Motivational Tip #4 – Learning Time Management

Stress is the biggest killer of motivation.
When you are stressed it is hard to focus, hard to channel your creativity, hard to get things done and therefore you feel as though you aren’t doing anything, which really kills motivation.

Time Management is A solution
One way to decrease your stress levels is to learn proper time management, to become more efficient and get more done during the day.
When you have become more efficient you will see the piles start to shrink and you can start catching up and getting a grip again.

This will help increase you motivation again.

I do more in one day than I used to in a week
Since I started using time management I have increased my efficiency tenfold. I get more done today than ever before.
I don’t even have to push myself to reach these results. To be honest I worked harder before, I just work a lot smarter today.

When you start working smarter, working harder makes an incredible difference instead of just small gains.

There are lots of techniques you can use
If I was to share everything in this post it would become much too long to read, but I have written many posts on the subject.

I want to add as well that my newsletter “Your Path to Your Dreams” shares all my best advice on time management as well.

If you want to get started try reading these articles. I know they will help.
Quadrant 2
Organize your days
Living out of your calendar

If you want to learn more about time management and about how to move towards your goals join our email newsletter “Your Path to Your Dreams” and you will receive tips and advice, and even a free copy of our e-book “How to make Selling Easy”.

Photo Credit: Jörg Weingrill


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11 Responses to Motivational Tip #4 – Learning Time Management

  1. Hi Daniel,
    Getting a grip on your time is the key to getting more things done. More often or not I find that people let too many people other than themselves control or manage their time. Only when they realise this and make some changes to this dynamic to they start to get real results.

    Best regards,


    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      Hey Adrian,

      I like the split of the word Responsible that Stephen Covey has made “Response-able” showing that we are able to take control over our own life and not be forced to work as others want us to.

      What do you think?

      • Completely agree, Daniel, and thanks for reminding me of Covey’s way of frame the issue. Nice!


  2. Hi Daniel ,
    I had the same experience. I was finding significant spare time on my hands and realized it was because of better time management skills. Invaluable skill to master.

    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      They really are.
      What techniques is it you have felt have made the biggest difference for you?

      • Riley
        Well Daniel one thing I’m learning is to try not to beat myself up for mistakes made (of course you want to learn from them), but what happened yesterday is as irrelevant as what happened 20,000 years ago; it’s all dead history. It’s a total waste of valuable energy and time.

        • Daniel M. Wood says:

          Me and my wife were actually discussing the same thing yesterday.
          You need to learn from what happens, but you shouldn’t beat yourself up about it. Find the lesson you needed to learn and then let it go.

          Our energy is a valuable commodity, it needs to be cared for.

  3. Daniel,
    Just signed up for your newsletter! I hope there is advice in there in how you can have time to read great newsletters LOL Seriously – I hope there is!
    There is always more to learn and I look forward to learning from a powerhouse producer like you!

    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      Hey Lori,

      Well it starts with a crash course on time management so it might help ;)
      Let me know what you think about it, I hope you like it.

      My days are getting really tough though. I think I need to relearn to word “no”, that is the best time management technique in the book :)

  4. farouk says:

    thanks for your post Daniel
    short and to the point
    keep it up :)

    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      Thanks a lot Farouk.
      I appriciate you stopping by and commenting.

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