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Posted 31 May 2012 by Chris FarmerChris Farmer

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Time management training - What is time management?

Time management is a set of principles and techniques that, when combined and acted upon, will make you productive.

How do you define productive?

We define productive as "a measure of Value Added per day"

Value added? To whom?

Value added to yourself and the community. That includes your customers, your boss, your colleagues, and your family.

You are "productive" to the degree to which you:

  • ADD Value to your customers
  • ADD Value to your employer
  • ADD Value to your family
  • ADD Value to your community
  • And thus: ADD Value to yourself!

Why is Adding Value so important?

Adding value is important because:

  • You are not paid for your effort.
  • You are not paid for your time.
  • You are not paid for your knowledge.

In the global market-place, you are paid based on how much you Add Value to your customers and your organisation.
That is why professional footballers earn more than brain surgeons!
Why is it that professional footballers earn more than brain surgeons?
Because a brain surgeon can add value to only two people in a single day.

Wayne Rooney, a professional footballer, can add value to two million people in a single day.

Remember that the market place is A-moral (not immoral).
I.e. the market place does not have anything to say about what is good or evil - right or wrong.

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Most people feel they need help with time management. How can you get more done in the same amount of time? How can you stop other people wasting your time? If you want to know how, then click here to find out more about our time management training course.

Is it morally right that professional footballers earn more than brain surgeons?

Who is to say?

But the fact remains that your role in life can be reduced down to one sentence!
You must ADD VALUE to others (and thus, to yourself).

How can you add value?

You can add more value by continually asking the same question:
What is the most valuable use of my time, rights now?
Notice that the question is: What is the most valuable use of my time right now?
The question is not: What is the most pleasurable use of my time, right now?
Nor is the question: What is the easiest use of my time, right now?
The question is "What is the most valuable use of my time right is now?"

  • Whether I like it or not?
  • Whether it is easy or not?
  • Whether I am in the mood or not?

Tough call!
Time management boils down to figuring out the most valuable thing and doing only that!|

Many people make the same mistakes.

What mistakes?

They spend far too long doing the things they enjoy doing rather than the things that add the most value.
Example: They spend far too much time eating the things they enjoy; rather than eating the things that add the most nutritional value.
They spend too long trying to avoid the thing that adds the most value because they don't like doing it.

Example: Think of the salesman who does not like prospecting, because of the paperwork it involves.
Think of the policeman who does not like going out of the police station because "It's dangerous out there".

Too many people get caught up in too many meetings that don't add any significant value to the organisation or the customer; but which keeps them occupied until it's time to go home.

Such people are "busy but non-productive people".

Is there a difference between being busy and being productive?
Yes, there is a difference.

What is the difference between being "busy" and being "productive"?

Define the difference between being busy and being productive.
We already have defined productive as "A measure of the value added"
So what is "busy" defined as?
Busy is defined as "a measure of activity"

Note this well: Being "busy" and being "productive" is not the same thing!

  • Any fool can "get busy"!
  • It is a lot more difficult being "productive".
  1. Any fool can get busy spending money.
  2. It is a lot more difficult making money.
  1. Any fool can hold a meeting.
  2. It is a lot more difficult having a productive meeting.

Have you ever been to a non-productive meeting?

  1. Any fool can get busy doing what he likes doing.
  2. It is a lot more difficult to crack on with the difficult, unpleasant but valuable task.

What is the difference between the good time managers and the bad one?

  1. Good time managers crack on with the difficult, unpleasant but valuable tasks.
  2. Bad time managers don't.
  1. Good time managers know how to hold productive meetings.
  2. Bad time managers don't.
  1. Good time managers tend to make money.
  2. Bad time managers don't. Instead they spend money- heaps of it.
  1. Good time managers know the difference between Being "busy" and being "productive"
  2. Bad time managers don't.
  1. Good time managers figure out the most valuable thing and they do only that!
  2. Bad time managers don't.
  1. Good time managers ask of themselves and others: What is the most valuable use of our time right now?
  2. Bad time managers don't.

Bad time managers ask: What is the most pleasurable or easiest use of our time rights now?

1. Good time managers concern themselves solely with the question of how best to:

  • ADD Value to their employer
  • ADD Value to their customer
  • ADD Value to their family
  • ADD Value to their community
  • ADD Value to themselves

2. Bad time managers don't.

Therefore: Strive to be a good time manager.

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