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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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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Professional Nerd, with Rosemary Orchard

    Professional Nerd, with Rosemary Orchard

    Rosemary Orchard joins us to talk about juggling projects, automation, kanban boards, and keeping the jobby job.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Reading and Learning

    Reading and Learning

    In this episode, Mike and David talk about PKM planets and how they read, process, and learn from books and other media.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    A Focus on Time

    A Focus on Time

    David & Mike talk about the different ways they track their time, what tools they use, and share the focus & productivity benefits they glean from the process.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Linking Your Thinking with Nick Milo

    Linking Your Thinking with Nick Milo

    Nick Milo from *Linking Your Thinking* joins this week to consider the role of focus in idea development and knowledge management.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Analog Focus, with Jeff Sheldon

    Analog Focus, with Jeff Sheldon

    Jeff Sheldon from Ugmonk joins us to talk about his Analog productivity system, connecting dots, intentional constraints, and being a geek for the details.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Caveday with Jake Kahana

    Caveday with Jake Kahana

    Jake Kahana from Caveday joins to talk about his journey and how Cavedays can help you get your focus mojo back.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

fiveletterfruitguy ,

Honest advice for staying focused on the important things

Valuable and honest discussion on matters of being focused and productive in the right ways.

Each discussion is helpful with practical tips and advice, while still recognising that not everything works for everyone.

They will encourage you to be thoughtful about how you conduct your work, organise your responsibilities and make the most effective use of your time (which could even be resting).

DCXIII ,

Great knowledge for would-be freelancers!

It's really good to hear from recently independent workers with plenty of tips and tricks and useful advice. Jason and David have already had some interesting guests on the show and although it is very US-centric, understandably, much of the advice is still great for folks from elsewhere too! While not a freelancer myself, it's great to get as much info as possible before I consider making the jump. Great work guys!

Danielkelly645 ,

Good show

Great content but I think it could be improved if it was edited down a bit.

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