The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show

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Summary

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, and expounds on the medium and apps he uses, the structure of his journal, and the purpose it serves him to reflect on his past and plan for the future.

Show Notes

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, and expounds on the medium and apps he uses, the structure of his journal, and the purpose it serves him to reflect on his past and plan for the future.

This episode includes narratives about:

  • The idea that journaling is a teenage girl thing, the reason why both Zack and Mike are doing this now (02:40), and how long has Zack been journaling (14:06).
  • How Facebook is basically public journaling and how to translate this into a private and personal log (05:43) for systems improvement, habit building, and daily planning (06:20, 11:57).
  • The structure Zack and Mike follow with their respective journals (03:17, 09:43).
  • Why Zack decided on using the digital medium for journaling (14:36) and his hacks to make it faster and more efficient (18:55).
  • The practice of reviewing journals by the end of the year (15:15), and how Zack maintains accountability to ensure he is moving towards the direction and objectives he has set (26:46).
  • Zack's tips for people contemplating to start journaling (15:54) and the benefits of the practice in terms of archiving, reflecting, planning, and decision-making (20:11).
  • Zack's journaling exercise together with his fiancée, who has always been interested in journaling but hasn’t just gotten around to doing it (23:50).

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What is The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show?

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 to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.