Focused 190: Overdosing on Gratitude, with Karl Staib

Process consultant Karl Staib joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about process design, delegation, and the power of gratitude.

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Focused 189: Focus and AI

On this episode of Focused, Mike and I consider how various AI tools can help protect our focus and share what we’re using to boost our productivity and creativity.

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Focused 188: Q4 Planning and the PKM Stack

Join Mike and me on this episode of Focused as we revisit the topic of toxic productivity, discuss choosing apps and tools that support your intentions, and share our plans for the last quarter of 2023.

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Focused 187: Drop Zones & Launch Pads, with Jesse J. Anderson

Jesse J. Anderson is back on Focused to talk about troubleshooting productivity systems and his new book for helping adults with ADHD find focus.

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Focused 186: The Burden of Opportunity, with Shawn Blanc

We’ve got Focus Course creator and small business owner Shawn Blanc back on Focused to talk about margin, sabbaticals, and focusing like a boss.

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Focused 185: How to Be Miserable

Mike and I discuss the satirical self-help book How to Be Miserable by Randy J. Paterson on this episode of Focused, and we share the dysfunctional skills we are particularly good at.

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Focused 184: Solving Problems, with Jay Clouse

Jay Clouse of Creator Science joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about the sawdust problem, the focus benefits of community, and finding the balance between quality and quantity.

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Focused 183: Practicing Focus

Join Mike and me on this episode of Focused as we discuss how we inject focus into our workdays, and Mike shares about his tiny house retreat experience.

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Focused 181: Walking Your Own Path, with Justin Moore

Sponsorship coach Justin Moore joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about his journey from medical devices to Creator Wizard founder, avoiding the comparison trap, and finding your niche.

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