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128: Values

Listen on YouTube Annual Review series, part 2. Last week we discussed how to structure goals. Today, we discuss how to select your goals in the first place. It starts with deep self-knowledge. Truly understanding the things about you, what motivates you, what excites you, what makes you tick, and also what you dislike and despise. Not the things that everyone will nod their head at, but the things particular to you. When you write down what you really are like, it suddenly becomes...

Duration: 00:49:13

127: Burst Projects vs Keystone Habits

Listen on YouTube Annual Review series, part 1. Sometimes you stumble upon a project that excites and engages you so much, it gives you what feels like superhuman power. We discuss how to foster the right environment for such projects to appear in your life. We also explore the subject of focus. We're much better at doing hard things sequentially than all at once. Well… most things. Some — keystone habits — only work if you do them with high consistency. And so we present a new...

Duration: 00:46:54

126: Inbox Non-Zero

How to become less addicted to notifications and badges. The thing is: they're designed to make us react. Every time we see there's a new message, we check it out. And thus it becomes a compulsive behavior we cannot stop (we're just humans after all). We can reduce our exposure to the trigger (have less notifications), but how do we fix the root cause? Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexpOvercast OvercastNozbeThe Podcast 105: Twitter detox

Duration: 00:41:24

125: No speed limit

Listen on YouTube Learn a new language in the New Year! Following up on the previous two (123, 124) episodes on learning languages, we share more tips on how to learn efficiently, as well as our own progress (Radek learning Spanish, and Michael learning French) Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp DuolingoThe Podcast 119: The PolyglotsThe Podcast 120: SpanglishThe Podcast 30: More research required (how to make year goals)The Podcast 64: Garbage collection (about...

Duration: 00:49:34

124: Making geeks smile

Listen on YouTube Subscribe Cool gadgets you can get for Christmas. Also: Review of 2017 in hardware, and why Radek doesn't wear an Apple Watch anymore. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Beats Solo 3 On Ear wirelessBose QuietComfort 35 (Series II)iPhone XiPad ProApple AirPodsMpow SwiftMpow Bluetooth Running HeadphonesJBL portable speakersQi chargers on AmazonBackblazeBraun Series 5 shaverBraun Series 9 shaverUGREEN Qi chargerLEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn VLego...

Duration: 00:40:38

123: So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Listen on YouTube Just follow your passion, right? … No. Unless you’re already highly skilled at something you’re passionate about, following your passion will only drive you to be miserable. To get a great job you can feel passionate about, you must first have something rare and valuable to give. You must be so good they can’t ignore you. A much better idea: Follow your curiosity. Deep WorkaudibleSo Good They Can't Ignore YouaudibleThe Podcast 80: PeakPart 2The Podcast 103:...

Duration: 00:41:06

122: Deep Pre-Decision

Optimizing your day for Deep Work. Or, what to do to make highly productive, deeply focused work possible (and likely). Deep WorkaudibleRadek's notesSo Good They Can't Ignore YouaudibleGetting Things DoneaudibleThe new 2 hour rule - stop procrastinating and get your scariest tasks done!The Podcast 46 — Deep WorkThe Podcast 57The Podcast 71The Podcast 86TP72TP 36The Podcast 33 — Monkey brain optimizationThe Podcast 27Next week, we discuss this book: So Good They Can't Ignore You (audible)

Duration: 00:39:29

121: Scanning & Planning

More mobile life & iOS automation talk: Scanbotdocument safekeepingMagic SpreadsheetNotes: TP 111: Death to Paper - about notetakingTP 60: TGIFTP 70: People want to workTP 85: Magic SpreadsheetTP 108: iPad ConsultationsTP 89: Shutdown ritual - about shutdown routineNozbe.comFederico ViticciRafał SobolewskiScanbot for iOSand AndroidArqBackblazeUlyssesBearEvernoteOnenoteCGP GreyCortex podcastDuePicks: So Good They Can't Ignore Youaudible

Duration: 00:52:28

120: Spanglish

Listen on YouTube Part 2 of our discussion on learning languages: Links: 80: Peak81: Deliberate PracticeThe Podcast 114: PanamáInternational Phonetic AlphabetIPA chart with soundsDuolingo

Duration: 00:54:55

119: The Polyglots

Listen on YouTube The story of how Michael and Radek learned English, German, and other languages. Michael's way was to watch lots of movies and sing lots of songs. Meanwhile, Radek plugs in historical spaced repetition learning data from his very first magic spreadsheet (again!). The Podcast 64: Garbage collectionThe Podcast 85: Magic SpreadsheetSpaced repetition learning (Wikipedia)DuolingoTadamFullRecall

Duration: 00:49:20

118: More Than Good Enough

After a few months of heavy iPad use, Radek admits: despite its (obvious) flaws and limitations, iPad Pro is a surprisingly good computer. There's still ways to go, but with some determination and a shift in mindset, there are very few things you can't do on an iPad. The Podcast 102: iPad OnlyCan the iPad Pro Replace Your Laptop? by Michael HyattApple smart keyboardpaper53LineaWorkflowAutomate for androidTasker for AndroidMichael workflow for watching YouTube video Picture in Picture

Duration: 00:46:25

117: Notch of the Future

Listen on YouTube Discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly of the iPhone X. Also: Wireless charging everywhere, ARM on the Mac, iPhone multitasking. iPhone XNozbeHow fast you can charge an iPhone with a variety of different chargersQi charging standardNew iPad Pro outperform MacBook ProExample of iPhone X in landscape mode

Duration: 00:46:48

115: Triathlons

Listen on YouTube Michael celebrates his tenth triathlon, explains how he got into it and tries to persuade Radek to compete as well. The Podcast episodes mentioned in this episode: The Podcast 107: Simplify everythingThe Podcast 32: How to get fatThe Podcast about learning better with Deliberate PracticePart 2Our social media channels (follow us to watch The Podcast live): FacebookTwitterLast video episodes: The Podcast 91: Best cityThe Podcast 100: Two yearsOther links: Videos from...

Duration: 00:37:10

114: Panamá

Listen on YouTube About Radek's trip to Panama, along with a bunch of traveling pro tips. The art of packing – how to pack for 13 days in a regular backpack. Modern materials and packing for a wide range of temperatures. Avoiding jetlag. Panama (Wikipedia)Volcán BarúZip lines in PanamaDecathlonWhatsApp

Duration: 00:54:06

113: Don’t be creepy

Listen on YouTube If you're a doctor or a lawyer, you have an ethical obligation to do the right thing for your patient or client. Why aren't software developers held to the same standard? Ask Michael episode about data securityWhy the security and safety of your data is Nozbe's biggest priorityWhatsAppMacstoriesNYtimes subscription model

Duration: 00:35:26

112: Pursuit of Essentialism

Listen on YouTube Today, we discuss the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The goal: designing a simpler, more focused life. Doing less, but better. Cutting down on what's "good", but not good enough. Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeownaudibleMichael highlights from Essentialism - how to become an essentialist?Productive Magazine - Interview with Greg McKeownDeep WorkaudibleNonviolent Communication: A Language of LifeaudibleThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What...

Duration: 00:41:35

111: Death to Paper

Listen on YouTube Michael explains how he uses Evernote. This was going to be a boring episode about note taking. Turns out, this is a powerful system that completely removes the need for storing paper. All of the 13,000 notes, documents, receipts, health records, are accessible and searchable anywhere. Whoa. EvernoteHow Michael use EvernoteNozbe-Evernote integrationIFTTTUlyssesLinea app

Duration: 00:45:06

110: Non-Violent Communication

Listen on YouTube Today, we discuss Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg: Resolving conflicts with other people, taking responsibility for your own life, finding empathy for yourself. PS. Apologies for being not one, but two weeks late! Nonviolent Communication: A Language of LifeaudibleThe Podcast 86: Perfect weekMen Are from Mars, Women Are from VenusaudibleThe Podcast 104: A Guide to the Good LifeMichale Hyatt podcastEssentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg...

Duration: 00:44:16

109: Workflow to the rescue

Taking iOS automation up to eleven. Featuring: making Magic Spreadsheet work on iPhone using Workflow, smart checklists in Nozbe, journaling Workflows, Automator on the Mac, URL schemes, and finally… how Radek made an iPhone day planning app by stringing together two different apps with Workflow. Nozbe test flightDrag and drop and Siri - Nozbe on iOS 11Workflow appAlfred appzoom.usWorkflow at MacstoriesProductive appBear appThe Podcast 85: Magic Spreadsheet717389JournalJournal night Add...

Duration: 00:49:12

108: iPad Consultations

Listen on YouTube Michael teaches Radek how to be more productive on an iPad. Featuring: using Evernote (or Notes) as a temporary files storage, solving drag&drop issues with web apps, limitations of Dropbox, and putting it all together to make complex workflows easy. Soulver Workflow app The Podcast 77: Ego is the enemy The Podcast 102: iPad Only Suits series Federico Viticci shelf idea in iOS 11 (concept video)

Duration: 00:34:59

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