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
Rosemary Orchard joins us to talk about juggling projects, automation, kanban boards, and keeping the jobby job.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A couple of narcissists…
…who think every aspect of their mundane lives need to be recorded, databased, perused, obsessed over and curated. Get over yourselves, guys. Life is short, stop typing and navel gazing. If you think you have any ideas of real importance (which is unlikely) get a notebook and a pen.
David Sparks does it again! I am a long-time listener of one of his other podcasts, MPU. I only recently discovered Focused and I’m really enjoying the thoughtful, well-organized content here.