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Today’s Get-It-Done Guy episode features Michael Port, author of the new book Steal the Show. Michael is CEO and founder of Heroic Public Speaking, where he teaches top speakers to deliver their message in persuasive, powerful ways. In this interview, he shares how to persuade your work group, team, investors, or board when selling your ideas at work.
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Michael Port, Stealing the Show
In Episode 555, I mention sources about the origins and usefulness (or lack thereof) of recycling:
- The origins of anti-litter campaigns. Basically a corporate strategy to shift the cost of reusability from the corporate income statement onto the communities. This is called “externalizing costs,” when a company finds a way to shift their costs to someone else (all of us) while keeping the profits.
- Dr. Max Liboiron, director of the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) in Newfoundland discusses that recycling doesn’t make a difference, if you look at the actual data. The solution isn’t to try to get communities to recycle; the solution is to get producers to stop using plastic. (The same is true for global warming, by the way. Unless the top 100 CO2 emitters decide to stop, no amount of consumer action will change the fundamental trend.)
Today’s Get-It-Done Guy episode features Michael Hyatt, author of the new book Free to Focus. Michael Hyatt is a successful CEO of a major business, entrepreneur, public speaker, and expert in productivity and helping people reach their goals. He joined me on the Get-it-Done Guy to share tips and wisdom from his new book, “Free to Focus.”
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Michael Hyatt, interviewed by Stever Robbins
Michael Hyatt, Free to Focus interview with Stever Robbins
Here are the links and resources for Get-it-Done Guy episodes on time tracking:
- Episode 176: How to Deal With a Boss Who Gives You Too Much Work (by tracking your time!)
- Episode 288: Make Better Estimates Through Time Tracking.
- Episode 377: Estimate tracking, along with downloadable estimating resources.
- Time tracking worksheet (PDF version)
In episode 531 of the Get-it-Done Guy podcast on using URL shorteners I mention a script I wrote back in prehistoric times that implements my own URL shortener in my own web browser.
The code can be downloaded below.
Disclaimer! Use at your own risk! This code was written in the early 2000s using a website builder called Dreamweaver. Most of the code in these files was created by Dreamweaver, 15 years ago, not by me. It may contain deprecated PHP features like
get_magic_quotes_gpc and it’s certainly not up to my personal code and documentation standards as a former software professional. But nevertheless, you might find it useful.
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There is more and more evidence that social media addiction is real and produces tangible brain changes. It isn’t just an exaggeration of a preference. Indeed, Facebook co-founder Sean Parker says that Facebook was deliberately engineered to be addictive.
There’s both research and increasing popularization of that research available:
- National Institute of Health – Social media and brain physiology changes
- Psychology Today – Social Media is Harmful to Your Brain and Relationships
- Paste Magazine – On the Mind:: Your Brain on Social Media
- High Times – Is Social Media As Addictive As Cocaine? Because any article on addiction has to refer to at least one website about recreational drug use.
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Here are some of my episodes on how to achieve great results by working with other people to provide accountability.
Today’s Get-It-Done Guy episode features Eric Barker, author of the new book Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.. Eric has an incredibly successful blog by the same name in which he applies the latest in scientific research to show his readers how they can improve their lives using scientifically-based principles. He joined me to talk about many different success-related topics.