Process

Productivity Made Personal

About the show

Being productive and effective is a journey, not a destination. You must embrace the process. Join Justin DiRose as he shares his productivity journey in hopes to help you along on yours.

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Episodes

  • 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.

  • 57: On Roam Research

    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.

  • 56: The Power of the Next Action

    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.

  • 55: Staying Hopeful in a Time of Fear

    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.

  • 54: Automation - Is It Worth It?

    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.

  • 53: What to Do When Life Goes Off the Rails

    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.