Time Management: Manage your time and achieve your goals.

Time management: How to prioritize, organize and focus for success. Take control and get the things that matter done.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Time management is something most of us want to be better at. Learn how to take control and manage your time and your life; significantly improve your focus and productivity and achieve the success you desire. Get the things done that matter for YOU.

It is very easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed by the sheer volume of things you believe you have to get done. It can seem as though other people are effectively controlling you and how you spend that most precious of commodities - your time.

Time is one of the few resources that we all have an equal amount of. Yet we achieve vastly different levels of success with that time. Highly successful people are excellent at time management, developing a clear focus on what success means for them, working to strong priorities and ensuring that they waste no effort or time delivering that success. It's not rocket science, but it does require self discipline.

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This course will give you the tools and strategies you need to significantly improve how you manage your time and boost your management skills:

  • clearly identify what success really means for you
  • Develop clear, measurable, meaningful goals and objectives
  • Establish and work to clear priorities - making decisions on where to use your time easier
  • Organize and schedule your tasks and activities to make sure you make the best possible use of your time and gain the maximum benefit
  • Deal effectively with the day to day challenges of scheduling your time.
  • Eliminate bad habits and the time bandits that can waste so much of your time

Having the self-discipline and commitment to implement these strategies will result in a significant improvement in your productivity enabling much greater levels of achievement that will transform your level of success.

What are the requirements?

  • Time isn't measured by the length of the day, but by the results

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Eliminate your most troublesome time wasters.
  • Reduce and control interruptions and distractions.
  • Rapidly improve your personal organisation
  • Create clear, effective, measurable and meaningful goals.
  • Significantly improve your personal productivity
  • Successfully accomplish your personal goals
  • Develop a work life balance that's right for you.

What is the target audience?

  • • Anyone who regularly says ‘I don’t have enough time’
  • • Anyone who is frustrated by not achieving what they want to achieve
  • • People who recognize their disorganised approach is holding them back
  • • People who want to be in control of their life
  • • People who are prepared to challenge themselves and commit to action.
  • • You should not take this course if you are seeking a ‘quick fix’ solution that requires no personal effort.

What you get with this course?

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Welcome & how to get the most from this course

A warm welcome and thanks for joining the course. This outlines briefly what you can expect to learn, and more importantly, the impact you can have on the results you achieve.


As we are exploring time management and productivity, it makes sense to review quick tips to help you get the most from your time investment.

Section 2: The making time challenge

Making the shift from 'making time' to 'finding time' is a key first step in understanding the reality of our use of time and the motivations that underpin it.


One of the most common limiting beliefs we encounter everyday is about time. Holding that limiting belief immediately erodes your ability to get the most from your day. Don't worry, there is a simple solution.


A lack of motivation to start, or complete a task plays havoc with our ability to be productive. This module reveals a surprising aspect of motivation, that might solve some of your more difficult motivation issue quickly and easily.


We are never short of reasons why we are not able to do something. Here are the top three. Which is your favourite? At the end of this lecture you are tasked with finding out how you use these common excuses.


We all feel overwhelmed and under pressure at times. It can be a very frustrating and demotivating experience. At these times, our attitude is critical to success. This lesson introduces a simple formula and question to challenge yourself with in these moments and encourages you to focus on what counts.

Section 3: What does success mean for you?

Without a full understanding of what success means to us, it is very likely that the decisions we make about how we invest our time will be misplaced and ineffective. The wheel of life is a great tool for helping you think through the key success factors for you.


Some students may wish to only focus on the work aspects of their time management and productivity.


It is easy to find yourself under pressure to work harder and longer. However, life is more than simply work. Finding the balance that is right for you is key in making the change to working smarter not simply harder.


An activity designed to put you in touch with where you are really spending your time. Frequesntly, the results are something of a shock for many people.


An activity to start you thinking about what is really important for you. Having a good sense of your values helps you maintain an appropriate focus and balance in your time management and productivity efforts.

Section 4: Results come from meaningful goals.

If you don't know where you are going, you can take any direction and hope you get there. This module introduces you to a critical underpinning framework for developing clear objectives. Once you have these in place, making decisions about where to best invest your time become much easier; as do decisions about what you need to stop doing.


Now it's your turn to develop your personal work or life objectives.

Section 5: Establishing priorities: the rocket fuel of successful productivity

Highly successful people tend to be excellent at establishing and working to their priorities. They know which activities and tasks add the most value for them. The priority matrix is a deceptively simple, yet powerful tool for enabling you to be crystal clear on your key priorities.


Many people use the priority matrix as a daily planning tool. Here's how.


So many people talk about the Pareto Principle - the 80:20 rule, but few apply it consistently to their time management and productivity planning. Those who do tend to succeed.


It's time to start applying your learning directly to your own use of time. This activity starts the process of analysing the time log you completed in an earlier activity.

Section 6: Organize and take control
There are three elements you must have in place in order to focus your energy and efforts in the most productive areas. This module clarifies what those are.

This activity ensures you are not wasting time trying to control things you simply cannot. Are you really in control or are you deluding yourself?


Apply these four decision factors to your task list every day and you will quickly transform the results you achieve.


Key tips to help you build self-discipline when you are scheduling your time.


Here are the key time bandits, the time stealers that can have a dramatic effect on your productivity and results if you do not tackle them head on.

Activity: Time log Review 2

It's time to get tough with one of the biggest time bandits - interruptions. This activity will help you do exactly that.


Develop this seemingly simple discipline and watch your productivity soar. Easier said than done, but well worth the effort.


These are the top tips on transforming your productivity from a wide range of highly successful people. We have covered quite a few within our course material as they are key to successful time management and improved productivity. However, there are still ideas to try out and see if they work for you.

Section 7: Activity: Learning Review

Challenge yourself to identify what actions you need to take to get the maximum benefit from the course - then make it happen.

Section 8: Over to you - it's time for action
8 questions

Before you go, a quick recap quiz to check your understanding and retention.


Now its your turn. You have the tools and strategies in place. It simply requires a little self-discipline and commitment to start achieving the results you want. It means changing your habits, and I've included some tips on how to do that.

Section 9: Bonus offers and more from Richard

Access more information and resources from Richard along with additional discounts and offers.

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Instructor Biography

Richard Lock, People Development Professional, Business & Personal

International Management Trainer | Speaker | Facilitator | Business Coach helping organizations get the best from people and people get the best from themselves.

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You're probably wondering why on earth you should work with me through my online courses, or possibly more directly.

Well, I have been a learning and development professional for almost 30 years now. In that time I have worked with a very wide range of organisations and people from all walks of life, and many different countries and backgrounds.

My focus is on helping people learn skills, techniques and behaviours that will help them in their everyday lives. That might be in business and their professional lives or more personal development outside of work. What matters to me is that the learning is not simply just theoretical, but practically applicable. Knowing stuff is good, but we grow when we learn to actually apply that knowledge. That's where we add value.

In support of this approach, I have a lot of experience to back it up. I have for 20 years held senior management positions in both public and private sector organisations. I have also run my own consultancy and people development businesses for almost 19 years working with many global brands in a variety of business sectors, family businesses, business start ups and individuals seeking to develop their own skills and abilities.

With all this experience and expertise I have come to realize that a great deal of successful business and people management comes down to effective communication. In theory this appears straight forward, yet the reality is frequently much more challenging. This challenge is summed up by my favorite quote;

'the single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it is taking place'

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