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The Great Office Escape Podcast Episode 1: How Nicole Dean Got Her Productivity Mojo Back

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http://www.timefreedombusiness.com - In this first podcast episode, Melissa Ingold interviewed entrepreneur Nicole Dean about how to get productive again after coming back from vacation. They share …

http://www.timefreedombusiness.com - In this first podcast episode, Melissa Ingold interviewed entrepreneur Nicole Dean about how to get productive again after coming back from vacation. They share productivity tips and reasons why outsourcing is so important to their business success.

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  • 1. Episode 1 Special Guest, Nicole Dean www.TimeFreedomBusiness.com
  • 2. About Melissa • Wife & mother to 2 active kids and one crazy dog • Loves to watch her kids play sports and is their #1 cheerleader • Successful product creator & JV partner • Runs 5 different membership programs • Blogger & podcaster
  • 3. About Nicole • Published author • Popular speaker • Successful blogger & podcaster • Business Consultant • Devoted wife & mother • Find her musings at www.NicoleOnTheNet.com
  • 4. Why Do You Have Your Business? “To make money … and to have freedom & flexibility in my life and those two things really work together…” ~ Melissa “You need money to have the freedom to work as much or as little as you like … but you need to freedom to choose what to do with your time…” ~Melissa
  • 5. Creating a Team of Helpers • Both Melissa & Nicole have teams of people who run their businesses when they take time off • They are both the idea people & they hire people to make their ideas become reality • This allows their businesses to flourish while they travel or spend quality time with their families
  • 6. How to Get More Organized & Productive • Nicole’s Tips – Have a vision of where you want your business to be in 5 years – Think about what type of lifestyle you want to live – Get away from the computer & start planning your vision – Making a plan helps you reach your goals – Think of how you can make a difference in the world with charity work or making donations
  • 7. Holding Yourself Accountable • Nicole’s Tips – Setup a charitable donation with auto draft – Hire someone – Announce a public goal – Pre-sell a product • Knowing others are depending on you will encourage you to work when you don’t feel like it
  • 8. “Of all the things that hold you back from doing something, courage and self-confidence is one of the biggest factors ...” ~Nicole Dean
  • 9. More Productivity Tips from Nicole • Get more exercise • Listen to audiobooks while doing housework or driving • Give yourself some ‘me’ time every morning • Identify your most productive time of day & know how you work
  • 10. Nicole’s Favorite Tools • Google Calendar – can’t live without it! • Unstoppable Productivity Software – a timer on steroids! http://coachglue.com/tools/unstoppable-productivity/
  • 11. Do You Work From Your Phone? “I really don’t beyond checking Facebook and email … I try to keep my work in the office & be present for the people I’m around.” ~Nicole “I absolutely agree. I don’t have any work- related apps on my phone.” ~Melissa
  • 12. Do You Have Other Processes in Place? From Nicole ~ Basecamp – plan your projects & deadlines; assign tasks to your team members From Melissa ~ A project manager can assign tasks, coordinate deadlines & keep projects flowing
  • 13. One Last Tip from Nicole “Just know yourself. Know when you’re being lazy … and if you can’t be honest with yourself find a business coach who will be honest with you.”
  • 14. Want to Learn More About Building a Business that Supports Your Need for Freedom? Go to Melissa’s Website at: www.TimeFreedomBusiness.com