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60: The One Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

1/14/2019
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Is it true that less is more? When it comes to goal achievement, Gary Keller & Jay Papasan say, “Aboslutely!” In today’s episode, Joe & Mike dive into the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results to see if the answer really is that profound or if Mike is just remembering one of his favorite books […]

Duration:02:16:58

59: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

12/27/2018
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No matter how careful we are or how healthy our habits, one day we will all die. In this episode, Joe & Mike tackle their most uncomfortable topic yet as they consider how to bring meaning and purpose to end of life care. Links – Free Agents #63: Lessons Learned – Personal Retreat Course (coupon code […]

Duration:01:44:32

58: Scrum by Jeff & J.J. Sutherland

12/15/2018
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Is Scrum really the magical project finishing formula that author Jeff Sutherland says it is? Joe & Mike share their own Scrum stories and point out the pitfalls in this episode covering Bookworm’s most requested book. Links – 10% Happier – JIRA – Freedom – Whims at Work – OmniFocus – Faith-Based Productivity – Personal Retreat […]

Duration:02:26:03

57: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

11/21/2018
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When it comes to making decisions, we like to think we’re capable of making smart, rational choices. But are we? Tune in to find out why Dan Ariely believe our irrational behavior is completely predictable – and what you can do about it. Links – Free Agents w/ Joe Buhlig – Day One – MoodNotes […]

Duration:01:39:11

56: Hyperfocus by (and with) Chris Bailey

11/6/2018
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Focus is a hot topic, but there’s more to it then just turning off Twitter and blocking out distractions. Today’s book shows us how to manage our focus, helps us understand how it works, and shows us how to recharge it when it gets low. Author Chris Bailey joins us at the end to talk […]

Duration:02:17:48

55: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

10/18/2018
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Happy people are productive people, but can you really choose to be happy? Things may not always happen for the best, but in today’s episode Mike & Joe figure out how and why some people are able to make the best of the things that happen. OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock Mac Power Users MailMate Todoist […]

Duration:01:55:09

54: Work Clean by Dan Charnas

10/4/2018
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Can the world of professional chefs teach us anything about productivity? Joe and Mike seem to agree with Dan Charnas and say, yes. Mis-en-place! MPU Talk OmniFocus Spark Mailmate Work Clean by Dan Chamas The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working by Tony Schwartz Bookworm on Deep Work 10% Happier by Dan Harris Mikes on Mics […]

Duration:01:49:57

53: Boundaries by Henry Cloud

9/5/2018
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Should you set limits on what you’ll do with and for other people? And if so, what should those lines be? And do those limits have a place in the church? Discuss on the Bookworm Club The Productivity Show Bookworm on Peak Bookworm on The Productivity Project Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey Boundaries Bookworm on Getting […]

Duration:01:57:41

52: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

8/24/2018
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Up to 40% of our daily actions are influenced by our habits, but how do you actually influence them? In this episode, Joe & Mike dive into The Power of Habit and discover the secret to lasting positive change. Discuss on the Bookworm Club Macstock Conference & Expo Great at Work by Morten Hansen Bookworm […]

Duration:01:50:38

51: Great at Work by Morten Hansen

7/18/2018
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There is a myth in the workplace that says we need to work longer hours to achieve more and do so with higher quality. But this is purely a myth and there’s a lot of science to prove it. Get your Bookworm shirt! Discuss on the Bookworm Club Free Agents Mac Power Users Macstock PopClip […]

Duration:01:46:29

50: 2018 Bookworm Draft

7/5/2018
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If you listen to Bookworm as a way to filter your book list, then this episode will blow your mind. Joe and Mike pick their top ten books draft-style. They’re not necessarily Bookworm books either. Also included: a special surprise. Get your Bookworm shirt! Discuss on the Bookworm Club Macstock Macstock Promo Code: PRODUCTIVITYSHOW Lichess […]

Duration:01:18:23

49: Peak by Anders Ericsson

6/24/2018
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What does it take to become the best? And what do the world’s greatest do that puts them at the top? And how does that translate into our day to day lives? Discuss on the Bookworm Club DBX 286s Shure Beta 87a Heil PR40 Behringer 1204USB Macstock Peak by Anders Ericsson Bookworm on Deep Work […]

Duration:01:47:31

48: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

5/30/2018
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It’s time for another classic that both Mike and Joe are a bit embarrassed they haven’t read previously. And it turns out to be a book where the title doesn’t do it justice. Discuss on the Club Anything You Want by Derek Sivers Make Your Bed by William McRaven Goulet Pens Bookworm on The Three […]

Duration:01:46:15

47: The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family by Patrick Lencioni

5/9/2018
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Should you think about your family in the same way you think about an organization? And what are the ramifications of the answer to that question? Bookworm on Busy Calendly Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Mike’s Monthly Paper The SELF Journal EntreLeadership Summit Bookworm on How to Read a Book Schmitz Core Values […]

Duration:01:35:21

46: Busy by Tony Crabbe

4/18/2018
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Don’t have time to read books? Then listen to this! Joe and Mike jump into the topic of a busy culture and what we can do about it. Discuss on the Bookworm Club Mac Power Users: Workflows with Mike Schmitz Macstock Bookworm on The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant Bookworm Club Busy by […]

Duration:01:34:25

45: What’s Best Next by Matt Perman

4/3/2018
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What does the Bible say about productivity? And how does this book compare to other productivity books? Mike’s Office – Couch Mike’s Office – Desk Mike’s Office – Bookcase Mike’s Office – Whiteboard Mac Power Users #423 with Jocelyn Glei Apogee GiO Monoprice monitor Bookworm on Think and Grow Rich Emergent Task Planner Working Smarter […]

Duration:01:37:56

44: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

3/16/2018
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Knowing your purpose and finding meaning in life can save your life. This episode covers the challenging topic of World War II and escaping concentration camps alive. Headspace Brett Terpstra Macstock Homepod Mike’s Instagram IFTTT Day One Mac Power Users Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi OmniFocus 3 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 30 Lessons […]

Duration:01:39:15

43: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

2/22/2018
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Mike and Joe have mentioned Mihaly way too often. So it’s about time they covered his book and discussed it directly. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Macstock Joe’s book template: Originally published: Version read: Why read it? What is the book about as a whole? What is being said in detail, and how? […]

Duration:01:45:48

42: How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

1/31/2018
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It’s finally here. An episode about how to read a book. And what better way to cover the topic than to read a book about it. 168 hours by Laura Vanderkam David Sparks on Hyper-scheduling The Kolbe A Index Conative Connection by Kathy Kobe How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler Think and Grow […]

Duration:01:38:49

41: 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam

1/16/2018
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Where does your time go? And do you actually spend it where you think you do? These are tough questions when you dive into it, which is exactly what Mike and Joe do. Shure 87A Screencasts Online Heil Sound PR 40 Audient iD4 Shure 58A Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 JF Bridgette on Mac Power Users The […]

Duration:01:45:52