41 episodes

If you find the normal advice on “just work in this way, and everything will be perfect” and you constantly get stuck in a cycle of trying to “fix your business” and no matter what you do it just doesn't feel quite right. This podcast is for you.

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Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart Jonathan Stewart, Simplicity Specialist

    • Business

If you find the normal advice on “just work in this way, and everything will be perfect” and you constantly get stuck in a cycle of trying to “fix your business” and no matter what you do it just doesn't feel quite right. This podcast is for you.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    The Art of Productivity: Moving Beyond a Disciplinarian Approach

    The Art of Productivity: Moving Beyond a Disciplinarian Approach

    In this episode I continue to fight against traditional productivity advice which assumes that people need to be disciplined to be successful... uh. huh.
    I ask if we approach productivity from a point of being in service to oneself, the idea of "disciplining yourself" doesn't make 100% sense 🤔
    I also poke at the idea of "perfect productivity" which obviously doesn't exist because it really can't be static and is affected by many variables, which cannot be solved by discipline alone!
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    Want More of Me in Your Ear?
    If you're enjoying this conversation, you can find me elsewhere!
    Let's Email: I send weekly emails that talk more about the topics from the podcast, as well as building a business that fits you.
    See What I'm Up To: See what I'm up to on various platforms!
    The PKM Podcast: Where my co-host and I go a little deeper on psychology, learning, and discussing our opinions on the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) & productivity space.
    Simplicity Hub: Get access to free and paid resources to help you bring more simplicity in bitesized pieces.
    A Note On Transcriptions - In the interest of simplicity, I'm using Descript* to make podcast publishing as easy as possible. This means that sometimes the transcript won't match what I'm saying and sometimes it'll be hilariously different (tag me on Twitter telling me the funniest transcription you've found).
    Research Links:
    A Meta-Analysis of Negative Feedback on Intrinsic MotivationReward, punishment, and cooperation: a meta-analysis.Negative Effects of Reward on Intrinsic Motivation—A Limited Phenomenon: Comment on Deci, Koestner, and Ryan (2001)A meta-analytic review of experiments examining the effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic motivation.Pervasive negative effects of rewards on intrinsic motivation: The myth continuesEtymology of DisciplineWiener process - Wikipedia - It's also known as "Brownian Motion", but I use this one.


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    • 4 min
    Procrastination is a Message!

    Procrastination is a Message!

    Procrastination is often seen as this terrible thing that needs fixing... but what if it isn't...
    In this episode I explore the alternative, where we view procrastination as a message vs a "bad thing" we need to fix!
    Episode Link:
    Share with Others: Listen to Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart
    Want More of Me in Your Ear?
    If you're enjoying this conversation, you can find me elsewhere!
    Let's Email: I send weekly emails that talk more about the topics from the podcast, as well as building a business that fits you.
    See What I'm Up To: See what I'm up to on various platforms!
    The PKM Podcast: Where my co-host and I go a little deeper on psychology, learning, and discussing our opinions on the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) & productivity space.
    Simplicity Hub: Get access to free and paid resources to help you bring more simplicity in bitesized pieces.
    A Note On Transcriptions - In the interest of simplicity, I'm using Descript* to make podcast publishing as easy as possible. This means that sometimes the transcript won't match what I'm saying and sometimes it'll be hilariously different (tag me on Twitter telling me the funniest transcription you've found).


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 4 min
    SMART goals aren't for everyone...

    SMART goals aren't for everyone...

    Setting SMART goals at the start of a new year can be a powerful way to achieve your goals, but it can also lead to feelings of failure if you find your goals no longer fit your current reality.
    In this episode I talk about my problem with SMART Goals, and what to think about instead 😉
    Episode Link:
    Share with Others: Listen to Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart
    Want More of Me in Your Ear?
    If you're enjoying this conversation, you can find me elsewhere!
    Let's Email: I send weekly emails that talk more about the topics from the podcast, as well as building a business that fits you.
    See What I'm Up To: See what I'm up to on various platforms!
    The PKM Podcast: Where my co-host and I go a little deeper on psychology, learning, and discussing our opinions on the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) & productivity space.
    Simplicity Hub: Get access to free and paid resources to help you bring more simplicity in bitesized pieces.
    A Note On Transcriptions - In the interest of simplicity, I'm using Descript* to make podcast publishing as easy as possible. This means that sometimes the transcript won't match what I'm saying and sometimes it'll be hilariously different (tag me on Twitter telling me the funniest transcription you've found).


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 3 min
    Creating Your Foundations

    Creating Your Foundations

    Yes, having business foundations are important – but that doesn't mean you have to follow a certain way of working!
    Create your own foundations 😁
    Episode Link:
    Share with Others: Listen to Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart
    Want More of Me in Your Ear?
    If you're enjoying this conversation, you can find me elsewhere!
    Let's Email: I send weekly emails that talk more about the topics from the podcast, as well as building a business that fits you.
    See What I'm Up To: See what I'm up to on various platforms!
    The PKM Podcast: Where my co-host and I go a little deeper on psychology, learning, and discussing our opinions on the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) & productivity space.
    Simplicity Hub: Get access to free and paid resources to help you bring more simplicity in bitesized pieces.
    A Note On Transcriptions - In the interest of simplicity, I'm using Descript* to make podcast publishing as easy as possible. This means that sometimes the transcript won't match what I'm saying and sometimes it'll be hilariously different (tag me on Twitter telling me the funniest transcription you've found).


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 2 min
    The Slow Process

    The Slow Process

    I love Amazon next day delivery (still haven't got same day yet) as much as the next person! But when it comes to starting from you... I enjoy the slower process! (it's far more powerful!)
    Episode Link:
    Share with Others: Listen to Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart
    Want More of Me in Your Ear?
    If you're enjoying this conversation, you can find me elsewhere!
    Let's Email: I send weekly emails that talk more about the topics from the podcast, as well as building a business that fits you.
    See What I'm Up To: See what I'm up to on various platforms!
    The PKM Podcast: Where my co-host and I go a little deeper on psychology, learning, and discussing our opinions on the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) & productivity space.
    Simplicity Hub: Get access to free and paid resources to help you bring more simplicity in bitesized pieces.
    A Note On Transcriptions - In the interest of simplicity, I'm using Descript* to make podcast publishing as easy as possible. This means that sometimes the transcript won't match what I'm saying and sometimes it'll be hilariously different (tag me on Twitter telling me the funniest transcription you've found).


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 2 min
    Your Brain isn't a Computer...

    Your Brain isn't a Computer...

    Now I love me computers... but are our brains like a computer? Eh... not so much!
    Episode Link:
    Share with Others: Listen to Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart
    Want More of Me in Your Ear?
    If you're enjoying this conversation, you can find me elsewhere!
    Let's Email: I send weekly emails that talk more about the topics from the podcast, as well as building a business that fits you.
    See What I'm Up To: See what I'm up to on various platforms!
    The PKM Podcast: Where my co-host and I go a little deeper on psychology, learning, and discussing our opinions on the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) & productivity space.
    Simplicity Hub: Get access to free and paid resources to help you bring more simplicity in bitesized pieces.
    A Note On Transcriptions - In the interest of simplicity, I'm using Descript* to make podcast publishing as easy as possible. This means that sometimes the transcript won't match what I'm saying and sometimes it'll be hilariously different (tag me on Twitter telling me the funniest transcription you've found).


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 4 min

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