One topic stands out here at Daily Bits Of: productivity. To us, productivity is about spending time on the things that matters, and stop doing activities that don’t. This collection consists of our most popular courses that will help you and your coworkers use you time in a smarter way.
Courses in this collection:
Master your Memory
Learn the fundamentals of memory improvement for a more efficient mind
This course will give your practical, scientifically backed. advice on how you can improve your memory. The topics in this course can easily be incorporated into your daily life and can have a significant impact on your ability to remember the important pieces of information you need. Having a Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience, I have spent years researching memory functions, which has given me considerable insight into different methods you can employ to enhance your memory/
Sign up and start to learn about the fundamentals of memory improvement for a more efficient mind!
First Things First
Prioritize accurately and say no with a clear conscience
I have noticed that many find it difficult to prioritize.
We have our to-do list, we have a decent overview of all the things we need to do, and we empty our inboxes (both physical and metaphorical) on a regular basis, but what is the right thing to do next? And if something lands on my desk, does it mean that I have to deal with it right away rather than continue doing what I was working on?
This course is for you if you are ambitious, have the best intentions, say “yes” to others more than what might be good for you in the long-run, and then have to suffer the consequences of doing so. It is also for all of you who want to prioritize consciously and be able to accept or decline offers and requests without regrets. Prioritization is more a skill than a talent, and we can all do a handful of things to make it easier for ourselves to prioritize deliberately and accurately – not only do what might feel good and seem appropriate at the moment but what will be beneficial in the long-run as well.
Said about the course:
"Enjoyed every single lesson, got time to try three of the exercises but looking to implement at least two more of them. Love David's system"
Think Before You Act
Make better decisions by becoming aware of common cognitive biases
This course is for everyone who sometimes need to make decisions based on facts and want to avoid jumping to the wrong conclusions. You will learn about common thought traps in science, mathematics and human reasoning, and how to avoid them. Among other things, the course will teach you:
- How to become pregnant from kisses
- Why almost nothing has been scientifically proven
- How you can reach the conclusion that 150% of new companies are run by chauvinists
- Why you should never look at the right side of a restaurant menu
Even if the course will not be able to rescue you from all possible misjudgements, it can hopefully keep you from making a couple of bad decisions. In fact, why take the risk? Join the class!
Jens Bäckbom is a tech entrepreneur from Stockholm with a MSc in Finance and and MSc in Engineering Physics. He is a passionate learner and is especially found of mathematical modelling.
How to Beat Procrastination
Insights and tools from psychology that will help you get things done
Having a hard time getting started with work that needs to get done? Do you wait until the last moment before you start working? Procrastination, or consciously postponing what should be done today, is less about personal traits than it is about behavior. In the same way that you once learned to always deal with tasks at the last moment, you can learn to act differently. With the help of psychological insights about motivation, rewards, and distractions you can increase the probability of completing your tasks - on time.
In this course, you will receive practical tips on how to change your approach to learned behavioral patterns, as well as how to achieve your goals through a better structure, time management and problem-solving. Getting things done on time doesn’t have to be exhausting - things like coffee breaks, encouragement and friends are some pleasant ways of making your tasks easier to deal with.
This course is based on scientific studies by leading researchers in the fields of motivation, goal setting, and procrastination. You will be provided with exercises and principles of treatment from cognitive behavioral therapy within areas such as stress management and procrastination.
The creator of this course, Alexander Rozental, is a licensed psychologist and a researcher at University College London.
Said about the course:
"The only thing you need to read about procrastination. So many insights, so many useable tools, such a great package!"
Shorter, Fewer and Better Meetings
Simple tips and methods for more effective and productive meetings
–Meeting? Again? Am I really going to sit through this hogwash once more? I’m assuming the same two people will take over the meeting, as always. Was there, by the way, something I should have done before the meeting? Yikes, now I’m getting nervous…
Does that feel familiar?
Sign up to learn how to contribute to more effective and productive meetings for everyone!
Said about the course:
"Pro tip: make sure your entire team takes this course – your calendar will thank you for it!"
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