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Getting Stuff Done Boot Camp

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Why are there so many different organizational systems and time management methods out there? The answer is simple: it’s like any other personal challenge, like weight loss or money management. There is no simple, one size fits all answer. You must build a solution that works for you.

Over the course of this program, we will explore various time management and organizational tools and techniques so that you can build a customized productivity plan for your personal and professional lives. At the end of the course, you will emerge with a plan that works for you, so that you can start regaining control of your life!

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify what personal efficiency is, what skill sets can improve your personal productivity, and what attitudes we should cultivate.
  • Explain why multi-tasking is a myth.
  • Describe what role long-term goals play in short-term efficiency.
  • Share a personal vision and develop dreams and goals from it.
  • Apply the 80/20 rule and learn how it should affect planning.
  • Identify the characteristics of a good organizational system.
  • Develop a plan for an efficient workspace, including a customized information center and a filing system.
  • Apply a system that will allow you to process any type of information that crosses your desk, including e-mail, electronic files, paper files, voice mail, text messages, and drop-in visitors..
  • Use the Eisenhower principle to prioritize work.
  • Say no.
  • Use routines to simplify your life.
  • Understand why you procrastinate and develop methods for tackling tasks.
  • Apply ideas and tools to make your household more productive and efficient.

            Course Topics:

            Session One: Course Overview

            • Learning Objectives 

             Session 2: Understanding Personal Efficiency

            • Defining Personal Efficiency
            • In the Groove
            • A Holistic Approach
            • Time Management vs. Personal Productivity

            Session 3: Developing the Right Attitude

            • Useful Skill Sets
            • Useful Attitudes
            • Why Multi-Tasking is a Myth

            Session 4: Laying the Foundation

            • Creating a Personal Vision Statement
            • Step One: Identifying Your Values
            • Bringing It All Together
            • Step Three: Put it all Together
            • Making Connections
            • Identifying Dreams and Setting Goals
            • Getting Some Ideas
            • SPIRIT
            • Putting it All Together

            Session 5: The Building Blocks of a Good Organizational System

            • Pareto's Principle
            • Characteristics of a Good Organizational System
            • Building a Customizable System

            Session 6: Creating the Right Environment

            • Garbage Out!
            • Step Two: Make an Action Plan
            • Step Three: Get Started, Part One
            • Step Three: Get Started, Part Two
            • Step Four: Finish the Task
            • Laying Out Your Workspace, Part One
            • Laying Out Your Workspace, Part Two
            • Re-Designing Your Workspace
            • Setting up a Daily System
            • Priority Tray
            • The Incubator
            • Sample Incubator
            • Using the Incubator
            • Using the Incubator Each Day
            • Setting up a Filing System
            • Four File Types
            • Filing Tips
            • Putting Everything Back Together
            • Putting it in Action, Part 1
            • Putting it in Action, Part 1

            Session 7: Setting up your Virtual Environment

            • Organizing Electronic Files
            • Tips and Tricks
            • Making Your E-Mail Program Work for You
            • Commit to Your E-mail Program
            • Take Some Training
            • Set Up Folders
            • Schedule Backups and Archives
            • Automate What You Can
            • Use Time-Saving Tools
            • Exploring Applications
            • Top Applications

            Session 8: Setting up Your Information Management Center

            • Key Components of a System, Part 1
            • Key Components of a System, Part 2
            • Case Study: Sarah the Salesperson
            • Case Study: Walter the Writer
            • Case Study: Edna the Executive Assistant
            • Making Connections
            • Lessons Learned, Part 1
            • Lessons Learned Part 2

            Session 9: Managing Information in Six Easy Steps

            • GOPHER It!
            • Processing E-Mail Messages
            • Digging Donald out of the Hole
            • Problem One
            • Problem Two
            • Problem Three

            Session 10: Prioritizing Your Tasks

            • The Urgent-Important Matrix
            • Matrix Overview
            • Quadrant 1: Urgent and Important
            • Quadrant 2: Important but Not Urgent
            • Quadrant 3: Urgent but Not Important
            • Quadrant 4: Not Urgent and Not Important
            • Putting Tasks in Their Place

            Session 11: Saying No

            • Techniques for Saying No, Part One
            • Techniques for Saying No, Part Two
            • Techniques for Saying No, Part Three
            • Techniques for Saying No, Part Four

            Session 12: Creating Routines

            • Why Routines?
            • Start of Day Routine
            • End of Day Routine
            • Dealing with E-mail

            Session 13: Stopping Procrastination Now (Not Later!)

            • Tackling Procrastination
            • A Challenge to Change, Part 1
            • A Challenge to Change, Part 2
            • A Challenge to Change, Part 3
            • A Challenge to Change, Part 4

            Session 14: Applying Our Lessons at Home

            • Meals
            • Exercise
            • Fun Stuff
            • Children
            • Chores
            • General Organization
                                                                                                                                                Getting Stuff Done Boot Camp
                                                                                                                                                Getting Stuff Done Boot Camp
                                                                                                                                                Getting Stuff Done Boot Camp
                                                                                                                                                Getting Stuff Done Boot Camp

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