6 episodes

If you're overwhelmed--buried in projects, tasks, commitments--being productive can be hard (and maybe productivity shouldn't be your goal). Give yourself the space to simply be Mostly Productive, and supercharge your success.

Mostly Productive Matthew C. Anderson

    • Self-Improvement

If you're overwhelmed--buried in projects, tasks, commitments--being productive can be hard (and maybe productivity shouldn't be your goal). Give yourself the space to simply be Mostly Productive, and supercharge your success.

    Planning Horizons

    Planning Horizons

    I find it to be a challenge to try to plan simultaneously for a close horizon (tomorrow) while planning for next year. In this episode I chat about the method and frequency I use for various planning horizons.


    Follow the yellow brick road...
    Be more concrete in what planning means.
    Planning for the year
    Quarterly check-in
    Weekly planning for a 2-week horizon
    Day planning
    Task planning (limiting this!)
    Time frame summary & considering other "special" horizons
    Planning for the very long term
    Planning and fiscal periods
    Project-based planning horizon
    Review of all horizons--including "structured" and "special"


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    • 15 min
    Planning for things you don't like

    Planning for things you don't like

    Planning for things you don't like


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    • 18 min
    Use embarassingly achievable targets (to accomplish more)

    Use embarassingly achievable targets (to accomplish more)

    Use embarassingly achievable targets (to accomplish more)


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    • 17 min
    Planning when you don't know enough to make a plan

    Planning when you don't know enough to make a plan

    It's hard enough to put together a puzzle when you have a picture showing you what it looks like...but how do you plan when you don't know that?

    In this episode, it's time to explore this challenge and look at an approach to deal with this all-to-common situation.


    "Planners gotta plan"
    The pirate code
    Plans vs instructions
    An example of building the incomplete plan
    Starting when your goal is less concrete
    Identifying opportunities
    Respond to missteps
    Requesting your questions
    Thanks for the early support!
    Mostly Productive schedule
    Mostly Productive production planning



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    • 16 min
    What do you mean "Mostly Productive"?

    What do you mean "Mostly Productive"?

    In this introductory episode of Mostly Productive, Matt discusses the why and what behind the podcast.

    Have a question you'd like addressed in the show? Record a message here or send an email - questions@mostlyproductive.com


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    • 14 min
    Trailer: Mostly Productive

    Trailer: Mostly Productive

    The idea of being "mostly productive" is to find the productivity that comes along with focusing on what's most important to you.
    Set your target, respond to the setbacks, and simply be, "mostly productive" on your journey in life and your career.


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