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Mac Power Users 595: The Poetic Mike Vardy

Relay FM Master Feed

Mike Vardy returns to the show to update David and Stephen on where he's found balance between the iPad and the Mac. Mike also discusses how he blends analog and digital tools, and how he shares tasks and ideas with his remote team. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore. Sanebox: Stop drowning in email! Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Setapp: More than 200 powerful apps for your Mac. Try it free for a week. Guest Starring: Mike Vardy Links and Show Notes: Sign up for the MPU email newsletter and join the MPU forums. More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments Productivityist - Productivity Tips & Tools for Everyone Mike Vardy (@mikevardy) / Twitter The Podcast Archives - Productivityist Mac Power Users #294: Workflows with Mike Vardy - Relay FM Gather – Ugmonk Analog – Ugmonk Focused #121: Analog Focus, with Jeff Sheldon - Relay FM Timeular - easy and accurate time tracking Drafts | Where Text Starts LumaFusion - LumaTouch Where work happens | Slack Front - Customer Communication Platform | Team Email ClickUp™ | One app to replace them all Manage your team’s work, projects, & tasks online • Asana Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases. Ask Yvi - YouTube Todoist Obsidian Zapier | The easiest way to automate your work Productivityist | Mike Vardy - YouTube Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds DMC-G85MK Key Light | elgato.com Ecamm Live - Powerful Live Streaming Platform for Mac RØDE Microphones - VideoMic NTG DaVinci Resolve 17 | Blackmagic Design eMac - Wikipedia ATEM Mini | Blackmagic Design Master YouTube by Matt D’Avella | Slow Growth Academy Join the Brew Coffee beta - TestFlight - Apple ‎Hindsight - Time Tracker on the App Store Monk Manual - A Daily System for Being and Doing ‎Reflection.app: Guided Journal on the App Store Mac Power Users #478: Journaling with Day One - Relay FM

1hr 29mins

4 Jul 2021

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595: The Poetic Mike Vardy

Mac Power Users

Mike Vardy returns to the show to update David and Stephen on where he's found balance between the iPad and the Mac. Mike also discusses how he blends analog and digital tools, and how he shares tasks and ideas with his remote team. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don't have to worry about that anymore. Sanebox: Stop drowning in email! Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Setapp: More than 200 powerful apps for your Mac. Try it free for a week. Guest Starring: Mike Vardy Links and Show Notes: Sign up for the MPU email newsletter and join the MPU forums. More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments Productivityist - Productivity Tips & Tools for Everyone Mike Vardy (@mikevardy) / Twitter The Podcast Archives - Productivityist Mac Power Users #294: Workflows with Mike Vardy - Relay FM Gather – Ugmonk Analog – Ugmonk Focused #121: Analog Focus, with Jeff Sheldon - Relay FM Timeular - easy and accurate time tracking Drafts | Where Text Starts LumaFusion - LumaTouch Where work happens | Slack Front - Customer Communication Platform | Team Emai

1hr 29mins

4 Jul 2021

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#15 Mike Vardy - Wise words with the productivityist talking about timecrafting

The Danny Hatcher Podcast

All the conversations are held live on the productive creator's YouTube channel. Therefore any screen sharing that happens can be found on the replay. Live Replay: https://youtu.be/GVszdME54Wk Guest Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Productivityist If you enjoy the podcast, would please consider leaving a short review. It takes less than 60 seconds and it really makes a difference.   Sign up for Danny's email newsletter ("My Organized Mess") at https://dannyhatcher.com/newsletter/ for details on the upcoming guest. Follow Danny: YouTube: www.youtube.com/dannyhatcher Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyHatcher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danny.hatcher/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannyhatcher/ Website: https://dannyhatcher.com/

3hr 2mins

3 Jun 2021

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Shifting Focus After a Pandemic with Mike Vardy - GM67

Grey Matters, with Steve Dotto

Show NotesWhat does the guy who lives and breathes productivity do to adapt focus when a pandemic hits? You're about to find out, and possibly feel better about the challenges and solutions you've experienced as the world turned topsy-turvy.  In this episode of the Grey Matters podcast, Steve welcomes Mike Vardy, founder of Productivityist and author of The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want, The Productivityist Playbook, and TimeCrafting: A Better Way to Get the Right Things Done (coming soon!).  The pandemic caused a seismic shift in all of our lives, as well as a shift in what has worked for us focus our time on being productive. Steve and Mike chat about misconceptions about how we all assumed we could focus more, how we all thought we'd spend our time, and how we plan to focus in the future. You'll recognize the phrases and sayings we've all been hearing for the last 12+ months, which Mike and Steve have some rather particular reactions to as the realities of time management have been anything but simple.  Your challenge? Focus on this podcast and let us know what you get out of it and how you're crafting your time today! Links from this Episode Twitter introduces the Tip Jar Bitcoin worthless? So says the Bank of England.  Instagram adds caption stickers to Stories and (soon) Reels U.S. taxes YouTube creators from afarOur other things:Weekly live, free tutorials -  Webinar Wednesday Weekly live, paid business tutorials - Foundational Fridays (Business Building Blocks) Grey Zone on Facebook a place for Baby Boomers and GenX to meet, share and learn about online business Grey Matters is made possible through your generous support! Please become a Patron of Grey Matters!  All our other Links Worth Visiting! → Join us for Webinar Wednesday, every week!: http://members.dottotech.com/webinar-wednesday-registration-page/→ Hire Steve as a Speaker: https://dottotech.com/speaker/→  We have Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/dotto-tech→ What We Use, Steve’s Toolkit: http://bit.ly/2JWqrBM→ Our Amazon Store: httphttps://www.amazon.com/shop/dottotech?ref=ac_inf_hm_vpAbout Us: Steve Dotto - Host Canada's favourite geek.  For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology. After spending 20 years in traditional broadcasting Steve reinvented himself learning the world of social media, online community building and Internet Marketing as he built his YouTube channel into his new career. His passion is teaching Baby Boomers and GenX how to remain relevant in the digital age, how we can reinvent ourselves and grow side hustles into successful online businesses. Steve has a gift for making complex concepts easy to understand. Steve takes the world of technology and makes it relevant in your life. Rachel Moore - Producer From stage to studio, Rachel has honed her skills as an entertainer, producer, and marketer throughout her 20+ year career. As technology and communication has evolved, so she has carried her skills in writing, graphic design, and production forward into digital marketing, livestreaming, and podcasting.  In addition to working as a fulltime content marketer, Rachel hosts her own livestream show Social Glue, publishes helpful how-to videos to her YouTube channel, and produces entertaining and insightful podcasts for Really Social as well as Grey Matters.  Bottom line: if there’s a camera, microphone, and/or stage involved, Rachel can carry the message in a memorable way.  

1hr 4mins

13 May 2021

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NA 29 The Productivityist in Nature with Mike Vardy Part 2 of 2

Nature Advantage Podcast

“Productivity isn't about speeding everything up. I think that when it comes to life hacks  you speed the right things up, so you can slow the right things down.  And when you do that, then you can make better choices, you make way better choices.” – Mike Vardy Mike Vardy is a writer, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. He is the author of The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want, The Productivityist Playbook, and TimeCrafting: A Better Way to Get the Right Things Done. He’s served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, and written for 99u, Lifehacker, SUCCESS Magazine, and more. He has also spoken all over North America at events including TEDx Victoria, South by Southwest Interactive, and CreativeLIVE, and hosts the Productivityist Podcast. Your Key Takeaways The Nature of Day and Night - Embracing Your Body Clock Productivity - Speeding the right things up so that we can slow the right things down The Difference Between Alertness and Awareness - How nature can helps us find this distinction and be more mindful Ideas Coming to Light In Nature - How Nature shows us what our intentions are, and what we should be paying attention to  How can you reframe your day around your natural body clock? Resources Connect with Mike Vardy Snag Mike’s Free Ebook, The Gift of Time The Productivityist Podcast Connect with Darren For more information on the Nature Advantage visit natureadvantageshow.com Darren’s Social Media Instagram Facebook LinkedIn

33mins

10 May 2021

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NA 28 TimeCrafting in Nature with Mike Vardy Part 1 of 2

Nature Advantage Podcast

“Productivity is a lifestyle. The journey is not done yet.” – Mike Vardy Mike Vardy is a writer, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. He is the author of The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want, The Productivityist Playbook, and TimeCrafting: A Better Way to Get the Right Things Done. He’s served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, and written for 99u, Lifehacker, SUCCESS Magazine, and more. He has also spoken all over North America at events including TEDx Victoria, South by Southwest Interactive, and CreativeLIVE, and hosts the Productivityist Podcast. Your Key Takeaways Why Productivity Isn't Productivity - How intention and attention can be used in tandem Origins of The Productivityist - The journey from enthusiast to specialist From Hacks to Lifestyle - Productivity as a way of operating TimeCrafting - A framework that fosters freedom and optimizes your time  In what ways can you focus your intention and attention to increase your productivity this week? Resources Connect with Mike Vardy Snag Mike’s Free Ebook, The Gift of Time The Productivityist Podcast Connect with Darren For more information on the Nature Advantage visit natureadvantageshow.com Darren’s Social Media Instagram Facebook LinkedIn

30mins

3 May 2021

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How to Maximize Your Productivity with Mike Vardy

Not Almost There

✅Mike Vardy is an author, speaker, and productivity and time management strategist (or 'productivityist') based out of Victoria, BC, Canada. He is the author of "The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want," and has also self-published several eBooks, most recently "The Productivityist Playbook." Mike has been performing for 12 years -- and has given talks on productivity, time, and task management at TEDxVictoria, Social Media Camp, New Media Expo, and South by Southwest. He has also facilitated workshops related to tasks, time, projects, and goal management. Mike has also produced and hosted several podcasts over the years, and currently hosts The Productivityist Podcast, a podcast that features insights and conversations surrounding productivity and workflow. →IN THIS EPISODE… In this episode, Joe discusses with Mike Vardy the concept of productivity. Mike gives tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your time management, goals, and to-do lists to a new level of effectiveness. Whether you are looking to maximize your ROI at work or at home, you will get many actionables to start these changes today. 🔍 Breakdown with Mike Vardy: Chapter 1 (0:00​) Joe Introduces Mike Vardy Mike Vardy is a productivity specialist and is going to share tips and ideas during the interview. Chapter 2 (1:41) What is the model of productivity We are not designed to multi-task, and we forget that machines are designed to handle multiple processes, but humans are not.  Chapter 3 (​7:46) Finding balance between internal communication Mike discusses the purpose of slack and how to organize your internal communication with external communication. Chapter 4 (14:07) Tips for project management tools  Most of the tools are connected to your email, so when you send an email it will automatically add to your project. Chapter 5 (16:36) People playing defense If you are checking email to be told what to do, then you don’t have the right plan in place. You run the risk of email telling you what to do. The best practice is to plan your day the night before. Chapter 6 (23:16) How to get back on track Mike compares the analogy with fighting fires all day, which implies a haphazard manner, with actual firemen who are very controlled with how they put out fires.  Chapter 7 (36:17) Setting the right schedule Mike works out at night, Joe works out in the morning. Mike explains how to identify when you are the most productive. Chapter 8 (​41:31) Procrastination and how to avoid it Focus on the elements of your project and make measured steps to work on the large project in small doses. Chapter 9 (45:45) Theme your days If you set a tone for each day it helps to organize and set perimeters around your day so you don’t get sidetracked. Chapter 10 (52:05) Getting started  The first question asked is, are you a calendar person or a to-do list person.  There are 5 modes from there Mike goes into that help your productivity goals. Chapter 11 (58:18) Time blocking and horizontal theming Two types of time organization are time blocking and horizontal theming. Mike explains the differences between the two, and his preference for horizontal theming for habitual practice. Chapter 12 (1:15:10) Tips on habit tracking app Mike reviews some idea on Evernote and other various apps, including Hindsight, as recommended apps that help with habit tracking Chapter 13 (1:22:33) The power of streaks Nothing is more encouraging than getting your new habit started. Start your new habit and building upon it to keep the momentum going. Chapter 14 (1:25:57) What’s one thing to start tomorrow Put verbs in front of every task you write down. Every task is an action item. Chapter 15 (1:30:09) Some book recommendations Mike has some great book recommendations, which are listed below. Chapter 16 (1:32:33) Find out more about Mike You can connect with Mike through any of his social media linked below, or through his website. Chapter 17 (1:34:01) In closing Joe closes out the episode and reminds the audience, you, me, we are not almost there. Material Referenced in this interview: →A World Without Email by Cal Newport →Creative Quest by Quest Love →The Playbook by Mike Vardy →30 Days of Excellence with Jesse Itzler →https://www.sethgodin.com/ →The 5 Categories of Modes by Mike Vardy →Obsidian Note tracking app →How to live on 24hours a day by Arnold Bennet →Indestractable by Nir Eyal →The gift of time by Mike Vardy →The power of When by Michael Breus →The Productivityist Podcast with Mike Vardy 📞 Connect with Mike →https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikevardy/ →https://www.facebook.com/themikevardy →https://www.instagram.com/productivityist/ →https://www.youtube.com/user/Productivityist 👊 To learn more about Not Almost There by visiting this link  → Not Almost There http://notalmostthere.com/​ Connect with Joe on social here: →Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joe_chura/​ →Facebook https://www.facebook.com/notalmostthere/​ →Twitter http://twitter.com/joechura

1hr 36mins

20 Apr 2021

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EP 50 Becoming a more productive dad with Mike Vardy

Carseats & Coffee

Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker, productivity strategist, and founder of Productivityist. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it. 

52mins

17 Feb 2021

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Ep. 92: Mike Vardy - How To Manage Your Time. Advice From a Productivity Expert

Dear Life with Christina Rasmussen

In today’s episode, I want to introduce you to productivity strategist, Mike Vardy. You may be wondering how speaking about productivity fits into the themes we cover on this podcast and let me tell you why I think that it fits perfectly. Because I know that if you are listening to this podcast you have maybe experienced the loss of a child or spouse, a divorce or other relational loss, jobs, income, and so many other things. You have had a lot of tragedy and compounded trauma, especially after this most difficult year. It is easy for us to get stuck in the Waiting Room with anxiety and overwhelm when we wake up in the morning, confronted by everything we have to do. Our survivor self makes it hard to even do the most basic of tasks. My goal for this conversation with Mike was for you to come away from listening with a feeling of empowerment and with meaningful actions that feel easy to do. These actions are what I call plug-ins in the Life Reentry Model, and they are what will slowly move you out of the Waiting Room and into your new life, they are what support you to reenter. “Time is a part of who we are. Filter your focus, define your day, and make every moment matter.” ~ Mike Vardy Mike shares some of his best tools and strategies for crafting your time to focus on what is truly important. By crafting your time and discerning where you give your attention, you begin intentionally crafting your life.  From theming your days and looking at everything we have to do as a project, Mike offers very practical and attainable action steps that you can begin to incorporate into your life today. I’d love to hear what you take away from this conversation and if you’ll be incorporating some of Mike’s tips into your days from now on. Please comment below or share with me on social media! Please share it with your friends and family, and be sure to tag me if you share it on social media so that I can say thank you. I’m @christinarasmussen7 on Instagram and @ChristinaRasmussen2014 on Facebook.  More About Mike Vardy Mike Vardy - also known as "The Productivityist", is a highly-acclaimed productivity strategist and the creator of the productivity framework known as TimeCrafting. He's considered to be one of the top thought leaders in the personal productivity and time management space, with over a decade of expertise under his belt. His work has been featured in Lifehacker, Fast Company, HuffPost, Inc., and Forbes. His podcast, The Productivityist Podcast, is a conversational podcast that has been downloaded over 5 million times since its inception and featured guests such as Seth Godin, Brian Tracy, Keith Ferrazzi, and Gretchen Rubin. Mike lives in Victoria, Canada with his wife, daughter, and son. You can connect with him via his website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Things We Mention In This Episode Website: Productivityist Free Resource: The Daily Driver Podcast: Productivityist Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen Newsletter - Message In a Bottle: Sign up for Christina’s weekly letter Apple podcast reviews and ratings are really important to help get the podcast in front of more people to uplift and inspire them too, which is the ultimate goal. Thank you!

1hr 1min

16 Feb 2021

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Episode 4: Leadership, Productivity, and Collaboration With Mike Vardy

Conversations About Collaboration

My friend and brother from another mother Mike Vardy joins me for an animated discussion. The productivity guru and overall smart dude talks about leadership, collaboration, and how tools like Slack, Asana, and Front alone don't solve our collaboration problems. Go Canada. 🇨🇦Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)

22mins

16 Nov 2020

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