Life in the twenty-first century is busy! We have access to unprecedented amounts of information. Technology has blurred the lines between professional life and personal life. Time management programs do not work. Such programs teach a process focused almost entirely on how to plan and exercise control over the amount of time spent on a specific task or activity. This stems from the erroneous belief that poor allocation of time impairs performance. But such a one-dimensional approach does not account for the reality of work today, which is multifaceted, fast-paced, and constantly changing.
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Non-linear time management is a commitment to action in the present moment. It’s looking at a task and choosing NOW or “not now.” If it’s not now, it’s got to be NEVER, or placed in a time capsule that has a spot on the calendar and therefore out of the mind.
Whether you own a business or just want to be the best person you can, you may just subject yourself to change. While time may seem like the thing you need the most of, it turns out that isn’t true. We all get the same number of minutes and hours in
This might sound familiar to you, you start each workday with a lengthy list of tasks, there’s a lot to do, but you are confident that every item can be completed. Then something unexpected comes up. Next thing you know, the day is almost over. You work hard at a frantic
We are connected to one another twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Technology has blurred the lines between professional life and personal life. We can do more, so we do.
Your work strategy is your approach to planning and allocating effort across goals, activities, and time periods.
Time is a nonrenewable resource, and if you are like most people, you are probably giving away your time with little or no conscious thought.
Examine your investment statement. How have you chosen to invest your time? Where have you said yes when you really wanted to say no? Is there time on your calendar for achieving your goals? Are you reacting or responding?
Human brains come equipped with two kinds of attention: involuntary and voluntary. Involun-tary attention is designed to be on the watch for threats to survival and is triggered by outside stimuli – what grabs you.
Our brain’s wiring lends itself to being distracted. So our first goal is to strengthen our voluntary attention in order to improve our focus and our ability to proactively complete our work.
Becoming aware of what impedes your ability to focus and eliminating distractions so you can complete your work are essential to enhancing your productivity.