Today another course update went live, for my Prioritizing Tasks and Managing Time for Greater Productivity Pluralsight course. I have now created, or done major updates, on 40 courses for Pluralsight.
I have to admit it is hard to go into something I was so proud of years ago and critically think through it again. I look at my language, my script, my cohesiveness, even my main messages, and think “wow.” Not “wow you are awesome” but “wow, how could you have not done better?”
In school I couldn’t stand to revisit old papers, and in the beginning of my career I couldn’t stand to look at old code (I was a programmer). Once I moved on from something I didn’t love coming back to redo or try and understand it.
Alas, I’m in the middle of a bunch of course redos. This course was good for me because I got to dive into three major topics: productivity (the goal), prioritization, and time management. I am guessing I gave at least 100 solid tactical tips that you could implement… this course is full of actionable ideas.
I’m glad to be done, and hope to not revisit it for another five years. Having said that, I wanted to share a very, very nice email I got from my contact at Pluralsight, who helped me get the course to publication. Melissa wrote:
Your overall slide design and course structure was superb and very well-organized. You also had very strong and consistent audio quality throughout. (Jason note: this took over a month. There are a million details, and to have her recognize the design, structure, organization, and the audio quality (editing, etc.) was really nice to hear.)
I also wanted to point out that I really enjoyed watching your course during my review. It was quite refreshing to watch content that I can actually really implement in the here and now. You had a lot of positive insights, and I had some great takeaways into how I can even make improvements in my own productivity. So, overall a fantastic course, all that hard work pays off
That was so nice. Melissa helps get a lot of technical courses ready for publication, and I don’t think she is working to become a developer, so a lot of the content isn’t relevant to her. But it was really cool for her to say that what I’ve spent so much time on will actually make a difference in her life.
The course is here: Prioritizing Tasks and Managing Time for Greater Productivity
If you want a 30 day pass to watch it, and any of my other courses, or any of the excellent hard and soft skill courses in Pluralsight, let me know. I might have a few passes laying around