Being Productive

Being Productive

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Being Productive is about doing the right things at the right times in the right ways. Productivity is more than a bunch of hacks. Are you ready to start? Listen in for ideas on strategies and techniques, hacks and tools, and insights on how you can spend less time being stressed and more time being productive. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/support


All About Task Management - Part 2 - Urgent and Recurring
Jun 11 • 37 min
This is part two of my three part series on task types with the focus on Urgent Tasks and Recurring Tasks. Let’s talk about these problematic little things and some ways to get them under control. If you like this podcast and want to hear more, stop over…
All about Task Management - Part 1
May 28 • 20 min
This is the first in a three part series on task management. Understanding what tasks really are, how they impact you and others, and how you can manage them more effectively beyond the traditional to-do list. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Remote Working: Office Spaces with Augusto Pinaud
May 22 • 32 min
In this bonus episode get to spend time with Augusto Pinaud talking about the challenges of working from home and our home office spaces. Both of us have spent years working from home and look to share our insights and ideas. Michael Sliwinski - Home…
I have a Notion to save some money
May 21 • 5 min
Notion has changed their pricing for the better and we should all be aware of this opportunity. Now’s your chance to try out a tool I’ve been using off and on for a couple of years now. Not the easiest thing in the world, but definitely a powerful…
Gen-Z, the Boomer will Zoom you now - Ep. 47
May 18 • 22 min
Digging into an article by Forbes.com titled “Why Working from Home is Tougher than We Thought.” In this episode I take apart this article which tries to draw what I consider mistaken assumptions about age demographics and struggles with working from…
Working at Home - Thoughts from the web - Ep. 46
May 13 • 21 min
Digging into an article from Digital Trends about working at home. Some thoughts about making the transition, work/life balance, additional ranting about open-plan offices, and much more. I Loved Working from Home Until COVID-19 Made It Mandatory -…
Timeblocking and Habits vs Routines - Ep. 45
May 6 • 18 min
Some thoughts on two articles about timeblocking and Habits vs. Routines for productivity The key to productivity is distinguishing ‘habits’ from ‘routine’ - TheNextWeb.com Popular Time-Blocking or Time-Management Techniques You Can Use While Working…
Some quarantine thoughts - Ep. 44
Apr 11 • 15 min
Some thoughts about life and productivity in this time of Coronavirus. Leave a voice message at https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message and your thoughts may be added to the podcast! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Ep. 43 - The Work Firehose
Mar 18 • 12 min
Ever feel like you’re at the wrong end of the firehose and have too much work to handle? Let’s talk about ways to deal with this problem and the fact that you’re not alone. Leave a voice message at https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message and your…
Ep. 42 - Interview with Augusto Pinaud
Mar 13 • 23 min
This episode I interview productivity coach Augusto Pinaud and we talk about what it means to be a productivity coach, his books, and why Augusto says you shouldn’t check your email on your phone. Learn more about Augusto and his book, The Impact Journal…
E41 - Coronavirus
Mar 11 • 12 min
We’re dealing with a highly disruptive situation. Whether it impacts you directly or indirectly it is important to talk about being prepared to work in alternative locations and minimizing your disruptions if possible. Leave a voice message at…
40 - Double your work, double your fun
Mar 3 • 11 min
What do you do when you spend so much time organizing your own life and now you have to help organize the life of someone else? Leave a voice message at https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message and your thoughts may be added to the podcast! —- This…
S2 E2 - Other People’s Stuff
Feb 27 • 13 min
Taking some time to talk about dealing with other people’s stuff how they organize it and what impact that has on you —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
A not so new beginning - Episode 38
Feb 26 • 9 min
A few minutes about where the podcast is where it has been and where it is going. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message…
Ep 37 - Holiday Chaos
Nov 24, 2019 • 11 min
The holidays can derail our productivity and our peace of mind. Let’s talk about taming the chaos. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep 36 - Measuring Success
Jun 19, 2019 • 10 min
Have you ever looked into all the different types of analytics that are out there when it comes to personal productivity? Let’s take a few minutes to talk about success criteria and making sure you’re measuring the right things. —- This episode is…
Ep. 35 - Google Podcasts and an App Rant
Jun 5, 2019 • 7 min
How I use Google Podcasts and Google Assistant. Also, do we need an app for everything? Tell me your thoughts by using the Voice Message link here in the show notes and your comments may be part of a future episode. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Ep. 34 - Five Minutes on Digital Assistants
Jun 3, 2019 • 6 min
Digital assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are all the rage. Are you putting them to best use for you? Let’s discuss. If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, click on the Voice Message link in the show notes and let me know what…
Ep. 33 - iPad Note Taking and Morning Routines
Apr 10, 2019 • 11 min
We explore the benefits of morning routines and note taking on the iPad in this episode —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep. 32 - Bullet Journaling for the Elderly
Apr 8, 2019 • 12 min
This episode I’d like to explore the idea of implementing bullet journaling for the elderly. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep. 31 - Simplify to Be Productive
Apr 3, 2019 • 13 min
Our tools and systems can become complex and unwieldy quickly resulting in a loss in productivity. Sometimes what we need is to take time to simplify and get back to basics. In this episode I talk about efforts as of late to simplify my own systems and…
Ep. 30 - What a drone taught me about planning ahead
Feb 18, 2019 • 7 min
Teachable moments are everywhere when it comes to being productive. In this case it was the loss of a drone that taught an embarrassing but effective lesson in planning ahead. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Ep. 29 - Batting Practice for Contractors
Feb 14, 2019 • 8 min
If you’re a contractor who lives by billable hours, how do you make the time to get better and more productive? Let’s discuss some ideas about how you can take “professional batting practice.” —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Ep. 28 - Does Busy Mean Productive?
Feb 5, 2019 • 6 min
We are all busy. Does that mean we are being productive? Let’s break it down. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support…
Ep. 27 - Being Efficient vs Being Effective
Feb 4, 2019 • 10 min
Often we confuse being efficient with being effective. One doesn’t always mean you’re doing the other as well. Let’s take a listen and talk about it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
Ep. 26 - Dungeons and Dragons can make you more successful at work
Jan 31, 2019 • 12 min
Dungeons and Dragons role playing skills can make you more successful at work. Don’t believe me? Have a listen and find out. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep. 25 - Taking Charge of Your Career
Jan 30, 2019 • 10 min
Let’s talk about some ways you can take charge of your career and future. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this…
Ep. 24 - Getting Off the Productivity Treadmill
Jan 28, 2019 • 8 min
There’s times when being productive can feel like work in of itself. Isn’t it about time we think about how to keep productivity from being just another thing to do? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Ep. 23 - Can you be productive in only 40 hours?
Jan 24, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s world we’re expected to be working 60-80 hours a week or more to be successful. Is it possible to be productive in a 40-hour week? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Episode 22 - Reducing Stress by Forgetting
Jan 22, 2019 • 7 min
Is it possible to reduce your stress by forgetting things? This episode takes a look into whether this counter-intuititive idea has merit. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Episode 21 - Handing a Crisis
Dec 19, 2018 • 12 min
How do you handle when a crisis occurs? Are your systems ready to provide you the support you need? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 20 - Organizing Digital Notebooks
Nov 30, 2018 • 13 min
Some thoughts around the issue of working with digital notebooks and my favorite method of keeping things organized. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 19 - Productivity Lessons from a Whiskey Bottle
Nov 29, 2018 • 8 min
Sometimes you can learn a great deal about productivity in the most unexpected places. In this episode I share some experiences and observations on productivity from the perspective of a whiskey bottling line. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Episode 18 - Holiday Shopping in the Age of Outrage
Nov 26, 2018 • 7 min
Holiday Shopping in the Age of Outrage and how to return to civility. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this…
Episode 17 - 24 Hour Productivity
Nov 26, 2018 • 8 min
Productivity isn’t tied to a time clock. Here are some thoughts about being productive around the clock. You can read the original article and others like it at The Idea Pump. https://www.theideapump.com/articles/2018/11/24-hour-productivity —- This…
Episode 16 - Productivity News
Sep 3, 2018 • 9 min
Productivity News and Articles from around the web —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this podcast:…
Episode 15 - Ageism in the technology workplace
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 min
Thoughts about combating ageism in the workplace. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this podcast:…
Episode 14 - New Ways of Using OneNote in your Personal Life
Jun 20, 2018 • 8 min
Some new ways to put OneNote to use for you in your personal life from the members of the OneNote for Professionals community on Facebook. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Episode 13 - Google Duplex - A positive spin
May 15, 2018 • 5 min
Some thoughts on a positive way Google Duplex could be put to work. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this…
Episode 12 - Finding a balance in your work and life productivity
Mar 26, 2018 • 8 min
How you can use colors, tags, and Todoist to find a new level of balance between work and non-work productivity. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Visualizing Success
Sep 12, 2017 • 5 min
Visualize a successful task before ever getting started. Here’s some tips on how. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message…
The Value of Time
Sep 11, 2017 • 3 min
What is your time worth and are you spending it wisely? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this podcast:…
Procrastination
Jul 19, 2017 • 6 min
Procrastination and planning - Being Productive —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this podcast:…
Are you listening?
Jul 13, 2017 • 4 min
Being Productive with the power of your voice —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this podcast:…
Prime Foolery
Jul 12, 2017 • 4 min
Does a busy shopping day really drop productivity? Being Productive from The Idea Pump —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message…
Mean Ends
Jul 12, 2017 • 3 min
Is what you’re doing worth the effort? Being Productive with The Idea Pump —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support…
What Did You Mean?
Jul 11, 2017 • 2 min
Communications are only effective when you agree on terminology. Being Productive with The Idea Pump —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Paper Protection
Jul 11, 2017 • 3 min
Keep your analog information protected digitally. Being Productive with The Idea Pump —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message…
Bag Man
Jul 10, 2017 • 3 min
You can only be productive if you’re prepared. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this podcast:…
Get Lost
Jul 10, 2017 • 7 min
How do you get back on track when you’ve lost your way? Let’s talk about how to find your way out of the woods. (Sorry for the poor audio quality…this was recorded on the move.) —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Jumpstart
Jul 10, 2017 • 4 min
Jumpstart. - Productivity thoughts from The Idea Pump —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beingproductive/message Support this podcast:…