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Welcome to the productivity corner! In the blog posts, we break down our top three productive podcasts that are sure to leave you feeling, well, productive. For more insight on how to feel productive, check out our other blog posts. Surely, you are aware of what podcasts are and how they are beneficial, so I will not waste another sentence explaining why they are great for productivity. Instead, I am going to blow your mind away with the three podcasts that will change the way you live your life. Here are our top three productive podcasts.
Hosted by David Allen, author of, “Getting Things Done,” (how original), uses his GTD system to help listeners achieve what he calls a “mind like water.” Among the various topics discussed: technology, creativity, and improving mental flow. What is GTD you might ask??
Well, “GTD is a personal productivity methodology that redefines how you approach life and work,” (Allen, 2019). GTD is compromised of five-steps: Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect, and Engage. To find out more what each step is comprised of, click here. Here are some episodes we suggest for first-time listeners:
Episode #40: Best Practices of Email Communication
We all know that checking emails is murder to our production levels. I didn’t check my email for a day, and I had 40 unread messages, and I’m sure there are others who have more! It’s madness! Okay, well, it’s not that bad, but you get the idea. In this episode, “Coach Kelly Forrister focuses on the best practices of email communications with others,” such as writing and using appropriate subject lines and messages, for the ultimate efficiency, and therefore productivity.
Episode #36: Overcoming Procrastination
In summation, this episode involves David Allen outlining the sources of procrastination and talks about the ways to overcome it. Definitely worth a listen, as this episode gauges the levels of procrastination and how they disturb the levels of productivity. GTD is a great podcast to listen to during lunch, as that is usually when productivity levels plateaus. GTD is on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Soundcloud, and Libsyn.
Though GTD heavily promotes its content, it is still great content. Also known as efficient time management, GTD promotes the idea of recording planned tasks and projects. From recording the tasks, you break each task into actionable work items. Here at AirSend, we do the time management for you. We give you the ability to efficiently organize your tasks, create channels, and implement efficient communication. In essence, AirSend is the lifehack for the GTD system. On to the second podcast.
Rated as the #2 Hottest Productivity Podcast by Inc. Magazine, the 5 AM Miracle Podcast is all about dominating your day before breakfast by developing powerful early-morning habits and rituals. Speaking of breakfast, you should also dominate the day with our top three breakfasts-on-the-go. You can eat while listening to this amazing podcast.
The 5 AM Miracle is a one-of-a-kind podcast that carries the duality of productivity and inspiration. For first time listeners, we recommend listening to the episode that defines the essence of productivity: The Castle I’m Building and Why You Need One Too.
Episode #311: The Castle I’m Building and Why You Need One Too
Throughout the episode, Jeff Sanders, the host of The 5 AM Miracle, discusses the difference between a castle and an empire. From there he discusses the 10 components of a well-built castle:
- BluePrint for the ideal goal
- The belief that the end goal is possible and worth pursuing
- Alignment with your skills and interests with the castles requirements
- Acknowledgment that takes years to complete
- Resources that you need today
- Implement a tracking system to monitor your progress
- Network of educational materials to learn from
- The willingness to evolve and change the plans as the castle is built
- Willingness to start over and over again
- Willingness to tear down the castle when the time has come
Think of your castle as your kanban or scrum board – effective for organization and production. Your castle is your comfort zone. Your comfort zone is where you peak at productivity. You can find this episode and more on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Overcasts. Onwards to out last productive podcast.
To end on a surprising and exciting note, the TED Radio Hour podcast curates the best TED talks and puts them together in an episodic format. Though it’s a show about ‘anything,’ there is an underlying theme that connects all the stories.
Consider these episodic podcasts to be full of information that can pass by the time or a substitute for relaxing music while doing work. TED Radio Hour is one of the few productive podcasts that incorporate informational storytelling. For beginner listeners, try out this episode: Inspire to Action. There you have it, folks. These are the three productive podcasts we believe will prove beneficial to get you through the day.
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