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Personal Management for College Students


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Purpose of the presentation is to provide students with insights to change the way they think about time management as it relates to the academic and professional success.

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Personal Management for College Students

  1. 1. Personal Management Todd Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male Todd Suddeth, Program Director
  2. 2. Sleep and the College Student <ul><li>Strategy and Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Morning Person </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling of Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Compensate </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Imagine 80/20 this way </li></ul>20% 20% 80% 80%
  4. 5. 80/20 in the Real World <ul><li>80% of sales come from 20% of the same customers </li></ul><ul><li>20% of the clothes you wear are worn 80% of the time </li></ul><ul><li>20% of the phone numbers in your cell phone are used 80% of the time </li></ul><ul><li>20% of your family and friends interact with you 80% of the time </li></ul><ul><li>80% of your monthly income vanishes in 20% of the month </li></ul><ul><li>80% of what an industry does yields no more than 20% of the benefit to its customers </li></ul><ul><li>20% of your relationships can give 80% of its value </li></ul><ul><li>20% of criminals account for 80% of crime </li></ul><ul><li>20% of motorist account 80% of the accidents </li></ul><ul><li>20% of beer drinkers drink 80% of the beer </li></ul><ul><li>20% of your carpet gets 80% of the wear </li></ul><ul><li>20% of married individuals account 80% of the divorces </li></ul>
  5. 6. 80/20 and Time <ul><ul><li>Most of what we do is of low value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some small fragments of our time are much more valuable than all the rest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If we make good use of only 20% of our time, there is no shortage of it </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Less is more </li></ul>
  7. 8. 80/20 and Time High Effort Low High Low Reward Most attractive: more with less Cram at the last minute Only study by myself every day for 3 hours Think about studying and go to the RPAC Organize study groups and attend study skills session
  8. 9. 80/20 and Time High Effort Low High Low Reward Most attractive: more with less Dancing by yourself, hoping to attract her to the dance floor Asking her to dance while she is talking with her friends Don’t ask and stalk her across the club Asking your friends to dance with her friends
  9. 10. Time Management Grid Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important I . Quadrant of Management Putting out fires Emergency Deadline-Driven II . Quadrant of Leadership Planning Preparation Relationship building III. Quadrant of Distraction Other people’s problems Misguided priorities Drama IV. Quadrant of Waste Leisure and relaxation Busy work Daydreaming
  10. 11. <ul><li>Stay in Quadrant II! </li></ul>