[152] Productivity Hacking and Using Asana To Transform Your Life with Mike Vardy

Posted on / by Natalie Sisson / in Podcast / 20 comments

152 QuotesI love hacking time. I adore being more productive. And I geek out on streamlining my systems. But it wasn’t always that way. And there were two things that helped me immensely to become more organized and free up more time.

One was the principles behind GTD – Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

The second was, when it arrived in my life a few years back, the free productivity tool Asana. Oh how I love thee…

Of course masterminding with other entrepreneurs around their productivity hacks is also something that’s helped me to refine my systems. And Mike Vardy is one of those people.

Mike is a writer, speaker, and Founder and President of Productivityist. Before founding his business, he served as Managing Editor of the highly popular productivity blog Lifehack, and as an editor at The Next Web and WorkAwesome.

Heck he’s even written the book on productivity: The Productivityist Workbook as well as a few others.

In this episode we delve into the fundamentals of what makes people ridiculously productive and also Mike unveils advanced strategies for using Asana to become a productive rockstar.

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What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • Mike shares his favorite takeaways from the Getting Things Done (GTD) method you can apply on a daily basis
  • He shares how he built his business from scratch and honed in on his niche
  • We jam on how Asana is basically transforming peoples lives
  • Effective use of tagging in Asana to massively increase your efficiency
  • What other tools you can and should use that tie in perfectly with Asana
  • The most important thing that people overlook when they’re trying to become more efficient & effective

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  • Great episode Natalie. I have to say, I love Asana. I got our entire office moved over to it and I use it to plan and build my side business. If all started from your recommendation in a podcast episode about a year ago, so THANK YOU! 🙂

    • Did it really? That’s such an awesome success story Paul. So glad you’re enjoying it. It kind of takes over your life but relinquishes your time back to you – that’s why we love it!!

  • Great episode Natalie. I have to say, I love Asana. I got our entire office moved over to it and I use it to plan and build my side business. If all started from your recommendation in a podcast episode about a year ago, so THANK YOU! 🙂

    • Did it really? That’s such an awesome success story Paul. So glad you’re enjoying it. It kind of takes over your life but relinquishes your time back to you – that’s why we love it!!

  • Love love love Asana and of course, discovered it via you Nat!

  • Love love love Asana and of course, discovered it via you Nat!

  • Catherine Bazin

    Thank you! so useful!

  • Thank you! so useful!

  • Great interview Natalie, only just discovered Asana myself and I’m keen to learn how best to use from the start. I think I’ll sign up for Do Better with Asana to kick me off in the right direction. Im already a avid fan and user of Evernote and I have signed up for but dont use Slack, seems i need to look into the ways to use and integrate with Asana.
    Thanks for sharing some very useful advice and resources.
    “Carpe Diem”

    • So glad this was helpful and hope you enjoy the guide!

  • Great interview Natalie, only just discovered Asana myself and I’m keen to learn how best to use from the start. I think I’ll sign up for Do Better with Asana to kick me off in the right direction. Im already a avid fan and user of Evernote and I have signed up for but dont use Slack, seems i need to look into the ways to use and integrate with Asana.
    Thanks for sharing some very useful advice and resources.
    “Carpe Diem”

    • So glad this was helpful and hope you enjoy the guide!

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