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

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 consultant” and love sharing what I've learned about how to grow successful and productive businesses. Enjoy the show!

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PMP #156: How my consulting business has changed in the last 3 years

This month marks 3 years since I left my full-time job to work exclusively on my own business. I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by and how much has changed in the last few years. I feel so privileged to be able to do what I do and I want to start by thanking you, dear reader (or listener), for allowing me to do what I do. My goal has always been to run my own “lifestyle business” that gives me the freedom to work on my terms. And I love sharing what I’ve learned so that I can help others to do the same. This is why I created my How to become a “virtual consultant” program a few years ago. It’s the one place that summarises everything I’ve learned about consulting and exactly how I operate so you can copy my process. Last month, I released an update to the program with some new lessons outlining the things I’m doing differently. Today, I’d like to summarise some of the things I’ve changed to improve my efficiency and the value I deliver to clients. Show notes » paulminors.com/156 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

11mins

1 Dec 2019

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

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 also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

17mins

18 Jun 2017

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TPP #13: How to Overcome Procrastination

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, the 7-Day Productivity Plan. Receive actionable, easy to follow advice via one email a day for 7 days: paulminors.com/7days If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

17mins

22 Sep 2015

Rank #3

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TPP #57: 3 Habits I'm Adopting In 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 things I’ve spent time on in the past, but have had trouble sustaining over the long run. This year, my goal isn’t so much to try these things (as I’ve done them all before) but to practice each of them on a regular basis. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/57 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 also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

18mins

3 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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TPP #3 Productivity: The Superhuman Skill

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 productivity. Show notes and action steps: paulminors.com/3 If you want to be more productive, start my free email course, the 7-Day Productivity Plan. Receive actionable, easy to follow advice via one email a day for 7 days: http://paulminors.com/7days If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

22mins

15 May 2015

Rank #5

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TPP #16: The 5AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders

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 course, the 7-Day Productivity Plan. Receive actionable, easy to follow advice via one email a day for 7 days: PaulMinors.com/7days If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

36mins

24 Nov 2015

Rank #6

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

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 office hijacking your attention. On top of that, finding time to focus in between meetings, phone calls, email exchanges, instant messages and other distractions is almost impossible. In this episode, I look at advice from best-selling authors on how to created "focussed work" conditions. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/71 If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

5mins

8 Oct 2017

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

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 are super quick and easy to use and I highly recommend Canva for anyone who needs to whip up some beautiful images. Show notes & action steps: paulminors.com/4 If you want to be more productive, start my free email course, the 7-Day Productivity Plan. Receive actionable, easy to follow advice via one email a day for 7 days: http://paulminors.com/7days If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

44mins

20 May 2015

Rank #8

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PMP #116: How to overcome self-doubt

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 “successful” people in the world (whatever that means) feel self-doubt. Also known as imposter syndrome, this is the fear that you’re not as good as people think you are. In this episode, I’d like to share some stories and tips that have helped me to overcome self-doubt. Show notes » PaulMinors.com/116 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » https://paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

15mins

10 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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PMP #126: The 3 "productivity multipliers"

Keeping everything else unchanged, optimising these three “productivity multipliers”, will drastically increase your focus, efficiency and output with no other changes to your routine or productivity systems required. Show notes » PaulMinors.com/126 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » https://paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

18mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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

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 to be more productive, more organised, to start or grow a business, all you need to do is to sit down and do the work. Stop looking for secrets and 'hacks'. Instead, focus on shopping up each and every day to put in the work! Show notes » PaulMinors.com/109 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » https://paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

8mins

16 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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

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 get more organised!: PaulMinors.com/training If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

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31 Mar 2017

Rank #12

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PMP #165: Common task management mistakes (and how to avoid them)

We create to-do lists with the best of intentions; to plan our work so we can be more productive. But if we’re not careful, a task list can quickly become bloated, messy and overwhelming, making us feel guilty and less productive than before. As I’ve worked with more and more clients to help them with Asana, I’ve noticed some common task management mistakes coming up again and again. Here are the most common mistakes I see people make and how to avoid them… Show notes » https://paulminors.com/165 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » https://paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

9mins

16 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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TPP #72: Say "no" to everything unimportant

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: PaulMinors.com/72 If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

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12 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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PMP #128: 10 Things I need to remind myself each day

I recently read a blog post by Darius Foroux where he lists 14 things to remind himself each day and it really got me thinking. I decided to write my own list to see if I could identify any interesting patterns. I would highly recommend you take 10 minutes after listening to this episode to list any thoughts you find yourself repeating on a regular basis. Show notes » PaulMinors.com/128 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » https://paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

15mins

5 May 2019

Rank #15

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PMP #94: How to track your time

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 more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » https://paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

12mins

2 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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PMP #108: Do your future self a favour

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 » PaulMinors.com/108 Download my productivity blueprint and learn the processes and tools I use to be more organised and achieve more in my business and home life. You'll also get my FREE 3-part video training series where I'll explain 1) 4 simple steps to supercharge your productivity 2) common mistakes to avoid 3) the 10 productivity tools I couldn't live without. Download here » https://paulminors.com/products/productivity-blueprint/ If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

8mins

9 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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

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 free email course, the 7-Day Productivity Plan. Receive actionable, easy to follow advice via one email a day for 7 days: paulminors.com/7days If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

43mins

18 Aug 2015

Rank #18

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TPP #85 How to deal with being too busy

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’ve been thinking about how to take back control of my calendar and deal with this issue of being “too busy”. If you’re stuck in the busy trap, I hope that sharing my story and some of the things I’ve been doing helps you out. Let me know your tips and anything you do to deal with being too busy. Show notes: PaulMinors.com/85 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 also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

6mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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

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 more organised!: PaulMinors.com/training If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast. I'd also love it if you could leave me a review. Doing this will help more people discover the show so they to can get more done and get more out of life. Intro/Outro Music: "Synthia" by Scott & Brendo Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulminors/message

5mins

31 Mar 2017

Rank #20