Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right calendar for you, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- I imagine it's not a big surprise when I say…that your calendar is the most important tool…when it comes to time management.…It's such an important tool that it deserves…your careful consideration and selection.…There are two main categories of calendar, paper or digital.…Most people are using digital calendars now.…But let's discuss a paper calendar for a moment.…Paper planners are affordable,…fast to access when you need to write down…an appointment, and require little training to use.…
If you do choose to use a paper planner,…get a weekly view planner that shows the hours of each day.…If a planner doesn't show the hours,…it ceases to become an effective time budgeter.…Because you really don't have any idea…how much time you have left.…However, there are some big disadvantages…with a paper planner.…First, it has limitations when it comes…to recurring appointments.…Let's say every Tuesday at 3 o'clock,…you have an appointment with your co-worker.…
Putting that into a paper planner is very difficult.…You'll have to recopy that appointment every single week.…
Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. Dave gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and developing a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.
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- Finding your productivity style and motivation
- Understanding the principles of time management
- Avoiding the pitfalls of multitasking
- Narrowing your gathering points
- Consolidating email and voicemail accounts
- Practicing mind-clearing techniques
- Choosing and using calendar software
- Saying no with tact
- Mastering the what, when, where processing system
- Processing email vs. checking email
- Maintaining productivity gains
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Laying the Productivity Groundwork
2. Obstacle to Productivity
3. Productivity Principle 1: Space
4. Productivity Principle 2: Mind
5. Productivity Principle 3: Time
6. Equipping Yourself for Action
Preparing for action4m 30s
7. Gathering to the Inbox
Preparing to gather2m 46s
8. Understanding Processing
9. Processing Email
10. Your Time Budgeter
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