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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.

    How I Work From Home: How to Shut Down your workday

    How I Work From Home: How to Shut Down your workday

    In this How I Work From Home episode, I explore the science behind how to Shut Down your work day.


    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  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 4 min
    My Favourite Tip: David Koch on his morning and evening routines

    My Favourite Tip: David Koch on his morning and evening routines

    My favourite tip from my chat with David "Kochie" Koch was on his morning and evening routines.


    You can find the full interview here.


    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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min
    How I Work From Home: The secret to structuring your day when working from home

    How I Work From Home: The secret to structuring your day when working from home

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    In this How I Work From Home episode, I explore the science behind how to structure your day.


    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  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min
    Ex-Google Ventures designer John Zeratsky on structuring your day around a highlight, his daily reflection ritual, and the pro-human smartphone.

    Ex-Google Ventures designer John Zeratsky on structuring your day around a highlight, his daily reflection ritual, and the pro-human smartphone.

    My guest today is John Zeratsky, otherwise known as JZ. JZ is a veteran technology designer, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Sprint and Make Time.JZ has worked with more than 200 of the world’s most important and innovative organizations, including Google, Harvard University, Slack, IDEO, and Netflix.


    For nearly 15 years, JZ was a designer for technology companies. At Google Ventures, he helped develop the Design Sprint and worked with startups like Uber, 23andMe, Flatiron Health, Blue Bottle Coffee, and Nest. Previously, he was a designer at YouTube, Google, and FeedBurner.


    I am a huge fan of both of JZ’s books and had his co-author, Jake Knapp, on How I Work about a year ago which is an interview you might want to check out too. I think you will find this interview super practical - and note, it was conducted BC (before corona), so if some things seem out of context, like our talk about travel, just keep that in mind.


    In this interview, we cover:
    - The problematic default behaviours we have at work
    - How JZ structures his workdays
    - Creating a distraction-free phone
    - JZ’s daily reflection ritual
    - Making sure every day has a “highlight” - and how to work out what your highlight should be
    - How JZ’s approach to structuring his day has changed from leaving Google Ventures to working for himself 
    - JZ’s approach to making email processing as efficient as possible
    - Why JZ doesn’t have a to-do list, and instead, has a “might-do” list
    - The pro-human smart phone
    - JZ’s litmus test as to whether he is using his phone wisely
    - How JZ schedules walking breaks into his day
    - How JZ uses a calendar template to help optimise his day
    - JZ’s home game routine versus his away game routine (for when he is travelling)
    - JZ’s go-to apps and software


    You can find JZ here and here, and on LinkedIn and Twitter. Buy Make Time and Sprint and enrol yourself in the Highlight Course here. 


    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  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 51 min
    How I Work From Home: Get some greenery

    How I Work From Home: Get some greenery

    In this How I Work From Home episode, I explore the impact of greenery in your home office.


    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  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 6 min
    My Favourite Tip: FrankBody co-founder Jess Hatzis on getting over her fear of feedback

    My Favourite Tip: FrankBody co-founder Jess Hatzis on getting over her fear of feedback

    My favourite tip from my chat with FrankBody co-founder Jess Hatzis was on how she overcame her fear of feedback.


    You can find the full interview here.


    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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 6 min

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