Let’s talk a bit about this Productivity with Purpose process I created. This is a process I developed over the course of months. So, it didn’t just happen one day. It really was a process of my own experience, that of fellow creatives, lots of researching, and honing everything and I didn’t create this course until I felt like the Productivity with Purpose process was replicable and in a place where I could teach it to you guys and that I felt comfortable doing that.
Structure of the course
Now, what about the course content and how to make the most of this course? There are 4 main modules and they have a number of lessons within each module.
This course refers back again and again to 2 core areas: Work and Life. This means that the Productivity with Purpose process is applicable to: business, work, personal life, creativity, housekeeping, or hobbies OR all of the above.
Module 1 is all about defining your values, priorities and mission. It’s the heart and soul of this course. It lays the foundation to build not only a daily, productive routine, but a PURPOSEFULLY productive routine. In this group of lessons we’re going to go over the building blocks that together form your purpose.
While the last Module Purpose was all about the heart and soul of this Productivity with Purpose process, Module 2 is all about holding space for that heart and soul. And the way that we do that is to, first, dig into what makes a good physical space that is both comfortable and not distracting. And then, we’re going to go over getting you in the right headspace.
In Module 3 we’re going to go over strategies like prioritization and time management. This is the part of this course where you’re going to use all of the information and all of the worksheets and exercises and start creating your routine for purposeful productivity.
And then finally, there’s module 4 and in it we’re going to talk about systems. After creating a tailored-to-your-needs daily, productive routine in the Module 3, we’re now going to figure out how to turn that routine into a sustainable routine. What are some systems and strategies you can put into place to make your routine, your work and life easier, simpler, and better?
Each lesson is made up of...
a video of me explaining the main points with accompanying slides
a written portion below each video (you’re reading that now!)
worksheet(s) for you to download and print out, designed to help you figure out your optimal and purposefully productive daily routine and apply what you’ve learned to your work and life
links: to the worksheet and other relevant resources
How much time will going through this course cost me?
This course is self-paced. If you want to sit down in a weekend and devour all of the lessons and put them into practice later, you absolutely can do that. However, this is a creative process. To do it effectively, you need time to work through the worksheets and time for reflecting, for ideas to marinate, for experimentation.
If I had to recommend a steady pace of working and learning, I would recommend completing Module 1 and 2 (to define your values and priorities, re-organize your workspace, and get in the right headspace) in 8 days and at least 7 days for tracking your time and building your daily routine in Module 3. I’d then take 30 days for Module 4 (to put your daily routine for purposeful productivity into practice, see how it works out, and maybe experiment for a bit, and also to set up systems and processes to make your routine sustainable and efficient. So, all in all, for you to start implementing your daily routine AND seeing results could take anywhere between 15 and 45 days.
What tools will I need?
What tools do I need for this course? Well, how does a pen and a piece of paper sound? A notebook, a journal, or a simple piece of paper, that really IS all you need. This course comes with a lot of valuable and helpful resources and worksheets that I’ve provided for you to help you do the work and to make sure you’re able to take full advantage of all the lessons.
Questions and community
The best place to go to connect with other students and to ask for feedback is the Productivity with Purpose Facebook group. Click on the link below this video to get access to the Facebook group.
If you want to connect privately for whatever reason, you can also feel free to just shoot me an email. Remember though, this course only works if you do your part! To get the best feedback possible, try to keep your questions focused, to the point, and make sure the specific question you need answered is clear. Do that and I’m happy to offer whatever advice I can!
How to get the most out of this course
Aim for progress, not perfection. #truthbomb
Don’t skip through the course. I spent tons of time and energy thinking about the right order for each step in the process that will give you the most seamless learning experience possible. If you skip around it’s likely that you could miss a critical step as each section builds upon another.
Listen to your gut. This entire course is a journey. There may be moments where the answers don’t come right away and you may want to walk away. I encourage you to stay in it and just listen to your gut. Do your best to tap into that heart-knowing that we all have and that will help you move forward.
Hold yourself accountable. Remember, when you bought this course, you did so because you wanted to make an investment in yourself. Make a commitment to finish this course and set aside the time now that it will require in order for you to get the most out of it.
Use the worksheet:
What does a productive day look like for you now, before taking this course?
Do you have a routine now? If so, what is it? Write it down.
Another thing I recommend you start doing is keeping track of your time. This is something we’re going to get to in Module 3.4, where I ask you to keep track of your time for seven days, but if you can start doing that now you’ll have more ‘data’ and more insights into your days by the time you get to Module 3.4. You can track your time in a notebook, writing down in 15- or 30-minute increments what you’ve spend your time doing each day. You could use a digital tool like Toggl or Rescuetime. Or, of course, you could use the worksheet that’s part of Module 3.4.