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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. Links Support the Show Bookworm 103: How to Be Everything Shorter by Alex Soojung-Kim P…
 
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 fi…
 
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 o…
 
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. Links Support the Show Video of Episode 100 (YouTube) Bookworm #99: The Mo…
 
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. Links Support the Show Video of Episode 100 (YouTube) Bookworm Quiz (PDF) Bookworm #1: Getting Things Done Bookworm #24: Step Bookworm #50: 2018 Bookworm Draft Bookworm #30: 5 Dys…
 
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. Links Support the Show Joe’s Twitch Analog Joe webinars The Enneagram Mike took The Motive by Patrick L…
 
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 w…
 
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. Links Supp…
 
Do you ever find yourself reacting to something, then immediately saying something like, “I can’t believe I just did that?” It may not be your fault – at least, not entirely. Join Joe & Mike as they take a look at the triggers in their own environments and consider how to overcome them – without doing or saying something that they later regret. Lin…
 
More than ever, people are overwhelmed. Today’s author argues that what we really need is stillness – the ability to be steady while the world spins around you. Join Joe & Mike on their own journeys to achieve self-mastery, discipline, and focus. Links Support the Show Mike’s Hybrid Bullet Journal System Drafts Roam Research MindNode GoodNotes Base…
 
Can pen & paper really cut it as a task manager in today’s fast-paced world? Today’s author makes a compelling argument that it can. Join Joe & Mike as they take a look at The Bullet Journal Method, and see if it’s enough to get these digital natives to get their heads out of their apps. Links Support the Show Bookworm #68: How to Take Smart Notes …
 
If you find yourself repulsed by the blatant optimism espoused by most self-help gurus, then today’s book may just be a breath of fresh air for you. Join Joe & Mike as they consider stoicism, death, and the negative path to happiness. Links Support the Show Timeblocking course (The Sweet Setup) Cal Newport’s blog post on timeblocking The Sweet Setu…
 
What makes a successful business tick? Today’s author shares the results from a five-year study that “fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Join Joe & Mike as they discover why some companies make the leap – and others don’t. Links Support the Show Squarespace Good to Great by Jim Collins Jim Co…
 
Today’s author takes us on a 17-day motorcycle ride from Minnesota to California. Join Joe and Mike on their journey to discover quality, truth, and what it means to get a real education. Links Support the Show Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig Bookworm #35: The Art of Asking Kolbe Type A Bookworm #11: The Innovator’s Dilemma…
 
Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for modern professionals. But the authors of today’s book argue that it’s actually a mark of stupidity. Join Joe & Mike as they examine what it means to run a calm company. Links Support the Show Bookworm interview w/ Nir Eyal Bookworm #84: Indistractable Bookworm #…
 
What causes us to act the way we do? Today’s book offers a comprehensive look into the depths of behavioral science. Join Joe & Mike as they examine their own cognitive biases in an effort to understand why they have a tendency to make dumb decisions. Links Support the Show Mastering Mind Maps (Mike’s new course) Brett Terpstra Faith-Based Producti…
 
Today’s author argues that the lackluster and unproductive gatherings in our lives don’t have to be that way. Join Joe & Mike as they consider how to bring a more human-centered approach to gathering in an effort create meaningful, memorable experiences for everyone involved. Links Support the Show The Sweet Setup’s Fantastical 3 Review Bookworm #8…
 
In today’s episode, Joe & Mike revisit the topic of Getting Things Done (GTD). Join them as they take a closer look at the mother of all productivity systems and discover all the things that they’re doing wrong. Links Support the Show Turbo Boost Switcher Pro Marco’s Post on Low Power Mode Freedom.to Bookworm #1: Getting Things Done Rocket Fuel by …
 
In a world of distraction, focus is a superpower. In today’s book, Joe and Mike look at how to channel their attention in a quest to become indistractable. Links Support the show Bookworm #63: Atomic Habits Bookworm #60: The One Thing Bookworm #64: Digital Minimalism Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday Focused #90: Habits > Goals Bookworm #82: Mar…
 
How do we win a game that has no end? In today’s book, author Simon Sinek explains how an infinite mindset helps overcome the letdown that typically comes shortly after achieving a goal by commiting to a just cause that inspires us to show up day after day, week after week, and year after year. Links Support the show Noodler’s Black Ink Sailor 1911…
 
Do you ever feel overhwelmed? Today’s book by Dr. Richard Swenson has the prescription for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressures of overload. Join Joe & Mike as they investigate the topic of margin, reevaluate their priorities, and attempt to simplify their lives. Links Support the show TWSBI Diamond 580 Fountain Pen TWSBI 6pack Ink Set T…
 
Bad things happen, but they don’t have to keep you realizing your dreams. Today’s author shares 9 secrets from his own experience of overcoming negative circumstances by changing his perspective. Join Joe and Mike as they examine the mindsets that make people like Neil so resilient, even in the face of personal tragedy and failure. Links Support th…
 
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