101 Ways To Make Every Second Count; time management tips & techniques for more success with less stress by Robert W. BlyRobert’s book is a good and handy book on time management, and this review highlights salient points that were treated. I have started with the contents page:
Chapter1: Quick Tips to Speed You Up
Chapter2: Do you really want to be productive?
Chapter 4 Mastering the time management see-saw
Chapter 5 Using technology to save time
Chapter 6 Delegations and Outsourcing.
Chapter 7: Getting organised
Chapter 8: Maximizing your personal energy
Chapter 10: Offloading & Priority Management
Sources and Resources
About the Author
The Introduction starts with a quote and a citation;
You may delay but time will not”- Ben Franklin
According to an article in American Demographics (Jan,1999) consumers have come to view time as their most precious commodity. “To satisfy today’s consumer, you need to do business in a real-time world- one in which time and distance collapse, action and response are simultaneous, and customers demand instant gratification”. In Bob’s world “101 Way to Make Every Second Count shows you how to succeed in today’s competitive, fast-paced world by increasing your own personal productivity, so you can get more done in less time. 101 Ways… is organized into 10 quick-reading chapters. The first chapter presents proven time-saving strategies you can learn in less than 20 minutes to achieve an instant boost in personal productivity. Chapter 2 enables you to assess how important increasing personal productivity is to you…and whether you are willing to do what is necessary to achieve it. Chapters 3 through 10 present a wealth of tactics that can help you get more done in less time with less stress-with no sacrifice in the quality of the work.
“I am always quarrelling with time! It is so short to do something, and so long to do nothing” – Queen Charlotte ,( Heir to the British throne 1796-1817)
The author gives quick tips like making to-do lists, prioritizing, removing distractions, applying the 80/20 rule and watching your energy levels among others
This chapter talks more about the motivation for increasing productivity and some guides on goals and causes/ways of avoiding job burnout.
Bob takes us into the ‘the power of 10% more’ .The magic here is not setting out trying to achieve a 100% improvement, but rather he shows us how to increase our productivity by 10% improvement in key areas that affect our efficiency ; like gaining 10% more energy, thinking 10% faster
Talks about maximising time through the use of Time fillers, learning how to juggle projects and handle pressure.
This is where we are shown on how to use the leverage of Technology to save us so much valuable time and increase our productivity .
Chapters 6 to 10 Treat the invaluable topics of Delegations and Outsourcing. Getting organised; Maximizing your personal energy and the important topic of Offloading & Priority Management
The book offers a myriad of ways to increase your personal productivity and save yourself from much stress either at work or even while working on personal goals or projects.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Amazon captured an interesting Biography of Bob and I am quoting that below:
"Robert W. Bly (River Vale, NJ) is a professional writer, speaker and marketing consultant with over 3 decades of experience in business-to-business, high-tech, and direct response marketing. He became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30s. Bob is the author of seventy-seven published books including Careers for Writers (McGraw-Hill/VGM), Secrets of a Freelance Writer (Henry Holt), The Copywriter's Handbook (Henry Holt), The Elements of Technical Writing (Alyn & Bacon) and The Elements of Business Writing (Alyn & Bacon). McGraw-Hill calls Bob Bly "America's top copywriter," and he was named 2007 Copywriter of the Year by American Writers and Artists, Inc. Bob writes regular columns for Target Marketing, a monthly trade publication covering the direct marketing industry; Early to Rise, a daily e-newsletter on business success; and The Writer, a premier monthly magazine providing information and inspiration for writers. The Direct Response Letter, Bob Bly's free e-newsletter, has over 60,000 subscribers." - Amazon.comYou might want to pick a copy at your local library or book store. Here is a link to getting the book at AMAZON
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