Mike Vardy is a writer, productivity strategist, productivity founder, and host of The Productivityist Podcast.
On this episode I'm joined by Justin DiRose, a productivity expert and remote work consultant from northern Minnesota. He has a passion for becoming better, the distributed workforce, being a great dad and husband, and music.This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit TextExpander.com/podcast for 20% off your first year.Justin hosts one my favourite productivity podcasts out there: Process. Justin discusses the realities of how personal productivity, software, systems, and technology impact his life throughout each episode and those are some of the very things we touch on during our conversation on this episode.Talking Points What are some things that Justin has noticed evolve throughout the years in the productivity community? (2:07) Justin talks about what led him down this path (13:07) What are some tools that have helped Justin be more thoughtful about what the correct things to chase are? (16:40) What does Justin think some roadblocks that people who are trying to adopt a bigger sense of productivity have? (20:19) Justin suggests a book that everyone should read and why it impacted him so much (24:00) This is one thing Justin shares that you can do today to help with your productivity process? (27:16) Quote"Not just focusing on the tasks, not just focusing on the projects or ideas I have there but also focusing on 'What am I experiencing? What am I feeling?' Because a lot of times those are things that are causing me to lose focus, lose attention." - Justin DiRoseHelpful Links Process Episode 213: The Bullet Journal Method with Ryder Carroll A More Meaningful To Do List | My OmniFocus Setup Talk Episode 203: The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen Episode 227: Why You Need Atomic Habits with James Clear The Order of Time | Amazon Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World | Amazon Effective Remote Work JustinDiRose.com Take my 30 Days of TimeCrafting fundamentals courseWant to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.Podcast Theme Song: Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking here.
I wanted to talk to someone who knows communication and email to talk about that subject. So Phil Simon joined me once again to talk about email – and in particular, the new kid on the block, HEY.Relevant Links Episode 308: Talking Slack with Phil Simon Episode 324: Let’s Zoom with Phil Simon HEY 'The world's greatest email app' is a privacy nightmare | The Next Web Check out Front - my main email app Listen to Andrew Warner talk about HEY with Jason Fried Second-Order Thinking | FS.blog PhilSimon.com If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking here.Podcast Theme Song: Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)
Phil Simon returns to the program to talk about a service that more people have started using in 2020... some whether they wanted to or not: Zoom.This episode is sponsored by Bambee. When running a business, Human Resources issues can kill you. There's so much to wrap your head around and hiring an HR Manager is going to cost you  - they command an average of seventy-thousand dollars a year! That's where Bambee comes in. Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. You don't need to deal with HR issues - let Bambee do that for you. Go to bambee.com/timecrafting now to schedule your FREE HR audit. You'll be glad you did.Phil's made a recent appearance on this podcast talking about his book Slack for Dummies. Now he's back to share some of his knowledge and insights on another service – as well as another book he's written Zoom for Dummies.We spend this episode talking about the rise of Zoom use, what Phil's first experience with Zoom was like, and some of the things Phil really likes about Zoom. If you're new to Zoom and want to go from comfortable to confident with it, then this episode is well worth your time and attention.Talking Points Why does Phil think Zoom replaced Skype in many ways? (1:59) This was what Phil's initial experience with Zoom was like (7:38) Phil talks about what Zoom brings to the table with webinars (15:41) What is a tip for people who want to get more out of Zoom? (27:29) Quote"Zoom is focused on user experience and focused on simplicity." - Phil SimonHelpful Links Zoom for Dummies Episode 308: Talking Slack with Phil Simon Slack for Dummies Gong.io Against the Rules with Michael Lewis PhilSimon.com Take my 30 Days of TimeCrafting fundamentals courseWant to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.Podcast Theme Song: Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking here.
Benjamin Spall returns to the podcast to share three more things. Check out his original appearance on Episode 196 of the podcast.If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking here.Podcast Theme Song: Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Episode Count
331
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 week, 21 hours
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