Set up systems so you know where everything is - both on your computer and in the physical world. Have spares of everything, also in known places. How to make sure you never run out. Putting things in places where they will be a visible reminder for you. Saves you the time of having to make a list.
- I've come from a factory background,…organizing and running efficient factories.…Rule number one is a place for everything,…and everything in its place.…You've probably seen those shadow boards…where tools are hung up…on their drawn outlines or black shapes,…so that you can immediately see if a tool is missing.…Ideally, your world would be like this too.…Your desk would have the stapler…and the hole puncher always there.…Your kitchen would have the bread knife and the oven gloves…always in the same place.…
In your house, your sunglasses, your flashlight,…your spare batteries, your light bulbs,…everything would be in a specific place…so that you don't waste time looking for anything.…If you find yourself looking for things,…especially on a regular basis,…then you need a better system.…Set up a regular place where you always keep it.…Your family will have to abide by this system too.…I bet you wish you were married to me!…Two refinements to this approach.…
The first one is to have spares of everything too.…So you keep spare batteries in a drawer somewhere,…
The most efficient people use technology and established systems of organization to manage their tasks and maximize their time. This course shows how to put these time management techniques to work for you.
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- Managing your inbox
- Managing repetitive tasks
- Using lists and calendars
- Maximizing spare time
- Organizing information digitally and on paper
- Getting the most out of technology and software
- Writing effective email
- Reducing filing