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The Paul Minors Podcast: Productivity, Business & Self-Improvement

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Hi, I'm Paul. This is my podcast where I teach people about productivity, business and self-improvement. I'm completely obsessed with productivity, automation, optimising my time and income so I can live on my terms. I now earn a living as a “virtual...Show More

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PMP #117: Should you have a 'Someday/Maybe' list?

10:18 | Feb 17th

In last week’s podcast about self-doubt, one of the ideas I touched on was whether you should have a ‘Someday/Maybe’ list or not. This week, I’d like to explore the idea a bit more. Show notes » PaulMinors.com/117 Download my productivity blueprint...Show More

PMP #116: How to overcome self-doubt

15:12 | Feb 10th

Self-doubt is a feeling everyone can relate to. Whether you’re worried about an upcoming exam, a project at work, an important client or even things going on in your personal life, we often doubt ourselves and our abilities. Even the most “successfu...Show More

PMP #115: Automation Interview with Zapier CEO, Wade Foster

31:14 | Feb 3rd

When the team at Zapier reached out to me and asked if I'd like to interview the CEO, Wade Foster, I was like: “Um, heck yeah!”. If you've followed my work for even a short period of time, you'll probably be aware of how much I LOVE to automate my b...Show More

PMP #114: Getting started with "virtual consulting" in 2019

25:30 | Jan 27th

Consulting has changed my life (and I don't make this statement lightly). By starting a consulting business I've been able to build a business that supports me and my family that gives me the freedom to work on my terms, when and where I want. This ...Show More

PMP #113: How I got email down to 30-min/day

23:51 | Jan 20th

Last week I was running an Asana training workshop with a local client here in New Zealand. One of the topics we touched on was communication and more specifically, how to spend less time on email. With this in mind, here are some tactics I’ve used ...Show More

PMP #112: How To "reduce Friction" in your work environment

11:14 | Jan 13th

After my interview with Miles last week, I got thinking about how to improve my home office set up. In the interview, we briefly discussed Mileses recording set up and after recording, I went about improving my own home office. One of the things Mil...Show More

PMP #110: Building an online business with Miles Beckler

58:42 | Jan 6th

In this episode, I interview an internet marketing guru, Miles Beckler. I met Miles and his wife Melanie in Bali last year when we were both speaking at the DMSS conference. Miles spends half his time doing this internet marketing for his wife's onl...Show More

PMP #110 Annual Review 2018

13:03 | Dec 30th, 2018

For my final podcast of 2018, I’d like to end the year with a review. I’m going to discuss my achievements, what went well, what didn’t get well and what I’d like to focus on for next year. Show notes » PaulMinors.com/110 Download my productivity b...Show More

PMP #109: My #1 tip for getting more done and succeeding in 2019

08:12 | Dec 16th, 2018

The headline of this post is meant to be ironic because here’s the secret - there is no secret. There’s no silver bullet that’s going to solve all your problems. There is no #1 tip I can give you. Sorry to burst your bubble. Next year, if you want t...Show More

PMP #108: Do your future self a favour

08:16 | Dec 9th, 2018

One of the ways you can massively increase your productivity and be more organised is to follow a simple rule - do your future self a favour. The key principle here is to think about what you can do now to save yourself time later. Show notes » Pau...Show More

PMP #107: How one customer made over $10,000 in his first month of consulting

19:58 | Dec 2nd, 2018

A few weeks ago I caught up a friend and previous customer of mine, Gareth Pronovost. Gareth purchased my How to become a "virtual consultant" program after being laid off and is now an Airtable Consultant. What's amazing is Gareth made over $10,000 ...Show More

PMP #106: Interview With Paul Jarvis author of Company of One

54:44 | Nov 25th, 2018

In this podcast episode,  I'm very excited to be interviewing one of my favourite online people - Paul Jarvis. As well as having a super cool first name (yep, I went there), Paul is someone I've looked up to for the last few years. Paul has been ope...Show More

PMP #105: How and when to use notes

09:17 | Nov 18th, 2018

Having worked with hundreds of clients to help optimise their productivity tools, I keep coming across some common mistakes that people tend to make with notes. The issue I see is that people tend to overuse notes. That’s right. I think people consi...Show More

PMP #104" 16 Tacticss for spending less, earning more and living a "rich" life

19:59 | Nov 11th, 2018

If you've followed me for a while you'll know I'm all about living a happier, healthy lifestyle where I can live on my terms. And part of living on your terms involves getting control of your personal finances. Money is one of the biggest things we w...Show More

PMP #103: Adjusting to Dad life

08:22 | Nov 4th, 2018

Our little boy Jay is now just over 4 weeks old. I can safely say that the last month has been a rollercoaster of emotion and there really is nothing that can prepare you for becoming a parent. In this episode, I'd like to share my experience of wha...Show More

PMP #102: What does "success" mean to you

07:40 | Oct 28th, 2018

When you sign up to my email list, as part of my onboarding emails, I ask subscribers a very simple question: What does “success” mean to you? I love this question as it gets so many different responses. And it’s great to see how often “success” ha...Show More

PMP #101: Make a little bit of progress

06:16 | Oct 21st, 2018

Get to work and focus on making small amounts of progress each and every day. But look up every now and then to make sure you’re still on track and heading in the right direction. On a daily basis, don’t worry about your big goals and how far away th...Show More

PMP #100: I get interviewed for the big 100!

1:17:12 | Oct 14th, 2018

Wow… Here we are at the 100th episode for the podcast. I wasn't really sure what to do for this episode. As a bit of a milestone, I thought I should do something special. Then, right on cue, my good friend Joseph Fenity, asked if he could "hijack" ...Show More

PMP #99: Do you need money to start a side-business?

11:16 | Oct 7th, 2018

There’s a big misconception out there that you need loads of money to start a business. In fact, I think a lot of people use this as an excuse NOT to start a business to disguise the real reason why they’re not starting (often out of fear). Today I'm...Show More

PMP #98: Side-hustle discussion panel

1:03:41 | Oct 1st, 2018

Last week I took part in a side-hustle discussion panel where myself and a bunch of super smart online entrepreneurs got together to talk about the challenges of starting a side-business. The panel was put together by my friends Tom Morkes and Cary ...Show More

PMP #97: My 15 favourite (free and Paid) productivity tools

18:40 | Sep 23rd, 2018

I get asked all the time about what apps and tools I use to be more productive and to run my business. And I’m a big fan of using the right tool for the right job instead of overlapping your tools and creating a confusing productivity system (which i...Show More

PMP #96: How independent workers can price their services

14:57 | Sep 16th, 2018

As an independent worker, learning how to properly price your service is MUST. Since starting my consulting business back in mid-2016 I’ve experimented with a number of different pricing methods. In fact, just last month I started experimenting with ...Show More

PMP #95: How to start "life tracking"

13:34 | Sep 9th, 2018

Last week I talked about how to track your time. The premise here is that time tracking is a great way of measuring how productive you're being and identifying sources of distraction. However, you need to track your time and put this information to g...Show More

PMP #94: How to track your time

12:32 | Sep 2nd, 2018

In this podcast, I’m going to explore the benefits of time tracking and some options for getting started. Show notes » PaulMinors.com/94 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve mor...Show More

PMP #92: Create an easy to manage productivity system and don’t overlap your apps

07:43 | Sep 2nd, 2018

I often get approached by readers or clients who are having trouble maintaining their productivity system. I get asked about how and when to use email, notes, task lists, document folders and the calendar and whether it’s okay to use your email as a ...Show More

PMP #93: How to “multiply outcomes” and double your productivity

08:15 | Aug 26th, 2018

One of the ways I try to increase my effectiveness and efficiency is by “multiplying outcomes”. I literally just made up this phrase but what I mean is when you do some work, you can multiply the benefits of that work by making the outputs go furthe...Show More

PMP #91: How someone who's super organised deals with the unknown

05:04 | Aug 12th, 2018

You probably know that I’m someone who’s very organised. I live by my calendar, not just for client appointments but I block out time for most of the tasks I’m working on as well. But now we have this baby on the way. Hayley is 33 weeks pregnant and...Show More

PMP #90: 5 Questions to ask new potential clients

07:48 | Aug 5th, 2018

Getting new clients is one of the hardest parts of going out on your own as a freelancer, consultant or coach. This is the part of the job that often holds people back. Especially in the beginning, it’s hard asking for money when you’re new to freela...Show More

PMP #89: The Paul Minors Podcast

03:02 | Jul 30th, 2018

The Productivity Podcast is now The Paul Minors Podcast. As my business and website has grow to include more topics, it's time the podcast reflects that. Show notes » PaulMinors.com/89 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and ...Show More

TPP #88: Being organised is a mindset

06:53 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Unfortunately, when we think about how to be more productive, we usually think about the tools and tactics we can use to save time and be more organised. But all this stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. The real skills you need to develop in order...Show More

TPP #87 The pros & cons of working for yourself

13:03 | Jul 15th, 2018

It’s such an amazing time to be alive. Technology has made it easier than ever to start a business, generate an income online and even work for yourself full-time. Naturally, this is very exciting, but before you make the leap to becoming a freelanc...Show More

TPP #86 The one book that changed me

06:08 | Jul 9th, 2018

A few months ago, I asked members of the Better Book Club: Have you ever read a book that was impressive and powerful that your opinion/perspective on something was drastically changed? I'd love to hear what book changed you and why! We had some gr...Show More

TPP #85 How to deal with being too busy

06:20 | Jun 21st, 2018

We’ve all experienced that feeling of being “too busy”. When you feel like you have so much to do and never get a break. Or maybe you feel like you’re a slave to your customers or clients and don’t have time to work on the things you want to do. I’v...Show More

TPP #84: 6 podcasts I'm currently enjoying

08:07 | May 13th, 2018

I often get asked to give recommendations on books to read or podcasts to listen to. In this post, I’d like to share some podcasts I’ve recently been enjoying. I often find that when I discover a new show, I’ll listen to it for a while then lose inte...Show More

TPP #83: How to manage your "work in progress"

08:37 | Apr 22nd, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to mentally shut down at the end of the day if I haven’t tied up all my loose ends. You know all that work you’ve started throughout the day that hasn’t been finished? Or the people you’re waiting on responses f...Show More

TPP #82: Wim Hof Method review

12:27 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Over the last 10 weeks, I’ve been taking part in the Wim Hof Method online training program. In this episode, I’d like to share my experience with the program and the effects I’ve noticed as a result of Wim’s method. I noticed that most other WHM re...Show More

TPP #81: Q&A - What are your top tips for creating a website?

05:25 | Mar 25th, 2018

I answered the following question recently on YouTube. Here's the answer for you again in wonderful podcast format. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/81 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity ...Show More

TPP #80: Q&A - How do you find motivation and stop procrastination

07:02 | Mar 25th, 2018

I answered the following question recently on YouTube. Here's the answer for you again in wonderful podcast format. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/80 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity ...Show More

TPP #79: Q&A - What are your favourite productivity tools?

10:40 | Mar 25th, 2018

I answered the following question recently on YouTube. Here's the answer for you again in wonderful podcast format. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/79 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity ...Show More

TPP #78: 4 Fears I faced (and overcame) starting my business

08:55 | Mar 18th, 2018

Making the leap from full-time employment to an independent business owner is a scary step. What if you don’t make enough money? Are you even good enough to work for yourself? These are questions almost every business owner asks themselves at some po...Show More

TPP #77: Working with your spouse

12:02 | Feb 25th, 2018

In this episode, I discuss what it's like to work with your spouse and how we coped with this transition. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/77 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity and get mo...Show More

TPP #76: Our personal finance philosophy

13:37 | Feb 11th, 2018

In this episode, I discuss some personal finance tactics to live by. As with everything that I write about, these are our opinions of what works for us. Of course, every situation is different. So take away from this post what you will… Show notes: ...Show More

TPP #75: Is routine good?

08:43 | Jan 14th, 2018

One of the reasons we enjoy taking time off and going on vacation is that we get to temporarily step outside of our normal routines. But we often get to the end of that holiday, thinking: “I’m looking forward to getting back into a good routine”. We...Show More

TPP #74: How to use the holidays to redesign your routine

10:54 | Dec 21st, 2017

It’s that time of year again... Time to plan for the new year set new goals and build new habits. With this in mind, how can you take advantage of the holidays to plan ahead and start the new year right? Here are my suggestions on a few key things t...Show More

TPP #73: Finding the good in a bad situation

07:17 | Dec 3rd, 2017

In this episode, I share a recent incident where I was able to find the good in a bad situation. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/73 If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this...Show More

TPP #72: Say "no" to everything unimportant

04:52 | Nov 12th, 2017

The following is an extract from my popular ebook, Guidelines. This is one of the guidelines I really try to live by. Even now, I still struggle to follow this rule, but when I do, it really helps me to focus on what matters most. Show notes: PaulMi...Show More

TPP #71: How to create "focussed work" conditions

05:58 | Oct 8th, 2017

Dealing with distractions is one of the most common issues I hear people talk about when it comes to productivity. Especially if you work in an office environment, you’re almost guaranteed to have your work disrupted by someone or something in the of...Show More

TPP #70: You are your own worst enemy

07:02 | Sep 17th, 2017

"Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, your worst enemy already lives inside you: your ego.” Show notes: PaulMinors.com/70 If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this ...Show More

TPP #69: 6 Reasons why getting up early is hyper-productive

12:15 | Jul 2nd, 2017

Getting up early is a common trait among many of the worlds top CEOs, creatives and top-performers. Jocelyn Glei, Editor-in-Chief at 99U has found this trait is nearly always present among the most productive people. If you'd like more productive hou...Show More

TPP #68: The "ultimate" productivity routine [Experiment]

17:14 | Jun 18th, 2017

Show notes: PaulMinors.com/68 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity and get more organised!: PaulMinors.com/training If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd a...Show More

TPP #67: Some thoughts on mimimalism

12:03 | May 22nd, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk about “minimalism” recently. As I’ve learned more about this fancy new buzzword and applied minimal concepts, “minimalism” is having more an more of an impact on my life and how I make decisions. Show notes: PaulMinors.co...Show More

TPP #66 Q&A: How Do You Manage Your Money And Set Financial Goals In Your Side Business?

05:40 | Apr 18th, 2017

In this quick podcast I answer the frequently asked question; How do you manage your money and set financial goals in your side business? Video link here: paulminors.com/66 BusinessStartupEntrepreneurSide HustleEntrepreneurship

TPP #65 Q&A: How Do You Start A Side Hustle?

07:15 | Apr 18th, 2017

In this quick podcast I answer the frequently asked question; How do you start a side hustle? Video link here: paulminors.com/65 BusinessStartupEntrepreneurSide HustleEntrepreneurship

TPP #64 Q&A: What Was Your Biggest Side Hustle Mistake?

05:01 | Apr 18th, 2017

In this quick podcast I answer the frequently asked question; What was your biggest side hustle mistake? Video link here: https://paulminors.com/64

TPP #63: Side-hustle success story (and lessons learned)

26:21 | Apr 10th, 2017

This is a blog post (and podcast) I’ve been dreaming of writing for quite a while (and in fact, is a little overdue). When I first started my side-hustle back in October 2014 I was working full-time in a marketing position. I had a good job, but I a...Show More

TPP #62 Q&A: What Are Your Top Tips For Staying Organised?

03:48 | Mar 31st, 2017

In this quick podcast I answer the frequently asked question; What Are Your Top Tips For Staying Organised? Video link here: paulminors.com/62 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity and...Show More

TPP #61 Q&A What Books Do You Recommend The Most

05:15 | Mar 31st, 2017

In this quick podcast I answer the frequently asked question: What Books Do You Recommend the Most? Link to the video: paulminors.com/61 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity and get m...Show More

TPP #60 Q&A How Do You Manage Email?

05:38 | Mar 31st, 2017

In this quick podcast, I answer a frequently asked question; How Do You Manage Email? Link to the video version here: paulminors.com/60 If you want to be more productive, start my free 3-part video series to supercharge your productivity and get m...Show More

TPP #59 My Favourite reading tools for managing articles & books

13:04 | Feb 20th, 2017

A few weeks ago, there were some great comments in the Better Book Club about people’s favourite reading tools and apps. In this episode, I want to follow up with a list of my favourite reading tools and describe the processes I use to manage articl...Show More

TPP #58 5 Zapier Automations I Use To Run My Business - 10:02:17, 11.52 AM

15:51 | Feb 14th, 2017

As a productivity nut, I’m constantly reminding myself of the following mantra: Eliminate > Simplify > Automate > Delegate In a hope to inspire some ideas, in this episode, I’ll share some ideas based on things I’ve automated in my business using Z...Show More

TPP #57: 3 Habits I'm Adopting In 2017

18:14 | Jan 3rd, 2017

It’s that time of year again, 2017 is upon is and everyone’s thinking about their goals and resolutions for the year. And I’m no different… I’ve decided on three simple things I’d like to do this year. At this point, I’d like to point out, these are...Show More

TPP #56 Sold The House, Leaving My Job, 6 Months

08:44 | Dec 27th, 2016

This week I’ll be completing my final few days of full-time employment as a Mortgage Adviser at iRefi. It’s a bittersweet sort of feeling; it’s sad to be leaving such an awesome group of guys but exciting to be embarking on new adventures. I’ve had a...Show More

TPP #55: The best book I've read this year

16:12 | Nov 22nd, 2016

A Guide to the Good Life is an eye-opening read about how to live a happier and more meaningful life. The book challenges you to think about living life as an art. The art of living is a skill to be practised (rather than “misliving” and failing to a...Show More

TPP #54: The 5 Facets of health and fitness with Kris Simpson

47:31 | Nov 15th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Kris J. Simpson who is a weight-loss, fitness and rehabilitation expert. Kris delivers a TONNE of value in this episode and walks us through the 5 facets of health and fitness (food, emotions, ac...Show More

TPP #53: Beat overwhelm with Jo Bendle (the travelling productivity expert)

42:15 | Nov 1st, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I chat with Jo Bendle who is a travelling productivity consultant who helps female entrepreneurs to get more done and grow their businesses. Jo’s energy and enthusiasm is really infectious and I had a grea...Show More

TPP #52: 8 Productivity archetypes: Choose your work style (and get more done)

12:33 | Oct 25th, 2016

In this episode, I’d like to talk about 8 different productivity archetypes i.e. different ways of doing your work. The interesting thing is, you may not fit just one archetype. It’s likely that you’ll chop and change how you work based on the projec...Show More

TPP #51: Two years down

13:54 | Oct 18th, 2016

This month marks the two-year anniversary of when I officially started working on this blog of mine. Well, actually… I’ve been blogging on PaulMinors.com for more than two years. But it was two years ago that I decided to focus on the productivity to...Show More

TPP #50: Get more done on the Mac with David Sparks

41:09 | Oct 11th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to David Sparks from MacSparky.com and co-host of the Mac Power Users Podcast. Being a fan of the Mac Power Users, I’ve learned a lot from David and his co-host Katie Floyd all about how to be more ...Show More

TPP #49: Productivity 1,440 minutes at a time with Brittany Joiner

43:47 | Sep 13th, 2016

In this episode of the productivity podcast, I talk to Brittany Joiner from Project1440.co. Brittany subscribed to my email list about 5 months ago and as many subscribers do, she shared her story and told me her goals and aspirations. She explained ...Show More

TPP #48: How do you compare?

07:53 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Comparing yourself to others is a tricky business. It’s natural to measure our progress against the people we aspire to be like, and yet, this very action can harm our productivity and self-esteem. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/48 If you want to be mo...Show More

TPP #47- Why you shouldn't sell your time with Ryan Waggoner

49:17 | Aug 30th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Ryan Waggoner who’s a master freelancer and expert on how to earn more in the time that you have. One of my biggest takeaways from the episode is why and how to move away from charging hourly to ...Show More

TPP #46: Are we doing it all wrong? Achievement vs. fulfilment

13:36 | Aug 20th, 2016

In a recent episode of the Tim Ferriss podcast, Tim interviewed the world famous performance coach, Tony Robbins. In the interview, Tony makes a great case for shifting your focus from achievement and a goal orientated mindset to fulfilment and being...Show More

TPP #45: How to overcome adversity with Amy Oestreicher

48:49 | Aug 16th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Amy Oestreicher all about how to overcome the physical and mental challenges that life can throw at you. Amy has survived 27 life threatening surgeries after being in a coma for over a month when...Show More

TPP #44: Outsource email and hack corporate with Nick Snapp

1:01:20 | Jul 26th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Nick Snapp from the Make it Snappy Productivity Show all about how he’s outsourced 100% of his email and his recommendations on how to “hack corporate” and get more done at work. Nick is a produc...Show More

TPP #43: 8 Productivity experts confess the mistakes they still make

15:09 | Jul 19th, 2016

“I don’t have time” is one of the most common struggles I hear people talk about. It’s easy to feel frustrated and overwhelmed when we try to be more organised and plan out our days only to have the plan ruined by endless distractions. When this happ...Show More

TPP #42: How to write a book in 4 weeks with Bryce Bladon

55:42 | Jul 12th, 2016

In this episode, I talk to Bryce Bladon from ClientsfromHell.net all about his book writing process and how he was able to write a book in just 4 weeks. Show notes: https://paulminors.com/42 Bryce is a master freelancer and if you’re interested in ...Show More

TPP #41: June 2016 monthly report

07:02 | Jul 3rd, 2016

It’s been another action-packed and successful month. I’m very pleased with the progress I’m making with my website. I feel like I’m reaching an inflexion point where things are about to take off… Key stats from last month: 1. I worked a total of 67...Show More

TPP #40: Master the art of listening: An excerpt from “Guidelines”

10:42 | Jun 21st, 2016

Today I’m excited to share with you a sneak preview of my new ebook, Guidelines. Guidelines summarises the main lessons from 30 best-selling self-help books in one place. Show notes & action steps: PaulMinors.com/40 In the book, you’re going to lea...Show More

TPP #39: How to travel the world and work for yourself with Matt Kohn

52:20 | Jun 14th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Matt Kohn from DifferentHunger.com all about how he travels and freelances while working remotely. I really enjoyed recording this episode as it was a great opportunity for me to learn more about...Show More

TPP #38: May 2016 Monthly Report

07:26 | Jun 3rd, 2016

This month I’ve been highly focussed on writing my new ebook, Guidelines. It’s coming along nicely and I can’t wait to share it with the world soon. Show notes & action steps: PaulMinors.com/38 If you want to be more productive, start my free email...Show More

TPP #37: Learn your WHY with David Mead

46:13 | May 31st, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to David Mead from Start with Why all about the importance of finding and living your WHY. Your WHY is your purpose and it’s the reason you do what you do. In this episode, you’ll learn why finding ...Show More

TPP #36: Unlocking your inner awesome with Martin & Rajiv

1:01:52 | May 17th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Martin and Rajiv from IdeaLemon.com. These guys are obsessed with self-improvement, motivation, leadership and of course, productivity. In this episode, we cover a range of topics from finding y...Show More

TPP #35: Work less and earn more with Matt Inglot

1:07:40 | May 3rd, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Matt Ingot, master freelancer and productive business owner. Matt has a great story and has built a business that supports his lifestyle. In this episode, you’ll learn how Matt used “subtraction”...Show More

TPP #34: April 2016 monthly report

07:03 | Apr 30th, 2016

The theme of this month has been "focus". You’ll notice this report is pretty minimal. While I have lots of new ideas and things on my “like to do” list, I’ve been highly focussed on thing in particular… Leave me a comment and let me know if you'd l...Show More

TPP #33: How I manage email

27:23 | Apr 26th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk all about the tools and processes I use for managing email. This is a system that has evolved over many years and I'm super excited to share it with you. Try Sanebox free for 14 days and get $10 fo...Show More

TPP #32: Side hustle productivity with Nick Loper

51:06 | Apr 12th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Nick Loper from SideHustleNation.com all about productivity tips and tricks for side-hustlers… This was a really exciting episode for me because it’s perfect for the situation I’m in right now; I...Show More

TPP #31: How can you avoid feeling guilty during down time?

10:15 | Apr 1st, 2016

I’m sure you’ve had this feeling before; you have a big project or a task that’s going to require a decent amount of your energy and attention. You feel like the only way to do a good job is to really “get stuck into it”. But creating the right condi...Show More

TPP #30: How do you find the motivation to do work?

09:50 | Mar 31st, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I discuss what causes motivation and how you can motivate yourself to work when you don't really feel like working. I'm publishing podcast episodes all week to try out my new podcasting gear. If you're in...Show More

TPP #29: How to spend more time on "focussed work"

18:57 | Mar 30th, 2016

I’m sure you’ve had this feeling before; you have a big project or a task that’s going to require a decent amount of your energy and attention. You feel like the only way to do a good job is to really “get stuck into it”. But creating the right condi...Show More

TPP #28: How can you be more efficient with health and fitness?

08:44 | Mar 30th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I discuss how you can be more productive with your approach towards health and fitness. I'm publishing podcast episodes all week to try out my new podcasting gear. If you're interested, I'm now using the ...Show More

TPP #27: What's the best new app you're using to be more productive?

11:18 | Mar 29th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk about the Today app, which is the best new app I'm using to be more productive. I'm publishing podcast episodes all week to try out my new podcasting gear. If you're interested, I'm now using the f...Show More

TPP #26: What productivity principles can you apply to personal finance?

13:40 | Mar 28th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I discuss productivity principles you can use to be more productive with your personal finances. I'm publishing podcast episodes all week to try out my new podcasting gear. If you're interested, I'm now u...Show More

TPP #25: Goal setting mastery with Jason Bay

1:03:05 | Mar 15th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Jason Bay from GenYSuccess.com all about his incredibly detailed approach to goal setting. Whether you’ve worked out your goals already or are still working on them, this episode will help you to...Show More

TPP #24: If you're too busy, you're doing something wrong

15:15 | Mar 8th, 2016

When did being “busy” become a badge of honour? Why do we celebrate busyness and assume that if we’re not busy, we’re not being productive and getting stuff done? Show notes & action steps: PaulMinors.com/24 If you want to be more productive, start...Show More

TPP #23: What Now?

16:37 | Feb 23rd, 2016

I want to share a bit of a funny idea with you. This is something that I haven’t really seen discussed in the productivity space but is something I’ve had to deal with recently and I wanted to share my thoughts in case you’ve ever felt the same way. ...Show More

TPP #22: Habit Adoption and High-Performers with Ben Austin

55:05 | Feb 16th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Ben Austin from StopStartDo.com all about the habits of high performers. Learn about what the worlds high-performers all have in common and how you can adopt the same habits. Show notes & action...Show More

TPP #21: How to have happier and more productive weekends

21:37 | Feb 9th, 2016

A lot of the productivity articles out there talk about how to get more done at work. How to optimise your work day and how to do better at your job. But what about the weekends? In this episode of the Productivity Podcast I talk about how to have ...Show More

TPP #20: A life of productivity with Chris Bailey

57:47 | Feb 2nd, 2016

In this episode I talk to Chris Bailey from ALifeofProductivity.com all about his start in productivity as well as his new book, The Productivity Project. Show notes & action steps: PaulMinors.com/20 If you want to be more productive, start my free...Show More

TPP #19: The Productivity Habits of a Freelance Photographer

58:45 | Jan 26th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast, I talk to Anthony Gauna all about his productivity habits as a freelance photographer. In 2012, after being fired from his job, with no money and no business experience, Anthony set up his own photography ...Show More

TPP #18: What Yoda Taught Us About Productivity

19:26 | Jan 19th, 2016

With all the Star Wars hype at the moment, I came across this great quote: "Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose". This got me thinking of other insightful Yoda quotes and I thought... huh, there are some good productivity lessons ...Show More

TPP #17: The Productivity Habits of a Social Media Consultant

56:09 | Jan 8th, 2016

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast I talk to Mojca Mars all about her work as a Social Media Consultant and what she does to manage her time and get stuff done! Show notes & action steps: PaulMinors.com/17 If you want to be more productive...Show More

TPP #16: The 5AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders

36:45 | Nov 24th, 2015

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast I talk to Jeff Sanders about his new book, the 5 AM Miracle and how getting up early can benefit you. Show notes & action steps: PaulMinors.com/16 If you want to be more productive, start my free email co...Show More

TPP #15: How Anthony Abbott Created the Perfect Work-Life Balance

52:51 | Nov 17th, 2015

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast Anthony shares how he was able to leave behind this busy, over-committed working routine to become a freelancer. Anthony now sets his own hours, earns more than he ever has before and has more time for frie...Show More

TPP #14: Joseph Fenity Interviews Paul Minors

50:19 | Nov 10th, 2015

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast I get interviewed by NYC based reporter, Joseph Fentiy. Show notes & action steps: paulminors.com/14 If you want to be more productive, start my free email course, the 7-Day Productivity Plan. Receive act...Show More

TPP #13: How to Overcome Procrastination

17:28 | Sep 22nd, 2015

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast I'm going to talk about what causes procrastination and give you some tips for overcoming it. Show notes & action steps: paulminors.com/13 If you want to be more productive, start my free email course, th...Show More

TPP #12: My 30 Minute Weekly Review

15:15 | Aug 25th, 2015

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast I'll walk you through how to conduct a weekly review. Show notes & action steps: paulminors.com/12 If you want to be more productive, start my free email course, the 7-Day Productivity Plan. Receive actio...Show More

TPP #11: Task Management Tips with Francesco D'Alessio

43:31 | Aug 18th, 2015

In this episode of the Productivity Podcast I talk to my friend Francesco D'Alessio all about different task management apps and how to get more out of them. Show notes & action steps: paulminors.com/11 If you want to be more productive, start my f...Show More

TPP #10: Health as a Currency. How are You Investing Yours?

12:32 | Aug 11th, 2015

When we talk about currency, most people think of their income as their main form of currency. When you look at this idea of currency a little closer you’ll soon realise that time is one of if not the most important forms of currency we have. You can...Show More

TPP #9: Modes, Themes, MAPS & Late Nights with Mike Vardy

1:02:07 | Jul 28th, 2015

In episode 9 of The Productivity Podcast I talk to my Mike Vardy from Productivityist.com all about modes, themes, MAPS, journaling and late nights. Mike is a productivity enthusiast and specialist with a wealth of knowledge whom I have personally le...Show More

TPP #8: Marketing Productivity with Nicholas Scalice

57:29 | Jul 21st, 2015

In episode 8 of The Productivity Podcast I talk to my Nicholas Scalice all about marketing productivity. Nicholas is a marketing consultant who specialises in helping his clients to be more effective and efficient with their marketing. Show notes & ...Show More

TPP #7: Productivity While Working from Home with Ryan Wiggins

45:42 | Jul 7th, 2015

In episode 7 of The Productivity Podcast I talk to my friend Ryan Wiggins all about how to work at home more productively. Ryan has multiple projects and commitments on the go and shares his tips for getting more done from his home office. Show note...Show More

TPP #6 7 Tips to Help You Jump Out of Bed in the Morning

15:21 | Jun 13th, 2015

In episode 6 of The Productivity Podcast I outline 7 tips to help you jump out of bed in the morning. If you've gone through my 7-Day Productivity Plan or read some of my blog, you'll know I'm a big fan of getting up early (I get up at 5am on weekday...Show More

TPP #5 16 Productivity Tips for Part-Time Entrepreneurs

26:43 | May 30th, 2015

In episode 5 of The Productivity Podcast I outline 16 productivity tips for part-time entrepreneurs. I'm sure many of you are in the same boat as me - you're building a website or business on the side of my full-time job. This is a really tough thing...Show More

TPP #4 How to Create A Productive Environment With Shamal Singh

44:01 | May 20th, 2015

In episode 4 of The Productivity Podcast I talk to Shamal Singh about his role as Vibe Manager at Canva. Canva is an awesome design tool for creating different graphics like blog headers, social media images and stationery. Their web and iPad apps ar...Show More

TPP #3 Productivity: The Superhuman Skill

22:10 | May 15th, 2015

In this episode of The Productivity Podcast, I’m going to deconstruct what productivity does for you, in terms of the skills you’ll learn and the outcomes it creates. I’ll then give you 10 practical examples of things that benefit from increased prod...Show More

TPP #2: Planning Life Before Work with Johny O'Donnell

1:02:19 | May 6th, 2015

On this episode I'm joined by my good friend, Johny O'Donnell. Johny has built a business that he can run from anywhere in the world using just his laptop. In fact when his laptop broke recently, he ran his business using just his phone. In this epis...Show More

TPP #1: Welcome to The Productivity Podcast

06:14 | May 5th, 2015

Welcome to the very first episode of The Productivity Podcast (TPP). I'm going to be using this podcast to bring you productivity tips, tricks, interviews and advice so you can achieve more in everything that you do! Show notes: http://paulminors.co...Show More