— Mary Oliver
Complice is for making meaningful progress every day.
What will you achieve this year? We can help.
Have you noticed? Productivity systems go stale. You feel like you're in control for a bit, but it turns out the more you do, the more there is to do—you can never really get on top of it. To-do lists pile up, and become less and less relevant to your actual high-value next actions, which makes you not want to use your lists because the tasks are mostly garbage. Meanwhile, it's hard to remember what you're actually trying to accomplish.
Instead of productivity, we focus on intentionality. It's not about how much you do, but about knowing why you're doing what you're doing, seeing dreams come to life, and having fun while you're doing it. Here are Complice's four principles for getting into flow and staying in touch with what matters to you:
Want to work directly with our coaches to clarify your goals, planning, or prioritizing?
Join us online this weekend for some guidance on how to get the most out of your year!
(We've been running this event for years and it's not just boring zoom lectures, but a personalized container for doing meaningful thinking using choose-your-own-adventure exercises and live 1-on-1 chat-based coaching.)
Most people are afraid of that question. But nobody else can answer it for you.
Complice helps you clarify what motivates you and stay in touch with it over time as it evolves.
Some things are worth forgetting.
The most important thing to do is probably not even on your list.
Complice keeps things fresh with a new list of intentions every day.
You probably accomplish more than you think—you just never stop to notice!
Daily, weekly, monthly and annually, Complice shows you your progress towards your goals, allowing you to visualize success and learn from setbacks.
"I had goals to work on my personal image and apply to faculty jobs and I got a tenure track position!"
"I've changed jobs to become a computer programmer, from a completely non-technical background. Seeing tasks linked to my goal in colourful letters every day helped more than anything to keep making incremental progress."
"So I have some social anxiety and doing-stuff-with-other-people issues. Complice helped me to regularly think about what I want to do next week or month. Like making that doctor's appointment or asking friends out to do something. And then actually implementing all the steps needed to achieve that."
"I have severe executive dysfunction, because I'm autistic with ADHD and anxiety, so it's hard for me to start tasks, remember what I'm supposed to do, or even be aware of where my day is going – especially now that I don't at least have college keeping me on track. Every other to-do app has made me overwhelmed. Complice helps me break down big goals into 'this specific small thing I can/should do today.'"
"With Complice's help, I was diligent in MBA applications and ultimately earned entry to my dream school!"
"With Complice, I wrote more, exercised more and learned more. Specifically, I went from dreaming about writing blog posts to having a blog with 15 solid posts that have stood the test of time."
"One of my favourite things about Complice is that it keeps me up-to-date with my accountability buddy (who is also my long distance partner). Is "better communication in our relationship" a thing I can note here?"
"Sticking to daily actions that help me achieve important goals, such as working out regularly and connecting with people I love."
"I'm running a £1.5M business, growing at 50% per year, recruiting 10 trainers... Complice has given me a 5x increase in productivity, by helping me focus on what's really important. Life before Complice was very stressful and chaotic, but I'm actually creating clear time to think now. I've never seen that before."
"Complice helped me bring in an additional $269K in business to my agency. I'm an engineer not a biz dev guy but with Complice's framework to put in small but daily efforts I was able to find new clients!"
"Setting up durable high-level goals that accurately reflect both where I want to be in the future, and what I can make happen today. (I'm also proud of keeping up the daily efforts for the past several months.)"
"Complice has been incredibly useful in building a durable daily writing habit. The Beeminder integration makes capturing data easy and the "don't break the chain" setup the timeline page has is a powerful incentive to write everyday."
“Lots of famous folks—James Clear, Leo Babauta—have written about why to do the most important thing first. But they describe it as “simple” and “straightforward”, which… it might not be!” continue reading...
“Since “multitasking” tends to be counterproductive, and working intently for hours on end is hard to do consistently, it can make sense that we might want to find healthy ways to distract ourselves in between rounds of working.” continue reading...
...between signing up for Complice, and doing something else. Whatever you choose, it matters to us that you make that decision in alignment with the things you care about and the future you want to create.
Because hey, this could be a chance to step back and make some adjustments to your life trajectory, and so it could be a missed opportunity if you just closed the tab and did something random.