It’s a simple equation–the better you use your time, the more you will accomplish, and the greater you will succeed. But the rollout of this basic theory isn’t so simple, is it? In Time Management, business author and success expert Brian Tracy says it is!In this indispensable, pocket-sized guide, Tracy reveals 21 proven time management techniques you can use immediately to gain two or more productive hours every day. Two or more! Every day!!By learning the strategies that Tracy himself has identified as the most effective and employed personally, readers having trouble fitting everything the day brings them inside a 24-hour window will learn how to:• 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 backward from the future . . . and ensure your most important goals are met • And moreFilled with Brian Tracy’s trademark wisdom, this invaluable, time-creating resource will help you get more done, in less time . . . and with much less stress.
About the Author
Brian Tracy is one of the most respected speakers, teachers, and trainers in the world today. He has given more than five thousand seminars and workshops in over fifty countries on the subjects of sales, wealth creation, and goal setting. He is the author of more than four hundred audio/video learning programs and has written more than fifty books that have been published in thirty-six languages.
“The advice is simple and easy to follow…an effective and concise guide that outstandingly performs its purpose.” –San Francisco Book Review
“Time Management is an easy read…a great tool for anyone looking to improve their time management skills.” –Portland Book Review
“…this small but powerful volume…cuts to the chase, dealing only in the most pertinent facts, tips, and guidelines without wasting the reader’s time in the process.” –PCB007
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YOUR ABILITY TO manage your time, as much as any other practice in your career as an executive, will determine your success or failure. Time is the one indispensable and irreplaceable resource of accomplishment. It is your most precious asset. It cannot be saved, nor can it be recovered once lost. Everything you have to do requires time, and the better you use your time, the more you will accomplish, and the greater will be your rewards.
Time management is essential for maximum health and personal effectiveness. The degree to which you feel in control of your time and your life is a major determinant of your level of inner peace, harmony, and mental well-being. A feeling of being “out of control” of your time is the major source of stress, anxiety, and depression. The better you can organize and control the critical events of your life, the better you will feel, moment to moment, the more energy you will have, the better you will sleep, and the more you will get done.
It is possible for you to gain two productive hours each working day, or even double your output and your productivity, by using the ideas and methods taught in this book. These techniques have proven successful for many thousands of executives in every field of endeavor, and they will prove successful for you, too, as long as you have what I call the four Ds.
The Four Ds of Effectiveness
The first D is desire: You must have an intense, burning desire to get your time under control and to achieve maximum effectiveness.
The second D is decisiveness: You must make a clear decision that you are going to practice good time management techniques until they become a habit.
The third D stands for determination: You must be willing to persist in the face of all temptations to the contrary until you have become an effective time manager. Your desire will reinforce your determination