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The Faster, Easier, Better Show

The Faster, Easier, Better Show is short, fun and jam packed with good ideas that you can use to make your life faster, easier and better right away.

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Episode 357: The efficiency of a Clean Phone
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at ways you can make your phone more efficient. Together, they discuss: • The simple thing you can do each week to make your phone run better • Why it's important to clear out your apps regularly • Taking the time to remove the things that slow your phone down • The day-by-day way to reduce your photos   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com
05:21 4/22/24
Episode 356: The Importance of Knowing What is Important and What is Urgent
In this episode Lee and Ellen look at how using the Eisenhower Matrix can make it easier to know what you should be working on. Together they look at:  • What an Eisenhower Matrix is (click here for a printable version of a Matrix.) • Why putting your tasks through the matrix allows you to be more efficient • The questions you should be asking yourself regarding your work • How to make sure what you work on is important to you (and not urgent to others) • What happens if a task doesn't have a deadline and urgency • Why ignoring or delegating a task is important   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:28 4/15/24
Episode 355: How to Improve Your Focus and Achieve Goals
In this episode, Ellen and Lee discuss the importance of strong focus when it comes to achieving your goals. Together they look at: • Ellen's story of a serious fall and how focus was essential in achieving the outcome when wanted • The importance of ignoring the things that don't help you • How airplane flights help Lee with his focus • Knowing what's important to your outcome and prioritizing   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com  
06:43 4/8/24
Episode 354: Efficiency in the Kitchen
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at different kitchen tools and appliances you can use to be more efficient. Together they look at:  (Please note we are not affiliated with ANY of these links!) • The importance of making chores fun • A quick way to separate eggs by dunking them • How to make slicing hard boiled eggs easier • The best way to hard boil eggs so their shells just slide off • Lee's favorite new tool for timing pasta  • The easy way to use olive oil that's not messy (or difficult to clean up) • The snippy way to chop herbs    Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com    
06:48 4/1/24
Episode 353: How to Deal With Time Suckers
In this episode, Lee and Ellen discuss how to deal with Time-Suckers. Together they look at: • How Time-Sucker affected Lee trying to prepare for a presentation • Simple guidelines to follow with people who don't respect your time • The importance of establishing boundaries in all parts of your life • Why putting yourself first works most of the time   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com    
06:44 3/25/24
Episode 352: How Short Term Efficiency Can Save You In the Long Run
In this episode, Lee and Ellen discuss how taking five minutes to do something can save you in the long term. Together they look at: • Lee got hacked -- and the FBI and FTC are now involved • The importance of taking the time to make small changes (passwords anyone?) can save you a lot of time in the future • Accepting that sometimes we have to use pain to push us to do things • Paying attention when things seem too good to be true   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:30 3/18/24
Episdoe 351: How Doing the Dirty Work Makes you More Efficient
In this episode, Ellen and Lee look at the efficiency of doing little bits of "dirty work" every month. together they discuss: • How doing your taxes can be easier with month dirty work  • The power of doing the small things consistently • Leveraging the "good" power of Artificial Intelligence to be more efficient • Letting a machine take care of your necessary unemotional tasks • Not using AI for creative endeavors   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:37 3/11/24
Episode 350: What following-through on your ideas can do for you
Our 350th episode! And it wouldn't have happened if we hadn't followed through on an idea we had almost 7 years ago. In this episode, we talk about: • Celebrating the smaller milestones on the way to your goals • Not listening to your own excuses for why you can't do something (hate to say it, but you do lie to yourself more than you should. We all do.) • What Lee has figured out about getting things done by finishing the first draft of his 26th book • The importance of having support and a partner who pushes you   Edited at Studio D, by the wonderful Wayne Duncan who has produces all 350 of our episodes Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com  
08:09 3/4/24
Episode 349: Why being the best isn't efficient
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at why it's more efficient to be the small fish in a big pond (so to speak). Together they look at: • The importance of being around people who inspire you • How Quentin Tarantino inspired Lee to push himself • Learning to push your limits by being around others • Why being the smartes person in the room inhibits your growth • Being open to trying a new approach to improve yourself   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:17 2/26/24
Episode 347: The efficiency of doing a little extra
in this episode, Lee and Ellen look at the power of doing (and possibly being) just a little bit extra. Together they look at:  • Do what you say you're going to do, but then do it better  • Improving your impact on others • How you can add the extra oomph to someone's day (and why you should) • Picking something small (and extra) to make others happier • Why this one small thing has a big effect   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
05:40 2/12/24
Episode 346: Why you should be boring
In this episode, Ellen and Lee look at the efficiency of being boring. Together they look at: • Why being boring is efficient • The boring thing that Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs both did to minimize brain drain • How having a boring system can make you efficient • What happens when you build a boring routine for yourself • Leveraging the power of being boring to succeed at work   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com  
06:13 2/5/24
Episode 345: How to schedule your year
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at an easy way to schedule your year so that you can accomplish everything you want. Together they look at: • Breaking your year into seasons and scheduling your goals • Schedule according to the weather, your mood, your energy • Use the shortness of seasons to motivate you • Pay attention to where your time is going -- and use guilty pleasures as rewards   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:21 1/29/24
Episode 344: How to build Your Momentum in 2024
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at how you can easily get started building your personal momentum in 2024. Together they discuss: • The one thing you can do every morning to get things rolling • Using your phone to help you achieve your goals • Lee's plan to make 2024 the year where he is more helpful • The tiny way to start organizing your life • Breaking your goals down into small, momentum-building bites   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:08 1/22/24
Episode 343: How what you see can affect your productivity
In this episode, Ellen and Lee debate how "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" affects productivity. Here's a hint: they don't agree! Together they discuss: • Keeping projects out in the open so they are reminded to do them (Ellen is not a fan) • The importance of hiding things that are distracting (Ellen is a big fan) • Having all projects available at all times and going from one to another throughout the day (Definitely Lee's deal) • The power of keeping a Future List (or Future Folders) • Why experimenting with what works for you is the most efficient thing you can do   Edited at Studio D by Wayne Duncan, our awesome producer Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com  
06:38 1/15/24
Episode 342: How a word can guide your year
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at having a word to guide your year and how it can make you more efficient. Together they look at: • The "Yes" year • Why making deeper connections is important • One of the benefits of Social Media • Combining activities to make saying Yes easier • The power of connections on creativity   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com  
06:40 1/8/24
Episode 341: What 2024 will look like for Efficency
Happy 2024! In this episode, Lee and Ellen discuss what 2024 will look like when it comes to efficiency. Together they look at:  • Planning your 2024 with the help of a quick 1-page planner from Lee. Download yours free: https://www.leesilber.com/free-stuff • Predictions for the new year  • Increased efficiency in the workplace (and less in-person meetings) • What we'll see less of -- and what we'll see more of in 2024 -- and why it matters • Happy New Year to all our listeners!   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com    
07:08 1/1/24
Episode 340: How to use your senses to be more efficient
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at how you can increase your efficiency by using your senses. Together they look at: • How different work spaces affect Lee's productivity • The importance of paying attention to sights, smells, sounds • The role temperate plays in efficiency • Why clothing matters • The payoff to paying attention to your sense in different environments   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:35 12/25/23
Episode 339: How to make procrastination work for you
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at how you can use procrastination to your benefit. Seriously. together they look at: • How ditching school helped Lee appreciate stealing time for himself • The power of a guilty pleasure • The joy of seizing the day (when you aren't supposed to!) • Why scheduling in procrastination is a surprising way to get things done   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:23 12/18/23
Episode 338: How to make things easier to do
In this episode, Ellen and Lee discuss a simple way to make things easier to do in your life. Together they look at: • Adding fun into your days • The power of knowing what you like and scheduling it into your week • "The List of 100 Things" • Lee's private list of things he likes, but doesn't want people to know about • Taking the time to do the things that truly make you happy   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com  
05:54 12/11/23
Episode 337: Quick Hacks You Can Use Use Every Day
In this episode, Ellen and Lee look at quick hacks you can use every day to do things faster and easier. Together they look at: • An easy way to STOP hitting the snooze alarm • The no-brainer way to make finding things a breeze • How to spend less time in the kitchen (and still eat well) • The one liquid you need in your kitchen ("It's the WD40 of the kitchen") • Establishing the one place in your home that ensures nothing gets lost or forgotten • The importance of "if it's not on a list, it doesn't exist"   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan editor Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com  
06:34 12/4/23
Epiosde 336: How one day can change what you acoomplish next year
In this episode, Lee and Ellen discuss the importance of a Getaway Day and how to put one together effectively. Together they discuss: • Getting away from your regularly scheduled activities and planning • How a review of the year helps you to decide what you want in the future • Options for things you can build into your plan • Making the decision to get rid of what's "good enough" in favor of what's "amazing!"   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:07 11/27/23
Episode 335: How to make Thanksgiving Efficient (if you want to)
It's Thanksgiving Week! So Lee and Ellen are discussing what Thanksgiving looks like to them -- and how they make it efficient (and a little fun). Together, they look at: • Lee is setting Thanksgiving on its ear this year - what that looks like and how efficiency is coming into play • Why delegating is important • How prepping for Thanksgiving is a little like life when it comes to test runs, preparation, and letting things go • Ellen shares the most efficient way to see family at Thanksgiving • Why it's important to plan and to let things go   Gratefully edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com    
06:25 11/20/23
Episode 334: The easy way to beat Procrastination and Perfectionism
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at the incredibly effective power of using Time Pockets. Together, they delve into: • What a Time Pocket (and no! it's not an app) • How you can (and should) apply Time Pockets to your day • The power that Time Pockets give you • When Time Pockets are most effective   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan, producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com    
05:24 11/13/23
Episode 333: How habits can easily make you more efficient
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at the power of habits and how they can easily make you more efficient. Together, they look at: • Two of the great books available about habits: Atomic Habits and The Power of Habit • How habits help us to do things without requiring motivation • Ellen shares how habits are helping her pull-up adventures • The best thing about habits: small changes add up to big things • Lee discusses how Arnold Schwarzenegger's new book talks about habits: Think big, but start small • Find little ways to go forward...repeatedly!   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.Leesilber.com  and www.EllenGoodwin.com      
05:42 11/6/23
Episode 332: How looking at things with fresh eyes can make you more efficient
In this episode, Lee and Ellen discuss how looking at things with fresh eyes can be surprisingly efficient. Together they explore: • Bringing in your own efficiency expert, in the form of a friend or colleague, to look at things you probably take for granted • Why fresh eyes are important at home and at work • The importance of taking the ideas with a grain of salt • Using these fresh eyes to make your work better, no matter what it is • What sort of fresh eyes would make our podcast better? Send us your thoughts! Recorded at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:20 10/30/23
Episode 331: The efficiency of exercise
In this episode, Ellen and Lee look at the efficiency of exercise and how it can impact you life. Together they discuss: • The importance of having a workout program that keeps you healthy • The healthier you are, the less time you spend at the doctors or the pharmacy • Why you don't have to have a boring, set workout plan. (Lee doesn't!) • Give yourself a set amount of time and use it • How fitness trackers can help you work out more • What competitiveness can do for you   Recorded at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:35 10/23/23
Episode 330: How to be efficient with gas
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at how you can be efficient with gas so you spend less time at the gas station. Together they discuss: • The importance of combining tasks • Getting a driver so you can do other things while on the road • Keeping your car in good shape so it burns gas efficiently • Finding your "go-to" gas station and always filling up completely • Making your car lighter   Recorded at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com
06:26 10/16/23
Episode 329: How to watch football efficiently
in this episode, Lee and Ellen look at how you can be efficient when watching football. Together they look at: • How the Red Zone, which sounds efficient, makes Lee a little crazy (think about the efficiency of breaks...which Red Zone doesn't have.) • The efficiency of working out while watching football • The genius of using football as an artificial deadline to get things done • Enjoying the outdoors while watching football • How listening to the game, instead of watching, can be efficient   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your podcast hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:06 10/9/23
Episode 328: What dive bars can teach us about efficiency
In this episode, Ellen and Lee look at what we can learn about efficiency from an unlikely source: Dive Bars. Together they discuss: • The importance of having a guiding principle when making decisions about change • Why change doesn't have to be inevitable • How to be efficient when trying new things • The genius of keeping things simple   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.EllenGoodwin.com and www.LeeSilber.com    
06:43 9/25/23
Episode 327: How to efficiency deal with natural disasters
In this episode, Lee and Ellen look at the counter-intuitive idea of efficiently dealing with natural disasters. Together, they discuss: • Planning ahead and putting together a tote with extra food, medication, and important papers before you need it • Having a family plan for meeting up - especially if communication is limited • Thinking ahead about all the possible contingencies and putting together a plan before you need a plan • How a go-bag can keep your prepared (and what should be in your go-bag)   Edited at Studio D, Wayne Duncan producer Your co-hosts: www.LeeSilber.com and www.EllenGoodwin.com  
06:38 9/18/23

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