The Ultimate Productivity Course – GET THINGS DONE – Course Extension
Hi! This is the extension page of the productivity course – The Ultimate Productivity Course.
Here, you will find all the additional productivity resources I mentioned in the course—and much more!
If you just happened to stumble upon this page while looking through the interwebs on how to become more productive, I hope this page will serve you well and be of good use to you.
Of course, if you are looking to go in-depth into productivity, the course itself is THE PLACE. This here is only an extension of its resources. The Tools, Techniques, and the System of The Action Plan are covered in the course itself.
Have a look at the intro video, and read some of the reviews to see if the course, The Ultimate Productivity Course, may be something that’s right for you.
One thing I can say with certainty to you, it didn’t become a bestseller for no reason!
The Action Plan – Template
Productive Phone/Desktop Wallpapers
A List of Motivational and Inspirational Quotes
A list of some motivating and inspiring quotes to put either on your whiteboard, on your notebook, or wherever else you fancy.
“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” —Tony Robbins
“Life is short. Do stuff that matters.” —Siqi Chen
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” —Stephen King
“The secret of getting things done is to act!” —Dante Alighieri
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” — John Muir
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” – Socrates
“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.” – Larry Ellison
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr
“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
“You are not your resume, you are your work.” – Seth Godin
“Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” – Gary Vaynerchuck
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin
Motivating and Inspiring Videos
With the following link, you can download the videos into an mp3 file so you can put them as well on your phone. Remember, these videos do help to motivate you, but for the words to truly stick, you need to hear them on a consistent basis. Like every day, as I do.
Music Tracks to Stay Focused
Research suggests that music with lyrics is best avoided, as words are distracting. Sounds with elements of nature or classical music such as Beethoven’s works have shown to give the best results in performance.
Books/Audiobooks on Productivity
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite.
Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.
A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories — from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air — and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored.
DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate.
The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions–and lots of stress.
AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends.
NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH–LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to cut through the clutter achieve better results in less time build momentum toward your goal dial down the stress overcome that overwhelmed feeling revive your energy stay on track master what matters to you.
The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life–work, personal, family, and spiritual.
WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.
Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness
#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show.
Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know.
Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy-and even buying wine.
Whether you’re planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes, Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas.
But this book is different. It’s about you – your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.
There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book.
They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Their efforts contributed to the historic triumph for US forces in Ramadi. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif, and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership – at every level – is the most important thing on the battlefield.
They started Echelon Front to teach these same leadership principles to companies across industries throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams.
This audiobook explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the listener with Jocko and Leif’s formula for success: the mind-set and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results.
It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.
Productive Podcasts to Listen To
Not only are podcasts free, but some also contain true value, with lessons and wisdom to help improve either your personal life or your career. Here, you can find some of THE best podcasts–to my knowledge–that provide precisely that.
The GaryVee Audio Experience
On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of my #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from my WEEKLYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats I’ve given, as well as new and current thoughts I record originally for this audio experience!
The Tim Ferriss Show
Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.