More Marketing Time: How to Procrastinate Your Way to Success  

Do you spend too much time on insignificant tasks? Want to have more time to do what you do best? To learn how to multiply your time as a marketer by procrastinating, I interview Rory Vaden. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode I interview Rory Vaden, the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, an organization designed to empower sales pros. He's the author of Take the Stairs. His newest book is Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time. In this episode Rory will explore how busy marketers and business owners can get ahead by procrastinating. You'll discover how the principles of time management have changed over the years, as well as why and how to embrace the focus funnel. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. How to subscribe/review on iPhone. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: More Marketing Time Rory's backstory Raised by a single mother who sold Mary Kay cosmetics, Rory grew up around women who taught him the principles of success. Rory says it also means he knows more about makeup than cars. During college at the University of Denver, Rory was recruited to work in a program called Southwestern Advantage, where he sold educational children's reference books door-to-door and eventually managed salespeople. He says that's where he developed a passion for sales. In 2006, Rory and three others started Southwestern Consulting, with the mission to help salespeople achieve their goals in life. They now have 115 team members and are working with more than 1,000 people. Rory's first book, Take the Stairs, is all about the psychology of overcoming procrastination, improving self-discipline and getting yourself to do things you know you should do that you don't feel like doing. It answers the question, "How do the most disciplined people in the world get themselves to be disciplined?" Rory's second book, Procrastinating on Purpose, addresses the question, "How do the most successful people today think about time and do they believe the same clichés we often hear about time management?" Rory says a lot of them don't. Listen to the show to discover what launched Rory's speaking career. Why people struggle with time management Rory says there is no such thing as time management, only self management. In the world we live in today, time management isn't just logical, it's emotional. Our feelings of guilt, fear, worry and anxiety, as well as our desire for success and our need to feel valued dictate how we spend our time—as much as our inbox, our to-do list and our calendar do. There's also a new type of thinker that has emerged: the multiplier. Rory shares the history of time management. Era one time-management thinking is one-dimensional. It was developed in the 1950s and 1960s, and was all about efficiency. All things being equal, doing things faster is better. However, there is a point of diminishing returns with efficiency. Era two time-management thinking is two-dimensional. This was ushered in by Dr. Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, in the late 80s. Dr. Covey gave us the time-management matrix. The Y axis was importance (how much something matters) and the X axis was urgency (how soon it matters), so it was a way to score tasks and prioritize based on their score. While prioritizing is a relevant skill today, there is a massive limitation—nothing about prioritizing creates more time. Rory believes you cannot solve today's time-management problems with yesterday's time-management solutions. People who are multipliers, Rory says,

20VC: Why Market Is More Important Than Team, The 4 Key Roles of A Board Member & Why Founders Get Market Sizing So Wrong with Rory O'Driscoll, Founding Partner @ Scale Venture Partners  

Rory O’Driscoll is a founding member and Partner at Scale Venture Partners. An active investor for the past 20 years, Rory is focused on early-in-revenue software companies benefiting from the move to Software as a Service and the wider transition of enterprise computing to the cloud. Rory currently sits on the boards of Axcient,, Box, Chef Software, DataSift, DocuSign, DroneDeploy, Forter, Katch, OneLogin, Pantheon, WalkMe and Wrike.  Prior investments include ExactTarget (ET; Acq: SFDC), Omniture (OMTR; Acq: ADBE), ScanSafe (Acq: Cisco), Frontbridge (Acq: MSFT), Placeware (Acq: MSFT) among others. Rory has been recognized by the Forbes Midas List and AlwaysOn Power Players in Venture Capital for his investments.


In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Rory made his way into the world of venture and came to be a Partner @ Scale.

2.) How does Rory address market size? Does he utilise the bottom up or top dpwn approach? What is his strategy?

3.) Why are markets more important to Rory than management? What do each element have a different role in achieving?

4.) How does Rory look to navigate board conflict? When conflict does arise, how does Rory look to resolve a CEO who does not listen?

5.) What are the 4 fundamental roles of a board member? Why is competence underrated? What should founders and CEOs look for in prospective board members?

Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Rory's Fave Blog: Term Sheet

Rory's Fave Book: SuperForecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction

Rory's Most Recent Investment: DroneDeploy

As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Rory on Twitter here!

Likewise, you can follow Harry on Snapchat here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.

So many problems start with your head: stress, depression, anxiety, fear of the future. What if there was some kind of exercise you could do, that would help you get your head in shape. That’s where the Headspace app comes in. Headspace is meditation made simple. The Headspace app provides guided meditations you can use whenever you want, wherever you want, on your phone, computer or tablet. They have sessions focused on everything from dealing with stress and depression, to helping you eat more mindfully. So download the Headspace app and start your journey towards a happier, healthier life. Learn more at That’s

Xero is beautiful, easy-to- use online accounting software for small businesses. With Xero, you can easily manage your accounting anytime, anywhere from your computer or mobile device.When you add Xero to your small business you are able to: Send online invoices and get paid faster. Get an instant view of your cash flow. Track your payroll and keep tabs on your inventory. Partner with your accountant and bookkeeper in real time whenever you like. You can also customize your Xero experience with over five hundred business apps, including advanced solutions for point-of- sale, time tracking, ecommerce and more. Sign up for a free thirty-day trial at


Rory MacDonald is a Canadian mixed martial artist who recently signed a contract with Bellator MMA. He is a former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion.WATCH THIS EPISODE FOR FREE: Trailer01:44 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.04:12 Brian’s introduction.04:36 Forthcoming first London fight with Paul Daley.08:09 I don’t have a fight plan, I like to go with the flow.09:47 Learning technique is the most important thing.10:26 Training in MMA from the beginning.16:22 The ups and downs of the past year for Rory.22:07 Leaving the UFC.25:58 The benefits of joining Bellator.26:55 Dealing with enforced break following last lost fight.28:06 Doesn’t do much pre-fight analysis of opponent.29:30 What Rory does in fight week and on fight night.32:04 Moving to Montreal to train at Tri-Star with Georges St-Pierre.39:53 Rory’s media tour with Conor McGregor.41:06 Keeping true to his own image, not emulating Conor McGregor47:17 What an adrenalin dump feels like.49:10 You get to know who you are in the cage.50:53 Why Rory continues to fight despite the injuries.53:13 How Rory finds fatherhood.57:41 Why Rory loves hunting.1:01:20 Rory’s diet.1:02:32 Rory’s surprising interest.1:03:37 Plans for the next year.1:05:20 Head trauma issues.1:06:52 Steroid use in the sport.1:08:32 Success secrets.1:09:07 Phone call to the 20 year old Rory MacDonald.1:10:55 Best advice ever received.1:12:03 Advice to the young person who wants to be a fighter.1:14:57 Brian’s summing up.FULL SHOW NOTES:

Episode 83: Rory Scovel  

This week, Nikki and Sara toss around contest-caliber costume ideas for Halloween before losing their minds welcoming back to the show comedian Rory Scovel (Conan, @roryscovel).  Rory and the ladies bond over a shared love of yelling at strangers in public, especially in Des Moines, home of the Most Difficult Audience on Earth.  Before long, the discussion focuses on eliminating the BS from relationships and marriage myths, an issue groom-to-be Scovel feels particularly strong about.  The episode ends goofily enough as Rory fails a pop star audition and Sara and Nikki ban a shameful celebrity from their TV show before it's even begun.  Hear, hear!


Rory Scovel, Brendon Walsh, Randy Liedtke - Date: 11/29/2012 Davey couldn't be here for this one but joining us is Rory Scovel. Rory, Brendon, and Randy talk about their churches, and then talk to Brendon's new girlfriend on the phone. Remember points are rewarded for correct answers, so get out some wine coolers and enjoy!

Let There Be Talk EP89:Rory Scovel/Comedian/Actor/Ground Floor  

On this Episode of LET THERE BE TALK my guest is Comedian Rory Scovel 1 of the funniest guys Ive seen in a longtime.

Rory and i talk music and our love of the band Tool we also talk High School,Stand Up Comedy and his AMAZING sets on Conan.

See Rory on the TBS T.V. Show GROUND FLOOR


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491 Rory Scovel, Mike Hanford, D'Arcy Carden  

Stand-up comedian Rory Scovel returns to join Scott to talk about his new Netflix special “Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time,” what exactly is funny, blindfolded babysitting, and the farthest he’s ever walked. Then, salesman Justin Hoffman stops by to talk about his time as a songwriter for Aladdin and his last failed business. Plus, educator Caroline BelindaCarlisle arrives to tell us about her time teaching preschool through an audition process.This episode is brought to you by Hulu Plus, I’m Dying Up Here on Showtime, Legal Zoom ( code: BANGBANG), and TJ Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous on HBO


Brendon Walsh, Randy Liedtke, Rory Scovel - Date: 01/05/2016 Rory Scovel is back and we have a blast! We talk about our loudest cums, Rene Faberge stops by with some juicy gossip, and then we try to answer some hard hitting Bacon Trivia!

325 Skylar Astin, Rory Scovel, Pamela Murphy, Will Hines  

Ground Floor stars Skylar Astin & Rory Scovel are two bros that are today’s Comedy Bean Bag! Skylar, Rory, & Scott chat about the new season of TBS's Ground Floor, which songs will be in Pitch Perfect 2, and Rory's future comedy special that is in the works. Then, Scott’s old buddy Jewel’s stops by to try to get their band back together. Finally, librarian Markis Campbell of the Los Feliz Library shows up to tell us a little bit about the Los Feliz literacy drive and share some deep secrets. Don’t forget to vote now for your favorite episodes for the Best of CBB 2014 right now here: ! Also, pick yourself up the 2014 CBB LIVE Bundle over at the Earwolf store ! This episode is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity , DraftKings , , and R&R Games . Use offer code BANG at checkout for DraftKings and BANGBANG for everything else at checkout for some great savings!

TDF EP 142 – Live with Retta, Rajskub, Kilmartin and Scovel  

Dork Panel that I am MANIC. Retta TheJokediva Mary Lynn Rajskub Laurie Kilmartin and Rory Scovel are ALL on this show. These people will be on specifically, alone… for they are so great individually. It’s so great… review it and tell me if you like the “dork panel” idea. I did. Enjoy. Donation Button, if you wish is on www.dorkforest.comReview the show on iTunesFeel free to e me. NOTES:Dick Cavett John HodgmanLaurie KilmartinMary Lynn RajskubBikram Yoga“Let my life be a manifestation of spirit, working through me, to serve the light” Hi… I’m a dork.RettaRory Scovel – Dilation (his new album)Dove Dark PromisesGilmore Girls Seasons (7 Seasons)Hannes Phinney (just CAME to the show)Cliffwood Beach, NJRory’s Conan SetIsolation TankSam Kinison on world hungerShitty MomI just let the audio go between the end of the show and Rory’s set.It’s an actual announcement for the parking on Sunset! Credits:Live Audio by Zac McKeeverAudio leveling by Patrick BradyMusic is by Mike RuekbergWebsite design by Vilmos: who has his own podcastApps are available with the bonus contest: iPhone or Android

12: Rory Vaden on Sales, Hustling, and Procrastinate on Purpose  

Rory is a MBA, CSP, and cofounder of Southwestern Consulting. A self-discipline strategist and internationally renowned speaker, his first book, Take the Stairs, was a #1 Wall Street Journal and #2 New York Times bestseller. His new book, Procrastinate on Purpose, is the first book to ever focus on the emotional side of productivity.       


Rory grew up around entrepreneurs. Until the age of 10 he was raised by a single mother who sold Mary Kay cosmetics. In college, Rory was recruited and trained by a company called Southwestern Advantage to work in their summer program. The company trained Rory (along with 3000 other college students) during a week long sales school to run his own business selling educational children’s reference books door-door. The experience was intense; selling for 14 hours/day, 6 days/week, on straight commission. Rory participated in the program for 5 summers. At the time, the average student would make around $8,500 during their first summer of work; Rory made over $17,000! Over the next 4 summers, he made over $50k/year!


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Episode 834 - Rory Scovel / Maz Jobrani  

Rory Scovel is from the South, he was born into a legacy of postal workers, and one of his first jobs was in production at a local TV station. It's all great background material for a comedy career, which is probably why Rory and Marc have such a thorough conversation about doing the job of comedy, from the grind of working on the road to the art of being a warm-up comic to the craft of making an hour-long stand-up special. Also, Maz Jobrani is back to talk about being a comedian and immigrant in Trump's America. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Bombfell

Rory Scovel  

Greg talks to Rory Scovel about a recent gig at a strip club and predicts that Rory will soon be very famous in the United States. Check out his website.

Sklarbro County 203 (w/ Rory Scovel, Daniel Van Kirk, Kenny Stevenson)  

Comedian Rory Scovel talks to Randy and Jason about The Masters and Rory's new special, which can be found at Daniel Van Kirk brings a County Story of a Portland man who stole a custom-made vest from a stuffed bear. Later, Nick Cage c...


Brendon Walsh, Randy Liedtke, Rory Scovel - Date: 03/22/2016 Rory is back to finish the game show he started last time. We aren't talking about sex at all this episode, so Brendon calls in sick to Red Lobster and while we have them on the line we see if we can get a feast set up for a cancer survivor.

Sklarbro County 60 (w/Rory Scovel, Nate Fridson, Nathan Rabin, Dan Van Kirk)  

Its a full house today in the County as Rory Scovel returns along with sergeant in arms, Nate Fridson! We hear how Rory did a 50 minute stand-up set as his German character, get a preview of his upcoming TBS comedy Ground Floor, and learn how his Can...

7- Rory Scovel returns!  

Rory Scovel missed us so much he came back for more! We take a few phone calls, discuss free bread at The Olive Garden and Rory helps us deal with our noisy neighbors.

Kevin Barnett, Rory Scovel, Beth Stelling, and Natasha Leggero  

Live from the Improv Lab in Los Angeles, Julian welcomes Kevin Barnett, Rory Scovel, Beth Stelling, and Natasha Leggero to the show.

TDF 362 Rory Scovel  

Golf. For a full hour, Rory Scovel (@RoryScovel and explains the minutia that is the sport of GOLF! It’s soothing and fascinating all at once. I forget to be enraged about sexism. Classic. It’s pretty great. Enjoy. WELCOME to year TEN of TDF. Premium eps are taped live and available here: I have an hour comedy special out called “This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux” because my soul is in it. You can download it here: or get the DVD on my site. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at  USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness. Audio leveling by Patrick Brady  Music is by Mike Ruekberg  Website design by Vilmos:

Episode 02: Picture Rory Scovel Naked  

Experience the Internet the way it was meant: free of visual simulation of any kind! This week's podcast saves you from seeing Rory Scovel naked, or that "uglass" new Instagram logo. You're welcome.

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