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.



Latest Episodes

#191: Multi-Scale Planning

November 21st, 2023 · 85 minutes

David & Mike unpack the concept of multi-scale planning and share how they are both using it to live in alignment with their vision and values.

#190: Overdosing on Gratitude, with Karl Staib

November 7th, 2023 · 78 minutes

Process Consultant Karl Staib joins us to talk about process design, delegation, and the power of gratitude.

#189: Focus & AI

October 24th, 2023 · 94 minutes

David & Mike consider how various AI tools can help protect our focus and share what they're using to boost their productivity & creativity.

#188: Q4 Planning & The PKM Stack

October 10th, 2023 · 83 minutes

David & Mike revisit the topic of toxic productivity, discuss choosing apps & tools that support your intentions, and share their plans for the last quarter of 2023.

#187: Drop Zones & Launch Pads, with Jesse J. Anderson

September 26th, 2023 · 81 minutes

Jesse J. Anderson is back to talk about troubleshooting productivity systems and his new book for helping adults with ADHD find focus.

#186: The Burden of Opportunity, with Shawn Blanc

September 12th, 2023 · 80 minutes

The Focus Course creator and small business owner Shawn Blanc is back to talk about margin, sabbaticals, and focusing like a boss.

#185: How to Be Miserable

August 29th, 2023 · 84 minutes

David & Mike discuss the satirical self-help book How to Be Miserable by Randy J. Paterson and share the dysfunctional skills they are particularly good at.

#184: Solving Problems, with Jay Clouse

August 15th, 2023 · 68 minutes

Jay Clouse of Creator Science joins us to talk about the sawdust problem, the focus benefits of community, and finding the balance between quality and quantity.

#183: Practicing Focus

August 1st, 2023 · 80 minutes

David & Mike discuss how they inject focus into their workdays & Mike shares about his tiny house retreat experience.

#182: Building Focused Flywheels, with Nathan Barry

July 18th, 2023 · 76 minutes

ConvertKit CEO Nathan Barry joins us to talk about the power of focus and how it helped save his company.