How chaotic would you rate your average workday on a scale of 1-10? One is no chaos at all. Ten is a total mess—a flurry of jumping from texts to emails, to unproductive meetings, interruptions from coworkers and so on. If you’re around a five or higher, I want you to know there IS hope! … Continue reading “How I went from Chaos Master to a time management expert”
Inboxes, whether for your email or your physical stuff, are not storage places. Instead, empty out gathering points like this every week. Deal with each item one at a time, either by throwing it away or moving it to a less distracting permanent home, like an archive. Find more time management tips at DaveCrenshaw.com/time.
I’m in Phoenix, Arizona about to do a workshop with Camden Living on the Myth of Multitasking. If you aren’t familiar with what I teach on this topic or in my course Time Management Fundamentals, it’s all about how we lose SO much time switching back and forth between tasks. We lose an entire work … Continue reading “How to stop email from taking over your day”
I’m in beautiful Puerto Rico, where I was invited to speak to the Food Industry Association Executives. I’m going to show you a clip from that in just a moment, so hang in there with me. First, I want to share an exercise with you, the same one I did at my speaking event here. … Continue reading “Why you need to stop switchtasking on people”
Patricia, a mother of three and a physician, sent me a great question! How do you avoid being a “slave to the calendar” by allowing time for spontaneity and unexpected interruptions in your schedule? There are two parts to her question, so let’s dive into the most common issue—how to handle unexpected interruptions. Schedule buffer … Continue reading “How to include spontaneity in your calendar”