Sunday, 1 October 2017

Never put uncompleted activities from today at the top of tomorrow's 'to do' list. You must re-prioritise them.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

File every piece of paper in its proper place, right away:

A. In the Wastepaper Basket
B. In the relevant tray in the File trays stack
C. In the Filing Cabinet
Keep your desk or work surface completely clear. There must be nothing else on your desk apart from the job you are working on now. This will then allow you to concentrate 100% on your work.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Learn to read routine material more rapidly. Do not 'backtrack', compulsively re-reading phrases before going on.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Use my time saving tips, which you can apply to many different areas of your work and personal life, which will help you keep in control and meet deadlines.  View my time saving tips here.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Divide seemingly overwhelming tasks into small increments, and attack them one at a time.
Do one task each day that you do not like to do. It is a good discipline and it will help you through difficult times.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Except for filing cabinets and your desk, remove from your office any item on which you accumulate paperwork. It will force you to make the decisions you should make on a timely basis.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Purge your files annually. You will be able to find needed items quicker and will save on storage costs.
Work on only one item at a time.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Purchase, hire or borrow audio recordings, podcasts or DVD's on time management, self-motivation and similar subjects, as well as any which are available in your professional field, and listen to them whenever you are travelling in your car.
Rewrite your goals and activities, and re-prioritise them at least every three months. The world changes, we change and so must our goals.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Write a memo to yourself for future reference whenever you have completed a difficult task which you will have to do again in the future. You will benefit more from an experience if you have made a written record of your mistakes and of the lessons learned.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Ask yourself Townsend's question a hundred times a day: "Is what I am doing, or about to do, moving me toward my objective?
Use window envelopes where appropriate for correspondence, saving the time of a second typing of the name and address.
Remember "See it, Deal with it, Bin, File, or Pass it", but don't "Leave it".
Avoid clutter. Keep everything you are not working on out of your immediate working area and out of sight, if possible. Always tidy up your desk and work area before leaving.
If you find it difficult to get any 'quiet time', try to arrive before anyone else to gain interrupted time for planning and other tasks.
Get at least ten minutes of programmed exercise every day, and throughout the day use every opportunity to walk, stand, climb stairs, bend over, etc. This not only promotes health but also increases 'prime time' by reducing fatigue.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

If you find it difficult to get any 'quiet time', try to arrive before anyone else to gain interrupted time for planning and other tasks.
In handling correspondence, consider answering routine letters and memos on the original, running them through the office copier for your own records and returning the original to the sender.
Do your thinking on paper. You will make quicker and better decisions if you write down the pros and cons of a line of action. This does not take time it saves time!