Ruthless prioritization with Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor, Laura Mae Martin

Laura Mae Martin has my dream job – she is Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor. Her job is to advise the top folk at Google on how to be more productive. In this chat, we cover:

* Ruthless Prioritisation: the importance of saying no to good things to make room for great things.
* Sunday Planning Ritual: Laura’s ritual of planning the upcoming week every Sunday, and her exact process for doing this.
* List Funnels: a method to manage tasks by categorising and prioritising them to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
* Downtime: the critical role of downtime in productivity, with Laura sharing her practice of “No Tech Tuesday” to disconnect and recharge.
* Generative AI in Productivity: how generative AI tools can augment productivity, automating routine tasks and freeing up time for more strategic work.
* And much, much more…

Get a copy of Laura’s new book Uptime.

My new book The Health Habit is out now. You can order a copy here:

Connect with me on the socials:

If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work and live, I write a weekly newsletter where I share practical and simple to apply tips to improve your life. You can sign up for that at

Visit for full show notes from all episodes.

Get in touch at

Credits: Host: Amantha Imber
Sound Engineer: Martin Imber Episode
Producer: Rowena Murray