LAST UPDATED: June 4, 2018
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 focused 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 are defined as follows (with my week starting on Sunday), with dates established for those themes in parentheses:
SUNDAY: Planning/Family Day (April 2018)
MONDAY: Optimization Day (Oct 2017)
TUESDAY: Video Day (April 2018)
WEDNESDAY: Audio Day (April 2018)
THURSDAY: Training Day (Oct 2017)
FRIDAY: Deep Work Day (Sept 2017)
SATURDAY: Family/Planning Day (April 2018)
(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 using horizontal theming for my writing, which I explain in greater detail in The Productivityist Playbook.)
MY MONTHLY THEME
My Monthly Themes act in the same manner as my Daily Themes. In June, I’m placing emphasis on the redesigning and rebuilding of my company website. While I have other smaller initiatives on the go during June, my plan is to get a jumpstart on this redesign and rebuild that will last until later this year.
My personal theme for May is cooking. Less dining out, more dining in. I’ll be organizing my recipes, mapping out the foods I’m no longer willing to eat and working with my family so that we all eat better. I’ll be breaking out the barbecue and diving deeper into my Instant Pot. And there will be a little sous vide cooking happening too. June will be a month full of good times and great food.
MY THREE WORDS FOR 2018
Since I start my year in September, I've already chosen My Three Words for 2018. Since I felt that I didn't do them justice in 2017, I've once again chosen Redesign, Rebuild, and Reclaim as My Three Words. You can read more about the practice of choosing My Three Words here.
I have interviews booked through the fall for The Productivityist Podcast and we have episodes mapped out until early December 2018. So if you’re looking to be on the show it’s going to be a while.
OTHER POINTS OF NOTE
I am not currently reviewing any products (apps, books, etc.) other than those I've already committed to reviewing.
I am always willing to look at speaking engagements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in booking me.
This page was inspired by Derek Sivers.