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Manage Your Time Wisely

July 26, 2011 3 Comments »

Not sure what your day in the office looks like, but a typical day at the office for me as an at Spanish Translation US revolves around many different things that seem to need my attention all at once. From answering phone calls, to replying to clients’ emails, to completing my daily tasks… which believe me are many.  I constantly find myself going back and forth to each of these tasks and often find it challenging to complete one before I am interrupted by something else. With multitasking being such an important part of my daily experience I found the section on in Chet Holmes “The Ultimate Sales Machine” to be very helpful and interesting.

Chet’s six tips on Time Management are:

  • Touch It Once: If you touch it take action and handle that task.  Do not revisit the task.
  • Make Lists: Lists help you prioritize and stay focused on your daily tasks.
  • Plan How Much Time You Will Allocate to Each Task: This helps you manage your daily tasks and dedicate enough time to accomplish them.
  • Plan the Day: Give yourself a time frame on how much time you will dedicate to complete each of the things on your list.
  • Prioritize: Always start with your most important and difficult task. As the other guru Brian Tracy says in his book “Stop procrastinating!”. By completing the most difficult task first, you will feel a tremendous sense of control and accomplishment having checked the biggest thing off your list.
  • Ask Yourself, “Will it hurt me to throw this stuff away?”: Untidiness hurts your productivity. Studies show that 80% of all filed or stored information is never referred to again. So get rid of it!!

I do not have these 6 steps 100% into effect just yet, but I am really working on it. I’m sure that applying these six steps will assist me in completing my daily tasks efficiently. I know they are going to help me manage my time and be more productive on a daily basis. No doubt that I will also help me turn into a happier man!


3 Responses to “Manage Your Time Wisely”

  • Commented on July 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Cool tips which may help on your day to day job and even help you manage your time slot on a particular thing.

  • Commented on August 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    […] del original de Chris […]

  • Tony Trujillo
    Commented on August 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Man with no pants + “Chet says Touch it once” = great article.