The Focused 2022 Calendar

It’s that time of year again and the Focused Podcast is once again selling the Focused Year planning calendar in collaboration with the amazing folks at NeuYear. This is the third iteration of the Focused calendar and this one is the best yet.

The idea behind the Focused calendar is to give you the big picture at a glance. I’ve had one of these on my wall now for a few years and despite my love of gadgets, there is nothing like the clarity you get from having the year’s big obligations and projects staring back at me every day.

We’ve made further improvements this year as well. We’ve improved the customizable habit tracking bubbles and the calendar is laminated for dry erase markers. Also, starting this year you can get the calendar in either portrait or landscape mode, just flip it over.

I should have mine in a week and I can’t wait to get it on the wall. You may want to get one for yourself.

Focused 131: Liminal Thinking

We’re all a lot less objective than we give ourselves credit for. Join Mike and me on the latest episode of Focused as we attempt to figure out why by considering limiting beliefs, learning loops, and the slippery slope of self-sealing logic.

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Focused 130: Toxic Productivity

At what point does your quest for productivity and efficiency become toxic? It’s a good question and an easy trap. Mike and I share a few ideas on this episode of Focused.

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Focused 129: No One Wants to Work with a Jerk, with Colleen Wainwright

Gmail ninja Colleen Wainwright joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about delegating work to others, the evolution of the attention economy, and working out of email without going crazy.

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Focused 127: Focusing a Team, with Ken Case

Ken Case joins Mike and me on this week’s Focused to talk about how the Omni Group focuses their work teams, the lessons they’ve learned from forced changes due to COVID, and the benefits of planning for disruption.

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Focused 126: Productivity vs. Grinding

Join us for the latest episode fo Focused to hear Mike and I get into note-taking (and note-making), listener feedback, and the pesky problem of productivity versus grinding. 

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Focused 125: Professional Nerd, with Rosemary Orchard

Rosemary Orchard joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about juggling projects, automation, kanban boards, and keeping the jobby job.

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