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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. Hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz.

Last Episode Date: 7 May 2024

Total Episodes: 203

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7 May 2024
203: The Little Lies You Tell Yourself, with Jason Snell

Jason Snell is back to talk about staying focused as an indie and his unique spin on off-site personal retreats.

83 min
23 April 2024
202: Slow Productivity

David & Mike consider Cal Newport's philosophy on organizing knowledge work in a sustainable and meaningful manner.

76 min
9 April 2024
201: What to Do When Things Don't Go Your Way, with Haemin Sunim

Bestselling author & Zen Buddhist teacher Haemin Sunim joins David & Mike to talk about gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, and dealing with disappointment when things don't go your way.

71 min
26 March 2024
200: Favorite Productivity Hacks

David & Mike celebrate 200 episodes by sharing their favorite productivity hacks.

62 min
12 March 2024
199: Repotting & Retirement, with Jim Eager

Jim Eager joins us to talk about how to navigate the 4 phases of retirement with meaning and purpose.

90 min
27 February 2024
198: Revisiting Journaling

David & Mike revisit the topic of journaling for personal growth and share how their workflows have evolved.

93 min
13 February 2024
197: Feel Good Productivity

David & Mike consider the role of happiness & joy in meaningful productivity.

86 min
30 January 2024
196: Focus & The Reading Life, with Maryanne Wolf

Cognitive neuroscientist and reading warrior Dr. Maryanne Wolf joins us to talk about the science of reading and how what we read changes our brains.

78 min
16 January 2024
195: The Productivity Field Guide

After several years in production, the Productivity Field Guide is here! Mike interviews David about what's in it, how much went into it, and why it's so important to David.

69 min
2 January 2024
194: I'd Like to Take a Mulligan

David & Mike reflect on everything that happened in 2023 and share their intentions for 2024.

64 min
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