Work Smarter Not Harder: Productive Time Management

Strategies, tips and techniques to get your work done faster.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 39 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Most of us can think of really good reasons to get our work done faster. Maybe we want to do more tasks and earn more money, or maybe we want more free time. Either way, if you would like to improve your productivity by streamlining your work day, this course is for you!

Packed with useful tips and strategies for maximizing your time and minimizing your effort, this course is a must-have for anyone who wants to increase productivity and get through their work faster.

The content for this course comes from trainings I've taken on time management (in the legal field, where time is literally money since attorneys bill by the hour) in addition to strategies I've discovered for myself along the way to maximize my production while minimizing my efforts. Together, this course is a concise powerhouse of useful tips to help you strategize your work day and your working life for optimal productivity. The tips are simple and easy to employ, and strategies are provided to help you incorporate the ones that may be more difficult for you such as putting an end to procrastination! The course is short because it doesn't need to be any longer than it is. I'm interested in saving your time and mine, and in creating such a short, concise course I'm working smarter, not harder, and allowing you to also work smarter, not harder, by not wasting your time drawing it out any longer than it needs to be. In just 30 minutes, you'll discover a range of tips and strategies that will help optimize your productivity, freeing you up for more earning capacity or more play time, or both!

I've been able to develop extremely productive strategies that have enabled me to both take on more work and increase my earnings, as well as increase my free time. When you are super productive with your time and energies, you truly can have it all! This course provides you with the insights that will help you maximize your productivity by showing you how to use your time wisely and well.

The small investment you will make in this course will pay off for you for years to come. You'll be able to take on more tasks than your colleagues, which will impress the bosses, and you'll be able to have more free time to enjoy. In short, you have nothing to lose from this course! But, so much to gain.

So join me now! Let me share with you the strategies, tips and techniques that I've been using for many years to streamline my own life, and let me help you, too, work smarter, not harder.

What are the requirements?

  • Bring an attitude of eagerness for improved productivity, and willingness to incorporate the strategies offered

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Work smarter, not harder
  • Optimize your productivity
  • Take on more tasks, improving your reputation and increasing your earnings
  • Enjoy more free time

What is the target audience?

  • Best suited for those interested in increasing their productivity
  • Good for those who want more free time
  • Perfect for those who want to get their work done more quickly
  • Great for those wishing to have more time for additional tasks
  • Ideal for workers wanting to impress their supervisors by completing work quickly and taking on more work
  • Not suited for those who don't want to make any changes in their daily routines or approaches to tasks

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:21

Introduces the course and the instructor.

Section 2: Achievement Goals
01:08

The importance of focusing to your productivity.

01:11

What to do with multi-tasking.

01:00

The importance of pushing yourself, and the ways you should.

01:20

Use your cognitive resources wisely.

01:32

Does procrastination help your productivity?

3 questions

Quiz for this section

Section 3: Daily Practices
01:04

"Do not disturb"

02:34

Smart ways to handle email.

02:13

Smart client management.

00:57

Using technology smartly.

02:29

Tips for changing habits to become more productive.

2 questions

Quiz on the section "Daily Practices"

Section 4: Smart Habits
03:28

Setting time limits.

02:29

What to do with similar tasks.

02:06

Maximize your non-work time.

01:30

Smart ways to approach new projects.

01:02

Starting things from scratch.

02:16

The utter importance of relaxation to productivity.

3 questions

Quiz on the section "Smart Habits"

Section 5: Exercises
01:59

Exercise to help you identify where you spend your time.

02:55

Exercise to help you identify your best times to do which tasks.

Exercise 3: Difficult changes to habits, rewards
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Section 6: Conclusion and Future Directions
Conclusion
01:19
EMPOWER YOURSELF
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Instructor Biography

Dr. Michele Poff, PhD, Social Scientist, Communication

Hi! I'm Dr. Michele Poff. I have a PhD in Communication*, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and a BA in English**. I've taught university courses in communication and English language for 14 years.

I'm so pleased to have discovered Udemy! This platform allows me to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine, which is to bring the knowledge I've acquired in so many years of university education to people outside of my university courses. Now thanks to Udemy, I can help all kinds of people all over the world who want to improve their lives.

You can be confident that all of my courses come from solid science or unique personal experience, and you will know the difference. For example, there is no science for freelancing tips, and at the same time, I wouldn't dare create a course on confidence, assertiveness, or relationships based on personal experience. Instead, as a PhD, you can be confident that the material I bring to you is grounded in solid science, and is the result of years of scientific research. These are not university courses of course, as they are a lot shorter and a lot simpler here. But I do take pride in creating university-quality courses for my Udemy students. What you get from my courses is complete confidence that the material I offer you is solid and accurate, according to the science on the specific topic. It is not my own opinion. I always do a lot of homework to bring to you the very best courses I can, that are based in solid research and fully backed by science. So the information you learn in my courses isn't just "what my Udemy teacher said," but rather you can be confident that what you get in my courses is "what the science says." This is a really important feature that separates my courses from most of the other courses on Udemy. Everyone has a perspective, and sometimes those perspectives are insightful. But in the end, those are just personal perspectives, and are no different from everyone else's. If you want to be able to rely on the information you receive in your course as accurate and valid in general as the science has shown, instead of being true only for the person teaching the course, then my courses are a good fit for you!

You are in good hands with me :)

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*University of Washington is currently ranked number 3 of the world's public universities. It is ranked number 16 of all universities in the world.

**University of California, Berkeley is consistently ranked number 1 of the world's public universities. It is consistently ranked in the top five of all universities in the world, usually behind Harvard, Stanford, and MIT.

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