What’s the relationship between productivity and personal development?
In Episode 1, Sara, Duff, Jonathan, and I talk about why there seems to be a disconnect between productivity and personal development, even though you can’t really separate the two.
In this episode, you’ll hear…
- How productivity systems become less important when you’re doing things you find meaningful
- Why productivity has become about external rewards and punishments and why personal development is about internal rewards and growth
- Why the Weekly Review is so hard
- Why deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do, and how a “To Stop” list may help you grow more than a “To Do” list
- How understanding that you can only do when thing at a time can make you more creative, productive, and at peace with yourself
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This Episode’s Panelists
Duff McDuffee is the author of Precision Change, a blog that deconstructs personal development and features a podcast interview of David Allen. Duff coaches people and helps them dissolve internal “resistance” with a gentle, powerful process called Core Transformation. Follow him on Twitter: duffmcduffee.
Jonathan Mead is a graphic designer, idea pusher, the author of Illuminated Mind, and a regular writer for Zen Habits. He writes about uncommon and counter-intuitive ways to improve your life and follow your dreams. He will be releasing an ebook in the next few weeks that helps people start living their dreams rather than just dreaming.
Sara Pemberton is the author of On Simplicity, a blog about creating a happier, easier, more enjoyable life for yourself by focusing on simplicity. She has a background in writing and education; she approaches personal development from a deconstructionist perspective. She can be reached at sara AT onsimplicity DOT net.