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Productivity Hacks with My Friend Mike Vardy of Productivityist (Ep. 39)

Mike Vardy of Productivityist is a productivity guru.

By his own definition, he’s a productivityist – a productivity enthusiast interested in trying and sharing new apps, strategies, and techniques for getting things done.

He co-hosts Workflowing, a weekly discussion on how to live a better life, and do better work while avoiding pitfalls with playing around with your workflow.

On his blog and podcasts, Mike shares how he structures his time and how it’s enabled him to spend more time with his family.

“Your brain is meant to be a factory, not a warehouse.” –

In this episode, you’ll learn how to use contexts to keep your tasks manageable and to provide direction to be able to get things done. You’ll also learn how to use start dates alongside traditional due dates – with tasks in between – to boost the quality of the work you produce.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with Mike on Twitter
  • The Productivityist Podcast
  • Intellectual Combat Video
  • Habit RPG & How To Use It To Build Strong Habits And Hack Your Motivation
  • Todoist
  • DashPlus
  • Haiku Deck
  • Freedom
  • FocalFilter
  • Coffeetivity
  • [email protected]

Wondering where the Resources of the Week segment is? I’ve decided to use the 80/20 principle to enable myself to focus my attention completely on the things that matter, so I’ve trimmed it – but worry not, because you can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

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