208 episodes

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 through their successes and failures along the way. Hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz.

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    • Business
    • 4.3 • 115 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 through their successes and failures along the way. Hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz.

    Moving the Needle Revisited

    Moving the Needle Revisited

    David & Mike revisit the topic of moving the needle to discuss what's working and what's changed.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    What Would Sparky Say?

    What Would Sparky Say?

    In this feedback episode, David & Mike revisit scheduling, journaling, delegation, and lots of listener thoughts on slow productivity.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Rapt

    Rapt

    David & Mike read Rapt by Winifred Gallagher and discuss how to protect your attention and cultivate a focused life.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Tasks & Calendars

    Tasks & Calendars

    David & Mike consider their use of tasks and calendars and share their workflows for how they tie these two essential productivity tools together to get things done.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Analog Productivity, with Jeff Sheldon

    Analog Productivity, with Jeff Sheldon

    Ugmonk founder Jeff Sheldon is back to talk about designing and building physical products, how our environments shape our ability to focus, and finding joy in the analog.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Little Lies You Tell Yourself, with Jason Snell

    The Little Lies You Tell Yourself, with Jason Snell

    Jason Snell is back to talk about staying focused as an indie and his unique spin on off-site personal retreats.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 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.

Mridu Parikh ,

Thoughtful conversations!

Mike and David ask thoughtful questions and have meaningful conversations around focus and productivity which is a refreshing change from basic hacks and tips. Highly recommend!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts highlight all aspects of success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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