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Start loving Mondays! Courtney and Blake give you practical tips and proven strategies for increasing your focus so you can be more productive than ever before. Based on the proven Full Focus method used in the Full Focus Planner™ they'll help you banish distractions and get the right stuff done so you can start loving Mondays again. They also speak with guests and listeners who share their own productivity tips to help you make the most of every day. It's the most productive podcast on the internet!
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Sometimes, just writing down everything you have to do is overwhelming. You feel discouraged before you even begin. And seeing it all in one place still leaves you stretched thin and running from one obligation to the next. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? This episode is an invitation to reevaluate your to-do list. We’ll walk you through four questions you can ask yourself to stop doing the work that drives you crazy and start making your best contribution to your business. When you do, you’ll have the peace of mind and confidence that comes from knowing you can accomplish what’s required of you. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why some tasks don’t actually need to get done How to eliminate needless decision-making through creating habits Often overlooked opportunities to delegate tasks One practice that will help you stop overestimating how much you can accomplish in a single day Two kinds of tasks you can schedule to relieve stress today This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by Full Focus Learning, a brand-new training resource that helps you maximize productivity and master your Full Focus tools. Did we mention it's free? Experience Full Focus Learning today at
There are few setbacks more discouraging than stalling halfway into a goal. It’s easy to think you need to “just try harder”—but sometimes, what you actually need is a little help. But how can you help someone help you on your goal achievement journey? Verbs, Blake, and Neal dive into this question in this story-filled episode. They’ll highlight four key contributions anyone can make to support your goal progress. You’ll finally be able to enlist help to get unstuck—or help someone you love do the same. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why encouragement is actually simpler than you think The power of perspective to challenge the stories we tell ourselves Why solidarity matters—and how to practice it A challenge to see yourself as more than a self-improvement project Types of feedback you can request to take you further on your goals
How do you align your rituals with your spouse? How can you make sure your Daily Big 3 aren’t at odds? How can you use the Weekly Preview to navigate the logistics of the coming week together? If you’re married, want to be married, or know people who are married, this episode is for you. We’ve heard your questions about using Full Focus tools with a partner—so today, Blake and Verbs are joined by their spouses to offer some answers. In this episode, you’ll discover— How the planner can keep homeschool moms sane Why Blake has middle school band to thank for his marriage Four questions you can answer with your spouse to prepare for the week Apps to consider adding to your morning ritual Why the planner can be your best friend for making room for family time
The people you love matter more than anything else. But it’s easy to overlook setting relational goals, and hard to know where to start. You don’t want your relationships to drift aimlessly. But what should you do? We’ve got a few ideas. This practical, feel-good episode brings together new and old voices for a brainstorming session for the ages. We’ll walk through four categories to consider as you create relational goals—dropping in examples, stories, and encouragement that will inspire you to get creative about how you invest in the people you love most. In this episode, you’ll discover— How to make time together more meaningful Resources for improving your understanding of connection Small habits with big relational impact Why a new adventure might be exactly what your relationship needs What a “bike party” is—and why you should care This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by our Date Night Download, a free resource that prompts healthy discussions with your significant other. Download your copy today at
You always knew pursuing your goal would be hard. But now, it really is. The excitement has ebbed. Roadblocks, old and new, are slowing you down. Discouragement is eating away at your motivation. You need to find a way forward. But how? We’ve been there, and we’ve discovered the solution in a simple principle: self-coaching. When you practice these four self-coaching essentials, you’ll be able to overcome obstacles and keep moving forward. Soon, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goals—and becoming someone new along the way. In this episode, you’ll discover— The good news about 100% of the challenges you’ve faced The questions you need to ask yourself honestly Why pursuing your goals an exercise in integrity How to power your persistence What happens to your goals when you don’t give yourself grace This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by our Full Focus referral program. Send $10 to a friend and earn $10 for yourself at
Sunday night can bring with it a sense of dread. You’ve enjoyed a brief reprieve from the chaos of the week, but now Monday is looming. You don’t hate your job; you’re just not ready to dive back into a mountain of tasks. The solution isn’t a longer weekend. It’s a better plan. This episode unpacks the Weekly Preview—the tool we’ve designed to help you start loving Mondays again. When you get into the habit of looking back and looking forward, you’ll start each week with the motivation, knowledge, and focus you need to accomplish your most important work and progress toward your goals. In this episode, you’ll discover— The kinds of wins to notice—and why you need to celebrate them Where to find the information that’s essential for goal progress A simple step to improve your peace of mind How to prevent getting swept away by what feels urgent The power of turning goals into weekly objectives
You love the way the Full Focus Planner simplifies your life, but if you’re honest, you’re not using it as a goal achievement tool. There are too many demands vying for your attention to think about goals. You want to use your planner to its full potential—but where should you start? In Part II of our miniseries on our top planner tools, we’re diving into the Goal Detail Page. This simple tool can help you leverage the power of goal achievement to create the life you’ve always wanted. Featuring insight from special guest Marissa Hyatt, this episode will empower you to start getting the most from your planner every quarter.  In this episode, you’ll discover— Why clarity leads to progress The key to staying motivated How seeing your goals leads to action A free tool for keeping your goals visible The #1 way to overcome procrastination
It’s so simple, it’s almost elementary. But this one tool can single-handedly cause your days to become more productive and less overwhelming. You’ll be able to accomplish more by doing less. It’s not magic—it’s the Daily Big Three. The Daily Big Three is the most foundational tool of the Full-Focus Planner. If you don’t know where to start or simply need a refresh, we’ll walk you through what the Daily Big Three is, why it matters, and how to leverage and adapt it throughout your weeks.    You can stop ending the day feeling dazed with a half-finished to-do list. Narrow your focus and boost your confidence with the power of the Daily Big Three. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why the Daily Big Three might just help you sleep better The danger of drift—and how the Daily Big Three combats it The power of connecting your annual goals to daily actions How the Pareto Principle applies to your productivity How and when to set your Daily Big Three
You’ve set SMARTER goals you’re excited about. Now what? You don’t want to stall your momentum, but your goals are risky enough that you’re not quite sure what to do next. Planning does little good without action. But figuring out how to move forward is simpler than you think. By asking yourself four simple questions, you can start making progress toward your goals—and keep going until you reach the finish line. In this episode, you’ll discover— How to know if your first step is too big The power of the next three steps to get you where you want to go Why you shouldn’t try to tackle a goal alone The relationship between seeing your goals and accomplishing them Why staying connected with your desire is essential for success This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by our Full Focus Planner Annual Subscriptions. Get a year's supply of Full Focus Planners to power a year of achievement at
Celebration isn’t a luxury. It’s essential. Without it, we lose sight of how far we’ve come—and undermine our motivation as a result. The truth is, we could all use a little more encouragement, especially in a year like 2020. That’s why today, we’re celebrating you. We asked our listeners to submit real wins from the past year, and you delivered. So join us for this community-wide celebration. You’re bound to learn something new along the way. In this episode, you’ll discover— Courtney’s big news Three reasons ce;ebration is important Why Michael has been able to spend more time with his daughter How Orlagh got well on her way to writing a book A Q&A call from Marianna, a self-proclaimed Full-Focus “groupie” with great questions about leveraging an Executive Assistant
There’s so much possibility when you’re planning for a new year. It’s easy to want to want to see drastic improvements in every area of life all at once. But that’s a recipe for missing the mark—and burnout. The solution? You need a strategy for knowing what to tackle, when. That’s why we’re taking a closer look at four considerations for determining when to tackle your goals. When you stop sabotaging your goal achievement and start tackling the right goals at the right time, you’ll be able to go further, faster. You’ll finally be able to design a plan for your best year ever that you’ll stick to year-round. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why you can’t put every area of your life under construction at once How to pick the goals that have the highest leverage What to consider if you’re only excited about work How to balance your number of habit and achievement goals Our farewell to Courtney as she prepares to go maternity leave This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by Your Best Year Ever Live, a virtual event to help you set powerful goals for the new year. Claim your seat today at
“Can’t” is a powerful word. It can make you feel trapped, discouraged and small. It undermines your confidence and your results. And it’s a dead giveaway that you’re being held hostage by a limiting belief. We’ve been there, and we’ve got good news. You can exchange limiting beliefs for liberating truths by following four straightforward steps. When you do, you’ll stop seeing the world through the lens of scarcity and embrace greater possibility. You’ll feel empowered and hopeful—motivated to make a larger impact than ever before. In this episode, you’ll discover— Tips for spotting a belief that’s holding you back Practical examples of how our thinking limits our success How to upgrade your thinking Steps to make your better beliefs stick Why you need to grapple with 2020 before you plan for 2021 Upgrading your thinking is just the start of designing 2021. Take the next step and join us for our goal-achievement course, Your Best Year Ever, by visiting
And just like that, it’s December. You’re in the home stretch of your quarterly goals and looking ahead at the new year. But there’s a problem: you’re not feeling motivated. Your Q4 goals feel like a grind and setting new goals for 2021 sounds like a chore. We’ve been there. The good news is, you’re not the problem. Your goals are. After years of helping people set and pursue goals, we’ve discovered one characteristic that multiplies motivation and results. You need riskier goals. In this episode, the Full Focus team is joined by Michael Hyatt to discuss why setting risky goals is the key to success. They’ll show you how adopting this single change will supercharge your motivation, boost your success, and help you become who you want to be. In this episode, you’ll discover— What the SMART acronym gets wrong about goal setting Why doubt, uncertainty, and fear mean you’re on the right track How risk sparks innovation What makes quiet, confident belief contagious An invitation to design your future at Your Best Year Ever
The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year—but inevitably, the season feels chaotic. It seems impossible to really be present when so much is happening. And being spread thin can undermine your productivity during the most important quarter of the year. It doesn’t have to feel like the next few weeks are happening to you. We’ve identified four steps to help you thrive this holiday season. When you follow them, you’ll stop being swept away and start being present for what matters most. In this episode, you’ll discover— How to set and communicate realistic expectations Why you may need to adapt your habits Tips for making sure your most important priorities happen The advantage of resisting FOMO and exercising your “No” muscle A special segment with a guest caller that will leave you looking forward to your quarterly preview This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by our daily holiday specials, 12 Days of Christmas. Sign up at
It’s easy to be discouraged after a year like 2020. But when we see ourselves as the victims in a narrative, we give up the only thing we always have control over—our response. The solution? We need to practice gratitude. Gratitude changes the way we experience the world. It opens us up to new possibilities. It builds up the relationships that matter most. It helps us persevere, even when faced with uncertainty. Gratitude is encouraging in the truest sense: it gives us courage. That’s why this Thanksgiving special is all about gratitude. We’ll delve into why gratitude matters and how you can cultivate it. Then, we’ll practice a little gratitude of our own. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why gratitude can lead to hope The difference an abundance mindset can make How gratitude drives connection Simple ways you can integrate gratitude into your life Why Courtney and Verbs are grateful for listeners like you This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale. Visit to get up to 50% off select products today.
Somehow, it’s already noon—and you’ve accomplished nothing you intended to. You started the day with good intentions. But then, you had a string of morning meetings and split your time between too many tasks. Now, the day is half gone and you feel like it’s been wasted. We know what it’s like to feel at the mercy of your day. But we’ve discovered how to leverage the power of rhythms to start each day with clarity and confidence. That’s why we’re unpacking the three simple practices of a workday startup ritual built for breakthrough. At last, you’ll stop wondering where the day went and start each day with a clear path to success. In this episode, you’ll discover— Why setting your priorities boosts productivity How to balance the meetings you need to attend and the work you need to accomplish What to do to prevent your inbox from derailing your day And, a special segment with a Full Focus community member about why goal setting and self care might just be the solution to feeling unmotivated
You’re convinced journaling is a good idea, but you just can’t seem to get started. You have a laundry list of reasons—there’s no time, getting started is overwhelming, or you just can’t seem to find a rhythm that works. But you’re tired of watching yourself make the same mistakes and lose out on personal and professional growth.  Here’s the good news: you’re not the first person who’s tried to start a journaling practice. Our team, representing a range of journaling experience, just finished a 30-day experiment with the brand-new Full Focus Journal. In this episode, we’ll dive into what we learned and invite you to try an experiment of your own by joining us for a community-wide journaling challenge.  In this episode, you’ll discover— How to fine-tune when and where you journal Why you might need to “mature” your view of journaling The value of prioritizing journaling in challenging seasons How journaling shapes the way you move through your day What makes accountability so powerful—and how you can leverage it This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by our new Full Focus Journal and Black Executive Pocket planner. Get them today at
You want to live with intention. But life happens so quickly that you feel like you’re just reacting. The world feels chaotic and you’re wearing thin. This can’t really be living, can it? We know what it’s like to long to feel grounded and confident about the life you’re leading. To get there, you’ll need to go beyond accomplishing your most important work. You need to learn from your life, shape your thinking, and cultivate self-awareness. In this episode, we take a practical look at journaling—what it is, why it matters, and how it fits into the Full Focus System. Whether you’re a tried-and-true journaler or just not the journaling type, you’ll learn how engaging in regular reflection can help you get more out of your work—and your life. In this episode, you’ll discover— How journaling changes what you notice day-to-day Why even people who don’t like writing should journal The difference journaling for just 15 minutes can make in your day How journaling helps boost one of the most important skills of a leader What’s happening next week—don’t miss this sneak peek! This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by Michael Hyatt's Countdown to 2021. Join this exclusive newsletter and free community of like-minded achievers who are committed to turning 2020's disappointments into 2021's greatest successes. Learn more at
You’ve mapped out your ideal week, but it never happens—and it’s hard not to blame your partner, spouse or roommate. It seems like you can never get on the same page, and that’s a problem when your lives are so intertwined. The miscommunication and foiled plans are creating tension that’s driving you crazy. We’ve been there, and we’ve got good news. The problem isn’t a person. It’s your plan. You can collaborate to create a shared ideal week that helps both people experience success and feel supported. All you have to do is follow four straightforward steps. When you do, you’ll stop having your ideal week derailed and start experiencing the benefits of designing your days. And, you’ll overcome the relational disconnect and finally feel like you and your partner are on the same team again. In this episode, you’ll discover— How to identify and communicate the most important parts of your ideal week Why prioritizing your partner is key to mutual support What question to ask when your ideal week is in conflict with your partner’s Why you should treat integrating your ideal weeks like an experiment How to improve your shared ideal week over time This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by Michael Hyatt's Countdown to 2021. Join this exclusive newsletter and free community of like-minded achievers who are committed to turning 2020's disappointments into 2021's greatest successes. Learn more at
You want to do your best work and support the people you love. But interruptions to your workday are taking a toll on your focus and ability to do your important work. You hate feeling pulled in multiple directions—like you have to choose between your work and your family. You can accomplish your most important work without sacrificing your most important relationships. As parents, spouses, and full-time employees, we’ve been there. And we’ve developed proactive strategies that help us invest in the people and work that we love. When you implement them, you’ll be able to minimize interruptions and increase your productivity without sacrificing the relationships that mean the most. This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by Michael Hyatt's Countdown to 2021. Join this exclusive newsletter and free community of like-minded achievers who are committed to turning 2020's disappointments into 2021's greatest successes. Learn more at
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mahnaz Jps

wow man you just made my day!I'm a wolf and now is the beginning of day and i'm in the middle of my high leverage work!!My good now I can skip it!!& put it off!!yyyesss!!than youuu guyss😁👍❤

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