How to be more productive working from home
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How to be more productive working from home

Learn to plan your day strategically so that you can be more productive and have time left over
4.0 (29 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.
1,175 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to be more productive with time left over
  • How To Dress For Success
  • How to block your time for the most important tasks
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  • Laptop or Smart Phone

Chris & Melanie Greenwood have been working from home for over 9 years successfully both in California and Toronto.

Melanie runs a design studio, sells original art pieces online via Etsy and retail all across North America.

Chris is a best selling author, entrepreneur and has spoken on over 1000 stages in 21 different countries.

This course will teach you the productivity steps they took to be more effective and get more done in less time.

In this course you will learn practical advice that you can apply to your life immediately and get results:

In this course you will learn:

- How to schedule your week for success

- How to avoid distractions that steal your time

- How to block time your most important tasks

- How to 10x your productivity

Plus a ton more content and of course we are here to answer any questions you have.

Who is the target audience?
  • Couples
  • Anyone looking to escape the 9-5 and need inspiration
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction: Know your why
2 Lectures 03:21

Working from home is becoming more of an option for many families and we want to equip you with the tried and tested tools we use in our home based businesses. 

Preview 01:30

Knowing your why before you start will give you the motivation to work through any challenges you may experience as you learn to be effective working at home. 

Preview 01:51
Starting Each Day Off Right
6 Lectures 14:08

There is a lie that says you can only get 4-6 hours sleep and still operate at top efficiency.  It has been proven time and time again that our bodies need at least 8 hours sleep to work at optimal level.  Do yourself a favor and allow your body to rest and recuperate each night.

Preview 01:38

Before starting work take the time to feed your body with living foods that will give you energy not give you a sudden boost and then crash.  You want to eat for longterm energy throughout the day. 

Preview 02:34

Just because your working from home doesn't mean you can't put on make up and your favorite outfits.  There is a certain lift I get of endorphins when I know I look good before I sit down to work.  Almost like a boost of confidence.

Preview 02:01

It really helps to have a place that inspires you or is quiet so that you don't get distracted while working.  If you don't have a lot of space in your house with a door I suggest noise canceling headphones and remember to turn off your cell phone when working. 

Preview 02:39

Having good internet a printer, fax and scanner is crucial for those times when you need to turn something around fast.  Best to have it all in place at the beginning then stressing later on.

Setting up your office right the first time

Planning out your 12th month calendar for promotions, creation and vacation is super important.  That way your not scrambling last minute. 

10x Your Productivity by Applying This 12 Month Calendar Strategy
Scheduling for Success
5 Lectures 10:27

Batching out your week means you plan out each day ahead of time

Batch Your Week By Scheduling Out Each Day

At the end of each work day write down your list for the following day.

Write a list for tomorrow at the end of today's work day

Block time is when you put on your schedule to smash through a task with no distractions.  This could be certain times of the week on certain days with no interruptions. 

Block Time

Reminders in your phone and laptop that are synched so that you don't miss an appointment.

Using online tools to increase productivity

If your calendar is so full that if something important comes up you may miss out on an opportunity.  Always leave margin for the unexpected whether that's business or family.

Leave yourself margin for the unexpected
Productivity Tips While Working In Your Home
4 Lectures 15:05

Young children require our full attention and that can make working from home extremely difficult. Discover ways to resolve this issue in a way that makes both you and your children feel comfortable. Lose the Mom-guilt / Dad-guilt we all have while we work with these effective tips.

How to work effectively with young children in the house

Working with your spouse has a lot of fun especially creating something together, however it's super important to have boundaries and no when to shut it off.

How To Work With Your Spouse Without Killing Each Other

I set a 45 minute timer on my phone that goes off so I know to stand up walk around, get a glass of water and then get back to work again.  This keeps the blood flowing as it's not healthy to be sitting for longer then 45-1hour at a time.  When your working work.  

Extra tip:  When you take a break for lunch don't over eat.  Don't eat pasta or anything with heavy carbs.  You want to eat for energy not get bogged down.  You want something your body can easily digest that gives you energy for the rest of the day instead of stealing your energy. 

Take breaks and increase your energy

It's not about how you start but how you finish and the longer you remain consistent the more ground you take with your business. 

Consistency Wins Every Time
About the Instructor
Christopher Greenwood
4.5 Average rating
1,174 Reviews
39,485 Students
28 Courses
Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

Why are 36,000+ students enrolled in my Udemy courses?

As an entrepreneur, I have spent over a decade building multiple businesses in the music industry, real estate & online marketing. I believe in a no debt philosophy - and that good morals is good economics

Learn from someone living out everything he teaches!

Would you like to see how I make over $4,000 a month selling music online?

Would you like to become a world class performer and own the stage & my $10,000 a month touring strategy?

Would you like to see how I get Millions of views on my YouTube Videos?

Would you like to know how to Write a book from idea to published author?

Would you like to easily start an online business teaching with Udemy?

Enroll in my Udemy courses - you too can be doing all of this - and more!

Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.

Melanie Greenwood
4.3 Average rating
97 Reviews
5,701 Students
7 Courses
Graphic Designer / Founder of Vision City Art Studio

Vision City is an graphic design and illustration studio that began as doodles in Melanie Greenwood's sketchbook, while touring Europe with rock musicians in moving vehicles. As a former Model with Elmer Olsen Model Management and graphic design graduate from George Brown collage (Toronto, ON), Melanie always had a special passion for music branding and inspirational messaging. When she founded Vision City in the spring of 2009, her work consisted of promotional campaigns for bands and record labels around the world, including photography, album artwork, t-shirt design, concert posters and logo design.

After moving to California in 2011 with her musician husband Chris, (AKA "Manafest") Melanie felt compelled and inspired to find a deeper purpose for her artwork. Thus, the very first Vision City screen print collection was born on November 15, 2011, consisting of 12 black and white inspirational concepts known as the "Born For This" Collection. The collection sold successfully on a private Etsy store and was quickly picked up by FAB, which created a world wide platform for the collection. She continued to develop art print series and showcase in a variety of LA art shows including Unique LA and Renegade Craft Fair. The Vision City brand quickly became known for black and white uplifting illustrations. In the spring of 2013, Melanie had the honour of having a selection of VC art pieces screened onto canvas and added to the fall 2013 collection of the National Children's Decor Retailer, Land of Nod. Vision City was awarded "Artwork of the year" at the 2012 CMGA Music Awards for her work with "The Color" album art.

Vision City is now a tri-purpose company offering design service, art products and now online education.  Melanie continues to work within the music industry while developing the VC art collections. Her newest passion is teaching other artists to develop business practices for their design services, so they too can pursue their dreams. "Vision is not only the ability to see, but also the ability to dream".