David Sparks and Mike Schmitz are not nearly as productive as they’d like to be. Join these fellow travelers (and a bunch of special guests) as they share the best ways to get focused, and talk though their successes and failures along the way. Hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 103 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 103: Systems & Challenges

David tweaks his shutdown routine and preps for his sabbatical, Mike unpacks his hybrid productivity system, and they each have their own productivity challenge to complete.



episode 102: Analog Productivity with Brad Dowdy

The Pen Addict Brad Dowdy joins in to explain how he struggles to stay focused and discovers that he's a time blocker. We also get very nerdy about pens and paper toward the end.



Taking a Sabbatical, with Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe is back to talk about sabbaticals - and to convince David to take one of his own.



Staying Focused with Episode 100

It's Episode 100 and Mike and David are looking back and looking forward in terms of focus.


 2020-05-26  1h13m

Working From Home, with Dave Caolo

Dave Caolo joins us to talk about games & productivity, how his bullet journal helps him stay focused, and working from home without going crazy.


 2020-05-12  1h8m

Floating with Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton joins in to talk about how to keep your focus in the workplace and during a pandemic. Also, Dave uses an isolation tank and we have questions.


 2020-04-28  1h31m

Emotional Overload

David & Mike continue the overload series with a look at emotional overload. They consider the value of introspection, share some fun distractions, and discuss being ok with not being productive.


 2020-04-14  1h5m

Working from Home

Mike and David consider keeping your focus while working from home.


 2020-04-01  58m

Five Years of Freedom

David shares the big lessons he's learned from 5 years of working independently. He and Mike talk about the fear of failure, intentional constraints, effective delegation, and the impact David's furry new coworker has on his productivity.


 2020-03-17  1h15m

Journaling with Matt Ragland

Matt Ragland explains how he uses his paper bullet journal to stay focused.


 2020-03-03  1h17m