You are given the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and others who made a big impact on the world.
The difference between your productivity and impact just may be what you do with all that time. Do you waste it, spend it, or invest it?
The course uses a modified Deming Cycle to work through the process of Studying, Planning, Acting and Achieving your time. The beauty of this course is that it doesn’t just look at your workday, but your full 24-hour day — investigating how to improve both your time efficiency at work but also away from work. This comprehensive outlook is the only way to achieve both your work and personal life goals.
In the Study aspect, you will investigate how you spend your time typically. It is helpful if the course participants track their time usage for the week prior to the course and bring that data with them to analyze.
In the Plan portion of the course, we will look at the Eisenhower’s Urgent/Important Principle (made famous by Stephen Covey) to prioritize how you spend your time. The ABC / 123 method is also investigated as a prioritization method. You will then have an opportunity to develop task list / to-do list for your work and home responsibilities.
Then we undertake the most controversial aspect of the course — planning your Ideal Day Template and Ideal Week Template — practicing how to place your high priority tasks to make the most of your time.
In the Act aspect, the question will be asked, “What is the best use of my time right now?” We will also investigate the ‘time sponges’ that soak up our day without adding any value, and we’ll brainstorm solutions to them.
In the Achieve portion of the course, we will discuss these specific ways of adding value to our days. Did you know that if you saved 10 minutes per day, you would have an extra 60 hours per year? What could you do differently, or stop doing, to save 10 minutes per day? What would you do with those extra 60 hours per year?
This workshop is interactive, including small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation.