If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ve no doubt heard me mention that Jonathan Mead and I have been working on a product together. We started this project back in December and it’s grown into something quite different than what we started with. And by different, I mean a lot better.
That product is The Dojo: A Guide to Doing What Matters. It’s a distillation of the major techniques that we’ve been practicing and teaching for a few years, and it comes with a 40-page ebook, 7 audio sessions, and 4 recorded calls – and will contain a few other surprises.
We’ve eschewed a lot of the fluff you’d normally find and instead went right to the core, so you can expect to find a lot of gems of insight in a simple, beautiful package. At least, that’s what a lot of the feedback about it is saying.
(I’d like to take a second and say that Jonathan’s design work on this project is phenomenal. I’m very proud of how his skills in that area have grown.)
If you’ve been looking for a different approach to productivity and personal development that focuses more on what you can do and less on, well, hacks, tools, systems, and such, you’ll like the Dojo. It’s written so that it’s accessible and insightful, but it’s light on us directing you about what, specifically, to do.
You might find it odd that, on the one hand, the Dojo seems to be dismissive about systems, planners, and lists, yet, on the other hand, I create those very things. The appearances are deceptive – systems, planners, and lists have a place in meaningful action, but they’re largely external structures that augment our internal motivations, resources, and capabilities. The Dojo is focused on those internal components much more than the external ones. When you combine your internal motivations, resources, and capabilities with external systems and structure, things become a lot easier to do.
If you’re interested, head on over to The Dojo’s page by clicking this link. (That link will take you offsite.)