Monk Manual is helping thousands of people reimagine productivity.

Inspired By Monks
Backed by Psychology

We often confuse busyness with productivity.

But action does not always equal progress. When achievement is measured merely by efficiency, output, and speed—it’s no wonder we experience lives of anxiety, disconnection, and exhaustion.


We design Whole Person Productivity tools that help busy people find meaning and fulfillment in life and work.

Life isn’t about getting to the end faster.

It’s about being here the whole time—engaging each moment and doing our most important work.

People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.

Thomas Merton, American Monk

Built on Monk Principles

Monks are the most productive people in the world. They know that productivity isn’t about doing more things. It’s about doing the most important things well, and eliminating the rest.

How We Got Here

After spending years obsessed with modern productivity, I realized something wasn’t working.

Together we can reimagine a new way of approaching productivity, one that seeks to serve meaning, peace, and purpose over mere production. One that looks a lot more like cultivating our own goodness, and less like optimizing an assembly line. Oddly enough, it's a productivity that looks a lot more like what you find in the lives of monks.

–—Steven, Monk Manual Founder