Fitness In Post

Do you know the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? And seriously, what the heck does that have to do with building teams anyway?

Why do some teams with similar talent levels succeed and others simply maintain? Why are some families more connected while others are pulling in opposite directions? And why do some companies expand with excitement and others just limp along? CULTURE.

Globally celebrated author, speaker, and though leader Jason Barger has spent years aiming to answer these very questions and more, and he has developed the framework for improving your work culture (as well as all other areas of your life) in his new book 'Thermostat Cultures.'

If you're tired of working for a company or a team that values "busy work" above being productive and actually getting things done, this episode is a must-listen.

If you're exhausted by constant disagreements either with your co-workers (or your spouse or partner) and you want a simple framework to find common ground and move forwards with purpose, this episode is a must-listen.

And most importantly, if you're tired of setting goals and resolutions that never stick and you want 2017 to be different, this episode is a must-listen.

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Topics of Conversation:

  • Jason's experience traveling the world, building houses, and living in airports
  • The interesting ways that observations of airport behavior can apply to daily life
  • Focusing on group compatibility over individual strength
  • The important difference between "Thermometer Mode" and "Thermostat Mode"
  • Learning to promote a work culture of clarity, support, and empowerment
  • Working smarter not harder
  • Setting standards as a community rather than obeying rules
  • Learning to step back an assess before taking steps towards your goals
  • Collaborating within a mission statement
  • The need to Assess, Align, and Articulate in order to build the kind of work culture where you want to achieve your goals together
  • How you can apply these principles to personal relationships

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Jason Barger

Guest Bio:

Jason Barger is a globally celebrated author, speaker, and leadership consultant. His latest book "Thermostat Cultures" launched on 11/17/16 and is receiving a fabulous response!

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of theTHAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep104_JasonBarger.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:44pm PDT

The following is a reading of my blog post The Freelancer's Guide to Building a Dynamic Workstation On the Go.

As a reminder, these blog readings are the perfect excuse to step outside and take a 15 minute walking break.

Useful Links:

Optimize Yourself "5X Challenge"

Blog Post: Ready to Blow Your Paycheck on the Perfect Chair? Read This First.

Sitting Is Killing You, But Standing Isn't The Answer

How To Protect Your Number One Asset: Creativity

Fip Ep71: How Movement Makes You Smarter with John Ratey

FiP Ep83: How being Sedentary Is Killing You with Joan Vernikos

Pivot Seat

Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

Solid Cast Iron Kettlebell (15 LB)

Be well.
Zack Arnold, Creator Fitness In Post

Direct download: FiP_blog308_PortableWorkstation.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

Let's face it: Working in intensely competitive and exhausting creative jobs is hard. Just getting by is often all that's possible, so the mere thought of trying to eat healthy while on a budget, follow the proper career path when all you need right now is a paycheck, and (God forbid) have a personal life outside of your job is downright terrifying.

In the latest installment of the Q&A podcast series Natalie Boschan and I tackle these subjects and more.

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Topics of Conversation:

  • Optimizing your nutrition on a budget
  • Learning to batch-prep your food
  • Zack's tips for new editors navigating the industry
  • Natalie and Zack's approach to food prepping
  • Organizing your grocery list with prices by location
  • How to redirect your career path toward your goals
  • Natalie's early experiences with the post-production industry
  • Setting boundaries for using technology at home
  • Balancing your personal life with a film industry job
  • Zack's experience traversing the strange world of online dating
  • Being honest with the people in your life about your time commitments

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Advancement

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FiP Ep48: Transitioning From Reality to Scripted

FiP 56: Advancing Your Career in Post (What They Don't Teach in Film School), Pt. 1

FiP 57: Advancing Your Career in Post (What They Don't Teach in Film School), Pt. 2

FiP Ep61: Do you Really Need to Go to Film School?

FiP Ep66: How to Systematize Meal Planning

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of theTHAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep103_QA.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:50pm PDT

In many creative industries it is not uncommon to wear a 'Sleep Deprivation Badge of Honor' to the office every morning and champion how hard you work despite barely getting any sleep. Let me put this simply...this needs to stop. NOW.

» Click here to download your FREE Bonus Guide '10 Easy Ways to Start Sleeping Smarter'

There is nothing more detrimental to your energy levels, your productivity, your focus, and your creativity than sleep deprivation. And beyond how poor sleep affects your performance, the long term effects of sleep deprivation are downright terrifying. For example, did you know that if you get less than 6 hours of sleep your cognitive scores and reaction times are equivalent to being legally drunk? And that's just the beginning (unfortunately it gets WAY worse).

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation about the science of sleep with Shawn Stevenson, author of 'Sleep Smarter' as well as the host of "The Model Health Show" which is routinely the #1 health & wellness podcast on iTunes. He's been featured in Forbes, Fox News, ESPN, The Today Show, Men's Health, and many other top publications. If you're interested in taking sleep seriously, Shawn is the guy to help you reach the promise land.

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Topics of Conversation:

  • The detrimental effects the sleep deprivation has on your health
  • Shawn’s history with degenerative disease and his path to healing
  • Prioritizing good sleep above extreme workouts and diets
  • The connection between sex and sleep
  • The importance of sleep quality over duration
  • The effects of working the night shift on your health (hint: It's not good)
  • How looking at a chromosome’s telomeres can tell you how sleep is affecting your lifespan
  • Debunking the myths surrounding daylight's effect on your sleep quality
  • The importance of regular exposure to sunlight
  • Knowing the balance of cortisol and melatonin in your body
  • How exposure to technology affects your sleep quality
  • Eliminating white and blue light from your evening routines for better sleep
  • How alcohol affects your sleep cycle

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Athletic Greens

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life

F.lux

Sleep Smarter Book

FiP Ep95: Deskbound – Standing Up To a Sitting World

Guest Bio:

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of theTHAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep102_Shawn_Stevenson.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58am PDT

I'm commonly asked, "How in the world do you balance so many different projects at once?" In this episode I give away my secret weapon and the foundation of my entire productivity system - GTD.

» Click here to download a summary of the GTD system plus a visual flowchart

In my never ending quest to eliminate as much busy work from my life as possible and take clear action towards my goals, I've spent years navigating the world of productivity and learning everything I can (hence my obsession with Trello). There are so many tools, apps, websites, and resources to help organize your to-do lists, but the fatal flaw of every single one of these tools is just that - they are just tools.

If you are truly interested in learning how to not only get more things done, but also ensure that you get the RIGHT things done, you need more than a shiny tool or a fancy to-do list app: You need a system. And in my opinion, the system that is going to - help you clarify your goals, organize your next actions, and most importantly clear the cobwebs in your head so you free up space to be creative again - is the GTD system developed by my guest David Allen.

Whether your tool of choice is Trello, OmniFocus, or even post-it notes, the GTD system can help alleviate tremendous amounts of stress and anxiety, avoid the never ending busy work, and get you on track to accomplishing your life's work.

Show Sponsor:

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Topics of Conversation:

  • Knowing the relationship between strength and relaxation
  • David's path to studying Zen-spirituality and becoming a master of efficiency
  • The art of being present and engaging with your world
  • How treating your brain like a filing cabinet can be harmful
  • Learning to quantify and manage your tasks in a physical space
  • How you can fuel your brain to maximize creativity
  • Taking the simple steps of the GTD system and freeing your mind form clutter
  • Following the "Two-Minute Rule"
  • Using batching to handle busy-work efficiently
  • The importance of a "Someday, Maybe" knowing which tasks are most urgent
  • Knowing how to factor @Contexts into your project organization
  • Trusting in the inevitability of mistakes and learning to grow through them

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Athletic Greens

FiP Facebook Group

Trello

Getting Things Done (GTD)

FiP Ep23: Hacking Your Productivity with Zack Sexton

FiP Ep38: Task Management and Establishing Rituals

FiP Ep 51: Minimizing Paperwork to Maximize Creativity

FiP Ep93: How to Escape Your Email (And Finally Achieve Inbox Zero)

Guest Bio:

David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company. The David Allen Company is a productivity training and consulting company that provides services designed to increase performance, capacity and aligned execution. They count among their clients some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, including over 40% of Fortune 100 companies.

David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His 30 years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the “Top five executive coaches” in the United States, and as one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership Magazine. Fast Company hailed David Allen “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance. David Allen was named one of the top ten business leaders of 2014 by the American Management Association.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of theTHAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep101_David_Allen.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:52pm PDT

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