David Allen is a productivity consultant hailed as the leading authority in the fields of personal and organizational productivity. He is also the founder of the David Allen Company, an executive coaching organization that uses his “Getting Things Done” (GTD) methodology. Getting Things Done is a work-life management system that has helped countless organisations and individuals bring order to chaos.
After spending decades doing in-the-field research and practicing his productivity methods, David wrote the book Getting Things Done. The international best seller was published in over 28 languages and was heralded by TIME magazine as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” He released a new version of the book in 2015, complete with new updates, insights, and discoveries on the GTD methodology.
The brilliance of the GTD method has earned it an almost cult-like following, with Wired calling it “a new cult for the info age.” His ideas has also been popularized on the Howard Stern Show as well as on blogs like LifeHacker, 43 Folders, and The Simple Dollar.
This week’s episode talks about the concept of outcome thinking, the importance of doing a weekly review, and the key habits people should implement in their lives.
David also shares his thoughts on minimalism and essentialism, his framework for saying no, and the type of technology he uses that helps him implement his GTD methodology.
For those who want to minimize stress and maximize productivity, David offers the following advice, “Getting things out of your head is the first major thing that people need to do.”
Andrew Yang is a serial entrepreneur, author, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. In 2011, he founded the non-profit Venture for America, with the mission “to create economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs.”
Andrew who began his career as a corporate attorney also wrote the books Smart People Should Build Things and The War on Normal People. In the latter, he detailed the massive employment crisis that’s already underway and how the shift can affect tens of millions of Americans. He also laid out what he believes is a roadmap to a better future and it starts with the Freedom Dividend, a Universal Basic Income of $1000 a month for every American adult aged 18 to 64.
Because of his extensive work and contribution, Yang was named as a Champion of Change by the Obama White House in 2012. In 2015, the Obama White House again acknowledged him as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) alongside Steve Case, Tony Burch, Daymond John, and many others.
This week’s episode talks about what Universal Basic Income is and how it actually affects people, how the policy can encourage innovation among young people, and how Universal Basic Income broadens the definition of work.
Andrew also shares how VAT tax brings in money to the American government, what a political revolution is and why it’s actually feasible, and the reason he’s running for president.
For people who are skeptical about the value Universal Basic Income offers, Andrew has this to say, “This is very pro-work. That’s the biggest thing that people get wrong.”
Dr. Mariza Snyder is an educator, functional practitioner, wellness advocate, and Amazon best selling author. She has already written 6 books, including the bestseller The DASH Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution focuses on balancing hormones through the power of essential oils.
Passionate about helping women create a life they would love to live, Dr. Snyder has spent 10 years lecturing at conferences, hospitals, corporations, and wellness centers on nutrition, detoxification, hormone health, and essential oils. Dr. Snyder also hosts the Essentially You Podcast, a show designed to empower women so they can become the CEO of their health.
Dr. Snyder has already helped thousands of women sleep better, lower cortisol levels, reclaim their lost energy, and even even get the body they have always wanted. Because of her extensive work, she has been featured on MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, and Fox News as well as on Shape, Self, and Women’s Health magazines.
This week’s episode talks about essential oils and how they actually help balance the hormones, adaptogens and the science behind them, and the different ways to boost immunity.
Dr. Snyder also shares the easiest ways to use essential oils for mood, sleep and emotional well-being, how to gauge if you’re drinking too much water, and why sugar of any form is detrimental to the body.
For people who want to reclaim their health, Dr. Snyder offers this one piece of advice, “They are the CEO of their own health care. We have the ability to take back our health.”
Ash Kumra is a global speaker, meditation coach, community builder, and national radio show host. After being recognized as “an entrepreneur making an impact” by White House twice, he was awarded the EMPACT 100 award in 2010. Ash also worked on Startup America, an initiative backed by the White House that helped launch entrepreneurship programs across California.
Driven by his passion to change the world for the better, Ash co-founded YOUNGRY, an entrepreneurship movement for millennials, women, and inclusive entrepreneurs. Aside from giving entrepreneurs access to the best mentors, YOUNGRY also uses events, content, and mentorships so entrepreneurs can profit, hustle, and inspire others.
Ash also helps entrepreneurs thrive and become more purpose driven through meditation, peak performance, and mindfulness. He has spoken and shared his message to over 10, 000 people across the globe. He has also interviewed over 500 luminaries including Dr. Drew, FitBody Boot Camp CEO Bedros Keulian, and Dr. Oz.
This week’s episode talks about using meditation to connect with one’s purpose, being mindful of the judgement one places on situations, and what one can learn from situations that keep repeating themselves.
Ash also shares what mindfulness is for him, how people can live fun and productive lives while being mindful, and how to let things go when you’re being too hard on yourself.
For those who want to develop mindfulness, Ash offers this advice, “Before you really understand what is mindfulness, really master this concept of self-awareness.”
Jackie Nourse is a serial expat, linguist (5 languages and counting!), and four-time study alum. She is also the host of the hit podcast JUMP with Traveling Jackie and the founder of the award-winning blog, The Budget-Minded Traveler. Through the Budget-Minded Traveler platform, Jackie provides comprehensive online courses that teaches helpful and practical tips so others can travel the way she does.
Having mastered the art of traveling and living on a budget has allowed Jackie to continue traveling on a consistent basis. Nowadays, she hosts retreats and adventure trips for her audience, blogs about her life and adventure travels at Traveling Jackie, and leads mentorship programs for women.
Fueled by an insatiable wanderlust, Jackie is passionate about helping and encouraging others (particularly US citizens) to get out and see the world in a realistic, rewarding, affordable, and sustainable manner.
This week’s episode talks about ways to effectively (and easily) learn a new language, understanding blogging as a business, and establishing one’s brand and name.
Jackie also shares how she discovered the adventure travel scene, what people get when they flex their courage muscles and put themselves out there, and how she deals with loneliness.
For those who want to learn a new language, Jackie offers the following insight, “Listening is the key to fluency.”