Chapter 4
Time management

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

– Zig Ziglar

The 2-Minute Rule

If a task takes two minutes or less, do it immediately—skip the to-do list or delegating.

For longer tasks, list them or delegate.

When it’s time to start, just dive in.

Even a brief two-minute effort can help you push past procrastination and keep the momentum up.

Prioritize by Saying No

Default to “no” for anything not aligned with your top 5 career goals.

Time is finite; don’t let others dictate your priorities.

Divide Large Tasks into Smaller Steps

Split big tasks into smaller, manageable parts to prevent procrastination and maintain progress.

Avoid listing a massive project as a single to-do item.

List actionable, small steps to tackle gradually, one by one.

Embrace “Good Enough” Over Perfection

Striving for perfection can lead to delays or unfinished projects.

Aim for “good enough” to move forward.

Perfectionism traps you in endless revisions, risking missed deadlines and stalled progress.

Group Similar Tasks Together

Combine similar tasks to tackle them in one go.

This approach keeps you in a consistent flow, especially if tasks require the same mindset.

Batching helps maintain focus on one task type, enhancing efficiency.

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