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There’s no rule that says you have to be a superhero. So much has been written about amazing individuals that achieve the impossible – they juggle full-time jobs, study, run a business, raise children, run a household, coach the national cricket team and write a novel in their spare time. Anyone ... Views: 15454
If you are looking into time management well first of all congratulations. Thank you for making a change that will bring so many positive results into your lives. Now, here are all the things that you can expect as a result of your time management Let's get started.
1. More creative time
You ... Views: 11386
TOP 10 Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes
By Sue Brenner, PCC, PMP
Never get around to straightening up your office? Never seem to have enough time for simple things such as preparing a meal or taking a break? To maximize your time, learn what you can do in small increments. What can you do ... Views: 7074
Delegation is an important but underutilized time management tool.
If you find that by the end of the day that you still haven't got through half of you to-do list, then delegation could be beneficial for you and your workforce.
Delegation benefits you because it allows you to free up the ... Views: 6962
1. Shift from Not Valuing to Valuing your Time.
This is an important change to make and when it happens you will never waste another minute! In a dollar sense - this means you are comfortable charging for your lifetime of knowledge and experience - don't allow clients to take this for granted. ... Views: 6121
Copyright 2004 by William G. Covington, Jr. PhD
The reason reading is so vital is because it determines the focus of your mind. A passive person accepts whatever information is send by default. The environment determines such a mindset and usually that means negative input.
This is an arena ... Views: 5414
Do you ever feel like you are going in a hundred different directions but not really going anywhere? Maybe you run upstairs to do something, only to forget what you were going to do. You start doing something else, and then abandon that project when you think of something else that needs to be ... Views: 5326
I know them. You know them too: People who are always late. It seems like no matter what the situation or event, they just can't seem to be on time. Some use a litany of excuses to justify their chronic tardiness, but the worse offenders are not only comfortable with being consistently late, but ... Views: 5222
"Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”~Unknown
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Too many things to do in life? 24 hours is not enough? You wish there were 48 hours in a ... Views: 4758
I find that many of the women I coach enlist my services because they aren’t living the life that they really want to live. When we begin to look into that together, we often find that their priorities do not match how they spend their actual time. If you are not spending your time and your days ... Views: 4571
Time management is commonly defined as the management of time in order to make the most out of it.
In a 2001 interview, David Allen observed:
You can't manage time, it just is. So "time management" is a mislabeled problem, which has little chance of being an effective approach. What you really ... Views: 4193
You’re a multi-talented person. You can weld, bellydance, quilt and author computer code. Or at least you *could* do all those things, if only there were more hours in the day and days in the week. How the heck did it get to be Thursday already? Never mind that, it’s June for heaven’s sake! Life ... Views: 4135
Most of us would like to be more productive and be able to get more done. One of the single biggest problems we all face daily that inhibits our productivity and time management is interruptions and distractions. Or, more accurately, how well we deal with interruptions and distractions.
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First Things First
Will Edwards on First Things First
by Stephen R Covey
Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, had a real impact on my life. In fact, I always recommend it to people who attend my Personal Development workshops. When my boss read it, however, his first ... Views: 3591
Time management is tricky for multi-talented, creative people. We have a lot of activities and tasks on our plates. And those plates are spinning. No sooner do we start project A when we suddenly get a great idea for project B and a key contact for project C calls out of the blue and…before ... Views: 3575
Time management tips can prepare you to undergo changes - sometimes, profound ones. Given how tumultuous times can be, the better you understand the process of creating positive change in your life, the more effective your time planning will be.
Consider this 6-stage model of change, ... Views: 3352
Are you someone who makes lists of all the things you need to do? At the end of the day when you review your list, are you disappointed because you haven’t accomplished as much as you would have liked. Does this sound familiar to you?
We hear a lot about time management and how we need to ... Views: 3352
Why Is It Important To Keep Good Order?
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning? Coffee? Maybe yes, but also I am sure that you start to remember little by little all the things that you have to do today – child care, work, housekeeping chores, ... Views: 3282
Copyright 2004 by Dr. William G. Covington, Jr.
One of the "behind the scenes" principles tapped by successful people is their ability to persevere, to keep on being productive in spite of circumstances. Consistent achievement leads to desired consequences. It is the ability to apply oneself to ... Views: 3215
"There's too much to do. You'll never get it all done." My wounded self was harping on me about not having enough time.
It's true that my life is very busy. But every time my wounded self told me that there is too much to do and that I will never get it all done, my body got tense. And, as I ... Views: 3014
If you are a chronic procrastinator, you probably have horror stories about procrastination. Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk, knowing that you need to work on a project, even getting angry emails or instant messages from your boss or a client, missing a deadline at that very ... Views: 3012
We are bombarded by interruptions and distractions all day long. They affect our focus and cause us to lose time getting back up to speed. If we can increase our productivity by just six minutes each day, we’ll increase our productivity by 24 hours each year. That’s three days of production this ... Views: 2997
Is time an enemy you constantly battle?
Do you struggle with:
* Mental Overload?
Do you find you aren't getting done everything promised or are 'always' forgetting to get things done?
A priority list can help tackle and ... Views: 2883
How much time are you spending on creating change in your life? Are you spending time constructively or are you actually wasting time? And if you are, do you realize how this will affect your chances of success?
When you know what you want to do, the next step is to start working towards making ... Views: 2861
Prioritizing tasks and projects (and whatever else is on our plate) can be challenging for anyone. For multi-talented people, it's even more difficult because modern day DaVincis have that many more things on our 'to do' lists. How to decide what to do? How to choose what to focus on among ... Views: 2851
The Importance of Time Management in Your Life
Time is something that you can never take back.
What’s done is done. Nothing in history can be changed. The most we can do about anything that has already been done is to take counter measures to prevent the damage from spreading. However, there ... Views: 2835
Punctuality is a real sign of discipline, a practice we try to instill in our youth through school bells. Not being on time is a sign of disrespect to someone or to the persons you are about to meet. Even the U.S. President George Bush is also a stickler for punctuality, going too far as to lock ... Views: 2804
First, so there are no surprises, there is no secret formula to breaking up large tasks, you just do it. The fact we are here is the biggest step you will make in this area. Large overpowering tasks are just a collection of many smaller jobs all joined together. Start thinking like this and ... Views: 2795
One of the great illusions about perfectionism is that it is the pursuit of excellence.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Excellence is stymied and smothered by perfectionism. As artist and writer Julia Cameron has written:
“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a ... Views: 2794
Time management strategies can be a challenge to implement sometimes, and when everyone isn’t on the same page, you need to call on your conflict resolution skills along with your time management tools. Keep in mind, too, that the conflicts you experience may not always be external. If you are ... Views: 2716
Recent polls show that "time freedom" is the number one thing that people want more of in their lives...more important than both money and sex.
How would you define "time freedom?" How about "the freedom to decide what to do with your time?”
Of course, we all have the freedom to decide in ... Views: 2706
In this fast paced world we constantly have more and more demands placed on our time. And it seems the closer we get to our goals, the more and more things we have to get done each day.
With only so many hours in the day it is impossible to get everything done. Naturally, we want to get the ... Views: 2631
Time management strategies gain their power from your skill at setting boundaries Only when you firmly say no to old pastimes can you truly say yes to new ones. But saying no can be hard, especially to those whose cooperation you'd like! Here's a helpful tip:
Setting successful time ... Views: 2619
There is a big difference between loving your work, and doing lots of fun things during working time. It’s very easy to get drawn into all number of activities that don’t really contribute to you doing what you love for a living. That might be ‘interesting’ projects that you get invited to ... Views: 2609
Just about every small business owner I know wants a successful business because they value freedom. Most of us have been employed at some point in our lives and know what it’s like to work for someone else – you’re accountable to them, all your efforts conspire in the direction of making them ... Views: 2597
Imagine finding time to:
• Fulfill life’s daily demands,
• Make headway on your big goals, and
• Be able to pursue your favorite and most self-nurturing activities.
I know I don’t have to tell you … that can be a very tall order, requiring lots of focus and discipline!
And do you ... Views: 2576
Many years ago I read Dr Stephen Covey’s seminal work ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. It made me think about the crucial difference that exists between being efficient and being effective. I came to define efficiency as ‘doing the job right’, whatever the job was. Effectiveness, on ... Views: 2548
If you have projects and clutter that are so overwhelming you just can’t bring yourself to even start them, this time management technique is for you. Does your office or garage look like the city dump with heaping piles of both good and useless stuff everywhere? This is an example of ... Views: 2535
Huh? The advantages of being DISorganized? How can there be any advantages to disorganization?
I've worked in the field of information management for over thirty-three years and I've heard every excuse imaginable for being disorganized. Some people actually believe it is better to be ... Views: 2488
What does the term “spiritual health” mean? We all have our own perspective of what both “spiritual” and “health” mean in a general sense, but when we talk about spiritual health we define it as “a sense of wholeness.” For example, when we feel sick, we have two options: either we get better ... Views: 2458
What is it about the words, "You've only got six months to live," that strike such fear in a human heart and shake a person to his or her very foundation? Why do those words cause such shock to those who receive them? Is it because they now know that their time is limited, and ...What is it ... Views: 2442
I stole this from the carpenters; "measure twice, cut once". Thanks guys. The longer I work on a project; there is always something that comes to the top to make my understanding and grasp of the subject better and better. This section is one of those improvements.
Before And After
If ... Views: 2422
Most successful people use " TO DO " lists. They range
from the top CEOs of multi-national companies to
entrepreneurs of small businesses.
Busy housewives and retired workers - anyone who wants to
use their limited time effectively.
You can also use these lists to keep you focused
on what ... Views: 2415
There are few things as overwhelming as feeling buried in clutter. Whether it’s your in-box, your To-Do List, or your kitchen cabinets, clutter is confusing, discouraging, and energy-draining. Like weeds in a garden, it can overwhelm and choke out whatever you were trying to grow!
The start ... Views: 2408
A saying that you’ve probably heard a lot in business, in sports, and human performance in general is controlling the controllable. What does that actually mean? I wanted to take this concept of controlling the controllable, which is actually really good advice by the way, and take it out of the ... Views: 2378
You may be wondering how there can be a correlation between how you like to learn and a time management tip, but there is. The way you learn is also the way you like to process information. When you can get information in the format you like to learn in, you can save yourself time and make ... Views: 2377
A Definition of Time Management that might surprise you!
We have a definition of time management that is different to many others. Have you ever really asked yourself What is time management? Does it work? Can you really find more time.
What if there was No such thing as time management!
Does ... Views: 2335
During a radio call-in show I appeared on, a caller expressed the frustration and stress he feels with his life. “I know I should be exercising, eating well, and meditating, “ he said, “but I have three jobs, kids, and not enough time to do anything.”
Primitive humans were lucky to have the ... Views: 2250
What’s the one thing in this world that once lost can never again be found? Time.
It’s a precious commodity and your business shouldn’t be sucking it up like it has no value.
If you are still in the position in your business to need or want to provide your services to your clients, then time ... Views: 2217
Loaded down with holiday packages, Steve braces himself against the bitter wind as he searches the mall parking lot for his car. When he finally reaches his sedan, he sets a large box on the roof and digs into his pocket for the keys. While he loads shopping bags into the back seat, a neighbor ... Views: 2216