LAST UPDATED: November 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 November, I’m placing emphasis on the completion of my rebrand from Productivityist to TimeCrafting. This rebrand has been ongoing for nearly a year and the goal is to spend the bulk of my focus this month on finalizing everything for the full launch in Q1 2019. (I’ve also got two(!) Weekly Sprints scheduled for this month. I discuss those in greater detail in the audio recording above.)
My personal theme for November is Wellness. I have spent the better part of the last two months traveling and not only does my work need a reset – my body and mind on a personal level needs one as well. I talk more about this in the audio recording above but the crux of it is I’m focusing on what I eat (and won’t eat), exercise, and consistency in both of those areas. (Not to mention getting back into daily “Musing” again.)
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 the fall for The Productivityist Podcast and we have episodes mapped out until early April 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.