In a recent, online newsletter, author, sales expert and motivational speaker, Don Hutson, offered sage advice regarding an issue that challenges us all – time management. Take a moment or two to peruse the highlights from his article entitled, “Got a minute?”
“Managing time really isn’t possible…
It’s self-management that becomes the issue! Those who competently participate in self-management have in place disciplines, priorities, and standards that help them allocate time to the necessary tasks. Let’s talk about how we can use our time for best results. Because if we squander our time, we are wasting our potential!
- Plan your day! Brian Tracy says that every minute you spend planning will save you ten minutes in execution. As you begin your business day, prioritize all items you need to get done and attack the highest priority items first.
- Do not usurp your necessary ‘thinking time.’ Take the time to clear your brain and think. That can help you make the remaining tasks of the day much more productive.
- Learn to say ‘No’ to tasks, low priority meetings, board seats, etc., unless they are in sync with your goals and visions. And make wise decisions on extra-curricular activities. Just ask yourself, “Is this something I really want to devote my time to?”
“If you truly want to be a success machine, don’t waste your time – get aligned for achievement with time frames and a detailed success plan. The clearer you are about your goals and objectives, the more efficient you will be in achieving them.”
Visit donhutson.com for the entire article.