Episode #324: Productivity with Mike Vardy

April 8, 2019

Mike Vardy is an author, speaker, and productivity and time management strategist.

He’s the founder of Productivityist, and the company's mission is to help people stop 'doing' productive and start 'being' productive through a variety of online and offline resources.

He is the author of "The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want” and most recently "The Productivityist Playbook."

He has served in an editorial capacity for The Next Web and is a contributor to The Huffington Post, GTD Times, 99u, Lifehacker, and SUCCESS Magazine.

Expect to learn a number of techniques that you can begin to apply today to see an immediate impact on your own productivitiy, including:

1 - how to avoid the hefty cost of task-switching by batching tasks on your calendar

2 - why frameworks give you freedom; and

3 - techniques for letting technology be your slave, rather than your master

With that, enjoy my conversation with the productivityist, Mike Vardy.

Topics Discussed:

  • Mike’s purpose
  • What ‘productivity’ actually means
  • Batching tasks
  • Avoiding the cognitive switching penalty
  • Frameworks
  • The psychology of flow
  • Asynchronous communication
  • Inbox zero
  • Meetings
  • Digital minimalism
  • Prioritisation

Show Notes:

  • Mike’s books:
  • Mike’s podcast:
  • Productivityist: productivityist.com
  • Special offer for Future Squared listeners: productivtyist.com/glaveski


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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

When not fighting T-1000s Steve can be found in the gym, hiking, skating at the beach, attempting standup comedy, at a heavy metal show or socially lubricating at a whisky bar.

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