Can Eben Pagan’s Wake Up Productive training course double your productivity? Read this review to see the members area and program price before you buy.
Table of Contents:
- The Key to Doubling Your Productivity
- What is Wake Up Productive?
- What Are the Results from the Wake Up Productive Program?
- The Pros and Cons of Wake Up Productive
- What If You Could Double Your Time in 90 Days?
- A Different Option Other than Wake Up Productive
The key to doubling your productivity
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I have discovered that the key to doubling your productivity is to use your willpower.
You’re a parent, and you work a full-time job that you hope to leave someday. After working 10 hour days, then an hour commute, rushing home for dinner, read with the kids, get everyone bathed and finally in bed – there’s so little time left for you to work on your dreams.
You feel so overwhelmed, you’re not sure where to start most of the time. You always end up being distracted by your kids, chores at home, and your day job.
If you’re like me, you like to live in order. You like to feel on top of things and feel peace knowing that nothing is being overlooked. You like to know nothing is being left out or forgotten.
You want to get the important things done so you can stop working all the time and have the time to enjoy your life the way you want it with the people you love.
You can achieve this by being aware of your willpower. You must use your willpower to do the big important things first before you get distracted by everything else during the rest of the day.
But how do you become aware of your willpower in the first place? Wake Up Productive by Eben Pagan is a program that aims to help you achieve this awareness so you can double your results.
What is Wake Up Productive?
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Wake Up Productive is a productivity training program created by Eben Pagan. The most recent version is Wake Up Productive 2.0 released in 2015. It is an online course so you get login access to a members area where you can stream or download videos, MP3s, and exercises.
The program is a 90-day training on how to increase your productivity. During the 90 days, you are given a set of fast start sessions, weekly training, and bi-weekly coaching calls that aim to make you more productive. There is a total of 900+ minutes of material inside the program, spread across 26 videos and MP3s.
The content of the program includes:
Section 1: Welcome video (78:24) and welcome webinar (49:36). The welcome video gives you an introduction and orientation on how to use the program and what outcome you can expect.
Section 2: Fast start sessions. You receive one fast start session video each day for the first week of the training. These videos help you to get a jump start so you can be more productive immediately
- Fast Start #1 – Clearing Your Mental Clutter (07:38)
- Fast Start #2 – Completing What’s Incomplete (07:20)
- Fast Start #3 – The Grey Zone (06:13)
- Fast Start #4 – Eliminating Energy Robbers (05:53)
- Fast Start #5 – The KEY To Productivity (17:49)
Section 3: Weekly training. The weekly training is the main part of the program. You get one video each week and an exercise that you must do if you want to double your productivity in 90 days.
- Week 1: Your Personal Success Ritual (24:09)
- Week 2: The Inner Butterfly Effect (21:40)
- Week 3: Friction Free Focus (35:50)
- Week 4: Building Your “Focus Muscles” (20:31)
- Week 5: “The 60-60-30 Solution” (24:07)
- Week 6: Routine Rituals That Really Work (19:16)
- Week 7: The Grey Zone (19:36)
- Week 8: Your Most Valuable ACTIONS (26:49)
- Week 9: The “Key” To High Energy (32:06)
- Week 10: Inevitability Thinking (24:57)
- Week 11: Transforming Emotions (22:40)
- Week 12: Purpose (35:40)
Section 4: Coaching calls. The coaching calls happen every two weeks. Eben holds a webinar where you can ask him questions about your progress in the course. The coaching calls talk about:
- How To Future-Proof Your Business (52:23)
- Your Personal Strategic Planning Summit (52:33)
- Structure & Freedom (71:05)
- Investing Attention (72:15)
- Getting More Leverage (86:54)
- Strategic Planning for Team Productivity (64:25)
- Productive Investing (59:58)
- Self-Esteem and How To Build It (26:21)
Bonus programs: Besides the main training, when you buy Wake Up Productive you also get access to two of Eben’s coaching programs about creating information products. The programs help you first to create your information product and then market it, so you sell many copies:
- GURU Product Plan
- Marketing Step-by-Step
*Please note that this content list is based on Wake Up Productive 2.0 released in January 2015. The version you purchase may have different content since Eben updates his programs often.
What are the results from the Wake Up Productive program?
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You can see that there is a lot of content inside the course. However, you may be asking does it work?
In this review, allow me to share my notes about the program. One quote from the program is:
Life is hard if you live it the easy way and easy if you live it the hard way.
Joe Polish is a successful marketer and friend to Eben Pagan. I agree that studying productivity is not easy as it requires time and energy investment. But the reward for making yourself more productive is much larger than the effort you do.
Eben says that “Awareness builds momentum.” The first step is to be aware that you have the power to be more productive. This power comes in the form of your willpower you receive each morning. You must use your willpower to create new habits that increase your productivity.
In the first weekly training, Eben teaches you:
The most valuable form of action in intentional repetition. Use willpower to do intentional repetition to form habits. You should only be doing these two things:
- Do what you are great at that creates value
- Recover your energy and renew yourself
The notes above can also act as a summary of the program. You spend twelve weeks creating habits in your life that increase your productivity and prosperity. At the end of twelve weeks, you will have a set of new habits, and you will literally ‘wake up productive’.
How I created an information product in 66 days:
At the start of the year, I planned to create an information product and publish it on Udemy. Udemy gave me a challenge: if I could publish my course within 30 days of signing up as an instructor, they would help promote my course to their customer list.
I didn’t plan to create the product that fast. I was nervous and anxious and wondered if I could meet the deadline, but the promo opportunity was too good to pass. I had to overcome my anxiety – and I had to get serious fast.
It was then that I joined Wake Up Productive. As I followed the course, I applied what I learned about creating a personal success morning ritual. I applied the 60-60-30 solution when I worked on creating my information product to help me focus recording and editing the tutorial videos. Each day, after my morning ritual, the first thing I worked on was creating my information product.
After 66 days of following Eben’s program, in March I submitted my online course on Udemy, and it was approved. I felt exhilarated knowing that I achieved what I planned to do at the start of the year. Not only that, because I did it within the 30-day time frame, Udemy helped to promote my course!
Had I not taken Eben’s productivity training, it would have taken me double the time to finish my online course. I am glad I took the opportunity to sign up to his course, so I saved time.
The pros and cons of Wake Up Productive
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Here is what I love about this program:
#1 You get over 900+ minutes of training. Each video is made short enough so you can absorb what you learn and implement it immediately. The curriculum and pacing of the course are designed to make it easy for you to stay on task until you finish the course.
#2 You get two valuable bonus programs. The bonus programs you get when you join Eben’s course is as valuable as the main program. You can study the GURU Product Plan course to know how to start an information product business, and then study Marketing Step-by-Step to know how to get people to become customers. You then use the principles in Wake Up Productive to have everything you learned done.
#3 The program simply works. One of the outcomes of the program is you will create your personal success morning ritual. I have created my morning ritual, and I use it every morning to this day. This morning ritual has helped me to create more energy so I can focus on the top important tasks that need to get done.
Of course, no program is perfect. Here is what I don’t like about the program:
#1 The video file sizes are heavy. Depending on your internet connection, the size of the video files may be troublesome for you. Since the videos are high resolution, the file size of one video can reach several hundred megabytes or even more. For example, the welcome video has a size of 1.32 GB. If your internet speed is slow, you will have to wait a while for the videos to load or use a download manager to download the videos to your computer.
#2 Some of the material is repeated in other programs. Eben has many programs, and some of what he teaches inside Wake Up Productive can be found in other programs, including his free podcast. If you have taken any other of Eben’s programs, you may find some parts that you have heard before. Of course, Wake Up Productive gives you the full curriculum structure that you can’t find in any other of Eben’s programs.
What if you could double your time in 90 days?
You have come to the end of my review. Here, I would like to provide a brief summary about Wake Up Productive. In short, I believe that this program is worth the investment price because it helps you be more productive so you can create more results and get a high return on investmen
Wake Up Productive is open for registration once a year at the start of the year. Eben gives you a series of free videos to help you get to know more about his program and get a feel for his teaching style. If you feel his style suits you, then you can buy the program and become a member. I bought this program in January 2015, and in less than 90 days I was able to double my productivity.
A different option other than Wake Up Productive …
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Wake Up Productive is a great program and it does work, but it hasn’t opened registration since early 2015. If you want to join this program, you have to sign up to Eben Pagan’s list and be notified when the course is open again. In 2016, the course didn’t open in January, and there is no news yet if it will open registration in 2017 …
There is another program that you may want to look at while waiting for Wake Up Productive. This other program I recommend because it is open for registration. Similar to Wake Up Productive, the program focuses not on time management, but on a ‘mind hack’ that helps you to get things done without relying on discipline and willpower.
Now, the downside to this other program is that it is not as thorough as Wake Up Productive. But I still I recommend this program because it is more affordable and can increase your productivity today. A man who was laid off his job as a software engineer and started searching for freelance jobs was able to get more things done in a week than he did for the whole past year.
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