Mission of ProdPod: approximately two-minute, fast-paced and thought-provoking episodes on personal productivity.

The mission of ProdPod is to produce approximately two-minute, fast-paced and thought-provoking episodes covering instructional tutorials on productivity techniques, author & expert interviews, books, software & other tool reviews, and informational topics that are interesting to productivity enthusiasts new and advancing. Do you have suggestions for topics that you'd like to get advice on or you think would be beneficial to those trying to get more done? If I don't know the answer, I can certainly research and find what's needed, or interview someone with the answer. All thoughts, suggestions and words of encouragement are welcome.

The Happiness Advantage

ProdPod: Episode 84 — Two-Minute Book Summary: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

I first became aware of Shawn Achor as the funny, charismatic presenter of the popular TEDxBloomington Talk, “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance.” And, subsequently, I came to know his eponymous book, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. His book’s premise is, I quote, Conventional wisdom holds that… Read more →

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ProdPod: Episode 83 — 31 Folders Instead of the GTD 43 Folders

If you are familiar with Getting Things Done by David Allen, or the GTD methodology, you probably know about the 43 folders concept. If you don’t, basically, it’s a tickler file-like tool where physical, time-based items can be managed. There are, you guessed it, 43 folders, constituting 12 file folders for the 12 months in the year and 31 folders… Read more →

ProdPod: Episode 82 — Procrasti-Doing

There’s a common misconception about procrastination that it only means you’re not doing something you planned to do. Many times we are unaware that procrastination is usually coupled with doing something, if not the thing we planned. This is what I call “procrasti-doing.” And there are some practical measures you can take to procrasti-doing when you want, and when you… Read more →

ProdPod: Episode 81 — Productivity and Your Two Minds

Thanks to the Nobel Prize-winning psychologist and father of behavioral economics, Daniel Kahneman, the scientific community has a deeper understanding of well-being. To wit, Kahneman revealed that humans live with two minds–our experiencing and remembering selves. In this episode I’d like to discuss these two selves and how it relates to your personal productivity. EXPERIENCING SELF The experiencing self is… Read more →