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Sharp The Podcast

Sharppodcast - Join Steve as he helps you get better, with a smile on your face

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Sharp The Podcast

Sharp The Podcast

Sharppodcast - Join Steve as he helps you get better, with a smile on your face

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Fed up with ‘dusty’ ‘old’ ‘boring’ self development podcasts? Then you need SHARP! We help you sharpen your saw so you can get better at the stuff you have to do, freeing up more time to spend on the things you want to do. We do it with humour, quality, great resource and NEVER taking ourselves too seriously. Getting better doesn’t have to be boring!

Latest Episodes

Laurie Jeffery – STP059

Episode STP059 - We meet one of my favourite creative people - Laurie Jeffery. He describes himself as a photographer, a filmmaker and a story teller. Look at all this stuff we covered: * Treating your commitment to people as important * Why quality matters more than Stephen Spielberg * How it's hard to find people who care * Using great tools * Working with good people * Sharpening your tools * How great calendar skills makes him a great photographer * Preparing for the moment of scrutiny * Asking for the 'impossible' and getting it * Keeping your cool * Why the guy who cleans the floor deserves time * Not having a TV * Why Sky called him weird, and he liked it * Why social media is better than telly (a 'pre' corona-virus view!) Find out more and see Laurie's work at: * @laurieshots on Twitter * @laurie.jeffery on Instagram * Laurie's Website (Some adult content - discretion advised) We also gave a shout out to amazing people who support, inspire or in some way have a part in keeping our podcast going. Here are their Twitter names and links to their work? * Dan Benjamin - @DanBenjamin or The Podcast Method * BritPodScene - @Britpodscene or Their Website * Comedy Geek Sketch Podcast - @comedy_geek1 or Comedy Geek Sketch Podcast * I Shake My Head Podcast - @i_shakemyhead or the I Shake My Head Podcast As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: * Rate or subscribe at i-tunes by going here - i-tunes * Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here * Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ * Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ * Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it's all been worth it!

76 MIN1 w ago
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Laurie Jeffery – STP059

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As you can tell, this isn't an episode! But it's a request to you, our lovely listener, to share Sharp if you love it. There's all sorts of way you can share this audio: * Copy and past the page this 'episode' is on from the website, into your social media* Share the website 'subscribe' page https://www.sharppodcast.com/subscribe/* If you use a podcatcher - there's usually a 'share episode' option. You could share it:* Direct to a friend in WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, text message* Direct onto social media Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.* You could put it up on YOUR website or social media account* Or you could do a screenshot and then post the image onto anywhere!* Or of course you can go onto our social media, find this promo, and re-share. All the social links are below* Finally - here's an old fashioned idea: You could tell people in person! As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast, and a 'proper' episode will be coming next - we promise! * Rate or subscribe at apple podcasts by going here - apple podcasts* Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here* Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/* Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/* Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening

1 MINFEB 16
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Mind Maps – STP058

Episode 58 - If you have to remember things, plan things or share things - mind maps can help with that and loads more. We'll tell you how. Look at all this stuff we covered: * What mind maps are * Where they came from * How they work * What YOU can use them for * Tony Buzan invented mind maps - he was a character * 1970's BBC tv * That idiot Steve In The Field makes another appearance Our research came from here - find out more: * Use Your Head from BBC TV in 1974 * How to Mind Map with Tony Buzan * Hazel Wagner Ted - Mind Mapping * Tony's Ted Talk (featuring elastic band boy) * ImindQ - 10 real life uses of mind maps * Visual Aids - the research document * Science & Technology - Humans process visual data better As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: * Rate or subscribe at i-tunes by going here - i-tunes * Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here * Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ * Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ * Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Finally - the links to the cool people we mentioned at the start - check them out: * Lisa LinkedIn * Voiceover people * Mel's British voice * Carrie's Voice * Debby Barnes * Mike Broderick * Guy Slocombe * Audio production and help * Chris Curran - Podcast Engineering School * Mike Delgaudio - Booth Junkies *

36 MINJAN 30
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Mind Maps – STP058

2019 Book Review – STP057

Episode 57 - Because sometimes books are more than books. Don't let the battle of the printed word and the audiobook get you down - you decide. Here are 4 books we loved reading this year, now it's your turn to enjoy them. Look at all this stuff we covered: * Being in the woods near THAT picnic table in the rotten weather * 4 Seconds by Peter Bregman * Change your habits and your life * Dog-earing pages (yep!) * The Getting Things Done Workbook by David Allen and Brandon Hall * It's like David coming to your house and setting it all up with you * The World Is F***ed by Mark Manson * The thinking brain and the feeling brain (very cool) * Philosophy, Narcissism, Religion - all the fun subjects * But I read it twice in a week * Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell * Why people are rubbish at working out if you're lying * How trained professionals get it horrifically wrong * Audio - do you know how hard these people work to make sure you DON'T notice their work? Here's the links to ...

31 MIN2019 DEC 24
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2019 Book Review – STP057

GTD (not just) for Teens – STP056

Episode 56- If you haven't yet discovered how great GTD is, we tell you why - regardless of your age - you should read GTD For Teens. It's an excellent way of getting to know how GTD can work for you. Look at all this stuff we covered: * We first covered GTD back in June 2017 in Episode 15 * Bruce Lee and David Allen have something in common (now you know why we chose this episode's cover art) * Enter The Dragon * What having a 'Mind Like Water' means * David Allen's Ted Talk including his reference to this phrase * How we are bombarded with more data than at any time in history * Why this book could be the solution * An overview of each section: * Introduction - Myggy and Cortland and the state of 'ready' * Part 1 - The Art of Getting Things Done * Part 2 - The Practice of GTD * 5 steps * Planning Map * Levels of Focus - Google Maps and zooming in * Part 3 - The Lab. Big Buckets! References/research/links * Episode 15 - One Great Tool * More info on GTD For Teens - plus buy the boo...

25 MIN2019 AUG 18
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GTD (not just) for Teens – STP056

Sharp Calendar Skills- STP055

Episode 55- Would you like an extra week in your year to focus on really important stuff? How about TWO weeks? How about ELEVEN days of fun/important/helpful personal time? Take control of your calendar and you could have that - and more. We show you how. Here's all the good stuff: * Forbes.com article on 6 things you should NOT have on your calendar * Meetings * Back to back appointments * Checklists * Notes * Miniscule tasks * Other people's priorities * History.com and the Gregorian Calendar * Today's date on the Hijri Calendar * Yes - that idiot STEVE IN THE FIELD is back (well almost!) * 9 things that SHOULD be on your calendar * Tomorrow's frog * Meetings with yourself * Free/personal/family time * Breaks * Categories * Where you are * Travel time * Date/time specific appointments * Developing yourself * LISA and Steve are back at the kitchen table TOO! * 5 cool habits to support a SHARP calendar * Weekly review * Link work and home * End of day review/journal * Plan ahead - 2...

42 MIN2019 JUN 17
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Sharp Calendar Skills- STP055

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No shownotes - just me, telling you, why you've been waiting ages for an episode! As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: * Rate or subscribe at i-tunes by going here - i-tunes * Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here * Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ * Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ * Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it's all been worth it!

4 MIN2019 MAY 5
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Laura Gassner Otting – STP054

Episode 54- We talk to the whirlwind that is Laura Gassner Otting! With her new book coming out (in April 2019 at time of writing) Laura shares her view on life, what gets in the way, and how we can all enjoy a life without limits! Look at all this stuff we covered: * Laura's background and wide range of experience * Socks (Isle of Wight of course!) * New Year's resolutions * Why there will always be a bigger boat * How Laura uses her calendar (great tips here) * Putting things off * GTD * "Limitless - How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life" * Click on the link above to order/pre-order in the US, or here - To order in the UK * What Consonance means to Laura * The four C's: * Calling * Connection * Contribution * Control * Why following your passion is bad advice * Older entrepreneurs * Your job may not be the reason why you're unhappy with your job * Yep I had to read that twice - but it's correct * Your brain is a liar * What you do needs to match who...

54 MIN2019 FEB 24
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Laura Gassner Otting – STP054

Even Sharper New Year Routines – STP053

Episode 53- In the last of our re-visits to helping you get even SHARPER this year, we go back to episode 30 where we summarised all the good stuff about routines. How is your start of day routine? Is it setting you up for the best you can be each day? And what about your end of day routine - does that help you wind down in the right way? These episodes are definitely worth another listen, which is why we did it! If you'd like to listen to the FULL episodes, the links are here: * Episode 12 (Hello Good Morning) where we cover: * Why you should think about your morning routine * Planning to plan from a personal perspective * Having a morning routine isn't just for people running multi-million pound operations * But if they do it - why shouldn't you? * I've done the research in places likeSuccess magazine, Forbes,Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, David Allen and so on, so you don't have to.Here are some articles for further reading: * (Success link removed as article has since been taken down) ...

22 MIN2019 JAN 22
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Even Sharper New Year Routines – STP053

Even Sharper New Year Goals – STP052

Episode 52- We go back in time, to an episode we originally broadcast in 2017 where we summarised the best ideas we'd found on setting GREAT goals. This version of EP29 is edited to be a bit tighter. We've got rid of the out of date stuff, and kept the good stuff. Wanna set better goals for 2019? Give it a listen. If you'd like to listen to the FULL episodes, the links are here: * Episode 18 (Why Your Goals Aren't Working) where we cover: * The resource out there on setting goals * 5 steps which many people agree on when setting successful goals * 1) Visualising your goal – invoke all of your senses * The brain’s link between sounds, smells and memory * 2) Writing your goal down – using the S.M.A.R.T. acronym * Be Specific about what the goal is * Define how you would Measure whether you’ve achieved the goal * Use ‘Action’ language – Do, Become, Develop * Realistic – either take this literally and make the goals realistic, or take the ‘Big Hairy Audacious’ approach and set...

23 MIN2019 JAN 14
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Even Sharper New Year Goals – STP052

Latest Episodes

Laurie Jeffery – STP059

Episode STP059 - We meet one of my favourite creative people - Laurie Jeffery. He describes himself as a photographer, a filmmaker and a story teller. Look at all this stuff we covered: * Treating your commitment to people as important * Why quality matters more than Stephen Spielberg * How it's hard to find people who care * Using great tools * Working with good people * Sharpening your tools * How great calendar skills makes him a great photographer * Preparing for the moment of scrutiny * Asking for the 'impossible' and getting it * Keeping your cool * Why the guy who cleans the floor deserves time * Not having a TV * Why Sky called him weird, and he liked it * Why social media is better than telly (a 'pre' corona-virus view!) Find out more and see Laurie's work at: * @laurieshots on Twitter * @laurie.jeffery on Instagram * Laurie's Website (Some adult content - discretion advised) We also gave a shout out to amazing people who support, inspire or in some way have a part in keeping our podcast going. Here are their Twitter names and links to their work? * Dan Benjamin - @DanBenjamin or The Podcast Method * BritPodScene - @Britpodscene or Their Website * Comedy Geek Sketch Podcast - @comedy_geek1 or Comedy Geek Sketch Podcast * I Shake My Head Podcast - @i_shakemyhead or the I Shake My Head Podcast As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: * Rate or subscribe at i-tunes by going here - i-tunes * Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here * Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ * Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ * Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it's all been worth it!

76 MIN1 w ago
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Laurie Jeffery – STP059

Sharing is caring

As you can tell, this isn't an episode! But it's a request to you, our lovely listener, to share Sharp if you love it. There's all sorts of way you can share this audio: * Copy and past the page this 'episode' is on from the website, into your social media* Share the website 'subscribe' page https://www.sharppodcast.com/subscribe/* If you use a podcatcher - there's usually a 'share episode' option. You could share it:* Direct to a friend in WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, text message* Direct onto social media Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.* You could put it up on YOUR website or social media account* Or you could do a screenshot and then post the image onto anywhere!* Or of course you can go onto our social media, find this promo, and re-share. All the social links are below* Finally - here's an old fashioned idea: You could tell people in person! As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast, and a 'proper' episode will be coming next - we promise! * Rate or subscribe at apple podcasts by going here - apple podcasts* Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here* Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/* Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/* Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening

1 MINFEB 16
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Mind Maps – STP058

Episode 58 - If you have to remember things, plan things or share things - mind maps can help with that and loads more. We'll tell you how. Look at all this stuff we covered: * What mind maps are * Where they came from * How they work * What YOU can use them for * Tony Buzan invented mind maps - he was a character * 1970's BBC tv * That idiot Steve In The Field makes another appearance Our research came from here - find out more: * Use Your Head from BBC TV in 1974 * How to Mind Map with Tony Buzan * Hazel Wagner Ted - Mind Mapping * Tony's Ted Talk (featuring elastic band boy) * ImindQ - 10 real life uses of mind maps * Visual Aids - the research document * Science & Technology - Humans process visual data better As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: * Rate or subscribe at i-tunes by going here - i-tunes * Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here * Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ * Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ * Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Finally - the links to the cool people we mentioned at the start - check them out: * Lisa LinkedIn * Voiceover people * Mel's British voice * Carrie's Voice * Debby Barnes * Mike Broderick * Guy Slocombe * Audio production and help * Chris Curran - Podcast Engineering School * Mike Delgaudio - Booth Junkies *

36 MINJAN 30
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Mind Maps – STP058

2019 Book Review – STP057

Episode 57 - Because sometimes books are more than books. Don't let the battle of the printed word and the audiobook get you down - you decide. Here are 4 books we loved reading this year, now it's your turn to enjoy them. Look at all this stuff we covered: * Being in the woods near THAT picnic table in the rotten weather * 4 Seconds by Peter Bregman * Change your habits and your life * Dog-earing pages (yep!) * The Getting Things Done Workbook by David Allen and Brandon Hall * It's like David coming to your house and setting it all up with you * The World Is F***ed by Mark Manson * The thinking brain and the feeling brain (very cool) * Philosophy, Narcissism, Religion - all the fun subjects * But I read it twice in a week * Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell * Why people are rubbish at working out if you're lying * How trained professionals get it horrifically wrong * Audio - do you know how hard these people work to make sure you DON'T notice their work? Here's the links to ...

31 MIN2019 DEC 24
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2019 Book Review – STP057

GTD (not just) for Teens – STP056

Episode 56- If you haven't yet discovered how great GTD is, we tell you why - regardless of your age - you should read GTD For Teens. It's an excellent way of getting to know how GTD can work for you. Look at all this stuff we covered: * We first covered GTD back in June 2017 in Episode 15 * Bruce Lee and David Allen have something in common (now you know why we chose this episode's cover art) * Enter The Dragon * What having a 'Mind Like Water' means * David Allen's Ted Talk including his reference to this phrase * How we are bombarded with more data than at any time in history * Why this book could be the solution * An overview of each section: * Introduction - Myggy and Cortland and the state of 'ready' * Part 1 - The Art of Getting Things Done * Part 2 - The Practice of GTD * 5 steps * Planning Map * Levels of Focus - Google Maps and zooming in * Part 3 - The Lab. Big Buckets! References/research/links * Episode 15 - One Great Tool * More info on GTD For Teens - plus buy the boo...

25 MIN2019 AUG 18
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GTD (not just) for Teens – STP056

Sharp Calendar Skills- STP055

Episode 55- Would you like an extra week in your year to focus on really important stuff? How about TWO weeks? How about ELEVEN days of fun/important/helpful personal time? Take control of your calendar and you could have that - and more. We show you how. Here's all the good stuff: * Forbes.com article on 6 things you should NOT have on your calendar * Meetings * Back to back appointments * Checklists * Notes * Miniscule tasks * Other people's priorities * History.com and the Gregorian Calendar * Today's date on the Hijri Calendar * Yes - that idiot STEVE IN THE FIELD is back (well almost!) * 9 things that SHOULD be on your calendar * Tomorrow's frog * Meetings with yourself * Free/personal/family time * Breaks * Categories * Where you are * Travel time * Date/time specific appointments * Developing yourself * LISA and Steve are back at the kitchen table TOO! * 5 cool habits to support a SHARP calendar * Weekly review * Link work and home * End of day review/journal * Plan ahead - 2...

42 MIN2019 JUN 17
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Sharp Calendar Skills- STP055

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No shownotes - just me, telling you, why you've been waiting ages for an episode! As always, we're really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: * Rate or subscribe at i-tunes by going here - i-tunes * Contact us on Twitter - we are @sharppodcast here * Connect with us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ * Share with at us on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ * Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you'd like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it's all been worth it!

4 MIN2019 MAY 5
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Laura Gassner Otting – STP054

Episode 54- We talk to the whirlwind that is Laura Gassner Otting! With her new book coming out (in April 2019 at time of writing) Laura shares her view on life, what gets in the way, and how we can all enjoy a life without limits! Look at all this stuff we covered: * Laura's background and wide range of experience * Socks (Isle of Wight of course!) * New Year's resolutions * Why there will always be a bigger boat * How Laura uses her calendar (great tips here) * Putting things off * GTD * "Limitless - How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life" * Click on the link above to order/pre-order in the US, or here - To order in the UK * What Consonance means to Laura * The four C's: * Calling * Connection * Contribution * Control * Why following your passion is bad advice * Older entrepreneurs * Your job may not be the reason why you're unhappy with your job * Yep I had to read that twice - but it's correct * Your brain is a liar * What you do needs to match who...

54 MIN2019 FEB 24
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Laura Gassner Otting – STP054

Even Sharper New Year Routines – STP053

Episode 53- In the last of our re-visits to helping you get even SHARPER this year, we go back to episode 30 where we summarised all the good stuff about routines. How is your start of day routine? Is it setting you up for the best you can be each day? And what about your end of day routine - does that help you wind down in the right way? These episodes are definitely worth another listen, which is why we did it! If you'd like to listen to the FULL episodes, the links are here: * Episode 12 (Hello Good Morning) where we cover: * Why you should think about your morning routine * Planning to plan from a personal perspective * Having a morning routine isn't just for people running multi-million pound operations * But if they do it - why shouldn't you? * I've done the research in places likeSuccess magazine, Forbes,Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, David Allen and so on, so you don't have to.Here are some articles for further reading: * (Success link removed as article has since been taken down) ...

22 MIN2019 JAN 22
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Even Sharper New Year Routines – STP053

Even Sharper New Year Goals – STP052

Episode 52- We go back in time, to an episode we originally broadcast in 2017 where we summarised the best ideas we'd found on setting GREAT goals. This version of EP29 is edited to be a bit tighter. We've got rid of the out of date stuff, and kept the good stuff. Wanna set better goals for 2019? Give it a listen. If you'd like to listen to the FULL episodes, the links are here: * Episode 18 (Why Your Goals Aren't Working) where we cover: * The resource out there on setting goals * 5 steps which many people agree on when setting successful goals * 1) Visualising your goal – invoke all of your senses * The brain’s link between sounds, smells and memory * 2) Writing your goal down – using the S.M.A.R.T. acronym * Be Specific about what the goal is * Define how you would Measure whether you’ve achieved the goal * Use ‘Action’ language – Do, Become, Develop * Realistic – either take this literally and make the goals realistic, or take the ‘Big Hairy Audacious’ approach and set...

23 MIN2019 JAN 14
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Even Sharper New Year Goals – STP052
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