7th key of 7 Keys to Create Great Relationships

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“7 KEYS TO CREATING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WHEN YOU ARE TIME POOR”

 

Key 7 of 7. Be willing to learn the principles of time management.

 

I have worked with many time poor executives over the past 23 years, in both corporate groups and as their executive coach. I am appalled by the quality of time management skills of most of them!

Become a master of your time, and you won’t be so busy! You will learn to protect your time and invest it in matters that are of importance to you, particularly the building of a great relationship. There are many sources available to become such a master. If you invest your time in developing these skills, you will enjoy a remarkable reduction in stress and a remarkable increase in your experience of the many joys of life.

My top five principles of time management that I practise, and have done so since 1979, are:

  1. Write down everything in your life that needs to be done. I prefer to write by hand rather than type because it becomes easier to ‘feel’ and ‘remember’.
  2. Have a fixed diary or workbook in which you write these things, and categorise them so you have different lists.
  3. Each day, prepare a list of what you want to achieve, and put them in priority order. Do the first one first, and do not the second until you are finished with the first.
  4. Make appointments with yourself, and block these appointments in your diary, at least one week in advance. This way, you do what is important, rather than focussing on what is urgent.
  5. Clarify the purpose, vision, and goals of your life, so that you are able to decide what YOUR relevant priorities are!

 

Charles B Kovess LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., MAICD, MAITD

Australasia’s Passion Provocateur©

Certified Speaking Professional

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