Time Management

Over the last 2 or 3 weeks I’ve been doing a lot of reading about being more efficient with my time. There are only so many hours in the day, and it takes a lot to take a business off the ground. In addition to listening to the Getting Things Done Fast book 2 weeks ago, I’ve been reading a bit about the subject to get some more diverse suggestions to try. I’m hoping that the investment of time that I put into learning how to better manage my time will pay off rather quickly. So far I’ve been pretty pleased. I’ve found it only takes a few new habits to make a substantial improvement in what I can get done in a day.

One website that I came across was time management. There’s a few good basic tips on the site. Some of the tips include:

  • Effective to-do list
  • Master project list
  • Project plans
  • Project files
  • Effective filing
  • First things first
  • Inflow management
  • Scratch pad
  • Time charts
  • Reminder systems
  • Handling interruptions effectively

Project planning is what I’m focused on learning more about over the next week as I develop a strategic objective for HalOtis. With a proper project plan in place, I should always know the next thing that has to be done, and I won’t have to constantly sit down and re-evaluate where I am every night before doing my work for the business.