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70: The Modes of Doing

How do you effectively solve a problem in your productivity system? This week we discuss why clarifying your problem is just as important as solving it.

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68: What’s Your Motivation?

Do you need to apologize for not getting to a non-urgent task? Also, we discuss what might be motivating your pursuit of goals and if there’s a better way.

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67: Solving Productivity Problems with the Rule of Three

How do you notice and solve problems in your productivity system? This week, Justin shares about the Rule of Three and how it can help you focus on solving the right problems in your system.

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66: When Has Your System Settled?

Justin gets called out in a YouTube comment, which raises a question: when has your system settled enough to feel comfortable with it? Also, Justin shares some thoughts on how productivity is actually just one skillset to benefit the world.

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65: The Curse of Immediacy

This week, Justin discusses how a mindset of instant gratification does not help you to be effective. Instead, he shares two insights to build better long-term thinking: iteration and process.

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64: Failing to Build an Effective System

Justin’s OmniFocus experiment fails, which sends him on a thought exploration of failing to build an effective productivity system.

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63: Rethinking OmniFocus Structure

Justin settles on using OmniFocus on iPad only, and shares his thoughts on restructuring it to use a single list with tags.

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62: Just Say No to Hustle

Justin switches to Linux and shares some advice he’s learning right now about hustle and hard work.

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61: Why I Switched to Obsidian

Obsidian has become Justin’s favorite personal knowledge management tool. This week, he discusses why, plus an analogy as to why productivity tools are like coffee gear.