Fantastic Foundation

The FranklinCovey consultant did an incredible job of explaining the material in detail.  The material was Off-The-Hood GREAT.  I have implemented a lot of what he taught us and it has already made an impact on my business.  I have been searching to find a way to keep all my stuff in one spot and not use the paper product.  I feel I now have a fantastic foundation to build upon and I am utilizing Outlook 1000% more effectively than I had in the past.  The Core 4, the Quadrants, the 30 Minute Weekly Planning and the 10 Minute Daily Planning, the review of the Notes section with the Goals I’m setting, etc., have all had a huge impact.

So, thanks for providing a great program and for pushing this material onto the students in a steady and well thought out format.

–Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

Beyond Impactful

The instructor did an incredible job of explaining the material in detail.  The material was Off-The-Hood GREAT.  I have implemented a lot of what the instructor taught us and it has already made an impact on my business.  I have been searching to find a way to keep all my stuff in one spot and not use the paper product.  I feel I know have a fantastic foundation to build upon and I am utilizing Outlook 1000% more effectively than I had in the past.  The 5 Choices program including Core4, the Quadrants, the 30 Minute Week Review and the 10 Minute Daily review, the review of the Notes section with the Goals I’m setting, etc., have all been beyond impactful. So, thanks for providing a great program and pushing this material onto the students in a steady pace, well thought out format.

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

Best Processes Explained

“I did not feel confident in my time management skills as a new hire. The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity work session went through everything that I had doubts in and explained the best process to deal with them. Good time management ideas, like weekly/daily planning and good note taking ideas. Very up-to-date with technology, using technology to increase productivity with Microsoft Outlook and iPhone Apps.”

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

From 19,000+ Emails To Zero

“First of all, THANK YOU!  The 5 Choices webinar on Microsoft Outlook you did last Friday was amazing.  I was so pumped about all the new things I learned about my inbox and calendar, I spent Friday evening organizing.  Just now, I’m down from 19,000 plus emails in my inbox to ZERO.  I have rules, files and sub-files made.  Being organized makes me so happy and I had no idea how much my inbox was stressing me out every morning.

I’m going to recommend the webinar to all of my colleagues!”

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

Great Start To 2014

The 5 Choices was an excellent course! I learned new techniques to better manage my big rocks rather than sorting gravel. I have been effective in planning my days and even have “me time” which I am learning is not “wasted time”. The technology tools I learned with Outlook have also been a tremendous help. I was able to reduce the emails in my inbox from 200+ to less than 20! I no longer feel that I am tethered to my email.

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

5 Choices for Me

The biggest win for me was ruling my technology.  I have been able to use Outlook to remove my paper lists from my desk and to stay focused on what is important (looking at my calendar) and not email.

I am having to schedule ‘review email’ as a big rock to make sure I am not missing any critical to do’s. Overall, I feel less behind on my work.  I am really staying focused (most of the time) on those big rocks.

Aaron, a The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity Participant

Eye on the Prize

I used to think it was impossible to get myself organized and working more productively.  I always used my Microsoft Outlook to help me keep track my day to day items.  But coming in every morning to an inbox full of things I needed to work on automically made me stressesd.  With the tools I learned in the training I was able to get my inbox more in control.

Taking everything I learned and using it regularly helped me to feel a lot less stressed.  I know it works and it’s helpful.  After several weeks of following The 5 Choices very closely I relaxed it a bit and found that my stress level shot back up.  No more of that.

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant.

Love The 5 Choices

This program has totally changed the way I think about things and the way I approach my day. I am 100% more productive and less stressed because I no longer have to think about what I am doing next. I just have to go to Outlook and follow my plan.

Thank You FranklinCovey for developing such an AWESOME program!

Contributed by a 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity participant

My Success Story – Wow!

Wow! What a difference!  I had no idea how email controlled me.  Now, I control it by setting time to review it.  I removed all notifications in Microsoft Outlook that would distract me or tempt to look at my email.  This task alone has saved me time.  Talking with my supervisor about Q2 helped him see what interruptions were vying for my time.  He is aware and on-board with getting interruptions in control.  Thanks for this course!!

Contributed by a 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity participant

Over 7,000 E-mails

Before taking the Franklin Covey 5 Choices Webinar, my inbox had over 7,000 e-mails, my tasks list was a mess of red flags, and my calendar wasn’t really a calendar, but ANOTHER “To Do List”. And I’d like to consider myself a very organized person!

Before getting to what has resulted since the webinar, I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar itself. Our moderator/host was fantastic and kept us very entertained, laughing, and engaged throughout the entire session. That certainly helped motivate me to implement the strategies that she taught us.

After the webinar, my inbox remains at zero, I’ve got folders to keep my e-mails, my task list is organized with actual tasks/due dates/detailed descriptions, and my calendar is what it should be, a calendar.

My Microsoft Outlook’s new look has kept me a lot more relaxed throughout the day. I don’t panic at every e-mail that comes in and try to take care of it that very second. I know that if I just move it to my newly organized task list, it will be taken care of in a timely manner. I also don’t find myself racking my brain each day on my commute to work with  what I have to do that day. I know my task list will let me know in a few short minutes everything that needs to be taken care of, and it will. This has also allowed me to take care of what I need to take care of, and not be interrupted by e-mails coming in that can wait until later. I highly suggest taking off the e-mail preview alert that pops up in the bottom right hand corner when you are receiving an e-mail. Not having that alert keeps me so much more focused on the task at hand.

All in all, I feel less stressed, more organized, and more productive while at work (and away from the office), which always makes for a happier life!

Josh Rosenthal – NY