Breakdown number two has been a podcast at the top of my list for a while ! I am actually a bit of a geek when it comes to productivity and optimizing things so this one was of interest to me. So – without further ado (yes I did just do that on a written post) – here is my breakdown of The Productivityist Podcast.
The Quick Read:
- Host – Mike Vardy
- Episodes Listened To
- Why Should I Listen?
- If you are someone who geeks out over productivity – you are that person that hears about something and spends waaaay too much time looking to research it. You are a power user. With everything.
The podcast is described in their iTunes bio as “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,”. This is a mouthful but it covers the podcast pretty well. In each episode Mike Vardy will sit down with a thought leader or company founder to chat about a different tool or tip to help you become more productive.
Each guest seems to have a productivity related business, book, or resource to use. Some shows will turn a big ad for the company but the Productivityist doesn’t feel this way. Each episode has at least one key takeaway for the listeners.
The show has a basic format where the guest starts by talking about their background and their company/book/etc. Mike and the guest then go into a bit of a ‘deep dive’ on the topic. Each show gives a great inside look at how to be more advanced in your usage of the tools mentioned. Additionally, if you already know a bit about the topic you’ll be even better off! Are you are someone who likes to geek out over something like getting the absolute most out of Evernote or Zapier ? Then this is the show for you. They’ll introduce you to a product, get into some neat ways to be a power user, and get you excited to do a deep dive into the subject.
If you aren’t already familiar with the topic don’t fret! Each episode Mike asks “where does someone start when doing x,” in each episode. Take notes if you’re looking to get started because expert advice from someone who know’s a ton about it always seems to follow the question.
If you geek out over productivity try to find a few topics that interest you. No matter how much you already know you will probably learn something new!
For the productivity geek The Productivityist Podcast is a solid way to become a productivity power user. It seems like each bite sized episode has several solid takeaways for both those well informed on the topic or just brand new.