In our last +1, we had some fun playing with Cal Newport’s Deep Work equation. We modified it from:

The basic idea: You can get a TON of high quality work produced when you Focus your best Energy.

Today I want to add one more variable to our equation and then do some quick math to bring the point home.

Let’s go back to that last sentence and drop in another variable.

The basic idea: You can get a TON of high quality work produced when you Focus your best Energy on WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT NOW.

Think about it.

If we have GREAT Energy and we focus that like a laser beam on what’s truly most important right now?

And then we write some algorithms to make THAT our default so we’re accreting more and more value day in and day out?

We can create at an astonishing level.

Enter the latest edition of our equation:

Now, let’s do some math to bring the point home.

Note: You could spend ONE hour working like that and achieve a 1,000 score on the Astonishing Productivity scale. (Go you!) (Reminds me of . )

Again, it’s a bit more nuanced than that and we can tweak the equation to weigh different variables differently, etc.

BUT…

The point remains.

Do that again and again and again?

And, well, you’ll not just produce at an astonishing level, you’ll enjoy the eudaimonic that comes when you consistently high five your daimon.

Let’s do that.

TODAY.