By John Fitch
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Rest is essential. Unplugging in today's busy world is both a skill and a competitive advantage. Is it possible to get more done by working less? On this podcast, we talk to those who successfully take time off through sabbaticals, active vacations, more play, fascinating hobbies, and other methods for becoming more interesting.
||CleanLess Phone, More Real Life With Tim Kendall||The Moment app helps people disconnect from their phones and get back their time. The app is growing at an impressive rate. Everyday, all Moment users combined get back around 49 years of time to spend on what really matters to them — meaningful experiences with friends and family, exploring their passions, and living life in the moment. This episode is a wonderful conversation with the CEO of Moment. We discuss the origins of the Moment app, the analogous connection of a food diet with a social media diet, how the same algorithm tools that are grabbing our attention could be used to reverse the effects, and the awesome company culture that the Moment team is building.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwedish Time Off With Maddy Savage||In Sweden, people are expected to have a balance in their employment – not just in terms of balancing their personal lives, but also balancing other things that are of importance to them or create personal growth. Starting a new business is sometimes a part of that. Swedish businesses are giving their employees up to 6 months off to start a new business. If it doesn't work, they can have their job back.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGraduate Wisdom||I love watching commencement speeches. They are shortcuts for gaining the wisdom one can gain through a college experience. This episode highlights one of my favorite commencement speeches that is still relevant today.||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Actions From 2018||I learned a lot from the 2018 lineup of podcast guests. I benefitted most by putting some of their ideas into practice. Here are 10 actions I have been trying out that bring me more meaningful time off. There is also a gift at the end of the podcast episode.||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTime Over Money With Cassie Holmes||What if you had a bank account for your time? If we were more time aware, what would we do differently? Do you keep track of how you are spending time? Are you finding time for what matters or mainly focused on money? Cassie Holmes is the Associate Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She studies happiness, highlighting the role of time. We discuss how choosing time over money will make you happier, why experiential gifts are important, and how this coming weekend can be treated like a vacation.||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAI = More Rest With Max Frenzel||Max is a Quantum theorist turned AI researcher. We discuss how Max wrote his Ph.D. thesis while resting on a Greek island, how AI has the potential to be becoming our creative sidekick, and restful habits we can all implement starting tomorrow.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuality Working Time With Jonas Downey||Jonas is a designer for a calm company called Basecamp. He is living proof that things don't have to be crazy at work. We discuss how we can focus on quality working time rather than just clock time.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork-Life Harmony With Mike Sturm||Writer Mike Sturm believes “Work-Life Balance” can be replaced with something better. Rather than balancing our career and our personal lives, we should aim to harmonize them. When done right, the benefits can be truly great. Mike and I discuss how you can benefit from "Work-Life Harmony" and treat loved ones as stakeholders in your work.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning How to Learn With Kevin Kelly||Why should you travel and have a beginner's mind? What will be left of humans given Artifical Intelligence is rapidly growing? Why would anyone build a 10,000-year clock? Kevin and I discuss the answers...||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSailing Time With John Zeratsky||John is a successful technologist and a co-author of both "Sprint" and "Make Time". He had a comfortable life in San Francisco, but he and his wife decided to quit their jobs, gave up their apartment, sold their stuff, bought a sailboat, sailed out the Golden Gate, turned left, and began cruising the Pacific coast from California toward Panama. They have been on an amazing journey since. We talk about how they prepared for this time off, what the experience has been like, and practical steps from his new book "Make Time".||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Tech Zone With Ivan Cash||Ivan and I both believe that strangers are one of the most untapped potentials around you every single day. We discuss a number of Ivan’s fascinating experiments and why silence can help you get out of struggles in your life.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThinking Straight With Darius Foroux||How can we live a useful life that matters? Over 4 million people have been seeking this answer, and many of them have come closer thanks to Darius’ advice.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech Shabbats With Tiffany Shlain||What would happen if you went without digital screens from Friday evening to Saturday evening? If you had any anxiety while thinking about it, you should listen to what Tiffany has to say.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Time With Jake Knapp||Make Time is Jake Knapp's new book. It's about creating time and finding focus in daily life. We discuss how you can be more like a caveman, the value of a walk, and how are in control of your day's highlight.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Your eloquent clarity!
I enjoy so much how you view the simplest things and how you deconstruct them for yourselves and us. Thank you 🙏
This is an awesome podcast. John asks very thoughtful and precise questions that really cut to the heart of the matter. He is a natural interviewer, and clearly he has a sharp intellect and wonderfully curious mind. Incredible slate of guests right out of the gate, and I can’t wait to see who he has on next!
Happy to have discovered Time Off and love the balance between big ideas and actionable tips. I devour podcasts, and this is one of the most thoughtful and thought provoking on my list. Keep ‘em coming!