Category Archives: Mikes on Mics

Podcast – Every New Beginning

Who is this for? Those preparing to leave a job, start a new one or both.

Last week, I ended a 13 year career. Yesterday I started something new. Mike Vardy and I discuss this big ending and new beginning in the latest episode of the Mikes on Mics podcast. We examine how to best end one thing well while preparing to start another.

It’s an exciting time in my world and I’m sure there will be plenty to talk about in the near future, but for now, here’s how I’ve been approaching a massive change in my professional life.

Podcast – Beyond Dunbar

Who is this for? Anyone who is struggling to maintain quality personal and professional relationships as their network continues to grow.

This week on the Mikes on Mics podcast we examine Vardy’s uncanny skill to create quality relationships in his vast and ever-growing personal and professional network.

Stick around at the end for quick tips on how Myke Hurley, Matt Alexander, Gini Dietrich and Chase Reeves combat Dunbar’s number as the scale of their own networks continue to grow.

Podcast – Road Warriors

Who is this for? Those who spend a fair amount of time traveling or expect to increase their current travel.

This week Mike Vardy and I fly solo on the Mikes on Mics podcast to discuss our approach to, and struggles with, travel.

While I tend to travel a fair amount for work, it was Vardy’s recent multi-week travel schedule that inspired us to take time to examine how we handle all aspects of life on the road.

Stay tuned at the end of the episode for additional thoughts on how Dave Caolo, Jason Rehmus, Nick Wynja and Sven Fechner make their own travel experiences more manageable.

Turning Your Idea Into a Reality

Who is this for? Those looking for practical and first-hand advice on turning a big idea into a reality.

Jean MacDonald revisits the Mikes on Mics podcast to talk about App Camp for Girls.

A year ago Jean joined us to discuss the community she built for Smile; the makers of PDF Pen and TextExpander. At the end of that episode, Jean shared her plans to develop a program that would help young girls consider and try app development.

A year later, Jean has raised over $75,000 and has already held her first class. We examine how she brought her vision to life.

Be sure to stay tuned at the end of the episode for special bonus interviews where David Sparks, Brooks Duncan, Mike Rohde and Marc & Angel share tactics for ensuring that their own ideas become a reality.

Mikes on Mics: Now on 5by5

Who is this for? Listeners to the Mikes on Mics podcast or those who might be considering checking out a productivity podcast.

Today’s an exciting day here at Workflowing.

In January 2012, Michael Schechter and Mike Vardy recorded a test episode of what became the first episode of the Mikes on Mics podcast.

In April of the same year, “The Mikes” executed on their not so secret plan to join on the 70Decibels podcast network.

In March of 2013, 5by5 – a podcast network that both “Mikes” greatly admire – acquired 70Decibels.

Today the Mikes on Mics podcast airs it’s very first episode on the mighty 5by5 network.

It’s a big opportunity, both for the show and for the guys. For their first 5by5 episode, “The Mikes” aptly discuss opportunities; those we create and those that are created for us.

Thanks to Myke Hurley for all of his support and to Dan Benjamin – as well as the team at 5by5 – for giving us this opportunity on the network.

If you’re yet to give the show a chance, today is the day.