A picture from a photo shoot commissioned by Carleton Now magazine.

A picture from a photo shoot commissioned by Carleton Now magazine.


About A Year of Productivity

A Year of Productivity was started by me, Chris Bailey, on May 1, 2013, right after I graduated from Carleton University with a business degree. After I graduated, I was offered two great jobs, both of which I turned down because I wanted to start this project.

For exactly one year, I devoured everything I could get my hands on about productivity, and then wrote every day about what I learned. That included running productivity experiments on myself, keeping detailed stats on exactly how productive I am, interviewing people who were living productivity, reading as many books as possible, and a lot more. When all was said and done, my articles were read more than one million times, and I started A Life of Productivity to continue my productivity journey.

Below are some places my project has been featured so far. If you have any questions at all or would like to get a hold of me, my contact info is  below, too!





Click to hear interview (5:54).

Click to play my interview with CBC Ottawa Morning.

foundr Magazine

Click for PDF of article (520kb).


Carleton Now Magazine



Some other places my work has been featuredThe New York Times, Lifehacker (12), Lifehack.orgNew York Magazine, Carleton University Magazine (print), CTV (TV), Art Rebels Magazine (print magazine in Denmark), Gulf Magazine (print magazine in Bahrain), LeDroit (print), Office Manager Today (print)

Some podcasts I’ve appeared onThe School of GreatnessBeyond the To Do ListiProcrastinateLess Doing26KLife-Long LearnerThoughtBrick


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