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A podcast about personal productivity, getting more done with the time you have, avoiding procrastination, and being more efficient. We separate the hype from productivity tools and talk about ways to use your email and task list to become more productive.

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ProdCast: The Personal Productivity Podcast

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A podcast about personal productivity, getting more done with the time you have, avoiding procrastination, and being more efficient. We separate the hype from productivity tools and talk about ways to use your email and task list to become more productive.

Rank #1: ProdCast 21: Motivating yourself to write

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This episode is sponsored by Inogic.

In this episode of ProdCast, Matthew and Joel discuss writing--how to get started, what our writing processes are, and what tools we use.

Matthew recommends Scrivener, a great way to collect and organize your ideas and combine them into a document or blog post.

Joel shares a tip for rearranging big documents in Microsoft Word.

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Dec 07 2017
23 mins
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Rank #2: ProdCast 10: Overcoming Mental Blockers

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In this episode (sponsored by Kingswaysoft and AlexaCRM), we talk about mental blockers--tasks that you have on your to-do list that you don't want to do or have difficulty motivating yourself to do--how do you break through blockers and motivate yourself to get them done?

We also discuss "The psychological importance of wasting time." A balanced view of productivity doesn't mean a total elimination of time wasters--it means being intentional about your time, including your wasted time.

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Jun 28 2017
15 mins
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Rank #3: ProdCast 27: Productivity while traveling

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This episode is sponsored by Ingenius.

Flying can be frustrating, but if you plan for it, travel can also be a productive time. In this episode, Matthew and Joel share their favorite tips for productive travel.

  • Productive planning before the trip
  • Getting through security efficiently
  • Dealing with the challenges of finding a charge at the gate
  • Making your flights more productive
  • Avoiding forgetting personal items on the trip
  • Noise canceling headphones--are they worth it?

Got any questions or topic suggestions? Send us an email at mail@prodcast.show. Follow us on Twitter @prod_cast, and check the other podcasts in our network at CRM.Audio.

Feb 28 2018
19 mins
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Rank #4: ProdCast 14: Good Enough

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In this episode (sponsored by KingswaySoft and AlexaCRM) we talk about perfectionism. Howe do you know when something is good enough? How do we fight the urge to try to be perfect?

We also discuss one of the major modern distractions--app notifications. How can you tame the notification beast?

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Aug 16 2017
15 mins
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Rank #5: ProdCast 13: Kids and the power of a deadline

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In this episode (sponsored by KingswaySoft and AlexaCRM) we ask the question “is having kids the ultimate productivity hack?” It comes down to the power of deadlines–whether you have kids or not, one trick to becoming more productive is to give yourself deadlines for your goals.

In that’s not productive, we talk about listening to podcasts in “chipmunk mode.” Is that productive?

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Aug 16 2017
15 mins
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Rank #6: ProdCast 11: Mobile vs PC email

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In this episode, we discuss email and calendar apps for computer and mobile--which is the most productive experience? 

We also talk mobile calendar woes--why can't we find one calendar app to rule them all? And have you ever taken a fake-cation? Why that might be a call for help.

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Jul 12 2017
13 mins
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Rank #7: ProdCast 19: Meetings you should have with yourself

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This weeks episode (sponsored by KingswaySoft) covers meetings you should have with yourself. Too often we let our schedules get dictated by others, it is important that we schedule focused time for specific purposes. We discuss what types of meetings you should have with yourself each week.

In "that's not productive," we discuss our workspaces, and what music, lighting, and desks accessories we use for optimal productivity.

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Nov 02 2017
21 mins
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Rank #8: ProdCast 26: Making Outlook more productive

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In this episode (sponsored by CRMUG/D365UG) we talk about Outlook and how to make it more productive. 

  • Quick access toolbar
  • Ribbon
  • Reading Pane
  • Theming
  • Folder Pane
  • Smart Folders

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Got any questions or topic suggestions? Send us an email at mail@prodcast.show. Follow us on Twitter @prod_cast, and check the other podcasts in our network at CRM.Audio.

Feb 14 2018
18 mins
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Rank #9: ProdCast 28: Coworking

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In this episode (sponsored by D365UG/CRMUG), Matthew talks about his experiences working from a coworking space--why he chose to use a coworking space, coworking etiquette, and if it has made him more productive.

Joel gives an update on his month-long experiment pausing his inbox, and some of the unexpected results.

Mar 15 2018
16 mins
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Rank #10: ProdCast 15: Procrastination vs. Patience

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This episode is sponsored by KingswaySoft. We revisit the topic of procrastination this week. When is it prudent to put things off, and how do you know if you should remove something from your list?

In "that's not productive," is it productive to catalog your collections?

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Sep 10 2017
15 mins
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Rank #11: ProdCast 31: Minimalism and book reading strategy

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This episode is sponsored by Ingenius.

Today on ProdCast Matthew and Joel talk about minimalism--what is it, and how can it help you be more productive? And not only in reducing unnecessary possessions, but also digital decluttering.

We also discuss strategies for reading books productively--how should you approach reading fiction vs. nonfiction, and what are some good nonfiction books we've read recently?

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This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Apr 25 2018
27 mins
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Rank #12: ProdCast 17: OneNote vs. Evernote

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In this episode (sponsored by KingswaySoft), Matthew C. Anderson and Joel Lindstrom discuss Evernote vs. Microsoft OneNote. While they may seem similar, there are differences between their approach to organization and how to optimally use them.

  • Which is better for work?
  • Which is better for personal notes?
  • Tagging and organization

We also ask “is taking a nap productive?” Whether you are a regular napper, or you don’t take naps, we hope you will enjoy this episode.

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Oct 30 2017
23 mins
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Rank #13: Becoming a better Microsoft Teams player

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In today's episode (brought to you by D365UG), Matthew and Joel talk about being more efficient with your browser sessions during demos and screenshares, and Microsoft Teams productivity--is Teams the new Trapper Keeper or the new flapper binder?

Chrome browser profiles Working with multiple demo personas and D365 accounts Controlling extension icons Tab management Microsoft Teams productivity The Team of me Organizing contacts Quickly start a chat Group meetings vs teams Copying and moving files between Teams and OneDrive Handle multiple networks more effectively Managing your teams list Using Flow to manage Teams

Mar 17 2019
37 mins
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Rank #14: ProdCast 25: New job productivity

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This episode is sponsored by KingswaySoft.

Matthew Anderson is starting a new role, so we talk about productivity when starting a new job. Career changes give you a chance to take a fresh start on your personal systems and structures.

  • Separating work and personal artifacts
  • OneNote organization
  • Personal contact management
  • Update on Microsoft To-Do

We also talk about daily routines and compare our morning and evening routines. Do you check your calendar and email when you get up in the morning?

Got any questions or topic suggestions? Send us an email at mail@prodcast.show. Follow us on Twitter @prod_cast, and check the other podcasts in our network at CRM.Audio.

Feb 13 2018
31 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 29: Asking for help

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Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is ask for help.

In this episode (sponsored by Maplytics by Inogic), Matthew and Joel discuss asking for as well as giving help.

  • When should you ask for help
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Where to find mentors and advisors
  • Reciprocity of giving help
  • Helping others in a helpful way
  • When someone asks for help and you don’t have time
  • Rules for productive calendaring
  • Optimal meeting duration

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Mar 29 2018
19 mins
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Rank #16: ProdCast 22: The Power of Finishing

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This episode is sponsored by Inogic.

It's the last ProdCast of 2017, and in the spirit of the end of the year we talk about the power of finishing things. How many books have you started reading but never finished? Do you have half-completed home improvement projects? Many people are enthusiastic starters and terrible finishers. We discuss the motivational value of tying up loose ends. 

We also revisit some of our recommendations from the past year and some of the best productivity books and podcasts that we have listened to this year.

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This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Dec 22 2017
25 mins
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Rank #17: ProdCast 16: Productivity Tools Update

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In this episode (sponsored by KingswaySoft), we talk about some new productivity tools.

Moment for IOS Focus – Screen Free Driving Quality Time for Android Passion Planner That’s not productive: Multitasking

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Sep 24 2017
20 mins
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Rank #18: ProdCast 18: The power of journaling

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In the latest episode of ProdCast (sponsored by Maplytics™ by Inogic), Matthew Anderson discusses how he developed the habit of journaling, and how it has helped him over the past decade. Topics discussed include:

  • Paper vs. digital
  • When to jornal
  • Work vs. personal jornaling
  • The benefits of handwriting
  • How to start journaling

This episode is a production of Dynamic Podcasts LLC. Subscribe to the  CRM Audio network of podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Oct 30 2017
16 mins
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Rank #19: ProdCast 12: Weekly Planning

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In this episode Matthew C Anderson and Joel Lindstrom discuss how to do a weekly self-evaluation planning session. How effectively are you meeting your goals?

Jul 25 2017
20 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 46: Breaking down goals and being intentional with technology

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In today's ProdCast (brought to you by KingswaySoft):

  • Breaking an audacious goal down into smaller pieces
  • Re-evaluating direction toward a goal
  • Deleting Facebook
  • Being more intentional with technology
  • Joel's strategy for managing personal online subscriptions

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Feb 22 2019
31 mins
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