In this course, you will learn:
- Discover the principles of time management.
- Avoid the pitfalls of multitasking.
- Identify why switch-tasking is an ineffective way to work.
- Define the limits of your physical inbox.
- Determine the best ways to consolidate multiple accounts.
- Differentiate between personal and professional gathering points.
- Plan ways to manage unresolved tasks.
- Effectively schedule your time.
- Organize digital and physical information efficiently.
- Select the appropriate steps in order to get tasks completed efficiently.
- Manage scheduling conflicts professionally and courteously.
- Budget your time in a way that aligns with your personal and professional priorities.
- Using the exercise files
- Microsoft Office option
1. Laying the Productivity Groundwork
- Understanding the focus-chaos scale
- Finding your personal motivation for lasting change
2. Obstacle to Productivity
- Addressing the myth of multitasking
- Understanding the consequences of multitasking
- Understanding the three principles of productivity
3. Productivity Principle 1: Space
- Taking an inventory of your gathering points
- Narrowing your gathering points
- Setting up an inbox gathering point
- Working with a portable inbox
- Getting the most from a notepad
- Consolidating multiple email accounts
- Consolidating multiple voicemail accounts
- Establishing a wild card gathering point
- Separating work and personal gathering points
- Taking the next step to controlling your space
4. Productivity Principle 2: Mind
- Selecting your mind clearing options
- Clearing your mind of its to-dos with mental triggers
- Setting a mind-clearing schedule
- Taking the next step to keeping your mind clear
5. Productivity Principle 3: Time
- Choosing the right calendar for you
- Using your calendar effectively
- Saying no to others
- Saying no to yourself
6. Equipping Yourself for Action
- Preparing for action
7. Gathering to the Inbox
- Preparing to gather
- Gathering to your inbox: Desk
- Gathering to your inbox: Elsewhere
8. Understanding Processing
- Mastering the what, when, where processing system
- Processing question 1: What is the next step?
- Processing question 2: When will it be done?
- Processing question 3: Where is its home?
- Filing made simple
- Digital filing made simple
- Processing your first inbox
- Setting your processing schedule
9. Processing Email
- Applying what, when, where processing to email
- Setting up an email archive folder
- Creating email rules or filters
- Processing an email walk-through
- Processing email vs. checking email
10. Your Time Budgeter
- Understanding “work time” vs. “you time”
- Establishing the most valuable activities
- Identifying your most valuable activities
- Budgeting time for your most valuable activities
- Using your time budgeter
- Maintaining your productivity gains