THE THEME SYSTEM

from CGP Grey and Myke Hurley

Helping you live a more productive, effective life

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What is The Theme System?

A highly customisable journal that helps you stay focused on your long-term personal and professional goals.
It comprises of three sections.

The Theme System ensures you stay on track with your Yearly Theme by providing a simple framework for daily journaling.

It is designed to be adaptable to meet your individual needs and goals.

What is a 'Yearly Theme'?

Instead of setting resolutions at the start of the year, you set an overall idea of how you would like to approach each year or season. This then becomes a guide for your personal and/or professional life throughout that period.

Ideally, you would also think of what the ideal outcome is for a set period of time and some key actions you would like to complete. This helps you maintain focus throughout the year when considering new projects.

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SECTION 1

Yearly Themes

Setting the foundation for the rest of The Theme System.
Once you’ve decided on your Yearly Theme, you need a place to write it down.

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Flexible​

Goal Driven​

Customisable​

Success Focused

Yearly Theme Examples

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SECTION 2

Journal

Journal Pages make up the majority of The Theme System.
This is where you'll spend most of your time.

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Customisable

Consistent

Reflection

Journal Examples

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SECTION 3

Daily Themes

Like the Journal Pages, Daily Themes create a structure for you to keep track of your goals, habits, or to-do lists.

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Structured

Measurable

Flexible

Daily Theme Examples

Specifications

Dimensions

Contents

Details

Materials

Learn More

If you would like to hear more about Yearly Themes, we recommend you listen to the following episodes of the Cortex podcast, where we first discuss what Yearly Themes are, and then go on to setting your own.

The Creators

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Myke Hurley

Co-Founder of Cortex Brand, Myke has been a podcaster since 2010. He is also the co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network. Myke is the host of a variety of shows with topics ranging from creativity and productivity, to technology and gaming, to pens and paper.

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CGP Grey

Co-Founder of Cortex Brand, CGP Grey has been writing and producing video content since 2011. Along with co-hosting several podcasts, his company Grey Industries creates YouTube videos based on anything and everything Grey finds entertaining and in hopes you will too.

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