10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity Video Course
Learn to manage your goals, projects, commitments, email... and have a happy and fulfilled life!
Join productivity expert Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe and editor of the Productive! Magazine as he explains the most important productivity techniques and habits that help him get things done!
The course is available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, German, Polish and Japanese:
- Watch the course in English - just scroll down and play the introductory video
- 日本語 (Japanese) with Zofia Wasiutynska & Michael Sliwinski
- Deutsch (German) mit Michael Sliwinski
- Español (Spanish) con Michael Sliwinski
- Po Polsku (Polish) z Michałem Śliwińskim
Introduction to the "10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity Course"
Here's Michael Sliwinski giving you a 5 minute introduction to the 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity Course:
Welcome to my "10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity" course. Over the next 10 lessons I'll try to teach you everything I've learned so far that helps me stay productive, get a lot done and have a happy life.
My name is Michael Sliwinski and I'm the founder of Nozbe - one of the leading productivity applications on the Internet. Every day, thousands upon thousands of busy professionals and teams are getting things done using Nozbe's web application as well as our native apps for the Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android.
I'm also the editor of the Productive! Magazine - a completely free PDF and iPad magazine. In each issue I get a chance to interview some real overachievers and many people wiser than me post fantastic articles. Be sure to check it out and read past issues. You'll be inspired.
I'm also running a video show where I'm constantly trying out new productivity techniques. You can see what's new, what's helping me now and, equally important, what's not working for me at all. Each show is short and to the point.
As you can see, I'm passionate about personal and business productivity. I've been involved with this over the last decade and have been running Nozbe for more than 6 years now. That's why I decided to build this course - to help you get inspired, get organized, get productive and get going!
Having said that, this course is not only about Nozbe - it's about developing your very own productivity system. Yes, I will be giving examples from Nozbe as this is the tool I use. My productivity principles are deeply integrated there... but you can still participate and use other productivity apps as well.
Again, if you decide to use Nozbe, that's great, if you use a different tool, that's good as well - the most important thing is that you complete this course and get your productivity system in place. I will mention some other apps and systems throughout the course.
This course is laid out to 10 simple steps. Each step is available on video, audio and in a written form. Each lesson lasts a little over 5 minutes - so it's really short and to the point.
Step 1 in the course is about "Clearing your mind" and putting everything into your trusted system. We'll talk about Inboxes and how to use them, to make sure your mind is focused and nothing gets forgotten.
Step 2 is about organizing your tasks into projects. About dividing the big tasks into small, actionable steps to ensure you'll always get them done. You'll become a project management ninja after this lesson.
Step 3 is about defining your "next actions" - your priority tasks that need to be done next to keep your projects moving forward. You'll learn that sometimes it takes getting just one small task done to move an avalanche of a project forward and begin accomplishing your goals.
Step 4 is about being productive anywhere. Using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Today's era of technology enables us to get tasks done anywhere and have more free time later!
Step 5 is about collaborating. We live in a connected world and your colleagues as well as your close friends can help you get a lot more done. You'll learn how to share projects, delegate tasks and communicate through them effectively.
Step 6 is about working in contexts - it's a second, and very helpful layer of productivity, where you divide tasks not only into projects, but into places these can be done in, tools these can be done with, and so on.
Step 7 is about managing your reference material and documents. Store your notes and digitize as much content as you can to make sure to have it at hand when you're getting your tasks done. Lots of tricks and apps can help you with that.
Step 8 is about reviewing your recently set up productivity system. At least once a week you need to have a meeting with yourself and review your tasks, projects, lists and goals. Learn to start your next week fresh!
Step 9 is about Email and how to handle it. How to process it to zero and how to handle others' expectations when it comes to an email reply. How to make sure you don't get lost in the flood of email messages coming in.
Step 10 is where I help you start with everything you've learned so far. I will add several tips and tricks that work for me and point you toward additional materials for inspiration for action.
Here they are - 10 steps to building powerful productivity habits that will help you achieve your goals, get more done and most of all, enjoy more free time!
If you're ready, I encourage you to go to step one right away. You can get back to each lesson whenever you like. My goal is to inspire you and help you achieve your potential by sharing everything that's worked for me over the years. Let's get it all done!