Productivity Alchemy

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 prov...
Hi everyone! This week, we talk about the cholera vaccine, how it may impact Kevin's code homework for one of his job interviews. We also talk about Ursula's latest projects, her latest contact announcement, and how this is all impacting her productivity. We wrap it all up by talking to Sharon J...
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This week we're not doing the usual thing - instead we're going to listen to the talk Kevin and returning guest Dino Sarma had about getting an interview, what hiring managers often look for, and how to tailor your resume to suit the job and focus on your skills. We even talk about the dreaded co...
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This week we are both in flurry of things that need to be done with deadlines in the very, very near future. It is stressful, and we talk about some of the side effects of that. We also discuss our progress on those projects, and wrap it all up by talking to artist and fellow traveller Laura Gar...
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This week we talk about the things that go into planning and running a conference, and the things lots of us don't think about when we attend or staff one. There is also a review of some new products, talk about our upcoming China trip, and a new bundle that's out now. Finally, we talk to Anne "...
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It's that time again, when we read your letters on air! We also discuss our productivity for the week, and there is a discussion of why a particular YA book was so popular when Kevin was in High School. Enjoy, and thanks for listening! Links for this Episode: Huntr.io Knock Knock Now/Later pad...
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This week, well talk about the frustration in trying to find remote jobs, and what Kevin's job market looks like. We'll also talk about Ursula's hitting of a milestone, a little conflict resolution, and then wrap it all up with an interview with Meera Stapleton. Enjoy! Links for this Episode: ...
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This week we talk about what happens to us mentally when we finish a big project. We also discuss how outlining a novel is like doing a project plan, as well as how that goes sideways once the project is underway. I wrap it all up by talking to Seraphim Dibble and how they stay productive. Lin...
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This week we will talk about the difficulties our Wombat Co-Host (artist and author Ursula Vernon) is having with design and fonts, and how that is actually an Agile process. We don't dig too deep into Agile and Scrum, but we do give a brief summary of what they are and how they are (and aren't)...
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This week on our productivity check-in, we talk about the projects we are both moving forward on. It is a good week so far, and added to that, I get to share the talk I had with Howard Tayler a few months ago. Enjoy! Links for this Episode: Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler Writing Excuses Po...
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Welcome to the monthly letters show! This week we will be reading your feedback and letters, as well as answering questions. We'll also talk about the challenges brought on by the weather, and the impending return of the Wombat Co-Host! Links for This Episode: Timbuk2 Backpack of Holding Tilley...
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This week, we will talk about the feelings when we have to put a "passion project" on hold, and how to deal with that. We also briefly discuss the reason why the Wombat Co-Host is not here this week before part two of my conversation with Dino Sarma, which has some very real talk about growing u...
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This is an episode I've been REALLY excited about for a while now. This week we have part one of the interview with one of my favorite people : Dino Sarma. Before we get to that, though, we discuss when and why to send gifts during the holidays for business purposes, as well as the need to pay y...
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This week my Wombat Co-Host and I discuss dealing with the emotional impact of job hunting, the holidays, and some of the related challenges. After that, we take some time to talk to Christy "Lilisonna" Howard about how she stays productive in both her professional and personal lives. Links for...
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This week, we have the interview from Productivity Alchemy LIVE! at WindyCon 45 on November 10. Before that, through, we discuss some of the challenges of leadership, why Ursula doesn't work with others, letting go of things you  can delegate, and stepping back when it isn't working. Links for ...
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Hi everyone. This week we have, in no particular order, an absent Teenager, a recovering Wombat Co-Host, and convention prep to be done. So we are going right to the interview with Biologist, Cartographer, Carpenter, and Writer Chris Scheiner. Enjoy! Links for This Episode: Chris Scheiner on T...
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This week we talk about some goals we have moved forward recently. This included the unexpected need to migrate from one hosting provider to another. We then discuss what to do when something just isn't working, the joy of throwing things out, and finish the episode by talking to production pott...
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