LAST UPDATED: February 5, 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 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 are defined as follows (with my week starting on Sunday), with dates established for those themes in parentheses:
SUNDAY: Planning Day (Sept 2017)
MONDAY: Optimization Day (Oct 2017)
TUESDAY: Administrative Day (Sept 2017)
WEDNESDAY: Audio/Video Day (Sept 2017)
THURSDAY: Training Day (Oct 2017)
FRIDAY: Deep Work Day (Sept 2017)
SATURDAY: Family Day (Sept 2017)
(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 February, I'm focusing on workshops and speaking for my Professional Monthly Theme. I'll be identifying the talks I'll deliver as boilerplate offerings with minimal customization, ensure that I have my media kit and photos of past talks and workshops easily accessible, and will update my speaking page as well. I'm actually delivering two talks this month and will be discussing the possibility of future speaking engagements with several people during the month. I also will be mapping out my planned talks that I've already booked for the year.In terms of my Personal Monthly Theme, I'll be giving emphasis to decluttering. I already got a head start on this in January, selling and donating several items. That trend will continue in the weeks ahead and will go beyond physical clutter to digital clutter as well.
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 May for The Productivityist Podcast and we have episodes mapped out until early September 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 email@example.com if you're interested in booking me.
This page was inspired by Derek Sivers.