Extreme Production

(11 customer reviews)


The 157 page e-book guide to master consistency, defeat procrastination and build focus.


You’re procrastinating. You’re reading this. There’s something else you should be doing.

I used to do it too.

This used to be me:

Another task app that just might solve my procrastination this time. Wait, maybe its another productivity methodology that I need to learn before I can finally start making something. Actually, maybe I’ll just watch another YouTube video about how they managed to beat procrastination.

Then I realised something.

To get more things done, I needed to do things more regularly.

So I did.

I’ve spent the last 13 years making more stuff than anybody else I know.

It all started with Extreme Production challenges.

  • I designed a poster a day for 365 days. I improved my skills, became a better designer, built an online following and put on an exhibition of my posters.
  • I took a photo a day for 365 days. I found 20 other people to do it with me, and built a social experiment around people doing stuff more regularly.
  • I designed a 12″ record sleeve every day for 365 days. I failed this one at day 142. I’ll tell you more about that in the book.
  • I learned how to make a podcast by making one every day for 365 days. On day one, I didn’t even know how to make a podcast and had never previously recorded my voice. On day 365, I’d created 3 shows and had learned how to record, produce, market and make a podcast.

All this lead me to refine a method I’ve called Extreme Production.

That was just the beginning. Those core challenges have lead to real benefits in my life:

  1. I got my first professional design job after only 6 months design training. I’ve now been running my own design agency for a decade.
  2. I’m growing my social following every day.
  3. I’ve created thousands of podcasts, thousands of design assets and hundreds of videos all providing social proof of what I can do.

Right now? I currently:

The biggest thing about all this? I’m not superhuman. I have the same 24 hours that you do.

And I’m going to show you how to do it.

In 157 pages I’ll teach you to:

  • Finish projects by mastering consistency.
  • Crush deadlines with the help of tiny daily actions.
  • Market yourself properly by embracing your weirdness.
  • Build focus through narrowing down your process.
  • Make more stuff than anybody else you know.
  • Finally go get your shit done.


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11 reviews for Extreme Production

  1. Matt Watson

    If you are struggling to get off of your arse and do something with your life, let this book be your guide.

    Learn why you need “Doubt Kittens”, how to fix your body, focus your mind and how to start doing!

    Craig Burgess has been an inspiration to me ever since we first met and he subsequently told me that I should quit my job and follow my dream (because if not now, when). With this book he packages up all of his unique take on life, and the methods he uses to get stuff done.

  2. Jon Lane

    As someone who has always had lots of ambition but struggles to produce with it, I decided to go ahead and pick up Extreme Production. While reading it I would often find that after chapter or two I would put it down and get to work myself. It’s been a great investment, with lots of actionable advice in how to get into the mode of doing more things.

  3. Pete Ziebron

    Extreme Production provides several thought provoking and impact ideas that can be implemented quickly in your life. My biggest takeaways were:

    Setting “Challenges” rather than Goals. Once a Goal has been achieved, there is a tendency to exhale and celebrate, leading to lack of production. Meanwhile, a Challenge never ends and one wants to keep improving.

    66 Days: In just 66 consecutive Days, one is able to completely change their thinking, habits and concurrently create a better version of oneself.

    Finally, Craig gives examples of the fact that he is always creating, namely he challenged himself to create a different version of the same end product for 365 consecutive days. Truly inspiring!

  4. Hisham

    This book is highly underpriced.

    The micro ideas shared in the standalone topic format are profoundly practical. Studying one idea per day is the most suitable approach until you finish the complete book. There’s no fluff and no monotone. Craig has an excellent humorous tone, and I have already started uplifting my life with the ideas shared in this book.

    The book is jam-packed with diverse approaches to improve life. And, I will be damned if none of the approaches works for you. Pity for you then.

  5. Amir Bazrafshan

    I’ve always found that my productivity had too many peaks and troughs. I found it hard to get and keep momentum, which meant my output was never consistent. Not helpful when you’re trying to build a brand of any kind.

    What I like about Craig’s book is that it’s really easy to get into, helps to reframe the way that you work and is very actionable.

    I’m now creating good quality content daily and know that I’m working in a sustainable way. This alone is motivating for me. The value that the book provides makes this an utter steal. Get it.

  6. Tony Gibbs

    This book reminds me of James Clear’s ‘Atomic Habits’, Darren Hardy’s ‘The Compound Effect’ and Steven Pressfield’s ‘The War Of Art’. It’ll teach you why you should form habits, why you should be consistent with them and why you should get your head down and just do stuff. All in all, great learnings to take on and apply to your own life.

    For me, this book doesn’t reveal any new concepts or cover any new ground. What it DOES do is serve as a great motivator. That in itself could make it worth the buy for you.

    I bought the book after seeing Craig live the message through his actions online. If you want just a little of his drive to rub off on you buying the book would be a good step towards that goal.

    The humour throughout is welcome and makes the ‘tough love’ stuff sting a little less.

    Just beware—if you’ve listened to one of Craig’s podcasts you run the risk of imagining him reading this in his Barnsley accent. You have been warned! 🙂

  7. Scott White

    I found the book entertaining, motivating, and informative.

    Entertaining because it’s the story of the progress of a person. Who doesn’t like a good story?

    Motivating because it shows that it’s possible to become someone who produces a large quantity of ideas and content to share with others. This is what I’m working towards right now. So it was relevant to my stage in life.

    Informative because it shares enough actionable ideas to get you going, and breaks that down nicely. The 4 is because I wish this part of the guide had been expanded a bit more in this regard. But what I got from this part was quite useful.

    Definitely worth the read.

  8. Jero Esguerra

    This book couldn’t have come at a better time for me!

    I needed something to help me figure out how I can balance everything that I’ve put on my plate, which I tend to delay because of my tendency to get stuck with analysis.

    Craig’s book is motivating and actionable in helping you achieve a high-level output!

  9. Allen Says

    Loving it!

    The biggest thing for me is you can read a section — put it down and apply it. I’m consciously only reading a section or two a day so I can use it. This is a very readable, practical and motivating book. It turns Extreme Production into a low-hanging fruit.

    Great book, thanks Craig!

  10. Víctor

    Excellent book.

    In the age of procrastination and continuous noise, this book is more necessary than ever.

    It will not only make you more productive, but it will motivate you to improve, and everything written with closeness and humor.

    If there were more people like Craig, the world would be a better place.

    This book helps us to be a little more like him.

    Totally recommendable.

  11. Daw Ruiz

    A key book to become an action taker, discipline driven.

    This book is full of proven actionable concepts, not only for work but for life as well.

    As Craig says here:

    “There’s two types of people in this world.
    1. People who dream.
    2. People who turn their dreams into a reality. These people are called successful.”

    Which one you want to be?

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