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Have you ever wondered if it’s actually possible to put almost all your tasks on a calendar so you can manage all the demands on your time and expand your peace of mind?

Welcome to Schedule U. We are here to help. Join our community of people who, like you, have imagined a new level of control and clarity from making better use of our calendars.

I’m Francis Wade and for over two decades I have been studying task management in all its forms. I’m not alone in imagining a new possibility of scheduling everything, and like others, I have also made it part of my daily life.

But I didn’t start out that way. Like many other people,  I began by failing miserably. To my surprise, “Total Task Scheduling” was much harder than it seemed. So, I gave up after my first attempt, even though my intuition screamed: “There must be a way!”

I was fortunate. Even though I had surrendered, I met others who found ways to make it work and this encouraged me to keep trying.  For about 15 years since then I have made these techniques a regular practice and they have become a cornerstone of what I teach here at ScheduleU.

Perhaps you arrive here with the thought that “These people are not like me, they must be aliens; no ordinary person can actually schedule everything.” Maybe your own first attempt failed.

I am here to tell you that you can be successful. But first, you must believe somewhere within you that this is possible because here you are… visiting a “School for Scheduling Everything.” Yes, you have a full life and yes, there are lots of demands on your time. But you also hate it when you forget to execute a task you commit to complete, even if it’s only one among many.

If so, you may be like many who take our program, A Course in Scheduling: an ambitious, high-achiever who says “Yes, I Can” to a lot of your aspirations. As you reach for the stars, you know that you must add more tasks. Each new “Yes” puts a bit more strain on your current workflow so you find yourself with less free time, in a struggle to manage a schedule that has very little wriggle-room. You may even find yourself increasingly prone to error as you hit the limit of your current behaviors and tools. Your current setup isn’t working the way it used to… and you are looking for fresh ways to be more effective: new options which would lift your level of personal productivity.

Schedule U exists to meet the needs of you and others who also operate near to their limits.  As such, it’s not a school for everyone or even the average professional. It’s meant for those who are ready to reconsider their current setup so they can reach their biggest goals.

On this website, I share my story: how I grappled with these skills, first by trying manual techniques. You will also hear from others who schedule everything, (or almost everything) as they reach for higher levels of productivity.

In addition, I’ll expose you to the latest auto-schedulers, and their reliance on cloud computing, the mobile internet and narrow Artifical Intelligence (AI.) They make the act of scheduling everything a real possibility.

These programs are changing everything: one day their power will reside within every digital calendar, working behind the scenes. But until then, tools like SkedPal (which I personally use and work for as a consultant), are having an immediate impact that you can learn to harness here.

But in spite of their power, I can say from experience that new software isn’t enough. Here at Schedule U,  you’ll see the best of what I (and others) have learned as we combine personal behavior with new technologies. I will teach you how to expand your individual capacity to manage demands on your time via manual or automatic methods. Plus, I’ll help you decide when an upgrade is right for you and whether a new app is worth the investment. These aren’t trivialities:  as I mentioned before. Total Task Scheduling is not for everyone. Neither is any particular app or behavior.

If you happen to be someone who is busy, and stays busy, here’s my invitation: jump into my free, 12-day training: A Course in Scheduling and find out for yourself what it takes to become an effective Total Task Scheduler.

Or, if you want more information, visit my Start Here page.

It may also be that the timing isn’t right for you to continue on today, so I suggest you bookmark this page for a later visit or follow me on Twitter for updates. Schedule U will be here when you are ready.

Thanks for visiting,

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Welcome! If you skipped over my Home and Start Here pages, I suggest you read them first.

Here’s some more about Schedule U.

It’s a virtual school which is part of 2Time Labs. Both are owned by Framework Consulting Inc, which is a Florida company.

I first had the idea for Schedule U when I finished my second book, Perfect Time-Based Productivity in 2015. I knew that there was little or no help to people who wanted to reach higher scheduling skills. There was some information, but it was fragmented and scattered.

In the past, I had suffered from not having a guide. The manual scheduling techniques I tried worked for a while until I mysteriously saw myself failing. On the advice of a popular guru, I gave up Total Task Scheduling, thinking I had made a big mistake. Once again I was back to the use of a To-Do List – but this only made things worse.

At that point, I struggled to figure out what I was doing wrong. Fortunately, I found others who were also looking for answers. (Some of them have written articles and books sharing their experiences and research.) The answer in my case? My skills were suitable for only a small number of tasks in the stable environment of a developed country. I discovered that I needed to become a better Total Task Scheduler, not abandon the approach entirely.

Fast forward…When I wrote Perfect Time-Based Productivity in 2014 I laid out my journey… just in time to be overtaken by a new approach altogether, only a few weeks after publication. The use of auto-schedulers has changed everything about Total Task Scheduling, far surpassing the power of digital calendars, which are really only electronic versions of appointment calendars.

It’s the kind of problem we like to tackle at 2Time Labs. I’m an industrial engineer and operations researcher by training so the kind of challenges the Lab attracts tend to have a combination of human behavior and technology. The challenge of “scheduling everything” combines a fair amount of both sides of the coin.

Other recent challenges I have taken on, sometimes in collaboration with others include the following:

This special report took about two years to write, requiring me to delve into fields such as psychology, philosophy and linguistics. This paper brings them together in a single place, perhaps for the first time to answer a question in a single deep dive.
These three articles tackled the problem of three selves rolled into. The Notified Self is made up of the Interrupted Self, The Warned Self and the Informed Self. They all describe ways we use technology and information to change our daily behavior and increase our productivity. The main purpose of these articles was to empower people to manage their environment in ways which are empowering.
Task management apps are usually designed to be little more than databases – dry and uninviting. Starting from my experience using an auto-scheduler, I argue that much more can be done to gamify task management apps so they become engaging opportunities for users which are immersive and fun.
This article brings together two opposing and sometimes contentious points of view. Schedulers and Listers sometimes claim their approach is best and in this article I show where they both are correct, to some degree.
My book is currently being updated with a new edition that will address the emergence and usage of auto-schedulers.

Here are other general resources in which you may have an interest.

Total Task Scheduling isn’t the only technique we focus on at 2Time Labs, but the last couple of years have focused on particular evolution and the impact it is having on the working professional.

In addition to working with individuals, we also work with companies. Some are startups which are designing a new application. The most prominent relationship we have is with SkedPal, an auto-scheduling app that’s prominently featured on this site. However, the site supports the success of any program or device in this field.

We also deliver live and online programs within companies, plus individual programs to individuals. These can be found at MyTimeDesign.com.

It’s great to have you here at Schedule U and please use the contact page to ask me any questions you wish, or set up a complimentary consultation via phone or Skype.

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Should Sex Be Scheduled?

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Join me for 12 days – A Course in Scheduling

Take my free program and discover what I have been teaching thousands of people for over a decade – the art and science of Total Task Scheduling.

Learn about manual techniques vs. auto-schedulers, the 7 core skills of Total Task Schedulers, the science behind “scheduling everything” and more.

Achieve life balance, precise daily execution, fewer errors of judgment and greater peace of mind.

New Frameworks

You will learn new frameworks for evaluating your skills as a Total Task Scheduler. Once you have used the 6  Level Model, the ETaPS method, and the 7 Core Behaviors I will show you how to use your evaluation to craft your own plan for continuous improvement. You will master the nuances of this technique.

One Step at a Time

Each weekday you’ll receive a single lesson that delves into a single aspect of Total Task Scheduling. There’s at least one practical step to take at the end of each lesson, giving you a way to analyze or improve your current workflow immediately.

Join a Community

Meet others who are also becoming Total Task Schedulers – passionate professionals who care about their tools and the methods they use. Get help and share your experience, while learning from others who are further along on their journey towards greater capacity.






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