Productivity Management Formula

Take Back Control of Your Life! Overcome Overwhelm, Determine Your Future, Increase Your Motivation and Success.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

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UPDATED Nov 10th, 2015!

Productivity Management Formula - Do you need to answer Yes to any of these questions?

Do you want to take the next step in your career? Yes?

Do you have a goal you’ve wanted to achieve for a long time, and now you finally want to do it? Yes?

Do you need your full concentration to accomplish a difficult or larger task which will occupy a longer span of time? Yes?

Do you have to complete a large project now but you’re short of time? Yes?

When I was working on large projects in the banking area I had the same problem. I struggled like you but I did find a formula that works!

When you take this course, you will discover how to:

  • Manage yourself to complete important tasks effectively,
  • Stay motivated
  • Successfully reach long-term goals.
  • Raise your productivity to a new level!

The benefits for you of taking this course are:

  • Developing a powerful mindset,
  • Being able to set up productivity enhancing strategies
  • Using simple but effective working techniques
  • Avoiding typical mistakes and coping with problems and difficulties
  • All worksheets and checklists are downloadable

You will discover how easy this is to understand because it is presented in straight forward simple steps which are easy to follow.

Let me share some of these steps with you:

Motivate yourself for important tasks and goals

Develop a vision and derive goals from your vision

Formulate a plan with a simple system

Implement your action plan

Organize a productive day and finish all your tasks

Deal with distractions, plan deviations and difficulties

Measure and celebrate your success ☺

This course takes you on a journey to superior self-management and productivity. You can apply the techniques and competences you learn here to other areas of your life.

Just stop and think.

What is the cost for you and your business if you don’t address these issues today? You will fall further behind. Your colleagues and competitors will outperform you with adverse consequences for your career and your future. Can you afford to let this happen?

So you need to do something about this today!

Enroll in this course NOW and start discovering how my Productivity Management Formula can revolutionize the way you work.

What are you waiting for? Take some action: ENROLL TODAY

What are the requirements?

  • This course is probably not suitable for people who want a quick solution to reach a big goal. Success requires a solid foundation.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Bring your self-management and your career to the next level.
  • Learn how to motivate yourself.
  • Find out why a motivating vision is so important.
  • Learn how to develop a well-formulated goal.
  • Create future plans with ease.
  • Learn how to manage the different areas of life.
  • Use to-do lists, plans and strategies for all your important goals.
  • Learn how to cope with plan deviations and other difficulties
  • Learn how to check your success and how to stay on the ball.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for you if you want to take your self-management and your career to the next level. You should be willing to apply the procedures and techniques presented here.

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: Productivity Management: Introduction
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In this lecture you will learn

  • what self-management is
  • what you can achieve through good self-management
  • which competencies are involved in self-management
  • which statements you should avoid
  • why waiting does not help

...and why you should start NOW to achieve your goals.


Jürgen Wulff - Strategies for Individuals and Companies.

This is my motto – it's what is important to me. I work with individuals to help them reach their goals and become more successful. Working with my clients, I develop strategies appropriate for them.

Therefore I offer:

  • 1-on-1 coaching
  • Corporate coaching: consulting about competencies and processes
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Lectures

In my experience there are three essential factors for pesonal success:

  1. Mindset: your inner attitude
  2. Strategy: a pracitcal approach for putting your plan into action
  3. The right working techniques
What this course will bring you, and whether it is right for you

This course consists of 6 sections, each containing one or more lectures. At the end of a lecture there are assignments for you to work on. At the end of each section there is a reflection on the lessons learned and an invitation to contribute to the discussion forum.


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

  1. Get yourself a good notebook or install software you can use to easily make notes.
  2. Write down, in your notes, your personal learning goals for this course.
The secrets of success
1 question
Section 2: Productivity Management: Mindset

In this lecture we discuss

  • the term "motivation"
  • the three motivational factors
  • different types of goals
  • questions about your goal


Here is the lesson assignment for this lecture:

Define your goal

Write down what you want to accomplish, what your motivation is, and how important your goal is to you. Describe your goal as vividly as you can!


In this lecture you will learn

  • what is a vision
  • how to develop your own vision
  • how to integrate your goal into this vision


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Develop a vision

Align yourself with the following questions:

  • Take time for yourself
  • Reflect on your life so far
  • What have you dreamed about in the past? What are you dreaming of now?
  • Who were your past role models or true heroes? Who are your role models today?
  • Conduct an interview with yourself in 10 years: For what are you recognized, or even famous?
  • What will people talk about in 20 years when they talk about you?
  • How do you see yourself at the end of your life? What will you have achieved?
  • What inner idea is connected with your vision?
  • What values does your vision personify?
  • What feelings does your vision trigger in you?
  • How do you have to change your vision so it is perfect for you?

Embed you goal into a vision

Check to see how your goal fits into your vision:

  • How does your goal / task fit into your vision? Does your goal support your vision or contradict it?
  • How does your goal fit with your values?
  • What do your feelings about your goal tell you, in terms of your vision? Is the goal attractive to you?
  • What do you have to change about your goal, if anything?

In this lecture we discuss what role models are and how they can help you to achieve your goal.


Here is the lesson assignment for this lecture:

Your role models:
Write down who your role models are and why, and what you want to learn from them to better achieve your goal.


This lecture is about SMARTER goals and the 7 questions you use to formulate a goal.

A SMARTER goal is defined as follows:

  • Specific
  • Measurable and attainable
  • Actively and positively formulated
  • Realistic
  • Time-limited
  • Ethical, ecological, sensible
  • Right-sized

Here are the 7 questions you use to formulate a goal:

  1. What is your goal (formulate it SMARTER)?
  2. What is your inner picture of it (use all your senses)?
  3. How will your life change?
  4. Are there areas/situations where your goal doesn't fit?
  5. What will you lose if you reach your goal?
  6. What internal and external resources do you need?
  7. What is keeping you from actively pursuing your goal?


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Determine your goal:
Align yourself with the SMARTER model

Formulate your goal:
Use the 7 questions for goal formulation

Ecology check:
Check you goal again to see whether it fits into your personal environment

2 questions
Section 3: Productivity Management: Strategy

This lecture is about things to consider before you start planning:

  1. Do you have reference experiences?
  2. Do you have all needed competencies?
  3. Is there something you should testing out in advance?
  4. How can you get help from your network?

Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Reference experiences
Write down any past experiences that can help you and what you want to do differently.

Take stock of whether you possess all the necessary competencies.

Test it out
Think about everything you want to test in advance.

Activate your network and get commitments of support


In this lecture you'll learn

  • how to develop simple and complex plans
  • when to set milestones
  • what kinds of planning you could use
  • how to estimate the duration of tasks
  • and what to do when there is not enough time


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Create a plan
Collect and group all your tasks.

Set deadlines
Determine: by what date do you want to /have to finish each task?

Make a list
Enter your deadlines into Excel, a mind mapping software, or another software program


In this lecture you learn what organizing is

  • Managing different areas of life
  • Dividing your tasks or delegating to others
  • Eliminating or reduce other activities


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Areas of life
Analyze how you divide your tasks into the four areas of life.

Write down which tasks you want to split up and which to delegate to others.

While putting your plan into action, commit to eliminating or reducing unimportant or very time-consuming activities.


In this section you'll learn how to keep your work-life-balance through

  • Breaks
  • Exercise
  • Inactivity
  • Sleep
  • Enjoyment

and how to activate the reward system of your brain.


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

What's good for you
Think about what's good for you and supports your balance.

How you'll take care of yourself
Write down how you'll take care of yourself while on your way to your goal


In this lecture you'll learn

  • what a strategy is
  • which areas you should consider to develop strategies for self-management and productivity
  • how the Pareto-principle can help you
  • how you can perform a practical test


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Working style
Think about the working style which is necessary and beneficial for achieving your goal

Dealing with others
Think about who you have to inform and how you'll deal with interruptions from others.

Organizational steps
Write down all necessary organizational steps on your to-do list.

Dealing with stress and work pressure
Write down what you'll do to deal with stress and work pressure during the working phase.

Practical test
Conduct a practical test, either for a limited time or a smaller task.


In this lecture you'll learn how to formulate a written commitment, which is a contract with yourself.

I (name) commit myself to the following goal / task: (goal/task)
To do this I accept the following: (text)
I have implemented partial goals with the following deadlines: (deadlines, partial goals)
I will refrain from the following: (text)
I will do the following: (your commitment)
(date) (signature)

2 questions
Section 4: Productivity Management: Work technique - working effectively

In this section we will discuss the requirements for effective work:

  • How to design a comfortable, optimal workspace
  • What equipment and software you will need


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Think about your workspace. Be comfortable there. Is everything available that you need?

Think about, what devices/tools you need. Do you have all the materials you need, and does everything work properly? Make alist of what you have to get or replace.

Do you have all the software and apps you need? Make a list of what you need to get.


In this lecture we discuss how to work while on the road.


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Working mobile
If mobile work is an option for you, do you have everything you need to work this way? Write down what you're missing and what you'll need to get.


This lecture is about how to work undisturbed and concentrate fully.


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:


What do you have to do or organize so that you can work uninterrupted and concentrate fully?


In this lecture you'll learn

  • why it is necessary to break down tasks to a daily level
  • how you can set the right priorities with the Eisenhower priciple and how to distinguish between urgent and important things
  • how to respect your diurnal rhythm
  • and how to work practically


Here are the lesson assignments for this lecture:

Important and urgent things
Write down what falls into the different categories A, B, and C. What is important and urgent (A), what is important but not urgent (B), and what is urgent but not important (C).

Your diurnal rhythm
Think about the time of day when you work best. Which tasks should you complete at what times of day? What would a typical day look like?


In this lecture you'll learn how to check whether you are on schedule:

  • check off completed tasks
  • check yourself regularly, at least at milestones, and adjust your plan with the PDCA-method

and why you should celebrate your success.


Here is the lesson assignment for this lecture:

When should I review?
Think about how often you'll review your progress: daily, weekly, monthly, at milestones?

Work technique
2 questions
Section 5: Productivity Management: Dealing with problems and difficulties

In this lecture you'll learn how to avoid typical mistakes:

  • Perfectionism
  • Working too long and too much
  • Doing too many things at once
  • A chaotic desk
  • Letting yourself get distracted


Here is the lesson assignment for this lecture:

Things to think about:

  • From what you've heard so far, do you see any starting points for avoiding mistakes early on?
  • What do you want to be particularly careful of?
  • What should not happen?
  • What advice do you think is most important?

Not always it runs like clockwork. In this lecture we talk about the difficulties you may encounter:

  • It's taking longer
  • Something's not working
  • Competencies are missing
  • Inaction
  • Slumps

You will learn how to cope with these problems.


Here is the lesson assignment for this lecture:

Things to think about:

  • Which problems could arise in your project?
  • What do you want to be particularly careful of?
  • What should not happen?
  • What advice do you think is most important?
Avoiding mistakes
3 questions
Section 6: Productivity Management: Conclusion
  • In this lecture we will repeat the most important tips of the course - but it is not sufficient just to watch this lecture ;-) ____________________________________
  • Here is the lesson assignment for this lecture:
  • Please note down:
  • What were the most important lessons in the course for you?
  • What do you want to particularly watch out for?
  • What should not happen to you?
  • Which advice do you think is the most important?
  • 01:38
    You have reached the end of the course. Now it's your task to stay on the ball. Take your luck into your own hands and inspire others with your success. Tell others about what you have achieved!
    Section 7: Productivity Management: Bonus
    The whole course as a PDF-file
    112 pages

    Podcast: Interview with Sabrina Jaschik of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH). She tells us her secrets of excellent self management.

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    Instructor Biography

    Jürgen Wulff, Strategies for Indivuals and Companies

    My Motto is “Strategies for Individuals and Companies"

    I know that leading people and creating processes is not only fun but also pretty challenging at times. As a coach, lecturer and guest speaker I support you in setting your targets and developing and implementing strategies for discovering potential in yourself, in others and in processes. The result will be happy people and successful processes.

    Your aim becomes my aim. I am dedicated to supporting you in your individual situation and the challenges that you face, utilizing my expertise and over 17 years of experience in coaching and corporate consulting. Let's get to the heart of your challenge.


    Mein Motto lautet „Menschen Ziele Strategien“.

    Unternehmen und Einzelpersonen profitieren von meiner fachlichen und praktischen Expertise rund um die Themen Kompetenzen, Führen und Prozesse.

    Gemeinsam mit meinen Kunden entwickle ich Strategien, die Prozesse, Menschen und Ziele miteinander verbinden und nachhaltig verändern. Dabei helfe ich, die entsprechenden Kompetenzen aufzubauen und Einzelpersonen innerhalb des Prozesses zu aktivieren.

    Mir ist es wichtig, den Auftrag und den Auftraggeber richtig zu verstehen. Deshalb arbeite ich mit meinen Kunden die Beweggründe, die Historie und die Zielsetzungen genau heraus und lade meine Kunden ein, den Blick auf die Zukunft zu richten – nicht nur auf das konkrete Ziel, sondern auch auf die Auswirkungen der geplanten Aktionen.

    Konzeptionelle Arbeit und strategisch ausgerichteten Beratung gehören ebenso zu meinen Stärken, wie die Fähigkeit, Menschen zu motivieren und auch in schwierigen Prozessen emotional zu begleiten und zu aktivieren.

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