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 57m. Bisher sind 91 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

Information Overload

David and Mike kick off a new series on overload by examining their own FOMO triggers and make the productivity case for intentionally missing out.



Habits > Goals

David and Mike are not fans of New Year's resolutions but they are fans of creating new habits.



The Magic of Mind Mapping, with Harald Eckmüller

MindNode designer Harald Eckmüller joins us to talk about using mind mapping as a focus tool.



Annual Check-Ins

As we approach the end of the year, Mike and David check in on their own Focus journeys. Also, David has a secret life as a Jedi and Mike is using coffee to hack focus.


 2019-12-10  1h32m

Nerds Like Us, with Myke Hurley

Relay co-founder Myke Hurley joins us to talk about the power of yearly themes, becoming more intentional, and working with other humans.


 2019-11-26  1h21m

Rest is a Weapon

In this episode, Mike and David tackle sleep, napping, and how important they are to Focus.


 2019-11-12  1h29m

The Depth of Our Madness

David and Mike reveal their obsession with calendars. They discuss time and tasks, maintaining motivation, and their own calendaring workflows for how they plan their day.


 2019-10-29  1h43m

Focus is a Super Power

In this episode, Mike and David dive deep on why Focus is so important. They also share thoughts about Ultralearning and why sometimes survival alone is good enough.


 2019-10-15  1h22m

Ideas Over Art, with Mike Rohde

Author and Designer Mike Rohde joins us to discuss the practice and process of sketchnoting. We talk about choosing the right tools, the benefits and drawbacks of analog vs. digital, and why sketchnoting is for everyone.


 2019-10-01  1h11m

The Hustle

In this episode, Mike and David tackle The Hustle. Is that a good thing or bad thing? The hosts also get around to gratitude and virtual help.


 2019-09-17  1h22m