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.

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Intentional Constraints

The conversation on moving the needle continues as David and Mike talk about intentional constraints. Mike embarks on a task management spirit quest, David shares his Bullet Journal advice, and together they consider the balance of process and results.



Moving the Needle

David & Mike unpack David's new system to help focus on important work, talk about stepping off the hamster wheel of efficiency, and discuss what to do about productivity shame.



Productivity and Art with Bob Reynolds

David and Mike interview professional Saxophonist Bob Reynolds to talk about the importance of productivity when creating art.


 2019-05-14  1h41m

Heart-Centered Productivity, with Jocelyn K. Glei

The host of Hurry Slowly joins David & Mike to talk about avoiding burnout, percolating ideas, intentionality for introverts, and what it means to do truly productive work.


 2019-04-30  1h23m


This episode focuses on hyper-scheduling and how to turn your calendar into a productivity weapon. Mike and David also continue the conversation about digital minimalism and share a few of their favorite books.


 2019-04-16  1h21m

Digital Decluttering, with Shahid Kamal Ahmad

Video game developer Shahid Kamal Ahmad is back to talk about his digital declutter, staying present, and quieting the voices in your head with an intentional approach to managing your technology.


 2019-04-02  1h25m

The Intentional Life

David and Mike continue to explore intentionality and the role it has in every area of your life. David gets ready for a work trip, Mike answers questions about Masterminds, and they discuss the importance of space in living the life you want to live.


 2019-03-19  1h14m

Focused 68: Getting Productive with an Unproductive Boss

In this episode, David and Mike talk about getting intentional and getting productive with an unproductive boss. Finally, they cover productive Italians.


 2019-03-05  1h13m

Focused 67: Staying Motivated with Laura McClellan

On this episode, Laura McClellan, The Productive Woman, joins to talk about her perfectly scheduled day (and what happens when that goes wrong), habits, mastermind groups, and staying motivated.


 2019-02-19  1h7m

Focused 66: Putting Email in its Place

David and Mike navigate the minefield of email, sharing strategies and workflow tips to help you curb inbox addiction and reclaim your focus.


 2019-02-05  1h22m