6 Ways to Unplug from Work and Enjoy Your Vacation

Summer is here, and for many people, that means vacation time. Summer vacation…a time to disconnect from work and spend time with family and friends. It makes me so sad when a colleague is out of the office on vacation and yet is quick to return a work-related email or phone message, just as if […]

PPU 045: How to Manage Distractions Like a Boss

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we’ll be giving you some ideas for how to handle the daily distractions of life, like a BOSS. You know, I’m not a young gal anymore and I remember a time when there was no internet, no cellphones, and very limited TV. In this day […]

PPU 044: Productive Notetaking

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss why I love taking notes, and give you some tips to help you make the most of your notes. And yes, I believe that notes can even make you more productive! I’m also going to share a bit about my love of something […]

PPU 043: 8 Ways to Stay Sane When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

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  In today’s episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we share 8 things you can do to help keep you sane when life throws you a curve ball. On May 13, I was involved in a pretty bad car accident. My car was totaled and I sustained a few injuries (not too serious) that […]

VZ 042: The “Done” list

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  In today’s episode of the podcast, we discuss what I have heard described as the “yin” to the “yang” of to-do lists. While I believe in to-do lists I definitely understand that, at times, they can be overwhelming in the sense that they are never really “done”. This can lead to lost motivation and feeling […]

PPU 041: How to Select the Right Reference Manager for You

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, I define what I mean by the term reference manager, and then we discuss some things to consider when deciding what type of system(s) to use. Chances are, you already have one whether you know it or not!   Thanks for tuning in to this episode […]

PPU 040: Vickie’s Cold Shower Experiment

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  In today’s episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the possible benefits of taking cold showers, which Vickie has recently introduced into her daily routine as a way to boost her productivity. She first learned about taking cold showers on The Tim Ferriss Podcast and then began doing some research about it on her […]

PPU 039: 5 Ways to Use Workflowy

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss Workflowy, an application that Larissa heard about on another podcast and decided to check out. As we began to use it, we quickly discovered that it is a very simple yet powerful outlining tool. We will explain more about how Workflowy works and discuss five ways you […]

PPU 038: The Zeigarnik Effect

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the Zeigarnik effect. You’ll learn what it is and how you can use this psychological phenomenon to help you boost your productivity.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on […]

PPU 037: To-Do List or Not To-Do List — That is the Question

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of keeping a to-do list. While some people believe that keeping to-do lists is unnecessary and perhaps even counterproductive, we don’t think that there is a 100% right or wrong answer. We share why we believe in to-do lists and offer tips […]