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Does Your Business Need a Mom? w/ Lesley Pyle – ABR032

By Zachary Sexton

Lesley Pyle is the founder and owner of HireMyMom.com, a website connecting entrepreneurs with virtual, talented help. She began her work-at-home journey in 1995 with the launch of her first website HBWM.com – Home-Based Working Moms. In this episode we cover: Job posting tips Benefits of hiring remote Benefits of hiring domestic Tools and resources to make remote work…

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Top 10 Evernote A Ha Movements w/ Zack and Stacey Harmon – ABR031

By Zachary Sexton

Top Ten Evernote A ha’s Use the desktop app. Use the desktop app for organizing Use the phone app for capturing or finding Forward email directly to your Evernote (especially for taxes) Configure the Sidebar to maximize data navigation Use “Multiple Select” to create a Table of Contents multiple select video Use Stacks to declutter…

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Kathy Vines Live With Less

Declutter Your Business w/ Kathy Vines – ABR030

By Zachary Sexton

Is there a business idea that you’ve held onto for a bit too long? Maybe you’ve got some relationships that are holding you back from bigger things? Or perhaps there are there a few physical items that need to be taken out of your office for good? Professional Organizer Kathy Vines is here to teach…

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Able Business Radio 29 Zack Sexton and Kendra Wright Overcommitted

Overcommitted (& What To Do About It) w/ Zack & Kendra – ABR029

By Zachary Sexton

Zack and Kendra jam on a Facebook Live answering questions from Kendra’s Rebel Challenge group. In this episode we cover: How to be productive if strict schedules make you itch. What to do when you are overcommitted. Quotables: “Don’t use your calendar as a tyrant. Use it as an advisor.” – Dr. Jordan B Peterson…

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How to Never Forget Anything Again w/ Zachary Sexton – ABR028

By Zachary Sexton

  Have you ever been at a party, conversations are flowing, then, out of nowhere, a genius idea pops into your head?! Maybe it’s: a solution to a problem you’ve been working on the perfect gift for your sister-in-law’s upcoming birthday an email you need to send an important client If you’ve been having drinks,…

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How to hire your first virtual assistant w/ Mads Singers – ABR027

By Zachary Sexton

Have you been mulling over the idea of outsourcing your work? Hiring a virtual assistant (VA) might be a great way to free up your time at an affordable rate. Four hour work week, here we come! In this episode we cover: Why the Philippines is the most popular country for outsourcing work. How building a…

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Sexy Evernote Settings w/ Stacey Harmon – Rebroadcast

By Zachary Sexton

Stacey Harmon is here to show us how to get our settings right so we can organize, and quickly access our entire Evernote archive in seconds. In this episode we cover: How to use Evernote to digitize and centralize your information. How to email notes to Evernote. Why getting the right settings makes it less…

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Abby Marks Beale Speed Reading

Reading at the Speed of Thought w/ Abby Marks Beale – ABR026

By Zachary Sexton

In this episode, we cover the “sins” of reading, strategies to overcome these sins, and other strategies to rev up your reading speed. Sins/Normal Human Habits of Slow Readers Daydreaming: Happens when you read slower than you think Good Daydreaming: Applying your reading (bridge of knowledge) Bad Daydreaming: Thinking about other things *The Fix* Practice…

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The 5 Commandments of an Organized Office w/ Kacy Paide-ABR025

By Zachary Sexton

In this episode we cover: The 5 (and a half) commandments of an Organized Office Time yourself (organize like a 5-year-old) 1.5 – Strike when the iron is hot!     -Organize when you are motivated     -In ABR Episode 21 – Zack and Jim Benson talk about how “Personal Kanban” can help you be prepared…

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Avoiding Burnout w/ Susan Lannis – ABR 024

By Zachary Sexton

Susan Lannis has been in business for over 30 years. She is a professional organizer working with highly gifted individuals to help them get their genius out to the world. In this episode we cover: Finding clarity on: What you really want. How much time you want to spend on it. How much money you…

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Tiago Forte Evernote

Resource and Knowledge Management w/ Tiago Forte – ABR023

By Zachary Sexton

Tiago Forte is a wealth of knowledge. He draws on his background in design and technology to help knowledge workers apply design thinking to day-to-day productivity challenges. In this episode, Tiago and I discuss the PARA method to organizing your reference material. In this episode we cover:  What Evernote is and why to use it instead…

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Mastering Social Media w/ Ruoyon Xu – ABR022

By Zachary Sexton

Ruoyon Xu is a Social Media Strategist, Speaker and Founder of C3Nami.  Her team empowers local business owners to connect and build relationships with their audience through social media. In this episode we cover: How to create a “real” relationship with your audience and grow your business through social media C3Nami’s strategy for creating successful…

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Jim Benson Personal Kanban

Personal Kanban w/ Jim Benson – ABR021

By Zachary Sexton

Jim Benson shows you how to understand your work on a much deeper level. Why? So you can do the best thing at any given time. Sounds difficult, right? It’s not. Jim’s methodology (Personal Kanban) is highly visual — you can see at a glance what needs to get done, what you’re working on, what…

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DISC Personalities w/ Mads Singers – ABR020

By Zachary Sexton

Mads Singers is an outsourcing specialist.  He believes that people are the single most important element of management, and is focused on helping leaders effectively get the most out of their team. In this episode we cover: What the DiSC Personality Profile is, and how it can be helpful for your team. Dominance Influence Steadiness Conscientiousness How…

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Color Coding Your Week w/ Kendra Wright -ABR019

By Zachary Sexton

Kendra is a location independent entrepreneur, who runs a 6-figure business from a Macbook pro. She’s come on to share how she uses Google Calendar and the happy sh*t sandwich technique to get all of her most important work done while her creative juices are flowing. In this episode we cover: Having the “most important meeting of…

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