First Steps to Productivity: Get More Done Next Week !
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First Steps to Productivity: Get More Done Next Week !

Learn simple tools and strategies to help you work smarter, not harder
4.0 (19 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.
1,401 students enrolled
Created by Carol Harvey
Last updated 4/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Become more productive starting next week
  • Prioritize and choose an area of focus.
  • Develop a weekly focus project using the tools in the course
  • Integrate this project into each week’s schedule
  • Move forward on a weekly basis
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  • This is a beginner course. You will not be working harder, just smarter. Using the tools provided, you will get the New Year off to a great start!
  • Over 1400 students enrolled!
  • Last updated April 2016
  • Can be completed and put into action in just a few hours !

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You will learn simple but powerful tools to increase your personal productivity- without increasing your workload. This is a great beginner course for those wanting to increase productivity-in just a few hours you will take control of your weekly schedule and accomplish more with less stress using the strategies and tools in this personal productivity tutorial :

  • Mini-motivators
  • Time management tools
  • Planning strategies
  • Personalized Time Tracker Tool
  • Focus Projects

Together, we take a step-by-step approach to this course. You will create your own mini-motivators, memorize time- management tips and learn planning strategies for your weekly schedule. You will also receive an easily -personalized time-tracker tool. As you learn to identify your priorities and to develop weekly focus projects, you will start to see immediate results in your ability to achieve what is important to you.

You can try this course without risk- there's a 30 day money-back guarantee. You can only become more productive and satisfied with what you are able to accomplish each week!

Enroll now and I'll see you in the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Taking this course will benefit those looking for simple and practical productivity strategies that can be implemented right away
  • This course is open to anyone juggling many roles and a busy schedule.
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction and Overview
2 Lectures 03:01

Here you will learn:

  • where to find the resources and handouts in the course
  • how to participate in discussions
  • how to contact me
  • how to move things along more quickly
Preview 01:09
Attitude, Mindset, Priorities: Get Ready !
14 Lectures 21:33

More Mini-motivators Part 1

Mini-motivators Part 2

PDF File

1 page

Here's where you think about your roles and get ready to do the exercise in the next lecture, following the example given.

Getting toKnow Me- Getting to Know You

If you haven't already done so, download the assignment and get started!

Assignment: PDF
1 page

This lecture helps you consider your current life through the lens of the different "hats" that you wear during the week.

Preview 01:17

In this lecture you look at the range of activities within each role that you carry out during the week.

Working with Chart 2

1 page

The late Dr. Stephen Covey tells a great story about identifying and accomplishing priorities. Check out this short and memorable online article!

Big Rocks
1 page

Now, we're starting to prioritize. What will be your first focus project?

Find Your Focus

This lecture gives a sample of how the Time Tracker Tool can be used.

Tracking your life- the good, the bad and the ugly

Assignment: Experiment with your own Time Tracker
1 page
Forward With Focus
2 Lectures 05:56

Here you will plan your focus project in detail.

Develop Your Focus Project

This quiz reviews some of the key concepts in Section 3.

Quiz for Section 3
8 questions

This lecture contains three time-management sayings that will help your week be more productive and go more smoothly- all while focusing on what is important.

Managing the Minutes
Make it a Fabulous Week!
5 Lectures 04:00
Assignment: Plan Your Week Part A

Assignment: Plan Your Week Part B

You are ready for your field test! This lecture will guide you in what to look for.

Implement your plan

This lecture gives you a model for assessing your week.

Time to Reflect

Here you will do an exercise that gives you a chance to assess your week's progress and productivity.

Assignment: Complete your short progress report.- New tracker in resources
1 page
Follow your Dreams and Finish Strong
5 Lectures 03:20

This is a review lecture that summarizes the key points of the course.

Moving Forward

This bonus lecture provides suggestions for going deeper into the subject of personal productivity.

Next Steps: Recommended for Further Reading
1 page

Thank you for joining me in your pursuit of productivity using focus projects!

Here's how to:

  1. Get your certificate of completion
  2. Keep in touch

That's A Wrap!

Optional: Written Course Outline for Downloading
1 page

Bonus Lecture: Freebies, Course Coupons and Staying in Touch
About the Instructor
Carol Harvey
4.3 Average rating
40 Reviews
3,379 Students
5 Courses
Education Consultant, M.Ed. , Teacher

 I'm dedicated to helping busy learners progress in English, French and other areas of interest. Most of my teaching experience has been in the classroom as follows:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teacher
  • FSL teacher and French Immersion teacher
  • School district French consultant- giving support to other teachers
  • Sessional Instructor, Second-Language Teaching Faculty of Education- Brandon University
  • Coordinator and developer of program for immigrants and newcomers to our small city
  • Presenter of many seminars and workshops including at provincial and national conferences in Canada as well as in my own city.

General Qualifications:

Teacher and Education Consultant M. Ed.

Winner of National and Provincial (Canadian) Awards for educational contribution in the field of second language education.

Brandon University Gold Medal and the Governor General's Gold Medal for the highest academic standing in the Master's degree program. (2002)

I am Canadian and speak both English and French. I am working on Spanish.