Productivity and Time Management for the Overwhelmed
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Productivity and Time Management for the Overwhelmed

A complete productivity and time management course designed to help you reduce your overwhelm and increase your results.
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4.6 (154 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.
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Created by Josh Paulsen
Last updated 1/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take control of their mindset and energy levels to increase your productivity
  • Discover why you are not as productive as you could be and develop a plan to improve
  • Increase  your productivity by implementing new strategies throughout your day
  • Create a personal plan that fits your personality and style
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Requirements
  • Schedule time to take the course with your full attention
  • Have comprehension of the english language
  • Be open to new ideas and strategies
Description

If you have more things to do than you have time and frequently get overwhelmed with all your priorities and tasks, you are in the right place! I designed this course to help people from all walks of life that struggle with trying to get it all done.

At the same time I have done my best to design this course as efficiently as possible since time is our most precious resource.

This course is going to be focused into three areas or sections. Each is designed to build on the other, but each lecture is labeled by concept clearly, so you will also be able to come back and hit specific topics that are most helpful for you.

In our first section we are going to focus on what is causing our overwhelm and what leads us to procrastination.

In our second section, we build the foundation for a new level of productivity and cover the fundamentals and key concepts that must be mastered in order to really get the results you want and to be a master of productivity. If you don’t start with the right fundamentals, even the best tricks and hacks won’t be fully utilized.

And finally in our last section we will build on the foundation we created by implementing proven productivity and time management tactics and strategies to really make a dramatic improvement in your productivity.

Here is what some of my students have to say about the course.

Great course!

The instructor is very knowledgeable on this subject. He uses applicable scenarios that I will definitely apply to my daily life. His ideas and instruction were easy to understand and make sense! The production quality was great- clear voice, no background noise and instructor was a great speaker. He was engaging and quick to the point. I would highly recommend if you want a productive way of life and need to get things done more efficiently! by ELizabeth Garvin

A lot of information put out. So many nuggets to use in everyday life leading you down the road of success. Feels genuine for many reasons most important one in my opinion is the free apps to assist in accomplishing your tasks or goals. 2 hours well spent and managed. by Edward D Smith

Amazing course

This course is very informative, the explanations are crystal clear and the instructor is very engaging. by Mr. Vignesh Gunasekaran

Great Course

I enjoyed this course, very informative with great examples and nuggets of wisdom to apply in life. Thanks! by Mr. Bill Todd

So let’s not waste anymore time. Let’s jump right in and get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is for students who are overwhelmed and don’t feel like they have enough time in the day
  • This course is intended for students that are unsure of how they can be more productive or wonder what other strategies might be out there
  • This course is designed for those that know they are capable of getting better results with their productivity but don’t know where to start.
  • This course is not intended for students are satisfied with their levels of productivity or are just looking for a fun course to take.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 32 Lectures Collapse All 32 Lectures 01:55:47
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Introduction and What This Course Is All About
2 Lectures 01:28
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The Silent Killers of Productivity and Time Management
9 Lectures 26:56

Our brain's number 1 goal is to protect us from harm. And that is a good thing, except for when it comes to productivity! In this lecture you will learn why your brain's default setting is holding you back and how to take back control of your brain to increase your productivity and results.

Fear and Our Brain's Default Setting
02:51

When we get overwhelmed our brain shuts down. Whether it be from too many tasks or from the complexity of those tasks it usually leaves us stuck. In this lecture learn why you get overwhelmed and how to overcome it and get back on track

Overwhelm - How it holds you back and how you can beat it.
06:35

One of the best ways to be unproductive is failing to plan, or to just "wing it". In this lecture we will cover why failing to plan could be the worst thing for your productivity and what how planning makes you more productive.

Failing to Plan
03:12

Another Silent Killer of Productivity is waiting for things to be perfect. The right time, the right mood. In this lecture we will cover Activation Energy and why getting started is usually the biggest challenge.

Waiting for Things to Be Perfect
01:56

Multi-tasking or doing more than one thing comes at a cost and a pretty big cost. We are only truly able to do our best work focusing on one task at a time. In this lecture we will go over what multi tasking is costing us and why you need to limit it as much as you can.

The Myth of Multi-Tasking
03:05

This silent killer is about the breaks that we take throughout our day that actually undermines our productivity instead of increasing it. I will also show you ways to track it and identify which are holding you back.

Time Leaks & Fake Breaks
03:23

This lecture is about something I think many of us take for granted and that is how we feel at any given moment. Are we in a "bad mood" or "good mood". How we feel has a massive impact on how productive we are. We explore why in this lecture and how big of an impact it really has.

Poor Emotional and Energy Managment
03:19

Email is enemy #1 for most people struggling with getting the results and levels of Productivity they desire. It hasn't taken long for email to completely change how we communicate. If we are not careful, email can consume way to much time and rob us of our best week. In this lecture we unmask enemy #1 and how to control your email instead of your email controlling you.

Email - One of the biggest Silent Killers of Productivity
02:35

Now lets see how well you paid attention!

Silent Killers of Productivity Quiz
4 questions

Silent Killers of Productivity Resources and Exercises - PDF
2 pages
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Understanding the Key Concepts and Fundamentals Necessary to Master Productivity
8 Lectures 30:28

Time is the great equalizer, it is the one thing we all have an equal supply of. When we talk about Time Management, what we are really talking about is SELF management. You will learn why it all starts with you and how you manage yourself.

Preview 02:50

This lecture helps you understand the difference between spending time and investing time. Spending time is about getting things done, but investing time is about tasks that can actually earn you more free time in the future and there is a huge difference. Learn how to not just spend time, but to become a time multiplier, someone that can actually create more time in the future.

Spending Time vs Investing Time
04:07

Many of us are sleep deprived and that comes at a big cost. Even being a little sleep deprived can take a major toll on your productivity. Learn in this lecture just how important sleep is and why you have to focus on this first, before mastering your productivity.

The Importance of Sleep to Your Productivity
04:16

Even small amounts of dehydration can impair our energy levels, our memory and our productivity. Water is a powerful productivity aid that many take for granted and don't fully utilize.

The Healthiest Energy Drink That Most of Us Have Access to For Free!
03:10

You may not even realize what a huge impact your mood and energy level has on your productivity. This is your top asset and most people don't know how to take advantage of it. In this lecture we show you how to be the master of your mood and energy levels so that you can eliminate procrastination and increase your productivity substantially.

Mastering Your Energy, Mood & Emotional State
08:13

When procrastinating, many think they just need to use more will power. But in this lecture you will learn the truth behind willpower, what it is, how it works and how you can use that to your advantage including ways to structure your productivity.

Preview 04:44

In this lecture we have a reality check. Many people will learn without actually putting those items into play in their everyday lives. Knowing something and using that something is completely different. In this lecture you will be challenged to not just passively learn, but to take the key concepts that resonate with you and to start using them TODAY! Take a second right now to review what you have learned and commit to what you will start using immediately.

Knowing and Doing Are Completely Different Things
03:08

So you think you have it mastered? Let's find out!

Key Concepts and Fundamentals of Produvtivity Quiz
4 questions

Key Concepts and Fundamentals Resources and Exercises - PDF
2 pages
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Battle Tested and Proven Productivity and Time Management Techniques
13 Lectures 48:55

One of the best ways to be successful is to learn from those that have achieved great things. In this lecture I share one of Warren Buffet's most powerful productivity strategies.

The Warren Buffet Productivity Secret
04:21

This technique can have a dramatic impact on your productivity and results and it starts with a simple question. What is the one thing that if accomplished today, would make your day a success and make everything else easier.

Preview 02:59

In this lecture we discuss the difference between a To Do List and a Calendar and what your secret weapon is to getting the important things done.

Your Productivity Secret Weapon
03:04

Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a British Historian that made the observation that "work expands to fill the time available for its completion. This lecture will show you how deadlines can help sharpen your focus and make you drastically more productive.

Using Parkinson's Law to Your Advantage
03:13

This lecture is inspired by Jack Dorsey co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Square. This lecture shows you a unique and great way to batch activities proactively to ensure that you are spending enough time on your most important activities.

How to Use Daily Themes to Enhance Your Productivity
03:32

We all waste time here and there all day long. In this lecture we will discover how we can resurrect that dead time.

Resurrecting Your Dead Time
03:08

In this lecture we take some advice from Stephen King and Jerry Seinfeld about doing the work consistently. Great producers get inspired by doing the work, they don't wait for inspiration to get started.

Don't Break The Chain - The Jerry Seinfeld Strategy
03:52

This lecture will show you how taking breaks can actually help you accomplish more. Your brain is not designed to run full speed without a break to reset itself. But not any break will do. You will learn the type of break you need to reset your focus and get back to your peak productivity.

Utilizing Pit Stops for High Performance
05:52

A To Do List can be a very effective tool IF used the right way. Most people use it as a dumping ground for all tasks big and small and it ends up making them even more overwhelmed. In this lecture we will discuss how to use a To Do List the right way and give you a couple of options including those that work with your computer or smart phone.

How to Effectively Use a To Do List
06:37

The day before vacation can be one of your most productive days. It gives you focus and clarity as you try to tie up all loose ends so you can relax as you exit the door. In this lecture we discuss how you can make everyday like the day before your vacation using the same principles to increase your productivity.

Make Everyday the Day Before Vacation
06:32

In order to become more productive you need to take the things you have learned from this course and actually USE THEM! In this lecture I will show you the best way to create or change any new behavior and we will use this to create our new productivity habits.

Habits & Routines - The Key to Any Change
05:45

Last chance to show how smart you are!

Final Quiz!
6 questions

Battle Tested Tactics Resources and Exercises - PDF
2 pages

THANK YOU - PDF
1 page
About the Instructor
Josh Paulsen
4.6 Average rating
166 Reviews
2,408 Students
2 Courses
Productivity and Goals Coach to Leaders and Entrepreneurs

For more than 15 years my passion and my career has been leading organizations and helping students and clients reach their full potential in their careers and their businesses.

I am a life-long learner that is fascinated with how the human mind works, as well as the science and psychology behind human behavior and success.

I believe everybody has untapped potential inside of them and is destined for great things. My mission is to help as many people as possible get out of their own way and get on with living their best possible life.

Talent is overrated! We are simply the result of our habits, thought patterns and behaviors on a daily basis. Change those and everything changes.