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  1. How She Really Does It with Koren Motekaitis » Dan Pink: Rejection, Refusals & Rebuff

    Daniel Pink is the author of five provocative books about changing the world of work including the New York Times best sellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive.  His latest book To Sell is Human is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.  Dan is a returning guest and in previous interviews we discussed the changing work world and old school beliefs of “paying people (more) money to achieve better results.”

    In this interview, Dan discusses how we are all now in the world of sales.  You may not be selling an item or even a service, but you are influencing, persuading, or attempting to get someone’s attention.  Dan will share with you how to handle rebuffs, refusals and rejections so you can move others more effectively in your own life.

    “The hardest part about being in sales is that everyday you face an ocean of rejection.” ~ Dan Pink

    Sales – past beliefs about it vs. what it is today

     Buoyancy – the grit to keep going vs those who give up



    why negative is important and not to squash it

    dealing with rejection

    explanatory style

    ”defensive pessimism”

    Two takeaways – to practice in your new world of sales.

    Dan Pink: How to Handle Rejection [ 56:45 | 51.97 MB ] Play Now | Download

    Mentioned in this interview

    Book: To Sell Is Human

    Dan Pink: Changing the World of Work

    Dan Pink: Motivation & Old School Beliefs about Paying People for Better Results


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  2. The Contexts Conversation: Part Two | The Productivityist Podcast: Ideas and Tools for Personal Productivity | Time Management | Goals | Habits | Working Better

    After a lengthy thread on Twitter that debated what contexts were (and weren't), Mike invites some of the participants to discuss their thoughts on contexts in more detail in the second of two episodes on the subject. This week's guests are Mike's old podcasting partner Michael Schechter and Lee Garrett.


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  3. Build, Maintain, Rest | The Weekly Briefly

    If you ever were to take a week or a month and keep track of how you truly spend your time every day, you might cry a little bit on the inside.

    Many times the most important things we should be doing are ones which also feel mundane and tedious in the moment. And so we often distract ourselves from important work to do instead whatever seems more interesting or urgent in the moment.

    There is more than one way to help us keep on track with doing our most important work day in and day out. And it goes beyond just white-knuckle focus and ripping our internet cable out of the wall.

    It can be helpful to know what our high-level goals/values are for each day. And then we have a plumb line

    to see if the tasks we are doing fit into the big picture.

    For example: many people have a goal of writing every day. Which is great. But what’s the high-level value that writing every day fits into? Is it the value of making progress on their book? Is it the value of improving their writing skills? Is it the value of getting better as a communicator?

    For me, I have three work values for how I spend my time. When I am “at work” I want to either be building, maintaining, or resting.

    Building is doing work with the future in mind. This includes coming up with new ideas (many of which we’ll never even act on, but that’s okay), clarifying plans for a current project, making tangible progress on projects that haven’t yet shipped, learning something new, etc.

    Maintaining is doing the work with today in mind. Such as checking my email, updating WordPress, writing show notes, etc. This is the day-to-day work that is vital to be done, but in and of itself usually isn’t a significant contributor to the growth of my business and my creativity.

    Resting is simply taking a break from the work. Albert Einstein said: “Although I have a regular work schedule, I take time to go for long walks on the beach so that I can listen to what is going on inside my head. If my work isn’t going well, I lie down in the middle of a workday and gaze at the ceiling while I listen and visualize what goes on in my imagination.”

    All three of these are important, and each one goes in and out of its season of being the most important. For example, in the fall of 2014 I spent a lot of my time focusing on the building of the new Tools & Toys. Then, once the new website launched, all my time went to maintaining the site. Now that it has settled in, I’m once again back to focusing mostly on building our next project.

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    Podcast: Download (Duration: 13:53 — 9.6MB)


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  4. Productive Talk Compilation: 8-episode podcast with GTD’s David Allen | 43 Folders

    As promised, here's the single-file compilation of the Productive Talk podcast interviews I did with David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done. The final version's eight episodes clock in at a considerable 1 hour and twenty six minutes, so this should give you plenty to listen to while you're in line at the DMV.


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  5. Shawn Today

    The 168 Hour Revelation

    Recorded on 15 January 2015

    While working on my “Quick-Start Guide to a Focused Life” today, I followed my own advice and wrote out all my daily and weekly activities. I then mapped them to a calendar. What happened next will shock you! (J/K) But seriously, I was surprised to find that I’ve probably got more free time in my day than I think I do, and I can get better at making the most of my time.

    So here’s a challenge to you: List out all the various activities you do every day (or week), and how many hours they take up. Include everything — commute to work, Sunday afternoon football game, Friday night date night, etc.

    Then: place these activities onto a schedule.

    This is helpful for a lot of reasons. You may already have a routine that you follow, but seeing where your time is being spent can be eye opening. Oftentimes I realize there are hours in the day that I have available.

    Also, filling out this schedule is not a life-long commitment. At first, you are simply filling in the blanks to see what you are doing with your time. When you do eventually map something out that you want to be committed to (even just for a week or a month), our schedules are primarily to keep us accountable to ourselves — our own vision, passions, and calling — and the commitments we have already made.

    Download here. (08:28)


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  6. Going Slow: Brooke McAlary (@SlowYourHome) on simplicity, rhythms and tilting - BTTDL084 - Beyond the To Do List

    Brooke McAlary of Slow Your Home is all about living more simply. Whether you call it simple living, or call it minimalism, living a life with less stuff gives you more time and energy for the things that are important.

    Her blog covers the how and why of creating a life of simplicity, and will prove to you time and time again that no one has all the answers. http://beyondthetodolist.com/going-slow-brooke-mcalary-slowyourhome-on-simplicity-rhythms-and-tilting-bttdl084/

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