I Talked about Analogue Productivity with Asian Efficiency

On the heals of some Bullet Journal news, I recently talked to Asian Efficiency about Analogue Productivity.

We dive into different methods and then an overview is what i do to stay effective with an analogue system.

I also did a whole module for their membership community on the topic so if you want more join their Dojo which is talked about on the podcast.

Also, another reminder, I’m writing extensively about my system for February so watch for that content.

@avclark on what seems to work for him productively

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we’re all wired differently and we’re so much happier and more productive if we play to our strengths rather than try to conform to some external system.

Via my friend Adam on Medium. This is true. All I can do is tell you what has been working for me and what has been working for my clients.

It’s up to you to take any system and keep the good part and toss the crap that doesn’t work for you. Is the otherwise not good book Pivot1, Jenny Blake, gets this piloting part right.

Keep trying new stuff. Keep what works for you and toss the rest. Find better replacements for the stuff that almost works.

The Best Marketing According to @danblank

Great post from Dan on the best marketing being creating. I absolutely agree and despite putting out 215k words last year and 2 books, I’m looking to up my output this year as well.

You’ll see one new book come out on Tuesday. Maybe another one for February and quite possibly a third for March.

On top of that I’ll be writing and linking to more good resources and publishing daily.

I’d like to review more books too.

It’s a big creative year.

So, what are you shipping to stand out from the crowd? What awesome stuff have you completed?

Celebrate Making Gains

From my friend Matthew Lang:

I wouldn’t say that 2017 was a significant success using this technique, but I did make some gains. I’m aiming to do better with my three words for 2018

I do like that he’s going to start asking for money for DailyMuse but the thing I love the most is that he recognizes progress.

Most often not going to get the big flash and leap forward. We’ll have daily progress and yearly progress. Then one day we look up and are in a better spot.

Success isn’t measured in the end result, it’s measured in the little progress you make every day, and the course changes or corrections you make when faced with an obstacle. – The Success Grower

What are you doing to measure progress?

PS: BootCamp opens again next week. It will help you measure progress.

And More books for you

I’m a sucker for a list of books, and here are 15 new recommendations.

I grabbed:

  • The Origins of Happiness
  • When
  • The Motivation Myth
  • Brotopia
  • Willpower Doesn’t work
  • Big Potential

I also agree very much with:

The most productive, wealthy and highly efficient people devote at least 30 minutes a day to reading. If it works for them, it could work for you. You can make 2018 your best year yet.

I make reading a priority every day of the week. I schedule it into my work hours, not just as some afterthought.

@jaltucher and @ryanholiday talk about books and creating

This was a great podcast episode I listened to first on my morning run and then again to do some more focused thinking.

It is easier than ever to publish a book and it does mean that many crappy books are coming out. I think some of my early books were in that realm and I hope that my current work is much better.

I do love to write and I do enjoy putting in the work to learn the craft, so I’ll keep writing here and for books. I’ll continue to explore other mediums like my podcast and I’ll continue to syndicate content to other sources. But it all starts here.

Is the work you’re doing work that’s helping you refine your craft? Are you putting in the effort to be better? Hopefully you’re not just jumping on the bandwagon to have something to do.

Listen to Ryan and James