Values-Driven Productivity

Values-Driven Productivity
The Values-Driven Productivity podcast is a monthly show that exists to help you make meaningful progress on things that matter.

How to master your morning
Jun 4 • 12 min
Master your morning through four principles: simplicity, consistency, flexibility, and discipline.
Recognize the value of time
May 1 • 17 min
Knowing where your time goes helps you understand what you truly value. In this episode, I challenge you to embark on a time audit in your life to take inventory of where you’re spending your finite hours.
Begin with the end in mind
Jan 1 • 22 min
Traditional goal setting asks us to start with the end in mind. What if we started with the very end in mind? As you set goals for the new year, I invite you to consider your own death and its implications on what you choose to do this year and, more…
Becky Kiser on sacred holidays
Dec 1, 2018 • 41 min
Becky Kiser is empowering people to celebrate holidays in meaningful ways. In a world often pushing us toward busyness and materialism over intentionality and gratitude, Becky helps people celebrate major events with thoughtful actions and a godly…
How to make Thanksgiving a season of thanksgiving
Nov 1, 2018 • 16 min
It’s hard to believe it, but the holidays are upon us. Cultivating a heart and culture of gratitude won’t happen on accident. In this month’s episode, learn foundational principles for making this Thanksgiving a season of thanksgiving.
Jesse Mecham on the value of a budget
Sep 30, 2018 • 42 min
Jesse Mecham is making it possible for people to get a handle on their money and better steward the resources entrusted to their care. As the founder of YNAB (You Need A Budget), Jesse is equipping hundreds of thousands of users with budgeting software…
Jeremy Utley on the value of design thinking
Aug 31, 2018 • 55 min
Design thinking is a concept buzzing around business circles. But how do you use design thinking principles to make important changes in your life and to focus on what matters? And what is design thinking in the first place? What role does faith play in…
A look inside The Five F Course
Jul 31, 2018 • 16 min
I recently launched an email course designed to help you make meaningful progress in the areas of faith, family, friends, fitness, and finances—life’s Five Fs. In this episode, I share more about the course and include audio recordings from two lessons.
Erik Nieder on putting your craft into the service of your core convictions
Jun 30, 2018 • 40 min
Erik Nieder is putting his craft into the service of his core convictions through worship music. He’s been writing songs for over a decade, and his music has gotten better and more widely appreciated over time. Erik recently found his worship songs on…
Justin Miller on taking steps toward solving big problems
May 31, 2018 • 40 min
Justin Miller is making tangible progress toward solving a big problem. He co-founded an organization to help people living with HIV/AIDS from his college dorm room over ten years ago and has since served thousands of families in East Africa. In this…
Trillia Newbell on joining with children toward racial reconciliation
Apr 30, 2018 • 36 min
Trillia Newbell is helping build a culture where families celebrate the diversity in God’s family and take steps toward racial reconciliation together. Her most recent book is written for children, but it’s a valuable resource for adults and children to…
Chris Horst on rooting for your rivals
Mar 31, 2018 • 34 min
Chris Horst is helping build a culture of collaboration among faith-based organizations. The new book he wrote with Peter Greer, Rooting for Rivals, comes out this summer. In it, Chris and Peter make the case that Christian faith-based organizations are…
Kevin Washington on the intersection of faith and fitness
Feb 28, 2018 • 34 min
Kevin Washington is developing athletes to know and love God. As the Director of Player Development for the football program at the University of Texas at Austin, he’s helping others understand the intersection of where faith and fitness collide. In this…
Meredith King on building your life and leadership on solid ground
Jan 31, 2018 • 35 min
Meredith King is helping people get unstuck in all walks of life. She co-founded True To Life Ministries, walking with thousands of youth and adults as they move to transition out of poverty. She’s mentored hundreds of leaders as a member of the senior…
Celestin Musekura on the value of forgiveness
Dec 31, 2017 • 41 min
Dr. Celestin Musekura is cultivating a culture of forgiveness throughout the African continent. He’s the founder and president of ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries), an organization he started in 1994 “in response to a crisis of…
Take your temperature and reflect on your year
Nov 30, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode, I invite you to take inventory of where you’ve been this year and where you are today so you can be in a better position to make values-driven plans for the future.
Sarah Harmeyer on valuing the people around your table
Nov 1, 2017 • 35 min
Sarah Harmeyer empowers others to love their neighbors through Neighbor’s Table. She’s hosted over 2,500 people around her household table, and in this episode, Sarah helps you not only value the people at your table, but also the people in your life.…
Scott Kedersha on valuing your marriage
Oct 1, 2017 • 26 min
Scott Kedersha is helping marriages flourish. He’s on the leadership team of the marriage ministry at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX—a ministry that’s helped over 10,000 couples. In this episode, Scott helps you better understand what it means…
Chris Chancey on bringing your values to work
Aug 31, 2017 • 25 min
Chris Chancey is helping staff the refugee workforce. In this episode, Chris helps you have greater clarity around what it means to bring your values to your work. In 2014, Chris visited the city of Clarkston, Georgia to learn more about the refugee…
Sharon Mankin on defining your core values
Aug 24, 2017 • 28 min
In the inaugural episode of the Values-Driven Productivity Podcast, Sharon Mankin helps you begin to clarify your core values. A teacher at heart, Sharon is a master’s level educator and certified leadership coach with Lead Self Lead Others, LLC. She…