#time management, #kevin kruse.
“Yesterday is history.Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.That’s why it’s called the present.”
Welcome divine soul to my journey of inspiration, motivation, and self-help. Recently I have gone through an interesting book on time management written by Kevin Kruse. Kevin is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur who went from “crazy busy” and prosperous, eventually building several multimillion-dollar businesses.
His book is a productivity guide and based on solid fundamentals and groundwork with interviews with billionaires, millionaires, entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, and straight-A students.
This book begins with personal time management issues Kevin faced in his personal and professional life and how he came out of time management challenges of today’s challenging worlds. Now I am sharing with you 15 keys of time management based on solid research and so be with till the end of this write-up. Let’s start!
Secret # 1
Time is your most valuable and scarcest resource.
In chapter one, the author focus on 1440 minutes and 86400 seconds. he means to say that each one of us has these minutes in 24 hours. Based on the advice and suggestions of his Facebook page followers, Writer advises one should use every single minute judiciously in productive activities like
water a plant, Exercise, pranayama a, yoga, meditation, write a thank you note, sing a song, write in journal, write three things you are grateful for, make a decision to give up smoking, smile, give a donation, take a photo that will turn your memory, recall happy movement, etc.
Secret # 2
Identify your Most Important Task (MIT) and work on it each day before doing anything else.
In the chapter, Kevin is asking and advising his readers to give focus and energy to tasks and activities that will lead to goal achievement.
Secret # 3
work from your calendar, not a to-do list
According to an interview of different highly successful writers he observed and investigated that successful people don’t have a do list, but they do have a very well kept calendar and most of the important tasks and activities are scheduled in advance which leads to free your mind, reduce stress and increase cognitive performance.
Secret # 4
Procrastination can be overcome when you figure out how to beat yourself, who cannot be trusted to do the right thing.
Procrastination is the habit of putting off important, less pleasurable tasks by doing easier, more pleasurable tasks. Things like Email, Twitter, Facebook, food, and television are the best ways to procrastinate.
Secret # 5
Accept the fact that there will always be more to do and more than can be done.
Author says there is always be more to do in every area of life like you can always do more stuff at work, you can always do more yard work and etc. So you need to master the practice of letting go of the more, since there will always be more to do.
Secret # 6
Always carry a Notebook.
Kevin in his sixth chapter talks about importance of having a notebook in life and talks about jotting down important points. In one interview of Kevin with Richard Branson, Branson says “if you have a thought but don’t write it down, by the next morning it may be gone forever.”
Secret # 7
Email is a great way for the other people to put their priorities into your life; control your inbox.
Seven steps to Mastering your mail.
1.unscribe from all email newsletters
2.Turn off all email notifications
3.Immediately apply the 4 Ds, every time you open an email you should be ready to Do it, delegate it, Defer it or Delete it
4.Only process email three times a day, using the 321-zero system-schedule three times a day a process your email (morning ,noon, night) ,set the timer on your phone for 21 minutes, an try to inbox zero in that time.
5.Think twice before you forward,cc or bcc.
6.use the subject line to indicate the action required.
7.keep emails short really short.
Secret # 8
Schedule and attend meetings as a last resort, when all others forms of communications won’t work.
Secret # 9
Say no to everything that doesn’t support your immediate goals.
Secret # 10
Apply Powerful Pareto Principle in your life,i.e. 80% of results will come from just 20 percent of the action.
Secret # 11
Focus your time only on things that utilize your unique strengths and passions.
Secret # 12
Batch your work with recurring themes for different days of the week.
Secret # 13
If a task can be completed in less than five minutes do it immediately.
Secret # 14
Invest the first 60 minutes of each day in rituals that strengthen your mind, body and soul.
According to me this could be first “secret’’ that we can apply in our practical life and begin our day.
Secret # 15
Productivity is about energy and focus, not time.
“Realize that now , at this moment, you are creating.You are creating. You are creating your next movement. That’s is what’s is real.”
– Sara Paddison
So this is all about 15 secrets successful people know about time management and it would be helpful to you in your personal,professional and social life.
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