back arrowView show

012. Saying No Episode


Episode description

How to decide when to say no
  • The Derek Sivers way: “Hell yeah” or “No”
  • If you're in unfamiliar territory: “Hell no” or “Let’s try”
  • Many decisions aren’t permanent
Finish what’s on your plate first
  • Identify the commitments that are important to you and your values
  • What are your priorities?
  • Where does an opportunity fit in?
  • Goal: don’t dilute yourself
Alternate Strategies
  • Stop thinking in terms of “yes” and “no” and make a counter-proposal
  • You don’t need to respond to everything that comes your way
  • Ask about when your decision should be made
  • Defer until you have the time or it becomes urgent
Making Boundaries
  • Make Yourself Valuable!
"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." -Advice from Ron Swanson

★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

episodes iconMore Episodes

029. Public Speaking

September 15th, 2019

In this episode
  • The value in public speaking for you and your audience
  • How to understand your audience by researching the conference
  • Different ways …

028. Event Planning with Jessica D'Amico

September 1st, 2019

Where we plan eventsAs self-employed folks, events are a great way to …

027. Productive Creativity with Pete Sena

August 18th, 2019

  • Pete Sena (@petesena) is the founder, CEO, and CCO of Digital Surgeons, a design, branding, and digital marketing consultancy
  • Pete …

026. Morning Momentum - The Post-Sleepy Episode

August 4th, 2019

How to build momentum in your day
  • First, have a good night of sleep (see episode 1)
  • Erik drinks a high-calorie, low-sugar coffee shake (thanks, …

025. Productive Podcasting

July 21st, 2019


024. Mid-Year Grab Bag and Review

July 7th, 2019

  • Any active desktop issues with Endgame?
  • The unexpected is so memorable, even for simple things like going to the movies
Sleep, habits, …

023. 3 Hat Productivity with Christian Genco

June 23rd, 2019


022. Journaling with Will Gant

June 9th, 2019

  • Will Gant is a co-host of the Complete Developer Podcast
  • How Will and Leo met 
  • Will's lightning talk at MicroConf
What's in Will's …

021. Staying Organized with Idea Management

May 26th, 2019

  • A little about Jonathan Baillie Strong and how he met Leo
  • Jonathan's best practices for attending a conference
  • Jonathan's daily work

019. The Optimization Trap

April 28th, 2019

One way to be ok at productivity is to avoid the premature optimization trap.
  • Premature optimization is when you try to improve a process before …

018. Atomic Habits by James Clear - Part 2

April 14th, 2019

Motivation, Motion, and Action
  • Be specific about your habits!
  • From the book:
    • People who make a specific plan for when and where they will perform a …

017. Atomic Habits by James Clear - Part 1

March 31st, 2019

Overall Review Leo's take:I have read many self-help books. I have never found a book so condensed with information. This is a book I found with many takeaways and lessons. I can tell this is a book James had been …

016. Productivity Apps Episode

March 17th, 2019


015. The One Thing Episode

March 3rd, 2019

We asked /r/productivity on Reddit what one thing has had the most benefit to productivity. Lots of great answers and explanations, some answers came …

014. Project Breakdown Episode

February 24th, 2019

Breaking down large projects
  • Work is rarely handed to us in small, easily achievable pieces
  • Breaking a project down into small pieces gives you a map

013. Productive Parenting Episode

February 3rd, 2019

Adjust your definition of "productive"
  • Raising and loving children is productive
  • Don’t over strain yourself
  • Your priorities change once you have …

011. Year in Review Episode

January 18th, 2019

Covered in this episode
  • New Years Resolutions vs Year in Review
  • The importance of reflection and guidance
  • How a Year in Review helps give direction …

010. Dealing with Time Wasters Episode

January 16th, 2019

Previous Episodes Covered in this episode:
  • What is a time waster?
  • What time of …

009. Working On Your Own Episode

November 12th, 2018

Leo and Erik talk about their experience working on their own and staying sane. They give tips on knowing if you are the right fit, how to be prepared financially, how to stay organizing, and maintain a reasonable …

008. Travel Tips Episode

August 30th, 2018

Erik Gillespie and Leo Dion give some travel recommendations depending on your situation. Whether you are looking to budget travel on a family vacation or its business travel to a conference,  this episode has some …

007. List #2 – Top Apps Episode

June 29th, 2018

In the second part of our episode, Leo goes over the productivity apps he uses for time tracking, scheduling, todo lists, reminders, and note-taking.

006. List #1 – Top Disciplines Episode

June 4th, 2018

In the first of a two-part episode, Erik discusses his list of top disciplines which have helped him the most.
Music by Leah Fitch

Show Notes and Links

005. Quick Decision Episode

May 10th, 2018

In this episode, Leo and Erik discuss how to make decisions quickly and what are the factors which help making the right decision.

Music by Leah Fitch

003. Goals and Actions Episode

March 13th, 2018

In this episode, we expand on goals and resolutions and Leo’s thoughts on how to get there. Erik talks about his motivations for reaching goals. And …

002. New Year’s Episode

December 31st, 2017

In the second episode, we talk about reaching “good enough” as opposed to perfection, Leo talks about his views on New Year’s resolutions, and Erik …

001. A Sleepy Episode

December 21st, 2017

In the first episode, we talk about our rough goals for the podcast, how Erik’s low-key weekend went, as well as how good sleep habits help our …
Loading ...

Download the RadioPublic app for
 FREE and never miss an episode.

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store