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Latest Episodes

#13 - Productivity is not a destination
June 05, 2019

Productivity is a journey. Too often the desire to do things perfectly holds me back from ever starting. For others, it's easy to keep moving and hard to slow down for reflection. When you can pair the two together, you'll be unstoppable—always pressing f

#12 - Productivity Hangover
May 29, 2019

Maximizing your output on any given day almost inevitably leads to fallout the next day, with a significant drop in energy, focus, and overall productivity. Our minds and bodies need time to recover, whether we think so or not—just like runner after a mar

#11 - Your to-do app is like a credit card
May 23, 2019

Time is limited, but digital tools disconnect us from the true cost of each task on our list—which makes it hard to spend time wisely. A time budget helps you make and execute a plan to spend your time well. Keeping a time budget also forces you to face h

#10 - Create time for what matters tomorrow by investing time today
April 10, 2019

Too often we let short term pleasure and pain determine how we spend our time—and in the process, we rob ourselves of future benefits or set ourselves up for future trouble. “You multiply time by spending time on things today that give you more time tomor

#9 - Better breaks lead to better work
March 26, 2019

A break can feel like a waste of time, because it doesn’t directly produce anything of value. But that’s not true. A good break produces something hard to get anywhere else: energy and focus. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

#8 - How I learned to take terrible breaks
March 19, 2019

The point of a break is not to temporarily stop working. The point is to rest so you can return to your work with renewed focus and energy. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

#7 - All yours apps, emails, and tasks are slowing you down
March 09, 2019

Digital tools are great, but they have upsides and downsides. Two problems with digital: it's too easy to add things and too easy to keep things. This episode will give you four strategies to keep your digital collections from growing out of control. Read

#6 - You don't need more time
March 01, 2019

Our problem isn't a lack of time, but a lack of clarity and unrealistic expectations. We think more time will help, but the real problem is we give far too much time to things that aren’t important. (text version coming soon) --- Support this podcast:

#5 - Stop over-committing and accomplish more of what matters
February 20, 2019

If you are going to accomplish your ambitious goals, you will need clarity. You have to be clear about how much time and energy your goals require and how much you can spare. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

#4 - Is more always better?
February 16, 2019

Juggling illustrates why adding more of something can actually be worse. We can apply this idea to our to-do lists, our reading lists, and more.Read along here--- Send in a voice message: