– The Way Productivity Should Be –
Hi and Welcome!
We’re ProductivityMe- a small, close-nit, global learning community focused on one thing: figuring out to be more productive!
So that YOU CAN MEET YOUR MORE PRODUCTIVE SELF!
At School (2011)
Ryan meets Tolan. Tolan meets Ryan. They can tolerate. if not appreciate, one another’s idiosyncrasies and unique view on life.
The duo collaborate on a project while at the University of Arizona- they tried to build a language, learning app for kids. It failed, and they both got jobs in the real world.
In the Real World (2012, 2013)
The real world sucks, sort of.
Mostly, it sucks if you stop learning (or if you stop wanting to learn. That’s even worse)! Ryan and Tolan decided to start a company, mostly so that they could learn cool things with other awesome people.
The Launch (2014)
It took off immediately, not.
No, it definitely didn’t. It looked as though the idea of building a community and awesome courses around that community might be another failed project. Building their first course took 6+ months- no one signed up the first week.
Then six days, weeks, months later… nothing happened. The pair, though still (mostly) optimistic, wondered how long this project might actually take. After all, they both agreed: “I thought it would be easy…”
The Struggle (2014, 2015)
Lots of romen (and other cliches)- high highs and low lows. Mistake after mistake in how to create/teach/build classes.
Until one day a student wrote us…
Your Help (2015 – Today)
Julio, Julio M wrote us, from Brazil!
He liked (parts) of our course. Some of the ideas, were, well useful!
After several email exchanges, the idea around ProductivityMe was born- help anyone, anyone who wants to, learn to BE MORE productive. Be more productive at whatever you do, whenever you do it, you should have a fighting chance to meet your more productive self!
A Bit of Work and a Shared Success Story (2015 – ????)
We love teaching- we’re getting better at it everyday. Thanks to your help!
We love connecting with our students- When you write us (or leave reviews), we get a better understanding of who you are, what you like, and what parts of our courses are actually helpful to you.
We love sharing- we love creating things and sharing them! Videos, courses, articles, blog posts, recently-found TED talks- we’ll send them your way. Although we’d prefer to give EVERYTHING we do for free, we do need to eat (and have a place to sleep). Thus. a limited number of our courses have a small fee, and each time one of our community members makes a donation- we get to live another week having a piece of fruit, or a sandwich, or a cup of coffee. Our dream is to someday do this full time- you can help make it happen!
We love learning- We, just like you, are learning as we go. We’re far from perfect, and are learning new things everyday. With some patience (and a bit of luck), along with your help, we can, together, build something great, something that matters something that lasts!
Lastly, we love remembering to be humble- no matter how hard we try, we’re all going to make a few mistakes. Here at ProductivityMe, we’re excited to mess up- we get to learn an extra bonus amount on those days. Did we do something that irks you? Did you find a typo or grammatical mistake? Are you really wishing we’d teach a course on ________________________ (fill in the blank), but we just haven’t yet?!?!?
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
We want it all- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Send us your harshest critiques and/or warmest praise- we’ll be super glad to read it.
And with that, we’re off. We’ve got some cool content to build, and you. You my friend, have some videos to watch!
Tolan & Ryan
The ProductivityMe Co-Founders