The Focus Course is all about doing your best creative work without sacrificing the balance between your work and personal life.
It's a 40-day, action-centric class where you learn about the foundational components of a focused life (vision, goals, action plans, lifestyle practices, and time management) as well as the granular, practical, and actionable elements of diligence, focus, work/life balance, gaining traction in your business or side project, creating meaningful work, and more.
In the Focus Course we'll seek to re-define what we think of when we say “productivity” and “meaningful work.” We'll build momentum in your personal integrity, learn to establish habits that empower you to do meaningful work and build meaningful relationships, help bring a healthy understanding of what work/life balance means, learn about your own lifestyle and the way you work and what your values are, and more.
Topics include diligence, focus, life vision, time management, habits, dealing with overwhelm, getting things done, finding proper tools, overcoming analysis paralysis, fixing your workflows, the tyranny of the urgent, simplifying, thriving in the midst of a distraction-prone work/life environment, the act of balancing work and personal life, doing your best creative work, strengthening your creative imagination, building deep personal integrity, and more. Whew!
The Focus Course is about more than just head knowledge — it's an introduction to experiential knowledge.
Meaningful productivity is the fruit of vision and values. No calendar app or task-management app is going to help you establish the right foundation. If you want to stop spinning your wheels; if you're tired of ending the day feeling like you didn't actually get anything done; if you want to create work that matters; if you want to keep your work and personal life in balance… then you have to ask yourself some hard questions. You have to make changes.
“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” — Herbert Spencer
“The greatest wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data.” — Peter Drucker
In addition to learning, each day there is a small action item — a simple (though not always easy) assignment. Through each day's action, you'll take the wisdom from the course and apply it in a practical way to the action and behavior in your everyday life. Learn by doing. Knowledge alone is not always enough to create lasting change.
This is one thing that sets The Focus Course apart from every other productivity, life hack, or self-help book. By taking the course, you'll get real clarity about what actually works best for you.
Each module centers around a specific theme. Each day you'll be given a fun and simple task to complete along with a teaching lesson about the value, relevancy, and practicality of that day's task. You can read your way through the course, watch the teaching videos, or both.
The days and modules build on themselves. The Focus Course has been meticulously and intentionally designed to lead you along the easiest and most impactful path. It starts out simple and fun and culminates in profound change and understanding.
Module One: Foundations
Days 1-7 focus on personal integrity, creative imagination, progress, reducing distractions, building social support, generosity, and simplifying.
Module Two: Honesty
Days 8-17 focus on who you are and what's important to you; roles, values, vision, legacy, short- and long-term goals, and how to realistically move toward them.
Module Three: Clarity
Days 18-28 focus on how you're currently spending your time and energy, what your potential is, and how to apply change and begin making progress.
Module Four: Action (and Resistance)
Days 29-34 focus on the most common areas of resistance and how to overcome them.
Module Five: Meaning
Days 35-40 focus on joy, fear, meaningful work, finding flow, margin for thought, and community.
Day 41: Conclusion
This wrap-up day will help you take your new ideas, understanding, and life changes and maintain them for the long-run. I also share advice on how to stay motivated and keep making forward progress after the course is over, and doing work that matters.
47 teaching videos that accompany every single day of the course and every Module introduction.
23 bonus videos and articles where I answer the most common questions and struggles related to focus, time management, work/life balance, and doing meaningful work. Such as: How to pick the right task when there are so many great ideas, how to stop managing your tasks and start doing them, dealing with distractions, building deep personal integrity, and more...
Members-only discussion forum for asking questions and sharing ideas, breakthroughs, stories, etc.
Downloads: HD videos, PDF Workbooks, goal-setting worksheets, time-management worksheets, the Habit Tracker, and more...
Lifetime access: start when you're ready, take your time, and feel free to do it again in a year or two from now.
Do the course at your own pace and track your progress on the website, or download the 273-page PDF workbook and read the course on your iPad, computer, or print it out.