Time is finite. We have only so many hours available in a day to live our lives, accomplish the tasks that we need to accomplish, and enjoy our lives.
Every minute we waste in frustration over a task that seems overwhelming is a minute subtracted from the time weâ€™ve allotted to enjoy life. Even our jobs should provide us with pleasures a sense of accomplishment, the gratification of recognition for a job well done, and financial rewards, tooâ€”that enable us to enjoy our personal lives even more. It can be done. Less stress, more confidence, reduced frustration, greater fulfillment these are all benefits that flow from leading a time-managed life. Our hope is that Time Management will help you achieve all these things and more.
The primary benefit to you, as you read and absorb the lessons here, will be an increase in your on-the-job productivity. But, like other books in the Briefcase Books series, Time Management is designed to provide you with far more than that.
Itâ€™s intended to assist you, as well, in helping your frontline staff refine their own time-management skills, in making their jobs easier, and in making them more productive. Even more, it will help you to apply the skills you learn to your life outside the workplaceâ€”to your home, your relationships with family and friends in short, to your life in general.
This sub-themeâ€”that these skills go beyond your own job will be evident throughout the book. Itâ€™s interwoven into the content through examples from ordinary life and from the kinds of jobs done by your staff. These examples will serve, we hope, to pique your imaginationâ€”to get you to think about other waysto strategically apply the lessons they illustrate. And youâ€™ll realize that they can apply in many areas of your own life and the lives of others around you, as well.
This book, as youâ€™ll discover, also covers a myriad of other topics that intersect with time management, like organization, efficiency, and goal setting for your personal life. Indeed, time management doesnâ€™t exist in a vacuum. It meshes into the very fabric of our daily lives. It goes to the very core of how happy and fulfilling our days ought to be.
So what can you expect as you read this book? In our first two chapters youâ€™ll learn about the theories that underpin time management and that can transform, in a fundamental way, how you lead your life. For the rest of the book, be prepared to
discover hundreds of practical strategies that will serve you well as you manage your everyday responsibilities.