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Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.

Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.

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United States

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Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.

Language:

English


Episodes

Be Productive with Uncertainty with David Neagle

4/14/2021
David Neagle is the best selling author of The Millions Within, and is one of the architects of the coaching and personal growth industry, having worked alongside well-known mentors like Bob Proctor, Marianne Morrisey and Tony Robbins for decades. I brought David on to learn how we can all thrive alongside uncertainty. This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that...

Duration:00:33:58

Purposeful Play with Gary Ware

4/7/2021
I’ve known Gary Ware for over 10 years now. He’s a true expert when it comes to play – it’s not just associated with kids. In this conversation, I pick his brains to find out how play can help boost productivity. Day-to-day, Gary helps professionals level-up their confidence, creativity, and happiness using play. He is the Founder of Breakthrough Play, a corporate facilitator and keynote speaker with a decade of experience as a performer in improv theatre. This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:00:35:15

Collaborating with Nature with Darren Virassammy

3/31/2021
Collaborating with nature has been a catalyst for the success of Darren Virassammy. He’s the Co-Founder of 34 Strong, an organization which provides expert team development resources and leadership coaching. He’s also the host of the Nature Advantage Podcast, where he interviews living legends to explore how they collaborate with nature to cultivate excellence in their work, life and organizations. Check out the Productivityist Playbook – a framework to up your personal productivity game, no...

Duration:00:29:53

Meaningful Online Connections with Misha Glouberman

3/24/2021
Misha Glouberman helps people communicate better. He teaches communication skills, runs meetings and conferences for organizations, hosts live events, and speaks at conferences. He is the author, with Sheila Heti, of the book ‘The Chairs Are Where the People Go’ – which the New Yorker named as one of its top nonfiction books of 2011. He relays everything he knows about communication, conferences, relationships, making friends, monogamy, playing charades and more. This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:00:41:08

Writing at Middle School with Kristina Naydonova

3/17/2021
Kristina Naydonova is hands down the youngest guest I’ve had on the show. Aged 13, she’s already published a novel, The Black Sisterhood Files, and writes for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. She’s also a Sunday Times bestselling mystery author, regular podcast speaker, and occasional contributor for Buzzfeed-Books – all while she’s at middle school. This episode is sponsored by NuCalm. It’s the only stress management system of its kind, clinically proven in over 1 million sessions to...

Duration:00:34:07

Being a Multipotentialite with Vanessa Tharp

3/10/2021
Vanessa Tharp has over 15 years of education, leadership, community building and event planning. She collaborates with people to help create epic events, conferences, retreats, business strategies and product launches. And I would know – she works with me. As Chief of Staff, she’s assisted the growth of The Productivityist in numerous ways, including the BIG Ready. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the...

Duration:00:40:03

A World Without Email with Cal Newport

3/3/2021
Email simply doesn’t scale – its back and forth nature is what drove Cal Newport down the rabbit hole of finding a better way to work. This includes all methods of communication, be it Slack, WhatsApp, or Facebook DMs and so on. These tools should just be used as shorthand, and not become your work. In his latest book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload, I had to unpack my good friend’s insights. This episode is sponsored by Green Chef. Green Chef is...

Duration:00:49:11

The Common Path to Uncommon Success with John Lee Dumas

2/24/2021
John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire. He’s interviewed thousands of entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. So I’m excited to find out more about what he’s learnt through these interviews. This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. When your business is ready to make that next hire, LinkedIn Jobs can help by matching your role with qualified candidates so that you...

Duration:00:39:43

Calm Your Chaos with Nicola Taggart

2/17/2021
Chaos is a constant. So what can you do to embrace life’s ebb and flow? Nicola Taggart joins the show to share her latest tips. Nicola Taggart is a life and leadership success strategist, coach, consultant, speaker, and author. Nicola helps people discover a more centered and conscious approach to life that increases their presence both in life and in their career. Through her well-being programs, Calm Your Chaos journal and cards, Nicola helps you take stock of what’s going on in your life....

Duration:00:34:53

Your Data-Driven Diet with Angelo Poli

2/10/2021
International expert in the field of body transformations, Angelo Poli shares the practical diet strategy that will give you the results you want. Angelo Poli is the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm-based weight-loss engine, which is fueled by the data you feed into it every day. He’s worked with the likes of NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, among other elite athletes, celebrities, to physique models, entrepreneurs, and politicians. He’s also a speaker and a serial entrepreneur. This...

Duration:00:46:37

Get Out of Your Head with Ian Reed Kesler

2/3/2021
With so many moving pieces as a creative freelancer, learn what actor Ian Reed Kesler does to keep focused on his projects. This episode's guest, Ian Reed Kesler, is an actor and director best known for Sydney to the Max, Suits and 500 Days of Summer. From a serendipitous conversation on Twitter, I managed to get Ian on the show so I’m super excited to learn how he stays productive as a creative. This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity...

Duration:00:47:56

The BIG Ready Week: Jenna Britton

2/2/2021
It's the final bonus episode of the podcast to celebrate The BIG Ready Week! This episode features a new friend and a fellow scribe, Jenna Britton. Jenna Britton is also one of the speakers for http://thebigready.com/ (The BIG Ready), joining us for the Communication panel. In this final bonus podcast episode leading up to The BIG Ready, Jenna shares more about clarity, delimiting yourself, and communication. Episode Highlights: Why clarity gives focus How dismissing something limits...

Duration:00:07:45

The BIG Ready Week: Marli Williams

2/1/2021
It's a bonus episode of the podcast to celebrate The BIG Ready Week! This episode features the EPIC Marli Williams. Marli Williams is going to be part of the "Retreats" panel discussion at http://thebigready.com/ (The BIG Ready). In this EPIC episode, Marli shares how to create an EPIC retreat for your tribe. Episode Highlights: Ingredients for a group retreat - making it go from good to epic The key difference between a retreat and a convention Emphasizing the connection of people in the...

Duration:00:06:34

The BIG Ready Week: Gary Ware

1/31/2021
It's a bonus episode of the podcast to celebrate The BIG Ready Week! This episode features one of the "funnest" guys I know, Gary Ware. Gary Ware will be delivering a workshop called "The Productive Power of Play" at http://thebigready.com/ (The BIG Ready). Gary is here to chat with me about the different forms of play that will make you more creative and more efficient. Episode Highlights: Breaking the pattern of conditionality – unpacking it and realizing there are different forms of play...

Duration:00:05:56

The BIG Ready Week: Stephen Warley

1/30/2021
It's a bonus episode of the podcast to celebrate The BIG Ready Week! This episode features someone that, despite being unrelated by blood, I consider to be my American cousin – and he considers me to be his Canadian one – Stephen Warley. Stephen Warley isn't just my good friend... he'll be facilitating the first workshop for http://thebigready.com/ (The BIG Ready). In this bonus podcast episode, Stephen talks about being a solopreneur and the three components of reflection. Episode...

Duration:00:06:46

The BIG Ready Week: Janet Murray

1/29/2021
It's a bonus episode of the podcast to celebrate The BIG Ready Week! This episode features my friend, content queen and big picture planner, Janet Murray. Janet Murray will be delivering the opening keynote for http://thebigready.com/ (The BIG Ready) – which is exciting on its own. But I'm also excited that she agreed to chat with me on the podcast about certainty, consistency, and commitment. Episode Highlights: People love certainty... but they need uncertainty too. People often have...

Duration:00:07:39

The BIG Ready Week: Vanessa Tharp

1/28/2021
It's a bonus episode of the podcast to celebrate The BIG Ready Week! This episode features change-maker and action-taker Vanessa Tharp. Vanessa Tharp, Chief of Staff at Productivityist and one of the organizers of The BIG Ready, shares how she helped create clarity for Productivityist as a company and how she levelled it up by creating a safe space with the right boundaries and limitations. Episode Highlights: My idea of "I did it wrong" How Productivityist lost its soul when I changed it...

Duration:00:08:01

Productive Conversations with Therese Huston

1/27/2021
Feedback is essential for us to move forward. But how do we use it effectively? This episode's guest, Therese Huston, gives you the practical tools that you can use today. Therese Huston’s mission is to help conscientious, growth-minded professionals bring out their best at work. She’s a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, as well as a speaker and author of Let's Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower. Her expertise lies in helping you say what needs to be said, and – even more...

Duration:00:41:18

How To Decide with Annie Duke

1/20/2021
I’m joined by decision-making expert Annie Duke to unpack what you can do to achieve your long-term goals. Annie Duke is an American former professional poker player and author in behavioral decision science and decision education. She holds a World Series of Poker gold bracelet from 2004 and used to be the leading money winner among women in WSOP history. Annie is also the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering...

Duration:00:53:58

Thinking Time with Natalie Sisson

1/13/2021
Four years since I last spoke with entrepreneur Natalie Sisson, a lot has changed. Join me as we explore her growth journey. Natalie Sisson is a New Zealand entrepreneur, author, speaker, lover of handstands and triathlete. It’s taken a lot of incremental micro steps for Natalie to pivot from her Suitcase Entrepreneur identity to the Natalise Sisson she is today. Since late 2018 she has been focused on helping everyday people in jobs, freelance careers and with their own business to monetize...

Duration:00:37:24