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Productivity Power Up Podcast

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The Productivity Power Up Podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping you "power up" your productivity game! Your hosts, Vickie Velasquez and Larissa Galenes will share tips, tricks and productivity hacks to help you get moving on the things you need, and more importantly WANT, to do!


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PPU 062: Help! I Have 3k Emails!

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Feb 19, 2017


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, I’m going to share (with permission) a real-life productivity 911 that I received in the last couple of weeks from a friend who had been out of the office on maternity leave. Her name is Nestle and she just had a beautiful baby boy. When […]

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PPU 061: 3 Ways to Rethink Your 2017 Goals

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Feb 05, 2017


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss some ways to rethink your goals for 2017, particularly if you have already started to stray from them. Don’t give up!   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and […]

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PPU 060: Ergonomics and Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jan 22, 2017


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about what ergonomics is and how you can apply it to make yourself more productive. This is personal to us because Larissa works from home and is not very good about considering her body when she’s working. On the other hand, at my […]

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PPU 059: In Defense of Inbox Zero

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jan 08, 2017


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk more about email management, specifically the concept of “inbox zero” and why I am such a proponent of it. I recently read a few articles that outlined some pretty good arguments about how it wasn’t such a great thing, but after reading (with […]

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PPU 058: Fidget Toys

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Dec 25, 2016


  Fidget toys are things we play with when we’re sitting in a meeting or concentrating on a tough problem, or overall just feeling a bit fidgety. Personally, my desk looks a little like a toy store stocked with putty, legos, colored rocks, and stress balls galore. I use these as a way to keep my […]

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PPU 057: Are Busy People More Productive?

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Dec 11, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the veracity of the old adage that says that if you want something to get done, give it to a busy person. In short, are busy people more productive?   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If […]

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PPU 056: How to Stop Being Late

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Nov 27, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we talk about something that all of us are guilty of from time to time (some more than others): being late. We share why some people tend to be perpetually running behind and give you some tips for how to stop being late.   Thanks […]

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PPU 055: Using the Eisenhower Matrix to Increase Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Nov 13, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss a simple and yet powerful task management tool, “The Eisenhower Matrix” or, “Eisenhower Box,” which was developed by former president Dwight D. Eisenhower.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast […]

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PPU 054: How to Handle Unproductive Meetings

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Oct 30, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss unproductive meetings. We’re going to give you some telltale signs that you might be headed into an unproductive meeting and give you some strategies for getting out.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find […]

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PPU 053: The Novelty Effect on Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Oct 16, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about how the novelty effect can impact your productivity. I was inspired to talk about this topic because I am very easily bored, so much so that I switch productivity tools on a regular basis just to keep things fresh. Although I usually […]

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PPU 052: Can Napping Increase Productivity?

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Oct 02, 2016


  In today’s episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about napping and productivity. More specifically, we share some findings about how napping impacts your ability to get things done. We also share the anatomy of the ideal power nap, along with some tips for trying to get some shut-eye during the day. […]

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PPU 051: How a Meditation Practice Can Boost Your Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Sep 18, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we’re going to discuss how a regular meditation practice can help boost your productivity. We’ll also share some tips for implementing a meditation practice into your life.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value […]

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PPU 050: How FOMO Can Affect Your Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Sep 04, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss FOMO, Fear of Missing Out. This is a term I only recently became aware of, but it’s something that’s impacted me for a while (and I’m sure it’s affected you in some ways as well). We define FOMO, give you some ways to determine […]

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PPU 049: How Using Instapaper Can Boost Your Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Aug 21, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss Instapaper, an eReader and article curation tool that can help boost your productivity. I bought this application about two months ago and wanted to give it a whirl before I decided whether it was “share worthy.” Spoiler alert: it is!   Thanks for […]

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PPU 048: How to Gamify Your Day for Maximum Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Aug 07, 2016


  Procrastination is something that plagues even the most successful among us. Successful people, however, know how to get themselves moving even on tasks they may not want to do. One technique I’ve used in the past to get myself moving on those tasks is to gamify them . In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, […]

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PPU 047: Productivity and Self-Esteem

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jul 24, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss how your self-esteem impacts your productivity and share 5 ways you can lift yourself up when you’re feeling down.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on […]

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PPU 046: Keeping a Notebook

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jul 10, 2016


In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss keeping a notebook, which is a different practice from just journaling or keeping a diary. We explain what keeping a notebook means and share some benefits of incorporating this practice into your life.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity […]

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PPU 045: How to Manage Distractions Like a Boss

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jun 26, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we’ll be giving you some ideas for how to handle the daily distractions of life, like a BOSS. You know, I’m not a young gal anymore and I remember a time when there was no internet, no cellphones, and very limited TV. In this day […]

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PPU 044: Productive Notetaking

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jun 12, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss why I love taking notes, and give you some tips to help you make the most of your notes. And yes, I believe that notes can even make you more productive! I’m also going to share a bit about my love of something […]

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PPU 043: 8 Ways to Stay Sane When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, May 29, 2016


  In today’s episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we share 8 things you can do to help keep you sane when life throws you a curve ball. On May 13, I was involved in a pretty bad car accident. My car was totaled and I sustained a few injuries (not too serious) that […]

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VZ 042: The “Done” list

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, May 15, 2016


  In today’s episode of the podcast, we discuss what I have heard described as the “yin” to the “yang” of to-do lists. While I believe in to-do lists I definitely understand that, at times, they can be overwhelming in the sense that they are never really “done”. This can lead to lost motivation and feeling […]

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PPU 041: How to Select the Right Reference Manager for You

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, May 01, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, I define what I mean by the term reference manager, and then we discuss some things to consider when deciding what type of system(s) to use. Chances are, you already have one whether you know it or not!   Thanks for tuning in to this episode […]

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PPU 040: Vickie’s Cold Shower Experiment

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Apr 17, 2016


  In today’s episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the possible benefits of taking cold showers, which Vickie has recently introduced into her daily routine as a way to boost her productivity. She first learned about taking cold showers on The Tim Ferriss Podcast and then began doing some research about it on her […]

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PPU 039: 5 Ways to Use Workflowy

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Apr 03, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss Workflowy, an application that Larissa heard about on another podcast and decided to check out. As we began to use it, we quickly discovered that it is a very simple yet powerful outlining tool. We will explain more about how Workflowy works and discuss five ways you […]

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PPU 038: The Zeigarnik Effect

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Mar 20, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the Zeigarnik effect. You’ll learn what it is and how you can use this psychological phenomenon to help you boost your productivity.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on […]

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PPU 037: To-Do List or Not To-Do List — That is the Question

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Mar 06, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of keeping a to-do list. While some people believe that keeping to-do lists is unnecessary and perhaps even counterproductive, we don’t think that there is a 100% right or wrong answer. We share why we believe in to-do lists and offer tips […]

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PPU 036: The Power of Post-It Notes

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Feb 21, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about some ways you can use Post-It notes to power up your productivity. I was inspired to want to talk about this topic because I’ve really been getting into writing things out lately as opposed to keeping my productivity tools completely digital. I […]

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PPU 035: How to Power Up Your Body for Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Feb 07, 2016


  We all know how important body language is and how our movements can influence how others perceive us. What we might not think about is how our movements (or lack thereof) can influence us. In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about some ways you can use your body to positively […]

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PPU 034: 7 Tips for Productive Meetings

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jan 24, 2016


  Meetings are part of our everyday life. Even if you don’t work for a large corporation, chances are you attend some form of meeting every week. In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we going share some tips for helping you have successful, productive meetings.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of […]

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PPU 033: Three Things I Learned During My Two-Week Vacation

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jan 17, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, I share three things that I learned (about myself and about ways to maximize downtime) from taking my two-week vacation.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving […]

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PPU 032: How to Use the Pomodoro Technique to Increase Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jan 10, 2016


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss the Pomodoro technique, a time management tool I use quite a bit. It helps me stay focused and get moving on tasks when I’m struggling to start something. We outline the five simple steps involved in using the technique and then discuss the […]

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PPU 031: The Importance of Taking Breaks – Learn Why All Work and No Play Is Bad for Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jan 03, 2016


  Many people have a misconception that taking a break means you’re being lazy or procrastinating, but did you know that taking breaks can actually make you more productive? In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about the importance of taking breaks regularly when you are working.  We also give you […]

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PPU 030: How to Conduct a Year-End Review

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Dec 27, 2015


  You often hear us talk about daily and weekly reviews, but in this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about the concept of a year-end review. I have done one on a personal level for several years. Since Larissa and I started our two podcasts together, we’ve now do one as a […]

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PPU 029: How to Unplug from the Office and Enjoy Your Vacation

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Dec 20, 2015


  It’s not uncommon that when people take vacation time, they spend part of it working, just trying to keep up so they won’t feel swamped when they return to work. In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we share some tips to help you unplug from the office during your vacation time without feeling stressed […]

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PPU 028: The Spirituality of Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Dec 13, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we discuss the ways in which I think productivity has made me more in-tune with myself and my ultimate purpose on earth. To me, this taps into the spiritual side of things (spiritual, not religious!). Listen to our informal chat about the spirituality of productivity and […]

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PPU 027: How Siri, Your iPhone’s Personal Assistant, Can Help Increase Your Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Dec 06, 2015


  I just got an iPhone 6 plus and have been really trying to find ways to take advantage of all of its features.  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we share some ways you can use Siri, your iPhone’s personal assistant, to make you more productive.   Thanks for tuning in to […]

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PPU 026: What Benjamin Franklin Can Teach Us About Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Nov 29, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we discuss what Benjamin Franklin can teach us about productivity. Most people associate Ben Franklin with his roles as founding father, diplomat author, and inventor. Did you know that he was also somewhat of a productivity geek? Today we’re going to share a few tips we can […]

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PPU 025: Harnessing the Power of Daily Routines

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Nov 22, 2015


  Routines are powerful tools to help you stay focused and make the most of your day.  You may have heard me hint at some of my routines in past episodes such as my Monday Morning corporate routine and the things I do regularly each morning and evening. In this episode of the Productivity Power […]

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PPU 024: How to Unstick a Stuck Project

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Nov 15, 2015


  If something’s been on your active list for a while but it’s just not moving, what do you do? In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we share some tips for unsticking a stuck project. We discuss reasons you may not be taking action, and ways to get moving again.   Thanks for […]

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PPU 023: The Power of the GTD Someday/Maybe List

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Nov 08, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the someday/maybe list,  a concept I first learned about in David Allen’s book Getting Things Done. . We explain what it is and how it can help you be more productive by helping you focus on what’s important right now.   Thanks for tuning […]

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PPU 022: Is a Standing Desk Right for You?

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Nov 01, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss some pros and cons of using a standing desk. I have one both at home and at work (adjustable) and I really enjoy using it. If you are considering a standing desk, we give you some things to consider before making the investment.   Thanks for tuning in […]

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PPU 021: Collaborating with a Partner — The New Face of the Honey-Do List

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Oct 25, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about collaborating with a partner. More specifically, we delve into tips for sharing calendars, tasks, chores, and projects in a way that doesn’t lead to nagging, stepping on each others’ toes, or forgetting things because something slipped through the cracks. We share some tricks we use for […]

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PPU 020: How to Maximize Your Productivity by Batch Processing Tasks

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Oct 18, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we discuss the concept of batch processing tasks.  Batch processing involves grouping similar tasks together and completing them in the same session.  A well-organized batch processing system can help you increase your productivity by reducing the number of times your brain must switch between unrelated tasks.   […]

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PPU 019: Optimizing Your Productivity System for POWER UP Performance

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Oct 11, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we discuss how to optimize your productivity system for POWER UP performance.  We discuss conducting a weekly review to help you reinforce what’s working well and fix what’s not.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value […]

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PPU 018: How to Choose a Task Manager That’s Right for YOU

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Oct 04, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss how to choose the right task manager FOR YOU!  We share with you what we’re currently using (emphasis on currently) and give you some things to consider when you are choosing where you house your to-do lists.   Thanks for tuning in to […]

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PPU 017: Creating YOUR Optimal Work Environment

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Sep 27, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss how you can optimize your environment in a way that helps you to get things done. Since none of us work exactly the same, it’s important to find the environment that works specifically for you. We give you some things to consider when […]

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PPU 016: I Heart Mindmaps

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Sep 20, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast we discuss the concept of mindmapping. We explain what mindmaps are, how they work, how to create one, some common uses for mindmaps, and why Vickie loves them so much.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you […]

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PPU 015: Music and Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Sep 13, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the effects that music can have on productivity. I share with you the types of music that may be best for certain tasks and get into a little bit of the science behind music and productivity.     Thanks for tuning in to this […]

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PPU 014: Pros and Cons of Putting Tasks on Your Calendar

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Sep 06, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we share some pros and cons of using your calendar as a to-do list. There have been some pretty good cases made for both sides of this debate. We don’t think there is a “wrong way” to do this because if you do it and […]

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PPU 013: Productive vs Busy — How to Tell the Difference and Get the Right Stuff Done

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Aug 30, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about the difference between being productive and just being busy.  Understanding this difference can help you make sure you’re using your time to help you accomplish the things that are important to you. We also share six tips to help ensure you’re maximizing […]

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PPU 012: Doing a Mindsweep, Part 2 – Making Your Trigger List Work for You

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Aug 23, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we pick up where we left off in episode 11 (Doing a Mindsweep, Part 1 – Creating a Trigger List).  Once you have created a master trigger list, it’s time to put it to use and do a mindsweep.   Thanks for tuning in to […]

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PPU 011: Doing a Mindsweep, Part 1 – Creating a Trigger List

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Aug 16, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, the first in a two-part series, we talk more about the concept of the mindsweep.   If you don’t know what we mean by “mindsweep” never fear!  We define the term and tell you why it’s important. We discuss the first part of the process, creating […]

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PPU 010: Running on Autopilot – The Good and Bad of Routines

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Aug 09, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss some pros and cons of routines. A couple of years ago I bought Mason Currey‘s book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, in which he discussed the daily habits, rituals and routines of some pretty great people like Franz Kafka, Nikola Tesla, Maya Angelou, and […]

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PPU 009: Power Up Journaling for Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Aug 02, 2015


  I listen to a lot of podcasts in which people whom I consider to be successful share their routines and habits. One of the things they tend to have in common is a consistent practice of journaling. In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, I share some ways that keeping a journal can help […]

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PPU 008: 9 Things That Will Increase Your Productivity If You STOP Doing Them!

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jul 26, 2015


  Here at Productivity Power Up, we are all about the quick wins. We strive to give you things you can quickly implement into your day to help you get more done. In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we share nine things that you should stop doing in order to help you increase […]

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PPU 007: Eat These 10 Foods to Boost Your Productivity

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jul 19, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we share ten foods that can boost your productivity. We all know that what we eat affects the way we feel. The ten foods on our list will make you feel like crushing your to-do list and getting more stuff done! We also share a few foods you […]

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PPU 006: What David Lee Roth Can Teach Us About the Power of Checklists

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jul 12, 2015


  I use checklists every day in my corporate job, in my coaching side-gigs, and in my personal life. In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast we discuss why checklists are important, and you’ll learn about some types of checklists you can create for yourself today. Thanks for tuning in to this episode […]

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PPU 005: How to Achieve Inbox Zero Like a Boss

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jul 05, 2015


  I’ve read a few articles refuting the value of inbox zero, but most productivity coaches agree that getting your email inbox to zero (and maintaining it there) has far more pros than cons. I’ve seen many people benefit from it, and I’m definitely a member of Camp Inbox Zero. In this episode of the Productivity Power […]

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PPU 004: 10 Ways to Punch Procrastination in the Gut!

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jun 28, 2015


  Procrastination is dangerous, and not merely because it can keep you from doing the things we need and want to do.  The more you put things off, the more likely you are to begin to see yourself as a lazy, unmotivated person. In today’s episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, you’ll learn 10 ways you can punch […]

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PPU 003: How to Do a Task Round Up and Mindsweep

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Mon, Jun 15, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the importance of aggregating your tasks and performing a mindsweep on a regular basis. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please note […]

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PPU 002: I’ll Show You My Productivity System if You Show Me Yours

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Mon, Jun 15, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we’ll be talking about productivity systems. Everyone has a system they use to get things done. My goal is to help you first identify your system and then find and fill any gaps that may be preventing you from achieving maximum productivity. Thanks for tuning in […]

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PPU 001: Welcome to Productivity Power Up!

Author: Vickie Velasquez: Productivity Coach | Time Management Specialist | Career Strategist
Sun, Jun 14, 2015


  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, I talk a little bit about who I am and my journey into productivity geekdom.  I set the groundwork for how I feel you can get the most out of the content I’ll be sharing on the podcast, website, Facebook page, Twitter, and wherever else I show […]

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