Technology and Community for Peak Performance

Welcome — we’re glad you’ve found us. You’re probably the colleague, friend, or family member of someone who is very into peak performance.

That’s what we do at Ultraworking: we build technology to make people who are already performing at a high standard even more effective. More flow state, work getting done faster and more enjoyably, and around some fantastic people.

Ultraworking is already being used by top attorneys, business owners, executives, engineers, PhD students, and a wide variety of people in creative fields to get a huge edge on their most important work.

We created the Embassy program so that friends and loved ones of our existing exceptional customers can get more peak performance at a special rate and with some special benefits.

Would You Like More Peak Performance?

Obviously, peak performance both feels fantastic and is rather productive — the times when the work “just clicks,” you enter flow state, and time seems to disappear.

And yet, even among top performers, it can be elusive.

Why?

This is a question we think about constantly.

So, what’s it going to take to get to the next level of performance?

Most people seem to either be searching for “tips and tricks” (“make a list”… hmm…) or more more features (“Syncing!… Collaboration!… Commenting! … meh.)

For the last 10 years, we’ve studied just about everything related to peak performance — from biochemistry and the origins of fatigue, to industrial engineering and sociotechnical systems, to how elite individual athletes and elite teams perform, and we came up with a few dozen best practices.

We don’t think “tips and tricks” or “more tech features” are the answer to hitting the next level of performance.

Rather, we think the next level of technology has to get the hard human stuff right. When are you motivated? How easy is it to drop into that magical “flow state” where all the work just clicks and gets done?

We know what great work looks like — we’re talking Bell Labs inventing a lion’s share of modern computing, all those Nobel Prize physics types out in Los Alamos, the stuff they’re doing at Space X, that magical quality that early winning startups have…

That’s what we’re building for you — a mix of strong community and performance-enhancing software, focused on the hard difficult human stuff that helps work get done faster and more enjoyably. We’re obsessed with helping you be more effective — more great work getting done, faster and more enjoyably.

To do that, we focus on two missing ingredients for higher peak performance —

  1. Social accountability, and,

  2. Getting the mechanics of work consistently right.

Social Accountability:
It’s Almost Magical for Higher Productivity

For whatever strange reason, humans seem to very comfortable letting themselves down but very uncomfortable letting other people down. Heck, some people get a personal trainer not because they need help with their lifts, but just because it’ll make them show up.

So we built a framework for social accountability during work —

 
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We generate social accountability via videoconferencing with,

  • Other great people working alongside you.

  • Typical attendees are programmers, business owners, attorneys, lots of creatives, some PhD students, accountants, engineers, even some medical doctors and a Professor of Medicine. Like, really driven people.

  • A great, highly-trained moderator always there to keep the session on track and ensure you’re planned and not getting distracted at regular scheduled intervals.

  • Optional socializing and feedback during 10-minute breaks.

Just like how you would “spot” your gym buddy at weight training, The Work Gym provides a supportive community consisting of analytical, ambitious, and excellence-oriented people.

Getting The Mechanics of Work Right

Social accountability is great, but it’s not enough by itself.

You’d be surprised at how many people “just start working” without asking the simple question, “How do I know this work is complete?” You’d be surprised at how many people don’t acknowledge likely distractions before starting — for just 10 seconds or so — and deciding in advance how you’d deal with them if they come up.

 
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We built Work Cycles for that, a lightweight dashboard that you engage with during a multi-hour work session specifically designed to promote flow state and get work done quickly.

Don’t get intimidated by it — it takes 3-6 minutes to fill out and helps maximize the next few hours. After planning, you get right into work — and Work Cycles helps you navigate your work in real time:

 
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During Work Cycles, we work in 30 minute blocks with scheduled 10 minute breaks for re-planning and recharging.

End result:

-> Your work is clearly defined and broken down.
-> You know exactly what your targets are.
-> Distractions and disruptions are minimized as you re-center every 30 minutes.
-> Flow state happens.
-> Work gets done much faster and more enjoyably.

“I was pleasantly surprised with my performance — at least 3x more productive than normal. I’ve read about productivity best practices and implemented some of them before, but you have to try something like this to really experience the benefits.” — Neil Taylor, Commercial Director at Mobedia; London, UK

Results and Guarantee

We’ve been really humbled and awed to hear about the results people reach at TWG — we’ve got a few dozen pages of unsolicited reviews and testimonials, self-reports of performance increases ranging from +25% to +400%.

Getting +400% from a single work session sounds crazy until you realize that that’s merely getting 2 days of normal work done in a half-day — something we’ve all done when we’ve been on an intense deadline (like, college term papers) or when highly inspired and everything is just clicking.

”The biggest thing I realized is that when I focused during Work Cycles, I can get a workday done in 3 hours... By getting the work done in disciplined cycles, that then frees me up to work on bigger things, as well as showing me where I was wasting time in the past.” — Glennn Holman, Consultant, Dallas, Texas

To that end, we offer a 100% guarantee.

On the off chance it doesn’t work for you — hasn’t happened yet — we’d provide you a prompt, no-questions-asked, courteous refund. That said, it’s worked for a lot of smart people in over 25 countries and counting.

“As a programmer when I first heard of cycles I had some reservations. But after some real world experience, I went on to realize that if your tasks aren't divided into small enough pieces that they fit within 30 minutes, you probably don't know the problem well enough. So now I'm sold on using cycles for programming - it's saved me from a lot of wasted time and effort.” — Han Chang, Programmer; San Francisco, CA

Exclusive Rate via the Embassy Program

There’s hundreds of talented people at Ultraworking who are very happy TWG members at our standard rate of $147 per quarter.

We announced the Embassy program to help the friends, colleagues, and loved ones of current TWG members get all the joys of more peak performance. We’d love to have you onboard.

So, come join us for $40 for your first three months. That’s over 70% off our regular rate.

And you’ll additionally receive a personal 1-on-1 onboarding call to get set up, and a free entry to the next Ultraworking Pentathlon.

We’ve found our very best customers typically come from referrals from happy TWG members. That’s not surprising, of course, but we want to make it easy for you to join up and get all the gains.

We’ve already got multiple moderator-led TWG sessions guaranteed for every weekend during North American hours, and every Wednesday and Thursday early in the USA that are geared for people in Europe (afternoon) and Asia (after work).

We’ll get to 24/7 coverage soon, but we’ve got every timezone covered already.

We're aiming to make this the single most useful and productivity-enhancing resource on all of the Internet — an ambitious vision, to be sure, but one we think we're capable of reaching.

Come to as many sessions as you’d like — members routinely see +25% to +400% (really) boosts in performance from a single focused session. On any given session, there’ll be multiple programmers, multiple business owners, an attorney or two drafting contracts or opinions, a few people doing creative work, a PhD student, a researcher working on EU policy, an inventor, a freelancer, and really, a great mix of motivated and exceptional people — it’s hard not to be productive when you’ve got lightweight tech to keep you focused and you’re working alongside other great people.

Actual feedback from sessions —

“I've been putting this off for three weeks and there's no way I would have done it if not on cycles.“ — Business Owner

“After an emotionally/energetically challenging weekend, this was really good structure to lean on to actually get things done. I wouldn't have worked today if it weren't for TWG. Work Cycles are always good. Need to schedule Cycles at least 3 out of 5 days a week (have these overlap with TWG as much as possible). Yay for TWG!” — Systems/Automation Expert

And those are both highly effective people already — TWG is there to help you consistently hit that next level of performance.

An Invitation to More Peak Performance

"TWG is already past break even for me cost wise and net positive ROI in a single cycles session." — Gabriel Stein, Entrepreneur; Sacramento, CA

You’ve found the special Embassy offer via one of our happy customers — would you like to join us for more peak performance?

You’ll receive 70% off, a personal 1-on-1 call with one of our team members, and a whole host of benefits. And again, we 100% guarantee the results.

Would you like to join us? We’d love to have you onboard —

The Work Gym is typically $49/month billed quarterly. Your first three months are for only $40 (over 70% off).

After that, we’d love to have you continue at Ultraworking at our standard price or depart without hassle. If you wind up forgetting to cancel but don’t want to stick around, we’ve got pretty good customer service and will take excellent care of you, so no worries on that score.

A cordial welcome, yours,

Sebastian Marshall, Kai Zau, and the whole team at Ultraworking

 
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