Values-Driven Productivity exists to help you make meaningful progress on things that matter. 

This happens through:

Productivity is often associated with putting our heads down and gritting our teeth, trying to complete tasks as quickly as possible. This association can invoke anxiety, often because we’re starting in the wrong place--pursuing how we plan to work harder and faster without defining (or redefining) what we truly value.

Things that matter

  • Faith – Honor God with my life as a committed Christian.

  • Family – Experience caring and close relationships with immediate and extended family members.

  • Friends – Enjoy authentic relationships with my community.

  • Fitness – Maintain a healthy mind and body.

  • Finances – Steward well the resources in my care.

About me


My name is Blake Mankin. I serve as a fundraiser for HOPE International in Houston, TX (but the views here are my own). I'm married to a wonderful woman, and we have two children. We're active members at Hope Church. I'm passionate about both helping and learning from people like you. We're all in this together, after all. I don't want to do all the talking, so feel free to get in touch. 

Things change

I often share here about disciplines, habits, tools, and practices. We all iterate over time, so things mentioned in past posts were true then but may not be true today. Please ask any questions about if and/or how I've updated anything since original publication.

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