How Do I Get Things Done? New Pluralsight Course Reveals All My Secrets

Back in August when I released a Pluralsight course on Optimizing Systems on AWS, the most frequent question I heard had nothing to do with AWS or the cloud. Instead, it was the familiar “how do you do so much stuff?” Various suggestions have been offered: robot twin, outsourcing to South America, zero sleep. Alas, the truth is less sensational. I’ve learned over the years (from experience, studying, and watching others) to be ruthless about efficiency and always take a strategic viewpoint on new opportunities. During the past few months I’ve jotted down all my techniques – as well as those used by a host of my fellow Pluralsight authors – and put them all into a single, 1 hour Pluralsight course that was released today.

Productivity Tips for the Busy Tech Professional is a collection of 17 actionable tips for getting control over your busy schedule and spending more of your time on the things you enjoy. The course is broken up into three short modules:

  • Setting the Foundation. A handful of tips that will shape how you approach your activities.
  • Establishing a Frame of Mind. Tips for better decision making and prioritization.
  • Managing Time Effectively. Batch of tips for the day-to-day activities that will help you make better use of your available time.

No theoretical stuff here. It’s all (hopefully) practical advice that you can use RIGHT NOW to get more done while keeping your work/life balance under control. Now, obviously everyone is different and for some, these tips won’t make a difference or you might completely disagree with them. That’s cool with me, as I’m just hoping to inspire change (large or small) that helps us all become happier and more fulfilled.

So watch this course on your lunch break, and let me know what you think! Something you agree/disagree with? Have your own tips to share? I’d really love to hear it.

Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products and customer success for app modernization (e.g. Anthos). Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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