[Podcast] Ep84: Q&A – Trello In Post, Time Blocking, and Exercising While Working

In this episode Zack and Natalie answer questions submitted by listeners just like you:

• Learn how we use Trello in our scripted television post workflow

• Learn what the most effective time blocking method is to stay productive while still maintaining your creative energy

• Learn how to approach your supervisor for a height-adjustable workstation

• Learn how to deal with people in your office that don’t understand (or agree with) you wanting to take quick exercise and walking breaks at work

• Learn additional strategies for getting more done during the day

See below for additional topics of conversation.

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If your question is read on the show you will win a Fitness In Post t-shirt and a blender bottle! And we will pick one random winner from all the questions chosen and that person will win a month’s supply of Athletic Greens, my favorite greens supplement that I use every morning.



Topics of Conversation:

  • What sort of break schedule is best for health and productivity?
  • Zack and Natalie’s productivity schedule
  • Talking to your boss about fitness in the workplace
  • Training your brain to focus for longer
  • How to balance work, fitness, and fun
  • Effects of sleep on functionality and productivity
  • The importance of a night routine
  • What to do if your boss catches you mid-exercise
  • Why you need to get an adjustable desk and how to bargain for one
  • How planning your day is essential to being productive
  • The “Hit by a bus” test
  • Neurofeedback’s effects on the symptoms of ADD
  • Learning how to prioritize and and reduce stress
  • The effects of “playing” on productivity
  • Zack and Natalie’s Trello Workflow
  • Talking to your boss about workplace fitness
  • How to set daily goals that boost work efficiency

Useful Links:

FiP Podcast Ep10: Optimizing Brain Function with Neurofeedback

FiP Podcast Ep54: Behind the Empire Editorial Workflow

FiP Podcast Ep81: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (And Learning How to Say No)

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Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, 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

Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program. Zack helps ambitious creative professionals and entrepreneurs overcome procrastination, depression, and creative burnout so they can get sh*t done and achieve the most meaningful goals in their lives...without sacrificing their sanity in the process. If you’re interested in learning how to better manage your time, your energy, and develop ninja-like focus, download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”