Chris Bailey is back to talk about his dopamine fast, the art of savoring, and avoiding the productivity racket.
David & Mike revisit the topic of task management to talk about Mike's Obsidian task management experiment and their (very different) use of checklists.
Author Annie Murphy Paul joins us to talk about playing with ideas, working in groups, and other ways to extend the mind.
David & Mike consider how the environment affects our ability to focus and share the very different ways they set up their workspaces.
Patrick Rhone joins us to talk about analog productivity, knolling, mise en place, and staying focused while wearing many hats.
David and Mike share some thoughts about what they’re up to in the new year and the personal changes they’re making to their routines.
Sparky finally put his money where his mouth is and he's doing just one thing now. In this episode, Mike has questions and David has answers.
David & Mike discuss the arrival fallacy and the importance of finding joy in the journey.
Engineering professor Cory Hixson joins the Focused crew this week about staying on target, not letting your kids eat take your brain, and why you are not a computer.
David & Mike consider the source of negative self-talk, the power of positive thinking, and taming the rebellious brain.