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BGP 032 Joel Widmer

By Spencer Shaw

Joel Widmer talks about productivity hacks for entrepreneurs. We speak about the boring things you can do to become more productive as a business owner. He recently put out a course with raving reviews. Check it out here https://www.udemy.com/productivity-hacks/?couponCode=DoBoringWork 0:12 Introduction 1:32 Finding the sweet spot” for productivity 3:06 The myth of naturally productive people 4:55 Making the transition from being lazy to a hard worker 7:24 How to trick yourself into being more productive 10:50 What to do to be more productive with email 11:53 Being productive as a solopreneur 14:04 Josh Kaufman’s 99 Best Business Book article http://personalmba.com/best-business-books/ 19:25 Srini Roa 1,000 words a day example of hard work http://unmistakablecreative.com/ 25:31 Is social media productive or a trap? 29:35 Joel’s guilty pleasure for wasting time 31:13 Ask the question “what am I avoiding?” 33:10 80/20 rule and the extra bit of work 34:16 Article from James Clear http://jamesclear.com/stay-focused 37:35 Boring things to free up mental ability 46:32 Before/After’s of productivity 49:40 Joel’s productivity course https://www.udemy.com/productivity-hacks/?couponCode=DoBoringWork 52:03 48 hour challenge *I’m not compensated for talking about Joel’s course… I just think it’s great stuff that helped me out and will help you out too. Tools and resources mentioned in this episode: www.rescuetime.com www.toggl.com www.freshbooks.com www.fiverr.com

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