(This podcast is also available from iTunes under Productive Flourishing.)
What’s the relationship between productivity and personal development?
In Episode 2, Sara, Duff, Jonathan, and I discuss metawork, time, personal relationships, and common sense.
In this episode, you’ll hear about…
- Learning to overcome metawork
- Why it’s important to get comfortable with space and not being productive
- The Paradox of Productivity: you’re more productive and effective when you aren’t trying to be productive and effective
- How all chunks of time are not the same
- The difference between cultures that are “present time” and cultures that are “future time” – and why we’re most at peace in the present time
- What makes us happiest is the quality of the relationships we have with other people
- How helping people is the easiest and most authentic way to connect with them
- Why common sense is really a socially shared presumption
- How living from the inside out helps us become more productive and happy
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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.
Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching says
Thanks for this — this is a really advanced discussion of productivity and it’s not the sort of thing I often see on the web. One observation I’d add to the mix is that one thing we aren’t often conscious of when we’re striving for personal achievement is that we’re actually trying to “earn” better relationships with other people. The most obvious example would be men who want to impress women with their money and possessions, but there are also families I know where people believe that if they just worked a little harder all the familial strife would be resolved. When we see that higher-quality relationships actually can’t be “earned,” our priorities start to shift.