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Hi, I'm Kevin Sonney, and I'm a productivity junkie. I didn't mean to become one. Seriously. But I found myself in a company provided class on the Franklin-Covey method (complete with a FREE Franklin Planner!), and it was ON. I spent the next year exploring all the options (and spending a LOT of money) on Franklin Planners. Then I discovered the "lifehack" scene.

Talk about falling down the rabbit hole! That led to things like David Allen's Getting Things Done, Gina Trapani's Todo.txt, OmniFocus, Emacs ORG Mode, Bullet Journaling, and my ongoing attempts to keep myself organized and productive.

I'm not an expert, but I can play one on the Internet, and so the Productivity Alchemy podcast was born. We'll talk about my journey, all the things I've tried over the years, and I'll invite some of my friends on to talk about what works for them. I may even manage to get some REAL experts on (a man can dream!) to talk about their particular specialties.

Jul 29, 2021

CW: ADHD, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Privilege and Neglect

Hi folks! This week we will talk about the trials of being on-call and the joy of comp time. We also revisit the Author's Lament with Ursula, with a new and exciting twist. After that, we'll talk to Alexis Lourenco about how she stays productive!


Jul 23, 2021

This week, the Wombat Co-Host (Ursula Vernon) and I will have our weekly productivity check-in, as well as a discussion of the quality of the paint in the bathrooms in a 20-year-old house. After that, we'll talk with the amazing Amanda Lovecraft, on how they stays productive!

Content Warning: Mental Health, Pet...

Jul 15, 2021

This week we will check in about our productivity, talk about Project vs. Product Management, give an update on Lucky the Bantam Rooster, and talk about the Writer's Lament. After that we will talk with the most amazing Dr. Katherine Firth about how she stays productive!

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Jul 8, 2021

This week, we'll talk about how we were and were not productive this week, as applicable. We also talk about the value (or lack of) feedback, gifts that are actually shackles, and what kind of horror Ursula does not like. And then we'll read your letters, which is always fun!

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Jul 1, 2021

This week Ursula isn't feeling well, so we'll do a quick check-in with Kevin before having an amazing conversation with musician, author, and productivity consultant Gerold Leonard.

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