“The more things you measure, the more you can feel like you aren’t measuring up.” – Elijah Elkins
In this episode of Planting Mars I interview entrepreneur Elijah Elkins.
- The way he handles his social media feeds during work days.
- His goal to read the entire ESV Study Bible in a year. (Including the footnotes)
- The key scripture that keeps him motivated.
- The way he sets up his day for success.
- Some great ideas that help him remain productive.
Along with so much more. I hope you enjoy this interview with Elijah Elkins. It was a lot of fun for me.
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[4:30] Elijah’s Background Information
[8:40] Is it a challenge for you to live in the moment? “Yes. We have a severe case of modern life.”
[9:30] What are some ways that you live in the moment? Elijah explains a plan for productivity called time blocking.
[10:20] Turn off your social media during the day to remain productive. “If I don’t need it then I don’t want it coming my way.”
[11:00] A more detailed description of time blocking.
[13:00] How do you always make sure you are taking action on your dreams?
[13:48] Elijah explains how he plans to reach his goal of reading the entire ESV Study bible this year (Including the study notes).
[14:40] Are there any other apps that help you reach your goals?
[16:30] AVODA is endeavoring to put many different productivity applications into one view.
[18:55] What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome?
[21:30] What is a key quote or scripture that motivates you each day? Matthew 24:14
[22:55] “Only Jesus and his gospel will make all things new and remove all of the pain.”
[24:50] Do you have some type of morning routine? “The routine is slightly more fixed than the times.” “Run in the morning to get an early win.”
[27:40] Elijah shares his recipe for his morning cup of tea: Organic English Breakfast Tea with 3 spoonfuls of honey and 2 spoonfuls of cream
[30:30] “The more thing that you measure the more you can feel like you aren’t measuring up.”
[31:30] We discuss goal setting and how we sometimes sabotage our goals.
[32:40] What is really exciting for you and your work right now?
[34:40] Were you scared when you started your first business? What pushed you over that fear?
[41:40] How do you guard your time with your spouse? “Talk to your spouse about what her expectations are for time and activities.”
[44:30] What are some non-negotiables when it comes to your family?
[47:40] What can we learn by thinking about big questions? “Elijah discusses an idea about church planting and business combined in a model to advance the gospel.”
[50:40] Listen as Elijah discusses a vision for the digital nomad.
[53:20] Rapid fire questions.
[55:00] If you could send out one tweet that everyone would read what would it say?
[56:00] What is the best purchase you have made for $50.00 or less in the last 6 months?
[58:00] Where can listeners find you?