Focused 206: Rapt

Mike and I read Rapt by Winifred Gallagher and on this episode of Focused, we discuss how to protect your attention and cultivate a focused life.

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Focused 205: Tasks and Calendars

Join Mike and me on this episode of Focused where we consider our use of tasks and calendars and share our workflows for how we tie these two essential productivity tools together to get things done.

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Focused 204: Analog Productivity, with Jeff Sheldon

Ugmonk founder Jeff Sheldon is back on Focused to talk about designing and building physical products, how our environments shape our ability to focus, and finding joy in the analog.

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Focused 203: The Little Lies You Tell Yourself, with Jason Snell

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

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Focused 202: Slow Productivity

Mike and I use this episode of Focused to consider Cal Newport’s philosophy on organizing knowledge work in a sustainable and meaningful manner.

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Focused 201: What to Do When Things Don’t Go Your Way, with Haemin Sunim

Bestselling author and Zen Buddhist teacher Haemin Sunim joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, and dealing with disappointment when things don’t go your way.

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Focused 198: Revisiting Journaling

Mike and I use this episode of Focused to revisit the topic of journaling for personal growth and share how our workflows have evolved.

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Focused 197: Feel Good Productivity

Join Mike and me on this episode of Focused as we consider the role of happiness and joy in meaningful productivity.

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Focused 196: Focus and the Reading Life, with Maryanne Wolf

Cognitive neuroscientist and reading warrior Dr. Maryanne Wolf joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about the science of reading and how what we read changes our brains.

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