A simple and profound behavioral system that enables married couples, business owners, and entrepreneurs to manage their time, to-dos, & knowledge.



We live in a time of high volume, high speed, and low clarity. Apps, planners, and other tools are insufficient. We feel a desperate need for a holistic and sustainable behavioral framework that enables order, ease, and creativity in both our personal and professional work.There is an actual art to this.

A unique blend of ancient psychology and modern project management, it consists of four specific behaviors that, when habituated, reduce stress, create clarity, and stimulate creativity.

  • It is simple, but subtle.

  • It is refined, but flexible.

  • It allows you to get a sense of control in your life without losing spontaneity.

  • It enables you to effectively engage with asymmetry, curved lines, and surprises as well as more "linear" projects and tasks.

  • It helps you plan a fun birthday party for your kid as well as an impactful strategic planning session for your company.


Welcome to the Art of Workflow Story
The World's First Email-Based Book on Workflow

Explore the principles and mechanics of the Art of Workflow today, and begin to cultivate a life of rich relationships, deep thought, and total presence.Learn:

  • How my wife and I stopped fighting with each other and started working together in managing the complex and fun dynamics of family life

  • The four specific behaviors which provide order and ease to any kind of work (personal or professional)

  • Why you haven't felt satisfied with organizing in the past, and the crucial step you need to do before trying to organize anything

  • Why grocery lists are pure genius, the unseen principles they rest on, and how you can apply those same principles to your other lists

  • Why workflow is much bigger than "productivity"


Table of Contents



Want to Regenerate Ease & Creativity in Your Life?

Our Mastery Program has no parallel. This is your red pill out of the matrix. We guarantee that this will be a life-changing experience for you.If you are looking to simply tickle your curiosity and "learn something interesting" this program is not for you.On the other hand, if you are committed to mastering how you manage your time, to-dos, and knowledge so that you can live an intentional life and die full of integrity, then welcome home.



Why an Art for Workflow?


Problem #1
High Volume, Low Clarity

  • In 2016, 90% of the world’s data had been created in the previous two years. That number has only continued to grow.

  • Most of the information we are hit with is vague and disruptive.

  • The contextual lines of space and time are fading as work becomes progressively remote and asynchronous.

✅ Solution:
A Behavioral Framework
for Clarity, Space, & Order

  • Standardize and streamline the process for defining and organizing information so that it can be habituated.

  • Boil all the theory and principles of workflow down to four specific behaviors so that people can move from reading about productivity to actually being productive.

  • Acquire a universal framework for efficient thinking, which allows you to navigate complex and rapidly changing environments with ease and confidence.



Problem #2
Superficial Hacks, Artificial Methods

  • Productivity gurus tempt us with easy wins and promise that their product will relieve our stress. Their solutions are overly simplistic and can't handle the fluid dynamics of real life.

  • As an alternative to the quick fixes, some adopt highly complex systems that blunt spontaneity and end up costing more time to maintain than to use.

  • There is a deep thirst for a simple but effective methodology that can handle both the kitchen and the boardroom and can restore balance and order in our lives.

✅ Solution:
Principled Productivity

  • Art of Workflow offers a deep, unique, and fresh perspective on the psychology of workflow, blending ancient, medieval, and modern thought. Fads have no home here.

  • Learn the most refined and effective way to manage both your personal and professional work. All the fat is trimmed off for you.

  • Because this is a behavioral framework and not a specific tool, you can apply this methodology to any app or planner. Countless new tools will be developed in the future. This methodology can be used for the rest of your life.



Problem #3
DIY is Expensive & Inefficient

  • Isolating ourselves from feedback and accountability exponentially prolongs our path to mastery.

  • Time is money, and we burn it through unnecessary trial and error.

✅ Solution:
Effective & Affordable Coaching

  • Avoid common pitfalls and costly frustrations.

  • Bulletproof your path to mastery by joining a small group of focused students. Leverage support and accountability to drive change.

  • Receive professional instruction by experienced coaches who are deeply passionate about the art of teaching. We've always taught live, and we always will.




The Four Core Behaviors

Art of Workflow is the habituation of four behaviors which creates clarity, enables order, reduces stress, and stimulates creativity. It is simple but subtle. It is refined, but flexible. It allows you to get a sense of control in your life without losing spontaneity. It enables you to effectively engage with asymmetry, curved lines, and surprises as well as more "linear" projects and tasks. It helps you plan a fun birthday party for your kid as well as an impactful strategic planning session for your company.


COLLECT
Invest in your ideas by externalizing what is on your mind without worrying about its form.


When You Do It

  • Your mind is calm, clear, and engaged in the present.

  • New ideas and surprises are welcomed and explored.

  • Those really good ideas that come at really bad times aren’t lost.

  • You can interact with a flood of information and not get stressed out, fracture your attention, or break your flow.

When You Don't

  • You have a constant gnawing sensation in your head.

  • New and creative ideas stress you out.

  • You subtly avoid opportunities.

  • You miss meetings, forget to follow up, and struggle to transform ideas into action.



PROCESS
Define what you have collected and organize it into lists.


When You Do It

  • You have a simple and standardized method for efficiently handling any kind of input.

  • Your lists are relevant, attractive, and easy to manage.

  • Projects move forward.

When You Don't

  • You play a never-ending game of organizing and reorganizing your work.

  • Your calendar is a place of stress and chaos rather than a source of order.

  • Your desk is covered with sticky notes.



REVIEW
Keep your lists fresh and functional by regularly re-engaging with them.


When You Do It

  • No particular tool is necessary; all tools are sufficient.

  • Work is smooth, subtle, and dynamic.

  • You are balanced.

  • You have perspective.

When You Don't

  • Your system makes you rigid, awkward, stilted, and unable to effectively engage in dynamic environments.

  • You are driven by the latest and the loudest.



MOVE
Make effective action choices with ease
by using your intuition and judgement in combination with your lists.


When You Do It

  • You know that efficient is sufficient.

  • Surprises energize you.

  • Flow is the norm, not the exception.

  • You effectively leverage your energy instead of frustratingly fighting it.

When You Don't

  • You let perfection delay execution.

  • You think productivity is the most important thing.

  • Your day is driven by email, slack, and zoom meetings.




A High-touch Program for
Life-long Results


"UNSCALABLE" 1:1 SUPPORT

  • Other courses care about 6-figure launches; we care about you mastering this art.

  • Enrollment includes 60-minute, 1:1 sessions every month.

  • Dive into details and have Andy by your side as you set up your central system.

  • Safeguard success with a full year of support.

100% LIVE, SOCRATIC-STYLE
LEARNING EXPERIENCE

  • Effective and clear teaching is our passion. We have a deep respect for the art of teaching and are committed to excellence.

  • Learn the art quicker through dialogue and thoughtful questions that stimulate insight.

  • Avoid the time-consuming mistakes and expensive trial and error of DIY.

INTENTIONAL CLASS SIZE

  • Sensitive to the advantages of small class sizes, we cap cohorts at 10 people.

  • Learn within a genuine community. Everyone knows each other's names and sees each other's faces.

  • Celebrate victories and catch up with the crew at your 1-year reunion!



A SUPERIOR COURSE MODEL




Step 1:
Take Flight with the Fundamentals

Your journey begins with a potent series of "ah-ha" sessions delicately designed to deliver illuminating insights for eight consecutive weeks. We call this "The Accelerator." In this condensed period, you will:

  • Instantly reclaim your attention by "removing the chocolate from the counter." Mark Zuckerberg doesn't need to be in your bathroom, your bedroom, or your dining room. Our smartphones are designed to grab our attention incessantly. Not anymore. Together, we will set the tone for the year by re-drawing the boundaries and using specialized software (included in your enrollment) to define a personalized schedule when social media, email, and texts are simply not an option. It will be impossible for you to access them (even if part of you wants to). This feels amazing and the amount of relief it brings will surprise you!

  • Acquire profound perspective by experiencing your entire life flash before your eyes - yes, we mean this literally. Have you ever said no or yes to something when part of you knew you shouldn't? That will be refreshingly hard to do after this. (Week 1)

  • Unclog your cognition. Have you ever cleaned a crowded, messy room and been surprised by how pleasant it is to be in it afterwards? You will learn how to open the window of your mind and finally let some fresh air in. This shockingly simple exercise will enable you to take off the 500 lb backpack you've been carrying unknowingly. Participants describe this behavior as creating a nostalgic amount of space in the head. (Week 2)

  • Understand how to make ease easy by encountering the radical freedom of regularity. Have you ever wasted time by overcomplicating a system in your life? There is a specific reason why you did this. It is explained by what we call the Law of Familiarity. Understanding this law enables you to maintain the subtle, but important, quality of ease in the management of your time, to-dos, and knowledge. (Weeks 3 and 4)

  • Master how to create clarity on command. 99% of the time when someone feels disorganized, their problem has nothing to do with organization and everything to do with clarity. The former is about where a thing goes, the latter is about what a thing is. There is a simple set of questions that brings any kind of idea, impression, feeling, or thought into its clearest form. You will touch each of these questions and practice applying them to specific things in your life that are on your mind. (Weeks 5 and 6)

  • Create a garden for your thoughts that generates deep insights within and across all academic disciplines. Ironically, in the age of the knowledge worker, there has been plenty advice on how manage time and projects, but there has been a noteworthy lack of attention on how to practically manage knowledge. Whether you want to assimilate industry specific information, or create a master system that organically connects all your notes from famous works of literature, you will learn how to avoid all the common mistakes and will experience the regeneration of a deep, joyful, and ordered love of learning. (Week 7)

  • Accelerate and sustain the habitation of your new life skills. With all the pieces assembled, we'll take a step back and understand how everything fits together. (Week 8)


Step 2:
Become Antifragile

From March until January, you will transform the core behaviors of workflow into life-long habits. To facilitate the cementing of these behaviors in your life, you will:

  • Multiply your awareness muscles through a short and effective weekly exercise designed to catalyze your questions and compound your comprehension.

  • Receive detailed and personalized feedback by meeting 1:1 with Andy or Liz every month. This ensures that you have the space and time to address any questions or roadblocks that may come up along the way. This program does not break when life happens. We've designed it around the active expectation of irregular (or unpredictable) events such as a death in the family, career changes, or the onset of major health issues. You will receive support that safeguards and shelters your mastery from these unfortunate, but inevitable "surprises." If you give this program your all, these events, rather than disrupting the learning process, will act like waves that only support the behaviors and provide them with momentum and context. It's easier to maintain good posture when you have weight on your shoulders.

  • Stay stimulated with accountability. Regroup with your cohort at the 6 and 9 month marks. These milestones hold a disproportionate amount of value when every participant comes back together and cross pollinates the insights, questions, and answers they've learned along the journey. These cohort sessions stimulate your sense of accountability and provide carefully timed inspiration and invigoration.


Step 3:
Enrich Your Life

Reconnecting at our one-year anniversary, we'll share our wins and reflect on the transformations that have occurred over the past 12 months. But this ending is really only the beginning. It's time to leverage this art to deepen the relationships in your life and mature the expression of your creativity. With a new sense of peace, presence, and ambition, dreaming takes on a whole new dimension because now you can transform your dreams into realities that enrich the lives of the ones you love. Do you want to revitalize the town you live in? Start a new family tradition of monthly daddy-daughter dates? Build a formal study in your house? Publish a book? Learn how to play guitar?"How" is no longer a question. "How" is easy. Now you simply choose "what."This program attracts a certain type of person: one who is invested in personal development and values the virtue of being a life-long learner. This means that you are going to appreciate the fact that enrollment includes life-long access to:

  • Annual alignments that act like an oil change for your mind. Every year, you can reconnect 1:1 with Andy or Liz to update and optimize your workflow.

  • Quarterly alumni-only events that provide a fun and educational space for you to connect with other members of the Art of Workflow community.

  • Live writing workouts that serve as forcing functions for formulating your thoughts (imagine Cross-fit, but for thinking).

  • "52", our private, premium podcast of carefully crafted meditations on the four core behaviors of workflow. All episodes use professional storytelling techniques to maximize retention and stimulate sapience. These concise, sub-10-minute episodes are designed to act like little "workflow vitamins," consumed weekly throughout the year.

  • Our signature "Read Your Mind Reference." This is your one-stop centralized place for on-demand answers. Within seconds, you can look up precise definitions, relevant video examples from real coaching sessions, and surprisingly sensitive tips for relieving whatever cognitive symptom you are experiencing.




About the Coaches

Andy Hickman | Head Coach

Andy fell in love with sensing and articulating the structures behind ideas and behavior when studying philosophy at The College of William & Mary. Deeply passionate about the art of teaching, he has spent his entire career in education. After teaching middle school (don't believe the lies, it's great!) and serving as the assistant director for an educational non-profit, he used the Art of Workflow to found Art of Workflow.

What others say about Andy


Liz Hickman | Assistant Coach

Shout out to all the stressed-out moms reading this late at night! Yeah, I can't say I thought Andy was "on to something" when he first started talking about this. "Systems" is a very common word at our dinner table, so it seemed like par for the course. Even if it did work for him and his dorky apps, would it really work when our children are running around, the laundry is backed up, and dinner needs to be ready in an hour? I'm here to tell you that Art of Workflow is "wife tested, mother approved!"


A Message from Andy and Liz

Hi!! 👋We are so excited you found this website and are poking around. If you were to look up "type of people who do not take risks and prefer to spend Saturday nights playing board games" in the dictionary you would see a picture of us! We were essentially forced out of our comfort zone after experiencing first hand the relief and order that this methodology provided us and knowing how much it would benefit others. We proudly live the fun craziness that is family life (the picture above makes us look pretty slick, but usually there is at least one kid on Andy's head and something broken around Liz's feet) and love helping others remove unnecessary stress and frustration from family life. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you in an upcoming cohort!Cheering you on,
Andy & Liz




Enrollment Options

In order to ensure an intimate, premium, and authentically transformative experience, cohort enrollment is strictly capped at 10 people.All cohorts for 2023 are full.We will likely run only two cohorts in the year 2024. Reservations are currently being taken. There are only 4 spots remaining in the first cohort of 2024. To reserve your spot, send an email to andy@artofworkflow.com with "Enrollment" in the subject line.


Individual Enrollment
Value: $7,000
Payment Plans Available


Other Enrollment Options

Couple EnrollmentSpecial live sessions on:

  • How to use the Art of Workflow as a husband/dad and wife/mom

  • "The Silver Bullet": the blueprint for a weekly meeting that essentially makes you invincible as a couple

  • Budgeting (we are HUGE budgeting nerds and love to help make what is normally a very stressful and frustrating aspect of family life fun and winnable!)

Private CoachingIncludes:

  • Optimal scheduling: sessions are set around your calendar and can be re-scheduled as needed.

DIYNot Recommended:

  • Most expensive

  • Frustrating and time-consuming learning experience

  • Delayed return on compounding interest



Free Personal Consultation

The best way to understand if this program is right for you is to personally experience this art. If you are seriously considering this program, you can schedule a consultation via the link below. In this consultation, Andy will guide you through an exercise that will unclog your cognition and enable you to touch and feel the first two behaviors of workflow. There is no obligation to enroll after receiving this consultation. It is intended to provide you with an experience that enables you to make an informed decision. It also allows us to get a sense of your goals & personality and whether or not you would be a good fit for the program. You can also use this consultation as a time to ask detailed questions you may have about the program.





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DIY


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Rapid acquisition of the fundamentals through an intensive immersion experience.

  • Accountability

  • Access to experts who can quickly answer your questions

  • Deep understanding of the four behaviors of workflow (there is more than meets the eye!)

  • Peer learning environment

  • 1-on-1 coaching

  • Sense of community and social support

  • Safeguarded success with a full year of support


WHY IT'S SO EXPENSIVE

There's an opportunity cost for everything, DIY included! DIY makes sense for a lot of things. Acquiring the Art of Workflow is not one of them! We cannot in good conscience recommend doing this on your own as it will truly be more expensive and less effective. The main reasons for this are:

  • The theory behind Art of Workflow is a unique blend of ancient, medieval, and modern thought and requires a significant amount time to simply read the books that inspired this methodology, let alone understand and integrate their content.

  • This is a particularly subtle art that entails increasing awareness of behaviors that have been subconscious for years. Just as a Crossfit trainer can help bring awareness to your body posture when exercising, a professional coach is able to help you see things that you may initially be blind to!

  • There are a host of common mistakes that are made when attempting to get this workflow off the ground without professional guidance. These burn a lot of time and can be very frustrating.

  • Parkinson's Law: "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." When there is no one else outside of you enforcing deadlines, tracking your progression, and providing positive peer pressure, you will take longer to progress.

  • Loss of compounding interest. The sooner you master this art, the soon you reap its benefits of increased efficiency, creativity, and perspective. By taking the slower route of DIY, these crucial increases take effect much later down the road.


EXPENSE CHART

To help elucidate the hidden cost of DIY, here is an estimated expense chart.Assumptions:

  • Average hourly rate of $25

  • Average reading speed of 30 pages per hour

  • The goal is to attain the same level of mastery one would reach with one of the professional coaching options

ExpenseHoursCost
Reading De Anima8$200
Reading Summa Theologiae (I-II, 6-17)3$75
Reading The Effective Executive7$175
Reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People15$375
Reading Essentialism9$225
Reading The Power of Habit12$300
Reading Deep Work9$225
Reading A World Without Email11$275
Reading Getting Things Done Twice (the author, David Allen, says that multiple readings are necessary to gain a full understanding)23$575
Reading Making It All Work10$250
Reading Ready for Anything5$125
Reading The Intellectual Life9$225
Reading How to Take Smart Notes6$125
Reading Building a Second Brain9$225
Linking Your Thinking Course40+$3,799
Processing, internalizing, clarifying, and integrating all the content from the books and courses above (estimating 4hrs/book or course)60$1,500
Surfacing subconscious habits and behaviors60$1,500
Trial and error, fixing overall workflow after making common mistakes60$1,500
Delayed return on compounding interest (for more information, see the "WHY IT'S SO EXPENSIVE" section above this expense chart)75$1,875
TOTAL.$13,549




Art of Workflow is a behavioral framework which creates clarity, enables order, reduces stress, and stimulates creativity. It is simple but subtle. It is refined, but flexible. It allows you to get a sense of control in your life without losing spontaneity. It enables you to effectively engage with asymmetry, curved lines, and surprises as well as more "linear" projects and tasks. It helps you plan a fun birthday party for your kid as well as an impactful strategic planning session for your company.

This newsletter explores the principles and mechanics of the Art of Workflow via weekly emails designed to nurture reflection and generate actionable insight.

Thank you for confirming your subscription! You can expect the next email from me on Wednesday.
Grateful for your interest and excited for you to make managing work a lot easier,
-Andy


LABORARE EST ORARE
To Work is to Pray


Cultivate a more integrated spiritual life, and imbue your work with clarity, order, and ease.Having received God's life through baptism, Christians are called to radiate God's love in every aspect of their being, including their work. Work ought to be a form of prayer. For many, this involves a reframing of both "work" and "prayer."Laborare est Orare is both a guide for that reframing as well as an exploration of universal principles that create clarity and order in any kind of work.

  • Don't just pray while working, learn how to pray in and through your work

  • Glorify God by ordering your work, and enable yourself to better carry out His will.

  • Remove the constant nagging feeling in your head that you are forgetting something.

  • Relieve pressure from your mind and develop total confidence in how you manage your work.

  • Discover the art of workflow, a behavioral framework for clarifying and organizing personal and professional work.

Learn:

  • How my wife and I stopped fighting with each other and started working together in managing the complex and fun dynamics of family life

  • The four specific behaviors which provide order and ease to any kind of work (personal or professional)

  • Why you haven't felt satisfied with organizing in the past, and the crucial step you need to do before trying to organize anything

  • Why grocery lists are pure genius, the unseen principles they rest on, and how you can apply those same principles to your other lists

  • Why workflow is much bigger than "productivity"


QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:

How would the students' learning experience have differed if they had simply been presented the formal definition of collecting without ever first attempting to articulate it in their own words?

Does this teaching style resonate with you?

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-Andy

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-Andy

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WHY | THE ART | THE COURSE | THE COACHES



You can learn more about the course by poking around on the course page. You may also find it helpful to explore the DIY page for context on why the course is the most effective, efficient, and affordable way to master this art.Enrollment for Cohort #2 is now closed. Reservations are being taking for Cohort #3. There are currently 13 spots remaining. To reserve your spot, please visit the course page.If you have any questions, don't be shy! You can schedule a call by clicking here.Thank you for you're interest! I look forward to working with some of you in this upcoming cohort!I am excited for you!
-Andy

WHY | THE ART | THE COURSE | THE COACHES



Thank you for your interest in the Art of Workflow Course!After viewing the recording below, you can learn more about the course by poking around on the course page. You may also find it helpful to explore the DIY page for context on why the course is the most effective, efficient, and affordable way to master this art.Enrollment for Cohort #2 is now closed. Reservations are being taking for Cohort #3. There are currently 13 spots remaining. To reserve your spot, please visit the course page.If you have any questions, don't be shy! You can schedule a call by clicking here.Warm regards,
-Andy

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The Workflow Symposium is a radically high friction, skin-in-the-game, learning event designed for generation instead of consumption.

The purpose of this symposium is to broaden, deepen, & challenge the average image of an "ordered life." This is not about cheap hacks; it's not about controlling things out of fear; it's not about an unhealthy focus on executing. It is about enabling ourselves to better love and be loved.




Scheduled Talks

Wisdom Begins in Wonder
The Art of Teaching

Mon, Nov 14, 12:00-1:00pm ET

- Participate in the renewal of education by learning its original nature and purpose.
- Learn timeless pedagogical techniques.
- Understand current problems with modern education and its impact on culture and society.




Doing. Being. Becoming.
A Holistic Definition of Wellbeing through the Lens of Occupational Therapy

Mon, Nov 14, 2:00-3:00pm ET

- Hear the counter argument against the popular "doing vs. being" dichotomy.
- Learn why occupational therapists do not ascribe to the popular beliefs that mental health begins with our thoughts and feelings or that mindset is the ultimate determinant of success.




Overwhelm is Optional
The 3 False Beliefs Blocking You from a Life of Clarity and Ease

Mon, Nov 14, 8:00-9:00pm ET

- Learn how to create clarity instantly and on command.
- Understand the counterintuitive nature of regenerating your energy.
- Break the cycle of starting and stopping new organizational methods.




God in the Garden
Finding Patterns in Nature

Tue, Nov 15, 12:00-1:00pm ET

- Discover the spiritual benefits of growing your own food.
- Learn how to see patterns in nature and hear the message they are speaking to your soul.
- Demystify gardening. This is a fun, understandable art that is easy to start!




Get Back in Touch with Your Thoughts
The Unique Benefits of Developing Knowledge by Hand

Tue, Nov 15, 8:00-9:00pm ET

- Learn a simple, 100% analog method for capturing ideas from books you read, developing them into deep thoughts, and using them to supercharge your speaking and writing.




You'll Know It Once You See It
How Visual Note Taking Unlocks New Ideas

Wed, Nov 16, 12:00-1:00pm ET

- Bring more balance, insight, and fun into your notes by learning how to easily incorporate drawings into them. No, you don't have to be an artist!




Trust, Curiosity, & Desire
Why Your 5 Minute Story Matters

Wed, Nov 16, 1:30-2:30pm ET

- Learn how to use your story as a valuable and powerful tool to grow your business and connect with your dream clients.




Redefine & Realign
How to Avoid Burnout and Live a Soul-Quenching Life

Wed, Nov 16, 8:00-9:00pm ET

- Understand the cause of burnout (hint: it has nothing to do with the volume or intensity of your work!).
- Recognize the important difference between being committed to your work vs. being attached to it.
- Learn how to feed your soul through your work.




Below the Conscious
Exploring the Subterranean Dimension of Habits

Thu, Nov 17, 12:00-1:00pm ET

- Understand the nature of your habits, where they come from, and how to change them.




The Time Travel Method
How to Leverage the Untapped Power of Your Past and Future

Thu, Nov 17, 3:00-4:00pm ET

- Reawaken your imagination, creativity, curiosity, and playfulness.
- Learn how to bring the wisdom of your future self into the present.




Why?

The Art of Workflow Symposium was created in response to 3 main problems in online learning:

🎣 Fish-Hooked Information

  • The internet is becoming a carefully designed trap of endless distractions.

  • Clicks are becoming more important than content.

🤖 Objectification & Inefficiency

  • Students are being viewed as material objects to be stock-piled, rather than as persons.

  • Students are being abandoned and asked to navigate learning without live, professional support.

🧟 Consumption Killing Creativity

  • The very sources of learning are being designed to fracture and capture our attention for the sake of advertisement and financial gain.

  • Watching is replacing reading, subscribing is replacing writing, entertainment is replacing leisure.


Designed for the flourishing of the human person

This symposium deliberately leverages the freedom of constraints through these 4 features:

🍄 Rotting Recordings

  • We've intentionally handicapped the "plan B" in order to cultivate attention and focus.

  • Recordings expire after 11 days. After that, they are gone. No "getting to this eventually." It's now or never.

😍 Face-to-Face

  • All participants are required to have their video on.

  • Speakers and participants give their undivided attention to each other.

🌱 Generative

  • Talks are designed to inspire action and creativity in the participants, rather than directionless curiosity or passivity.

😇 De-Hooked

  • No hijacking or manipulation of your attention through an addictive UI. Imagine us shaking our fists triumphantly at the algorithmic gods! ((✊))




This symposium is an educational outreach project of Art of Workflow, an intentional community of married couples, business owners, and entrepreneurs dedicated to living creative and joyful lives by artfully managing their time, to-do's, and knowledge.

Workflow is a simple and profound behavioral system
for managing your time, to-dos, & knowledge.

Thank you for confirming your registration. I look forward to being with you at the talk!
Warm regards,
-Andy