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Join the journey of discovering practical solutions to your life, based on modern research, that will help you have less stress, greater passion, and amazing results. On First Things, join Dr. Brandon Vaughn and discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for true authentic change and productivity. From personal productivity to personal development, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life. Life is both an adventure and a journey. This podcast wi… Continue Reading >>
Join the journey of discovering practical solutions to your life, based on modern research, that will help you have less stress, greater passion, and amazing results. On First Things, join Dr. Brandon Vaughn and discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for true authentic change and productivity. From personal productivity to personal development, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life. Life is both an adventure and a journey. This podcast will better enable you to see your journey as the amazing adventure it is. << Show Less
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#101 - My Current Sleep and Reading Hacks In this episode, you will— Learn about my crazy summer. :D Discover my recent hacks regarding sleep, reading, and planning. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks.
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#101 - My Current Sleep and Reading Hacks In this episode, you will— Learn about my crazy summer. :D Discover my recent hacks regarding sleep, reading, and planning. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks.
#100 - Rule 4: Drain the Shallows In this episode, you will— Learn about the various aspects of life that can be considered “shallows” Discover various ways we can “drain the shallows” to regain more time in our day Hear about specific strategies to deal with meetings and email Be offered a free worksheet/guide on the topic of this month. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks. For a free worksheet/guide on this study, please click here.
#099 - Rule 3: Quit Social Media In this episode, you will— Learn that we can become addicted to social media Discover that we often use social media if it provides any benefit to our lives Hear about the "craftsman" approach to deciding which social media to keep in our lives Be offered a free worksheet/guide on the topic of this month. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks. For a free worksheet/guide on this study, please click here.
Life Happens ... In this episode, I talk about the hectic last few weeks I've had ... and some of the lessons I've learned.  We will return to our previous study in the next podcast.
#098 - Rule 2: Embrace Boredom In this episode, you will— Learn that we can become addicted to avoiding boredom Discover that it is not unusual for your mind to wander Hear about strategies to minimize addiction to distractions Learn the importance of scheduling your distractions Be offered a free worksheet/guide on the topic of this month. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks. For a free worksheet/guide on this study, please click here.
#097 - Rule 1: Work Deeply In this episode, you will— Learn about the 4 approaches to Deep Work: Monastic Bi-modal Rhythmic Journalistic Discover why I think an emphasis on Rhythmic (with occasional Journalistic) is the best approach for most people Hear about strategies you want to put into place when doing Deep Work Learn the importance of measuring Deep Work, and how your output isn't the best way to measure it Be offered a free worksheet/guide on the topic of this month. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks. For a free worksheet/guide on this study, please click here.
#096 - The Why of Deep Work In this episode, you will— Hear about the importance of Deep Work. Learn that without intensity of focus, we are left with spending more time to achieve quality work. Be offered a free worksheet/guide on the topic of this month. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks. For a free worksheet/guide on this study, please click here.
#095 - Introduction to Deep Work (Cal Newport Interview) In this episode, you will— Hear about the importance of Deep Work. Hear from Cal Newport about how he implements this in his life. Be offered a free worksheet/guide on the topic of this month. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks. For a free worksheet/guide on this study, please click here.
#094 - Long Breaks In this episode, you will— Hear about the various ways in which we can take long breaks. Discover the importance of "mini vacations". Understand the necessity of sleep. Hear how longer time off is something to consider. Be offered a free worksheet/guide on the topic of this month. Hear a preview of what will be covered in future weeks. For a free worksheet/guide on this study, please click here.
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