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30 Days of Getting Results - Free Time-Management Training

30 Days of Getting Results - Free Time-Management Training

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I’ve updated 30 Days of Getting Results based on feedback.  (Special thanks to Alik Levin for his feedback and insight above and beyond the call of duty.)   The site URL is simpler now and easier to share:

I wanted to clean it up and improve the experience, especially for those that are using this as their 30 Day Improvement Sprint to bootstrap the new year.

Time Management Skills
Here are some of the time management skills you will learn, tune, and improve as part of the time management training:

  • How to manage your time
  • How to focus and direct your attention with skill
  • How to spend more time on the things that really matter to you
  • How to be the author of your life and write your story forward
  • How to make the most of your your moments, days, weeks, months, and years
  • How to use a simple system to achieve meaningful results
  • How to achieve work-life balance
  • How to play to your strengths and spend less time in weaknesses
  • How to motivate yourself with skill and find your drive
  • How to change a habit and make it stick
  • How to improve your personal productivity and personal effectiveness

You will learn time management tips and strategies as part of a system, each lesson can be used by itself or “better together” with other lessons.

Time Management Training Lessons at a Glance
Here are the 30 Lessons at a Glance that make up the time management training:

  • Day 1 – Take a Tour of Getting Results the Agile Way
  • Day 2 – Monday Vision – Use Three Stories to Drive Your Week
  • Day 3 – Daily Outcomes – Use Three Stories to Drive Your Day
  • Day 4 – Let Things Slough Off
  • Day 5 – Hot Spots – Map Out What’s Important
  • Day 6 – Friday Reflection – Identify Three Things Going Well and Three Things to Improve
  • Day 7 – Setup Boundaries and Buffers
  • Day 8 – Dump Your Brain to Free Your Mind
  • Day 9 – Prioritize Your Day with MUST, SHOULD, and COULD
  • Day 10 – Feel Strong All Week Long
  • Day 11 – Reduce Friction and Create Glide Paths for Your Day
  • Day 12 – Productivity Personas – Are You are a Starter or a Finisher?
  • Day 13 – Triage Your Action Items with Skill
  • Day 14 – Carve Out Time for What’s Important
  • Day 15 – Achieve a Peaceful Calm State of Mind
  • Day 16 – Use Metaphors to Find Your Motivation
  • Day 17 – Add Power Hours to Your Week
  • Day 18 – Add Creative Hours to Your Week
  • Day 19 — Who are You Doing it For?
  • Day 20 — Ask Better Questions, Get Better Results
  • Day 21 – Carry the Good Forward, Let the Rest Go
  • Day 22 – Design Your Day with Skill
  • Day 23 — Design Your Week with Skill
  • Day 24 – Bounce Back with Skill
  • Day 25 – Fix Time. Flex Scope
  • Day 26 – Solve Problems with Skill
  • Day 27 – Do Something Great
  • Day 28 – Find Your One Thing
  • Day 29 – Find Your Arena for Your Best Results
  • Day 30 – Take Agile Results to the Next Level

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