The Productive Woman | Productivity, Time Management, and Organization for Busy Women
About This Show
A podcast intended to help busy women find the tools and the encouragement to manage their lives, their time, their stress, and their stuff so they can accomplish the things that matter most to them.
Most Recent Episode
Being Present & Productive, with Alissa Smith – TPW113
1 day ago
New Zealand graphic designer and yoga teacher Alissa Smith shares her approach to balancing a life of diverse interests and commitments and being present in whatever you're doing.
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Being present in each area of your life
Alissa Smith is a graphic designer, Les Mills BODYBALANCE® (BODYFLOW® in North America) yoga teacher-in-training, mindfulness meditation teacher, cat lover, aerial hoop enthusiast, and a self-described Kiwi from Auckland, New Zealand.
Alissa left a 14-year job to start a freelance graphic design career. In addition to that work, she teaches yoga as a Lez Mills BodyBalance instructor, and she is completing a 200-hour yoga training, in order to be certified to teach yoga. Alissa also teaches kids yoga through YogaKids.
Keeping track of her schedule is a daily requirement for Alissa, as she works from home on her computer and then needs to be ready to head to the gym to teach yoga.
It is important to Alissa is to be really present in what she is doing at any given time. She can’t be thinking about yoga when designing, and vice versa. For the same reason, Alissa recently deactivated notifications on her phone, knowing that she doesn't need to know everything that is going on at all times. She feels that when you are always receiving notifications, you end up distracted by the sense that there's always some unfinished business.
Balancing interests and commitments
To help maintain the focus she needs, Alissa tries to use a different part of the house for d
Rated 5 out of
Great show and Online Community
I found the TPW podcast a week ago and I'm working my way through the episodes. I love it so far, Laura is very down to earth yet with all that she has going on it's clear that she knows how to be productive! There is also a Facebook Community, Laura gives details in the recent episodes. I took a chance and posted a question there and within the day I had a few responses, including from Laura herself. I couldn't ask for more, check it out! This evening I went for a run just so I had an excuse to listen to TPW :-)
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of
Really great podcast
I love Laura's honesty and natural warmth and she always has helpful tips and things that make you think not only about getting things done - but getting the right things done. Thank you so much for a wonderful program.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of
My new Favorite Podcast
I discovered TPW podcast a few weeks back when I recommitted to consistent exercise. Laura's voice is so comforting and she is very practical and encouraging. The guests she interviews are very interesting and informative. I learn something new when I listen but more importantly,there is always something I can immediately put into practice. Action steps are the way to success. Thank you Laura!
Date published: 2016-09-21