel – TPW335

This week's episode, which is part of our Productive Living series, features my conversation with certified personal trainer and CEO of Figured Out Fitness, Jennifer Nagel, about how a well-rounded fitness routine can contribute to our productivity and making a life that matters.
2/24/202153 minutes, 18 seconds
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Creating a Weekly Schedule That Helps You Get Things Done – TPW334

If you’re frustrated by the feeling that weeks go by with no progress on the things that matter to you, or you don’t seem to have enough time in a week to get the things done that you need and want to do, creating a schedule can help. 
2/17/202134 minutes, 21 seconds
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Maintaining Balance as a Military Spouse, with Carla Swartz – TPW333

Special education professional, mom, and military wife Carla Swartz and I discuss balancing a busy career, parenting, and a spouse in the military.
2/10/202152 minutes, 35 seconds
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Simple Daily Hacks for a Productive Home – TPW332

Often we don’t have the time to spend all day cleaning. But there are small things we can do each day to help maintain order, peace, and productivity at home.
2/3/202124 minutes, 1 second
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Productive Living: Avoiding Career Burnout, with Errin Weisman, DO – TPW331

Have you experienced burnout in your profession or career? This week's episode, the first in our new Productive Living series, features my conversation with physician and life coach Errin Weisman about how we can avoid and recover from career burnout. 
1/27/202156 minutes
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Multifaceted Productivity – TPW 330

This week I introduce a new recurring series featuring conversations with women who have expertise, insights, or experience in areas that are important elements of productive living.
1/20/202125 minutes, 45 seconds
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Creating a Balanced Life, with Whitnee Hawthorne – TPW329

Busy mom, podcaster, and Fortune 500 executive Whitnee Hawthorne and I talk about how she balances her professional life with her commitment to her family and her passion for helping other working moms.
1/13/202138 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ideas For a Productive New Year – TPW328

Turning the calendar to a new year doesn’t actually have any meaning in and of itself, but it can be a great time to do a reset and take a few actions that will set you up for improved productivity in the weeks and months to come. 
1/6/202138 minutes, 6 seconds
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Thank You – TPW327

As we wrap up this unusual year, I wanted to take just a few minutes to say thank you--and to leave you with some quotes that inspire me to dream big and accomplish my goals.
12/30/20209 minutes, 17 seconds
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This Time Next Year – TPW326

This year has been challenging, to say the least. As the year wraps up, let's take time to look towards the future and think about where we'd like to be this time next year. What steps can we take now to get us where we want to be?
12/23/202037 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lessons from an Unusual Year – TPW325

This unusual year has shaken us as individuals and as a society. A lot of us have had to rethink our priorities, even our identity. The upheaval and challenges have brought to the forefront of my mind some personal qualities I think are important if we want to be productive and make a life that matters.
12/16/202039 minutes, 43 seconds
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Productive Reading: The Minimalist Home – TPW324

This week we continue our Productive Reading Series, talking about my key takeaways from Joshua Becker's excellent book, The Minimalist Home.
12/9/202044 minutes, 41 seconds
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Discovering Your Potential, with Margaret Alabi – TPW323

Margaret Alabi is a busy Pharmacist by day but spends her free time coaching others to reach their full potential as leaders through The Pivot Consulting Group, the agency she co-founded. This episode features my conversation with Margaret about how she implements tools for sustainable productivity to balance her professional life with her passion for helping others grow.
12/2/202049 minutes, 50 seconds
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Giving Thanks – TPW322

Giving thanks and feeling grateful matter to our mental and physical health, to our relationships--and to our productivity. Especially in light of the challenges we've all faced this year, the Thanksgiving holiday is a good reminder of how important it is to give thanks every day.
11/25/202033 minutes, 12 seconds
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Getting and Staying Motivated – TPW321

Motivation is what drives us to act and keep acting. But internal and external obstacles can sap our motivation and keep us from accomplishing goals. How can we get--and keep--ourselves motivated to keep moving forward?
11/18/202046 minutes, 2 seconds
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Prioritizing Your Time, with Elizabeth Hill – TPW320

Elizabeth Hill is a busy mom, business owner, and lawyer who is trying to make the best use of her time, while also being careful to make time for herself. This week we discuss her multiple roles and her tips for starting a small business.
11/11/202051 minutes, 52 seconds
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Holiday Prep – TPW319

Our 2020 holiday celebrations and gatherings may look different from years past. This week we discuss some things we can do now to prepare for a joyous and safe holiday season.
11/4/202033 minutes, 46 seconds
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Healthy Habits for Productive Living – TPW318

Being physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy leads to a more productive life. This week we consider a few healthy habits that can help.
10/28/202050 minutes, 37 seconds
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Searching for Balance, with Sarah Im – TPW317

Like many of us, mom and Realtor Sarah Im is searching for a workable balance between work and family. This week she and I talk about that search, and about raising children in a thoughtful and intentional way.
10/21/202056 minutes, 5 seconds
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6 Productive Things to Do Before the Year Ends – TPW316

This week we're looking at what can we do in the coming weeks to ensure our year ends on a productive note and to prepare for next year.
10/14/202034 minutes, 53 seconds
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Favorite Productivity Tools and How I Use Them – TPW315

I don’t believe productivity is dependent on particular tools or apps, but we are fortunate to live in an age when there are many resources available to make our lives and work simpler and more efficient. This week I'm sharing a few of my favorite productivity tools.
10/7/202043 minutes, 23 seconds
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Speaking with Confidence, with Mary Cheyne – TPW314

This week, Mary Cheyne and I talk about finding your voice, speaking with confidence, and how to bypass your inner critic. Even if you have no interest in speaking from a stage, Mary has some great tips for speaking confidently in any situation.
9/30/202056 minutes, 8 seconds
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Preparing for Emergencies – TPW313

No one likes to think about an emergency occurring, but it's important to be prepared. Since September is National Preparedness Month, I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned about how to prepare for an emergency situation and ensure you and your household are safe.
9/23/202037 minutes, 7 seconds
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That Project You’ve Been Avoiding – TPW312

Do you have a project you've been avoiding because you're overwhelmed, don't have time, or aren't sure how to get started, or a dream you haven't taken action on because you're afraid it's out of reach? This week we're talking about how to figure out what's holding us back and come up with strategies to get started.
9/16/202042 minutes, 44 seconds
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Practicing Gratitude, with Autumn McKay – TPW311

Early childhood education profession, mom, and author Autumn McKay talks with me about mom guilt, practicing gratitude, and keeping kids engaged and happy during hectic times.
9/9/202041 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Life Well Lived – TPW310

Productivity is more than just crossing things off a to-do list. How would you define a life well lived? It’s easy to get absorbed in our days and lose sight of the bigger picture (those things that matter most) unless we intentionally make time and opportunities to remind ourselves why we’re doing the things we do.
9/2/202044 minutes, 52 seconds
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Keep Calm and Carry On – TPW309

"Keep calm" is easy to say but sometimes harder to do. The week we're looking at ways to cope productively with anxiety and stress during tough times. 
8/26/202055 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Paper Solution, with Lisa Woodruff – TPW308

Professional organizer Lisa Woodruff returns to the podcast to talk with me about how we can increase our productivity and happiness by conquering paper clutter in our homes and offices using the system described in her excellent new book, The Paper Solution.
8/19/202050 minutes, 19 seconds
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All or Nothing – TPW307

Having an overachieving "do it all, all the time" mindset can lead to burnout, discouragement, and missing out on what's really important. This week we're looking at ways to overcome the paralyzing, discouraging effects of perfectionism and move forward on the goals that matter most to us.
8/12/202044 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to Have a Good Week – TPW306

This week we’re talking about how to have a good, productive week, and how to make kindness and gratitude a part of every day.
8/5/202042 minutes, 27 seconds
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Intentional Priorities, with Elizabeth Benton – TPW305

To achieve a goal, we have to keep saying yes to that priority when we want to say no. This week Elizabeth Benton and I talk about setting, and living by, intentional priorities.
7/29/202049 minutes, 26 seconds
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Using Free Time Well – TPW304

When normal activities are suspended, whether during a pandemic or due to some other change in circumstances, we might find ourselves with unexpected free time. How can we use that free time in positive and productive ways?
7/22/202040 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mid-Year Reflection – TPW303

2020 has been an unusual year. How have the first six months of 2020 gone for you? What do you want the next 6 months to look like? Mid-year is a good time to pause, reflect, and regroup.
7/15/202032 minutes, 45 seconds
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Reclaiming Your Creativity, with Majo Molfino – TPW302

This week, Majo Molfino and I talk about the 5 Good Girl Myths, reclaiming your creativity, and finding your purpose.
7/8/202051 minutes, 44 seconds
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Favorite Productivity Tips & Tools – TPW301

As we celebrate 6 years (!!) of The Productive Woman podcast, here are a few productivity tips and tools from the TPW community and from me!
7/1/202048 minutes, 26 seconds
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Meaningful Productivity – TPW300

It's not enough to just get lots of stuff done. We want to make lives that matter--we want our productivity to be meaningful. In this milestone episode, we discuss what meaningful productivity means and how we can order our lives so as to maximize our positive impact on the world.
6/24/202038 minutes, 6 seconds
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Using Your Voice, with Eva Jannotta – TPW299

This week, Eva Jannotta and I chat about being the most productive version of yourself and boldly using your voice to advocate for what you want.
6/17/202055 minutes, 8 seconds
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Getting Back On Track – TPW298

Even those of us who usually practice productive habits get off track sometimes. What do you do to get back on track when everything gets away from you?
6/10/202039 minutes, 19 seconds
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What I Do to Make Time – TPW297

With all the hats we wear and our never-ending to-do lists, it's important to use our time wisely so we can focus on the things that truly matter. This week I'm sharing a few things I do to make time for what matters most to me.
6/3/202046 minutes, 19 seconds
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Deconstructing Wellness, with Kris Rice – TPW296

Kris Rice and I chat about how she prioritizes wellness and tends to her most important priorities. (And don't miss the freebie she's offering TPW listeners--see the link in the show notes!)
5/27/202046 minutes, 35 seconds
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Productive Reading: A Few Recommendations – TPW295

Good books can be a source of entertainment, education, and inspiration, helping us make meaningfully productive lives. Here are a few of my favorites.
5/20/202047 minutes, 49 seconds
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Things I Know For Sure – TPW294

What do you know for sure? The older I get, the less certain I am about many things, but there are a few things I know for sure about productivity and making a life that matters.
5/13/202034 minutes, 25 seconds
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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome, with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin – TPW293

Psychologist, executive coach, and author Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin has focused her career on helping women (and men) overcome Impostor Syndrome and make meaningfully productive lives.
5/6/202037 minutes, 52 seconds
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Trauma and Productivity – TPW292

How can you be productive during, or in the aftermath of, trauma?
4/29/202035 minutes, 25 seconds
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Favorite Tips from Professional Organizers – TPW291

As a longtime organization nerd, I've gathered some great tips from professional organizers whose books, YouTube videos, podcasts, and articles I've learned from over the years.
4/22/202045 minutes
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Incremental Steps to your Goal, with Merrily Orsini – TPW290

Healthcare executive Merrily Orsini is an advocate for home healthcare--and for taking small incremental steps to achieve your most cherished goals.
4/15/202050 minutes, 10 seconds
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Friends, Mentors, and a Life that Matters – TPW289

Meaningful productivity is about making a life that matters. For me, a life that matters centers on people that matter. Aside from family, friends and mentors have perhaps the most influence on our meaningfully productive life.
4/8/202040 minutes, 18 seconds
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Adjusting to Working from Home – TPW288

Working from home can be great, but if the decision to do so was made for you by outside circumstances and with little time to prepare, it comes with unique challenges.
4/1/202050 minutes, 18 seconds
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Life During a Crisis – TPW287

This week I'm sharing a few thoughts about life and productivity during a time of crisis, including a few suggestions for adjusting to a new reality.
3/28/202045 minutes, 17 seconds
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11 Time Wasters to Eliminate – TPW286

What time wasters can we eliminate to make more time for what matters most? We're talking about a few of them in this week's episode.
3/18/202056 minutes, 2 seconds
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Setting Goals that Matter – TPW285

Setting goals that matter starts with knowing what's most important to you. This week we're reviewing some principles of setting meaningful goals.
3/11/202037 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thoughts About Work-Life Balance – TPW284

Is work-life balance really a thing? Some thoughts about what it means (and what it doesn't mean) on this week's episode.
3/4/202045 minutes, 23 seconds
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Presence and Productivity, with Mayda Poc – TPW283

This week's episode features my conversation with former investment banking professional Mayda Poc about how she intentionally incorporates being present in the moment into her productive life.
2/26/202054 minutes, 59 seconds
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Healthy Eating When You Don’t Have Time – TPW282

This week's episode features tips from women in the TPW community on how they fit healthy eating into their busy lives.
2/19/202027 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Power of What We Can Control – TPW281

When it comes to making a meaningfully productive life, there is incredible power in focusing on the things we can control.
2/12/202036 minutes, 22 seconds
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Capitalizing Optimal Hours of Productivity, with Min Choi – TPW280

This week's episode of The Productive Woman podcast features my conversation with professor, wife, and mom Min Choi about how she identified her optimal hours for productivity and protects those hours for getting her most important work done.
2/5/202044 minutes, 55 seconds
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Getting Stuff Done – TPW279

What gets in the way of getting stuff done, and how can we overcome those obstacles and accomplish what matters to us?
1/29/202050 minutes, 56 seconds
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11 Ways to Keep Your New Year Motivation Going – TPW278

Achieving our goals this year requires consistent action. What do you do if your motivation to act starts to fade as the year continues?
1/22/202043 minutes, 4 seconds
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10 Things to Declutter – TPW277

The beginning of a new year is a great time to declutter your space. This week's episode offers some ideas and inspiration to get you started.
1/15/202055 minutes, 30 seconds
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Good Morning, Good Life, with Amy Landino – TPW276

Amy Landino is on a mission to help you go after the life you want, starting with a morning routine that launches and grounds productive days.
1/8/202035 minutes, 19 seconds
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5 Small Things to Do Every Day This Year – TPW275

Big changes are impressive, but great progress can be achieved by taking small actions consistently. Consider 5 small things to do every day for a more productive year.
1/1/202037 minutes, 42 seconds
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Holiday Wishes and Year-end Reminders – TPW274

This brief episode looks at four productive choices we can make during the holidays--and every day.
12/25/201914 minutes, 10 seconds
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Choosing (and Using) a Planner – TPW 273

Now's a great time to think about a new planner for the coming year. In this week's episode we look at some things to consider in choosing (and using) a planner--including some great suggestions from the TPW community.
12/18/201948 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fill Up Your Cup, with Dallas Heath – TPW272

This week I'm talking with nutrition and wellness coach Dallas Heath about how intentional self-care helps her (and us) be more productive.
12/11/201958 minutes, 4 seconds
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Productive Reading: Attention Management by Maura Thomas – TPW271

Attention management is a key productivity skill--and the subject of Maura Thomas's book, Attention Management.
12/4/201935 minutes, 56 seconds
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Gratitude – TPW270

Cultivating gratitude helps us be happier and more productive. Hear about a few more benefits of gratitude in this week's quick holiday-week episode.
11/27/201932 minutes, 3 seconds
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Boundaries, with Helen Wright – TPW269

London-based banking professional Helen Wright sets intentional boundaries between work, personal, and family commitments. We talk about what that means to her in this week's episode.
11/20/201952 minutes, 40 seconds
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Productivity Tools – TPW268

What are your favorite productivity tools? I'm sharing 10 of mine on this week's episode.
11/13/201950 minutes, 7 seconds
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Heart to Heart – TPW267

Do you ever feel disappointed in your own productivity? Me too. This week I'm sharing a few thoughts from my heart about productivity, disappointed expectations, and feeling better.
11/6/201941 minutes, 31 seconds
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Simplicity and Flexibility, with Natalie Rodriguez – TPW266

This week's episode features my conversation with law school dean and mom Natalie Rodriguez about how she structures her life for simplicity and flexibility to make room for what matters most to her.
10/30/201950 minutes, 29 seconds
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Partner Productivity – TPW265

How can we influence our spouses, and others close to us, to be more productive, and why would we want to?
10/23/201945 minutes, 23 seconds
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Taking the Lead (Women & Leadership) – TPW264

What does it take to be an effective, productive leader?
10/16/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Get Organized Head First, with Claire Kellems – TPW263

Working mom Claire Kellems' search for order in her chaotic life has led to a blog, a business, and more peace of mind. How she got organized (and how you can too) is the subject of our conversation in this week's episode.
10/9/201942 minutes, 18 seconds
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Giving Grace – TPW262

What does it mean to extend grace, and what does grace have to do with productivity? A conversation about grace and compassion on this week's episode of The Productive Woman.
10/2/201936 minutes, 50 seconds
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Isolation – TPW261

Do isolation or loneliness affect your productivity?
9/25/201949 minutes, 9 seconds
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Career Clarity, with Jamie Lieberman – TPW260

Using experience to find clarity on what matters to her has helped attorney, entrepreneur, wife, and mom Jamie Lieberman build a career and life she loves.
9/18/201949 minutes, 29 seconds
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Getting Ready to Move – TPW259

Getting ready to move to a new home is a project that can be made easier with a little thought and planning.
9/11/201942 minutes, 34 seconds
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Workplace Productivity – TPW258

What can we do to maximize our productivity at work, wherever our workplace might be?
9/4/201947 minutes, 33 seconds
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Taking the Next Move, with Jana Arellano – TPW257

Jana Arellano has made more than one big move in her life, and she's learned from every one. Her next move is helping other women develop the confidence to make their next move. How she makes it happen is the subject of our conversation.
8/28/201951 minutes, 42 seconds
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Making Difficult Decisions – TPW256

We can't make a life that matters without making decisions, but some decisions are harder than others. How can we make decision-making a little less stressful?
8/21/201939 minutes, 37 seconds
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Hormones and Productivity – TPW255

This week we're discussing how hormonal changes, and the symptoms caused by those changes, affect our productivity during pregnancy, postpartum, and perimenopause. (And this discussion isn't just for women!)
8/14/201948 minutes, 56 seconds
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Beating Overwhelm, with Mridu Parikh – TPW254

This week I'm chatting with speaker, author, wife, and mom Mridu Parikh about how she minimizes overwhelm by simplifying where she can and by ordering her days intentionally.
8/7/201949 minutes, 40 seconds
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When You Want to Do It All – TPW253

Whether you want to focus on one thing at a time or simultaneously pursue multiple goals, make sure you like the life you're creating.
7/31/201937 minutes, 24 seconds
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How I Get Work Done – TPW252

Sometimes when we're looking for ways to get work done, it helps to hear about tools and techniques that have been effective for other people. This week I'm sharing a bit about the tools, systems, and approaches I use to get work done.
7/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes
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Structure & Empowerment for Lasting Impact, with Jill Valdez – TPW 251

This week I'm talking with Jill Valdez about how intentional structure in her multi-faceted life helps her create impact, and how she's encouraging managers & business owners to empower their employees to do the same.
7/17/201944 minutes, 35 seconds
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Productive Reading: Free To Focus by Michael Hyatt – TPW250

Looking for a worthwhile summer read? I recommend Michael Hyatt's book, Free to Focus. Hear my key takeaways in this episode, the latest installment in our recurring Productive Reading series.
7/10/201956 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 Years of The Productive Woman – TPW249

The Productive Woman podcast is 5 years old! In this episode I'm sharing productivity lessons learned, dreams for the future, and 5 questions for you.
7/3/201947 minutes, 22 seconds
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Making Room for the Things That Matter to You, with Susan Comiskey – TPW248

This week's episode features my conversation with Australia native (but current Singapore resident) Susan Comiskey about how she makes time for speaking, teaching, and doctoral studies while making a life that matters with her husband and daughter.
6/26/201942 minutes, 57 seconds
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Remember This: 10 Productivity Principles – TPW247

Some productivity principles are worth being reminded of from time to time. Here are a few that I think are important.
6/19/201938 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why We Do What We Do – TPW246

Understanding why we do what we do is key to taking intentional actions that serve us--and can also help us be more compassionate toward others. If you're ever frustrated because you do things that don't make sense in light of your goals and values, you might appreciate this week's episode of the podcast.
6/12/201938 minutes, 40 seconds
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Structuring Your Days with Intention, with Nina Means – TPW245

For fashion designer, "Fashion Incubator" director, and new mom Nina Means, structuring her days with intention is key to making time for what matters most to her. Hear how she's making a life that matters in this week's episode.
6/5/201947 minutes, 47 seconds
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Summer Fun & Safety – TPW244

Summer's upon us (at least those of us in the northern hemisphere)! With a little bit of forethought, summer can be both fun and safe. In this week's episode we consider some suggestions for both.
5/29/201935 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dealing with Distraction – TPW243

Does distraction interfere with your productivity and keep you from accomplishing all you want to? In episode 243 of The Productive Woman we look at some effects and causes of distraction--and a few solutions.
5/22/201948 minutes, 9 seconds
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Redefining Modern Motherhood, with Joanna Parker – TPW242

Working out a solution to a daily parenting challenge inspired one mom to launch a business committed to helping other moms. This episode features my conversation with Yumble founder Joanna Parker about motherhood, entrepreneurship, and finding your own way.
5/15/201944 minutes, 4 seconds
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Motherhood & a Life That Matters – TPW241

Does having children interfere with productivity or does it motivate us to be productive? This episode offers some thoughts on motherhood and making a life that matters.
5/8/201929 minutes, 36 seconds
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Making Good Use of Your Evenings – TPW240

When evening (or other "off work" time) comes, do you use it well or let it fritter away? What are some ways to make good use of your time off?
5/1/201940 minutes, 18 seconds
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Lessons from a Multi-faceted Life, with Jennifer (Eunchim) Choi – TPW239

Episode 239 of The Productive Woman podcast features my conversation with humanitarian aid & community development consultant (and wife and mom) Jennifer Choi, who shares lessons learned about making a multi-faceted, multicultural life that matters.
4/24/201953 minutes, 25 seconds
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There’s Nothing Wrong with You – TPW238

Making a life that matters has its challenges--for all of us. Can I encourage you to believe there's nothing wrong with you if you struggle sometimes to make it all work the way you think it should?
4/17/201940 minutes, 42 seconds
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Essential Productivity Tools – TPW237

What tools do you think are most important for being productive and making a life that matters? I share my list in this episode--and a couple of them might surprise you.
4/10/201947 minutes, 32 seconds
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Consumption, Creation, and Contribution – TPW236

Consuming content and learning new things is valuable, but to achieve our goals and make a life that matters, we have to do something with what we learn. Thoughts on consumption, creation, and contribution in this week's episode.
4/3/201945 minutes, 5 seconds
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Clutter, Minimalism, & Convenience – TPW235

Decluttering is a hot topic these days. For some, the logical outcome of decluttering is minimalism. But who we are matters more than what (or how much) we own. Finding a balance between clutter and convenience can contribute to a productive life.
3/27/201935 minutes, 56 seconds
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Productivity Across Borders, with Christiane Kenny – TPW234

Canadian native Christiane Kenny has moved cross-border (cross-oceans!) more than once. Hear her tips for international living in this week's episode.
3/20/201959 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to Figure Out What Matters Most – TPW233

To make a life that matters, we have to know what matters most. How do we decide among all the opportunities and commitments to figure out what matters most--where we can best focus our time, energy, and attention?
3/13/201946 minutes, 19 seconds
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Making a Life That Matters, YOUR Way – TPW232

Productivity systems and resources are just tools. They're a means to an end, not the end itself. The end is a life that matters, as you define it. This week's episode looks at productivity, peer pressure, and intentional choices.
3/6/201940 minutes, 53 seconds
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Lagom (Just Enough), with Jane Andersson – TPW231

Swedish journalist Jane Andersson recommends the Swedish concept of lagom (loosely translated as "just enough") as a key to making a meaningfully productive life.
2/27/201952 minutes, 6 seconds
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Productive Reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear – TPW230

In this latest episode of our recurring Productive Reading series, I share my key takeaways from James Clear's outstanding book, Atomic Habits, a book about how small habits can have big impact on our productivity.
2/20/201953 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Make a Bad Day Better – TPW229

We might not be able to stop bad days from coming, but there are things we can do to make a bad day better.
2/13/201952 minutes, 5 seconds
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Making a Difference, with Karina Hayat – TPW228

Canadian executive and philanthropist Karina Hayat shares how she makes time for making a difference through focusing on her professional and personal priorities.
2/6/201943 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Renew Your Motivation – TPW227

Are you making progress on your goals for this year, or has progress slowed because you're not consistently taking action? This episode offers ideas on how to reignite your fading motivation so you can keep moving forward to accomplish what matters most to you.
1/30/201941 minutes, 15 seconds
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Habits to Consider for this Year – TPW226

This week we're considering how our habits affect productivity and some suggestions for habits to develop this year.
1/23/201941 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mindset Management, with Natalie Eckdahl – TPW225

Entrepreneur, business coach, and author Natalie Eckdahl talks about the importance of managing our mindset, and shares how the support of an intentionally assembled team helps her accomplish what matters most to her.
1/16/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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7 Things to Stop Doing This Year – TPW224

Last week we talked about resolutions and goals--things we plan to start doing this year. This week, let's consider some things to stop doing (and what to do instead).
1/9/201947 minutes, 23 seconds
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Resolutions & Goals – TPW223

As the new year begins, are you making resolutions, setting goals, or both? What's the difference, and how can they work together to create the results you want?
1/2/201932 minutes, 22 seconds
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One Last Thing (What Matters Most) -TPW222

What matters most to you, and how will you make room for it in your life in the coming year? In this last episode of the year, I share some thoughts I'm pondering as the year ends and a new one begins.
12/26/201827 minutes, 40 seconds
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Thoughts for the Disappointed – TPW221

Disappointed with your progress toward the goals you set for yourself this year? Let's talk about things you can do to start down a more productive path.
12/19/201822 minutes, 47 seconds
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Creating a Centralized Productivity System, with Vicky Volvovski – TPW 220

Tech executive, award-winning food blogger, wife, and mom Vicky Volvovski shares thoughts on managing a busy life with a centralized system, and on brainstorming solutions to challenging projects.
12/12/201844 minutes, 45 seconds
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Making Time to Plan – TPW219

Planning ahead is a key to living intentionally rather than reactively. But how do we make time to plan when our days are already full?
12/5/201825 minutes, 31 seconds
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Today, Tomorrow, & a Year from Now – TPW218

Some of us (raising my hand) tend to focus so much on the future that we forget to be present today. On the other hand, it's easy to get so wrapped up in our day-to-day commitments that we forget to step back and look at the long-term big picture. A challenge for many of us is to plan sufficiently for the future without letting worries for the future cloud our present.
11/28/201838 minutes, 32 seconds
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Being Intentional with Time, with Laura Vanderkam – TPW217

"Time keeps passing whether or not you think about where it's going." Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock & other books about productivity and time management, encourages us to be intentional about how we use our time..
11/21/201846 minutes, 46 seconds
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Habits That Help – TPW216

A few simple habits can make a big difference in our day-to-day productivity and help us accomplish more with less effort. In this episode I share a few small habits that help me make time for what matters most.
11/14/201848 minutes, 13 seconds
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Task Management 101 – TPW215

Is your to-do list getting the better of you? Let's review some task management basics that will help you get your list under control and make real progress on the projects that matter most to you.
11/7/201848 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dealing with Conflict – TPW214

Most of us don't like conflict, but it's an inevitable part of the human condition. It doesn't have to derail our productivity, though--if we can find constructive ways to deal with it.
10/31/201850 minutes, 1 second
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Silence and Solitude, with Katie Krimitsos – TPW213

"If you’re having a hard time getting things done because you're anxious and totally depleting yourself, maybe it's time for you to spend some time on yourself in quiet." Katie Krimitsos returns to The Productive Woman to share lessons learned about the value of silence and solitude in making a life that matters.
10/24/201852 minutes, 26 seconds
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Making Time to Read – TPW212

Why is the Productive Reading series a part of The Productive Woman podcast? Because reading can contribute in a big way to making a life that matters.
10/17/201846 minutes, 34 seconds
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Productive Reading: The Free-Time Formula – TPW211

Wish you had more free time? Get some practical ideas and wise advice from Jeff Sanders in his newest book, The Free-Time Formula. This is the next in our Productive Reading series.
10/10/201848 minutes, 21 seconds
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What I Wish I’d Known – TPW210

It’s never too late to do what you’ve dreamed of. A few lessons about productivity and life I wish I'd learned sooner.
10/3/201841 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mindset Over Money, with Patrice Washington – TPW209

"Wealth is about more than money." This week's episode features my conversation with "America's Money Maven," Patrice Washington, about living intentionally, creating a better mindset about money, and making a life that matters. 
9/26/201852 minutes, 11 seconds
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Making a Difference – TPW208

If our definition of a productive woman is one who orders her life in such a way as to maximize her positive impact in the world, what can we do to expand our influence and make a positive difference in the world around us?
9/19/201843 minutes, 15 seconds
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Peace & Productivity – TPW207

Is it possible to be both productive and peaceful? I believe it is, but I'm not always experiencing it lately. Some thoughts about why, and how to "fix" it, in this week's episode.
9/12/201844 minutes, 22 seconds
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Things That Make Life Easier – TPW206

What apps, tech, tools, and services do you rely on to make your life easier? I share a few of mine in this episode.
9/5/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Drawing Courage from Past Experiences, with Tauria Catlin – TPW205

Wife, mom, entrepreneur, and U.S. Naval Academy graduate Tauria Catlin shares how the challenges she's overcome in the past give her the courage to face today's challenges and make a life that matters to her.
8/29/201845 minutes, 56 seconds
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Preparing for the Next Season – TPW204

In both the northern and southern hemispheres, a change in seasons is upon us. Whether moving from summer to fall, or winter to summer, what are some steps we can take to prepare to make the change of seasons go more smoothly?
8/22/201829 minutes, 20 seconds
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13 Areas to Declutter in Our Homes – TPW203

Want to reduce stress, boost productivity, and enjoy your home more? Let's talk about why, how, and where to declutter our homes.
8/15/201848 minutes, 59 seconds
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Launching Your Kids – TPW202

When our children grow up and leave our nest, the transition can be hard. How can we make launching our kids a positive experience for them--and us?
8/8/201846 minutes, 11 seconds
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Designing Productive Systems, with Crystal Collinson – TPW201

Canadian designer Crystal Collinson juggles multiple roles by setting up productive systems that let her get the important things done.
8/1/201849 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ask Me Anything – TPW200

Curious about podcasting? About how I manage a legal career & 5 kids? About productivity tools I recommend and techniques I use? I invited listeners to ask me anything. My answers in this milestone episode 200 of The Productive Woman podcast.
7/25/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 21 seconds
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What a Life That Matters Means  – TPW199

For four years and nearly 200 episodes, we've talked in The Productive Woman community about making a life that matters. What does that mean?
7/18/201842 minutes, 41 seconds
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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Mid-Year – TPW198

Are you on track for the year you want? Mid-year is a great time to pause and ask yourself some key questions to focus your energy and attention for the second half of the year.
7/11/201841 minutes, 31 seconds
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Productivity and Freedom – TPW197

Being productive in the best sense can result in the freedom that comes from the confidence that you are enough, you’re doing enough, and you can create a meaningful life. This episode looks at connections between productivity and freedom.
7/4/201840 minutes, 20 seconds
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Productivity, Retirement, and Change, with Vicki Judd – TPW196

How does the definition of productivity change from one stage of life to the next? Recent retiree Vicki Judd shares some thoughts on making a life that matters during the changing seasons of life.
6/27/201850 minutes
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When You Feel Like Quitting – TPW195

Do you ever feel like quitting? I do. Knowing why it happens can help us come up with solutions and keep pressing forward toward accomplishing what matters most.
6/20/201829 minutes, 10 seconds
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10 (or so) Ways to Stay Focused – TPW194

What can we do to stay on track when we're struggling to stay focused? This week we look at some possible reasons for that struggle, and some ideas that might help.
6/13/201838 minutes, 39 seconds
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Insights from The Organized Soprano, with Kay Patterson – TPW193

Juggling two very different careers requires careful balancing and self-awareness. Professional organizer and singer Kay Patterson (known on social media as The Organized Soprano) shares how she does it--and has a lot of fun along the way.
6/6/201847 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Quantified Self – TPW192

Tracking and measuring personal metrics as a tool for self-improvement has benefits for individuals and groups, but those of us interested in the quantified self should be aware of potential risks as well.
5/30/201840 minutes, 51 seconds
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Making Time for Fun – TPW191

Have we filled our days with so many commitments we've left no time for fun? Worse, have we forgotten how to have fun? The TPW community has some suggestions to help us correct that!
5/23/201844 minutes, 48 seconds
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Juggling Multiple Roles, with Coryne Forest – TPW190

Engineer and leadership consultant Coryne Forest shares tips on how she manages multiple roles and multiple passions--a fulltime day job, a business helping women excel in STEM careers, her family, and self-care.
5/16/201848 minutes, 58 seconds
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Productivity for New Moms – TPW189

Becoming a mom is a wonderful thing, but it has some challenges, too. How can new moms be productive in the best sense?
5/9/201843 minutes
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Dealing with Downsizing (Your Home) – TPW188

Bigger isn't always better. In this episode we consider the why and how of downsizing your home.
5/2/201829 minutes, 28 seconds
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Becoming Chief Home Officer, with Natali Morris – TPW187

Broadcaster and CFO Natali Morris is intentional about creating a life that matters through financial freedom, and she shares with us how she and her husband worked to make that a reality for their family.
4/25/201845 minutes
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Spring Cleaning When You Don’t Have Time – TPW186

Got the spring cleaning bug but little time to get it done? Some tips for fitting it into your schedule--if you want to!--in this episode.
4/18/201842 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tips and Tools for Email Mastery – TPW185

How can we make email less overwhelming and more useful? A few tips and tools that can help.
4/11/201846 minutes, 23 seconds
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Discernment and Self-Care, with Jodi Womack – TPW184

What role do discernment and self-care play in a meaningfully productive life? Executive coach & author Jodi Womack shares some tips and tools in this week's episode.
4/4/201852 minutes, 36 seconds
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Productivity on a Non-Standard Schedule – TPW183

Many productivity conversations assume a 9 to 5 work schedule. How can you stay productive if you or others in your household work nights or weekends or some other non-standard schedule?
3/28/201852 minutes, 6 seconds
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Productive Reading: Soulful Simplicity – TPW182

Courtney Carver's newest book, Soulful Simplicity, makes a compelling case for clearing the clutter out of our schedules, our homes, and our minds to make space for a meaningfully productive life.
3/21/201852 minutes, 11 seconds
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Time Management & Balance, with Susan May Warren – TPW181

Award-winning author Susan May Warren shares how she gets things done by using a time management approach that keeps rhythm, balance, and the big picture in mind.
3/14/201855 minutes, 47 seconds
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Having It All – TPW180

Is "having it all" a possibility for 21st-century women (or men)? What does having it all mean to you? We consider some important questions in this episode.
3/7/201854 minutes, 9 seconds
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Motivation and Habit – TPW179

How do motivation and habit interact to get and keep us productive?
2/28/201841 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pursuing Vocational & Avocational Passions, with Tyree Ayers – TPW178

Lawyer and yogi Tyree Ayers is constantly balancing the demands of her law career and passion for living a healthy and fulfilling life and encouraging others to do the same. She shares how she makes time to pursue both her vocational and avocational passions.
2/21/201848 minutes, 42 seconds
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Relationships & Productivity – TPW177

How do your relationships affect your productivity? And how can you make time to nurture the relationships--professional & personal--that mean the most to you?
2/14/201841 minutes, 31 seconds
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Productivity Tools & Techniques to Try – TPW176

If your year got off to a strong start but your progress is faltering a bit, tweaking your routine with one of these productivity tools and techniques might give you a boost.
2/7/201846 minutes, 11 seconds
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Delegation – TPW175

Delegation is a key productivity tool. So why don't we do it more? In response to a listener question, we take a look at how delegation can help us to be more productive, and how we can improve our delegation skills.
1/31/201843 minutes, 45 seconds
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Grace-Filled Productivity, with Liz Curtis Higgs – TPW174

It's easy to fall into the traps of self-criticism and negativity when your productivity isn't where you want it to be, whether the cause is self-inflicted or out of your control. Author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs shares how she overcomes these challenges.
1/24/201856 minutes, 33 seconds
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Focus (a word for the year) – TPW173

The better we're able to focus on what matters most, the more productive we'll be. This week we're discussing how focus impacts our productivity and how we can improve our focus.
1/17/201849 minutes, 32 seconds
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10 Essentials for Making a Life that Matters – TPW172

If you want to make a life that matters, where do you start? In this episode we're looking at 10 essentials to building a meaningfully productive life.
1/10/201850 minutes, 5 seconds
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Financial Empowerment, with Hilary Hendershott – TPW 171

We're kicking off the new year with some valuable lessons on financial empowerment and productivity from Certified Financial Planner, podcaster, wife, and mom Hilary Hendershott.
1/3/201852 minutes, 47 seconds
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Taking Care of Future You – TPW 170

As we wrap up the year, it's a great time to review this year's accomplishments and give some thought to the coming year. What would future you thank you for doing today?
12/13/201741 minutes, 33 seconds
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Voluntary Simplicity, with Courtney Carver – TPW169

Writer and speaker Courtney Carver shares insights about voluntary simplicity and intentional living.
12/6/201749 minutes, 16 seconds
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Community & Accountability – a mastermind reunion – TPW168

The support and accountability of other women can improve your productivity. Five women who've been providing each other that support and accountability for over a year and a half share their experience.
11/29/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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Gratitude & Productivity – TPW167

The beginning of the winter holiday season seems like a good time to consider how gratitude can affect our productivity.
11/22/201739 minutes, 4 seconds
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Productive Reading: Lessons from Brené Brown – TPW166

Dr. Brené Brown's books offer ideas and principles that can help us in making a life that matters.
11/15/201743 minutes, 21 seconds
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Productivity & What Other People Think – TPW 165

It’s hard to make a life that matters when we’re spending our time reacting to what other people want instead of proactively pursuing the goals and objectives that are most important to us.
11/8/201748 minutes, 52 seconds
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Self-Direction, with Maria Bengtson – TPW164

We can all learn some lessons on self-direction from graduate student and TPW listener Maria Bengtson, who shares how she keeps herself on track to finish her dissertation while still living her life.
11/1/201743 minutes, 14 seconds
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Clutter, Stress & Simplicity – TPW163

Taking a look at physical & mental clutter--how it affects us, and some thoughts on conquering it.
10/25/201741 minutes, 48 seconds
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Circumstance or Choice? Owning Your Life – TPW162

When life is filled with obligations that leave us feeling overwhelmed, do we have a choice? Can we make a change?
10/18/201743 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Caregiver with Professional Priorities, with Beatriz Martín-Pérez – TPW161

Professor Beatriz Martín-Pérez shares how she's navigated the challenges of caring for loved ones while pursuing professional success.
10/11/201753 minutes, 3 seconds
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Self-Care Matters – TPW160

Self-care is not time off from productivity; it's an essential element of a productive life. How can we make time for self-care in an already full life--and why should we?
10/4/201743 minutes, 18 seconds
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10 Things to Do Now to Prepare for the Holidays – TPW159

Is it too soon to start celebrating the holidays? Probably. But not too soon for a few steps that can help us prepare for the best holiday season ever.
9/27/201731 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ruthless Prioritization, with Michelle Pfennighaus – TPW158

Nutrition coach and former advertising professional Michelle Pfennighaus shares thoughts about how ruthless prioritization (and banana peel tea) help her manage a busy life.
9/20/201739 minutes, 7 seconds
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Back to School Routine Review – TPW157

The back-to-school season (or any change in seasons, for that matter) is a great time to re-evaluate our daily and weekly routines to make sure they're serving us.
9/13/201742 minutes, 10 seconds
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Raising Productive Kids – TPW156

Some thoughts on what it means to raise productive kids, and how to do it.
9/6/201745 minutes, 41 seconds
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Life as a Productive Musician, with Sephra Scheuber – TPW155

Sephra Scheuber is working out a system that allows her to be productive as a musician, a teacher, and a student, while making her faith and her relationships a priority.
8/30/201748 minutes, 30 seconds
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Working from Home – TPW154

Some thoughts about making it work when you work from home.
8/23/201750 minutes
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Post-Vacation Productivity – TPW153

Getting back into your regular routine after a vacation without sacrificing the relaxation you gained can be a challenge. Here are some thoughts on how (and why) to do it.
8/16/201746 minutes, 47 seconds
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Making Time for What Matters, with Sonia Harris – TPW152

When you have a full-time job and a family, how do you make time for what matters to you personally? Sonia Harris shares how she's doing it.
8/9/201754 minutes, 47 seconds
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Letting Go of a Goal – TPW151

When we're not making progress on a goal we've set for ourselves, is letting go ever the right choice?
8/2/201740 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Weekly Review – TPW150

A regular weekly review helps us stay on top of our commitments. So why don't we do it? In response to a listener question, we look at how (and why) to make the weekly review a part of managing our busy lives.
7/26/201747 minutes, 47 seconds
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Productivity When It Hurts, with Mandy Hanson – TPW149

Mandy Hanson's approach to productivity offers ideas even for those of us who don't live with chronic pain like she does.
7/19/201746 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Second Half (Mid-Year Review) – TPW148

The year's midpoint is a good time to pause and review whether you're headed in the direction you want to go.
7/12/201748 minutes, 39 seconds
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Productive Reading: The Power of Habit – TPW147

Continuing our occasional series on books that have influenced my thinking about what it means to live a productive life, this episode features some of the highlights from Charles Duhigg's fascinating book about habits.
7/5/201741 minutes, 55 seconds
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Productive Days, with Shelly Clayton – TPW146

Sales professional and single mom Shelly Clayton shares her approach to creating productive days and making a life that matters.
6/28/201738 minutes, 3 seconds
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Making the Most of Your To-Do List – TPW145

How well does your to-do list work for you? This episode features 10 tips for making the most of whatever tool you use to manage your tasks.
6/21/201736 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Things We Say – TPW144

How do the words we say (and think) affect our ability to accomplish the things we care about?
6/14/201740 minutes, 3 seconds
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Managing Multiple Roles, with Jennifer Fleury – TPW143

How can you manage a life that involves multiple roles and a variety of interests? College professor, business owner, & single mom Jennifer Fleury shares how she's doing it.
6/7/201750 minutes, 46 seconds
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Productivity in Transition Times – TPW142

We’ve talked about the value of planning ahead to keep life moving smoothly, but what about when you can’t? What do you do when your life is in transition, you can’t plan ahead, and your routines get thrown out of whack?
5/31/201738 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sunday Routines – TPW141

Once again The Productive Woman community came through with ideas for how to spend time on Sunday (or whatever day you choose) setting yourself up for a great week.
5/24/201735 minutes, 42 seconds
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Optimizing Your Schedule, with Katie Krimitsos – TPW140

A chat with business coach, podcaster, wife, and mom Katie Krimitsos, who shared her approach to balancing structure and flexibility in building a schedule that works for her and her family.
5/17/201742 minutes, 1 second
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What I’ve Learned About Productivity – TPW139

Recorded with a milestone in mind, this episode features a few thoughts about what it means (to me) to live a productive life--and how that's changed over time.
5/10/201734 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Stories of Your Life – TPW138

Few things have more impact on how we experience our life--on what we accomplish or what we don’t, whether we’re happy or not--than the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what's possible for us.
5/3/201747 minutes, 44 seconds
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Personalizing Your Systems, with Freya Casey – TPW137

Professional singer, vocal coach, and YouTube star Freya Casey of Germany is also a single mom to a young daughter. She shares some of the systems and tools she uses to manage it all--and some of the struggles she's faced--in this episode.
4/26/201739 minutes, 44 seconds
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Making Time for Exercise (Ideas from the TPW Community) – TPW136

When a listener asked for suggestions on how to fit exercise into an already jam-packed life, The Productive Woman community came through in a big way. Inspired by a conversation in The Productive Woman Community Facebook group, we look at why exercise is important, and how we can get it done.
4/19/201736 minutes
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Sometimes It’s All Too Much – TPW135

Many women (and men) are struggling to manage a job, children, a spouse, or life as a single parent. On top of that we're trying to find time for personal interests (or just to get some sleep). What do you do when it's all too much?
4/12/201729 minutes, 32 seconds
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Using Your Powers for Good, with Amanda Berlin – TPW134

This week's guest, public relations pro and single mom Amanda Berlin, is all about making the best use of her talents and skills to make a life (and a career) that matters--she calls it using her powers for good.
4/5/201746 minutes, 8 seconds
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Productive Reading: The One Thing, by Gary Keller – TPW133

This episode, sharing key takeaways from Gary Keller's The ONE Thing, is the first in a new recurring series in which I'll share key takeaways from some of the books that have influenced my thinking on productivity and making a life that matters.
3/29/201743 minutes, 33 seconds
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Herding Cats: Managing Multiple Projects – TPW132

Very few of us have only one project going at a time. The many roles we play in life, our various areas of interest and responsibility, all can be sources of projects that compete for our time, energy, and attention. Managing those multiple projects is a challenge that requires intention and discipline. This episode offers a few tips that might help.
3/22/201735 minutes, 2 seconds
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Prioritize What Matters, with Maria Dismondy – TPW131

Award-winning author Maria Dismondy knows what matters to her and is determined to prioritize those things. In this episode, she shares how she's intentionally built her life around her most important priorities.
3/15/201741 minutes, 45 seconds
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What’s On Your To-Do List? – TPW130

What's on your to-do list? If you have some "tasks" that have hung around on that list for a long time with no action, they might not be tasks at all. This episode looks at the difference between a project and a task, and why forming your to-do list with the right one can help get you past procrastination into action.
3/8/201727 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dream to Done: Applying the Goal-Setting Process – TPW129

We've spent a few episodes talking about the process of turning a dream to a goal and then taking action on it. Sometimes it helps to hear examples of how a process works. This episode is a walk-through of the Dream to Done process applied, step by step, to two examples.
3/1/201734 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Productive Life on Your Terms, with Kesha Moore – TPW128

We all face challenges in our journey toward making a meaningfully productive life. My guest in this episode, Dr. Kesha Moore, reminds us how we choose to approach those challenges will make all the difference.
2/22/201744 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dream to Done: Make the Time & Stay Motivated – TPW127

Continuing our Dream to Done mini-series, this time we’re looking at what to do once we’ve created a goal: how to make time to take action on it, and how to motivate ourselves to keep going until we’ve completed it.
2/15/201740 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dream to Done: Turning a Dream to a Goal – TPW126

Part 2 of our Dream to Done mini-series looks at the difference between a dream and a goal, and offers some steps to turning your dream into a goal (or series of goals) that you can actually take action on.
2/8/201740 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dream to Done: What’s Holding You Back? – TPW125

When we are uncertain of where or how to start, our dreams may seem out of reach. What stands between you and your dream of a life that matters?
2/1/201739 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bullet Journaling & More, with Kara Benz – TPW124

Artist and author Kara Benz (also known as Boho Berry) and I talk about building a business and living an intentional life--and a little about bullet journaling.
1/25/201746 minutes, 41 seconds
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Small Tasks That Will Set You Up for Success – TPW123

Big goals are awesome, but here are 14 simple things--small tasks that will take half an hour or less--that you can do this week (or next) to simplify your life and set yourself up for a great year.
1/18/201739 minutes, 41 seconds
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Getting Organized in the New Year, with Lisa Woodruff – TPW122

Managing a multi-dimensional 21st-century life is easier when you're organized. Fortunately, professional organizer Lisa Woodruff says being organized is a learnable skill. In this episode we chat about how she does it, and she shares some tips AND offers some great free resources!
1/11/201751 minutes, 26 seconds
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Resolutions & Expectations for a New Year – TPW121

As the new year begins, are you making resolutions you'll abandon in a month or setting achievable goals? Are you basing your goals on unconscious expectations, or looking forward with a sense of expectancy?
1/4/201734 minutes, 37 seconds
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Year-End Wrap-Up – TPW120

As 2016 comes to a close, my year-end wrap-up process is a way to take a look at lessons learned this year and use them to create a plan for an even better year to come.
12/14/201635 minutes, 11 seconds
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Balancing Time & Energy, with Puja Madan – TPW119

For author and leadership coach Puja Madan, one key to living a meaningully productive life is found by tuning in to the rhythms of life, time, & energy.
12/7/201645 minutes, 43 seconds
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Staying Productive & Peaceful During the Holidays – TPW118

Most of us look forward to the holidays, but the season has its challenges. How can we stay peaceful and enjoy the season?
11/30/201641 minutes, 10 seconds
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Give Yourself a Break – TPW117

Productivity doesn't mean "doing stuff" all the time, and you don't need to feel guilty for taking a break.
11/23/201633 minutes, 16 seconds
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Accountability, Support, & Focus, with Tasha Scott – TPW116

When it comes to staying focused and productive in a multi-faceted life, a support system can make all the difference. Author & life coach Tasha Scott and I talked about how she makes it work.
11/16/201638 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mindset Matters: Productive Skills – TPW115

Nobody's born organized. It's a skill, and we can learn it. Continuing on our "Mindset Matters" theme, this week we look at that and other skills we can learn to be more productive.
11/9/201641 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mindset Matters: Productive Habits – TPW114

Our habits can have either productive or unproductive results. In this episode we look at how habits are formed, and how we can mold them to get the results we want.
11/2/201646 minutes, 12 seconds
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Being Present & Productive, with Alissa Smith – TPW113

New Zealand graphic designer and yoga teacher Alissa Smith shares her approach to balancing a life of diverse interests and commitments and being present in whatever you're doing.
10/26/201648 minutes, 1 second
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Mindset Matters: Productive Beliefs – TPW112

What we believe can make us more productive, or less so. What do you believe about yourself, about your abilities and options, about your circumstances? Do your beliefs about these things help you be more productive?
10/19/201642 minutes, 39 seconds
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Time Thieves – TPW111

Time thieves steal time we could otherwise spend on what really matters to us. What are time thieves, and how can we defend ourselves against them?
10/12/201645 minutes, 44 seconds
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Making Time Work For You, with Rashelle Isip – TPW110

Organization expert Rashelle Isip joins me to talk about ways we can take control of our schedules and our space, making room for the things that matter most.
10/5/201648 minutes, 56 seconds
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Emergency Stress Protocol – TPW109

When the demands of a busy life start to "stress you out," how do you handle it? It's important to have a strategy in place when stressful situations arise. Recently when I began to feel overwhelmed by the stress of multiple demands at work, I implemented my Emergency Stress Protocol. I thought I'd share it with you, in case it helps.
9/28/201630 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mindset Matters: Productive Attitudes – TPW108

Productivity isn't only about using the right tools and techniques; it's also about having the right mindset. Our attitudes can make all the difference in our productivity.
9/21/201645 minutes, 55 seconds
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Coordinate and Compromise, with CEO Jessica Rhodes – TPW107

How do you manage competing priorities of a business and a family you love? Jessica Rhodes, founder and CEO of Interview Connections, shares her thoughts on being a business owner and a mom of two littles, and the role that compromise plays in having it all.
9/14/201644 minutes, 16 seconds
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My Current Favorite Productivity Tools (an Update) – TPW106

In response to recent questions, I thought it was a good time to give an update on some of the productivity tools that help me get the right things done. I'd love to hear about the tools that help you stay productive.
9/7/201643 minutes, 46 seconds
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What Should I Do With All These Memories? – TPW105

Most of us save certain items with sentimental value, things that trigger special memories for us. For some of us (not naming names), everything has sentimental value, and the mementos can turn to clutter. What if we need to downsize the number of mementos we've saved? How can we better manage our mementos?
8/31/201644 minutes, 34 seconds
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Productivity Challenges of Introverts & Extroverts – TPW104

Many aspects of our personality can affect what productivity approaches and tools work for us, and what challenges we face in making a productive life. In this episode we look at some of the unique productivity challenges and strengths of introverts and extroverts.
8/24/201641 minutes, 9 seconds
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Money & Productivity, with Money Coach Jennifer Hemphill – TPW103

I recently sat down for a conversation about productivity, self-care, and attitudes about money with money coach Jennifer Hemphill. I did it for the TPW listeners, but I ended up taking notes for myself.
8/17/201648 minutes, 32 seconds
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What Are You Waiting For? – TPW102

Waiting. It’s something that we all have to do--often reluctantly--at times, but so often, we CHOOSE to wait. We tell ourselves that we can’t take action or move forward. Let’s talk about why we need to STOP WAITING and start making progress toward the goals that matter most to us!
8/10/201635 minutes, 30 seconds
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My Bullet Journal Experiment – TPW101

Have you tried using a Bullet Journal? You know I love my digital task manager, but I've been trying something new--and I like it!
8/3/201643 minutes, 56 seconds
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Making a Life (& Podcast) that Matters, with Laura McClellan & Natalie Eckdahl – TPW100

It was an honor (and a lot of fun) to celebrate the 100th episode of The Productive Woman with Natalie Eckdahl, founder of Biz Chix, a supportive online community for women entrepreneurs. But Natalie wasn't my guest. Instead, I let Natalie turn the tables on me!
7/27/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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Self-Worth & Contentment, with Mary DeMuth – TPW099

Measuring our worth by our accomplishments, or by other people's opinions of us, leads to insecurity and exhaustion. Not exactly a recipe for a meaningfully productive life. Author Mary DeMuth has some wise advice for counteracting those tendencies and finding contentment.
7/20/201638 minutes, 43 seconds
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10 Small Changes You Can Make to Boost Productivity (& One Bonus Tip) – TPW098

You don't have to completely overhaul your life to make progress toward your goals. Small changes can reap big rewards in making a meaningfully productive life.
7/13/201656 minutes, 13 seconds
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2 Years, 10 Lessons Learned from My Guests – TPW097

Celebrate The Productive Woman's 2-year anniversary with me by looking back at some of the wise insights I’ve gleaned from conversations with the amazing productive women who've joined me on the show.
7/6/201657 minutes, 16 seconds
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Defining Success & Trusting Yourself, With Eboni Nelson – TPW096

Law professor, wife, and mom Eboni Nelson encourages us to look to ourselves to create our own happiness and success, without apology and without guilt.
6/29/201653 minutes, 8 seconds
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Doing a Mid-Year Review – TPW095

We've reached the middle point of the year, so it's time for a mid-year review. How are you progressing on the goals you set for yourself in January? I'm sharing the process I use to figure out how I'm doing and make sure I stay on track for a productive year.
6/22/201640 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Body Image Affects Productivity, with Melissa Toler – TPW094

What would you do if you didn’t feel held back by how you perceive your body? Body image coach Melissa Toler has some suggestions on how we can set aside body image worries and live the life we dream of.
6/15/201636 minutes, 3 seconds
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Living a Balanced Life – TPW093

What does it mean to live a balanced life? Is it even possible in the 21st century? In this episode we looked at these questions and considered some steps we can take to figure out what balance is right for us, and how to create it.
6/8/201642 minutes, 52 seconds
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Let’s Eat! Listener Tips for Getting Food on the Table – TPW092

Getting tasty and nutritious meals on the table as part of a busy schedule can be a challenge. When listeners asked for help with this ongoing task, I reached out to our Productive Woman community for ideas on how to streamline the process. And the community came through with some great tips and suggestions!
6/1/201653 minutes, 30 seconds
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Personalized Productivity, with Elsie Escobar – TPW091

Podcast pro and entrepreneur Elsie Escobar is a passionate advocate for women finding their own voice and their own way--even when it comes to productivity. She shared some of her tips for managing a busy life, and a lot of encouragement, during our conversation for this episode.
5/25/201651 minutes, 9 seconds
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What’s Keeping Me Productive – TPW090

A look at a few of the tools, routines, and motivators that have been helping me stay productive these days.
5/18/201649 minutes, 17 seconds
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Productivity When You’re Sick – TPW089

When you're sick but need to be productive anyway, what do you do? This episode features some suggestions based on recent experience.
5/11/201633 minutes, 23 seconds
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Focusing on Priorities, with Deedra Determan – TPW088

A chat with marketing pro, wife, and mom Deedra Determan about keeping priorities front and center.
5/4/201636 minutes, 37 seconds
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13 Questions to Improve Productivity – TPW087

When life is crazy busy it's easy to lose focus. Taking time to ask yourself some key questions can help keep life on track.
4/27/201632 minutes, 33 seconds
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5 Reasons to Change your Productivity System (& 4 Reasons Not To) – TPW086

When we feel like we're not being as productive as we need to be, it’s tempting to think switching tools and or changing our system will make all the difference. But will a change in our productivity tools or systems always improve our productivity?
4/20/201638 minutes, 29 seconds
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Time-saving Tips & Tools, with Maia Olson — TPW085

Writer and marketing professional Maia Olson of Smile Software shares time-saving tips and the productivity tools that help her balance personal and professional commitments.
4/13/201632 minutes, 47 seconds
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Getting Out of a Funk – TPW084

Our emotions can affect our productivity, for good or bad. When you're in a "funk," what can you do to address it and get back to getting things done?
4/6/201647 minutes, 1 second
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The Art of Decluttering: An International Conversation – TPW083

Clutter, it seems, is a universal problem in 21st-century society. How can decluttering create space in our lives and minds for better things? Join me for a conversation with Julie Sheranosher of Israel and Priscille Livenais of France about decluttering. Also--a free printable to guide you through your own decluttering process!
3/30/20161 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Developing Healthy Habits, with Bridgit Danner — TPW082

Women's wellness expert Bridgit Danner shares her tips for developing the habits that will keep us strong, healthy, and productive. (And don't miss the link for information about her upcoming free online women's wellness summit!)
3/23/201644 minutes, 10 seconds
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5 Guiding Principles for a Productive Life – TPW081

If I had only 30 minutes to share the most important productivity tips I know, these 5 principles are what I would share--the principles and strategies that help me become and stay productive, and some of the tools I use for each.
3/16/201639 minutes, 53 seconds
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ADHD & Productivity, with Emily Prokop – TPW080

I think you'll enjoy my conversation with wife, mom, editor, and podcaster Emily Prokop, who shares how attention deficit (ADHD) affects her as an adult, and the tools and techniques she uses to stay on task and accomplish the things that matter to her.
3/9/201640 minutes, 5 seconds
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Staying Focused & Paying Attention – TPW079

One key to accomplishing the things that matter most to us is the ability to give our focused attention to our most important tasks. Sometimes that's easier said than done.
3/2/201651 minutes, 3 seconds
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Motherhood and Work, with Justyna Denham – TPW078

Returning to a full-time job after maternity leave isn’t like going back to work after a vacation. Being both a new mom and a busy professional takes a lot of planning and, ideally, support both at home and at work.
2/24/201644 minutes, 3 seconds
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Survival Mode – TPW077

We all have those times in our life when we feel like we just can’t get ahead. Even when it's the result of a legitimate life crisis, it’s still easy to beat ourselves up for not accomplishing all we want to do. Sometimes, circumstances are such that we simply need to go into "survival mode" — doing the bare minimum it takes to get through the days with some semblance of peace until this season in our lives passes.
2/17/201635 minutes, 16 seconds
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Creative Living, with Jennifer Lee – TPW076

Creative entrepreneur, author, and business coach Jennifer Lee shares her approach to managing a multi-faceted life, maintaining both productivity and joy.
2/10/201635 minutes, 7 seconds
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Coping with Stress – TPW075

Stress seems to be an unavoidable part of 21st-century life, and it has consequences--negative effects on our body, mind, emotions, and relationships. In this episode we look at some steps we can take to cope with, and even minimize, stress.
2/3/201637 minutes, 32 seconds
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Just Start – TPW074

Often the hardest part of any task is just getting started. There are things we can do, though, to make it easier to get past that hurdle and start gaining momentum toward accomplishing the things that matter most.
1/27/201629 minutes, 30 seconds
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Stress-Free Meals, with Chef Allison Schaaf – TPW073

Planning and preparing healthy meals can be a challenge for busy women. Chef and registered dietician Allison Schaaf offers some great thoughts on managing a busy life and getting nutritious meals on the table--and she's offering a special deal for listeners for a service that can help.
1/20/201638 minutes, 11 seconds
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Learn to Make a Life that Matters – TPW072

Lack of confidence in our skills and knowledge can discourage us from pursuing our goals. Where can we learn what we need to know to move forward confidently toward achieving our dreams?
1/13/201649 minutes, 23 seconds
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Whose Life Are You Living? – TPW071

Are you happy with the life you're living? Is it the life you've intentionally chosen and built for yourself, or are you following a path you just fell into--or one chosen for you by other influences? What keeps us from living our own lives? As we kick off the new year, maybe it's a good time to think about the big picture.
1/6/201647 minutes, 29 seconds
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Laying a Foundation for a Great New Year – TPW070

Taking time in the last few weeks of the year to assess (and celebrate!) the present year and set a direction for the coming year can help you get 2016 off to the best possible start. Let's talk about my process for a year-end review that lays the foundation for the coming year.
12/16/201537 minutes, 28 seconds
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Managing Time & Energy, with Julie Sheranosher – TPW069

You may remember Julie Sheranosher as one of the co-hosts on a previous episode of The Productive Woman, the international conversation about "Productivity Your Way." This time, Julie and I talk one-on-one about her strategies for managing time and energy to create a productive life.
12/9/201544 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Lies We Tell Ourselves – TPW068

It's not unusual to face obstacles in the pursuit of our dreams or goals. But how many of those obstacles do we create ourselves? In this episode, I examine some of the lies we tell ourselves and offer some suggestions for counteracting the lies to help you accomplish your goals, no matter how big or difficult they may be.
12/2/201544 minutes, 2 seconds
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Professional & Personal Priorities, with Demetra Liggins — TPW067

When you're seeking success in a demanding profession, can you still make family and personal time a priority? Attorney Demetra Liggins says yes, but it doesn't come easily. She shared some tips and tools that help her manage it all.
11/18/201542 minutes, 33 seconds
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Productivity Your Way: an International Conversation – TPW066

Productivity is about making a life that matters to us. Recently I was part of a panel comprised of women from three countries, all of us podcasters who focus on productivity. Priscille Livenais of France, Julie Sheranosher of Israel, and I had a great conversation about our different approaches to creating the life you want for yourself, whatever stage of life you might be in.
11/11/201556 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Choose the Best Task Manager – TPW065

With so many options available, how do you know which task management tool is the best for you? Let's discuss some of the factors you should consider. The best tool is the one you'll actually use.
11/4/201532 minutes, 54 seconds
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Defeat Distraction Through Clarity & Discernment, with Ling Wong – TPW064

Business consultant and marketing coach Ling Wong manages her own life (which includes a husband and two young children as well as a thriving business!) and encourages her multi-passionate, multi-talented clients to avoid distraction and stay on track through clarity and discernment.
10/28/201539 minutes, 48 seconds
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Impostor Syndrome – TPW063

You might be surprised to learn that the most successful, accomplished women you know struggle with feeling like a fraud. It's known as Impostor Syndrome, and we're going to look at where it comes from, how it affects our productivity, and what we can do to overcome it.
10/21/201541 minutes, 28 seconds
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Productivity at Work – TPW062

We spent a lot of our time at work. Let's look at some of the barriers to productivity at work, and some suggestions on how to make our time at work as efficient and effective as possible.
10/14/201551 minutes, 37 seconds
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Keeping Things Simple, with Katie Floyd – TPW061

Katie Floyd is a self-described attorney-by-day, geek-by-night. On top of a full-time law practice and pursuing a master’s degree in Law & Taxation, she is also the co-host of Mac Power Users, a weekly podcast focusing on getting the most from Apple technology. Let's talk about how she gets it all done.
10/7/201543 minutes
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Planning a Project – TPW060

Planning a project can be a daunting idea, especially when there are multiple components to keep track of. An organized approach can keep you focused and prevent a project from becoming overwhelming. Let's talk about turning a project into a series of manageable tasks, from beginning to end.
9/30/201536 minutes, 1 second
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What I Know About Raising Kids – TPW059

For those of us who have children at home, they have a major impact on the way we live our lives, including how we manage our time. In episode 59 of The Productive Woman, we begin a conversation about how we can be productive women and good moms.
9/24/201536 minutes, 38 seconds
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Grace for the Busy Working Mom, with Leann Guzman – TPW058

Are you a working mom, wearing many different hats and trying to do it all well? Lawyer and mom Leann Guzman understands--she's right there in the trenches with you. Hear our conversation about how she manages a professional career, personal goals, and a family she loves--and her very practical tips for how you can get it done as well.
9/17/201545 minutes, 20 seconds
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When the Day is Unproductive – TPW057

We get a lot of satisfaction from those days when we get a lot done & make progress toward our goals, but how do we respond to an unproductive day?
9/10/201532 minutes, 10 seconds
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Knowing When to Quit – TPW056

We know that overwork is hazardous to our health and to our productivity, yet 21st century women (and men) often let work fill our days, nights, and weekends. How much is too much, and how do we know when (and how) to quit?
9/3/201528 minutes, 35 seconds
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Making Space to Think – TPW055

Are your days so full of activity and noise that you can't find time to think about your goals, much less take action on them? Let's talk about some things we can do to create time and space for creative thinking.
8/27/201534 minutes, 20 seconds
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Managing a Busy Life, with Author Jill Kemerer – TPW054

Like a lot of us, novelist Jill Kemerer sometimes tries to take on too much. Listen in on my conversation with Jill about how she manages that urge while she juggles a full-time writing career and her family's busy schedule.
8/20/201526 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Value of the Authentic YOU! – TPW053

Sometimes the scariest thing in the world is letting others see the "real" us. But when we hide behind the mask of who we think we're supposed to be, we miss out on joy and deprive the world of the gifts only we can give. In Episode 53 of The Productive Woman podcast, we look at authenticity and how it affects our ability to accomplish what we care about most.
8/13/201528 minutes, 31 seconds
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Getting Things Done (an Overview) – TPW052

Getting Things Done, by David Allen, offers a framework for managing life in a way that lets us be both productive and peaceful. Let's look at how it works.
8/6/201535 minutes, 7 seconds
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Business & Babies: A Chat with Izabela Russell – TPW051

Trying to balance business and small children? Wife, mom, and media business owner Izabela Russell and I had a great conversation about the challenges of operating a thriving business (or two!) while raising small children.
7/30/201531 minutes, 1 second
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Milestones & Next Steps – TPW050

How has the first half of 2015 gone for you? On The Productive Woman's milestone 50th episode let's talk about reaching milestones and figuring out what to do next.
7/23/201531 minutes, 48 seconds
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Making a Difference – TPW049