I’m actively trying to be less productive. You don’t hear that very often, do ya? These past couple pandemic years limited my travel—both to an office or on an airplane—and I found myself working more than ever. But that’s proven temporary, thankfully, and I want to establish a model where I do fewer things, better, while also taking more time to relax and goof around.
So when Pluralsight folks reached out to me and asked if I wanted to revisit my 2014 course about personal productivity tips, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve learned a lot since 2014, and this was a good chance to capture new lessons learned, while re-imaging the course as a whole. The result? A 75 minute training course, Productivity Tips for the Busy Tech Professional, that I’m very proud of.
Whether you’re in tech or not, this course can help you become more intentional about what you do, and complete more tasks that matter. The three modules of the course are:
- Productivity Explained. Here, we look at the over-emphasis on busy-ness, what productivity is all about, what we want to try and avoid, and the sorts of things that get in our way.
- Productivity Systems and Tools. There are formal and informal systems and habits you can adopt to become more productive. I dig into six different systems and six different categories of tools. In my life, I use a mix of all of it.
- Productivity Tips. This module includes a series of specific tips that you can adopt or tweak to establish more control over how you work. Each one includes some examples of how to put it in practice.
As always, I learned a lot by preparing this course and studying the latest research about personal productivity. I hope you watch and enjoy, and share any tips you have!