Process - The Journey to Productivity and Effectiveness

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.

  • 62: Just Say No to Hustle

    July 6th, 2020  |  14 mins 30 secs

    Justin switches to Linux and shares some advice he's learning right now about hustle and hard work.

  • 61: Why I Switched to Obsidian

    June 22nd, 2020  |  11 mins 13 secs

    Obsidian has become Justin's favorite personal knowledge management tool. This week, he discusses why, plus an analogy as to why productivity tools are like coffee gear.

  • 60: Structured and Unstructured Workspaces

    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.

  • 59: Writing as Thinking

    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.

  • 58: Where We Head Next

    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.