More than any other practice in your career, your ability to manage time will determine your success or failure. It's a simple equation. The better you use your time, the more you will accomplish, and the greater your rewards will be. This pocket-sized guide reveals 21 proven time management techniques you can use immediately to gain two or more productive hours every day. Featuring the strategies that business expert Brian Tracy has identified as the most effective and that he himself employs, this handy volume reveals how you can: * Handle endless interruptions, meetings, emails, and phone calls * Identify your key result areas * Allocate enough time for top priority responsibilities * Batch similar tasks to preserve focus and make the most of each minute * Overcome procrastination * Determine what to delegate and what to eliminate * Utilize Program Evaluation and Review Techniques to work back ward from the future...and ensure your most important goals are met * And more Filled with Brian Tracy's trademark wisdom, this book will help you get more done, in less time...and with much less stress.
CONTENTS Introduction 1 1 The Psychology of Time Management 4 2 Determine Your Values 10 3 Think About Your Vision and Mission 15 4 Project Forward, Look Backward 20 5 Make Written Plans 25 6 Chart Your Projects 29 7 Create Your Daily "To-Do" List 34 8 Set Clear Priorities 40 9 Stay on Track 47 10 Determine Your Key Result Areas 53 11 Delegate to Others 59 12 Concentrate Single-Mindedly 62 13 Overcome Procrastination 67 14 Create Blocks of Time 71 15 Control Interruptions 75 16 Batch Your Tasks 78 17 Manage the Telephone 81 18 Conduct Effective Meetings 85 19 Read Faster, Remember More 89 20 Invest in Personal Development 93 21 Organize Your Work Space 96 Conclusion 98 Index 101 About the Author 105