Working Smarter Not Harder: Mastering Mindful Productivity to Gain Precious Time with Dr. Bryan Robinson & Natalie Sisson

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 15, 2020 

How many people have gone to their deathbed wishing they would have worked more and spent less of their precious time doing things they enjoyed? It’s probably safe to assume, not many people. So, why continue to reply to questions with “I’ve been busy”, “I haven’t had the time”, or “I can’t, I have to work”? Why do we voluntarily restrict our personal freedom for our work? Host Lisa Kamen speaks with two influencers who found ways to enjoy life more by injecting mindfulness and productivity into their work to improve their times. Dr. Bryan Robinson describes his time as a workaholic and how he turned his life around when he set boundaries for himself. And, Natalie Sisson tells how she created her business, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, to run efficiently without her.

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Dr. Bryan Robinson — The Key to Work Smarter is Staying #Chill:

  • Dr. Bryan Robinson was hiding his work habits from those he loved before he realized he was as addicted. [2:45]
  • The symptoms of workaholism, how workaholics view the world, and the effect workaholism has on personal relationships. [6:20]
  • How telecommuters can set boundaries for themselves and for loved ones. [17:26]
  • Dr. Bryan Robinson shares tips on how to deal with loneliness. [26:35]

Dr. Bryan Robinson, guetst of Work Smarter Not Harder: Mastering Mindful Productivity to Gain Precious Time with & Natalie SissonDr. Bryan E. Robinson is a licensed psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He currently has a blog on Psychology Today called “The Right Mindset”. He has been interviewed by Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among countless other magazines. Robinson’s prior books have been published in thirteen different languages. He is a leading expert on work addiction and the use of time.

Book: #CHILL: Turn off Your Job and Turn on Your Life


Bryan Robinson Website

@brtherapist on Twitter

@RobinsonBryanE on Facebook


Natalie Sisson — Productivity Tools for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Work Smarter:

  • Natalie describes the joy of having the freedom to live life on her own terms by working smarter. [33:02]
  • The Suitcase Entrepreneur describes sales funnels, how she monetizes her message, and her residual revenue streams. [36:19]
  • Natalie shares her best productivity tips to work smarter. [40:54]
  • Strategies and tools to help shift your mindset, transform your life, and the best way to live an amazing life. [49:20]

Natalie Sisson, guetst of Work Smarter Not Harder: Mastering Mindful Productivity to Gain Precious Time with Dr. Bryan RobinsonNatalie Sisson is a New Zealand entrepreneur and adventurer currently living on her dream lifestyle property in her home country, and the rest of the time out of her suitcase, traveling the world while running her business and going on adventures. She’s a bestselling author, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, and a sought-after speaker, having spoken at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells, Problogger, FinCon, Social Media Marketing World, SociaLight, and more. The Huffington Post named her one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017.

Book: The Freedom Plan: Redesign Your Business to Work Less, Earn More and Be Free.

Natalie Sisson Website

Suitcase Entreprenuer Website

@nataliesisson and @suitcasepreneur on Twitter

Natalie Sisson on Facebook

Natalie Sisson on Instagram

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“Our emotions are contagious.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Regardless of what you are doing in life, your job can consume you and take over.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“#Chill is not just about kicking back with a beer watching a football game. It's also about paying attention to how we react to life's curveballs.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“#Chill is a place we find inside of ourselves that widens as we start to practice.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Learn training strategies to put mindfulness into action.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“#Chill is being in the present moment and being aware of what we are thinking.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“A workaholic is someone on the ski slopes dreaming about being back in the office. A healthy worker or a #chill worker is in the office dreaming about being on the ski slopes.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“All we have to do is turn on the evening news to see how reactive people have become.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Ask not how life is treating you, ask how you are treating life.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet “Life is not personal it's gonna throw us curveballs. We have to be conscious and mindful of how we deal with it.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Use curiosity instead of self-judgment and judgment of others.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet “Everyone is carrying something they are struggling with on the inside. When we know that it's easier to be compassionate.” @brtherapist on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“I imagine if we all make a commitment to be more merciful in our days, especially with ourselves, we get to #Chill.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The biggest tip I can give people is for them to really understand their why. Why do they do the work they do?” @suitcasepreneur on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The more freedom you want the more disciplined you have to be.” @suitcasepreneur on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Because we can't always be expected to motivate ourselves but it's really important we keep on planning how we want life to happen and then take action on it.” @NatalieSisson on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“I can get so much more done by hiring smart, talented people at a very affordable rate.” @suitcasepreneur on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet




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