LAST UPDATED: January 29, 2019
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: Family Day (December 2018)
MONDAY: Optimization Day (October 2017)
TUESDAY: Looking Day (February 2019)
WEDNESDAY: Listening Day (February 2019)
THURSDAY: Learning Day (February 2019)
FRIDAY: Planning Day (December 2018)
SATURDAY: Family Day (December 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 February, I’m focusing my attention on deepening my relationship with my audience and community. I feel as if I’ve let them down in recent months and I’m taking the time and energy to rebuild and reclaim my trust with them in terms of content delivery and heightened value overall. (You can hear more details about this in the audio recording.)
My personal theme for February is Fitness. I put increased focus and attention on my nutrition in January and while that still needs fine-tuning and growth, it’s time to get into a rhythm of exercise again. I’m feeling that I’m out of shape and need more energy to keep up with all the goings-on in my life. Fitness is my focus this month.
MY THREE WORDS FOR 2019
Since I start my year in September, I've already chosen My Three Words for 2019. My Three Words for this year are (once again) inspired by a mantra of a pro wrestler. The last two years were words from Seth Rollins: Redefine, Rebuild, and Reclaim. In 2019, I’ve adopted the ones used by Kurt Angle: Intensity, Integrity, and Intelligence. You can read more about the practice of choosing My Three Words here.
I have interviews booked through to late Spring 2019 for The Productivityist Podcast and we have episodes mapped out until early July 2019. 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.