It’s About Time
What is your most valuable non-replenishable resource? TIME
Poor time management: good-intentioned leaders who allow the urgent to overwhelm the important.
The best leaders don’t just work IN their business, they work ON their business.
Great Time Management:
1. Schedule your values – prioritize what is most important to you
- Wise time management doesn’t mean you do MORE, it means you do more of what matters most. If you find yourself frustrated, annoyed or irritated or overwhelmed, you are doing too much of what doesn’t matter.
- You have time for what you CHOOSE to have time for.
- NON NEGOTIABLES go on the calendar first (the weekend!)
- Invest your best in what matters the most
2. Say no to many small things to say yes to a few big things
- The barrier to a meaningful life is not a LACK of commitment but of OVER-commitment
- If the devil can’t make you BAD, he’ll make you BUSY (busyness doesn’t equal importance)
- The question is not CAN we do this, but SHOULD we do this (in order to do things no one is doing, we can’t do what everyone else is doing)
- Start a TODO list, but also start a TO-DON’T list
3. Create artificial deadlines
- Increase your effectiveness. (I’m leaving at 3pm) (I’m having my ______ finished 5 days early).
- Get better results with less effort.
4. Empower others as if your future depends on it, because it does
- If someone can do it 60% as good as you and you can develop them, empower them to do it.
- Delegate tasks and you will build followers. Delegate authority and you will build leaders.
- To be a better leader you don’t do more, you actually do less.
- meet people on their turf (so you can leave when you’re done!)
- don’t go out for lunch (unless you really want to)
- 30 minute meetings
- group your communication (spend an hour at the end of the day returning emails)
- What is an artificial deadline that you can impose to help you increase productivity and efficiency?
- What are three things you can delegate, who can you give them to, and by when?
- Work on your systems – what works for you? Responding to texts, responding to emails, keeping track of todos, writing everything down, planning your day, morning routine, night time routing, prayer and self-care, getting enough sleep, planning time to read, practice your craft, exercise, spend time with a mentor, tracking your goals, etc.