Back in March, I wrote a Premium newsletter editorial called Focus in which I asked readers about an idea I had banging around in my brain: Instead of focusing so broadly on personal technology, which includes some pretty inane consumer products and services, maybe I should focus exclusively on productivity.
Since then, a lot has changed. COVID-19 interrupted everything and introduced new kinds of uncertainty into our lives. All of the business and personal travel I had planned was canceled. And like many of you, I’m sure, I’ve gone through alternating periods of hyper-focus and being completely lost and unable to get anything done.