An extract from my recent book: Management Vegetables
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The Time Management Turnip shows the big picture, from the roots of a solid self-organization system, up through the skills required, to the top level, the objective of time management, which is to achieve your goals.
The skills required, basically the six ways to spend less time on unimportant things in order to have more time for important things (and thus achieve your goals) are shown next, in a bit more detail:
Turn it down, don’t do it, say no, have a “no crap policy” in your life
Unacceptable to say yes and then not do it. Better to turn it down rather than say yes and then fail to do it. If you do let it in, then you’ll have to use one of the following options….
Routine stuff – have great systems so the problems don’t repeat, and if they do, for regular repeating problems, you need systems so you can handle these problems quickly and easily
Negotiate to do part of it, or for the other person to help with it, or pay for it, or for you to have to spend less time on it
Imperfect: if it’s not important, don’t spend too long on it. There isn’t enough time in life to do everything perfectly. Especially not the unimportant things, which is what the Turnip is all about. Spend time in proportion, don’t give it more than it deserves.
Pass it to someone else – do YOU have to do it? Can you delegate it or pay someone else to do it?
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