Daily Planning: Strategies For Ultimate Success

become more effective & efficient, do more in less, reduce stress, free up time for development & be a super planner!
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

This daily planning course will have you flying through your day. How many times do you carry work over to the next day, or take work home? by doing things in a different order, planning effectively and become more efficient in dealing with daily tasks you can reduce stress and free up time for personal development and 'breathing space'.


Master Daily Planning and give yourself space to breathe and develop!

  • gap analysis
  • time pirates
  • procrastination
  • meetings
  • telephones
  • inter
  • interruptions
  • the 'zero inbox'
  • importance vs urgency
  • saying "no" and "yes"
  • a visual analogy

Planning for ultimate efficiency and effectiveness

Having lectured on this subject for many years, I know that the skills, tools and techniques in this course will work for you. It is fully adaptable and you can tailor it to your own unique needs and environment.

It contains 21 videos as well as comprehensive supporting information and documents.

In short this course is an essential 'one-stop-shop' ultimate daily planning

What are the requirements?

  • you will need some way of writing down your observations / answers e.g. note book or electronic devise

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand the importance and benefits of daily planning
  • download and use a 2 week challenge template
  • undertake a gap analysis between current and desired planning state
  • identify your time pirates
  • understand how to tackle your time pirates
  • appreciate why you put things off and the result
  • learn strategies for dealing with meetings
  • know how to deal with telephones, interruptions and paper
  • learn the skills to achieve a 'zero inbox'
  • understand the role of the to do list
  • choose how to tackle tasks when your time is the most 'valuable'
  • know how to say 'no' and 'yes'
  • undertake a critical reflective learning exercise

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for anyone who wants to daily plan for greater effectiveness and efficiency

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction & getting started

This video will 'set the scene' for this daily planning course. It covers; what you will learn, my credentials and how you can contact me should you have any questions.


This video will describe the benefits of completing an 'at-the-time' 2 week diary of what you actually do and when, as opposed to a retrospective one.

Section 2: Let's set the scene

In this video we will recap:

  • why you might decide to daily plan
  • what your current and desired state is
  • the benefits of being in control
Section 3: Thieves & Pirates

A short video introducing this section and the following document which you should complete


In this video we will look at 11 common time pirates and what you can do to manage each one.

Section 4: Do I procrastinate? ..... I'll have to think about that!

We are all guilty of putting things off and this can be for a whole host of reasons. If you can honestly look at these then you can start to tackle it today!

This video will also cover the 5 main reasons people put off doing something


This video will cover the 6 main approaches you can take to tackle procrastination

Section 5: Not another meeting?!

Meetings are notorious for impacting (negatively and positively) on our daily workload. How can we make sure they are necessary and productive?

Section 6: Interruptions, interruptions, interruptions

The telephone is one of our most important communication tools but can also be a big time waster.

Section 7: The holy grail

Hands up if you have emails that are not in folders or are not opened? A zero inbox and emails that are in appropriate foldres saves your time....and sanity....so here's how to achieve it

Section 8: PPPPP

Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance - an introduction


A 10-step plan for foolproof daily planning

Section 9: The to-do-list

to-do-lists organise and rank your numerous small tasks

Section 10: Prime & down time

When are your most "valuable' times of the day - not all time is created equally!

Section 11: Daily planning chart

in this video we will go through each section of a daily plan and discus what goes where

Section 12: Yes or No?

Although saying “no” is not strictly a part of daily planning I wanted to add this because many of my students find it incredibly difficult and welcome some easy rules to manage this


Sometime saying 'yes' is unavoidable but here are some ways you can limit the impact on your daily schedules and planning

Section 13: An action plan for success

A video bringing together everything we've covered so far in one place

Section 14: A daily planning visual metaphor - you don't want to skip this!

A fantastic visual metaphor which perfectly demonstrates everything we have covered

Section 15: Critical reflective learning
1 page

A document that looks back at the course and examines how you now feel about daily planning and how far you've come

Section 16: Apps
1 page

A list of apps that you can use to 'feed into' your planner should you wish

Section 17: Summary
Course Summary
Section 18: Bonus Lecture
bonus lecture

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Instructor Biography

Sarah Simpson, lecturer, Consultant, Presenter & Writer

Hi and welcome,

So, you may be asking yourself "why should I choose a course designed and delivered by Sarah?" and its obviously a very good question. After all, we all work hard to earn money and you need to be confident that my courses will give you the very best Return on Investment (both in terms of financial commitment and time).

I have taken my 22 years experience from; the public, private and tertiary sectors, university lecturing, working for the police, fire and councils, being a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership & Management and writing several high download ebooks and converted this into high quality, information rich courses.

This creates a ecourse which is comprehensive, easy to 'break down' and jargon free which ensures you get the best experience possible.

I am also available to answer any questions you may have - remember the only silly question is the one you don't ask!

So, I really hope you enjoy my deliveries as much as I have enjoyed designing and writing them :-)

Best wishes Sarah

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