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How To Get More Done in Less Time is a program by Adam Carroll of National Financial Educators and the Four Legacies Companies. The presentation uses some principles from Tim Ferriss' The Four Hour ...

How To Get More Done in Less Time is a program by Adam Carroll of National Financial Educators and the Four Legacies Companies. The presentation uses some principles from Tim Ferriss' The Four Hour Work Week, and Dr. Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as well as some unique thoughts around speed reading and the ultimate sleep schedule.

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  • What are all the things you can do with time? Waste, kill, spend, invest, make, take, save Here’s the other reality… we only have so many hours in a day. So how do super successful people get everything done? I’ll give you a hint – they don’t. They focus on what’s important and what allows them to live the lifestyle they choose.
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  • Time Management How to have more, do more, and get more in less time!
  • The major key to time management:
    • FORGET ALL ABOUT IT!!
  • But I’m always busy!
    • BUSY ≠ PRODUCTIVE
    • BUSY = BUSY
    • BUSY = LAZY
      • Lazy thinking which results in indiscriminate action
  • What is the single biggest time management challenge that students have today?
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  • The Pareto Principle
    • Vilfredo Pareto, economist and sociologist made the statement that:
    • “ When looking at income distribution in society, 80% of the wealth is produced by 20% of the masses”
    • Not only true for income, but for a huge number of things
  • The 80/20 Rule (Pareto)
    • 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes
    • 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort and time.
    • 80% of company profits come from 20% of the products and customers.
    • 80% of the garden comes from 20% of the seeds
  • Which 20% of your classes, organizations, relationships, etc are resulting in 80% of your:
    • Happiness
    • Unhappiness
    • Problems
    • Stress
    • Time Challenges
  • Parkinsons Law
    • A task will swell in (perceived) importance and complexity in relation to the time allotted for it’s completion.
  • SOLUTION!!!
    • Use the two principles together!
    • Limit tasks to the important to shorten work time (80/20)
    • Shorten work time to limit tasks to the important (Parkinsons Law)
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  • When EVERYTHING is important, NOTHING is important When NOTHING is important, EVERYTHING is important
    • Once you understand the IMPORTANT,
    • You can then INVEST time in the IMPORTANT
  • Tips for efficient investment of time
    • Absolutely, unequivocably – USE A CALENDAR SYSTEM!!
    • DO NOT MULTI-TASK
    • Use Parkinson’s Law and 80/20
    • Limit email production and consumption
  • Tips for efficient investment of time
    • For every one minute you plan you save four (15 mins = 60 mins)
    • Limit interruptions – it takes 12 minutes to get back to the level of concentration prior to the interruption
    • Learn how to speed read!
  • Speed Reading For Dummies
    • Douglas Price was waking up to another beautiful summer morning in his Brooklyn brownstone. First things first: coffee. The jet lag was minor, considering he had just returned from a two-week jaunt through the islands of Croatia. It was just one of six countries he had visited in the last 12 months. Japan was next on the agenda.
  • Speed Reading For Dummies
    • Douglas Price was waking up to another beautiful summer morning in his Brooklyn brownstone . First things first: coffee . The jet lag was minor , considering he had just returned from a two-week jaunt through the islands of Croatia . It was just one of six countries he had visited in the last 12 months . Japan was next on the agenda.
  • There are typically 2 kinds of students on every campus
    • Academic Driven
      • Grades are extremely important
      • Class selection is important
      • Study time is coveted
      • Future Oriented
    • Social Driven
      • Seek experiences
      • Leadership opportunities
      • Internships
      • Know more people
      • Class selection is important
      • Present Oriented
  • Quick Recap
    • 80/20 or Pareto Principle – focus on the important tasks
    • Parkinsons Law – reduce the amount of time per task
    • Understand what kind of student you are and play the game accordingly
    • Learn to speed read
  • Time Management How to have more, do more, and get more in less time!