The big rule is write everything down. Don't try to keep it in your head! Three reasons why you need all this: 1: nothing gets forgotten and there is no stress, 2: allows you to plan, it's your raw material for planning, 3: gets you into box 3 (planning important stuff) instead of just being reactive - all three parts are designed to increase box 3
- The big rule of personal efficiency…is write everything down.…Don't try to keep it in your head.…If you look at anyone successful,…you'll see that they have a little pad with them…or a way to put stuff into their phone or tablet.…They don't clutter their head…with small tasks and half-finished stuff.…It's impossible to be creative…when you've got half-finished items in your head.…So everything gets written down somewhere.…If it's a big thing, and I don't know exactly…when I'm gonna do it, then it goes into my master list.…
If it's just a small thing I need to do today,…then it goes onto my Jobs-To-Do list.…If it's time dependent,…he's away 'til Wednesday so I'll phone him on Thursday,…then it goes into my calendar, or diary as I call it.…And supporting information goes into EverNote…in case I need to access it.…There are three reasons why…you need to write everything down.…Firstly, nothing gets forgotten, and there's no stress,…no worrying about whether you've forgotten anything…or whether you can do all the things that you need to do.…
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