In 2017 the business world is in the middle of some dramatic changes. With the growth in digital technology, automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence most of the jobs in the world today will have disappeared by 2025. The question to ask yourself is: are you prepared for this future?
Productivity is one of the key soft skills required of executives today. Productivity means you are able to manage all the work that comes your way, to handle all the distractions from your smart phone and computer without missing anything and without becoming overwhelmed and stressed. If you cannot do that, you will not be able to survive in the future business world.
This course is designed to give you the key skill of personal productivity. To help you get the most out of your technology and to give you time and space to grow yourself professionally and personally.
You will not become more productive overnight. It takes time and it takes deliberate action to get your life together. The strategies and methods in this course will make you incredibly productive, which means you will become less stressed, more creative and have more time to do the things that are important to you. But that will only happen if you take action.
Just reading through the workbook will not help you. To really get the most out of this course you need to make a determined decision to change the way you work, to be focused and to set up the systems you will need to become a master of productivity.
It is not difficult, but it does take time. Taking that time to really get your life organised and productive is not something you should take lightly. Your very survival in the business world and your career now depends on it.
In this part, I tell you what it is going to take from you to make the skills you learn in this course work for you. There's no "BS" it's just straight up honesty.
Before you go any further, download this workbook. It will be a valuable resource for you while you go through the lectures.
In this lecture, I go through the tools you are going to need to set this system up. Pay attention, this can save you a lot of time later.
In this lecture, I give you the opportunity to really reflect on how busy you are feeling and begin to show you how the YDL system can help you to overcome this feeling of busyness.
Okay, now we are get in to the meat of the subject. Setting up your system. In this lecture, you will learn how to get all your routines together and how to put them to your todo list manager of choice.
If you have Todoist, then this is where I show you how it should all look when you have completed this exercise.
Now it's time to add your professional and personal projects into the mix. Let's go.
In this lecture, I show you what an area of focus is, and explain why it is important to get these set up so you always have an eye on the things that are important to you.
There is an art to writing tasks so that they are much more descriptive and thus able to guide you in the right place. This lecture tells you the little secret to writing out your tasks.
Finally, let get your goals in to the system. This is where you add in all the really important things you want to achieve so they show up as daily tasks. "Small disciplines lead to great accomplishments" Jim Rohn
In this lesson, I explain why having a well managed file management system is a key component to a great productivity system. I also show you some best practices for file naming.
What are you waiting for? This little lecture explains why you need to start right now.
Let us review what we have covered so far and how it all fits in to place. By the end of this lecture you will have a clear idea how all this fits together and how you will want to set up your system.
It great that you now have a system, but what's it all about? Why have a system in the first place? This lecture explains why and what you should be doing now.
And finally... A few final words from me to help you along the way. By the end of all this you will be highly motivated and will have begun your trip towards supercharge productivity. Good luck!
I was educated in the United Kingdom, graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Bachelors degree in law.
After finishing my legal studies I spent a brief time working in a law firm before moving to Korea to teach English to adults in 2002.
During my time in Korea, I have developed and implemented BCM Language Institute's revolutionary business English Programme, First Class Business. I have also designed and written numerous courses specifically for the Korean business professional as well as authoring the book "Story Presentation" which was published in Korea in 2011.
Today, I run my own communications company, Fandcorp English Solutions, specialising in international communication through presenting and writing as well as cultural training courses for all business people wishing to do business globally. I am also the founder and owner of Carl Pullein Personal Productivity, a consultancy helping people from around the world to become super productive, less stressed and to focus on the things that are important to them.
I am also a Visiting Professor of Business Creativity at Kyung Hee University, Seoul where I teach students how to start their own businesses
In those rare moments of free time, I enjoy running in marathons and watching James Bond movies over and over again. I live in Seoul with my wife and little Yorkshire Terrier, Barney.
Your Digital Life
I am the author of Your Digital Life, a book on getting organised and productive in the twenty-first century. I also present my own YouTube channel dedicated to helping people to use their technology to become more productive in both their professional and personal life and I write every week on topics related to being more productive and less stressed.
Working With Todoist: The Book
I published the book, Working With Todoist: The Book in January 2017 which hit the Amazon best sellers list for productivity books.