3 Essentials for Time Management
I donât know about you, but I have never known a great leader that didnât know how to mange their greatest asset wellâ¦ Their time. As you grow as a leader, your time becomes the most valued gift you can invest in others. If you donât manage this asset well, your true ability and potential will never be known. Here are just three essentials I have found when it comes to managing my timeâ¦
1. System- You have to have a system! You have to have a system! Say it with meâ¦âI have to have a system!â You canât manage what you canât measure. That is an old school business axiom but it is so true in the context of time management. I have used many systems over the years through being in sales to being a business owner and now a pastor and organizational leader. My systems have gone from paper (Daytimer 1-page/day) to electronic (the old Shark system) back to paper (Franklin planner 2-page/day) to now all tech with Mac, Iphone, Ipad, Things program, Ical & Evernote.
Whatever you use, it doesnât matter as long as it works for YOU! And you use it at LEAST 2X/day!
2. Self-Control- This is the balloon buster right here. You could be dying from a disease, have the cure in your pocket and still die! Just because you have a system it does you no good unless you USE it! So donât brag on the fact that you have a system if you arenât using it, you may still be dying a slow death.
3. Sight- A good time management system will help keep your sights on the most important, not the most urgent. It will help you balance appointments, projects, family, relationships and God time. If there isnât a written plan to keep these in balance and bring the important things to the front, only the âfiresâ will be addressed, and that is a sure fire recipe for burn out & failure.
These are just the three that I know need to be in place. I have you found another that would be helpful to me and someone else?