Focused 160: Balancing Calendars and Tasks

On this episode of Focused, Mike and I compare calendars and task lists, the jobs to be done by each, and the resistance that will inevitably appear in your quest to get things done.

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Focused 157: Non-Traditional Measures of Productivity, with Mike Vardy

Mike Vardy is back on this episode of Focused to talk about the rhythm of work and why some people feel “productivity” is becoming a dirty word.

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Focused 156: The State of GTD

Inspired by a Cal Newport article on Getting Things Done, Mike and I go through an audit of the (in)famous productivity system on the latest episode of Focused.

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Focused 155: 12 Favorite Problems

This episode of Focused has Mike and me exploring the idea of favorite problems and identifying a dozen of our own in a quest for self-discovery.

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Focused 154: Building a Second Brain, with Tiago Forte

Tiago Forte joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about his new book, building knowledge assets, and flipping the switch from consumer to creator.

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Focused 151: The Bento Method, with Francesco D’Alessio

Francesco D’Alessio joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about the state of productivity apps, picking the right tools, and his new app, Bento.

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