Podcast 20 — Staying Focused with Eddie Smith

The Work Awesome podcast welcomes Eddie Smith, the man behind the popular productivity site Practically Efficient. He describes himself as “an actuary, a thinker, an efficiency experimenter and a blogger—all in one.” Eddie’s work has attracted the attention (and praise) of many popular internet writers, including those who contribute to the Read & Trust network and Merlin Mann.

Eddie and Work Awesome podcast prodigy Mike Vardy discussed a wide variety of productivity-related topics during this interview, well before Eddie had added the newest addition to his workflow: his child. We may shoot for a follow-up interview in a few months to see how he’s adapted. . .

Show Notes

  • What Eddie was using before making his shift to OmniFocus, and why he decided to make the change.
  • How he uses OmniFocus.
  • What Eddie’s secret is to finding “balance”.
  • Why he started writing in the first place.
  • What “practically efficient” actually means to him.

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Mike Vardy an editor on Work Awesome. We could tell you where his personal productivity parody site, Eventualism and all of his other projects reside on the web, but you'd be best served going to Vardy.me and following the trail of virtual bread crumbs from there.


  1. AE Thanh on the 24th May

    I really thought this podcast was great. I’m a big fan of both guys’ work and writings.

    • Mike Vardy on the 24th May

      Wow…thanks! We’ve got a lot more of these coming up!

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