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2020.12.25
- 114 min -
Joe Buhlig

How we socialize has changed significantly. Today’s author has studied American social behavior over the decades, and shows how our shrinking social captial poses a serious threat to our civic and personal health. Join Joe & Mike as they consider the ways in which we connect, the role of technology, and how we can build community effectively – even in the midst of a global pandemic.

2020.12.11
- 103 min -
Joe Buhlig

Creating can be hard. But a consistent practice can make it easier. Today’s author insists that writer’s block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you’re a well-adjusted human. Join Joe & Mike as they explore the creative process, getting unstuck, and finding the courage to share their own creative work.

This was such a fun overview to give of plain files. I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes of the course that this was based on.

I’ve been on a progression towards anti-proprietary for a few years now. I couldn’t have explained it that way when I started, but it is now becoming a sort of mantra for me. I don’t want to be locked into a set of software and I want to control my data.

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2020.11.27
- 114 min -
Joe Buhlig

What drives us to unleash our best work? And how do we tap into that drive to get superior results? Today’s author explains how understanding our own motivational themes can help us have conversations, make decisions, and even choose better career paths. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to understand what really makes them tick.

2020.11.13
- 105 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s authors argue that our modern culture is rewiring our brains and damaging our health. But today’s book promises to give us the tools we need to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others, and develop healthier habits. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to overcome the mental hijacking that can so easily undermines each and every one of us.

2020.10.30
- 101 min -
Joe Buhlig

The traditional idea of success means being always-on, never saying no, and outworking your peers. But what if there was another way? Today’s author shares how entrepreneurs and leaders all over the world have figured out how to shrink the workweek without cutting salaries or sacrificing productivity. Join Joe & Mike as they explore the design thinking process in an effort to redesign their workdays and create a life worth living.

2020.10.16
- 112 min -
Joe Buhlig

Today’s author takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to transform their homes into launching pads for a more fulfilling and productive life.

2020.10.02
- 106 min -
Joe Buhlig

If you dread answering the question “what do you do?” because you have trouble picking just one thing, you could be a multipotentialite. And you’re not alone. Today’s author says there’s nothing wrong with you if you too have difficulty picking one thing and sticking with it. Join Joe & Mike on their own multipotentialite journeys as they try to figure out what they want to be when they grow up.

I’ve seen a ton of information on the web about choosing and using email apps and systems. I’ve even debated making a course about it from time to time. But I never felt like I was the right person to put it together. Thankfully, The Sweet Setup just launched (note: this is an affiliate link) just a course and I can tell you that it’s well worth your time and dollars.

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2020.09.18
- 89 min -
Joe Buhlig

In an increasingly demanding world, we’ve been told that we can do everything—maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. Today’s author encourages us to come to grips with the fact that we can’t do it all – at least not every day. Join Joe & Mike as they challenge the unrealistic burden of being balanced and learn what it means to be well-lopsided instead.

2020.09.04
- 109 min -
Joe Buhlig

Life is negotiation. And today’s author (& former FBI hostage negotiator) teaches us how to use tactical empathy so it can help us get more of what we want out of life. Join Joe & Mike as they seek to develop their own communication skills in hopes of getting better results.

This has an interesting take on the Bullet Journal monthly task list.

It’s a new month! Which means it’s now time to migrate your Bullet Journal!

An interesting question to pose. Does it qualify or not?

We have a Bullet Journal with stickers that made it out with a rating of 3/5! Who knew that was possible?

You see a lot of spreads online. But can you trust them?

2020.08.21
- 86 min -
Joe Buhlig

After 100 episodes, Joe & Mike go back and fix a few of the ratings that don’t seem quite right. Mike also tests Joe knowledge recall with some impromptu Bookworm trivia.

2020.08.07
- 97 min -
Joe Buhlig

It’s time for another Patrick Lencioni leadership fable! Join Joe & Mike as they consider the responsibility of leadership, take a look at the five omissions of reward-centered leaders, and consider why they want to be leaders in the first place.

We all do this. And we do it too often in most cases. But the question is why? And how often should we change?

2020.07.24
- 106 min -
Joe Buhlig

Do you view your work as a job, a career, or a calling? Today’s author argues that the most life-affirming thing you can do is to honor the voice inside that says your have something special to give, and encourages us all to heed the call and act. Join Joe & Mike as they explore passion, purpose, and what it might look like if who you are are and what you do became one and the same.

2020.07.10
- 95 min -
Joe Buhlig

In our digital age, it’s easy to stay connected. Emails, text messages, and social media allow us to share snippets of our lives with others- without really having to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. Today’s author argues that we have lost the art of conversation, and makes the case that now, more than ever, is the time to get it back.

This graph is pretty slick. But it’s also helpful to keep it in the same place each month so you can compare them.