Hi folks! This week Ursula and I will talk about how she went from nearly nothing due to having to plan her next several months of writing based on upcoming deadlines. We’ll also talk a little about the holiday here in the US, and wrap up with an amazing conversation with Nathanael Zurbruegg and how Nathanael stays productive!
Continue reading “Episode 175 – Books due, Nathanael Zurbruegg”
This week we feature an update from past guest Elizabeth Bee, who has changed jobs, changed organizational systems, and had to make some adjustments to how she gets stuff done. Before that, though, the Wombat Co-Host (Ursula Vernon) and I will discuss her new book, the thrown ball, and the ups and downs of the past week.
Continue reading “Episode 115 – New book, Elizabeth Bee update”
This week, we talk about not planning ahead properly, as Ursula has a new computer for her art – that isn’t ready yet, and a deadline is looming. We also talk about volunteerism, and wrap it all up with your letters.
Continue reading “Episode 101 – Tactical Error, Letters”
This week, we talk about getting ready to cover things while Kevin is out of the loop, the new project Ursula is fiddling around with, filling fountain pens, and the double-edged sword of online community for those of us that word from home. We then get to catch up with Alicia (Day) Baker, who tells us how her productivity has changed since we spoke last year.
Continue reading “Episode 98 – Getting Ready, Alicia (Day) Baker Update”
This week on Productivity Alchemy we talk about being frazzled and only being able to keep track of a few things big things happening. We also talk about one of those big things we did this week : making a will. We’ll also briefly discuss the Wombat Co-Host’s most recent Hugo Nomination, the upcoming shows for when we are in China, and then we wrap up by talking to listener Laura Rivella, about how she stays productive!
Continue reading “Episode 91 – Frazzled, Laura Rivella”
This week we will be taking the time to discuss Kevin’s Travel Planner and a lot of the prep work we are doing before we leave for China. We also check in with the state of the Wombat Co-Host, and explain why we are currently between roosters. After all that, we have a chat with Rachel Anson and how she stays productive! Continue reading “Episode 90 – Rooster Trade, Rachel Anson”
Welcome to the monthly letters show! This week we will be reading your feedback and letters, as well as answering questions. We’ll also talk about the challenges brought on by the weather, and the impending return of the Wombat Co-Host! Continue reading “Episode 75 – Not Productive, Letters”
This week, we will talk about the feelings when we have to put a “passion project” on hold, and how to deal with that. We also briefly discuss the reason why the Wombat Co-Host is not here this week before part two of my conversation with Dino Sarma, which has some very real talk about growing up poor, burnout, and privilege. We end it all with two great offers from Dino.
Continue reading “Episode 74 – No Wombat, Dino Sarma (Part 2)”
This is an episode I’ve been REALLY excited about for a while now. This week we have part one of the interview with one of my favorite people : Dino Sarma. Before we get to that, though, we discuss when and why to send gifts during the holidays for business purposes, as well as the need to pay your contractors and freelancers on time, and how that differs from making payments in a corporate environment.
Continue reading “Episode 73 – Gift Bags, Dino Sarma (part 1)”
This week we talk about some goals we have moved forward recently. This included the unexpected need to migrate from one hosting provider to another. We then discuss what to do when something just isn’t working, the joy of throwing things out, and finish the episode by talking to production potter Frank Gosar.
Continue reading “Episode 69 – Dogskulls and Servers, Frank Gosar”