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Time Management: Too Much To Do With Jones Loflin

TBT 103 | Time Management


What do you do when you think you have too much to do yet have so little time? In this episode, Jones Loflin emphasizes why time management is important. Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, corporate trainer, and author. He helped many Fortune 500 companies develop and deliver practical solutions that specifically address the complex needs of an organization such as time management, focus, motivation, and work-life balance. Prior to all of this, he served as the “Trainer of Trainers” for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? Jones discusses some common reasons why we don’t get everything done on our to-do list and shares some tricks for actually accomplishing them. He also reminds us that proper time management leaves no facet of life neglected and unaccomplished. Are you ready to stop and reevaluate what needs to be done in your life?

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Time Management: Too Much To Do With Jones Loflin

We are talking about too much to do because that’s what’s going on with a lot of people. They’re too busy, too much to do, overwhelmed. I’m excited because on this show, we’re always bringing on the best guests to talk about cutting-edge tips, hacks and ways to look at things that are different that give you the edge up and help you to manage this too much to do. I’m excited to have Jones Loflin on. He has made it his life’s work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals and organizations who are struggling with too much to do. His books are described as illuminating and his presentations as unforgettable. In his many years as a speaker and trainer, he’s helped countless people to regain confidence in their ability to achieve greater success in work and life.

Jones’ innovative solutions on leadership, change, and time management has attracted the attention of organizations around the world including Federal Express, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Raymond James Financial, State Farm and even the United States military. Prior to becoming this international recognized speaker, Jones was an educator. His past work includes serving as “Trainer of Trainers,” for the best-selling book Who Moved My Cheese?. Jones is also a co-active coach focusing on the areas of leadership, change, and time management with his clients. He’s a member of the National Speakers Association as well as the Association for Talent Development. Jones, welcome to the show.

Thank you, Penny. I’ve been excited about the opportunity. I love the list of topics that you address and the variety. I find that in my world, it’s not always about trying to get improvement in one area. If I can pick a nugget or two from lots of different types of podcasts or interviews, I find that serves me well. I’m glad to be here.

Why are you dedicated to helping people with too much to do? Was this a major issue for you in the past?

Many of us in the learning and development world start out with, “I’m struggling with this. How do I find something that works for me?” I’ve always been a huge fan of time management. In the late ‘80s, I was one of those people who carried around the brown FranklinCovey planner. There’s even an updated version of that, but it was beyond that. It was this whole idea that, “We’ve got this limited resource of time and how do we use it as effectively as possible to accomplish what’s important?” It’s always been a struggle for me. I began to figure out some solutions that worked for me. I started offering them to other people. That became a book, training programs, and those things. That was my journey to getting here.

You know the struggle with time. Why are we focused on time?

Because it’s a limited resource, but we treat it like it’s not. We don’t plan our days as efficient and effective as we could. We subconsciously sometimes go, “I’ll have time for that later. I’ll get to that later.” There’s always these things that come along that fill up that space that we were going to use for something more important. We’re relegated to Stephen Covey’s old saying, “We’re focusing on the urgent and not the important.”

The focus on time creates scarcity mode. Shouldn’t we be focused on our outcomes and what we want to achieve? When we’re focused on time, it creates more stress.

You couldn’t have said it better. It does. If we were focusing on outcomes and how we were going to use that time, that’s one thing. When we’re constantly looking at, “I’ve got fifteen minutes. I’ve got an hour,” or we’re looking at the time component, it does create this sense of hurry for us. A lot of times, it isn’t healthy in getting to those most important things.

I could argue both sides. A lot of times, we think that we have so much of it that we squander it away. It’s interesting and important to be thinking about what our relationship with time is.

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That’s a great statement. What’s our relationship with time? Do we look at it as an asset or do we look at it as a liability? It is both. It’s not one or the other, but many times we’re looking at it as a liability. We’re overly concerned about how we use it at the moment and not looking at the bigger picture of planning out our days and our weeks to get our highest priorities accomplished.

How did we get stuck with all this? Do we have more to do now than we had 10 or 20 years ago? That’s what people are saying that they feel like. What do you think about that?

One of the things is the expectations that we place on ourselves. I’m not one of those people who says, “It’s all because of technology.” Technology had a huge influence on that because the information can pass by more quickly. It can be transferred between people more quickly than it could 10 or 20 years ago. Because of that, it creates an expectation that if I need something from you, you can get it back to me a lot quicker than you could 10, 15, 20 years ago. Something else that happens when we talk about the expectations is, we’re looking around at other people who seem to have it all together or seem to be getting the right things done. We think we have to do the same things that they’re doing. There are a number of things that have gotten us to this point where we feel like there’s so much to get done. The other thing we won’t do is we won’t stop and go, “What is most important to me?”

Why don’t we do it? What’s your answer to that?

The reason we don’t do it is that it seems counterproductive. If I’ve got a busy day, my natural tendency is, “I need to check out the next time. I need to get it done.” As I often say, just because you’re checking the item off doesn’t mean it was the most important thing for you to do. Stopping to examine what would help me move forward? What’s professionally important to me or personally important versus, “I’ve got 37 things to do. I need to get all 37 done.” Maybe not. Maybe if you’d stop and go, “If I get 7, 11 and 15 done, that will move me forward a lot more than getting the other 34 done in my day.”

What’s a tip or trick or hack that you use to help people to remind themselves to do that and to get into that flow?

It’s not anything new necessarily but it all starts with planning your day. It starts by stopping and then looking at how your day is going to go. One of the things that I challenge people in training programs or when I’m coaching or whatever the environment is that never engage with technology before you start planning your day. It seems simple but statistics say that 75% of us or more sleep with the phone next to our bed or technological device. Our first tendency in that morning is to pick it up and then we get caught up in, “I’ve got to get this done. This is happening,” instead of stopping to go, “What have I been trying to accomplish these past few weeks or few months? What’s important to me? Who do I want to be? What do I want to become?” Beginning to then say, “What does that mean that this day should look like?” versus reacting to the urgent, the emails, the messages that are on that device. That’s one strategy.

The one strategy is not to touch technology before you start your daily plan. Do you suggest to people that they schedule it?

As far as scheduling their planning, absolutely. That’s how critical that first thing in the morning or even in the day before or the evening before you go to bed. Schedule that planning time and spend some positive time thinking about what it is that you want to accomplish. Also, reflecting on how the previous day went as you are making your plans to see what needs to be brought from previous days or the past week. That has to be a part of your day. That’s counterintuitive to me because people start their mornings in a hurry trying to get everything done at home. They then rush to work and many times, there’s that first urgent thing awaiting them. They don’t stop and go, “I’m going to plan.” It does have to be scheduled.

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Time Management: It’s critical that we start with purpose and then begin planning what activities need to go into our day to help us move toward that outcome.


When we start in a hurry like busy, we don’t think. We go stressfully into one thing and the next. We’re not purposeful at all. It’s key to get that time to get purposeful about what it is that we want to create and what the results are that we’re looking to achieve.

You hit it well, it’s the purpose. One of the things I teach a lot around. One of the models that I use is you should need to manage your work and life like it’s a circus. In my training program, I’ll ask them, “What’s the purpose of the circus?” Immediately, they will say, “The purpose of the circus is entertainment. I’ll start talking on them.” I said, “If the purpose is entertainment, what acts need to be in the lineup?” They’ll start listing some different acts that need to be in the lineup. I’ll look at them a few minutes later and I’ll go, “You’re absolutely wrong.” I’ll stop them and go, “I want you to think for a moment, what’s the purpose of the circus? What’s the outcome that the circus wants from the performance if you’re the owner of the circus?”

They’ll go, “It’s money. To make a profit.” I’ll go, “That’s the why, as Simon Sinek would say. How do they do that?” They’ll go, “By entertaining.” I’ll say, “Does that change the way you think about the lineup?” They’ll go, “Yeah.” In the same way, it’s critical that we start with purpose. What’s the outcome I want from this day, this week, this month, then began planning what acts or activities need to go into our day to help us move toward that outcome?

I love that imagery. Having those types of analogies or visualizations help us to see it outside of ourselves. When we’re part of the problem, we can’t see the problem. It does help us to step outside and see it from a different perspective.

We take it to the next level in lots of ways. We talk about how if you’re going to manage your time, it’s not just around one ring if you want to call it a circus. You’ve got three rings. You’ve got a work ring, self ring and relationship ring. If you want to manage your time effectively, you can’t think in terms of one ring because you neglect the other two. A great moment in a keynote is when I said, “How many of you in here would say that the work ring is the most important?” Some people raise their hands. The other rings, different people raise their hands. I say, “Who’s right?” You have people say, “All three of them are important.” I go, “Good. Here’s the big question, which one do we neglect most often?” Everybody goes, “Self.” It’s such an important moment to understand that time management is not about, “How can I get 47 things done at work?” It’s, “How can I manage my time effectively in all those areas?” because they’re interconnected. They’re not inclusive. We’ve got to manage all three.

What other tips did you share with the audience to help them with this idea? By putting it into three rings, you give some categorization to it. Maybe it reduces the stress a little bit. Sometimes when the list is without any categories, it stresses a little bit. There’s still so much that they’re juggling with all of these three rings. What are some other key tips that you offer?

One is a tip that’s not from me. It was from a participant in a training program a few years ago. I loved it and I use it often. When I was talking about this whole concept of juggling elephants when we’re trying to get everything done, it’s overwhelming and heavy. One of my audience members said, “I guess you’ve got to ask yourself the question, what are you willing to fail at?” None of us wants to talk about what we’re willing to fail at because we’re going to succeed at everything. It’s such a powerful question. If I’ve got so much going on, what am I willing to fail at? I’m willing to fail at having everything in order in my office. I’m willing to fail at having the cleanest house in the world so that I can succeed at being a great parent or I can succeed at being present with my team members when I’m at work. That’s a strategy that’s important when you start feeling that pressure. I can’t get it all done. What am I willing to fail? They begin to identify some of those things and understand that by identifying those things, it gives you space at least mental, if not physical, to say, “What do I want to succeed at?”

I love that because it goes back to what you said around the expectations. By asking that question, you’re allowing yourself to shift the expectations of yourself and say, “It’s okay to have lower expectations in this area so that you can live up to higher expectations in another area.” That’s a great connection to where you started on expectations.

It is all about being mindful. You’ve had guests on your show that have talked about that. It’s about you’ve got to stop and think and reflect. Sometimes those jarring questions will help you to do that and to go a little bit deeper into yourself so that you’re not just accomplishing the task, you’re moving your work in life forward.

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Asking questions is simple and yet powerful. To put the right question in there to help you reflect, step back and evaluate is super powerful. For whatever reason, another simple trick that we forget and we don’t do is ask more questions.

Marshall Goldsmith’s book Triggers is phenomenal. He talks about the power of daily questions. I have instituted some of that in my own life. When I’m trying to make a change or manage my time more effectively, I find that if I will come up with 3 to 5 questions to ask myself at the end of each day, that helps me to evaluate how my day went and what I need to do differently, especially if I rate myself on that scale of 1 to 10. A phenomenal book that I’ve gained much from was Triggers.

I thought that was a great book too. People can arm themselves by asking more questions. For myself, through some of the coaching that I’ve done and even in my own life, I learned that in the beginning when somebody would give me an assignment as a consultant, I want to please. Everything is urgent. I think if you’ve given me something, I have to have it done by tomorrow. I would have too much to do and be totally burnt out. I realized I could ask a couple of questions to manage expectations and say, “When do you need this by?” How many times did I hear, “I’m going on vacation. I don’t need it until the following Friday?” You’re like, “What?”

Had I not asked that question, I would have rushed it there. I wouldn’t have gotten any response because they weren’t there. They want to get that hot potato off their chest or back and get it to you. If I ask a couple of questions like, “When do you need this by? Can I split this up into different deliverables or different pieces?” Ask 3 to 5 questions on that when somebody gives you an assignment or asks you to do something that you can get clarity. You can also understand what their expectations are, manage them, and set your own more accurately. We have this American thing. There was a book published a long time ago called The Stuff Americans Are Made Of. One of those things is we’re made with a higher sense of urgency. Now with technology and everything, we’ve got to manage that totally.

You bring up such a good point. Managing our time is about communications. It’s not just about the tips and the tricks in managing procrastination and ABC and all that stuff. It’s about how we are communicating with other people. How are we communicating our current workload? There’s a strategy that I try to teach people. It’s okay to communicate your workload. You’re not whining, especially if you’re focused on the organization’s highest priorities. If you’re doing what your boss wants you to get done, it’s okay to say, “Working on this as you’ve asked me to is going to cause me to have to slow down on this,” then asking for help from that position of strength. That’s what your manager or supervisor gets paid to do. It’s to help work that out. Asking that question, “Help me understand which one of these is most important because I want to focus my time and energy where you need me to be.” Many people won’t take that first step and ask the question because they’re afraid they’re looking weak. Your boss already knows you’re not getting everything done because you’re not turning in to stop.

They don’t always know everything that you’re working on. There are matrix organizations where different projects are giving you different things to do and your boss might not be privy to all of that.

In one of my training programs, I’ll ask that question that you said. I’ll say, “What percent of your current workload does the person you report to understand? Of everything that’s on your plate, what percent do they understand?” When I go down the line, it usually averages out to about 50% to 60%. I say to them, “If your boss only understands 50% of your workload, why is it a problem for them to ask you to do one more thing?” People go,“Yeah.”

Why should it be a problem for you to communicate what it is that you have been going on if they only know 50%? I love that. That’s good stuff. We talked about expectations, management of self, and the communication aspect of it. We talked about planning and how important that is. What’s one of the things that a mentor or that you learned the hard way? It’s one of the most important things for you now because of that?

The thing that probably has resonated with me the most, and we put this in the book Juggling Elephants as far as in the story, was this whole idea of taking an intermission and stopping to see how things are going. You talked about how Americans work. We usually work until something breaks. Either we snap at a coworker or we got a migraine or we looked at a four-line email and we don’t have a clue what it said because we’re out of focus. In managing your life like a circus, the whole idea is you’ve got to stop. Da Vinci talked about every now and then, go and have a little relaxation. Remaining constantly at work will diminish your judgment. There’s tremendous power in stopping a strategic stop and saying, “Where am I right now? How am I doing on the work that I’m doing?”

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Time Management: There’s tremendous power in a strategic stop and saying, “Where am I right now? How am I doing the work that I’m doing?”


I want to know personally, what did you almost lose or did you lose because you didn’t step back? I would love the readers to know from you personally what it was.

I’ve been self-employed since 1994. I charted the success of my business with lots of different matrices. Every time I got busy working in the business or that whole thing of taking care of all the stuff right in front of me, that’s when my business suffered. It was those moments when I would stop, be strategic, reflective and go, “How am I doing?” and evaluate my current success. I could then take better steps and choose the best course of action instead of a good course of action. I nearly lost my business in 2000, simply because I was busy. I had a great year in 1999 and felt I need to keep doing the same thing. Often, we won’t stop to reflect on how things are going and what we need to do to improve.

How many people have woken up because they had a big health scare because one of those rings wasn’t taken care of? They were working excessively and stressed. They’re not breaking themselves and then getting the wake-up call there or the business is at risk where some of your key people leave because you’re not managing your people. It’s key to step back and see where your time and attention is most needed. Is there anything else that you wanted to share?

I love the line of questioning. My takeaway is reminding ourselves how important planning is to make each day effective and understanding that we can’t get it all done. That one statement alone, “If I can’t get it all done, what’s the most important to get done?” It’s aligning our daily activities to those outcomes instead of failing to plan because we say, “I’ll have time later.” Time is a limited resource.

That’s the one thing that everybody can definitely take away. Put it in your calendar and plan every day, every week, and every month. It’s that little bit of time that you put into planning that helps things to go smoother. It reduces stress and keeps you purposeful. It’s critical. Jones, thank you for being here and sharing. I know it’s a tiny tip of the iceberg of all the great strategies and tips that you have. Thank you for sharing.

It’s my pleasure. Thank you for the work that you’re doing to help all of us take back our time.

Do you have a website or a place where people can find you and get more information, have you come speak or any and all of the above?

The best place to start is JonesLoflin.com. They can go there and find all kinds of resources and more information about me. They can also check out my YouTube channel, Jones Loflin. There are over 180 videos of three minutes or less that help gives you some tips and ideas on time management. It comes out once a week and doing it every week. There’s one that came out about how to better manage your energy level to make sure you’re fully present in the moment.

I always say energy is everything and you’ve got a lot of it. You can tell that’s contagious. I agree and people should check out that video. That’s where the day starts. It’s the energy that you bring to it. Thank you, Jones.

It’s my pleasure to be a part of your show. Thank you.

Thank you for being here because it’s your time and energy that is invested wisely. You are planning because you’re following this show and other shows that are going to help you to work smarter and not harder. The goal is to be smarter in what you do and how you approach it. There were a lot of great tips in this interview. I want you to take a moment to plan, what is one action that you’re going to take as a result of what you learned? What are you going to do that’s going to make something more consistent that’s working but not all the time? What’s something new that you haven’t done that’s going to make a difference? Maybe it’s asking that question when somebody gives you an assignment or a couple of questions at the end of the day. Whatever it is, write it down and put it on your computer so that you’re ready to take action. Schedule a time that you can take the first step that you’re going to do to implement that. We’ll see you in the next episode.

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About Jones Loflin

TBT 103 | Time ManagementJones Loflin has made it his life’s work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals and organizations struggling with too much to do. His books are described as “illuminating” and his presentations as “unforgettable.” In his 24 years as a speaker and trainer he has helped countless people regain confidence in their ability to achieve greater success in work and life.

Jones’ innovative solutions on leadership, change, and time management have attracted the attention of organizations around the world. His client list includes Federal Express, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Raymond James Financial, and State Farm as well as the United States military. His international clients include Saudi Aramco, Gillette, and Aramark Canada.

Looking for ways to expand the reach of his message, Jones chose to become an author. Always Growing offers fresh strategies to lead whether you have been leading for two days or two decades. Juggling Elephants is a witty and profound parable about one man’s search for a better way to get everything done. The book is available in the US and over 14 countries. He is also the author of Getting The Blue Ribbon, a unique story offering simple strategies to get better results. Getting to It is considered a field guide to accomplishing what is most important.

Prior to becoming an internationally-recognized speaker, Jones was an educator. His past work includes serving as the “Trainer of Trainers” for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? Jones is also a Co-Active coach, focusing on the areas of leadership, change, and time management with his clients. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association as well as the Association for Talent Development.

Jones believes the key to success is being passionate about certain things in life, including family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships. One of his favorite quotes is by Zig Ziglar: “Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you can see farther.”

Jones is grateful for every opportunity to work with individuals and organizations seeking better results. He lives in North Carolina with his wonderful wife Lisa and their two perfect daughters.

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10 Ways Negative People Can Be Useful

The idea that all that is necessary for happiness and success is a positive, can-do attitude is comforting and romantic, but it is not always effective when put into practice. If you go to Amazon and type in “positive thinking,” you will find thousands of results for books and videos detailing how to think positive. Positive people are definitely a joy to be around and a welcome change in perspective, but you often need more of a balance to have an ideal mental state. Negative people can be very useful in creating a balance between positivity and negativity, along with being more willing to question situations.

Negativity is certainly less appealing than positivity, but in many ways it is necessary and practical. We associate negative people with aggression, lethargy, and generally being a jerk, but there are many more productive manifestations of negativity that are also on the spectrum. The perfect team has a balance of different kinds of people, each providing distinct skills and perspectives. Although being positive sounds much more fun, having a healthy amount of positivity and negativity is the best way to maximize your productivity and critical thinking.

What Purpose Do Negative People Serve?

Negative people have a bad reputation in our current society, but if you can see past their potentially annoying or discouraging traits, they can be extremely helpful in getting things done. Negativity stems from the feeling that something could be improved about the current situation. This may not be a fun possibility to consider, but it is often necessary in order to achieve at your highest level. If something can be improved, this inherently implies that there are solutions to fix it, which in the end is a positive thing.

Avoid Failure

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Negative people may be less fun to be around than positive people, but in the end, they are more likely to accomplish their goals. Modern ideas in literature and psychology encourage positivity so much that we discount anything negative, but obstacles are inherently negative parts of life. We have to be able to focus on negativity to fix our problems. It is crucial to think about negative ideas and possibilities in order to avoid them, but the best way to succeed is to acknowledge them, think of a solution, and move on without dwelling on the negativity.

Strengthen Focus

Negativity is also a catalyst for solutions because, by its nature, it means that there is a problem, and problems will not be solved unless they can be acknowledged. Negativity is not just sadness and hostility, it also includes critical thinking and caution, which help you to be more alert and ready for any obstacles that may arise. When you are driving on a slippery road at night, the anxiety you feel will lead you to pay very close attention to where you are going, ultimately resulting in safer driving and fewer accidents.

Produce Better Teamwork


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Studies have shown that the most successful and creative teams have a balance between positive and negative energies. The people on a team who are more disposed to be negative may emit stress-inducing emotions like hostility and irritation, but this causes surrounding team members to pay more attention to their results. Teams who only look at the positive side of things simply validate each other and avoid points of dissension. The tension between team members results in more thorough decisions because opposing people search for problems in their reasoning and then find proof to reinforce or reject their opinions.

Provide Balance

A balance between personality traits and ways of thinking is essential to a well-rounded individual and team. Research has shown that there is an ideal balance of positive thinking and negative thinking that results in the healthiest state of mind, and this is two-thirds positive and one-third negative. Positivity helps in the moment and can be immediately reinforcing, but over longer periods of time, it can cause potential setbacks to be ignored, leaving the person unprepared for danger. For both to enjoy the moment and be successful in avoiding danger and hardship, you must be able to strike a balance between positivity and negativity.

Keep You Grateful

Experiencing negative events or considering potential negative outcomes can actually help people to feel more grateful for the positive aspects of life. To consider this fact in the extreme, a new psychological practice called “death reflection” consists of visualizing one’s death using realistic scenarios, such as dying in a car crash. This has been shown to result in higher feelings of gratitude as it helps people to grasp their mortality and realize how close death truly is. When a person truly considers the terrifying reality that death could be around the corner at any moment, they then view life as a limited resource that they are not entitled to, bolstering appreciation for what they have.

Do You Need Negative People in Your Life

 Negative people are necessary in your life in order to point out issues and keep you questioning aspects of ideas and situations. Negative people can be extremely helpful, and they are different from positive people because they care enough to point out issues and concerns. We associate negativity with many unhelpful traits, such as hostility and lethargy, when in fact it is necessary to hone your ideas and find effective solutions. A complete lack of negativity does not reflect perfection, it usually simply means that you are not paying enough attention to the details.

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Be cautious about taking advice from only negative people because they might not be helpful when you truly need to improve something. Positive people often ignore negative aspects, glossing over potential concerns and setbacks because this feels better and is immediately gratifying. However, this is unhelpful for building relationships and improving the workplace. Make sure to take into account the feedback and opinions of any “negative nancies,” because they will probably have the most critical and realistic eye for details.

Feedback is vital for increasing results and solving problems because without it, people have no idea whether what they are doing is successful. A mission without feedback is a pointless endeavor because if you have no knowledge of what you are doing wrong, you will have no chance to fix it. Negativity may be discouraging, but it is a needed part of any project, from decorating your house to planning for a holiday. You need a negative person to search for issues before they materialize, helping you to fix them more effectively when they arise.

How to Use Negative People in Positive Ways

If you know how to utilize negative people, they can provide incredibly useful feedback and opinions. Rather than discounting them as pessimistic and annoying, question their negative opinions and see if you can receive some concrete feedback from them. If you find yourself working with a negative person, give them the time and attention necessary to truly hear what they are saying. Here are some questions to consider to discern pointless complainers from detail-oriented realists.

While listening to their feedback, ask yourself:

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  1. Do they suggest any solutions to the problems they point out? If so, listen to them; they might be useful.
  2. Do they struggle to trust other people’s new ideas as ways to improve? If so, they may simply be afraid of change, which is not helpful.
  3. Do they also acknowledge positive aspects of the project? Or, only negative? If they can only see negativity, they may be overly negative past the point of reason, which is unproductive in a project.

Along with these guidelines for figuring out if the negativity can be productive, look for specific comments when taking negative feedback. Ask why the idea won’t work, or what they would do differently in your place. If they have no detailed feedback, they might just be a pessimist who discounts ideas without thoroughly thinking them through. However, if a negative person has specific reasons for why something might fail, their skeptical eye might be just what you need to perfect an idea or find a solution.


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Although negativity isn’t fun or exciting, sometimes it can be a catalyst for positive change. Acknowledging issues in a situation is crucial to solving them, and feeling negative emotions is often what ultimately motivates people to improve things in their lives. The key to using negativity to your advantage is letting it motivate you to make changes without becoming overtaken by it. If you can strike this delicate balance, you will benefit from being able to critically think through issues and identify problem areas without letting negativity overwhelm the positive aspects of life.

To reach your highest level of productivity and achievement, you need negative people to be honest about your mistakes. The next time you hear a coworker or friend complain, stop yourself from immediately writing them off as a “Debbie Downer,” and try to fully consider the reasons for their negativity. Beneath their irritatingly negative perspective, you may find the critical perspective necessary to be honest about a situation and solve its problems.

How Does Bliss Reduce Stress Relieve Stress and Promote Relaxation?

Between work responsibilities, raising a family, and keeping up with social activities, most people are stressed out. Stress can have an impact on all aspects of your life as it can make you cranky, irritable, and it can cause health problems.

There are many ways people seek to relieve stress including:

  • Practice yoga.
  • Meditate.
  • Listen to music.
  • Take a hot bath.
  • Drink.

While drinking alcohol can be detrimental to your health, there are beverage companies who make drinks that claim to relieve stress. One of the drinks making this claim is Bliss Reduce Stress.

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What is Bliss?

The manufacturer of this drink is Neuro, which produces a line of nutritional drinks, some of which qualify as dietary supplements that can help with various conditions. Along with Bliss Reduce Stress, they also make drinks that claim to boost energy levels, one that promotes sleep, and another that contains ingredients to help hydrate your body.

Bliss Ingredients

The ingredients in Bliss are what gives it the ability to reduce a person’s stress levels. Its list of ingredients includes:

  • L-Theanine
  • Vitamin D
  • Chamomile
  • Alpha GPC
  • Pomegranate
  • Acai
  • Blueberry


L-Theanine is an amino acid that is found in both green and black teas. It is known for its ability to reduce stress, to help people relax, and to improve sleep. It works by altering some neurotransmitters to produce a calming effect and counteract the effects of the caffeine found in the teas.

Although the studies done on L-Theanine frequently used doses 10 to 20 times higher than in a cup of tea, they did result in several benefits. In a Japanese study with college students, researchers found that the students had reduced levels of anxiety and smaller increases in blood pressure when under physical and psychological stress than participants given placebos. In a Canadian study, there were improvements in sleep quality for boys with ADHD.

Vitamin D

Most people get adequate amounts of vitamin D by going outside, which is why this vitamin is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” To ensure you get an adequate amount of vitamin D, you should spend 10 to 15 minutes outside without wearing sunscreen. If you’re going to be outside longer than that, then apply sunscreen after the 15 minutes are up to protect your skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus to strengthen bones and teeth. It also supports the health of the nervous system and brain so they can function properly.

Alpha GPC

Alpha GPC is the shortened name for L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine, which is a natural choline found in the brain. It’s the result of the breakdown of a fatty acid found in soy and other plants. It can help improve memory and learning abilities because Alpha-GPC increases the levels of the chemical acetylcholine in the brain.

While it is a dietary supplement in the United States that enhances cognitive abilities, in Europe, it is prescribed to treat Alzheimer’s. Some of its other uses include treating other forms of dementia, strokes, and mini-strokes known as TIAs, or transient ischemic attacks.


Chamomile is an herb that has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Most people in the US know it is found in tea that can relieve upset stomachs, but it can also promote relaxation and help people go to sleep.

Does Bliss Work?

Of course, most people want to know does Neuro Bliss Reduce Stress work to help people relax and reduce their stress levels? There have been a few studies with Bliss Reduce Stress and its predecessor Neuro Bliss, which have backed up claims that it helps with stress relief and improves concentration.

One such study was done at Swinburne University in Australia and results showed that it significantly reduced stress, there were reductions in cortisol levels, and there were shifts in brainwaves to the alpha spectrum, which produces a relaxed state of increased focus. Reducing cortisol levels is important because cortisol is known as the “stress hormone.”

Cortisol and Stress

When you experience high levels of stress, your body releases the hormone cortisol. Research has shown that high levels of cortisol can cause damage throughout the body. It can:

  • Interfere with learning and memorization.
  • Lower immunity.
  • Reduce bone density.
  • Cause weight gain.
  • Increase blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Cortisol can also make people susceptible to depression, mental illness, and lower life expectancy. Fortunately, the ingredients in Bliss Reduce Stress help to counteract some of these effects by strengthening bones, improving cognitive functions, and lowering stress to prevent the release of cortisol.

User Reviews

The results users of this drink get will vary, but their experiences can help others to decide whether to try the drink. Often the best place to read Bliss Reduce Stress drink reviews are on third-party sites that sell it, such as Amazon or Walmart.

Reviews on this site are usually from people who have bought and tried the drink, so they do not receive money to write reviews for it. These sites allow you to get real opinions from users of the drink so you can make your own decision about buying it.

You should pay close attention to the reviews as the star icons are not necessarily referring to the drink, but to the service from the site on which it was bought. So, when reading reviews, read them carefully so you can make a fair assessment of Bliss and not the website or seller of the drinks.

The Bliss drink is available in three flavors: tropical lychee, citrus berry, and white raspberry. Along with buying them from online retailers, they are available at many department, grocery, and convenience stores, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them.

Most of the ingredients found in Bliss Reduce Stress are natural, and the product only contains 35 calories with nine grams of sugar. If you have a problem with stress, then you could try this drink to find out if it works for you in reducing stress and providing the relaxation you desire.

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12 Ways to Avoid Distractions

Distractions are killing your productivity. Top Time management tips to stay focused. These time management strategies give you options to avoid and conquer distractions.

Has this happened to you? You go online to investigate a topic and you find yourself sucked into a vortex of interesting articles that no longer have anything to do with what you were researching…but you may need it another time. You made a quick call with a friend to clarify an appointment but they wouldn’t let you off the phone. You are working on a project and your project team is constantly coming in to ask you random questions. Getting things done can be a challenge with all the distractions that surround you on a day to day basis!

Here are 12 ways to combat distractions. All of these are time management tips you have heard but are likely forgetting and /or not applying. Maybe one or two are new for you and will give you a new perspective on blocking distractions and staying focused!

Handling distractions:

  1. Timers

Set timer to create a psychological marker. It makes it a game and put some urgency into your mind to get you to think faster on your feet to get things done more effectively and efficiently. You also can plan breaks in between each timed session giving you’re the reward for your focused attention.

It works! Check out the Pomodoro Technique for more structure around your timed daily blocks.

  1. Set deadlines

Setting deadlines is another urgency trick for our brain to help shift us into action. Without a deadline, it is easy to procrastinate and continue to push off the activity. A deadline makes the task a project and allows you to plan for completion. It will have the effect to get your more focused and block out distractions more easily.

  1. Turn off electronics

Duh. Your bells and whistles will distract you and interrupt your train of thought. This is the same as multi-tasking and has been proven as a big no-no for productivity. Depending on which study you read, the experts say it takes 23 minutes to get back your full attention on a project matter.

Plan the times you look at your devices and turn off the ringer.

  1. Schedule breaks

Breaks are an essential part of rejuvenation. How you manage your energy tells you whether you will make good use of the next hour or squander it away. When you allow yourself a short break to get up and take a walk, watch a short video or listen to some music, you are helping yourself be more focused on the time you are working. Without breaks, your threshold to keep your attention on one thing can be easily broken. Breaks are not lazy rather a productivity strategy. Einstein was an infamous napper and he seemed to be pretty focused and productive.

Try this app to help you nap https://www.pzizz.com or get in the right headspace https://www.headspace.com

  1. Track distractions

Get a handle on your distractions by tracking them. I know it may seem annoying but record all the distractions you have for a week. You will be surprised at what you learn from this exercise and how much better you can avoid them when you realize where they are coming from.

Here is a free resource to track distractions http://p10app.com/distraction-tracking/

  1. Brain dump

David Allen is a big fan. Dump out all that you have in your head so you can be free to focus on the next activity. Give yourself 5 minutes before you end a block, leave a meeting or start something new and write down where you were, what is next and anything else you need to let go of. Evernote (https://evernote.com) is a great tool for that and has a great search engine to find it again.

  1. Get up earlier

You don’t have the time? Here is one way to make more time. Get up earlier and use the peace and quiet from the morning to get the most important things to you done first.

  1. Make a plan

When you have a plan for the day, you can be more focused on achieving it. It makes you more proactive versus getting caught up in whatever comes along. This sense of control keeps you more focused and more resistant to distractions.

  1. Connect to purpose and why important

When you are connecting to why something is important, this provides another psychology means to stay focused. You connect with its importance and stay on track.

  1. Clean up the clutter

Clutter creates distraction. Clean your desk before you leave and clear your head before you start the day and see how big the increase is in your ability to stay focused.

  1. Get more sleep

No “if’s”, “and’s” or “but’s”, sleep makes a difference in making us more resilient and more resistant to distractions. Most people stay up late doing nothing important. Use that time for true recharge. Watching TV, despite our excuses is not a productive recharge. If you find it hard to focus, give yourself another 45 minutes of sleep and see how that might add to your ability to focus. You won’t know until you try it. Top performers don’t say they will sleep wen they are dead!

  1. Say no

Practice saying no to people. If you are overloaded that in itself is causing a distraction. Look at your calendar and respectfully bow out of a few things to get your focus back.

It is only your responsibility to proactively block distractions so that your environment is productive. You have to protect your space and time because if you don’t manage your time, someone else will.

What is time management? Well, managing distractions is a subset of your time management efforts. Managing distractions is how you manage time. Staying focused during the time you have can be the most important time management skill.

It is time to build this new muscle and get one up on the distractions that are sabotaging your goals and your productivity.

Interview Bill Walsh | Quantum Productivity

I am so excited today and want to welcome you to our first episode.  You are here because you want more.  You want the knowledge, the skills, and the resources on how to achieve more in your life.  By this, I mean, have your cake and eat it too.  Health, love, money, and balance.  Take charge of your productivity will do more than inspire you.  It will open you up to a new perspective.  For our first show, we are going to talk about dramatic productivity growth, or quantum growth in your productivity.  We want to get as much out of life as possible.  It is my experience that quantum productivity occurs when we learn how to manage our energy vs. our time.  This radio program is dedicated to you gaining new insights and perspectives around the ten core elements of time and energy management.  We will be speaking with various authors to get their perspective on those areas.  It’s important to know that these areas are relevant to you individually but also your business.  Strategies are cross contextual.  Today, we are so honored to have Bill Walsh here to talk about his concepts.  He is CEO and founder of Business Coaching Venture Capital Firm Power Team International.  Bill hosts and speaks all over the world.  He loves to help people to understand specifically what it takes to build business successfully.  He is a venture capitalist accomplished author, speaker and radio personality.  Bill, I am so excited to have you here today.  Welcome.

B:  I am excited too.  Congratulations on your first show Penny.  Everyone listening, this is a show you want to plug into all of the time.  I know the quality of your work. 

P:  Thanks Bill.  I have seen your passion in helping people grow their business.  I would like you to share what really motivated you to get into self-development?

B:  I was about 14 years old I was around individuals where the parents would take their kids and go racing.  Certain parents had every weekend off.  They could leave on a Friday and come back late Sunday night.  They couldn’t worry about going to work, and they had extra money.  It was about quality time with quality people.  They owned their own time.  They told me you need to figure out what it takes to find something you are passionate about and you will live a life that only some people can dream of.

P:  I like what you said about owning their own time.  That is what take charge of your productivity is about.  Owning your time.  From watching other people’s parents you saw what you wanted for yourself.  We want to learn from the best.  Could you share what and who really influenced you the most?

Quantum productivityB:  My dad did.  He was an electrician and he obviously worked unbelievable hours.  He would put in x amount of hours and then get a check for that.  He also said to me, do what you love.  Whether you fail or not, is part of the story.  It will work out as long as you are serving people.  He was one of my first coaches.  Football, baseball.  Even though he worked during the day, he still coached.  As I got older, I selected mentors.  I looked at individuals that lived a life of quality and integrity of serving lots of people.  I figured out ways to get connected with those individuals.  People like Brian Tracy, Les Brown, John Grey, and I have been blessed with work with the sharpest people in the world.  By creating value first in their lives and then building an amazing relationship with them. 

P:  Mentors are so important.  To the listeners, who are your mentors?  I like how you said select those people to have as your mentors.  I want to encourage the listeners to make a note to select their mentors.  What characteristics do they want to aspire to?  What leaders do they want to follow?  So important. I want to ask you about your book.  You talked about the eleven obvious laws of business success.  Can you share what are these laws and uh, what inspired you to create these?

B:  Most of the laws are common sense.  It’s not that we don’t know these things, like serve others at a high level, or how important our time is, or how to understand our own value.  What happens is we get clouded.  People watch tv and it is designed to pollute your mind.  People thing garbage in and garbage stays.  When it stays, it pollutes.  Until you go back to the basics, mastering the mundane, most people like to get up early or go to bed late.  What if you were totally inspired, that is one of the big things I talk about in the book.  I believe motivation is a spark.  To start the juice flowing.  The problem is you can’t push people to do things.  It’s like pushing a rope.  It doesn’t work.  Inspiration is something that will pull you where you are going.  Imagine waking up so inspired about your life that you get pulled into your success.  What happens if you motivate a bunch of idiots, what do you have?

P:  A motivated bunch of idiots.

B:  They are all jumping around and not going anywhere.  Then the old self-doubt comes back in.  When you can truly inspire someone, they get pulled into their lives in a form of passion and purpose.  They know in their mind and heart where they are going.  That is what people find a powerful presence to succeed.  It comes from within.  Not the outside.  Those are some of the things I talk about.  It’s about common sense wrapped around in stories.  All of the stories you hear about are about 15 years in the making.

P:  I like how you said inspiration vs. motivation, I had an amazing mentor a number of years ago who said, he is not here to motivate me because the motivation comes from within.  He is here to take away any roadblocks that keep me from moving forward.  I thought is was an insightful way to look at motivation.  You have to motivate yourself. 

B:  You can motivate all you want but if you don’t educate, they are going to die.  What I have learned is that you don’t know something until you live it.  Once you live it, you can own it and know it.  I do believe that external motivation is never going to move you very far.  Internal inspiration will get you as far as you want to go in life. 

P:  Energy management.  It’s not just about the time.  So many people are focused on the time aspect on it.  They will get more productive through time.  But I believe it’s about the energy aspect of it.  Passion and purpose are two important elements that make up energy management.  What is your feel about that?

B:  I believe that energy is neutral.  People think money is evil or it doesn’t grow on trees.  I believe money equals energy.  When you provide more value, you are going to get more money.  Most people spend most of their life chasing money.  Usually those people stay broke.  If they are not financially broke, they are mentally broke.  I believe that everything is energy.  We are all energy.  Some people come into a room and they literally dim the lights.  Other people come into the room and it brightens up.  You can feel their presence, even when they are not present.  It’s not about staying away from negative people.  The universe will always give you more of what you don’t want.  If you focus on negative people, you will attract more negative people.   Where if you begin to focus on only spending time with inspiring powerful, high integrity, over the top people, that is what you will attract in your life. A friend said, when you let go of some of the old, you can make room for some of the new.  Its a great principal.  So many doors open up and new people come into your life.  They are the ones who deserve your quality time. 

P:  We are going to take a short break.

P:  Welcome Back.  We are about to get into the heart of the show of quantum productivity.  I like to ask everybody who is on my show this question.  How do you define productivity and why?

A:  What happens when you are not in the picture?  I believe that quantum productivity starts with how effective are you when you are not in the wave.  So often I tell people, we operate many times from a place of unconscious competence or incompetence or conscious incompetence.  I understand that the subconscious mind works while you sleep.  I share a process called ten before ten.  Every night you will write out the ten most important things you can do before ten the next morning to be the most profitable and productive things.  We don’t realize how powerful our mind is.  Our mind will work on things even while you are sleeping.  If you write them down, you will sleep better, sleep less and sleep deeper, and you will wake up with many of the answers you are looking for relating to the task you need to accomplish the next morning.  You may even learn how to delegate.  How to learn about the things you are good at and delegate the things that you suck at.  Stop doing the things that you truly suck at.  It sucks the life out of you.  It’s a double suck.  Once somebody can step into doing only the things they are great at, they are going to understand what quantum productivity looks like.  You will begin to see how everyone around you moves in slow motion.  You become an intuitive performer.  We build them.  You only operate from a place called unconscious competence.  You wake up and know exactly what you are supposed to be doing.  You step into the flow.  You see this in sports.  You watch athletes like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and singers like Céline Dion.  They literally own that space they are in and they focus only on the things that they are great at. 

P:  Going back to energy.  When we are optimizing our energy by flow, getting into the place where we are most energetic.  Doing things that build our energy.  Not doing things that suck your energy.  I love the ten before ten.  Imagine, if you are getting ten of the most important things done before ten am.  How great do you feel? 

B:  Try this for fourteen days.  You will see your productivity will grow.  What else happens is that your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions and your actions become your habits.  Successful people consistently have successful habits.

P:  A habit requires a lot of energy.  I am still trying to do something that is not 100 percent ingrained into who I am.  This ten before ten starts out as a habit and then it should become part of who you are.  That is the step through into that flow. 

B:  You know when you are in flow.  Smooth incredible days.  What are the top three things you can do?  Most great CEO’s don’t do more than two or three things great.  The minimum wage for a millionaire is $524 an hour.  If you goal is to be a millionaire, are you doing things that are at that wage range. 

P:  I heard you say millionaires delegate everything.  From my experience in coaching with Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes, people learn right up front as we start to work together, that the strategies they had were great in getting them to where they are now, but they are not necessarily the right skill set they need to get to the next level.  How do you think people can really change their mind set to get into this flow more often?

B:  It starts with motivation and inspiration.  They don’t just find their motivation.  They start with a big vision and that vision will pull you to where you are going.  Like Starbucks.  Everything with this company was about being the biggest brand.  The world’s largest experience coffee place.  So much is about the power of focus.  Step into your vision.  I believe as children, we are born with great gifts.  Somewhere along the line, the wires get crossed where we are told we are dumb or stupid.  We are put into an educational program that is designed for these kids to fail.  In Chicago, less than fifty percent graduate from high school.  We have the best universities in the world.  At some point, we are polluting the minds of our kids to move them away from having that powerful vision.  It’s about committing and focusing and never quitting.

P:  Do you believe there is an x factor for quantum productivity?

B:  I think you have to realize we are not productive.  That we are not doing our greatest skill set.  People take jobs for their whole lives in positions that they can’t stand.  Shea Vaugne is one of my close friends.  Her son is Vince Vaughne.  I saw the movie Internship.  It didn’t get good reviews and it didn’t surprise me because anything that pushes people to step outside the box, those movies don’t work because many times we don’t like to see people do well.  We like to see people fail or get hurt.  The reason people watch the news is because they want to see people do worse than them.  A big part of the x factor is that everyone has to realize that it is possible.  Once you can go from realizing that oh, I am not sure to its possible.  That is what the movie was about.  What was possible?  The x factor is YOU.  You are the x factor.  Are you going to X yourself off of the screen or off of the game? 

P:  Tap into that vision.  Step into it.

B:  Everybody has their own set of green glasses.  If you wear these big coke bottle green glasses, the only thing you will see is green.  You will think everything is green even though people are telling you otherwise.  So, once you can remove the green glasses and really get a view of what is going on, its incredible how powerful your vision becomes. 

P:  Opening up new perspectives.  It’s time to take a break.

P:  Welcome back.  We are speaking about quantum productivity with Bill Walsh.  You mentioned the movie the Internship and that people are not excited about movies that talk about what is possible and what occurred to me is sometimes with movies that are inspirational like that, people are fearful of it bringing them to the edge of their comfort zone.  I think a lot of what hold people back from success is that coming up to the edge of the comfort zone, the fear factor.  Can you share some of your views around that?

B:  I think that fear is what leads to self-doubt.  Self-doubt is the number one killer of small business.  Once we fail a couple times at something, we decide to quit.  That is what kills SoHo’s or people in the marketing industry.  I wish they would tell people that the two equations for success is this:  persistence plus failure equals success.  So all of a sudden, if they can remove the fear, he is how you do it.  After years in business, with absolute faith there is very little room for fear.  Understanding how someone else has already has done this.  It means you are not the first person to do this.  Are you going to commit to your big vision or big dreams or are you just going to talk about it.  Rockefeller said as he got older he would stop listening to what people would say, he would watch what they do.  Fear is going to always be there.  The question is are you going to let fear or faith take over?  If you truly have faith in where you are going, you will go far.  What books do you read?  Who are the people you spend your time with?  I challenge you today, and you want to achieve big goals, with massive results, who is on your team?  Surround yourself with really smart people.

P:  In sports, if you want to get better, play better players.  That will help my game. 

B:  Watch how they are playing.  Are your fab 5 who inspire you and move you?  Or are you the smartest person in your group?  If you are the smartest, then you need a new group.  I am also a big believer in that imagination is the open gateway to all of your unlimited possibilities.  You are powerful.

P:  Look at imagination and visualization.  A strategy that successful people use.  Olympic sports or business success.  They talk about Michael Phelps and his visualization of him getting into the water and moving through.  Getting in that flow.  Standing and collecting the gold. There were studies that showed that people who were doing lay ups actually did the same as those who practiced constantly.  A learning mindset is important, what role do you think learning plays in our productivity?

B:  Knowledge is power but sometimes I would have ignorance on fire than knowledge on ice.  I have met very smart people who are broke and idiots who are wealthy.  Learning is paramount as long as you put the learning to use.  If you think because you have done all of the studies, that you will get it.  Learning is only one part of the process.  I can give you all of the books and tapes and videos on how to be great, but learning by itself can be dangerous.  Learning in combination with experience.  I believe that one of the greatest ways to learn something is to do it.

P:  The three most dangerous words out there is I know this.  Right?  I actually heard there was a study that showed that the brain actually shuts down from listening and bringing in new perspectives and insight when you go into that mode of I know this.  It’s important to be open. 

B:  From experience you learn, what you did right and what you did wrong.  Once you start to realize that nobody has all of the answers.  We all have tons to learn.  When you stop learning you stop living. 

P:  That learning mindset that really takes us to the next level. 

B:  What do you do that you work on to really step into your most powerful amazing presence.  I know you have so much to share.

P:  Tapping into a vision and passion.  I have always been an optimizer.  I started with technology and improving prophecies.  I moved to the mindset and how people think.  How to make things better.  I think the key is the learning.  I always want to keep myself in a perspective when I can look at something that doesn’t go the way I want it to saying, ok, what does that mean exactly.  How can I learn from this?  Steve Lindor taught me these four questions:  What does that mean and what else could that mean?  You look at the different perspectives and what can I learn from this?  How can I integrate this?  Then it’s about sharing with others.  I learned a lot in Switzerland and their culture. 

B:  With all of the inventions in technology we will get more productive.  What I recommend is that get all of your most productive things done first thing in the morning.  You now have the rest of the day to yourself. 

It’s time for our last break. 

Welcome Back.  Bill our listeners have gained some powerful new insights today.  Can you tell them how they can find out more about your programs and what you have to offer?

B:  Thanks for having me on.  If you love the show, share Penny’s show with everyone you know.  The world needs more Penny Zenkers.  To get more information on my programs ipowerteam.com you will find information about our Rainmaker Program, Business Success coarse, our Speaker Camps and our Masterminds.  I thought it would be cool to give out a free gift today.  About $200 audios, Cd’s and downloads and free tickets to our conferences that take place in Dallas, Miami, Boston, New York and LA.  EMVPsuccesspack.com  Go there on the website and put in the code 7777.  It will make the entire product free for all of the listeners here today.  It is a great gift for you and special thanks to Penny and all she does.  Anything that I can do to support what you are doing, just let me know.  I am one of your biggest fans. 

P:  Thank you and that’s incredible.  I know you are modest and you don’t want to talk about your programs in details.  I have a friend who just came back from your Rainmaker program.  She said it was incredible.  It helped her from start to finish on getting her business and business plan together.  Could you share a bit of information to our listeners who are entrepreneurs and want to tap into something or are just in need of some of your extra support? 

B:  I created a course called the Rainmaker Summit about 8 years ago.  I was a trader than real estate, then all kinds of companies as a consultant to help them grow, build and turn around their businesses.  Successfolio was created.  It is a business plan with an awesome website, great time management skills.  Become a great leader, have great systems and be accountable.  That course is called the Rainmaker Summit.  We now teach it 24 times a year all over the world.  We are looking for coaches and speakers to help piece these programs.  It is packed with two and half days of amazing content on launching, growing, and building your business with a whole year of follow up.  The entire program for you, your spouse and your kids, is under $3000.  We run a full private equity group who looks for companies to invest in.  We provide some of the best education in the world for business owners who are serious about creating and building a successful business around something you are great at and can serve lots of people.  If you want to learn more go to IPowerteam.com or watch the entire presentation right at rainmakersummit.com  Penny has some links on her site, you might be better off doing that.  There will be a special link on there as well as some more free gifts.  That is the best way to get more information.  I am really just here to serve you and all of your listeners. 

P:  You offer so much value and I have always been impressed with people I have talked to and the integrity I see myself directly from you.  I am attending your speaker’s camp in about a month.  I know some people who have gone through it that have raved about it because they have gone from not having that confidence to stand up what they are talking about to really being able to do that, in a way they can create a speech and also in a way they can get up and also sell their program.  To be able to inspire people from stage but also to enable them to continue that process of learning and taking it with them. 

B:  I created a speaker course because I was tired of the ones I saw out there.  It is a program called Done for You program.  You come for five days with me and we work on taking your passion, what you are great at, I will take that mold of what you already are and we have a done for you course for you.  We shoot your video, give a 90 minute presentation from selling on the stage.  What nobody else would do in the industry.  That is the neat part, we produce over 100 events a year around the world.  All different genres backgrounds.  It’s designed for someone who is very good at something and they know it serves lots of people, they are not being paid for it.  They would like to magnify their message.  Only 20 students per class.  Its $15,000 for the program.  When we finish, we own our own speakers bureau.  If we put you on a stage and you make $50,000 you send us a check for $5000.  Most speakers are great at speaker but not great at product creation, running an event, etc.  Some have a hard time getting bookings to speak.  Because of our contacts, I give you access to that.  It is without a doubt become a paramount course that people are on a waiting list to get into this program.

P: For those of you who chimed in late.  You can listen to the interview online.  Bill Walsh CEO Power Team International.  International speaker and overall just a good guy.  He walks the walk and talks the talk. 

Thank you Bill for being here. 


Stress is something that we all undergo at one point in our lives – whether it is school, work, family, or kids. For most, stress is prevalent in our everyday life. We live in a fast-paced society. Many people have tried the age-old cures for stress like exercise, eating healthy and meditation, but the truth is that we simply do not make the time for these things. We feel like we just don’t have the time. The very things we need to make everything work in our lives is the very thing we sacrifice. The result is thus that we are stuck in an infinite loop of bad health, sleep deprivation, and constant tension because we simply don’t have a way to find release.


It is for this reason that Neuro Bliss has become such a popular drink when it hit the market. This drink promises a relaxed state of mind and a stress-free experience upon consuming it. I have been reading the Neuro Bliss reduce stress drink reviews and cannot believe what I am reading. Does Neuro Bliss Reduce stress work? Many people have been absolutely excited by its wonderful properties, even those who started out skeptical about it. Reviewers have claimed that Neuro Bliss has reduced their stress levels by more than they could in years. People have even gone as far as saying that it is much better than a vacation away from home or a night out in the town over a weekend. That blows my mind but that is what people are saying.


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What exactly is Neuro Bliss?
Is it a drug? No. Neuro Bliss is a lightly carbonated drink that has been designed to improve the neurological aspects of your body in order to combat stress. It is a delicious tropical, lychee flavored drink that promises a relaxed mind and a tension-free day. There are very little calories in this drink which makes it perfect for people who are watching their figures to experience peace of mind as well.

The ingredients in Neuro Bliss are perfectly safe for consumption and consist mostly out of natural ingredients. These ingredients have been selected by experts and professionals who have studied the effects of stress as well as the causes and who have been doing research in order to prevent it. It contains soothing chamomile which is present in certain stress-relieving teas as well as a blend of healthy vitamins and minerals to recharge your engines. There are also a wide range of antioxidants included in the blend such as L-theanine which is an amino acid found in green tea that promotes focus and relaxation.
By combining these minerals, antioxidants and vitamins, Neuro Bliss provides a smooth and stable blend that exerts a calming effect on the body and the mind. It reduces stress levels, improves memory and attention by supporting important brain functions, and it allows you to concentrate on the goals of the task ahead instead of the pressure.

I am not saying not to take your vacation, or stop exercising. These are critical activities we need to recharge your body and minds. Vacation and more sleep in itself has an extreme healing effect on the body for rest and restoration. Taking your mind off your day to day for a week at a time is important to idea generation and creating fresh perspectives. This will boost your overall productivity by taking time off. People feel like they will lose momentum but the truth is you will gain momentum. Excercise is similar. Keeping your body health will go a long ay to keeping your mind healthy.

So plan that vacation and make an exercise plan. AND if drinking this on a daily basis can reduce the day to day stress you experience and leaving you a little calmer, more centered and provide more resilience when things go sideways why not try Neuro Bliss to reduce stress. In today’s stressful environment, we need to utilize all the tools available to reduce stress.
If so many people are talking about Neuro Bliss, you owe it to yourself to see what all the buzz is about.

Neuro Bliss is widely available at stores such as Target, Walgreens, Safeway and 7-11 as well as other drug stores nationwide. With its affordable pricing and delicious flavor, there is no reason why you shouldn’t try out this vacation in a bottle. It could be your everyday getaway.


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