Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Saying no to yourself, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- No is the most powerful word…in your vocabulary when it comes to focus.…Many people don't have a challenge…with saying no to others,…but they have a significant challenge…saying no to themselves.…I see this occur most often in entrepreneurs…or in people who are in highly creative fields.…They have many ideas that compete for their attention.…But instead of saying no to some of these ideas,…they put all of them on their calendar…and end up spreading themselves…and their available resources very, very thin.…
I would like to help you gain some skill…in the art of actively saying no to yourself.…The easiest way to say no to yourself…is to create what I call a "Perhaps" List.…A Perhaps List is filled with ideas,…innovations, things that you might do someday…but haven't yet made the commitment to do them.…When an idea comes into your head,…if you're not fully committed to it,…put it on the Perhaps List.…This will allow you to consider the idea later on…without tying up valuable…and previously committed resources.…
Set a recurring appointment for yourself…
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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