Time Management for Productivity and Work-Life Balance
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Time Management for Productivity and Work-Life Balance

Time Management Practical Best Practices to increase productivity, manage time, stop procrastinating, reach your goals
4.4 (410 ratings)
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16,417 students enrolled
Created by Dr. Marshall
Last updated 5/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Reduce overwhelm and increase productivity to manage your time better
  • Identify common time traps that steal valuable time and lower your productivity
  • Develop personal plans and strategies to overcome time traps
  • Learn key strategies to stop procrastinating
  • Set outcome-based goals and focus on important tasks to achieve goals
  • Use battle-tested prioritization hacks to manage your time and achieve work-life balance
  • Learn how to create schedules and delegate tasks
  • Get laser-like focus to avoid distractions and workplace interruptions
  • How to apply Covey’s Urgency versus Importance matrix using concrete examples and worksheets
  • How to achieve excellence without being bogged down by perfectionism
  • Learn the importance of knowing your peak time when you are most productive
  • Understand the dynamics of the 80/20 rule and how to make it work for you
  • Identify and focus on your highest productive clients, employees and activities
  • Create personal strategies to apply the time management techniques and productivity hacks keeping in mind your individual schedules
  • Develop habits and the right mind set to transform you into a terrific time manager
Requirements
  • Schedule a block of quiet time to go through the video lectures, worksheets and other accompanying documents
  • Keep your mind open to new ideas and strategies to manage your time
  • Tackle the interactive worksheets and exercises to apply your learning to real-life situations
  • If this is the first time you are taking the course, it is recommended you go through the videos in sequential order. You can always revisit specific videos later if you wish.
Description

TIME MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY is a critical skill for anyone who wants to be successful in life, achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality.

Unfortunately most people struggle in these areas. They face time task conflict and feel stressed and overwhelmed. Although they work long hours, they come away a feeling they are not working towards achieving  their most important personal and professional goals.

People who have developed BEST PRACTICES in TIME MANAGEMENT and PRODUCTIVITY enjoy a tremendous advantage and reap the rewards of success in their personal and professional lives.

This course will give you a chance to apply the best practices used by highly successful time management experts! You can  apply Warren Buffet’s productivity secret, Stephen Covey’s time management matrix and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s time theming methods to your personal work schedules! The result - you will boost your productivity to 10x levels!

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU PRACTICAL TIME MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES AND PRODUCTIVITY TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME BETTER AND BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY TO X LEVELS.

You will learn:

  • How to optimize your peak or most productive time

  • How to use the Urgency Vs Importance matrix to focus on high value tasks

  • The two-list system to filter unimportant tasks and narrow down on key tasks

  • How to be super productive using the 80/20 rule

  • How to apply time theming to your days

  • How to achieve excellence without falling a prey to perfectionism

  • Multitasking is the wrong way to boost productivity

  • Top strategies to overcome procrastination

  • How to create schedules

  • The power of delegation

  •  ...and much more


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    Lifetime access to the course so that you have access to updates and bonus lectures and quizzes for free


    Ask questions and I will answer them for you. I focus on creating a personalized learning environment and encourage active discussion.


    Be sure to download and use the WORKSHEETS accompanying this course. They will give you a chance to implement the main concepts covered.


    There is a 30 day money back guarantee and  you will learn some best practices and tips that will make a difference to your daily life


    Many thanks!  I appreciate your interest and look forward to interacting with you in the pages of my course.


    Dr. Marshall

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who is overwhelmed by long to-do lists and overcrowded schedules.
  • This course is intended for students and professionals who want to work fewer hours and still enhance their productivity.
  • This course is designed for those who are productive but don't wish to pay a price for that productivity by working long hours.
  • This course is for anyone who wants to manage their time better to enhance productivity and achieve work-life balance.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 01:28:51
+ Time Management Decoded
5 lectures 09:49

You will agree that time is a priceless commodity and a moment lost can never be regained. In this lecture, you will realise that some popularly held notions about managing time are not true at all. More importantly, you will get an overview of what good time management actually involves.

A Bird's Eye View of Time Management
03:02

This lecture outlines the four core modules that form the fundamentals on which this course is built. The lecture also provides a brief outline of what is covered in each module of the course.

Preview 01:45

In this lecture, one of the best-kept secrets of managing time efficiently is revealed. Also revealed are the choices one needs to make as an individual to become a smart time manager.

Best-Kept Secret of Time Management
01:29

How did Edison have more than 2332 patents to his name? How did Shakespeare manage to write 38 plays and 154 sonnets in a span of 24 years? This lecture offers an insight into how successful people manage to get so much done so that you can follow in their footsteps.

How Do Geniuses Manage Time?
01:47

This lecture highlights the importance of managing one’s time. There are a range of benefits that smart time managers enjoy – work-life balance being one of them. This lecture touches on some of the benefits you will enjoy as a smart time manager.

Preview 01:46

In this first module, in which time management is decoded, we have focused on the importance of managing your time and how you can benefit from it. Before you move on to the next module, please make sure to read and answer all of the “Show You Know” questions given here. It won’t take too much of your time and it will help your understanding and recall of the valuable information given in this module.

Time Management Decoded - "Show You Know" Quiz
4 questions
+ Time Traps That Kill Productivity
7 lectures 28:45

This is an introductory lecture to the module Time Traps that Kill Productivity. In this lecture, you will understand how time traps eat away precious hours and minutes. This introductory lecture provides an overview of the six common time traps that are fleshed out in the subsequent lectures of the module.

Preview 02:15

Multitasking has become a way of life and is supposed to be the secret to boosting productivity. In this lecture, the myth of multitasking is busted. Far from boosting productivity, multitasking is a time trap that actually lowers productivity.  The lecture offers an alternative method of approaching tasks.

Preview 05:10

This lecture explores some of the most common techno time traps you face at work and strategies you can use to neatly sidestep these time traps.

Techno Time Traps
03:52

This lecture highlights one of the biggest time traps around – procrastination also commonly known as the thief of time. This lecture uses case studies and scenarios to explore five common reasons that drive procrastinating behaviours among people.  Also given are strategies that can be used to end procrastinating behaviours and translate them into actionable items.

Battling the Thief of Time
06:10

This lecture explores the consequences of workplace interruptions and the importance of managing and minimising such interruptions. It provides a four-pronged strategy to manage interruptions caused by people at work.

Preview 05:38

This lecture identifies two distinct spheres in which people are normally disorganised. The first sphere is space, information and paperwork and the second is time and tasks. A reflective scenario is used to highlight the consequences of personal disorganisation at the workplace. Also given are some battle-tested strategies that can be used to deal with the habit of being disorganised.

Overcoming Personal Disorganisation
04:30

This lecture identifies two distinct spheres in which people are normally disorganised. The first sphere is space, information and paperwork and the second is time and tasks. A reflective scenario is used to highlight the consequences of personal disorganisation at the workplace. Also given are some battle-tested strategies that can be used to deal with the habit of being disorganised.

Improper Prioritisation and Lack of Planning
01:10

Here is a brief quiz to test your recall of the main concepts covered in this section on 'Time Traps that Kill Productivity'.

Test Your Knowledge of Time Traps That Kill Productivity
4 questions
+ Time Management Techniques for Work-Life Balance
10 lectures 34:13

This is an introductory lecture to the module Time Management Techniques for Work-Life Balance. This lecture explores the value of time management techniques and how they can help us achieve work life balance. This introductory lecture provides an overview of the eight time management tools that are fleshed out in the subsequent lectures of the module.

Preview 01:35

This lecture explores the value of making the most of your productive time. The lecture has a brief reflective exercise which will help you analyse your personal productive time when energy levels are high. Finally the lecture covers the importance of aligning the right tasks to suit your energy levels.

Use the worksheet given after the lecture to analyse your productive or peak time when you are at your productive best.

Preview 02:01

How did the billionaire finance mogul Warren Buffett become such a phenomenal success? Today he is the fourth wealthiest person in the world. The key to Buffett’s success lies in his productivity. Take this lecture to find out Buffett’s productivity secret.

Use the worksheet given after the lecture to gain the same level of focus on your tasks as Warren Buffet did.

Warren Buffett's Productivity Secret
03:30

Did you know that time and productivity are inversely proportionate to each other? It is ironical but true that the more time you have on hand, the less productive you are. This lecture explains Parkinson’s Law of Productivity. Also given is a systematic four-step process you can use to apply Parkinson’s Law to increase your own productivity.

Parkinson's Law of Productivity
02:56

We have all faced the frustration of staring at a long to-do list and wondering where to begin. When you start your work on a certain day of the week, wouldn't you like to know exactly what you are supposed to do on that day? The latest buzzword in productivity allows you to do just that! Dig into this lecture to find out more about this.

Use the worksheet given here to apply what you have learned to your regular tasks and activities.

The Latest Buzzword in Productivity
05:03

Do you have many tasks on your list? Do they all seem equally important? Do you wish there was some technique you could use to zero in on your important tasks? This lecture explores Pareto’s 80/20 principle, which is a key principle in prioritisation. Also given is a key example of how this technique can be applied in a professional setting to prioritise tasks and save time.

Preview 03:42

This lecture elaborates on yet another productivity hack on prioritisation: Eat a Live Frog Every Morning, and Nothing Worse Will Happen to You the Rest of the Day. And in case you are wondering what eating frogs has to do with prioritisation and time management, why don't you dig into this lecture and find out.

Eat a Live Frog for Breakfast
01:51

You may have heard of Stephen Covey’s time management matrix. It classifies tasks into four quadrants based on their urgency and importance. This lecture elaborates on the kind of tasks that fall into each quadrant of the matrix along with pointers on which quadrants require greater focus and attention for long-term career growth and development.

Use the worksheet given here to apply Covey’s time management matrix to your daily activities.

Stephen Covey's Time Management Matrix
04:39

This lecture helps you hone up on yet another technique you can use to save on valuable time – delegation. Find out the benefits of delegation so that you understand why it is a win-win situation for all concerned. Did you know that not all tasks can be delegated? This lecture highlights four key questions you need to ask yourself before you hit the ‘delegate’ button. Also given is a clear three-step strategy you can use to delegate tasks.

Preview 03:52

This lecture explores the various types of schedules available and clearly lists steps that can be used to create a schedule. A few tips that can come in handy while creating schedules are thrown in for good measure. You can also take a brief look at the various tools available to create schedules.

How to Create a Schedule
05:04
+ Habits of an Effective Time Manager
3 lectures 12:23

This is an introductory lecture to the module Habits of an Effective Time Manager. This lecture provides an overview of what is covered in this module including tips to program yourself to become a skilled time manager and ten habits that can transform you into a terrific time manager.

Preview 01:39

This lecture highlights how you can use positive affirmations and positive visualisation to program yourself to become a skilled time manager.

Programming Yourself to Manage Your Time
03:25

In the final lecture that wraps up this course, ten habits of a smart time manager are explored along with handy tips on how you can acquire each of these habits. If you work on developing these habits one at a time you can transform yourself into a terrific time manager who is in complete control of your time.

Ten Habits
07:19