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Time Management - The Winning Mentality

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

-Vince Lombardi

Time Management

Time management is self discipline in action, and self discipline is the key to success

  1. GOALS

    1. Personal / Family - why you’re alive

    2. Business - career, financial, material

    3. Self development - your ability and willingness to develop yourself

      1. What would you do if you just won a million dollars - what would you do differently

      2. What would you do if you just learnt today, you only have 6 months to live? -tells you your values

      3. What one thing would you set as a goal if you knew you could not fail? - why you’re put on this earth

    4. Need to be in writing!!!!! Clear & Specific!!! Carry them around with you

  2. Organized plans of action

    1. Action without planning is the cause of every failure

    2. Take your goal, and write out every step that you need to take to achieve it. Order of steps

    3. Continuous goal setter and planner

    4. Either you are working towards the accomplishment

  3. Analysis

    1. Make a list! The week before, the night before (subconscious goes to work while you’re asleep

      1. When you use a list, every time you check something off - it gives you a feeling of accomplishment

      2. A successful life is based on a series of successful days, and successful days are based on working through a list

  4. Set priorities!

    1. What is relevant, and what is irrelevant

    2. 80/20 rule - 80% of the value of what you do is contained in the 20% of what you do

    3. Highly effective people work on the vital few vs on the trivial many

    4. What is the most valuable use of my time, right now?

    5. Before you begin, ask if this the most important thing I could be doing

    6. What impact will the accomplishment of this task have on my future?

    7. Deal with the opportunities of the future, unimportant will deal with the present or the past, not the future

  5. Concentration

    1. LEARN TO CONCENTRATE - on one thing at a time. Stay with it until it’s finished

    2. Once you have made a list - organized by priority - stay with it until it’s finished. If it takes a long time, that’s ok because if it is the most important than it will be the most effective

    3. Gives you a feeling of energy and enthusiasm

“The very worst thing in the world, is to do very well what need not be done at all.”

A - The things that you must do B - the things that you should do C - The things it would be nice to do if you’ve got all your As & Bs done D - Delegate E - Eliminate

GOALS that you would like to do in the next 5 years - then ABC it

  • The telephone is for business

    • Hi, how can I help you?

    • Create an agenda

    • Don’t answer!

    • Talkative people - say you have another call coming

    • “The power is on the side with the person who keeps the best notes”

    • Never pick up the telephone without a pen in your hand

  • “If a person picks up the phone without a pen in their hand, you know this person is going nowhere in life”

  • People are time wasters!

  • Punctuality

    • If you aren’t early, you’re late

    • It is so important!!!

    • Don’t keep people waiting

  • Lack of concentration

  • Do fewer, but more important things

  • Leaders - concentrating their time on doing what they do best

  • Make fewer mistakes

  • Do things together - teamwork!

  • Time management - the word no is the most important thing

  • NO - learn to say no!!

    • Early and often!

    • Let me think about it, and get back to you

  • Most people do not value their time, so they do not value yours

  • Balance - the enhance quality in life

    • Relationships - determine quality in life

    • Highest value must be the people that you love

  • What would you do if you only had 6 months to live?

    • Ask that question over and over again, and you’ll tend to keep your life in balance

  • Develop that sense of urgency

  • Practice until it becomes a habit

  • fast tempo is necessary to success

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