EPISODE 282: Become More Productive
with Chris Bailey

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I’m often praised for my productivity. I have two kids, three businesses, 28 staff, and a hectic travel schedule. So how do I manage to get it all done? To be honest, I’m not sure I do. Work-life balance is not something I pretend to know anything about because in order to keep the wheels on the bus, I have to selectively neglect major chunks of life.

Everything comes at a cost, including a super-productive life.

We all want to get more done in less time, reach our goals quickly, and become creative output machines. But why? And what are you really building? And do you understand yourself enough to make that happen?

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, we’re going to explore productivity: how it works, how to cultivate it, and why it should (or should not) be a priority. There is no one-size fits all solution, but there are small, foundational actions you can take to get more done and hopefully not explode your life in the process.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to increase energy by focusing on the fundamentals of health: sleep, nutrition and exercise
  • How Chris’ wacky lifestyle experiments gave him insight into human behavior and productivity
  • Why time deadlines and external pressure can be great motivators for highly productive days
  • How to ensure you’re doing your work rather than doing unpaid work for social media websites like Facebook and Instagram
  • The importance of having a reason “why” in order to be productive


Chris Bailey turned down two job offers after graduating from university and spent a full year exploring the study of productivity. His research included living in total isolation for 10 days, only using his cell phone for an hour a day, waking up at 5:30am every morning, and working 90-hour weeks. His work has received national and international media attention from outlets like The New York Times, Lifehacker, Fast Company, Fortune, and New York Magazine among others. His book: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy is available on Amazon.

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