Check out Rory Vaden’s step-wise, research-backed technique for strategic time management. Vaden talks about the importance of including not only “efficiency” and “priority” but also “impact/lasting relevance” as criteria for assessing what you should be spending your time on first. This is called thinking like a “time multiplier.”
In order to do any of what he’s suggesting, you need to first clarify your vision (more about how to establish your vision for your life, family, career, spiritual, and other goals here). Now, check out the video:
I found this advice instrumental in figuring out how to save Mary Kay $23k in my first year of work as a contracted chemist. I intend to use this savings as one of the items I will use to justify my proposal that Mary Kay extend a full-hire position to me at the end of my contract.
You may have to practice this skill for a while until it becomes a new way of thinking for you. It took me a few months of intentionally redirecting my mind to this idea and watching the video a couple times to get this into my system of doing things. Now I find myself very productive.
What do you think about this? Is it helping you get real with yourself about your aspirations for goal-setting and accomplishment and your personal success? Leave a comment below and share your story with us. We’d love to see what this technique can do for you!