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Time Mastery
Managing Your Time for High
Performance and Less Stress

Seattle, Washington
(206) 772-9277

Purpose of This Training

This program is designed to assist you in moving into greater levels of professional effectiveness, through utilizing your time better. This is a synthesis of research on what it takes to gain mastery over time management.

This highly interactive workshop on time management provides advanced strategies used for prioritizing your work, organizing more efficiently and getting a handle on your usage time. It is structured for maximum learning effectiveness. People learn best by a combination of seeing, hearing and doing. Therefore, participants will experience a carefully designed combination of:

  1. Information that is timely, innovative, engaging and thought provoking.
  2. Specially designed exercises which give hands-on experience so the participants learn about themselves and develop new skills for building better working relationships.
  3. Interactive group discussion for clarification, brainstorming and skill development.

Coaching & Training Approach

This program is an integration of strategies for applying proven skills used by the best of time managers. These skills assist in counteracting productivity which is lower than it could be, and increasing proactiveness. This training doesn't just give you what to do, it delivers the how to do it and the reasons why these strategies work.

The outcome will be an enhancement of professional effectiveness and efficiency in the work environment. This will be achieved through clarifying the participants understanding of their role and responsibility in time utilization processes, and teaching them skill-sets which give them more options for managing the situations they encounter.

"Work for results...not just for activity!"


" Do you love life? Then do not squander time...
for that is what life is made of."
-- Benjamin Franklin


What Time Management Does for You

Gaining 1 hour per day, 5 days per week means 250 additional hours per year. That's over 1 1/2 months of time you gain to play or work in a year. If you apply even 2 or 3 of the core strategies you will learn during this session, you could literally gain this hour per day. Is this of interest to you? Here is an opportunity to enhance your productivity by 12%. Stress increases from forces which are out of your control. The more you can control your time, the less stressed you will be, and the more productive you'll become.

Let's Get Organized

50 out of 52 Fortune 500 executives said they wouldn't give a high position of authority to a person with an extremely messy desk. Understand methods for organizing your work space. It makes you feel and be more effective, and will save you time by not having to hunt for the needed information.

Have everything you need at the time you begin . Have all the supplies there in the place you are going to work.

Implement strategies for assisting you in handling every piece of paper only once . How to eliminate paper that's not necessary to the accomplishment of your task or goals.

How to create a system for keeping things from piling up . Task completion means "Leave nothing sitting out when you finish."

Ideas which Make Life Easier

  • How to utilize the Imperative VS. Important Prioritization Strategy.
  • Strategies for scheduling time effectively to reduce your stress.
  • Learn a process for rapidly organizing your thoughts prior to beginning.


A Few Key Strategies You'll Walk-Away with from This Program

The Pareto Principle

Vilfredo Pareto, Italian economist, in 1895 postulated the 80/20 Rule. He said that 80% of the value comes from 20% of the people or activities. And, the remaining 20% of the value comes from the other 80% of the people or activities. Learn how to apply this to your daily work and projects.

Techniques for deciding what is most important

Know what you can do to keep yourself focused on that which is the highest priorities at any given moment in time. Manage your time and priorities more effectively. Understand a quick process for goal-setting for short-term, intermediate and long-range success.

The Limiting-Step Principle

In every situation there's at least one bottle-neck which limits getting from where you are to where you want to be. Before beginning, you need to understand how to find, then ways to overcome, limiting-step barriers.

Creative Procrastination

What are you going to quit doing, stop going to, let go of, or delegate to another? One of the most important aspects of managing your time is deciding what you will give up. Learn a criteria weighing process for choosing what you must let go of, so you can immediately move on with the tasks and projects facing you.

Doing the right thing versus doing things right

Use the skills of leadership and first determine what is worth investing time in doing. When you begin clarifying what's to be done, and how to roll it out effectively, you first need to be certain that this is really what needs doing! Gain fast methods for evaluating the "go" or "no go" criteria.

It is crucial to be very clear about your highest values and how those affect your priorities. Ongoingly evaluate what's important to you, and have them in a ranked order. For example: if your highest values were ranked--money, work, hobbies, family, you'd behave very differently than if your values were ranked family, hobbies, work, money. You must work at being true to your highest principles. In ordering the priorities at work, you must remember to be very clear about your values, or you will sabotage your effectiveness.

The wrong ordering of your values creates internal conflict and can lead to failure. It's always a choice between what you value more and value less. Look your current behavior and how you spend your time. That shows your present values and priorities. Create a hierarchy.

"In all things in life, one must discern
between the trivial many and the vital few."
-- Vilfredo Pareto


Stress/Pressure--Watch Out!

Psychosocial stress in our culture has become a dangerously cumulative phenomenon, unremitting in its effects. One tragic consequence of this is that stress-related psychological and physiological disorders have become the number one social and health problem in the last decade. Stress induced disorders have long since replaced epidemics of infectious disease as the major medical problem of the post-industrial nations.

During recent years, four disorders have become especially prominent in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. Described as the afflictions of civilization, they are cardiovascular disorders, cancer, arthritis, and respiratory diseases (including bronchitis and emphysema). These four disorders are most prevalent in the sophisticated, developed areas of the world.

-- from Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer
by Kenneth Pelletier PhD, Stanford Medical School

Personal Impact on Health

Standard medical textbooks used in the United States and European medical schools state that between 50-80% of all illnesses are related to psychosomatic or to stress related origins. From a list of over 250 illnesses, this may include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Ulcers
  • Hypertension
  • Cancers
  • Colitis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Strokes
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual Dysfunction's
  • Allergies
  • Headaches

Get A Grip!

Central to managing stress, pressure and frustration is learning to respond resourcefully, instead of just reacting to situations. Chronic stress compounds and grows bit by bit. Proactive stress and pressure management is essential to mental and physical health. Without ongoing management of the stressors, you are at significant risk.

Do Some of Murphy's Laws Ever Apply to You?


"What ever can go wrong, will go wrong."

"Of all the things that can go wrong, the worst possible thing that can go wrong, will go wrong, at the worst possible time."

"Everything takes longer than expected."

"Everything costs more than you budget for."


You Can Implement These At Work Now

  • Increase productivity and working speed a minimum of 12%.
  • Learn the 4 ways emotions are created and how to more quickly handle negative emotions when they arise.
  • Know how to utilize your strengths so you'll have more fun and get others to buy-in to your plan without resistance.
  • A 1000 minnows is just a small bucket of fish, a whale will feed thousands. Determine where the whales are, then go after them.
  • Define your key result areas for optimizing your energy and time.
  • Understand how to work your team more effectively, and thereby achieve more of your goals while promoting team inclusion.
  • Utilize deadlines effectively so you reduce pressure on yourself while increasing your motivation.
  • Learn 5 powerful strategies for breaking the procrastination rut.
  • Gain 25 ways to better handle the "7 Biggest Time Wasters".
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