Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding your personal motivation for lasting change, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- What would you do if you had an extra 10 hours per week? Pause for a moment and ponder that question. If you had an extra two hours every work day, how would you reinvest that time? Would it be on hobbies? Would it be on friend and family? Would you reinvest it to further develop your career? One of the critical elements in becoming more productive and mastering time management is to have a strong motivation in mind. So I invite you to carefully consider this question.
If you had an extra 10 hours per week, how would you spend the time? This motivation is a vision of the future. What you will do or what life will look like once you've reached a certain point. It's my experience that those who follow this course get a similar result. They gain at least an extra 10 hours per week of increased productivity in their schedule. So, before we go through the process of getting that time, I would like you to decide, right now, what you'll do with that time once you get it.
Write your answer down. When I have an extra 10 hours a week, I will and then fill in the blank. Then, put that in a prominent place where you can see it. As you go through this training, continually look back at that question and remember your personal motivation. There are going to be moments where you find what I ask you to do to be a bit challenging. A little bit challenging is necessary for growth, right? So whenever you feel challenged, and maybe a little inclined to not complete the course, look back at that answer you posted and remember your vision of the future, of what you'll do with the extra time you'll uncover.
Regularly refer back to your motivation and the likelihood of your follow through will increase.
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
Q: This course was updated on 07/09/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover understanding the focus-chaos scale, as well as the Microsoft Office option. In addition, the following topic was updated: maintaining your productivity gains.