On this episode I speak with Kris Ward. Kris is the director of a marketing and branding company and it was through her work there that she learned a great deal about productivity versus being busy. Her work with other small business professionals lead to the creation of Win The Hour Win The Day.
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Kris Ward helps entrepreneurs grow their business so they can get more work done faster and focus on what’s really important in life – and we touch on that throughout our conversation. We discuss the aspects of what she calls the “Freedom Formula” and a slew of other productivity-related topics. There’s a lot to absorb in this episode and I’m glad that us two Canadians finally had a chance to connect in podcast form.
- What does productivity mean to Kris? (2:10)
- Kris has had several moments that have incited change in Kris’s life. Here’s one of them. (3:10)
- Here’s another one of those moments – a very different moment at that. (4:46)
- Why winning the hour is vital to winning the day (7:33)
- We dive deeper into the idea of the calendar being your “time bank account” (10:10)
- This is how Kris likes to work (10:59)
- The biases that rear their ugly heads when we try to take on some of what Kris speaks of show up. Here’s how Kris helps people deal with that. (13:41)
- Kris starts to break down the “Freedom Formula” in greater detail (22:36)
- Kris understands the resistance towards building systems (27:07)
We start talking about tools (31:55)
- Is Kris more of a morning person or a night owl? And how can she help people listen to their body clocks with her work? (35:00)
- Kris believes this is something that we don’t talk about enough that affects our productivity (37:00)
- This is one thing that you can do now to start winning the hour and – as a result – win the day (38:17)
“A business is not run on memory.”– Kris Ward
- Win The Hour Win The Day!
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- Kris Ward on Instagram
- Kris Ward on LinkedIn
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It’s always a pleasure to speak with fellow time management experts. I’ve been following Kris on Instagram for a while now and there’s a lot of crossover in our work. I trust that you’ve heard that through our conversation on this episode. I think we brought a lot to the table and hope that you’ve garnered some solid takeaways from our discussion.
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