TIPS OF THE WEEK
Time Management Tip of the Week
WORK WITH A CLEAN DESK
"Out of sight, out of mind." The reverse of that is true too. When it's in sight, it's in mind and we cannot help but be distracted.
Studies have shown that a person working with a messy desk will spend, on average, one and a half hours per day either being distracted by things in their view or looking for things. That's seven and a half hours per week.
Keep the clutter before you at a minimum and you will have a more accurate focus on what you need to do to increase your daily productivity.
SET YOUR TRAINING BUDGET
The rules up until 5 or 10 years ago were that, early on, you learned a skill, profession, or trade and practiced what you learned for the next 40 years, or so. No more. Half of what we know today, we did not know 15 years ago. The amount of information has doubled in the last 15 years and will double again in the next 18 months.
Many have a personal financial budget. Why not a personal Training Budget?
I budget (and spend) 10% of my time per year (about 24 days, 2 per month) for personal development to help me to stay "ahead of the curve". It's really not enough, but at least it's a concrete effort.
And our training and development need not be taken as large blocks of time. Taking just 30 minutes per day for personal development will equal 15 training days over a year.
--->> We never get the time for anything. We have to take the time.