006 PC Podcast: Getting Things Done with The Daily Saint

Mike St. Pierre

If you are looking for another Catholic site that melds work, productivity, and spirituality – then look no further. The Daily Saint, run by Mike St. Pierre, is a fantastic blog/podcast that really hits at the heart of the Catholic word ethic. He has a plethora of resources to help you kick butt at work and to focus on the things that truly make a difference.

Thankfully, Mike agreed to an interview on the Productive Catholic Podcast. Let me tell you, I am seriously in awe of how much this guy gets done. Not only does he find the time to spark a Catholic reformation and leadership revolution within a school of hundreds of kids, he manages to care for his family, and maintain his blog on a regular basis. It’s no doubt that he knows how to be effective.

In the podcast we talk about how he utilizes a hybrid form of GTD. While he uses an electronic means to keep track of tasks, he spends some time every morning planning his day in order to build a productivity anchor.

We also talk about how working smarter, not harder, is something that everyone should be striving for.  Just working for the sake of working is not what leads to holiness, but working effectively, setting boundaries, and finding the best way of doing things is something God wants.

Lastly, one very interesting discussion was on leadership, and how it is a skill that is extremely important to every Catholic.  Being a true leader involves inspiring others to be better in every way possible – that includes work.  The church needs more leaders that can teach others the value of being effective.  Currently, work is dominated by the secular and by secular leaders.  Of course, not everything secular is bad, but if we want to spark a Catholic reformation of work, leaders need to teach younger generations how to become successful and make a difference in the working world for Christ!

For more of The Daily Saint, visit his blog!  Also check out his podcast on iTunes!  You won’t regret it!

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  • mike st. pierre

    Reply Reply August 4, 2010

    Dean, this St. Pierre guy is amazing! I need to check out more of his work 🙂

    • Dean Soto

      Reply Reply August 5, 2010

      LOL! Well.. he’s “okay”. Not much of a handyman, but he knows how to get things done.

  • Benjamin Wage

    Reply Reply August 5, 2010

    Hi Dean:

    It only takes a spark, as the song say, to get a fire going. You, Mr. Soto just know how to find a treasure. As an avid follower of Mike St. Pierre and after listening to your other podcast, I think you guys both shed light to what Christian faith means in this time of never ending changing faces of the workplace.Now I know that the east is no longer far from the west, you guys both rock! Continue keeping the faith glowing!

    • Dean Soto

      Reply Reply August 5, 2010


      Thanks for the kind words. It was definitely a blessing having Mike on! Thanks for the kudos on my other podcast, too. Praise God. I’m so glad to know there are guys like you and Mike out there crushing it for Christ at work!


  • Allan Wright

    Reply Reply August 5, 2010

    Hey Dean, this is my first time on your site and I really enjoy it. The interview with Mike was really good-I’ve taken on a new position within the Church so Mikes ideas were very timely. Thanks for having him on and I’ll be sure to spread the word on my page as well. Allan

    • Dean Soto

      Reply Reply August 5, 2010


      Thanks for visiting! Congratulations on your new position! I’m guessing it’s the Academic Dean position shown on your site? I’ll be praying that you do well!

  • Matt Shields

    Reply Reply August 5, 2010

    Hey Dean – great interview! Its great to see such a productive & modern approach to ministry in action!

    • Dean Soto

      Reply Reply August 5, 2010


      Thank you! Thanks for stopping by =). Was a blast to have Mike on!

  • Kevin Reina

    Reply Reply August 5, 2010


    I very much enjoyed the interview with Mike St. Pierre. Keep up the good work! The message that both you and Mike are spreading is an important one that needs good, strong, holy, Catholic voices.
    Well done!


    • Dean Soto

      Reply Reply August 5, 2010


      Thanks! Having Mike on was a huge blessing! He’s a great leader and an amazing Catholic. =) Thanks for the kind words. =)

  • BroJer

    Reply Reply August 5, 2010

    good stuff my friend!

    will try to stop by more often

    +++ Bro Jer

    • Dean Soto

      Reply Reply August 9, 2010

      Long time no see! Where’ve you been, sir!?

  • Mary C

    Reply Reply August 8, 2010

    +always looking for inspiration on balancing family and ministry responsibilities…thanks for a great interview. I really like Mike’s idea of practicing leadership over the personal daily schedule…

    • Dean Soto

      Reply Reply August 9, 2010

      Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Yeah, showing leadership through protecting the time you have is super important. I’m hoorible at that sometimes, lol. (most of the time).

  • Natalie P

    Reply Reply August 10, 2010

    Hi Dean. I really enjoyed your interview with Mike. As a professional, I’ve the got the “to do list” down but need to incorporate the “to connect with” into my daily routine. Thanks! God bless you and your work!

  • Tom Burnford

    Reply Reply August 17, 2010

    Great interview; interesting. Thanks,

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