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The Productive Life

with Chris Bailey

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    13:33
  •   10 Use Caffeine Strategically

    07:02

Class duration: 3h 14m

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About The Class

Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy

It’s a common refrain: “If I only I had more hours in the day, I’d be able to get everything done.” But since finding more hours isn’t an option, we search for ways to be more productive—to better use our limited time to not only complete our required tasks but also accomplish our loftier goals.

Chris Bailey, author of “The Productivity Project,” spent a year of his life conducting productivity experiments on himself in order to discover the secrets to living the most productive life possible. He’ll share his most insightful lessons on how to work deliberately rather than reactively, manage your energy better, avoid excessive procrastination and have more time to do what you find meaningful in life.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Slow down and work more deliberately.
  • Shrink or eliminate the unimportant from your life.
  • Focus on your highest-leverage tasks that give you the greatest return.
  • Schedule less time for important tasks.
  • Distract yourself from inevitable distractions.
  • Develop productive procrastination.
  • Use a healthy diet, sleep and exercise to be more productive.
  • Strive for imperfection.
  • Form good habits so your productivity is automatic.
  • Motivate yourself by understanding why you want to get something done.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    13:33
  2. 02

    The Productivity Project

    05:47
  3. 03

    A New Definition of Productivity

    05:36
  4. 04

    The Rule of 3

    17:30
  5. 05

    Your Most Important Tasks

    10:19
  6. 06

    Beating Procrastination

    22:18
  7. 07

    Hotspots

    15:24
  8. 08

    The Basics of Energy

    10:44
  9. 09

    Working Around Your Energy

    08:29
  10. 10

    Use Caffeine Strategically

    07:02
  11. 11

    Incremental Improvements

    08:23
  12. 12

    Taming Distractions

    27:15
  13. 13

    Hyperfocus

    09:00
  14. 14

    Meditation Exercise

    12:21
  15. 15

    Taking a Thinking Break

    06:11
  16. 16

    Internal Distractions

    04:12
  17. 17

    Self-Talk

    10:43

Meet Your Expert

Chris Bailey

When Chris Bailey graduated University, he received two full-time job offers, but decided to decline them both to dedicate a full year of his life to exploring his weird passion: productivity. For a full year he did anything and everything to become more productive.  ... read more

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90% of students recommend this class.
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  • Michael Duskus

    Michael Duskus

    March 2018

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this course, but I was happily surprised to learn very useful, practical approaches to being more productive in all aspects of my life. Chris's approach to dealing with time and productivity challenges we all face daily are simple to comprehend — and with a little discipline, easy to implement. I'm looking forward to reading his book, too. Additionally, the team at Creative Live are so great and make the experience memorable; from their smiles, warm greetings and professionalism to the great food provided, they know how to bring out the good vibes in everyone. We're definitely looking forward to attending more classes!

  • Helen Leung

    Helen Leung

    March 2018

    I found Chris' book very useful, full of great ideas that are easy to implement, and totally fun to read. This seminar is the same: inspiring, practical, and very enjoyable. The productivity ideas that he introduced are crucial for reducing stress and enjoying our work and personal life more. Highly recommended!

  • Inna

    March 2018

    A fantastic class that will NOT teach you how to be more productive in creating to-do-lists and completing as many tasks as you can, but will explain how to make right priorities and choices and how achieve what you want in a more efficient matter while having a holistic view of your productivity, including your approach to food, sleep and meditation. The class is packed with actionable tools and techniques and I recommend it to everyone who would like to start working less and achieve more. The teacher - Chris - has a great personality - he's very likable and relatable - and he delivers the message in a manner that makes it very easy to understand and act upon the message.

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