The world is changing rapidly. Every day there seems to be a new product or app released that helps us live more efficiently.
These new efficiency-focused advancements have now made their way into our homes. And I’m welcoming them with open arms. The less time I spend on meaningless time-consuming activities, the better my life will be.
Here are 4 gift ideas that will help you stay up with the latest technology trends and make your home more efficient (and fun).
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In the spirit of helping you find fun gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season, I’ve compiled a short list of business travel essentials that I love.
Also, I’ve included some that I have on my “want” list (maybe I’m hoping Santa will see my blog – does he get wi-fi in the North Pole?)
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The more I think about it, talk about it and research it, I feel like “date night” might be one of the most important investments we can make for our long-term family happiness.
I know it’s something that I’m personally working on. With two small kids and the responsibilities of life, date night sometimes takes a backseat.
That changes now!
On today’s show, we’re going to do three things:
- We’re going to hear from professional writer, podcaster and YouTuber, Martin Dasko. Since he focuses most of his content on personal finance and dating from a single guy’s perspective, he’s going to tell us married folks can spice up our marriages without going broke.
- After our chat with Martin, I’m going to interview Kristen Manieri, the founder of Do Good Date Night. Kristen started this organization to help couples have an opportunity to give back in their community while having fun with their spouses.
- After we get inspired by Kristen, I’m going to share my top 3 takeaways so you can start creating some epic date nights with your spouse.
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As young parents, we can easily lose our identity. If we’re not feeding, clothing and cleaning up after our children, then we’re at our full-time jobs grinding away trying to pay the bills.
Where is the “me” time?
When do I get time for my hobbies and interests?
That’s what I’m exploring today with my special guest, Mark Bovair.
Mark is a single father of 3 who hails from the great state of Michigan (like me). Personally, I really enjoy his conversations and perspective around fatherhood, balancing work with a pursuit of your passions and discovering who you really are.
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If you’ve been married and working full-time for a while, you know the importance of quality time spent with your spouse. This is a chance to catch up, to talk about fun memories and make new ones together.
Unfortunately, our busy careers can make these quality get-togethers really difficult most days. There are late nights at work, deadlines and out-of-town trips. But …
- What if you woke up on Monday morning and you didn’t have to go into the office?
- What if there were no more business trips and no more work-related deadlines?
- How would that enhance your relationship with your spouse?
To answer these questions, I’ve invited Tanja Hester and Mark Bunge on the show today. After 10 years of marriage and 6 years of diligent savings, this young couple decided to retire from their busy careers in late 2017 and give more time to their marriage.
At 38 and 41, Tanja and Mark have regained the best years of their lives. As early retirees, they are pursuing their passion for the outdoors, travel and spending more quality time together.
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Who hates student loan debt, but loves sex?
Yeah, me too!
Before my interview with Shannon McNay and Erin Wiley, I didn’t realize how these two topics were so intertwined.
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A couple of weeks ago, I had an impactful conversation with Author Curt Steinhorst about his new book Can I Have Your Attention. The focus of that interview was all about how distraction affects our work and home lives.
That interview with Curt really hit home for me. I think it’s because Curt and I are in a very similar spot in life. We’re both busy with our work, but we also want to be fun-loving Dads and supportive husbands. Focus is required to be successful in all of these areas.
I’m all about improvement and action. I’ve outlined 7 things that I’m working to improve following my conversation with Curt. These action steps will help me enhance both my work and home life.
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Distraction can come in all different forms. It can be from unnecessary chit-chat with your colleagues at work, smartphone notifications or even being the “always on” parent. The constant challenge of blocking out the “noise” and focusing on the most important task can sometimes feel impossible.
Today, we’re going to conquer distraction together. The goal for today’s episode is to help you win back your time, your attention and your focus.
I’ve invited a guest who is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. Workplace consultant and author Curt Steinhorst joins us on the podcast today to discuss his new book “Can I Have Your Attention*?”. This new book focuses on inspiring better work habits and getting stuff done in a constantly connected workplace.
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Tomorrow is the 241st anniversary of the United States of America declaring its independence from Great Britain. While I’m preparing to spend a fun family day filled with hot dogs, beers, and fireworks, I remembered that I also made a declaration of my own at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. We’re halfway done with the year so I thought I’d check in, share my progress and hopefully, you’ll do the same with me.
In December, I declared that I would do two things by the end of the year: Pay off my mortgage and run my first marathon. So where am I in my progress?
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Over the last 6 months, we’ve reviewed a lot of ways that you can win with money. We’ve discussed debt elimination, investment strategies and how to increase your income. And today, we’re going to review a topic that is important to a lot of people out there. We’re going to chat about how you can have a career you truly love.
In 2014, Gallup reported over 1.3 billion people in the world have a full-time job working for an employer. Those 1.3 billion people (this includes me) work 8 hours per day, 5 days per week and at least 50 weeks per year. We give our lives to our careers. Some of us spend more time with our colleagues than our own families at times.
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