I get it. You're busy. But at the same time, you want to be more productive but you don't have the time to study, research and try productivity habits. Good news! I created a course that walks you through how to improve your productivity step-by-step.
"Each of the four modules focuses on a specific area of developing a productive mindset and offers simple and at the same time very useful tools to help assess where we are today and our opportunities for greater productivity going forward. The course did not just introduce me to the concepts, or give me new ideas. Throughout the course, I made many real changes to the way I structure my day. The course is simple, does not require a lot of time, but gives a big return on the time investment if you take the steps Mark recommends. Mark is clearly passionate about his topic. I found the course helpful, it was a useful check-in on some of my day-to-day practices. And I have already put into my schedule a quarterly revisit of the tools just to make sure I stay on track!"
"As a Sr. Data Analyst for a growing and competitive fortune 500 company, I generally have a lot on my plate at any one time. While I manage to get things done I have always struggled with my productivity. I am often left with a feeling that there is either something I missed or more that I could accomplish if I could just be more productive. I have tried a couple of online resources for productivity before but to be frank, they were either too complicated or too boring. Then I got the opportunity to try Mark Struczewski's new productivity course. As a hopeful skeptic, I took Mark's course with an open but critical mind and I was pleasantly surprised.
Right from the beginning, I enjoyed how Mark was no-nonsense. He was very positive, supportive and seemed genuinely excited to be teaching the material and excited to have me watching. It all felt very personal. His style is very casual, which is great for me. Any trainer that can grab my attention and present content in a casual, real-life conversational way is a winner in my book. He makes use of humor but doesn't overdo it and his speaking is clear and concise.
However, his casual style does not detract from the content provided. I picked up a ton of useful information from this course. Taking his advice from the get-go, I got myself a notebook and took notes. The content is all very simple, practical things that can be done right now to help increase productivity. No crazy systems, or special apps or sales pitches for more stuff...just a useful, common sense approach to helping you ratchet up your productivity. I have done the time tracking exercise which was very helpful and plan to hit the ODAE exercise next.
There is a lot packed into this course, I have re-watched a couple of the modules already for more tidbits. I like the simplicity of the actions and the ideas. For example, Starting with one simple change to gain momentum. I also like the mantras sprinkled throughout, like "simplicity is the gateway to productivity" or "get to the point, stick to the point". He also sprinkles in ideas about sleep, breathing, and making sure you are not all work and no play..."schedule time for fun!".
The private Facebook group seems like a good idea and I plan to join that and check in. I'm not a huge Facebook user but he gives some good tips on how to manage your social media so this is a great opportunity to try those out.
This course has been a blessing. The information in it has already started to pay dividends for me. I feel like I have some real, usable tools that I can implement that will help me get my productivity house in order. I have already started using my calendar differently and that has been a big help and I plan to use a couple of the tips for reducing distractions at work as well (the timer is a great idea!). Thanks Mark for the great content. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to ratchet up their productivity."
"Mark has created an introductory course addressing key aspects of improving productivity at an introductory level for individuals. Within the four half-hour videos, each tackling a different aspect of what can crowd our minds and reduce our productivity, Mark takes the viewer through a range of simple yet very effective tools to help.
In presenting a simple model Mark demonstrates by example that simplifying our routines and tasks will readily enable us to be more focused, effective and thus productive.
Mark provides useful worksheets which help begin the work of tracking how we use our time and how we order our tasks, which leads into reflecting upon why we do what we do - to examine the 'why' of our activities can lead to a better understanding of what may or may not be helpful and/or productive.
Ultimately Mark has created a course which defines key distractions as well as clear strategies which can help individuals to begin making an inroad into becoming more productive and effective in their working routines."