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Effective Time Management Tips Free For You

Everyone would love time management tips free. And contrary to other freebies, the free tips thrown out by experienced time managers could easily transform the way you manage your schedule and beat the clock.

One of the most effective time management tips freely given to me had to do with handling email. It introduced the concept of one-touch management of paper/email/fax.

Stop and think for a minute before you read further… How many times do you look at an email message, or letter, or faxed note?

If you answered “More than once”, you’re wasting time!

A critical time saving skill is learning how to deal with information – with one touch. If you look at an email or letter or fax, quickly decide how to deal with it – respond, trash or file for future action.

As you grow better at this skill, you’ll put fewer message in the ‘act later’ folder, and decide then and there what to do with it. And if you effectively delegate your work, you’ll soon have someone else doing it for you!

That’s one of the powerful time management tips free for members at Time Management Tao. Here’s another.

Stick to schedules for email, forums, online (and phone) chat as well as other electronic discussions. One of the biggest time wasting distractions for anyone working on the Internet is email, and participation on forums and discussion groups.

Don’t get me wrong. This kind of networking is critical to getting things done. But only a few people using these immensely powerful tools use them correctly, efficiently, effectively.

Think about how you use these online communication media. How much time in your working day do you spend on your email? On discussion forums? On email lists?

More important, how do you schedule such activity (if you do it at all)? Do you chunk out time blocks to work on them? Or do you do them during breaks from more productive work?

Or are you hanging around forums most of your time online?

Too many people find themselves caught in this time-trap. Spending far too much time on email and forum discussions. So stop – abruptly. There’s one of the very effective time management tips free for you.

You’ll find it incredible to see how much time you now have to spend on the more important activities. No longer will you have to put off mportant work because it needed time to execute and you don’t have enough of it. From the time you spare from discussion boards and email, you’ll be able to set up a structure which would bring long term results and take you closer to your goals.

On Time Management Tao and in the free “Time Taozine” email newsletter, you’ll get time management tips free to use and benefit from. For greater detail, you might check out the Ming Vase Time Management guides as well.

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A Child-Like Curiosity

Child like curiosity

How nice it would be to always view the world through the awe-struck, innocent, curious eyes of a child!

And how often we are incurious about the most common stuff – that we really don’t understand at all.

This morning, I was reading my daughter’s book.  It was about the ‘POST’.  Yes, how letters and parcels get mailed and delivered across the world.

Surely you’ve posted letters to international destinations?  You seal the envelope, stick a stamp and drop it into the mailbox.

But have you wondered about what pays for it to be delivered?

Your stamp covers the cost of delivering your letter.  You paid for the stamp in your country.  Your letter gets delivered by a postman in ANOTHER country.

How does that postman get paid?  How does your payment for a stamp translate into paying the postman in another country?

I’ll admit I’ve never been curious about that!  And learned the answer in the book I read today.  It was eye-opening.

“All postal services are members of an international organization called the Universal Postal Union.  Each member delivers post paid for and sent from overseas free of charge.  This expense is balanced by the fact that they don’t have to pay for the delivery of items they send overseas.”

Ok, maybe this kind of curiosity isn’t quite important.

But curious people often have influence – because they are curious enough to push the envelope, explore the uncertain, question the traditional.

And in the process, they uncover information that is entertaining, or informative, revolutionary or profitable, or even world-changing.

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2 Super Effective Time Management Tips And Techniques

Time Management Techniques

Someone asked me for time management tips and techniques that have the highest potential to transform the success of everyone who uses them. Looking back on the Time Management Tao system of being more efficient and effective, it is obvious that two techniques are far more effective than others. So we’ll discuss them in this report.

Be focused

Concentration, in its truest, unadulterated form, means the ability to focus the mind on one single solitary thing.

The hardest thing anyone has to learn over years is to stay focused on a few key things at any given time. There were times when I juggled 20 different projects online, in addition to a full-time professional schedule at work! What ensued was sub-optimal performance in most areas.

It is often not apparent – until you start to radically scale down things you’re involved in. I make it a rule to manage no more than 3 projects at a time, and restrict other activities to manageable chunks spread out over the year. While this approach might mean you’ll spend less time on each activity than before, your results will improve massively.

This is one of the most effective time management tips and techniques I’ve learned (and taught) over the years. Yes, if you stay focused and concentrate on a few things, you’ll achieve more in each. Truly, less is more.

 

Be organized

Ok, now here’s another of my favorite time management tips and techniques. It is a somewhat controversial area for many who argue that chaos and clutter helps creativity and that meticulous organization stifles all fun and excitement. “Orderliness is the sign of a sick mind!”, they claim.

Viewed from a productivity angle, however, it quickly becomes clear that a disorganized work space will waste time, lower efficiency and increase stress.

Have things easily available. Don’t waste time searching for them. Studies have estimated the average knowledge worker is wasting around 15 minutes every day looking for things – and that’s a minimum. Still, it adds up to 1.5 hours a week – or 75 hours a year!

That’s what makes this one of the most powerful time management tips and techniques. By simply improving your organization skills, you could get THREE EXTRA DAYS in a year!

Think about how much more you could accomplish with that extra time. Then get to work establishing better order and system in your work place. Combined with other time management tips and techniques that you’ll pick up by exploring other sections of this site, and from the Ming Vase Time Management series, you’ll enjoy a productivity boost and lower stress.

This lies at the heart of the Time Management Tao system, which starts by teaching you how to

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