Why Calendars are Killing Your Productivity

Tim Campos- Calendar killing Productivity

Why Calendars are Killing Your Productivity

My guest this week is Tim Campos.  While Tim was Chief Information Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg called him into his office and challenged him to fix things and make Facebook more productive.  Tim took that challenge and doubled their overall productivity in a year – making it one of the most productive companies in the world. Not surprisingly… the biggest shifts all had to do with how people were using their calendars.  We dig into the specific strategies so you can make 2020 your most focused and productive year yet!


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Here’s a question:  Did you ever have a sense that something was killing your productivity?  

Maybe… you get to the end of a long day… you worked hard… you’re exhausted… but you look back and you’re not sure what the heck you got done?

Or maybe you’re listening to this particular episode while you’re driving to work… and your brain is already buzzing and you’re tempted to feel overwhelmed… almost like you’ve got a bunch of monkeys jumping around in your head.  (Maybe that’s just me. LOL!)

Well… today, we’re going to be talking with the man who helped the employees of Facebook to double their productivity.

He did it in a surprising way.

Mainly… he went after their calendars.  Wild right?

Well… that’s why we’re calling this episode “Why calendars are killing your productivity.”  I think you’re going to dig it.  

By the way, Tim is now the CEO of Woven.com, which is an intelligent calendar for busy professionals.

His personal motto is “Take the work out of work.”  He’s used that motto and approach to life to help a lot of people and a lot of organizations.

As CEO of Woven, Tim’s taking the lessons he’s learned to reimagine how people use their calendar, so they can spend time on what matters most to them.

Since it’s early 2020… and we’re wanting to help you make 2020 your best and most productive year yet… I wanted to have Tim on to talk about specific strategies to help you take your own productivity to the next level!

Comment below and let us know which strategy stood out to you.  Plus, I would love to hear from you on what’s working best for you.  Share your best PRODUCTIVITY tip and/or your favorite hack for beating the calendar and getting things done!



Quick Episode Summary:

  • 0:02 What to expect today!
  • 1:21 Meet Tim
  • 2:49 How your calendar is ruining your productivity
  • 4:28 Our most valuable asset
  • 6:50 Making appointments with yourself
  • 9:35 You will become what you spend time on
  • 11:50 How to make your calendar smarter
  • 16:49 No meetings Wednesday
  • 18:47 How long the average meeting is
  • 21:40 How to connect with Tim
  • 22:02 Wisdom of the week
  • 23:25 Mitch’s biggest takeaways
  • 34:14 Mitch’s final thoughts


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