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Control Interruptions

Control Interruptions

  • Work all the time you work - until you get your most important tasks done.
  • Minimize Interruptions - Use the "Do Not Disturb" signboard/signals to avoid interruption.
  • Stand-up Immediately - Have the courage to go and ask people "What do I do that waste your time?"

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Think about your Vision and Mission

Think about your Vision and Mission

  1. Engage in Self-analysis and Introspection - Errant assumptions lie at the root of every failure.
  2. Think Slow - allows you to organize your life most productively, and enables you to achieve the greatest amount of joy, satisfaction, and ...

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Organize Your Workspace

Organize Your Workspace

  • Declutter your workspace, as it has a psychological impact

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A goal without a deadline is not really a goal.

BRIAN TRACY

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The biggest goal can be achieved if you simply break it down into enough small parts.

HENRY FORD

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The Four D's of Effectiveness

  1. Desire
  2. Decisiveness
  3. Determination
  4. Discipline

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Stay on Track

Stay on Track

Use a 4-quadrant methodology of Time management.

  • The Immediacy quadrant - Tasks that are both Urgent and Important - have long-term consequences if put off.

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Project Forward, Look backward

Project Forward, Look backward

Think Before You Act. Build a Morning Ritual to

  • Review your goals
  • Build your plan, and
  • Measure your progress

True gr...

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Set clear priorities

Set clear priorities

  1. Use the 80/20 rule - If you were called out of town for a prolonged time, which activity must be completed before you leave?
  2. The Law of Three - Ask three most important tasks that make valuab...

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Concentrate "Single-Mindedly"

Concentrate "Single-Mindedly"

Focus on the most important task, that has maximum benefit. 

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Focused Blocks

Focused Blocks

  • Create "Unbroken" 60-90 mins blocks of time
  • Don't mix Creative and Administrative tasks - The former requires Slow thinking, and the latter requires Fast thinking.

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Beliefs become Realities

Beliefs become Realities

Whatever your belief, if you think of yourself as an excellent time manager, you will naturally do those things that are consistent with that belief.

If you do not change your beliefs about your level of effectiven...

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Create your Daily "To-Do" list

Create your Daily "To-Do" list

Use the ABCDE method of creating and executing a To-Do list.

  • A - Must do
  • B - Should do - Never do a B task when you have an A task.

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Read Faster, Remember More

Read Faster, Remember More

  • Resist the temptation to spend time reading things that are not of immediate value or relevant to your life and work.
  • Review books carefully before deciding which ones you want to spend time reading.

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Invest in Personal Development

  • Schedule time to learn and grow.
  • Attend seminars/workshops/conferences by people with practical experience and achievers in their field.

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Batch Your Tasks

Batch Your Tasks

  • Do all the similar tasks at the same time 
  • Manage your emails and telephone conversations - by answering emails/phone at scheduled times.
  • Conduct effective meetings - with a clear agenda and people.

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Determine your values

Determine your values

Know exactly what your values are.

  • Why am I doing what am I doing?
  • Why do you get up in the morning?
  • Why do you do the job you do?
  • What i...

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Tips to become a better time manager

Tips to become a better time manager

  1. Program your mind - Affirm over and over to yourself that "I am an excellent time manager."
  2. Visualize yourself as you want to be - Think of yourself as calm, confident, highly efficient, ...

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Chart your projects

Chart your projects

The more time you take to think and plan, on paper, the better results you will get, and the faster you will get those results.

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Delegate to others

Delegate to others

Use the 70 percent rule - If someone else can do a particular task 70 percent well, then it is a prime candidate to delegate to that them.

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Make written plans

Make written plans

Build clarity in your plans.

  1. Find - what are the difficulties and obstacles that stand between you and your goal?
  2. Identify - The additional knowledge and sk...

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Summary

Summary

The 3 most important things are to install balance and moderation in your life.

  1. Quality of your inner life
  2. Healthy lifestyle
  3. Nurturing relationships

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Beat Procrastination

Beat Procrastination

  • Be a "creative" procrastinator - Be a high producer who procrastinates tasks and activities of low or no value. Low producer procrastinates tasks that have considerable value to the company.
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Law of Control

Law of Control

The degree to which you feel in control of your time and your life is a major determinant of your level of Inner Peace, harmony, and mental well-being.

To perform at your best, you must have a strong feeling of control in the important areas of your business and personal life.

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Engineer by education, Technical Program Manager by profession in the Healthcare Industry, curious by nature about self-improvement, habit forming, automation, leadership, mentoring, and coaching. Vivid reader of the aforementioned topics.

Time Management is Life Management — a profound book with various actionable insights delivered succinctly. The payoff for becoming an excellent time manager is HUGE. It is the outwardly identifiable quality of a high performer vs. a Low performer.

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Interrupting Interruptions

How to Fix Interruptions

  • Check email twice per day. Create an email autoresponse so people respect your new rule.
  • Screen incoming and limit outgoing phone calls.
  • Use two numbers: one office line (non-urgent) and one cellular (urgent).
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Single-Tasking

Single-Tasking

There is no such thing as multi-tasking:

  • Group together similar tasks (e.g., email, calls, and reading), so you’re not constantly switching from one mental mode to another. 
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How To Prioritize Your Tasks

Prioritizing your tasks in such a way that makes all the forthcoming tasks easier.

  1. Ask yourself ‘What is the one thing that needs to be done which will make everything else easier or unnecessary?’
  2. Make a list of the essential tasks using the question above and then ...

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