The current NewHabits-NewGoals programs that I offer in the Caribbean are 2-day affairs that give a user everything they need to design their own time management system. The essential activity is a series of 12 design steps which they construct a custom system of their own, using their own habits as the starting point.
The challenge that many find is that it’s difficult to put together a plan for themselves that include this many elements, as they are forced to use a slightly advanced project management skill that is not taught in the class.
Also, it’s a lot of new data thrown at them all at once, even though I believe it to be easier to work with than the average time management class.
This has lead me to think that I should cut the live content down to the 7 essential fundamentals, introduce them to the basic ideas behind habit changing, and then take them straight into the MyTimeDesign program (a 12-week, online program.)
In that program they would have an immediate choice: repeat the info they learned in the course at a slower pace, or move onto the advanced fundamentals.
In this way, I could cut the price of the cost for customers, and more closely match their pace of learning with the materials that are presented. In other words, they could ease themselves into the advanced fundamentals at their own pace, over several weeks, after they have already worked on putting together the essentials of their time management system.
This matches what I have observed in the class — a certain loss of focus by the second day as participants start to feel a bit overwhelmed by too many new ideas.
To those of you who have completed NewHabits-NewGoals, I’d love to hear from you.