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

#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.

#181: Walking Your Own Path, with Justin Moore

July 4th, 2023 · 86 minutes

Sponsorship coach Justin Moore joins us to talk about his journey from medical devices to Creator Wizard founder, avoiding the comparison trap, and finding your niche.

#180: A Focused Hodgepodge

June 20th, 2023 · 77 minutes

David reflects on 18 months of freedom, Mike reports back from Craft + Commerce, and they both share their best advice for teaching kids how to focus.

#179: Ideal Weeks

June 7th, 2023 · 72 minutes

David & Mike discuss the process of planning (and attempting to live out) their ideal weeks.

#178: Mike's Big Adventure

May 23rd, 2023 · 76 minutes

Mike is finally a Free Agent. In this episode, he & David talk through the process and share some tips for those considering making revolutionary change.

#177: The Care and Feeding of Technology, with Mike Rohde

May 9th, 2023 · 89 minutes

Mike Rohde is back to talk about the role of analog and digital tools in maintaining creative focus.