LAST UPDATED: February 27, 2017
I created this page to help me allocate the right amount of time and energy to what I need and want to do. I will update this page regularly as I fine-tune its mandate. I'm striving for better harmony in my life and taking on too much puts the focus I need to work on the above in jeopardy.
I'm also focusing on deep work (as described by my friend Cal Newport) going forward, which lines up well with my personal productivity philosophy. I'll be writing more about this over at Productivityist and Medium.
MY DAILY THEMES
Here are my Daily Themes. Every day has one so that it triggers my overarching focus for that particular day of the week. My Daily Themes have been set as follows for the past several months:
MONDAY: Administrative Day
TUESDAY: Writing Day
WEDNESDAY: Audio/Video Day
THURSDAY: Training Day
FRIDAY: Deep Work Day
SATURDAY: Family Day
SUNDAY: Planning Day
(Note: That doesn't mean I only do things related to that theme on that day, but those activities/types of work gets my overarching focus. I'm also experimenting with horizontal theming, which I'll bring to the forefront more when I release The NOW Year™ Method program.)
MY MONTHLY THEME: MARCH
My Monthly Themes act in the same manner as my Daily Themes. Since I'll be spending most of March traveling, I'm going to be focusing on Relationships as my Monthly Theme. That means I'll be spending more time in email, on social media, and in face to face connections with people. I'm really going to be focusing on the relationship with my wife Anne, with whom I'll be traveling during most of March. (The kids are not coming along on this trip.) I have a strong feeling that focusing on relationships this month is the best thing I can do for myself right now. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
MY THREE WORDS FOR 2017
For 2017, I've chosen Redesign, Rebuild, and Reclaim as My Three Words. You can read more about the practice of choosing My Three Words here.
I'm booked up with guests for The Productivityist Podcast until late August. I will be conducting interviews in June so that I can have all of my episodes mapped out until the beginning of September, but will not be recording any interviews for the next three months. I am not doing interviews for other podcasts until April unless already otherwise booked.
OTHER POINTS OF NOTE
I am not currently reviewing any products (apps, books, etc.) unless it's for a podcast episode or it's something that's integral to my workflow.
I am always willing to look at speaking engagements but will not be taking any during the month of March due to my travel schedule. If you're looking to book me from April onward, please contact Ari Hershberg at The Bookman Agency.
This page was inspired by Derek Sivers.