Publication Date: April 15, 2014, 5:31 p.m.
Effective time management regarding our goals was the subject of the third Believe In You seminar on Friday the 28th March at the Global Training organization.
I chose to begin this seminar with some short stories, first of all because I wanted to diverge from the classic time management teaching, which is tailored to businessmen and , second of all, in order for the participants to understand time in all its dimensions. Inspired by a movie, I asked the participants to make their own bucket list, in other words, to write down all these small or bigger pleasures or experiences that they want to live. Of course, this list’s goal is not to keep record of wishes, but to motivate the writer to start programming these experiences and… put a tick next to them! For example how long have you been thinking making that visit to the Acropolis museum?
I also challenged the participants with some worth thinking questions about time planning, time perception and time-money relation! One of the questions was: Who defines your time? We tend to believe that we do not own time, but in fact, our time is our gift and we ought to spend it on everything that can truly give meaning to our lives. Who do we owe it to? Ourselves, of course!
We also talked about ineffective time management causes, substitute skills we can obtain to manage time more effectively and little secrets that we can use in our daily life in order to gain more free time! Finally, we got into more practical subjects by giving some tools we can use to manage time according to our personal and professional goals.
Before the end, I “troubled” the participants a little bit more as I asked them to write down their daily routine in comparison to their ideal day! Which arethe differences and what prevents them from converting their normal day to the ideal one?