The Unofficial Guide to Managing Time

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9780028636672: The Unofficial Guide to Managing Time

Time is of the essence -- and no one seems to have enough of it. But before people can begin to manage time and gain control of their lives, they need to understand why they got out of control in the first place. The Unofficial Guide to Managing Time covers every aspect of life -- not just the nine-to-five grind -- with inside tips on setting priorities and goals, scheduling that works (without wasting additional time!), organizing, delegating, and initiating rather than reacting in personal, business, creative, academic, and family spheres.

Readers learn to
* Ask for help -- and let go once tasks have been delegated
* Make best use of tools that help beat the clock, from calendars to computers to the telephone and more
* Maintain good time management habits by using relaxation and exercise
* Adapt timely skills for individual lifestyles -- parents (new, used, and single), fast-track career people, students, and creative souls.

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The inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line! Time is money, a wise man once said. But in today's networked, overworked world, where even a New York minute is 60 seconds too slow, time isn't just money, it's everything—your key to effectiveness, happiness, relaxation, and overall quality of life. That's why you don't want a quick-fix pitch from someone promising that you can be the perfect employee, parent, child, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist—while still getting eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. You want to know how to organize your own time. You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide™ to Managing Time is designed to give savvy consumers like you a foolproof appraisal of everything from how to work smarter, not harder, to minimizing the dreary "musts" in your overbooked life. In this book you'll get unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. The Unofficial Guide™ to Managing Time is intensively inspected by The Unofficial Panel of Experts: Keith Ellis is the President of Keith Ellis Seminars, a firm that specializes in training and consulting management; Jana M. Kemp is a time management expert and the founder of Meeting & Management Essentials; and Sandra Pope is the owner of Project Completed, a consulting service that focuses on professional organizing for businesses. These specialists ensure that you are armed with the most up-to-date insider information on the subject of time management and are told exactly what "the Official establishment" doesn't want you to know. Vital Information on how to prioritize what you really want out of life over what you simply have to do Insider Secrets on devising a realistic schedule to meet deadlines, achieve goals, and make time for your family and interests Money-Saving Techniques for organizing your finances Timesaving Tips for draining away stress with just a few spare minutes a day The Latest Trends in timesaving technology, workspace organization, and reducing work interruptions Handy Checklists and Charts for working out a "time-budget" tailored to your own needs and wishes visit us on-line at www.idgbooks.com

About the Author:

Dawn Reno is the author of thirteen books and over 600 articles. An experienced time manager, she was a single mom working three jobs while earning her Associate's degree, worked two jobs while earning her BA (maintaining a 4.0 GPA), and worked as an adjunct professor at three colleges while earning her Master's! She lives in Lake City, Florida.

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