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Do you ever get frustrated because your team or family members “just don’t get it” and insist on doing things in a way that’s completely unproductive? If so, you’re not alone. We all struggle with people who are close to us that haven’t yet seen the light when it comes to the way they choose to get things done. If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, you probably feel like this is a battle that you just can’t seem to win. So in this episode, we’re going to share our best strategies for winning over the people closest to you to a productive mindset so you can fix the broken systems in your life. We share 6 ways that you can influence others to change, and talk about what you can do in specific situations to improve efficiency with the people you live and work with while protecting your relationships.

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Cheat Sheet

  • Quick wins for approaching a coworker to help them with email management [2:02]
  • Why pain is a driver for change [11:09]
  • How to lead by example when it comes to productivity [15:18]
  • Why you should show people you are really interested in them when you want to influence them [26:42]
  • How to share what is working for you [35:31]
  • Why you want to teach and educate when the pain is high [43:31]
  • How to use third-person framing to start a teachable moment [51:46]
  • How to frame delicate requests so that they are heeded [55:09]
  • How to get your spouse on-board with productivity mindset [59:19]


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