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Time Management From The Inside Out :The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 2004
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“Everything you need to know about reclaiming your life from your busy schedule is contained in Julie's wonderful new book.” ―Cheryl Richardson, author of Take Time for Your Life
“Time Management from the Inside Out is an outstanding resource in the process of being ready to live at a higher level. It won't just help you manage your time, it will help you manage your life. A valuable read!” ―Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-Minute Manager and Leadership by the Book
“If I had had Julie Morgenstern's tips on how to organize my workload and prioritize my days, balancing my growing business and family life would have been much easier.” ―Lilian Vernon, Chairman and CEO, Lilian Vernon Corporation--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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-- identify your personal preferences and styles
-- determine how long tasks really take
-- eliminate, delegate, and streamline tasks
-- stop procrastinating, once and for all
-- put an end to chronic lateness
-- put technology to work for you
-- stick to your schedule while maintaining flexibility
-- cope with the constancy of unexpected change
Time management is a skill that anyone can learn. Take control of your schedule, connect the activities of your daily life to your most important big-picture goals, and live the life of your dreams. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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This reader failed to realize that this book wasn't written for people who are already organized or know the "common sense" things for organization. If organization was that "common sense," more people would be able to get their lives together instantaneously.
Morgenstern builds upon her previous best-seller hit, "Organizing from the Inside Out." For people who have read that book, I would agree that "Time Management" does not offer much else in addition to it. However, "Time Management" stands on its own on the reader from 2000 who gave it one star failed to recognize that this book stands on its own apart from her debut.
A few choice tips that I have found to have helped me:
- Estimate time for big projects: Most people underestimate the time it takes them to do things. It's better to overestimate or get as accurate a time frame as possible. If you overestimate, at least you'll have time to do other things; if you underestimate, you'll feel rushed and like you never have time for anything.
- The WADE formula: Readers of "Organizing from the Inside Out" know this formula well.
WRITE IT DOWN: Record your tasks in a planner or one area.
ADD IT UP: Estimate how long your projects will take.
DECIDE what you will do: delay, delegate, delete or diminish tasks.
EXECUTE YOUR PLAN: Put your plan into action.Read more ›
I sit here with a to-list. These lists are not new to me. I have kept to-do lists for a long time. They used to be simple lists like shopping lists.
Feed the pets
Clean litter pans
Organize (kitchen or filing cabinets or desk)
Write at least three pages in my novel
Prep for classes (I am a college instructor)
Clean house (Sort of goes with organizing)
After I read Time Management From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern, my to lists changed and so did my schedule. For one thing, I began paying attention to how much time things took. I started timing projects.
I used to write A B or C beside each project. I had gone to a time management seminar once, and this was the one technique she gave. The projects marked "A" had to be done today. The projects marked "B" could or should be done today, but could be put off for another day. The projects marked "C" could be put off for now. B and C projects might move up the list tomorrow or the next day. I did this for years even though it did not work. It gave me permission to not get to projects when they were marked B or C. There was some 60/40 rule. Get to 60 percent of your to-do list and give yourself permission to drop the rest. Maybe the rule was 40/60. I don't remember. It wasn't working, but I knew no other way.
Then I read Morgenstern's book and she taught me a few tricks. Note that I finished readig the book over a month ago, so I have tried the tips. She asked her readers to pick three projects and to write beside each project the estimated time one had to spend on those projects. Then time the project. Is there a difference between expected time and actual time?
So I timed myself cleaning litter pans, making beds and correcting papers.Read more ›
The author makes time tangible and puts it into perspective. She makes you look at goal setting in a completely different way. In fact, she makes you look at your life in a different way.
I cannot recommend this book enough. This is the last time management book you will ever have to buy!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Basics, useable tips to get more organized in your life and with your timePublished 14 days ago by DRDC
I never had time to write this review and could find my book in my mess till... well, this book. LOL.Published 17 days ago by Robert Iversen
Wonderful book! This book is so well done. The author takes a different & complete realistic approach to time management, adding a necessary step that so many other books in its... Read morePublished 22 days ago by V Hayes
Definitely a great book with lots of insight. I found the book requires some effort and experimentation to really apply her guidelines and find what works best for you. Read morePublished 27 days ago by John Henry Sheridan
Few of the tips are practical ..Rest of the advice given in thsi book- if you want to follow, then you have to make the whole change process another lengthy project. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amol B.
I received my book very quickly and I am now on my way to making the necessary changes for success. Thank you.Published 9 months ago by Ene's Time