do you have in common with famous actors/actresses, politicians and
dignitaries, the wealthiest business owners as well as the poorest of
Did you guess time?
all have the same 1440 minutes in a day and 98% of us lament that don't
have more hours in a day. Yet, we know that won't happen.
But What IF we could LEARN how to
be more effective in our time management
that at the end of the day, we felt like we had ADDED HOURS to our day?
if the secret to getting things done in less time was something we
Like learning our multiplication
The Key to Effective Time
Knowing WHEN to Do It
your time effectively
does not come
naturally to most people, just like we were not born with the facts of
multiplication in our head. But, just like we learned those
tables in the third grade, we
can use the same techniques to train
ourselves in the skill of effective time management.
learning any new skill, it is helpful to review what you already know
or already have done. In math, you reviewed the facts you
from the day before and then went on to learn new ones.
to effectively manage your time, start by reviewing.
Review your long term objectives
intend to go. Then you can:
again at the end of each work day
your weekly targets,
- Creatie a
list for each day.
and schedule each task that you
need to get done.
, revising as
needed. No longer will you have to waste
deciding what to work on when you begin each morning. You
able to dig right in, starting with the most
the end of the week
, before you begin a new work
ensure that you know right where to start when you sit down the next
Your Best Time of Day
is a reason that we learned our most important things in the beginning
of the day in elementary school. And a reason that breaks
timed between subjects. We usually do our best work in the
morning. And we need recess.
another key to
effective time management - schedule
your tasks around your most
productive part of the day
. When you
spend 20 percent of your day
on the most important tasks then you will accomplish 80 percent of your
Give yourself permission to take a break
your batteries because breaks are necessary in order to be effective.
But schedule this break and pay attention to the time. Don't
this time to surf the internet if you know that the next time you look
up an hour will be gone and you won't remember where you left off.
Because time management is really about being able
, you must set limits for yourself and
stick to them.
learned our multiplication facts by learning the 1's then the 2's then
the 3's. It made more sense this way, rather than trying to
Your brain will naturally be more
more efficient when you do things in batches of related tasks, rather
than going through the day randomly trying to finish things you have to
such as returning phone
writing letters, articles or blog posts for the same time
Then you can stay on the same train of thought and your momentum is
likely to help you finish quicker than if you did them here and there
throughout the week.
This also helps you to know
exactly when to
schedule things that come up during the day. You know you
writing from 11-1 tomorrow, so you can tell the person who needs that
letter to expect it tomorrow by 1. And you will be returning
calls this afternoon from 4-5, so you can put that on your voicemail
and your caller will know too.
We all want to learn
secret that will make me more effective with my time
And the true secret is to learn
how to manage ourselves.
to manage what we do
and when we do it
training ourselves in the
process to be protective of the schedule we have created because it is
the path to our success.
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Time Management Marvel
The Action Machine is a foolproof tool for managing time
- literally allowing you to shave HOURS off your days!