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If you're often finding yourself overwhelmed by your to-do list, your obligations, and all the hats you wear in your career and at home, listen and learn as Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who implement practical productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. We explore all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.
 
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Things kick off with a discussion of election plans. What a time. In an addendum to a previous topic, John talks about what it was like to actually attend the infamous Action Park as a kid. This leads to a discussion of the roller coasters and thrill rides that Merlin adores and young John very much did not. In the extended members-only episode, Jo…
 
This week's challenge: something something YouTube. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes 5by5 | Back to Work #501: You’re Sad Wrong McNulty, The Wire: What the fuck did I do? - YouTube Everything is Exhausting | To The Best Of Our Knowledge ‘Horribly Tone Deaf’: …
 
DISCUSSED: hey, it's an advice episode!; San Francisco has a lot of available office space; a musical unguent for your soul; a cool font that makes accessibility pretty; getting in front of your next wave of depression; the Emotional Police are here to cite you for your numerous infractions; and, finally, Merlin highly recommends a recent podcast e…
 
Ashley Whillans Is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and author of TIME SMART: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life. In this conversation, Ashley talks about finding time, spending time, funding time, Happiness dollars and how we can reframe our decisions around time and money to make happier choices. This episode is bro…
 
This week's challenge: put something in your nose. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes Rudy Giuliani faces questions after compromising scene in new Borat film | Borat Subsequent Moviefilm | The Guardian Never Is Now 2019 | ADL International Leadership Award Pre…
 
This week’s guest is Jay Miller, a podcaster, developer, and, as of recently, a developer advocate for Elastic. We chat about what a developer advocate does, adventures in productivity, and the joy of building things that help people who build things build things. Sponsor This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN. Keep your information secure us…
 
DISCUSSED: Sending good vibes to The Dude; Merlin has a couple awesome app recommendations; some Follow-Up on the Apple Event, including what your hosts are ordering and what they're each excited about; which kinds of things your hosts do and do not find useful about the Apple Rumor Industrial Complex; Dan tries on a new iOS camera app; Merlin reco…
 
DISCUSSED: Sending good vibes to The Dude; Merlin has a couple awesome app recommendations; some Follow-Up on the Apple Event, including what your hosts are ordering and what they're each excited about; which kinds of things your hosts do and do not find useful about the Apple Rumor Industrial Complex; Dan tries on a new iOS camera app; Merlin reco…
 
This week Erik counts down his top five personal productivity books! The Top 5 Personal Productivity Books: The Getting Things Done Workbook - David Allen Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less - Michael Hyatt Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life - Nir Eyal Atomic Habits: An Easy & Pro…
 
Things kick off with a post-mortem on the recent song challenge as well as an extension of that challenge that requires input from you, the listener. Hit us up at @RecDiffs with #listen. John goes a little meta to interrogate how Merlin's brain functions and wonders where a catch phrase actually started. Maybe you know? You do that. Considering phr…
 
This week's challenge: find the perfect pencil. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes Digital audio workstation - Wikipedia sell past the close - Wiktionary Leg Washing Debate | Know Your Meme The Good Lord Bird (TV Mini-Series 2020– ) - IMDb Thought-terminating c…
 
Alex Cox, Senior AV Producer at Cards Against Humanity and prolific podcaster, joins Brett to talk about gender, bipolar disorder, and the wonders of virtual reality. @alexcox Two Headed Girl @twoheadedgirlfm Do by Friday @dobyfriday Repo Man Women’s Roller Derby Has a Plan for Covid, and It Kicks Ass Don Schaffner Show Links Top 3 Picks Why Fish D…
 
DISCUSSED: Merlin is reporting live from the show floor; Dan is due for a new phone; nostalgia for buying a carton of cigarettes; praise for Netflix's "Challenger" series; Merlin shares some updates on his big resource-leveling project; gotta find those big rocks, amirite; interruptions are the death of the tech person's day; remember, your work is…
 
Rob Hatch is the co-founder and President of Owner Media Group, providing strategies and skills for the modern business. He is also a highly sought after business coach and advisor serving executives and owners of organizations large and small. Rob's new book is 'Attention!: The Power of Simple Decisions in a Distracted World'. In this conversation…
 
Opportunity: Improve the quality and reliability of online ratings systems with the assistance of little Philipe and a VHS tape of the pain you've caused. There’s a 2½ star Popeye’s in Tracy, and a 5-star Taco Bell in Pacifica with thousands of ratings, but who’s rating the raters? Perhaps reviewers will think twice if they know that they might hav…
 
This week’s guest is Tyler Hall, a prolific Mac and iOS Developer, and father of two. He joins Brett to discuss developing apps that scratch your own itch, and making a profit doing it. Show Links Click On Tyler – Productivity-Boosting Mac Apps for Web Developers and Designers Tyler.io Twitter: @tylerhall GitHub: tylerhall LinkedIn: tylerhall Virtu…
 
This week's challenge: Celebrate Coxmas. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes Automatic, Self-Cleaning Litter Box for Cats | Litter-Robot City of Chicago :: For Landlords Great Chicago Fire - Wikipedia What Makes This Song Great? Ep.54 U2 - YouTube Adam Neely - Y…
 
DISCUSSED: Merlin craves an easy visit with Floyd; Spirit's lawsuit no longer winds on down the road; Question: what obligation does a company have to support their developer tools? And for how long exactly?; when are new film editions not "the good one?"; despite swearing not to do so, a popular service for monetizing indie content is, as they say…
 
Dave Delaney is a recognized leader, consultant and keynote speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking. His book is New Business Networking and his Newsletter is The Nice Maker. Dave recently took two months off social media. In this conversation, Dave and Erik talk about the lead up to that, the steps he took, and…
 
This week’s guest is Jared Rodriguez. He’s an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, teaching in the department of gender and race studies. He joins Brett to discuss distance learning, racism, and some lighter-hearted top picks. Show Links Jared Rodríguez Unicorn Riot Top 3 Picks Schitt’s Creek Binti The Brother from Another Planet Invis…
 
In follow-up, John has extensive clarifications regarding the importance of saucing the pasta in accordance with his instructions. So, of course, he also has some more instructions. Ultimately, John just wants to help you, the listener. Moving on to kids and eating, your hosts contrast their views on how to manage a constantly moving target. Merlin…
 
This week's challenge: eat paper. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes The High Privacy Cost of a “Free” Website – The Markup Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016 - YouTube Why Zoom School Is So Awful for Pare…
 
DISCUSSED: the boys update one another on some very good media they're enjoying; everybody loves a movie with a big world; Merlin pitches Dan on the improbable magic of Ted Lasso; talk turns to some new features of Apple's recent OS updates; at length, Merlin makes a case for exploring the amazing new functionalities of widgets, complications, and …
 
DISCUSSED: the boys update one another on some very good media they're enjoying; everybody loves a movie with a big world; Merlin pitches Dan on the improbable magic of Ted Lasso; talk turns to some new features of Apple's recent OS updates; at length, Merlin makes a case for exploring the amazing new functionalities of widgets, complications, and …
 
Todd Henry write books, podcasts and speaks internationally on creativity, leadership, productivity, and passion for work, and help people and teams generate brilliant ideas. Todd has been on the show three times previously. In this conversation, Todd talks with Erik about his new book The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your…
 
This week's challenge: follow your nose on Spotify. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes ELECTION PROFIT MAKERS | Free Listening on SoundCloud Better - Merlin Mann Big Star - Wicker Park - Chicago, IL Your Journal for Life | Day One Day Man vs. Night Man—It’s Alw…
 
Patrice Brend’amour is a content creator and developer. The last time we talked (2014), Patrice was living as a man, and this episode focuses on her transition to living as a proudly transgender woman. Sponsor Thanks to ExpressVPN for sponsoring Systematic this week! Keep your web browsing private from ISPs and the companies they sell your data to.…
 
DISCUSSED: Folks, this one is a doozy, and that's all I'm gonna say about that. Links for this episode: Inbox Zero: Merlin Mann's Tips for Managing Your Life Online | GQ “I've come to think of it as more of a philosophy than a methodology,” he says now. “It’s about trying to put a stake in the ground with regard to your attention. It’s a way of say…
 
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