Presentation on theme: "Do Now Many people volunteer their time to help others, either through non-profit organizations, churches, or other charitable venues. Write a paragraph."— Presentation transcript:
1Do NowMany people volunteer their time to help others, either through non-profit organizations, churches, or other charitable venues. Write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) convincing readers to find a charity and volunteer their time.
2My responseI believe that it is important for people to volunteer their time at a charity because….(explain why).ReasonsIt is important to help other people.You can learn a new job skill.You can find a job through networking.
3Do NowI believe that it is important for people to volunteer their time at a charity because it is important to help other people. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, you can always give your time. There are different charities for different causes, so there are plenty of options to match your interests. Also, volunteering is a good way to learn new job skills and networking. You might find out about a job that you are interested in by volunteering.
4My ResponseI believe that it is important for people to volunteer their time at a charity because it is important to help other people. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, you can always give your time. There are different charities for different causes, so there are plenty of options to match your interests. Also, volunteering is a good way to learn new job skills and networking. You might find out about a job that you are interested in by volunteering.
5ObjectiveWe will be able to make decisions regarding time, work, and personal leisure by utilizing a personal calendar.
7Time Management(How much can you cram into your life and how much more can you handle?)
8You can’t manage time! First things first… Time is finite. There is only so much of it, and no matter what you do, you can’t get more. Time is the only resource that must be spent the instant it is received, and it must be spent at one fixed rate: sixty seconds per minute, sixty minutes per hour. Thus, the very notion of time management is a misnomer. For we cannot manage time. We can only manage ourselves in relation to time. We cannot control how much time we have; we can only control how we use it. We cannot choose whether to spend it, but only how. Once we’ve wasted time, it’s gone—and it cannot be replaced.
10Purpose of Time (Self) Management Stress=Managing time well can prevent much of the stress we are subject to.Balance=Good time habits can enable us to achieve a more balanced life, with adequate time and energy for work, home, family, self.
11Where do you rate yourself? 1 – I let somebody else take care of everything and I don’t worry about anything – I am well balanced. I plan things out ahead of time and am always on schedule – I am STRESSED!!!!! I always wait until the last minute and problems always happen to me!
12Purpose of Time (Self) Management Productivity=If you can become more effective with your time, you automatically increase your productivity.Goals=To make progress toward achieving your personal and professional goals, you need available time. Nothing can be done when you’re out of time.
13Do you feel that your productivity is (circle one) high or low Why Do you feel that your productivity is (circle one) high or low Why? What can you do to improve this?
15Agree or Disagree? (circle A or D) “Time management is nothing but common sense.” A / D“I work best under pressure.” A / D“I use an appointment calendar and a to-do list. Isn’t that good enough?” A / D“I’m a spontaneous person. Time management will take all of the fun out of life.” A / D“I don’t have time to learn how to do all of this.” A / DMost professionals are successful in spite of themselves. How much more productive could you be and less stressed with better time management?NOBODY works best under pressure. Unless painted into a corner, some people lack the self-discipline to focus on completing a task. This is a favorite statement of procrastinators and perfectionists who fear that their best efforts may no be good enough. They avoid being measured by letting things go until the last minute then claiming, “I COULD have done this better IF I had had more time.” By not managing your time, you deny yourself the opportunity to do outstanding work.These methods lack integration, focus and an opportunity to plan your future. The test time management tool is an integrated system that allows for easy retrieval of information, tracking of projects, is focused on goals and records key decisions.Most time management experts agree that the average person can gain 2 hours per day through the use of time management techniques. Rushing to meet forgotten deadlines, or worrying about things that you need to do breeds stress. The added flexibility one enjoys through time management techniques actually promote creativity and spontaneity.You don’t have time NOT to learn hoe to manage your time!
16Building Blocks of Time Management GoalsTask ListTime Management ToolScheduled Planning Session
17Planning Puts You in Control Set long-range goals and objectives linked to them.
18Effective Goals SMART Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timed Establishing specific goals is the first step in effective time management. This is absolutely critical, and it is often overlooked. Your goals set the focus for how you spend your time. As you become more adept at using your time effectively, you find that you make greater progress toward your goals.
19Planning Puts You in Control Set long-range goals and objectives linked to them.Establish priorities among those goals and objectives based on their long-range importance and short-range urgency.
20Priorities Five Priority-Setting Traps Whatever hits first Path of least resistanceSqueaky wheelDefaultInspirationPeople often confuse goals, or objectives, with priorities. Quite simply, priorities are objectives that have been ranked in order of importance. There are, however, five common priority setting traps.Do you “choose” your priorities simply by responding to things as they happen? If so, your priorities are really choosing you. Clarify your priorities by determining each task’s importance and level or urgency. This means negotiating with people to respond in a time frame that’s convenient to you and agreeable to them.“It’s just easier to do it myself?” You need to ask yourself these questions: Am I trying to avoid conflict? Does the task at hand require a medical degree?But do their requests really demand your immediate attention? If not, give them a specific time or date when they can expect you to respond. They may squeak a little more initially, but eventually they’ll get your message and your priorities will remain your priorities, not theirs.“It doesn’t look like anyone is really going to start working on this report. I guess I’ll do it.” Setting your priorities by default guarantees that truly important tasks will be put on the back burner. To prevent this, before taking on that report, ask yourself when the report is due and whether it’s really your responsibility. If it isn’t, determine who is responsible and ask them to give you periodic updates on their progress.If you wait until you’re “inspired” to complete a task, it probably isn’t going to happen. Instead, remind yourself that completing the task might have a pay-off. High-priority items won’t always be the easiest and most pleasant tasks on your list, but dig in and do them anyway, and you’ll be glad you did.Vaccaro, 2001
21Planning Puts You in Control Set long-range goals and objectives linked to them.Establish priorities among those goals and objectives based on their long-range importance and short-range urgency.Learn your personal energy cycle and sketch out an “ideal day” based on your best working times.
22A Template for Your Daily Plan The Ideal DayA Template for Your Daily Plan5:30-6:00 am Commute6:00-6:30 am Review Patient Charts6:30-8:30 am Rounds8:30-11:30 am11:30-noon LunchNoon-All of us have significant tasks that occur more or less regularly. Who decides when you do these things, at what hour of the day? You do. Now add to that the idea of your personal energy cycle. Most of us have certain times of the day when we’re more energetic, mentally fresher, and other times when we’re less effective. Many people have an energy “dip” right after lunch (Siesta!). Study yourself for a few days. Are you a slow starter, or do you do your best work first thing in the morning? Plot your own energy cycle, and plan your day around it. Schedule your key tasks for your best working times, and work on those tasks at the same time each day.Mackenzie, 1997
23Daily Calendar Date: Time Appointment To Do Errands Calls 7:00am Date:TimeAppointmentTo Do7:00am7:30am8:00am8:30am9:00am9:30am10:00am10:30amErrands11:00am11:30am12:00pm12:30pm1:00pm1:30pm2:00pm2:30pmCalls3:00pm3:30pm4:00pm4:30pm5:00pm5:30pm6:00pm6:30pm7:00pm7:30pm8:00pm8:30pm9:00pm
24Planning Puts You in Control Set long-range goals and objectives linked to them.Establish priorities among those goals and objectives based on their long-range importance and short-range urgency.Learn your personal energy cycle and sketch out an “ideal day” based on your best working times.Use the above three to create a plan for the day and write it down!
25Planning for graduation Senior Portfolio components Paid Employment or Volunteer hours Career and Education choices
26Did we meet our objective? We will be able to make decisions regarding time, work, and personal leisure by utilizing a personal calendar.
27Exit TicketWhat are some things that you need to plan time for in your calendar for your Senior Portfolio? When will you plan time to complete these activities?
28Putting it All Together Start with long-range goals and objectives.Relate the day’s activities to those goals.Assign priorities to the day’s tasks according to their contribution to your overall goals.Schedule tasks according to priority and to the degree of concentration required.Stay on track, using the plan to guide you through crises and interruptions.Mackenzie, 1997
29Time Wasters Leaving tasks unfinished Inadequate staff Socializing Confused responsibility or authorityPoor communicationInadequate controls and progress reportsIncomplete informationTravel
30Time Wasters Management by crisis Telephone interruptions Inadequate planningDrop-in visitorsIneffective delegationPersonal disorganizationLack of self-disciplineInability to say noProcrastinationMeetingsPaperwork
31Just say “no” Why is it so hard? Most of us have been taught that “no” is disrespectful and even insulting.We tend to value other people’s time more highly than our own.We have a need to cooperate and a desire to be liked.There are often unconscious concerns of being thought of as lazy or selfish.
32Just say “no” How do you say it? “I can’t do it right now, but I can fit it in later.”“I am not the best qualified person for that job, how about asking…”“I just don’t have any room in my schedule for the next few weeks.”“I can’t focus on that right now.”
33Just say “no” How do you say it? “I have made a commitment to complete my current project/task ahead of any other.”“Normally I would say yes, but I’ve had a few things come up unexpectedly and I have to deal with those first.”“I would rather say no than end up doing a second rate job for you.”
34Procrastination There’s a recognizable pattern to procrastination. There are ways to stop:Set meaningful goals.Don’t believe in magic.Make good choices.Deal with the unpleasant.Do it.Don’t do it yet.Ditch it.Delegate it.If you don’t have goals, you may not be aware of where you’re heading so it won’t really matter if you procrastinate. That’s one way to rationalize it, but it won’t get you very far. You’ll be more likely to tackle an unpleasant task if you see the larger value in it.Decide that the project is important enough for you to schedule its beginning and completion dates on your calendar. If it’s not important enough to merit calendar space, then perhaps you should drop the idea of working on it. Even scheduling something to start six months or a year from now is better than waiting for a block of time that’s never going to come.No one can do it all, so choose carefully what you will do in this lifetime. If you’re doing something important to you, then you aren’t procrastinating. There should be no guilt in admitting that you’re working first on what’s most important and letting other tasks wait. But, if letting things wait leaves you feeling a loss financially, personally, professionally, or in terms of your self-esteem, then you need to get tough on procrastination.Avoiding something unpleasant is the #1 reason why people procrastinate.Don’t do it yet=prudent postponementIf you’re not sure what to do, putting off an unpleasant task may be wise.Vacarro, 1999
35Categories of Time Wasters The Crisis ManagerThe Undisciplined ProcrastinatorThe Easily DistractedThe Perfectionist ResiternThe Systematically InefficientThe Non-CommunicatorThe Impulsive WandererCrisis Manager=This person is always putting out fires and does not concentrate on advanced planning or learning from mistakes to avoid future crises. This lack of planning compounds any underlying disorganization.Set a daily and weekly plan and stick to it.Anticipate problemsLearn from the pastDon’t ovverractUtilize electronic aidsUndisciplined Procrastinator=a lack of self-discipline and enjoyment of socializing often lead this resident to procrastinate. Whether from fatigue or a lack of interest, absent self-discipline prevents him from achieving necessary goals. His socializing can either be a cause of or an excuse for the snowballing effect of procrastination.Develop self-disciplineMatch tasks to energy levelSet deadlines for yourselfDevelop techniques to cue the end of social time.Easily Distracted=This resident allows himself to be readily diverted from the task at hand whether by people or events. A lack of focus and an inability to prioritize prevent him from being optimally effective.Use text pagersHandle calls efficientlyFrame time for visitors/family meetingsSet realistic deadlinesReward yourself on finishingPerfectionist Resitern=“I can do it best myself” is often this person’s motto. This belief, whether from fear of failure or another cause, prevents him from effectively using other team members to help the team function efficiently. The inability to delegate can apply both to those below and above.Estimate time betterResist taking overLearn to delegateGive clear instructionsSupport and coach as neededLearn to say noSystematically Inefficient=He allows the inefficiencies of the system to dictate his productivity. He is not able to develop personal systems to solve or, at the least, to deal with systemic inefficiencies over which he may believe he has no control.’Avoid unnecessary meetingsHandle paperwork as it happensTeach team members better use of timePropose solutions to system inefficienciesNon-Communicator=He is unable to communicate his goals and plans effectively to those around him. She does not provide or obtain regular updates on progress toward goals and does not define, for himself or others, their roles at the start of a new task.Understand/confirm who’s responsible.Be a good listenerClarify assumptionsAsk for feedbackSet time for progress reportsImpulsive Wanderer=this person is often backtracking, retracing his steps because he made decisions too hastily and without all the facts.Do a thorough initial assessmentCoordinate planning
36Getting StartedBegin each week by using your time management device to examine your task list/schedule and plan the coming week.Prioritize your tasks!Carry your planning device with you and start each day by checking your task list and your schedule for the next 3 days.Mark recurrent dates in your planner for the entire year.
37Getting StartedUse retrograde planning to assure that you don’t forget special projects or deadlines.Projects should be broken into components and retrograde planning should be done from the due date.“What is the best use of my time right now?”Take advantage of small bites of time.Plan activities according to your physiology.Build in time for exercise.