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2022.05.13
- 107 min -
Joe Buhlig

Everything is a remix. Today’s author encourages us to embrace our influences to discover our own paths. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to get in touch with their artistic side and build a more creative life.

2022.04.29
- 105 min -
Joe Buhlig

Everyone loves talking about starts and finishes, but no one likes talking about the hard part in-between. Join Joe as they embrace the messy middle and attempt to find their way on their own creative projects.

2022.04.15
- 87 min -
Joe Buhlig

Joe & Mike tackle another Victor Frankl book as they consider purpose, value, and the meaning of life.

2022.04.01
- 103 min -
Joe Buhlig

Do you consider yourself to be “creative?” Whether you’re an artist or an engineer, today’s author argues that creativity isn’t a skill—it’s a habit available to everyone. Join Joe & Mike as they seek to establish their own creative practices.

2022.03.18
- 76 min -
Joe Buhlig

The world has never been more anxious. But today’s author promises to help us uproot anxiety at its source using brain-based techniques. Join Joe & Mike as they fight their own sense overwhelm with mindfulness and curiosity.

2022.02.18
- 101 min -
Joe Buhlig

At any point, we are one question away from a different life. And today’s author gives us 100+ questions from 40+ profiles of legendary achievers to help bring clarity, intentionality, and possibility to every aspect of our lives.

2022.02.04
- 100 min -
Joe Buhlig

Do you know what’s standing between you and success? Today’s author promises to help us overcome common barriers to change like impulsivity, procrastination, and forgetfulness. Join Joe & Mike as they take yet another look at the science of behavioral change.

2022.01.21
- 104 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author condenses two decades worth of research into a comprehensive guide for mapping meaningful connections. Join Joe & Mike as they consider emotions and explore the language of human experience.

2022.01.07
- 93 min -
Joe Buhlig

Systems are all around us. Many of the problems we face every day (big & small) are simply systems failures. Today’s author attempts to help us develop the systems-thinking skills we need to avoid confusion find more effective solutions.

2021.12.24
- 112 min -
Joe Buhlig

Nobody needs telling there isn’t enough time. Today’s author encourages us to reject the idea of getting everything done by recognizing our time on earth is short. Join Joe & Mike as they embark on a journey to embrace their own finitude.

2021.12.10
- 98 min -
Joe Buhlig

What can we learn about productivity from a book written over 100 years ago? Turns out, quite a lot. Join Joe & Mike as they examine the oldest Bookworm book yet.

2021.11.26
- 108 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author promises to help change overthinking from a super problem into a superpower. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to change their thoughts as they DJ their own mental soundtracks.

2021.11.12
- 96 min -
Joe Buhlig

If you’re trying to live a remarkable life, today’s author argues that “follow your passion” is terrible advice. Join Joe & Mike as they consider the craftsman mindset in an effort to collect their own career capital.

2021.10.29
- 89 min -
Joe Buhlig

Do you yearn for freedom from the constant reactivity? Today’s author promises to show us how to reclaim time for thinking and make room for what truly matters. Join Joe & Mike as they fight their own battles against busyness.

2021.10.15
- 97 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author promises to show us how to conquer our fear and practice courage in our daily lives. Join Joe & Mike as they wrestle with what it means to live a heroic, courageous life.

2021.10.01
- 106 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author teaches us how to employ a host of “extra-neural” resources — the feelings and movements of our bodies, the physical spaces in which we learn and work, and the minds of those around us — to focus more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to extend their own minds and think outside their brains.

2021.09.17
- 88 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author takes us on a tour of daily rituals from inspired novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians to describe how they live and work. Join Joe & Mike as they consider their own routines in an effort to become just a little more productive and creative.

2021.09.03
- 103 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author attempts to teach us to redefine our world through the power of original thinking. Join Joe & Mike as they consider the creative process in an effort to make the most of their own ideas.

2021.08.20
- 90 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author promises to help us act as our highest potential selves by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, and releasing past experiences at a cellular level. Join Joe & Mike as they embark on a journey to figure out why we as humans have such a hard time staying out of our own way.

2021.08.06
- 109 min -
Joe Buhlig

We rely on willpower to create change in our lives… but what if we’re thinking about it all wrong? Join Joe & Mike as they consider their environments and the impact they have on their productivity.

2021.07.23
- 107 min -
Joe Buhlig

Our beliefs form the basis of everything we say, think, and do. Modifying them can be hard, but today’s author tries to teach us how to make it easier. Joe & Mike as they attempt to change their minds – and their behavior.

2021.07.09
- 100 min -
Joe Buhlig

For a long time, “procrastination” has been a four-letter in the productivity world. But today’s author attempts to turn it around by giving us five permissions in hopes of setting us free to do our best work. Join Joe & Mike as they consider yet another system designed to help clear the clutter and focus on meaningful work.

2021.06.25
- 103 min -
Joe Buhlig

We rely on body language to connect and build trust, but that can be difficult from behind a screen. Today’s author teaches us to decode and signals and use proper cues to make that a little bit easier. Join Joe & Mike as they seek to improve their own communication skills for the digital age.

2021.06.11
- 106 min -
Joe Buhlig

Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But today’s author shows us how the best ones foster trust and cooperation by separating the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Join Joe & Mike as they try to expand their own circles of safety.

I change it. And then I change it again. And then I tweak it once more. And just when it’s almost there I choose an entirely new system altogether. Welcome to the world of task managers.