Big-Picture Productivity

Clarify your goals and achieve them.

Does this sound familiar?

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You’re great at setting goals… but not so great at achieving them.
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You have big plans… but you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
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You spend a lot of time on email… but not enough time on what really matters.

When we talk about productivity, you might think of to-do lists, your calendar, and apps to help you focus. But life isn’t about how many tasks you complete.

It’s about whether you’re happy. Whether you’re living a life in line with your values. Whether you’re reaching the goals that you’ve set for yourself.

But we all have so many things going on. So many projects and people who want our attention. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and to get stuck.

That’s why I made this course: Big-Picture Productivity.

Imagine this:

You know what you want. You’ve clarified your goals. You’ve identified actionable projects to meet those goals. You’ve scheduled those projects. You know what to work on next. And you know how to avoid distractions and how to keep going.

In short, you have a plan—and you’re sticking to it.

How can you get there? By following this course, in which I will take you, step by step, from where you are now to where you want to be. The course is actionable, is laid out in a sequence where we build on what we did previously, and will teach you a periodic process to stay on track.

You’ll learn how to keep sight of the Big Picture in everything you do, so that you can focus on what matters.

buy now FOR $397
Modules 1 and 2 are available now. Remaining modules launch weekly.
“Managing 500 employees and a $40 million budget means I have a lot of projects and tasks. Thanks to Peter’s course I’m starting the week super-charged with my schedule and tasks lined up.”
Paul Christy, re: one of my other courses

5 modules. Dozens of lessons and worksheets.

Video lessons, worksheets, and exercises. Theory + action = results.

Module 1: Foundations

  • Investigating your habits
  • Spending your time and energy deliberately
  • Limiting distractions
  • Creating space

Module 2: Strategy

  • Discovering your values
  • Organizing your roles & commitments
  • Clarifying and tracking your goals
  • Turning your goals into actionable projects
  • Planning your quarter

Module 3: Tactics

  • Managing your tasks
  • Organizing your projects
  • Planning your week
  • Deciding what to work on next
  • Having a sane relationship with email

Module 4: Staying Focused

  • Trusting your system
  • How to say “no”
  • Handling procrastination
  • Working out your brain with “Focus Curls”
  • Developing a bias towards action

Module 5: Long-Term Success

  • Handling setbacks
  • Fighting the fear of failure
  • How hard should you try?
  • Appreciating your progress
  • Having fun
“Peter’s course is life-changing. He has a vision: "I want you to be productive, but not overwhelmed". And it shows throughout the course that he cares.”
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Kirill Eremenko, re: one of my other courses

This course is for you if:

  • You have trouble consistently meeting your goals.
  • You have many plans but don’t follow through.
  • You feel overwhelmed.
  • You wish you could focus on what really matters to you.
  • You feel distracted or all over the place.

This course is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for a magic solution that requires zero effort.
  • You’ve got it all figured out already.
  • You’d rather figure everything out yourself, from scratch. (You can, but it’ll take you much longer.)
buy now FOR $397
Modules 1 and 2 are available now. Remaining modules launch weekly.

Your instructor

Hi, I’m Peter Akkies.

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on how I used my task manager. That post blew up. So I decided to teach productivity in a more structured way.

Today, I’ve taught over 450 happy students. I’ve also been featured on popular websites such as The Sweet Setup and the YouTube channel Keep Productive.

I’m also into bouldering, scuba diving, the Philadelphia Eagles, F1, veganism, and escape rooms.

“Peter’s approach freed me up to focus on the important tasks each day instead of guessing what to work on.”
Joel Clermont, re: one of my other courses

Frequently asked questions

When does the course launch?

Modules 1 and 2 are available now. The remaining modules launch weekly:

  • Module 3 will become available on June 2
  • Module 4 will become available on June 9
  • Module 5 will become available on June 16

(All launch times are 12 a.m. UTC.)

So from June 16 on, you can access the entire course forever.

How much time does the course take to complete?

This is an in-depth course. Many lessons come with exercises that ask you to spend substantial time and energy.

I suggest taking one lesson per day; that pace will keep you moving without exhausting you. And some course exercises are designed with this pace in mind. If you do this, the course should take you 4–6 weeks to complete. Depending on the lesson, you could spend anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour a day.

That said, you get lifetime access to the course, so you can go at the speed that works for you.

How long will I have access to the course?

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

Do I need to own specific devices or use specific apps?


You can follow this course whether you use a Mac or a PC; whether your main computer is your iPad or your Dell; and whether you like to use the fanciest task manager or the simplest pen-and-paper to-do list.

(If you do own a Dell though… walk into an Apple Store and check out the Macs sometime.)

Do I need to have taken any of 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 the module on task management in this course offers a bigger picture and that parts of that module will serve as a nice refresher.

What’s your refund policy?

I do not offer refunds.

All my courses, including Big-Picture Productivity, come with a strict no refunds policy.

I want you to have “skin in the game”. Please enroll because you are committed to applying the lessons to create real, positive changes in your life. I want you to get the best results—and you’ll get the best results if you enroll with a genuine commitment.

To buy this course without a money-back guarantee, you must trust yourself to follow through and trust me. If you’re not sure, or if you need a money-back guarantee to be convinced, then I suggest you enjoy my free material here and on YouTube.

Note that when you enroll, you can repeat this course as often as you like, for years to come. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to extract abundant value from your investment.

So, are you in?

What support can I get? What if I have questions?

If you get stuck or want to run something by me, just email me at

buy now FOR $397
Modules 1 and 2 are available now. Remaining modules launch weekly.