The world is full of shiny objects and squirrels to chase. What you need is a system and the mindsets to go with it to help you be intentional and stay on track. The thing is, there's no one-size-fits-all method. It's a journey of trial and error, and discovery to find something that works for you. If you've struggled in that adventure, this podcast is for you.
Join productivity nerd and remote worker Justin DiRose in the process of refining your productivity system to get you to where you want to be in life.
May 22nd, 2020 | 14 mins 29 secs
Roam Research has illuminated a new kind of productivity tool — the unstructured workspace. While not the first, it did get Justin thinking on the differences between structured and unstructured tools and why you need both.
May 8th, 2020 | 11 mins 58 secs
Justin makes a big fail on YouTube live, and discusses how Roam Research has impacted his life since digging in further.
April 17th, 2020 | 4 mins 52 secs
Remote work is on the rise at an astronomical rate right now. Justin shares some thoughts on where Process and Effective Remote Work needs to head next to help out.
April 10th, 2020 | 11 mins 54 secs
Reflections on using a brand new operating system, plus a dive into why Roam Research might be the note-taking tool you're looking for. Plus we have a brand new resource to help you up your weekly review game.
April 3rd, 2020 | 8 mins 45 secs
Next actions are a key concept of GTD and can alleviate a lot of stress when working on projects that the path to the outcome is not clear. This week, we explore what using next actions could look like for you.
March 27th, 2020 | 9 mins 29 secs
Coronavirus/COVID-19 can put you in a down funk. However, the world is in a better state than it appears, and there's always good to be found to stay hopeful.
March 20th, 2020 | 14 mins
Automation can help you do repetitive tasks quickly, but it can also be a huge time sink. We discuss major considerations you need to make when getting into automation and some ways to get started. Plus, Justin shares an update on how he's faring with OmniFocus.
March 13th, 2020 | 11 mins 40 secs
Life has a way of happening and derailing your plans. What do you do when that happens? How do you stay productive and on track? We chat about that this week, plus an update on venturing into Linux.
March 6th, 2020 | 12 mins 28 secs
Email can be the bane of your existence, but there are effective ways to manage it regardless of what kind of job you have. This week, Justin shares some best practices and suggestions for how you might be able to handle your email so it doesn't overwhelm your life and work.
February 28th, 2020 | 13 mins 51 secs
This week, Justin's iCloud sync breaks. We also discuss ergonomics and how important it is to invest in your body while you work, and the complications of managing workloads.
February 21st, 2020 | 34 mins 34 secs
This week, Francesco D'Alessio of Keep Productive joins us to discuss 10 rapid fire productivity tips. Plus, we announce the winners of the GIVEAWAY!
February 14th, 2020 | 9 mins 5 secs
Common productivity advice often states, "Throw everything you can into one tool to rule them all!" In practice, that doesn't work well. This week, Justin shares how it's better to build a system of many tools to offer greater flexibility and strength while on your productivity journey.
February 7th, 2020 | 11 mins 19 secs
Justin's list has been making him feel like he has to get everything done, but that's not the healthiest thing. He's also continuing to iterate on his use of OmniFocus and other tools, and considering a move to Linux.
January 31st, 2020 | 7 mins 8 secs
When there's much to do on your list, it's hard to know when you've succeeded. And if the list isn't done, it can feel like you're falling behind. One tip can help you get above the chaos: choosing a daily outcome. This week we explain the concept and outline some practical ways you can better frame the success of your day.
January 24th, 2020 | 12 mins 20 secs
Justin discovers a hole in his productivity system and returns to a familiar software to fill it, but with a new approach.
January 17th, 2020 | 10 mins 20 secs
The basic building blocks of productivity systems aren't a calendar, task manager, and reference system as you might think. Those are tools to manage the building blocks.
Today, we break down these basic blocks and ways you might choose to manage them.