Now you can master time, instead of letting it master you. Gain control of your schedule, life, and career using proven strategies from a recognized time management expert.
Approximate study time: 10 hours
There are only so many hours in a day. You will learn how to use them effectively. It doesn't mean working faster or constraining yourself to some system that makes you miserable.
Upon completion of this this course, you will understand how to manage your time without needing to drag some notebook or other encumbrance out every time you want to do something.
You will no longer be running around, feeling under pressure, and wondering where the day went. Instead, you will end nearly every day with the satisfaction that you got done what you set out to do, and had enough time to do it right.
Your life consists of minutes, hours, and days. That is, it consists of time.
If you manage your time properly, and have an easy, intuitive system for doing so, the effect is like gaining extra years of life. Isn't that benefit worth the small price of this course?
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
It seems the harder you work, the less time you have. In fact, this is true. The reason why is when you are working, you are not planning. And when you don't plan enough, you work on the wrong things. What you need to know is how to balance working and planning. You need to know how to select what is important to do, and why. And when.
There is no single secret trick, but when you put all the elements of this course to use, you have an arsenal of techniques and principles at your disposal. You'll learn how to manage your e-mail, your phone time, your boss, and much, much more. And you'll learn how to overcome the #1 timewaster of all. In the typical corporate environment, eliminating this one source of wasted time will free up an additional 40 hours per month! That is time you could spend getting work done.
If there is one course you need to take--regardless of whether you manage projects at work or manage a household at home--it is this course.
Where did this information come from? Many sources: these are the tried and true secrets of project managers, CEOs, engineers, accountants, industrial engineers, time study experts, industrial maintenance engineers, athletic coaches, and others--all brought together in one cohesive package.
I've survived several rounds of layoffs, meaning I have more work than ever and am expected to get it all done. My boss has had not only his staff cut but also his budget and we have fewer resources. I feel like there's someone holding a whip, but I can't find another job that pays even close to this one.
This time management course has really helped me. I'm better able to handle the increased work load and have even been able to set aside some time for a project that got the CEO's attention. I feel more secure in my job, but of course I have to keep up with the work.
Very effective!, 6.15.2012
Reviewer: Keith Bailey (Mobile, AL)
This just blew my mind when I started going through it. I put the information to work and no longer feel all stressed out. Now I get things done and am in charge of my days.