Half-Finished to Done Podcast with Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Ambitious Business Owners
Half-Finished to Done Podcast with Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Ambitious Business Owners
Cristina Roman
Half-Finished to Done is a podcast for passionate business owners like you, who are ready to stop procrastinating and start creating and finishing extraordinary projects. Join Productivity Coach Cristina Roman weekly as she covers every obstacle—mental, emotional, and logistical—that’s keeping you from sustainably, joyfully, and calmly finishing projects in your business. Welcome to your new life as a project finisher!
EP. 50 What To Do During Our Summer Hiatus
This summer, I’m taking some time away from the podcast.  I want to ensure that you've got all of your productivity needs met while we’re on hiatus. In this episode, I'm going to give you a few resources to check out during the summer. Resource #1: Half-Finished to Done Podcast There are 49 episodes of the Half-Finished to Done Podcast, all focused on sustainable productivity for business owners.  These episodes will equip you to solve the mental, emotional, and logistical obstacles that are keeping you from sustainably, joyfully, and calmly finishing projects in your business. Resource #2: Pique Podcast The Pique Podcast was created before the Half-Finished to Done Podcast, and is still available for you to access. It has three seasons of content that covers more general life philosophies such as death and dying, diversity, equity and inclusion, financial questions to explore, and so much more.  To access these episodes, just scroll all the way back to the beginning  of the Half-Finished to Done Podcast episode list. Resource #3: Deep Work Guide If you want to master the skill of focusing on demand so that you can consistently get your best work done, I recommend getting the guide for How to Get Into a Deep Work State in 15 Minutes ($27). This step-by-step process is the antidote if you struggle to focus,  go down rabbit holes often, suffer from perfectionism, or get distracted easily.. Resource #4: 1:1 Coaching If you're interested in using the summer to master sustainable productivity with me, just click here to book a 45-minute consult with me. We'll figure out if it's a fit for us to work together 1:1 for 12+ weeks so that you can do more high-caliber work; experience more true rest; and have a full, rich life outside of your business. I look forward to coming back refreshed and ready to hit the ground running to bring you more valuable tools, strategies, and resources to take your projects from half-Finished to done. Happy summer! MENTIONED — Monday Hour One: A New + Improved Time Blocking System LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
Jun 21, 2023
6 min
EP. 49 Why Doing Emotional Work Will Make Finishing Projects 1000x Easier with Sarah Yost
Trying to “just do it” when you’re feeling intense emotions about a task or project rarely works.  Fighting against yourself usually leads to more stress, anxiety, and angst. In this episode, I’m joined by fellow coach Sarah Yost—who I call the “emotions queen”— to talk about why and how to regulate when we’re feeling overwhelmed with emotions…and why she never recommends pushing through. She also shares a profound insight about why joining a coaching program like mine can create more negative emotions, like shame, in the beginning.  Listen in as we discuss: How losing your keys, misplacing a phone charger, and not showing up on time are external reflections of internal patterns Why having a simple action plan can actually exacerbate—instead of alleviate—shame A study on learned helplessness Simple ways to get out of fight or flight mode and back to work  Sarah Yost is an emotions coach for ADHD and neurodivergent people. She’ll help you feel way less anxious and way more at home with yourself through understanding, processing and working with your emotions. Find her here.    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — 1:1 Productivity Coaching Consult Call   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
May 30, 2023
51 min
EP. 48 Three Client Case Studies: Their Productivity Struggles + Our Plan of Action
What’s it like to work with a productivity coach? The best way for you to understand the process and benefits of one-on-one coaching is to share real stories from real clients.  In this episode, I’m highlighting three clients who are all successful and are killing it in their respective jobs and industries.  They didn’t come to productivity coaching because they felt like failures. Instead, they chose to work with me because they know that despite their success, they have habits holding them back from sustainably growing their business, enjoying their work, and having a full, rich life outside of work. In each example, you’ll learn: Where the client was when they first came to me The exact plan that we put in place to help  Early wins and results they’ve created through 1:1 coaching I hope these client experiences spark some creative ideas and inspire you to keep working through mental, emotional, and logistical obstacles standing between you and calm, sustainable productivity.   MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — 1:1 Productivity Coaching Consult Call   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
May 23, 2023
24 min
EP. 47 Why Being Open to Selling Your Business Enhances Your Productivity Right Now with Stacey Harris
If you’re like many business owners, you’ve never considered selling your business one day. And you might automatically assume that your business could never be sold. This means that you’re likely selling yourself short, and you’re never giving yourself the opportunity to prepare your business for a potential exit. This episode will change the way you see your long-term business growth, and the options available to you. The decision to be open to selling one day will shift how you operate, market, and delegate, which leads to a more sustainable, profitable business—even if you choose never to sell.  In this episode I’m joined by Stacey Harris, founder and CEO of the podcast production agency, Uncommonly More and the host of The More Profitable Podcast. She works with service-based businesses ready to generate, educate, and convert leads with their podcast. Listen in as we discuss: Why we recommend that you be open to selling your business The benefits of preparing your business so it’s not just a personal brand Looking to the future to answer “What’s on the other side of working for me?” Building your business into an asset Communicating changes and expectations to clients as your business grows and evolves Understanding what kind of opportunities you want to be available for, and how to make yourself available when those opportunities show up CONNECT WITH STACEY  — Website Instagram   MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — 1:1 Productivity Coaching Consult Call Tara Newman   How to Productize Your Service and Buy Back Time with Stacey Harris Sara Frandina Tango Loom   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
May 16, 2023
57 min
EP. 46 How To Hit Any Goal You Truly Care About
Do you have mixed feelings about setting goals? Goals intrigue you because you like the idea of going after something and achieving it. But, if you’ve felt burned by goals in the past, it’s also normal to feel reluctance about setting a new one.  This is especially true if you’ve consistently pursued goals that were not relevant, meaningful, or rewarding to you. We’re going to change that today! So if you are ready to do goals differently, let’s get into 8 recommendations for pursuing goals that you truly care about: Set the right goal by using 5 Types of Project ROI Pick a sweet spot number for your goal that is both challenging and attainable Create a visual representation of your goal Brainstorm from scratch how you’re going to hit the goal  Track your progress with data and facts Utilize the 3 project finishing skills Learn and adjust until you hit the goal Expect to have sabotaging thoughts   MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — 1:1 Productivity Coaching Consult Call EP. 05 5 Types of Project ROI EP. 20 The Oprah Million Dollar Challenge EP. 28 3 Skills Every Project Finisher Needs   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
May 9, 2023
25 min
EP. 45 Weep While You Work
If you struggle with sitting down to work after dealing with difficult situations or intense emotions, this episode is for you.  Relationship conflict. Worrying about your kids. Hormonal flare-ups.  These are all situations that generate intense negative emotions that can take our focus away from work. If you’re like most people, you do one of two things when you feel this way: You either go into hustle mode and ignore your emotions to push through your work OR you do the opposite and spend the day on self-care instead of working on your important tasks.  In this episode, you’ll learn a third option, with a cheeky name: “Weep while you work.” This concept is the middle ground between overworking and always taking time off when you feel bad.    Listen in as I discuss: The concept of “weep while you work” Common scenarios that bring up intense emotions Examples of how to “weep while you work” How to know when to work through intense emotions vs when to need a break   MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — 1:1 Productivity Coaching Consult Call EP. 44 The Bare Minimum Method EP. 35 Navigating Productivity When Your Kid is Struggling with Ashley Jangro   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
May 2, 2023
9 min
EP. 44 The Bare Minimum Method
Ready to get more done—with a fraction of the time, energy, and effort it normally takes you? The Bare Minimum Method is for you, especially if you often hit low-energy periods in your business that stress you out.  The Bare Minimum Method has been mentioned several times here on the podcast, but today’s episode gives you a full behind-the-scenes peek into what it’s all about.  In this episode, you’ll learn when to use the Bare Minimum Method, the key issues it addresses, and common hesitations that business owners have when adopting it.  And don’t be discouraged: Using the Bare Minimum Method isn’t about lowering your expectations or goals; it’s actually about helping you create equal or better results in your business. The full 4-Step Bare Minimum Method is currently only available to my 1:1 productivity coaching clients through the Pique client portal.  If exclusive access to the Bare Minimum Method piques your interest, let’s get started working together today. Just book a 1:1 consult at http://piquecoaching.co/private-productivity-coaching/. Together, we’ll help you establish a sustainable process to get your most important work done.    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — 1:1 Productivity Coaching The Bare Minimum Method   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
Apr 25, 2023
26 min
EP. 43 The Benefits of Productivity Coaching and How to Know if You Need It
Have you been wondering if productivity coaching is a fit for you?  Working together in my 1:1 coaching program is for you’re an ambitious business owner who cares deeply about: Producing high-caliber work that you're proud of, in a way that you like, Mastering true rest (time off + mind off), and Actually having a life outside of your business Simply put, the goal of productivity coaching is to help you be productive in a sustainable way that works for you and your lifestyle. This episode is all about the benefits of productivity coaching and how we can work together in my 1:1 coaching program. I will be sharing some success stories, why some people take action on saying yes to productivity coaching, and the five things that are essential for you to have success with productivity coaching.   If you’re ready to go after listening to this episode, reach out to me via email (hello@piquecoaching.co) or book your free 45-minute consult to learn  more: http://piquecoaching.co/private-productivity-coaching/    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — EP. 05 The 5 Types of Project ROI EP. 28 The 3 Skills Every Project Finisher Needs   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
Apr 18, 2023
28 min
EP. 42 Five Tips for Doing Your Hardest Work
Do you find yourself doing everything BUT the hardest, most important work in your business? This episode is for you.  If you haven’t yet listened to episode 41, Sit Down and Work Challenge, be sure to give it a listen before diving into this episode.  Once you have culled your to-do list down to only your most essential work, it’s time to sit down and get shit done.  In this episode, I’m sharing my top five tips for doing your hardest work: Double-checking that you’re doing the right work, in the right way for you Reminding yourself why you’re choosing to do this work, in a way that actually creates motivation in your body Naming the most intolerable emotion that you’re going to feel along the way, to remove some of your resistance Do things differently than you normally do (I share a cool story about this in the episode!) If all else fails, do the work while feeling terribly, and let that motivate you  Listen in for more details about each of my five tips.  And if you would like hands-on practice applying these five tips to your current workload, then join me live for the: Sit Down and Work Challenge April 17-21 Register at https://piquecoaching.co/sitdown  The price is $50, which includes the $27 Guide for How to Get Into a Deep Work State in 15 Minutes, as well as a 20-minute, 1:1 speed coaching session with me.   MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — EP. 05 The 5 Types of Project ROI EP. 41 Sit Down and Work Challenge   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
Apr 11, 2023
11 min
EP. 41 Sit Down and Work Challenge
I’m excited to invite you to the first 5-day event that I'm hosting in 2023, the Sit Down And Work Challenge. This challenge is for you if you are a business owner who struggles to get your hardest work done due to overwhelm, uncertainty, doubt, or distraction. In this episode, I’m walking you through what has to happen BEFORE you sit down to work.  And if you want to master the skill of focusing on demand so that you can consistently get your best work done, how you want it done, for reasons that you love, join me live for the: Sit Down and Work Challenge April 17th-21st Register at https://piquecoaching.co/sitdown  The price is $50, which includes the $27 Guide for How to Get Into a Deep Work State in 15 Minutes, as well asa 20-minute, 1:1 speed coaching session with me.   MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE — Sit Down and Work Challenge   LET'S GET SOCIAL — Cristina Roman, Productivity Coach for Business Owners Instagram: @piquecoaching Facebook: @piquecoaching TikTok: @piquecoaching Email: hello@piquecoaching.co Website: https://www.piquecoaching.co
Apr 4, 2023
10 min
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