Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Protecting your processing time, part of Time Management Tips Weekly.
- Processing is one of the most important…things that you can do when it comes to time management.…Processing by my definition is simply…deciding what the next step is,…when you're going to do it, and where its home is.…Where do you put it after you're done?…It's the keystone of my time management training program,…meaning it holds everything up.…If you do this, you will stay on top…of your time management, and if you neglect it…or let something get in the way,…it's going to collapse.…The problem is many people have obstacles…that get in the way of their processing.…
I want to share with you a few tools…that you can use to protect the time…that you have scheduled to go through…and bring your email inbox and all your…other gathering points to zero.…First is understanding the value of processing.…I was working with a client once…who was a little frustrated, and said,…"Dave, how can me spending time going through…"my email like this be worth anything?…"I should be doing bigger projects."…I explained to him that processing…
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