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Our workplaces today are full of lingo, tools and trends promising to make our teams more efficient or in sync. But do they actually deliver on that hype? Join Atlassian's Christine Dela Rosa and a team of debaters as they duke it out over today’s most popular practices - from scaling agile, to dogfooding, to IRL offsites - and learn how you can make your team work better.
 
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Optimize Yourself

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Optimize Yourself

Zack Arnold: Hollywood Film Editor, Mentor, Coach

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It IS possible to be healthier, more productive, and achieve YOUR version of success in Hollywood…without sacrificing your sanity in the process. Creative burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable. Hosted by Zack Arnold (ACE), award-winning Hollywood film & TV editor of Cobra Kai, Empire, Glee, and more, documentary director, American Ninja Warrior in training, and father of two. The Optimize Yourself program helps creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and even weekend warriors more effectively ...
 
It takes 3 ingredients to build a software startup in today’s wild market: people, product and growth. Easier said than done. OV BUILD is here to help by featuring conversations between venture capitalist Blake Bartlett and the smartest folks in software. OpenView is a VC firm that invests in amazing companies like Datadog, Expensify and Calendly. Visit ov.vc for more details.
 
In a world where a camera is always within reach and creative options are abundant, “Your Way” is the memory-keeping approach that fills you up and fits your life right now. This free, scrapbooking-focused show celebrates the breadth of ways to be a memory keeper today. Our format varies week to week, with a healthy mix of teaching, listener Q and A, roundtable discussions, and interviews with everyday scrapbookers. Scrapbook Your Way is hosted by Jennifer Wilson, owner of Simple Scrapper an ...
 
We created Simplegration to help companies get their sh*t together. We are so tired of hearing from SME's that say running a business is hard work. It's the f**king 21st century and with a thing called the interwebs, it's now easier than ever to use technology to run your business properly, while you sip f**king mai tai's by the pool in the Maldives! Make your business work the way you want. Call us! You're welcome.
 
digital, marketing and social business | podcast Follow for thoughts on: digital, social media, SEO, content marketing, branding - anything web/tech focused. Digital Marketing & Content Strategy @harcourts_int #Agile #Scrum Product Owner | build fast, learn and iterate |#INFJ| Residential Architect in another life
 
Welcome to the Tools They Use podcast. A collection of interviews and weekly episodes about the world personal and team productivity software. Every few weeks, we sit down and speak to professionals, extracting all of the apps, routines and habits they use every day to navigate their work and personal life. Past guests include David Pierce from the Wall Street Journal, Chris Messina the creator of the hashtag, Joey Cofone, CEO of Baron Fig and many more fantastic professionals. This is the p ...
 
New to working from home? Managing a distributed team? Home-schooling your kids while trying to get something — anything — done? You’ve come to the right place. Join newbies and experts as we explore the tools, tips and techniques that will help you make the most of this new way of working. Welcome home.
 
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Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger

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Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger

Beth Anne interviews Mom entrepreneurs who are succeeding in online business. Mom bloggers, Etsy shop owners, photographers, and designers are just a few of the brilliant business moms featured here.

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Beth Anne from brilliantbusinessmoms.com interviews mom entrepreneurs who are succeeding in online business. Mom bloggers, Etsy shop owners, Shopify store owners, designers, authors, and course creators are just a few of the creatively brilliant moms featured here. This podcast is all about practical advice from work-at-home moms who are getting things done in the margins - just like you! We're not about big names or fancy accolades here, but instead celebrating big and little wins from momp ...
 
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Trello is one of the most-mentioned tools on the podcast, along with perhaps Lightroom and Gretchen Rubin, and this roundtable episode gives it the spotlight. I'm joined by Anandi Raman Creath and Alissa Williams for a look at how Trello can support planning and productivity in the craft room and beyond. See the full show notes for this episode at …
 
Caitlin Steele is a user-centered design and engineering expert focused on design operations. As a founding team member at MasterClass, she helped take the startup from an idea through Series C on the way to being a multi-billion-dollar company. Currently, she enables design and engineering teams to deliver exceptional native mobile experiences for…
 
Trello is a project management/task management app that works on the web or via their native app for various platforms. It was created in 2011 by Fog Creek software and sold to Atlassian in 2017 for $425m. Trello uses workspaces, boards, and cards to represent information and help people manage tasks and work. As far as pricing goes, a lot of peopl…
 
Founders typically own product in the early days. It’s only fitting, as the product is the manifestation of your entrepreneurial vision. But soon enough you need to hire a product team. Nikita says that happens sooner than you think. Listen in for her ultimate guide on how to build your company’s first product team.…
 
Jamie Dihiansan is currently a Lead Designer at Basecamp primarily focused on the Android and iOS mobile apps for Basecamp (Project Management software) and HEY (Personal and Company Email service). He's been at Basecamp for over 13 years. He has 20+ years experience designing for the Web, including 7 years at Crate and Barrel building up their Int…
 
How many times have you worked on a project that set an impossible schedule and you felt responsible for meeting ridiculous demands? How many times have you met those demands hoping you would be rewarded for the amazing feat you accomplished...only to be asked to do it again tomorrow except faster, better, and cheaper? These situations have unfortu…
 
For a work at home person, meeting deadlines is at the core of one's credibility. Therefore, it is particularly important to understand how to manage those deadlines. Deadline management is the process of organizing, prioritizing, and planning workload withing your available time. The components for ensuring deadlines are met include: understanding…
 
“Your obstacles don’t care about what you’ve been through.” - Chinna Balachandran Fail is a four letter word that most of us avoid like the plague. We live in a society that is obsessed with achievement, yet has no tolerance for failure. But any successful person will tell you that regular and consistent failure is not only part of the path to succ…
 
“Agile” is one of the buzziest workplace practices today - all about moving fast and breaking things, and iterating to perfection. The practice has picked up fans and detractors, as more and more companies have left waterfall methodologies in their wake. But is agile the way to go for all teams, and can it actually scale? Host Christine Dela Rosa m…
 
Energy drinks are growing in popularity for people all around the world and it's mostly because they help us keep going even when our body doesn't feel like it. From the little homework I did, I realized that the key ingredients for Energy drinks are Sugar and Caffeine. This makes the side effects of Energy drinks more predictable. They included, w…
 
"I've literally failed in front of a million people, and something magical happens when you're willing to do that." - Sandy Zimmerman Have you ever had a nagging feeling that you were meant to be doing something different with your life? Maybe you feel as though you're capable of doing more and you're not living up to your full potential, or maybe …
 
Alexa Gill is a long-time member of our creative team, contributing beautiful pages that document the story of her life. A vivid experience where she was questioned what she, as a woman without children, "had to scrapbook about" only deepened her passion for this hobby and strengthened her rallying cry. We all have stories to tell and this episode …
 
This week, Mo Hamzian joins me as we deliberate about the logic of working from Home, the native office, and then the possibility of an hybrid experience which is a solution that his company Vel is providing solutions for. We discussed a bit about the science and logic of being productive as well as the best office type that could help people achie…
 
"Do your work every day, and stay focused on what you care about. Work-life balance doesn't just happen, you have to schedule it." - Matt Nix There's no question that the start of any successful career requires a certain amount of hard work, grit, and even a bit of hustle. If you want to excel further than those around you, there will be times when…
 
Should that meeting have been an email? We all know what it's like to sit through a long and pointless meeting, but a good live gathering can be more inspiring than any async exchange. So whether you’re working remotely or in the office, what should be the default way of collaborating – asynchronous, or live? Join host Christine Dela Rosa and debat…
 
Summer Triompo has a bold, colorful style and carefree approach to her hobby. In this episode for our My Way series we offer a peek inside Summer's creative process. You'll hear how she sets goals, stays motivated, and has completed every December Daily project she's attempted! Summer is our October featured artist and her aesthetic inspired our la…
 
Hello to all of my Optimizer readers & listeners. Today’s episode is gonna be a little different in that I’m not the host, I’m the guest. This is a special interview I did on super short notice with Erica Wernick over at the Hollywood Success Podcast where we discuss what’s at stake with the pending IATSE strike authorization vote. Like me, Erica i…
 
Harsh Wardhan is a design thinking thought leader, who uses his human-centered design skills and his design strategy expertise to help companies build future strategies rooted in deep human insights that deliver business value. In his ten years of practice in the design industry, he has collaborated with organizations across different sectors like …
 
I created Optimize Yourself so that I could provide the resources to help creative professionals find fulfillment in their work and love what they do...but not at the expense of their health, their relationships, or their sanity. A natural extension of this is that we must be valued & respected for the work that we do. Without respect, no matter ho…
 
The Projects creative journey is definitely a favorite because the conversations are so rich and meaningful. This month's catch up with Kim adds to that story with our own experiences and reflections on the Simple Scrapper community. You'll hear about the finishing already happening (even though The Finishing Project doesn't begin until October 7),…
 
Lead Magnets are valuable tools that will help your business attract the right persons who are more likely to do business with you. The concept is simple. Create valuable content that your ideal client will love to see. Offer it to them for free in exchange for their contact or their word of mouth. A Lead Magnet can be any content type, generic or …
 
» Read & Share the full article HERE One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received from a friend & mentor is the following: “Don’t let others determine your value. Only you can determine your value.” Unfortunately the idea that we as creative professionals are undervalued for the unique contributions we bring to the entertainment industry is …
 
Shay Howe is the Vice President of Platform Strategy at ActiveCampaign, where he leads platform experience and ecosystem, strategic partnerships, and product, front-end, and communication design. He works to make the customer a hero, helping them create ideal customer experiences through intuitive products, marketing, and integrations. Prior to Act…
 
“I want to make sh*t happen, but it can't happen at the cost of the people around me.” - Mark Gantt Working in Hollywood as a creative professional can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand the freedom to express yourself and tell stories that motivate, inspire, and entertain others can be a dream come true. But on the other hand the pressure …
 
Is there a shortcut to innovative ideas? Some say hackathons are a pressure cooker for out-of-the-box thinking, and others say they’re just a recipe for half-baked prototypes. Join host Christine Dela Rosa and debaters Shannon Winter and Kelvin Yap as they argue whether hackathons really are good for business. In this episode, Atlassian's Philip Br…
 
In this episode I'm joined by May Flaum to talk about we cope, realign, and truly care for ourselves when the world feels like too much. May shares her favorite daily craft, her path to peace with Facebook, and how selfies shifted her wellness path. See the full show notes for this episode at simplescrapper.com/syw134. ♥ Love the podcast? Join our …
 
Truth be told, working from home can be more demanding than working from an office. This is because working from home can blur the line between work and life. For one, it can be more mentally demanding as you must play the duo task of manager and staff depending on what needs to be done and what skillsets need to be used. DISCLAIMER: I am not an ex…
 
“People are embarrassed to even articulate out loud what they say to themselves silently.” - Ethan Kross Do you ever wonder why some people excel under intense pressure while other people fold? How is that an Olympic athlete can train for four years honing their skills with exact precision and in the final moment make a crucial mistake to blow thei…
 
Kevin Hsieh is a product design leader with 15+ years of experience under my belt. I have shipped countless products at companies both large and small. He has 5 patents and enjoys complex problem solving, collaboration, and creative thinking to take projects from concept to completion. Creating stunning and innovative designs, that are user-centric…
 
When it comes to working remotely, the ability to be able to work without supervision and being able to motivate yourself to deliver on work are some of the best skills that ae needed for working from home. I'm not the best work from home person out there, but I know I am a well-rounded person when it comes to working from home since I have been ab…
 
How do you celebrate the month of October? Creating a daily mini album project has become an increasingly popular way to document the season of all the pumpkin things. In this episode I'm joined by Veronica Milan, who shares not only why she gets so pumped about this project but also how she gets it done by early November! See the full show notes f…
 
When editor and 1st AE Chris Patterson reached out to me earlier this year, he was stuck trying to figure out how to convince his colleagues he was ready to edit. He knew he had the skills, but he didn’t have the experience (or the credits) such that people were willing to take the chance on him. Not even six months later after working with me in t…
 
When editor Marcella Garcia originally reached out to me in January because she was stuck in the wrong place in her career and wanted to make a seemingly impossible transition into scripted entertainment, she did not expect to be sending me this message just six months later (in the Optimizer Slack community): Like Marcella, when people come to me …
 
The name is hard to defend, but the practice of “dogfooding” is a staple in product development. But should every company be product testing this way...or should we leave this practice behind? Join host Christine Dela Rosa and debaters Marshall Walker Lee and Shannon Winter to learn if you really need to “eat your own dogfood” to make products that…
 
She came for the fun supplies, but stayed for the stories. Lesley Vander Waal stays connected to her crafting through a passion for documenting the big and little stories of life. In this episode you'll get to know our September featured artist! We translated her heart-focused approach to our newest collection of sketches and templates. See the ful…
 
When working from an office space. Some of the things that will increase your expenditure include rent, utility bills as well as staff salaries. With work from home, you can reduce or erase your office rent, reduce utility bills, and reduce time wasted in transit. It is essential to know however that not all work can be operated fully remotely. Loo…
 
Paige built and scaled platform and developer marketing at Slack. The success of the Slack App Store and the like showed her what works (and what doesn’t) with developer programs. She shares her playbook for attracting and engaging developers to build great stuff for your app store or marketplace.By OpenView Venture Partners
 
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