Key Points from Book: The Skinny on Time Management

By becoming aware of how you are using your time, you identify spaces where you may want to make changes

By defining goals, you establish a road map for the passage from here to there

Successful people don not enjoyndoing the things that others do not. Successful people simply do them nevertheless- E.n. Gray

Know what you want to do with your life

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure rinstead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you are in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.- Tony Robbins

Create more time by being more productive in every activity, When is the time you are most alert and full of energy? That is the time to do your tasks.

The time you waste when waiting could be filled with productive activity such as reading books, email, etc.

When all is said and done, more is said than done

Inertia law connected with procrastination

Developem a mental strength to fight procrastination

Clutter is the enemy of effectiveness

Writing your tasks helps you avoid clutter in your mind

Getting things done:
Make your work area attractive and equip it with everyhing you need to work
Create a filing system
Develop one list where you write or tupe everything that requires attentiom
Move every item the first time you have it, do it right away
Organize every item into: delete it, act on it, do it later
Convert thoughts to action steps
Take action on your action steps
Maintain a good system if what and when you need to do
Review your system
Revisit your long term goals

Planning your day could save you tremendous amount of time

Do things together when you have to travel to far places for both of the tasks

Take time to deliberate, but when time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in – Napoleon Bonaparte

Make to do list and prioritize it.first do what important and urgent, then what important but not urgent, them what urgent but not important

Grade your to do list with a, b,c and do all A ro move to B

Eat that frog in the beginning of the day

80-20 rule

Focus on your taks at hand

When walking, walk. When eating, eat- Zen proverb

Eliminate all distraction


About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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