16 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

    • Education
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Embrace the productivity cycle

    Embrace the productivity cycle

    Recognizing and embracing a natural productivity cycle has been a valuable way to be grateful for different types of productivity. In this episode, explore the idea of the "productivity cycle".


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    • 9 min
    Planning the path vs. planning every detail

    Planning the path vs. planning every detail

    When making plans for any horizon, I prefer to plan the path and not plan for all the details. In this episode I expand on this core concept.


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    • 12 min
    Journaling

    Journaling

    I love how journaling helps capture a moment in time and the opportunity to reflect and speculate. These same entries, later, offer a series of little snapshots that can uncover interesting patterns when reviewed.


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    • 11 min
    Separating the goal, project, and reward

    Separating the goal, project, and reward

    I've found there are some useful benefits to separating the project, the goal, and the reward when making progress in life. In this episode, I use a fresh example from my life to share the core concepts of this approach.


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    • 11 min
    Listener question: Identity-based goals & specificity

    Listener question: Identity-based goals & specificity

    Following up the identity-based goals episode with a specific Q&A topic about being too specific (or too generic) with the goals.

    Original episode: https://anchor.fm/mostlyproductive/episodes/Identity-based-goals-etu0rm


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    • 13 min
    Identity-based goals

    Identity-based goals

    Coming up with goals and keeping them front and center through challenging times can seem daunting--but linking goals to my identity (and the activity to achieve that identity) has been a good way to stick with them and keep them aligned to my priorities.

    During the episode, I reference the image below, which I originally came across in this 2013 Lifehacker post about linking habits to identity.






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    • 14 min

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gramaree ,

Journaling Rules

Since journaling has been a practice of mine for several decades (including dream journaling), I was especially happy to see this episode’s title. I enjoy listening to each one. I’m so glad I found your podcast! You have a knack for breaking things down into bite-sized pieces that make living more enjoyably organized! Thanks Matt!

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