Maybe you - like me - get invigorated by setting new goals. But if we're going to achieve them and make progress on what's most important, we have to clear the decks. We have to figure out which goals are most essential, what tasks we can let go of, and how to triage and prioritize effectively.
Over the past five years, I've written extensively about productivity, time management, and goal setting in places like the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. I've developed and tested a set of productivity strategies that have enabled me to write books, raise my profile, and build a robust international business, while enjoying a great quality of life.
But I've never presented them in a comprehensive fashion, until now.
In this masterclass, I break down the exact frameworks I've developed - after years of research, testing, and refinement - to save time and accomplish major goals, like writing a book or creating an online course, all while maintaining your regular business and personal commitments.
So what's the masterclass like?
First of all, it's short and powerful - as a course on productivity should be. You don't need to spend 14 hours figuring out how to be more productive: you need to get down to business.
The masterclass is a two-hour session, which was recorded live and is run like a workshop. There are exercises that ask you to apply the principles to your own life, to make sure it's maximally useful and effective.
- Find more time and energy for the work you're passionate about;
- Limit the vampire drain of email and meetings;
- Balance your day-to-day responsibilities with what you really want to do;
- Create a reasonable work-life balance;
- Maintain focus;
- Identify and execute on what is truly most important each day; and
- Save at least an hour a week that you can deploy toward what matters to you most.
In addition to the video recording, you'll also have access to an audio version, a summary of key points, a self-assessment that enables you to follow along and apply the principles in real-time, and a recommended reading list if you'd like to explore the literature of productivity further.
What do past participants say about the masterclass?
Executive coach Nancy Halpern said it was jam-packed with "immediately useful ideas of great impact."
Nonprofit executive Sandi Connors said it was helpful because it enabled her to identify and prioritize an important new goal, which "immediately relieved anxiety I had been having about it."
Consultant Teri Olivier said the masterclass contained "great insights on productivity, delivered in a conversational manner, that I could start putting into action that same day."
And J.B., an entrepreneur in Vancouver, said the masterclass "motivates you to get real with your schedule and offers smart, simple, effective and easy methods to apply. Exactly what a busy person needs.”
I hope you'll also enjoy the masterclass, and look forward to having you join. Take care!
Course banner photo (library) by Patrick Goethe; course placard photo by Aleksi Tappura (laptop).
Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. She's also the producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album. You can download her free 88-question Entrepreneurial You self-assessment and learn more at dorieclark.com.
- Be More Productive Masterclass (Video)
- Be More Productive Masterclass (Audio Version)
- Masterclass Key Points to Remember
- Productivity Self-Assessment Worksheet
- List of Recommended Productivity Books