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Time Discipline

Postby footballphil » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:12 am

A lot of successful people manage their time really well. I read an article somewhere about this, I'll try to find it.

At any rate, if you don't manage your time well (i.e. look at fantasy football Web sites or call people on the phone) you won't get much accomplished. Conversely, you'll get more done faster if you write down what you want to do and focus entirely on the job.

Quick edit: here is the article I was referring to: http://prosalesguide.com/salestime.php

It has more to do with sales but you get the picture
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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:00 pm

There is a free time management tool that enables you to track what you do, when and with what.

It's called Manic Time. It's pretty cool. :wink:
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Postby alexc » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:44 pm

I am the worst time manager in the entire world! I have no less than 3 things going on at once and divide my time between those tasks instead of focusing on a single task to completion. On the downside, I get things done slower. On the upside I don't get burnt out on a single task very quickly.
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Postby karynsolo » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:26 pm

I am one that starts many projects and gets lost in the shuffle at times. Usually I can keep up pretty well but when I do have those confusing moments I usually choose an unfinished project and complete it no matter what it takes.

The other night I had a project going that was a few months old and finally pulled an all nighter to complete it. Feels good now that the hard part is done now all I have to do is get the graphics done and then I can truly say it is done.

For me it is easier to get the informational layouts completed, the graphics come easy at the end.

It is all in how an individual person is able to manage their time and how much they can concentrate on at one time. Nobody is the same as the next guy so we all have to find our own routine that works.
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Postby deannatroupe » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:38 pm

I manage big projects by breaking them up into mini projects.
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Postby Baggs » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:45 pm

Focus is so important when you are working on the web because it is so easy to go and post on forums etc ....
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Postby queenofkaos » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:05 pm

Working in time blocks so that focus is easier works well for me, but I am starting more and more to see the importance of working on the right things.

That's one of the problems of losing focus, it's really that we stop working on the right things or break our consistency in doing them by going off and doing what ever suits us, which usually doesn't seem to end up being in the plan (if we even have one).

If we multi tasked all the time doing the really important things and things that we planned to do, it probably wouldn't be so bad if that's our style.

It isn't mine though, I can't hold 3 thoughts in my head at one time, probably from too many years of tracking 3 kids a (or more) at one time :0)

Me efficiency and quality definitely goes down if I try to more than one thing, although that doesn't seem to stop my natural inclination to do it!
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Postby dagmar » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:29 pm

What works for me is writing a list of things I want to accomplish on a given day. It feels very good when you see that everything was accomplished.

Of course some days are better than others and some lists are shorter, depending on the circumstances. Just by seeing things in writing, I tend to forget less and organize myself better.

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Postby holidaymaine » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:54 am

I really great with time management. The trick is to have a reminder. Like a cell phone with a "to do" list and keep it updated. when the alarm goes off get to it.

I've come to realize that most things take less than 15 minutes to complete.
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Postby skyjoe76 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:16 am

I am very weak in time management. I tends to lose focus easily.

What I do to focus is to commit to completing one thing at a time. Though my mind will go in and out, but I will still come back to the project because I am committed to completing it by the dateline.
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Postby angienewton » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:58 am

skyjoe76 wrote:I am very weak in time management. I tends to lose focus easily.

What I do to focus is to commit to completing one thing at a time. Though my mind will go in and out, but I will still come back to the project because I am committed to completing it by the dateline.


Focusing on one task at a time is the best advice. I lose focus ALL the time and that is why I'm so far behind with everything. I never used to be that way but things have to change SOON!
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Postby tjensen13 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:00 am

The thing that I've learned about time management lately, is that it's not just about the time you spend being distracted from your real projects. That time spent can actually extend much longer, because it affects your focus, and you can become preoccupied with doubts and fears that slip in when you are not connected to your goals and your commitment to success. So for me, if I spend time away from what I need to be doing, it's actually more like double or sometimes even triple the time that was wasted.
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end up cramming

Postby mlm prelaunch » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:09 am

One just have to have the right attitude and time management will stick to its purpose. I mean, no matter how good your work schedule is, if you failed to put the right attitude to it, it will still be futile. I am like this sometimes. I plan my schedule and sometimes failed to adhere to it because of the laxity in my implementation :roll: thus I end up cramming...
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Time management skills

Postby hasochev » Mon May 18, 2009 8:59 am

If I can state my mind about time management,
I found this to be critical to business almost like marketing skills.
while marketing skills is ace for business (because it brings clients & prospects to you) time management can have a stronger impact on your success or failure.

time management is more basic and holds a lot of content for success.
because you can never pull off your business from the floor if you're time skills are not disciplined.

And btw - I say this because I learned this the hard way :)

Check out my view on time management skills here:
http://network-marketing-companies.com/ ... nt-skills/
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Postby lisamariemary » Mon May 18, 2009 10:28 am

tjensen13 wrote:The thing that I've learned about time management lately, is that it's not just about the time you spend being distracted from your real projects. That time spent can actually extend much longer, because it affects your focus, and you can become preoccupied with doubts and fears that slip in when you are not connected to your goals and your commitment to success. So for me, if I spend time away from what I need to be doing, it's actually more like double or sometimes even triple the time that was wasted.


Excellent point! Oh my gawd, that is SO true for me - when I get distracted from my goals and 'go wandering' ....I eventually land on all of my self doubts. Just about every. single. time.
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