Practical Time Management: Do more, Get more, Live more.

You can't make more time. But you can make better use of the time you have. Use your time well and get more out of life.
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Nobody has enough time in the busy-busy, 24-hour, non-stop world of Twitter, smartphones, and latte in a cardboard cup.

Yet you want to do more, you want to achieve better things, you want to get more out of the time you have: you wish there were more hours in the day.

Practical Time Management cannot give you more time, but it sure can show you how to use the time you have to the greatest effect!

  • It shows you how to make the most of your time by avoiding the time-wasting and morale sapping habits that rob you of your most valuable asset... time.
  • You will learn how to prioritise your time effectively, and how to use a powerful four-step process that gets things done.
  • It will arm you with a host of tools and techniques from the established expert on getting things done – the author of the best-selling Brilliant Time Management.
  • Whatever you do in life, whatever you hope to achieve, Brilliant Time Management will help you get it done - with time to spare.
  • You will learn how to set yourself up to succeed, manage the stresses of a busy diary and find that productive space to think clearly and do quality work.
  • It will show you how to make focused use of your day and how to deal with the interruptions that rob you of productive time.
  • It will give you the low-down on time management, explaining clearly the essential roles of goal setting, scheduling, delegation and personal motivation.
  • You will learn about the multi-tasking fallacy and how the Elephant and the Octopus have different solutions to awesome productivity.

Practical Time Management is not about fancy systems and sophisticated technology: it is about the reality of how to be productive in a busy life.

How much you get done really depends on you. Practical Time Management highlights the unhelpful habits you have got into and how they waste the most precious commodity you have.

If you want to make the most of your time, then this could well be the most valuable three hours ever.

Practical Time Management: if you want to
DO MORE, GET MORE, LIVE MORE.

It is based on Mike's best selling three-hour live seminar and contains nearly two and a half hours of video, and a wealth of templates for you to download and adapt to your work.

Are you a bit like these people?

“Without a doubt, the most interesting and useful seminar I have ever been on. Thank you for giving me back time in my life."

Ian Walker, Carl Kammerling International

“Probably the best spent 4 hours in a long time!"

Peter Corke, Chesterfield Borough Council

“Extremely useful and thought provoking."

Maggie Reardon, DWT Legal

“Excellent. Really concise and covered a wide range of topics and techniques."

Ben Shipley, Articad Ltd

“Concise, clear, energising, inspiring."

Anthony Denny, East Publishing

“I learned a handful of extremely valuable tools to assist me in managing myself."

Nicholas Pearce, Beaney Pearce

“Interesting insightful course. I gained lots of useful ideas to start implementing at work."

Aiofe Ferguson, Octavia Housing

“Brilliant food for thought. Useful, practical ideas."

Jackie Smith, phonics4 .co .uk

“Concentrated useable techniques to practically improve time management - Informative, enlightening and great value for money."

Ian Thomas, Village Hotels

“Inspiring and motivating. Whole life approaching tips to use. A good all-round event"

Anita Wadhaven, Department of Health

“Excellent session. Worthwhile attending even if you have read Mike's book. Mike's approach to help people form their own system promises to be highly effective. I can't wait to plan and start the new me!"

Caroline Wiggins, Business Accent PR

“Really interesting and insightful. Learnt some really good tips which will be useful in both work and personal life."

Wing Sze Wong, TCS Europe Ltd

Practical Time Management – if you haven't got enough hours in a day!

Based on a lifetime of getting things done and hitting deadlines, Dr Mike Clayton combines psychological principles with powerful practical solutions to show you how you can:

• Spot what's important, and focus on it to really make a difference

• Enjoy productive time and take the chore out of work

• Programme your mind for productivity

• Make multi-tasking work for you

• Schedule your activities to get more done and leave time for yourself

• Say NO to things that just get in the way

You will learn how you can...

• Balance the extremes of your personality to find productivity, success, and happiness in the middle

• Apply Mike Clayton's powerful OATS principle to gain control of your working day

• Schedule activities into your day for maximum productivity and minimum work left over at the end of the day

• Set goals so that you really do achieve them

• Distinguish between what is important in your life, and what is merely urgent

• Tame your to do list and convert it into your formula for productive delivery

• Handle your backlog of work calmly and effortlessly

• Avoid the multi-tasking trap, to get more gone, more quickly and with fewer mistakes

• Handle interruptions by applying the five strategies to keep control of your day

• Distinguish between overwhelm and overload, and apply successful strategies to each

• Overcome the stress of feeling overwhelmed, by seizing control using Mike's awesome seven-step procedure

• Avoid those fatal four words: “leave it with me"

• Create real extra time in your day by delegating effectively

• Become a master of time estimation

• Schedule your time to produce better work and get more done

• Say "NO" with confidence, to keep in control of your time and, ultimately, to increase the respect people have for you

… and, finally, you will learn why your attitude to time affects everything

Dr Mike Clayton

Mike is on of the UK's leading personal effectiveness and project management trainers. He has over 20 years' experience of training professionals, managers, and team-members throughout the UK and in Europe and the US. He is the author of thirteen top-selling business, management, and personal effectiveness books, including four on time management topics:

  • Brilliant Time Management (in its second edition as: How to Manage your Time). (Pearson, 2011 and 2015)
  • Powerhouse: Turbo-boost your Effectiveness and Start Making a Serious Impact (Capstone/Wiley, 2015)
  • The Yes/No Book: How to do less... and achieve more (Pearson, 2012)
  • Brilliant Stress Management (in its second edition as: How to Manage Stress). (Pearson, 2011 and 2015)

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What are the requirements?

  • You don't need anything to take this course; just step on in...

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Apply Mike Clayton's powerful OATS principle to gain control of your working day
  • Balance the extremes of your personality to find productivity, success, and happiness in the middle
  • Schedule activities into your day for maximum productivity and minimum work left over at the end of the day
  • Set goals so that you really do achieve them
  • Distinguish between what is important in your life, and what is merely urgent
  • Tame your to do list and convert it into your formula for productive delivery
  • Handle your backlog of work calmly and effortlessly
  • Avoid the multi-tasking trap, to get more gone, more quickly and with fewer mistakes
  • Handle interruptions by applying the five strategies to keep control of your day
  • Distinguish between overwhelm and overload, and apply successful strategies to each
  • Overcome the stress of feeling overwhelmed, by seizing control using Mike's awesome seven-step procedure
  • Avoid those fatal four words: “leave it with me"
  • Create real extra time in your day by delegating effectively
  • Become a master of time estimation
  • Schedule your time to produce better work and get more done
  • Say "NO" with confidence, to keep in control of your time and, ultimately, to increase the respect people have for you
  • … and, finally, you will learn why your attitude to time affects everything

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for you if you want to get do more, get more, and live more.
  • If you are busy and you want to get even more done...
  • If you are overwhelmed, and you want to feel more in control...
  • If you can't help yourself from saying 'yes' to things you ought to say 'no' to...
  • If things always take longer than you expected...
  • If you don't know how to plan your time in a way that works for you...
  • If you just don't have enough time.
  • If this sounds like you, then just step on in...

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here and Learn the Basics
03:18

Why this could be the most valuable course you could possibly enrol on.

08:33

Your attitudes to time a re a good predictor of how successful you will be in using it. But your attitudes aren't fixed, so you can find the right approach for you.

09:19

I bet you have dull, repetitive, boring things that need to get done anyway.
Maybe at work, maybe at home...

How would it be if I could show you how to make them interesting?

04:39

I'll show you why time management is impossible...

But I'll also show you what you can do, instead.

10:27

At the heart of my approach to getting the most from your time is one simple principle: The OATS Principle. This video is key.

Section 2: Outcomes: Setting Great Goals and Knowing What is Important
05:38

Every guru will tell you to set goals, and so will I. But I'll also tell you why it works.

10:43

I'm sure many of my viewers have come across the idea of SMART Goals...

I won't just tell you why goal setting works (previous video); I will also show you the SMARTEST way to do set goals, so your goal-setting works as well as it possibly can.

07:25

The distinction between Important and Urgent is one of the oldest in the time-management book. What I'll do is help you understand what is truly important, so you can use this tool properly.

Section 3: Activities: Being Able to Get Things Done
05:48

To Do lists can be toxic.

So what are the alternatives, and how can you use your To Do safely and effectively?

03:07

To make The OATS Principle work in today's fast-moving world, you need one thing more...

The Powerhouse Loop.

05:43

What do you do when your To Do's don't get To Done?

Pop in and see!

01:57

Do you ever drop the ball on things you've been waiting for?

They don't happen, and you don't notice.

Never again...

06:57

Do you have a big pile of stuff you haven't got around to?

Is it bugging you?

No more...

05:15

You have something you need to attend to. What to do about it?

Here are the four power-questions that uncover your best strategy.

Section 4: Time Management Solutions to Common Challenges
03:56

Are you overloaded or just overwhelmed?

"What's the difference?" you ask. I'll show you.

06:46

Okay, so you're feeling overwhelmed. It happens to us all (and I do mean all - me too!).

So take the stress off by putting my seven step Overwhelm Routine to work, and your sense of overwhelm will disappear, as you get back in control of your work.

03:49

Are you an elephant or an octopus?
And what does this have to do with time management?

There's only one way to find out!

07:39

Multi-tasking is seen by some as a panacea to time management and as a source of trouble by others. What does the science say?

And what should you do?

11:45

Spread the load, show trust and train up the next generation.

Delegation is a buy-one-get-two-free time management strategy.
Here's how to do it well.

Section 5: Timing and Scheduling: How to Structure Your Day for Productivity
06:36

Are you good at estimating how long things will take?
I thought not.

Here's how to get good.

05:07

What is the core principle for how to schedule stuff into your day?
I'll tell you.

06:52

When is the best time of day to do different things?

And how can you give your energy a boost when it's flagging, so you can get even more done?

Section 6: Conclusions: What to Do when All Else Fails
05:26

No. Two letters. It should be easy to say. It isn't.

Why not?

I'll tell you why and show you how to transform a hard-to-say 'no' into an easy to make 'NO'.

03:01

If I were to make you a big cash offer, how would you spend it?

I know how you should spend it.

01:37

Let me say thank you...

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Instructor Biography

Dr Mike Clayton, Udemy & Real World Trainer in Personal Effectiveness

Dr Mike Clayton is a business trainer, author and speaker. Since 2002, he has been helping professionals, managers and leaders to excel in their roles with management, leadership, and personal effectiveness training.

Mike has written over a dozen books for major publishers like Wiley, Macmillan and Pearson, including: Powerhouse, How to Manage a Great Project, How to Speak so People Listen, Brilliant Time Management, and The Influence Agenda.

Mike's professional background is 12 years as a project management professional with the London office of international management consultancy Deloitte. Prior to that, Mike had an academic career in Physics, working at the world renowned Schuster Laboratory of The University of Manchester.

Mike currently has five courses on Udemy, with a long list of successful seminars and training courses to convert into video format.

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