Time, TV & The Truth – with Monique Lindner

Time, TV & The Truth – with Monique Lindner

Time, TV & The Truth - with Monique Lindner

Monique Lindner is a High Performance & Leadership specialist, TEDx speaker, and location-independent entrepreneur. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies like Apple. She works with business leaders and CEOs and their teams of up to 160 people in helping them to optimize their efficiency, build solid leadership skills, improve their mindset, and create massive impact. With her unique The T.I.M.E. Method® and her tagline ‘Slow Down to Speed Up’, she is on a mission to help business owners take back control of their time and energy and grow impactful businesses. In today’s episode, Monique talks about how to ‘Slow down to Speed up‘ as she firmly believes that if you can not take easily two weeks, or even just two days, off without turning into a nervous wreck, then it’s time for a change!


[1:24] – Today is our one year anniversary of the podcast, Efficiency on Demand.


[2:45] – What are the best thing that you can do to help and support us.


[4:00] –  From next solo episode, I will choose those ratings reviews, we will draw them and we will read them out and we probably have some little gifts for you to send out.


[6:12] – Many people reach out and asked me why I don’t share more about my time method?


[6:53] – My book is not only about how you can save time, how you can be more efficient. But it’s really actually about how you can get rid of toxicity in your life.


[7:18] – I have hired a marketing coach to just help me bring my message a little bit further into this world.


[8:34] – In this solo episode you’re going to hear a lot about time, the four pillars of the time method. 

  • Time management
  • Impactful leadership
  • Mindset mastery 
  • Energy efficiency


[10:21] – Let’s go dive a little bit into the book.


[16:32] – I’m certainly not a person who supports the law of attraction. 


[17:02] –  Why is time so important, though?


[19:54] – Seven years ago, I have consciously decided to stop watching any TV, movies, Netflix, anything. 

  • I want to spend my time not being brainwashed by certain ideas.

[23:40] – Where do you really want to spend your time?

    Ready to create an abundance of
    TIME in your life?

    Are you constantly chasing time, feeling like your to-do lists filling up faster than you can work them off? Overwhelm, stress and exhaustion are your weekly companions even though you didn’t invite them over … and too often you are saying yes to things you actually wanted to say no to? 

    Is your energy low, you are asking yourself where all the fun has been left and you just wish you had more time… you know for all of those things you don’t even dare to write down on one of your lists.  Then it’s time for you to read

    The T.I.M.E. Method™ – A no bullsh*t guide to creating an abundance of time


    I’m certainly not a person who supports the law of attraction.

    Monique Lindner

    I live every day I get to experience as if it was a new life, one life a day, that’s all I got, that’s all you got.

    Monique Lindner

    The problem is that we think we have time, we think that we somehow own time for as long as we live. But we don’t actually know how long that will be.

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    Operations, Outsourcing & Onboarding with Nathan Hirsch

    Operations, Outsourcing & Onboarding with Nathan Hirsch

    Operations, Outsourcing & Onboarding with Nathan Hirsch

    Nathan Hirsch is an entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. Most recently, Nathan co-founded FreeeUp.com in 2015 with an initial $5,000 investment, scaled it to $12M per year in revenue, and was then acquired in 2019. Today, Nathan is a co-founder of OutsourceSchool, a company working to educate entrepreneurs on how to effectively hire and scale with virtual assistants through in-depth courses. Nathan has appeared on 300+ podcasts, is a social media personality, and loves sharing advice on scaling remote businesses. In today’s episode, Nathan and Monique are talking about how Nathan bootstrapped 3 different businesses with less than $5k initial investment. The last company hit 8-figures in revenue and was acquired within the industry, a dream that came true. Nathan also shares the journey from the initial investment, to efficiently scaling the business organically for 4 years. This episode is for all of you out there who are entrepreneurs by heart and are looking for inspiration to see, you too can be the one hitting big goals!


    [1:12] – Monique introduces her guest, Nathan Hirsch.


    [2:27] – Tell us about who you are, what you do, why you have a German surname and how was it growing up being a Half-German?

    • I am the co-founder of Outsource School
    • My dad’s German and Jewish.
    • I grew up in a town called East Longmeadow in Massachusetts.


    [4:49] – Nathan talks about his first glimpse into being an entrepreneur.


    [7:50] – Walk me through your experience of school and share a bit about the educational system.

    • College was a fun time. I met some of my best friends. I started my business there, I met my business partner.
    • Did I get an ROI on the degrees? Not, but if I didn’t go to college, then I wouldn’t have met my business partner and who knows where I’d be right now.


    [12:21] – What made you decide that you don’t want to follow your parent’s steps?

    • My aunt influenced me a lot.
    • I got to see my aunt start her own business.
    • I gotta see her upgrade nicer houses as her business grows.
    • I got to talk to her and learn from her.


    [15:27] – Which of the life skills do you think are the most important one when it comes to outsourcing?

    • Focusing your time and having a priority is important.
    • No matter what you’re doing in life, you have to have time management skills. You have to have the ability to prioritize.


    [16:56] – When you started outsourcing, what was it that you were looking for in the beginning?

    • At the beginning, I just needed help.
    • I learned from scratch, and it took me years to build out my interview process. My on boarding process and my training process through a lot of trial and error.


    [18:35] – Do you only hire people in the Philippines or do you actually hire worldwide?

    • I like to divide up hiring into three levels. The followers, the doers, and the experts.
    • I hire followers from the Philippines
    • And I hire doers and experts from different countries.


    [19:16] – What do you think makes them the best followers?

    • They learn English at a very young age.
    • They have a great sense of family, which is good if you are creating a good culture and a good team.


    [21:11] – What are the things that would piss you off the most about this industry?

    • Not treating the VA well.


    [34:17] – What do you think are the great perks to offer to a team that’s not on a payroll?

    • They get the flexibility to work remotely.
    • I’m also flexible when it comes to days off.
    • We’ve thrown Christmas parties, where we’ll pay for the food. We’ll pay for everything and they’ll get together.


    [40:01] – When you start working with entrepreneurs and outsourcing. What question would you wish they would ask you more?

    • I like to focus on system and process questions.


    [44:32] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • It’s all about figuring out what hours in the day I’m most productive doing things. And what I can get done to move the needle.


    [46:36] – Which of the three things would you keep doing over and over again to get back to success?

    • Networking
    • Going on podcasts
    • Partnerships


      Focusing your time and having a priority is incredibly important.

      Nathan Hirsch

      You have to have time management skills, you have to have the ability to prioritize.

      Nathan Hirsch


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