O THER THAN YOU …. W HAT CAN STAND IN THE WAY OF EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT ?
W HAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT ? Stop blaming everyone and everything else Be intentional– account for every minute of the day; when do you work best? Plan ahead; emergencies will not derail you Establish boundaries Learn how to say NO gracefully Prioritize (involve others if needed) Take care of yourself Have someone hold you accountable
The Time Matrix URGENTNOT URGENT IMPORTANT Quadrant I: Crisis Deadlines Friend in Need Flat Tire Quadrant II: Planning/Preparation Education/Study Relationships Renewing Yourself NOT IMPORTANT Quadrant III: Interruptions Some e-mails, texts, calls Other’s priorities Quadrant IV: Excessive computer games Aimless web surfing Mindless TV Meaningless conversation
W HY IS T IME M ANAGEMENT I MPORTANT ? Maintain a focus on goals Maintain a focus on relationships Discipline of execution Forces you to complete both exciting and mundane tasks Exercise of character Leadership Benefits to your health (P/PC Balance) A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin
A CHIEVING G OALS T HROUGH SETTING PRIORITIES AND PLANNING AHEAD Focus on “Big rocks”; Define your critical “roles” Set specific, measurable goals Ally/Accountability Coach A priority for you may not be a priority for others Recognize & overcome obstacles Learn when to say no, gently What’s next? Be intentional!
P ROJECT P LANNING T IPS Visualize (Know your goal) Plan (Know what to do to achieve the goal) Implement (Know the measure) Close (Be accountable)