March 6, 2014 at 10:00pm • 37 minutes
This week "The Mikes" talk about letting go of projects, passions and the assorted miscellenea we cling to in our lives. Schechter and Vardy consider what it takes to put away, and occasionally abandon entirely, things they care about in order to make room for those that matter more.
February 27, 2014 at 11:30pm • 41 minutes
This week "The Mikes" discuss their personal relationships with the "joys" of frustration. Schechter and Vardy discuss what they believe to be the three types of frustration: specific, unidentified and persistent. They look at issues large and small, covering everything from Vardy's inability to access the WWE Network in Canada to the habitual frustration reflex that has the potential to build up within us all.
February 21, 2014 at 8:00am • 41 minutes
This week "The Mikes" talk about the long-term projects that often take years to accomplish. Schechter and Vardy share their approaches to planning and attacking the more ambitious goals in their personal and professional lives.
February 14, 2014 at 1:00pm • 30 minutes
This week "The Mikes" take one of the larger questions recently submitted during their ask from a couple of weeks ago. They explore the idea of what happens when we get stuck in a comfortable place with where we're at with our work (and the tools we use to get our work done), and how we can shake things up and do better work by breaking out of that comfort zone.
February 6, 2014 at 11:00pm • 49 minutes
This week "The Mikes" fielded your questions from Twitter, App.net and Facebook. Then they did their best to offer up a half-decent answer or two. Schechter and Vardy cover making the most of momentum, managing large photo libraries, marrying your personal productivity tools with whatever your job uses, doing the things you've been avoiding, iPad Only and more in their very first Q&A episode.
January 30, 2014 at 10:00pm • 43 minutes
This week "The Mikes" focus in on some of Schechter's recent challenges managing a significant increase in workload. Vardy and Schechter discuss burnout, opportunities and the inevitable reality that things we care often have to get put aside when pressing through the more chaotic moments in our lives.
January 23, 2014 at 10:00pm • 46 minutes
This week, "The Mikes" use the two year anniversary of this very podcast to discuss ways to make the things we've done, the things we're doing and the things we're yet to do matter even more.
January 16, 2014 at 10:00pm • 35 minutes
This week "The Mikes" wing it while revisiting the topic of improvisation. What can you do when life doesn't allow for carefully crafted systems and detailed plans? Schechter and Vardy share their experiences with throwing caution to the wind in order to get things done in the moment.
January 10, 2014 at 12:00am • 41 minutes
"The Mikes" catch up over their holiday break to discuss how they go about they take breaks (it's very meta). Schechter and Vardy look at the steps you can take, and processes you can implement, to make the most personal vacations and work travel. They also examine the differences between solo entrepreneurs, like Vardy and full-time office employees, like Schechter. In addition to planned time off, Schechter and Vardy also consider the best way to manage the unexpected breaks that arise when you're sick, or when life is otherwise interrupted.
January 6, 2014 at 2:00pm • 40 minutes
This week "The Mikes" recorded live from the show floor of New Media Expo. Conferences are a great time to connect with friends and colleagues, but it means leaving family and - in Schechter's case - coworkers behind. This led to a conversation about the challenges we all face when attempting to properly nurture the relationships with our families, friends, co-workers, colleagues and digital connections.
We have better tools than ever to help us to stay connected, but this has challenged the quality of our connections. Schechter and Vardy share how they nurture the relationships that matter most to both their personal and professional life.