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Have you ever wondered if the worlds’s leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

How I Work Amantha Imber

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Have you ever wondered if the worlds’s leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

    My Favourite Tip: Mia Freedman on how to get a quick read on staff's mental wellbeing

    My Favourite Tip: Mia Freedman on how to get a quick read on staff's mental wellbeing

    My favourite tip from my chat with Mia Freedman was on how to get a quick read on staff's mental wellbeing.

    This extract is from my second time having Mia on the show - you can check out the full interview here.

    And check out my first interview with Mia here.

    Check out:
    Mia on Instagram
    Mia’s podcasts: No Filter, Mamamia Outloud, and Lady Startup.
    And on her website.

    Subscribe to my new podcast How To Date in Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
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    Superhuman Founder Rahul Vohra on why the key to productivity is to stop touching your mouse

    Superhuman Founder Rahul Vohra on why the key to productivity is to stop touching your mouse

    My guest today is Rahul Vohra. Rahul is the founder and CEO of Superhuman, the fastest email experience in the world. Users get through their inbox twice as fast — and many see Inbox Zero for the first time in years. Previously, Rahul founded Rapportive, the first Gmail plugin to scale to millions of users. Rapportive was acquired by LinkedIn.

    In our chat, we cover:
    Rahul’s approach to becoming as efficient as possible with the software he uses
    Rahul’s email workflow
    How Rahul divides his inbox into different sections to help him prioritise his day
    Why Rahul only checks email twice a day
    Why Rahul never checks his email on the weekend
    How Rahul uses automation to reduce time in his inbox
    Why learning the keyboard shortcuts in software is critical to productivity
    How Rahul designed the most joyful software induction process I have ever experienced
    How Rahul batches and staggers his meetings
    Rahul’s method for time tracking and how he uses the data
    Rahul’s method for running effective meetings at Superhuman
    How to create a great pitch
    Rahul's favourite software for being more productive
    Rahul’s favourite new software

    Connect with Rahul at rahul@superhuman.com and on Twitter.

    Check out Superhuman at: https://superhuman.com/ and enter How I Work podcast for how you found out about Superhuman.

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
     
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    How to have a tough conversation with your boss

    How to have a tough conversation with your boss

    This episode answers a listener question about how to have a tough conversation with your boss.

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co

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    Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly on embracing interruptions, getting into flow, and what makes a great question

    Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly on embracing interruptions, getting into flow, and what makes a great question

    My guest today is Kevin Kelly. Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His most recent book is The Inevitable, which is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He co-founded the Hackers’ Conference and also the Quantified Self movement. He writes one of my favourite newsletters, Recomendo, hosts the Cool Tools podcast, and also founded the very popular Cool Tools website back in 2003, in which a new tool is reviewed every single day.

    We cover:
    Kevin’s approach to learning about new topics
    How Kevin approaches buying new tools and gadgets
    Kevin’s search hacks when trying to find something on Youtube
    Kevin’s views on why Youtube is under-appreciated
    The new habits Kevin is trying to build
    Why Kevin embraces interruptions
    Kevin’s trick for getting himself in flow
    How Kevin decides which requests to say yes to
    What Kevin lacks that makes him a great listener
    What makes a great question
    The best thing Kevin invested in after leaving Wired
    The number one thing Kevin looks for when recruiting new team members or collaborators
    The gadgets that bring Kevin the most joy
    Kevin's favourite apps

    Links to things Kevin mentioned:
    Minimalism Notebooks
    Tide Trac
    Seek
    Subscribe to Recomendo
    Cool tools podcast
    Cool tools website
    Vanishing Asia
    68 bits of unsolicited advice
    Follow Kevin on Twitter
     
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    How to uncover your chronotype and use it to turbo-charge productivity.

    How to uncover your chronotype and use it to turbo-charge productivity.

    This episode answers a listener question about how to uncover your chronotype and using it to boost productivity.

    Uncover your chronotype here: https://inventium.typeform.com/to/E8Kp7j

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co

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    Tech journalist Peter Wells on how to automate your job

    Tech journalist Peter Wells on how to automate your job

    My guest today is Peter Wells. Peter is a technology journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald, where he writes about tech and podcasts. Peter is also the host of two podcasts which are Meta (a podcast about podcasts) and The Helpdesk (a daily tech podcast).

    In this chat, we cover:
    Peter’s favourite gadgets
    How to get the most out of voice-activated assistants
    Peter’s favourite productivity software
    How Peter uses time tracking software to improve his productivity
    How Peter uses automation to save huge chunks of time and avoid repetitive tasks
    What goes on behind the scenes of making a podcast
    How Peter decides which guests to have on his podcast Meta
    How Peter prepares for interviews
    Advice on how to create a great pitch
    Peter’s go-to newsletters for staying up-to-date with the latest tech news
    Peter’s favourite people to follow on Twitter
    Peter’s favourite podcasts

    Check out the things Peter mentioned:
    Spark email
    Oh no with Ross and Carrie
    Thesizzle.com.au
    twitter.com/Siracusa

    Connect with Peter
    On Twitter
    Meta podcast
    The Helpdesk podcast

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
     
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