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Priorities & the Eisenhower Matrix, Productivity 4 – S9to5 #17

We talk about how to figure out what to work on when you have so much to do. We also talk about the Eisenhower Matrix. This is the fourth episode in the Productivity Series. If you want to check out Doug’s course on productivity, you can learn more here […] Read More

Deep Work and Focus, Productivity 3 – S9to5 #16

Our heroes talk about focusing on deep work. We reference Cal Newport’s Deep Work a lot in this episode. You should check it out if you haven’t read it before. The main idea is that you can’t really get big, important things done if you’re distracted. So multitasking is bad. Notifications on your phone are […] Read More

Email Tips, Tricks, & Tools, Productivity 2 – S9to5 #15

Our heroes talk about dealing with emails. Doug gets behind on emails sometimes, but he normally catches up. Back in his corporate days, he was an email ninja, but not for the reasons you might think. Elizabeth runs her inbox thin and never gets behind. We talk about: Gmail Outlook Sorting, Searching, Folders Inbox Mgmt Multiple […] Read More

Project Management, Productivity 1 – S9to5 #14

We talk about project management in this episode. I’ve managed a bunch of projects over the years and earned my Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification back in 2008. This is part 1 in a 4 part series on Productivity. If you’re brand new to project management, this episode is perfect for you […] Read More

Working in the Office – S9to5 #11

A couple episodes ago we talked about traveling for work and working remotely. But most people work in the office 5 days a week. We’ve both spent time living it up, not working in the office, but we’ve put in our time sitting in cubicles too. That’s what we’re talking about today. Discussion Cube lifeDecorationsWasted […] Read More

Dealing With the Commute – S9to5 #10

We talk about having to drive to work. Blah! For most people, the commute is the worst part of the day. It’s funny — we started this episode intending to discuss what it’s like to work in the office. It quickly fell to dealing with the commute. I’ve spent so many hours in the car […] Read More

Tips for Working Remotely – S9to5 #9

Elizabeth and I worked remotely for a few jobs over the years. A lot of times travel jobs have a small component of working remotely, and that’s how remote work started for us. But after some time moving up the corporate ladder and some cultural changes at corporate jobs, working remotely became more common. So […] Read More

Traveling for Work – S9to5 #8

What’s the median household income for business travelers? Workers who travel for business tend to bring in a bigger salary than those who don’t. The median household income for business travelers was $87,500 in 2012 compared to $52,800 for the rest of the U.S. population. — https://www.creditdonkey.com/business-travel-statistics.html Pros Loyalty pointsVisit new placesFeel importantBond with teammates […] Read More

First Job Stories – S9to5 #7

In this episode, we share some silly stories from our first jobs. We thought we were hot shit and actually knew what we were doing. Now we see how inaccurate that is.  Leave a comment below about your first job! Doug’s first job Consulting in a warehouseHis project would eventually determine layoffsHe clogged the company […] Read More

Bios and Intro – S9to5 #6

Personally       Moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Bozeman, Montana in 2015      Less people…less traffic…more mountains!      We love our dog…Georgie! (http://Instagram.com/georgiethebordercollie) https://www.heartofthevalleyshelter.org/ Elizabeth       Educated at Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelors and Masters, Industrial Engineering       Worked in consulting, healthcare technology and healthcare finance       MISTAKES – Switching jobs didn’t really build on past skills and experience Doug       Educated at Georgia Institute […] Read More

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