When people aren’t doing the things they want and need to do, what do they say the most?
I don’t have time.
If you’ve ever said those four words, you’ve allowed yourself become victim to a problem you’ve created. We all have the same amount of time; we just use the time we have differently.
No matter how productive we become, we’re never going to permanently rid ourselves of low-value work. By following these strategies, we can at least handle it more efficiently and leave more white space in our days for the projects that are truly meaningful.
If you’re like Chris Guillebeau and need your sleep, and if you’re not otherwise superhuman, you may need to hack your way to greater time and productivity. Many of us are constantly looking for more time. These 8 tips might help.
The key to getting the 10/15 Split going is actually the evening check-out rather than the morning check-in. That’s why it gets a bit more time, but it’s also because you’re asking harder questions.
Here are some ideas you can use to become dramatically more efficient with your content creation.
VMware CEO Patrick Gelsinger is part of a long line of chief executives who are preoccupied – or even obsessed — with how they manage their time.
Mr. Gelsinger books virtually every minute of his work days with meetings, time with VMware corporate users or other duties on a meticulously prepared schedule, color-coded by activity.
Assuming you can put in more hours than someone, or work harder than someone else, is giving yourself too much credit for your effort and not enough for theirs.
Hours are never the differentiator — it’s never about working more hours than someone else. It’s about the decisions you make. How you spend your time, what you do and don’t do. Especially what you don’t do.
This article explains how to figure out what your time is worth and use that information to spend your time more effectively. Understanding how to get the most out of your time starts with knowing—in exact terms—what your time is worth.
The next time you’re thinking about getting started on a project or wondering how to chunk it down, use the Two-Hour Rule to make it more approachable.
Imagine if anyone could just take some money out of your bank account when they needed it. Time’s more valuable than money, yet that’s exactly what people are doing with other people’s time.
What’s an hour? When 15 + 15 + 15 + 15 does not equal 60
What are your hours like? A pile of pebbles — fragmented, shattered, a collection of short work moments? Or are your hours like a big rock — solid, whole, uninterrupted?
All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed
Money can be managed. People can be managed. Schedules can be managed. Time can only be accounted for.
People who think they have time management problems really have priority management problems, which means, at root, they have self-management problems.
When our workloads increase, many of us decide to up our number of working hours. But harnessing moments of ‘unfocus’ might be the key to getting more done in less time.