[EP 48] The Best Productivity Hack: How To Get A LOT Done In Less Time

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Well well well…

Look who decided to show up again around these parts!

*pssst* It's us…just in case the sarcasm was lost over the interwebs.

Yes, we've been a tad MIA this past month…and we sort of fell off the radar.

But, we have a really good reason…

Because for the past month we have been drowning!

Drowning in work and projects and priorities and conferences and masterminds and finding a place to live…so it's been a bit full-on over here at Chez Stanton.

And if I'm being honest, because we had such much going on we had to take a step back from the podcast to allow ourselves to catch up and get our heads above water again.

The good news?


And what's more is we stumbled upon quite possibly the greatest productivity hack on the damn planet while trying to power through and get an almost-impossible amount of work completed in an impossibly short amount of time.

So we thought we would share the time management love with you and help YOU get more done than you ever thought you could get done in a short amount of time.

Ready to put your productivity into over-drive and smash a bunch of projects?

You know what to do…

Just click the play button at the top of the page, download this in iTunes or listen on Stitcher. If you like what you hear, be sure to give us a 5 star rating or  leave a review!

And don’t forget to tune in for a new episode every Thursday at 7am EST!

Words Of Wisdom In This Week's Episode:

  • Learn how we used the SCRUM method to complete an insane amount of work in a really short amount of time
  • We'll show you how to use the SCRUM method in your own life
  • Learn how to use project-based ‘sprints' to skyrocket your productivity
  • Why it's SO  important to focus on ONE project at a time!
  • How to use pre-meetings to choose, prioritize, and plan projects and actions
  • How to use post-meetings to review and improve your process
  • Learn why you need daily SCRUM meetings to smash your project's to-do list!



  • Rachel M

    So with you on doing one thing at a time. I’m a multi-tasker and it DEFINITELY takes up way too much brain space!

    • Oh my gosh BIG TIME!! It’s been my saviour!

  • Poutine for the win. Vive le Canada!

  • Single-tasking FTW! (I’ve been telling people this for years) 🙂

    • Have you?? I have officially changed my ways 😉

      • Hell yeah! I found out years ago that multi-tasking just doesn’t work. I might have mentioned it a few times in posts over the years. 🙂

  • Good to see you back! I have been writing blogs for agile development about Scrum and loved the application you made for life outside of software engineering.

    • Josh Stanton

      Awesome to be back and thanks for the positive feedback 🙂

      In the book, Jeff talks a lot about how SCRUM can be applied in almost any area of life and it especially applies to what we do with online businesses.

      So in that sense we HAD to do an episode on this approach!

    • Such a wicked system, isn’t it?

      And thanks for the kind words, Paul 🙂

      • It’s good, but I haven’t had time to try it yet. I am a solopreneur with my other half taking online classes for a Master’s degree and two children at home… Needless to say, it is a little busy around here!

  • Thanks. I really look forward to your podcast. Great info with such humor makes this learning fun.

    • Josh Stanton

      Thanks Chris, that means a lot to us 🙂

      We promise we won’t go on hiatus for that long again!

    • Aw thanks Chris…love hearing that!

      Glad you found this super useful 🙂

  • Haven’t heard of the SCRUM method before, thanks and glad to see you guys are back!

    • Josh Stanton

      So happy to be back! SCRUM is where it’s at man, I highly recommend giving the book and read…or if you’re like me, listen to it on Audible 🙂

    • Thanks Dave!! I think you’ll love SCRUM – it’s downright addicting!

  • Yusra ELSawi

    Good to see you back! Truly missed you guys!

    I totally loved this episode, and ironically I was just listening to one of Amy Porterfield’s podcast where she was interviewing Todd Herman and she mentioned SCRUM too!

    This episode and Amy’s complement each other perfectly! 🙂

    Looking forward to more great content and ” Jill’s tips” ! 😀

    • Hahaha thank you so much Yusra, that really means a lot to us 🙂

      We’re pumped to be back!

      And I really dig Todd Herman’s stuff – he’s a super switched on dude!!

  • It’s great to have you back! AND I am ALL about SCRUM 🙂 It’s a great time management tool that I use every day in software development! Glad to see that the two of you are using it too

    • Thanks so much, David!! And yes, looooooove SCRUM!

      I don’t even know what we did without it! lol

  • Hi Josh & Jill,

    Came across your site via Dave from Ninjaoutreach. Loved the episode.

    Just a quick question. Do you have transcriptions for your podcasts?

    As you know, it helps increase audience reach (some people prefer reading to listening, cant listen in office, etc).

    Also since its original and huge content (1 minute of a podcast generally has 180 words), you can target ranking on Page 1 of Google for various long-tail keywords.

    Can I make a transcription for your next podcast (for free ofcourse)?

    You can then check if it adds value to your podcast post 🙂

  • Quirky Travel Guy

    It’s ironic that I’m listening to this in order to multitask while working on another project 🙂 Totally agree with the concept, though. It’s great when I can set aside an entire week to work on one thing instead of constantly switching up. Thanks for the reminder!