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Awesome stuff!
 
Intentionality w/ Eventual Millionaire Jaime Tardy

Why outsourcing the stuff you don’t like doing is not as expensive or fancy as you might think.

http://www.asianefficiency.com/podcast/032-tardy/

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Worth your time - especially considering it only takes a minute!
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+Mike Vardy Thanks Mike! You've taught me well!
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One of my favourite discussions on the podcast ever....
 
On this week's podcast, @mikevardy talks with @inkandben about #productivity & creativity. https://productivityist.simplecast.fm/44
This episodes features an invigorating discussion between Mike and Ben Elijah. Ben is the author of "The Productivity Habits" and blogs over at Ink and Ben. They talk about how they look at productivity in general. But they didn't stop there. They also spent time conversing about importance, mode-based work, and even John Cleese's famous talk on creativity.
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File this under: What you find when you research

While working on my new product I cam across a rather interesting infographic. It offers some data on how early birds and night owls deal with Black Friday shopping.

Weird and fascinating stuff.

http://wanderful.com/blog/infobf2013/
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That was one of the exact thoughts I had when I first saw that infographic. I'm digging in deep on this topic, and can't wait to share some of what I've discovered (as well as my thoughts on the matter).
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Look who stopped in for a short talk in Victoria today - +Ari Meisel! (Glad we were finally able to meet in person...) 
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Today I hit Grandmaster in +Todoist. Nothing like levelling up on a weekend to inspire more action!
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Congrats!  On this and for judging their developer competition.  Should be fun.
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Looking for some help to spread the word on this from the Productivity Community here on G+...

Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, I'd love it if you'd go visit The Night Owl Action Plan over on Product Hunt. I know plenty of night owls who would get immense value out of this product (especially while it is priced at $10) and I want to get the word out to as many of those who need it as possible.

Here's the link to check it out...and thanks!

http://www.producthunt.com/tech/the-night-owl-action-plan
The Night Owl Action Plan - Level up your late nights (ebook + audio + planner). Posted by Paul Jarvis, on Product Hunt.
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Consider it done
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Words to live by.
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Pre-orders now available. Launching on 6/24 at 6 pm PDT. Only $5 until release, then the price doubles.

More details at the link...but I'm really stoked about this one! 
"The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese." - Jeremy PaxmanIt's been said that early risers are the most productive, but that's simply not true. Night owls can be just as productive - if not more so - but they need to have the right frameworks in place to succeed. The problem is that there are plenty of resources for morning people to reach next level productivity but very little is out there for the late night achiever t...
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What do you more closely identify with...being an early riser or a night owl?
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Night Owl
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Wow these results are really interesting. I'd of thought early risers would be more common but there you go...
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As you can see, I've been playing with typography apps today.

Why?

I want to get better at that sort of stuff. And it was fun to boot!
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Wordswag. Helps me look like I know what I'm doing. 
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I'm really trying to figure out what I should be using this platform for. So many social networks, so little time to spend on them.

I'm going to be doing more video soon, so I know that there is that possibility. But other than that I'm not quite sure where to go with this network. I don't want to just use it for any kind of promotional purposes – that kind of defeats the purpose of the authenticity that social media generally should be about.

I'm kind of getting tired of crossposting. But you get to a point where that's all you really think you can do. I mean, having separate messages for all of the platforms that are out there (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.) can wind up just being noise just as crossposting can.

So I'm kind of feeling stuck here.

Open to ideas… Any suggestions?
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+Mike Vardy This is my main platform.  I prefer it to others because of the collaboration and community that happens here.   
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Writer - Talker - Productivityist
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I am a husband, father, writer, podcaster, speaker, and "productivityist".

In addition to writing for my personal weblog, Productivityist.com, I continue to contribute guest articles to several blogs on the topic of productivity, including The Huffington Post, GTD Times, and SUCCESS Magazine.

Prior to returning to full-time freelancing, I served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, one of the top productivity blogs on the web. I've also been an editor at technology news site, The Next Web, and enjoyed a year-long stint as editor of the work-life balance blog, WorkAwesome.

I am also the author of "The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want" from Diversion Books.

Along with my written work, I've given talks on productivity and technology, as well as several featured keynotes and workshops related to time, project and goal management. As a podcaster, I have created, produced and hosted several over the years. I currently co-host Mikes on Mics with Michael Schechter, a podcast that is part of the popular 5by5 network.

I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with my amazing wife, daughter, and son.

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