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

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Summary

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.

Show Notes

My guest for this episode is Kourosh Dini - a psychiatrist, writer, musician, and author. Some of his works include Zen & The Art of Work, Creating Flow with OmniFocus, and Workflow Mastery.

I’ve met Kourosh a couple of years ago when we worked together for the OmniFocus set-up. I love his work and have always seen him as a thoughtful productivity strategist who knows his stuff.

Some of the things we talked about this week are:

  • How meditation shifts our mindset which ultimately makes us more mindful and productive (3:04).
  • The importance of pausing and practical tips on how to apply it in your life (4:55).
  • Personalization and why it's important in your daily interactions (8:03).
  • Why adding play time is a necessary ingredient in performance, productivity, and happiness at work (11:26)
  • How music can boost your productivity, creativity, and overall sense of well-being (16:40).
  • Kourosh's thoughts on ambient sound apps and how he uses them in his own workflow (20:05).
  • The five elements of good health, according to Kourosh (23:00).
  • Kourosh's take on meditation and his recommendations for those who want to start meditating (24:05).

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I really enjoyed this episode. Kourosh and I chatted more about the art of zen in one of the upcoming bonus episodes, so be sure to check that out. If you’re not subscribed to Productivityist on Patreon, I highly suggest that you do that. You'll get tons of exclusive content, bonus episodes, and perks as a patron.

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Thanks for listening! Until next time, remember to stop guessing... and start going.

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.