How to Be a Time Master: Control Your Time... Control Your Life

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John Wiley & Sons, 2009 - Business & Economics - 206 pages
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If you could save just 24 minutes a day you'd gain an extra 6 days a year. Some say the world was created in 6 days. What could you achieve?

You don't have to work harder or spend hours defining your life goals in order to manage your time. The Time Master approach is full of quick painkilling solutions and long-term 'know-how'.

This is more than time management, this is time mastery.

Forget about complicated planning techniques and endless charts - with over 400 practical tips and tricks at your fingertips, you'll be able to tackle your main problem areas and take back control of your time and your life, quickly. As a Time Master, you will learn how to slow down and enjoy doing the things you really want to do.

Master ways to:

  • Work out what really needs to be done and when
  • Manage emails, your screen time and the telephone
  • Run brilliant meetings
  • Deal with interruptions
  • Stop others stealing your time
  • Say no when necessary and manage our boss
  • Make time for your health
  • And many more ...

'A common sense approach to time management ... in an easy to read format.' --Clare Evans, Time Management Coach and author of Time Management For Dummies

 

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Contents

YOU CAN DISCOVER YOUR INNER TIME MASTER
EVERYONE HAS A TIME PERSONALITY TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURS
CHOOSE THE PAINKILLER APPROACH TO TIME MANAGEMENT FIRST
CONTROL IS EVERYTHING PLANNING IS CONTROL
HEALTH MANAGEMENT IS ALSO TIME MANAGEMENT
TIME CAN BE SPENT BUT NOT SAVED SO BUDGET CAREFULLY
PUT YOUR PERSONAL AND FAMILY LIFE FIRST
THINKING ONLY IN HOUR AND HALF HOUR TIME FRAMES LIMITS YOUR OPTIONS
ALTERNATIVES TO MEETINGS
STARTING AND STOPPING ON TIME
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
MAKE TIME A KEY ISSUE WHEN YOU START A MEETING
THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT REFRESHMENTS
UNPLANNED VISITORS
INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE TELEPHONE EMAIL TEXT ETC
COMPANY TIME THEFT

DONT GET TRAPPED BY IT
SLOW DOWN NOT EVERYTHING IS URGENT
MASTER YOUR HABITSMASTER YOUR TIME
MAKE CREATIVE USE OF YOUR TIME
What are your big three?
PRIORITIZATION IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF TIME PLANNING
DONT BECOME A TIME PLANNING JUNKIE
UNDERSTAND THE TIME MASTER WWW QUESTION SYSTEM
DO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FIRST
CREATING LEVERAGE
TIME MASTER ORGANIZATIONAL TIPS
TIME MASTER TIPS FOR AVOIDING PROCRASTINATION
OTHER FOOD FOR THOUGHT ABOUT PROCRASTINATION
TIME MASTER TIPS FOR MASTERING TIME ESTIMATES
ARE YOU A SLAVE TO THE TELEPHONE?
DEALING WITH TELEPHONE TAG
DO YOU TALK FOR TOO LONG?
BEAT THE CALL CENTRE HOLDING CON
ARE YOU A MOBILE PHONE JUNKIE?
TIME MASTER TELEPHONE TIPS
CONTROL HOW OFTEN AND WHEN YOU CHECK YOUR EMAILS
CONTROL WHEN YOU SEND AN EMAIL AS OPPOSED TO OTHER WAYS OF COMMUNICATING
CONTROL HOW YOU WRITE EMAILS
CONTROL HOW YOU PROCESS EMAILS TO BE MOST TIME EFFICIENT
CONTROL THE IT TOOLS YOU USE TO MANAGE THE PROCESS BETTER
WHY AND HOW DO YOU VIEW?
TIME MASTER SCREEN TIPS
MEETING OBJECTIVES
PERSONAL TIME THIEVES
20 TIME MASTER WAYS OF SAYING NO
TIME MASTER TIPS FOR SAYING NO TO YOUR BOSS
TIME MASTER TIPS TO MANAGE YOUR BOSS
DEALING WITH THE HOW MUCH? QUESTION
CHARGING ENOUGH WHEN A JOB DOESNT TAKE THAT LONG
CONTROLLING YOUR TIME WHEN PEOPLE CALL FOR FREE ADVICE
TIME MASTER QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN MAKING DECISIONS
MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE
MAKE TIME TO THINK AND PLAN WHAT YOU EAT
SEEK MEDICAL HELP AS SOON AS YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT A PROBLEM
YOUR TIME MASTER RETIREMENT CHECKLIST
GET YOUR JOURNEY INFORMATION ONCE
AVOID THE WORST OF THE RUSH HOUR
SET YOUR WATCH THREE MINUTES FAST
BOOK IN ADVANCE
MAKE SURE THE SHOP IS OPEN
DONT BE A CHECKOUT SHEEP
SHOP ONLINE WITH HOME DELIVERY
ONLY GO TO RESTAURANTS THAT TAKE BOOKINGS
ASK FOR THE BILL BEFORE YOURE READY TO LEAVE
TIME SENDING YOUR BILL FOR THE PEAK OF THE GRATITUDE CURVE
LEARN THE RIGHT SKILLS
TIME MASTER NETWORKING TIPS
PRACTICE THE WWW QUESTION APPROACH TO PLANNING
PUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FIRST WHEN IT COMES TO PLANNING
DONT KEEP YOUR TO DO LIST IN YOUR HEAD
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