The Practice Book Review

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/r6pnj5/Ep_60_-_The_Practice_Book_Review9h70h.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More What sets the professional from the amateur? How does one go from being a novice to being an expert? How can you make sure you’re giving it your all? These are the questions Seth Godin poses in his book The Practice: Shipping Creative Work. In the book, Seth talks about the practice, the everyday grind Read more…

Our (Strange) Habits

The spiritual successor to our lost episode: The Quantified Self.

In this episode, Kyle and Mark discuss some of their productivity habits that they are a bit obsessed about and that may be a bit strange to all of you … even us! Get into this discussion to about our strange habits. All of this and more in this episode of The Productivity Lab!

Daybooks

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/vacurb/Ep_58_-_Day_Booksaa1y6.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More In our recent review of Refuse to Choose by Barbra Sher we got interested in a concept brought up a lot throughout the book: the daybook. The daybook, aka the scanner daybook, is a system of capturing and exploring ideas as they come to you. Have a book idea? Write out your first chapter and Read more…

Rebroadcast: Scary Fast Book Review

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/6unrbf/TPL_E57_Rebroadcast_Scary_Fast_mixdown_LUF.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More This is a rebroadcast of Episode 30: Scary Fast Book Review. Today we take a turn from the best sellers list and take a deep dive into the self publishing scene within our work of productivity. In this episode Kyle & Mark review Scary Fast, a little known book by Canadian-American author Brian Michael Stegner. Read more…

Two Years of Experiments

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/45yiry/Ep_56_-_Second_Year_in_Reviewbjwyh.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More In this episode, we take a look back at the last year of experiments and book reviews. From the app Exist to Refuse to Choose! we rank our top three favorite habits and books and take a look at the habits we didn’t necessarily enjoy. It’s been a fun two years, here’s to another one! Read more…

Refuse to Choose Book Review

Do you want to learn and do everything? Do you find it hard to choose one thing to start? Do you feel like a failure because you never complete a project? You’re not alone!

Author Barbara Sher promises to help us achieve everything we want to do. Can she do it? Find out in this episode of The Productivity Lab.

Dice & Doing

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/uqff9b/Ep_54_-_Dice_and_Doing6x14d.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More Sometimes our todo list can be overwhelming with too many things of equal importance on it all at once. How do you stop such madness from consuming you? In this episode of The Productivity Lab we test out one method for sorting our todo list know as Dice & Doing. The rules of Dice & Read more…

Distraction Free Workspaces

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/i5bik2/Ep_53_-_Distraction_Free_Workspacesawrd4.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More Sometimes it can feel like it’s impossible to get anything done, the world is just so full of distractions and now more than ever it’s possible to distract ourselves with social media, video streaming services, and messaging apps. In this episode of The Productivity Lab Kyle and Mark decide to cut themselves from their voluntary Read more…

Distraction Logging

What where we doing, oh, right!

Continuing with challenges from the Productivity Project book, Kyle and Mark start tracking their distractions. What did they learn? What distracted them the most? Find out in this episode of The Productivity Lab.

Maintenance Days

The Routinery App helps you create and manage your routines with guided task completion, task timer, and routine reminders. Does the app do what it claims? Does it help you build a routine? Kyle and Mark put the Routinery app to the test; find out their results in this episode of The Productivity Lab.