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159: Who Else Wants More Energy at Work?

159: Who Else Wants More Energy at Work?

Are you ready to unlock your full potential by prioritizing health and fitness?

In this episode, I share a surprising revelation from my time at the gym that transformed my perspective on career success. From casual encounters with gym buddies to discovering they were top executives, I realized a common thread: the correlation between physical fitness and professional achievement.

I delve into why a strong body is crucial for a strong mind and how prioritizing health can elevate performance in all areas of life.

Join me as I challenge engineering leaders to become subject matter experts not only in their technical fields but also in sleep, movement, and nutrition. Discover simple yet powerful ways to optimize energy levels and unlock your full potential.

So press play and let’s chat about maximizing performance through holistic well-being.

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157: Learn to Say More with Less Words | Executive Communication

157: Learn to Say More with Less Words | Executive Communication

In this episode, I reflect on a recent coaching session with an engineering leader named David, who struggled to articulate his career challenges concisely.

I share how, despite his impressive background, David’s long-winded communication hindered his progress. From experiences like this, I’ve learned the critical importance of clear and concise communication in career advancement.

I delve into how engineers, like myself, often fall into the trap of verbosity, but mastering concise communication is essential for success. Whether it’s in emails or conversations, brevity saves time and fosters clarity. By adopting this habit, engineers can project authority, autonomy, and decisiveness, crucial qualities for effective leadership.

Join me as I discuss the power of concise communication and its transformative impact on career growth.

So press play and let’s chat about leveling up your communication game!

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156: Why Some Engineers Should Definitely Start a Consulting Business with Jay Aigner

156: Why Some Engineers Should Definitely Start a Consulting Business with Jay Aigner

In this episode, you’ll get to meet Jay Aigner. He is a consulting evangelist.

You may relate with Jay, who had his first kid at age 19, in college, 1000 miles from home. He graduated, got a job in his dream industry and worked the 9-5 grind for years.

Eventually a new challenge presented itself … get his wife out of working as an overnight long-term pediatric nurse.

What is your challenge? Why is your current life no longer acceptable? Most importantly, what’s the solution?

For Jay, it was consulting.

Fast-forward a few years later, he grew JDAQA, his company, from a one man software testing consultancy based on his 9-5 experience to a 7-figure testing agency powerhouse with 60+ employees. Jay is a father of 5, amateur astrophotographer, student pilot, hockey player, and podcast host as well.

His unique 5 for 5 morning routine is his foundation for crushing results, and we cover that and more in this powerful conversation.

So press play and let’s chat… it’s time to get off the fence and get clear on your consulting business!

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153: How to Master the Calendar and Get More Done

153: How to Master the Calendar and Get More Done

In this episode, we discuss a common struggle we engineers face: mastering our calendars.

Inspired by an email from a listener named Will, who felt overwhelmed and struggled to get things done, we explore the crucial skill of calendar management.

I share five actionable tips, from guarding your best hours to winning the morning, to help you take control of your time. These tips are just the tip of the iceberg – there are seven more waiting for you in the downloadable PDF scorecard.

Remember, you have all the time there is, and by implementing these strategies, you can shift from feeling overwhelmed to experiencing joy and flow.

So press play and let’s chat about reclaiming your calendar and mastering your time.

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108: Create Peace and Compound Progress with True Priority

108: Create Peace and Compound Progress with True Priority

In this episode, discover the secrets to effective prioritization and how that can multiply peace and progress in your engineering career.

I’m going to dive into two major problems hindering prioritization: lack of clarity, and surrendering to others’ priorities.

We will implement practical solutions for you right now, including my “two by two” tactic for daily wins, and the art of saying “no” strategically.

By taking control of your priority and embracing courage, you can and will unlock your full potential for success.

So press play and let’s chat… it’s time to crush comfort and create a life of purposeful prioritization!

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105: How to Reduce Stress and Improve Daily

105: How to Reduce Stress and Improve Daily

In this episode, I’m going to share with you the single mindset shift that has helped me prevent burnout permanently for myself and hundreds of engineering leaders around the world.

And the best part is that this one is EASY to take action on.

Maybe you have had a lot of success lately, and don’t feel stressed or burned out.

Congrats, that’s good news! But here’s something to remember…

Success does not mean you have no problems.

So press play and let’s chat… it’s time to reduce stress and improve our lives every single day!

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