PPU 060: Ergonomics and Productivity

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about what ergonomics is and how you can apply it to make yourself more productive. This is personal to us because Larissa works from home and is not very good about considering her body when she’s working. On the other hand, at my […]

PPU 059: In Defense of Inbox Zero

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk more about email management, specifically the concept of “inbox zero” and why I am such a proponent of it. I recently read a few articles that outlined some pretty good arguments about how it wasn’t such a great thing, but after reading (with […]

PPU 058: Fidget Toys

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  Fidget toys are things we play with when we’re sitting in a meeting or concentrating on a tough problem, or overall just feeling a bit fidgety. Personally, my desk looks a little like a toy store stocked with putty, legos, colored rocks, and stress balls galore. I use these as a way to keep my […]

PPU 057: Are Busy People More Productive?

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss the veracity of the old adage that says that if you want something to get done, give it to a busy person. In short, are busy people more productive?   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If […]

PPU 055: Using the Eisenhower Matrix to Increase Productivity

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss a simple and yet powerful task management tool, “The Eisenhower Matrix” or, “Eisenhower Box,” which was developed by former president Dwight D. Eisenhower.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find value in our podcast […]

PPU 054: How to Handle Unproductive Meetings

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we discuss unproductive meetings. We’re going to give you some telltale signs that you might be headed into an unproductive meeting and give you some strategies for getting out.   Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Productivity Power Up Podcast! If you find […]

PPU 053: The Novelty Effect on Productivity

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  In this episode of the Productivity Power Up podcast, we talk about how the novelty effect can impact your productivity. I was inspired to talk about this topic because I am very easily bored, so much so that I switch productivity tools on a regular basis just to keep things fresh. Although I usually […]