How to Increase Your Productivity, Save Time and Get More Done


Would you put your whole life “on hold” to follow your passion?

This week our guest did just that.  After graduating college, he took the $12,000 he had and invested everything into his passion for learning and living productivity.

In this episode he shares with you the secret to living the most productive life possible (and it’s a lot simpler than you think).

Welcome to episode 71 with Chris Bailey.

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“People have the tendency to throw more time at their problems when they should be throwing more energy and focus at them.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What led Chris Bailey to the Productivity Project
  • How to define productivity
  • What the Pomodero Technique is and how to use it
  • If iPhones and technology help us to be more productive or are they an energy suck?
  • The powerful lessons from binging on 296 TED talks in a weekend
  • The best TED talks for productivity
  • How Chris Developed the Experiments of the Year of Productivity?
  • How to Maximize Time, Energy and Attention
  • About a year of productivity

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Continue Seeking Greatness:

  • The most powerful TED talks:
  1. Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity
  2. Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what
  3. Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
  4. Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?
  5. Watch an interview TED did with Chris about the “70 Hours of TED” experiment
  • Learn more about Chris’s work:

A Year of Productivity | A Life of Productivity | Chris’s Productivity Coaching

  • Chris’s Most Popular Articles for AYOP:
  1. The Top 10 Lessons from A Year of Productivity
  2. 100 time, energy, and attention hacks to be more productive
  • The Productivity Experiments Mentioned in this Episode:
  1. Working 90-hour weeks
  2. Using my smartphone for an hour a day, for three months
  3. Watching 296 TED talks in a week
  4. Meditating for 35 hours in a week
  5. Being a total slob for a week
  6. Living in total isolation for 10 days
  7. Drinking only water for a month
  8. Taking a three-hour afternoon siesta

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Do you find yourself getting caught it the “can’t get things done” distractions of the world where it’s hard to stay focused to get your major projects done?  If so, what have you found to be the best thing to keeping you on track to get things done and be more productive?  Please share in the comments section below .

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Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge

Wow thanks man, that means the world :) Back at you ;)

John Finch
John Finch

I'm well brotha, still married 5 years in and going strong. Also new to Fatherhood like you, my daughter has me wanting to step up my game in all areas of my life, little girls are so powerful.I know u know that by now, lol.Love You Bro! Keep changing the world & touching lives like you have been ;-) Dale you are a rare special person who God has been using to do MIGHTY things while spreading KNOWLEDGE, LOVE & TRUTH! I'm proud to say I know you :-)

Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge

Ya that dude is awesome. Hope you're well John :)

John Finch
John Finch

I watched Chris Bailey's YouTube video & also listened to the podcast where Lewis Howes interviewed him about his year of productivity experiment. Very insightful & inspiring. I need to implement a lot of his disciplines in my life. The School Of Greatness podcasts & overall website is AWESOME!

Aaron Bo Brown
Aaron Bo Brown

Loving your school of greatness! Keep it up Lewis!


Looks like I have the same question as everyone else about the guided meditation you are using. Would love to get that resource!


Lewis, I'd also like to know what guided meditation product you use! I appreciate you and your service to the world.


Lewis, what is the guided mediation program you mentioned in this podcast?


One of the best podcast, thank you for sharing!

Jan Christian Alvarado
Jan Christian Alvarado

Hey, Lewis, what's that meditation you used to do, but stopped doing for ten years and then started? Anywhere I can get it?


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