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How to become 25% more efficient at w
January 30, 2013

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Hi, Kell here!

Welcome to the Work Smarter Not Harder Newsletter #68.

There is one way that you can achieve more with less – become a list maker. Time management guru Brian Tracey says that by using a list “you will increase your efficiency by 25% the very first day you start to use a list. You bring order out of chaos faster with a list than with any other time management tool.”

I am not talking about a daily to-do list…although this is better than not keeping a list. I am talking about a master list (or even a weekly list) that captures all of your to-dos and tasks.

Download your printable master to do list.

By keeping a list you get everything out of your head and onto paper. The benefit of this is:

  • greatly reduces your feeling of being overwhelmed
  • makes things less likely to fall through the cracks
  • makes it easier to prioritize your tasks.
But keeping a list is not the end of good time management.

The next step is to think about the length of time to do tasks and actions on your list and then implement them into your weekly planner tool.

Since the average worker is going to spend 30% of their work time in crisis mode doing stuff that was unplannable (see the time management matrix)…it is important to follow the basic rules of keeping a good time management schedule.

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All the best,

Dr Kell Tremayne and the team at Effective Time Management Strategies

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P.P.S For a structured approach to increase efficiency and effectiveness take our free time management course
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