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Instead of relying on a tool with all the bells and whistles, find out where you’re struggling and what’s essential for you.
For example, if scheduling is t...
Time management is only useful when you’re aware of your limitations and don't let the system dictate your entire life.
In other words, when you don’t...
When you set a time limit on certain things that have to be done, this can motivate you to get get them down within that period. However, sometimes it’s just not possible, and you have undere...
... instead of task management.
Task management is more effective than time management because these tasks come with clear limits which make them easier to manage.
Just because you get a bunch done doesn’t mean your time was spent or focused where you would be making the best progress.
To be the most effective -- don’t pick the "low-hanging fruit," mean...
If you get up early -- you can't stay up all night. You have to have a bedtime schedule -- and stick with the routine.
If you’re not a morning person, then don’t force your...
Thanks to Parkinson’s Law, if we have availability in our schedule, then we’re going to fill it up. You may have cranked out your most important tasks for the day, but, now you’re just going to add...
There’s a misconception that if you get as much work done as quickly as possible, you’ll be more effective and productive. This notion that you've done more only works temporarily before you ...
It’s okay to waste time now and then. That doesn’t mean binge-watching Netflix.
Instead of working all day -- take some time to read, lis...
Start saying “no” more often. If you say “yes” to every request of your time, you’re not only spreading yourself too thin -- allowing other people’s priorities to get ahead of your own.
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it leads us to starve for more time to do everything we need to do. As a consequence, we begin to:
Also, scheduling back-to-back items in your calendar doesn’t account for the unexpected. Emergencies will always pop up and if your calendar is packed too tightly, you won’t have the flexibility to handle a crisis without completely trashing your calendar for the foreseeable future.
Instead of accepting every invite or request for help, be more selective so that you’re not spreading yourself too thin.
The easiest way to do this is by only saying “yes” to the things that excite you or that serve a purpose.
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Time is our precious resource. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it cannot be saved. It can only be reallocated from activities of lower value to activities of higher value.
Your “frog” is your most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.
If you have two important tasks, start your day with the biggest, hardest, and most important task first. Focus on completing it before you go to the next one.
We tend to confuse activity with accomplishment: we attend endless meetings and make plans, but at the end of the day, no one does the job and gets the results required.
“Failure to execute” is among the biggest problems in organizations today.
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We can't waste valuable energy on mindless activities while putting off what matters most for later.
In business, wasting energy means working on low-value tasks, and thinking b...
Being overwhelmed may be the new normal, but taking on too many responsibilities may be watering down our overall impact.
Bring back your focus to what matters most. Work on the projects that are the real game-changers. Delegate the discretionary work and eliminate unnecessary meetings.
Running a thriving business means understanding how to organize your work by importance and knowing when to delegate.
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