Time Wasters and Savers

by Arthur Hawkins


TOP 10 Time Wasters

  1. Procrastination & excuses
  2. Running errands & traveling
  3. Rushing
  4. Telephone, mail & e-mail
  5. Paperwork, reports & memos
  6. Meetings
  7. Television
  8. Planning & decision-making
  9. Computers
  10. Just Say YES

Ways To Expand Your Time

  • Give yourself plenty of time
  • Schedule your day
  • Relax
  • Understand what must be done
  • Build the right habits
  • Gather the facts
  • Use idle time to your advantage
  • Analyze the situation
  • Break tasks into manageable bits
  • Make a decision
  • Watch out for paralysis by analysis
  • Don't procrastinate
  • Plan to work and work your plan
  • Tie up loose ends
  • Do it right the first time
  • Implement your Action Plan
  • Use technology, but don't get bogged down with it
  • Prioritize on importance and need
  • Know your own personal time wasters

This information is excerpted from Arthur A. Hawkins II's book "The Self-Employment Resource Guide".

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