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Four Actions of Time Management

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Time management is important to your better future.

Time management concerns itself with this question:

How can you get the most from each hour?

Here are four actions to take:

1. Operate according to your plan, not your mood.

Each evening, make out a plan of action for the following day.
Then the following day; just do it!
Don't put it off because you are "not in the mood".
Those people who put things off until they are in the mood, are called "the procrastinators".
And procrastinators are the worst time managers.
Consequently they are always in trouble.

Don't be a procrastinator.

Work to a written plan; a plan that you wrote out the night before.

2. Distinguish a "busy" from a "productive" day

You are paid for your productivity; Not your business

  • Productivity is your level of value that you add to the customer.
  • Busyness is the amount of effort and cost you expend doing it.

It is very possible to have a busy, but non-productive day.
In order to avoid that, do ONLY those things that add maximum value.
Don't get caught up on the things that take time and cost money, but don't add much value.

3. I will ask the BIG THREE questions, once each week and act on the answers.

Each week, ask and answer these three questions, and act on the answers.

  1. Who, in the office, wasted my time this week, and what can I do to limit his/her impact on me next week?
  2. What bad habit do I have that wastes my own time, and what can I do to stop it next week?
  3. What system do we need to improve to make us more productive? And how can we do it next week?
  4. Keep asking "What is the most valuable use of my time right now?"

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Every hour, ask this question, answer it, and act on the answer:

What is the most valuable use of my time right now?"

Notice that the question is NOT:

"What is the most PLEASURABLE use of my time right now?"


80% of the people walking around are looking for the most pleasurable things to do (And avoiding the NOT pleasurable).
Only 20% of the people (the top producers) are striving to do the most valuable things, (even if they are not pleasurable).
Do the most valuable things only

Summary

Time management concerns itself with this question:

How can you get the most from each hour?

  1. Operate according to your plan, not your mood.
  2. Distinguish a "busy" from a "productive" day
  3. I will ask the BIG THREE questions, once each week and act on the answers.
  4. Keep asking "What is the most valuable use of my time right now?"

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