Thanksgiving is Thursday in the U.S., followed by the official “kickoff” to the holiday shopping season – Black Friday! Yes, things are about to get crazy(er). Let’s take a quick look at some ways to save our sanity by managing our time this holiday season. 1. Checklist your priority items. You can begin each…
Is work life/personal life balance just a pipe dream? Or is it reserved just for the super “bionically” organized select few? Maybe not. In Laura Vanderkam’s latest book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, she details how most anyone can learn a few time saving tips….
It’s really interesting how a useful productivity tool like OfficeTime can fit into a wide variety of time management programs and philosophies. So many people are afraid of using these tools and the result is usually more chaos and disorganization. In this article by Daniel Levitin, he gives some “real world” examples about how anyone…
While e-mails, meetings, and casual encounters turn us around the clock, it can be easy to forget that YOU are the center of the big picture. Schedule non-negotiable appointments with yourself for the biggest life priority. You are your most important client, he further stresses—a point that all too often goes unacknowledged.
While you may be able to multi-task, chances are it’s ultimately not working to your advantage. Rather than work with fractured focus, fixate all of your concentrative power on the task at hand. Full-scale immersion is a surefire means to creating the highest quality output.
A curious introductory tip, Peter put things into perspective beyond the 9-5 perspective. Choose 5 things that you want to focus on for the year, and spend 95% of your time focused on them. This is a great way to get a grasp on what really matters, as well as come to terms with how you wish to spend your time.
Don’t begin a task until you know how long you are going to spend on it. By pegging a time-limit to each task, you will instill a sense of urgency in your motion. Do not allow your work to drag on and into other plans that you’ve set for your day.
Before you jump into the day’s work, acknowledge the need to be ruthless! You cannot accomplish everything, but you can successfully manage that which is most important. As soon as possible, take time to identify the single-most important—and urgent—task for you to tackle.
Before you can effectively manage your time, you must first get in touch with what you truly wish to get out of life. Identifying your core beliefs, values and desires, will help you effectively set forth on the path of true achievement. Throughout your journey, keeping the vision and potential aligned will pave way for incredible things.
Right from the start, Ty encourages us to roll with the punches via calling on us to make the first move. Before your momentum has a chance to slow, tackle the hardest thing first. Taking care of the big items on the to-do list, right away, will instill you with a sense of accomplishment—or inertia—that will be with you as you charge through the rest of your day.