Personal Victory - Time Management Covey


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Some ideas from the 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey, presented at Amsterdam University College.

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Personal Victory - Time Management Covey

  1. 1. ‘ Personal Victory’ 3 of Covey’s 7 habits
  2. 2. “ You have 15 minutes to change my life…” I need a lot more time to change mine! Covey is not about quick-fixes but it pays off, even on the short term
  3. 3. ‘ Be Proactive’ Habit 1
  4. 4. Stimulus Response Reactive Stimulus Response Proactive Potential to Choose Self - awareness Conscience Creative Imagination Free will
  5. 5. An unexpected response
  6. 6. How can this help me now?
  7. 7. Begin with the end in mind Habit 2
  8. 8. Personal Mission Statement Too important to spend little time on…
  9. 9. Define your roles The activities and relationships you spend time on each week Calculus BRMS Big Questions Friend Daughter/ Son Sports Board member
  10. 10. Set goals for each of your roles
  11. 11. First things First Habit 3
  12. 12. The Time-Management Matrix Life in Quadrant II: prioritize your activities
  13. 13. The Essence of Time Management <ul><li>Organize and execute around priorities </li></ul>
  14. 14. Two Questions <ul><li>Question 1: Think of one thing you can do (and you do not do now) and that would have an enormous positive effect on your life if you would do it regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Question 2: Can you do the same as regards your studies at AUC? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Picking up the phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s test. </li></ul><ul><li>Interruptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Essay due tonight: deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting. </li></ul>Urgent matters…
  16. 16. <ul><li>Read a novel once a month. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a language. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends and relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for class. </li></ul><ul><li>Community service. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve math skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Read newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul>Important matters…
  17. 17. The Matrix <ul><li>Tomorrow’s test. </li></ul><ul><li>Essay due tonight: deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Interruptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Some meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Some e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Trivia. </li></ul><ul><li>Some phone calls. </li></ul><ul><li>TV/games. </li></ul><ul><li>Time wasters. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports. </li></ul>I IV III II Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important <ul><li>Read a novel. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a language. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends and relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for class. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Community service. </li></ul><ul><li>Math skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Individual Personal development Friend/ daugthter/son Student 1 AE Member of Committee 1 1 Write summer course application 1 Visit Paula at hospital 3 Help John with project 3 Write summer course application 1 Paula hospital 4 Beer with A,B,C 4 Beer with A,B,C 5 Prepare for test 6 Think about essay topic 7 Homework Student 2 Logic Student 3 Big Books Student 4 BRMS 8 Illiad books 1-5 7 Homework 8 Illiad books 1-5 6 Think about essay topic 5 Prepare for test 8 Illiad books 1-5
  19. 19. Sharpen the Saw
  20. 20. Wrap-up <ul><li>Be proactive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t complain, organize yourself! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin with the end in mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define your roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start thinking about a mission statement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First things first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work towards ‘quadrant 2’ time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan on a weekly basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to sharpen the saw </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Final practical advice <ul><li>Covey is meant to help you organize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to make you over-accelarate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go about things at a pace you can manage… in a lasting way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be too rigid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It helps me to plan in an interactive tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google calender, Outlook, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can change things a little as you go, and keep track of what you actually did. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That helps for future planning. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Final practical advice <ul><li>One of my tutees just told me that tracking his internet time using ‘Rescue Time’ helped him to keep check of the time spent on ‘non-efficient’ activities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Thanks for listening Now organize!