Category Archive: Time management

Successful Time Management isn’t about Getting More Done

You can find lost keys, but a wasted hour is gone forever. You complain that you don’t have enough time. But if you can’t manage time, it doesn’t matter how much you have.… Continue reading

Multitasking Makes you Stupid: Single-Tasking is Smarter

You can’t move forward when you’re running in circles. You can’t efficiently do two complex tasks at the same time. We’re addicted to constant distraction and repeated interruption. You feel insecure if your… Continue reading

How to Develop the Habit of Finishing Stuff

Bad habits – in the beginning – are easier than good. The habit of almost finishing stuff destroys effectiveness, diminishes respect, and drains energy. Anyone can start. Leaders finish. People live with dangling… Continue reading

How to Get a Grip on Your Schedule – The Three Big Rock Laws

A person who has a grip on their schedule has a grip on their life. Cramming more activities into less time is like walking on marbles. Running from one thing to the next… Continue reading

Put One Big Rock on Your Calendar

The end of this week is your last opportunity to put a big rock on next week’s calendar. Once day-to-day urgencies appear, they prevent you from accomplishing important tasks. You’ve been meaning to… Continue reading

How to Procrastinate Successfully and Defeat Pointless Procrastination

“In a prosperous society most misery is self-inflicted.” George Ainslie* Squirrel chasing, avoiding discomfort, perfectionism, and waiting to the last minute are symptoms self-inflicted misery. Procrastinators make on average $15,000 less than non-procrastinators.… Continue reading