Top 20 Free Videos Available Now

I snuck out while I was DSC00025vacation recently near Ocho Rios, Jamaica, to start what I thought would be a small project – 20 videos on time management.

2 weeks later I’m shaking my head, as it turned out to take much longer than I originally thought.  (Here is a pic of me taken by my wife as I was editing the final product.)

At the end, I had what I wanted:  the core of the 2Time and MyTimeDesign approaches to time management in 20 short videos, most of which are under 3 minutes in length.

In each video I tried to include at least one provocative idea that very few people are talking writing or speaking when it comes to time management.

They actually are made up of 2 sets:

The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Time Management

and

The 10 Questions that People Should Be Asking (SAQ’s) About Time Management.

All the videos are available for free at the following link – which you must register for: http://mytimedesign.com/20vidsnow

Also available as a bonus is a copy of the transcripts to all 20 videos for those who prefer reading or have a bit of difficulty understanding my Jamaican accent.  While I don’t exactly break into the local dialect, I did go a bit quickly in some spots.

I’d love to get your feedback here or on YouTube (or Vimeo) – the primary locations at which I have stored the videos.

Here is the first video in the series: FAQ #1 – Why Should I Care About Time Management?

And here is the complete list of questions that I answer in the series:

1 Why should I care about time management?

2 Why do I procrastinate so much?

3 How can I improve my time management skills?

4 Why do people forget the time management stuff they learn so quickly?

5 How do I make permanent changes to my time management system?

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6 How do I figure out what to change?

7 What if I am already using a system?

8 Can I triple my productivity and profits? While working less?

9 How quickly can I produce results?

10 Is there any system that works for everyone?

SAQ’s about Time Management

1 Is it my time management system, or theirs?

2 What is a time management system? What am I trying to change?

3 Does everyone have a time management system?

4 Is it easier to mimic someone’s habits or start with your own?

5 What do I need to have to upgrade my time management system?

6 How will I know that I’m successful?

7 What kinds of supports do I need?

8 What are the fundamentals of time management that I have heard about?

9 What will a finished plan for upgrading my system look like?

10 Should I keep looking for new techniques?

P.S. Big thanks to Mike Koenigs for the inspiration to do this series of videos.  I can only think that the next 20 video series will be easier to put together!

7 Replies to “Top 20 Free Videos Available Now”

  1. I enjoyed the information in the videos, and after watching them spent some time reading articles. The main thing that confused me, for quite some time, is that in one of the early videos you mention there are SIX fundamentals, but not what they are. It is considerably later that you explain there are ELEVEN and what they are. I had myself quite convinced that I had to decide what my own six fundamentals would be…. which turned out to be a useful exercise in its own right. What I came up with was a series of routine actions, that if performed close together while I was in one location (for example, in the kitchen making morning coffee), greatly improved the flow of the day. I guess that is part of “scheduling” but it seems to be a bit more than just that. I dunno. It’s not like you have anything else to think about!

  2. Karen,

    You have the right spirit!

    There are actually 7 Essential Fundamentals and 4 Advanced Fundamentals, as I think you realize by now (I wanted to clarify this for any others that might be reading.)

    Coming up with your own fundamentals is a _great_ exercise that seems to have gotten you some insights. Most of us for example, practice some fundamentals in hygiene when we brush our teeth, floss, etc. each day. When practiced together, they produce an interesting result.

    Away from the fundamentals, I complete a set of habits each morning that I track using a “Habit Tracker.” When practiced together, they keep me on track for the day. It changes over time, depending on what I want to include, and luckily, some have become automatic.

    Unfortunately, most people aren’t interested in “practicing the fundamentals” — getting a quick fix is much more appealing!!!

  3. Hi Francis, I worked through the 20 vids. Regarding the content – changing habits requirement – I do not yet have enough knowledge and experience to leave a professional comment. At some ideas I think there is some overacademic issues, at others I think you are definitely right. The vids – I would care of the background – it seems you are sitting in a kitchen – not, not good. Although English is not may mother language, I am Austrian, I could understand your speech quite well. What is boring, if someone looks at all 20 vids in one session – 20 times to hear your introduction. I have no solution, maybe shorter?
    Best Regards
    Ronald

  4. Thanks Ronald — that was next to the kitchen! I was on vacation at the time and my options were limited with respect to the lighting.

    Glad to hear that my accent was no an impediment.

    I can’t imagine watching all 20 at once… maybe I should give some advice on how to watch them? Maybe 4-5 per session, as it’s tough to take in all at once.

    Much appreciated! (I visited Austria – Kitzbuhl – a few years ago, a couple times. Loved the people I met.. I also visited Salsburg.)

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