5 Must Know Time Management Tools
In order to make more money, you must produce more. This is why I am going to tell you about these easy time management tools you can use to stay focused and get more done.
There are two major sources of value in the world of work today. The first is time and the second is knowledge. Today, time is the currency of modern business. By using these 5 techniques you will put yourself on the fast track to success.
1) Develop a “Sense of Urgency”
The most important measure of time is speed. The most important quality that you can develop with regard to time is a “sense of urgency.” A sense of urgency is the habit of moving fast when opportunity presents itself to you. Develop a bias for action. Fast tempo is essential to success. All successful people not only work hard, hard, hard, but they work fast, fast, fast!
Everyone must stay focused on reducing the amount of time that it takes to get the same results. Customers will pay dearly for anyone who can reduce the time needed to get them the products and services they want. People will pay more for someone who can satisfy their needs faster than someone else.
If you want continue to learn more about something less than 2% of people have, but you need if you want to get on the fast track to success, check out my YouTube video about working with a sense of urgency.
2) Stop Procrastinating
Procrastination is not only the thief of time; it is the thief of life. To outperform your competition, both inside and outside your organization, you must develop the time management habit of moving quickly when something needs to be done. You must develop a reputation for speed and dependability.
Study after study shows that those individuals with the best reputation for speed and dependability are the most valued in any organization. They are very quickly promoted onto the fast track in their careers. Learn more about how to stop procrastinating from this short YouTube video to help you stay focused.
3) Develop Good Habits
The wonderful advantage of developing a sense of urgency and the habit of moving fast is that the faster you move, the better you get. This is because the faster you move, the more experience you get. The faster you move, the more you learn and the more competent you become.
The faster you move, the more energy and enthusiasm you have. People who move fast as a way of life soon develop a totally different temperament and personality than people who move slowly, or who take a casual attitude toward their work. Learn more from my YouTube video “Two Habits for Rapid Advancement”
4) Work In Real Time
Whenever possible, do your work in “real time,” as soon as it comes up. Stay focused and do it now. It is amazing how much time you can waste by picking up a task and looking at it or starting it, and then putting it down and coming back to it again and again.
As a general rule, small tasks should be done immediately, as soon as they appear. This habit of taking action quickly will enable you to get through an enormous amount of work in a day. It will earn you a reputation for being the kind of person to give jobs to when someone needs them done quickly. To learn more about getting more done and how to better prioritize your tasks, read this blog on time management.
5) Stay Focused and Produce More Value
In its simplest terms, successful people are more productive than unsuccessful people.
Successful people have better habits. They dream bigger dreams. They work from written goals. They stay focused on what they need to get done. They practice these time management tools every day. They do what they love to do and they concentrate at getting better and better at it. They use their natural abilities to the fullest. They are continually generating ideas to solve problems and to achieve company goals. They focus on using every minute of their time to get maximum results.
Above all, they are constantly looking around them for opportunities to add value to everything they do. They have a sense of urgency and a bias for action. They work all the time they work. They develop and maintain a sense of forward momentum. As a result, they soon become unstoppable.
Here are 5 tips that you can start to do today to take action and get more done. To learn more about what you are doing with your time, download my FREE assessment on time management tools “HERE”
1. Identify the most valuable things you do at work. How can you organize your time so that you do more of them?
2. Develop the habit of punctuality. Start arriving to work 15 minutes early.
3. Start one hour earlier. Organize your day so that you come in and get started one hour earlier than your coworkers. Work through lunchtime, and stay one hour later. Read my blog “4 Time Management Steps to DOUBLE Your Productivity at Work” about why this action step is so important.
4. Work all the time you work. Don’t waste a minute. If someone tries to distract you, tell him that you have to get “back to work!” and then do it.
5. Implement the “40 Hours Plus Formula.” Work on your job, or work on yourself to get better at what you do, 50-60 hours each week. Working 40 hours a week should be your minimum. If you really want to get ahead in you career you must work 40 plus hours a week.
Thank you for reading my time management blog. You will only be more successful if you work harder tomorrow than you do today.
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About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.