The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

Ep 122: Productivity for Yoga Teachers with Amber De La Garza



Are you struggling with productivity and finding enough time to do all the things?  On this episode, Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist, shares strategies to help you become more productive and achieve your business goals.


Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, and host of the Productivity Straight Talk podcast. She helps driven entrepreneurs execute actionable solutions to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most.


There seem to be an endless number of tasks that we have to do to run our yoga businesses, and not enough time. Amber reveals the four buckets of highly productive activities we should be focusing our time on, and some strategies that you can put into action right now.


Whether you’ve been feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the number of tasks you have to do to run your business, or you want to improve your productivity to give yourself more time to do the things that you love – Amber has just the tips, strategies and advice you need.


Key Takeaways:

[4:14] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode – Amber De La Garza.

[6:28] How did Amber get into the industry of productivity?

[10:47] Shannon and Amber discuss how she found her niche as the productivity specialist.

[12:08] What is productivity?

[14:03] Amber shares an example of how she incorporates productivity in her personal life.

[16:25] Amber breaks down the differences between productivity, organization and efficiency.

[21:02] Money mindset – how can yoga teachers not feel guilty about charging for their services?

[24:53] In your business, one of the four buckets highly productive activities is marketing and visibility.

[30:36] The second bucket is sales. Amber explains why making the ask is so important, and some examples of how to do it.

[38:21] The third bucket is servicing the client, but remember that it doesn’t stand alone!

[41:25] Bucket #4 is leadership. Amber reveals how this ties back to buckets 1, 2 and 3.

[43:52] How much time should you be dedicating to each bucket of activities?

[44:54] Amber dives into some visibility activities she does in her own business.

[48:18] What’s the best way to deal with other activities like answering emails and doing financials that aren’t part of the highly productive activities buckets?

[52:01] Hiring out administrative work and activities that are not in your zone of genius is a great way to increase your productivity.

[57:40] Check out Amber’s podcast and her website to find out more about her strategies for improving productivity!

[59:23] Shannon shares her own takeaways from this interview.




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Quotes from this episode:


“I’m so busy working in my business, I have no time to work on my business.”


“[Productivity] is a skill set that can be learned. And as long as you feel like you can learn something new, this can be something learned to help you in your personal and business life.”


“[Productivity is] investing your best time into your best activities.”


“At the end of the day, your business is not a business if it’s not making money.”


“Organization is not the same as productivity, and neither is efficiency.”


“Not knowing that something is going to work 100% isn’t a reason to not take action.”


“The key to have this consistent revenue is to be consistent in all three of these buckets.”