#33 Episode "My Top 10 Productivity Tips for On-the-Go!" (Part 2)

 
This episode is so FULL of tips that I had to break it up into TWO EPISODES!

To listen to Part 1 >> CLICK HERE

In this epsisode you will learn #6-#1 of My Top 10 Productivity Tips for On-the-Go!
These tips help you create what I call "enjoyable productivity" in your life.

So, what is “enjoyable productivity”?...
This is a phrase that God put on my heart to explain how to be a producitive Christian without losing your patience, postivitiy, and your people.
God wants us to fulfill the plans that He has for us - which takes productivity - but He also wants us to do it while enjoying our lives with the people that we love the most - included our relationship with Him.

Learn tips from how to...

~ Write & Carry Thank You & Encouragement Cards with You
~ Why and How to Use Timers
~ How to Use Mutliple Calendars Well
~ Plus many, many, more tips!!!

This episode is FULL of tips to help you be productive on-the-go!
* BONUS - I share my #1 Productivity Tip of all time and...
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#28 Episode: "3 BOLD Planning Tips for 2021" with Download

 
Let’s Be Bold in Planning, not in ourselves, but with God so we can do more of what we love with the people we love the most; including our Heavenly Father!
I call it “enjoyable productivity” - so get ready, because today I am going to give you...
 
3 Bold Planning Tips for 2021:

1. Be Bold without bowling over others (2 Corinthians 10:1-6)
- Learn how to bring meekness, gentleness, and boldness into your weekly planning!

2. Be Bold to listen more than you speak

- Learn how begin to apply this to your prayer life then to planning

3. Be Bold to finish what you start (2 Corinthians 8:11-12)

- Learn why finishing what you start emboldens you and others


Have you been working from home, schooling from home, living from home...

- Does your HOME & OFFICE feel like one BIG PROJECT - ALL at the same time?

Then my NEW -  "Make Your ALL Small - Get Organized 4 week Mini-Course"

Is made just for you! Learn how to...

1st Week: - Create your own simple...
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#25 Episode: "How to Do What You Love to Do!" with Special Guests Emily Mercer & Van Hickman

 
 
 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner today I wanted to encourage you to...
Do What You Love!
- So, what do you love to do?
For me I love it when my family are all in one room with no media on and we are laughing, mostly because of my husband, while we tell stories or share jokes together. I also love writing in my journal - it is so relaxing to me - after my Bible time, almost every morning, you can find me in my chair, in my bedroom, typing up a journal entry as I sip my hot tea. I also love to kick the soccer ball around with our aussiedoodle Tux - which is most certainly what He loves to do.

Recently, I asked two of my friends to share what they love to do and how they continue to do what they love.

Emily Mercer is a Biblical Counselor and longer time lover of prayer.
Van Hickman is a comedian and annoucner who developed a love for voice over work.

Both Emily and Van share inspirational and practical tips on how they continue to do what they love to...
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#24 Episode "Stay Productive so You Can Do MORE of What you Love!"

 Do you want to stay productive?
That is an interesting question, because if you see productivity as a HAVE to - a way in which you HAVE to get things done at HOME or WORK then staying productive does not seem like something that you want to spend time learning how to do more of.

But as a Christian if you look at your productivity as a way to maximize your time so that you can spend time with the people you care about and fulfill the plans God has for you - then staying productive will be something that you love to do - I call this kind of productivity - “enjoyable productivity!” - it is encouraging, energizing, and helps you get things done!

The best fuel for any productivity and especially for “enjoyable productivity” is to...
Know your "WHY!"
Let me break down "WHY" into 3 categories

1. WHY for tasks & chores
     ~ What is a task vs a chore
     ~ Link It Twice - Ask yourself twice “Why?”

2. WHY for projects...
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#22 Episode: "Make Your ALL Small - My #1 Approach to Getting ALL Things Done!"

 

We can overcomplicate what we need to accomplish. - Either we over do it or under do it. Either way it becomes complicated because we add or subtract from the very thing we are trying to complete. You know what I mean...

Remember that time when the garage needed cleaned? We all do - whether it was a garage, vehicle, office - pick a space. And more than likely it went one of these two ways:

1. Make your all STALL… You went to open the door to the garage and thought, “Where do I begin?” So you started moving things around, looked in boxes, looked at your watch, and said things like, “Who really needs a place to park their car? The car does not pay its’ portion of the mortgage. It does not deserve a roof.” The decision had been made - to live with the garage the way that it was, because it could STALL until another day.

2. Make your all TALL… You decided this was your next project, so you called a meeting with your family, the...

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#21 Episode: "Do These FIVE Things to Finish What You Start" with Download

 
Starting something new is exciting - whether it be a new year, new job, new project, or a new habit. But new becomes old very quickly if we do not refresh ourselves throughout the process.

As Christians, this must involve us seeking God while applying practical disciplines that will help us finish what we begin. One of my favorite Scriptures encourages us to finish what we start...

“Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”

~ 2 Cor. 8:11-12 NIV

HOW do we make sure that we “Now finish the work” that we have begun?

Let me encourage you to Do These 5 Things to Finish What You Start…

1.) Eliminate Distractions - make what used to be a distraction, a reward
2.) Focus on a Few - simplify by only working on a few habits or projects at a time
3.) No...
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#20 Episode "Why Meeting with Yourself is My #1 Productivity Tip" with Download

 
 
Are you ready for a fresh start; a clean slate; a new beginning?
There is no better time than right now to fulfill the plans that God has for you.
But you might be thinking -
"Amber, I am ready, but I do not know where to begin."
OR
"Amber, I am concerned that I will begin something, but not finish it."
Well, either way - bENCOURAGEd Today!
Because today I am sharing with you about my #1 Productivity Tip!!
I call it Review Preview - and it is all about meeting with yourself with God so that you can begin to fulfill the plans that God has for you!

Why is meeting with yourself my #1 Productivity Tip?
Here are 3 reasons...

1. Because someone needs you - to fuflfill the plans that God has for you because it will help her/him fulfill the plans God has for her/him too! - You are someone's inspiration!!!

2. Because setting goals do not fulfill goals - Just like setting a tea cup next to a tea pot does not make your tea for you. You must have regular accountabililty to fulfill your goals...
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#17 Episode: "Break Through 5 Obstacles to Fulfill a God-given Dream!" with FREE Downloads

 
As Christians we want to fulfill the plans that God has for us - right?
Then what prevents us from jumping into those plans?

I have learned how to…
Break Through 5 Obstacles to Fulfill a God-Given Dream. 

Today let’s knock down these obstacles one by one so you can get those God-given dreams off of the ground!!!

1. Doubt/Fear - “F.E.A.R” - False Evidence Appearing Real - When doubt comes do these 3 things -
1.) Speak words of faith
2.) Remind yourself that EVERYONE experiences regular doubts
3.) Take Action on something towards fulfilling that dream

2. Time - Learn to Prioritize your time so you will Prioritize your Passion!

3. Energy - Eating right, sleeping well, and life balance gives you energy to keep moving forward

4. Money - repurpose what you have until you can purchase what you want

5. Approach - Knowing what your next step helps you...

1.) Track - like a train - no matter what is going on around you will keep moving forward
2.) Traverse - when...
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#3 Episode: "Do Your Passion!" with Guest Ashley Merrill

 Okay project seekers -

Are you stuck wondering what you should be spending your time, resources, and money doing?

Oftentimes, we do not know where to begin when it comes to our…

“Project Productivity”

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What I mean by “Project Productivity” is…
MORE THAN those daily; weekly; monthly chores in our lives
Projects that help us develop our hobbies

Where do these meaningful projects come from?

They begin with our PASSION!
This is why it is so important to “Do Your Passion!”

Join me and my guest...
Ashley Merrill - Founder of Mama Merrill’s Herbal Formulas, LLC
(LINKS BELOW) - as we share tips like…

  • Doing a job can help you identify your passion
  • Solving a problem can ignite your passion
  • Doing your passion helps you involve your family; creating balance in your life

When you “Do Your Passion!” you begin to fulfill the plans God has for you so you can bENCOURAGEd Today!...

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#2 Episode: "3 Thoughts to Launch into a Productive Season" includes resource links

 

Okay, so let’s begin today’s podcast with some encouragement!

This week’s encouragement comes from a LIVE video on the bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Community Facebook Group where I shared tips on how to “Purge to be Productive”.

Today’s encouragement comes from Holly - who shared -

"I so needed this about doing things in "little bites." The purge/productivity has really been on my mind. Our environments are so important...and clutter creates stress. My office also doubles as Clara's playroom. I am in the middle of purge, as well as painting the house to make it a more "cheerful/motivating" environment. Great message!"

As I read Holly’s comment I knew that I wanted to dive further into this concept of “Purge to be Productive” - Thank you Holly for your comment and we are going to get to this subject today!

Today we are going to think on…

“3 Thoughts to Launch into a Productive Season” so that you can...

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