Dave Ruel is the founder of Effic, which is a planner for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to become more efficient and more productive.

Dave is also known as “the architect” for being able to create highly efficient and sustainable business structures, after creating a multimillion dollar businesses on line.

During this episode  Michelle and Dave will discuss topics as efficiency and organization, not only directed to entrepreneurs but to families too, in order for them to be able to apply and laborage the tactics Dave teaches, to create, organize and streamline family functioning.

These are other topics addressed in  this rich conversation:

● What’s the difference between productivity and efficiency?

● Focus: “Done by noon” framework

● Prioritize self care

● Reduce emotional stress

● How should we handle priorities?


Key Takeaways:

[6:56] Dave explains how he got to create the Effic planner.

[10:43] Difference between productivity and efficiency.

[14:30] Dave shares the tools to become more efficient.

[15:13] Different types of tasks: Project based tasks, Process based tasks and Reactive tasks.

[19:01] Defining you vision and goals.

[20:44] The concept of Buckets: Choose three big projects to work on.

[23:33] Why do you want to keep in mind “the big picture”.

[28:05] Scheduling creates freedom and space within our lives. 

[31:45] Preventing burn out through planning and scheduling.

[32:23] The importance of taking care of the physical and mental well being.

[33:10] Following the analogy about learning to prioritize: What would look like a big rock, a little rock and a piece of sand?

[37:35] In order to prioritize better keep in mind what you want to accomplish in the next 12 months.

[38:30] Dave talks about the sustainability aspect.

[41.05] People are burnt out because they don’t prioritize self care.

[41:52] Dave introduces a daily self care routine that begins with hydration and exercise.

[44:38] Allow yourself to have some time on your own to reflect.

[45:45] Remind yourself to practice gratefulness.

[49:30] Dave explains how the “evening check-out” works.

[51:02] Learn the practice of filtering ideas.

[54:06] What makes Dave rebellious?

[57:19] Rapid fire questions.


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Get in touch with Dave Ruel: 

Effic Planner

Dave Ruel on Instagram

Dave Ruel on Facebook

Quotes and Tweetables: 

“Don’t confuse activity with productivity” #therebelpodcast #productivity

“Our resources, besides money, are time, energy and attention, when  you learn how to manage them properly you create more space available and immediate true, and sustainable productivity”#therebelpodcast #resources #attention #energy #productivity

“Ask yourself : What do you better than other people?”#therebelpodcast #passion #talent

“Regarding task management: If you overload for too long the system is going to crash.”#therebelpodcast #tasks #management 

“The more that we work on scheduling,  the more we are creating freedom and space within our lives.”#therebelpodcast #schedule #freedom