Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of 5 Ways to Control Your Time.
- So there we are.…You now have a clear picture of what…your goals are in your life,…and these are the things that you want…to spend more time on,…in order to enjoy doing them now,…and to feel good about achieving them in the future.…And in order to get the extra time for your goals,…you have my five options, your five options,…for getting more done.…If you can get a little bit better at all of them,…you'll save at least an hour per week from each one,…which is at least a month per year…of pure, uninterrupted time.…
Surely that would make a huge difference…to the achievement of those goals.…And therefore, a huge difference to the enjoyment…and achievement that you get from your life.…I do hope you've enjoyed this course,…and that you get a chance to check out my other courses.…And I'd be delighted if you wanna keep in touch…with me via LinkedIn.…Please do message me and tell me how you've got on.…And also, you might wanna get my free monthly emails.…If you go to the website listed here,…you can add your email address,…
The first—saying no—is simple in theory, but hard in practice. Chris explains how to reclaim the power of "no" to make room for true priority items. The second step, negotiation, allows you to spend less time on unimportant tasks. The third way is to delegate sometimes, and the fourth is improving systems and processes so that repetitive tasks are quickly and easily managed. Last but not least, Chris explains how to overcome perfectionism and nitpicking. He explains how to apply the five methods to all time-stealers, including meetings, interruptions, and more.
In the initial chapters, he'll help you clarify your life and work goals, prioritize to-dos using Eisenhower's matrix of tasks, and answers questions like "Does working longer hours actually get more done?" The worksheets included with the exercise files will help you apply the lessons to your own work and life, and hone your time management skills—one step at a time.
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- Making the most of every day
- Separating important from urgent items
- Using Eisenhower's matrix of tasks
- Finding more time for important things
- Saying no
- Negotiating tasks
- Delegating to save time
- Improving your systems
- Letting go of perfectionism