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Time SpongesRob and Tammy Ballwww.coachingbytheballs.com
Can you thinkof a well-knownphrase aboutTime?
No time like the present                                   Quality timeThe time is ripe                   The day just dis...
What are the issues whichtake time away from you?
Common Errors
PerfectionismWeAreRockGuitarists
Assuming the customer is always right.Believing VOLUMEor passion equals urgency.
Measuring the wrong things
Urgent / Important           Not Urgent / Important•   Crisis                   •   Preparation/Doing•   Pressing Problems...
Urgent / Important            Not Urgent / Important                           Results•   Crisis Management         •   Vi...
Urgent / Important           Not Urgent / Important•   Crisis                   •   Preparation/Doing•   Pressing Problems...
Urgent / Important           Not Urgent / Important•   Crisis                   •   Preparation/Doing•   Pressing Problems...
Eliminate theunnecessaryand time consuming
Usetechnologyforitsadvantages             (but beware the disadvantages)
Protect Your Time Educate Others
Doodle froma90 minutemeeting.What areall theelements of aproductivemeeting?
Productive Communication
…….more ideas, tips, tools and considerations
Do not belate
Acquire a chess clock and monitor your focus
Do the worst thing first.
3SecondsOfMotivation
Time is another resource but,        unlike many others,if you don’t use it, it is gone forever.
Leisure – W H Davies
Time Sponges –      overcoming behaviours which      absorb our lives       By Rob and Tammy Ball, with Natalie Ball      ...
Images Credits go to the following websites.fitblrhappyandhealthy.tumb   anitafiander.com         i.imgur.com   etsy.comlr...
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  1. 1. Time SpongesRob and Tammy Ballwww.coachingbytheballs.com
  2. 2. Can you thinkof a well-knownphrase aboutTime?
  3. 3. No time like the present Quality timeThe time is ripe The day just disappeared
  4. 4. What are the issues whichtake time away from you?
  5. 5. Common Errors
  6. 6. PerfectionismWeAreRockGuitarists
  7. 7. Assuming the customer is always right.Believing VOLUMEor passion equals urgency.
  8. 8. Measuring the wrong things
  9. 9. Urgent / Important Not Urgent / Important• Crisis • Preparation/Doing• Pressing Problems • Planning• Firefighting • Prevention• Deadline Day • Personal Development• Some Meetings • Relationship Building • Engagement • Re-creation Urgent / Not Important Not Urgent/Not Important• Interruptions • Trivia, busywork• Some email • Junk mail• Some meetings • Some phone calls/texts• Some phone calls • Time wasters• Unplanned activities • Escape activities• Diversions • Distractions
  10. 10. Urgent / Important Not Urgent / Important Results• Crisis Management • Vision/Perspective• Stress • Balance• Firefighting • Discipline• Burn Out • Control • Less Crises • Well-Being Urgent / Not Important Not Urgent/Not Important• See goals and plans as • Total Irresponsibility worthless • Sacked from jobs• Short term focus • Dependent on others• Crisis Management• Feel victimized/out of control• Shallow relationships
  11. 11. Urgent / Important Not Urgent / Important• Crisis • Preparation/Doing• Pressing Problems • PlanningQuadrant•• Firefighting Deadline Day • • Of Prevention Personal Development• Some Meetings • • The Zone Relationship Building Engagement • Re-creation Urgent / Not Important Not Urgent / Not Important• Interruptions • Trivia, busywork• Some email • Junk mail• Some meetings • Some phone calls/texts• Some phone calls • Time wasters• Unplanned activities • Escape activities• Diversions • Distractions
  12. 12. Urgent / Important Not Urgent / Important• Crisis • Preparation/Doing• Pressing Problems • Planning• Firefighting • Prevention• Deadline Day • Personal Development Some Meetings Relationship Building• • • • Engagement Re-creation Cure Symptom Urgent / Not Important Not Urgent/Not Important• Interruptions • Trivia, busywork• Some email • Junk mail• Some meetings • Some phone calls/texts• Some phone calls • Time wasters• Unplanned activities • Escape activities• Diversions • Distractions Cause
  13. 13. Eliminate theunnecessaryand time consuming
  14. 14. Usetechnologyforitsadvantages (but beware the disadvantages)
  15. 15. Protect Your Time Educate Others
  16. 16. Doodle froma90 minutemeeting.What areall theelements of aproductivemeeting?
  17. 17. Productive Communication
  18. 18. …….more ideas, tips, tools and considerations
  19. 19. Do not belate
  20. 20. Acquire a chess clock and monitor your focus
  21. 21. Do the worst thing first.
  22. 22. 3SecondsOfMotivation
  23. 23. Time is another resource but, unlike many others,if you don’t use it, it is gone forever.
  24. 24. Leisure – W H Davies
  25. 25. Time Sponges – overcoming behaviours which absorb our lives By Rob and Tammy Ball, with Natalie Ball Thank You!!!www.coachingbytheballs.com
  26. 26. Images Credits go to the following websites.fitblrhappyandhealthy.tumb anitafiander.com i.imgur.com etsy.comlr.comrespectbranding.com sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net google.com beyondhalf.cominspiredgiftgiving.com design-milk.com indulgy.com cetas-kinetic.comsphotos.xx.fbcdn.net lifeologia.com indulgy.comaperfectanomaly.com calendars.com learni.stthestressreliefprogram.co lolzparade.com indulgy.comm

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