I’ve been using Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner since it was released at the end of 2017. It captures the core of Michael’s productivity systems and actually helps you focus on the right tasks to make major progress on your goals. Sections for goal setting, routines, daily schedules, and even long-term planning keep me using this planner every quarter. Try it for 3 months to see how much it helps you achieve your goals.
As an Asana Certified Pro, I can confidently say that Asana is the best tool available for team project management. I have a number of clients who swear by Asana because it’s easy to use and makes collaboration and delegation incredibly easy. The free version is incredible and works for most teams, and the paid version is awesome if you need additional features like timelines and custom fields.
Apple’s native podcast app is clunky. That’s where Overcast comes in. It makes listening to podcasts simple and easy in a way that’s stable and reliable. One of the best features of Overcast isan effect called smart speed that removes dead time from each track shortening the time you spend listening to silence. Smart speed has saved me over 147 hours beyond just listening 2X speed.
I’ve been using Brain.fm to help me get instant focus since 2015, and the app just keeps getting better. Brain.fm provides music that’s scientifically tested to get you focused quickly. Start a track and you’ll immediately improve your focus or your relaxation. One of my favorite features that beats similar apps is offline mode for those times I really need to cut out distractions or am flying.
If you ever feel like you’re being used by the people around you, you might have a boundaries problem. This book does an amazing job at teaching you how to set firm boundaries in a loving way.
After attending Michael Hyatt’s live Free to Focus event, I was thrilled when he released the book. This book packs so much information into a quick and easy read. It will help you plan your days and more importantly rethink how you can get the most out of the time you have.
Remember those erasable pens we had as kids that were absolutely miserable? These are not those erasable pens…These ones actually work. I use them with my Rocketbook.
It’s a physical notebook that lives in the digital world. I love being able to take real notes, but sometimes it’s hard to upload them to my digital systems. Rocketbook is a reusable notebook that you pair with their app to scan and one-touch send your notes to all your different digital systems at once. Don’t forget to get the FriXion Pens so you can erase and reuse your pages.
This bag is deceptively sized. I’m 6’4” and have looked everywhere for a small bag that still fits my tall frame and still holds all my stuff. Though it looks small from the outside, it easily holds my 13.3” MacBook Pro, several books, a water bottle, all my charging cords, and other personal items because of how well planned the inner pockets are. The fabric is incredible too and the zippers are strong. Definitely buy this bag. You won’t be disappointed.
As much as I love my iPad, it’s too big to comfortably read a book on. As much as I love having physical books, I can’t take my library with me when I travel. My Kindle Fire is my go to device for reading. That’s its only purpose for me. And my favorite feature, I can have it read the book to me (without having to buy the audio version). Yes it sounds like a robot, but I don’t mind.
When I don’t have time to actually make a pot of coffee or if I just want one cup to get me going in the morning, I reach for the Via. I know instant coffee usually sucks, but Starbucks has actually made an instant coffee that tastes like real coffee. It’s reasonably priced and keeps me from wasting any left over black-magic-bean-juice
As important as hard work is, it’s almost more important to rest. Most of us struggle to actually rest. I’m not talking about lounging in front of the TV, but instead using active rest to help you improve in all areas of your life.