Productivity has gotten a bad rap. When you hear that word, you’re probably picturing someone hunched over their desk, grinding away endlessly at mind-numbing tasks from morning till night.
I don’t blame you! So much productivity content out there is just different ways of getting yourself to do things you hate doing. It’s become synonymous with hustle culture, never-ending busyness, and the opposite of what makes us come alive.
But I’m here to tell you: That is not what productivity is!
AUTHOR & CREATOR OF BUILDING A SECOND BRAIN
I’ve spent more than 10 years researching, teaching, coaching, and personally experimenting with new ways of organizing our digital lives and improving our productivity.
Creating a system for productivity was one of the most profoundly impactful things I ever did for myself. It’s given me a deep reservoir of confidence that I can handle whatever life throws at me.
I realized that anything life demands is just information, which can be broken up into manageable pieces (for example, content to consume, tasks to complete, appointments to schedule).
I feed these pieces into digital tools that are so much better at keeping track of them than my own brain ever could be – especially since I became a dad and can’t hold anything in my mind for longer than a minute (parents will know what I’m talking about).
Projects that seem overwhelming at first (an unexpected tax bill, finding the right pre-school, launching a new product) are now approachable, so I can tackle each piece until I arrive at the outcome.
The richness and variety of my life isn’t limited by my mental capacity – my system can handle anything!
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You’re enjoying life for the first time away from your parents, but are now feeling the pressure to manage your coursework and extracurriculars.
You’re starting your career and need help adapting and keeping up with a fast-paced, demanding workplace.
You want to equip your children with critical life skills at an early age, and model those skills yourself.
You’re juggling multiple roles and responsibilities with limited resources and pressing demands on your time, attention, and focus.