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Skill Level Beginner
(upbeat music) - [Mike] So let me tell you about my friend Julie. She's one of the most productive people that I know. Here's how she starts her day. She gets up at about the same time every morning, she grabs her outfit that she picked out the night before. She grabs the coffee that was brewing while she was getting dressed. She grabs her prepacked lunch, beats traffic and gets to the office 30 minutes before anyone else. Now, let's talk about Jim. Got to love him but while Jim gets some things done, he spends far too much time reacting instead of acting. Here's what his morning looks like. He wakes up, checks his phone from bed, hops in the shower, pulls together whatever clothes he can find, doesn't have time for coffee or breakfast, sits in traffic and ends up arriving at the office at around the same time everyone else does. Now Julie, with a routine she's mastered, feels energized and prepared for whatever the day throws at her. And Jim, well, he's just hoping to get through the day. This is why routines are so important. And they're not just for the morning. With a routine in place you can get more done and make room for being spontaneous and taking on new challenges. And establishing great routines, well that's what I'm going to teach you how to do in this course. I'm Mike Vardy, I'm an author and a time management expert. I'm an international speaker, I host a weekly podcast, and I have studied personal productivity and time management for over a decade. In this course, I'll first help you understand the ingredients of a good routine. I'll share with you the tactics that will help you build better routines, and finally, I'll give you the tools you need to track and troubleshoot any routines you put in place. At the end of the day, routines are the building blocks of a good framework and frameworks foster freedom. So, if you're ready to have the freedom to do more, you're in the right place, let's go.