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Bundles of ebooks and information products are a great way to save money on learning resources, but they can be quite overwhelming. Learn how to use a bundle to meet your goals without the overwhelm.
Choosing the Right Bundle
There are so many bundle products available, and they are a great way to focus your learning to help reach specific goals. Anything from getting your house cleaner to learning about essential oils or photography or getting your budget under control is possible when you have a bundle on your side.
It happens as I write this that the Ultimate Productivity Bundle is live (Jan. 2 through Jan. 8, to be precise), which is totally appropriate for this time of year, and for me. My guiding words for the year are “level up,” which for me means doing things smarter, faster and better than before. I can definitely use some of this guidance.
Whatever your goal, the bundle you’re looking at needs to be evaluated in terms of what you are actually looking for, not just what sounds good on a screen. Take a look at the product list and see if a handful or more of the products look like they would be helpful in your situation.
The great thing about bundles is that you don’t have to feel like everything applies to you in order to use a bundle to meet your goals. They are usually priced so that even if you only use a couple of the products you’re still getting a good deal.
Choose Which Products You Need Most
I have a lot of goals and things I want to improve in 2020, but the foundation of that is going to be time management, systems and planning.
So, looking at the productivity bundle, I see whole sections on time management, getting organized and building routine. Those all sound great for me.
Diving into the specific products, I might choose, for example, Productivity Powerhouse by Sagan Morrow as a place to start. The book helps you to find your personal productivity style and then come up with strategies that will really work for you.
After that, I might take a look at Time Blocking 101 by Donna Shenk, because I know that time blocking is super helpful and the little bit I already do it does help me feel like I’m getting things done.
You might need to focus on goal setting first, or maybe you’re looking for a planner or need to start with a mindset shift before you start apply8ing new systems. Whatever it is, home in on those products that will lay a good foundation to meet your goals first.
Schedule Time to Read and Implement
Probably the most important aspect of using bundles to meet your goals is actually taking the time to read and implement what you have learned. Just buying the bundle isn’t enough. (I wish it were; I’d be so much smarter if I could magically absorb all the products I’ve purchased over the years!)
It’s key to actually schedule time to read and work through the products you have highlighted as most important to you. Maybe you can take your lunch break and read while you eat, or 20 minutes after the kids go to bed.
Whatever time it is, consistently working through the material will make it a lot more likely you’ll follow through.
Take Notes to Meet Your Goals
In this case, though, reading isn’t really enough. You need to think about how these tips and systems are going to be useful in your life. Take notes as you read or write a summary of each book or product in your morning pages as you work though them.
You need to process what you’ve read and decide what and how you want to implement into your life.
For instance if I like what I read about time blocking, I need to take the time to actually block out my time for a few weeks and see if it helps. If a product about routines has a helpful hint, I need to implement it.
Evaluate Anything New
And then of course once you have started to implement those new ideas, evaluate monthly to see if they are actually helping you to meet your goals or if you need to try something else.
Keep reading and applying things as you need them. Remember that not everything will work for you or meets with your goals, but the more products you can check out quickly to see if they have anything for you to explore deeper, the better off you’ll be.
More about the Productivity Bundle
If you are reading this in the first week of January 2020, you can grab the Ultimate Productivity Bundle for just $47. It’s 73 products in all with a combined value of $2,837.06.
It was created and curated by people with real life responsibilities just like you: they also have families, work part to full-time jobs or run businesses, don’t have personal assistants or the budget for hiring lots of extra help.
How? When you buy the Ultimate Productivity Bundle you’ll get access to a library of productivity and goal-setting resources like these:
- Master Your Life: The Pain Free Guide to Mastering the Art of Self-Discipline eBook by Jessi Fearon
- Your Best Life Planner from Katie Harp
- Creating a Digital Home Management System eCourse from Kayse Pratt
- Momentum Planning eCourse by Charlie Gilkey
- plus, 69 other eBooks, eCourses, printables and membership sites!
And if you buy through this link, I’ll send you my brand-new ebook How to Declutter Your Craft Supplies as a bonus! Just forward your receipt to sarah @ sarahewhite.com and we’ll get you set up.