Saturday, February 16, 2013

The 1 Goal Method For Effective Time Management

A simple time management tip: Use the practice of goal setting in a targeted way...

Time management insight: Remember, the focus of time management is actually changing your behaviors - creating new habits, not changing time. 

A great idea to do just that is use the practice of goal setting...but not "setting goals" per sae, but setting 1 goal at a time by the week.

So, as an example, if you want to address the issue of "time-wasters", rather trying to address them all at once, just choose one element of it.  For this example, let's use personal phone calls. For one week set a goal that you're not going to take personal phone calls while you're working; or on certain days or times of the day (notice how that is broken down even more into a day or segment of a day.)

Now in order for this to be most effective, track your progress - daily. In fact have something visual you can use, which is what I consider a coaching prompt. 

Your mindset in using this approach is knowing that if you reduce something a bit over time,  it can make a huge difference. Our mantra? A little bit done consistently goes along way!

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