Nov 21, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Nov 21, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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.

Nov 6, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Nov 6, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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 about writing Hyperfocus, what he learned from the process, and which mechanical keyboard is the best.

Oct 18, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Oct 18, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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.

Oct 16, 2018
Joe Buhlig
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Oct 16, 2018
Joe Buhlig

This past week I had a chance to jump on Free Agents with my good friends Mike Schmitz and David Sparks to talk about a pretty big transition I’m working through with my work. It may not be a popular decision I’m making, but it’s definitely the right move and I’m certainly excited about it.

Oct 15, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Oct 15, 2018
Joe Buhlig

Joe has done something out of character, updating to iOS 12 and Mojave with quickness. Drew asks why, and the two talk about Siri Shortcuts, dark mode, and a third-party app that makes both of their MacBook Pro setups so much sweeter.

Oct 4, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Oct 4, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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!

Sep 17, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Sep 17, 2018
Joe Buhlig

As Joe and Drew both grow their respective businesses, their usual task management talk transitions to a similar topic: team management. Drew gives the floor to Joe, who talks about why he manages projects and not people, and how to find the right system.

Sep 5, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Sep 5, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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?

Sep 3, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Sep 3, 2018
Joe Buhlig

Drew bought a coffee shop. He tells the story, and talks about how it’s changing his productivity habits.

Aug 24, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Aug 24, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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.

Jul 18, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Jul 18, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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.

Jul 16, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Jul 16, 2018
Joe Buhlig

Joe turns this episode into a confessional and makes a vulnerable statement: He’s a phone addict. Drew and Joe discuss our modern tendency to spend too much time on our devices, Joe reveals how he’s dealing with it, and Drew covers the ways that iOS 12 provides some ‘app limits’ of its own. Since iOS 12 gets brought up, so too does the other looming Apple beta: Mojave.

Jul 5, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Jul 5, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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.

Jul 2, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Jul 2, 2018
Joe Buhlig

An episode dedicated to a singular topic: Joe is back to using OmniFocus.

Jun 24, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Jun 24, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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?

Jun 18, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Jun 18, 2018
Joe Buhlig

Drew talks about his new business venture, Keyhouse! After Joe introduced Procourse last week, this conversation continues the same dialogue on freelance work becoming something bigger.

Jun 4, 2018
Joe Buhlig
Jun 4, 2018
Joe Buhlig

Joe talks about his new business venture, ProCourse! This leads to a conversation about the natural evolution from freelancer to business owner, and all of the challenges that come with it: Setting goals (or choosing not to), getting buried in email, adding yet-another-Slack channel, and telling people IRL what you do in the first place.

May 30, 2018
Joe Buhlig
May 30, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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.

May 21, 2018
Joe Buhlig
May 21, 2018
Joe Buhlig

Joe transcends the typical mailbox and gets a UPS box of his own. This leads to a conversation about home offices, which leads to a conversation about wanting to appear legitimate, which leads to an unexpected conversation about learning how to take on new roles.

May 9, 2018
Joe Buhlig
May 9, 2018
Joe Buhlig

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?