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An Interview with Productivityist, Mike Vardy - ATSR005

Mike VardyYou're in for a treat! We had the chance to chat with none other than Mike Vardy, Productivityist extraordinaire.

Mike writes about task management, workflows, and effectiveness, but he's a simplifier at heart. He’s also a writer, speaker, podcaster and productivity specialist (or “productivityist” as he calls it).

Best of all, Mike will be joining us at SimpleREV as a workshop leader!

While we didn't have long enough to find the answer to the meaning of life, we did have Mike answer a few critical questions. Here's a sampling:

  • How can we “use the app within?”
  • In your TEDx talk, How To Stop Time, you state that people can become more productive by making a mindset shift from time to task. How do people make that mindset shift?
  • In your book, The Front Nine, you explore the question, “Why are we so bad at following through with the projects we think are important?” What tips can you offer to help folks with their follow through?
  • What advice, warnings, or examples would you share with someone who’s trying to simplify their daily work routine or habits?
  • What's the difference between doing productivity and being productive?

Be sure to check out Mike's talk ” How to Stop Time” from TEDxVictoria 2013.

And for a Vardy gem, check this out:

The brain is like a factory, not a warehouse. The less you have inside of it, the more you can do. – Mike Vardy

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We had a few lag issues with our Google+ audio while recording, so our apologies for the “less than pristine” audio for this episode. We contacted Google and they promised to give us a full refund 😉

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