Mike Vardy once worked in big-box environments which lack many of the freedoms we desire such as time with family, with less need-to-dos and daily tasks. So instead, Vardy decided to “stop doing productive and start being productive.” He began learning how to be productive at running his own business. Addressing the subject of productivity with a contradictory tone in his first blog, Eventualism, he caught the attention of David Allen, author of Getting Things Done. Since then, Mike has contributed to popular sites like Lifehacker, 99u, The Huffington Post, and many more. Now a published author and accomplished international speaker, his core topics include time, email, calendar, and idea management with transferable skills relating to the busy lives and budgets of stay-at-home parents and CEOs alike. Comic relief of superheroes and pro-wrestling drama are his personal grounding triggers used to successfully live out his dream of public speaking (TEDxVictoria, creativeLIVE, and South by Southwest) and helps thousands to find more quality time.