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Each week, four productivity and technology experts from different work backgrounds discuss, debate and describe personal productivity topics. Hosts Ray Sidney-Smith (https://rsidneysmith.com) and Augusto Pinaud (https://productivityvoice.com) along with our regular contributors Francis Wade (https://2time-sys.com) and Art Gelwicks (https://gelwickstech.com) make up the ProductivityCast team.



ProductivityCast is an opportunity to discuss personal productivity in context, occasionally interviewing experts, highlighting popular as well as the scientific literature (on productivity, time management, focus, habit and performance improvement), discussing technology’s effect on getting things done, reviewing books in the genre, and debating important work culture, technology and productivity topics of the day. If you'd like to discuss these topics with us, ask a question and connect with other podcast listeners, join our free community inside Personal Productivity Club (a digital community for productivity enthusiasts) here: https://productivitycast.net/community



NOTE: You may notice ProductivityCast written as "Productivity Cast" (with a space). That's simply so that Alexa, Google, Siri and others can understand when you ask them to play the podcast.

ProductivityCast Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Each week, four productivity and technology experts from different work backgrounds discuss, debate and describe personal productivity topics. Hosts Ray Sidney-Smith (https://rsidneysmith.com) and Augusto Pinaud (https://productivityvoice.com) along with our regular contributors Francis Wade (https://2time-sys.com) and Art Gelwicks (https://gelwickstech.com) make up the ProductivityCast team.



ProductivityCast is an opportunity to discuss personal productivity in context, occasionally interviewing experts, highlighting popular as well as the scientific literature (on productivity, time management, focus, habit and performance improvement), discussing technology’s effect on getting things done, reviewing books in the genre, and debating important work culture, technology and productivity topics of the day. If you'd like to discuss these topics with us, ask a question and connect with other podcast listeners, join our free community inside Personal Productivity Club (a digital community for productivity enthusiasts) here: https://productivitycast.net/community



NOTE: You may notice ProductivityCast written as "Productivity Cast" (with a space). That's simply so that Alexa, Google, Siri and others can understand when you ask them to play the podcast.

    Projects Sequencing: Ordering Your Projects to Enhance Productivity

    Projects Sequencing: Ordering Your Projects to Enhance Productivity

    In this week’s episode, the ProductivityCast team continues their conversation about sequencing for greater productivity, this time about ordering projects to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.







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    * Microsoft Excel* Notion* Coda* Lifelong learning* Lifelong learning institutes - Wikipedia  * Tom’s Planner







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17

    And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:22 I am Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:24I'm Francis Wade.







    Art Gelwicks 0:25 And I'm Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:26Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this action packed episode of productivity cast, I'm just going to call it this is going to be a lot of fun. We're going to talk today about really the other side of sequencing. We talked about task sequencing in the last episode. And in this episode in this cast, I wanted us to talk about projects sequencing, why would we benefit from it? what are maybe some of the pros and cons? What are some of the examples of ways in which we use sequencing in our own productivity systems, and potentially some pitfalls, some things that we see folks around us experiencing in terms of troubles and challenges,

    • 51 min
    Task Sequencing How to Condition and Order Tasks for Greater Momentum

    Task Sequencing How to Condition and Order Tasks for Greater Momentum

    This week, the ProductivityCast team tackles the topic of ordering tasks conditionally and task sequencing for momentum.







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    Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.







    * OmniFocus* Any.do* Microsoft Project* Microsoft Teams* Nozbe* Todoist* Temporal Structures in Individual Time Management - Wu Dezhi* Remember the Milk* IFTTT* Zapier* Unschedule* GTD Weekly Review* Join Ray’s Weekly Review Accountability Party on Fridays at 10:30 AM ET!* Krisp* Notion* Paprika (grocery shopping app)







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17Hello, and welcome back, everybody to ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:23I'm Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:24I'm Francis Wade.







    Art Gelwicks 0:25And I'm Art Gelwicks.

    • 53 min
    Get More Out of Your Calendar: Forecasting, Budgeting and Tracking Your Day

    Get More Out of Your Calendar: Forecasting, Budgeting and Tracking Your Day

    In this week's episode, the ProductivityCast team chats about how to track and manage time in a calendar/agenda style format to be more productive.







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    * Sortd* MacSparky* Acuity Scheduling* Calendly* ManicTime* Unschedule* Ikigai







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17

    And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:22 I am Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:23I'm Francis Wade.







    Art Gelwicks 0:24 And I'm Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:25Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode of ProductivityCast. Today, we're gonna be talking about getting more out of your calendar, how to track time in a calendar interface to an agenda style format, so that you can actually be more productive. And so let's get into the topic related to utilizing your calendar for tracking it is something that is probably common to many of us, that is we are used to the calendar format, we we've been raised to see time in either a monthly, weekly, even a day style agenda. And so we're very comfortable with laying things out. It is just another form of list in a, you know, in a matrix or otherwise. And so the idea of a calendar is useful to us.

    • 47 min
    Time Blocking and Time Chunking: Setting Up an Effective Reminder System

    Time Blocking and Time Chunking: Setting Up an Effective Reminder System

    This week, the ProductivityCast team talks about how to set up effective reminders when you're time blocking (or time chunking) as your primary productivity system. The conversation turns out much more useful for anyone looking to set up an effective reminder system. Enjoy!







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    Time Blocking Defined; Why Time Blockers Need Effective Reminders







    West Wing (TV series)







    What’s Available Today? What You Should Look for in a Reminder System?







    * Google Calendar* Apple Calendar* Microsoft Calendar* Apple Reminders* Google Tasks* Google Keep* Microsoft’s Scheduled Tasks (Task Scheduler)* Checker Plus* Zapier* IFTTT* Microsoft PowerAutomate* Windows Scheduled Tasks* Todoist Reminders* OmniFocus* Google Assistant* Apple Siri* Amazon Alexa* Checker Plus for Google Calendar * Evernote* Gboard (Android) / Gboard (iOS) (voice typing on Android/iOS)







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    • 52 min
    Why Task Lists Fail?

    Why Task Lists Fail?

    In this week’s cast, Ray, Augusto, Francis and Art discuss why task lists fail in your personal productivity systems? And, we offer some tips for making task lists that are resilient to our workaday worlds.







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    How to Master the Art of To-Do Lists by Understanding Why They Fail : iDoneThis blog







    Todoist







    Remember the Milk







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place. ProductivityCast the weekly show about all things productivity, here are your hosts, Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17Welcome back, everybody to ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:23I'm Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:24I'm Francis Wade.







    Art Gelwicks 0:25And I'm Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:26Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this action packed episode of ProductivityCast. Today, we are going to be talking about Action Lists, actually, we're gonna be talking about task lists, and really what they're all about, why do we have them? Why do we use them, and some of the common pitfalls that people experience while they are trying to manifest and utilize their task lists. And this is a perennial topic, but I think it was triggered by an article that we picked up from the I done this.com site. And we thought we would have a discussion around some of the things that people really do get hung up on when it comes to task lists. So let's start the conversation off around the idea of why do we have a task list? What is the purpose of a task list, and let's go from there.

    Learning and the Four Stages of Curiosity

    Learning and the Four Stages of Curiosity

    This week, Ray, Augusto, Francis and Art discuss learning and four stages of curiosity. Curious what they are? Listen in and learn!







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    From Procedural Knowledge To Self Knowledge: The 4 Stages Of Curiosity 







    Montessori education







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17

    And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:26I'm Francis Wade.







    Art Gelwicks 0:27 And I'm Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:28Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode of ProductivityCast. This week, we're going to be talking about what we're calling the four stages of curiosity. And it actually came out from an article that Francis Wade had come across. And so Francis, do you want to kind of open us up in terms of this topic today. And then we'll get into a little bit of our agenda.







    Francis Wade 0:46Sure, it has to do with knowledge acquisition or learning, the idea is pretty straightforward that you move from initially taking directions from someone who is an expert, someone who knows a lot more than you do. And you graduate from the bottom level to the point where you need to essentially create your own knowledge in order to make progress. Because there's lots of areas that we want to know something a lot about.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Roark2112 ,

Great practical tips!

These gentlemen know their stuff.

JoshCrist ,

Highly recommend!

This is a must-listen show for you if you are committed to consistently leveling-up your productivity and learning from thought leaders in personal development! Ray and Augusto do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to personal productivity, efficiency and being effective at understanding how to stay focused on the important things. It's fun, easy to dive into and every episode gives you a chance to learn something new!

MisterGrau ,

Refreshing conversations about productivity

I enjoy the 4 different takes in all things productivity. It stimulates my own thinking on the subjects and reminds me that there is no “right” system for everyone. Everyone needs to design a system that works for themselves. These insightful conversations do help refine my own and provide great inspiration.

Keep it up gentlemen.

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