Big-Picture Productivity

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Not on track to reach your goals?

Let’s turn your dreams into your reality.

Does this sound like you?

You work hard, but your goals stay out of reach. Despite your best efforts, your dreams are not becoming your reality.

You’re busy, but you keep postponing your long-term plans. There’s barely enough time for your day-to-day obligations, let alone to pursue those big goals.

Your task list keeps expanding. It’s difficult to focus on the big picture, because you’re constantly putting out fires. You want to do too much and you’re always jumping from one thing to the next.

If that sounds like you… what if you could change all that?

Sharon Wong
“After so many years of trying, I finally have a good framework in place for planning my life on a recurring basis. More importantly, I also understand the principles behind the framework. I’ll be able to make adjustments when my life needs change in the future.”

Imagine this:

  • You’ve formulated razor-sharp goals
  • You’re consistently making progress on those goals
  • You’re prioritizing your long-term plans
  • You’re also on top of your day-to-day obligations
  • You do more of what truly matters, in less time

Sounds nice, right? That’s what enrolling in Big-Picture Productivity will do for you.

Joel Clermont
“BPP significantly changed my viewpoint of productivity. I no longer obsess over getting the most tasks done, but I feel a much deeper sense of purpose and satisfaction as I complete tasks in key projects that help me reach my bigger goals.”

30-day money-back guarantee

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll give you a full refund. No drama, no questions asked.

Add-on: get personal feedback

If you enroll in the personal feedback edition of the course, you’ll get a one-time video review of your goals and your key action steps from me.

For example, I might:

Here’s how the video review works:

  1. You create your list of goals and your list of key action steps for those goals, following the course method.
  2. You email me your list in a text format. For example, share a Google Doc. (Make sure to set it so I can access it.)
  3. I will record a video with my feedback and send you a private link to watch that video.

You can get my feedback within the first three months after you enroll in the course. This offer is only valid if you immediately purchase the premium edition; you can’t upgrade later.

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Ranjana TN
“After taking Big-Picture Productivity, I realised that I had far more control over my own goals and schedule than I thought. I learned how to translate my goals into actionable tasks. And the worksheets are a gold mine!”
(Read more testimonials at the bottom of the page.)
John Woolley
“I have found Peter’s course incredibly useful and am already seeing its benefit on my focus and time management. The most important take away for me has been the structure I now have to my planning process.”

Six modules to help you focus on the big picture

The course consists of 40+ lessons, divided into six modules. There’s also a course workbook chock-full of exercises. You get lifetime access to the course materials, so you can go at your own pace.

Module 1: Taking Stock

  • Analyzing what’s (not) going well
  • Sweeping your brain for a fresh start
  • Developing healthy relationships with the tools you use
  • Organizing your life

Module 2: Dreaming Up Your Future

  • Understanding what makes goals actionable
  • Setting razor-sharp goals
  • Tapping into your intrinsic motivation
  • Keeping your commitments

Module 3: IDentifying & Prioritizing Your Action Steps

  • Moving beyond daydreaming
  • Identifying action steps for your goals
  • Planning for a successful quarter
  • Setting your priorities

Module 4: Organizing Your Tasks & Supporting Material

  • Setting up a task management system
  • Making productive and healthy habits stick
  • Doing your deep work
  • Building a complete information management system

Module 5: Scheduling Your Day-to-Day

  • Improving your relationship with time
  • Deciding what to work on next
  • Designing a schedule that works for you
  • Avoiding the guilt of not working enough

Module 6: Staying on Track

  • Being in control with weekly reviews
  • Evaluating potential commitments
  • Practicing saying “no” to things that don’t serve you
  • Staying focused in the midst of constant communication
J.P. Martin
“BPP allows you to know that you are making progress toward a goal, rather than grinding through another quarter and being able to say ‘I made it’ but without having navigated meaningfully in any particular direction, or being able to tick a proper, well-defined goal off of the list.”

Our secret weapon: the course workbook

The course’s 40+ lessons contain plenty of insights and methods. But those alone won’t get you results. That’s why almost every lesson comes with an exercise in the course workbook.

The workbook exercises are your ticket to getting results fast. Here are some of the things we’ll do in the workbook exercises:

  • Organize your life into different areas
  • Formulate razor-sharp goals
  • Create actionable steps for your goals
  • Identify your most valuable, “deep” work
  • Design a schedule that works for you
  • Plan for a successful quarter
  • Define “good enough” versions of your work (to avoid procrastination-by-perfectionism)
  • Make healthy, productive habits stick
  • Set up project templates to save time

These exercises will help you immediately, but are also perfect for coming back to later, if you need to re-focus on your top priorities.

Ralph Rivera
“The coursework was grueling. And I mean that in the best possible way. To this day, I have printed copies of select BPP pages on my desk.”

This course is for you if:

  • You aren’t making (enough) progress on your goals
  • You’re tired of postponing your dreams
  • You want to focus on what really matters
  • You want to have your most productive quarter ever

This course is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for a magic solution that requires zero effort
  • You just want to kick the tires on the course without putting in the work
  • You’re not willing to invest time in setting yourself up for long-term success
  • You’re not up for trying a new method

Your instructor:

Hi, I’m Peter Akkies

After graduating from a top college (Swarthmore, for the curious), I went to work in litigation consulting. I faced a never-ending to-do list and was always involved in many projects simultaneously. I didn’t have much free time.

After a few years, I decided to quit and start my own business. I soon began to teach people how to use task management apps to organize their lives, the way I wished I had when I worked in consulting.

These days, I can’t imagine my life without my to-do system. And I use what I learned as a consultant and in running my own business to help people like you get more organized. I’ll show you how to use the right workflows and systems to be more productive, and feel less overwhelmed.

For an introduction to my productivity philosophy, listen to my appearance on the popular Modern Wisdom podcast, episode 660 (Spotify, YouTube). You can also read more about me or listen to me tell my story on my own (former) podcast.

Anyway, shall we get started?

Frequently-asked questions

What’s your refund policy?

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase; I’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Do you offer a payment plan?

You might be eligible to pay in installments. At checkout, look for the option to pay with Affirm, Afterpay, or Klarna. I don’t control whether this option is available to you, unfortunately.

Can I get a discount?

No, I do not offer any discounts. You can, however, buy this course as part of a bundle, at a lower price than if you were to purchase the courses separately.

Do I need to use specific apps?

No, you don’t need to use any specific apps.

When does the course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, so you can start it whenever you like and take as long as you need.

How long will I have access to the course materials?

Forever! You’ll also have access to course updates and new lessons.

What support can I get?

If you have a question or would like to get my feedback on something, just leave a comment on the relevant course lesson. That way, other students can also benefit from my answers. If you’d rather get my thoughts privately, you can email me at

Which languages are available for video subtitles?

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. If you need them in a different language, ask me. I might be able to add them; it depends on whether the course platform supports your language.

Do I need to have taken your other courses?

No, you don’t need to have taken any of my other courses.

If you have already taken one of my other courses, you’ll find that this course includes some familiar concepts related to task management, but that we take a big-picture approach. Task management remains the foundation, but we’ll go way beyond that to make this your most productive year ever.

Don’t postpone your dreams any longer

I urge you to jump in the deep end. If you’re not doing what really matters, don’t stay stuck in that position. Don’t go another year without prioritizing your goals or dreams. Commit to them: enroll now.

Francisco José Albertos Benito
[Having taken Big-Picture Productivity] “I have improved my life in many ways.”

“Not only in terms of organization and effectiveness, but also in terms of health, since I find myself much less stressed and with a very pleasant feeling of control over the things that I have to do every day.”

“It is amazing the feeling of peace when you know what things you are doing and, although it may seem paradoxical, the peace of mind that comes from knowing what things you are NOT doing, because you have consciously decided not to do them.”

Students say…

Kevin O’Brien
“After taking Peter’s course, I now actually know what I am trying to achieve. I’m much less overwhelmed by the day to day.”
Annez De Sahntis
“I have purchased courses on productivity before, however none were as well laid out as this one. The workbook, the videos, the details... Peter created a course that is easy to watch and easy to learn.”
Mark Rockwell
”After taking Big-Picture Productivity, I have the mental freedom to know that ‘things are under control.’”
Sean Smith
”This course is practical, not just theoretical. It will help anyone to refocus on what really matters to them and be able to maintain that focus on a continuous basis.”