The Inner Game of Productivity with Alan Brown

from The Productivityist Podcast: Ideas and Tools for Personal Productivity | Time Management | Goals | Habits | Working Better
by Mike Vardy: Productivity Strategist | Time Management Specialist | To Do List Hacker

Published 20 March 2017 (3 months ago) • Duration: 33 minutes

I would like to introduce you all to Alan Brown – he is a productivity coach, brain hacker, host of Crusher TV, and a best-selling author of the book Zen and the Art of Productivity – and he is my guest on this episode. In a nutshell, Alan helps people through productivity and brain hacks get more d...

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My guest today is Alan Brown – a productivity coach, best-selling author of the book Zen and the Art of Productivity, and the host of Crusher TV. Alan helps people get more things done in less time and with less stress through smart productivity and brain hacks.

We chatted about his experience in overcoming a learning disability and addiction, how he catapulted himself from an average ad executive to a successful entrepreneur, and how brain hacks played an important part in all these.

Today, he shares some techniques to get you from planning to execution. Join us as we discuss:

  • Alan's interesting background which involved dealing with ADHD and turning it into an advantage that accelerated his career (2:42).
  • What motivated him to create the ADD Crusher and eventually the Crusher TV community (4:34).
  • What a brain hack is according to Alan and his thoughts about it (5:43).
  • Alan's thoughts on different coaching approaches and what works (7:35).
  • What an inner game is and the role it plays in one's own productivity (9:05; 22:06.
  • Alan's views on setting boundaries, awareness, deep work, and how these all affect one's inner game (11:11).
  • The importance of well-being to fuel the body and brain (18:28).
  • Alan’s low-bandwidth but high-impact sampling of brain hacks that will help you maximize your productivity (25:31).

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I had a great time chatting with Alan Brown. If you want to hear more from him, check out this bonus episode where we talked about reframing time.

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Thanks for tuning in! Until next time remember to stop guessing...and start going.


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