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Titanium Life Podcast Episode 20: The Titanium Time Management Strategy Part 1


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In this first part of a two-part series on time management, I introduce the four sections of my time management quadrant.

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Titanium Life Podcast Episode 20: The Titanium Time Management Strategy Part 1

  1. 1. Episode 20 • Time is the ONE thing we all have in common with the world’s most successful people. • The one excuse you can’t give is someone has more time than you. • We all have the same 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in a week. • Our level of success depends on how we spend our time. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 | The Titanium Time Management Strategy Part 1
  2. 2. vVHow do You Spend Your Time? Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 | • The most successful people spend their time investing in themselves. • Bill Gates built Microsoft with the same 24 hours we all have each day. • Take an inventory of how you are spending your 24 hours each day.
  3. 3. vThe Time Management Quadrant • A quadrant has 4 separate sections. • This time management strategy separates all activities into one of the four sections. • The top row has things that are urgent • The bottom row are things that aren’t urgent. • On the left are important things, • On the right are unimportant things. • Everything we do is a combination of importance and urgency. • This leaves four combinations: 1. Important and urgent 2. Important, not urgent 3. Urgent, not important 4. Not urgent or important Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  4. 4. vvv Where Should You Spend Most of Your Time? • Which section do you think deserves most of your time? • Most people think important and urgent tasks deserve the most focus. • In reality, tasks in this section keep you constantly putting out fires. • To understand where to spend your time, you need to understand importance and urgency. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  5. 5. vDefining Importance and Urgency • Important tasks are the things that have to get done to get to the next level. • Things like looking at your financials and building efficient systems are important. • Urgent tasks are things you have to take care of as soon as possible. • If you don’t, things will get worse. • An employee breaking policy is something you have to address immediately. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  6. 6. v All Urgent Tasks Were Important, But Not Urgent • The key to this time management strategy is understanding the following; • Anything that is important and urgent today, • Used to be important, but not urgent at some point in the past. • Take a heart attack for example. • A heart attack is important and urgent when it happens. • If you exercised and changed your diet six months back, • You could have avoided the heart attack. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  7. 7. vFocus on Important Things Daily • Your goal is to start focusing on the tasks that are important, but not yet urgent. • Schedule time for these important tasks in your daily routine. • Start with one important thing a day and work your way up to three. • This transition will be hard at first. • You will have to sacrifice things you enjoy that are time-wasters. • It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  8. 8. vUrgent Things Take More Time • While this time management strategy seems more time-consuming in the short term, • Doing the important, but not urgent tasks today saves you time in the long-term. • Doing important and urgent tasks often takes MORE time because they are messier. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  9. 9. v Doing Important Things Daily Creates a Snowball Effect • Do one task each that avoids an urgent task: • tomorrow, • next week, • And next month. • Once you get a week into this system, you’ll start to notice small benefits. • You’ll have less important and urgent tasks than you usually do. • By the time you get to about week five, you’ll find yourself with an entire day you can spend doing the things you love to do. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  10. 10. v You’ll Eventually Have More Time to do the Things You Love • Then the second or third month comes around. • You decide to invest in your future by ramping it up to five important things a day. • It’s more of an investment in the short term, but it gives you even MORE time for yourself in the future. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  11. 11. vWhy People Fail With This System • Most people who fail with this system make the mistake of not investing the necessary amount of time in the beginning. • This time management system takes HARD WORK. • It’s not a magic formula. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  12. 12. vCommit to Investing in Your Future • Make today the day you commit to investing your future. • Part two of the Titanium time management strategy: • builds on your understanding of the time management quadrant. • And teaches you how to use fake urgency to make stress work in your favor. • Schedule a business coaching session with me today to learn how to become more efficient at using the time you invest into your business. Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |
  13. 13. BUSINESS DOWN TO A SCIENCE Listen & subscribe using your favorite podcast app on iTunes, Android or PC: ATruly Life-Changing Force for Business Owners Business | Health | Wealth | Relationships | Happiness Business Coaching Inquiries: (844) 884-8264 |