Monthly Archives: February 2013

18- Wrap-up of Module 1 and “setting the stage” for the rest of the Course

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Welcome to the Personal Productivity Seminar Podcast course of Gain Control of Your Day.

This episode reviews the method of instruction, theory, examples and exercises within the Discussion Guide for the course. It also sets the stage by giving you the benefits of the course in terms of internalizing the skills by forming lifelong habits. There is a review explanation to describe WHY the course is structured the way it is, and the importance of daily self-discipline in taking the course.

We tell why we feel that other offerings which promise to make you more productive by means other than by practical application, exercises, internalizing habits and daily self-discipline (e.g., by only wearing a hat, wearing visors or glasses, or just reading or listening to content) may be unrealistic, instead of creating skills by internalizing habits for Personal Productivity.

As you will hear in this audio episode, patience and practice of the exercises (from practical application given in the Discussion Guides, aka “workbooks”) are key ingredients in forming the habits and internalizing them to cement lifelong skills into proven Personal Productivity (from data gathered over 20 years of this course).

Again, each audio episode and set of pdf documents will be delivered on the blog and podcast site IN SEQUENCE each week.

The next audio episode will be:

Module 2 – Are You Out of Control? . . .Details and Mental Traffic.

Copyright (c) 2013, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Q4 Systems, Inc.  All rights reserved.

17- The Q4 Model and Levels of Personal Productivity- Premium Seminar Course- Module 1, Part 2

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This is part two of Module 1 of the Personal Productivity Podcast Seminar called Gain Control of Your Day.

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In this audio episode, we deliver the content that deals with the Q4 Performance Model and the levels of Personal Productivity.

The Discussion Guide for Module 1, part one, also contains the remaining workbook pages for this module. You can review the pdf document in the link, below.

Select this link for the pdf document of the Discussion Guide for Module 1.

You can get the list of topics for module 1 in the link, below:

 Select this link for the pdf document with the topics for Module 1.

The next audio episode will be a wrap-up of Module 1 and setting the stage for the rest of the course, modules 2 to 25.

Copyright (c) 2013, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

16- The 4 Qualities of the Performance Model – Premium Seminar Course- Module 1, Part 1

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This is part one of Module 1 of the Personal Productivity Podcast Seminar called Gain Control of Your Day.

In this audio episode, we deliver the content that deals with The 4 Qualities of the Q4 Performance Model.

You can follow along with the pdf document that illustrates the exercises of this module. This document is called the Discussion Guide.

Select this link for the pdf document of the Discussion Guide for Module 1.

 Select this link for the pdf document with the topics for Module 1

The next audio episode will be:

Module 1 – part two: the Q4 Performance Model and Levels of Personal Productivity.

Copyright (c) 2013, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Q4 Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

15- Module 00- Perspective and Mindset to get the most out of the Personal Productivity course.

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This is Module 00 of the Personal Productivity Podcast Seminar called Gain Control of Your Day.

In this episode, we describe the perspective and mindset that would help you to take this course and benefit from it. We describe what the course is NOT, and what it is — especially with the benefits of what it can be for YOU.

We also spend time in the structure of the course and the suggestions of how to take the course (over a period of time when episodes will be downloaded consistently) for maximum value and results.

In addition, we give a description of the modules and the content and topics that will be delivered in the episodes within each module. You can view the list of the modules and their content in a separate document.

Select this link to view the pdf document of ALL the Content.

Finally, as you will hear in this audio episode, we deliver the qualifications of the instructor — as a certified trainer to teach this course, as well as from experience in teaching this course to Corporate America, the Public Sector, Educational institutions and schools — and, most of all, entrepreneurs, small business owners and startups.

The next few episodes will deliver the content from Module 1 via this site. After that, an audio episode will follow that will be a wrap-up of Module 1. Then Modules 2 through 25 will be delivered, with an episode each week.

Copyright (c) 2007-2013, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Q4 Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

14A- About the Premium Productivity Course- A message from Q4 Systems: Tom Connely

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In this episode, we deliver a podcast audio episode in which we interview Tom Connely, the owner of Q4 Systems, Inc. in Dallas, Texas (the firm that owns the intellectual property for the Premium Podcast Course offering of GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR DAY).

Tom discusses the benefits of the Premium Podcast Seminar Course for various audiences. He also delivers the past testimonials, value and feedback from the course — as it was in its earlier form as a “workshop.”

This can be a good prelude to the content of the instructions and the content of the course called Gain Control of Your Day — a premium podcast seminar designed to give you the lifelong skills of personal productivity, where the results show that you can:

– accomplish more

– in less time

– with better quality

– and reduced stress.

Copyright (c) 2013, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

14- Personal Productivity Course will be delivered free to our community

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Personal Productivity Seminar– Premium course & Time-Linking™
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This course is being delivered as PREMIUM CONTENT in over 40 audio podcast episodes and modules (and other sub-modules), along with all the discussion guides, list of topics and other materials that are listed below.

However, the content of this course will be delivered at no charge to those who wish to consume or download the files from the web site in 2013.

The course is designed to be delivered in a timed manner, so that the listener will NOT be overwhelmed at once by getting every module and all the materials immediately.

Note:This course is not merely concepts. It contains the TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES to help implement real Productivity and build lifelong skills, so that one will internalize habits and have lifelong skills to:

-accomplish more

-in less time

-with better quality and

-with reduced stress.

This course can be delivered via the podcast series at the blog site over the next several months, so that the recipient can INTERNALIZE the training content — TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES – and make them lifelong habits.

Each module has been carefully created to be consumed in easy, bite-sized chunks and spaced out accordingly. Each module builds upon the other. Each is designed to be delivered IN SEQUENCE on a schedule. The course content in this podcast series can be delivered consistently – e.g., an episode each week or so until completion of the 40+ episodes in the 25 modules and accompanying sub-modules.

The following is a list and description of the course modules for the audio episodes and discussion guides, which will be published as part of the podcast series. The content is available for download or it can be streamed by listening via the audio player.

Note:

This course will NOT be available on iTunes(R)  via subscription.

This content is being delivered for the benefit of the Podcaster, Entrepreneur and Startup Communities at no charge. We hope that the value delivered will help build needed skills for Personal Productivity, since it has been my unfortunate experience to witness that these communities do not have the skills, or have not learned them or internalized them–so that they may be better entrepreneurs.

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COURSE CONTENT: SUMMARY OF TOPICS & LIST OF AUDIO FILES
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Module 1: The four qualities ofQ4: vision, organization, planning & focus.

-Goals, tools, short-term planning,360-degree validation;

-Dealing with the obvious

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3- Module 00 – Welcome to Gain Control of Your Day seminar

·mp3- Module 01 – About the course- Tom Connely of Q4 Systems

·mp3- Module 01, Part 1 – The 4 Qualities of the Q4 Performance Model

·mp3- Module 01, Part 2 – The Q4 model & levels of personal productivity

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Module 2: Are you out of control?…details and mental traffic.

-Information Overload,clutter and stress

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Checkpoint: Review after Module 1

·mp3- Reviewing your objectives before Module 2

·mp3 – Module 2 – Mental Traffic and Details – are you out of control?

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Module 3: “Time Management” doesn’t exist! Only Choice management does.

-A view of your choices and how it relates to your time.

-Value in choice management within the framework of time.

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3- Module 3 – Choice Management – and the “why”

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Module 4: Are you wasting time during your day?

-“Time-wasters”and“Time-Burners”

-Importance of recognizing them – and minimizing them

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 4- Are you wasting time during your day?

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Module 5: How to Balance Your Life within the Framework of Time

-Improving the 7 areas of your life

-What you need to achieve balance

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 5 – Balance your life within the framework of time

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Module 6: The Foundation: Creating Goals for Personal and Professional Life

-Goal-setting – and how it differs from other approaches

-Coming up with goals that are meaningful to you

-How to make your goals living elements for lifelong benefit

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3- Module 6 – Foundation: GOALS for professional & personal life

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Module 7: How Productivity Relates Directly to Habits

-Importance of habits – forming them within the framework of time

-The impact of good and bad habits within your productivity

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 7- How Productivity directly relates to habits

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Module 8: The Control Center: Your Key to Productivity and Organization

-How a Control Center differs from ‘tools’

-The Baseline Center – the common denominator

-Incorporating other tools into your Control Center

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Checkpoint after Module 7: Concepts-tools-techniques-systems

·mp3 – Module 8A – The Control Center and How it Helps you

·mp3 – Module 8B – Organizer Overview and walk-through

·mp3 – Module 8C – How some tools are used

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Module 9: Time-Linking – What it is and how it works

-The elements of Time-Linking and how they relate

-Implementing Time-Linking within your environment

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 9 – Time Linking: What it is and how it works

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Module 10: Learning Time-Linking and Making it Second-Nature

-Practical application and exercises

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 10 – Learning the technique of Time-Linking

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Module 11: Effective management of Communications: One key to Productive Professionalism

-Methodologies for Communication and Organization- Part One

-Avoid “letting things slip through the cracks”

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 11A- Effective Communications & Time-Linking- Part 1

·mp3 – Module 11B – Communications & Time-Linking – Part 2

·mp3 – Module 11C – Communications & Time-Linking – Part 3

·mp3 – Module 11D – Exercises and Customizing Notations

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Module 12: Planning Methodology for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

-Methodologies for Productivity and Organization – Part 2

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Checkpoint after Module 11: Form the Habit of Time-Linking™

·mp3 – Module 12: Planning Overview and the methodology

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Module 13: Managing Multiple Projects for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

-Implementing practical Project Management – Practical application

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 13A – Managing Multiple Projects – Part 1

·mp3 – Module 13B – Planning & Managing Multiple Projects – Part 2

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Module 14: How to free up time for your high-priority Tasks and Projects

-Practical application and measuring your results

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 14- Free Up Time for your High-Priority Projects & Tasks

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Module 15: Methodologies to help you internalize the system and get immediate results

-Methodologies for Productivity and Organization – Part 3

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 15- Methodology for Planning your day – Introduction

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Module 16: How to Gain Control of Your Day

-Using tools & techniques to deal with daily chaos and activities

-Unplanned activities and critical activities within your priorities

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 16A- Planning Your Day – Part 1 – Practical application

·mp3 – Module 16B – Planning Your Day – Part 2 – Practical application

·mp3- Module 16C – Planning Your Day – Practical Applications

·mp3 – Module 16D – Daily Planning Practical Applications for Entrepreneurs

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Module 17: How to overcome Resistance to Improving

-Determining “resistors” in your environment and dealing with them

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Checkpoint before Module 17 – Daily Planning Steps & Patience

·mp3- Module 17 – Overcoming Resistance to Improvement

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Module 18: Dealing with – and overcoming — Procrastination

-Common causes of Procrastination – recognizing and addressing them

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 18A – Overcoming Procrastination – part 1

·mp3 – Module 18B – Overcoming Procrastination – Part 2

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Module 19: How to deal with clutter effectively

-Paper clutter in your business, office, home-office, home, etc.

-Managing electronic clutter

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 19A – Dealing with clutter – part 1

·mp3 – Module 19B – Dealing with clutter – part 2

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Module 20: How to keep score and win in the ‘game of productivity’

-Importance of declaring ‘victory’ in your environment

-Importance of methods to measure your results quickly

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 20- How to keep score and WIN in Productivity

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Module 21: Focus within productivity – the 360 degree requirement

-Importance of 360-degree validation within your environment

-Using Time-Linking™ and tools for implementing 360-degree validation

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 21 – The 360-degree requirement in Productivity

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Module 22: Using the System with Microsoft® Outlook®

-Samples, examples, scenarios, resources

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 22A (not available any more)

·mp3 – Module 22B – Productivity Hints when using MS Outlook

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Module 23: Other Productivity Topics and Techniques for your success

-Scenarios, resources and practical application

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 23 – Other Productivity Topics for your success

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Module 24: How to Gain Control of Your Life

-Planning for the future when you have control of your day

-Integrating your tools and techniques with your long-term goals

-After the contract with yourself: Next steps and recommendations

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Module 24- How to Gain Control of Your LIFE

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Module 25: FAQ and Bonus material

-Frequently asked questions

-Files delivered via podcast:

·mp3 – Productivity enhanced with APP- review by Tim Sullivan

·mp3 – Bonus episode: Productivity Hints for the Solo-Preneur & Freelancer

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The above list describes the modules and mp3 audio episodes. Please be advised that there are also DISCUSSION GUIDES that will be available. These documents are the workbooks for each module and episode. Think of them as the documents for the self-directed EXERCISES from which you can gain PRACTICAL APPLICATION and develop the habits.
For a detailed list of the total pdf and audio  files included in the contents for the course, please click here for the pdf document.

As you will hear in this audio episode, you may prefer to get ALL the content at once, so that you do not have to wait for each module to be published  every week. You can receive every module, every episode and every bit of material for the course on a DVD disc with ALL the content, including:

– all the mp3 files;

– all the Table of Contents and Lists of Topics;

– all the Discussion Guides and Exercise Workbooks.

You can get all the content starting in March of 2013 on a DVD disc. It will be delivered to you via mail. The package will have a tracking number, so that you can follow its course and be assured of receiving it. The cost for this all-inclusive disc is $10 US. This cost includes the taxes, shipping-and-handling charges, as well as royalty payments for the content of the course. Please be advised that the $10 charge is only for cost-recovery. In fact, it only covers the above-mentioned costs for producing the disc and sending it to the requester.

You can order the DVD disc with all the content by sending an email to:

gaincontrolofyourday [@] gmail.com  [separated to prevent spam]

and including the following information:

– your name;

– your mailing address;

– a check or money order for $10

– (optionally) your phone number — if you prefer, we can call to inform you by phone that your payment has been received and that the DVD has been sent to your location, along with the tracking number and method of shipment.

Note: the offer for the DVD with all the content for the course is only offered for recipients living in the United States of America.

Note: because we are giving this content away at no charge (or the DVD for cost-recovery only), we will NOT be using PayPal or doing other electronic payments. The check or money order is preferred for tracking purposes and guaranty of the disc being delivered to you via USPS with tracking number.

Please enjoy the content and we hope you benefit from the value of this course to deliver lifelong skills for Personal Productivity.

Final note: The prior podcast episodes (from episode 1 up to, and including, episode 13A, may still be available as content for a “back-catalog” on the web site. However, the content of these episodes is NOT CURRENT and NOT VALID, insofar as dates and prices and promotions or webinars or consultations are concerned. The former is content that was valid when the product was originally launched in 2008, but is only useful for historical purposes now.

But some of the interviews  and feedback about the course may be relevant for those of you who would be interested in getting the content and downloading the episodes and materials of the Premium Podcast Seminar course.

Therefore, any statements made within episode 1 to episode 13A, inclusive, are no longer valid in terms of pricing, availability, webinars, consultation, warranties and/or guaranties — especially since there is no fee or charge for getting the content, since it is downloadable for free. Only the disc with ALL the episodes and materials is being offered for the nominal cost-recovery charge of $10 US. dollars.

If you have any questions, you can send an email to

gaincontrolofyourday [at] gmail.com     (to prevent spam)

and we will go into more detail.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the updated premium productivity seminar course.

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