Time Management Tips – For Professional Networkers
At the danger of appearing strange, there are only 2 true words to describe Time Management – Forget IT.
It appears we are attempting to run faster and faster, loading more “activities” into our waking hours (principally our working hours), paying insignificant thought to the value of the activities we are trying to fit in.
In the working environment, individuals appear to be considered, managed and promoted on the bedrock of work volume, instead of the influence of their activities; many brownie points can be earned by arriving earlier and working later than anyone else in the office.
Now by advancing Time Management is nonsense, as we actually cannot control it, we can, still command the items into which we concentrate our concentration, energy and efforts, and use it to our advantage.
Now for the person who is much more immersed in results, rather than results by volume, there are 4 aspects to keep in mind:
1. Goal Setting.
2. Pareto’s 80/20 Rule.
3. To Do List.
By possessing a clear, well defined objective, we can pay attention and concentrate on the shortest roadway to its accomplishment. Fuzzy objectives encourage hours shuffling nonessential paperwork, frustration and stress.
This (commonly known as the 80/20 rule) in elementary terms advocates that merely 20% of our activities (or inputs) are responsible for 80% or our results (or outputs). By definition, we waste 80% of our time on nonproductive nonsense.
In substance, by understanding the 20% of results producing activities, we can fix our attention much more efficiently, work less, and yet increase productivity substantially.
To Do List.
Without doubt this is one of the fundamental and most efficient tools available.
By utilising a WRITTEN to do list, necessitates us to fix on the relevant and crucial tasks.
Nonetheless, this is a 3 stage process:
a) Brain storm all the areas demanding attention (write them down on a sheet of paper).
b) Rank in order of substance.
c) Work on the most imperative task until completion- if distracted, resolve the distraction and turn back to the task until it is completed. Then, and only then, carry onto the next item on the list.
As imperative as it is to fix our activities on the 20%, it is just as important to appreciate what is unnecessary and eliminate from our life.
In closing, all 4 aspects are inter-related and inter-dependent , with the concordant essential theme being self-discipline.
If we do not, cannot or will not develop self discipline our lives will resemble little more than the material summation of our whims, and we will one day wake wandering why we have worked so hard, yet accomplished so little.
One last word, control e-mail, don’t let it control you!
This review of Time Management is by Bob White. Bob White is a highly successful Networker, ranking in the top 1.5% of distributors in his primary business. To learn his methods of Network Development visit A Route To Wealth