Chris Croft
Tips of the Month – Archive

Time management Tip 3



Four levels of time management

Self discipline and assertiveness

Making goals into action

Did you ‘achieve’ and ‘enjoy’ today?

Poem: My hands were busy through the day

New year’s resolutions that work

Junk calls

Looking forward 5 years

Action versus activity

My top ten

Personality Drivers

Bunch of grapes

Ideas of beating procrastination

Putting up a sign

Money won’t make you happy

Interruptions – some ideas

Interruptions - less time or later

Beating procrastination at Christmas

Planning the year ahead

Examples of efficient systems

Deciding what’s important

Laziness – the root of all problems

Why box 1 is bad

Take time to…

Welcome to the afterlife

Writing everything down

An idea for making a link between your long term goals and your daily life:

1. Make a list of the key areas in your life (sport, work, family, playing music, charity work, gardening, friends, whatever)  

2. And then for each one list a few goals or improvement ideas. So if it was gardening you could have "make a pond" or "get the lawn to look really great".

3. Then from each of these improvement ideas you could put something on your jobs to do list, just a small task that will make a bit of progress, like "investigate local suppliers of pond liner" or "buy moss killer". You'll end up with maybe 6 main life areas, x3 = 18 improvement projects which will lead to 20-30 jobs to do, but the good thing about these jobs is that they will be proactive, not reactive. Fix leaking gutter, or pay red phone bill, also have to be done, but they are reactive and won't get you nearer to your ideal life. These 20-30 jobs will. Work could be done in more detail in a similar way - what are your main areas of work and what are some jobs you need to do in each one? 

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