Announcing my new launch

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Hooray, it’s the new year!

As much as we’re ready to look forward, for many it’s also the time to look back and write our year end reviews. It’s often viewed as a dreaded task to be put off as long as possible, but it shouldn’t be. This is your chance to share all the good stuff that you did and shine! A couple years ago, I remember psyching myself up to write my year end review, only to realize that I couldn’t remember any details about what had happened in the first half of the year. Has that ever happened to you?

The good news is that you’re not losing your memory. It’s actually a normal human behavior. Recency bias is a cognitive bias that causes people to put more importance on things that happened recently and less importance on things that happened further in the past.

The bad news is that if you accomplished some really kick ass stuff at the beginning of the year, you’re not giving yourself enough credit.

But, the great news is that you can counteract recency bias by practicing reflection. Reflection enables us to process and learn from all of the experiences that we’ve had. With your wins analyzed, understood, and captured in writing, you’ll be in much better shape to draft your next year end review.

To help us all build a practice of weekly reflection together, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the productLivity YouTube channel, featuring my new video series, “Friday Flashes.”

Each Friday starting January 8th, I’m going to be sharing a quick one-minute video that introduces the week’s topic for reflection. Each prompt is product-focused and ties back to one of the ten disciplines in the Product Decagon. It’s designed to be easy to incorporate in any weekly review or weekly wind down rituals that you already have, or a simple way to start building a habit of weekly reflection. All you have to do is subscribe to my channel to get notified about each week’s video and spend 10 minutes reflecting on the prompt provided. Click here to see my video announcing the Friday Flashes series.

And if you’re the pen and paper type, I’ve put the weekly reflections together with weekly review and planning into a guided journal called The Productive Product Manager. The journal contains 116 color pages including: initial and closing assessment pages, plus a reference guide for the Product Decagon framework; vision board; goal setting; weekly pages; and notes pages. You can get your copy of The Productive Product Manager on Amazon. See a sneak peek of the inside of the journal in the introductory video.

Whether you choose to follow along with the videos, get the journal or do both, I hope you’ll join me in building a practice of weekly reflection. Every Friday, let’s find our flashes of insight together.


✨ productLivity channel on YouTube:

🎥 Friday Flashes video announcement + sneak peek of The Productive Product Manager:

📓 The Productive Product Manager on Amazon:



Lauren Chan Lee is a product leader who enjoys writing about the connections between product principles and everyday life. Learn more at:

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Lauren Chan Lee

Lauren Chan Lee is a product leader who enjoys writing about the connections between product principles and everyday life. Learn more at: