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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

  2. Personal / Family - why you’re alive

  3. Business - career, financial, material

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Organized plans of action

  10. Action without planning is the cause of every failure

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

  12. Continuous goal setter and planner

  13. Either you are working towards the accomplishment

  14. Analysis

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

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

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

  18. Set priorities!

  19. What is relevant, and what is irrelevant

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. Concentration

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

  28. 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

  29. 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!!!