11 episodes

Creating Cadence is a podcast for life and work in motion. Mich Bondesio explores how to create momentum, work with purpose, and live with intention, to activate our better selves and support better business. Topics include the latest in behaviour design, creative thinking, digital wellbeing, mindfulness, productivity and the future of work.

Creating Cadenc‪e‬ Michelle Bondesio

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Creating Cadence is a podcast for life and work in motion. Mich Bondesio explores how to create momentum, work with purpose, and live with intention, to activate our better selves and support better business. Topics include the latest in behaviour design, creative thinking, digital wellbeing, mindfulness, productivity and the future of work.

    11 - Q&A Scrolling & WFH Challenges

    11 - Q&A Scrolling & WFH Challenges

    Mich Bondesio answers questions from a creative freelancer about how to stop scrolling when we need to do work, and how to create a distinction between work and non-work when it's all happening from home.

    • 14 min
    10 - Patience

    10 - Patience

    We start season two with an episode covering Patience - why we no longer have a willingness to wait, the influence patience has on our ability to connect, our focus and our wellbeing, and how we can rebuild our ability to pause.

    RESOURCES:

    Makers Schedule - Shane Parrish, Farnham Street
    https://fs.blog/2017/12/maker-vs-manager/

    Introverts, Creativity and Isolation - Susan Cain, Ted Talk
    https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts

    Why Your Brain Hates Slowpokes - Chelsea Wald, Nautilus
    https://nautil.us/issue/71/flow/why-your-brain-hates-slowpokes-rp

    How to get into Breath Work - Emily Abbate, GQ
    https://www.gq.com/story/how-to-get-into-breathwork

    To access the full show notes, transcription and resources mentioned in my episodes, please visit the podcast page on my website to subscribe to my newsletter at https://growthsessions.co/cadence-podcast/

    • 16 min
    09 - Flexibility

    09 - Flexibility

    The final episode for season 1 is about Building our Toolkit for Flexibility and Adaptability. In episode 09, Mich Bondesio reviews some lessons from 2020 and looks at how our toolkit of skills built during the pandemic can and will help us to stay resilient, flexible and adaptable for whatever lies ahead.

    Article referenced during the episode by Emine Saner - How resilience became the quality we all crave. (The Guardian)
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/nov/24/im-a-survivor-how-resilience-became-the-quality-we-all-crave

    If you've got questions about things like work habits, work culture or creating work life cadence, then please do get in touch and I'll respond in one of my episodes.

    Likewise, if you have any thoughts, suggestions or recommendations for listeners, which relate to the topics I cover in this podcast, then please drop me a line.

    You can submit your questions and suggestions at hello@growthsessions.co

    • 9 min
    08 - Concentration & Fractured Focus

    08 - Concentration & Fractured Focus

    This episode looks at our ability to concentrate, why our focus is so fractured, and 3 simple things we can do to help rebuild our concentration, so that we can be more productive and creative despite the distractions we face daily.

    Resources for topics covered in this episode:

    The Lost Art of Concentration - Harriet Griffey (The Guardian)
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/14/the-lost-art-of-concentration-being-distracted-in-a-digital-world

    Smartphone Stress - Cortisol, brain function and life expectancy - By Catherine Price (NY Times)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/well/mind/putting-down-your-phone-may-help-you-live-longer.html

    Our brain's technical storage capacity - Alina Grubnyak (Tech 21 Century)
    https://www.tech21century.com/the-human-brain-is-loaded-daily-with-34-gb-of-information/

    Fractured Focus - David Perez (Evernote)
    https://evernote.com/blog/how-fractured-focus-steals-your-productivity-and-how-to-take-it-back/

    Benefits of Walking for our Brain - Amy Fleming (The Guardian)
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jul/28/its-a-superpower-how-walking-makes-us-healthier-happier-and-brainier

    We have ruined childhood - Kim Brooks (NY Times)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opinion/sunday/childhood-suicide-depression-anxiety.html

    The 'Play Must Stay' Campaign
    https://www.api-play.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/08/Play-must-stay-4-pager.pdf

    • 11 min
    07 - Procrastination

    07 - Procrastination

    Episode 07 is about the rise of Procrastination and the distractions affecting our ability to focus. Mich Bondesio looks at what procrastination actually is, and what causes it. She also covers three simple things you can do to help get your attention back on track.

    FURTHER READING:

    Why You Procrastinate - Charlotte Lieberman (NY Times)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/smarter-living/why-you-procrastinate-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-self-control.html

    The Lost Art of Concentration - Harriet Griffey (The Guardian)
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/14/the-lost-art-of-concentration-being-distracted-in-a-digital-world

    • 10 min
    06 - Liminality & Productivity

    06 - Liminality & Productivity

    Episode 06 covers the effect of this current Liminal Space on our productivity and what we can do to help us navigate through this 'in-between' place, when we're not entirely sure what the future holds.

    SHOW NOTES RESOURCES :

    Definitions and examples of Liminality and Liminal Space
    https://helpfulprofessor.com/liminal-space/

    Eric Holthaus - Excerpt from The Future Earth - A Radical Vision of What's Possible in the Age of Warming
    https://thecorrespondent.com/556/if-we-want-the-future-earth-we-deserve-we-need-to-do-things-that-scare-us/73606971284-b531faa1

    Liz Gilbert on Ted Connect
    https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_it_s_ok_to_feel_overwhelmed_here_s_what_to_do_next#t-628425

    HBR - Teresa Amabile - The Power of Small Wins
    https://hbr.org/2011/05/the-power-of-small-wins

    Wired - How to Concentrate Better
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-to-concentrate-pomodoro-wfh

    Doist - Improving focus by working in seasons
    https://doist.com/blog/improving-focus-by-working-in-seasons/

    James Clear on Productivity
    https://jamesclear.com/productivity

    • 13 min

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