Fire and Earth Podcast
Take Smoke Breaks to Avoid Burnout

Take Smoke Breaks to Avoid Burnout

June 13, 2019

OK, we're NOT advocating people start smoking, but we learn some interesting lessons from the now old-fashioned idea of smoke breaks during the work day. Taking regular breaks helps us avoid burnout. In fact, sitting chained to your desk all day is actually as or more unhealthy than smoking (ever heard sitting is the new smoking?). Here's some practical advice for how you can incorporate small breaks into your day so you don't burn out in flames or smolder like a cigarette. Taking breaks will actually increase your productivity.

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Getting out of the Weeds that are Slowing You Down with Sara Caputo

Getting out of the Weeds that are Slowing You Down with Sara Caputo

June 6, 2019

Are you at the top of your triangle doing your most important work, or wasting your time in the weeds? If you are like most people, you find yourself buried in the weeds during much of each week feeling unproductive.

We are joined by Sara Caputo, a productivity expert, who shares her practical "Top Triangle" model and the questions you should be asking yourself to separate the best use of your time from the weeds. When your team, process and communication are in working order, you’ll be able to stay out of the weeds, and unlock your limitless potential.

To learn more about Sara Caputo, visit https://www.saracaputoconsulting.com/ and to access the resource she shared during the episode, access the full show notes below.

To access the full show notes (including resource downloads) visit:
http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/

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Lessons Learned from 25 Amazing Episodes

Lessons Learned from 25 Amazing Episodes

May 30, 2019

Over the last 25 episodes of the Fire and Earth Podcast, we have talked to some amazing guests and learned a lot. In this episode we share some highlights from previous episodes and how we have changed ourselves, by incorporating what we've learned into our daily lives.

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Kathy Gruver, http://kathygruver.com/
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To access the full show notes (including downloads) visit:
http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/

#fireandearthpodcast #potential #success

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Solving the Productivity Puzzle with Sara Caputo

Solving the Productivity Puzzle with Sara Caputo

May 23, 2019

If we could just improve our productivity we wouldn't waste so much time, missing out on what we really want in life. We are joined by Sara Caputo, an environmental therapist and productivity expert, who helps us solve the productivity puzzle with a practical model (The Productivity Puzzle Worksheet) on managing your physical space, calendar, to-do list, and maintaining. Learn how to take control of each day and week to ensure you focus on the important instead of what feels urgent.

To learn more about Sara Caputo, visit https://www.saracaputoconsulting.com/ and to access the resources she shared during the episode, visit:
http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/

#fireandearthpodcast #productivity #timemanagement

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Getting Back on the Wagon When You Fall Off

Getting Back on the Wagon When You Fall Off

May 16, 2019

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. When we set our mind to do something and then fall short we have options: dust yourself off and hop back on the wagon, or wallow in self pity. In this episode we discuss some practical steps you can take to put things in perspective, dust yourself off, and get back to unlocking your potential.

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Communication Breakdown - How to Avoid It

Communication Breakdown - How to Avoid It

May 9, 2019

Let's face it, sometimes we have communication breakdowns that increase our stress and damage our relationships. Learn how to be more mindful in your communications by being present, listening, asking questions, knowing the other person's communication preference and reversing your buts.

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Kathy Gruver, http://kathygruver.com/
Jason Mefford, http://www.jasonmefford.com/

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Predictions for 2019 and Beyond with Jeanne Mozier

Predictions for 2019 and Beyond with Jeanne Mozier

May 2, 2019

We are joined again by Jeanne Mozier, who shares her predictions for 2019 and beyond based on astrological charts. If you want to know what you can anticipate the rest of this year and into the next couple, take a listen. This way you can be prepared when these things transpire and avoid the surprise most of the world will experience. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

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#fireandearthpodcast #astrology #prepare #2019predictions

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Don’t Resist Change, Evolve into a Better You

Don’t Resist Change, Evolve into a Better You

April 25, 2019

Change is a natural part of life that we need to embrace. Instead of staying in a rut, or running faster on the hamster wheel, embrace change as a way to help you evolve into a better you. Use the fear, think, do model to help you move from a place of fear to taking action to spice up your life and become a new and better you. Here's some tips to help you make little changes each day to move you towards the good things and success you want in your life.

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What’s Written in the Stars, Planets and a Wall with Jeanne Mozier

What’s Written in the Stars, Planets and a Wall with Jeanne Mozier

April 18, 2019

Astrology is so much more than reading the Sunday horoscope. It's about making sense of the patterns and cycles in the universe. Consider this, the Berlin Wall went up and came down during similar astrological patterns. We happen to be in this similar pattern again, and there is now talk of putting up another wall. Coincidence? Maybe, but there just may be more written in the stars and planets than we realize.

We are joined by Jeanne Mozier who provides more insight into astrology and dispels some common myths and misunderstandings.

For those of you who may be skeptical, take a listen to what Jeanne has to say ... who by the way started off as a skeptic herself as a research analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. Oh, and that Berlin Wall thing. Jeanne predicted it to the day, six months before the wall came crumbling down.

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Creating a Positive Corporate Culture with Dennis Ford - Part 2

Creating a Positive Corporate Culture with Dennis Ford - Part 2

April 11, 2019

Part 2 our interview with Dennis Ford.

Changing and improving corporate culture is not creating another sales strategy or a putting ping-pong table in the break room. It's about developing a respectful, happy, joyful, supportive workplace where workers feel empowered and engaged.

When 80% of US workers are un-engaged, and negative culture costs $550 billion each year ... even when organizations spend over $100 billion in traditional rewards ... something is wrong.

We are joined by Dennis Ford, an amazing guy and flying trapeze buddy, who is also an expert in corporate culture. Learn how to develop a corporate culture of respect, trust, empathy, and compassion. You'll also see that compassion and empathy are really a strength, not a weakness in the business world.

You can learn more about Dennis at: QLPNow.com and grab his book "Monetize Your Culture" on Amazon.

 

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Kathy Gruver, http://kathygruver.com/ 
Jason Mefford, http://www.jasonmefford.com/ 

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