Productivity



214: Become a Master of Productivity, Discipline, and Focus

John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, where he interviews today’s most successful entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1,500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. His latest project is The Mastery Journal: Master productivity, discipline, and focus in 100 days. You can learn more at TheMasteryJournal.com.

Longtime listeners may remember hearing John way back on episode 15 of The Side Hustle Show. 3.5 years and almost 200 episodes later I’m excited and honored to have him back on the show.

212: Micro Habits: The Too-Small-to-Fail Plan for Big Results

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

That line from Aristotle may be one of the most overused quotes in history.

But it’s overused for good reason: it’s a good quote. At least the first part. Aristotle was onto something for sure: we are what we repeatedly do. I agree with that 100%.

The issue I have is with the second part: Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

211: Double Your Energy in 7 Days: How to Feel Your Best and Get More Done

Perhaps what we need isn’t more hours in the day, but more energy in our hours. That’s ultimately what this episode is about: feeling better and more alive so we can get more results from our businesses.

Yuri Elkaim is known as the “health whisperer” for being able to get to the heart of what matters and produce amazing health, weight loss, and fitness results where there seemed little hope.

Yuri is a former professional soccer player, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, the author of The All-Day Energy Diet.

197: Prioritization, Elimination, Automation, and Delegation for Side Hustle Nation: A Productivity Roundtable

This week’s episode was something a little different as I was joined by three of my favorite productivity podcasters, Erik Fisher, Mike Vardy, and Paul Minors.

Combined they have more than 300 productivity-themed podcasts under their belts and represent 3 different countries!

Since getting the most out of our limited time is a ongoing struggle for side hustlers, I invited them on the show for a unique roundtable format to see what’s working today and what wisdom we can glean from their archives.

The 30-Day Meditation Challenge: Am I 10% Happier?

In August I embarked on a personal challenge to develop a meditation habit. If I could do it every day for a month, maybe it would (finally) become a routine practice.

Inspiration for the challenge came from a conversation with Dan Harris, an Emmy award-winning journalist who discovered meditation as an effective way to calm the voices in his head.

Dan convinced me to give it another shot, citing scientific evidence that meditation has a whole host of benefits including lower blood pressure and increased focus. So I committed to meditating every day in August, and I recruited 47 side hustlers to join me for accountability.

My Hustle Put Me in the Hospital. I Left With This Productivity Hack

Since my “ONE thing” was to blow the lid off my freelance business income, I had to muster the will-power and follow the to-do lists to make it happen.

Fast forward through 3 months of 12+ hour workdays (7 days a week nonstop) — I’ve collapsed in the ER, my head feels like scrambled eggs (extra crispy), and partial paralysis is setting in.

The nurse squeezes my hand before an emergency CT scan and whispers into my ear, “Don’t worry, sir. We’re not gonna let you die.”