Saving Time in 3 Awesomely Simple Ways

Time Management

“Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late.” ― Stephen Richards, Overcoming Procrastination

To make the most of your time, try these proven time savers:

1. Examine the usual daily interruptions. See how many you can eliminate immediately, screen out or delegate. Set aside a specific time for phoning people on your prospect list, making presentations, keeping up with the detail part of the job, attending training meetings, reading and sending emails, and phone calls.

These designated time blocks might not always work—emergencies occur, demanding flexibility in scheduling. But when you have a plan for organizing and investing your time, an extra hour each day will be available.

2. Analyze your energy cycle. Determine when you tend to be at your best physically and mentally. Schedule challenging tasks during those times of peak performance, and you will accomplish more in less time.

If you have more energy in the morning hours than the afternoon ones, plan your work around your morning coffee. If you’re a night owl, dedicate your evenings to knocking out important tasks.

3. Think about time the way you think about money. The more wisely you invest time—just like money—the greater the yield. Before you invest time in a given activity, ask yourself, “Is there something more profitable that I could be doing?” […]

Read full article via 3 Proven Ways to Save Time | SUCCESS.

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About

Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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