Daily Planning: Strategies For Ultimate Success
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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!
4.9 (7 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.
520 students enrolled
Created by Sarah Simpson
Last updated 9/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • you will need some way of writing down your observations / answers e.g. note book or electronic devise

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

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for anyone who wants to daily plan for greater effectiveness and efficiency
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Introduction & getting started
2 Lectures 05:52

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.

Preview 03:50

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.

Preview 02:02
Let's set the scene
1 Lecture 03:09

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
Preview 03:09
Thieves & Pirates
2 Lectures 07:15

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

Preview 02:02

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

Managing time pirates
Do I procrastinate? ..... I'll have to think about that!
2 Lectures 05:17

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

Why do YOU put things off?

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

Let's tackle it NOW!
Not another meeting?!
1 Lecture 02:55

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

marvellous meetings
Interruptions, interruptions, interruptions
1 Lecture 02:41

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

ring, ring' "do you have a minute" & the FAT attack
The holy grail
1 Lecture 04:43

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

The 'zero inbox'
2 Lectures 05:58

Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance - an introduction

PPPPP introduction

A 10-step plan for foolproof daily planning

step by step
The to-do-list
1 Lecture 02:18

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

Prime & down time
1 Lecture 02:01

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

Prime & down time
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About the Instructor
Sarah Simpson
4.4 Average rating
49 Reviews
1,859 Students
6 Courses
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