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Practical Password Security with Josh Bressers (48)

Enjoy this conversation with Josh Bressers, product security at Elastic and former colleague at Red Hat. Josh answers my questions about password management, general computer security and what matters (or doesn’t) in today’s predominantly online world.

Expanding Perspectives Around Time (47)

Here’s a riff on what I’ve been learning since the last update and my challenge to consider different perspectives around the notion of time.

Theme Your Way to Greater Productivity with Mike Vardy (46)

Mike Vardy from The Productivityist shares practical details about his approach to planning and managing the things he wants to accomplish through the use of themes, modes and energy levels.

Restarting is Key to Long Term Success (45)

Getting off track happens in just about every area of life. It’s inevitable that things are going to get off track and not go as planned. The key to overall success is how you get going again when you have a setback. Here are some ideas to get you restarted.

Seeking Truth and Living Uncompromised with Ron Renaud (44)

This conversation with Ron Renaud (coach, author, podcaster, and trainer) explores the topics of truth, freedom, personal growth, taking responsibility and more.

Riding the Roller Coaster of February (043)

In February I learned to embrace the emotional roller coaster of building your own business. I was surprised how quickly a “low” could turn into a “high” and then back into a “low.”

How to Move Forward When Visibility is Limited (042)

How do you move forward when you aren’t sure what to do next? How do you escape the trap of continuing to need more information before you make your next move? You move.

What I Learned in Month #1 of The Experiment (041)

Here’s what I learned, experienced and accomplished as I push forward to build a business around personal development.

How to Make Networking Humane (040)

This episode explores the balance between honoring people and expanding professional opportunities in the context of networking. I also share my best advice for approaching networking events if you dread or dislike them.

Are You Ready for the Changing Nature of Work? Stephen Warley (39)

Learn how saving more money isn’t always the answer and what’s possible when you look at something as an experiment. Stephen Warley also explains his belief that the nature of work is changing.

Taking a Break & Experimenting with Self-Employment (38)

Today John and Alene Gabriel talk about how she quit her corporate job to go out on her own as a coach and how John is pursuing a similar, but different path.

How I Use Trello to Manage Tasks and Todos (37)

This episodes looks at how I use Trello to manage my tasks and todos.

Get More From Your Coaching Session With an Agenda (36)

If you want to have the best coaching session possible, prepare an agenda in advance. Not sure what to put on your agenda? Here are some ideas.

Questions to Ask About Meetings You Want to Hold (35)

You’re thinking about holding and facilitating a meeting.  Here are some questions to determine if it is a good idea and how to plan for success.

Create New Instead of Revising Old (34)

Asking one question is more powerful than asking three.  Creating a new blog post is often better than polishing an old one.

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