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Join Kevin Sonney and his Wombat Test Subject Ursula Vernon for discussions of personal productivity, systems for getting stuff done, and ways to keep yourself on track to meeting your goals.

Productivity Alchemy Kevin Sonney

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

Join Kevin Sonney and his Wombat Test Subject Ursula Vernon for discussions of personal productivity, systems for getting stuff done, and ways to keep yourself on track to meeting your goals.

    Episode 270 - Post-CapClave, DM Guay

    Episode 270 - Post-CapClave, DM Guay

    We're back from CapClave! We talk about the extra time off we took, since the con is about all we did since the last episode. After that, we kick off October by chatting with one of Kevin's favorite authors, DM Guay!





    Links for this Episode:

    Charity Spotlight: KCCure Kidney Cancer Advocacy and Research DM Guay Website Bake Off: A granny horror story The 24x7 Demon Mart Series DM Guay Twitter DM Guay Letterboxd Daily Planner Page Quarterly Planner Page Brilliant Planner Pilot G2 Gel Pen Bravestorming Mover Erase Tales of Weird Florida Freewrite Wes Craven's Swamp Thing The Artist's Way Border (film)

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 269 - Scheduled Panic, Larissa Lichty

    Episode 269 - Scheduled Panic, Larissa Lichty

    We are off to CapClave this weekend, and so we talk about scheduling the pre-con freak out that Ursula has every event. We also talk about asking for help when you need it, and some of Kevin's current frustrations. After that, we have an amazing talk with Larissa Lichty and find out how she stays productive!





    Links for this Episode:

    Charity Spotlight: Find Your Local Food Bank (US) Charity Spotlight: Find a Local Women's Shelter Larissa on Twitter USDA Organic Handbook and Links Habitica Wellbutrin SPAM gmailctl Skratch Labs Kobo John G. Hartness Falstaff Books Obsidian.md MusiKozy LibertyCon SF/F Convention DC United Pittsburgh Riverhounds LEGO Optimus Prime Castaway (Movie) Tarter Raised Bed Planters Cherokee Sedge ElectroCookie Raspberry Pi4 Light up Case

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 268 - The Brain does not Brain, Jeffrey Klubeck

    Episode 268 - The Brain does not Brain, Jeffrey Klubeck

    What a show we have for you this week! Before Kevin goes in for dental surgery, we talk about our projects and where we are, what it is like when we have a day when our brains do not brain, and how we can't be 100% all the time. After that we have a fantastic chat with leadership and productivity coach Jeffrey Klubeck!





    Links for this Episode:

    Charity Spotlight: Charity for Hope Jeffrey Klubeck's Website Get a Klu in 53 (Amazon) David Allen's Getting Things Done (Amazon) The One Thing (Amazon) Shaquille O'Neal

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 267 - Normal Week at Last, Stacey H

    Episode 267 - Normal Week at Last, Stacey H

    This week we talk about our productivity, frustrations with things outside our control, and some general how a normal week is a wonderful thing. We also have an update on where we'll be (together and individually) over the next few months. After that, we have an amazing interview with Stacey H is New Zealand!





    Links for this Episode:

    Charity Spotlight: Snow Leopard Trust Charity Spotlight: Carolina Tiger Rescue Stacey on Twitter Evoke Artisan Photography Eisenhower Matrix GWAR Tiki Mug (no longer available) How To ADHD YouTube Kevin's Label Maker The HU Obsidian.md ADAPT 660 EPOS Hearphones Apple AirPods Max

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 266 - Not much got done, Letters

    Episode 266 - Not much got done, Letters

    Hi Folks! After a three day weekend (four, in Kevin's case) there really isn't that much to update on our productivity. We do discuss some of the value of that time off, getting some need things taken care of, and a reminder that what we do for work isn't the only way to measure productivity. After that, we have your letters, including a rebuttal to Ursula's comments some time ago about otters.





    Links for this Episode:

    Charity Spotlight: MusicCares The Butter Museum Museum of Burgundiam Life Pommery Royal Mustard with Cognac (Amazon) Flo App Otters in a Jungle City

    • 45 min
    Episode 265 - All the Medical, Cindy Sperry Redux

    Episode 265 - All the Medical, Cindy Sperry Redux

    This week is beset with medical procedures, so expect some discussion of what we're having to do to stay healthy - dental issues, probings, and so on. We also have an update on our individual progress, and how being productive doesn't feel productive to Ursula when her word count is down due to other things needing to get done. After that, we catch up with Cindy Sperry, and find out how her return to the US is going!





    Links for this Episode:

    Charity Spotlight: Feeding America Charity Spotlight: Abortion Funds Cindy on Twitter Cindy on LinkedIn Cindy's First Interview Dino's Job Seeker Advice Episode Apple AirTags Official Productivity Alchemy Planner Pages by Reagan Earl P.A.R.A. Method Storage Company that sold Service Member's Belongings News Story

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Jdaylyre ,

Useful and Comforting

Productivity Alchemy is my new “comfort listen” podcast. I like learning how other people think, also the banter, and occasional tangents onto special interests (chickens!)

Metasilk ,

Encouraging in all the good ways

Practical, big-hearted, flexible, & funny. Try something, change something, and hear how other interesting people try to get, remain, or return to being productive.

@{FH} ,

Meets you where you’re at

Productivity Alchemy is a productivity podcast that doesn’t leave me feeling inadequate, and that actually gives me some tools to be gentle with myself while I keep working on my own stuff. It’s funny, nerdy, and down to earth.

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