Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a weekly show that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.
Michael E. Gerber, founder of Michael E. Gerber companies and author of The E-Myth books is this week's featured guest and he discusses some of the main concepts of his latest book, Beyond the E-Myth.
Michael E. Gerber is a pillar of business development and coaching going as far back as the 1970s, and his insights on systems, startups and scaling up businesses into enterprises will be central in this episode. You'll hear about decades worth of business acumen and you'll learn about:
- What is a company of one, and how to build and scale it up (02:05)?
- How he started his business, his experience creating the first business development / coaching firm, and how he positioned it (03:39).
- The E-Myth series and its promise to fix broken businesses (which is a difficult thing to do), and how did that play a part on his decision to create Beyond the E-Myth (8:17).
- The concept of Old Co and New Co, the difference and transition between the two (7:53, 10:03)
- The mindset that Michael wants entrepreneurs to have when conceptualizing their businesses (12:20).
- The definition and the four components of an entrepreneur (16:40), and the concept of The Dreaming Room™ to awaken the entrepreneur out of anyone (21:42).
- How to employ a business development program that even novices can operate (20:39).
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James Sudakow, author of the book Picking the Low Hanging Fruit, is this episode’s guest and Mike and he talked about the language people use in the corporate world.
The guest for this week's podcast episode is Zachary Sexton (formerly of Asian Efficiency) whom together with host Mike Vardy discusses the science and art of journaling as a productivity practice. Listen as Zack shares his insights on journaling, and expounds on the medium and apps he uses, the structure of his journal, and the purpose it serves him to reflect on his past and plan for the future.
Brooks Duncan from DocumentSnap (a.k.a. The Paperless Guy) is this week’s guest on The Productivityist Podcast where both he and host Mike Vardy talked about the idea of backing up and going paperless.
On this episode, Mike Vardy’s guest is Grant Baldwin, who returns to The Productivityist Podcast. Grant is a speaker, blogger, podcaster, and founder of The Speaker Lab – where he helps people (specifically speakers) become more effective in their craft. Mike and Grant spoke about the processes in planning and delivering an effective talk.
On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with "The Sleep Doctor" and author of The Power of When, Dr. Michael Breus. They discuss the ties between chronotypes and productivity, what The Sleep Doctor's chronotype is, how leveraging when you do something can impact how well you do it, and much more.
On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast Mike welcomes his good friend Steve Dotto to the show. Steve's made a name for himself on two separate occasions – first as a nationally-recognized television personality in Canada and now as a globally-recognized Internet personality worldwide.
In this episode of the podcast Mike talks about the making of The Productivityist Playbook, diving into the creative and tactical processes he used – as well as mistakes made – during the creation of this product.
On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with his good friend Erik Fisher in the second part of a cross-podcast conversation started on his podcast Beyond the To-Do List. They talk about overwhelm, prioritization, what productivity (and other related terms) means to them, and much more.
On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Marina Darlow. Marina is a systems' expert, and a productivity geek. She sees her job as helping impact-driven entrepreneurs get 10-20 more productive hours a week, stop leaking money, and prevent stress-fuel breakdowns.
On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast Mike speaks with the author of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier. They talk about deep work, simplicity, elegance, the questions you can ask to help you get more out coaching, and much more.