unconventional time management for people who aren't machines

If you are a creative whose efforts to get organized aren't working, here's what I most want you to know: it's not you, it's your systems.

Conventional approaches to organization are designed by and for more linear thinkers. Those models will never be effective for someone whose mind doesn't work that way. And those models are based on a limited view of Time itself. Time is more flexible than fixed. It's more spiral than arrow. It's more relationships than measurements. It's more dimension than force. Like you and your brain, it has properties ignored by the average day planner.

When you approach organization with tools and techniques designed around the way Time actually works and the way your brain naturally thinks, you can shape Time to your liking. Time can become a space you can navigate with confidence. A space where doing what needs doing is more joy than struggle. A space that feels as comfortable as your favorite clothes and as satisfying as an exquisitely prepared meal. A space where there is some space. A space where you can be yourself and still be successful.

Sculpting Time is all about composition - the skillful arrangement of elements - something as a creative you already understand better than you realize. Effectively planning your week or creating systems to keep track of the details are just a matter of mastering this particular medium. The Atelier of Time is a studio school devoted to just such mastery.

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The S4D

Enough with the willpower already. Learn how to craft flexible, organic systems – custom built around who you are and what you love – that will fuel your creative productivity like nothing else you’ve tried. Learn more.

escape the quicksand of overwhelm

This self-study program shows you how to address your overwhelm and get out of crisis – a regain the energy and space you need to learn new ways of organizing your time. Learn more.

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