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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



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ProductivityCast Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud

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    • 4.9 • 15 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.

    How to Conduct a Mid-Year Review

    How to Conduct a Mid-Year Review

    Today on ProductivityCast we’re going to be talking about stepping away from getting things done so you can review and reflect, and then get back to getting things done better. It’s halfway through the year and so it’s a good time to discuss the mid-year review. A mid-year review is a practice like any other reflection activity, where we take the time to look over our progress, reevaluate our goals, and recalibrate our personal productivity systems. It's a moment to pause, step back, and gain clarity on where we stand in relation to our aspirations and how we can make the most of the second half of the year.







    Correction: Ray said "weekly review" at the start of the episode when he actually meant "mid-year review."







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    Reticular activating system (RAS)









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    The biggest myths about emotions, debunked | Lisa Feldman Barrett







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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 0:18 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 0:26 And I'm Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:26Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode of productivity cast. Today, on ProductivityCast, we're going to be talking about stepping away from ge...

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    Defining Personal Productivity

    Defining Personal Productivity

    Today, the ProductivityCast team talks about terminology, that is, what are the terms that we use in the personal productivity space? And why is there so much confusion around those particular words that we use?







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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 episode. Today, we are going to be talking about terminology. That is, what are the terms that we use in the personal productivity world, and really, why there is so much confusion around those particular words that we use the importance of them. And then we'll talk about some of the terms that we all have defined over time. Some words, we've created some terms, or phrases we've created, and why. And then, of course, what we can do to make this a little bit more useful for everybody. And so let's start off with why is this important? What's the importance of the productivity terminology, the personal productivity, terminology that we use every day,







    Augusto Pinaud 1:11when, when I begin working into personal productivity and researching into practice, personal productivity, one of the things that surprised me was the definition that most people have off time. Mostly because the definition has nothing to do with time and everything to do with scarcity. Actually, if you pull a dictionary,

    • 48 min
    Subjective versus Objective Time

    Subjective versus Objective Time

    In this week’s episode, the ProductivityCast team debated subjective versus objective time as commentary on the article, “My Fixation on Time Management Almost Broke Me.”Thanks to Brian C. for the recommended reading! (See https://www.personalproductivity.club/posts/14785370.)







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    * Is Time Management Really “Real”, Or Is It Just a Misnomer? | by Francis Wade | 2Time Labs | Medium







    * Victim Mentality: Causes, Symptoms, and More







    * The Impact of Temporal Schemata: Understanding When Individuals Entrain Versus Resist or Create Temporal Structure | Academy of Management Review 







    * Ramit Sethi







    * The R Project for Statistical Computing 









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    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.

    • 48 min
    One Size Doesn’t Fit All – ProductivityCast Live

    One Size Doesn’t Fit All – ProductivityCast Live

    Today, we’re releasing this episode which was recording live at the Task Management & Time Blocking Summit 2023 stage. The theme of the conference is “One Size Doesn’t Fit All” and so the ProductivityCast team spent time discussing in front of the live audience what our thoughts are on challenges of one-size-fits-all and some thoughts of solving for it. Enjoy!







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    * Remember the Milk







    * CrossPlatform podcast









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







    Augusto Pinaud 0:22I'm Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:23I'm Francis Wade.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:24And Art Gelwicks is with us somewhere in spirit. But he'll be back hopefully, and with us shortly. Welcome, gentlemen. And welcome to you all, listening, live, watching live or listening after the fact to the podcast feed. We are here live at the task management and time blocking virtual summit 2023. And the theme for this summit is one size doesn't fit all. And what Francis kind of positioned us to do here on this episode was to talk about really the the ideas behind what does one size fits all mean? Does it really make a difference in our productivity? Can we think about this in a more, I think fluid and dynamic way. And I'm going to play devil's advocate a little bit in this Episode Episode to talk about really the, the fine line between efficiency and effective...

    • 34 min
    Hyper-Scheduling: Commentary on MacSparky’s Granular Time Blocking Method

    Hyper-Scheduling: Commentary on MacSparky’s Granular Time Blocking Method

    In a post entitled, Hyper-Scheduling, David Sparks (a/k/a MacSparky) writes about his method of time blocking on a granular level. This week, the ProductivityCast team provides their commentary, challenges and methods on this concept of hyper-scheduling, which will hopefully spark ideas on how you can better manage your time-based work.







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    * Hyper-scheduling - MacSparky 







    * Unschedule







    * How to Use the Unschedule - Video Tutorial 









    Google Assistant Time-Based Actions:









    * Events - https://support.google.com/assistant/answer/7678386?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid







    * Reminders - https://support.google.com/assistant/answer/9387035?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid







    * Timers - https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7028899?hl=en









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    • 47 min
    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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    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, and then we'll end with maybe just some Quicks...

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Roark2112 ,

Great practical tips!

These gentlemen know their stuff.

obacker19 ,

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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