Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a weekly show that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.
United States
253 episodes
since Aug. 28, 2014


On this episode I spent time with Kris McPeak. Kris is the author of "Elevate Your 8: 21 Days to Prosperous Time Management" and the CEO of SilverPeak Development, an online career coaching community.  During the day she also works at the foundation of a community college.  Kris loves swimming, knitting, binge-watching TV, and learning new things. Kris McPeak is a self-appointed guru on work-life balance and finding your dream job. Kris worked successfully and happily in higher education, specifically College Housing.  She came to a point in her career where the late hours and high touch students are parents started sucking the life out of her. Kris made a claim that she was going to be a housing officer who worked a 40 hour work week and stick to it.This episode brought to you by MetPro. Metabolic Profiling (MetPro) is the advanced methodology created by Transformation Specialist Angelo Poli that analyzes a person’s specific response to diet and activity, and adjusts based on their personal needs and goals. It has allowed Poli and his highly respected team to quickly redirect his clients in the direction they’ll personally see the greatest results. Go to https://www.metpro.co/timecrafting and receive a complimentary metabolic profiling assessment and a 30-minute consultation with a MetPro expert.This episode is also brought to you by TextExpander. TextExpander lets you instantly insert snippets of text from a repository of emails, boilerplate and other content, as you type – using a quick search or abbreviation. Good news is that TextExpander 6.5 is out now with the new visual editor for snippets. Visit TextExpander.com/podcast for 20% off your first year.According to Kris McPeak’s book, Elevate Your 8: 21 Days to Prosperous Time Management, productivity and time management success comes down to simple math. There are 24 workable hours in every day. Work 8 hours. Sleep 8 hours. What's left? 8 Hours. How do you be more productive and manage your time? You elevate your 8.Specifics that we covered on the show include: What are the “8”? (2:47) What can be done with hours after the “8”? (5:06) On measuring time spent on doing things (13:59) Things that needs to be done now vs. Things that can be done later (20:10) Scheduling the weekend (27:37) The concept of pairing activities and journaling things (30:47) What can one do to help them elevate their 8? (33:19) "If we are only working 8 hours a day and we are getting a full 8 hours of sleep at night, what remains is 8 hours. So when I say elevate your 8, that is where you are taking the time to prioritize and utilize those other 8 hours to really ramp up your time management and productivity." ~ Kris McPeakRelevant Links: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Book: Elevate Your 8: 21 Days to Prosperous Time Management The key takeaway from this episode is that if one works only 8 hours a day and sleeps 8 hours a day, then time management boils down to that "Other 8" and that's usually where people get tripped up. People should think of time as money and prioritize their "spending" because there truly are only 24 usable hours every day. I appreciate the time you spend listening to the show. If you enjoyed this, make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing. Also, take a moment to give the podcast a rating and review on whatever platform you use to listen to podcasts.Thanks for listening and for your support. See you later.
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