Archive for the Time Management Category


Rock Stars Don’t Do Email All Day Long

Email will consume all your time and life if you let it — so don’t let it. Rock Stars Don’t Do Email All Day Long! Here are a few ideas to help tame email so you can spend time on more productive tasks – email is rarely the most important thing for you to concentrate […]

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Using Time Effectively – time scheduling tips

1) First of all, schedule your time. Yes, the first “tip” is just do it; schedule! If you do not schedule your time, you risk being primarily reactive instead of proactive. The level of scheduling is up to you (mine is somewhat loose – I do not micromanage my time, but that does work and […]

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Time Blocking

Time blocking is a simple concept. A time block is a meeting with yourself. Like all successful meetings, a time block needs a specific agenda, i.e. what you are going to do, a specific start and end time, and follow on “action items” – what you are going to do next. What you do next […]

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Time Management: Power of a Positive “No”

Not only do you not have time to do everything, but you can’t do everything well. As you become more important, more valuable, more wanted, your time still remains constant at 24 hours a day. And your need for sleep doesn’t decrease. Every time you say “yes” to something you are implicitly saying “no” to […]

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5 Brutal Time Management Rules

We all have exactly 24 hours a day (forget about “leap” seconds, time nerds!). In that time we need to sleep, eat (sometimes while working), and more. As we get more importance or seniority or higher positions etc. – basically as we grow up, we have more responsibilities, yet we have no more time. Demands […]

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Great Ideas Suck, Part II, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

In Part I, I wrote about how there are so many great ideas out there, that they are common and hence pretty worthless. What is not common is a great idea that is actually implemented. In other words, getting off your butt and doing something, bringing that idea to fruition, implementing it, “shipping” it as […]

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Great Ideas Suck, Part I

As a Rock Star, you need new ideas. Can you think of any Rock Stars that only play covers? The thing is, there are lots of great ideas. They are common. I come up with enough great ideas in a year to last a lifetime, and great ideas are generally useless. “Ideas are a dime […]

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