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Free Time with Jenny Blake
Free Time with Jenny Blake
Jenny Blake

Set your time free through smarter systems so you can do more of your best work. Join Jenny Blake, award-winning author of... more

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Cut Your Losses—Even While Pivoting in Public—with Khe Hy

“How did you go bankrupt?" Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” —Ernest Hemingway That’s the kick-off quote from returning guest Khe Hy’s... more

21 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
Free Time Isn’t Just for the Fun Days

Free Time. The phrase connotes, leisure, fun, time off, vacation—as if we're skipping through meadows with butterflies! 🦋and unicorns!🦄 But if... more

17 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
Discovering Your Divine Assignment with Melissa Hughes (while Building with Grace and Ease)

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14 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
🌈 “Imagine a World of Abundance” ✨

Feeling slow, stuck, uncertain, or in the midst of a morale dip? If so, today’s minisode is for you—or for... more

10 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Running a Goal-Free Business with Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro is a quintessential Free Timer. Throughout his 20+ year self-employment tenure, he has run a variety of experiments... more

07 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
Five Ways to Reduce Overwhelm When Writing (aka Thinking)

One of the biggest lessons I learned from author Nassim Taleb is that whenever he finds himself bored with what... more

03 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
How to Transform Your Approach to Community-Building with Gina Bianchini

How do we use technology to facilitate real relationships? That’s the big question driving Gina Bianchini’s epic entrepreneurial quest. Today... more

28 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Crashing into Quiet Time 🏝️

How many times have you gone skidding into vacation, arriving exhausted from trying to “earn” it before you leave? Then... more

24 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Are Your Clients Bringing Out the Best in You? Engineering the Evolution of Your Business with Ilise Benun

Here are a few food-for-thought reflection questions, inspired by today’s guest: Are you working with amateur clients or ones who... more

21 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Let’s Talk Royalties re: Publishing Options (Part Two)

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “A book is a business card.” That’s because what you don’t hear is that a... more

17 Feb 2023 · 41 minutes
Leveraging Idea Kernels to Create Compelling Content with Khe Hy

Prolific punchy pontificator Khe Hy—creator of the $10K work accelerator and Supercharge Your Productivity—returns to the pod to share his... more

14 Feb 2023 · 34 minutes
Should You Self-Publish? (Part One)

Should you self-publish? This is a big debate among aspiring authors, and there is no one right answer. Today I’m... more

10 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
Inbox Taming with Yaro Starak

Processing email and social media inboxes is overwhelming enough for one person — can you imagine creating an entire company... more

07 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
How to Get Better at Spotting Automation Opportunities — 5 Questions to Ask

Do you ever feel like you’re just not good with systems? If so, then this episode is for you. The... more

03 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Time Blocking Together with Jess & Dave Radparvar

Juggling a schedule for one person is tricky enough; for a two-entrepreneur household with kids, it’s another thing altogether! Learn... more

31 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
How to Decide on a Book (or Big Idea) Topic—10 Filters

One of the most common questions from those accessing the Author Toolkit (an assembly of my best-open-sourced templates and processes... more

27 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
Downshifting to a Delightfully Part-Team Team with Laura Roeder

What type of business would you build if you no longer needed the money? After a life-changing exit from her... more

24 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
8 Idea Generation Strategies

I had high hopes for the first couple of weeks of the year, but I rang in 2023 in bed,... more

20 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
How to Run Strategy Sprints + Scale by Certifying Coaches with Simon Severino

What’s the right thing to do, and how do we do it quickly? In this conversation with Strategy Sprints founder... more

17 Jan 2023 · 43 minutes
The Hard No ❌

As I shared in last week’s solo episode, Free Time isn’t about time management or productivity, or even simply doing... more

13 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Behind the Podcast — Increasing Serendipity Surface Area — Mic Flip with Matthew Thompson

Imagine my surprise when, on the Saturday before I was set to be interviewed on a podcast last summer, my... more

10 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Do Less — On Entropic Bloat & Business Haircuts ✂️

As I share in Free Time, nowhere is entropy more visually evident than in older homes or ones in nature.... more

06 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Calm Time Chaos with Laura Vanderkam

If life is a circus, then maybe there’s a way to get better at performing in it. As Laura shares... more

03 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
Set Your Compass—Systems vs. Goals

Welcome Deep Questions with Cal Newport listeners! I had so much fun recording the "Help me do less!" episode —... more

30 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Liberate Your Life Force with Christine Arylo

"I never serve from my reserves" is just one of countless gems from one of my wisest friends, Christine Arylo.... more

27 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
12 Systems-Thinking Steps for Moving from Friction to Flow

Free Time for Your Future Self: For any area of your business that causes friction, run through these systems-thinking questions... more

23 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
Building a Second Brain with Tiago Forte

What is your relationship to information? Scattered and chaotic, or clear and navigable? Do you have streamlined systems for saving,... more

20 Dec 2022 · 43 minutes
Top Ten Lessons from 💯 Episodes

This best of episode is a replay of the 100th episode of this show since launching on March 21, 2021.... more

16 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
Run Your Business with Exquisite Greatness and Tiny Art Projects with Alexandra Franzen

How has Alexandra Franzen built two thriving businesses without social media? By delivering work with a quality I like to... more

13 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Top 10 Free Time Principles

Just a few days after launch, Free Time topped many Amazon charts! Although "making the lists" is not something I... more

09 Dec 2022 · 40 minutes
Eliminate Email with Cal Newport

“Stab the Hydra in the heart.” Cal Newport is not pulling any punches with his latest treatise on how we... more

06 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
💸 3 Strategies to Set Your Time Free in 2023!

What steps can you take now to free your time far into the future? Long-time listeners know this is one... more

02 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
Tips, Tools & Must Have’s for Content Creators with Kim Kaupe

According to SignalFire, the fastest growing type of small business is one that revolves around content creation, also known as... more

29 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
How to Build a Business Operations Dashboard

Your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit got you here. Smarter systems will take you there. There is less friction in your operations... more

25 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
How to Set Up Brand Partnerships with Justin Moore

If you’re a business owner thinking, “My platform is too small to land sponsors,” today’s guest will encourage you to... more

22 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
New? Help Us Welcome the Next You (A Message for Your New Team Members)

There’s a missing chapter in Free Time that, over the course of editing, got condensed down into a single bullet... more

18 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Tips for Training Part-Time Team Members with Kaneisha Grayson

For many of us running Delightfully Tiny Teams, the ideal team set-up is one where no one works full time... more

15 Nov 2022 · 46 minutes
The Antidote to Business FOMO: You Have Already Arrived

How do you define enough? Today, Jenny is sharing a bonus episode from the private BFF podcast feed where she’s... more

11 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Exploring Time, Money, and Energy Capacity with Tara McMullin and Charlie Gilkey (Replay)

Do we really all have the same 24 hours as Beyoncé? That’s our tongue-in-cheek title, pulled from Tara McMullin’s new... more

08 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
Pick the Low-Hanging Watermelon

You’ve heard the term low-hanging fruit: the easiest thing you can do to make the biggest possible impact in your... more

04 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Process, Permission Slips, and Business Pivots with Tara McMullin

What do you do when your business model is no longer working for you? When your current income streams and... more

01 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
How to License Your IP (Intellectual Property)

Licensing your IP to companies can be lucrative and a tough nut to crack. Pricing is opaque, deliverables and tracking... more

28 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
Paid Newsletter Secrets and Organizing Knowledge with David Elikwu

“Build an email list,” is business advice equivalent to “Make sure you breathe.” We all know it’s a best practice... more

25 Oct 2022 · 46 minutes
Stop Sailing the Sea of Shiny Shoulds

Today I’m sharing a section from Free Time about one of the topics interviewers ask me about most: Sailing the... more

21 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Attracting Clients Through TikTok (without Letting the Algorithm Drive You) with Inna Aizenshtein

As you all may well know by now, I am a social media curmudgeon. But that doesn’t mean I’m not... more

18 Oct 2022 · 46 minutes
Why I Stopped Exploring Selling the Pivot Brand and Business

In the spirit of “truth while it’s fresh,” one of my core values for this podcast, today I’m sharing a... more

14 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
How to Rapidly Prototype a Course (Pivot Replay from Dec. 2019)

Creating online courses does not require a huge investment in time or money. Although they certainly can cost tens of... more

11 Oct 2022 · 47 minutes
How I Prepare for In-Person Speaking Engagements

My heart was thumping out of my chest as I sat at the front of the room for my first... more

07 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
Hire People Who Are Better Than You with Terri Trespicio

Are the systems I share on this show and in Free Time just a “Jenny Blake Thing?” Rest assured, the... more

04 Oct 2022 · 38 minutes
You’re Invited to Hooky Headquarters (HHQ)

It is a small miracle of motivation that you are listening to this episode. When it was time to record,... more

30 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
Scaling Joy While Streamlining Business Overhead and Navigating ADHD with Kaneisha Grayson

Would earning $1 million dollars in revenue this year solve all of your problems? It might, but it could also... more

27 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
Day in the Life of a Podcast Episode and How I Prepare for Guests

Consistently creating high-quality content can be challenging. To practice what I call ongoing original public thinking, I am often brainstorming... more

23 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
The $10K Work Framework with Khe Hy

Think of your day-to-day work as fitting into one of four quadrants, as defined by today’s guest Khe Hy in... more

20 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
A Tale of Two Teas: 🫖 On Botching the Basics and Correcting Mistakes (Or Not)

Nothing makes me more frustrated than poorly run companies that essentially steal time and money from the customers through bureaucracy... more

16 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
Protect Your Idea Factory, Build a Creative Flywheel, and Go Behind-the-Scenes of Book Publishing with Todd Henry

Today’s guest is an expert in cultivating creativity — and in remaining consistent over the long arc of content creation.... more

13 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
Creating Time Buffer—7 Strategies for Spacious Scheduling

“If you’re on time you're late.” That’s one of my favorite mantras that I picked up from my dad, second... more

09 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
How to Create Your Own CRM with Alex Sherwood

If there’s one software question that invokes a near-universal groan among small business owners, it’s “What do you use for... more

06 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
JB’s 5 C’s System for Content Curation and Production

How often do you feel blocked when it comes to creating new content? If you want to be more consistent... more

02 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
“Pricing is Branding” — Anti-Time Management with Richie Norton

“Time collapses when something you think takes 100 steps takes only one.” That’s just one of many gems from this... more

30 Aug 2022 · 59 minutes
My Top 5 Sources of Recurring Revenue

As I ask in the introduction to Free Time: What revenue streams are in that oh-so-sweet-spot of profit, ease, and... more

26 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
How to Steer Through a Downturn and Stop Micromanaging with Annie Hyman Pratt

Take it from a self-described “recovering micromanager,” Annie Hyman Pratt: people are the most underleveraged, underutilized asset you have in... more

23 Aug 2022 · 46 minutes
Transform Your To-Do List into a Results List — Leanne’s Favorite Time-Saving System

Is your to-do list piled to the sky with uninspiring tasks? Wait until you hear this listener submission from Leanne,... more

19 Aug 2022 · 11 minutes
In Systems We Trust with Marquis Murray

“Why would someone fly you across the world to do business with them?” That powerful question from a mentor in... more

16 Aug 2022 · 49 minutes
Be a Daymaker

Living in New York City for over a decade, I’ve woken up to many a strange sight over the years:... more

12 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
Tiny Marketing Actions with Pamela Slim

Do you shy away from marketing and metrics, or have trouble figuring out more of your ideal clients? If so,... more

09 Aug 2022 · 55 minutes
What’s Keeping You Up At Night? On Business Mosquitoes

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”... more

05 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
Successfully Taking Over as CEO from a Founder (MBS) with Shannon Minifie

We talk about The Fiji Test often here at Free Time HQ on documentation and making ourselves replaceable every day.... more

02 Aug 2022 · 42 minutes
“Failure is the Frame, Not the Picture”

We’ve got a Grab Bag this week with three favorite time-saving techniques, starting with an image I can’t get out... more

29 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Pivoting from Breather to Practice While Setting Better Boundaries with Julien Smith

Sometimes it seems like being a jerk pays off. Society often seems to reward the leaders who don’t mind stepping... more

26 Jul 2022 · 45 minutes
My 3 Biggest Business Regrets

As tough as it is to stomach sometimes, regret can be a helpful catalyst. As Daniel Pink shares in his... more

22 Jul 2022 · 22 minutes
Building a Second Brain with Tiago Forte

What is your relationship to information? Scattered and chaotic, or clear and navigable? Do you have streamlined systems for saving,... more

19 Jul 2022 · 43 minutes
Are You Bordering on Bottlenecked or Chief Everything Officer? Free Time Quiz Results

Are your business activities at the intersection of revenue, ease, and joy? If not, are you aware of what does... more

15 Jul 2022 · 45 minutes
Winning the Week with Demir Bentley

“A big life can weigh a lot . . . That’s why I was overworked—I was chasing the long-tail of... more

12 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
How to Run a Scaled Coaching Team with Notion

If you’re the bottleneck in a service-based business, consider freeing your time by building your bench. That is what I’ve... more

08 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
How to Know When You’ve Gotten Pricing Wrong with Jacquette M. Timmons

Are you pricing your products and services in an abundant sweet spot or a scarcity-inducing sink hole? How can you... more

05 Jul 2022 · 51 minutes
Splatology—On Clearing Time Clutter

Have you ever driven down a highway and gotten a whole bunch of bugs sadly splattered on your windshield? Eventually,... more

01 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
“Don’t write the wrong book!” with David Moldawer (Part Two)

Are you winding down the path of writing the wrong book? What does it take to create a marketing tipping... more

28 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
Save Someone Next Steps

So you’re getting good at saving yourself time; but what about saving other people’s time? How creative are you at... more

24 Jun 2022 · 20 minutes
How to Land a Literary Agent and Publisher with David Moldawer (Part One)

What takes a book proposal past the slush pile onto a publisher’s deal sheet? How do you get the attention... more

21 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
12 Systems-Thinking Steps for Moving from Friction to Flow

Free Time for Your Future Self: For any area of your business that causes friction, run through these systems-thinking questions... more

17 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Run Your Business with Exquisite Greatness and Tiny Art Projects with Alexandra Franzen

How has Alexandra Franzen built two thriving businesses without social media? By delivering work with a quality I like to... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Top Ten Lessons from 💯 Episodes

Dearest Free Timers: I can’t believe it, but this marks the 100th episode of this show since launching on March... more

10 Jun 2022 · 42 minutes
How to Find Your Perfect Problem with Jim McKelvey (Part Two)

Finding the perfect problem is like falling in love. You can’t always choose the when or the what, but when... more

07 Jun 2022 · 42 minutes
How to Build Your Minimum Viable Team (MVT)

There is a Goldilocks quality to designing a Delightfully Tiny Team, a horseshoe of team happiness. Too small, and you... more

03 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
How to Find Your Perfect Problem with Jim McKelvey, author of The Innovation Stack (Part One)

How can you find — and attempt the great feat of solving — your perfect problem? That’s what I’m talking... more

31 May 2022 · 32 minutes
Book Sales Stats—One Month Post-Launch 🎉

Today I’m sharing the recording from our second-to-last book launch team Q&A one month after Free Time launched. I share post-launch... more

27 May 2022 · 48 minutes
From Scavenger Hunts to Retrievability Speed with Nick Sonnenberg

Do you feel like you are wasting precious moments just finding things? Today, I’m speaking with Nick Sonnenberg, CEO of... more

24 May 2022 · 44 minutes
Top 5 Tools That Power My Business

It’s time to stop Franken-stringing software together. If you've read Free Time or been listening to this podcast, you know... more

20 May 2022 · 22 minutes
How to Sell Your Online Business with Alexis Grant

Could you sell your business? Would you even want to once it’s optmized enough to make selling an option? Today... more

17 May 2022 · 52 minutes
Train the System, Then the Person

Stress, frustration, overwhelm: These are systems flags from your business asking for renewed attention on a bottleneck or inefficiency. In... more

13 May 2022 · 20 minutes
Quarterly Planning with Charlie Gilkey

“I’m always stumping quarterly planning for business owners. It’s the Goldilocks horizon for strategy execution, project scoping, and team alignment.”... more

10 May 2022 · 42 minutes
Paying for Consistency and Accountability

There is a chicken-and-egg problem in the early days (and transitional moments) of any business: you need to earn more... more

06 May 2022 · 20 minutes
Is the Podcast Market Too Saturated? Featuring Megan Dougherty of One Stone Creative

Don’t bother starting a {business, blog, podcast}, the market is already too saturated! That limiting sentiment gets thrown around a... more

03 May 2022 · 15 minutes
Why I Moved from Asana to Notion for Task and Project Management

If you’ve been in business for more than a few years, you’re probably well-versed in the perils of switching costs... more

29 Apr 2022 · 23 minutes
Why Podcast? Featuring Megan Dougherty of One Stone Creative

What are your business goals for your current or potential podcast? If you are like many business owners, you may... more

26 Apr 2022 · 23 minutes
The Cyrano Strategy for Delegating Important Comms

How valuable is your time? Are you conveying that value to your potential clients? In the first five years of... more

22 Apr 2022 · 18 minutes
Building an Aligned Audience with Brian Clark

“If you build an audience, you can figure out how to build a business.” That has been the guiding mantra... more

19 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
Sprinkling the First 1,000 Serendipity Seeds of a Launch

There's so much energy and attention that swirls around during a launch, and I cannot thank you enough for helping... more

15 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
Breaking through Buyer’s Remorse—Never Lose a Customer Again with Joey Coleman

“Brain science teaches that even if a prospect knows, loves, and believes in a company’s offerings, after they become a... more

12 Apr 2022 · 47 minutes
Create a Mess Page — Listener Liron’s Favorite Time-Saving Strategy

Today we have a favorite time-saving strategy from listener Liron on keeping a Mess Page at your desk to free... more

08 Apr 2022 · 7 minutes
DAOing and Prioritizing Progress over Perfection with Aaron Dignan

Leadership and org design always involve tradeoffs. Which ones are you willing to make? Are you building traffic lights in... more

05 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
Top 10 Free Time Principles

Just a few days after launch, Free Time is already topping many Amazon charts . . . although "making the... more

01 Apr 2022 · 40 minutes
Behind the Launch with Antonio Neves (Part 2)

Thank you all so much for the incredible book launch support this week!! Because of you, Free Time is topping... more

29 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
Creating Transformational Mastermind Groups

I love mastermind groups, and how they create the space to support and learn from fellow business owners. They come... more

25 Mar 2022 · 19 minutes
Happy Launch Day! Antonio Neves Guest Hosts (Part 1)

Today kicks off another exciting chapter of life and business because the Free Time book is officially out! There’s no... more

22 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Happy Launch Day! 🎉 Thank You + A Super Quick Favor

Hi friends! Just a quick four-minute thank you message to celebrate the official launch day for my brand new book—the... more

22 Mar 2022 · 3 minutes
Seven Elements that Can Amplify Launch Stress

Without conscious reframing, launching can quickly tip toward stressful. Writing and launching a book is a privilege, so I hesitate... more

18 Mar 2022 · 36 minutes
Coaching Through the Free Time Framework with Wade Brill

Have you fallen out of love with something in your business? Something you want to be doing in theory, like... more

15 Mar 2022 · 43 minutes
Scaling Without the Stress

If the thought of success sometimes feels more stressful than exhilarating, you’re not alone. Many business owners are interested in... more

11 Mar 2022 · 33 minutes
From CEO (Back) to Creator with Pat Flynn

What if this is the moment that changes everything? That question can be exhilarating or terrifying—or both. And there are... more

08 Mar 2022 · 43 minutes
072: How to Start Writing a Book, Course, or Workshop

Going from “zero to one” on a big creative project can be intimidating. If you want to write a book... more

04 Mar 2022 · 21 minutes
Cues - On Charisma with Vanessa Van Edwards

Did you know that we can predict a leader’s charisma based solely on five seconds of exposure? That nonverbal signals... more

01 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
Rough Drafts vs. The Writers Room

Do you fret about why your own work never seems to be as good as what you read, watch, or... more

25 Feb 2022 · 21 minutes
Epic Evergreen Email Sequences with Allan Dib

“If you don’t have a system…you are the system.” That’s just one of Allan’s brilliant gems from this conversation on... more

22 Feb 2022 · 45 minutes
Are You Running a Grumpy Business?

Every interaction with your customers offers an opportunity to be warm and welcoming. It's also easy to make them feel... more

18 Feb 2022 · 12 minutes
Tiny Business, Big Money with Elaine Pofeldt

For founders who value freedom, one question looms large: How do you keep overhead low while still generating abundant revenue?... more

15 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
Tasks vs. Templates

Are you working in tasks or on templates? For anything you repeat, take a little time up-front to design a... more

11 Feb 2022 · 12 minutes
Balancing Act with Evan La Ruffa

How do you decide what to delegate, and what to keep doing yourself? What are the best ways to build... more

08 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
The Vulnerability of Launching

When is good enough good enough? When is it important to stick to a creative vision, down to every last... more

04 Feb 2022 · 36 minutes
On Burnout and Business Intuition with Azul Terronez of Authors Who Lead

The mic tables are turned this week, with Azul Terronez, cofounder of Authors Who Lead interviewing me for his fantastic... more

01 Feb 2022 · 28 minutes
Made By Monday: 🐸 On Content "Frog" Batching

Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you... more

28 Jan 2022 · 19 minutes
Scaling Boutique Businesses with Greg Alexander

What's the difference between a lifestyle boutique and one that is built to scale and sell? Between a commoditized "body... more

25 Jan 2022 · 39 minutes
Triangle of Tradeoffs

As my dad (an architect) always reminded me when I was growing up, clients often want it all — quality,... more

20 Jan 2022 · 14 minutes
Onlyness with Nilofer Merchant

What is the difference between uniqueness, talent, and onlyness? Nilofer Merchant is here to help us figure out how the... more

18 Jan 2022 · 29 minutes
Look for Measurable Loops

Today's episode builds on 56: Systems vs. Goals. Now let's talk about how to build smarter systems by looking for... more

14 Jan 2022 · 33 minutes
You+ vs. You 2.0 with MBS

If it weren't for my longtime mentor MBS and our tiny sprints, sending each other daily check marks via Marco... more

11 Jan 2022 · 39 minutes
Set Your Compass—Systems Versus Goals

Welcome Deep Questions with Cal Newport listeners! I had so much fun recording the "Help me do less!" episode —... more

07 Jan 2022 · 31 minutes
Free Your Calendar Now for Next Year + See you in 2022!

Today I'm sharing an easy technique (and some of my favorite tools) for claiming your free time now for the... more

14 Dec 2021 · 22 minutes
Ten T's of Successful Delegating

Early reviews are in! Kirkus calls Free Time, "An entertaining, instructive reading experience . . . an invigorating and informative... more

10 Dec 2021 · 18 minutes
Give the Gift of Free Time! Buy One → Get Two Free (Early Audiobook Access)

🎉 Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business launches on 3/22/22!  Give the gift of free time to yourself and others... more

08 Dec 2021 · 1 minute
Facilitated Focus with Caveday's Jake Kahana

What gets in the way of deep, intentional focus? Hint: the phone sitting right at your desk. Even though we... more

07 Dec 2021 · 30 minutes
Perceived Capacity vs. Actual Capacity

Jon Kabat Zinn says, "Overwhelm means life is unfolding at a rate that neither my psyche or my nervous system... more

03 Dec 2021 · 31 minutes
How to Replace Yourself as CEO with Michael Bungay Stanier

After building Box of Crayons for nearly twenty years, Michael Bungay Stanier hit a fork-in-the-road: he knew that for his business... more

30 Nov 2021 · 40 minutes
Business-Building Metaphors—Are You Running a Machine, House, or Restaurant?

Metaphors are powerful drivers for our mind—they allow us to quickly convey complex information to better understand abstract ideas. How... more

19 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
Simplifying Complex Ideas with Alex Osterwalder

"We don't write books, we craft spreads." Dr. Alex Osterwalder and his book co-authors pioneered the landscape, full-color, creative visuals... more

16 Nov 2021 · 45 minutes
Ten Timeless Content Principles

After reflecting on last week’s episode, here’s how I’m reducing friction and designing smarter systems for ongoing content creation.  📘 Books... more

12 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
Beautiful Business with Steven Morris

Steven Morris's new book, The Beautiful Business, is an actionable manifesto to help business leaders and entrepreneurs work and live... more

09 Nov 2021 · 33 minutes
Time Margin—Are You Drowning, Treading Water, or Gliding?

Are you what author Bridget Schulte calls OBL, Overwhelmed By Life? I am this week . . . maybe you... more

05 Nov 2021 · 29 minutes
Behind the Free Time Brand with Adam Chaloeicheep

What do a flying money emoji, a stray takeaway coffee cup, and a heart have in common? Those were the... more

02 Nov 2021 · 44 minutes
Are You High Net Freedom?

This is a special preview from my forthcoming book: Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business (launches March 22,... more

29 Oct 2021 · 15 minutes
From Start-Up to Grown-Up (and Coach to Author) with Alisa Cohn

Alisa Cohn has been coaching startup founders to grow into world-class CEOs for nearly 20 years. Today's we're discussing what... more

26 Oct 2021 · 40 minutes
How I Run My Business Without Social Media (Pivot Replay)

If social media drains you, yet continues to dangle itself as a shiny should, this episode is for you. It's... more

26 Oct 2021 · 39 minutes
Pay From the Heart Pricing with Mark Silver

Heart of Business founder Mark Silver shares his "pay from the heart" pricing approach, a step beyond "pay what you... more

19 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
It's Not Free Time If You're Exhausted

"Don't write a check your body can't cash." This is a phrase I remind myself when my to-do list eyes... more

15 Oct 2021 · 17 minutes
Permission to Glow with Kristoffer (KC) Carter

“Glowing in the dark is the work of being a patient warrior for our gifts. Our light is the medicine... more

12 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
Tracking Progress Toward Finishing a Book (or Big Idea) with an Essay Tracker — Notion Walkthrough #3

This is the third and final (for now!) walkthrough of how I take big ideas from the organizing research stage... more

08 Oct 2021 · 22 minutes
The Ultimate Marketing Engine with John Jantsch

What would it be like if you became the only business that mattered to your customers? How can you get... more

05 Oct 2021 · 31 minutes
Shaping Big Ideas — Notion Walkthrough #2

Building on the first episode in the Notion walkthrough series, 034: Organizing Research and Ideas, in this session I'm sharing... more

01 Oct 2021 · 34 minutes
The Long Game with Dorie Clark

“Whenever you have a choice of what to do, choose the more interesting path." (Credit to Dorie's friend Marion's mom) In... more

28 Sep 2021 · 39 minutes
Organizing Research and Ideas — Notion Walkthrough #1

Today I'm walking you through my systems for capturing ideas and organizing them, as part of a multi-part series on... more

26 Sep 2021 · 46 minutes
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“Whenever you have a choice of what to do, choose the more interesting path." (Credit to Dorie's friend Marion's mom) In this conversation... more