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Project Planning For Procrastinators

Cindy Guentert-Baldo, Planner/Artist/YouTuber

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14 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What Is Procrastination?

    • 3. Starting Out Right

    • 4. The Big Scary

    • 5. Breaking It Down - Example 1

    • 6. Breaking It Down - Example 2

    • 7. Which System Is Right For You?

    • 8. Systems - Trello

    • 9. Systems - Google

    • 10. Systems - Kanban Board

    • 11. Systems - Paper Planner

    • 12. Systems - Bullet Journal

    • 13. Tips & Tricks

    • 14. Start Doing!

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About This Class

I have a confession to make: I’m a chronic procrastinator. 

I’ve lived by various mantras my entire life -

  • “I work best under pressure”
  • “I can get it done later”
  • “I do my best work at the last minute”
  • “Something always gets in the way”

If you’ve caught yourself putting off something you KNOW needs to be done, or you find every reason in the world to not start that project, or you’ve said any (or all) of those things to yourself, then you, my friend, may also be a procrastinator.

There is no easy fix to this situation - procrastination is a habit that needs to be broken, and like any habit, that can be tough. 

However, in this past year I’ve managed to accomplish a few big projects within my deadlines and without doing all of the work at the last minute. I’ve learned a few things about tackling a project if you are a procrastinator, and I’m sharing them with you in this Skillshare course.


Like writing this book!

I can’t promise you that you’ll never procrastinate again, but I can promise to provide you some solid ideas and examples of how to organize your projects to avoid putting them off until the last minute.

In this course we will

  • Talk about why we procrastinate and some ways to better manage this habit;
  • Practice breaking down a big scary project into manageable chunks - I’ll be using two examples in this class, one work related and one personal related;
  • Use several different systems (both digital and analogue) to organize those tasks with tips to help you decide which system may work for you;
  • Discuss tips and tricks to help you stay accountable along the way!


By the end of this course, you will have broken down a project into a manageable timeline and built it out in the organization system of your choice, enabling you to start DOING.

This course is for anyone who struggles to get started on a project, even if they are excited about, especially if they aren’t excited about it. If you are a beginner at Google Calendar or Trello, you will learn some pretty awesome basics while you are here! While we will be focusing on the planning, this course is NOT for people who are just interested in planning. Actually doing the work is part of this, so let’s get to it!