Fitness In Post

Maxim Jago is literally "the guy that wrote the book on Avid and Adobe Premiere." He's also an award winning director, tech author, award winning screenwriter, futurist...you name it, this guy knows something about it.

We talk specifically about how to become more focused and centered at work and in life, how to organize your day, and even specifics tips and tricks to organize your timeline, projects, bins, folders, whatever it takes to get more done during the day.

We go from giant meta concepts to specific action steps in a single sentence, so stay focused and you may come away with some game-changing ways to enhance your day.

Our Show Sponsor:

Lifespan

Topics of Conversation:

- Zack's morning routine and how it increases his productivity, then we segue into Maxim's morning routine which is very different but equally effective

- Why a morning routine isn't a set thing and can be tailored to when you have the most creative energy during the day (i.e. budgeting your energy)

- How making decisions requires energy and that energy is a finite resource, so you have to build up your capacity for mental focus over time

- How incorporating meditation into your day can drastically increase your productivity

- The importance of slowing down and how it can actually increase your productivity drastically (and how this technique can even include cat videos on YouTube!)

- Hacking all-nighters with exercise instead of caffeine and stimulants

- Why you shouldn't be ashamed of that afternoon nap (and why NASA agrees)

- How to structure your day around focused periods of work and breaks ((i.e. The 'Pomodoro' techique) rather than just droning on all day long trying to get stuff done 

- How the brain absolutely cannot multitask and how micro distractions can drastically derail your efficiency

- How stress is a biological barrier to memory creation and even creative thought

- Why focusing on stress management is the ultimate productivity hack

- Why naming your bins and organizing your media is ESSENTIAL to being a fast and productive editor (and why)

- Using Evernote and OmniFocus to prioritize your goals and your day

- How to maximize naming your sequences and versioning

- The myth of 'Picture Lock'

- How your ability to access material very quickly can make or break whether or not you get hired on the next job

- Learning to hone your first instincts

Useful Links:

The Nutreínce mutlivitamin powder I put in my water in the morning

FiP Ep 23: 'Hacking Your Productivity' with Zack Sexton

FiP Ep 38: 'Task Management and Establishing Rituals' with Zack Sexton

A Classic Case of Post-Production Burnout

Headspace meditation app

Bulletproof Coffee Kit

Study showing 52 minutes on 17 minutes off is the optimal pomodoro

OmniFocus and Omnifocus Premium Posts

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep47_MaximJago.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57pm PST

I love brain science. Love it. And if you're like me, this episode won't disappoint. In this episode I speak with Bill Harris about his technology Holosync and how it can enhance the effects of meditation and thus brain function. Bill Harris is an author, speaker, brain research expert, and thought leader. Founder of Centerpointe Research Institute, he is the creator of Holosync audio technology, used by over 2 million people in 193 countries to create brain changes that lead to remarkable mental, emotional, and spiritual changes usually experienced only by those who have meditated for 30+ years.

To quote Bill and put it simply, "Holosync meditates you." And boy does it. I've been using it for a few months now and the effects are nothing short of profound.

Our Show Sponsor:

Lifespan

Our Latest Prize Giveaway:

Click here to enter our Lifespan Treadmill Desk Giveaway!

We are giving away a Lifespan Treadmill Desk worth $1300, no purchase is necessary. It takes about 3 minutes to enter and entries will be gathered throughout the month of August. One random winner will be chosen September 1st. Good luck!

Topics of Conversation:

- Bill's background in brain science and where Holosync came from (like most amazing discoveries, it started in a basement)

- How Holosync is different than those 99 cent "binaural beat" apps

- How Holosync alters brain waves and brings about more awareness, and "awareness brings choice"

- The "marshmallow test" and the science behind delayed gratification, how it applies to brain science, and how it leads to more success later in life

- The science behind meditation and how the practice can change your brainwave patterns

- The brain scans of Tibetan Buddhist monks 

- How you literally don't need ANY extra time in the day to use Holosync

- The simple how-to steps to use Holosync

- How Holosync can drastically increase creative thinking

- How Holosync can have a tremendous benefit to your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) 

Useful Links:

Get Holosync

FiP Podcast Ep 31: "Managing Stress Using HRV"

FREE COPY of "The New Science of Super-Awareness"

FiP Podcast Ep 35: "Spartan Race Founder Joe de Sena"

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep46_Holosync.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:22pm PST

Gray Jones is an accomplished reality television editor (here are his credits on IMDB), who recently completed his journey to lose 60 pounds. He is no stranger to a sedentary lifestyle and long hours, but he bucked the trend and decided it was time to make a serious change in his life. And the greatest part about his story is that he lost the weight doing nothing more than making a series of very simple, small changes over time.

Our Show Sponsor:

Lifespan

Our Latest Prize Giveaway:

Click here to enter our Lifespan Treadmill Desk Giveaway!

We are giving away a Lifespan Treadmill Desk worth $1300, no purchase is necessary. It takes about 3 minutes to enter and entries will be gathered throughout the month of August. One random winner will be chosen September 1st. Good luck!

Topics of Conversation:

- Gray's background and experience as an editor and how his health deteriorated over the years after falling into a sedentary lifestyle

- The sign Gray received that made him realize he had to make a change in his life

- Gray deciding he wasn't going to "diet," he was going to make a "lifestyle change" that was permanent

- Where Gray started on day 1 and the actionable steps and small changes that he followed to lose the weight

- The pros and cons of eating right before bed and/or staggering your meals to maintain your metabolism

- How Gray tracks his sleep, steps, and caloric intake to develop awareness

Gray's decision to cut soda out of his life and why he never looked back

- How sugar is more addictive than cocaine or heroine and why you're unwilling to give up soda

- How reading nutrition labels can change your life, and Gray's discovery of how many foods have artificial sweeteners

- How to change your perspective from pushing the boulder up the mountain to gently nudging the snowball down the mountain

- Gray's way to include "cheat foods" into his diet without really cheating

Useful Links:

Alpha Dogs Post-Production

"Enter the Zone: A Dietary Roadmap" by Dr. Barry Sears

"Rich Food, Poor Food" pt 1 (why artificial sweeteners are bad for you)

"Rich Food, Poor Food" pt 2 (how to learn to shop for healthy foods)

The Fitness In Post program

The Fitness In Post Fitbit Leaderboard

Is diet soda worse than regular soda? 

Gray Jones on Twitter

Gray Jones at 'Staff Me Up'

The TV Writer Podcast

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep45_GrayJones.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

The following is a reading of my blog post "A Classic Case of Post-Production Burnout." You can read the full post here.

Thank you for listening. Be well.

Direct download: FiP_BlogReading_Burnout.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44pm PST

14 months ago Jane Arnold (my mom) was diagnosed with Stage 3 Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an incurable form of blood cancer. She was literally on her deathbed and I was told in no uncertain terms that I had to fly home to say my good-byes. But if you knew her, you'd know she doesn't give up easy (a trait I have clearly inherited). And for the last year she has completely transformed her lifestyle and is more healthy and vibrant than I've ever seen her. EVER.

In this episode we discuss the practical tips and small changes she has implemented to transform her life (hint: none of them are terribly difficult). A year ago she was 65 pounds heavier eating nothing but junk and never being active. Listen in to hear how she lost 65 pounds and is now the most energetic she has ever been.

Our Show Sponsor:

Lifespan

Our Latest Prize Giveaway:

Click here to enter our Lifespan Treadmill Desk Giveaway!

We are giving away a Lifespan Treadmill Desk worth $1300, no purchase is necessary. It takes about 3 minutes to enter and entries will be gathered throughout the month of August. One random winner will be chosen September 1st. Good luck!

Topics of Conversation:

- Jane's background eating nothing but processed junk food and not being active for decades, and her experience being diagnosed with cancer after visiting the ER

- Discovering a new type of chemotherapy that drastically improved her quality of life

- How she now gets upwards of 5000 steps per day and is motivated by the documentary film GO FAR (full disclosure: I produced & directed this film)

- The decades of bad choices Jane made regarding dietary choices and "the way things were done" in the 60's through the 90's

- Growing up and raising kids ordering take-out and cooking with the microwave

- How I grew up in a house with no positive influence of watching my parents being active or exercising and how that impacts behavior

- Being a part of the "Mad Men" generation and falling for food advertising hook, line, and sinker (think Velveeta, Kraft, etc)

- What motivated Jane to fight back and make all the changes she did

- How Jane went from not being able to walk to doing several thousand steps a day and driving herself places (which she was told she would never do again)

- Jane's dietary transformation

Useful Links:

GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story

Shakeology

Bulletproof Coffee

FiP Podcast Ep 7: Integrative Medicine, pt1 with Dr. Edison de Mello

FiP Podcast Ep 8: integrative medicine, pt2 with Dr. Edison de Mello

Dr. de Mello's profile at The Akasha Center

Tracking steps with a Fitbit tracker

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep44_KickingCancersAss.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:36pm PST

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