Learn the system for planning on an hourly and daily scale and the PAMeLa (Plan, Act, Measure, Learn) Planning System.
Learn how to master your daily schedule
Get full 24 hour metrics on where you spend your time each day of the week
Improve your productivity by cutting time wasters
Plan your days better so you are more efficient and spend more time in the flow
Enjoy the feeling of full engagement for 80% of your day
This course is the first in a series of courses on planning and scheduling.
You will learn the PAMeLa model for planning as well as a system for managing your time and your calendar on an hourly and daily basis.
The courses that follow this one focus on the larger scale units of time: Weekly/Monthly, Quarterly/Yearly, Multi-Year, Lifespan/Legacy planning.
This course is design to solve the paradox between spending most of your time in the a flow state and being able to schedule your time down to the hour and half hour– and be accurate with your time estimates.
For a long time I was a go with the flow type planner. Meaning I tried my best to have zero items on my schedule each day. I loved having the total freedom to work on whatever I wanted to work on and do whatever I wanted to do.
This works for many years. Then I started asking some tough questions.
I wanted to know how I was spending my time.
And how much of it I was wasting.
I figured I wasn’t wasting much, but I knew there had to be some. I just had no idea whether it was 2 hours a week or 20.
I was spending so much time in the “flow” I had no idea where my time was actually going, and if it matched up with my long term priorities and plans.
So I decided to do a complete 180 and start planning out EVERYTHING.
Literally every 30 minute block of my day. Just as an experiment to see what would happen.
Plus, I learned that there were certain projects and areas of my life that I was chronically neglecting, and I wanted to use an hourly planner to make sure I gave those areas the time they need to really make some progress where I had been falling behind.
I did this for a week, not expecting much.
It turned out there was a wealth of information in the data I collected. I kept track both of what I had planned to do and what I actually did for an entire week on a single piece of 8.5×11 paper.
You’ll see how to set this up in the course.
I did some simple metrics and learned some interesting facts, like on average I was only getting 4 hours of deep, productive work done each day.
I learned there were certain people in my life that were taking up a lot more of my time than I thought, and often with things that I wasn’t really enjoying or where I wasn’t the best person for them to be doing that activity with.
I also identified a handful of bad habits or consistent time wasters that were adding up to 10-20 hours each week.
I learned that I was a lot worse at estimating how long things would take that I originally thought. I had a couple projects that started as 1 hour time blocks and ended up taking up entire afternoons, 5-6 hours each.
After doing this for a few more weeks I started seeing big improvements.
I started cutting out the time wasters one by one and re-deploying that time where it was more needed.
I started getting a lot more done and streamlining my life.
And it was all because of this small experiment.
What you get in this course is the process for how to do your hourly and daily planning, at a highly granular level. All the details and how-tos are spelled out.
You also get a comprehensive introduction to the PAMeLa Model, which is the framework for understanding how the planning process (which is really a cycle, because it repeats over time) works.
The innovation with this model is that it takes into consideration the most recent advances in Artificial Intelligence and the planning that robots and Artificially Intelligent Agents use to plan optimally.
It also places a higher value that any other time management or planning system on the market does on learning.
Meaning, your planning process is really a learning process.
Every time you make a plan you are making a prediction about how things will turn out, and what the right way to do something is. You could be right, you could be wrong.
Then you act. Trial and error. And you see what happens. You get results, either good or neutral or bad.
That’s where most people stop. They just go b
Course Published By Timothy Kenny (Average rating- 4.3/5, Total Ratings- 710 )
Short Biography of Instructor:
Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.
Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society, General Assembly in Boston, and has been a featured teacher on Skillshare, among others. He has consulted with startup teams on how to accelerate their learning, creativity, and growth.
$200 Mastering Planning Vol 1: Hourly and Daily Planning course