I would like to introduce you all to Alan Brown – he is a productivity coach, brain hacker, host of Crusher TV, and a best-selling author of the book Zen and the Art of Productivity – and he is my guest on this episode. In a nutshell, Alan helps people through productivity and brain hacks get more done in less time and with less stress.
My guest today is Alan Brown – a productivity coach, best-selling author of the book Zen and the Art of Productivity, and the host of Crusher TV. Alan helps people get more things done in less time and with less stress through smart productivity and brain hacks.
We chatted about his experience in overcoming a learning disability and addiction, how he catapulted himself from an average ad executive to a successful entrepreneur, and how brain hacks played an important part in all these.
Today, he shares some techniques to get you from planning to execution. Join us as we discuss:
- Alan's interesting background which involved dealing with ADHD and turning it into an advantage that accelerated his career (2:42).
- What motivated him to create the ADD Crusher and eventually the Crusher TV community (4:34).
- What a brain hack is according to Alan and his thoughts about it (5:43).
- Alan's thoughts on different coaching approaches and what works (7:35).
- What an inner game is and the role it plays in one's own productivity (9:05; 22:06.
- Alan's views on setting boundaries, awareness, deep work, and how these all affect one's inner game (11:11).
- The importance of well-being to fuel the body and brain (18:28).
- Alan’s low-bandwidth but high-impact sampling of brain hacks that will help you maximize your productivity (25:31).
- Crusher TV
- The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey | Amazon
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Pocketbook Guide to Fulfilling Your by Deepak Chopra | Amazon
- Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days Hardcover by John Hargrave | Amazon
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Hardcover by Cal Newport | Amazon
- Crusher TV (@realcrusherTV) | Twitter
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I had a great time chatting with Alan Brown. If you want to hear more from him, check out this bonus episode where we talked about reframing time.
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Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a weekly show that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.