Clutter is a pernicious problem for many people. And, so is its cousin, digital clutter. Across your many desktop and mobile devices now prevalent in daily life, we house files piled high (metaphorically speaking) that as Art Gelwicks aptly notes, lives on "without a clearly defined purpose." Clearly this is a complicated issue and the ProductivityCast team has a healthy debate about the practicality of managing our digital worlds, and what awaits us in the future for digital information...
Augusto received mistakenly a letter from his local municipality, and the time-wasting process began of fixing another person’s mistakes. And, yes, people will make mistakes. You will make mistakes. But, the deeper issue here is valuing other people’s time. There are many issues when respecting and understanding the productive value of other people's time. And, in this cast, we guide you on how to be more productive when valuing other people’s time and helping them understand how to value...
There was a recent study of ravens that found they can plan. They can do the simple-to-humans function of planning for future possibilities. Only known to be a capability of humans and apes before, ravens (or, corvids) have now joined the elite thinkers of planet Earth. But, what does planning have to do with productivity? Why, everything! And, that's what the ProductivityCast team entertains in this cast--the importance of planning and getting into action so that you can get more done by...
Ray starts out most productivity seminars with a fundamental definition of a productivity system: a dynamic set of skills, strategies and tools, that you adapt as your life circumstances change. And, as you'll hear from Francis in this episode, you have the system that usually developed organically, not out of planning necessarily. So, in many ways, you need to overcome your own productivity system that developed to a productivity system that you have built to match your needs and wants...
Consider this: you couldn't have gotten to this cast without reflection. Consciously or unconsciously, you reflected on taking that action that lead you here, right now, preparing to listen to ProductivityCast. But, downloading this episode won't simply, magically make you more productive. There's much more to it. You need to listen to the substance, then reflect on how the knowledge bomb Augusto, Francis and Art drop in this cast will help you. ;) So, enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks...
Where do you work best? And for what type of work (focused thinking work, diffuse thinking work, mundane/ministerial tasks, big projects that require multiple modalities, or specialized handcrafting) do you do best in what environment? Creating your ideal workspace is important to being able to be and stay productive. In this cast, the ProductivityCast team discusses the factors and tools to get and sustain productivity in your workspace. Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!...
Is doing more faster really better? When is slow good for productivity? That’s what the ProductivityCast team seeks to find
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In the last episode, Art asked a poignant and thought-provoking question of the ProductivityCast team? “What would it take to
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And, the gloves come off! In this episode, the ProductivityCast gang dukes out the merits of a productive smartphone. We
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If you are looking to purchase your first mobile tablet, or you’re in the market to buy a new one,
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Let’s get ready to ruuuummmmmblllllle! We’re going to battle until the last spreadsheet software is standing! Okay, not really. But,
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In the last episode, Augusto posed a question for the ProductivityCast team about how we chose the hardware we use
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On this cast, we are excited to introduce a new member of the ProductivityCast team, Francis Wade of 2TimeLabs. Francis
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On this cast, Ray and Augusto discuss overcoming resistance, using Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art and the psychological and
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After our discussion on “Second Screen Productivity” (Episode 003), Augusto and Ray were discussing off-mic about the future of Google’s
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Ray and Augusto recently both obtained new mobile tablets. We talk about how we’ve implemented them in our work and
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Welcome to ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity. In this introductory cast (episode), we discuss our reason
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