Productivity Made Personal

About the show

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.

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  • 12: Project Management vs. Task Management

    April 12th, 2019  |  8 mins 59 secs

    Justin finds himself in a task management (and life) crisis, switches up the show format for the short term, and discusses his options for nuke and paving his system.

  • 11: Picking a Task Manager

    April 5th, 2019  |  19 mins 19 secs

    This week, Justin talks through the thought process of picking (or changing) a task manager.

  • 10: On Digital Minimalism

    March 29th, 2019  |  19 mins 32 secs

    Justin discusses Cal Newport’s book Digital Minimalism and how it impacts personal productivity.

  • 9: The Most Important Tasks

    March 22nd, 2019  |  11 mins 37 secs

    Guild member @BrianP has a question we dive into this week: how do you best pick your daily most important tasks?

  • 8: The Perils of Over-Productivity

    March 15th, 2019  |  12 mins 46 secs

    Justin discusses how we productivity enthusiasts (including himself) can verge on the line of being over-productive and some strategies to avoid it.

  • 7: Check-In #2

    March 8th, 2019  |  16 mins 20 secs

    Justin gives up on Scrum for OmniFocus, abandons his pursuit of a more full reference system, and gives an update on his struggles with margin.

  • 6: Productivity Systems in the Workplace

    March 1st, 2019  |  11 mins 8 secs

    Justin discusses four main strategies to consider when approaching building a productivity system in the corporate world.

  • 5: Makers, Managers, and Productivity Systems

    February 22nd, 2019  |  11 mins 34 secs

    Justin shares some strategies managers (and corporate employees) may find useful for their productivity systems in the corporate world.

  • 4: The Big Rocks

    February 15th, 2019  |  14 mins 56 secs

    Justin wrestles with how to implement margin and discusses some of the ideas he's reviewed to do better to implement it in his life.

  • 3: Check-In #1

    February 8th, 2019  |  15 mins 12 secs

    This is our first check-in episode. Justin is making progress on his goals, hasn't really figured out what he wants to do with Evernote, and doesn't really seem to use his task manager.

  • 2: What is Productivity?

    February 1st, 2019  |  10 mins 10 secs

    Justin explores the definition of productivity, how it needs to change, and what we can do to better define productivity for ourselves (hint: it has to do with our definition of success).

  • 1: Welcome to Process

    January 21st, 2019  |  10 mins 50 secs

    Our very first episode! Justin shares what you can expect from this podcast, how he got into personal productivity, and some of his favorite apps and books.