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The world is full of advice, tools, and methods of helping you live a productive and intentional life, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. That's where the we at the productivity lab come in. Join Kyle & Mark every episode as they put the tips, tricks, and methods of getting things done to the test. From cold showers to time tracking, no piece of advice is out of the question.

The Productivity Lab Mark & Kyle

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The world is full of advice, tools, and methods of helping you live a productive and intentional life, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. That's where the we at the productivity lab come in. Join Kyle & Mark every episode as they put the tips, tricks, and methods of getting things done to the test. From cold showers to time tracking, no piece of advice is out of the question.

    Dice & Doing

    Dice & Doing

    Sometimes our todo list can be overwhelming with too many things of equal importance on it all at once. How do you stop such madness from consuming you? In this episode of The Productivity Lab we test out one method for sorting our todo list know as Dice & Doing.







    The rules of Dice & Doing are simple: write a number next to the item in your to do list, pick a die that matches the size of the list (or use a random number generator online) and roll away. The number the die (or random number generator) lands on is what you’ll do. In this episode Kyle & Mark test out this simple method to see if it really does make a difference in their daily productivity. All of this and more in this episode of The Productivity Lab!







    Resources & Fun Stuff







    * Waited by Mark Askew (Mark’s latest story)* Starward Shadows Quarterly (The publication Kyle’s submitting to)* The Productivity Project book Review – The Productivity Lab* Refuse to Choose! by Barbara Sher







    More from The Productivity Lab







    * TheProductivityLab.show* Follow us on Twitter @ProductiveLab* Check us out on Instagram @ProductiveLab







    More from Mark & Kyle







    * Mark’s personal website: askmark.io* Mark’s Instagram & Twitter* Kyle’s personal website: quadrantnine.net* Kyle’s Instagram & Twitter







    Credits







    Logo & BrandingDesign for The Productivity Lab is provided by Adam Dodson DesignsMusic“Getting it Done” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 26 min
    Distraction Free Workspaces

    Distraction Free Workspaces

    Sometimes it can feel like it’s impossible to get anything done, the world is just so full of distractions and now more than ever it’s possible to distract ourselves with social media, video streaming services, and messaging apps. In this episode of The Productivity Lab Kyle and Mark decide to cut themselves from their voluntary distractions by removing all distracting devices from their workspace for two weeks. Does it work? Did they become more productive, or did they simply find other ways to distract themselves? Find out all of this and more in this installment of The Productivity Lab!







    Resources & Fun Stuff







    * Analog Review – The Productivity Lab* Austin FC* Todoist* Microsoft Todo* Notion* My Daily Drivers (2021 Edition) – Kyle’s old planning method* Camp NaNoWriMo* New Notion Features* Obsidian* FocusMe* Uzumaki by Junji Ito* Distraction Logging – The Productivity Lab







    More from The Productivity Lab







    * TheProductivityLab.show* Follow us on Twitter @ProductiveLab* Check us out on Instagram @ProductiveLab







    More from Mark & Kyle







    * Mark’s personal website: askmark.io* Mark’s Instagram & Twitter* Kyle’s personal website: quadrantnine.net* Kyle’s Instagram & Twitter







    Credits







    Logo & BrandingDesign for The Productivity Lab is provided by Adam Dodson DesignsMusic“Getting it Done” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 45 min
    Distraction Logging

    Distraction Logging

    What where we doing, oh, right! Continuing with challenges from the Productivity Project book, Kyle and Mark start tracking their distractions. What did they learn? What distracted them the most? Find out in this episode of The Productivity Lab.







    Resources & Fun Stuff







    * iOS 15 Focus Mode* MTG WWDC Cortex* Analog by Ugmonk Review – TPL* Stoic Week – TPL* Zettelkasten – TPL







    More from The Productivity Lab







    * TheProductivityLab.show* Follow us on Twitter @ProductiveLab* Check us out on Instagram @ProductiveLab







    More from Mark & Kyle







    * Mark’s personal website: askmark.io* Mark’s Instagram & Twitter* Kyle’s personal website: quadrantnine.net* Kyle’s Instagram & Twitter







    Credits







    Logo & BrandingDesign for The Productivity Lab is provided by Adam Dodson DesignsMusic“Getting it Done” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 28 min
    Maintenance Days

    Maintenance Days

    You’re constantly on the go; you move from work to projects, but what about those needed maintenance tasks? The laundry, dishes, mail, groceries—when do you have time to complete these things?Introducing Maintenance Days —and lists! Following the Productivity Project book review, Kyle and Mark embark on creating maintenance days for all the things they hate to do. How does it go? Will they like it? Find out in this episode of The Productivity Lab.







    Resources & Fun Stuff







    * What if remote work didn’t mean working from home? – The New Yorker* Employees are quitting instead of giving up working from home– Bloomberg* Apple employees push back against returning to the office – The Verge* Digital Minimalism – Book* Digital Minimalism – TPL* Infinite Jest* /r/InfiniteSummer* The Productivity Project – TPL* Pocket* Walden Pond* Meal Replacements – TPL







    More from The Productivity Lab







    * TheProductivityLab.show* Follow us on Twitter @ProductiveLab* Check us out on Instagram @ProductiveLab







    More from Mark & Kyle







    * Mark’s personal website: askmark.io* Mark’s Instagram & Twitter* Kyle’s personal website: quadrantnine.net* Kyle’s Instagram & Twitter







    Credits







    Logo & BrandingDesign for The Productivity Lab is provided by a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="http://adamdodsondesigns.

    • 45 min
    The Productivity Project Book Review

    The Productivity Project Book Review

    Three years ago Kyle picked up a book that caught his eye, and little did he know at the time would lead to the creation of this very podcast you’re listening to right now. The that would lead to the genesis of this very show was The Productivity Project by show favorite author Chris Bailey. The Productivity Project tells the tale of one productivity nerd’s year long experiment of living by various productivity tips, tricks and methods and finding out which ones helped him the best with getting stuff done. From working 90 hour work weeks, to waking up at five in the morning, and even drinking only water for a month, Chris puts these methods to the test Mythbusters style.







    In this episode Kyle & Mark celebrate episode fifty with a review of The Productivity Project, together they share their inspirations from the book, discuss their favorite experiment of Chris’, and talk about what productivity means to them and why they love productivity so much.







    Resources & Fun Stuff







    * Mass Effect Legendary Edition* Apex This Podcast* Apex This Youtube* The Canterbury Tales Folio Society Edition Book Review by Mark* HyperFocus by Chris Bailey* HyperFocus Book Review – The Productivity Lab* A Life of Productivity – Chris Bailey’s Personal Site* Everyday Superhumans* Focused #65 – Hyperfocused with Chris Bailey* Focused #119 – Productivity & Meditation, with Chris Bailey* Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds – BBC* The Productivity Project | Chris Bailey | Talks at Google* Atomic Habits Book Review – The Productivity Lab* Resistance List – The Productivity Lab* The Lady Astronaut Series by Mary Robinette Kowal* PARA Method* Getting Things Done – The Productivity Lab







    More from The Productivity Lab







    * TheProductivityLab.show* Follow us on Twitter @ProductiveLab* Check us out on Instagram @ProductiveLab







    More from Mark & Kyle







    * Mark’s personal website: askmark.io* Mark’s Instagram & a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)" href="https://twitter.

    • 1 hr
    Routinery App Review

    Routinery App Review

    We all have a routine whether we are conscious of it or not. Suddenly, you find yourself wanting to add something to your morning or evening routine. Maybe you want to add five minutes of meditation or you want to start reading 30 minutes a day. Well, we have an app that just might help you! The Routinery App helps you create and manage your routines with guided task completion, task timer, and routine reminders. Does the app do what it claims? Does it help you build a routine? Kyle and Mark put the Routinery app to the test; find out their results in this episode of The Productivity Lab.







    Resources & Fun Stuff







    * Routinery App* Relay FM* Cortex* Focused Podcast* Mac Power Users* Connected – Relay FM* TPL – Time Tracking* TPL – Time Blocking* Up First – NPR* BJ Fogg* tiny habits* B._J._Fogg* Captology* Forest App – TPL* Themed Days – TPL* The Productivity Project







    More from The Productivity Lab







    * TheProductivityLab.show* Follow us on Twitter @ProductiveLab* Check us out on Instagram @ProductiveLab







    More from Mark & Kyle







    * Mark’s personal website: askmark.io* Mark’s Instagram & Twitter* Kyle’s personal website: quadrantnine.net* Kyle’s Instagram & a href="https://twitter.com/kylesq9/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="...

    • 46 min

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