On today’s episode, I spent time speaking with Tonya Dalton. Tonya Dalton started her first business in 2009 working out of her home juggling two small kids. By 2011, she had grown the business to the point where her husband could leave corporate America. The company continued to flourish, but something was missing. In 2014, she closed up shop to follow her true passion, inkWELL Press ®—a company centered around productivity tools, training and education. Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox, and her online productivity course, The liveWELL Method™
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Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert who believes that too many people feel overwhelmed with all that they have to do each day. She owns inkWELL Press, a business focused on helping others use productivity to pursue big goals and end each day feeling satisfied and successful. Her messages about productivity, goals, and purpose have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox.
Specifics that we covered on the show include:
- On how Tonya got into productivity (1:50)
- The idea of the “north star” (2:50)
- On how to help people who get sidetracked from their productivity goals (7:02)
- On productivity frameworks or systems (11:15)
- On women being productivity experts (15:30)
- On productivity apps (18:50)
- On people trying to do things all at once (23:58)
- Things that Tonya still struggles with when it comes to productivity (26:55)
- On productivity being a lifestyle, a journey, and an ongoing thing (40:40)
“I've talked to people about following their north star and for me your north star is made out of three things. It is really what you are doing so your mission statement, what you are dreaming so your vision statement or where you want to go and the defining things so the core value and things that are going to get you there.” ~ Tonya Dalton
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