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January 6, 2023

Episode Description

Armand Uno is host of The Playhard Podcast. He interviews entrepreneurs and founders about the habits and hobbies that keep them healthy.

1. JC: What projects are you concentrating on during your focused hours?

- Podcast

  • Diverse guests
  • - Motorcycle racer

- 9-5 job: product developer for cyber security

  • Cyber security LinkedIn posts to help with sales

- Projects

  • eBook
  • - What’s it about?
  • - - Rapport, deep communication
  • - - - Deepening weak ties
  • - - - Super interesting, would be great to go deeper if we had more time. Maybe an encore in the near future?

2. JN: How about the rest of the time? What do you enjoy doing in your off time?

- Musician - fun

  • Brother is a professional musician

- Reading

  • “Build” Tony Fidell - head of iPhone dev at Apple

- Motorcycle riding

3. JC: What does your morning routine look like and how has it evolved over time?

- Has cut back his morning routine

  • 5/10 mins
  • 10 mins journal
  • Hour of writing book
  • Gym workout

- Previously

  • Longer workout

- Waking up

  • Alarm at 6am

- Mindset:

  • Discipline = freedom
  • Remove decision making from mundane matters

4. JN: What do you do to optimise productivity during your working hours?

- Public accountability

  • Having a team where another person gets the consequences of you not following through

- Activating hyperfocus

- Pomodoro timer

- Binaural focused beats

- Extrinsic motivation

  • How to keep the intrinsic so that the extrinsic doesn’t take over?

5. JC: How do you switch off at night?

- Avoiding screens 1hr before bed

- Reading (physical books)

- Talking to family

  • Playing music with bro
  • - Jam/Improv
  • - Trust musical instincts instead of following tabs
  • - - Play along to random songs - try to

- Planning tomorrow’s todos

- Gratitude

- Reflecting on what can be done better

6. JN: What resources (books, philosophies, apps) do you find most helpful for productivity and habit formation?

- Ship 30 for 30: digital writing - LinkedIn post -> Twitter thread -> Blog -> Book

- “Build” Tony Fidell - head of iPhone dev at Apple

- Atomic Habits

- Miracle Morning:

  • Silence (meditation)
  • Affirmations
  • Visualisation
  • Exercise
  • Reading
  • Script (writing)

- Play hard podcast

7. JC: It’s been a pleasure having you on, where can people stay in touch with you and find your work?

- LinkedIn

- Insta: @armand_uno


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