I know. I know. This is one of those things that people tell you to do, but always seems like a nebulous hole of uncertainty. But that’s exactly why we need to learn about it. There is a set framework for deciding this, if you’re willing. And there are a few key components that every life mission needs.

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If you have kids, then you know that they operate in the now. They don’t typically have the future looking mindset and the planning mindset to think past this exact moment. And, as parents, it’s our job to help them learn to delay gratification and teach them to plan ahead.

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This is open to everyone! I really enjoyed meeting Jeff and learning about the origins and details of the Analog card system he’s developed. Now I’m simple itching for mine to show up. Give this a watch and see how Jeff came up with and uses his Analog card system.

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There are so many ways to do this and a ton of aspects to it. Getting the most out of a nonfiction book is a process and not one that many people follow. Having read hundreds of nonfiction books and having gone through Mortimor Adler’s book of the same name, I have a set method to share that will give you the best chance of retaining and copturing the bulk of a book.

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With a new year comes the feeling of a new start. And a new start means an opportunity to try new things, implement new habits, explore new systems, and build a plan for the future. There are a lot of great ways (and bad ways) to do each of these. And that is exactly what we cover in this session.

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“I have to admit that I love my fountain pens. It’s become so bad that my friends are now starting to give them to me as gifts. And in one case, my evangelism has led to a conversion and surpassing of the evangelist.”

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In 2015, I read two books. In 2016, I started a podcast that requires me to read a book every two weeks. Which means I’ve read a lot of nonfiction books since 2016. Here’s the story behind my reading habit and how my view of books has changed since reading 100+ self-help books.

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It begs the question, though, of whether or not it’s possible to live with a healthy relationship to technology while maintaining a job as Social Media Manager.

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Custom notebooks for dedicated methodologies are all the rage right now. And although I’m very much against the idea of using these things, I can’t help but wonder if it would actually work. The only one that piques my interest is Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner. Has anyone gone down this route? Was it worth it?

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The term “analog productivity” generally comes with the assumption that we are talking about pen and paper and the associated methodology for using it to track our tasks and habits. But that shouldn’t be the case. Generally speaking, we use pen and paper because we need a break from the screens, we are more effective with it, or we simply like the feel of it. But those can all be justifications for the use of an old school chronograph over a smartwatch as well.

It’s a bit of a weird stance to be pushing analog tools so much and yet I have a strong dependence on digital task management. I do a TON of work in OmniFocus.

It’s no secret that I love Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. I really don’t even consider anything else.

It’s no secret that I love fountain pens. They have a unique feel to them that I just can’t find elsewhere. That said, I have a few favorite pens that are mostly in the beginner category. But I get a lot of mileage out of them.

Most everyone has heard of the Bullet Journal. But this one is quite different.