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TIME, The Undervalued Resource
We are all born equal! We all have the same 24 hours in a day as Oprah Winfrey has the difference is how we choose to spend our time. No matter how you dissect this concept, there could only be 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds at any given 24.
We've all been there and continue to get caught up in last minute rushes to meet deadlines, meetings that are double booked or achieve absolutely nothing, days that seem unproductive and crisis that spring unexpectedly from nowhere and destroy the most carefully planned day.
Somewhere in our education program, we all learned about the mathematical term "transition property" where if:
A=B and B=C, then A=C
Let's try to apply this formula to what we've read so far.
?Time Management (A) = Planning & Prioritization (B)
?Planning & Prioritization (B) = Productivity & Success (C)
? Time Management (A) = Productivity & Success (C)
14 years ago my family and I moved to Central California from Los Angeles. For us, we were living in a fast-paced world and everything and everybody seemed to be in a great hurry. Long commutes, rush hour traffic, being stressed all the time had a time slot in my day planner with my permission until I realized I was wasting time, a resource that I couldn't stop or reverse even if I wanted to. The decision to move came in very easy and with it came the abundance of time and the guilty pleasure of "sneaking" or "stealing" a few moments of the day for myself and if you haven't guessed it by now, I had the recipe for disaster brewing very slowly.
It is crystal clear to me that we all know about how important managing time is but frankly many of us aren't that good at it.
In this article, we will target 3 specific elements that act as the foundation of time management and give you few specific techniques to manage time and enhance your skills better.
Define time: When we reference time in our daily lives, we talk about wasting time, spending it and needing more of it. Webster's definition of time is: "The measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues". Time is a resource you have complete control over that you choose to use consciously and only you decide how you want to spend it will be my definition. What is yours?
Prioritize: Remember you only have 24 hours in a given day. Use the LEAN approach and eliminate that which brings you no benefit whatsoever. Distinguish between what's important vs. what's urgent. Doing what's important will leave you with a feeling of being in control of your life.
Adopt the approach: This is not about a sophisticated tool that you would use to manage your time. I am referring to what's important to you in life and what values and roles do you want to focus on. Adopt a time management approach to maintain or achieve what you've designated as important. If you don't decide what's important to you, almost anything can compete for your time and attention.
Earlier in this article, we talked about the three elements that makeup the foundation for "Time Management". 1) Understand and learn YOUR interpretation of time, 2) Plan smart and distinguish between what's important and urgent, and 3) Focus on what you want to achieve and how important is that to you in life?
Once you establish the foundation, refer to the process of time management and use these techniques that will allow you the time for pursuit of your goal. The techniques I'm about to share with you are traditional in nature but what separates mediocre results from those which are extraordinary are the principles that take over where the traditional time management skills leave off.
? Are your organized?- Keep an orderly desk with a place for everything. Get rid of clutter and waste. You won't be wasting time to look for stuff.
? Do you say no?- Avoid asking for forgiveness later for not being able to complete a task on time. Say no in advance to excessive work.
? Do you procrastinate?- Find out the real reason why you don't want to begin with the task on hand. Motivate yourself to get it done. Start with some actions that are simple and easy and reward yourself for accomplishing them. Face procrastination head- on. Here are three practices that take over where the traditional time management skills leave off.
? Exercise- Get exercise to fuel your body and nurture your soul. While you have to allocate time to get exercise, getting fit and being decisive will allow you to be more productive in the long run.
? Agile mind- Learn to multitask. We all know we only use a small percentage of what the mind is capable of. Use all of your mind and learn to multitask and get twice as much done in the same period of time.
? Review and Reflect- Step back from all of it and allow yourself to relax. Find an activity that will bring you mental and body relaxation. Careful, don't confuse relaxing with wasting time. Regroup and allow for what really matters to you in life drive you.
In Summary, effective time management is essential to personal and business success. When people take the time to plan and prioritize, they can increase their productivity and sense of personal satisfaction with their accomplishments.
Take the first step toward mastering the art of time management. When you find yourself overwhelmed by a large list of daunting chores, you will be glad you did.
Vera Haitayan, Principal Consultant of The Leadership Laboratory., a California-based employee development and process improvement consulting firm and is the senior editor of The Stepping Stone Newsletter featuring leadership and process improvement best practices.http://www.1leadershiplab.commailto: email@example.com
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Riding the subway home yesterday, my typically silent car was enlivened by two young girls and their mothers who hopped on. The girls, 7 years old or so, immediately danced over to the upright pole in the middle of the aisle and started twirling around it.
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Benjamin Franklin wrote: "If you want to enjoy one of the greatest luxuries in life, the luxury of having enough time, time to rest, time to think things through, time to get things done and know you have done them to the best of your ability, remember, there is only one way. Take enough time to think and plan things in the order of their importance.
Are you obsessed with getting everything just right? Do you do everything yourself because no one else can do it as well as you can? Do you believe that everything you do has to be absolutely perfect? Although striving for excellence is a good thing to do, demanding perfection in everything you do is not.Often, perfectionism is a way to delay taking action.
Time Management is Life Management
Many of the clients I work with in success coaching can relate to the following example.If you have ever been to the circus, you have probably seen the side show in which a clown or juggler puts a plate on a stick and spins it.
Oh, My Goodness! Where Has the Time Gone?
It's 6:00 a.m.
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The Rule of Three
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Having Time on Your Side
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What Are You Thinking?
What would be your reaction if someone said to you "In the next 24 hours you will be given $10,000 for every chair you sell like the one you are sitting on right now?"How many time management issues will you have? How hard will it be to set priorities for your day? How long would you wait before contacting your first prospect? How much time would you waist chatting on the phone or exchanging emails with friends? Probably will not take the time to be staring out the window or watching the grass grow!Seriously, in that situation would time management be an issue for you? How much of your 24 hour time frame would you spend sitting on that chair instead of talking to people about it? The excitement of getting lots of $10,000 checks would probably motivate you to see as many people as humanly possible in the next 24 hours, right? Most, if not all, of your time management problems would be resolved immediately!Think about this little example, and you will discover the key to success in many areas of your life -- time management, selling, managing, self motivation. One single ingredient determines the success or failure of just about anything you pursue in life.
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Pacing Yourself Through Change
Time Management Is Key
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