Time management, multi tasking & other myths - wmccai managers luncheon 1-29-13
Time Management, Multi-Tasking & Other Myths Presented by Thomas L. Willis, PCAM® Zalco Realty, Inc./Association Bridge, LLC WMCCAI Manager Luncheon Program January 29, 2013
This is about introspection… this is aboutmindset more than skillset… this is aboutanalysis… this is about CHANGE “Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” - Robert Kennedy
When all is said and done… • Myths? • Planning the Work • Working the Plan • When Work Actually Works…For You • Yes You Can!
Prioritized Task List Oh decisions, decisions • What’s important? • Chronological factors • Weeklies, monthlies & other periodic tasks (wanna stay out of trouble?) • Time blocks > creating milestones • When do I plan to plan? • Means & methods
Great…now the day actually startsWORKING THE PLAN
Working the planThis is this when mediocre managers give up andgenerally tell me I am full of certain organicmatter.Photo Credit: Adam Tinsworth
External Obstacles “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” -John Lennon
External Obstacles Manager’s Quiz: Which law has the greatest impact in the way we do our business? a. Federal Law b. County/City Ordinances c. Condominium/HOA/POA Acts d. Case Law e. Murphy’s Law
External Obstacles When stuff happens, the excellent manager practices the art of reprioritization while remembering that the important things are rarely urgent, and urgencies are rarely important.
You don’t have time?Tasks are not necessarily static
Attitude may not be everything, but it suremakes a difference!"If you think you can, or if you think you cant, either way, youre right." -Henry Ford
Can you “save time” by increasingproductivity? Of course you can… • Think of time in terms of blocks • “Single Handling Concept” • Think efficiencies all the time – seconds>minutes>hours • Beware of Myth #5……
A plethora of tips & strategies No, I’m not going to put them on a slide. That would be too much like PowerPoint Bullet Hell. You really should write them down so you can make them your own anyway.
A plethora of tips & strategies Myth #6 – It is more effective to work long blocks of time and even cut back on sleep to get things done. Myth #7 – You have to stay tethered to your electronics to be responsive
This is the really cool part…WHEN WORK REALLY WORKS –FOR YOU
Want to actually make these happen?Weaving your values and goals intoeveryday life turns your dreams intorealities
How many people are you?A segmented life leads A unified life mitigatesto inner conflict inner conflict
You want some more “why”? This year has the potential to be the best year of your life. Time does not care about you. It is constant. It is relentless. Own your life. Add value to time. Add quality to time. Only you can do this. Of course you can do it.
THANK YOU for your time today. I sincerely hope you consider it an investment.I would love to hear how any of the things we shared together today may have worked for you. Please feel free to connect with me and keep the dialogue going. Thomas L. Willis, PCAM® firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Facebook: http://on.fb.me/muilto Twitter: @ideaguypcam Linkedin: http://linkd.in/sxLgws Tomasuarus Rex Blog: http://thomaslwillis.blogspot.com/