Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Using your time budgeter, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- Now that you've created a time budgeter…for your most valuable activities,…I'd like to take you through a few examples…of how you can use it effectively.…Watch how I use the time budgeter as a tool…to help me answer the "when will it be done?" question…of the "what, when, where" processing system.…For example, let's suppose I am about to process a note…I wrote down, reminding me to create a system…to train Cameron on how to better manage employees.…
What's the next step?…The next step is I'm going to pull out my system's template…and begin writing.…When will it be done?…This is definitely going to take me longer than 15 minutes,…so I know it has to go to the calendar.…I think it will probably take me 90 minutes.…I then refer to my time budget calendar…which shows me the best time…to complete this type of activity.…So, I find the time that I budgeted on Wednesday afternoon…to write systems…and I schedule those 90 minutes there -…in my actual calendar, not my time budget.…
Let's try another example.…Let's say I have an idea or an opportunity…
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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