We all know there are only 60 minutes in every hour and 24 hours in a day – so why do some people accomplish so much more with their 24 hours? That’s because they have learned to manage their time better. That’s why I’m sharing my review for Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland and Keith Bailey. Look ago I learned that my jobs keep me very busy, so learning to manage my time was a necessity. I could get half my work done, or I could learn to get organized and get all the work done. This book shares 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day – below are some of the topics.
• Assess Your Time Management Skills.
• Get Out of Time Denial.
• Achieve Your Goals Every Day.
• Beware the Stop-Goal.
• Set Solid and Stretch Goals.
• Plan Your Daily To-Do’s.
• Cultivate Time-Efficient Conversations.
• Break the Rules That Hold You Back.
• Determine What to Delegate.
• Give Yourself A Procrastination Inoculation.
• Take a Real Vacation.
• Clean Out Your File Drawer.
• Reorganize Your Filing System.
• Manage Incoming Calls.
• Streamline Your Email.
• Save Time For Your Personal Life.
These are just a sample of the tips in this book. Did you notice how many of these things require time? Some people may feel that using tips that take time would be wasting time. But, to manage your time, you need to change the way you work, how you file, how you manage your email and phone calls and much more. These tips will let you get organized and that helps you work smarter – not harder.
For example, if you don’t use an organized filing system, how long does it take you to find a specific memo for Mr Jones? Once you organize your file cabinet and put all correspondence for Mr Jones in one folder – you will be able to find that memo much faster. Filing doesn’t take much time and it allows you to find items much quicker. This is just one simple example of how organize is part of managing your time.
You will find a wide variety of tips, suggestions, questionnaires, and much more in this time management book. I highly recommend this for any busy person that needs to organize their personal and business life in order to manage their time and their life.