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Practicing Holistic Productivity™ with OmniFocus
September 14, 2022 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT
Holistic Productivity acknowledges the multifaceted nature of life. Learn the basics of this approach and how to put its principles into practice using OmniFocus and complementary apps.
Simply put, productivity is all about producing the results that you want, either as an individual or as an organization. Optimal productivity is possible when you look at your projects and actions in the context of the bigger picture of your life and work. Doing so helps ensure that your efforts produce something that’s valuable and that your productivity journey is a fulfilling one.
What is Holistic Productivity?
Holistic Productivity is an approach that was developed by Learn OmniFocus founder, Tim Stringer, based on insights from his 2008 journey through cancer.
This approach acknowledges that all aspects of your life are intimately connected. There’s really no such thing as work life and personal life, there’s just life with all of its facets. Each of these facets impacts the others. And a positive shift in one area tends to have a positive impact on all areas of life.
Sometimes the area that you’re most drawn to shift gets too much time and attention. For example, if you want to increase your productivity at work, it’s important to note that your effectiveness at work will be influenced in a positive or negative way by, for example, your health. You may find that the key to unlocking your effectiveness at work is to focus on your health (e.g., getting more and better quality sleep at night). Giving work an undue amount of attention could be counterproductive.
What You’ll Learn
Join the LIVE session and learn:
- The basics of Holistic Productivity, including the four pillars that support this approach.
- How to use the Wheel of Life to get a high-level snapshot that encompasses all areas of your life.
- How to organize OmniFocus in a way that promotes a holistic approach to life and work.
- Why it’s essential to regularly make time for Inner Reflection (Pillar 1) and how OmniFocus can help cultivate this practice.
- About the importance of Acceptance (Pillar 2) and how having what David Allen terms an “inventory of your commitments” in OmniFocus supports the ongoing practice of acceptance.
- Why Focus (Pillar 3) is important and how OmniFocus can help you enter into a focused state.
- About the importance of Inspired Action (Pillar 4). If purpose and inspiration are missing, the tendency is to spend time on unproductive, busy work and to feel unfulfilled. Among other things, you’ll learn how the Review perspective in OmniFocus can be used to systematically cultivate inspiration and weed out tasks that aren’t worthy of your time and attention.
- How OmniFocus can be used to identify areas of life that aren’t getting the appropriate amount of attention.
- And more…
Especially if you’re new to OmniFocus, it’s recommended that you go through the Start Smart with OmniFocus 3 course before watching this session. You might also want to watch the recording of the OmniFocus 3: Beyond the Basics course to get better acquainted with OmniFocus’ more advanced features.