Why Time Management is Dead and What to Do About It

Airline food, harmonicas, Donald Trump’s haircut—some things never change. But evolution will always require entrepreneurs to rise to the occasion, or risk extinction.

One area where most people desperately need an upgrade is time management. Progress past those primitive productivity practices with this quick and hip small business tip.

Click to tweet this: The time management practices of the 80s are dead, buried and long gone. It’s time to evolve. @DaveCrenshaw

Video transcription:

I teach and talk about time management a lot. But in truth, time management as an art or a science is dead.

The methods that most people are using now are completely outdated. They were good in the eighties but they’re no longer useful anymore. Why? What has changed since then?

Well, it comes down to the pace of our lives. We have many more distractions than we had in the eighties, and we have far more interruptions than we were accustomed to in the nineties.

So what we really need instead of time management is focus management. This means that we cultivate the ability to maintain focus on what’s most important, to continue working on what we really need to do despite all the interruptions and distractions in our day.

And that’s what I’d like you to focus on today. Please share on the comments section below what’s one thing you’ll do today to manage your focus.

Also, if you’ve got any questions you’d like me to answer in a future video, ask that below as well.

Thanks for watching. Now manage your focus.

Join the conversation: What’s one thing you’ll do today to manage your focus?

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