Getting Started with Productivityist
Welcome to Productivityist – a company built with the quest to help people stop “doing” productive and start “being” productive through developing practical and tactical approaches to their work and lives. The company was founded by yours truly – writer, speaker, and productivity strategist Mike Vardy – and I continue to be the main driving force behind both the website and the company.
What is a Productivityist?
I wrote about this way back in 2012, and much of the definition still stands today:
A productivityist is a productivity enthusiast. They are someone who studies productivity, be it the tools or habits. They dive deeper into the realm than most people. Just like a comedian looks at the world differently, so does the productivityist. Productivityists, like other enthusiasts, like to go further in their craft and push boundaries. They like to explore new processes, new ideas, new ways to get things done. And for a while they wind up doing productive more often than being productive…but they start to shift the other way over time.
But the term, like this website, has evolved over the years. A productivityist is also a productivity specialist, and everyone who contributes to this website and this company fit the description of the term in either instance. The Productivityist team has expanded recently to include new contributors and new coaches that help others through their productivity pitfalls through Productivityist Coaching.
The Productivityist Blog
Hundreds of articles have been published at the Productivityist blog since its creation in early 2011. Below are some of the top posts I’ve ever published in the years of delivering the goods here at Productivityist.
- How to Make Monday Work for You
- The One Email You Must Send Before Going on Vacation
- 3 Things You Should Put on Your Calendar
- The One Email Trick That Keeps My Inbox in Shape
- Don’t Just Ship…Deliver
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The Productivityist Podcast
The Productivityist Podcast that features conversations I have with experts from a variety of fields. Through these discussions, listeners will learn tips and tactics to boost their personal productivity. The show has garnered over 3 million downloads since its inception and is running stronger than ever.
Here are some of the best episodes of the The Productivityist Podcast to date:
- Tasking, Tracking, and Tactics with David Sparks
- Free Time with Patrick Rhone
- Being Unmistakable with Srinivas Rao
- The Contexts Conversation: Part One
- The Contexts Conversation: Part Two
Each episode lasts less than hour and is released every Wednesday. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.
A Word About Affiliate Links
Articles on this site will often place links to products and apps in posts. In the interest of full disclosure, if you use those links to purchase them then Productivityist will receive a small cut from those sales. Rest assured, we only link out to products that we have put through the paces and believe that readers may get something out of if they try/purchase them as well. We also indicate if we have received a product or app for review purposes in posts.