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Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.

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Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.

    A World Without Email with Cal Newport

    A World Without Email with Cal Newport

    Email simply doesn’t scale – its back and forth nature is what drove Cal Newport down the rabbit hole of finding a better way to work. This includes all methods of communication, be it Slack, WhatsApp, or Facebook DMs and so on. These tools should just be used as shorthand, and not become your work. In his latest book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload, I had to unpack my good friend’s insights.
    This episode is sponsored by Green Chef. Green Chef is the first USDA-certified organic meal kit company. Ingredients come pre-measured, perfectly portioned, and mostly prepped, so you can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying delicious, home-cooked meals. Whether you’re Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, or just looking to eat healthier, there’s a range of recipes to suit any diet or preference. Go to https://chef.greenchef.com/plans?ct=90TIMECRAFTINGandutm_campaign=45201510andutm_content=90timecraftingandutm_medium=cpmandutm_source=podcast (GreenChef.com/90timecrafting) and use code 90timecrafting to get $90 off including free shipping!This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit https://textexpander.com/lp/podcast?utm_source=productivityist-podcastandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=textexpander-Mar-2021 (TextExpander.com/podcast) for 20% off your first year.Join us today as we uncover why we need to change our relationship with email. In this brave new world, we touch on how email came about accidentally, finding solutions as a team, context switching, and the fascinating research path that led Cal to writing the book.
    Talking Points
    The main elements of email that we need to move away from (1:46)
    Why email has taken over our work (6:14)
    On Merlin Mann and Inbox Zero (11:05)
    The Attention Capital Principle (15:31)
    Changing our view on email in all parts of the business, from managerial to admin and customer support (19:28)
    How you can stop relying on email today (39:45)
    Quote
    "Don’t explain to people what you’re doing, just do it."Helpful Links
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525536558/ (‘A World Without Email’ by Cal Newport)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast-73-cal-newport/ (Episode 73 with Cal Newport)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast229/ (Episode 229: Exploring Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DBRBP7G/ (‘Digital Minimalism’ by Cal Newport)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X47ZVXM/ (‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport)
    https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/cal-newport (The New Yorker articles by Cal Newport)
    https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-rise-and-fall-of-getting-things-done (The New Yorker: The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done by Cal Newport)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast203/ (Episode 203: The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen)
    https://woven.com/ (Woven)
    https://www.calnewport.com/podcast/ (Deep Questions Podcast)
    https://www.calnewport.com/ (CalNewport.com)
    Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)
    Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking https://productivityist.captivate.fm/listen

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    The Common Path to Uncommon Success with John Lee Dumas

    The Common Path to Uncommon Success with John Lee Dumas

    John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire. He’s interviewed thousands of entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. So I’m excited to find out more about what he’s learnt through these interviews.
    This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you can find the right person quickly. You can pay what you want and get the first $50 off. Just visit https://linkedin.com/timecrafting (linkedin.com/timecrafting) to get fifty dollars off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls, text with your carefully curated counsellor, and do so at an affordable price. And anything you share is confidential. I’ve been using BetterHelp for a while and I am highly impressed. It’s been a huge help for me and I know it can be the same for you. Start living a happier life today with BetterHelp. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting https://betterhelp.com/timecrafting (betterhelp.com/timecrafting). Give BetterHelp a try today.In the run up to the launch of his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment, I wanted to find out what you can do to stay ahead of the game. Listen to find out more about producing a daily podcast, how JLD themes his days, keeping the money you make – and butchering Jim Carrey’s commencement speech.
    Talking Points
    How to follow a path without being constrained by it (2:33)
    Understanding the difference between simple and easy (3:53)
    Implementing practical exercises in JLD’s new book (8:53)
    The podcasts that inspired JLD to launch his own show (11:08)
    Having a mentor for any area of life (20:32)
    JLD’s tactics to help you avoid burnout (24:25)
    After Action Reviews and backwards planning (28:31)
    The FOCUS acronym (32:50)
    Quote
    "Choose your hard."Helpful Links
    https://uncommonsuccessbook.com/ (UncommonSuccessBook.com) (GET YOUR PRE-ORDER BONUSES BEFORE 3/23!)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast343/ (Episode 343: Consistency Over Authenticity with Seth Godin)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80-gPkpH6M (Jim Carrey's Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation)
    https://www.richroll.com/podcast/jedidiah-jenkins-582/ (Jedidiah Jenkins on the Rich Roll Podcast)
    https://solopreneurhour.com/category/guests/john-lee-dumas/ (John Lee Dumas on the Solopreneur Hour)
    https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/listen/ (Smart Passive Income Podcast)
    https://mixergy.com/ (Mixergy)
    https://therisetothetop.com/podcast/ (Rise To The Top)
    https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money (Planet Money)
    https://freakonomics.com/archive/ (Freakonomics)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast351/ (Episode 351: Eating Frogs with Brian Tracy)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast264/ (Episode 264: How to Build Yourself More Time with Jaime Masters)
    https://productivityist.com/the-productivityist-podcast-episode-15-with-jaime-tardy/ (Episode 15: Jaime Tardy)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast289/ (Episode 289: The Vision Driven Leader with Michael Hyatt)
    https://productivityist.com/podcast239/ (Episode 239: Free to Focus with Michael Hyatt)
    Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? https://www.scribd.com/g/9a8d8 (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.)
    Podcast Theme Song: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eFDGyraN87 (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound))
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to

    • 39 min
    Calm Your Chaos with Nicola Taggart

    Calm Your Chaos with Nicola Taggart

    Chaos is a constant. So what can you do to embrace life’s ebb and flow? Nicola Taggart joins the show to share her latest tips.

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    Your Data-Driven Diet with Angelo Poli

    Your Data-Driven Diet with Angelo Poli

    International expert in the field of body transformations, Angelo Poli shares the practical diet strategy that will give you the results you want.

    • 46 min
    Get Out of Your Head with Ian Reed Kesler

    Get Out of Your Head with Ian Reed Kesler

    With so many moving pieces as a creative freelancer, learn what actor Ian Reed Kesler does to keep focused on his projects.

    • 47 min
    The BIG Ready Week: Jenna Britton

    The BIG Ready Week: Jenna Britton

    It's the final bonus episode of the podcast to celebrate The BIG Ready Week! This episode features a new friend and a fellow scribe, Jenna Britton.

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Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Danielle250 ,

Great tid bits

Love the formatting of this pod—short segments that give the listener ideas to mull over and tips to try out in their own journey to understanding

Move2BFit ,

Authentic and fun!

Mike’s podcast has that authentic tone we crave and a fun variety of topics. A must-listen if you are interested in productivity topics or simply making better use of your time! As a fellow podcaster and a self-proclaimed productivity and notebook geek, I highly recommend this show. 😀🎧🎤

Kris Ward 2016 ,

Conversational and Interesting

Productivity can be a heavy subject. Mike makes it easy listening. . . sprinkled with insights and helpful tips. He's enthusiastic - and has opinions which makes it even more interesting.

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