As published in Scotsman Guide's Commercial Edition, April 2005.
It seems as though all of my tasks take longer than expected to complete. I seem to run out of time. There is no time to manage my family and business effectively. What tips do you have for managing your own time?
Thousands of books have been written on this subject, but it still is one of the most-asked questions. To me, simple is the way to go. I keep a list.
This might sound uncomplicated, but I find it effective. First, organize all of your activities into a list. You should include family, play and personal time as well as work-related activities. Once you have compiled your list, arrange it in order of importance, with the least-important activity last. One tip for achieving the correct order is to take each item and put it through a couple of questions. First, ask yourself what is most important. Follow it with a comparison question, such as, “Is that more important that this other item? And if so, why?”
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