Course & Books

Over the years, I’ve written four main works on productivity. Sign up for the Weekly Wind Down newsletter to get free previews.

Waves of Focus

Guiding the Wandering Mind

Waves of Focus: Guiding the Wandering Mind is an online course and community that helps those who struggle with their focus regardless of system. Sometimes, it’s just not about a system. It’s about how to manage the natural rhythms within. Some engage deeply and lose sight of the world around them. Some fall into scatter. Others, struggle with lists, overflowing inboxes, and a cascade of unfinished projects falling off of every horizontal surface nearby. 

Whether powerfully curious, lost in time, or caught in the currents of ADHD, consider joining Waves of Focus to:

  • Study the exercises that will help you guide and harness the natural ability within
  • Learn a technique to start finding focus from scatter
  • Manage the “I don’t wanna” sense that can leave you feeling helpless
  • Harness the natural processes of organizing to start forming a growing sphere of trusted support around you, rather than go through binges
  • Practice the release of momentum so you don’t lose sight of the world around, while also retaining the power of those deep flow states
  • Discover how to engage things that you might struggle with so that you’re not forcing yourself, but also keeping yourself accountable
  • Find ways to harness the daydreams and drifting off course to actually help you in your work and play
  • Practice building a guide that helps you connect the strong sense of the Now with the almost ephemeral sense of the Not Now
  • Begin creating lists and messages that are supportive, rather than onerous signs of defeat


  • Course: 70+ and building bite-sized video and post lessons
  • An interactive community of peers
  • Live Q&A group sessions with your instructor
  • Forum exercises, and more


Being Productive

Simple Steps to Calm Focus

Being Productive – Simple Steps to Calm Focus is a video course that gives you exercises to find calm focus at work and at home. These are the crucial fundamentals of productivity. The course holds my core system and set of habits that help you get to where you want to go. Each of these 16 videos is about 5 to 10 minutes, making the course easy for you to take your

  • Learn exercises for finding relaxed, heightened attention.
  • Form useful habits gradually.
  • Learn ways to dive deep into work.
  • Build a simple trusted system.
  • Find calm even with due dates.
  • Take large projects along a path of mastery.
  • Integrates easily with most any productivity method or task system, though neither are required.


  • Course: 16 Being Productive video modules
  • Bonus: Zen and the Piano Soundtrack album
  • Bonus: Audiobook companion
  • Sample chapter: Creating Flow with OmniFocus: Mastering Productivity
  • Sample chapter: Workflow Mastery: Building from the Basics

Taking Smart Notes with DEVONthink

Powerful Idea Management

Taking Smart Notes with DEVONthink gives you the foundation build your ideas and store your digital stuff with the powerful data manager, DEVONthink. Taking Smart Notes with DEVONthink takes you from the basics to advanced uses one step at a time.

  • Build an idea system so you can get to them when and where you want.
  • Use DEVONthink’s powerful AI to discover connections between ideas, references, and more.
  • Learn how DEVONthink can manage a wide array of file types, including texts, emails, videos, PDFs, RSS feeds, and more.
  • Build smart groups to hone in on what you want.
  • Create a foundation of notes and their connections.
  • Learn from the most basic to the most advanced concepts.
  • Learn how to write a paper, post, or otherwise using your own ideas, rather than a blank page.
  • Take advantage of DEVONthink’s filing and workspace features.
  • Grasp basic and advanced concepts of DEVONthink through real examples.


  • 500 pages
  • Numerous screenshots and images
  • DRM-free ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats
  • AppleScripts and Keyboard Maestro macros
  • Many examples and tutorials


Creating Flow with OmniFocus

Powerful Task Management


Creating Flow with OmniFocus helps you build a system of work using the powerful task manager OmniFocus. A task manager is useful when pen and paper just isn’t enough. In today’s world, we can easily gather large numbers of commitments. When you need to stay on top of all the ins and outs of your life, personal and professional, a task manager such as OmniFocus becomes a huge boon.

  • Learn from the most basic to the most advanced concepts.
  • Build a trusted system and get things off your mind.
  • Create a streamlined singular workflow.
  • Take control of OmniFocus at a much deeper level by mastering perspectives.
  • Build a dashboard system to manage responsibilities and tasks easily.
  • Take on the projects you want to, knowing you have a way to do them day to day.
  • Grasp basic and advanced concepts of OmniFocus through real examples.
  • Gain mastery and integrate maintenance tasks, new tasks of the day, as well as larger projects.
  • Have daily tasks and year long projects rest easily side by side.


  • 110,000+ words
  • Numerous screenshots and images
  • DRM-free ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats
  • Many examples and tutorials

Workflow Mastery

Creating Meaningful Work from the Basics

For those who want a deeper dive, Workflow Mastery looks at the psychology and philosophy behind mastery and meaningful work. It examines how we can have vision, how we can organize meaningfully, and ultimately how we can forge conditions for our work and play.

This one is probably best after you have a system of work in place.

  • Find a deep focus.
  • Make clear decisions with calm.
  • Organize meaningfully.
  • Guide technology, rather than be controlled by it.
  • Understand motivation.
  • Do what you feel is important without procrastination.
  • Master the universals of workflows to build your own unique system.
  • Avoid bouncing from one task to the next without getting anything done.
  • Build the foundations to develop mastery and meaningful work.


  • 550+ pages
  • DRM-free ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats
  • Many examples and exercises
Each of these have a 30 day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, please drop me a line.

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