Realistic Planning — Put Your Feet on the Ground to Soar

Realistic planning is the bedrock of your time success. It’s often a challenge, even under the best of circumstances.  And realistic planning, when you don’t have a clear sense of how long things take is likely to be a constant source of frustration. This challenge applies to all areas of life, so how will you…

How to Review Your Plans for a More Productive Day

When you review your plans you aren’t just looking back. You’re giving yourself a roadmap for moving ahead. In recent posts here on the blog we’ve been looking at ways to effectively manage your to-do list. We started with planning and then moved to prioritizing and paring down your list. Now, last but not least,…

Setting Your Priorities — How to Supercharge Your Planning Power

Clarifying and then setting your time priorities is a key time management skill. And unfortunately, it’s one that we often don’t actually get to in the rush of daily life. Earlier this week I wrote about the over-arching importance of planning, and you can read that post here. And there’s a lot more to planning,…

Want a Doable To-Do List? Start with Planning.

Having a doable to-do list is a huge relief. But how do you move from overwhelming to doable? I mean, we all know that finding time to complete the items on your to-do list is an ongoing challenge. So how will planning help? Getting to Doable Let’s take a step back and look at a slightly…

The 3 Column Method — Your Key to More Effective Planning

What do I mean by the 3 Column Method? And how does it help you with your planning? Well, using schedules and to-do lists is a time management skill that many of you are familiar with.  So, this is a variation on these tools that can help you fine-tune them. Using it you’ll increase your…

Mind Maps for Plotting Your Direction and Planning Your Future

What are mind maps and why would you be interested in them? Well, when you explore what you think and feel you simply know yourself better. It helps you form a solid base for anything you want to do.  Mind maps offer powerful help with this task. Mind maps have a long history and Tony…

Are You Rigid or Focused? It’s a Difference That Matters.

The difference between being rigid and being focused or disciplined has a big impact on your success. Yet, quite often these qualities are conflated. Finding time to get everything done requires that you do some planning.  If you don’t, you’ll be at sea in the midst of a floating array of seemingly random (and demanding)…