Mikes On Mics

Mikes On Mics

Mikes on Mics is a weekly discussion hosted by Michael Schechter of Workflowing.net and Mike Vardy of Productivityist.com that examines productivity, workflows, technology, and how you can "do" better.

Hosted by Michael Schechter and Mike Vardy.


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#130: I Love Your Dogma with Patrick Rhone

July 24, 2014 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

"The Mikes" are joined by last minute guest, Patrick Rhone. They start out by discussing a recent blog post that Vardy wrote about shipping vs. delivering. Patrick also throws "The Mikes" a curveball with a new idea he has been working on regarding the idea of a wish vs. a plan.


#129: Get A Lift with Tony Stubblebine

July 18, 2014 at 11:00AM • 40 minutes

This week, Mike Vardy sits down with Tony Stubblebine of Lift, an application that helps you to establish better habits and routines. While Schechter is away, Vardy and Tony talk crowdsourced coaching, mindset, best practices for habit creation, cold showers and general tips for becoming superhuman.


#128: Vardy's Big Adventure

July 12, 2014 at 3:00PM • 30 minutes

This week Vardy is flying solo at the World Domination Summit. To make up for the lack of Schechter, Vardy brought on a slew of guests including Allyson McGrane, Jason Moore, Stephen Wurley and Scott Dinsmore to share their experiences at WDS.


#127: Choosing The Life You Want with Brett Kelly

July 4, 2014 at 8:00AM • 59 minutes

"The Mikes" are finally joined by Brett Kelly to discuss his recent decision to leave his job at Evernote in order to focus on his personal projects and, more importantly, on his family.


#126: Beating Resistance with Steven Pressfield

June 30, 2014 at 9:00AM • 29 minutes

In this episode, Schechter is absent but Vardy has found a more than suitable replacement: Steven Pressfield. In this interview, Mike and Steven (The War of Art, Turning Pro, The Legend of Bagger Vance) about beating Resistance, The Foolscap Method, how he writes, and his newest book, The Lion's Gate.


#125: More Lunacy and More Legacy with Chase Reeves

June 20, 2014 at 4:00AM • 40 minutes

This week "The Mikes" continue their conversation with Chase Reeves. They cover everything from apprenticeship, collaboration, paying for beer, number "twos", bleeps, crops, purpose, WWDC (last year's), the easy button, family, Oprah's Chai Tea (and her legacy), your work, and being in the moment, Tim Ferris, not starving, Chase's sexy voice, turkeys, podcasting and more! They even manage to actually talk about community for a moment, the topic they initially set out to discuss.


#124: Lunacy and Legacy with Chase Reeves

June 13, 2014 at 4:00AM • 47 minutes

"The Mikes" are joined by Chase Wardman Reeves, of the Internet, for the first of two special episodes. While Schechter and Vardy intended to talk to Chase about community, the conversation strayed (as it tends to do with Chase) into the legacies we all try to create with our work and through our actions.

And, apparently, Schechter was completely wrong about Quadruples. So... you know, check the Wikipedia article in the links for actual information...


#123: Too Fast, Too Furious

June 6, 2014 at 4:00PM • 34 minutes

This week "The Mikes" are returning from time away on the road. While traveling, both Schechter and Vardy both had a far more hectic schedule than usual. This prompted a conversation about what to do when your schedule forces you to go above and beyond what's normally required of you.


#122: The Need for Information

May 30, 2014 at 3:00PM • 36 minutes

This week The Mikes dive into the wealth of information that we receive on a daily basis. They explore how they handle it, how they figure out what to absorb and what to let go of, and the tools and tactics they use to make those decisions easier – and better.


#121: Honesty and Innovation

May 22, 2014 at 11:00PM • 36 minutes

Inspired by the New York Times' Innovation Report - which was leaked earlier this week - "The Mikes" discuss the importance of an honest assessment of one's self and the way that we work with one another. Schechter and Vardy consider the possible benefits of assessing ourselves with the same vigor as the Times.