10 interviews to make you more productive

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Interviews, Podcast

10 interviews to make you more productive

On this week’s podcast, my cohost Ardyn and I cover the biggest lessons we’ve learned from our experiments for the podcast, as well as our favorite nuggets of wisdom from the guests we’ve had on the show so far.

Just in case you’re curious to dig into them, here are the 10 favorite interviews we’ve conducted to date—I’ve bolded what you’ll get out of each conversation above the link to play each episode. There’s a link to this week’s episode at the bottom of this post, too, where we share a bunch of things we’ve become better at while doing the podcast.

Have a good week!

1. Cal Newport (author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism)

We chat about how to minimize the negative effects of technology:

2. David Allen (author of Getting Things Done)

We chat about how our head is for having ideas—not for holding them:

3. Laura Vanderkam (author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, Off the Clock, and others)

We chat about how to track your time—the most limited resource you have to get things done:

4. Jon Krop (meditation teacher)

We chat about the productivity benefits of meditation:

5. Cait Flanders (author of The Year of Less)

We chat about how to determine whether someone who calls themselves an “expert” is worth listening to:

6. Neil Pasricha (author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, and You Are Awesome)

We chat about how to become more resilient:

7. James Clear (author of Atomic Habits)

We chat about how to form new habits—and break existing ones that aren’t serving us:

8. Michael Greger author of How Not to Die and How Not to Diet)

We chat about science-backed strategies to lose weight:

9. Henry Emmons (author of The Chemistry of Calm)

We chat about science-backed strategies to settle our minds:

10. Kelly McGonigal (author of The Willpower Instinct, The Upside of Stress, and The Joy of Movement)

We chat about the science of how exercise influences our mental health and overall wellbeing:

Below, Ardyn and I also chat about the biggest lessons we’ve learned from the podcast over the last year and a bit. Enjoy :-)

Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in more than 40 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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