Process - The Journey to Productivity and Effectiveness

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

78 episodes of Process - The Journey to Productivity and Effectiveness since the first episode, which aired on January 21st, 2019.

  • 78: Building a "Good Enough" System

    February 15th, 2021  |  12 mins 12 secs

    In search of a perfect system? It doesn't exist! In this episode, Justin discusses why searching for a perfect system is futile and that building a "good enough" system is... well... good enough.

  • 77: Pursue Your Goals Well

    February 1st, 2021  |  10 mins 49 secs

    Ever had a great idea, but had difficulty actually acting on it? Or found it challenging to determine how to pursue a goal? You're not alone. In this episode, Justin shares five ideas he's learned along the way about pursuing goals well.

  • 76: Overcoming Setbacks

    January 18th, 2021  |  9 mins 17 secs

    Setbacks can hit us at any time in our lives, and they generally suck. Justin discusses five main steps you can take to possibly help you through setbacks you encounter.

  • 75: Guide Your Year with a Yearly Theme

    January 4th, 2021  |  15 mins 14 secs

    Justin discusses why a yearly theme is better than planning or goals, and reviews his themes for 2020 and 2021.

  • 74: My 2020 Year in Review

    December 21st, 2020  |  13 mins 35 secs

    Justin takes a few moments to review his 2020.

  • 73: Redefine Productivity for Yourself

    December 7th, 2020  |  9 mins 24 secs

    What does productivity even mean? And why are you trying to be productive? Justin dives into these questions and asks -- what is the most important thing driving you toward your goals?

  • 72: Is Getting Things Done Dead?

    November 23rd, 2020  |  11 mins 11 secs

    Cal Newport's recent article titled "The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done" seems to insinuate so. But is it really?

  • 71: Why is Taking Time Off So Hard?

    November 9th, 2020  |  11 mins 8 secs

    Justin's on a journey of learning what the difference between relaxation and leisure is, and how intentionally prioritizing leisure may be better in the long run.

  • 70: The Modes of Doing

    October 26th, 2020  |  8 mins 5 secs

    There are many mindsets we can have when engaging with our work. This week, Justin shares five and discusses how they work for (or against) us and how we can be proactive to choose how we think.

  • 69: Clarifying Productivity Problems with the 5 Whys

    October 12th, 2020  |  9 mins 58 secs

    How do you effectively solve a problem in your productivity system? This week we discuss why clarifying your problem is just as important as solving it.

  • 68: What's Your Motivation?

    September 28th, 2020  |  7 mins 20 secs

    Do you need to apologize for not getting to a non-urgent task? Also, we discuss what might be motivating your pursuit of goals and if there's a better way.

  • 67: Solving Productivity Problems with the Rule of Three

    September 14th, 2020  |  8 mins 43 secs

    How do you notice and solve problems in your productivity system? This week, Justin shares about the Rule of Three and how it can help you focus on solving the right problems in your system.

  • 66: When Has Your System Settled?

    August 31st, 2020  |  10 mins 1 sec

    Justin gets called out in a YouTube comment, which raises a question: when has your system settled enough to feel comfortable with it? Also, Justin shares some thoughts on how productivity is actually just one skillset to benefit the world.

  • 65: The Curse of Immediacy

    August 17th, 2020  |  10 mins 54 secs

    This week, Justin discusses how a mindset of instant gratification does not help you to be effective. Instead, he shares two insights to build better long-term thinking: iteration and process.

  • 64: Failing at Building a System

    August 3rd, 2020  |  11 mins 50 secs

    Justin's OmniFocus experiment fails, which sends him on a thought exploration of failing to build an effective productivity system.

  • 63: Rethinking OmniFocus Structure

    July 20th, 2020  |  10 mins 22 secs

    Justin settles on using OmniFocus on iPad only, and shares his thoughts on restructuring it to use a single list with tags.