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Yeah. It’s Happening.

We’ve already run Work Cycles live around the world on three continents — and whether the event is in Auckland or Austin, Seoul or San Francisco, the results are always the same — people love it.

If you’re seeing this, you probably already know what Work Cycles are — it’s maybe the best way to get your work done, like, ever.

“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

We’re now going to start running some rounds of live Work Cycles worldwide — you interested in hosting them in your city?

Wait, What Are Work Cycles Again?

Oh really, you don’t know?

Okay — Work Cycles are a way to reliably generate higher consistency, output, and peak performance from a work session. They’re designed to help people adhere to all the mechanics and “known best practices” of getting great work done, with setup looking like this —

 
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Then, Work Cycles includes a way to map out and stay on-track with your work in real time —

 
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If you haven’t tried Work Cycles yet, you should of course go download and try Work Cycles here (free), and possibly consider joining The Work Gym (not free, but awesome).

If you’re new to Work Cycles, don’t get intimidated by the seeming complexity — it’s just a couple minutes every half-hour, and it leads to almost magical results. We’ve got literally dozens of pages of reviews along these lines —

”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

It also produces almost magical-seeming performance boosts, here’s two recent reviews from participants —

“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 highly effective people!)

In short, the combination of a lightweight structure that gets participants adhering to best practices + social accountability = much higher work output.

Okay, that sounds great —
I want to host Work Cycles in my city.

Glad to hear it.

We’re now accepting requests from people who want to moderate Work Cycles in their city.

We’re looking for people who —

  1. Are comfortable presenting and moderating in group format,

  2. Are generally well-organized and orderly, and,

  3. Are “our type of people” — y’know, likable, pro-social, hard-working, cool, stuff like that.

#3 is legit important to us, since we’ll be setting you up with some great training on your presentation skills and backing you with logistical support. One of the reasons working at Ultraworking is so fun is because everyone in our ecosystem is super cool, and everyone we work with is super cool, so, umm, we’re looking to collaborate with people who are super cool.

As for points #1 and #2, if you’re well-organized and like to learn, point #1 isn’t as important. Some experience in public speaking, presenting, teaching, moderating, or organizing groups will obviously be very helpful — but if you’re solid and cool, and well-organized, we can probably teach you the rest.

Anything else I ought to know?

Oh man, there’s a ton of things you ought to know — but we’ll go over it all with you. The actual logistics of running Work Cycles live are simple enough, though there’s a few moving pieces and you’ll need to be well-organized.

We’ll provide some excellent training and you’ll get to connect with both some of our team at Ultraworking HQ and some great people live in your city — the type of people who are interested in doing Work Cycles tend to be rather exceptional people.

For now, we’re committing to running live events in a city selected once. If it goes particularly amazingly, and if you like us a whole lot and we like you a whole lot, we’ll certainly consider doing them again, perhaps once a month or quarterly. No promises or guarantees, but it should be a rocking good time either way — and you’re going to learn a lot, connect with some terrific people, and get a lot of peak performance while helping others do the same.

Interested? Fill out this short form to get started —

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times will we run the event?

We’re committing to once. We’ll see how it goes from there. The more you’re, like, super cool and easy to work with, the more likely we’ll consider doing more. Obviously, the first live Cycles going particularly great helps too.

Is this an online event?

Nope — we host multiple rounds of Work Cycles online via videoconferencing every single week at The Work Gym; that’s where you want to go for online Work Cycles. (TWG works amazing, btw.) We’re now rolling this out, live and in-person, around the world.

Where have you hosted live Work Cycles?

Lots of places on multiple continents. Noteworthy places include the University of Chicago and the Seoul Global Startup Center. We’ve also hosted at plenty of coworking spaces.

I’m in university now. Can I host them at my university?

You can indeed. Click below to apply.

How long does a round of Work Cycles go?

A typical round is four hours. The time actually flies by; people often report getting 1-2 full days of work done in 4 hours.

Who usually attends?

Cycles are particularly popular among programmers, business owners, attorneys, accountants, PhD students… analytical ambitious people, y’know?

Is this fun?

Is the Pope Catholic? Does a bear — umm, yeah, it’s a lot of fun if you’re into peak performance.

What’s the time commitment like?

Depends on how well you’re organized and the quality of venues in your city. Work Cycles themselves go four hours, but remember — hosts always participate in the Cycles themselves. And you’ll likely experience what literally everyone else has experienced when they’ve hosted Cycles — when you’re the host, all eyes are on you, so you’re almost certainly going to be max productive. The actual time commitment for setup is around 30-60 minutes live at the venue, and hosting the welcome and debrief. The rest of the Cycles time is… you getting your work done, much faster than normal. Coordinating with attendees and the venue will vary in time depending on your city, but probably a couple hours total. Under 10 hours all-in, not including the awesome training.

Wait, I’m going to get some totally awesome training?

Oh yeah. You are.

I’m not able to host Work Cycles right now, but you guys seem amazing. Can we work together some other way?

Quite possibly. We’re hiring.

If there’s something else on your mind, you can drop our CEO a line at sebastian@ultraworking.com

Anything else I need to know?

That’s the gist of it! Looking forward to hosting some Work Cycles in your city for some live peak performance with great people!