- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: AMACOM; 1st edition (March 12, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814472478
- ISBN-13: 978-0814472477
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,558,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Time Power: A Proven System for Getting More Done in Less Time Than You Ever Thought Possible Hardcover – March 12, 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Bookstore shelves may be stuffed with time management tomes, but Tracys stands out for its insistence that the desire to become more efficient doesnt always result in the necessary will to do so. Thus before bogging readers down with the necessary evils of time managementlists, lists and more listsTracy (Victory!; Focal Point; The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success), who has spent more than 20 years as a motivational consultant, builds enthusiasm for the task by showing how it extends beyond the office cubicle to create a successful and satisfying life. "You cannot even imagine a happy, fulfilled person whose life is in a state of disorganization and disarray," he writes. Assuming that readers dont have the time to camp in an armchair and mull over his advice, Tracy "chunks up" the book by using headings to subdivide chapters and peppering his prose with numbered lists, such as the "12 Proven Principles for Peak Performance" and the "16 Ways to Overcome Procrastination." On occasion, his motivational bent can be too bubbly, especially in the "action exercises" found at the end of each chapter: "Resolve today that you are going to work and practice until you become one of the most efficient, effective, and productive people in your field," or "Resolve today to dedicate yourself to lifelong learning; decide to pay any price, invest any amount of time required, to be the best at what you do." This book offers a smorgasbord of tools and tips for time management, but readers should pick judiciously from this buffetlest they burn more hours planning how theyll manage their time than they actually save managing it.
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Tracy, a consultant on personal and professional development, presents a comprehensive system designed to help us increase our productivity and income by taking control of our time. We learn that time management is really managing our lives, and it requires self-control, self-mastery, and self-discipline. Time is a scarce resource, and successful people value it, continually working to become more efficient and better organized. The author covers such topics as setting goals and objectives, establishing priorities, managing multitask jobs, overcoming procrastination, and saving time when dealing with others. His philosophy of time management includes a warning that the wrong job is a major waste of time; he also believes that one should admit mistakes and get on with one's life, adopt a long-term perspective, which will sharpen short-term decisions, and plan to retire at 75, which will be the norm for knowledge workers in the twenty-first century. Tracy has many thoughtful things to say, and while all of his ideas are not new, they are worth considering. We cannot be too successful at managing our lives. Mary Whaley
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There are so many words of wisdom and practical advice to take away from the book. Some of the things that I found helpful are (book excerpts):
1) Make a clear, unequivocal decision to become absolutely excellent at the way you use your time, minute by minute, and hour by hour. - The book tells us how.
2) Visualize yourself as highly efficient. Brian tells us that by mentally rehearsing that we are efficient, we are one step closer to our goal of being efficient.
3) Good time management requires that you ask yourself the following questions:
"What outputs are expected of me?"
"What am I expected to produce?"
"Why, exactly, am I on the payroll?"
4) Work all the time you work. I love this advise. How many of us spend a part of our work day on wasted time?
5) Plan every day in advance. I am trying this one out and so far it has great results, definitely more organized and prepared every day at work.
If you are looking for practical ways to be better at time management and succeed, this is the book.
If you struggle to be organized and on task, Brian Tracy is the author for you. Time Power is steroids for personal productivity!
Broad coverage of time management concepts
Material wasn't very dense, so it is a quick read
Actionable steps at end of chapters made summary easy
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It really helped me understand that time is life, and a major key to taking control of life