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

#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.

#168: 2023 Focus Resolutions

January 3rd, 2023 · 64 minutes

David & Mike share their words for the year and discuss their plans to live out the first quarter of 2023 with intentionality and focus.

#167: 2022 Year in Review

December 20th, 2022 · 61 minutes

David & Mike reflect on the last year and share what went well, what could have gone better, and their lessons learned.

#166: The Social Dilemma

December 6th, 2022 · 71 minutes

David & Mike walk through their planning processes and make their best case for leaving social media altogether.

#165: On the River, with Chris Upchurch

November 22nd, 2022 · 78 minutes

Chris Upchurch joins us to talk about his recent career change from metropolitan transportation planner to whitewater rafting guide.

#164: Mind Mapping

November 8th, 2022 · 70 minutes

David & Mike consider the focus benefits of mind mapping and discuss the tools and methods they use to think beyond the outline.