Ep22: Work Smarter, Not Harder

37 March 16, 2017 - Archive, Business Building
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Ep22: Work Smarter, Not Harder

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As a full-time mom and a Young Living business leader, Crown Diamond Callie Shepherd is a wiz when it comes to time management and success. In this episode, Callie shares her go-to tips that are sure to make an impact.

What are your tried and true productivity tips? Let us know in the comments below for a chance to win a Drop of Inspiration giveaway including Young Living blends Inspiration, Envision, Clarity, and Humility.


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  • Laura March 16, 2017 - 10:34 pm Reply

    Great information. Thank you Callie. I have found that focusing a certain time for my business is very helpful. I would love to do connect with 3 people each day.

  • Leah S March 16, 2017 - 10:42 pm Reply

    My productivity greatly increases when I block out time on my calendar. I keep an old fashioned type monthly calendar on my desk so I can see everything at a glance and always know what lies ahead. Using my oils like Clarity, Motivation and Present Time help keep me focused and in the moment!

  • Rebecca Welch March 16, 2017 - 10:43 pm Reply

    I make a list of the things that I need to accomplish, then I go back through my list and star the highest priority item/items. This makes it easy to know what to start working on that day, and keeps me from getting sidetracked by less important items.

  • Nicole Stirling March 16, 2017 - 10:45 pm Reply

    Work in the carpool line!!! Quiet, uninterrupted time.

  • Lisa March 16, 2017 - 10:48 pm Reply

    To be more productive, my advice to is make sure you take time to recharge, be mindful, and quiet. These moments of zen can equate hours later.

  • Donna Baer March 16, 2017 - 11:05 pm Reply

    Getting organized is my best tip. Make list by priorities, then mark off items as you complete–gives you sense of achievement and view of what’s ahead. Helps to accomplish goals and keep going instead of getting distracted and going off list!

  • Giovana Grumelli March 16, 2017 - 11:09 pm Reply

    I need a few minutes in the morning to use my oils, supplements, Ningxia and to focus on the tasks at hand. I do better when I make a prioritized list to check off as I complete each task. My favorite oils for this are Believe and Highest Potential.

  • Bev Braat March 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm Reply

    Thank you for your insight! Any and all of the oils will be helpful!

    • Kristen O'Bey March 17, 2017 - 10:56 pm Reply

      Writing out where and how I spend my time. Seeing it makes me more accountable.

    • Terri Sowards March 18, 2017 - 12:14 am Reply

      I put a couple of drops of awaken on my hands and breathe out in nice and deep. I have started using a daily planner that I write Everything in and refer to it before making any plans or scheduling anything else.

    • Geraldine McFadden March 18, 2017 - 3:09 pm Reply

      Just got starter kit. 68 yr old retired grandma of 12. Excited to explore the uses for EOs.
      Actively involved with my family. Needing to learn to say no. Want to learn to help others to utilize natural wellness options.

  • Kathy March 16, 2017 - 11:18 pm Reply

    The number one thing that helps me is making a list.

  • Erika March 16, 2017 - 11:20 pm Reply

    I prioritize so the most important things get done before anything else. A member of my upline writes down 3 things to do first, before everything else, and does them first. I’ve adopted that strategy and it really works to help prioritize & manage time! They can even be as simple as “reply to so-and-so’s email,” but if you need to get it done, write it down and do it!

  • Cheryl Mitchell March 16, 2017 - 11:47 pm Reply

    When I need to settle in and focus I always reach for my oils. Sometimes it’s en er gee . Other times it’s vetiver.

  • Alison Jacobs March 16, 2017 - 11:48 pm Reply

    No electronics before noon! Really cuts down on those time-stealing distractions. ?

  • Michelle March 16, 2017 - 11:55 pm Reply

    I teach time management seminar with the same title to freelance professionals. I’d love a drop of inspiration while I’m preparing for it or teaching it!

  • Maria March 17, 2017 - 12:13 am Reply

    Need to set aside set hours for sure

  • Jennifer Kirkpatrick March 17, 2017 - 12:16 am Reply

    I’ve learned to just work around my children’s activities and I set certain times that I put into my business. Learned to say no to things that are at the times I set for work and looked ahead to schedule issues. But mainly just to put intent into my work times.

  • Jan Beamer March 17, 2017 - 12:18 am Reply

    I make a list of three items that must be completed before I do any personal desires. Once I touch an item, I have to deal with it to completion. Whether it’s calling a person back, filing paperwork or paying a bill. This reduces clutter and keeps me focused on my tasks.

  • Brenda Merritt March 17, 2017 - 12:45 am Reply

    Write things in a planner/calendar and sick to them

  • Holli March 17, 2017 - 12:53 am Reply

    When I feel I need a boost, clarity is my go to. I would love to try the others suggested.

  • Heather King March 17, 2017 - 12:54 am Reply

    My tried and true is getting my kids to nap at the same time! Ha! But seriously, managing distractions is key.

  • Roberta Fite March 17, 2017 - 1:06 am Reply

    It’s okay to say no.

  • Mary Barnes March 17, 2017 - 1:09 am Reply

    Being organized is the way I work smarter. I would like things perfect, but I have to let that go to be efficient.

  • Teri Martin March 17, 2017 - 1:19 am Reply

    I keep all appointments on my calendar, and make to do lists and mark things off as I go.

  • Wimberly Murphy March 17, 2017 - 1:21 am Reply

    I am the master of to do lists. I check off as I go! Also I keep a very detailed planner with appointments and scheduled time to work the business.

  • Sharon March 17, 2017 - 1:37 am Reply

    I love all of her advice . Thank you so much. I especially like the idea of making a list of priorities for the day and setting work hours.

  • Traci Mersiovsky March 17, 2017 - 1:47 am Reply

    No distractions!!

  • Laura March 17, 2017 - 2:25 am Reply

    I find it difficult to focus my time effectively and will strive to be better everyday. One thing I learned listening to Callie is that it does take a leap of faith to start on this journey, it also takes great time management on our parts and in the end the quality and purity of the oils will sell themselves. If we can show our passion for what we believe in it will be contagious and everyone will want to experience them as well!

  • Christina March 17, 2017 - 2:26 am Reply

    Planning & Lists

  • Jennifer Klansnic March 17, 2017 - 3:23 am Reply

    I personally get side tracked easily! I have to make a commitment to work on something specific for an allotted time. With alarms set ?

  • judy March 17, 2017 - 3:53 am Reply

    when I have a certain goal, I always get there much quicker when I ENVISION where I want to be!

  • Stacy Adams March 17, 2017 - 4:02 am Reply

    Starting my day early and either working out or doing my Bible study motivates me to keep the momentum going throughout the day while the kids are at school, then I am more likely to give them the attention they need when they get home.

  • Kim McBride March 17, 2017 - 4:08 am Reply

    Excited to learn tips on how to work smarter! I’m a Mom of 4 vibrant kids and now can fine tune my time management to benefit all!
    Thank you so much!

  • Chava Adams March 17, 2017 - 4:37 am Reply

    One of the most important things for my productivity is to make a short list and NOT do anything more than my list. I tend to get sucked into trying to fit in “just one more thing” which makes me feel much more productive but doesn’t actually make me more productive – it’s just a feeling, but really it’s a time drain. If I finish my short list with extra time left over I give myself a well-earned break and DO NOT try to fit in “one more thing” because that inevitably will spill over into the next thing I’m supposed to be doing.

    So for example if I have one hour to work on my business tonight, I’ll pick maybe 3 tasks to do for it, and when those three are done THAT’S IT.

    Counter-intuitive but that’s what makes or breaks my productivity every time.

  • Gail Georgou March 17, 2017 - 4:48 am Reply

    I always make sure if it absolutely needs to get done I do it either the night before, or first thing in the morning! That way the distractions are minimal! I also identify my power hour where I give myself 4 tasks and do 20 mineutes on task, 5 off for break this way I’m not devoting all my time to one thing.

  • Kim Sayler March 17, 2017 - 5:03 am Reply

    “Wherever you are, be all there.” I love this quote and plan to post it where I can see it everyday!

  • Rebeca March 17, 2017 - 5:17 am Reply

    Each morning write down 3 things I want to accomplish in my business and for my family, and do those. After that, everything else feels like a bonus.

  • Heather March 17, 2017 - 5:20 am Reply

    I am still working on this but the main thing is to block out time in your day and stay focused.

  • Delores Tracy March 17, 2017 - 5:27 am Reply

    Lists help me and I also set alarms on my phone often so I don’t forget things that need to be done.

  • Laurie Johnson March 17, 2017 - 5:46 am Reply

    Diffuse your favorite citrus oil or oil combo and some great praise and worship music.

  • deanna avery March 17, 2017 - 5:48 am Reply

    time management tips: use every available 10 minutes to do something. Surprising how much you can get done in 10 minutes. Park somewhere before going home after work and sit in the car for 30 minutes or more to complete tasks.

  • Shelby Dotson March 17, 2017 - 6:23 am Reply

    I start and end my day cleaning for 15 mins. I feel less overwhelmed and mentally cluttered when my surroundings are tidied.

  • Elizabeth March 17, 2017 - 6:57 am Reply

    I keep a planner book and use the calendar on my computer. I check with both and write down all the important this I need to do for each day to make sure they get done!

  • Tiffany March 17, 2017 - 9:44 am Reply

    My favorite tip is scheduling your hours and setting aside blocks of time to focus on income-producing activities.

  • Lisa Ponder March 17, 2017 - 9:52 am Reply

    My tried and true productivity tips are to follow my heart and the inner voice. To be since and share from my heart and personal experience with the oils. This company has changed my life in a most amazing way and I just want to share these oils with everyone so that they can experience some of the wonderful ways they can add to their life. On tip I’ve learned is to take advantage of these podcasts! Thank you soooo much!

  • Renee March 17, 2017 - 10:27 am Reply

    Peppermint! Inhaled and in my water keep me going all day long!

  • LeeAnn Francis March 17, 2017 - 10:38 am Reply

    Make lists and cross things off! There is no way to get it all done without a clear plan. I also take time to breathe, stretch and clear my head throughout the day. This helps to keep focus and ward away stress. A 5 minute walk outside is a great way to step back, re-focus and then dive back in.

  • Dawn Fredette March 17, 2017 - 11:12 am Reply

    Grocery shopping using Shipt or curbside service. Saves time wandering isles and money by avoiding impulse purchases.

  • Michelle Huddleston March 17, 2017 - 11:14 am Reply

    I write everything down. If I want to get it done… I write it down. Everything from grocery shopping to kids bath time. It makes it easier for me to stay on track, and if I miss something, I can physically see what it ism

  • Jennifer Dougherty March 17, 2017 - 11:20 am Reply

    My tried and true productivity tips are to schedule my young living time as if I were scheduling my work hours for any other job. During that time I do nothing but YL, no tv no facebook, etc. I also have a space or “office area” devoted to my business so I can cut down on distractions. And finally organization is key. Dont waste time trying to find things . Take the time upfront to organize your oils and materials whatever so its all right at you fingertips.

  • Cathy Sipprell March 17, 2017 - 12:03 pm Reply

    I use a diffuser blend of peppermint and lemon, especially when working on new business ideas.

  • Christina Baker March 17, 2017 - 12:06 pm Reply

    I have to start by intentionally clearing my space – meaning my mind, my work space and a place on my calendar. If I really want to focus and get some work done, I grab Motivation oil and diffuse Orange. I am a Silver with YL, work full time outside of my home and I have a husband and two little boys – time is precious to me. I have to work smarter!

  • Dawn Y Vines Seward March 17, 2017 - 12:14 pm Reply

    My productivity tip is, I put God first. My time with Him provides a grounding & worthy cornerstone to build from. That is for everything in life from my marriage to my work . <3

  • Melissa Whittaker March 17, 2017 - 12:46 pm Reply

    Awesome interview!! My productivity tip: Make to do lists. Keeps me on track and moving forward. Accountability of what I completed.

  • Annmarie March 17, 2017 - 1:03 pm Reply

    Mine is morning after I drop off my son at school. Block time out make.my list and follow it. If I can’t finish that’s ok their is always tomorrow etc…. Also I do take about 20 minutes befor I go to bed make my list to call and just say hello etc… Always always make time with God and then proceed with your business.

  • Kim Buesing March 17, 2017 - 1:12 pm Reply

    I loved Callie’s “jam session” ! Go razor focused on a particular task for a certain time period. I struggle with time management & this tip was very helpful. Thank you!

  • Cheri Miller March 17, 2017 - 1:49 pm Reply

    By managing my time. When I take a few minutes each each morning to delegate so much time to specific subjects with life and business I get MORE done! When I fail to to THAT one thing my day is VERY much less productive. This also includes social media…because that one thing can be SO distracting. I am basicaly telling time how I want to run it each day IT not runnimg me. Now go and have a great productive day!

  • Brittney Marie Addamo March 17, 2017 - 2:03 pm Reply

    This was great! I really enjoyed this! My main thing is putting my all into whatever I’m doing, sharing my love for Young Living and being in that moment as she said. I’m still learning to balance my time but I’m giving it my best and taking it one day at a time and not giving up. I’m excited to take this journey for my toddler, my unborn baby, and just my family in general and learning to time manage correctly while still giving my all to my family is most important to me right now! ???

  • Debbie Goff March 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm Reply

    Focus on activities that matter such as sharing YL over a phone call or coffee or lunch, telling someone about Essential Rewards and getting them signed up
    Dont Procastinate!!

  • Anne Cote March 17, 2017 - 2:22 pm Reply

    To stay on task, I have a planner that I keep track of everything that needs to be done ✅ on a day to day basis. Of course, a daily dose of inspirational and uplifting oils everyday gets me going. My favorite blend is peppermint and lemon in the morning.

  • Cristina Christensen March 17, 2017 - 2:39 pm Reply

    Time management is an issue to address in my life since I became a retired (Senior). I enjoyed hearing Callie discuss scheduling jam sessions for “timed focusing” on my YL business. I have not been intentional with my time, and will “be all there” –wherever I am, but especially in my office/business time. Thank you for this (my first) pod cast!

  • Kim Stone March 17, 2017 - 3:23 pm Reply

    This was a very impactful and inspirational podcast for me! I am a mom of young kids trying to make it all work and these tips were very actionable and helpful. I especially liked the idea of embracing the season we are in, being in the moment and making our time count.

  • Nancy Drollette March 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm Reply

    Making and prioritizing lists, and being prepared. Mindful and healthy living including lots of rest and clean eating.

  • Wendy Webb March 17, 2017 - 4:18 pm Reply

    For me, getting rid of distractions has been huge. Making a list, and keeping up with my planner is also a must. Keeping God 1st and asking Him to direct my thoughts and steps is the biggest thing I can do.

  • Jennifer Batman March 17, 2017 - 5:02 pm Reply

    I try my best to keep the same schedule every day of the week no matter if I need to get up for work or if I have a day off. I wake up at the same time every day, and begin daily tasks to keep my house tidy, and run errand if needed. Meal planning has become crucial in my life because I travel a lot for work. So, having meals planned and prepped when I finally get home has been a big time saving. My husband and I work out the menu, go shopping for ingredients, and prep for the week. I write what is for dinner on a white board on my refrigerator so everyone is on the same page. It makes less time getting meals together and we have more time to relax in the evening.

    We spread larger project around the house out throughout the year to keep everything up and running.

  • Heather Davis March 17, 2017 - 5:18 pm Reply

    I add peppermint in my water for a refreshing m, uplifting aroma and taste. I also put motivation behind my ears. And for the ultimate pick-me-up: NingXia Nitro.

  • Carolyn McGoldrick March 17, 2017 - 6:14 pm Reply

    Still struggle with this. Learning a lot from this though. I definitely a list maker and calendar person.

  • Maureen Q March 17, 2017 - 6:22 pm Reply

    I love her tip about making a list but really narrowing it down to three people a day and being very specific ! Figuring out what works is always a challenge even when you don’t have young kids there’s always family issues, so this is really a great thing to share .

  • Malana mckennett March 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm Reply

    I’m still trying to find my blend. But I love orange for a pick me up.

  • Connie March 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm Reply

    Thank you Trent and Callie for the great podcast! Special tips that were meaningful to me were about really looking at the time that I have to devote to the business. I’ve been really busy just doing it without really sitting down to figure out how much time I can focus on it. Also the distractions tip, I sit down to do something business related and off I go down the rabbit trails. Thank you for helping me to refocus! Very helpful!

  • Pam Moore March 17, 2017 - 7:32 pm Reply

    I find that when I need to focus or increase my productivity the two best things that work are 1) put my cell phone away in a drawer so I don’t see notifications or messages pop up to distract me. The second thing I do is to keep a little reward (usually small candy like M&Ms) next to each item on my list so that I can have it when I finish the task. I have also started keeping a bottle of Stress Away by my keyboard so when my mind starts to worry or drift I can just take a little inhale break and go back to work.

  • Tricia Hastings March 17, 2017 - 7:40 pm Reply

    I’m just starting out on my journey wit Young Living and this was very helpful! I have fallen in love with Ningxia and Nitro, also!?

  • Gina Rogers March 17, 2017 - 8:50 pm Reply

    I always keep a list and set mini goals for myself.

  • Sara March 17, 2017 - 9:06 pm Reply

    Write things down either make a list or put it in a planner, on a calendar or just jotting it down on a sticky note but don’t stress over everything space it out.take small breaks in between. They can be 15 mins or the next day. Whenever I feel stressed I use stress away. And if I can’t sleep because my mind is still working in overdrive I use lavender to make me more relaxed and help me sleep. It’s never good to work all the time sometimes you have to stop and breathe. Do something fun for a bit then get back at it.

  • Laura March 17, 2017 - 9:10 pm Reply

    Every Sunday, I decide what my goals are for the week and then make lists of tasks that work toward those goals for each day. Setting a set schedule each day to focus on these tasks has to be a priority.

  • Sandy Sandmeyer March 17, 2017 - 9:13 pm Reply

    I feel better when I’m organized & focused on the task at hand.

  • Jennifer Owen March 17, 2017 - 9:21 pm Reply

    I start my day with devotions and some me time once I get to work. I take an extra 15 minutes before the day starts all to myself in the office. Helps me to focus the day and not be so focused on the calendar items and the to-do list right away.

  • LeAnn Abernathy March 17, 2017 - 9:24 pm Reply

    Great ideas…I am a little disorganized so need all the help I can get!

  • Sheila March 17, 2017 - 9:54 pm Reply

    I like the idea of reaching out to 3 people every day. It’s an easy way to start, plus it doesn’t seem to be super overwhelming.

  • Suzanne March 17, 2017 - 10:00 pm Reply

    I am building a system so that i don’t have to search for references, scripts, or educational material. I’ll have it ready to go so i can spend more time on building relationships and following up. I am still working on sticking to a work schedule. When I do, i HAVE to have a to do list or I get easily distracted.

  • Debbie Sickels March 17, 2017 - 10:09 pm Reply

    Get up early, grab your shot of NingXia Red, get exercises out of the way and get to work.
    Put Motivation in your Diffuset and get motivated.

  • Christine M. Kennedy March 17, 2017 - 11:25 pm Reply

    Be all in. When you’re working the business, it’s your sole focus. Keep your “why” in front of you. Connect with people. Make people your business not selling kits.

  • Stephanie Mestdagh March 17, 2017 - 11:42 pm Reply

    I do a brain dump in my planner each day. I write down everything that I need to do. And pick 3 things that are most pertinent and do those first, cross them off and gen pick another 3 if possible.

  • Rebecca March 18, 2017 - 12:06 am Reply

    I have just began on my journey with YL but I am so excited for all they have to offer.

  • Sharon Marasco March 18, 2017 - 12:07 am Reply

    I’m visual so I make my lists, most important 3 items marked for priority. I feel better marking things off, seeing on my list that I did accomplish things even if my surroundings don’t reflect it as much. I shut off ringers to focus. What I do need to do is set timers so I don’t become too absorbed in a single task.
    Always willing to try new things to work smarter!

  • A. Greene-Morse March 18, 2017 - 1:00 am Reply

    Making a list and sticking to it always helps me. I also am learning you say no.
    I turn on music and get to work. I have stayed diffusing PC to hold my focus during tough days when I have a lot of distractions but need to stay focused. It also helps my children to slow down and stay a bit more calm when we are stuck inside.

  • darrell March 18, 2017 - 1:45 am Reply

    that was great

  • Christine Donnamiller March 18, 2017 - 2:26 am Reply

    I do best in spurts, or 1 section of something at a time. Whether I am at work or at home, this one bite at a time attitude helps me to focus, take breaks and not get overwhelmed. I have to tell myself, okay finish this particular task and then see how I feel before I start something else.

  • Vonda March 18, 2017 - 2:28 am Reply

    I like a pen and paper list. I love the electronic day and age but writing it down imprints it on the brain in another way! Clarity is wonderful also!!

  • Kristi Savage March 18, 2017 - 2:45 am Reply

    Thank you so much for this inspiring info. My husband and I have been doing a lot of business building brainstorming and listing to this together and loved it. I am READY to work smarter, not harder and I can’t wait to be able to say I am a diamond leader with Young Living!!!

  • Leanna Lewis March 18, 2017 - 3:00 am Reply

    I’ve been using YL for almost 2 years now but just starting to try to learn more and thinking it may be something I want to persue in the form of a business. So I don’t have any productivity tips as of yet but she pointed out some real good ones and also several of the comments had good ideas. Thanks for the info.

  • Jessica Loudermilk March 18, 2017 - 3:27 am Reply

    My best time management is when I can not waist time on social media! When I can be focused and get done what I need to and be done with it!

  • Elena Huetson March 18, 2017 - 4:28 am Reply

    The tip about a designated time to devote myself to growing my young living business was key. I need a designated calendar so that I can keep my business stuff straight.

  • Kellee Visage Lemons March 18, 2017 - 4:36 am Reply

    Clarity and vetiver to set my focus.

  • jo sexton March 18, 2017 - 10:19 am Reply

    Prioritize is # 1 for me. I alway set aside the same amount of time everyday for my business.. Sometimes i grab a little extra time for business, but i also put extra time for God & my family..

  • Melody Key March 18, 2017 - 12:33 pm Reply

    Thank you for this podcast! We are never too old to learn something new each day. I still write things down because that helps me know where my day is headed and the end results I want to achieve. Diffusing my favorite oils choosing the one I feel is right for the day helps me stay on task. Keeping my stainless cup filled with a citrus oil of choice is a must for me. Hydration is key!

  • Michelle March 18, 2017 - 12:35 pm Reply

    Has been very beneficial to write down three purposeful things to do the night before for the next day. It helps me stay on track and for overachievers or those struggling with never meeting up with others expectations or others demanding so much of you … It opens the door to being able to relax and enjoy life with more confidence and balance knowing you’ve accomplished your three and are now free to do other things.

  • Monica Keasler March 18, 2017 - 12:48 pm Reply

    I’m very much a newbie here, and have just kicked into gear. My greatest helper is writing it down! And the trilogy- Ningxia Red, Nitro and Zyng! ❤

  • Meghan LaGuardis March 18, 2017 - 12:59 pm Reply

    Thank you. Very informative and helpful pod cast. I need to take some of your tips to start focusing more on my business without distractions. Making lists is so important but I find myself not making as many as I should. Thanks for the reminder of how helpful they are.

  • Cortni Eastman March 18, 2017 - 2:37 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for this! I went to a team retreat a few weeks ago, and my diamond leader Nicole Martin shared quite a few of the same tips. Something I have to remind myself daily is that it is ok to say no. I also loved that she suggested lists! I live my life by lists ?

  • Alyssa Kelley March 18, 2017 - 2:37 pm Reply

    I find that making a checklist is my biggest driver! If I have a list set that I need to get done each day then I’m way more likely to accomplish things then if I don’t have a direction. Thank you Callie for sharing your wisdom and insight! I need to work harder at being “all there” with everyhting I do.

  • Jennifer McCoy March 18, 2017 - 2:43 pm Reply

    I have homeschooled my children for 16 years, and we decided, as a family that our two youngest would both try the local junior high next year in order for me to be intentional in growing my YL business. We all have decided that this is where my focus needs to be. The other three have all graduated and the younger two feel that their foundation is solid. The option to return to homeschooling is always available, but my family has encouraged me to go for it for all of us
    So, my time management is drastically changing with the new school year.

  • Lisa Smith March 18, 2017 - 4:50 pm Reply

    I’ve been at this for 2 1/2 years and am now realizing that I’ve worked hard sometimes and not smart and so have burnt myself out. I love how she says to be present wherever you. I will be working on focusing on each area individually!

  • Christine Higdem March 18, 2017 - 5:15 pm Reply

    My biggest challenge is prioritizing my time to ensure that I spend it doing the things that I value instead of unproductively and fighting distractions! All of the ideas presented were significantly beneficial in helping me plan!

  • Janet Hudson March 18, 2017 - 7:17 pm Reply

    To stay on track, I have to make a list. It gives me pleasure to check the tasks off as I go.

  • Linda Bradbury March 18, 2017 - 7:26 pm Reply

    I think the most important thing I heard here was being focused on whatever it is that you’re doing. Whether that be focused on business making that time management important or being focused on personal and having that time being focused on. I’m great at being busy, am I being busy the right way thank you Callie

  • LaDonna Cecil March 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm Reply

    Each and every leader I listen to, I get inspired. However, there are times when you need just a little extra inspiration, a bit of a boost to get you over the proverbial hump so that you can overcome the distractions and setbacks that always come your way as you climb toward your goals. Thank you for your tips!

  • Anessa Watson March 18, 2017 - 7:57 pm Reply

    I’m all about making lists…just need to be able to focus more without distractions…lol
    Ty for giving me more knowledge 🙂

  • Roberta Wilson March 18, 2017 - 8:29 pm Reply

    Using ‘Fringe Hours’, quiet productive time!

  • Marcia Gumtow March 18, 2017 - 8:43 pm Reply

    Held my first class today but lists and staying in touch with attendees through social media is what helped me get ready.

  • Karyn March 18, 2017 - 8:56 pm Reply

    I cant remember everything so with a list it helps me organize and not binge buy..

  • Shawn March 18, 2017 - 10:07 pm Reply

    Give up regular evening tv and work on biz if don’t have uninterrupted time to focus during the day. Huge!

  • Judy Ramsey March 18, 2017 - 10:13 pm Reply

    Excellent ideas. I admit my big downfall is staying focused on the task at hand. Basil is in my diffuser. Praying before I begin is a must. Placing my phone on airplane mode helps me also. I’m better than I used to be. I celebrate my progress in some small way. Perhaps by allowing an extra 30 minutes to read a magazine or just enjoy sitting outside.

  • Leann Frank March 18, 2017 - 10:45 pm Reply

    That’s the problem….I don’t have any tried or true tips! I do like her “be there” tip. So often I try and do something and I get distracted. I need help!

  • Sarah Reister March 19, 2017 - 1:29 am Reply

    Making a list on the whiteboard that’s on my fridge. every time i walk by it reminds me what i need to accomplish and it’s so satisfying when i get to erase things

  • Jeanne Huffman March 19, 2017 - 2:18 am Reply

    As a military wife & mom of 4, I found no time to complete college. Now that my youngest has left the nest – I am determined to go back. However, I quickly discovered my 40+ brain struggles a bit harder with focus & retention. A few months in, I’d found my groove & truly benefited from my oils’ aromas! Peppermint, & Frankincense during study help me set my intention & again during tests. The results…PRICELESS! (Finished with an A! ) Love my YLEO!!!

  • Catherine March 19, 2017 - 5:07 am Reply

    Limit screen time for the entire family. Those hours will be filled with productivity and togetherness.

  • Christina Holvey March 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm Reply

    Staying on the productivity track is a big struggle for me so I strive to set goals by priority each day. Easier said than done since my brain is scattered in all different directions. But after listening to this podcast I’m ready to implement some of this great advice. Thank you ?

  • Michele Garber March 19, 2017 - 9:00 pm Reply

    Shorter blocks of focused time is helping me; also blocks of time for rest and doing something for me personally, without the nagging guilt of should be doing something to benefit business.

    I liked Callie’s method of connecting with 3 people each day—achieveable and steady—so am going to incorporate that.

  • nelz March 19, 2017 - 10:00 pm Reply

    I’ve learned over the last few months that being intentional has helped me greatly in this Yl business, but also in my life! Never have I felt better about putting aside time for certain things and actually following it through. Thanks for these nuggets of wisdom Callie ♥

  • Kathleen Perkins March 20, 2017 - 1:42 am Reply

    Lavender in my diffuser every night.

  • Tina McWain March 20, 2017 - 4:35 pm Reply

    I have to make “to-do” lists or it seems like nothing gets done!

  • Nancy Halderman March 20, 2017 - 6:36 pm Reply

    I have learned very quickly that by spending at least half of my lunch hour on my Young Living business I can get more done that I can in the evening at home. I just pull my office door after I have eaten lunch and work through my to-do YL list. Ultimately I am growing my business and spending less because I am not out going to Kohls, Meijer or even CVS for the remaining half of the lunch hour. Young Living has transformed our home. I never saw this on my radar and I was considering using essential oils for about 3 years before actually jumping in.

  • Emily Thompson March 20, 2017 - 10:29 pm Reply

    The aroma of Joy keeps my spirit high and my attitude good for a productive day at work!

  • Tanya Island March 21, 2017 - 1:47 am Reply

    I love that Callie had some very specific advice on developing a business strategy that works for your whole family. We truly can’t do it all, and it’s heartwarming to hear her speak truth about the momtrepeneur life! My tip is turning off all devices for certain set hours each evening… We call it digital detox!

  • Amber Johnson March 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm Reply

    I have to have a very detailed to do list. There is always subcategories, deadlines, several colors and notes.

  • Kayla Carlisle March 24, 2017 - 6:44 pm Reply

    How I get my day started , I apply Awakening and Ener-gee on my feet, Clarity behind my ears and on the base of my neck, and raven on my chest and throat. I never leave Hine without my Dorado Azul, it helps me when I have those “Ahhhh! what just happened ?” Moments.

    • Kayla Carlisle March 24, 2017 - 6:55 pm Reply

      **never leave home. For my breakfast I do a scoop of pure protein complete chocolate powder, with 4 ounces of milk, 8 ounces of water, a table spoon of orgainc plain Greek yogurt, table spoon of mindwise, Ningxia Nitro, handful of organic spinach, table spoon of organic black Chia seeds and 12 ice cubes. Place all the ingredients in a Vitamix to blend together, leaving ocean till the very last thing, for a hour of pure yumminess!

  • Ann Theriot March 25, 2017 - 7:09 pm Reply

    I could personally identify with the comment from Callie that it is OK to say no, especially when it is an effort to put your Young Living business first.

  • Bethanie Horne March 27, 2017 - 2:39 pm Reply

    Hi I am just starting out with Young Living and finding the Podcast was/is very helpful, thank you for sharing what you know and has worked for you.
    To be productive for me I have to be in the right mind frame, and determined to accomplish as much as I can in a set allotted time fame. 🙂

  • Sherry Raimundo March 29, 2017 - 10:48 am Reply

    Eliminating distractions is so highly important. Thank you for the reminder!

  • Connie M March 29, 2017 - 6:02 pm Reply

    Such encouraging and specific information. Setting specific time aside is likely the most effective tool – one which we often thing we can get by without. I’m going to try Palo Santo!

  • Caroline Gephart March 30, 2017 - 11:57 pm Reply

    Pick a task and focus on it!

  • Cara March 31, 2017 - 2:38 pm Reply

    Such valuable information!! It is a wonderful journey of growth and integrating new friendships! Thank you for sharing!

  • Mallory Lugo April 1, 2017 - 11:52 am Reply

    Making a list of goals, scheduling time to focus without distractions, doing the research.

  • Elizabeth Tandy April 1, 2017 - 2:51 pm Reply

    I think I can’t multi-task. I need to block time. Not only for my business, but also my family. Yes, there are times they can work with me, but in order to be a good mom, when it is their time, I need to give them that time without distractions of my team calling or texting in. Then when I focus on the business, I don’t feel guilty and they give me the time.

  • Jaime Jean Klocek April 1, 2017 - 5:33 pm Reply

    Since daily life as a work-at-home mom is rarely in balance, I like to set a Daily Intention. I start out listing 3 things I need to do and 3 things that will be my day Joy or Ease, and from there set my intention. Some days it’s get my work done swiftly so I can be present with the kids, some days it’s get care for the kids so I am make big strides in my work. Some days it’s staying active, some days it’s more rest and calm.

  • Yvonne Johnson April 2, 2017 - 10:06 am Reply

    Diffusing oils in my Aria diffuser with the music playing has improved my workday! Not only does it make me happy but the aroma of the oils I chose help my concentration.

  • Lillian Drury April 2, 2017 - 11:18 pm Reply

    Write it down and follow the list!

  • Jessica A DeWitt April 10, 2017 - 4:45 pm Reply

    The things that I have found most helpful at staying focused and on task while I work is setting specific work hours in the morning, diffusing Clarity and applying Motivation before work, saying a prayer to help my business be successful and to guide me in the direction I am needing to go that day, and I track everything I need to do for the day in my planner. When I am not working, I try to enjoy the time with my children because they are the reason I am working this business and I want to make the most of my time with them.

  • Kaitlyn Partin April 18, 2017 - 2:47 pm Reply

    Thank you for this encouraging podcast, Young Living, and Callie – what an inspiration you are! I love tuning in every episode, but this one really connected with me. I value strong boundaries that protect my time with my family, so it’s essential that I set work hours. When I begin my work, I begin by grounding myself. An easy way to get centered is to look around and identify 5 things you can see, 4 things you touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can taste and 1 thing you can touch. Obvious, this experience is only heightened with the use of essential oils in any of those areas, but breathing deeply and connecting with a blend for my time of work is crucial for me. It’s such a personal moment to get geared up for passion and success!

    Keep it up, guys. Love this!

  • Kaitlyn Partin April 18, 2017 - 2:50 pm Reply

    Oops! My phone messed up my notes a bit. It’s:

    5 things we see
    4 things we can touch
    3 things we hear
    2 things we smell and
    1 thing we taste

    Wishing every one of you great success and wellness.


  • Farah Tipol May 31, 2017 - 6:56 am Reply

    This is the thing I learn from this podcast – put away distraction and prioritize.

    And three! Three is always a magic number with YL. Connect with 3 people everyday, make a list of 3 people to be connected to every week and THREE = FREE.

    Thank you for the sharing!

  • Andrea McHenry June 1, 2017 - 1:46 pm Reply

    I listened to this yesterday and I loved all the tips. My best take away is scheduling hours part. I work over 8 hours a day at my full time job with drive time I am away from home about 11-12 hours. Then I try to squeeze in some YL biz stuff and it is hard. I think if I focus on making an hour at least per day and actually schedule it I will stick with it. Thanks for sharing

  • Patti Froid June 16, 2017 - 5:46 pm Reply

    I like to prepare the night before. I glance at my calendar to know what I want to accomplish the next day, get a good nights sleep and wake up knowing what I wanted to accomplish is the priority. Each morning I will use a variety of oils depending on the feelings I have that day.

  • Lindsey Ruffcorn June 22, 2017 - 1:44 pm Reply

    I appreciate her comments on being “intentional” with your time. 🙂 Thanks!

  • Vicki Roszka-Duggan December 30, 2017 - 10:18 am Reply

    I am finishing out this year catching up on the podcasts I’ve missed. I enjoy the boost of inspiration, motivation & practical tips: intentional time use, 3 contacts/day. Thank you!

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