Are you ready to rise to a new level of productivity and progress? Or perhaps your team is ready for a collective boost in productivity?
Over the years I’ve received a LOT of questions about what to expect when considering the individual consulting process or team training and the potential results. Because I often hear the same questions again and again, I want to list them here and answer them in case you have the same ones.
As always, if I can answer other questions that you don’t see here, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Why should I invest in learning Taskology?
To answer that question, I’d first like to ask you about your typical workday. Visualize yourself in your office going about your business. What do your surroundings look like? Take a minute right now to assess what’s around you in your office.
Now, think about how you’re spending your time. Are you bouncing back and forth between replying to emails, working on documents, answering the phone, rummaging through stacks of papers, and entertaining people who pop in unannounced? How much time you spend moving from one task to another (before the first one is complete), dealing with interruptions, and looking for things you know you put somewhere?
Next, consider the results you’re getting. Do you frequently miss out on business opportunities or feel like you’re always one step behind on deadlines? Do you miss tasks and follow-ups or lose information because the emails you need have scrolled off of your email screen? (Hint: This may show up in apologies to others if you’ve taken longer than expected to follow-up or send deliverables that were promised.)
And finally, think about how you feel during a typical work day. Are you irritated or disappointed that you haven’t made progress on your to-do list? Does it seem as though you’re leaving the office with more on your plate than when you started? Are you often stressed, distracted, frustrated, unfocused or overwhelmed?
If any of this sounds familiar, the next questions to ask yourself are: Do I want to replace these experiences with more positive ones? And would I like to be empowered to take charge of my work and my workday productively and stress free?
If you said, “YES!” then you’re ready to learn Taskology® The Science of Getting Things Done. It can radically and permanently increase your levels of productivity, progress AND results. You can…
- Increase efficiency, effectiveness and focus
- Reduce stress and worries about missing, losing or forgetting things
- Gain more clarity about priorities
- Take control of tasks, time and email
- Enjoy more time, freedom and peace of mind
By investing in your productivity, performance and progress through workload mastery, you’re investing in yourself. You’re investing in your job, career or business. You’re investing in your future success.
I feel like I should know how to get organized and be more productive on my own, but I also know I need help. I’m on the fence! What advice can you give?
If the systems, processes and routines you’ve been using are not supporting you anymore, you’ll want to shift gears and adopt new ones, but deciding which possible solutions are right for you can be challenging and time-consuming when trying to figure it out alone. That’s not the case when you invest in a guide who can show you the way and encourage you at every turn.
Looking to the experts – whether coaches or consultants – is known to bring faster results to those who are committed to learning and growing. Experts who have “been there, done that” can bring you new perspectives, accelerate your learning, and offer consistent development so you can enjoy continuous progress toward your goals.
An expert has already simplified the process for you. They can quickly teach you what you need to know, cut to the chase and help you get the results you need. They’ll keep you on track, identify obstacles, and help you alleviate triggers that derail you. You’ll save LOTS of time, effort and energy, and you won’t question whether or not you’re going in the right direction.
Accountability is another key to success. It’s important to have someone to turn to for all the “what if…?” and “what about…?” questions that pop up. Your accelerated success depends on knowing exactly how to navigate the changes you’re making and how to avoid the common mistakes people make, which can cost you MORE time and money!
But perhaps the biggest benefit of all is that an expert can help you achieve lasting results. If you’ve said to yourself on more than one occasion, “That’s it! I’m going to take charge of my workday once and for all!” only to see yourself slide back into your old habits and routines, then you already know that working without a comprehensive system, without consistent practice, and without a partner to help you succeed, your old habits can return – and so will your past workload and workday challenges – something I’m sure you DON’T want.
How hard is it to convince people like me to change?
I’m glad you asked, because the truth is…the best results don’t come from being convinced to do something. You should never undertake any kind of improvement effort unless you’re “all in” – and of your own accord.
The desire to change must come from within you. The need for transformation has to be apparent to you. Taking action has to be a decision you make.
Not only that, but the consulting you invest in would be a HUGE failure and waste of time if you were to attempt to make changes without being emotionally committed, excited about the benefits, and engaged in the process.
Consulting is only successful when the person making the change is really READY for change.
Will I be able to sustain the new system I learn?
Research and years of experience show that for change to occur and really stick, it’s important to use routines daily that reinforce change until change becomes a habit – one you don’t have to think about anymore. So just like any new system or process you learn, when you use it daily, it will continue to support you.
Taskology is a simple, logical and easy-to-use system and when you commit to learning it, you’ll start seeing RESULTS on day ONE. The plan is to KEEP using it so you continue to see benefits and results.
One of the attorneys I work with puts it this way: “Like a batter at batting practice before each game, with no practice my law practice would be in disarray.” The “practice” he’s referring to is the time you’ll put into a system that supports you.
This is true for ANY system. Taskology doesn’t work. YOU work. So if you don’t work the system, then no, it won’t work for you. But if you do, it will!
When I partner with my clients, I’m with them every step of the way. I’m fully committed to their success. I give them every strategy I know – and personally use – in order to help them become proficient with the system and truly master their workday.
So when you’re ready to increase your levels of productivity, performance and progress – and achieve your goals – change will be easier than you think. The change you seek is worth everything it takes to make it happen. And once you begin to experience the results of Taskology, you’ll never want to go back to your old habits again.
I’m definitely ready for a more productive, less stressful work day, but what if my work is wildly different than the work of others? Will your system work for me?
It’s true… every person and every situation is unique. In fact, in my many years of consulting with clients in more than 40 different industries, I’ve never worked with two professionals who have had exactly the same job, career or business or who have had the exact same circumstances or situations at work.
But… it’s HOW you work that we’re focusing on – not your EXPERTISE, your industry or line of work.
Picture your expertise as a light bulb that allows you to shine. It’s what you do best and using your expertise is the BEST use of your time. Then there’s the HOW of your workday. The HOW is like the operating system that should be running quietly and smoothly in the background of your day. But for a lot of professionals, it’s not working that way.
How am I going to get through all these to-dos?
How am I going to get more time to work on my most important priorities?
How am I going to get through all these emails?
It’s this situation that you likely have in common with many other professionals, no matter your expertise, experience or education. Like everyone else, you have to manage tasks, follow-ups, projects, ideas, reminders and information. You have meetings to attend and phone calls to return, and priorities to keep straight.
And the HOW is getting in the way of productivity and progress.
Unfortunately, I only see these challenges growing bigger in the future as mobile technologies evolve, the flow of information increases, and fiercer competition enters the marketplace. And as the pace picks up, it will force people to work harder and faster than ever before.
The key is to give yourself a strong, reliable system to help you master workload management so you can spend your time using your expertise – doing what you do best – not wasting time looking for things, multi-tasking, or figuring out what to do next.
HOW you work is just as important as DOING your work, no matter what kind of work you do. Taskology is road-tested and proven to work, and because it’s applied to HOW you work, it can work for you regardless of the KIND of work you do.
I’m an extremely busy professional. What kind of time is necessary to learn Taskology and how long will it take before I have total control of my workday again?
There are several ways to learn Taskology. You can choose the Self-Study Program and learn at your own pace – whether quickly or slowly – or you can sign up for individual consulting or coaching, which will accelerate the learning process. With private, individual consulting you can learn Taskology in as little as four weeks with immediate results appearing on the first call. We also offer Taskology for Teams, a 9-week program for corporate teams of at least 6 participants. Contact me for details about the learning options available to you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And just a word about change…
Anything you’d like to change in your life – anything you’d like to be, do or have – is worth the time and effort to make it happen. It isn’t going to happen without you, and the results you get will be directly proportional to the time and effort you put in.
Remember, the change you seek is worth everything it takes to make it happen.
Do I need Microsoft Outlook in order to learn Taskology?
Actually, no, you don’t.
However, Taskology was built with Microsoft Outlook in mind, so if you don’t have it, what you DO need is an email system that’s very similar to Outlook.
The Taskology system is built for email systems like Outlook, because Outlook is very comprehensive. It has modules for email, tasks, calendar, contacts and notes – and they’re all connected, making it a very powerful system. And your workday needs this kind of comprehensive system, which offers simplicity as well as power.
If you get your email through g-mail…or through multiple email accounts… and you use an online task app or a Task app on your phone….and you’re using a paper calendar…and your contacts are on your phone, in your computer and on business cards in a box… and you’re still using paper to-do lists (in addition to the task app on your phone), then you don’t have a cohesive, comprehensive system to manage your day and everything in it. None of these tools are connected and that’s why workload management is such a challenge and why you’re not making the progress you’d like to make.
If your technology isn’t connected and running seamlessly, your productivity and progress will suffer. And even with the right system like Outlook or Outlook for Mac, you need a methodology for your technology. Taskology is the system that can help you maximize your time and streamline everything you need to manage: tasks, responsibilities, reminders, commitments, contacts, email, and information.
If you have questions about the system you have, please feel free to ask me in email: email@example.com.
I believe Taskology will benefit my employees, but what if they are resistant to change?
As a business leader, I understand you want to invest in your employees. You’re demonstrating your commitment to their professional and personal growth, as well as illustrating the value they contribute to your organization. You’re investing in their success.
YOU know this, but the key is that THEY know this and understand.
The task at hand is to present the productivity training to them as the benefit it is. They can gain more control of their day and enjoy less stress. They can save and protect more time for the things they really want to do. They can gain more awareness and clarity about everything they need to do and how to prioritize it. They can prioritize more accurately and completely, be more proactive, and make more meaningful progress. And they can anticipate feeling more accomplished and satisfied at the end of every day. And who wouldn’t want to enjoy all of these benefits?
So, if you want your employees to learn Taskology, you have two choices. Your first option is to make the training mandatory and the second is to make the training opt-in. While a mandatory approach is fine, I encourage you to consider an opt-in approach, and once the productivity and progress of participants dramatically and noticeably improves, the rest will wonder what they missed. And when you’re ready to enroll a new round of participants in Taskology for Teams, they will be first in line to opt in.
OK, I’m ready to take control of my workday and get more accomplished faster and easier. How do I get started?
I’m so glad to hear it! All you have to do is fill out a quick Survey so I can find out more about you and your current level of workload management and workday productivity. Once you fill out this survey, you’ll be directed to my online scheduling system where you can select a 30-minute time block that’s convenient for you to enjoy a complimentary strategy session with me.
When we connect, I can help you decide exactly which individual consulting package is right for you and we’ll get you started on your workday transformation ASAP! Don’t spend another day wasting time, losing revenue, struggling to make progress or feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Take action NOW to unleash the power of your most productive workday.