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Episode 9: Armand Uno Episode 9

Episode 9: Armand Uno

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

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JC: What projects are you concentrating on during your focused hours?
    1. Podcast
      1. Diverse guests
        1. Motorcycle racer
    2. 9-5 job: product developer for cyber security
      1. Cyber security LinkedIn posts to help with sales
    3. Projects
      1. eBook
        1. What’s it about?
          1. Rapport, deep communication
            1. Deepening weak ties
            2. Super interesting, would be great to go deeper if we had more time. Maybe an encore in the near future?

  1. JN: How about the rest of the time? What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
    1. Musician - fun
      1. Brother is a professional musician
    2. Reading
      1. “Build” Tony Fidell - head of iPhone dev at Apple
    3. Motorcycle riding

  2. JC: What does your morning routine look like and how has it evolved over time?
    1. Has cut back his morning routine 
      1. 5/10 mins
      2. 10 mins journal
      3. Hour of writing book
      4. Gym workout
    2. Previously
      1. Longer workout
    3. Waking up
      1. Alarm at 6am
    4. Mindset: 
      1. Discipline = freedom
      2. Remove decision making from mundane matters
  3. JN: What do you do to optimise productivity during your working hours?
    1. Public accountability
      1. Having a team where another person gets the consequences of you not following through
    2. Activating hyperfocus
    3. Pomodoro timer
    4. Binaural focused beats
    5. Extrinsic motivation
      1. How to keep the intrinsic so that the extrinsic doesn’t take over?
  4. JC: How do you switch off at night?
    1. Avoiding screens 1hr before bed
    2. Reading (physical books)
    3. Talking to family
      1. Playing music with bro
        1. Jam/Improv
        2. Trust musical instincts instead of following tabs
          1. Play along to random songs - try to 
    4. Planning tomorrow’s todos
    5. Gratitude
    6. Reflecting on what can be done better
  5. JN: What resources (books, philosophies, apps) do you find most helpful for productivity and habit formation?
    1. Ship 30 for 30: digital writing - LinkedIn post -> Twitter thread -> Blog -> Book
    2. “Build” Tony Fidell - head of iPhone dev at Apple
    3. Atomic Habits
    4. Miracle Morning:
      1. Silence (meditation)
      2. Affirmations
      3. Visualisation
      4. Exercise
      5. Reading
      6. Script (writing)
    5. Play hard podcast
  6. JC: It’s been a pleasure having you on, where can people stay in touch with you and find your work?
    1. LinkedIn
    2. Insta: @armand_uno

    3. Email: armand@playhardpodcast.com


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