As we recently ended our time management series I thought it appropriate to share with you 6 time management tips that I have found to be very useful to me and that have received a lot of attention.
By using these 6 techniques you will become a lot more efficient and get more important things done during your day.
1. Quadrant 2 Mindset
Focusing your time on the right tasks is very important. By spending more time on what brings you the greatest benefits you increase your output by a lot more than if you just increased your efficiency.
2. The 80/20 rule
The 80/20 rule or pareto principle states that 80% of your results will come from 20% of the tasks you perform. By implementing the 80/20 rule you can shorten your to do list and focus more on the tasks that will bring you real results.
3. The ability to put things out of your mind – writing things down
Stress is the enemy of efficiency. When you are stressed your ability to focus and be creative diminishes which makes you less efficient in your work.
Writing things down and getting them out of your mind really helps you relax.
4. Planning your week
“Every minute planning saves 10 minutes in execution” – Brian Tracy
When you create a weekly plan you get an overview of what needs to be done in a larger sense then when you plan only by the day. You can schedule time for quadrant 2 activities and batch tasks together to become even more efficient.
5. Organizing your day
Putting first thigns first and starting with the most important task is the bread and butter of time management. When you have your daily to do list the ABCDE-method is extremely effective when it comes to prioritizing what needs to be done.
True efficiency only starts with yourself; it ends with using your ability together with the abilities of others to gain even more traction on your efforts.
When you delegate tasks to others you can create a team of 10 or more people working on tasks. That means you have made yourself 10 times as efficient as you would be alone.
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