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The Five Essential Steps To Becoming More Productive

The Five Essential Steps To Becoming More Productive

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How to become more productive by following time management expert Dr. Jan Yager's give key steps including taking a productivity self-quiz, following her "ABC" approach to managing time, taking control of the phone, prioritizing, and dealing with procrastination.
How to become more productive by following time management expert Dr. Jan Yager's give key steps including taking a productivity self-quiz, following her "ABC" approach to managing time, taking control of the phone, prioritizing, and dealing with procrastination.

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The Five Essential Steps To Becoming More ProductiveBy Jan Yager, Ph.D.Poor time management may mean the difference between getting, or missing out on,a new client... a new account...a promotion...a job. Lateness ... phone calls notreturned... misplaced files ... failure to make short or long-term goals...fallingbehind on professional reading and failure to network are just some of the direconsequences of mismanaged time.TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE--NOWFind out just how productive you are by taking this self-study quiz...Do you take the time to do enough research so you can make the best possibledecisions? Yes___ No___ Sometimes ___Do you allocate at least one hour each day for uninterrupted time for planning,thinking, reading or creative work? Yes___ No___ Sometimes ___Do you aim to do your best--rather than aiming at unattainable perfection? Yes___No___ Sometimes ___Do you make a conscientious effort to separate urgent matters from other demands?Yes___ No___ Sometimes ___Do you spend adequate time developing and maintaining relationships? Yes___ No___Sometimes ___Your time management skills are excellent if you answered yes to all fivequestions. You have good skills, but there's room for improvement if you answeryes to three questions, and sometimes to the remaining two. If you answered no totwo or more questions, you need to improve your time management skills. You mayalready suspect that your time management needs improvement, since you probablyare more stressed than you would like to be and busier than use, though gettingless done.Follow the "ABC" approach to time management...Know what you've got---your inventory of skills and personality traits.Know what you want.Use A so you can achieve B.Apply the ABC approach to your current career or business goals. What Is yourstrategic plan for the next month? Year. Five years? Do you assess each month howclose you came to achieving your goals?The phone - time saver or time waster? If the phone helps you gain information andconduct business, it can be a time saver, especially if a visit would be costly ortime-consuming. But you may still need an occasional face-to-face meeting to builda relationship. Manage the phone and don't let it manage you. Phones areintrusive. You're sitting at your desk working well and it demands to be pickedup. To the rescue: Voice mail, phone answering machines (or a secretary orassistant who answers the phone). However, keep in mind that they generatecallbacks.Overcome procrastination. Procrastination is the inability to begin work. It isgenerally caused by a fear of failure-which may be covering up a more deep-seatedfear of success. But by procrastinating, failure may actually become more likelybecause of the dangers that usually accompanying putting something off too long;it is harder to do an excellent job in a state of anxiety. There is also theincreased possibility of sloppiness, errors, doing "less than" if you had only hadmore time, and planned better. Procrastination also makes it difficult (and, forsome, impossible) to enjoy whatever else you are doing-instead of what you shouldbe doing. To overcome procrastination, look at its causes. Procrastination issometimes an expression of burnout. It's a form of stress response. It is commonamong managers - as well as executives, administrative assistants, writers,researchers, teachers, and entrepreneurs -- who are overburdened with too manyprojects (that all seem to be due at the same time).Prioritize. Learning to prioritize is the key to successful time management. (It

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