20 episodes

What’s Barack Obama’s #1 piece of advice for young people? “Just learn how to get stuff done.” Whether we’re young or more seasoned, we can all get better at this essential skill. So let’s find out how people do, in fact, get stuff done.

How They Get Stuff Done Peter Akkies

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 8 Ratings

What’s Barack Obama’s #1 piece of advice for young people? “Just learn how to get stuff done.” Whether we’re young or more seasoned, we can all get better at this essential skill. So let’s find out how people do, in fact, get stuff done.

    Jack Ellis - How to Run a Company People-First

    Jack Ellis - How to Run a Company People-First

    What happens when you judge employees on their work (rather than on measures like hours worked)? Why is online privacy so important? Why is running a lifestyle business just the best?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Floris van der Pol - Living Without a Smartphone and Reading 100 Books a Year

    Floris van der Pol - Living Without a Smartphone and Reading 100 Books a Year

    How can you read 100 books a year? What’s it like to live without a smartphone? What’s more important: willpower or designing your environment for productivity?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Derrick Reimer from SavvyCal - Can You Regain Your Confidence After Failing?

    Derrick Reimer from SavvyCal - Can You Regain Your Confidence After Failing?

    How do you regain your confidence after launching a failed product? How can you transition from wearing all the hats in a business to delegating tasks? Why is it so important to save your most productive time for your most valuable work?

    • 56 min
    Dianna Allen - From Writing About Garage Doors to Building Two Successful Businesses

    Dianna Allen - From Writing About Garage Doors to Building Two Successful Businesses

    How do you start a business from your mom’s kitchen? What effect does a supportive partner have on growing a company? And how do you juggle two wildly different businesses that both need your attention?

    • 1 hr
    Steph Smith - Why There Used to Be No Such Thing as “Priorities”

    Steph Smith - Why There Used to Be No Such Thing as “Priorities”

    Steph Smith is a growth marketer, writer, and indie maker. She works for The Hustle, helping to run one of the world’s largest newsletters. But she has lots of her own projects. She has written a book about content marketing, she runs an online course about time management, and she has a podcast about, quote, “shit you don’t learn in school”, unquote.
    When I first encountered Steph on Twitter, I sensed that she and I have very similar views on productivity, so I was keen to get her on the podcast. Steph and I discuss:
    Why in the past there was no such things as “priorities”—just the singular “priority”Steph’s method for choosing which goal to work on nextWhy asynchronous communication is often more efficient (and how Steph does it)Whether you should set arbitrary deadlines for yourself (Steph likes them, Peter doesn’t) And much more. Enjoy the show!
    Find Steph:
    stephsmith.ioSteph’s open page, including her current goalsSteph’s book, Doing Content RightSteph’s course, Doing Time RightSteph’s podcast, Shit You Don’t Learn in SchoolAlso mentioned:
    Loom, for recording & sharing videos easilyCalendly, for scheduling meetings without the back-and-forthGet TikTok Famous Fast, a fun little book about… well, that’s obviousZapier, an “if this then that” serviceBannerBear, an app that automatically generates social media visuals etc.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Andrew Barry - How to Make (Online & Offline) Learning Suck Less

    Andrew Barry - How to Make (Online & Offline) Learning Suck Less

    Why should you learn from experts as well as from people who are just a little ahead of you? How do you capture and keep people’s attention in online trainings? Where do you find the courage to quit your job and start your own business?

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Cepugh ,

Empowering!

So exciting to be able to learn from others things that we can use to improve the way we work and live.

Ryan Malone. ,

Great Show, Peter!

I love the show Peter! There is so much theory in the podcast world, but I really enjoy the practicality as it gives some real world, applicable knowledge. Keep ‘em coming.

tolsen718 ,

Vegan Ideology

Peter might consider interviewing former vegans who had to give up the diet due to health concerns including in many cases cognitive decline. A vegan diet does not work for everyone. And if a diet is causing health issues, especially cognitive decline, then obviously it does not make for a productive person, which is purportedly the subject of this podcast. Also, to counter some misinformation brought forth from a guest: Not all beef gets it’s B12 from supplementation. A grass-fed cow raised on a regenerative farm gets its B12 from the soil which inevitably gets into the cow’s stomach when it eats the grass. I personally have tried vegetarianism once, vegan once, and then just reducing meat intake. Every time I experienced cognitive decline. So this podcast really just does not speak to me.

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