Or check out self-paced versions of the AP Productivity content!
At the end of the eight-week, live cohort course, you'll be:
✅ Confident building, adapting, running, and maintaining productivity processes in Roam Research, Obsidian, Amplenote, or whatever Tool for Thought (TfT) you prefer
✅ Comfortable integrating your chosen TfT with other apps or processes as needed for your work
✅ In control of your time
✅ Clear on your priorities
✅ Equipped with valuable routines & habits, as well as templates for your recurring processes and projects
✅ Able to handle urgent work without being overwhelmed by it
✅ More fulfilled by your work—and driven to pursue more fulfilling work
✅ Equipped to further develop your system to adapt to future changes in your life and work
✅ More efficient and effective than you've ever been with systems you've used in the past—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: Cohort is an eight-week, live cohort course
(If you prefer self-paced courses, check out AP Productivity: Essentials)
👨👩👦👦 Once weekly live group coaching sessions via Zoom
❓ Twice weekly live Zoom office hours for Q&A
⏺ All live Zooms are recorded and available to watch later
📆 See the calendar of live events: Google Calendar | iCal link
📺 100+ video lessons
✍ Prompts for understanding and applying what you learn
📢 A course community for discussion and learning from each other
☮ Roam Research-specific tools to help you develop your workflows
💎 Obsidian-specific tools to help you develop your workflows
🅰️ Amplenote beta group to develop your workflows
🧭 Group Orientation Zoom so I can learn what YOU need
⏩ 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
✅ Sign up for the cohort community
✅ (Optional) Short reading list to familiarize you with topics we'll discuss and get you into the right frame of mind
✅ (Optional, Roam users only) The Roaman Way, a (FREE) course to learn the fundamentals of Roam Research
✅ Group Orientation Zoom: Attend live, or watch the replay if you can! — Friday, July 8, at 1 p.m. EDT (convert to local time or subscribe to the calendar: Google | iCal )
Week 1 (July 8)
✅ What productivity is and isn't
✅ What kind of system do we need?
✅ Front End vs. Back End: Nudge to Act, not just to gather
✅ The Daily Cycle: Why it's critical, and how it works
✅ Agenda: What do I want to do?
✅ Log: What am I doing?
✅ Inbox: Capturing and Connecting
✅ Simple projects
✅ Recurring Actions
Week 2 (July 15)
✅ The Daily Cycle: Expanding and automating
✅ Capturing into your Inbox(es) anywhere at any time
✅ Startup and Shutdown processes: The key to EVERYTHING
✅ Opening & Closing loops
Week 3 (July 22)
✅ The Daily Cycle: Expanding Projects
✅ Starting up and Shutting down Projects
✅ Using GTD-style Contexts to harness the tasks in your Projects
✅ What is "next" and how do you leverage it?
✅ Interstitial Journaling and its value for productivity
✅ Overcoming Productivity Paralysis
Week 4 (July 29)
✅ The Daily Cycle: Using Probes to keep our systems working
✅ How to review and maintain our systems
✅ Implementing a Weekly Review the RIGHT way (which may not be "weekly" at all!)
✅ Using backstops to catch tasks and ideas that fall through the cracks
Week 5 (August 5)
✅ Begin our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other
✅ Doing "Deep Work" even when you don't have time
✅ Handling large tasks that won't fit into one work session
✅ Documenting your processes so you can Practice them and Polish them
✅ Practice to get good at using your system
Week 6 (August 12)
✅ Continue our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other
✅ Discover the big-picture Priorities in your life
✅ Organize your work and Projects to fit into those Priorities
Week 7 (August 19)
✅ Continue our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other
✅ Define the Points within your Priorities that you want to aim for
✅ Align your Projects with your Points so you're going in the right direction
✅ Recognize opportunities and change direction if necessary
Week 8 (August 26)
✅ Finish our System Demos: Sharing our work with each other
✅ How does everything fit together
✅ What do you do with the time and "bandwidth" your system frees up for you?
✅ Troubleshooting your system
✅ 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.
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.