Beginners Guide To Getting Organised
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Beginners Guide To Getting Organised

How to get your stuff together and begin getting yourself more organised and productive.
4.4 (185 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,630 students enrolled
Created by Carl Pullein
Last updated 8/2017
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create their own basic productivity and organisation system
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This course has been created to help anyone who wants to get themselves better organised but have no idea where to start. This course covers all the basics you need to know to begin the process of getting your stuff together so your pro- ductivity shoots through the roof and you start to feel less stressed and over- whelmed.

This course will teach you the basics of building a productivity system that works. The system I teach you in this course has been used by millions of success- ful people around the world. It is simple, it is easy to set up and if you follow the guidelines you learn, you will see some dramatic improvements in your productiv- ity and organisation.

By the end of this course you will...

Be able to build your own productivity system that enables you to start getting yourself organised, less stressed and more productive.

Included in this course is:

  • -  How to set up your calendar

  • -  How to set up your notes app

  • -  How to set up your todo list manager

  • -  How to set up your Cloud file storage

  • -  Tips on how to get into the habit of using your system

  • -  Recommended apps

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to get themselves organised and more productive
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
3 Lectures 14:00

Welcome to this course on getting yourself organised and productive. This course will help you to take the first steps to boosting your performance, productivity and organisation. 


Why should you get yourself organised? In this lecture, I explain why, in 2017, it is so important to develop the soft skills that will enable you to be flexible and more productive. 

Why Get Organised?

Before we get into the depths of this course, you first need to understand what "personal productivity" is, and how by improving this area of your life you will become better organised, a better person and start really achieving what is important to you.

What is Personal Productivity?
The Tools
5 Lectures 27:12

In this short introduction to the tools section, I explain the four tools you will need in order to begin building your own personal productivity system. 

The Tools You Will Need

In this lecture, you will find out how to use your calendar and how to set up your basic structure.

Your Calendar

In this lecture, I explain how you should be using your note taking app and which apps are the best to use. 

Your Note Taking App

In this lecture, I explain how and why you should be using a todo list manager and give you some idea of the best ones available today.

Your Todo list Manager

In this lecture, I explain what you should be using for all your digital files such as PowerPoint and Word files. I also give you some suggestions of which services to use. 

What To Do With Your Digital Files
Developing And Maintaining Your System
3 Lectures 13:32

In this lecture, I explain why it is important to start developing good habits and best practices now, so that your system grows and develops and your skills improve. 

Developing Good Habits

This lecture will show you how to maintain a strong boundary between your tasks, notes, appointments/events and your file. I will also explain why it is important to keep a hard edge between your apps.

Maintaining Hard Edges Between Your Apps

And finally, how to make sure everything works together and what you can expect to happen over the next few weeks if you stick with this system and make it work for you.

Putting It All Together.
A Final Word...
1 Lecture 04:48

Don't forget to download your resource PDF to help remind you of what each tool should be used for.

Now go out there and change your life and the world with it! Good luck!

A final word...
Bonus Class
1 Lecture 10:58

Here's a special video I did for my YouTube channel that gives you a full review of maintaining the hard edges between your apps and why it helps to maintain your productivity. 

Watch out for the very special offer at the end.

Maintaining Hard Edges: A Review
About the Instructor
Carl Pullein
4.4 Average rating
342 Reviews
2,924 Students
6 Courses
Personal productivity specialist, presenter and author

I was educated in the United Kingdom, graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Bachelors degree in law. 

After finishing my legal studies I spent a brief time working in a law firm before moving to Korea to teach English to adults in 2002. 

During my time in Korea, I have developed and implemented BCM Language Institute's revolutionary business English Programme, First Class Business.  I have also designed and written numerous courses specifically for the Korean business professional as well as authoring the book "Story Presentation" which was published in Korea in 2011.

Today, I run my own communications company, Fandcorp English Solutions, specialising in international communication through presenting and writing as well as cultural training courses for all business people wishing to do business globally. I am also the founder and owner of Carl Pullein Personal Productivity, a consultancy helping people from around the world to become super productive, less stressed and to focus on the things that are important to them. 

I am also a Visiting Professor of Business Creativity at Kyung Hee University, Seoul where I teach students how to start their own businesses

In those rare moments of free time, I enjoy running in marathons and watching James Bond movies over and over again.  I live in Seoul with my wife and little Yorkshire Terrier, Barney.

Your Digital Life

I am the author of Your Digital Life, a book on getting organised and productive in the twenty-first century. I also present my own YouTube channel dedicated to helping people to use their technology to become more productive in both their professional and personal life and I write every week on topics related to being more productive and less stressed. 

Working With Todoist: The Book

I published the book, Working With Todoist: The Book in January 2017 which hit the Amazon best sellers list for productivity books.