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Workflow with David Kadavy, Author & Podcast Host of Love Your Work

In this edition of Workflow, we have David Kadavy, bestselling author of The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers, and podcast host of Love Your Work.

Workflow is an interview series by Balance the Grind to get a glimpse into people’s working styles and workspaces. If you’re interested in sharing your workflow, submit it here!

Describe what you do: I write books, including The Heart to Start, Design for Hackers, and Mind Management, Not Time Management. I also host the Love Your Work podcast.

How do you like your coffee: I don’t drink coffee.

Device(s) you use: iPad Air w/ Plugable external keyboard, 9″ x 12″ whiteboards, AlphaSmart NEO, iPhone SE, Moleskine Classic notebook, Moleskine Volant notebook, & a 2015 MacBook Pro.

Describe your working style in one sentence: I choose the tool that suits my thinking, rather than let my thinking be shaped by the tool.

What does your workspace look like: I just got my first unfurnished apartment in Colombia, just in time for mandatory lockdown, so it’s very sparse. But, I mix things up. I have a standing/sitting desk, a custom-made wooden dining table, and a hammock.

How does your workspace affect your creative process: I adjust where I work and what tool I use according to my mental state, and where I am in the process. Dim lighting on an iPad, for most writing. Laid back in the hammock with my AlphaSmart for big-picture brainstorming.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: I don’t usually listen to music while I work. On the contrary, I often wear earplugs.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Phil Thompson from Cape Horn Illustration.

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Balance The Grind gives me a platform to talk to these people about how they're achieving their ideal lifestyle. I'm inspired by the passion, the work ethic, the hustle; and these conversations motivate me to live life the way I want to live it.