The Science of Personal Productivity

The Science of Personal Productivity

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Rebecca Heiss

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Exploring a science-based approach to improved productivity 


Do you start your day by checking your email and then get stuck? Do you let one big task loom over your head and get in the way of your productivity? Do you find yourself saying “Yes” to too many tasks and then have little time to do anything well? 

If any of these sound like you, this course from Dr. Rebecca Heiss will help you understand more about why we find ourselves in these situations, and teach you practical, science-based ways to be more productive at work and at home. 

You’ll learn how to start creating schedules, declutter your work area, and move forward even in the face of setbacks. You’ll also discuss why perfectionism can be counterproductive, and why learning how to say no can help lower your stress. 


Topics covered include: 

  • Unleashing the power of a schedule 
  • Implementing accountability 
  • Practicing forgiveness for your coworkers and yourself 
  • Mastering the “Graceful No”  
  • Discussing the benefits of decluttering 
  • Overcoming decision fatigue 
  • Learning to move forward when challenged by setbacks  
  • Handling communication more productively 
  • Busting the myth of perfectionism 
  • Learning techniques to decrease the effects of stress in the workplace 


Enjoy over 50 minutes of high-quality content in the “Uniquely Engaging”TM Bigger Brains Teacher-Learner style!   

Course Contents:

# Section # Lesson Length
1 Part 1 1 Schedule 5:12
2 Accountability 4:30
3 Personal Forgiveness 4:23
4 The Power of “No” 4:29
5 Changing Your Environment 4:53
2 Part 2 6 Decision Fatigue 4:23
7 Your Mindset 5:32
8 Effective Communication 5:06
9 Perfectionism 5:33
10 Managing Stress 6:47

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