This week has been a full one, which included a ton of writing yesterday. It was also a week full of happenings elsewhere, and I thought I'd shine a bit of a spotlight on them in this post.
The Better Guy Show
Gary Miller of A Better Guy was kind enough to have me on his podcast, and we spent over two and a half hours in conversation as a result. He's released the discussion in three parts, listed below:
- How To Choose Work That Matters
- Project Killing | How and Why To Let Go Even When It Hurts
- The Business Of Writing and Why Working From Home Isn't Always Sexy
There's some stuff in there I haven't talked about before, including some of my guilty pleasures (one of which I seem to share with the host).
SXSW PanelPicker: Mindful Productivity
I finally pulled the trigger this year and submitted a talk to SXSW. I got together with Craig Jarrow (Time Management Ninja) and Marc and Angel Chernoff (Marc and Angel Hack Life) to create a panel discussion on something we all believe is more important now than ever before: being mindful when it comes to being productive. I'd love your help making it through this aspect of hte selection process, so if you could vote for our panel here, I'd really aprreciate it.
Mikes on Mics
This week's Mikes on Mics features guest Andy Traub, author of The Early to Rise Experience. We get into the whole early bird/night owl discussion (which is something that is somewhat relevant to an aspect of my manifesto) and we even got into some ideas for authors looking to have an even greater impact on their audience, both in terms of scale and service. Slippers are also mentioned, but you'll have to listen to the podcast to get the goods on that.
I've been using Less Meeting a little bit more over the past couple of weeks (and I'll share my thoughts on the service in a more comprehensive post soon). Focus@Will is getting almost as much equal playing time as Rdio lately, and my Evernote usage has undergone a bit of a change as well -- which was inspired by some of what Brett Kelly has included in his book Evernote Essentials. And my new OS X Mac app of choice, Airmail, made some changes in its beta that weren't just appealing to me...but the efficiency in which those changes were made was commendable.
I'm also looking forward to givng Haiku Deck a spin soon, not to mention the new weather app from Contrast (formerly known as AppCubby) called Perfect Weather (although I am really digging Mynd Calendar with my daily weather projections and the always handy Forecast.io for longer term forecasts).
The team at StackSocial has a promotion going on right now for one year of Todoist Premium for $13.99, but they've also given me the opportunity to give Productivityist readers a chance to win 1 of 3 free copies. The first three people to leave a comment on this post letting me know what you plan to do this weekend will get an email from me with the coupon code you'll need to get one year of Todoist Premium for free.
Next week I'll share more insights into the assessment I did recently, which included some adjustments in workflow -- and purging of some apps as well.