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A podcast by two friends from across the Atlantic who immediately bonded over 'the work around the work' and kept the conversation going on growing their careers, doing creative work, and striving to be better. Hosted by Habbi and Hailley.
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MWW 34: All Day Video Calls All Day
The show is back on a real-time schedule! Habbi and Hailley share updates on their new roles in work and life, and it’s a perfect time to get into a theme update. Plus, an unexpected conversation about meal processes and a lot of assigned listener homework. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:02:50 Life update 00:10:09 Theme check in 00:41:47 Work updates 01:35:45 Shout outs *Timestamps may vary slightly based on the ads you hear. Mentioned during the show: Liam’s weight loss journey How to build a tiny working treadmill for your hamster Habbi sorts people’s pets into Hogwarts houses Icelandic Indie on Iceland Music playlist MWW playlist Listener playlist Earl Grey cake Quinoa curry Cauliflower curry Support the show ❤️ A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
October 1, 2021
MWW 33: Click click click click click
Habbi and Hailley honour the updated show description in this thirty-third ever MakeWorkWork episode. As a nod to their very first one, they systematically go through the star players of their personal processes: calendar, task managers, notes, and of course, email. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:15:08 Calendar 00:36:27 Task managers 01:14:03 Notes 01:43:17 Email *Timestamps may vary slightly based on the ads you hear. Mentioned during the show: Habbi’s 84-point travel checklist Brain FM Google Calendar Slack app Hailley’s Todoist blog post Sunsama MWW 31: The Pressure of Perfection Productivity Advice, Based on Your Enneagram Personality Type Bear Support the show ❤️ A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
August 27, 2021
MWW 32: Boom! You Look Professional
Habbi updates her personal brand and Hailley is weirdly passionate about it. They share what personal branding means to them along with general strategies and tactics. Plus, updates on Habbi’s local volcano and Hailley’s family leave. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:15:44 Follow up + a personal update 00:29:39 How we approach personal branding 01:04:17 General strategies for personal branding 01:28:36 Memo *Timestamps may vary slightly based on the ads you hear. Mentioned during the show:  Earthquakes in Iceland Iceland’s active volcano becomes a tourist hotspot Geology with Helga Blue lagoon Habbi’s new role update MWW 26, when Habbi got her last job Iceland Music Export Habbi’s playlists Shopify hiring Twitter hiring Amplitude hiring The 5 Types of Career Lists I Keep How I Write a Future Job Description and Why It’s Useful Myke Hurley Relay FM membership The MWW newsletter Support the show ❤️ A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
April 23, 2021
MWW 31: The Pressure of Perfection
Almost two years after Habbi and Hailley first shared their Enneagram types, the two hosts revisit the topic with a full episode on the impact the Enneagram has had on their personal and professional lives. In this episode, they share an overview of the Enneagram, talk through productivity advice based on your Enneagram, and answer listener questions. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:13:28 Follow up 00:27:43 Enneagram overview 00:47:06 The impact of the enneagram 01:35:24 Productivity advice 01:59:39 Q&A 02:34:50 Shout outs Mentioned during the show: Newton’s first law Newton’s second law Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic Beverage chilling stones The traditional enneagram (history) Enneagram test (RHETI) Enneagram Institute type descriptions The Enneagram Made Easy, by Renee Baron The Essential Enneagram, by  David Daniels and Virginia Price Enneagram arrows MWW 12: The Perfectionist Problem Enneagram type 3 and 7 in a relationship Harry Potter characters & their enneagram type Productivity Advice, Based on Your Enneagram Personality Type, by Bonnie Frieden Ambition & Balance Becky Kane Bonnie Frieden Todoist 2020 Year in Review The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron MWW 19: The Artist’s Way Full show notes available at Support the show ❤️ A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
March 29, 2021
MWW 30: The Work Work, If You Will
In this Q&A extravaganza, Habbi and Hailley finally (!) answer listener questions and put some important follow up to rest. They answer questions on everything from distractions when working from home, the production of this show, and then there’s a surprising throwback involving early 2000s Icelandic pop stars. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:01:02 Follow up 00:05:45 Creative work 00:31:22 Remote work 00:56:44 Careers 01:21:17 Fun Mentioned during the show: Visual aids from Adrian Hailley's post on LinkedIn Habbi’s public Notion Beauchamp laptop backpack Tech reporters Twitter list Google Drive Notion Byword Bear 2021 State of Remote Work Ford European Commuter Survey Hank Green video Jerry Seinfeld on traffic Cat distraction meme 10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing Payscale Glassdoor Deep Work, by Cal Newport Episode 18 where we talk LinkedIn Iceland’s submission to Eurovision in 2004 Icelandic theater Grease poster Icelandic theater Grease video Habbi’s Belgian rice cakes Icelandic popcorn seasoning Blueprint for Armageddon Support the show ❤️ A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
February 19, 2021
MWW 29: A Little Difficult To Plan
It’s a new year and Habbi and Hailley reveal yearly themes for 2021. In addition to digging into their themes, they reflect on some big 2020 milestones for MakeWorkWork. The post office gets a well-deserved shout out, and completely unavoidably, Iceland gets a mention or two. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:00:28 Follow up 00:25:05 Yearly themes 01:04:53 MWW in 2021 01:18:38 Shout outs *Timestamps may vary slightly based on the ads you hear. Mentioned during the show:  Breanne’s tweet Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic Iceland’s long-term remote work visa Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Cortex podcast Prior episodes about yearly themes: Episode 12, Episode 21 CPG Grey’s theme video Theme system journal Myke Hurley Cortex Ep. 28, the episode Habbi recommends Our P.O. Box Habbi’s home screen photos Support the show ❤️ A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
January 25, 2021
MWW 28: Sub-Tweeted in Iceland Twitter
In this end of year episode, Habbi and Hailley have a follow-up extravaganza and share several new discoveries about Notion and email. They also wrap up 2020 by checking in on their themes of the year and end on a conversation on strengths and weaknesses. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:13:16 Follow up 00:40:30 Notion 01:07:04 Email 01:22:13 Iceland updates 01:37:20 Theme of the year 02:23:20 Memos 02:30:17 Shout outs Mentioned during the show: Aeropress Weekend Wednesdays Buffer’s 4 day work week MWW Episode 15: We discover Habbi’s enneagram type Enneagram 5 moves to 7 in stress Notion Goodreads How people organize bookshelves on Twitter Habbi’s public Notion The MakeWorkWork Bookshelf Emailing to let people know you’ve received their email Atomic Habits, by James Clear James Clear’s 3-2-1 newsletter Friends of Iceland The Daily Stoic, by Ryan Holiday The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron Marie Kondo StrengthsFinder 2.0, by Tom Rath Myke Hurley Analog(ue): Throwing Sparks Leave us a message here. Support the show ❤️ A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
December 18, 2020
MWW 27: Homework... For Your Birthday
After a few exciting updates about professional campaigns involving beverages and niche podcast industry fangirling, Habbi and Hailley get to the bottom of why time feels so weird in 2020, share their new work setups, and elaborate on a few changing work processes. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:27:30 Time 00:49:11 Making the most of our surroundings 01:36:02 Work processes 02:17:38 Shoutouts Mentioned during the show:  Habbi’s least favourite emojis Mild panic emoji How I Met Your Mother “What's wrong with the captain” Luna the cat Evian’s Positive Drops: Positive Ponders Cortex Relay FM Myke Hurley Podcast mentorship programme Ann Friedman’s newsletter Why time feels so weird in 2020 Call Your Girlfriend podcast Iceland now feels like the coronavirus never happened Theories of Time The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron Noon meeting gets moved forward tweet Buffer is moving to a 4-day work week for the rest of 2020 Threads Twist Y Combinator Amir Salihefendić, CEO of Todoist Hailley’s article about to-do lists Hailley’s article about LinkedIn Maya’s unicorn pin Andreia’s workspace The MakeWorkWork Bookshelf Leave us a message here Join our Subreddit here A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
September 11, 2020
MWW 26: A Taylor Swift Approach To Friends
After a very stress-inducing start to the episode, Habbi and Hailley reflect on privilege and the importance of sending the elevator back down. Both co-hosts also share recent updates about work and launch the new MakeWorkWork bookshelf. This episode is packed with resources including books about racism and a list of incredible Black creators to follow. Subscribe for emails: Get the full show notes: Timestamps:  00:10:54 Shout outs and books 00:34:22 Privilege 01:01:26 Responsibilities 01:11:17 Updates 01:28:13 Memo Mentioned during the show: The pandemic is giving people vivid, unusual dreams. Here’s why. Maya Ealey Fadeke Adegbuyi Darren Buckner Workfrom Remote POC Ivirlei Brookes video Lindsey Peoples Wagner We Just Will video Black-owned bookstores in the U.S. White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Beverly Daniel Tatum Me and White Supremacy, by Layla F. Saad, Robin J DiAngelo Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez Northstack newsletter Privilege checklist Assimilation post by Maya Ealey Equality/equity photo Leave us a message here Join our Subreddit here A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast.
July 31, 2020
MWW 25: Time For Reflection
Pandemic slowness is real. In this episode, Habbi and Hailley share their thoughts around creating new goals and adjusting expectations for existing goals and intentions in 2020. Habbi’s most hated emojis come up, along with murder mystery book recommendations and the closest the two hosts have ever been to a real argument. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 37:58 Follow up 47:38 Life updates 1:06:49 Goals 1:42:10 Habits 2:00:58 Memo 2:05:33 Shout outs Mentioned during the show: Black Lives Matter Hugging face emoji Zany face emoji Enneagram Dreyer’s English, by Benjamin Dreyer Why ‘Philosopher’ Became ‘Sorcerer’ In The American ‘Harry Potter’ Books Chart shows 'what the British say, what they really mean, and what others understand' MWW Spotify playlist Habbi’s playlists Iceland’s COVID-19 website The 12 aspects of Lifebook Sloth emoji The Artist’s Way episode The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte How Making Lists Can Quell Anxiety and Breed Creativity Hailley's goals blog post Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy Full show notes here.
June 15, 2020
MWW 24: Homescreen Godmother
Habbi and Hailley go over responses from the ramekin photos and review their pandemic home screens —  who needs Google Maps anymore? Beverages come up, naturally. And in some big news, the first MakeWorkWork call for recorded questions from listeners goes out! Follow the instructions in the shownotes to submit a question for a future episode. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:00:59 Follow up 00:34:17 Pandemic home screens 01:02:09 Being hard on yourself 01:14:16 Ask us anything 01:22:30 Shout outs Mentioned during the show: Leave us a message here  Join our Subreddit here Ramekin photos Our email list Martyn’s tea bag holder  The Unexpected Benefits Of Hydration On Productivity Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker Sleep Cycle  Yale's massively popular 'happiness' course is available free online The Happiness Project, by Gretchin Rubin MasterClass Enneagram types 25 Interior Design DIYs To Do While Stuck at Home, Mr. Kate Penn and Teller Lifesum Episodes 13  Episode 14 Habbi old home screen screenshot page one Habbi old home screen screenshot page two Habbi’s home screen screenshot The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson See the remaining show notes here. 
May 11, 2020
MWW 23: I Hate Jeans
In this episode, Habbi and Hailley check in on the new reality we’re all living in. They talk about what working from home looks like for them, how they are doing in the midst of the pandemic, and share several learning and music-related resources. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:13:15 Current state of affairs 00:26:35 Remote work 00:40:37 Personalities during a pandemic 00:53:30 Getting work done 01:18:37 Exercise 01:25:49 Yearly themes 01:28:58 Keeping busy 01:38:24 Answering questions Mentioned during the show: Ramekin (photo 1, photo 2) Family schedules roundup Mr. Kate on YouTube (Habbi’s recommended video) Tiny House Nation Episode 15 on the Enneagram The 12 personalities Dani Hart Deep Work, by Cal Newport Nike Training Club app Nike Run Club app Yoga with Adriene Dungeons & Dragons Habbi’s D&D tweet MasterClass Skillcrush Free Ivy league courses The MakeWorkWork playlist Habbi’s playlists
April 3, 2020
MWW 22: Kinda Wild But Also Fun
After some pretty serious and very mathematical follow up, Habbi and Hailley talk about their calendars, share books from last year, and reveal their 2020 themes. Other topics that come up include surprise parties and what the year looks like from one’s mind (wild!). Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:08:56 Follow up 00:20:08 Holiday catch-up and calendar woes 00:29:15 Calendars woes 00:35:56 Visualizing the year 00:48:28 Books 01:06:15 Reading goals 01:13:56 Themes of the year Mentioned during the show: 2019 Spotify wrapped Pastel de nata Boxing Day Tim Hortons Bank holidays National holidays in Iceland Family day in Canada Goodreads Year in Books Hailley’s Year in Books Habbi’s Year in Books Episode 19, The Artist’s Way The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron My Friend Anna, by Rachel Deloache Williams The Enneagram Made Easy, by Renee Baron The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid Hank Green Becoming, by Michelle Obama Upstairs at the White House, by J.B. West Artemis, by Andy Weir The Complete Princess Trilogy, by Jean Sasson Dreyer’s English, by Benjamin Dreyer More shownotes at
February 7, 2020
MWW 21: The Year of Smooth Sailing
In this massive final episode of 2019, Habbi and Hailley tackle one of their favourite topics —  the end of year. They reflect on yearly themes, share all their numbers and reveal a secret that they’ve kept for the past year. This episode is packed with stats, end of year favourites, and, of course, plans for 2020. Happy New Year, everyone! Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:03:41 Follow up 00:19:29 Yearly themes 00:50:21 MWW stats from 2019 01:09:58 End of year favourites: tech 01:22:13 End of year favourites: travel 01:42:16 End of year favourites: books 01:56:11 2020 goals 02:06:49 End of year plans Mentioned on the show:  The Artist's Way Workbook, by Julia Cameron People that helped with Habbi’s blog post: Martyn, Alice, Kerry, Eric, Jaslyn, and Rosa ILYS Yearly themes episodes: Episode 9, Episode 12 The Daily Stoic, by Ryan Holiday Buffer’s values Being Boss podcast Anchor Article: Thanks for listening to a year of MakeWorkWork LG 25-in UltraWide Monitor RSI MOFT Laptop Stand Yeti Rambler Tumbler Habbi’s 84-point travel checklist Marie Kondo Habbi’s travel cubes Away travel cubes  Habbi’s profile on Goodreads Hailley’s profile on Goodreads My Friend Anna, by Rachel Deloache Williams Anna Delvey See the rest here
December 31, 2019
MWW 20: Dang. That's a Good Looking Email Provider
After their respective two months of craziness, Habbi and Hailley discuss how much time they spend preparing to do the work and favourite email apps plus, there are a few things to set straight about an EDM concert and some Hogwarts quiz results. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:16:10 The Buzzfeed Hogwarts sorting quiz 00:23:09 LinkedIn follow up 00:27:09 Thoughts on preparation time (and email) 00:59:40 Habbi’s phone was stolen Mentioned during the show: EDM Ticketmaster Buzzfeed’s Hogwarts sorting quiz Hailley’s Buzzfeed quiz results The REAL Harry Potter quiz Our P.O. Box Habbi’s LinkedIn profile Interview with Hailley Accelerator where Habbi is a mentor Spark email Gmail MWW 11: Grandma is Flagged as Important Superhuman Newton Outlook Chrome Firefox Todoist 1Password Charlottesville, Virginia Alice’s show notes for episode 17 Andreia is relistening to all our episodes Breanne is relistening too
December 19, 2019
MWW 19: The Artist's Way
Habbi and Hailley dive into their first MakeWorkWork book club and discuss The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. They also (for the first time) formally introduce themselves and share their work history. This episode was done in collaboration with ILYS. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 00:05:06 Intro to Habbi and Hailley 00:22:46 About The Artist’s Way 00:34:10 Thoughts on The Artist’s Way 01:11:02 Our writing 01:17:45 Getting in touch Mentioned during the show: This episode was produced in partnership with  ILYS The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron Episode 8 on writing Julia Cameron’s interview with the New York Times Julia Cameron’s interview with the Seattle Times Habbi’s Morning Pages notebook Rest: Work Less to Get More Done, by Alex Soojung Kim Pang Habbi’s three blog posts about writing: Part I, Part II, Part III Hailley’s blog Episodes to start with:  9, 4, 12  Our partnerships page Follow us on Twitter & Instagram MakeWorkWork bookshelf Habbi’s profile on Goodreads Hailley’s profile on Goodreads
November 22, 2019
MWW 18: Sent from l'phone
In the midst of a wild few months, the hosts record at an unusual time and place. Long-standing questions get answered, like what are Habbi's DailyDos and LinkedIn questions for Hailley. Finally, they explore the viral email sign-offs alignment chart from lawful good to chaotic evil. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Time stamps: 00:04:17 Follow up 00:17:20 Habbi’s DailyDos 00:34:20 LinkedIn tips from Hailley 01:13:35 Networking horizontally 01:24:50 Email sign-offs Mentioned during the show: Todoist Todoist karma Episode 14 Habbi’s DailyDos shortcut Health spreadsheet Christine Røde The Daily Stoic Hailley’s blog post on LinkedIn profile staying updated Hailley’s blog posts on LinkedIn editing Hailley’s blog post on LinkedIn tips The email sign off alignment chart Julia Burnham
October 31, 2019
MWW 17: This Isn't Leading Anywhere Good
The hosts check in on their yearly themes which stumbles them into a raw talk about the dark side of productivity apps. Oh, and Habbi got more airtime about music than probably ever before (finally). Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 10:46 Follow up & book club update 50:35 Real talk about Todoist  1:06:20 Yearly themes  1:32:15 Shout outs  Mentioned during the show: Slack notification Flowchart The True Difference Between The Hogwarts Houses: 15 Tumblr Posts #SlytherinSquad Reading People by Anne Bogel 21 Signs That You’re a Highly Sensitive Person Princess Sultana book  Kindle highlights notes Todoist karma New bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrolling  Omnifocus Yearly themes episode Taiflow Yoga with Adriene Alice’s blog post and musical identity thread The Snowman - Walking In The Air Nightwish - Walking in the Air Pour life decisions by Ade
September 6, 2019
MWW 16: You’re The Hero Of Your Own Life
In this longest ever MakeWorkWork episode, Habbi and Hailley reveal a long list of personality test results, with one particularly shocking and traumatizing answer. The hosts also finally discuss a book that’s been mentioned several times in the past, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and chat about the merits of book clubs.  Emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 03:10 Follow up  27:45 Myers Briggs  40:13 Four Tendencies  51:49 Hogwarts houses 1:19:27 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck   1:47:27 Book clubs  Mentioned during the show: The Enneagram  The Enneagram Made Easy book  Article about an American who lives in Europe  Harry Potter and the Sacred Texts podcast 16 Personalities test Myers Briggs article  The Daily Stoic book  The Four Tendencies book  Gretchen Rubin  Hogwarts sorting hat by Pottermore Harry Potter as Enneagram article Marie Kondo  Better Than Before book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck book The Make Work Work bookshelf  Ryan Holiday  Cortex podcast  CGP Grey  Northstack Rebel book club  Princess book The Artist's Way book The Artist’s Way workbook  Feed your brand podcast episode with Hailley 
August 2, 2019
MWW 15: An Almost Magical Couple
After their trip to New York filled with rain, internet friends and bagels, Habbi and Hailley finally talk about a topic Hailley's been obsessed with for the past year: figuring out one’s Enneagram type. Also, there are multiple segues into tea and desserts.  Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps:  09:28 Internet friends  15:19 Enneagram types 37:05 Operating manual  48:04 Yelp skills  Mentioned during the show:  Twinings lemon tea  Brittany Berger  Interview with Brittany on the Buffer podcast  Enneagram types  The Enneagram Institute  Enneagram Made Easy book  The perfectionist problem episode  Hailley’s goal blog post  Enneagram and Coffee on Instagram  Operating manual questions  Lemon meringue pie  Snúður  Pastel de nata  Nanaimo bar Yelp  Hailley’s Yelp profile  Rocketbook  Frixion pen The 'Martyn Playlist' Habbi made Enneagram types Twitter thread Desserts Twitter thread
June 24, 2019
MWW 14: Part II: So Much Context
Habbi and Hailley add to their phone setup conversation by discussing their widget screens. They also share a few strongly held opinions about daylight savings, time zones (and Fahrenheit).   Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 18:46 - Follow up  34:08 - Daylight savings and time zones  59:18 - Widget setups   Mentioned during the show: Laptop stickers Twitter thread (where Hailley mistakes horses for goats)  How to Start Your Own Podcast blog post  Parks and Rec (TV show)  Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker BBC article: “EU backs ending daylight saving time”   Todoist Time zones and developers blog post xkcd voting software  Drone footage from Iceland  Habbi:  Screenshot 1  Screenshot 2  Screenshot 3 Screenshot 4 Habbi’s widgets:  Klok  Productive Weather line  Habbi’s shortcut “directions to next event”  Alex Muench, Product Software Designer at Doist  Brittany Berger’s suggestions for automation reading  Hailley:  Screenshot 1  Screenshot 2 Hailley’s widgets:  Google Calendar  Ecobee Smart Life  Carrot weather app  Tube exits app
May 8, 2019
MWW 13: The Virtual Junk Drawer
Addressing a big topic of conversation (and contention) from over the years for both co-hosts, in this episode Habbi and Hailley finally talk home screens. Learn all about how their phones are organized and tackle their daily-use apps from the obvious to the obscure.   Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 23:50 Follow up  27:06 Homescreens 1:26:20 A first time request Mentioned during the show: Blueprint for Armageddon The Way of Kings audiobook  Structured procrastination essay  Laptop stickers Twitter thread  Habbis lock screen  Habbi screenshot page one  Habbi screenshot page two  Habbi’s wallpaper source  Media bias fact check website  Hailley lock screen  Hailley screenshot page one  Hailley’s old cover letter blog post  One year of making MWW reflection blog post 
April 5, 2019
MWW 12: The Perfectionist Problem
  After summarising their tech setups, Habbi and Hailley dive into a conversation about their themes for the year. A revelation around perfectionism and its relation to being goal-oriented ensues. Subscribe for emails: Get show notes: Timestamps: 2:38 Hailley’s new laptop  23:55 All of Habbi and Hailley’s work devices 47:00 Yearly themes  Mentioned during the show: Hailley’s hardware:  Macbook Pro Jaybird Freedom 2  Magic Trackpad 2 Magic Keyboard  Blue Yeti  iPhone 7 FitBit AltaHR  Habbi’s hardware:  Apple keyboard (that is no longer available) Portable Laptop Stand  Foldable Mount Stand for iPhone  iPhone XS Max  Apple Watch Series 4 Apple Airpods Bose headphones Habbi’s podcasting headphones Laptop stickers that are like art Habbi and Hailley’s Knomo bag (and on Instagram)   MWW Episode 7 from last New Year  The Cortex yearly theme episodes from 2018 and 2019  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson   MWW Episode 9 about imposter syndrome  How to Be an Imperfectionist by Stephanie Guise The Enneagram Test  One year of MWW
February 27, 2019
MWW 11: Grandma is Flagged as Important
Dubbed “the reading year of impressiveness” Habbi and Habbi discuss the last year in books, share several books that they’re reading, and even make a few non-book recommendations. Plus, there had to be a little follow up on email.
January 18, 2019
MWW 10: Sobbing Emoji Lifestyle
We’re 10 episodes into MakeWorkWork and Habbi and Hailley are tackling a topic they both have a lot of opinions about, email. Everything from cold to warm email, plus intros and, of course, routines. This is an episode filled with the good, the bad and the ugly on email etiquette
October 31, 2018
MWW 9: MakeWorkWork work
Last episode, Habbi and Hailley accidentally started talking about Impostor Syndrome so in this episode they face this massive topic head-on in an attempt to figure it out. Further, this episode is packed full of app-related drama, specifically for apps of the article-reading persuasion.
September 14, 2018
MWW 8: Complaining Vigorously Totally is a Strategy
This episode is all about writing. The two hosts ponder the difficulties of writing plus share their processes and the tools they use. On top of it all, by the end of the show, there’s a personal breakthrough moment around books and reading.
June 15, 2018
MWW 7: A Three-Book Vacation
Habbi and Hailley dissect a mind-blowing concept about thinking, principles, and algorithms. They also discuss reading goals, will you read more if you’re challenged or setting realistic expectations? Plus, they finally share the exciting salad principles that they’ve been searching for, for weeks.
April 11, 2018
MWW 6: Super Ninja Grandma
From tumbleweed to audiobooks, this episode has Habbi and Hailley sharing how they are planning in 2018 and sharing their thoughts about journaling. In a surprise twist, Habbi has been sneakily doing something related to productivity and told no one. P.S.: If send them your personal processes, they’d melt.
February 5, 2018
MWW 5: You Are An Email Address To Me
The end of a year has the MWW hosts reflecting on their (sometimes strange) New Year traditions as well as top reads of 2017 which includes everything from novels to cookbooks to self-improvement, to the angriest email Habbi has ever sent.
January 9, 2018
MWW 4: Goats Are Not Known For Speed or Elegance
We have a podcast that is live now! It's a little meta to talk about launching a creative project, on said creative project – but that's exactly what we're doing. Oh, and also whether notifications are a nuisance now, and if the continental United States can be crossed in two trips.
December 8, 2017
MWW 3: None of This is Traditional
How do you make work work when you're not in your regular home? We discuss what counts as a real office, the importance of a routine – and somehow the zombie apocalypse gets a mention (at least it's not Harry Potter!) More at
October 16, 2017
MWW 2: Oh, You're from the Internet? Come Along!
We break down Habbi's 84 point travel checklist (and she tells us her secret to glide through international security!) and we discuss how we segment social media between personal and professional – or don't. More at
October 16, 2017
MWW 1: You Are Married to Omnifocus Now
In the first-ever MakeWorkWork episode, we compare and contrast task management apps, lists, and the merits of using a physical notebook. Hailley wants to know if anyone re-reads books, and turns out Habbi doesn't really – with a notable exception.
October 16, 2017