Time management?

TardisAre you a time lord, do you have a secret that allows you to manage time, do you seem to waste hours each week (despite being busy), or do you control yourself well?

“I avoid the important jobs”.
“I keep forgetting to do the things I need to”
“There’s not enough hours in the day”, “there’s too much to do”

You’ve been to many “Time management” courses, or read the books and they seem to start well; but after a while, it all falls apart. Does this sound familiar? If so, read on and see about a different approach.

Time Management is impossible. Self Management works.

Part of the problem is the title, “time management” – time can’t be managed – so don’t waste time trying. Most approaches to time management have some simple flaws, they provide systems without looking at your behaviour, or tell you how to behave without looking at your values. There are three overlapping areas that will help you to manage yourself and get time back.

Systems – The “To do” list does have an important place, but it is not the complete solution it’s cracked up to be.
Behaviours – Simply put, if you start a great system and don’t follow it – guess what changes. It’s time to look at why you do some things, and change the way you do them.
• Values – how do your defining values affect what you’re trying to do?

When you think of it like this, how does it help you to change things?

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Written by Jon Baker The 5-50 Coach. I help professionals grow their firms from 5 to 50 employees, sustainably, profitably and still have fun. Have you got your "next step kitbag yet"? It's stuffed with guides, reports & templates helping you grow from 5 to 50 employees Click here for immediate access.


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