One of the great things about life is that we can realistically be or do anything we choose to. This includes being a good time manager! We must believe that we can be a good time manager – that we have the potential. Unfortunately, many people say, “Well, I am just a poor time manager,” as if it was ingrained in their DNA. The truth is that anyone can be a great time manager, if they choose to go from potential to performance.So, how do we do this? Here is a simple 7 part process:
- Believe that you can become a good time manager
- Inventory where your time is currently being spent
- Determine what your life values are – what do you view as important, what do you want to accomplish?
- Set time priorities that will move you toward living out your values
- Develop a system of scheduling that works best for you, not a time management conglomerate
- Learn to say “no” to things that are not part of your priorities moving you toward your values – exercise your power to choose
- Do what is in your new schedule
These simple steps, if you apply them, will take you from having the potential to be a good time manager to true time management mastery and performance!