πŸ’‘ Outcome


When you finish this self-paced course, you'll be:

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

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

βœ… In control of your time

βœ… Clear on your priorities

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

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

βœ… More fulfilled by your workβ€”and driven to pursue more fulfilling work

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

AP Productivity: Essentials is an eight-module self-paced course


(If you prefer cohort-based courses, check out AP Productivity: Cohort)


πŸ“Ί 100+ video lessons, exactly the same as the most recent AP Productivity: Cohort course

❓ Twice monthly live Zoom office hours for Q&A

⏺ All live Zooms are recorded and available to watch later

πŸ“† See the calendar of live office hours: Google Calendar | iCal link

πŸ“’ A course community for discussion and learning from each other

βš’οΈ Sample tools and workflows to help you develop your workflows

Compare all three AP Productivity courses here

Testimonials from AP Productivity: Cohort course

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Testimonials from AP Productivity: Cohort One

Compilation of testimonials from the very first AP Productivity cohort in July/August of 2021

AP Productivity: Essentials Curriculum


Getting Started

βœ… Sign up for the AP Productivity: Essentials community

βœ… Subscribe to the calendar of live Office Hours

βœ… Save the Zoom link for the live Office Hours

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


Module 1: Fundamentals

βœ… What productivity is and isn't

βœ… What kind of system do we need?

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

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

βœ… Agenda: What do I want to do?

βœ… Log: What am I doing?

βœ… Inbox: Capturing and Connecting

βœ… Simple projects

βœ… Recurring Actions

Module 2: Routines & Inbox Expansion

βœ… The Daily Cycle: Expanding and automating

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

βœ… Startup and Shutdown processes: The key to EVERYTHING

βœ… Opening & Closing loops


Module 3: Projects & Contexts

βœ… The Daily Cycle: Expanding Projects

βœ… Starting up and Shutting down Projects

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

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

βœ… Interstitial Journaling and its value for productivity

βœ… Overcoming Productivity Paralysis

Module 4: System maintenance & review

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

βœ… How to review and maintain our systems

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

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


Module 5: Getting to work

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

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

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

βœ… Practice to get good at using your system

Module 6: Big-picture Priorities

βœ… Discover the big-picture Priorities in your life

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


Module 7: Working toward Points

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

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

βœ… Recognize opportunities and change direction if necessary

Module 8: How it all fits together

βœ… How does everything fit together

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

βœ… Troubleshooting your system

βœ… 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?

Whenever you want! AP Productivity: Essentials is a self-paced version of the AP Productivity video content.

How long do I have access to the course?

If you signed up for lifetime access, indefinitely. If you signed up for the monthly subscription (coming soon), as long as you continue to subscribe.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

There is a full money-back guarantee up to 30 days from your purchase.

When are the live Office Hours?

Usually the first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. and the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. (both times US EST/EDT). But those are subject to change, so make sure to subscribe to the calendar: Google Calendar | iCal

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.

If I purchase AP Productivity: Essentials, is it possible to upgrade later to join a cohort?

Yes! With your Essentials purchase, you can access a 36%-off discount for an upcoming Cohort. If you purchase the cohort at full price ($500), that's $180 offβ€”the ENTIRE cost of Essentials!

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.