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What's different about this productive run?

I've had massively productive runs in the past -- probably you have too. So, what's different about this one?

I've been cutting and cutting and cutting back to try to get the core, essential, most important functions and projects in my life. AFter getting down to the most important business and personal projects, it was still more than could be done -- except with the help of best practices and organizing principles.

So, what's different about this 90 days? I plan on coming out of it feeling healthy and stronger than ever before. No huge run of work that sacrifices health and well-being. Instead, just best practices, good organization, and so on -- so, a massive push in work projects, personal life, and coming out of it even better.

I spent a considerable amount of time getting down to this list --

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Next Level Habit Tracking and Formation

On Kevin Espiritu

As a follow up to my post on habits in 2013, I wanted to touch on some improvements that I have made to the system.

Previously I was tracking just one habit per month, making sure that it was likely to be a keystone habit - one that, if implemented, has a "cascade" effect on other parts of your life. Regular exercise is a great example of this, because you'll usually have more energy to devote to other aspects of your life and will achieve more things throughout your day.

I've upped the ante and am starting to think not only of single habit formation, but tracking many different habits throughout the day and using perfection as an ideal, not the desired result.

Because willpower is finite, there are simply going to be some days where my willpower gets tapped by business or personal life and some habits fall by the wayside for the day. The idea is to track a multitude of habits - some small, some large - over long periods of time and work on the meta-structure of your day and the order of the actions you take throughout the day.

Here's an idea of what it looks like:

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