Friday, April 3, 2009

“Time Management Should Not Consume Your Time”

By Angela Newman, CEO
Pink Ladders, LLC

For years, I have been asked by so many people, “How do you accomplish more in your day than most do in a week?” I’m sure that is an exaggeration when they ask me that but none the less, I do and can accomplish a lot of tasks in a day. Is it something I learned or is it just the way my brain is wired? Probably a little bit of both.

I have been managing people for numerous years and have had very productive employees that know how to manage their time and tasks very well. Others have struggled with keeping their projects organized and completed on time. I’ve watched them struggle and stumble with trying to figure out how to get and stay organized and keep things in check while hoping nothing slips through the cracks. Each time I observe this I think to myself, “It doesn’t have to be that complicated or consume that much time.”

But with our lives so entrenched with tasks for both our personal and professional lives, it is easy to allow things to slip through the cracks if we do not have a method to help us with managing our time and projects. Personal tasks of remembering when to send a birthday card to a friend or to clean out the garage before your guests arrive for dinner; professional tasks such as turning in a monthly report to your boss or negotiating a contract with a vendor; these are all important but can easily be forgotten if not managed properly.

I have used a simple, easy technique for years to manage my tasks and projects as well as my goals. It has helped me to stay on top of my responsibilities while making it seem almost effortless to others. I am now publishing my time proven technique for staying organized and getting tasks and projects completed. The Pink Ladders Task Manager© will be available for purchase in the Summer of 2009. You can visit the site to receive a 10% off promo code when the Pink Ladders Task Manager© becomes available.