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

#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.

#176: Doing Less

April 25th, 2023 · 78 minutes

David & Mike revisit the importance of saying no and discuss how to prevent taking on too much.

#175: The To-Don't List

April 12th, 2023 · 72 minutes

David & Mike get caught up on listener feedback as they discuss journaling data, power naps, and choosing the things you aren't going to do.

#174: Deep Work, with Cal Newport

March 28th, 2023 · 71 minutes

Computer scientist & author Cal Newport joins us to talk about the impact of technology and culture on productivity and shares what we can do to protect our ability to focus.

#173: Life Has Lifed You, with Mark Metzger

March 14th, 2023 · 75 minutes

Business lawyer Mark Metzger joins David to talk about false urgency, the power of having a coach, and getting back on the wagon when life happens.

#172: Journaling & Focus

February 28th, 2023 · 84 minutes

David & Mike dive deep into the topic of journaling and share their workflows for making it stick.

#171: Communication & Focus

February 14th, 2023 · 87 minutes

David & Mike discuss communication, project management, and managing expectations to protect your focus.

#170: Holistic Productivity, with Tim Stringer

January 31st, 2023 · 85 minutes

Tim Stringer joins us to talk about mortality, reinvention, and the fight to live a focused life.

#169: How to Calm Your Mind, with Chris Bailey

January 17th, 2023 · 83 minutes

Chris Bailey is back to talk about dopamine, burnout, and finding calm in these anxious times.