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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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    • 4.1, 76 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.

    Living the Multipotentialite Life, with Jay Miller

    Living the Multipotentialite Life, with Jay Miller

    Jay Miller joins us to talk about balancing many interests, transferring your focus as you switch between them, and what it means to live the multipotentialite lifestyle.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Sleep and Sabbaticals

    Sleep and Sabbaticals

    Mike and David cover a lot in this week's episode ranging from David's attempt at a sabbatical to sleep to productivity in virtual reality.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Systems & Challenges

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Analog Productivity with Brad Dowdy

    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.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Taking a Sabbatical, with Sean McCabe

    Taking a Sabbatical, with Sean McCabe

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

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Staying Focused with Episode 100

    Staying Focused with Episode 100

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

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

ryandonsullivan ,

Measured but not boring

I really enjoy how David and Mike talk about Focus and productivity in a way that makes it a life integration as opposed to life hacks and quick fixes. True change and improvement happens over time and it’s nice to listen to a podcast based on that central idea.

ABetterGuy.Com ,

Slow and deliberate in a noisy world...

This show is a slow, quiet, and thoughtful look at productivity. There’s no glitz and hype here. Simple conversions that slow the listener down enough to actually get you thinking. Keep up the great work guys!

WebGuy9402 ,

Great ideas but could use tightening

I agree with all the positives said here…but there are too many metaphors! Just give me the ideas and how you’re implementing them.

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