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

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Summary

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 topics on his blog since 2007.

Show Notes

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 topics on his blog since 2007.

In this episode, Shawn and Mike chat about Shawn’s Creative Focus Online Summit, the systems and tools Shawn’s employed in both work and life, his core values, and books that he’s bought...but might not have necessarily read.

Specific subjects Mike and Shawn tackle in this episode include:

  • The Systems vs Tools Debate and how Shawn uses both to traverse his life (02:07).
  • How his work values and practices relate to his family life (03:55).
  • The concept of personal integrity and the future self, plus a simple exercise he does on The Focus Course to establish these concepts (06:07).
  • The Blanc Media Core Values (09:53), the guidance given to him by Barrett Brooks to articulate these values, and how it ties up with his business direction (11:10).
  • The concept of traction and how to apply this in real life...and towards reaching your goal (17:52).
  • An article he wrote titled Learning Not to Think About It, what it meant for him, and how he does it (22:38).
  • His reading practices, how he expounded on this in his article I Buy More Books Than I Read (26:48), and one book that has really impacted him in making choices, changes, and spending his time for the coming year (31:35).
  • Finally, he talks about the Creative Focus Online Summit, The Focus Course and how these can help us to manage our time and other areas of our lives (35:34).

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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.