Boost Your Productivity in Just 7 Days! - An Introduction to Productivity

Catrinel Girbovan, Life and Business Coach, PhD

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6 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Productivity Booster 1

    • 3. Productivity Booster 2

    • 4. Overdrive

    • 5. Productivity Booster 3

    • 6. Conclusion and Class Project

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About This Class


In this class, you will learn some basic productivity techniques that focus on decreasing personal effort while maximizing results. You will learn to identify High Value Tasks or tasks that contribute the most value to your work while also being mindful of tasks that are considered Low Value, that could be delegated, eliminated or procrastinated on. We also discuss Deadtime or time throughout the day that is mostly used to complete automatic behaviors, which can be used to boost your productivity and confidence level in your own abilities. Lastly, you'll learn why, when it comes to productivity, slow and steady wins the race and why taking scheduled breaks as well as minimizing multitasking will benefit you in the long run. 

This class is meant to be at an Introductory Level with regards to the research discussed and productivity methods mentioned. It does not attempt to cover all aspects of productivity research as it is beyond its scope. Be mindful that the claim it makes in boosting productivity within 7 days only applies if all methods are combined and maintained over a week-long period. 

Book Recommendations


The 4 Agreements – Don Ruiz
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Year of Yes – Shonda Rhymes
You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero 
Quiet – Susan Cain
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
The Confidence Code – Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
Rising Strong – Brené Brown


Before Happiness – Shawn Achor
The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor
The Happiness Track – Emma Seppala
10% Happier – Dan Harris
The Pursuit of Perfect – Tal Ben Sahar

Great Reads

Into the Magic Shop – James R. Doty
When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
Outliers – Malcom Gladwell
Blink Malcom Gladwell
David and Goliath – Malcom Gladwell
Tipping Point Malcom Gladwell
Messy – Tim Hartford
Sapiens – Yuval Harari