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Time Management Tips That Will Make You a Productivity Master
Success in almost everything involves time management. It seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything that you need to do accomplished, but if you want to achieve much more than others in a shorter amount of time, you must improve how you manage that time.

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What Time Management Is

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.

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Eat That Frog!

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 bi...

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Failure to execute

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 ...

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How to Manage Time Effectively

  • Develop a sense of urgency: the habit of moving fast when an opportunity presents itself to you.
  • Stop procrastinating: develop the time management habit of movi...

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General Time Management Skills

  • Think on paper: Always write down what you intend to do.
  • Avoid distractions: They make getting off track entirely too easy.
  • Make your list of written tasks the...

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Make a To-Do-List

  • Make a to-do list for every day: One of the best time management tools you can develop.
  • Make your to-do lists a habit: When something new comes up, add it to the lis...

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Time Management Tools for Email

  • Answer all of your emails at the same time
  • Keep your emails short and sweet
  • Create email folders
  • Check your email twice a day.

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Time Management Mistakes

  • Not allowing enough time to complete your task: Add sufficient cushion time to complete every step of the project. 
  • Assuming that everything will work out all right:...

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The ABCDE Method Prioritization Technique

  • "A” items are most important: the things that you must do.
  • "B” items only have minor consequences: tasks that you should do, but they only have mild consequences.

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Time Management Motivation

For you to develop sufficient desire to develop time management and organizational skills, you must be intensely motivated by the benefits you feel you will enjoy. 

You must want ...

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Simply put, act on your tasks. The 2-minute rule can help with that:  If you can complete a task in two minutes or less, do it now.

It's amazing what you can accomplish in just 120 seconds: write an email, make a quick phone call, pull a report and so on.

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You say yes to everything and have trouble setting boundaries, or if you a boss, setting boundaries on the behavior of others who report to you. You overwhelm yourself and that leads to difficulties in fulfilling all your commitments.

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Write A Stop-Doing List

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Schedule Procrastination Breaks

During this allotted break, give yourself permission to do time-wasting activities (social media scrolling included) until you got bored and want to move on to your next task. 

Divide Your Day Into Themes

And if your job isn’t ideal for focusing on one thing per day, you can dedicate your morning to one focus area, your early afternoon to another, and late afternoon to another.

This way, instead of being overly restrictive about finishing a task in that time period, you have the flexibility to do any work that moves you forward in that particular focus area.

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