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Time Management 101

with Mike Vardy

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About The Class

Becoming more productive doesn’t have to be difficult. In this course, Mike Vardy lays out simple strategies and tools that will allow you to tackle work and life more effectively. Mike will help you discover your optimal working style, and guide you through matching your style to the methods that will best increase your efficiency. You’ll explore the relationship between time and productivity and learn how to make the most of every day — not just work days. You’ll learn about identifying core tasks and action items and building a workflow that ensures the most important tasks get done on time. You’ll also work toward eliminating (or even ignoring) distractions, delegating tasks, and setting priorities. Mike will also cover email management, productivity apps, coping with schedule disruptions, and more. You’ll leave this course with simple, concrete processes toward becoming less overwhelmed, more productive, and more efficient.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    The Importance of Structure

  2. 02

    The Importance of Structure Part 2

  3. 03

    Focusing on Task

  4. 04

    Focusing on Task Part 2

  5. 05

    Going Beyond Simple To-Do List

  6. 06

    Going Beyond Simple To-Do List Part 2

  7. 07

    How to Use a Calendar Effectively

  8. 08

    How to Use Calendar Effectively Part 2

  9. 09

    Time Management Struggles

  10. 10

    Time Management Struggles Part 2

  11. 11

    Building a Trustworthy Workflow

  12. 12

    Building a Trustworthly Workflow Part 2

  13. 13

    Power of Contexts

  14. 14

    The Power of Contexts Part 2

  15. 15

    Dealing with Email

  16. 16

    Dealing with Email Part 2

  17. 17

    Introduction & Idea Execution

  18. 18

    The Idea Criteria with Q&A

  19. 19

    Idea Management

  20. 20

    The Strikethrough System

  21. 21

    Powerful Paper-Based Strategies

  22. 22

    Sticking with the System

  23. 23

    Workflow Q&A & Apps Discussion

  24. 24

    Course Recap & Q&A

  25. 25


  26. 26

    Email Best Practices

  27. 27

    Final Time Management Tips


Meet Your Expert

Mike Vardy

Mike Vardy is a writer, podcaster, speaker, productivityist, and the author of The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want. In addition to writing for his personal weblog,, he continues to contribute to several ... read more

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  • pdf Productivityist Progress Planner.pdf
  • pdf Productivityist Workbook Printable Exercises.pdf
  • pdf Productivityist Workbook v1.2.pdf
  • pdf The Productivityist Workbook v1.2 - Mike Vardy.epub
  • pdf The Productivityist Workbook v1.2 - Mike
  • pdf The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto Poster - 16x20.jpg
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  • pdf Paperless Organization Guide.pdf
  • pdf The Way Of The Productivityist - A Manifesto.pdf

75% of students recommend this class.
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  • Eve

    March 2015

    Mike's class was chock full of useful information on streamlining a to do list, digitally and by hand. His process seems pretty robust, and extremely well thought out, to provide maximum efficiency and success with the least amount of effort. Granted there is a learning curve, and one must practice to become proficient and use it effectively, but if you are willing to put in the effort there is a major positive impact on productivity. He goes through his favorite apps (he apparently consults with app developers) and why, which was exactly what I needed at the time. Some of his 2nd choice apps may now surpass the others, but he explains clears how to pick the best app for you. I'm a small business owner and I found the class to be quite helpful. Thanks Mike.

  • kathy

    March 2015

    Just finished Mike's course and it was exactly what I wanted and hoped it would be. Nuts and bolts, real life ideas and hands on ways to implement what he shared. If I dedicated the time spent on researching an organizational system on just USING the system, I would be a shining beacon of efficiency. Mike's class and materials helped me let go of the need aka obsession with looking for the Holy Grail of systems and just pick a combo and do it. Thanks, Mike, I'll let you know when I AM that shining beacon of effortless organization...or at least when I quit writing notes on my hand! Great course!

  • Cathy

    June 2018

    Really loved this class. Real life examples from the audience made it easy to understand and see how the advice can apply to my way of managing tasks. I have now a clear view of the system I'm going to implement (I already started) and that I can trust. Thanks a lot Mike!

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