Life goals need to be about both enjoyment and achievement. In this video you will learn how to achieve the right balance between work and personal life. And it's not enough to achieve at work and enjoy yourself outside work, you have to enjoy your work too. We will also cover why writing down clear goals makes them much more likely to happen. And how to increase your self discipline and assertiveness.
- If an activity moves you towards your goals,…then it is important,…and if it doesn't, then it's not important.…It's as simple as that.…If you're goal is to win Wimbledon then…tennis practice is important.…And if your company decides it wants to sell more to Mexico…then any potential customers you meet from Mexico…have now become important.…But remember the goals aren't just in the achieving…category, they can also be enjoy type goals too.…If you love golf, then you're saying that golf…is important to you,…and the more time you can spend on it the better.…
Even if you aren't trying to achieve a particular goal,…you're just enjoying playing it.…So if it doesn't contribute to either enjoy or achieve,…then it is not important,…and therefore I want to spend the minimum time on it…so that I can have more time for the…things I do want to achieve or enjoy.…By the way, most people's plan is to achieve at work…and to enjoy at home by which I mean outside of work.…But it seems to me that although this is good,…it would be even better to achieve as much as you…
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.