Mike Sturm
A writer, among other things.

Hello. Thank you for visiting.

My name is Mike Sturm, and there are a few ways you might know me:

  • You've stumbled across one of my books:
    • The Wabi-Sabi Way.
      An exploration of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, and how it can enrich your everyday life. For a short introduction to wabi-sabi, check out the article that started it all on Medium.
    • Be, Think, Do.
      A collection of essays on the topics of productivity and personal growth. Most of the essays appeared online prior to the book's publication, and have been separated into 3 topics, which correspond with the book's title. The book represents an effort to approach the topics of productivity and self-improvement from a deeper place.

  • You have seen my fancy GTD spreadsheet or taken my course on how to use it.
    In 2017 I wrote an article on Medium about how I use a simple spreadsheet to run a version of David Allen's famous GTD productivity system. The response was (and still is) beyond what I ever expected. That led me to create a course made up of 12 videos that guide you through using the sheet to run the system for yourself.

  • You read one of my articles on Medium.
    Most of my writing is about productivity, self-improvement, and life in this digital age. I have written for publications like Better Humans, Personal Growth, and The Coffeelicious, among various others. I am also the co-founder and erstwhile editor of a wonderful publication called The Junction—where the real editorial work is done by the talented Matt Tomic

  • You have read and/or subscribed to Woolgathering.
    I am the editor-in-chief of Woolgathering, a (mostly) weekly e-mail newsletter in which I pull together ther seemingly disconnected threads of knowledge, and help you spin it into wisdom. A lofty goal, to be sure, but at the very least, I hope reading it helps you think differently.

I am available for hire—for both writing and speaking gigs. Interested parties should email me to inquire about those opportunities.