Make Before Break

Make Before Break

www.makebeforebreak.com
A podcast about doing meaningful work.


Episode 21: The One About Stream Decks
Feb 20 • 42 min
Frank and Angelo discuss the daily diary of small steps, Angelo's return to Swift, the value of guidance when learning complex things, and Frank's new Stream Deck. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed…
Episode 20: Digital Hoarders, Unite!
Jan 31 • 32 min
Frank and Angelo discuss the weird ways that software creates breadcrumbs of your life, and the idea of digital hoarding. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a…
Episode 19: Do The Evernotion
Jan 27 • 48 min
Frank and Angelo discuss backpacks, pulling stuff out of OmniFocus, and returning to Evernote, Notion, and good ol' textfiles. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a…
Episode 18: Goooooaaaaal(s)
Dec 30, 2019 • 39 min
Following up on last episode's discussion of annual retrospectives, Frank and Angelo think about setting SMART goals for 2020. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a…
Episode 17: Retrospecting, Annually
Dec 11, 2019 • 40 min
Frank and Angelo discuss annual retrospectives — why they're valuable, how they prepare, and what their process is. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on…
Episode 16: An Escape Key for the Masses
Dec 7, 2019 • 42 min
Frank and Angelo discuss workshops, releasing a thing to the world, Drafts, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We…
Episode 15: Books Are A Waste Of Time
Nov 6, 2019 • 54 min
Frank and Angelo discuss a variety of things that are on their minds, including Hey Siri, activity rings, AirPods Pro, open source task management, and why books are a waste of time. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful…
Episode 14: Released to Production
Oct 24, 2019 • 40 min
Frank talks to Angelo about how big changes help shake out your priorities, creating better travel systems, and why he finally decided to get his first iPhone case after 7 years. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work.…
Episode 13: Tabula Rasa
Sep 12, 2019 • 48 min
Frank and Angelo discuss attention audits, clearing the decks, and shorthand. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We don't do ads, so if you'd…
Episode 12: Potato Farmers
Aug 28, 2019 • 52 min
Frank and Angelo discuss introspection, notifications, and giving it all up to become potato farmers. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We…
Episode 11: Only the Sith deal in absolutes
Jul 24, 2019 • 38 min
We're back with season 2 of Make Before Break! In this episode, Frank and Angelo chat about how they're rebooting the show, and revisit their progress since the last episode aired over two months ago. Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in…
Concrete Change Examples
Apr 22, 2019 • 48 min
Frank and Angelo discuss examples of what they've changed in the way they work and how it's worked out for them.Links:All The Things — A Calm Video Course on Productivity and Task ManagementThe all-new Things. Your to-do list for Mac & iOSDay One - The…
How Angelo Works
Apr 14, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode, we dive into how Angelo Gets Things Done: his workspace, his workflows, and his favourite tools.Links:Aeron Office ChairsSteelcase Height-Adjustable Desks & Sit Stand WorkstationsTopo by Ergodriven Not-Flat Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue…
How Frank Works
Apr 8, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode, we dive into how Frank Gets Things Done: his workspace, his workflows, and his favourite tools.Links:iOS Coach Frank - Frank Courville’s iOS training siteWeWork Coworking and Office SpaceLG UltraFine 5K Display - AppleAmazon.com:…
Alfred Dot App
Apr 1, 2019 • 46 min
Frank and Angelo wax poetic about their love for Alfred.Links:AlfredPackal - workflows and themes for AlfredIP | An Alfred Workflow on PackalDown for everyone | An Alfred Workflow on PackalShould I watch this movie advanced? | An Alfred Workflow on…
Balancing Full-Time Work And Side Projects
Mar 25, 2019 • 41 min
Frank and Angelo discuss the difficulty in balancing full-time work and side projects. Full-time work is going to be a priority, but how can we keep our side projects from falling by the wayside or from taking our time and energy away from other important…
Annual planning
Mar 18, 2019 • 43 min
Frank and Angelo discuss how they plan for a new year.Links:All The Things — A Calm Video Course on Productivity and Task ManagementGoal Setting | Human Resources at MITSWOT analysis - WikipediaHello, 2019 - Angelo Stavrow
A Belated 2018 Annual Retrospective
Mar 11, 2019 • 50 min
Frank and Angelo share their thoughts on how 2018 went… long after the year ended.Links:Angelo’s 2018 GoalsHugo, a static site generatorIndigo, a theme for HugoPomodoro Technique - WikipediaiOS Coach FrankA New Type of Work Schedule We’re Experimenting…
Work Is Like A Dance
Mar 4, 2019 • 64 min
Frank and Angelo discuss working preferences, communication, the toxicity of cynicism, and gratitude as a company value. Also, yyyy-MM-dd is the one date format to rule them all. (There's a bit of background noise in this one that's kind of annoying,…
Habits
Feb 25, 2019 • 56 min
Frank and Angelo discuss the power of habits, feedback loops, and living life on autopilot.Links:Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James ClearHabit Fields · An A List Apart ArticleWhy Japan’s Rail Workers Can’t Stop Pointing at Things -…
Removing Friction
Feb 18, 2019 • 59 min
Description For the inaugural episode, Frank and Angelo discuss friction — how it affects us, how we try to minimize it, and when it can be a good thing. Links What's blocking your creative output? - Annie Mueller How fast is the speed of thought? - Real…