Attention Logging

In this episode’s experiment, Kyle and Mark take a note from Hyperfocus and log how their attention is spent every hour. They take a look into their own data and figure out how they spend their time and use it to build a more productive and fulfilling week. Resources and Fun Stuff: Hyperfocus review – TPL Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey Eisenhower Method Austin Podcasters Meetup Kyle’s Data by Hour Kyle’s Data by Day of Week Read more…

Hyperfocus Book Review

In this episode, Kyle & Mark put a pause on their productivity experiments to share their review of the book Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey. See what they thought on this episode of The Productivity Lab. Resources and Fun Stuff: Hyperfocus Eisenhower Matrix Focused episode on Moving the Needle Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson Atomic Habits by James Clear Chris Bailey on Focused Podcast Tasker app Freedom.to Toggl app Adventure Zone Podcast Two methods for never Read more…

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Gratitude Journaling

In this episode’s experiment, Kyle & Mark bring out their pen and paper again and test out the claims of gratitude journaling. Could taking a little time out of your day to write down things that you’re grateful for really make that big of a difference in your happiness? How scientific is this really? And what does a little self-love have to do with being productive? Find out in this episode of The Productivity Lab! Read more…

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Digital Only

In this episode’s experiment, Kyle & Mark retrieve their tossed smartphones and unlock their laptops to see how they fare in the digital-only world. Kyle says goodbye to his notebook, and Mark struggles to re-enter the digital world. Find out if ditching paper for the processor is good for you on today’s episode of The Productivity Lab! #StayProductive Resources and fun stuff: Use Journal P.A.R.A Method Create a second brain in Notion Scrivener Todoist Notion Read more…

Paper Only

In this episode’s experiment, Kyle & Mark toss their smartphones out the window, and lock their laptops up (well, kinda) and embark on a journey paved on paper paths. The two eliminate their go-to digital task managers and hit the stationary store for some good old fashioned notebooks. Kyle struggles with missing his reminders app, and Mark embraces the paper only lifestyle. Find out if paper is good for you on today’s episode of The Read more…

Cold Showers & Mindful Meditations

Welcome to The Productivity Lab, the show that puts the tips, tricks, and methods of getting things done to the test. In our first-ever experiment, we bring our morning routines under the microscope by adding a dash of cold showers and a pinch of morning meditations to top it off. Do cold showers really make you more alert? Can meditation really make you more focused? Is it worth freezing yourself for a little discipline? Find Read more…

Welcome to The Productivity Lab!

Welcome to The Productivity Lab, the show by productivity nerds for productivity nerds. Every two weeks Mark (@askmarkio) & Kyle (@kylesq9) review the tips, tricks, and methods people use to get things done and let you know if it’s up to snuff. From taking a blistering cold shower every morning before work to time tracking, Mark and Kyle will hit the lab and put the tools of productivity to the test. Where To Subscribe Apple Read more…