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

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    • Business
    • 4.2 • 98 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.

    Building a Second Brain, with Tiago Forte

    Building a Second Brain, with Tiago Forte

    Tiago Forte joins us to talk about his new book, building knowledge assets, and flipping the switch from consumer to creator.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    A Wandering Mind, with Kourosh Dini

    A Wandering Mind, with Kourosh Dini

    Kourosh Dini is back to talk about being with the work and the dark side of flow.

    • 59 min
    Mental Models

    Mental Models

    David & Mike share some of their favorite mental models and how to use them for better sensemaking.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Bento Method, with Francesco D'Alessio

    The Bento Method, with Francesco D'Alessio

    Francesco D'Alessio joins us to talk about the state of productivity apps, picking the right tools, and his new app, Bento.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Optimize for Intentionality

    Optimize for Intentionality

    David & Mike celebrate episode 150 by talking about focus traps and answering a bunch of listener questions.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Asking Questions, with Marc Champagne

    Asking Questions, with Marc Champagne

    Marc Champagne (author of Personal Socrates) joins us to talk about mental fitness, journaling, and why simply asking the right questions can change your life.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 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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