Productivity Mastery

8 ways to get YOUR right things done - with as little effort as possible


Create Your Own Experience
Pre-Order Opportunity


Gravity works whether we like it or not.  It works everywhere.  For all time.  For everyone.  At all places.  

Airplanes look different but they must all obey the same principles of flight.  Everything from the Wright brothers' biplane to the Space Shuttles.

In the same way...

Principles of Productivity work whether we like them or not.  They work everywhere.  For all time.  For everyone.  At all places. 

Systems to get and stay even more productive look different but they must all obey the same principles of productivity. From a paper-based system to the latest computers and mobile devices.

Productivity Mastery  gives you the knowledge and skills to implement eight time-proven principles of productivity that will help you to rapidly take your personal productivity to the next level - and keep it there.

Productivity Mastery will be made available to the general public on 15 May 2021. 

Pre-order offer: You can create your own custom modular programme now at the discounted rate of just R495 (VAT not applicable) per module and get access to your programme on 15 May 2021.


8 Ways To Productivity Mastery - How Does It Work?


This is a modular programme. 
You choose only the modules that meet your current needs.
(Pre-order 5 or more modules, and one will be free.)  

Online hybrid modality: on-demand content PLUS live open forums.
  • Platform: The Online School of Productivity (implemented on Thinkific).
  • Available 24/7 for 100 days afer enrolment.
  • Independent on-demand learning at your own pace. 
  • You can have asynchronous discussions with your facilitator, directly from the content.
  • You are welcome to email, DM or call your facilitators.
  • For 100 days after enrolment you have access to  our fortnightly Open Forum (details below).
Fortnightly LIVE online open forums
  • You can join with any questions about any of the modules you have enrolled for. 
  • You can ask your questions and leave, or you can stay for the full hour.
  • This forum is in Q&A format.  You send me your questions and we all learn from each other as we explore solutions.
  • There will be sections of teaching triggered by the conversation; there is not a set topic for a session.
  • Platform: Interactive Zoom Meetings (with audio and video).  You join the Forum directly from your module content on our Online School of Productivity platform.
  • Day and  time: Currently scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of the month from19:05-19:55.  This time was chosen following our in-house survey - it gives you the time during the workday to focus on that area of your life.
  • Open Forums will not be recorded.
Each of the 8 Modules (details below; unlocked on 15 May 2021)
  • Each module is an independent course in its own right.  See details in the section below.
  • Each module includes:
    • Self-Evaluation.
    • Areas for growth.
    • Strategy and everyday actions.
    • Up-to-date content.
    • Video segments of 2 - 5 minutes each.
    • Repository of relevant articles and reference to books, videos and online content.
  • If you pre-order now, you gain access to the content on 15 May 2021.  Later, within 24 hours after enrolment.  

8 Ways To Productivity Mastery

Your Modules

Time-proven Productivity Principles And Processes
to Unlock Even More Of Your Productive Potential



Think "Productive": A calm mind is a productive mind. 

Have a calm mind, and don't believe the lies people are so fond of, like "I don't have the time", "I have to do this", "I must repond to emails as they arrive".   Our result are driven by our beleifs - beware that hey are not limiting.

Make your work visible and actionable

Productivity improves when you are crystal clear about what needs to be done - and how that fits in with the bigger picture yor see for your life. The Productivity Decision Tree helps you clarify and prioritse your things to do.

Alignment: Do only things that support your current priorities.

Use daily and weekly reviews to ensure that everything in your calendar and task list is aligned with your goals and priorities. Delegate. Say NO. Understand and then escape your Productivity Bermuda Triangle, where productivity gets lost.


Slow down to speed up: Work at the appropriate pace

Take time when creating action reminders.

Take time off.

Look before your leap.

Make haste slowly.

Avoid rework.


Adaptability:  Adapt to changes in context

Organise similar actions together.

Move easily between contexts.

Be where you are.

Renegotiate commitments with self and others.

Focus: Manage your boundaries

Say “no”.

Don’t “multitask”.

Schedule “no fly zones”.

Stay focused on the job at hand.


Finish what you start: Minimise procrastination and perfectionism

Don’t “multitask”.
Use daily reviews to ensure closure.

Apply the Law of Diminishing Returns.

Reasons for procrastinating.

Learn and Improve:  Learn from my experiences and improve my future

How a time log helps improve planning.

 Interruption log

Use daily and weekly reviews.

Keep on making life easier and better.



Your Host:  Gerrit Cloete

Gerrit is the ultimate hardworking lazy guy. Working extremely hard to find ways how to get the right things done with as little effort as possible. And when he does, to share it with as many people as possible.

Through his work, he has helped more than 12 000 people in 320 companies in 12 countries to say, 'This is making my life so much easier.' 

Gerrit holds post-graduate degrees in physics, education, and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch.

He enjoys living in Cape Town, where he visits his 'Universities of Life', the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as well as the Sea Point promenade at least once a week for inspiration.


Your Co-Host:  Duncan Hattingh

As the voicemail message on his cell phone says: ”If I can’t take your call, I am either in a workshop or out cycling!”

Duncan’s industrial engineering background and his love of the “ooh” and “aahhh” moments when people learn a really cool trick in MS Outlook are his inspiration and motivation in helping people use their technology in ways that make them more productive.

Was there life before the Internet, cell phones and gadgets? Duncan’s glad he missed it!

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope our paths cross again soon - on the Open Forum!