Learn the most effective productivity system, made for humans.
About this course
Learn the most effective productivity system, made for humans.
This is not your average productivity class. This module lays the groundwork for the transformation you'll experience as you go through the course.
An overview of what's coming in the following weeks.
How to join the focus & action community and how to find the right time slot for upcoming live calls.
Let's draw a line in the sand, right here. Define your current situation and set a clear point from which to improve.
Laying the foundation of what we will do in this class and the how focus & action approach is different.
Are you suffering from the always-in-the-zone fallacy? Believing this is what keeps countless people stuck...
Don't let this opportunity pass you by.
A quick recap of the ultimate deep work protocol and the challenge that will follow on through the rest of the class.
Learn how to clearly define your goals and highest priority tasks.
This simple tool will make your progress through the class much easier.
In the following lessons, we'll be using this repeatedly.
Discover why goal setting usually doesn't drive action & how to do it in a way that actually motivates you.
Uncover your push & pull forces, the daily process & get aligned with your core values.
This lesson is about setting clear priorities and decluttering your big picture projects.
In this lesson, we bring everything from the previous exercises together to determine a top priority.
Here's how to go from big, ambitious goals to clarity about the next steps.
Our habits and behaviors are determined by our environment, first and foremost. Deliberately designing your environment is key to improving your productivity and this module, you get the step by step plan for doing so.
Copy my templates & discover how this workflow creates clarity & immediately actionable steps.
Do you work with a team? Then these tweaks to the Notion work board are for you.
So far, we've looked at the work boards, which are the heart of the system I use in Notion. In this lesson, we take a look at the rest of my setup.
How to create a digital environment that supports deeply focused work.
How do you remove the proverbial cookie jar from your digital work environment? Here's where app blocking comes in.
Why I don't use app blockers on my phone & what I recommend doing instead.
Optimizing your work space for deep focus and productivity is simple, but very powerful.
Make use of multiple devices (smartphone, computer, tablet...) to create a stronger deep focus habit.
In this module, we focus in on deeply focused, distraction free work segments & the use of calendars for time blocking.
This is a simple but powerful framework for making your calendar an ally in your pursuit of deep focus.
Here's a way to categorize your work (and why I heavily favor one category over the other).
In this lessons, we build up on the time blocking and scheduling tools we've introduced previously.
This module is all about the key to making productive habits easy: building habits.
This is a new, simple but useful habit that we will do every Monday, from now on.
Habits, whether good or bad, all follow the same rules. Master these rules and you can design habits at will.
Putting habit building into practice, let's build a habit stack for the beginning of the day.
5 simple rules that make for better mornings, leading into better days.
Here's how and why I created the morning ritual I currently follow.
This is a simple but crucial addition to building habits that stick.
These are the tools you need to build the perfect habit & tracking system for your needs.
In this module, we cover the tools for highly efficient, time saving workflows.
There's one tool that creators, entrepreneurs and knowledge workers use more than anything else. Speed this up and every part of your workflow becomes more efficient.
Using your keyboard efficiently is about more than just touch typing.
These are my tips for faster, more efficiency focused input devices.
A collection of recommended tools & resources to improve your efficiency.
Here are the 6 ways to optimize efficiency + a case study on how we roughly 10x-ed productivity in our video workflow.
Avoid this trap, which can turn the pursuit of optimization into just another distraction...
Given all the tools and strategies for highly productive work, what can still get in our way? Fear.
In this writing exercise, we uncover fears that may be at the core of procrastination and other destructive habits.
If fear is what's holding you back, how do you solve that problem? That's what we cover in this lesson.
There's one exception to the gradual, step-by-step approach we've taken in this class so far...
If you feel strong resistance to doing something, can you use a commitment device to your advantage? And should you announce your goals to people or keep them to yourself?
This lesson is about the most effective commitment device I've ever encountered.
This week is all about building a strong, solid foundation that supports your work and life goals.
Intro to the module + 2 important questions to ask yourself, for building a strong foundation.
A good night's sleep is the foundation for a productive and successful day. Do these 4 things to improve your sleep quality.
Exercise & movement are fundamental to creating a high performance mind. But most of us have been told many unhelpful stories about what exercising means.
How does food affect our ability to focus & perform? Are there brain-boosting foods we should all be including in our diets?
Social connection is a strong predictor of overall health, wellbeing, happiness and human performance.
Discover how to create a daily reminder document that keeps you on track for your most ambitious goals.
What the mantra document is about & how to create the first version of it.
Here's a look at my current mantra document and everything you can learn from how I created it.
This is the simple method I use to keep my mantra document evolving & up to date.
Here is an example of several previous versions of my mantra document.
A few more points about how to create your mantra document, based on questions & discussions in the community.
In this final week of the class, we tackle some of the more advanced productivity concepts that can take your output to another level.
Here's a quick overview of the week's content & the unique challenge for week 9.
A dissection of a hyperproductivity sprint during which I created and launched 2 entire online coruses in the span of a couple of months.
These are the principles & strategies that make a hyperproductive sprint work.
Why is it that even when we take time off or spend a lot of time unproductively, we still don't always feel recovered and recharged?
How to implement 3 levels of recovery in your life.
3 things to help you apply the principle of leverage to all areas of your work.
In this lesson, we tie everything in the focus & action system together and look at a framework you can use anytime to troubleshoot productivity problems.
Let's close the loop on one of the first things we did in this class...
Bonus lessons and additonal material that can help you along the way.
This is one of the main reasons people "fail" at implementing new habits and reaching their goals... and the most important thing you can do to solve it.
Is perfectionism keeping you from starting work and/or finishing work? Here are the strategies that have worked for us, to overcome this problem.
An inconvenient truth about human nature... but one we can use to our advantage.
A common story of failure, and how to avoid it.
What does the "failsafe" principle from habit building look like when applied to the entire focus & action system?
A systematic approach to processing your fears & making strategically sound decisions.
Multitasking saps your energy and makes you less efficient. But single tasking can do the same, if you don't avoid this mistake...
What's the difference between visualization and mental rehearsal? And why does one help and one hinder our progress towards our goals?
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