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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#134: Talking Time with Ben Brooks

August 22, 2014 at 4:00AM • 31 minutes

Vardy flies solo once again this week as host, but he brings guest Ben Brooks of The Brooks Review along for the ride. They talk about tasks, books, kids (pay attention, Mr. Schechter), productivity practices, and anything else that takes up their time.


#133: Making a Living on Creativity with Paul Jarvis

August 15, 2014 at 12:00AM • 33 minutes

This week Paul Jarvis pops by to talk with Vardy about how he treats time, his choice of writing tools, and how he is able to make progress on all of the projects he has going on without a to-do list of any sort. (I know, right?!)

P.S. Big congratulations to The Schechter Family, who welcomed Sophie Jules Schechter to the world on August 11th.


#132: Ch-ch-changes

August 8, 2014 at 7:00AM • 37 minutes

"The Mikes" share some upcoming changes to the podcast as the show continues to mature, and as Schechter prepares to take some time off to care for the small child that is coming into his world.


#131: Coach Me, Vardy

August 1, 2014 at 10:45AM • 49 minutes

This week "The Mikes" look at Vardy's new Productivity Coaching service (yes, that's actually a thing and no, the episode wasn't Vardy's idea). Schechter and Vardy examine what you should look for when seeking help, how to make the most of your efforts, and when it's time to move on.

If you're curious about the whole Productivity Coaching thing, you can also enter to win a free session with Vardy. Just send a tweet out using the hashtag #detectivevardy (it will make sense after you listen to the episode) before August 7th at Midnight ET.


#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.