103 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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    • 4.1, 75 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.

    Focused 103: Systems & Challenges

    Focused 103: 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
    Focused 102: Analog Productivity with Brad Dowdy

    Focused 102: 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
    Focused 101: Taking a Sabbatical, with Sean McCabe

    Focused 101: 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
    Focused 100: Staying Focused with Episode 100

    Focused 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
    Focused 99: Working From Home, with Dave Caolo

    Focused 99: Working From Home, with Dave Caolo

    Dave Caolo joins us to talk about games & productivity, how his bullet journal helps him stay focused, and working from home without going crazy.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Focused 98: Floating with Dave Hamilton

    Focused 98: Floating with Dave Hamilton

    Dave Hamilton joins in to talk about how to keep your focus in the workplace and during a pandemic. Also, Dave uses an isolation tank and we have questions.

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 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.

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.

Chad "the Wall" Wahlbrink ,

Love this show

I enjoy the ideas these guys bring to the table. I typically feel very inspired after each Ep.

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