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Where is a Good Time Management Training Course

Where is a good time management training course

Where is a good time management training course?

Time management training is designed to help you to become more efficient in your use of time, money and effort.

Many people are not good time managers: they are under pressure because they are not very efficient in their use of their time, money or energy.
Many people waste too much of their time, they squander too much of their money, and therefore exhaust their energy!
A smaller number of people prioritise their time, invest their money, and conserve their energy.

Time management training is designed to move you from the non-efficient group into the more efficient group.

What will you learn on a time management training day?

On a good time management training day you will be asked to do the following things:

  1. Start imposing order on chaos.
  2. Start working to a plan rather than by reacting to circumstances.
  3. Distinguish between "Productive Work" and "Busy work". Learn to spend more time in the productive work and less time in the busy work.
  4. Prioritise your productive work into the proper order.
  5. Delegate whatever you can.
  6. Slow down and stop making rookie mistakes.
  7. Stop procrastinating.

1. Start imposing order on chaos

Make a decision to fix whatever errors you are making with respect to your personal organisation, prioritisation and time management. Unless you make a firm decision to change, you won't change.

It is a law of nature that things keep doing what they are doing unless they are acted upon by force.You need to force yourself to make a change in some of your habits of thought and action. And that means making a firm commitment to improve in the area of time management.

Impose order on chaotic systems.

2. Start working to a plan rather than by reacting to circumstances

Once you have made your decision to improve you can now start by working to written plans and lists; as opposed to NOT working to a plan and simply reacting to circumstances.

Not working to a plan and simply reacting to current circumstances is the single most common time management error. I hear people argue, "How can I plan? The place where I work is a place of constant chaos and upheaval."

If that is true then it is more important that you operate according to a systematic and organised method, as opposed to a chaotic and reactive method.

Disorganised action is always less efficient than organised action.

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3. Distinguish between "Productive Work" and "Busy work"

Learn to spend more time in the productive work and less time in the busy work.

Productive work is defined as work directly related to the achievement of your major stated purpose: which is, (possibly) to make money by providing profitable products and services to those people who can pay you for them.

Busy work is defined as any work that is NOT directly related to the achievement of your goal.
I.e. Busy work is any work that keeps you occupied but does not add any value to yourself or your organisation.

Many people spend too much time in busy work. They are expending energy and time, but they are not producing anything.

You should try to spend a much time as possible only on those tasks that are directly related to the achievement of your major purpose: which is the profitable provision of your products and services.

4. Prioritise your productive work into the proper order

Productive work is the 'p' list activities:

Planning, preparation, prevention, profit, personal initiative, procedures, proper protocols and delegation!

Prioritise your work and put it into a proper order.

The order can be based upon four criteria:

  1. What is most urgent? What is most time deadline driven.
  2. What is the most valuable; most money.
  3. What is the most valuable; worthwhile.
  4. What is the logical order, (pants always go on before trousers).

Prioritise your work.

  • Don't do the right things in the wrong order.
  • Do the right things in the right order.

5. Delegate whatever you can

You cannot do it all. So delegate whatever you cannot do.
Delegate whatever you have no time to do.
Delegate whatever you don't know how to do.

6. Slow down and stop making rookie mistakes

The biggest time waster is mistakes.
The biggest time saver is the avoidance of mistakes.
There is a saying: "Everyone makes mistakes, to err is human."
But that makes is sound like there exists a blank cheque and that mistakes are okay.

It is not a sin to make a mistake; but it is a waste of time.
One of the greatest pieces of advice I have heard in the last ten years, is this:
Slow down to the point where you stop making mistakes.

If you slow down, think and do it right first time, then you will make much faster progress.
If you try to go too fast, then you will mess it up or leave something out. Your error or omission will cause you to have to stop, go back and do it again.
So stop trying to type quickly and instead strive to type accurately.

If you strive to type accurately you will type slower, but you will finish sooner, because you won't have to spend time rewriting.

What is true of typing is true of many, many other things.
Avoid rookie mistakes. Slow down. Do it right first time.

7. Stop procrastinating

Procrastination is the art of putting off what you should do because you don't feel like doing it.
Procrastination is the opposite of time management.
Procrastination is common. Many people say to themselves, "I could, I should, but I won't, because I'm not in the mood, right now".

The good time manager says "I could, I should, and even though I am not in the mood, I will do it now!"

Your mind must dominate your mood.
Don't allow your mood to win out over your mind.
We call this principle: mind over mood.

Time managers dominate themselves and impose order on chaos.
Mind over mood.

Summary

On a good time management training course you will learn how to do the following things:

  1. Impose order on chaotic systems.
  2. Start working to a plan rather than by reacting to circumstances.
  3. Spend as much time as possible only on those tasks that are directly related to the achievement of your major purpose: the profitable provision of your products and services.
  4. Prioritise your work. Prioritise your work and put it into a proper order. What is most urgent, time deadline driven.
  5. Ask: What is the most valuable use of my time in terms of money? What is the most valuable; worthwhile? And; what is the logical order?
  6. Delegate whatever you can.
  7. Avoid rookie mistakes. Slow down. Do it right first time.
  8. Don't allow your mood to win out over your mind. Mind over mood.

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