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The Productivityist Podcast: Ideas and Tools for Personal Productivity | Time Management | Goals | Habits | Working Better

Mike Vardy: Productivity Strategist | Time Management Specialist | Creator of TimeCrafting

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Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a weekly show that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow...Show More
Emotional Time Management with Paula Mosher Wallace

59:03 | Aug 14th

On this episode of the podcast, I spend time chatting with Paula Mosher Wallace. We spoke about the emotional component that needs to get considered when you're trying to manage your time. It's something that Paula feels gets cast aside in a world dr...Show More
Understanding Ultralearning with Scott H. Young

37:44 | Aug 7th

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by fellow Canadian and author of the book *Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your Career *, Scott H. Young.
Productivity in Motion with Joel Heath

38:04 | Jul 31st

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Joel Heath. Joel is founder & CEO of FluidStance, the world's first work platform that elicits subtle movement where you are stuck working. His personal purpose is to move the world and FluidStance's pur...Show More
Breaking the Time Barrier with Mike McDerment

39:01 | Jul 24th

On this episode, I speak with Mike McDerment, the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks. FreshBooks is the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 year...Show More
Elevate Your Eight with Kris McPeak

36:30 | Jul 17th

On this episode, I spent time with Kris McPeak. Kris is the author of "Elevate Your 8: 21 Days to Prosperous Time Management" and the CEO of SilverPeak Development, an online career coaching community. During the day she also works at the foundation...Show More
Getting Video Done with Owen Video

55:52 | Jul 10th

On today’s episode, I spent time with Owen Video. Owen creates livestream and YouTube strategies for brands including show concept, talent, and marketing strategy. His clients' shows have been recognized as best in class – and with Owen they continue...Show More
Being a Late Bloomer with Rich Karlgaard

45:12 | Jul 3rd

On today’s episode, I spent time with Rich Karlgaard. Rich Karlgaard, author of Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement, is the publisher of Forbes magazine and is based in Silicon Valley. He is a lecturer, pil...Show More
5 Days with John Poelstra

1:11:50 | Jun 26th

On today’s episode, I spend time with John Poelstra on a different kind of episode. I actually walk through the elements of adding elements of TimeCrafting to his productivity workflow through a series of conversations over the course of a five day p...Show More
The Magic of Metabolic Profiling with Angelo Poli

1:17:20 | Jun 19th

On today’s episode, I spent time with Angelo Poli. Angelo Poli is an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. He’s the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based transformation engine. Using a process called “Metabolic Pr...Show More
Productive Fundraising with Chad Barger

40:55 | Jun 12th

On today’s episode, I spent time with Chad Barger. Chad Barger is a fundraising coach, productivity guru and vlogger. Chad teaches charities how to optimize their fundraising, so they can focus on changing the world. He is the founder and managing di...Show More
The Power of Virtual Accountability with Jeff McMahon

34:38 | Jun 5th

On today’s episode, I spent time with Jeff McMahon. Jeff is a virtual trainer who has trained online entrepreneurs like Amy Porterfield, Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, and many more. Jeff works to help business owners feel more confident, strong, and hea...Show More
How to Be Great at Your Job with Justin Kerr

35:30 | May 29th

On today’s episode, I spent time with Justin Kerr. Justin is a self-described efficiency monster, He is the author of the rogue corporate playbooks How to Write an Email and How to Be a Boss. He is also the mouthpiece of the MR CORPO podcast and has ...Show More
What Happy Successful People Do Differently with Marc and Angel Chernoff

39:30 | May 22nd

On today’s episode, I spent time again with Marc and Angel Chernoff. Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as...Show More
Living a Conscious Life with Bob Rosen

37:00 | May 15th

On today’s episode, I spent time with Bob Rosen. Bob is the founder and CEO of Healthy Companies and is a trusted global CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of eight books. His latest book...Show More
The Art of Noticing with Rob Walker

37:18 | May 8th

On today’s episode, I spend time chatting with Rob Walker. Rob Walker is a journalist covering design, technology, business, the arts, and other subjects. He writes the Human Resource column for Lifehacker, and has contributed to The New York Times, ...Show More
Exploring The Productivity Paradox with Tonya Dalton

45:33 | May 1st

On today’s episode, I spent time speaking with Tonya Dalton. Tonya Dalton started her first business in 2009 working out of her home juggling two small kids. By 2011, she had grown the business to the point where her husband could leave corporate Ame...Show More
What Sports Can Teach Us About Greatness with Don Yaeger

44:52 | Apr 24th

On today’s episode, I spend time with Don Yaeger. Don is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, eleven-time New York Times best-selling author, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. He has fashioned a career as o...Show More
How to UnLearn with Humble The Poet

34:37 | Apr 17th

On today’s episode, I spend time with Humble the Poet. Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist with an aura that embodies the diversity and resiliency of one of the world’s most unique cities. With tattoos, beard, hea...Show More
Free to Focus with Michael Hyatt

55:07 | Apr 10th

On today’s episode, I spend time with Michael Hyatt. Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events, workshops, and digital and physical planning tools. In his...Show More
Keep Going with Austin Kleon

35:46 | Apr 3rd

On this episode I spend time with Austin Kleon. Austin is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work! His next book is Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Ti...Show More
What Great Leaders Possess with Kevin Kruse

39:10 | Mar 27th

On today's podcast episode, I spend time with Kevin Kruse once again. Kevin is the Founder and CEO of LEADx (leadx.org), an AI startup that created “Coach Amanda”, the world’s first executive coach built with IBM Watson. LEADx has the mission to spar...Show More
Achieving Work-Life Balance with Clayton Morris

38:07 | Mar 20th

On today's podcast episode, I spend time with Clayton Morris. Clayton Morris is a former FOX News Anchor who left the #1 cable news show in the world after achieving financial freedom through his real estate company, Morris Invest. He now devotes him...Show More
Big Ideas with John Lamerton

33:47 | Mar 13th

This time around on the podcast, I spend time with John Lamerton. John is a self-described "lazy entrepreneur" and investor. He balances running an ambitious lifestyle business with raising two young children. A former “hustler”, he now earns more mo...Show More
Bolder with Carl Honoré

30:50 | Mar 6th

I haven’t talked to Carl Honoré for some time so it was a real treat when he joined me on this episode of The Productivityist Podcast. Carl is the author of such books as "In Praise of Slow" and "The Slow Fix", and his TEDx Talk on slowness has been ...Show More
Consider This: Maybe It’s You with Lauren Zander

41:47 | Feb 27th

On this week’s episode, I am joined by Lauren Zander. Lauren is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private clients including couples, entrepreneurs, politicians, Emmy, Peabody, Gra...Show More
Being Called to Change with Dale Halaway

40:58 | Feb 20th

Dale Halaway is the guest on this episode of the podcast. He has been influencing the lives and careers of thousands for almost forty years and is a leader in the movement for awakening and change.
Introducing One Plus One

12:09 | Feb 19th

Sometimes a podcast comes along that piques my interest. Today I want to share with you a brand new one that I'm really looking forward to - and more than happy to recommend to you as well.
Crafting Conscious Communications with Mary Shores

39:02 | Feb 13th

I'm excited to be joined by Mary Shores this week, the bestselling author of Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life. Mary is an author, speaker, and ent...Show More
Exploring Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport

46:47 | Feb 6th

On this episode, Cal Newport joins me to talk about his latest book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. He is a computer science professor at Georgetown University and is a self-professed blogging nerd. He is also the autho...Show More
Tailoring Tools for Thinkers with Joey Cofone

39:33 | Jan 30th

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Joey Cofone, the co-founder and CEO of Baron Fig, joins the show. Baron Fig is a company that started as a Kickstarter project which has evolved into a brand that designs and offers inspiring products t...Show More
Why You Need Atomic Habits with James Clear

46:03 | Jan 23rd

This week on the podcast, I speak with James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. James is an expert on habit formation who offers not only theories backed by science, but also practical ...Show More
How to Build a Company of One with Paul Jarvis

44:48 | Jan 16th

On this episode I speak with my good friend and author of Company of One, Paul Jarvis. I've known Paul for years and am elated to finally have him appear on the show to talk about staying small and how to build a company of one.
Going from Employee to Entrepreneur with Steve Glaveski

31:10 | Jan 9th

On this episode of the show, my guest is Steve Glaveski. Steve is an entrepreneur, author, and podcast host whose mission is to unlock the latent potential of organizations and their people so that they can create more impact for humanity and ultimat...Show More
How to #CHILL with Bryan E. Robinson

34:16 | Jan 2nd

My guest for this episode is Dr. Bryan E. Robinson, author of the book #CHILL: Turn Off Your Job and Turn on Your Life. He is a licensed psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He currently has a blog ...Show More
The One Percent Better Project with Joe Ferraro

49:25 | Dec 26th, 2018

On this episode of the show, I speak with Joe Ferraro. Joe is the man behind The One Percent Better Project and is a teacher and podcast host who helps to dissect the mindset, language, and behavior of daily improvement across the worlds of business,...Show More
How to Fight a Hydra with Josh Kaufman

36:28 | Dec 19th, 2018

I'm joined this time around by Josh Kaufman, the author of three bestselling books – including his latest effort "How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be." Josh’s research focuses on bu...Show More
Recommended Listening: Safe for Work

04:06 | Dec 17th, 2018

Every once in a while I find a podcast that piques my interest because it is either related to my own work or is just a fun listen. This podcast offers both of these things. Check out a quick teaser of Safe for Work, a podcast brought to you by Wonde...Show More
The Serving Mindset with Farnoosh Brock

56:17 | Dec 13th, 2018

On this episode, after years of crossing paths both online and offline, I speak with Farnoosh Brock. Farnoosh went from electrical engineer and rising leader at corporate to business coach and entrepreneur. She shows businesses the mindset of serving...Show More
Becoming Better Everyday with Brett Pinegar

31:51 | Dec 5th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Brett Pinegar. Brett is the founder of the X Group, where he helps individuals and teams multiply their effectiveness by adopting the techniques and mindsets great leaders use.
How to STRIVE with Scott Amyx

34:51 | Nov 28th, 2018

Scott Amyx joins me on this episode of the podcast. Scott is the author of Strive: How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success, which has been endorsed by Tony Robbins, Forbes, Singularity University, Tribeca Film Festival and other infl...Show More
Building The Best Planner Ever with Jennifer Dawn

36:49 | Nov 21st, 2018

I welcome Jennifer Dawn, creator of the Best Planner Ever, to the podcast this time around. Jennifer is a serial entrepreneur who has grown two multi-million dollar businesses and serves high-achieving entrepreneurs through private business coaching ...Show More
Back to Human with Dan Schawbel

32:40 | Nov 14th, 2018

On this episode of the show, I speak with New York Times best-selling author Dan Schawbel. Dan is the author of Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation and the host of the 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel podcast. He's...Show More
Running Down a Dream with Tim Grahl

48:00 | Nov 7th, 2018

Tim Grahl joins me on this episode of the podcast to talk about his latest book (and most personal one to date), Running Down a Dream: Your Road Map To Winning Creative Battles.
The Role of Tech in Productivity with Jay Miller

25:51 | Oct 31st, 2018

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I speak with Jay Miller of Productivity in Tech. I’ve known Jay for a few years now and it was a pleasure to have him in my studio to talk about productivity, technology, and the intersection between th...Show More
The Bullet Journal Method with Ryder Carroll

38:51 | Oct 24th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to hear the story of how one of the most popular productivity methodologies came to be? Then you'll enjoy this episode as I'm joined by the creator of the incredibly popular Bullet Journal, Ryder Carroll. Ryder is also the author...Show More
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky

41:24 | Oct 17th, 2018

On this episode of the show, I speak with Andy Molinksy. Andy is a professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior at Brandeis University, an author of two business books - Global Dexterity and Reach and a columnist at HBR, Psycholo...Show More
Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey

31:39 | Oct 11th, 2018

On this episode I speak with fellow Canadian and productivity expert Chris Bailey. Chris Bailey is the international bestselling author of The Productivity Project and Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction. Chris writes abou...Show More
Beating Back Burnout with Clark Gaither

30:05 | Oct 3rd, 2018

If you’ve ever faced burnout, then this discussion I have with Dr. Clark Gaither is definitely for you. Dr. Gaither is a family physician, author, speaker, blogger, corporate consultant, personal life coach, and an expert on Job Related Burnout. His...Show More
Act On It with Erin Acton

25:23 | Sep 27th, 2018

On this episode I chat with Erin Acton, someone that I’ve known for a few years since we’re both based in Victoria, BC. Erin spends her time providing coaching in groups and in one-on-one settings, which allows her to nurture her passion – supporting...Show More
Beyond Evernote with Chris O'Neill

41:14 | Aug 8th, 2018

I'm pleased to welcome Chris O'Neill on this episode of the podcast. Chris is the CEO of Evernote and I spoke with him over the course of the show about the past, present, and future of Evernote.
The Art of Decision-Making with Matt Bodnar

28:57 | Aug 1st, 2018

Matt Bodnar joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss what goes into the art of making decisions. Failing to decide or having too much to decide upon can be a pain point in personal productivity so I am happy to have Matt on the show to dig ...Show More
Vices and Virtues with KC Procter

43:26 | Jul 25th, 2018

On this episode I'm joined by KC Procter of Fit Dad Life. KC is a good friend and since he's a dad like me (albeit with a few more kids) I wanted to talk to him about fitness and health and how they relate to personal productivity.
Filling Your Cup with Judy Machado-Duque

22:01 | Jul 19th, 2018

Judy Machado-Duque joins me on this episode of the podcast. Judy is known as the "Productivity Goddess" and is a fellow Canadian so we had plenty to talk about during our time together, including her planner the Life Purpose Playbook.
Getting Things Done for Teens with Mike Williams

30:06 | Jul 12th, 2018

On this episode of the show, I speak with Mike Williams. Mike is the co-author of the book Getting Things Done for Teens and the former CEO of The David Allen Company. I actually had my teenage daughter help me out with this episode, so if you've got...Show More
The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen

36:39 | Jul 4th, 2018

David Allen joins me on this episode of the podcast to dive deeper into the Getting Things Done methodology. The meat of our conversation gets into how it has evolved over the years since it first was introduced in 2001.
Off the Clock with Laura Vanderkam

33:06 | Jun 28th, 2018

This week on the Productivityist Podcast, I am joined by speaker and author Laura Vanderkam. Her latest book titled Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Things Done came out last May. We talk about people's different perception of time, p...Show More
Willpower Doesn't Work with Benjamin Hardy

42:49 | Jun 20th, 2018

This week on the Productivityist Podcast, I am joined by Benjamin Hardy. Benjamin has been the #1 writer on Medium.com since 2016 and has organically grown his email list from 0-300,000+ subscribers in 2 years through his writings about self-improvem...Show More
The Direct Line Between Happiness and Productivity with Will Henshall

1:02:13 | Jun 13th, 2018

On this episode – a milestone as we mark the 200th(!) episode of The Productivityist Podcast – my guest is Will Henshall, CEO and founder of Focus@Will.
Create Good Mornings with Craig Kulyk

37:00 | Jun 6th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Craig Kulyk. Craig writes about how to customize your morning to build better habits and be more productive.
The Competitive Advantage with Austin Church

34:45 | May 30th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Austin L. Church. Austin is the author of children’s books and a consultant who loves helping people build businesses around the work that doesn't feel like work to them.
Getting Back to Happy with Marc and Angel Chernoff

35:56 | May 23rd, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Marc and Angel Chernoff. Marc and Angel are the authors of the new book Getting Back To Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality and Turn Your Trials Into Triumphs. We spoke about happiness, overco...Show More
Morning Routines with Benjamin Spall

22:03 | May 16th, 2018

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I speak with Benjamin Spall. Benjamin is the co-author of My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, and the founding editor of the blog of the same name.
All Things Productive with Carl Pullein

28:12 | May 9th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Carl Pullein: a personal productivity specialist, presenter and author of Your Digital Life and Working With Todoist.
Purpose Mapping with Craig Filek

24:06 | May 2nd, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Craig Filek. Craig is Executive Director of the Purpose Genome Institute and the creator of Purpose Mapping. He helps high-achievers realize their full potential by clarifying their purpose, aligning with ...Show More
The Workcation Weekend with Holly Worton

22:55 | Apr 25th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Holly Worton. Holly helps entrepreneurs dissolve their blocks and limiting beliefs around money and success.
The Link Between Personal and Professional Productivity with Mark Lavercombe

25:35 | Apr 18th, 2018

It's time for another podcast episode and this week, I am joined by Dr. Mark Lavercombe - a respiratory and sleep medicine physician from Melbourne, Australia. He is also a senior lecturer at The University of Melbourne and writes about productivity,...Show More
Designing Your Mindset with Andy Murphy

27:14 | Apr 11th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast I spoke with Andy Murphy, the founder of Mindset by Design. Andy has helped world champion athletes, multi-millionaire entrepreneurs, Hollywood producers and actors, and even royalty design their mindsets.
Reading People with Anne Bogel

30:31 | Apr 4th, 2018

This week's guest is Anne Bogel. Anne is a podcaster, blogger, and author. She is also known as a tastemaker through her popular book lists and reading guides. Recently, Anne wrote a new book titled Reading People: How Seeing The World Through The Le...Show More
Possess Your Success with Andrew McDonald

31:41 | Mar 28th, 2018

Our guest this week is Andrew McDonald. Andrew is a self-made speaker, author, and coach whose passion is to leave the world better than he found it. Tune in as we spoke about imposter syndrome, navigating through negative situations, getting unstuck...Show More
Declutter Your Way to Success with Terri Savelle Foy

25:15 | Mar 21st, 2018

Today’s guest is Terri Savelle Foy. Terri is a motivational speaker, Youtuber and cheerleader of dreams. We spoke about how your environment affects your mindset, why it is important to define your definition of organization and how you can maintain ...Show More
More Fun in Done with Marli Williams

32:12 | Mar 14th, 2018

Today’s guest is Marli Williams. Marli is a speaker, activation coach, purpose finder and inspiration generator. Her mission in life is to inspire and empower people to go from stuck to STOKED!
What Motivates Getting Things Done with Mary Lamia

26:13 | Mar 7th, 2018

Today’s guest is Dr. Mary Lamia - a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and the author of the new book We spoke about why it is important to have ways to create absolute deadlines, the role emotions have in personal productivity, the nature of distr...Show More
The Free-Time Formula with Jeff Sanders

29:04 | Feb 28th, 2018

Our guest this week is Jeff Sanders: a keynote speaker, founder of the Rocking Productivity Academy and the author of the new book The Free Time Formula. In this episode, we spoke about health-centered productivity, being intentional with your time, ...Show More
Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

32:18 | Feb 21st, 2018

This week on the podcast, Chris Ducker joins me for another value-packed episode! Chris is a serial entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and the founder of Youpreneur.com. He just released a new book titled Rise of The Youpreneur which I truly bel...Show More
Riskology with Tyler Tervooren

25:48 | Feb 14th, 2018

Tyler Tervooren joins me for a new episode at the Productivityist Podcast! Tyler is a serial entrepreneur, the founder of Riskology, former co-producer of the World Domination Summit - an annual event for free-thinkers and non-conformists, and has co...Show More
Magnetic Memorization with Dr. Anthony Metivier

26:57 | Feb 7th, 2018

This episode of The Productivityist Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health-conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/vardy to ...Show More
The View from the Top with Aaron Walker

27:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

In today's podcast I spoke with Aaron Walker. He spends the majority of his time helping men grow in success and significance as President and Founder of View From The Top, a premier life and business coaching resource.
Goat-ing Things Done with PJ Jonas

26:28 | Jan 17th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by PJ Jonas of Goat Milk Stuff. PJ is a wife, homeschooling parent, farmer and also a business owner. She accomplishes a lot of things, so I was very excited to talk with her.
The Year of Less with Cait Flanders

39:46 | Jan 10th, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by my friend Cait Flanders. Cait is the author of The Year of Less, and we spend the majority of our conversation diving deep into how you can become more self-aware through setting rules.
The Four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin

35:14 | Jan 3rd, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Gretchen Rubin, the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both i...Show More
Declutter Your Data with Angela Crocker

26:43 | Dec 27th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by my friend Angela Crocker. Angela is the author of The Content Planner and Declutter Your Data and we spend the majority of our conversation diving deep into digital decluttering strategies.
Soulful Simplicity with Courtney Carver

38:26 | Dec 20th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by My friend Courtney Carver, the person behind Be More with Less and author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More.
The Pursuit of Time and Money with Dr. Sharon Spano

31:26 | Dec 13th, 2017

Joining me this week on the podcast is Sharon Spano, radio host of WorkSmart Live and author of The Pursuit of Time and Money: Step Into Radical Abundance and Discover the Secret to a Meaningful Prosperous Life.
Staying Simple with Justin Shelby

27:36 | Dec 6th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast I speak with Justin Shelby, founder of Artichoke. Justin has held leadership positions in Fortune 500, growth stage, and startup companies in addition to have launched over 100 products in 16 countries. He has also prev...Show More
Man Up with Bedros Keuilian

27:22 | Nov 29th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Bedros Keullian. An immigrant from a communist country turned hugely successful entrepreneur. Bedros uses the stage, TV and social media platforms to share his personal Immigrant Edge and American Dream stor...Show More
Break the Twitch with Anthony Ongaro

25:32 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Joining me this week on the podcast is Anthony Ongaro, creator of Break the Twitch and author of the book Break The Twitch: A Practical Guide to Minimalism and Intentional Living.
Being Adaptive with Karim Bishay

27:28 | Nov 15th, 2017

Karim Bishay helps companies become insanely efficient. His purpose at Living Orgs is to empower organizations towards a clear, agile structure and stronger purpose. He is an industry leading consultant in the areas of Holacracy and building Adaptive...Show More
Behind the Scenes with Dexter Guff and Peter Oldring

37:26 | Nov 8th, 2017

On this episode of the show, I am delighted to have two guests join me. First up is thought leader and podcast host Dexter Guff, host of Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too) and following his appearance I speak with his alter ego, com...Show More
Fit Matters with Moe Carrick

31:40 | Nov 1st, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Moe Carrick. She is the founder of Moementum Inc., and she loves to help leaders transform themselves and their companies. Her book, Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job, with Maven House Press, was released M...Show More
Meetings and Momentum with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

27:06 | Oct 25th, 2017

I welcome Mamie Kanfer Stewart to the show on this episode. She is CEO and founder of Meeteor, a venture that helps teams build their capabilities for effective collaboration and productive meetings. Mamie is driven to help others optimize their time...Show More
Standing Up with Rob Jacobs

35:22 | Oct 18th, 2017

On this episode of the show, I speak with Rob Jacobs. Rob is a leader in the walking for health movement and the co-founder of Unsit - a company that created the first ever treadmill you can use under your standing desk at work.
The Art of Taking Action with Gregg Krech

31:29 | Oct 11th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Gregg Krech to the program. Gregg is one of the leading experts on Japanese Psychology in the U.S. He is the author of 5 books including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, which has b...Show More
Faster Than Normal with Peter Shankman

30:33 | Oct 4th, 2017

Peter Shankman joins me on this episode of the podcast. Peter is the founder of Help A Reporter Out and the author of the new book Faster Than Normal.
Finding Focus with Shawn Blanc

28:41 | Sep 25th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast I speak with my good friend, productivity expert, and creator of The Focus Course, Shawn Blanc.
Finish with Jon Acuff

33:10 | Sep 18th, 2017

My guest this week is Jon Acuff – a New York Times bestselling author of six books with his most recent, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. Jon helps some of the world’s biggest brands tell their story and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, Good Day...Show More
Overlap with Sean McCabe

41:04 | Sep 11th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Sean McCabe of the Seanwes.com. Sean is an entrepreneur, a hand lettering artist, and the guy behind the Seanwes community which connects hundreds of like-minded creatives all over the world.
Relative Productivity with Joanne Ling & Tracey Fry

31:05 | Sep 4th, 2017

I welcome Joanne Ling and Tracey Fry from Sister Mixin’ to the show this time around. I met these two sisters at Chris Drucker’s Tropical Think Tank in March 2017 and we had a great time learning and spending time with a ton of like-minded people ove...Show More
Szen Zone with Gary Szenderski

30:59 | Aug 28th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Gary Szenderski. Gary is the author of the book Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change and I wanted to dive into the idea of what “Szen” is why he is so fascinated with change.
Worth It with Amanda Steinberg

34:00 | Aug 21st, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Amanda Steinberg. Amanda launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance and the Daily Worth website has made Forbes’s 100 Best Websites for Women three...Show More
Get That Job with Angela Copeland

21:18 | Aug 14th, 2017

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast I welcome guest Angela Copeland. Angela is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and a...Show More
OmniFocus and Other Things with Joe Buhlig

30:46 | Aug 7th, 2017

Joe Buhlig and I sit down this week to talk about an app that he uses extensively: OmniFocus. But we don't stop there.
Cause and Connection with James Eder

24:40 | Jul 24th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by James Eder, the founder of a new social app called Causr. James shares insights about connecting with others and the role social interaction plays in our lives.
Farsighted Focus with Eliot Wagonheim

26:35 | Jul 17th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Eliot Wagonheim, a lawyer and the author of Fire, Aim…Ready: Management. We talk about partnerships, setting boundaries, and even touch on how improvisation can help you in your business.
Fearless and Free with Wendy Sachs

27:20 | Jul 10th, 2017

This week Emmy-award winning TV news producer, speaker, and author of the book Fearless and Free, Wendy Sachs joins me at the Productivityist Podcast. Wendy has also worked as a Capitol Hill press secretary, public relations executive, CNN contributo...Show More
Positively Speaking with Dan Lerner and Alan Schlechter

43:00 | Jul 3rd, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter. Daniel Lerner is a clinical instructor at NYU and has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he serves on the teaching staf...Show More
Abundant Productivity with Damion Lupo

21:53 | Jun 26th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Damion Lupo, a financial mentor and co-author of Reinvented Life. Wherever you are right now, I think this discussion will offer you some helpful advice and practical tips you can use today.
Sleep Smarter with Shawn Stevenson

34:22 | Jun 19th, 2017

I met Shawn Stevenson at Tropical Think Tank in February of 2017 and his talk was phenomenal. We had a few exchanges while we were there but I wanted to have him on the show to dive deeper into some of his work.
Tackling Transition with Shawn Razek

29:37 | Jun 12th, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by engineer by day, aspiring productivity hacker, and co-founder of to-do list app Vista List, Shawn Razek.
Real Artists Don't Starve with Jeff Goins

46:11 | Jun 5th, 2017

Jeff Goins is out to prove that real artists don't have to starve. In fact, he is out to prove that they can thrive in his latest book Real Artists Don't Starve.
The Daily Plan Bar with Mike Rohde

29:32 | May 29th, 2017

For this episode, I went out and pursued hard so I can chat with Sketchnote creator, Mike Rohde. Mike is a sketchnoter, designer, illustrator, self-professed techy, author and speaker who is fond of simple yet impactful design solutions. A sample of ...Show More
Being with Toku McCree

24:40 | May 22nd, 2017

It has been a real treat with this episode's guest Toku McCree. Toku is a coach, teacher and the guy behind Unexecutive.com and Samurai Coaching Dojo.
Speaking with Passion with Corey Poirier

31:43 | May 15th, 2017

My guest on this episode is fellow Canadian Corey Poirier. Corey is a keynote speaker, sales professional, entrepreneur, and the host of Conversations with Passion Radio Show where he has interviewed over 4,000 Super-Achievers. He has been featured ...Show More
The Magic of Manifestation with Jen Mazer

27:41 | May 8th, 2017

Do you want to live in an apartment with a jacuzzi in Manhattan – for free? Jen Mazer did that for 10 years, and so much more – all through the power of manifestation. Jen Mazer a.k.a. the Queen of Manifestation is a transformational speaker and coac...Show More
The Problem with Productivity with Adam Quiney

27:33 | May 1st, 2017

Despite the two of us being based in Victoria, and within the same circle, I have only been able to touch base with Adam Quiney pretty recently. He is the kind of guy that I can talk to for hours, no beer needed. In his words, he is an “obsessive pe...Show More
The Power of Pursuit with Kelsey Humphreys

34:07 | Apr 24th, 2017

This episode’s guest is an amazing woman that I have been pursuing to get into the podcast for a while. She’s the host and producer of The Pursuit, a talk show and podcast where she interviews influencers and the who’s who of business. Kelsey Humphre...Show More
Making and Modifying with Justin Jackson

29:58 | Apr 17th, 2017

My guest today is Justin Jackson. He is a dad, husband, entrepreneur, coach, the founder of Megamaker, author of Jolt, the creator of Marketing for Developers and Tiny Marketing Wins, and overall serial maker. He aims to help people through the thing...Show More
Building an Empire with Stacy Tuschl

28:05 | Apr 10th, 2017

For this episode, my guest is Stacy Tuschl of She’s Building Her Empire. Stacy is a business owner, philanthropist, in-demand speaker and business coach, author, wife, and mother. Her book Is Your Business Worth Saving? is a #1 International Bestsell...Show More
The Staying Power of Sketchnotes with Deborah LeFrank

31:57 | Apr 3rd, 2017

A landscape architect, entrepreneur, graphic journalist and memory collector, Deborah LeFrank uses pens and paper to capture stories from daily life by creating sketch-notes or visual stories which help her remember things and memories. I've known he...Show More
Zen and The Art of Work with Kourosh Dini

31:30 | Mar 27th, 2017

My guest for this episode is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, writer, musician, and author – Kourosh Dini. Some of the books he’s written and courses he taught include Zen & The Art of Work, Creating Flow with OmniFocus, and Workflow Mastery.
The Inner Game of Productivity with Alan Brown

33:45 | Mar 20th, 2017

I would like to introduce you all to Alan Brown – he is a productivity coach, brain hacker, host of Crusher TV, and a best-selling author of the book Zen and the Art of Productivity – and he is my guest on this episode. In a nutshell, Alan helps peop...Show More
The Productive Kitchen with Allison Schaaf

32:27 | Mar 13th, 2017

On this episode, my guest is Allison Schaaf. She is a food, nutrition and culinary expert, and the founder of meal-planning website PrepDish, which offers gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo meal plans. PrepDish aims to save people time preparing and c...Show More
Automating, Growing, and Selling with Joshua Latimer

32:46 | Mar 6th, 2017

On this episode, my guest is Joshua Latimer – the man behind SendJim and AutomateGrowSell – both are initiatives that aid small local service businesses to get better in their niche.
Say Hello to David Knapp-Fisher

35:00 | Feb 27th, 2017

My guest on this episode is one of my good friends, David Knapp-Fisher. We met at the World Domination Summit where we found out that we live 4 blocks apart, and have been constantly connecting ever since.
Controlling the Clutter with Claire Tompkins

49:35 | Feb 20th, 2017

This episode's guest is Claire Tompkins (a.k.a. the Clutter Coach). Claire works with clients to organize and declutter their homes and offices, to manage their time and get things done better. She works with artists, writers, entrepreneurs and more ...Show More
Giving and Growing with Philip McKernan

36:06 | Feb 13th, 2017

My guest for this week’s episode is Philip McKernan. He is an inspirational speaker, philosopher, writer, and filmmaker who works with entrepreneurs and leaders to live a life that benefits all aspects of their lives. One of the most impactful episod...Show More
The Mikes on Mics 5 Year Anniversary Show with Michael Schechter

24:56 | Feb 6th, 2017

It’s been 5 YEARS since my very first podcast recording with Michael Schechter. I thought it would be fitting to bring him back today, as we catch up on what happened since we stopped recording podcasts together roughly 2 years ago.
Alignment and Automation with Mridu Parikh

26:21 | Jan 30th, 2017

Joining me on this episode is Mridu Parikh - the woman behind Life is Organized. Mridu is a productivity coach, business strategist, speaker and trainer. She made it her goal to help individuals get clear on their priorities through effective time ma...Show More
Fostering Your Inner Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

29:00 | Jan 23rd, 2017

The guest on this episode of The Productivityist Podcast is my good friend Chris Ducker, whom I will be joining at the Tropical Think Tank event happening this coming March.
The Sunday Basket with Lisa Woodruff

26:14 | Jan 16th, 2017

My guest on this episode is Lisa Woodruff, a professional organizer, productivity specialist and author of the book The Mindset of Organization: Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time. She coaches people to organize their households and their lives...Show More
A Focus on Flourishing with Charlie Gilkey

36:54 | Jan 9th, 2017

This episode's guest is a long-time friend whom Mike met at the World Domination Summit. He is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a best-selling author, the host of the Creative Giant podcast, and a productivity expert: Charlie Gilkey.
The Well Life with Briana Borten

36:09 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Anytime is a good time to establish a "well life", and it just so happened that we’re starting 2017 with a means to help you do just that. On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, my guest is Briana Borten. She is a peace engineer and wellness...Show More
Demystifying Evernote with Charles Byrd

27:27 | Dec 26th, 2016

This week on The Productivityist Podcast we zero in on Evernote with a guest who knows the ins and outs of the app. Charles Byrd will be talking Evernote with Mike with the goal of helping anyone get started and familiarize themselves with Evernote. ...Show More
A Closer Look at Automation with Wade Foster

30:26 | Dec 19th, 2016

On this week’s episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike will be chatting with Wade Foster. Wade is the co-founder and CEO of the automation platform Zapier, which helps people automate their work by allowing connections between various apps.
Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan

31:08 | Dec 12th, 2016

We’re "broadcasting happiness" on this episode of The Productivityist Podcast with Mike Vardy and his guest Michelle Gielan, the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness.
Fostering Creative Focus with Shawn Blanc

41:07 | Dec 5th, 2016

Shawn Blanc is back on the Productivityist Podcast with Mike Vardy. This week, Mike and Shawn will be diving into the subject of creative focus. A father of three, Shawn has a passion for creative focus and productivity, regularly writing about these...Show More
Beyond the E-Myth with Michael E. Gerber

26:38 | Nov 28th, 2016

Michael E. Gerber, founder of Michael E. Gerber companies and author of The E-Myth books is this week's featured guest and he discusses some of the main concepts of his latest book, Beyond the E-Myth.
Picking the Low Hanging Fruit with James Sudakow

26:46 | Nov 21st, 2016

James Sudakow, author of the book Picking the Low Hanging Fruit, is this episode’s guest and Mike and he talked about the language people use in the corporate world.
The Power of Journaling with Zachary Sexton

32:32 | Nov 14th, 2016

The guest for this week's podcast episode is Zachary Sexton (formerly of Asian Efficiency) whom together with host Mike Vardy discusses the science and art of journaling as a productivity practice. Listen as Zack shares his insights on journaling, a...Show More
Paperless Productivity with Brooks Duncan

37:37 | Nov 7th, 2016

Brooks Duncan from DocumentSnap (a.k.a. The Paperless Guy) is this week’s guest on The Productivityist Podcast where both he and host Mike Vardy talked about the idea of backing up and going paperless.
Sound Speaking with Grant Baldwin

30:11 | Oct 31st, 2016

On this episode, Mike Vardy’s guest is Grant Baldwin, who returns to The Productivityist Podcast. Grant is a speaker, blogger, podcaster, and founder of The Speaker Lab – where he helps people (specifically speakers) become more effective in their cr...Show More
The Power of When with Dr. Michael Breus

31:59 | Oct 24th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with "The Sleep Doctor" and author of The Power of When, Dr. Michael Breus. They discuss the ties between chronotypes and productivity, what The Sleep Doctor's chronotype is, how leveraging when you do some...Show More
ProTECHtivity with Steve Dotto

33:06 | Oct 19th, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast Mike welcomes his good friend Steve Dotto to the show. Steve's made a name for himself on two separate occasions – first as a nationally-recognized television personality in Canada and now as a globally-...Show More
The Making of The Productivityist Playbook

26:11 | Oct 10th, 2016

In this episode of the podcast Mike talks about the making of The Productivityist Playbook, diving into the creative and tactical processes he used – as well as mistakes made – during the creation of this product.
Progress with Erik Fisher

37:03 | Oct 3rd, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with his good friend Erik Fisher in the second part of a cross-podcast conversation started on his podcast Beyond the To-Do List. They talk about overwhelm, prioritization, what productivity...Show More
Crafting Clear Systems with Marina Darlow

31:58 | Sep 26th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Marina Darlow. Marina is a systems' expert, and a productivity geek. She sees her job as helping impact-driven entrepreneurs get 10-20 more productive hours a week, stop leaking money, and prevent stre...Show More
The Coaching Habit with Michael Bungay Stanier

35:31 | Sep 20th, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast Mike speaks with the author of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier. They talk about deep work, simplicity, elegance, the questions you can ask to help you get more out coaching, and much more.
The Perfect Day with Craig Ballantyne

34:16 | Sep 12th, 2016

This episode Mike is joined by Craig Ballantyne of Early to Rise. Craig is the creator of The Perfect Day Formula and during our discussion they chat about Craig's thoughts on Stoicism, how the mind is the real gateway (or barrier) to establishing be...Show More
Whole Life Fitness with Dai Manuel

29:08 | Sep 7th, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast Mike speaks with Dai Manuel. Dai is the author of The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto and during this episode Mike and Dai talk about the relationship between health, wellness, and productivity and what Dai...Show More
Framing Your Mind with Kim Ades

33:43 | Aug 29th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Kim Ades. Kim is the founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and Mike and her talk about coaching – her philosophy behind the practice, what she focuses on with her clients, and more. they also dive into min...Show More
Managing Millennials (and More) with Lee Caraher

33:47 | Aug 22nd, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Lee Caraher. Lee's a CEO, an author, and an acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems.
1-800-GOT-PRODUCTIVITY with Brian Scudamore

22:41 | Aug 18th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast Mike speaks with Brian Scudamore, the founder and CEO of O2E Brands. O2E Brands is the banner company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. Starting with one truck and a great idea, Bria...Show More
Going One Year No Beer with Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns

42:47 | Aug 8th, 2016

In this episode of the podcast, Mike not only talks with Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns of One Year No Beer but he also take on one of their challenges.
Order and Organization with Rashelle Isip

31:16 | Aug 1st, 2016

On this episode of the podcast Mike is joined by Rashelle Isip of The Order Expert. Rashelle is a consultant, author, and founder of TheOrderExpert.com, a blog featuring organization, time management and productivity tips, ideas and inspiration to he...Show More
Being Unmistakable (Again) with Srinivas Rao

29:25 | Jul 26th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike chats with his friend Srinivas Rao. Srini is the author of the book Unmistakable: Why Only is Better Than Best and the founder and CEO of Unmistakable Creative. They talk about his book (which Mike says he's dog-e...Show More
Getting Optimized with Stephan Spencer

29:11 | Jul 18th, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with Stephan Spencer. Stephan is a man of many talents and projects, including hosting The Optimized Geek and writing the book The Art of SEO.
Learning to Commit with Avrum Nadigel

21:52 | Jul 11th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast Mike chats with Avrum Nadigel. Avrum is an author and relationship therapist. He co-produces "It's the anxiety, stupid!” - a podcast about relationship angst, and draws a comic about intimacy called “Ball and Change”. H...Show More
The Big 100

42:42 | Jul 4th, 2016

On this, the 100th episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike chats with producer John Poelstra about the evolution of the podcast since it started nearly two years ago.
Being Truly Productive with Michael Dolan

41:32 | Jun 27th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Michael Dolan. Michael is an executive coach who helps leaders get out of their own way by enabling them to develop and maintain higher levels of productivity, self-awareness and effectiveness so that ...Show More
Distractions & Disruptions with Dave Nevogt

35:57 | Jun 21st, 2016

On the episode this week, Mike speaks with Dave Nevogt. Dave is the co-founder of Hubstaff and Mike and Dave chat about what it's like to pivot from one entrepreneurial venture to another and how Dave is especially adept at eliminating distractions a...Show More
Hacking Corporate with Nick Snapp

30:06 | Jun 13th, 2016

On this episode Mike speaks with Nick Snapp, the host of The Make It Snappy Productivity Show and a productivity strategist who specializes on helping people "hack" Corporate.
Strategic Storytelling with Jordan Bower

35:20 | Jun 6th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Jordan Bower. They talk about the power of story, his approach to storytelling, and much more (including a mention of one of Mike's favourite storytellers, Steven Pressfield).
Good to Greatist with Derek Flanzraich

42:31 | May 30th, 2016

In this episode Mike speaks with Derek Flanzraich, the founder/CEO of Greatist. They talk about the idea of planning, time chunking, and many other things that allow them to push our intentions forward (and allow Derek to embody the term "greatist").
Priorities with Erik Fisher and Steve Dotto

52:46 | May 23rd, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, we're featuring the Productivity Powerhouse Panel Blab that Steve Dotto (DottoTech) and Erik Fisher (Beyond The To Do List) did with Mike on the topic of priorities.
Beating Burnout with Ben Fanning

27:43 | May 16th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Ben Fanning. Ben is a "burnout specialist," the author of The Quit Alternative.
Finding Your Signature Strengths with Scott Barlow

37:14 | May 9th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast Mike speaks with the founder of Happen To Your Career, Scott Barlow.
The More of Less with Joshua Becker

37:04 | May 2nd, 2016

This episode features Mike in conversation with Joshua Becker. Joshua is the man behind Becoming Minimalist and the author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own.
Productivity and Play with Kirsten Milliken

34:50 | Apr 25th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with clinical psychologist and certified ADHD Coach, Dr. Kirsten Milliken. She's the author of PlayDHD, a book that not only gives adults with ADHD permission to play – it encourages it!
Focusing on Memory with Brad Zupp

35:28 | Apr 18th, 2016

In this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with Brad Zupp. Brad is an entertaining motivational speaker and memory improvement expert from New York. Brad shows people how to supercharge their memories to improve many aspects of their...Show More
Productivity for Dummies with Ciara Conlon

34:22 | Apr 11th, 2016

In this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with fellow productivity strategist Ciara Conlon. Ciara is the author of Chaos to Control: A Practical Guide to Getting Things Done and Productivity for Dummies.
Making Better Meetings with John Poelstra

40:19 | Apr 4th, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with podcast producer and meeting facilitation expert John Poelstra about how you can go about making better meetings.
Getting Momentum with Jason and Jodi Womack

34:33 | Mar 29th, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with Jodi and Jason Womack. They are the wife and husband team behind Get Momentum, a coaching program designed to help people realize their full potential. They are also the co-authors of t...Show More
What Goes Into a Task App with Amir Salihefendic

41:19 | Mar 21st, 2016

This week on the podcast Mike speaks with the founder and CEO of Doist (the makers of Todoist), Amir Salihefendic.
The Year of Fear with Kendra Wright

30:56 | Mar 14th, 2016

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with Kendra Wright. They talk about how they each treat fear, their to do lists, their calendars, and more.
Overnight Success with Aaron Mahnke

43:53 | Mar 7th, 2016

This episode features a conversation between Mike and Aaron Mahnke, accomplished author and the man behind the award-winning podcast Lore.
Getting Reading Done with Mike Dariano

40:02 | Feb 29th, 2016

On this episode of the show, Mike is joined by Productivityist's resident book reviewer and fellow avid reader Mike Dariano. They talk about how they go about reading and what they do differently to keep their reading workflow...flowing.
A Mindful Conversation with Patrick Rhone

35:16 | Feb 22nd, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Patrick Rhone returns for another great conversation with Mike. This time around they focus on reading more (and better), mindfulness (and Patrick's new book "Mindfulness for Mere Mortals), and much more.
ADHD Productivity with Ryan McRae

25:29 | Feb 15th, 2016

This week Mike speaks with Ryan McRae, better known as The ADHD Nerd. They talk about how ADHD has affected Ryan's productivity, what time management tips he recommends to those who have ADHD, and how anyone should combat the perils of procrastinatio...Show More
Think Productive with Graham Allcott

33:33 | Feb 8th, 2016

On this edition of the podcast, Mike speaks with founder of Think Productive and productivity ninja Graham Allcott. They focus on the nine characteristics you need to have to become a true productivity ninja and dive into a myriad of other offshoot t...Show More
Freakishly Productive with Annie Mueller

29:46 | Feb 1st, 2016

In this episode Mike talks with Annie Mueller from Freakishly Productive about tactical time management tips. They discuss how Annie is able to be productive while homeschooling four kids and running a business.
The Productivity Project with Chris Bailey

26:45 | Jan 25th, 2016

In this episode of the podcast Mike chats with fellow Canadian and author of The Productivity Project, Chris Bailey.
Better Email Habits with Andy Mitchell

37:44 | Jan 18th, 2016

In this episode Mike speaks with the founder of ActiveInbox, Andy Mitchell. They talk about email and how you can (if you want) use it to manage your tasks. It's not something Mike does (or advocates) but for those of you who want to hear why you may...Show More
Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb

39:32 | Jan 12th, 2016

In this episode Mike speaks with the founder of Nerd Fitness and the author of the book Level Up Your Life, Steve Kamb.
The Real Inbox Zero with Dmitri Leonov

28:08 | Jan 4th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast, Mike speaks with Dmitri Leonov, co-founder of SaneBox. They talk about why it isn't always a good idea to use every aspect of a tool (SaneBox naturally gets mentioned here) and a ton of other thoughts surrounding a pro...Show More
Deep Work with Cal Newport

41:06 | Jan 1st, 2016

To ring in 2016, Mike speaks with his friend and the author of the forthcoming book "Deep Work", Cal Newport.
Simplicity and Impact with Simon Tyler

34:03 | Dec 25th, 2015

In this edition of The Productivityist Podcast Mike speaks with Simon Tyler, author of The Impact Code and The Simple Way. They talk about raising your impact level in business, simple ways to be more productive, and much more.
Relentless Sales Success with Chris Johnson

33:04 | Dec 18th, 2015

In this installment of the podcast, Mike is joined by his friend and principal owner of Simplifilm Chris Johnson. They dive into a lot of things but really focus on how to work on sales technique and how being relentless in the sales arena – and in l...Show More
The Art of the Side Hustle with Nick Loper

31:03 | Dec 11th, 2015

On this episode of the podcast I speak with the founder of Side Hustle Nation, Nick Loper. We talk about some of the unconventional productivity tactics he uses and dive into some of the equally unconventional side hustle experiments he's undertaken.
Boosting The Brain with Dr. Andrew Hill

54:20 | Dec 4th, 2015

Mike spends time with the Lead Neuroscientist of truBrain, Dr. Andrew Hill, on this episode of the podcast. They talk about a ton of "brain stuff", including the importance of getting things out of your head, how decision fatigue works, and more.
Military Time with Julie Sheranosher

34:28 | Nov 27th, 2015

On this episode Mike chats with military veteran and fellow productivity professional Julie Sheranosher. They talk about the story behind her developing a passion for productivity, the lessons she learned in the military that she uses today in her ne...Show More
A Doer Who Likes To Be with Michael Townsend Williams

29:05 | Nov 20th, 2015

This episode of the podcast features a conversation between Mike and guest Michael Townsend Williams, who is known as "A doer who likes to be." He's the founder of Breathe Sync™ and the author of the book Do Breathe...and he's a big believer in mindf...Show More
SPECIAL EPISODE: Laura McClellan Returns!

39:40 | Nov 16th, 2015

This week I've decided to make the first of our bonus episodes available to everyone - even those not currently patrons. This episode marks the return of Laura McClellan to discuss the idea of theming further - along with much more!
Money and Minimalism with Cait Flanders

38:02 | Nov 13th, 2015

In this episode Mike talks with the woman behind Blonde on a Budget, Cait Flanders. They talk about managing money wisely, why she imposed a one year shopping ban on herself, and more.
Passionate About Productivity with Amber De La Garza

40:31 | Nov 6th, 2015

This week on the show, Mike speaks with fellow productivity specialist Amber De La Garza. They talk about the reason you want to be productive, how multiple screens can help (or hinder) your productivity, messy desks, and why the apps out there aren'...Show More
Project Management for You with Cesar Abeid

31:40 | Oct 29th, 2015

This week’s episode features a discussion between Mike and fellow Canadian and project management professional Cesar Abeid. Cesar is the author of the new book Project Management and You, and he talks about why he wrote the book, the struggles he dis...Show More
15 Time Secrets with Kevin Kruse

37:24 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Joining Mike this week on the podcast is the author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management. They talk about why Kevin wrote this book, how to wrap your work day responsibly, the importance of awareness when it comes to productivit...Show More
The Power of Focus with Shawn Blanc

54:45 | Oct 15th, 2015

This week on the show Mike welcomes his friend Shawn Blanc, creator of The Focus Course. They have a deep discussion about intentionality, being attentive, the creative process, productivity, and – fittingly – focus.
Less Doing with Ari Meisel

35:25 | Oct 8th, 2015

This week on the show Mike is joined by Ari Meisel of Less Doing. They talk about what task management app Ari uses (the answer will surprise you), the art of optimization, automation, and outsourcing, and more tips and tricks you can use to help you...Show More
The Habits of a Happy Brain with Loretta Breuning

34:29 | Oct 1st, 2015

In this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, Mike speaks with Dr. Loretta Breuning from the Inner Mammal Institute. They talk about how you can retrain your brain, including some tactics and tips so that you can start building a happier and health...Show More
Building Better Teams with Jared Brown

31:31 | Sep 24th, 2015

This episode features a discussion between Mike and Jared Brown of Hubstaff. They talk about what you need to do in order to make bringing people on to work with you a more beneficial experience for everyone involved.
Crafting Coaches with Tony Stubblebine

45:47 | Sep 17th, 2015

On this episode of the podcast, Mike talks with Tony Stubblebine of Coach.me. They talk about the power of coaching, what it takes to be a coach, and several areas that people could really use coaching in so that they can take their work (and their l...Show More
Getting Into Smartsheet with Brent Frei

23:50 | Sep 10th, 2015

Smartsheet has been a player in the task management and project management space for a long time, and on this episode of the podcast Mike speaks with Brent Frei, the founder and VP of Marketing at Smartsheet. They talk about the present (and future) ...Show More
The Productive Woman with Laura McClellan

39:13 | Sep 3rd, 2015

This episode features a lengthy discussion between Mike and the host of The Productive Woman – and a productive woman in her own right – Laura McClellan. They chat about the possible differences that women and men approach productivity as well, produ...Show More