Jeff is a keynote speaker, author of The 5 AM Miracle, host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, and founder of The Rockin’ Productivity Academy. Learn more at JeffSanders.com.
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- [01:00] – Jeff is currently working on his new book The Free Time Formula
- 01:21 – Jeff was on Episode 1136 and 1693 of Entrepreneurs On Fire, so this is his 3rd appearance!
- [01:40] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: Taking things that seem complex and making them as simple as possible
- [03:07] – While writing his next book, Jeff realized that he has a problem that has been bugging him
- [03:35] – “I was my own problem”
- [04:05] – Sometimes, we just have to get out of our own way
- [04:25] – Jeff shares his experience that led him to be rushed to the ER
- [04:31] – Last spring, Jeff was working on more than 18 projects
- [04:48] – In just two weeks, he got swamped
- [04:56] – Jeff was trying to eat his salad when he choked on his food
- [05:13] – Jeff felt that he was about to have a heart attack, but it was actually an esophageal spasm
- [05:40] – One of the causes of esophageal spasm is stress
- [06:03] – After that, Jeff learned that if he has to do something, to do what creates the biggest impact
- [06:23] – “I’m really shifting gears”
- [06:41] – During his stressful season, Jeff overbooked his calendar
- [07:46] – Jeff’s mission now is to prioritize what matters most and to schedule specific time for handling problems that might pop up
- [08:00] – JLD uses Muse, which is a device that will measure your brain signals during meditation sessions
- [08:43] – Jeff loves to meditate
- 10:19 – Wim Hof has done tons of interviews and there’s one with Rich Roll
- [11:00] – Jeff started with his minimalistic life three years ago
- [11:11] – It had a dramatic impact on Jeff and he applied minimalism to other aspects of his life as well
- [11:31] – The biggest part of minimalism is saying “no”
- [11:37] – There will be so many things you say “yes” to, which aren’t really important
- [11:50] – When Jeff learned how to say “no” more often, he got to commit more of his time to important things
- [12:48] – Jeff is able to focus better after giving up one or two things
- [13:08] – When you say “yes” to something, you’re actually saying “no” to everything else
- [16:00] – Jeff loves to ask himself questions to pinpoint what matters the most
- [16:12] – Jeff also asks his audience about his podcast at the end of every episode
- [16:30] –The more questions you ask, the more perspective you have in life and the clearer the picture is regarding where you actually are and where you want to go next
- [17:28] – Jeff writes action plans that he can work with
- [17:44] – Increase productivity
- [18:01] – Jeff focuses on how he talks with other people, how often he talks to them, and how they talk back
- [18:28] – When Jeff had his day job, there was a time he isolated himself from his co-workers
- [19:45] – Boundaries will set you free
- [20:00] – The Rockin’ Productivity Academy will launch in October
- 21:11 – Find out more about Jeff on his website
- [21:16] – Jeff always asks himself, what will the hero of my story do now?
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