You Can Not Manage Time!

Uncategorized Jan 30, 2023

"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do" - E.M. Gray

I love this quote by E.M.Gray above. It is a great stand alone quote but it also fits well into another great resource for time management.

The habit of Putting First Things First.

If you have read the book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey you will know what this means.

This week I had the pleasure of delivering a workshop on time management to one of my clients, and in it we picked apart this habit.

You see you can't manage time. All you can do is prioritise and choose what you are going to work on and when.

And the successful (or effective) person chooses to focus their time on things that are important. Not things that are urgent.

And certainly not things that are not important.

The trick for a great FBP is what is important. Your to do list, your business partners or something else bigger than that?


Once you have done that it is critical to plan and commit to getting it done

So often we plan things that are important but because they are not urgent we find ways to defer them. Important things like working on strategic initiatives, looking out beyond the 12 month timeline and staff 1 on 1s. Easy to defer to another day

Until it becomes urgent and then its done poorly in a rush and you become not as effective as you would like

So anything thats important plan it and diarise it. And most importantly commit to getting it done.

Otherwise you may find yourself saying that phrase "I don't have time"


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