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.



#71: Hyper-Scheduling

April 16th, 2019 · 81 minutes

This episode focuses on hyper-scheduling and how to turn your calendar into a productivity weapon. Mike and David also continue the conversation about digital minimalism and share a few of their favorite books.

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Links and Show Notes

Journaling Bootcamp | Faith-Based Productivity
Faith-Based Productivity | You were made for more
Macstock Conference & Expo | July 27 & 28 2019 • A conference for the Mac and iOS community
Automators - Relay FM
Automators Orange County Meetup Tickets, Fri, May 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite
Automators WWDC Meetup Tickets, Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite
64: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport – Bookworm
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World eBook: Cal Newport: Books
The Hyper-Scheduling Experiment — MacSparky
Hyper-Scheduling Without Making Yourself Crazy — MacSparky
Hyper-Scheduling Feedback  — MacSparky
PDF Planning Template
Automators #14: Automated Journaling - Relay FM
Mac Power Users #478: Journaling with Day One - Relay FM
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative: Austin Kleon: 8601300471914: Amazon.com: Books
Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day eBook: Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky: Kindle Store
How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book) - Kindle edition by Charles Van Doren, Mortimer J. Adler. Reference Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition) (4708364212683): Jocko Willink, Leif Babin: Books
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Kindle edition by Carol S. Dweck. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor E. Frankl, William J. Winslade, Harold S. Kushner: 8580001069371: Amazon.com: Books
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less: Greg McKeown: 8601407068765: Amazon.com: Books
Overlap – Start a Business While Working a Full-Time Job | seanwes
The Rook: A Novel (The Rook Files Book 1) - Kindle edition by Daniel O'Malley. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results eBook: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan: Kindle Store
Recommended Reading List - Mike Schmitz