Episode 22 - Work Within Your Strengths

January 25, 2017

Welcome to Happiness Simplified, a weekly podcast about the simple things that can make your life awesome. Kayvon and Dai discuss the benefits of outsourcing and how making those changes to streamline your business processes is worth the effort. Tune in to find out ways you can outsource at a lesser cost or for no fee at all and how outsourcing increases your overall productivity.   

Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:28 – Introduction to the podcast 
  • 01:30 – People are now starting to plan for 2017 
  • 02:07 – Kayvon does entrepreneurship, accountability, and productivity coaching 
  • 03:09 – The three steps Kayvon applies to his coaching: make it work, make it better, make it faster 
  • 04:15 – The technique “batching” explained  
  • 05:50 – “Try to only do what you are really good at” 
  • 06:00 – People have their own unique ability 
  • 06:13 – The four categories of everything that you do 
  • 06:15 – You’re either competent, incompetent, excellent or it’s your unique ability  
  • 07:49 – If you can hire someone who can do the 8-hour task in just 2 hours, do it 
  • 08:49 – Kayvon says that the reason we cannot afford to get other people is because we are not getting other people to help us—we’re trying to do all of it on our own  
  • 09:25 – Kayvon and Dai shift their recording platform 
  • 09:50 – You don’t always have to pay someone, there is free software available 
  • 10:27 – IFTTT has a great, free software 
  • 10:34 – Kayvon shares how he uses IFTTT 
  • 11:53 – There are many tools now that we can leverage based on technology advancements 
  • 13:00 – Upwork and Fiverr can help you hire people at a lesser cost 
  • 13:12 – Go to DaiManuel.com to get the free e-book and workout 
  • 14:26 – Kayvon’s “Productivity 30” explained 
  • 14:30 – Kayvon uses Canva for easy graphic design 
  • 15:10 – We actually outsource things without noticing it 
  • 17:00 – Keep outsourcing  
  • 17:55 – Outsourcing makes Kayvon life’s easier and faster 
  • 18:18 – Searching #productivity30 on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more about Kayvon’s productivity program challenge 
  • 19:00 – Dai uses Canva and PicMonkey 
  • 19:29 – Dai outsources graphic designers through Upwork 
  • 20:30 – Dai is satisfied with his graphic designer’s work https://www.upwork.com 
  • 21:40 – Think of that one thing that is taking up your time and figure out a way to streamline it 
  • 22:00 – Reach out to Kayvon regarding productivity 
  • 23:39 – Send Dai and Kayvon feedback on iTunes 
  • 24:10 – Contact Dai at DaiManuel.com  
  • 24:18 – Find Kayvon on Facebook and Twitter 

3 Key Points: 

  1. There are many tools now that we can leverage based on technology advancements. 
  2. Think of that one thing that is taking up your time and figure out a way to streamline it.  
  3. Outsourcing can make your life easier, faster, and more importantly, simplify your happiness.
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