Here’s what you’ll be learning and doing in Pillars of Productivity:
This course is not about passive learning; it’s about active implementation! Every one of the eight lessons contains a hands-on instructional video alongside concrete action steps and recommendations for apps and other tools so you can apply what you learn immediately to your work and life.
Get a full introduction to the four pillars of productivity and how they work together as part of an integrated workflow.
Start recognizing productivity as a customizable system, providing you with tools and methods to combat information overwhelm.
Discover the important distinction between the four main kinds of information in your digital life.
Learn Tiago’s three core guiding principles, both to succeed in this course as well as for your productivity in general.
Get introduced to the active learning approach of this course, involving video instructions, app recommendations, actionable checklists, a comprehensive playbook, community sharing, and additional resources.
2. Email: Getting to Inbox Zero
Make the crucial mindset shift that will free you from any guilt around your overflowing inbox.
Configure these seven settings in your email provider to streamline email processing once and for all.
Set up the four essential downstream systems so any incoming information can flow to the right place (instead of clogging up your inbox).
Master the practice of “email triage” that will get you to inbox zero consistently and in no time.
Start the habit of batch-processing your emails to free up the time and energy to do your best, most creative work OUTSIDE of your inbox.
3. Calendar: Managing Your Time
Find out why most people’s calendars are a mess and fail to create focus on the vital tasks that we strive for.
Start leveraging the full power of a digital calendar (you’ve been missing out if you’re still using a traditional paper calendar).
Get started with your digital calendar using our simple step-by-step setup guide.
Learn the four ground rules for getting the most out of your calendar.
4. Tasks: Taming Your To-Do List
Accept this one inevitable truth about your to-do list that will free you from guilt and shame.
Leverage the advantages of using a digital task manager over a paper to-do list.
Understand the concept of “open loops” that cause stress and anxiety and the solution that will create peace of mind.
Master the critical features of popular task management apps and make them work for you.
Try out new techniques for efficiently clearing your task inbox, ending to-do list overwhelm.
5.Notes: Taking Notes Effectively
Learn to differentiate between the two types of content that are coming at you so you immediately know how to handle each.
Discover the advantages of digital notetaking over traditional paper notes, allowing you to preserve and easily revisit the best out of the vast amount of knowledge you consume.
Find out how to efficiently capture and then organize your digital notes so you can always find the information that’s important to you right now.
Practice the fundamental features of your notetaking app, such as quickly capturing information from various sources and organizing it effectively to help you take action (we’ll provide a full demo).
6. Content: Using a Read-Later App
Rethink your habits so you can start consuming content intentionally rather than reactively.
Understand the benefits of a read-later app and why it should be an essential part of your productivity toolkit.
Get started with a read-later app following our step-by-step walkthrough and recommendations.
Discover Tiago’s best practices and guidelines for mindful content consumption to help you say goodbye to FOMO.
Learn how to decide what to consume at any given moment, creating a content filter in the form of a personalized checklist.
7. Weekly Review: Winning Every Week
Recognize the common misconception about Weekly Reviews that keep most people from developing this powerful habit.
Learn the four essential steps of a Weekly Review and a handy acronym to remember them, allowing you to process new information without having to make too many decisions.
Watch Tiago complete his own real-life Weekly Review following all the steps and rules of thumb he recommends.
Learn how to filter your to-do list and decide what you’ll be doing so you can start the upcoming week with clarity and a flexible gameplan to guide your actions.
Develop your own Weekly Review checklist, making it a tangible ritual that can be completed in a predictable time frame.
8. Next Steps
Recap what we’ve covered in the previous lessons to make sure you understand how everything works together.
Remind yourself of the crucial mindset shifts that will help you succeed on your quest for enhanced productivity.
Pick the concrete takeaways from this course that you’ll adopt for yourself going forward.
Identify your main productivity bottleneck right now and choose the appropriate tools and strategies to address it.
Choose from among our recommended steps to continue your learning journey