Workflowing is a weekly discussion where Mike Vardy, Michael Schechter, and the occasional guest consider ways to live a better life, do better work, and avoid the pitfalls of productivity porn in the process.

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#145: Last Call

November 7, 2014 at 5:00AM • 56 minutes

Episode 145: Last Call

"The Mikes" get together one final time to discuss what they're drinking, why they're ending the show, and what they plan to do next.

We'd like to thank Myke Hurley, Dan Benjamin, Haddie Cook, Aaron Dowd, Jory Raphael, Aaron Mahnke, every sponsor, every guest and every last listener. Your support, your time and your attention have meant the world.

#144: The Paper Chase with Brooks Duncan

October 31, 2014 at 4:00AM • 38 minutes

This week Vardy talks about paper and "paperlessness" with his good friend Brooks Duncan of DocumentSnap. Besides geeking out about the tools that can help people go paperless, they talk about why they're not fond of the term "paperless" and where paper can be useful over the digital form. They also drink some Canadian beer, so there's that.

#143: Holistic Productivity with Tim Stringer

October 24, 2014 at 5:00AM • 37 minutes

Vardy discusses productivity from a holistic standpoint – as well as focus, recognizing limitations, and mindfulness – with fellow west coast Canadian Tim Stringer of Technically Simple.

#142: Brain Boosting with Ray Sidney-Smith

October 17, 2014 at 12:00PM • 50 minutes

Vardy goes it alone as host again this week, but gets to geek out about systems, approaches, tools, and boosting the brain with fellow productivity enthusiast Ray Sidney-Smith.

#141: All By Myself with Caleb Wojcik

October 10, 2014 at 4:00AM • 38 minutes

This week Mike Vardy is joined by the DIY Video Guy himself, Caleb Wojcik. In light of Caleb's recent departure from Fizzle–a business training website he helped launch along side Corbett Barr and friend of the show, Chase Reeves–Vardy and Caleb discuss the work that follows a big leap. And, since Schechter was away, Vardy geeks out about all the tools and tactics Caleb uses to get things done.

#140: The Return of Ryder Carroll

October 3, 2014 at 5:00AM • 34 minutes

Ryder Carroll returns to the show to chat with Vardy about how The Bullet Journal has evolved since his last appearance, discuss the new Kickstarter project surrounding his creation, and how to deliver quality time and time again.

#139: Enjoying the Pursuit with Chris Guillebeau

September 26, 2014 at 10:00AM • 21 minutes

This week Vardy has a short conversation with Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup and his latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit. They talk about travel, scaling things up (and down), and the idea of enjoying the chase and pursuit of what you really want to achieve.

#138: Lost Control

September 19, 2014 at 5:00AM • 49 minutes

Schechter and Vardy to reunite to discuss a topic that is highly relevant at the moment (mostly to Schechter): control over one's time and circumstances. "The Mikes" consider just how much control they actually have over their daily lives. They look at when it might be worth giving up control, how they work to take it back, and come to terms with the times where they have to let it go.

#137: Hitting the Mark with Erik Fisher

September 8, 2014 at 6:00PM • 43 minutes

This week Erik Fisher, host of the Beyond the To Do List podcast and co-author of the new book Hit The Mark! joins Vardy to discuss the thing they seem to discuss best: productivity practices.

#136: The Second Pilot

September 5, 2014 at 4:00PM • 41 minutes

This week Vardy teams up with a surprise co-host – Michael Schechter! That's right. Schechter returns for a one-off from his child-rearing sabbatical to talk about what the plans are for the show now that it has been rebranded, rebooted, and reset.