How to use an ordinary diary to obliterate overwhelm. EP #230 - Den Lennie


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In this ridiculously good episode, Den obliterates every excuse in the book for not being productive and for feeling overwhelmed while running your business, and... gives a ton of proven and battle-tested methods, tricks, and strategies to overcome a lack of productivity, disorganization, and overwhelm.

But first...

Here's a sneak peek at what you'll hear:

  • A dead giveaway that you lack systematization in your business. - 0:50
  • The #1 reason why most small business owners feel more overwhelmed than a one-toothed man in a corn-on-the-cob eating contest. (And, what to do if you're one of them. - 1:00)
  • When focusing on improving your "technical" abilities in your business is a BAD idea. - 1:50
  • What the "freelance curse" is, and how to make damn sure you avoid it. - 2:20
  • A disturbing fact: according to professor Tom Jackson from Loughborough University, 92% of employees become stressed when they receive and read an email in the workplace. (Ah, so what? You're a freelance videographer or a business owner - your email inbox doesn't raise your blood pressure, right? Don't be too sure. - 3:00)
  • An almost unheard-of method to overcome overwhelm at work. (Next time you're as busy as an ant of a candy bar and you feel stress coming on, just do this... - 4:30)
  • How to use an ordinary diary to obliterate overwhelm at work. - 4:50
  • A no-muss, no-fuss way to organize your week. - 4:45
  • The lazy man's guide to outworking most workaholics while only working a 3.5-hour workweek.
  • A little-known app Alexander Graham Bell would have loved. FACT: Alex Graham Bell was one of history's most productive men ever. (When asked about the secret to productivity, he said this: "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." Well, this little-known app will help you do just that. - 7:50)
  • Two tell-tale signs that you're a willing victim of overwhelm. (If these two tell-tale signs describe you when you're working, then you'll want to fix this right quick. - 8:10)
  • Q. What do pot smokers and multi-taskers have in common? A. They both perform tasks well under their capabilities. (Truth be told, if you want to perform a task well, you're better off smoking pot than multitasking. - 8:30)
  • A “2-minute seminar” on energy management. (If you're dragging arse through the day and have the energy level of a sloth on Valium, then what you hear at 9:00 could be just what the doctor ordered.)
  • It’s no secret Dolly Parton preferred working 5 to 9 instead of 9 to 5. Well, Den's also a fan of workin' 5 to 9. Here's why... - 10:00
  • Den's daily routine. - 11:00
  • Den's secret "White Space” scheduling technique that inoculates you from unexpected situations and stops your day from getting derailed. - 12:00
  • Why video freelancers who make themselves available 24/7 are beyond silly. - 13:10
  • If a business owner is overwhelmed at work, is it really their fault? Here Den's uncircumcised answer at 15:40
  • Quite possible the most counterintuitive truth ever told. - 16:10

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