I re-read the transcript this morning while I was once more feeling exasperated with how little time I've had for writing lately. (For me, writing is my yardstick for productivity. It doesn't matter how much other work I've been doing behind the scenes here; if I'm not publishing, I'm not happy.)
What the author has is a measuring stick for his day. Mine is reading and writing. If I didn't read for a while and do some writing I feel like my day was a waste.
Do you have your measure? How are you arranging your day to hit this goal?