Time Management

Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.It is a meta-activity with the goal to maximize the overall benefit of a set of other activities within the boundary condition of a limited amount of time.Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects, and goals complying with a due date. Initially, time management referred to just business or work activities, but eventually the term broadened to include personal activities as well.
Posts about Time Management
  • Where would I spend my marketing time … If I had more time?

    … By Mark Schaefer I’ve never met a marketing professional who said “I just have too much time!” So I wondered … if you HAD more time to work on marketing, what would you do with it? What are the priority activities that seem to be falling off the table? I posed this question to some of my marketing friends and had some very interesting…

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  • Beware The Planning Fallacy (And Other Time Management Tips)

    … By Brooke B. Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist Even though “planning fallacy” sounds like a ten-dollar SAT word that doesn’t affect you, I bet it does. When it comes to time management, most of us are caught in the trap of our own planning fallacy; which is what psychologists call our tendency to underestimate how long it will take…

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  • Too many messaging systems creates personal confusion

    … to send him the link. I couldn’t recall the precise article he asked for, so I looked for his original message to me. Was it in an email? No. Was it on Facebook Messenger? No. A text message? Couldn’t find it there either. Finally I found the request on LinkedIn. I felt frustrated wasting time finding one little message like that. Multiply this by 300…

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  • What are the personal impacts of your digital immersion?

    … phone. With a sudden jolt, I was thrust into a world of 24 x 7 accessibility. This was particularly relevant because I was living in Los Angeles — three time zones away from my boss. With this new electronic connection, my working hours were instantly extended by at least 50 percent each day. I was working in sales at the time and was embroiled…

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  • 3 Lessons I learned from my creative burnout

    … a one or two day break. In fact, judging from my new experiences, high quality breaks improve my writing. The prose is sharper, the ideas more fresh. When I work my body like a machine, it creates automatic and lifeless work while health takes a deep dive down. I deliberately plan my recreational time now. Good food with friends. Lots of walking…

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  • How often should I blog? Five steps to answering the question

    … to raise awareness for a charity, perhaps a quarterly newsletter might be all the reader attention you need. See how blogging consistency is connected to goals? 2. What are your competitors up to? The most important aspect of marketing is determining where you can maneuver, meaning, identifying where can create leverage in your marketplace. This rarely…

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  • The raw truth about “I work harder than you”

    … as many hours as I was (or more) she still found the time for social activities, friends and parties, and exercise. I was “too busy” for those things. I win! But I don’t. No one wins in the competition to work harder. Changing A Mindset My husband, who also competed with me on who works more/harder, noticed this troubling trend, too. At his…

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  • Stop creating Random Acts of Content

    … By Mark Schaefer I was sitting in a workshop with my friends at a big multi-national company and, like many companies, they were struggling to come up with a comprehensive content marketing plan. The company had little pockets of activity across their divisions but they were just not gaining any traction. After listening intently for a couple…

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  • Learn to say no and focus on your three critical business drivers

    … By Mark Schaefer The other day a friend offered to post my content as a marketing column in his regional lifestyle magazine. It would require almost no work on my side and potentially expose me to a different audience. A no brainer, right? I said no. Here’s why. The critical three I once worked with a business leader who would constantly ask…

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  • How do I find time to create content? 25 Ideas!

    … By Mark Schaefer I’ve never met a person who says they have too much time, especially when it comes to creating content! But here’s a fact: successful bloggers, YouTubers, and podcasters have the same number of hours in a day as you. Everybody has the same time to create content, but not everybody makes it a priority. The real question isn’t…

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