A new baby, a continuing morning phone addiction, and learning how to make better decisions. It’s all covered in this week’s episode.
17: QBQ! The Question Behind The Question by John Miller
It may not be your fault, but you can take responsibility for it. Mike and Joe discuss the role of personal accountability in our lives and asking ourselves better questions.
16: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Mike loves his coffee and he’s trying to drag Joe along. But that still doesn’t stop them from talking checklists and the power they hold.
15: BrainChains by Theo Compernolle
BrainChains was a listener recommendation that taught Mike and Joe a lot about how technology affects our minds. From attention to focus, it’s all covered.
14: The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran, Michael Lennington
If you’re looking for a way to set goals and achieve a year’s worth of work in 12 weeks, then The 12 Week Year is an excellent choice and structure to try.
13: Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker
One of the most valuable tasks you can begin is the development of your self-awareness. This week Mike and Joe delve into the questions posed by Peter Drucker that prompt you to learn how to manage yourself.
12: The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey
Mike and Joe get a breath of fresh air with a book on productivity. There are a lot of tips here that they’ve both practiced for years but learned a lot regardless.
11: The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
Mike almost put this one down. The business principles discussed are vital but the book itself was a challenge.
10: Start With Why by Simon Sinek
This week Mike and Joe talk about the value of finding a “why” in everything we do and what happens when companies start with “how” or “what.”
9: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
We’re trying a different flavor of book this time and discussing our relationships and feelings with Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly.
8: The Power Of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
When you step out beyond time management you land in the world of energy management. It’s a simple concept that is drastically different for everyone embarking on the journey.
7: Deep Work by Cal Newport
Mike has a new Apple device despite his minimizing efforts and Joe has finally done something about his email issue.
6: The More Of Less by Joshua Becker
This week Mike and Joe talk about cutting back and simplifying life with Joshua Becker’s book The More Of Less.
5: Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Joe gets too much email, Mike thinks he should hide his email address, and they both have an interest in saying “no” more often.
4: The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday
We all deal with something painful in our lives. And although they are hard to talk about, it’s these obstacles that strengthen us for the future.
3: The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield
Whether it’s writing or building a business, we all struggle to put in the work to create. Mike and Joe discuss going pro with their art and overcoming resistance.
2: The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
Whether it’s overcoming an addiction to email or sticking to a diet, The Willpower Instinct is excellent at helping you develop the self-control to accomplish your goals.
1: Getting Things Done by David Allen
Welcome to Bookworm! To kick things off, we’ve reread a book we both rely on heavily in our lives, Getting Things Done by David Allen. This is the best discussion either of us have had about GTD in a long time.