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Time Management - Techniques

6. Email is your slave not Master

Don't check it. Process it

Schedule Times for it in your calendar

4. Plan Ahead


Without an Action Plan, the executive becomes a prisoner of Events. - Peter Drucker

Spending 10 minutes on planning can save you up to 2 hours every day. 10x Returns on time investment, By reducing unscheduled time and unplanned activity, you automatically reduce waste


Plan the Day, Week, Month, Quarter, Year, Decade


Daily Planning, 0. DO it the night before, 1. Write down the list of things you want to accomplish, 2. Prioritize them, 3. Schedule them in your calendar - as appointments with yourself

Plan the important, but not the URGENT activities first.

3. Blocks of Time


To have small dribs and drabs of time @ his disposal will not be sufficient even if the total is an impressive number of hours. - Peter Drucker

To be effective, EVERY knowledge worker needs to be able to dispose of time in fairly large chunks. - Peter Drucker

Switch Tasking is EXPENSIVE


Blocks of time, blocked in advance

How To?

Create Large Chunks of time for important work, Consolidate your small pieces of time into large chunks.

Non-Interruptible Appointment with yourself - just like a meeting with your manager, Using a countdown timer

1. Know Thy Time


If you have no idea where it is going, you can not improve it

The 1st step towards executive effectiveness is to record actual time-use

You can not be productive without measurement


Android/iphone App - Eternity

5. Eat that Frog


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least - Goethe

Focus your BEST energy on MVAs in order to produce the greatest Value

Endorphins, The completion of an important task triggers release of endorphins in your brain, Natural High; you feel more positive, confident, personable


What's a Frog?, The most important task, Possibly the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, It can have the greatest positive impact on your results


Rules, Eat the ugliest frog first, Ugliest = Biggest, Most Important, Hardest Task, Select the most important task, Do it first. Do it well, Resist the temptation to start with the easier task - for example, checking email, Procrastinate lower-value activities, Deliberately procrastinate on tasks of low value so that you have more time for tasks that can make a big difference in your work and life

2. Identify your Quadrant 2 Activities

Most Valuable Activities

3 Most Important Activities that add greatest values

Key Result Areas