There’s no question that as the web emerged so did the genre sites for
productivity systems. From David Allen to Stephen Covey to Tony Robbins, there
are countless systems one can adopt. That said, very few people stick with
one; the human nature of the “achiever” instills an innate need to learn and
discover the latest new thing to learn and master. But the latest isn’t always
the greatest, especially when it comes to being productive. In fact, it
usually results in plain old lateness.
The focus on productivity has become a suck unto itself; everyone trying to
get better and being more productive fall into two categories those doing and
those trying to do. Through the use of imagery, satire and pointing to
specific examples via my own “faux methodology” known as Eventualism, I’ll
show everyone why productivity, in fact, is a suck.
About Mike Vardy:
Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker and productivity pundit from Victoria, BC.
His work has appeared on several blogs including GTD Times, WorkAwesome (where
he is also editor) and Life As A Human. He has several years of stage
experience and has created works for CBC Radio and the print media as well.
Mike Vardy is the writer, speaker, and “productivityist” behind Vardy.me
and the productivity parody site Eventualism. Vardy’s candid satire has made
him a desirable speaker on an often dry topic, delivering talks on the topic
such as “Hacking Lifehacks” at TEDx Juan De Fuca and presenting keynote talks
at events in Vancouver and Victoria. Currently a Managing Editor at Stepcase
Lifehack, Vardy has contributed to many popular productivity websites and
publications, including David Allen’s GTD Times and Productive Magazine and
has appeared in local publications (YAM Magazine, Black Press) and nationally
in The Globe and Mail. He lives with his wife, daughter and son in Victoria,
He has an amazing wife and two equally amazing children.