LAST UPDATED: November 1, 2016
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 six months:
MONDAY: Administrative Work
TUESDAY: Online Writing Work
WEDNESDAY: Audio/Video Work
THURSDAY: Training Day
FRIDAY: Writing Work
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: NOVEMBER
My Monthly Themes act in the same manner as my Daily Themes. For the past few years I've called November "NOWvember" and it's a month where I develop work that will aid people as they start their year in January. This work also serves to help those who start their anytime they want. I'm working on updating and upgrading The Productivityist Playbook (a product that has gotten off to a rocky soft launch), a group coaching program that is set to start soon, and a few more helpful things that I've wanted to work on for some time. I'm also looking at how I can deliver video content regularly, both through webinars and live video as well as adding more to my YouTube channel (which has so little content right now that there's no sense in linking to it...yet).
MY THREE WORDS FOR 2017
Since I start my year in September, since my last update I've got new words for the year. 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 February but am still conducting interviews so that I can have all of my episodes mapped out until the end of April. I am doing interviews for other podcasts throughout this month but will be taking a hiatus from that in February and March 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. An example of an app that has become integral to my workflow is Newton (formerly CloudMagic) which has replaced Dispatch as my email app of choice on my iOS devices and is slowly taking over Gmail on my MacBook Pro.
I am always willing to look at speaking engagements. If you're looking to book me, please contact Ari Hershberg at The Bookman Agency.
This page was inspired by Derek Sivers.