Learning Time Management Skills
Learning time management skills has never been easier. I've
summarized the best and most popular books, cds, etc. for you.
As I mentioned on the Importance
learning time management skills is invaluable for some many reasons.
Instead of wasting your time repeating what's on the other
pages, let's just jump right in.
now you've probably seen, or at least heard about, Randy
inspiring last lecture video. Randy gave us all a gift.
As amazing as his "last lecture" was, Randy said his time
he thought he would be famous for at the end of his career.
In this video, Randy does an outstanding job of
doing what he does: inspiring all of us.
This video serves as a fantastic reminder of why learning time
management skills is so important: more
time for the things that are important to us.
being published in 2001, David
Getting Things Done became a national bestseller. Thousands
of people have improved their lives by learning the time management
skills in "GTD."
I put together a page about David and his background, and some
thoughts on why GTD
such a phenomenon.
probably best known as the late night infomercial king, or the
motivational guy with big teeth, he developed a fantastic time
management system known as RPM:
The Rapid Planning Method.
Tony made a great point in that time management
systems aren't about a planner, or a software package, or a blackberry.
It's not the tools that matter; instead, it's the
thinking process that makes the difference.
Tony created a program called the Time of Your Life. In my
opinion, going through the Time of Your Life program is one of the
absolute best ways of learning time management skills.
discussion on Time Management would be complete without mentioning
Stephen Covey, and his company, FranklinCovey. Covey is unique in
proposing principle based time management. Similar to Tony
suggests a common sense principle: you can't know what to do at any
given time until you know what's most important to you.
He presents a great example of how using principle based
planning helps you best fit things into your life.
if you're really serious about learning time management skills, you may
want to consider taking a seminar. There's lots of advantages to taking
- Seminars spend time doing, not just thinking. Instead of
just reading about concepts, you do them...And doing is knowing.
- You're free from distractions. You have a chance to turn
off your phone, disconnect from email for a while, get away from all of
your to-do lists, and spend un-interrupted time actually focused on
- You get the information much more quickly. Being in a
seminar for a weekend, or just a day, you can get the same amount of
information that would take weeks or months at home reading a chapter
at a time, or listening to a cd at a time.
- You meet like-kinded people. Going to a seminar gives you
great networking opportunities.
There are several seminars out there that will help you do not
only learn the information, but to take on the hardest task: doing
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