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Matt's 2021 Review: Wins, Results, Alignment, and Pivots for 2022

My personal review of 2021 and what I'm looking forward to in 2022. I talk about going all-in on my business, starting therapy, my $35 month, jiu-jitsu, and much more....

A Simple Approach to Annual Reviews

How to use the WRAP Method to conduct a simple yet effective annual review

2021 Mid-Year Review with W.R.A.P.

We're halfway through 2021! Take 30 minutes this weekend for a mid-year review and make any pivots to achieve your goals in the second half of the year. Plan with me u...

Productivity Strategies for Creators, Writers, YouTubers, and Podcasters

In this episode I explore the overlap of productivity and creativity: how creators get more done, stay focused, motivated, and profitable.

10 Predictions & Trends for the Creator Economy

I've been working directly in the Creator Economy since 2015 and have seen the development of several key trends. Look for these opportunities to work and grow as a cr...

Accomplish Big Goals in 6 Weeks with a Sprint Project

In 2021 I decided to plan and execute all of my big goals in 6 week cycles. In this episode I'll share my entire playbook for planning, scheduling, organizing, and tak...

Have Your Most Productive Week Ever

In past episodes we've covered productivity tactics like the weekly preview and review, time management, and how to get things done. In this episode of Connect the Dot...

My Top 10 Tips for New Content Creators

It's been 10 years since I started creating content online. I've learned a lot about creating content, consistency, monetization, and what really matters to growing an...

The 5 Pillars of Productivity

I categorize all productivity tips, advice, and strategy into 5 containers, or the Pillars of Productivity. When you see this master framework it will give you a simpl...

Approach Each Day with a Hero's Mindset

I've been obsessed with the hero's journey framework the past 10 years and how it applies to daily life. In this episode I cover the essential elements of the hero's j...

My 30 Minute Weekly Preview & Review Plan

Excited to share my weekly planning and review process! Planning with GAP = Goals, Actions, Plan Reviewing with WARP = Wins, Aspirations, Results, Pivots

Use the PARA Method to Organize Your Life

One of my favorite and most useful productivity methods is Tiago Forte's PARA. Here's how I use it to organize my life and work, plus some unique changes I made to mak...

My 10 Year Overnight Success

It's the 4 year anniversary of my YouTube channel, but my creator journey started in 2011 with my first blog. Here's the full story of my 10 year overnight success.

Connect the Dots with Noah Kagan

Noah Kagan is the founder of AppSumo, a deal site for entreprenuers and creators. He was also employee #30 at Facebook and the first person to hire me in tech. Enjoy t...

How Note-Taking Improves Creativity

In 2020 I learned about the Smart Note system of Sonke Ahrens, inspired by the Zettelkasten system of Niklas Luhmann. Here's how it changed the way I consume and creat...

The 10 Rep Rule & Building Mastery

How do you know if you should stick with a habit or let it go? I've found that 10 "reps" is the right amount to get a feel... but nowhere near enough to build mastery....

Why I'm Working on 8 week Cycles - An Experiment in Focus

I'm starting 2021 with an ambitious planning goal - to work in 8 week cycles... with 2 of those weeks set aside for buffer and sabbatical rest. Will working less allow...

10 Productivity Frameworks That Changed My Life

10 Productivity Frameworks and Methods that changed my life and work. Links and resources in the show notes!

How I (Finally) Started Meditating

How do we make time for habits we know will make a big difference, but we just can't find the time to do consistently?

My Favorite Time Management Strategies

How I manage my time and projects with help from Google's 70-20-10 rule and Jim Collins 50-30-20 rule.

Build Lifelong Habits with Simple Systems

In this episode I share a simple 3 step habit loop, the difference between systems and goals, and how you can use both to do more of what matters in 2021.

Bullet Journal Beginner Setup Tips

My top 5 tips for starting and sticking with the bullet journal method.

How to Plan + Achieve Your Goals in 2021

Connect the Dots #3 - Ever get stuck planning your goals? Or how to actually DO the work and create the habits that lead to success? In this episode of Connect the Dot...

How to Conduct an Annual Review

Connect the Dots #2 - Annual reviews can be a little intimidating. Especially in 2020! Everyone is ready to move on to 2021, but there are important lessons from any y...

New Year Habits & Mindset

Connect the Dots #1 - How do you start a new habit or project you've been putting off for a long time? How do you go from idea to execution? What habits are involved i...

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