The Focus Course

Productivity

Before Getting to Tool Selection

While the various tools we use for getting work done is important, they are impartial to the creative process. Taking time to plan through the work we’re tying to accomplish goes a long way when it comes to selecting the best tools.

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Tips for a Focus-Friendly Environment for Big Projects

Over the last several months, Anthony Ongaro has been working writing a book. Now that he’s in the last stretch of completing the project, he’s also seeing the results of certain workflow changes he made throughout his writing process. As he says, it all comes down to creating a focus-friendly environment. Here’s how he did that.

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Quick Wins for Being Creative and Productive

Last week my pal, Matt Smith, asked his email list about their biggest challenges when it comes to being focused and productive. He then shared the feedback with me and asked if I could give some input and advice to address some of the most common challenges.

I wanted to write this article specifically for those who filled out Matt’s survey. If that’s you, welcome! 👋

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Initial Thoughts on Some Research and Notes Apps

A few months ago, I shared about my desire to begin organizing the notes and highlights and takeaways from the books I read. Jeff Goins wrote that “what we call ‘writing’ is actually made up of three distinct activities: coming up with ideas, turning those ideas into drafts, and then editing those drafts into publishable

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