Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of 5 Ways to Control Your Time.
- There are some PDF downloads to accompany the sections of this course. You can print them out or view on screen as you work through my videos. Some of them have gaps for you to write on, so print them out and then have them ready with a pen before you press play and I start talking. Of course, you can always pause me at anytime if you want to make some notes, and I hope you do because making notes as you watch these videos is the best way to get as much as you can from them. Now, let's have a look at what important really means.
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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- Discover why you need to make the most of every day.
- Assess how to separate important from urgent items.
- Define Eisenhower's matrix of tasks.
- Determine how to find more time for important things.
- Discover how to say no.
- Prepare to negotiate tasks.
- Develop your delegation skills to save time.
- Improve your systems.