Make More, Work Less! Time Management + Productivity Skills!

Jerry Banfield, Teaches 84 Skillshare Classes

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    • Welcome to a life of doing less and producing more with less stress!

    • This course is founded on principles that guide me every single moment.

    • Three phrases I use that guide my action every single moment of today.

    • How asking for help allows me to do the next right thing and not make it worse.

    • A chance to practice the principles in this course and the next steps.

    • What does the phrase paying attention really mean? Where are you paying yours?

    • How to notice what you are paying attention to by being the watcher of your life

    • I found it impossible to change anything about myself until I really knew myself

    • Talk about who you think you are and what you have been doing with others.

    • See that you can move beyond what you have been right now.

    • Self knowledge is the key to learning what you are doing and changing it.

    • What kind of background noise is there while you work, play, and sleep?

    • When was the last time you took deep breath?

    • How much sleep did you get last night? How much is normal?

    • During what parts of the day are you in a hurry?

    • How fast is the computer and mobile device you use?

    • How often do you avoid doing things you do not like?

    • How often do you check your messages, emails, and Facebook?

    • When did you last tell someone you were too busy or say yes when you meant no?

    • What are the biggest areas of resistance you are experiencing now?

    • When can you really completely relax and how relaxing is that?

    • How much time to you spend noticing what your body is doing?

    • What are you using to boost your productivity?

    • Not trusting myself is the worst productivity habit I have ever overcome.

    • Rehearsing what you will say is always a waste of time.

    • Almost any background noise is distracting.

    • Feeling like you are working hard versus actually producing good work.

    • Notice any time you try to avoid something or task switch.

    • Try to do everything up until the last minute causes a lot of stress.

    • Planning for the worst case scenario is almost always a total waste of time.

    • Trusting yourself and others will eliminate 80% of your wasted time and energy.

    • First things first. Do what is most important first thing in the day.

    • A little work every day beats doing a lot in one day.

    • The amount of time you have is enough. Do what you can with it.

    • Work and school productivity tips that will allow you to do more in less time.

    • Do the work in front of you to minimize task switching.

    • Work and school productivity tips that will allow you to do more in less time.

    • When you read an email or a text message, respond to it right away.

    • You do not have to smoke to take breaks!

    • Eating the minimum to be full allows me to not fatigue after lunch.

    • Helpful home and personal life productivity tips.

    • Exercising gives me nearly unlimited energy during the day.

    • Vitamins and fruit are awesome for energy any time.

    • Having less makes staying organized easier.

    • Notice and fix the biggest annoyances you have as soon as possible.

    • Reading inspirational books gives me new ideas to try.

    • More tips coming to the course! Share your own to help us all!


About This Class

You might love this Skillshare course if you want to honestly see what it takes to be more productive, manage your time more effectively, and discover what works for me to get more done with less time and effort. As a student in this course, you will get an answer to every question you ask and be encouraged to test out every tip I give you that works for me. See both my successes and failures in living a productive life and take this opportunity to really discover what kind of productivity and time management habits you have!

When you take this course and try doing some of what I do each day, you can unlock your maximum potential. You will be amazed before you are halfway through your journey of getting to know yourself and discovering all of your productivity habits as a student in this course. Thank you for reading this and I hope to see your discussion question posted in the course in a few minutes!

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Jerry Banfield

Teaches 84 Skillshare Classes

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How did you get here with me?

In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.

In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling shirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.

In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.

In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.

By 2016, the Udemy courses I was teaching had made nearly $2 million dollars in sales with me receiving over $600,000 of that before they banned me because of what they said were policy violations despite me literally praying to God to follow the rules and being obsessed with following the policies. To make that $600,000, Google, Facebook, and contractors billed around $400,000 leaving me with about $200,000. Then, the US government took over $60,000 and the companies I borrowed money from in 2014 to avoid going out of business took another $50,000. After five years in business and even with great fortune on Udemy which made up for 4 years of losses, I am still barely able to pay my bills and have none of the security of a “real job” despite working 10 times more than I have ever worked anywhere else.

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Jerry Banfield

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