125 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 • 86 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

4.2 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 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.

strummermax ,

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.

Sylmar CA ,

Good stuff

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.

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