Enroll: Roam/Obsidian or Amplenote

Note: Roam & Obsidian users receive additional specific content and advice. This cohort is in beta for Amplenote users.

๐Ÿ’ก Outcome


At the end of the eight-week, live cohort course, you'll be:


โœ… Confident building, adapting, running, and maintaining productivity processes in Roam Research, Obsidian, Amplenote, or whatever Tool for Thought (TfT) you prefer

โœ… Comfortable integrating your chosen TfT with other apps or processes as needed for your work

โœ… In control of your time

โœ… Clear on your priorities

โœ… Equipped with valuable routines & habits, as well as templates for your recurring processes and projects

โœ… Able to handle urgent work without being overwhelmed by it

โœ… More fulfilled by your workโ€”and driven to pursue more fulfilling work

โœ… Equipped to further develop your system to adapt to future changes in your life and work

โœ… More efficient and effective than you've ever been with systems you've used in the pastโ€”because this system is tailormade for you

Any of these sound familiar?


You're always busy but never feel like you've accomplished anything...


You feel so overwhelmed by what's urgent that you never address what's truly important to you...


You've tried every productivity system and shiny new app, and you see how they should work for you, but they never do, at least not beyond the first week or two...


I want to help.

AP Productivity is an eight-week, live cohort course


๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Once weekly live group coaching sessions via Zoom

โ“ Twice weekly live Zoom office hours for Q&A

โบ All live Zooms are recorded and available to watch later

๐Ÿ“† See the calendar of live events: Google Calendar | iCal link

๐Ÿ“บ Pre-recorded video lessons

โœ Prompts for understanding and applying what you learn

๐Ÿ“ข A course community for discussion and learning from each other

โ˜ฎ Roam Research-specific tools to help you develop your workflows

๐Ÿ’Ž Obsidian-specific tools to help you develop your workflows

๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ Amplenote beta group to develop your workflows

๐Ÿงญ Group Orientation Zoom so I can learn what YOU need

โฉ Pre-course content to help you hit the ground running

Testimonials for AP Productivity

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Testimonials from Cohort One

AP Productivity Curriculum


Because this is a live cohort coaching course, the curriculum listed below is subject to adjust a bit as we recognize what specific issues you face. But this will help you understand the structure of the framework you'll learn.


Prior to Week 1

โœ… Sign up for the cohort community

โœ… (Optional) Short reading list to familiarize you with topics we'll discuss and get you into the right frame of mind

โœ… (Optional, Roam users only) The Roaman Way, a (FREE) course to learn the fundamentals of Roam Research

โœ… Group Orientation Zoom: Attend live, or watch the replay if you can! โ€” Friday, July 8, at 1 p.m. EDT (convert to local time or subscribe to the calendar: Google | iCalย )ย 


Week 1 (July 8)

โœ… What productivity is and isn't

โœ… What kind of system do we need?

โœ… Front End vs. Back End: Nudge to Act, not just to gather

โœ… The Daily Cycle: Why it's critical, and how it works

โœ… Agenda: What do I want to do?

โœ… Log: What am I doing?

โœ… Inbox: Capturing and Connecting

โœ… Simple projects

โœ… Recurring Actions


Week 2 (July 15)

โœ… The Daily Cycle: Expanding and automating

โœ… Capturing into your Inbox(es) anywhere at any time

โœ… Startup and Shutdown processes: The key to EVERYTHING

โœ… Opening & Closing loops


Week 3 (July 22)

โœ… The Daily Cycle: Expanding Projects

โœ… Starting up and Shutting down Projects

โœ… Using GTD-style Contexts to harness the tasks in your Projects

โœ… What is "next" and how do you leverage it?

โœ… Interstitial Journaling and its value for productivity

โœ… Overcoming Productivity Paralysis


Week 4 (July 29)

โœ… The Daily Cycle: Using Probes to keep our systems working

โœ… How to review and maintain our systems

โœ… Implementing a Weekly Review the RIGHT way (which may not be "weekly" at all!)

โœ… Using backstops to catch tasks and ideas that fall through the cracks


Week 5 (August 5)

โœ… Begin our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other

โœ… Doing "Deep Work" even when you don't have time

โœ… Handling large tasks that won't fit into one work session

โœ… Documenting your processes so you can Practice them and Polish them

โœ… Practice to get good at using your system


Week 6 (August 12)

โœ… Continue our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other

โœ… Discover the big-picture Priorities in your life

โœ… Organize your work and Projects to fit into those Priorities


Week 7 (August 19)

โœ… Continue our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other

โœ… Define the Points within your Priorities that you want to aim for

โœ… Align your Projects with your Points so you're going in the right direction

โœ… Recognize opportunities and change direction if necessary


Week 8 (August 26)

โœ… Finish our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other

โœ… How does everything fit together

โœ… What do you do with the time and "bandwidth" your system frees up for you?

โœ… Troubleshooting your system

โœ… Maintaining your system balance

Course Guide: R.J. Nestor


R.J. Nestor is a business & executive coach, musician, and writer. He is a communication and productivity expert with 20 years of experience helping people say what they mean to say and do what they mean to do.

As a coach, R.J. helps you get important work done. He coaches entrepreneurs and executives from diverse industries: technology, finance, architecture & design, real estate, insurance, fitness, law, and more.

You have great ideas and boundless potential. R.J. provides the tools and guidance to execute your ideas and realize your potential.

FAQ


When does the course start and finish?

Cohort 5 will be July 8 through September 7. See the calendar of live events: Google Calendar | iCal link

How long do I have access to the course?

All lessons will be available to you in our cohort community indefinitely.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

There is a full money-back guarantee up to 30 days from your purchase. Do note: because this is a live course, content will become available as the course progresses. It won't all be available up front.

How do I access the private course community?

The sign-up link will be available when you enroll. If you have trouble joining the community, contact me.

Why does the Roam Research/Obsidian version cost more than the Amplenote version?

Roam Research & Obsidian users receive additional content in the form of templates and sample workflows. Amplenote users are participating in a beta version to help me develop similar content for Amplenote users in future cohorts.

Scholarship information


I reserve up to 5 slots each cohort for scholarships offered to those who would benefit from AP Productivity: Cohort but whose budgets won't allow it.

Apply for a course scholarship

Are you interested but on the fence?


Check out my YouTube video on creating Recurring Actions in Roam Research. It's helpful in itself, and also a nice sample of my teaching style and content.


Or feel free to DM me on Twitter. I'm happy to answer questions.