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Episode 13: Clear that head!

 
How would you like to know the fastest way to a clear thinking head? Especially when you’ve got so much to do!
 
Brain fog. Fuzzy head. Overwhelm. 
 
These things are the garden variety pests that stop us from being productive. 
 
Well I’ve got a little exercise you can do right after you finish watching this video… 
 
But before we do that, let’s chat about why we get brain fog…
 
Who know’s that feeling? 
 
Yes, it can come from sugar and too much refined carbohydrates, but I”m not talking about that kind of brain fog this time.
 
I mean that brain fog from having too much to do. Too many plates spinning. 
 
That we lack clarity over what next and are drowning in to-do’s.
 
The problem is not just the overwhelm, but the LACK OF ROOM FOR BEING CREATIVE. 
 
We all know that being BUSY dines’t mean we are productive. 
 
So...
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Episode 12: Are you time poor?

 

Where has my time gone? 
I don’t have the time. 
I’m soooo busy. 
Too much to do and not enough time to do it!  

Do any of these statements come out of your mouth often?    
If they do, then you are probably time-poor!  

And our beliefs about time are way more powerful than any productivity app!  

So having clarity around how we think about time and how we 'waste' time can help us have more energy and be way more productive.   

And that's what I'm chatting about in this week's video.  

 

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Episode 11: That voice in your head

 
How many times have you hit the snooze button on your life?
 
There’s a neurological reason for it, you know! That push-back might not all be your fault!
 
This episode is all about how to make change a little less difficult! 
  
P.S. It’ll help you get more sleep, without the snooze button!
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Episode 8: The tomato and the to-do list! 🍅

 
 
You’ve probably all heard of the Pomodoro Technique.
 
A gimmicky, productivity hack to get stuff done.
 
And it does exactly what it says on the tin: helps you focus and get stuff done...
 
But... it's way more than that.
 
This retro, Italian kitchen timer can also help you deal with those nagging fears.
 
Watch this week's episode to find out how.
 
 
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Episode 3: What's taking you so long?

 
Are you fast or slow?
 
I'm the rabbit, not the tortoise.
 
I'm fast. Usually.
 
A fast walker… talker… eater…
 
I'm the one who is always saying, "Come on, what are you waiting for, hurry up…"
 
Drives my family nuts.
 
But, when it came to starting my online business, my own personal brand, I was slooooow.
 
Too many fears. Not enough clarity. 
 
The usual excuses.
 
I have absolutely no regrets and I experienced bucket loads of learning on the delay  way… (and besides, it makes for a great topic on this week’s show)!
 
But it wasn't necessary. I could have started 10 years earlier!
 
So what are you? Fast or slow?
 
Whatever your answer, you'll love this week's episode.
 
Press play. It’ll only take you 4 minutes.
 
 
P.S. I’ve got a few spots now available for one-to-one coaching sessions. If you’d like to talk through...
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Episode 1: Let's chat about procrastination... now!

 

Um. I've got a confession to make.

Many of you call me a productivity expert. Which is kinda funny because I've been more of a procrastination expert these days.

So I shot a little video to tell you about it. 

And a few things you can do when that 'p' word strikes.

 

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That time I was interviewed on the Your Biz, Your Rules podcast

Every day, around 7.30am, I take my golden retriever for a walk. He knows the route so well by now. We have a favourite park where I let him off the lead and as he runs he looks like a dog in a commercial... hair blowing in the wind and if we are lucky, sunlit from behind. Another wow-moment I smile at every single day. 

I love these walks. As it's my podcast-time too. Every single day I listen to a podcast or two. 

Well, guess what? The other day I was interviewed by the fabulous Daire Paddy on all things productivity. And oh how I love love love her accent. 

Go listen. It's a goodie.

Your Biz, Your Rules | EP 27: Making Space For Productivity (+ Planners) With Merilyn Beretta

Go listen on Itunes now.

And if you love it, post a review on iTunes to help spread the message of the productivity cure. 

 

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New Year's resolutions don't work!

Do you write New Year's Resolutions? I don't.

Honestly, the intent is there because it's a fresh new year and all that, but intentions are usually abandoned by February. And not only abandoned but their 'non-achievement-ness' needles their way into our psyche and makes us beat up on ourselves.

So instead, I simply use my Reminders on my iphone! I've set up recurring daily, weekly, monthly (and because I'm an organisational geek even yearly ones). And these reminders just roll around, recurring as I've set them up to recur (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly). After a few months they pretty much become habits. And if I'm not 'doing them' I know it's not really my motivation to do it, so I sort what's going on in my head about that or I delete the habit! Simples.

Oh yes, I have goals. But only with 3 month deadlines. Anything beyond that is a 'vision'. And I have a yearly word-theme. Something that helps anchor me when I'm feeling wobbly. Last years word was 'enjoy', this years word is...

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